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Permissions Error/Bad Startup

By Trintar VIII
Mar 20, 2007
  1. Hi, I already posted half of this in the Windows section, but I'm thinking it's a virus/spyware problem now, so I thought I'd put it up here too:

    "
    "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them"

    I get this error for nearly every application after running a scan of AVG anti-virus. I recently bought a new hard drive, and had been running my computer for a few days before I realized that I had no virus/spy-ware protection. I installed AVG anti-virus and anti-spyware, scanned, and after I rebooted, I had the permissions error. Any ideas on what happened and what to do to fix this?
    "

    Now, however, I have problems even loading Windows. When the Windows loading screen comes up, it'll freeze up. I'll have to restart 2-5 times to get it to load properly. Then when I get in Windows, all of my .exe, .rar, .zip, and so on files don't work, telling me I don't have permission. I'm thinking this is some sort of virus/spyware as I forgot to put some on when formatting my new hard drive. I put AVG on and then it said I had a parite virus and was picking nearly every file I had installed, saying that they were infected. Is it possible to recover from this or am I going to have to reformat?

    Thanks for any help offered.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I have deleted your other thread in our Windows OS forum, as it`s not needed.

    The Parite infection is very, very nasty and would account for the problems you`re seeing. See HERE for info.

    I can`t guarantee 100% that we`ll be able to fully clean your system, but I am prepared to try.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

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

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Trintar VIII 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. Trintar VIII

    Trintar VIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Here are my logs...I ran through everything. Thanks much for the help! :) Hopefully all is well now.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You`re running more than one antivirus programme. This is not recommended, will slow your system down and can cause serious conflicts. Uninstall one of your antivirus programmes.

    You`re also running a completely unpatched version of Windows. This is a huge security risk and needs to be addressed.

    Download and install Windows sp1a from HERE.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open. 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) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: mszsrn32 - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mszsrn32.dll (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT and reboot your system.

    Post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Trintar VIII 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. Trintar VIII

    Trintar VIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Here's the new HJ log.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

    Taken from your HJT log.

    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe

    The above shows you still have Avast running, although not fully. I recommend you completely uninstall Avast.

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

    Note: Should you need to attach any more log files at any point, you can attach them directly, rather than in a zip folder.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Trintar VIII 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.
     
  7. Trintar VIII

    Trintar VIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    I am still having problems...here is an updated HJT log. Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your system has been reinfected with a variety of malware. You`re also running an outdated version of HijackThis.

    Uninstall the Systemdoctor programme from add remove programmes(if there). It`s a rogue application and needs to be got rid of.

    Then, go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

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

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Trintar VIII 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.
     
  9. Trintar VIII

    Trintar VIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Here are the logs.
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Do Not attach your logfiles in a zip file. Instead, attach them as either .txt or .log files.

    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.

    Now, go HERE and follow the instructions in step9 for running the Ccleaner programme.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Trintar VIII 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.
     
  11. Trintar VIII

    Trintar VIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Here they are:
     
  12. 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.

    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).

    SystemDoctor Free

    Close 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).

    sdmain.exe
    dcpasmon.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) - {450DD8E8-6121-4851-A1D7-60A2A1129841} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\gebcy.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F158A7EE-687E-4374-BD27-5AE07EB0AE7c} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\geiqkbxl.dll (file missing)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemDoctor Free] C:\Program Files\SystemDoctor Free\sdmain.exe /min

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Salestart] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\SystemDoctor\dcpasmon.exe"

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\SystemDoctor<Delete the entire folder.
    C:\Program Files\SystemDoctor<Delete the entire folder.

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    If the system alert popup programme is still in your add remove programmes list, do the following.

    Run the Ccleaner programme as per step 9 of the instructions in this thread HERE. With the Ccleaner programme still open, click the tools button, highlight the system alert popup entry and click the delete entry button, click ok and close Ccleaner.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Trintar VIII 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.
     
  13. Trintar VIII

    Trintar VIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Here it is:
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is now clean.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE.

    Now, turn system restore back on. This will have deleted all your old restore points and any nasties that are in them. It will also have created a new, clean restore point.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Trintar VIII 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.
     
  15. Trintar VIII

    Trintar VIII TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Awesome, thanks a bunch for all the help, I really appreciate it! :)
     
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