I too have the CiD virus

By laura_215
Jul 9, 2008
  1. Hi Everyone, I'm new to this site and am really hoping that someone can help me! I am getting CiD popups and I have followed the directions of just about every thread i can find on this virus and have come up with nothing so far that works. I was hoping someone can check out my highjack file and tell me if there's anything wonky in it.
    I'm at my witts end with this thing.
    Please help
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    No worries. These are pretty common - it is a LOP infection. You can always pick it out of a hjt log because of the weird random names
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mode Load Mpeg Less] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\two setup mode load\Mpeg Warn.exe


    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
    • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
    • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to
      • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
      • and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • then click Finish.
    • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
    • Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
    • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
    • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
    • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. please attach this log with your reply
      • If you accidently close it, the log file is saved here and will be named like this:
      • C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt


    We need to see what else in there. So please uninstall Hijackthis through add/remove programs or programs and features for vista

    Highjackthis Instructions
    • Make sure you have the LATEST version of HJT (currently v2.0.0.2) it can be downloaded from HERE
    • Run the HijackThis Installer and it will automatically place HJT in C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe. Please don't change the directory.
    • After installing, the program launches automatically, select Scan now and save a log
    • After the scan is complete please attach your log onto the forums using the paper clip icon above your reply.
  3. laura_215

    laura_215 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Blind Dragon,
    Thanks so much for your help.
    I've run Malwarebytes and the new highjackthis
    I didn't delete the file you mentioned above, i wasn't sure if i should.
    So here are the logs.
    Thanks again.
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Good work Laura

    Remove bad HijackThis entries
    • Run HijackThis
    • Click on the System Scan Only button
    • Put a check beside all of the items listed below (if present):

      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mode Load Mpeg Less] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\two setup mode load\Mpeg Warn.exe

    • Close all open windows and browsers/email, etc...
    • Click on the "Fix Checked" button
    • When completed, close the application.


    Delete this folder:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\two setup mode load


    Download and Run ATF Cleaner
    Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune to your desktop.

    Double-click ATF Cleaner.exe to open it.

    Under Main choose:
    Windows Temp
    Current User Temp
    All Users Temp
    Temporary Internet Files
    Java Cache

    *The other boxes are optional*
    Then click the Empty Selected button.

    Firefox or Opera:
    Click Firefox or Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


    Run Kaspersky Online AV Scanner

    Order to use it you have to use Internet Explorer.
    Go to Kaspersky and click the Accept button at the end of the page.

    Note for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble with the accept button of the licence, click on the Zoom tool located at the right bottom of the IE window and set the zoom to 75 %. Once the license accepted, reset to 100%.
    • Read the Requirements and limitations before you click Accept.
    • Allow the ActiveX download if necessary.
    • Once the database has downloaded, click Next.
    • Click on "My Computer"
    • When the scan has completed, click Save Report As...
    • Enter a name for the file in the Filename: text box and then click the down arrow to the right of Save as type: and select text file (*.txt)
    • Click Save - by default the file will be saved to your Desktop, but you can change this if you wish.
    Attach the report into your next reply
  5. laura_215

    laura_215 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Blind Dragon, Okay, all these steps are done too. I still had some popups after I ran the ATF step, but non since.
    Here is the Kaspersky Log, I haven't deleted anything based on what it said yet.
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    no log attached ;)
  7. laura_215

    laura_215 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    weird ... let's try this again haha I have changed it to a .txt file, I hope that works
  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    hmm, I thought MBAM would remove those please check for updates and scan again with it, then attach the log, then I will do a script if anything is left and we can clean up.
  9. laura_215

    laura_215 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay i updated the program and ran it. it found 1 thing that was associated with WinRAR, i deleted it. Here is the log.
  10. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    OTMoveit2 by OldTimer
    Please download the OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer.
    • Save it to your desktop.
    • Please double-click OTMoveIt2.exe to run it. (Vista users, please right click on OTMoveit2.exe and select "Run as an Administrator")
    • Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

