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Desperately Seeking Salvation…. After 24 hours in the trenches...

By TelcoIQ
Aug 2, 2006
  1. Desperately Seeking Salvation…. After 24 plus hours in the trenches

    Been wrestling with a very similar problem for sometime and tried to follow these same steps with only partial success. I have been using counterspy and have been able to rid myself the annoying tray icon, but I still get pop ups and notice that the same programs continue to reinstall themselves upon reboot.

    Figured I would start off by give you the HJT Log..
     

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system is badly infected with lots of nasties.

    Go HERE and follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post a fresh HJT log into this thread, only after doing the above.

    I have moved your post to it`s own thread. This will save any confusion.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of TelcoIQ 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. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    working on it tonight... thanks for the quick response
     
  4. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    should i try to do the manuel removal process suggested by trend micro... making an effort to... but its giving me a lot of trouble... trying another scan
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19


    No, if something can`t be removed automatically, leave it and move on to the next step.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still working at it...

    Been playing with this thing for hours... and once i rebooted (after following all the instructions) i still saw a one pop up. A few folders like C:\Program Files\ToolBar888 have regenerated. :dead:

    (and may have managed to convince my computer that the version of windows i am running is a counterfit :dead: )

    Posting my new hjt doc... hoping we can still get this worked out. Thanks for any help you can give

    By the way... i ran a few scans and keep seeing C:\program files\common files\y1123ou.exe and y1123oa.exe... but i cant find them from the command line or otherwise to blow them out.
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    For a start, you`re not running any antivirus or firewall software. This probably accounts for a lot of your infections. Get the free AVG antivirus programme and either the free Zonealarm or Kerio firewall programmes. Google for these.

    Install the firewall first, followed by AVG and reboot your system. Run the AVG updates, then do the following.

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name. See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Run a full system scan with AVG and delete whatever it finds.

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

    Download and run these three tools. Follow the instructions for using each tool.

    Tool1. Tool2. Tool3.

    Download Brute Force Uninstaller http://www.merijn.org/files/bfu.zip and unzip it to it’s own folder (c:\BFU).

    Right click on this link http://metallica.geekstogo.com/EGDACCESS.bfu and choose 'Save As' (or 'Save Target As) in order to download EGDACCESS Remover. Save it in the folder you made earlier (c:\BFU).

    Start the Brute Force Uninstaller by double clicking BFU.exe

    In the scriptline to execute copy and paste c:\bfu\EGDACCESS.bfu
    Press execute and let it do its job.

    Wait for the complete script execution box to popup and press OK.
    Press exit to terminate the BFU program.

    Once that's done, post a fresh HijackThis log.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    working on it... will report in shortly
     
  9. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tool 3 is a dead link... it worked... but looktome is not really working... i follow the instructions but nothing comes up....
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Works fine for me, just checked it. Here it is again.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  11. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wow... (don't want to speak to soon, but...)

    Looking good for now.... nothing seems to be going crazy anymore. but i have not run another spybot scan or virus scan... here is the log
     
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    smart A** comment

    I've been bitting my tung waiting for you to get a solution before reacting to your title
    Desperately Seeking Salvation​
    when you're in the trenches fighting the deamons, some smart A** comment can really tick you off -- so I sat here just waiting ...


    comment: Salvation does not come from computers nor even those that that fix them. Computers are just a 20th century version of Dante's Inferno!

    by now, you might strongly agree :)

    J.B.
     
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download the Pocket Killbox programme from HERE. Extract it but don`t run it yet.

    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. See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    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).

    wuauclt.exe There may be two entries for this file. One is genuine, the other is not. End them both. The genuine entry will restart after we`ve finished cleaning your system.

    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).

    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DIGServices] C:\Program Files\ESPNRunTime\DIGServices.exe /brand=ESPN /priority=0 /poll=24

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Gpblsckb] C:\WINDOWS\system32\MANTEC~1\wuauclt.exe

    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Dial - C:\Program Files\Telephony Toolbar\conf\dialIE.htm

    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\system32\logonui.dll

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: winwil32 - winwil32.dll (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\MANTEC~1\wuauclt.exe

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted.

    This is the filepath you need to enter into killbox.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\logonui.dll

    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know how your system is running.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of TelcoIQ 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. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Howard... will try this and get back to you in a few hours
     
  15. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Mission Accomplished?

    Howard... you may not be Jesus... and my PC may have in fact been the domain of demon spawn ... what ever it was/is...

    I think the worst is over... and I’m "eternally" grateful

    hjt file attached ... last sweep with ewido yielded only a few cookies.
     
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As far as I can tell, that HJT log looks clean.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of TelcoIQ 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.
     
  17. TelcoIQ

    TelcoIQ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank You So Much!!! :-D
     
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