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Infected With Spywarequake


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#1 notamondayfan

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 03:16 PM

hey all, 1st post, and sadly its a bad one :thumbsup:

im infected with spywarequake (and probably something else)

i have gone through grinlers guide to removing spywarequake, but im still getting pop ups, tool bar in IE, and warnings in my system tray.

ive also scanned my system with norton anti virus, and windows defender, but still no luck.

this is the content from my task.txt file -


Export SharedTaskScheduler key
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REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler]
"{438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1}"="Browseui preloader"
"{8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030}"="Component Categories cache daemon"





ive also completed a scan on pandosoftware.com and its come up with loads of spyware and hi-jacking tools.

any advice much appreciated. btw would system restore do anygood, or would the infection still be there.

thanks, deano!

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 03:33 PM

Some of the items detected by Panda may not be bad while others can be. For example, process.exe is part of the smitfruad fix tool and detected by some antivirus programs as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool, or "Potentially unwanted"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Anti-virus programs like Panda cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. Potentially unwanted does not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others.

If your still having problems after using the SpywareQuake self-help guide and your using Win XP or 2000, try this alternate fix:

First, print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download, install and update AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
Print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.

Go here and follow the instructions for using SmitfraudFix. You will have to extract the zip file to you Desktop.
(Click here for information on how to do this if not sure. Win 9x/2000 users click here. If you need an unzipping utility, download 7zip (its free).

After using the tool as instructed, reboot again in "SAFE MODE" and double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Then scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 per the instructions you printed out and reboot normally.

Once back in normal mode, download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users
alternate site
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe to install and use the default settings for installation.
  • Run SUPERAntiSypware and update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates".
  • When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software".
  • There are three scanning options available. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next".
  • When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Place a checkmark next to items you wish to remove/quarantine and Click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • Select close to exit the program.
Note: If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:10 PM

ok thanks quiet man for the speedy responce.

but im still having trouble. after completing the last set my PC wouldnt boot up. just before the log on screen loaded, it would crash and restart, and then ask me which start up option i wanted to use (safe mode, safe mode with networking....etc).
eventually i had to choose to load windows using the last known good setting. i dont know if this would have affected the efficiency of removing this virus?

anyway, im still getting virus warnings from norton anti virus on start up. it's blocking a trojan attempt.

im also still being redirected (forced) to http://www.amaena.com/securityworm81/?p=1&...33aaff3c09bd323
when i use IE.

any sugestions? also, how come norton doesnt remove these threats? i thought they were ment to be one of the best??

thanks, dean (tired :thumbsup:)

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:34 PM

No single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security industry is in a constant state of change with new infections coming out on a daily basis. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes spyware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Symantec's NAV is no different.

It appears the smitfraud infection is still active on your system. In addition, there may be other malware so its time to have a deeper look as to what's going on with your system by creating a hijackthis log. This will help to identify and remove any malware files that may be responsible for your problems.

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.

When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log here.

After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc.) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and complicate the malware removal process.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:40 PM

ok thanks. im working through that hijackthis procedure now.

thanks for your help and explanations. much appreciate!

deano!

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:20 PM

Your welcome and good luck.
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