Internet Explorer opening over 100 windows

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By gmyers3201
Aug 13, 2010
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  1. Internet explorer is opening over 100 windows by itself. this is only happening to one user profile my original profile. i created a new profile and it is working fine. I have run AVE 9, Avast, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition. Please help!!
    I have attached the log files from the 8 step process to remove maleware and viruses

    Attached Files:

  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    You didn't post all required logs.
  3. gmyers3201

    gmyers3201 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I couldn't get the GMER log to post it said it was to large. Please help
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    Attach it.
  5. gmyers3201

    gmyers3201 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It says the gmr is to long
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

  7. gmyers3201

    gmyers3201 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    GMER log looks fine.
    Proceed with Malwarebytes.
  9. gmyers3201

    gmyers3201 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    malawarebytes log

    Attached Files:

  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.

    **Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**
    1. Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.
    2. Close any open browsers.
    3. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
      • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
      • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
      NOTE1. If Combofix asks you to install Recovery Console, please allow it.
      NOTE 2. If Combofix asks you to update the program, always do so.
      • Close any open browsers.
      • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
      • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
      • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.
    4. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
    5. When finished, it will produce a report for you.
    6. Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt"
    **Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

    Make sure, you re-enable your security programs, when you're done with Combofix.

    DO NOT make any other changes to your computer (like installing programs, using other cleaning tools, etc.), until it's officially declared clean!!!
  11. gmyers3201

    gmyers3201 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it is telling me it only works with Windows 2000 or XP. i have vista installed onmy machine
     
  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    My fault. Sorry for that. Combofix won't run on 64-bit.
    You can delete the file.

    Download OTL to your Desktop.

    * Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
    * Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:



    netsvcs
    drivers32 /all
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\*.wt
    %systemroot%\system32\*.ruy
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.com
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.tmp
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    /md5start
    /md5stop
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %systemroot%\system32\user32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2_32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2help.dll /md5
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs



    * Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
    • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows: OTL.txt and Extras.txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post them back here.
  13. gmyers3201

    gmyers3201 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    the files were to long to paste so i attached them

    Attached Files:

  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    Update your Java version here: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

    Note 1: UNCHECK any pre-checked toolbar and/or software offered with the Java update. The pre-checked toolbars/software are not part of the Java update.

    Note 2: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications. If you don't want to run another extra service, go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click OK and restart your computer.

    Now, we need to remove old Java version and its remnants...

    Download JavaRa to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder
    • Run JavaRa.exe (Vista users! Right click on JavaRa.exe, click Run As Administrator), pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
    • Accept any prompts.

    =======================================================================

    Run OTL
    • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following

      Code:
      :OTL
      O4 - HKLM..\Run: [NPSStartup]  File not found
      O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\control panel present
      O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\restrictions present
      O6 - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1
      O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} http://javadl-esd.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_09-windows-i586.cab (Reg Error: Key error.)
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\avgsecuritytoolbar {F2DDE6B2-9684-4A55-86D4-E255E237B77C} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\grooveLocalGWS {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O18:[b]64bit:[/b] - Protocol\Handler\ms-help {314111c7-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      O33 - MountPoints2\F\Shell - "" = AutoRun
      O33 - MountPoints2\F\Shell\AutoRun\command - "" = F:\Autorun.exe -- [2009/04/29 21:57:16 | 000,054,544 | R--- | M] (Electronic Arts)
      [9 C:\ProgramData\*.tmp files -> C:\ProgramData\*.tmp -> ]
      [9 C:\ProgramData\*.tmp files -> C:\ProgramData\*.tmp -> ]
      @Alternate Data Stream - 136 bytes -> C:\ProgramData\TEMP:DFC5A2B2
      @Alternate Data Stream - 114 bytes -> C:\ProgramData\TEMP:A8ADE5D8
      
      
      :Services
      
      :Reg
      
      :Files
      
      :Commands
      [purity]
      [emptytemp]
      [emptyflash]
      [Reboot]
      
    • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
    • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
    • You will get a log that shows the results of the fix. Please post it.

    ======================================================================

    Last scans...

    1. Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.
    • Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
    • Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
    • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


    2. Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
    • Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
    • Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
    • TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.


    3. Go to Kaspersky website and perform an online antivirus scan.

    • Disable your active antivirus program.
    • Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
    • It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
    • When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
    • Make sure these boxes are checked (ticked). If they are not, please tick them and click on the Save button:
      • Spyware, Adware, Dialers, and other potentially dangerous programs
      • Archives
      • Mail databases
    • Click on My Computer under Scan.
    • Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
    • You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
    • Save this report to a convenient place. Change the Files of type to Text file (.txt) before clicking on the Save button. Then post it here.
  15. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    Are you still out there?
  16. gmyers3201

    gmyers3201 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sorry i have been busy and out of town lately here are the results from the last round of programs

    Attached Files:

  17. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    Somehow, I missed the fact, that you're running two AV programs, AVG and Avast.
    One of them has to go.
    If AVG (preferably), use AVG Remover: http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-tools

    How is your computer doing at the moment?
  18. gmyers3201

    gmyers3201 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Computer is still the same the one profile works fine ( the newer one i created after the infection). The other profile is still opening IE windows over and over and all my icons on the desktop look like IE icons
  19. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    Well, it looks like that profile is simply corrupted.
    You'll have to create new profile, move data from old profile to a new profile (if needed) and delete old profile.
    How to: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

    ==========================================================================

    OTL Clean-Up
    Clean up with OTL:

    * Double-click OTL.exe to start the program.
    * Close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot
    * On the OTL main screen, press the CLEANUP button
    * Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

    If you still have any tools or logs leftover on your computer you can go ahead and delete those off of your computer now.

    ======================================================================

    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. We need to reset system restore to prevent your computer from being accidentally reinfected by using some old restore point(s). We'll create fresh, clean restore point.

    Turn off System Restore:

    - Windows XP:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the System Restore tab.
    4. Check "Turn off System Restore".
    5. Click Apply.
    6. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to do this.
    7. Click OK.
    - Windows Vista and 7:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
    4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
    5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
    6. Uncheck the box for any drive you wish to disable system restore on (in most cases, drive "C:")
    7. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click "Turn System Restore Off" on the popup window to do this.
    8. Click OK

    2. Restart computer.

    3. Turn System Restore on.

    4. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    5. If any Trojan was listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    6. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    7. Run Malwarebytes "Quick scan" once in a while to assure safety of your computer.

    8. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) weekly.

    9. Download and install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI): http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/. The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Run it weekly.

    10. (optional) If you want to keep all your programs up to date, download and install FileHippo Update Checker.
    The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases.

    11. Run defrag at your convenience.

    12. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

    13. Please, let me know, how your computer is doing.
  20. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,329   +252

    The issue seems to be resolved.
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