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Pesky CiD popups

By claz1979
Mar 22, 2007
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  1. Hello,

    I am having a problem with IE popups beginning with "CiD" (searching the forums, this seems to be a common one). I have thrown Adaware and Spybot at it with no effect.

    Am running Windows XP with Mcafee. Attached is my HJT log. Could any of the great minds out there help me with this, please?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system has a lop infection.

    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.

    Please Download NoLop to your desktop from one of the links below...
    http://www.spywareedge.net/nolop/NoLop.exe
    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/...pmod;dl=item16

    First close any other programs you have running as this will require a reboot
    Double click NoLop.exe to run it
    Now click the button labelled "Search and Destroy"
    <<your computer will now be scanned for infected files>>
    When scanning is finished you will be prompted to reboot only if infected, Click OK
    Now click the "REBOOT" Button.
    A Message should popup from NoLop.
    If not, double click the program again and it will finish.

    --If you receive an error, "mscomctl.ocx or one of its dependencies are not correctly registered," please download mscomctl.ocx to your system32 folder then rerun the program.-- http://www.boletrice.com/downloads/mscomctl.ocx

    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, attach the C:\NoLop.log.

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

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of claz1979 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. claz1979

    claz1979 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey Howard,

    You, sir, are a legend, gentleman, scholar and acrobat....and all that good stuff! I think the NoLop seemed to do the trick. Attached are the various logs as requested.

    AVG Antirootkit scan: No rootkits found
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +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.

    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).

    ALCMTR.EXE
    acedog.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).

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Amok Grim Cast First] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\KnobInsideAmokGrim\acedog.exe

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\KnobInsideAmokGrim<Delete the entire folder.
    C:\windows\ALCMTR.EXE

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of claz1979 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. claz1979

    claz1979 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Done and done. New HJT log attached.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Your HJT log is clean as a whistle.

    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 claz1979 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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