System Alert:Trojan Spy.Win32@mx

By Nsheri
Nov 24, 2006
  1. I did a google search and stumbled across your forum on the thread posted by Tazza dated 10-18-2006. I followed the links and the instructions on your thread "Follow these instructions BEFORE posting your HJT log." to step 3 to the point of scanning my computer with HijackThis. I have saved the scan log as requested and have attached it for your review. In addition to following your instructions I have restarted my computer in safemode and have deleted the "Gold Codec" folder which appeared to be at the heart of the problem. I had also previously scanned my computer with Lavasoft SE Adaware. I fear that my computer may still be infected with traces of the trojan virus and also that I have deleted things I shouldn't have. If you could have a look at the file and advise me I would be most grateful.

    Thank you, Nsheri.

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your system is badly infected with a variety of nasties.

    You need to completely uninstall NTL Netguard. 1: because it`s total crap and 2: Because you have AVG antivirus running as well and it`s definitely not recommended to have more than one antivirus programme running at the same time. This is because it`ll slow your system down and can cause conflicts.

    Once you`ve done that, follow all the instructions below.

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

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Nsheri 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. Nsheri

    Nsheri TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All done!

    I have followed all of the instructions as directed. Here are the HJT and AVG Antisyware logs as requested. ...Fingers crossed.

    Sorry! I had attached the wrong AVG scan log. The correct one is now attached.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download the Pocket Killbox programme from HERE. Extract it but don`t run it yet.

    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.

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

    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).

    Gold Codec

    Close control panel.

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Double click on the following services(if there) and select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    RealPlayer Ath Check

    Close the services window.

    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).

    taskgmgr.exe<not to be confused with taskmrg.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).

    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

    F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe, C:\WINDOWS\system32\qmrvo.exe

    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,bixaaeu.exe

    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {96ebbe6a-2864-4345-b32b-26ee9be524b5} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINMGR] taskgmgr.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealPlayer Ath Check] rnathchk.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [WINMGR] taskgmgr.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [RealPlayer Ath Check] rnathchk.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WINMGR] taskgmgr.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RealPlayer Ath Check] rnathchk.exe

    O9 - Extra button: Run IMVU - {d9288080-1baa-4bc4-9cf8-a92d743db949} - C:\Documents and Settings\Nariba Gittens\Start Menu\Programs\IMVU\Run IMVU.lnk

    O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F99} -

    O18 - Protocol: advert - {7DC356B2-7366-4F19-BF7A-4875F6AABEA0} - (no file)

    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: inicfg32.dll

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    <Not to be confused with taskmrg.exe.

    Search your system for the above 2 files and delete all instances of them.

    C:\Program Files\Gold Codec<Delete the entire folder.

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted. If your computer doesn`t automatically restart, restart it manually.

    This is the filepath you need to enter into killbox.


    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

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

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Nsheri 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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