      [b]C:\Program Files\MorpheusBar\bar\1.bin\M0POPSWT.DLL
      C:\Program Files\MorpheusBar\bar\1.bin\M0POPSWT.DLL	
      C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Morpheus Shared\Downloads\chelsea dagger.wm	
      C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Morpheus Shared\Downloads\micheal buble - everything.mp3
      C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Programs\install-1.exe
      C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Programs\install.exe	
      C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120% Toolbar\a120_tb.dll
      C:\Program Files\HijackThis\backups\backup-20080707-001322-673.dll
      C:\Program Files\Morpheus\morpheustoolbar.exe	
      C:\Program Files\Morpheus\mymorpheusToolbar.exe	
      C:\Program Files\MorpheusBar\bar\1.bin\M0PLUGIN.DLL	
      C:\Program Files\MorpheusBar\bar\1.bin\M0POPSWT.DLL	
      C:\Program Files\MorpheusBar\bar\1.bin\NPMORPBR.DLL	
      C:\Program Files\MorpheusBar\SrchAstt\1.bin\MBSRCAS.DLL	
      C:\Program Files\MorpheusBar
      C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPMorpBr.dll[/b]
    • Return to OTMoveIt2, right click in the "Paste List of Files/Folders to Move" window (under the light Yellow bar) and choose Paste.
    • Click the red Moveit! button.
    • A log of files and folders moved will be created in the c:\_OTMoveIt\MovedFiles folder in the form of Date and Time (mmddyyyy_hhmmss.log). Please open this log in Notepad and post its contents in your next reply.
    • Close OTMoveIt2
    If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.

    Atthat this log with a fresh Hijackthis log
  11. laura_215

    laura_215 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay, done and done. Here are the logs.
    I haven't gotten any popups in the last few days! so whatever you've done has worked! thanks so much!!
  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Remove bad HijackThis entries
    • Run HijackThis
    • Click on the System Scan Only button
    • Put a check beside all of the items listed below (if present):

      R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
      R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {D73F49B6-B51B-4d32-A3B7-BD04B8342F53} - (no file)
      O2 - BHO: MorpheusToolbar BHO - {3F3714A1-89A4-46be-8AF3-D0C9D1FB03F9} - C:\Program Files\MorpheusBar\bar\1.bin\MORPHBAR.DLL (file missing)
    • Close all open windows and browsers/email, etc...
    • Click on the "Fix Checked" button
    • When completed, close the application.


    OTCleanit! by Oldtimer
    • Download OTCleanIt
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
      • It will go thorugh the list and remove all of the tools it finds and then delete itself (requiring a reboot).


    Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
    1. Set correct settings for files
      • Click Start > My Computer > Tools menu (at top of page) > Folder Options > View tab.
      • Under "Hidden files and folders" if necessary select Do not show hidden files and folders.
      • If unchecked please check Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
      • If necessary check "Display content of system folders"
      • If necessary Uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
      • Click OK

      clear system restore points

      • This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
        • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
        • Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
        • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
        • Select the More options tab
        • Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
        This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

    2. Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
      1. From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
      2. Click once on the Security tab
      3. Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
      4. Click once on the Custom Level button.
        • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
        • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
        • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
        • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
        • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
        • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
        • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
        • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
      5. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
    3. Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

      See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

      Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

    4. Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

    5. Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

      For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

      Understanding and Using Firewalls

    6. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.This is done in Vista through control panel -> windows updates.

    7. Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

    8. Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

    9. Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
    Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

    here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety

    • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
    • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to which is your local computer
    • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
    • Winpatrol <= Download and install the free version of Winpatrol. a tutorial for this product is located here:
      Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software
  13. Ruby202

    Ruby202 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    I also am infected with the CiD virus

    ive been infected with this CiD virus for two weeks and ive tried loads of things to try and get rid of it and it wont go...:confused: i got it from messenger plus when i was asked to install it and its been pestering me ever since. i read this thread already and ive installed the malwarebytes Anti malware programme and i have the log details saved if you wudnt mind taken a look

    thanks so much would be amazin help
  14. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,069

    please create a new thread hijacking threads are not allowed
  15. Ruby202

    Ruby202 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    sorry i didnt mean to im new to this, how do i start a new thread?
  16. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

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