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isthis.exe, isthat.exe, and other annoyances

By kdaarke
Nov 18, 2006
  1. I've recently been infected by a whole load of ishost.exe and similar things that are killing my computer. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. HJT log attached
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read the Trojan Pakes and other nasties preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.


    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:


    This thread is for the use of kdaarke 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. kdaarke

    kdaarke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ran the tools as advised. Here are my updated HJT and AVG logs.
     
  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.

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

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.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

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

    VSAdd-in

    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.

    Win Common module
    Windows sharing object

    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).

    servicemp.exe
    winvercp.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).

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {46A4E9D9-B30E-452A-8157-DBBEC8573B03} - C:\Program Files\VSAdd-in\VSAdd-in.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F18F04B0-9CF1-4b93-B004-77A288BEE28B} - (no file)

    O3 - Toolbar: &VSAdd-in - {74DD705D-6834-439C-A735-A6DBE2677452} - C:\Program Files\VSAdd-in\VSAdd-in.dll (file missing)

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent] "D:\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe" --force_start_minimized

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: winmmz32 - winmmz32.dll (file missing)

    O23 - Service: Win Common module - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\servicemp.exe (file missing)

    O23 - Service: Windows sharing object - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\winvercp.exe (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\winvercp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\servicemp.exe
    C:\Program Files\VSAdd-in<Delete the entire folder.

    Reboot into normal mode, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of kdaarke 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. kdaarke

    kdaarke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for the help. My system is running fast now, no problems. My HJT log is attached.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of kdaarke 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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