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Safe Mode

By steelguy
May 28, 2007
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  1. Trying to run a virus clean up on a tower. I am using the current instructions listed in your preliminary virus removal post. However when trying to run the smitfraud removal, I can't get the desktop to appear in safe mode. When I try to reboot and use f8 then select safe mode only the safe mode words appear in each corner and the rest of the screen is black. Any thoughts? I am attaching hjt file.
  2. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,272

    Hi,

    Download Vundofix from HERE.

    Double click the Vundofix.exe to run it.
    Right click in the vundofix window and click add files.

    Enter the following file path/s to the files you want Vundofix to delete and click the add files button, followed by the close window button:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstuv.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\mljgeec.dll


    Click the remove vundo button and let Vundofix do its stuff.

    Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
    When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK.
    Turn your computer back on.

    You may wish to copy and paste these instructions on notepad for easier reference later.

    Boot into safe mode under your normal user name. See how HERE < alternative to pressing f8

    Next turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE

    Go to start > run and type services.msc. Press the enter key.
    Search for the following services. Double click to select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    setup
    IpWins


    Go to start > Control Panel > Add and Remove Programs.
    Remove anything related to the following:

    Ipwindows

    Open your task manager by pressing holding ctrl, alt and pressing del. Alternatively, use ctrl + shift + esc. Go to the processes tab, and end the following processes, if found:

    ipwins.exe

    After that, run HijackThis and fix the following entries, if found (do this by placing a tick in the check boxes beside these entries and clicking "Fix checked"):

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0D331255-289A-4B70-B17F-F4C591DB6AA2} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstuv.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1557B435-8242-4686-9AA3-9265BF7525A4} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlsmcyfx.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3F9D0C61-737D-44D1-BD80-91AF857061CC} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mljgeec.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4B646AFB-9341-4330-8FD1-C32485AEE619} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ttpgbxaf.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [setup] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\itfrysol.dll",realset
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IpWins] C:\Program Files\Ipwindows\ipwins.exe
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: mljgeec - mljgeec.dll (file missing)
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: sstuv - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstuv.dll

    Close HJT.


    Navigate in Windows Explorer and delete the following files and folders in bold.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstuv.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\mljgeec.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlsmcyfx.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ttpgbxaf.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\itfrysol.dll
    C:\Program Files\Ipwindows\

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Thereafter, please post fresh HJT, ComboFix and AVG Antispyware logs from normal mode as attachments into this thread. These utilities can be downloaded from the links in my signature.


    Regards,
    Your friendly momok =)

    This thread is for the use of steelguy 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. steelguy

    steelguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    new scans

    results after fixes
  4. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,272

    Hi,

    Have HijackThis fix this entry:
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

    I would like to see a ComboFix log from normal mode please, just to be sure before I give you an all clear.


    Regards,
    Your friendly momok =)

    This thread is for the use of steelguy 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. steelguy

    steelguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here ya go.
  6. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,272

    Hi,

    I notice you once installed bearshare on your system. It is not recommended to have because several versions have been known to install malicious spyware on your system. If you still have it installed, please remove it under Control Panel > Add & Remove Progams, then delete its entire folder.

    Apart from that, your logs look clean.

    Delete all files in AVG Antispyware Quarantine folder and the C:\VundoFix Backups folder.

    Turn off system restore (XP/ME only). Learn how to do that HERE.
    This will remove all the remaining nasties from your old restore points.

    After that turn system restore back on.
    This would have created a new safe and clean restore point for your system.

    Often times, an infection can occur again not due to the incompetence of programs, but because of user habits.
    May I recommend you to read this article.
    This can help to prevent future infections.

    Should you have any further problems, please post in this thread.


    Regards,
    Your friendly momok =)

    This thread is for the use of steelguy 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. steelguy

    steelguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This is not my CPU however I will recommend they remove the bearshare app. Thanks for the help.
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