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Adware.Elex/Adware.Ghowska malwares removal


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#1 logo23

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:10 PM

Hi all,

I've been trying to get rid of Adware.Elex/Adware.Ghowska malwares for some time now, but no success so far.

I've ran a bunch of anti-malware tools (including Malware Bytes, Rogue Killer, Sophos, Junkware Removal, Kaspersky, ADWCleaner, GMER, Farbar Recovery, Zemana, Delfix), but these malwares spread again a couple of days after cleaning up the system.

I'm attaching the latest FRST & Addition logs.

Can anyone suggest a way to get rid of these malwares for good?

Thank you!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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Press the windows key Windows_Logo_key.gif+ r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.
Type Notepad and and click the OK key.

Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file.
 
Start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

() C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [] => [X]
IFEO\GoogleUpdate.exe: [Debugger] 324095823984.exe
IFEO\GoogleUpdaterService.exe: [Debugger] 8736459873644.exe
FF Extension: (SimilarWeb) - C:\Users\logo\AppData\Roaming\Firefox\Firefox\Profiles\8q9j75nr.default-1495183176028\Extensions\@DA3566E2-F709-11E5-8E87-A604BC8E7F8B.xpi [2017-05-19] [not signed]
FF Extension: (FF Adr) - C:\Users\logo\AppData\Roaming\Firefox\Firefox\Profiles\8q9j75nr.default-1495183176028\Extensions\@H99KV4DO-UCCF-9PFO-9ZLK-8RRP4FVOKD9O.xpi [2017-05-19] [not signed]
FF HKLM\...\Firefox\Extensions: [wrc@avast.com] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\FF48 => not found
FF HKLM\...\Firefox\Extensions: [sp@avast.com] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\SafePrice\FF48 => not found
FF HKLM-x32\...\Firefox\Extensions: [wrc@avast.com] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\FF48 => not found
FF HKLM-x32\...\Firefox\Extensions: [sp@avast.com] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\SafePrice\FF48 => not found
R2 BIT; C:\ProgramData\BIT\BIT.dll [1857536 2017-05-15] (BIT) [File not signed] <==== ATTENTION
S2 CSHMDR; C:\Users\logo\AppData\Local\CSHMDR\Snare.dll [X]
Task: {C29A4D9E-4C24-4DAF-92DD-20F1114A7BE4} - System32\Tasks\Grkuplitersy Schedule => C:\Program Files (x86)\Bernither\reersether.exe
Task: {D55D931F-8ED8-4E9A-87E0-15A38D1EA1C0} - \Reekury -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {ED197AD7-0032-4C6B-8426-2168F13F8970} - \{5648A733-2EDA-3AD6-7368-9F607B5CB742} -> No File <==== ATTENTION
2017-05-19 12:40 - 2017-05-19 10:48 - 00098456 _____ () C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bernither
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Grkuplitersy Schedule
C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe
C:\ProgramData\BIT

End
Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

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Firefox:
Reset Default Browsing settings:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-problems?utm_expid=65912487-41.djHNRQY0RhaLvvtvcd0BQA.2&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.ca%2F
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Please let me know what problem persists with this computer.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:53 PM

Hi nasdaq,

thank you for your reply.

Fixlog.txt below. I've also run Malwarebytes, Rogue Killer and ADWCleaner and my system seems clean now. No threats were found.

Thanks again for your help!

 

fixlist content:
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Start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

