Ingrained popups

By The1Leon · 20 replies
Aug 11, 2013
  1. I cannot run any browser for the popups that constantly come up. Frequently they will grab some word on the screen and give me two boxes with something related to those words. I also get another window popup with random garbage.

    The worst is Torch, I cannot even go to my pages without it going to a Yahoo search that says that it does not exist. Yahoo is not even an option for my search engines.

    Something disabled my windows Defender, perhaps it was the Ad-Aware or another anti-virus program that I have been using to try and root out the problem.

    I disabled everything that Malwarebytes found and rebooted to no avail.
    I got rid of everything but the cookies that Ad-Aware found.

    Every other instruction for this forum says upload .txt files created, the alternate one says uploads will be ignored. Please advise.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

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  3. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Database version: v2013.03.12.08

    Windows 8 x64 NTFS
    Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16484
    Cowbo_000 :: KINGS_MENTOR [administrator]

    3/12/2013 2:41:37 PM
    mbam-log-2013-03-12 (14-41-37).txt

    Scan type: Full scan (B:\|C:\|E:\|F:\|G:\|)
    Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
    Scan options disabled: P2P
    Objects scanned: 820408
    Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 32 minute(s), 10 second(s)

    Memory Processes Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Detected: 5
    G:\Caïssa's Relm\ChessBase\CBase10\ChessBase 10 patch.exe (PUP.Hacktool.Patcher) -> No action taken.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\vGrabber-software\Uninstall.exe (PUP.BundleInstaller.VG) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    F:\Program Files (x86)\Vid-Saver\Uninstall.exe (Adware.GamePlayLabs) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    G:\Net DL\Gimp_Setup.exe (PUP.IBryte) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    G:\Net DL\video_downloader.exe (PUP.BundleInstaller.VG) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

