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8 Steps and Logs

By Dr. Vader
Mar 10, 2009
  1. My desktop was recently infected so I decided to just run the 8 steps to confirm I have no other infections. Here are the logs.

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  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I think whilst you have BitTorrent installed there's no use, as you will likely be re-infected over and over.
    These sharing programs usually allow malware to be installed quite easily. As the programs and files (generally) that are downloaded, are usually infected. So I feel that it would be best to remove this file sharing program first.

    After that run this:

    Download Combofix
    Lots of info on its use h e r e
    Direct download h e r e

    Locate the downloaded Combofix. Double click on it to run, answering any prompts along the way
    Note: during Combofix scan (lasting up to 10mins) your Desktop and clock may reset (all normal)
    ComboFix will also restart your computer (eventually) and then (eventually) create a log

    Save this log file to be attached to a new reply

    Restart

    Then do another scan with HJT (scan and log file) and attach this to a new reply as well
     
  3. Dr. Vader

    Dr. Vader TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    Here's the updated logs and bittorent is gone.

    It says I already have the HJT log uploaded, but I don't see it as an attachment.

    The Combofix log is posted though.

    (Had to remove logs to reupload)
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    That's strange it says bittorent is still installed, although it may just be the Program Folder

    Also, to get HJT log attached, you may need to rename it to HJT2.log or something
     
  5. Dr. Vader

    Dr. Vader TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    I deleted Bittorent from Program Files, and rescanned with HJT and Combofix, here are the updated logs.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  7. Dr. Vader

    Dr. Vader TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 98

    I'm sorry I forgot to mention that I am a CMT in training. :)

    So I understand what you're saying about Bittorent and what not, but I don't mind taking the risk associated with it.

    I can take the advanced user talk, and if I can't I'll find out what it means. I've built quite a few computers, and have wiped them, but I just wanted to get acquainted with the 8 steps, because I haven't used them before.

    I removed AVG8 from my Programs Files, and used the removal tool you gave me, is there anything else that you saw that I should delete?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please re-scan with HJT, and place a tick in the box next to the following entries
    Close all browsers (like Internet Explorer or Firefox etc) then select Fix
    As Bittorrent, still remains (your risk) I must advise that depending on what you download, usually (often) these downloads also include Malware. Therefore I would normally stop at this point. As I would be just chasing my tail trying to remove malware everyday from your computer.
    Therefore the above entry in Blue is user choice

    I have still decided to go through your logs anyway (as quoted above), but I will only advise the next step and likely stop from there (basically you will be clean at that present point anyway)

    Please download and run SDFix (I'm sorry, but I must refer you to t h i s tutorial on its use, scroll down to "SDFix Instructions")

    Download, and run the "RunThis.bat" in Safe Mode, as advised
    Then attach the log
     
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