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[Solved] Hi CPU problems....virus?

By rtcwlomax
Jul 10, 2010
  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    It looks like two items are giving you problems.

    1. AVG - I really don't like this program. I suggest, you uninstall it, using AVG Remover: http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-tools and switch to one of these:
    - Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
    - Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html

    2. TeaTimer, which a part of Spybot. TeaTimer is known for taxing CPU.
    Spybot is a tool of the past and I suggest, you uninstall it altogether.
    You won't get anything better, than MBAM, which you have already installed.

    Report back after making the above changes.
     
  2. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    That was my next question about AVG and Spybot but thanks for the advice. I have updated and the system seems stable.

    MBAM is not an active defender like Spybot? How often shoud I do a scan or only if I think there is a problem?

    Thank you so much for your help by the way...much appreciated :)

    ps...forgot to attach latest processexp but cpu seems ok...thank you!
     

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  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    Process Explorer looks good :)

    Run MBAM weekly, bi-weekly, or if you feel like something is wrong.

    Now....

    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. We need to reset system restore to prevent your computer from being accidentally reinfected by using some old restore point(s). We'll create fresh, clean restore point.

    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 and 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.
     
  4. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    All steps completed.

    Thanks very much for all your help. Very much appreciated :)
     
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    You're very welcome [​IMG]

    Way to go!! [​IMG]
    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
  6. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Hi Broni,

    Im a bit worried Im reinfected.My CPU is very high again with a lot goin on in processexp. Yesterday a friend wanted a file off me but he had a virus warning on his memory stick. I told him to reformat the stick before he plugged into my laptop but now im worried he has infected me or am I been paranoid? Sorry for taking up your time as I know there are others on here who need your help. I have attached a log file...is everything normal. The log was taken after 10 mins of start up and cpu is still very high. Thanks for looking.
     

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  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    It does look suspicious.
    Did he actually format that stick?

    We have to re-run some scans.

    STEP 1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php to your desktop.
    (Malwarebytes is free to use as a manual scanner. Payment is only required if you wish to have it run and update automatically which is not necessary for our purposes)

    * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
    * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
    * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
    * Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
    * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
    * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
    * When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
    * Post the log back here.

    The log can also be found here:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
    Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt


    STEP 2. Download GMER: http://www.gmer.net/files.php, by clicking on Download EXE button.
    Alternative downloads:
    - http://majorgeeks.com/GMER_d5198.html
    - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Interne...ers/GMER.shtml
    Double click on downloaded .exe file, select Rootkit tab and click the Scan button.
    Do NOT use the computer while GMER is running!
    When scan is completed, click Save button, and save the results as gmer.log
    Warning ! Please, do not select the "Show all" checkbox during the scan.
    Post the log to your next reply.

    IMPORTANT! If for some reason GMER refuses to run, try again.
    If it still fails, try to UN-check "Devices" in right pane.
    If still no joy, try to run it from Safe Mode.



    DO NOT make any other changes to your computer (like installing programs, using other cleaning tools, etc.), until it's officially declared clean!!!
     
  8. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Sorry been afk. I told him to do a quick format as his pc was saying it had virus. I hope he did as I didnt check. Will run the steps tommorow as its late here now. Thanks
     
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    OK :)........
     
  10. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    MBAM log attached. GMER did unexpected shutdown again. Will try again and post log. CPU so slow at the moment. Thanks
     

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  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    Both logs look clean :)

    Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.

    **Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**
    1. Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.
    2. Close any open browsers.
    3. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
      • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
      • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
      NOTE1. If Combofix asks you to install Recovery Console, please allow it.
      NOTE 2. If Combofix asks you to update the program, always do so.
      • Close any open browsers.
      • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
      • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
      • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.
    4. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
    5. When finished, it will produce a report for you.
    6. Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt"
    **Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

    Make sure, you re-enable your security programs, when you're done with Combofix.

    DO NOT make any other changes to your computer (like installing programs, using other cleaning tools, etc.), until it's officially declared clean!!!
     
     
  12. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    combofix log attached. thanks
     

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  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    Nothing here...

    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.

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

    Download OTL to your Desktop.

    * Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
    * Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:



    netsvcs
    drivers32 /all
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\*.wt
    %systemroot%\system32\*.ruy
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.com
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.tmp
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    /md5start
    /md5stop
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %systemroot%\system32\user32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2_32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2help.dll /md5
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs



    * Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
    • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows: OTL.txt and Extras.txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post them back here.
     
  14. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    OLT and Extras.

    If my system is clean whats causing high CPU. It appears to be random?
     

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  15. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Heres my processexo log at the moment.
     

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  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    Yeah, I can see, what you're saying. CPU usage is definitely high.

    Update your Java version here: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
    During installation, make sure to UN-check any pre-checked extra "garbage" installation, like Yahoo toolbar, or others (if offered).

    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) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No CLSID value found.
      O2 - BHO: (no name) - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - No CLSID value found.
      O4 - HKLM..\Run: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe (Malwarebytes Corporation)
      O16 - DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} Reg Error: Value error. (Reg Error: Key error.)
      O28 - HKLM ShellExecuteHooks: {AEB6717E-7E19-11d0-97EE-00C04FD91972} - Reg Error: Key error. File not found
      [2010/07/27 21:30:18 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\Qoobox
      
      
      :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.
     
  17. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    otl file attached

    Broni

    will be afk now for a few days but will be back thanks :)

    help much appreciated again
     

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  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    You're welcome :)

    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.
     
  19. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    Are you still out there?
     
  20. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Hi Broni,

    Sorry was afk for long weekend and laptop not been used in 6 days.

    Was very slow startup again and had to reboot immediately but maybe that was updates for last week?

    Heres files so far...notice that ati/webpam/jetty had a lot of temp files? I've noticed it before when Im looking thru processes hogging my cpu and tried to delete it but couldnt!
     

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  21. rtcwlomax

    rtcwlomax TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    heres the rest....AV scan to come
     

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  22. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    ...and Kaspersky...
     
  23. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    Are you still out there?
     
  24. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,078   +258

    The issue appears to be resolved.
     
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