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Help removing malware!

By johnh1024
Sep 4, 2007
  1. When I start up my computer I get a message from Avast saying I have a virus VBS: Malware [Gen]. When I try to move to the chest in Avast it comes back next time I restart my computer, the location of the file is C:\DOCUME~1\John\LOCALS~1\Temp\1.reg I followed the steps posted at http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html but no luck. The AVG Antiroot scan found nothing. Here are my logs and thanks for the help!
     

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    All items in your AVG Antispyware log say "No Action Taken". That`s because you haven`t told AVG Antispyware to quarantine it`s results as per the instructions. See this pictorial guide.

    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.

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).

    SecurePCCleaner
    Advanced Registry Optimizer

    Close control panel.

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Double click on the following services(if there) and select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    scvhost manager

    Close the services window.

    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).

    scvhost32.exe<Not to be confused with svchost.exe
    GDC.exe
    aro.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: [scvhost manager] scvhost32.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [scvhost manager] scvhost32.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SecurePCCleaner] C:\Program Files\SecurePCCleaner\GDC.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AROReminder] C:\Program Files\Advanced Registry Optimizer\aro.exe -rem

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\scvhost32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Advanced Registry Optimizer<Delete the entire folder.
    C:\Program Files\SecurePCCleaner<Delete the entire folder.

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of johnh1024 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. johnh1024

    johnh1024 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It seems to have gotten rid of it. Thanks alot for the help and here are the updated log files. Thanks again.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Everything looks ok there.

    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 johnh1024 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.
     
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