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Multiple iexplore.exe in task manager (a.k.a. is there an echo in here?)

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By drvodka
Jul 24, 2010
  1. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    1. there is no old OTL on my desktop anymore (I don't recall if I deleted it or not - it was two days ago and a lot happened in between, but I guess I must have :))
    2. No programs at all will run in Normal Mode
    3. I'll reboot into Safe Mode and re-run Combofix now

    you must get some sick pleasure out of dealing with these virus/malware/spyware *&^%$rs!
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    Actually, those complicated cases are more fun :)
     
  3. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    ok - combofix is running in safe mode now - but I have to go and get my fiancee, so I'll likely only post back in a couple of hours time.

    thanks again for your commitment to kicking some @$$ :)
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    Hahahaha...when we're done, we'll celebrate with some DrVodka....I mean, vodka...LOL
     
  5. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Alright, Broni!

    Combofix re-ran smoothly (but took a LONG time).

    It restarted in Normal Mode at the end of the scan and there are no iexplore.exe processes in Task Manager - log attached. Computer is still running at 99% Mem useage though.

    I ran OTL using your red script in Custom Scans and have attached the OTL log and Extras.

    Hit me with the next step - I can almost feel the viruses/malware getting weaker with each punch! ;)
     

    Attached Files:

  6. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Sorry for the bump - I am wondering if I can uninstall Spybot given that I have MBAM?
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    Good, good news :)


    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:\temp\CR_778.tmp
    c:\temp\CR_8C7.tmp
    c:\temp\is-0AM28.tmp
    c:\temp\D.tmp
    c:\temp\E.tmp
    c:\temp\6.tmp
    c:\temp\2.tmp
    C:\32788R22FWJFW.1.tmp
    c:\temp\3.tmp
    c:\temp\7.tmp
    c:\temp\4.tmp
    
    Folder::
    c:\temp\{3EB3BF1B-684C-4177-9A3B-371611C807AC}
    
    

    3. Save the above as CFScript.txt

    4. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs again, so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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

    [​IMG]


    6. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), please post the following reports/logs into your next reply:
    • Combofix.txt
     
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    I am wondering if I can uninstall Spybot given that I have MBAM?
    Absolutely. Spybot is rather tool of the past.
     
  9. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Combofix re-run with the new code, log attached.

    What's next? vodka? :)
     

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  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    Hahaha....not yet :)

    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.

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

    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
      O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - No CLSID value found.
      O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No CLSID value found.
      O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - No CLSID value found.
      O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (no name) - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - No CLSID value found.
      O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No CLSID value found.
      O16 - DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab (Reg Error: Key error.)
      O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-150-windows-i586.cab (Reg Error: Key error.)
      O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} Reg Error: Value error. (Reg Error: Key error.)
      O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_05-windows-i586.cab (Reg Error: Key error.)
      O18 - Protocol\Handler\linkscanner {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      [2007/05/20 08:50:07 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M] -- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint
      @Alternate Data Stream - 167 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:DFC5A2B2
      @Alternate Data Stream - 149 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:D4ACDC3D
      @Alternate Data Stream - 124 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:242231A9
      @Alternate Data Stream - 118 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:0B9D8E22
      @Alternate Data Stream - 105 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:430C6D84
      @Alternate Data Stream - 103 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\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.
    • Open OTL again and click the Quick Scan button. Post the log it produces in your next reply.
     
  11. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Attached!

    I'm pouring the vodka....
     

    Attached Files:

     
  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    Good :)

    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.

    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.
     
  13. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Security Check link is not working... (edit: nevermind!)
     
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    You better....LOL
     
  15. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    ok - will run this through the night - will post the results in the morning. thanks so much - I can't tell you how grateful I am!
     
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    My pleasure :)
     
  17. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    FYI - downloads took an age, so only ran the scan this morning. will post results later (am at work)
     
  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    Man...vodka is going to get warm....LOL
     
  19. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    warm vodka is better than no vodka! :)
     

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  20. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    I hate warm vodka...LOL

    Wonderful :)

    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. 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/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 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.
     
  21. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    I am too tired to properly express my sincere gratitude. we shall speak tomorrow! you're a rockstar and I cannot thank you enough.
     
  22. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    You're very welcome [​IMG]

    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
  23. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    weird thing is that my machine is now running very slow - for example I cannot watch youtube clips as it takes so long to load and just skips. any thoughts?
     
  24. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,986   +271

    Be more specific.
    What exactly is slow?
    Computer? Internet? Internet videos?
    None of the sounds? Internet sounds? Windows sounds? Music CD sound?
     
  25. drvodka

    drvodka TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    sorry - it's been a long week :)

    the sounds issue was a user-error-brain-fart - ignore that comment.

    but for example, I am using firefox, have two tabs open - this one, and one other with youtube, playing a song. the song skips every 5-10 secs and whenever I change or refresh this tab. even my cursor is moving extremely slow in this window as I type. my whole computer seems sluggish - never had this problem before - espcially not with as few tabs open. I literally only have firefox running, nothing else (apart from Avira). the same is true for chrome - I tried that to see if it was just firefox. sorry to drag this thread on - I feel bad.
     
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