  4. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
    Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume4
    Install Date: 11/18/2012 2:42:32 PM
    System Uptime: 8/11/2013 3:07:57 PM (4 hours ago)
    Motherboard: Shuttle Inc. | | FH67H
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70GHz | SOCKET 0 | 2700/100mhz
    ==== Disk Partitions =========================
    B: is FIXED (NTFS) - 20 GiB total, 6.452 GiB free.
    C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 103 GiB total, 33.198 GiB free.
    F: is FIXED (NTFS) - 200 GiB total, 39.172 GiB free.
    G: is FIXED (NTFS) - 201 GiB total, 35.36 GiB free.
    H: is CDROM ()
    I: is Removable
    K: is Removable
    L: is Removable
    M: is Removable
    ==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
    Class GUID:
    Device ID: USB\VID_0000&PID_0002\6&2F995B3E&0&3
    PNP Device ID: USB\VID_0000&PID_0002\6&2F995B3E&0&3
    ==== System Restore Points ===================
    RP51: 8/1/2013 4:23:41 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP52: 8/2/2013 9:11:25 AM - Restore Operation
    RP53: 8/3/2013 3:27:30 PM - PC Performer Sat, Aug 03, 13 15:27
    RP54: 8/11/2013 4:45:37 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    ==== Hosts File Hijack ======================
    ==== Installed Programs ======================
    7-Zip 9.20
    Ad-Aware Antivirus
    Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
    Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
    Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0
    Advanced SystemCare 6
    Apple Application Support
    Apple Mobile Device Support
    Apple Software Update
    Aurora 20.0a2 (x86 en-US)
    Auslogics Disk Defrag
    AVG SafeGuard toolbar
    calibre 64bit
    Chess Eye
    Evernote v. 4.6.7
    ffdshow v1.2.4422 [2012-04-09]
    FlashPeak SlimBrowser
    Foxit Reader
    Glary Utilities
    GOM Audio
    GOM Player
    Google Chrome
    Google Drive
    Google Update Helper
    Intel(R) Processor Graphics
    IObit Malware Fighter
    Java 7 Update 25
    Java 7 Update 25 (64-bit)
    Java Auto Updater
    Kodak AIO Printer
    KODAK AiO Software
    LibreOffice 4.0 Help Pack (English)
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version
    Mozilla Firefox 23.0 (x86 en-US)
    Mozilla Maintenance Service
    MPlayer (remove only)
    Nightly 20.0a1 (x64 en-US)
    Nightly 25.0a1 (x64 en-US)
    Opera 12.12
    Opera 12.16
    Paint.NET v3.5.10
    Pale Moon 20.1-x64 (x64 en-US)
    Pandora Service
    RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime
    RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime
    RealUpgrade 1.1
    Smart Defrag 2
    SparkChess 6.4.0
    Start Menu 8
    TeraCopy 2.27
    The KMPlayer (remove only)
    Uninstall Helper
    uTorrent Ultra Accelerator
    VLC media player 2.0.7
    Winamp Detector Plug-in
    ==== Event Viewer Messages From Past Week ========
    8/4/2013 10:19:01 AM, Error: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting [1001] - The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000109 (0xa3a039d89c8a1551, 0xb3b7465eef09caca, 0xfffff96000139c18, 0x000000000000000c). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 080413-56218-01.
    8/11/2013 2:36:34 PM, Error: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power [137] - The system firmware has changed the processor's memory type range registers (MTRRs) across a sleep state transition (S4). This can result in reduced resume performance.
    ==== End Of File ===========================
  5. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
    Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16482 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
    Run by CowboyNoel at 19:00:58 on 2013-08-11
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.8087.5211 [GMT -5:00]
    AV: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Enabled/Updated* {E0D97DD4-42BA-B3F2-A5A7-22E9ACE81FC7}
    AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
    SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
    SP: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Enabled/Updated* {5BB89C30-6480-BC7C-9F17-199BD76F557A}
    SP: IObit Malware Fighter *Enabled/Updated* {A751AC20-3B48-5237-898A-78C4436BB78D}
    FW: Lavasoft Ad-Aware *Disabled* {D8E2FCF1-08D5-B2AA-8EF8-8BDC523B58BC}
    ============== Running Processes ===============
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCService.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareService.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\AiO\Center\EKAiOHostService.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\AiO\StatusMonitor\EKPrinterSDK.exe
    G:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
    G:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\PANDORA.TV\PanService\PandoraService.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBox\pbbtnService.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\PANDORA.TV\PanService\PanProcess.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\RealNetworks\RealDownloader\rndlresolversvc.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\SBAMSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\StartMenuServices.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\15.4.0\ToolbarUpdater.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\15.4.0\loggingserver.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
    C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
    C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Smart Defrag 2\SmartDefrag.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\StartMenu8.exe
    G:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\StartMenu_Hook.exe
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_16.4.4396.1016_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\LiveComm.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\InstallServices64.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winampa.exe
    G:\Program Files\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\ObjectDockFree\ObjectDock.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\AiO\StatusMonitor\EKStatusMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
    C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
    G:\Program Files\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\ObjectDockFree\Dock64.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe
    C:\PROGRA~2\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAware.exe
    G:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    G:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
    G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\Evernote.exe
