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malware alerts...FRUSTRATED!

By boosieve
Mar 5, 2007
  1. Howard,

    I am having the same problems as Chaser3161 with the malware and virus alerts and popups. I have attached the HJT log. Can you help a brother out please? I have run my AVG and spybot search and destroy and spyware blaster to no avail. I have removed Party poker and Video Access ActiveX Control as in chasers instruction....realizing now that maybe that was specific to Chaser...thanks for your help...pulling hair out!
     
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Hello, welcome to TechSpot. :wave:

    Very important: Before deciding whether to clean or reformat your system, read this thread and decide what you want to do.

    If, after reading the above thread, you decide to clean your system, follow these instructions exactly.

    First of all, go into C:\Program Files, and create a new folder named HJT. Now go to your desktop, cut the HijackThis.exe file from there, and paste it into C:\Program Files\HJT (your newly created folder). Now rename the HijackThis.exe file to analyzer1991.exe.

    Only do the following, after moving and renaming HJT (as said above).

    Go into Add or Remove Programs in your control panel and remove anything relating to the following:

    Video Access ActiveX Object

    Video ActiveX Object

    SpywareRemover

    PartyPoker

    PowerReg Scheduler

    p2pnetworks

    altpayments


    Now go into Task Manager by pressing ctrl, then alt, then del, in that order, then releasing them simultaneously. Go to the processes tab and end the process for (if there):

    isamntr.exe

    isamini.exe

    pmsnrr.exe

    pmmnt.exe

    spywareremover.exe


    Now go into C:\Program Files, and delete the following bold files and folders (if there):

    C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object <delete the entire folder

    C:\Program Files\PartyGaming

    C:\Program Files\SpywareRemover

    C:\Program Files\AltPayments

    C:\Program Files\p2pnetworks

    Have HJT fix these entries:

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = [http:]go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = [http:]go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = [http:]go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = [http:]go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {67982BB7-0F95-44C5-92DC-E3AF3DC19D6D} - C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object\isadd.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MediaPipe P2P Loader] "C:\Program Files\p2pnetworks\mpp2pl.exe" /H

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AltPayments] "C:\Program Files\AltPayments\AltPayments.exe"

    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe

    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe

    O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - c:\program files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - c:\program files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe (file missing)

    O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*

    O16 - DPF: {405BBF5B-2FD8-4614-AC51-D8566F635B94} (SafeWallet Class) - [http:]64.69.77.23/SafeCommon/downloads/WalletCab.CAB

    O16 - DPF: {8569D715-FF88-44BA-8D1D-AD3E59543DDE} (ActiveReports Viewer2) - [http:]lhrp.doa.state.wi.us/cabs/arview2.cab

    O16 - DPF: {AE1C01E3-0283-11D3-9B3F-00C04F8EF466} (HeartbeatCtl Class) - [http:]fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab

    O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - [http:]www.popcap.com/games/popcaploader_v6.cab

    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - [http:]/fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab


    Search your computer for the following files and delete all instances found:

    PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe

    PowerReg Scheduler.exe


    Now read the Viruses/spyware/malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions to the letter, then post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread.

    Regards :)

    This thread is for the use of boosieve only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in the Security and the Web forum.
     
  3. boosieve

    boosieve TS Rookie Topic Starter

    malware

    Trying to follow your instructions....but when deleting the video access activeX Object directory...wont delete the file isadd.dll cuz its being used by another program...tried to killbox it...won't delete. Also the instruction to go to the other thread seems like it repeats what has gone before but with some differences ie....change to analyzer.exe, when you said analyzer1991.exe etc....so in all ur saying about 17 steps to rid myself?....wow...thanks and any help with that isadd.dll file would be helpful.
     
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    OK, time for Plan B.

    It doesn't really matter what you rename HijackThis.exe to, just as long as it's not HijackThis.exe, because some malware can hide from that filename.

    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 and the requested AVG Antispyware log.

    Also, you may want to look over my previous post again. I had just edited it and added more stuff, since Howard PM'ed me and alerted me to it. You may need to refresh the page.

    Regards :)

    This thread is for the use of boosieve only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in the Security and the Web forum.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    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.

    Then follow kitty500cat`s instructions.

    Boot back into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files, once finished.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of boosieve 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.
     
  6. boosieve

    boosieve TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have run what you suggested and have included the logs.....let me know what you suggest...it seems avenger is having the same problem of not being able to delete that file. Thanks much. Strike that, having trouble figuring how to print or save a log of the spyware/virus report from AVG...any suggestions.
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Please post an AVG Antispyware log into your next reply. See HERE for instructions.

    Follow all these instructions exactly.

    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).

    Video Access ActiveX Object
    p2pnetworks
    AltPayments
    PartyGaming
    PartyPoker

    Close your control panel.

    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).

    AltPayments.exe
    mpp2pl.exe
    PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe

    PowerReg Scheduler.exe
    isamini.exe
    pmsnrr.exe

    isamntr.exe
    RunApp.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) - {67982BB7-0F95-44C5-92DC-E3AF3DC19D6D} - C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object\isadd.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MediaPipe P2P Loader] "C:\Program Files\p2pnetworks\mpp2pl.exe" /H

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AltPayments] "C:\Program Files\AltPayments\AltPayments.exe"

    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe

    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe

    O4 - Global Startup: PI Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\PhotoImpression 5\PI Monitor.exe

    O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - c:\program files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - c:\program files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe (file missing)

    O16 - DPF: {405BBF5B-2FD8-4614-AC51-D8566F635B94} (SafeWallet Class) - http://64.69.77.23/SafeCommon/downloads/WalletCab.CAB

    O16 - DPF: {8569D715-FF88-44BA-8D1D-AD3E59543DDE} (ActiveReports Viewer2) - http://lhrp.doa.state.wi.us/cabs/arview2.cab

    O16 - DPF: {C4847596-972C-11D0-9567-00A0C9273C2A} (Crystal Report Viewer Control) - http://lhrp.doa.state.wi.us/Viewer/activexviewer/activexviewer.cab

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    c:\program files\PartyGaming<Delete the entire folder.
    C:\Program Files\AltPayments<Delete the entire folder.
    C:\Program Files\p2pnetworks<Delete the entire folder.
    C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object<Delete the entire folder.

    PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe<Search your system for this file and delete all instances found.
    PowerReg Scheduler.exe
    <Search your system for this file and delete all instances found.
    PowerReg Scheduler.exe[/b]

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log as well as an AVG Antispyware log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of boosieve 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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