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Zonebac.B removal

By ann_919
Oct 21, 2007
  1. hi -- i followed the instructions on the 'if you want to clean your machine' post... and attached is my HJT log file. thanks! ann

    ...also the Panda rootkit showed no problems. the zonebac warning is only showing up via Windows Defender if that's helpful.

    ...sorry... and also the combofix.txt
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your system is infected with a trojan called Downloader.Agent.awf. It replaces legitimate files that are common on most computers with an infected file. Then, it moves the legitimate files to a bak or backup folder.

    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.

    Go and follow the instructions in this thread HERE, then post the requested log files.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ann_919 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. ann_919

    ann_919 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi i ran the findawf until it no longer located any bak files and then i ran hijackthis, combofix and AVG. worth noting that my machine is silly slow now (it might be that i'm running more than one anti-spy or something?)

    files are attached -- avg didnt generate any report (but did locate/delete 1 trackingcookie). thank you
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    awf.txt is clean.

    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.

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).

    AVG Antispyware
    Viewpoint or anything to do with Viewpoint.
    MyWaySA
    SrchAsDe

    Close control panel.

    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).

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4D25F921-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\deSrcAs.dll

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Program Files\MyWaySA
    C:\Program Files\viewpoint
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\PKP_DLec.DAT
    C:\WINDOWS\110x52qx4x.dat
    C:\VundoFix Backups

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post fresh HJT and Combofix logs and let me know how your system is running.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ann_919 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. ann_919

    ann_919 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi howard -- did as you suggested, files as below. my machine is faster, but still on the slow side. i searched thru other posts and saw that you'd suggested that another poster limit what was auto-starting via msconfig, so i tried to do that too. (also, is it fair to assume that since win defender is no longer screaming about zonebac that it's been taken care of?)

    i ran spyware dr and now i'm being told it's located trojan pws.tanspy (but it also says it's fixed it). is this related to zonebac?
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your log files are clean.

    Trojan.PWS.Tanspy.R Virus. Win32.HLLM.Limar Virus and is not as far as I`m aware, related to the zonebac infection, but don`t quite me on that. Anyway, since it`s been fixed, it should be ok.

    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.


    To try and speed up your system, read this thread HERE.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ann_919 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. ann_919

    ann_919 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks a ton for your help, i'll ck out the other thread. i think my machine's probably slowed down because i've inadvertantly left on some of the anti spy/ad/etc stuff ive downloaded. i
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s ok it was my pleasure.

    BTW: I have deleted your other thread for this as we don`t really need two and it just gets confusing.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ann_919 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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