Help with my virus removal

By davem220 ยท 7 replies
Feb 7, 2009
  1. Hey Julio,

    This is my first post, well more of a question. I followed all your steps in regards to virus and malware removal, and I need to know how you can look through my logs and Hijackthis log. How do I attach them?

    The problem that I was having was that my computer, when it was attached to my tv throught the HDMI cable, started to disconnect ( it happened multiple times)and when I disattached the HDMI cable, my computer screen was black. So, I tried Function and f4 with no help. I could not get my screen to show anything after multiple tries. I manually shut down the computer a couple times after reboot and started in safe mode, but it seemed that my computer was still not running correctly. I then ran a virus check with OneCare, with no viruses. Then I ran a scan with Spybot S+D, and it came up with 17 things. I could only remove 16 of them. The one I could not remove said PUPS under it and it was a program called Free offers from, so I removed that with CCleaner. The executable file with this program, that was running in my processes was critical system file for Vista, ( I can remember the executable files name), but I googled it and all the links said that it was a necessary file for Vista, but it also could be a trojan, or Wolf 16.

    Help please.

    I just found the executable files name. It is winit.exe
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Julio may be busy so I will help you!

    Check the spelling on that file winit.exe if it is winnt it is a legit file. If you are running Vista and it is winint it is legit.

    If it is in fact winit.exe then you are correct you do have Malware.

    For those of us who fix these things knowing what you had can be very important in finishing the cleanup.

    If you have run all those programs then attach the logs back.

    In MBAM click Logs and post them all!

    In SAS click Preferences-Statistics/Logs and attach all logs back.

  3. davem220

    davem220 TS Rookie Topic Starter



    It appears that winit.exe is no longer running in my system processes. But wininit.exe is, not winint.exe, like you posted. Is Wininit.exe? Also, what about MsMpEng.exe?
  4. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Post the logs Dave!

  5. davem220

    davem220 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    For some reason HiJackthis would not save a log of scan. I clicked scan and save log, but nothing appeared in the notepad after the scan, so there is nothing to save. How can I get that log? How do I get the scan from the Superantispyware scan?

    I had to run as admin. I attached the log

    Can an admin or someone help me with my logs and check if everything is alright?

  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    -> 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. You need to follow the guide exactly - posting all 3 logs

    Also stop replying to yourself.
    Use EDIT located on the bottom right of your posts, to add any further info to your recent post, if that post is still the last post in the thread
  7. davem220

    davem220 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unsure how to find the saved logs

    Maybe I am retarded, but I ran new scans with Malware and Hijackthis, and I saw the logs after the scans were done and it says within the logs that they are saved logs. Now I try to go find them where they should be, but no files. Is there any other place that they may have gone? If so, how do I find them to attach them to a post.

  8. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    From post #2
    Also reread Kim's post #6 and redo the scans as you did not clean when you ran but just exited.

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