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Abebot/Trojandownloader.XS/Windows.wml.exe and Xp antivirus

By jonathon7500
Apr 17, 2008
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  1. I have been reading the other threads and have done most of what I have read in reference to this virus here are the logs. I will start over if I need to. I ran the Kaspersky last and it said i still had two viruses.
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    No logs attached!
  3. jonathon7500

    jonathon7500 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    mbam

    here is the mbam log file. Sorry it took so long. Since i had done the scan and saved it and then posted it earlier it would not allow me to do it again
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Highjackthis Instructions
    • Make sure you have the LATEST version of HJT (currently v2.0.0.2) it can be downloaded from HERE
    • Run the HijackThis Installer and it will automatically place HJT in C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe. Please don't change the directory.
    • After installing, the program launches automatically, select Scan now and save a log
    • After the scan is complete please attach your log onto the forums using the paper clip icon above your reply.
  5. jonathon7500

    jonathon7500 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hijack this

    ..........
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    I don't see an active firewall nor do I see an active anti virus? I will list some options for you, please install one antivirus and one firewall


    Firewalls
    Here are some firewalls which are free for personal use and most commonly used:
    Comodo
    Kerio
    Online Armor
    Zonealarm

    Anti-Virus
    AVG 7.5 Free
    Avast Free
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without user's approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This may change, read Viewpoint to Plunge Into Adware.
    I recommend that you remove the Viewpoint products; however, decide for yourself. To uninstall the the Viewpoint components :
    1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
    2. In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    3. In Add or Remove Programs, highlight >>Viewpoint component<< , click Remove.

      How to prevent it from being recreated every time you run the AOL software:
      • Open AOL
      • Go to Help on the toolbar
      • Select About AOL
      • Hit Ctrl D and a secret panel can be accessed which will allow you to disable all desktop and IM features associated with Viewpoint.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - (no file)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: cbXQjjKA - cbXQjjKA.dll (file missing)

    Now close all windows other than HiJackThis, then click Fix Checked. Close HiJackThis.

    After that, Reboot, Attach a new HijackThis log
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    Run Kaspersky Online AV Scanner

    Order to use it you have to use Internet Explorer.
    Go to Kaspersky and click the Accept button at the end of the page.

    Note for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble with the accept button of the licence, click on the Zoom tool located at the right bottom of the IE window and set the zoom to 75 %. Once the license accepted, reset to 100%.
    • Read the Requirements and limitations before you click Accept.
    • Allow the ActiveX download if necessary.
    • Once the database has downloaded, click Next.
    • Click Scan Settings and change the "Scan using the following antivirus database" from standard to extended and then click OK.
    • Click on "My Computer"
    • When the scan has completed, click Save Report As...
    • Enter a name for the file in the Filename: text box and then click the down arrow to the right of Save as type: and select text file (*.txt)
    • Click Save - by default the file will be saved to your Desktop, but you can change this if you wish.
    Attach the report into your next reply
  7. jonathon7500

    jonathon7500 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hijackthis

    .............
  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    I see you got an anti-virus program, but I still don't see an active firewall

    Also where is the kaspersky report
  9. jonathon7500

    jonathon7500 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here is the report

    I have a firewall and i activated it. Maybe i need to restart my computer again. Sorry its taking me so long.
  10. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Not a problem you are doing good.

    Launch MBAM -> Click the qaurantine tab -> then Click delete all button

    Run a fresh scan with Hijackthis and let me have one more look over it, if everything looks good we can clean up, remove old infected restore points, and set a new clean restore point.
  11. jonathon7500

    jonathon7500 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hijackthis

    .............
     
  12. jonathon7500

    jonathon7500 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ?

    just wondering when we are going to finish up...?
  13. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    sorry about that, I got a bit behind and some trouble catching up.

    Your logs now look clean. My only other suggestion is to add a firewall. I see you have Avast and spyhunter which is good but neither has a firewall.

    You aren't running Firewall Software. Please download and install one of these first!

    Use a Firewall - It is very important that you use a Firewall on your computer. If you use the Windows Firewall you might think that's enough but it only controls inbound traffic. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly. Here are some firewalls which are free for personal use and most commonly used:
    Comodo
    Kerio
    Online Armor
    Zonealarm
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    Uninstall Combofix
    * Click START then RUN
    * Now type Combofix /u in the runbox
    * Make sure there's a space between Combofix and /u
    * Then hit Enter.

    * The above procedure will:
    * Delete the following:
    * ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
    * Reset the clock settings.
    * Hide file extensions, if required.
    * Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
    * Set a new, clean Restore Point.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cleanup using OTMoveit2 by OldTimer
    Now we can clear out the rest of the programs we've been using to clean up your computer, they are not suitable for general malware removal and could cause damage if launched accidentally.

    Download OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer OTMoveIt2.exe and place it on your desktop.

    1. Double click OTMoveIt2.exe to launch it.
    If using Vista Right-Click OTMoveIt and choose Run As Administrator
    2. Click on the CleanUp! button.
    3. OTMoveIt2 will download a list from the Internet, if your firewall or other defensive programs alerts you, allow it access.
    4. Click YES at the next prompt (list downloaded, Do you want to begin cleanup process?)

    * When finished exit out of OTMoveIt2
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Set correct settings for files
    • Click Start > My Computer > Tools menu (at top of page) > Folder Options > View tab.
    • Under "Hidden files and folders" if necessary select Do not show hidden files and folders.
    • If unchecked please check Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
    • If necessary check "Display content of system folders"
    • If necessary Uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
    • Click OK

    clear system restore points

    • This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
      • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
      • Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
      • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
      • Select the More options tab
      • Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
      This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Additional resources and comments:
    • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

    • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

      For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

      Understanding and Using Firewalls

    • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

    • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

    • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

    • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

    • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
    Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

    here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety

    • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
    • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
    • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
    • Winpatrol <= Download and install the free version of Winpatrol. a tutorial for this product is located here:
      Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software
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