() C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [] => [X]
IFEO\GoogleUpdate.exe: [Debugger] 324095823984.exe
IFEO\GoogleUpdaterService.exe: [Debugger] 8736459873644.exe
FF Extension: (SimilarWeb) - C:\Users\logo\AppData\Roaming\Firefox\Firefox\Profiles\8q9j75nr.default-1495183176028\Extensions\@DA3566E2-F709-11E5-8E87-A604BC8E7F8B.xpi [2017-05-19] [not signed]
FF Extension: (FF Adr) - C:\Users\logo\AppData\Roaming\Firefox\Firefox\Profiles\8q9j75nr.default-1495183176028\Extensions\@H99KV4DO-UCCF-9PFO-9ZLK-8RRP4FVOKD9O.xpi [2017-05-19] [not signed]
FF HKLM\...\Firefox\Extensions: [wrc@avast.com] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\FF48 => not found
FF HKLM\...\Firefox\Extensions: [sp@avast.com] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\SafePrice\FF48 => not found
FF HKLM-x32\...\Firefox\Extensions: [wrc@avast.com] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\FF48 => not found
FF HKLM-x32\...\Firefox\Extensions: [sp@avast.com] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\SafePrice\FF48 => not found
R2 BIT; C:\ProgramData\BIT\BIT.dll [1857536 2017-05-15] (BIT) [File not signed] <==== ATTENTION
S2 CSHMDR; C:\Users\logo\AppData\Local\CSHMDR\Snare.dll [X]
Task: {C29A4D9E-4C24-4DAF-92DD-20F1114A7BE4} - System32\Tasks\Grkuplitersy Schedule => C:\Program Files (x86)\Bernither\reersether.exe
Task: {D55D931F-8ED8-4E9A-87E0-15A38D1EA1C0} - \Reekury -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {ED197AD7-0032-4C6B-8426-2168F13F8970} - \{5648A733-2EDA-3AD6-7368-9F607B5CB742} -> No File <==== ATTENTION
2017-05-19 12:40 - 2017-05-19 10:48 - 00098456 _____ () C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bernither
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Grkuplitersy Schedule
C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe
C:\ProgramData\BIT

End
*****************

Restore point was successfully created.
Processes closed successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe => No running process found
HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\ => value removed successfully
HKLM\Software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\Image File Execution Options\GoogleUpdate.exe => key removed successfully
HKLM\Software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\Image File Execution Options\GoogleUpdaterService.exe => key removed successfully
C:\Users\logo\AppData\Roaming\Firefox\Firefox\Profiles\8q9j75nr.default-1495183176028\Extensions\@DA3566E2-F709-11E5-8E87-A604BC8E7F8B.xpi => not found.
C:\Users\logo\AppData\Roaming\Firefox\Firefox\Profiles\8q9j75nr.default-1495183176028\Extensions\@H99KV4DO-UCCF-9PFO-9ZLK-8RRP4FVOKD9O.xpi => not found.
HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\wrc@avast.com => value removed successfully
HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\sp@avast.com => value removed successfully
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\wrc@avast.com => value removed successfully
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\sp@avast.com => value removed successfully
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BIT => key removed successfully
BIT => service removed successfully
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSHMDR => key removed successfully
CSHMDR => service removed successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Plain\{C29A4D9E-4C24-4DAF-92DD-20F1114A7BE4} => key removed successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{C29A4D9E-4C24-4DAF-92DD-20F1114A7BE4} => key removed successfully
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Grkuplitersy Schedule => moved successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Grkuplitersy Schedule => key removed successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Plain\{D55D931F-8ED8-4E9A-87E0-15A38D1EA1C0} => key removed successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{D55D931F-8ED8-4E9A-87E0-15A38D1EA1C0} => key removed successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Reekury => key removed successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Plain\{ED197AD7-0032-4C6B-8426-2168F13F8970} => key removed successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{ED197AD7-0032-4C6B-8426-2168F13F8970} => key removed successfully
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\{5648A733-2EDA-3AD6-7368-9F607B5CB742} => key removed successfully
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe" => not found.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Bernither" => not found.
"C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Grkuplitersy Schedule" => not found.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Firefox\bin\FirefoxUpdate.exe" => not found.
"C:\ProgramData\BIT" => not found.

=========== EmptyTemp: ==========

BITS transfer queue => 0 B
DOMStore, IE Recovery, AppCache, Feeds Cache, Thumbcache, IconCache => 16101754 B
Java, Flash, Steam htmlcache => 27922 B
Windows/system/drivers => 62268156 B
Edge => 36114400 B



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:10 AM

If all is well.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this little guide best security practices keep safe.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/
Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet.
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