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Virus Trouble - Adware That Keeps Returning.


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#1 surefoot

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 07:11 PM

A day ago, I got infected with something. I don't know what it's called. It started when I downloaded a file and then things started going crazy, when I went to run the program. I'm running Win XP Pack 2 My syptoms are:

First, a red X icon come up in my system tray telling me I was infected and to click there.

Pop-ups were everywhere at random times.

I couldn't access my task manager, a dialog box would say I was the admin...when I am

I coul access the internet even though it was very slow, but I couldn't access sites like mcafee.com and some other anti-virus. I finally got mcafee on my computer, and got some control back.

Anways, I had a lot of adware like Look2Me and a lot others. The others were easy to remove

Here's where I'm at now:

[indent=1]I got that red X icon gone, and managed to remove look2me through an uninstaller I found on one of these forums. I got rid of a bunch of trogans and adwares. I've used Spy Sweeper, Ad-Adware, McAfee, Defender. Now it seems that I got everything deleted, but every once in awhile, my anti-virus pops up saying i have some adware, and it gets rid of it. And look2me seems to comeback now. There's something else...and I need help finding it.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:56 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/resources/...title-22-0.html download kill2me run it and see if it takes care of the problem

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:39 AM

Sounds like you still have malware lurking about your system. Did you try your scans in "SAFE MODE"? If so and that did not help, then do this:

Download Look2Me-Destroyer.exe and save it to your desktop.
  • Close all windows before continuing.
  • Double-click Look2Me-Destroyer.exe to run it.
  • Put a check next to Run this program as a task.
  • You will receive a message saying Look2Me-Destroyer will close and re-open in approximately 10 seconds. Click OK
  • When Look2Me-Destroyer re-opens, click the Scan for L2M button, your desktop icons will disappear, this is normal.
  • Once it's done scanning, click the Remove L2M button.
  • You will receive a Done Scanning message, click OK.
  • When completed, you will receive this message: Done removing infected files! Look2Me-Destroyer will now shutdown your computer, click OK.
  • Your computer will then shutdown.
  • Turn your computer back on.
If you receive a message from your firewall about this program accessing the internet please allow it.

If your running Win XP/2000, download and scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in "SAFE MODE".
(This is Ewdio 4.0 renamed. If you already have Ewido installed, please update to this version which has a special "clean driver" for removing persistent malware.) Be sure to print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions and read the User Manual.

Then perform this online Virus scan: Trend Micro Housecall <- Use "Autoclean" and manually delete what it can't clean.
[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:02 PM

I already run look2me destoryer...but I haven't done the other programs you mentiened. Thanks I'll try that and tell you my results.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:07 PM

Ok. You might want to include this as well:

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users
Note: If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:48 PM

Should I run that in safe mode also...Right after?

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:51 PM

Yes, run it in safe mode before running AVG AS.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:00 PM

Well I already started the AVG Anti-Spy, doesn't it matter...Should I stop it?

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:53 PM

No need to stop if you've already started.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:43 PM

Ok..finally after all that time. I did the AVG Anti-Spy in safe mode, following the instructions. Then scanned using the other program. Do you want to see the logs from them. I'm not sure if it worked, because it usually takes awhile until one of the anti-virus programs pops up with a message about adware.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:35 PM

Thanks for helping me this far I appreciate it. A couple adware are still coming back.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:14 AM

What adware is still showing up and what program is telling you about it? Also is the program saying it found and removed it or found but could not remove it?

If you have not already done so, these are two more free tools which are good for scanning/removing adware:
Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06. Setup & Configure as shown here.
Note: If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here.
Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4. Setup & Configure as shown here - (do not choose the option to install TeaTimer)
Note: If you encounter any error messages while downloading the updates, manually download them from here.
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