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Infected with apype browser hacker virus

By vicky279 ยท 79 replies
Sep 18, 2012
  1. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Nothing there. Yay!

    It all appears to be good, so we will finish up to make sure your computer is protected from malware in the future.

    Clean up System Restore

    Now, to get you off to a clean start, we will be creating a new Restore Point, then clearing the old ones to make sure you do not get reinfected, in case you need to "restore back."

    To manually create a new Restore Point
    • Go to Control Panel and select System and Maintenance
    • Select System
    • On the left select Advance System Settings and accept the warning if you get one
    • Select System Protection Tab
    • Select Create at the bottom
    • Type in a name I.e. Clean
    • Select Create
    Now we can purge the infected ones
    • Go back to the System and Maintenance page
    • Select Performance Information and Tools
    • On the left select Open Disk Cleanup
    • Select Files from all users and accept the warning if you get one
    • In the drop down box select your main drive I.e. C
    • For a few moments the system will make some calculations:
    • Select the More Options tab
    • In the System Restore and Shadow Backups select Clean up
    • Select Delete on the pop up
    • Select OK
    • Select Delete
    Run OTC to remove our tools

    To remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created, please do the following:
    Please download OTC.exe by OldTimer:
    • Save it to your Desktop.
    • Double click OTC.exe.
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
    • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.
    Note:If any tool, file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.

    Purge old temporary files

    Download CCleaner Slim and save it to your Desktop - Alternate download link

    When the file has been saved, go to your Desktop and double-click on ccsetupxxx_slim.exe
    Follow the prompts to install the program.

    * Double-click the CCleaner shortcut on the desktop to start the program.
    * Click on the Options block on the left, then choose Cookies.
    * Under Cookies to Delete, highlight any cookies you would like to retain permanently
    * Click the right arrow > to move them to the Cookies to Keep window.
    * Go into Options > Advanced & uncheck Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours
    * Click Cleaner on the left then Run Cleaner on the right to run the program.
    * Important: Make sure that ALL browser windows are closed before selecting Run Cleaner

    Caution: Only use the Registry feature if you are very familiar with the registry.
    Always back up your registry before making any changes. Exit CCleaner after it has completed it's process.

    Security Check

    Please download Security Check by screen317 from SpywareInfoforum.org or Changelog.fr.
    • Save it to your Desktop.
    • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
    • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
  2. vicky279

    vicky279 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    Alright! Did everything as you said. Here are the Security Check logs

    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.51
    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x86 (UAC is disabled!)
    Internet Explorer 9
    ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
    Windows Firewall Disabled!
    BitDefender Antivirus
    Antivirus up to date! (On Access scanning disabled!)
    `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version
    JavaFX 2.1.1
    Java 7 Update 7
    Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.4)
    Mozilla Firefox (15.0.1)
    ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
    BitDefender BitDefender 2011 vsserv.exe
    BitDefender BitDefender 2011 updatesrv.exe
    BitDefender BitDefender 2011 bdagent.exe
    BitDefender BitDefender 2011 pchooklaunch32.exe
    `````````````````System Health check`````````````````
    Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 0%
    ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
  3. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Personal Tips on Preventing Malware

    See this page for more info about malware and prevention.

    Any other questions before I mark this topic solved?
  4. vicky279

    vicky279 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    No I don't have any other questions. Just a suggestion. Please take hpHosts file off your list on the above link. I was trying to secure my computer from future infections so I installed Web-of-Trust. Everything was alright till then. But when I installed hpHosts file, I wasn't able to connect to the internet though the taskbar network icon showed internet access. So I uninstalled it but it had installed some other LAN connection on my computer. I wasn't able to delete it neither was I able to get internet when I disabled it and enabled my old Realtek LAN from network settings. I tried to change the IPv4 settings but as soon as I closed it, it would go not responding. I tried it a number of times with different settings but the same result. I even reset my modem hoping that would fix it. I tried all of this in safe mode with networking as well but I still didn't get network. I tried to run regclean pro but it stopped abruptly at a random entry a couple of times. So finally I had to decide to format the computer. Taking backups, formatting, updating windows and reinstalling all the drivers and softwares took me so long to respond. But things are running well after the format. Thanks for all the time and effort you spent figuring out my system with your vast knowledge. It is really appreciated.
  5. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    You're welcome. :D Sorry you had to go through that. I'll have to speak with the developer about that issue for hpHosts.

    Topic marked solved.
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