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CiD: Popups

By wayneskate89
Apr 8, 2007
  1. Hello people, got some really annoying popups on my computer! They all appear to have CiD: on them.

    I'm sure it installed it's self when i installed messnger plus. I have uninstalled Messenger Plus but still get the poups

    My AVG Anti Spyware is not picking it up either.

    Any help would be great!

    Thanks a lot,

    Wayne.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system is infected with the lop advertising trojan. This isn`t particularly harmful, but is annoying. Having said that, I`d also like to check your system for any other nasties as well.

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

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of wayneskate89 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.
     
  3. wayneskate89

    wayneskate89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Followed the guide.

    The log is attached.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how HERE.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    SettingsBias.exe

    Close task manager.

    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: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mail bone deaf glue] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Meta stupid mail bone\SettingsBias.exe

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Meta stupid mail bone<Delete the entire folder.

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Other than the above, your HJT log is clean.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of wayneskate89 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. wayneskate89

    wayneskate89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think all the accounts on my comp are admin accounts, will that be a problem?

    thanks for yor help
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Just boot into safe mode under your normal user name.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of wayneskate89 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.
     
  7. wayneskate89

    wayneskate89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Awsome Stuff! Popup FREE! Thank you very much for your help, had those annoying popups for 2 weeks!

    Wayne
     
  8. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    May I enquire how do you know under what circumstances (such as these) to do the cleaning in safe mode, and why should we turn on 'show all files and folders' whilst doing it?

    Thanks.
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Booting into safe mode, helps stop the nasty processes from running and makes it easier to get rid of them.

    Turning on show all files and folders, including hidden and system files, disables Windows file protection, which would ordinarily prevent certain files from being deleted. It also helps in the location of files that would otherwise be hidden from view.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of wayneskate89 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.
     
  10. wayneskate89

    wayneskate89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just logged on to my computer now, first time since i got rid of the popups, and their back! Shall I post a nother HJT Log?

    Wayne
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I think you need to go HERE and follow all the instructions. Post the requested log files once done.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of wayneskate89 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.
     
  12. wayneskate89

    wayneskate89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    could i not just try and delete it again?
     
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ok, post a fresh HJT log and I`ll see what needs to be done.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of wayneskate89 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.
     
  14. wayneskate89

    wayneskate89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here it is
     
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how HERE.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    Pure Amen.exe
    BindStop.exe

    Close task manager.

    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).

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mail bone deaf glue] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Meta stupid mail bone\BindStop.exe

    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-3272061773-1500459793-2191568766-1006\..\Run: [deaf dart] C:\DOCUME~1\Gillian\APPLIC~1\CLOCKE~1\Pure Amen.exe (User 'Gillian')

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\DOCUME~1\Gillian\APPLIC~1\CLOCKE~1<Delete the entire folder.
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Meta stupid mail bone<Delete the entire folder.

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know if you`re still having any problems.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of wayneskate89 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.
     
  16. wayneskate89

    wayneskate89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Followed the instructions again...seem to be popup free.

    couldent find:

    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-3272061773-1500459793-2191568766-1006\..\Run: [deaf dart] C:\DOCUME~1\Gillian\APPLIC~1\CLOCKE~1\Pure Amen.exe (User 'Gillian')

    or:

    C:\DOCUME~1\Gillian\APPLIC~1\CLOCKE~1

    I found a file called 'clock error size' and i deleted it because the content seemed dogy. will post print screens to see if I made the right choice.

    New log attached.
    Wayne

    Here are the Printscreens that i took.
     
  17. 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 log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of wayneskate89 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.
     
  18. wayneskate89

    wayneskate89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    where is the avengerscript.txt file?

    was i right to deleat the 'clock error size' file?

    Cheers,

    Wayne
     
  19. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Sorry about that, I forgot to add the Avenger script. Done now.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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