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Windows Vista SP2 32-bit infected with Sirefef, continuous restart loop

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By abelucky
Aug 16, 2012
  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,048   +256

    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, using following OTL script:

    Run OTL

    • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following:

    Code:
    :OTL
    :Commands
    [purity]
    [emptytemp]
    [EMPTYFLASH]
    [emptyjava]
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
    [Reboot]
    • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
    • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
    • Post resulting log.

    2. Now, we'll remove all tools, we used during our cleaning process

    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.

    3. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    4. If any trojans, rootkits or bootkits were listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    5. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    6. Run Malwarebytes "Quick scan" once in a while to assure safety of your computer.

    7. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) weekly.

    8. Download and install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI): http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/. The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Run it weekly.

    9. (optional) If you want to keep all your programs up to date, download and install FileHippo Update Checker.
    The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases.

    10. (Windows XP only) Run defrag at your convenience.

    11. When installing\updating ANY program, make sure you always select "Custom " installation, so you can UN-check any possible "drive-by-install" (foistware), like toolbars etc., which may try to install along with the legitimate program. Do NOT click "Next" button without looking at any given page.

    12. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

    13. Please, let me know, how your computer is doing.
     
  2. abelucky

    abelucky TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Thanks for all your help, Broni! I can't help but donate something for your help. I learned a lot of new ways of troubleshooting computers, since I have to deal with fixing my family's computer problems. Someday, I hope to be able to do this on my own, but I know now where to look for advice. I hope you lead a successful and healthful life in the future.

    All processes killed
    ========== OTL ==========
    ========== COMMANDS ==========

    [EMPTYTEMP]

    User: All Users

    User: BEECHNUT
    ->Temp folder emptied: 94692 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 15576223 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 2027 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 15298278 bytes
    ->Google Chrome cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Opera cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 630 bytes

    User: Default
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default User
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Public
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

    %systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    Windows Temp folder emptied: 12540 bytes
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Files Cleaned = 30.00 mb


    [EMPTYFLASH]

    User: All Users

    User: BEECHNUT
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default

    User: Default User

    User: Public

    Total Flash Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb


    [EMPTYJAVA]

    User: All Users

    User: BEECHNUT
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: Default

    User: Default User

    User: Public

    Total Java Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb

    Restore point Set: OTL Restore Point

    OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.57.0 log created on 08182012_002909

    Files\Folders moved on Reboot...

    PendingFileRenameOperations files...

    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
     
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,048   +256

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

    ...and thank you :)
     


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