Had viruses, would like to assure clean

By plasma dragon00 ยท 7 replies
Feb 21, 2009
  1. i had a few trojans that avira antivirus picked up with the realtime protection, so i decided to run a scan. it ended up finding 8 viruses total, which i quarantined. because of that i decided to look here again and install super antispyware, malwarebyte anti malware, spybot SD, and zonealarm (was previously just using windows firewall). i rebooted after a cleaning, and all new scans show up clean. these are my log files (malwarebyte and super AS) from last night/this morning when they finished the first scans, and the HJT log from just a few minutes ago.

    all detections were removed. if someone could just revise my logs, particularly my HJT log, i would be very apreciative.

    big thanks ^_^


    edit - also, completely off topic, firefox 3 has been having a large problem saving bookmarks lately, after i close firefox it wipes any bookmarks i just set (but keeps old ones previously in there) any ideas on that? im contemplating a fresh reinstall of firefox soon. this has been going on for a while and made me lose the research for my research paper a few times. gladly i was able to finally get it to save lol, but the problem is back
  2. plasma dragon00

    plasma dragon00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    not to appear impatient, but does anyone have any ideas? i decided to boot into windows 7 and run an avira scan from there, perhaps i should run SAS and MBam scans from here too. would Spybot SD scan my xp home drive (my G:\ drive in windows 7) from a different operating system?
  3. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Hi sorry so long!

    Run HJT Scan only select and Fix the below
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = plimus.com,www.plimus.com,regnow.com,www.regnow.com,
    O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - (no file)

    Then do the below

    Download SDFix to Desktop.


    On Desktop run SDdFix It will run (install) then close.

    Then reboot into Safe Mode

    As the computer starts up, tap the F8 key several times.

    On the Boot menu Choose Safe Mode.

    Click thu all the prompts to get to desktop.

    At Desktop
    My Computer C: drive. Double-click to open.

    Look for a folder called SD Fix. Double-click to enter SD Fix.

    Double-click to RunThis.bat. Type Y to begin.

    SD Fix does its job.

    When prompted hit the enter key to restart the computer

    Your computer will reboot.

    On normal restart the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then say Finished,
    Hit the Enter key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

    Once the desktop is up, the SDFix report will open on screen and also be saved to the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
    Attach the Report.txt file to your next post.
    Download ComboFix

    NOTE: If you have had ComboFix more than a few days old delete and re-download.

    Get it here: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe
    Or here: http://subs.geekstogo.com/ComboFix.exe

    Double click combofix.exe follow the prompts.

    Install Recovery Console if connected to the Internet!

    When finished, it will open a log.
    Attach the log and a new HJT log in your next reply.

    Note: Do not click combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall.

  4. plasma dragon00

    plasma dragon00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    here they all are, no problems encountered while doing the scans

    thank you very much for your help
  5. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Thats a Cut! You are clean!

    Great job!

    Before we close how bout a status report how is computer working? Anything else?

  6. plasma dragon00

    plasma dragon00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    thanks for the help mflynn. everything is working just fine it seems, i set an avira scan to go one last time before i went out for the day, and it shows back all clean.

    only other problem i can think of is that firefox 3 has stopped saving bokmarks on exit. if i bookmark a page it will show up on my bookmarks toolbar or list, but upon closing it and reopening it, any new bookmarks are gone. and its been doing this for a good month now. im most likely going to just save my current bookmarks and reinstall firefox, unless you have any insight into this small issue?

    edit - also another problem, which has been going on for longer, in this installation of XP (i have other windows installs on my computer that work fine, but this version, XP Home, is my main OS) it has problems running certain executable files, mainly those of a few games. if i double click the file it shows the cursor's working animation, and then stops. nothing related to said programs show up in the task manager either. if i boot into my vista or windows 7 drives, the programs will run.

    those are the only 2 other issues im having, that i can think of at least. but those aside, thank you very much for your help mflynn =)
  7. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Check this out.

    Then consider the below!

    Thread Closing-------------------------------------------------------------------

    Some of these tools update so often they require downloading again later if needed. But keep and run MBAM and SAS to maintain.

    Remove ComboFix
    combofix /u
    Hit enter or click OK.

    Please download OTCleanIt http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/oldtimer/OTCleanIt.exe

    Save to desktop.

    This will remove all the tools we used to clean your computer.

    Double-click OTCleanIt.exe. Click CleanUp. Yes to the "Begin cleanup Process?"

    Approve all if prompted by Firewall. Approve Widows Defender or other guards or security programs while OTCleanIt attempting access to the Internet to allow all.

    If prompted to Reboot click, Yes.
    OTCleanit will delete itself when finished, If not delete it by yourself.

    Run CCleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds (get SLIM at bottom no Yahoo toolbar)
    Run twice or more on Cleanup temps, then on left click Registry then Scan for issues also repeat till clean.

    Run ATF-Cleaner http://majorgeeks.com/ATF_Cleaner_d4949.html Temp and Registry, repeatedly until no more found.

    KCleaner ftp://ftp2.kcsoftwares.com/kcsoftwa/files/kcleaner.exe
    Fantastic cleaner.
    The issues can and are likely found is in System Restore so do the below

    Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk- System Restore and create a new Restore point. Name it "After cleanup at TechSpot".

    Then Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Cleanup
    Click OK to accept C:
    Select all Boxes
    Then click More Options
    Here click System Restore and OK to "Are you sure" and the OK to Run.

    As this runs it clears all but the most recent Restore Point but it does one other thing that can contain infested files and a huge amount of disk space.

    It clears what is known as Shadow copies which are used by specialized back up programs.

    This is if you have the Volume Shadow Copy running which is the default.

    Every two weeks or so, run MBAM and SAS until clean.

    They take a while, so leave scanning while you are sleeping working or watching TV. If not done under the gun they can be scheduled not to interfere with computer time.

    If they find something they can not clean, then get back to us.

    Additionally run CCleaner. ATF-Cleaner and KCleaner.
    I have been using ThreatFire for more than a year, it just went from ver 3 to ver 4.

    It was designed to be used with and to co-exist with other Virus scanners.

    Additionally it uses a totally different process to protect. While conventional Virus scanners work from definitions ThreatFire works on recognizing Virus/Malware activity.

    It's like looking at it with 2 sets of eyes and from a different angle.

    It works like some Firewalls do to learn what is good/bad.

    After install it will ask you about everything that could be a security issue. For example the first time you run IE or FireFox it will prompt you. You would answer to approve and remember the setting. From then on no more prompts about IE or FireFox unless the exe changes like in an update.

    As it queries you about the prompt to help you determine to approve or not you can google it with one click.

    Look at http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Run SpyBot ocassionally and use the Immunize function.

    I highly reccomend Hostman: Hostman http://majorgeeks.com/HostsMan_d4592.html

    Download install run and allow it to disable DNS Client and select all Host files and then Update and install all host files.

    A Disk Scan (chkdsk) and Defrag are in order.

  8. plasma dragon00

    plasma dragon00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    thank you very much for each of the above links, im doing each one as we speak.

    how important is the chkdsk? do you think it would fix my issue with windows not running certain programs? last time i ran a chkdsk it corrupted my windows install lol, so that made me reluctant to run one in the future. it had to insert like 30 file attributes...

    edit - ran chkdsk /f and nothing bad happened, it just said something along the lines that there was free space in the MFT that had been allocated as used, it repaired that. windows still cant open a program though. the only one i can remember that this is happening to is Open-InTheGroove, which is based off of Stepmania, which works fine. i think that there were 2 other programs but i cant remember what.
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