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Managed to get rid of a lot of it, still some problems...

By Legoflamb
Feb 20, 2010
  1. Computer was doing weird things:

    Not recognising burner in Nero

    Won't go to hotmail from the button in msn messenger

    being slow

    freezing up

    giving me a black screen with just my cursor on startup instead of being able to pick my windows profile.

    I've fixed a lot of it but the hotmail thing is still being weird and I'm sure it's being sluggish as well.

    I've used:

    superantispyware
    malware byte's anti-malware
    combofix - this was the best it did a thorough scan at satartup etc and removed loads of stuff the other programs didn't find.

    I realise I should have asked for help but I didn't want to make more work for the good people here, plus I've made it better so no harm no foul?

    I've attached all 3 requested logs - what should I fix in hijack this and is there anything else I need to do?

    Edit: I'd like to add that I did follow the 8 steps in the sticky, only difference is that I was a bit naughty and used combofix without supervision....
     

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    MBAM log says: "No action taken", so you either didn't apply a fix, or you posted a log from before fixes.
    Please, correct the problem.

    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" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
    **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!!!
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

  4. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Yeah the tip worked because I couldn't run hijackthis, SAS or anti malware but once I changed the names of them they ran.
     
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    What's your status at this moment?
     
  6. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    Hey I'm gonna get on it asap - I got in late last night when I replied and I've only just woke up here's the combofix log from before anyway. ACTUALLY - NO POINT i'LL JSUT DO A NEW ONE.
     
  7. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    Ok just done both scans, combofix didn't behave the same as last time though.

    It didn't restart my computer or anything it just ran and deleted some stuff and it was dead quick too.....hope it did the right thing.

    Anyway thanks for all your help - I've attached the new combofix and hijackthis logs.

    edit: I'd just like to add that I'm still not able to get to hotmail via msn messenger, do you think this is virus related or just an unfortunate coincidence?
     

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  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    I can't answer this question until I see your computer totally clean.


    Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
    Extract its contents to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the desktop.
    Go to Start > Run (Or you can hold down your Windows key and press R) and copy and paste the following into the text field. (make sure you include the quote marks) Then press OK.

    "%userprofile%\Desktop\TDSSKiller.exe" -l C:\TDSSKiller.txt -v

    If it says "Hidden service detected" DO NOT type anything in. Just press Enter on your keyboard to not do anything to the file.
    When it is done, a log file should be created on your C: drive called TDSSKiller.txt please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
     
  9. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    Cheers broni - It's too big to copy and paste so I've attached it, hope that's ok.
     

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  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Good :)

    Please, re-run Combofix and HJT.
    Post fresh logs.
     
  11. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    Hey Broni - I've done it, here they are.
     

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  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Download the MBR Rootkit Detector: http://www2.gmer.net/mbr/mbr.exe to your desktop.

    * Doubleclick mbr.exe and follow prompts (Vista users: right click on mbr.exe and click "Run As Administrator").
    * A black DOS window will quickly appear then disappear.
    * When mbr.exe is finished it will create a log on your desktop.
    * Copy and paste contents of that log (mbr.log) file to your next reply.
     
  13. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal detector 0.3.7 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net

    device: opened successfully
    user: MBR read successfully
    kernel: MBR read successfully
    user & kernel MBR OK
     
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Very good :)

    1. Please open Notepad
    • Click Start , then Run
    • Type notepad .exe in the Run Box.

    2. Now copy/paste the entire content of the codebox below into the Notepad window:

    Code:
    File::
    c:\windows\system32\CF13001.exe
    c:\windows\Cmaquvozeraz.dat
    c:\windows\Jnuxunuxafuj.bin
    c:\windows\ALCMTR.EXE
    
    
    Folder::
    
    Driver::
    
    Registry::
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Alcmtr]
    
    RegLockDel::
    
    

    3. Save the above as CFScript.txt

    4. Then drag the CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe as depicted in the animation below. This will start ComboFix again.

    [​IMG]


    5. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), please post the following reports/logs into your next reply:
    • Combofix.txt
    • A new HijackThis log.
     
  15. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    thanks for the help - I've attached the new combofix and hijackthis logs.
     

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  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Uninstall Combofix:
    Go Start > Run [Vista users, go Start>"Start search"]
    Type in:
    Combofix /Uninstall
    Note the space between the "Combofix" and the "/Uninstall"
    Click OK (Vista users - press Enter).
    Restart computer.

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

    1. 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.


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

    1. Disable your active antivirus program.
    2. Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
    3. It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
    4. When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
    5. 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
    6. Click on My Computer under Scan.
    7. Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
    8. You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
    9. 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.

    Post fresh HijackThis log as well.
     
  17. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    Hey Broni - sorry it took a while to get back to you, it took 4 hours to do that kaspersky scan (think my tintrawizzles was being slow)

    Said there's no infection though?

    Anyway - I've included both logs
     

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  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Very good :)


    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. 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:
    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 defrag at your convenience.

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

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
     
  19. Legoflamb

    Legoflamb TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 149

    Hey thanks so much for the help Broni!

    Computer seems fine I think combofix shifted the bad stuff.

    Still can't get on to hotmail so must be a coincidence...

    Which of the programs you've told me to use would you recommend doing periodic checks by myself with?
     
  20. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,890   +344

    Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are keepers.
    Run TFC weekly.
    Since we cleaned some malware from your computer, I'll mark this thread as resolved.
     
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