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Certain programs won't execute/I.E. woes

By rockjunky116
Oct 5, 2007
  1. I've been having this problem for the last week, and I've even tried reformatting, without avail.
    When I first start up windows, everything works fine. However, about five minutes or so in, all hell breaks loose.
    I can't open random programs; those I know right now are Soldat.exe (game), GuitarPro5 (some music thing), winRAR, and others.
    It says that the file has closed unexpectedly, blah blah, send error report/dont send blah
    Also, this may or may not be related - Internet Explorer randomly opens by itself while I'm on firefox. And, weirder still, sometimes when I end the internet explorer's process tree, explorer (not internet explorer) closes. and then re-executes. then closes. then executes. then closes. and so on until I manually end explorer.exe and manually restart it.

    Help? thanks
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I`d like to check your system for signs of malware.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. rockjunky116

    rockjunky116 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Just as I suspected, your system is infected with a variety of malware.

    I have moved your thread to our Security and the Web forum.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the Panda Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of rockjunky116 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  5. rockjunky116

    rockjunky116 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here is step 12 of the virus removal guide, the Combofix log and the HJT log. The panda antirootkit didn't find anything, so I don't need a log file of that, right?
    View attachment 22840

    View attachment 22841

    thanks again =]
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No, I don`t need to see a Panda log file. However, I do need to see an AVG Antispyware log as requested.

    Download Vundofix from HERE.

    Double click the Vundofix.exe to run it.

    Right click in the vundofix window and click add files.

    Enter the full file path/s to the files you want Vundofix to delete and click the add files button, followed by the close window button. Click the remove vundo button and let Vundofix do it`s stuff.

    This is the filename you need to enter into Vundofix.

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\iiffffg.dll

    Reboot your system and post fresh HJT, combofix and AVG Antispyware logs.

    Regards Howard :)

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.
     
  7. rockjunky116

    rockjunky116 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\iiffffg.dll will not delete on VundoFix; it keeps saying that it will attempt to delete on startup. I click "delete files", and a window comes up stating that "the system is shutting down" with a timer underneath. it then restarts, and attempts to delete the file, and says the same thing: will attempt to delete on startup. I tried this in safe mode too, but it didn't work

    here are my most recent HJT, combofix, and AVG files
    View attachment 22855

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    View attachment 22857
     
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Your AVG scan says No Action Taken, please quarantine these files.

    Clear the following objects in your HJT program:

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: iiffffg - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\iiffffg.dll
     
  9. rockjunky116

    rockjunky116 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    1. Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 from HERE. Save it to your Desktop and extract it.

    2. Download the attached avengerscript.txt and save it to your desktop

    Note: the above code was created specifically for this user. If you are not this user, do NOT follow these directions as they could damage the workings of your system.

    3. Now, start The Avenger program by double clicking on its icon on your desktop.

    Under "Script file to execute" choose "Load script from file".
    Now click on the folder icon which will open a new window titled "open Script File"
    navigate to the file you have just downloaded, click on it and press open
    Now click on the Green Light to begin execution of the script
    Answer "Yes" twice when prompted.

    4. The Avenger will automatically do the following:

    It will Restart your computer. ( In cases where the code to execute contains "Drivers to Unload", The Avenger will actually restart your system twice.)
    On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
    After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avenger’s actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
    The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\backup.zip.

    5. Please attach the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply, as well as a fresh HJT and Combofix log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of rockjunky116 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  11. rockjunky116

    rockjunky116 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Run the Avenger again, but use the avengerscript that`s attached to this post.

    Once done, post the c:\avenger.txt into your reply, as well as a fresh Combofix log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of rockjunky116 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  13. rockjunky116

    rockjunky116 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s got it.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O2 - BHO: 0 - {1260E1F8-51A0-445F-959C-28291AD5D25E} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\qufapy.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4B6FACC2-4236-44A9-96BA-699A942E10F4} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\geeba.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C93F969F-47AE-40FC-B549-F8760D9E887D} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssqrp.dll (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT and reboot your system.

    Other than the above, your log files are clean.


    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE.

    Now, turn system restore back on. This will have deleted all your old restore points and any nasties that are in them. It will also have created a new, clean restore point.


    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of rockjunky116 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  15. rockjunky116

    rockjunky116 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks so much - you rule. I will def. post if anything else goes awry.
     
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