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MS(AV) MicroAV.exe and leftovers

By stud171194
Sep 18, 2008
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  1. I have been trying to fix the problems that came from an infected download for a few days now and I just can't seem to get it all off of my system.

    First my symptoms were:

    -MicroAntivirus pop-ups every few minutes
    -Web redirects whenever a link had been selected
    -"Virus Alert" displayed next to the clock
    -Random shortcuts appeared on my desktop like "free porn" and "casino" etc.
    -Windows update not able to be enable because whenever i would goto services and enable it it would immediately change back to disable, and when i ran the update it gave me an error 1058.
    -items like mycomputer and control panel were missing from my start menu
    -in windows explorer the local drive c wasn't viewable.
    -the task manager was "disabled by the administrator" even though i was signed on as the default administrator provided by XP
    -fqbewlna tool bar stuck in ie7

    Steps I took to fix the problem:
    Ran:
    McAffee Stinger
    ad-aware 2008
    smitfraudfix (in safe mode as it instructs to do so)
    aml registry cleaner
    a-squared hijack
    PC tools Antivirus free version

    Symptoms the remain:
    -unable to visit certain sites because a fake "not able to connect" covers the site (know this because I was able to see the full decoy when a proxy was used)
    These webs sites include all microsoft support pages and any malware removal site.
    -The BHO toolbar is still hangin out in my ie7
    -I still cannot enable automatic update (my event log and BITS work fine though)
    I suspect this was a trojan contracted by a Bittorrent download.

    I tried to put the hijackthis log from my comp here but that made my post too long so i will reply with that information.

    If you feel like you want to take a crack at it I would love to have the internet back again without using proxies all the time and have the ability to use my windows update. Thanks.

    ~Kris
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. stud171194

    stud171194 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hjt log first half

    No more log.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    stud171194

    You MUST follow the guide (as mentioned earlier by me)

    You MUST attach [​IMG] the logs, not paste them in a new post

    I have now stated this twice to you
  5. stud171194

    stud171194 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok going to go try to removal instructions now, thank you.
  6. stud171194

    stud171194 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i saw that in the removal instructions about the logs. Thank you again.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    ok cool (actually I noticed I posted at the same time you did, so probably crossed paths a bit)

    But seeming we're on, correct format and all.
    Instead of replying to yourself, in future just use the "Edit" button (in the lower right hand corner of your posts) to Add to your replies (if yours is still the last message posted)
  8. stud171194

    stud171194 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes I see

    And with all those games in your HJT log I'm not surprised

    You can remove this one immediately
    But running CCleaner can also remove the temp files
    How's it actually performing at the moment? (well after restrart, after you remove the above entry)
  10. stud171194

    stud171194 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the advice, as soon as i get off work I will take care of that file and run the cleaner.

    Oh, and it is working very well comparatively, and I was also able to install SP3 for XP. The internet works well now, and the BHO toolbar is no longer hangin out in my browser!
  11. ljrobb

    ljrobb TS Rookie

    micro av fix

     
  12. ljrobb

    ljrobb TS Rookie

    I got this nasty virus over the weekend. I ran ever kind of antivirus available. To no avail. Nothing deleted this virus and it's after affects. I finally had to reinstall my operating system. That's all that worked. Sorry.
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