First time 8 step after vundo infection

By slgeebrr ยท 9 replies
Feb 15, 2009
  1. Would like help with the attached logs to see what I have/had after vundo infection

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    And it shows ;)

    -> No action taken on MBAM scan, for found issues
    Please re-run Malwarebytes
    Confirm updated (third tab)
    Then do the above quoted message, but this time "Remove all found issues"

    By the way, you will need to then restart, and run (and attach) a new HJT log

    p.s. Uninstall AVG8 first, and install Avira ;)
  3. slgeebrr

    slgeebrr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    2nd scan results (malware-bytes)

    Yes I am new at this. I think my mistake was doing the MB log before doing the check all, delete all thingie.

    This scan detected no infections

    see attached logs.

    Tell me if that is the case...please!

  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    If you want to be clean (and to speed up system response time too)

    Uninstall your AVG Antivirus
    Then run the removal tool
    Here is the 32Bit version (most users):
    Here is the 64Bit version:

    Install Avira free AntiVirus

    Then run a full scan with Avira (and remove the Viruses that AVG8 missed ;)
  5. slgeebrr

    slgeebrr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Avira did find 3 objects....but they were all on an external hard drive. which is where I put all limewire stuff.

    Here are the logs

    Am I heading in the right direction??


    what do I keep and what do I get rid of.....

    (and why)

    1. spy-bot search and destroy

    2. Ad-Aware

    3. Mal ware-Bytes

    4. Super Anti-spyware
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    1. spy-bot search and destroy Not required, generally interferes with normal operation. User can easily select incorrect setting, basically just a waste.

    2. Ad-Aware Not required, only needed when you need to run a scan, (when known infected) Due to program updates all the time, why keep the old version (ie the current one, that you don't need)

    3. MalwareBytes Hooray, the only good one to keep. Scan every couple of weeks, and update at that time only

    4. Super Anti-spyware Not required. Takes up too much system resource, only required when you have a known infection

    Please open HijackThis and do a scan only
    Place a tick next to the following entries
    Close any presently opened Internet Browsers
    Then select FIX
    Close HJT, and restart
  7. slgeebrr

    slgeebrr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    seems to scan clean....comments?

    Latest scan results and hi-jack-this log
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    These 3 can also be ticked in a HJT scan, and fixed:
    Generally, all looks good, but as a precautionary measure, you can also run the following:

    Download Combofix
    Lots of info on its use h e r e
    Direct download h e r e

    Locate the downloaded Combofix. Double click on it to run, answering any prompts along the way
    Note: during Combofix scan (lasting up to 10mins) your Desktop and clock may reset (all normal)
    ComboFix will also restart your computer (eventually) and then (eventually) create a log
  9. slgeebrr

    slgeebrr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ongoing scans....firewall question...


    I will give that a try.

    Also, is there any advantage to replacing windows firewall?? I have run zone alarm when I used Win 98 but have had nothing but trouble trying to run it on XP......

    The firewall provided by XP seems to do the job....comments??
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I agree.
    But you must have all Windows Security updates completed as well (just do Windows Update)

    If you really had to have a 3rd party personal firewall, Comodo is good
    But be fully aware, as I've checked hundreds and hundreds (ok probably thousands) of logs. No personal firewall installed has ever stopped any Malware reported under the sun from infecting a user's computer. So why have it again? Oh for hacking problems? Hackers are not interested in some private user at home. And if they were, it could be like one failed hack a year.

    So even though everyone (not everyone) says get a 3rd party firewall (and it's in the guide I helped put together) it will not stop malware ever. And basically just helps to slow down your system. Oh and stops you from being hacked. It's true I got hacked once, I think it was 2005 sometime, it's hard to remember now.
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