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Virus+malware - Locked Out Of Run, Task Manager, Etc.

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#1 Grimtooth


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:33 PM

OS Windows XP professional with all updates before 4/8/2007.

Primary Browser - Mozilla
Secondary Browser - IE

My girlfriend came over and downloaded an infected installer for an clothing pack for Never Winter Nights 2, she wanted me to have something and had searched Google for it instead of getting it from a site she normally uses.

She ran the application, and then promptly told me that something funny was going on. I groaned and went to check things out.

The application she ran installed several viruses on my machine and some Malware.

I immediately tried to close all applications and was locked out of the Run box and Windows Task Manager - I rebooted into safemode and made sure all applications were closed and ran Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-aware. They found and detected several issues and I was able to clean them. Unfortunately it looks like things were not corrected.

Ran the online scan for Trendmicro - Housecall and it again found several more issues. I cleared those.

Downloaded Avast! - ran the scanner and cleared everything it found. - Still issues.

Downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 - Ran the scan and cleared everything present. - Still issues.

Downloaded Microsoft's Malware remover (forgot name) ran and cleared what it found.

Ran the live scan from Microsoft. During the run of the application I received a message, from Microsoft thru this application. Clicked on it thinking it was part of the process and immediately regretted it. It did something funky to my system and disabled my ability to download anything through Internet Explorer or Mozilla. When I try in Mozilla I get a funky download box and nothing happens. In IE I receive a new style download box with a window on the bottom for links for www.drivecleaner.com also it started downloading these application right after I had clicked the link thinking it was part of microsoft's live scan. I was able to kill the install and keep going.

I checked my MSCONFIG for application that ran on startup - I was able to turn off.


Ran everything again in safe mode with networking support. Cleaned the system. Manually crawled through my registry and using the find and find next, deleted all mention of these files. Then searched my windows drive and deleted the mention of each file there.

Rebooted. System is able to boot and not finding anything running in the background. I tried to use Mozilla and IE and still cannot download anything. I still receive pop-ups. And I'm getting to the point in my frustrations that I'm getting near desperate and itching to reinstall windows.

**Was able to read one of the pop-ups - WinAntiVirusPro, another was an add by ZEDO**
**McAfee online scanner found..
G:\WINDOWS\system32\bjbotsui.dll Vundo
G:\WINDOWS\system32\cqexyjcx.dll Vundo
G:\WINDOWS\system32\fbqboyyh.dll Vundo
G:\WINDOWS\system32\jkhhi.dll Vundo
G:\WINDOWS\system32\rvuxfafv.dll Spyware-JuanSearch


Anyone out there able to assist me. I cannot download anything through Mozilla or IE so when I tried to ghost the forums for fixes, I was unable to get any of the applications that were suggested for fixes for others. I would either need someone to email me the applications they want me to run or do a File Xfer in ICQ, etc.

**Edited - I do have another machine I can use to xfer the appropriate files also. (If I have to buy a USB drive I can)**

Please, anything you can do would be appreciated.

Thank you,

**If there is an application that I can buy, I'm willing to go out and purchase it. Would prefer a software application that was a multifunction suite**

Edited by Grimtooth, 19 April 2007 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:37 PM

Hello Grimtooth First of all Welcome to BC

Please try following the instructions here


If still needed post the HJT log explained at the end.
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#3 Grimtooth

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:43 AM

I was able to get some of the files listed in the fix that you linked. The vundofix.exe, the secondary file had a bad link. At the same time my friend fed me several other files to help with the issue.

I ran the Vundofix and it cleared quite a few files. I thought I was done, and I received another pop-up. One of the apps that my friend sent me was for another Vundofix and I ran it, but what it ended up being was Spyhunter, another application like Ad-aware and spybot. I ran it doing a scan and found more infected files that Vundofix was not able to resolve. I then went thru and manually edited my registry and deleted the associated files. Since then I haven't had a issue, but I haven't been brave enough to reboot yet.

***Hmm as I was typing this note, I noticed that I received 2 pop-ups that would not display, they would just sit on my start bar until I closed them.***

When I return from work later today, I shall see what I can do. Would you like for me to run a hijackthis report just in case?

Thank you for your help,

Edited by Grimtooth, 20 April 2007 - 07:45 AM.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:01 AM

SpyHunter is an program that was previously listed as a rogue on the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware List. It has been been de-listed as a rogue because the vendor has taken some actions to correct these concerns. (scroll down and read the Note on this application). I am still skeptical and would only recommend a progam with a proven track record like those recommended in Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products.

Did you manually search to double-check that the files McAfee flagged had been removed?

Yes if your still having problems, post your 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 in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

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