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Help - spyware, malware, etc., etc.

By hegemony
May 29, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I had a problem earlier which seems to be resolved which I'm pretty sure related to the problem with "ipmon.exe". It created a 'shield with an exclamation mark inside' icon at the bottom right of my screen that said I needed to install some software or updates or something. Also, I think associated with this problem was a problem I had viewing images on websites. It would not allow me to view any image on any website unless I right-clicked and selected "Show Picture"

    I followed these steps http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html and it seems to have gotten rid of that problem.

    So, attached is my logs and I hope someone can instruct me on what I should do further, I suspect there is a bunch of infected stuff still on my system.

    Note:
    Anti-Rootkit said I have no Rootkits
    For the Anti-Spyware log it says "No Action Taken", however I created the log before I wiped everything, it was all either Quaratined or Deleted.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Delete all files in AVG Antispyware quarantine.

    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 :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of hegemony 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. hegemony

    hegemony TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,

    Thanks for your help.

    Attached are the two logs you asked for.

    Also, the first time I ran avenger the textfile that was created had nothing in it, so I ran it again and produced the file that I now have. Thought that I should note that.

    Thanks again
     
  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).

    ipmon.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: [ipmon] ipmon.exe

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: @ðø€ - @ðø€ (file missing)

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

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

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

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    ipmon.exe<Search your system for this file and delete all instances found.

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of hegemony 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. hegemony

    hegemony TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, the new hjt log is attached.

    Once again, thanks for all your help and the quick response, it is much appreciated.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is now 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 hegemony 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. hegemony

    hegemony TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok great,

    Thanks for everything.
     
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