    G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteTray.exe
    G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
    ============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
    uStart Page = hxxp://
    uURLSearchHooks: {fcbf663e-8530-46f8-a880-ac5abe9d2b23} - <orphaned>
    mWinlogon: Userinit = userinit.exe,
    BHO: RealNetworks Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\ProgramData\RealNetworks\RealDownloader\BrowserPlugins\IE\rndlbrowserrecordplugin.dll
    BHO: PasswordBox Helper: {5DB69B97-934B-451D-94DB-32EF802A01CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBox\Application\pbbtn.dll
    BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
    BHO: Evernote extension: {92EF2EAD-A7CE-4424-B0DB-499CF856608E} - G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteIE.dll
    BHO: AVG SafeGuard toolbar: {95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\\AVG SafeGuard toolbar_toolbar.dll
    BHO: Advanced SystemCare Browser Protection: {BA0C978D-D909-49B6-AFE2-8BDE245DC7E6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\BrowerProtect\ASCPlugin_Protection.dll
    BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    TB: <No Name>: {E7DF6BFF-55A5-4EB7-A673-4ED3E9456D39} - LocalServer32 - <no file>
    TB: PasswordBox Toolbar: {25E2E5C9-C43C-4EE8-B23E-4383915F2BCE} - C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBox\Application\pbbtn.dll
    TB: AVG SafeGuard toolbar: {95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\\AVG SafeGuard toolbar_toolbar.dll
    TB: PasswordBox Toolbar: {25E2E5C9-C43C-4EE8-B23E-4383915F2BCE} - C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBox\Application\pbbtn.dll
    uRun: [GoogleDriveSync] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe" /autostart
    uRun: [WinLaunch] G:\Patzing\WinLaunch\WinLaunch.exe -hide
    uRun: [Weather] C:\Program Files (x86)\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
    uRun: [666BCC75C94E73BB3716BE2E81406E515461651C._service_run] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --type=service
    mRun: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
    mRun: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winampa.exe"
    mRun: [IObit Malware Fighter] "C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMF.exe" /autostart
    mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files (x86)\real\realplayer\Update\realsched.exe" -osboot
    mRun: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
    mRun: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    mRun: [vProt] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe"
    mRun: [EKStatusMonitor] C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\AiO\StatusMonitor\EKStatusMonitor.exe
    mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
    mRun: [Ad-Aware Browsing Protection] "C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe"
    mRun: [Ad-Aware Antivirus] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareLauncher" --windows-run
    dRunOnce: [KodakHomeCenter] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\AiO\Center\AiOHomeCenter.exe"
    StartupFolder: C:\Users\COWBO_~1\AppData\Roaming\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\EVERNO~1.LNK - G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
    StartupFolder: C:\Users\COWBO_~1\AppData\Roaming\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\STARDO~1.LNK - G:\Program Files\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\ObjectDockFree\ObjectDock.exe
    mPolicies-System: PromptOnSecureDesktop = dword:0
    mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:0
    IE: Clip Image - G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\\EvernoteIERes\Clip.html?clipAction=4
    IE: Clip selection - G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\\EvernoteIERes\Clip.html?clipAction=3
    IE: Clip this page - G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\\EvernoteIERes\Clip.html?clipAction=1
    IE: Clip URL - G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\\EvernoteIERes\Clip.html?clipAction=0
    IE: New Note - G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\\EvernoteIERes\NewNote.html
    IE: {A95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - G:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\\EvernoteIERes\AddNote.html
    INFO: HKCU has more than 50 listed domains.
    If you wish to scan all of them, select the 'Force scan all domains' option.
    TCP: NameServer =
    TCP: Interfaces\{8C20A387-931F-466F-BC62-416F45A66A27} : DHCPNameServer =
    Handler: viprotocol - {B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\ViProtocolInstaller\15.4.0\ViProtocol.dll
    SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
    mASetup: {8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96} - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\28.0.1500.95\Installer\chrmstp.exe" --configure-user-settings --verbose-logging --system-level --multi-install --chrome
    x64-BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
    x64-BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    x64-Run: [Logitech Download Assistant] C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\LogiLDA.dll,LogiFetch
    x64-Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
    x64-Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
    x64-Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
    x64-mPolicies-System: PromptOnSecureDesktop = dword:0
    x64-mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:0
    x64-Handler: viprotocol - {B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9} - <orphaned>
    x64-Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
    x64-SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
    Note: multiple HOSTS entries found. Please refer to Attach.txt
    ================= FIREFOX ===================
    FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\bq1vk9c7.default\
    FF - prefs.js: - hxxp://{searchTerms}
    FF - prefs.js: - appbario12 Customized Web Search
    FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - about:home
    FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://
    FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\SiteSafetyInstaller\15.4.0\npsitesafety.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\BrowerProtect\np_Asc_plugin.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\BrowerProtect\NPASCSafariPluginProtect.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
    FF - plugin: c:\program files (x86)\real\realplayer\Netscape6\nprpplugin.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\ProgramData\RealNetworks\RealDownloader\BrowserPlugins\MozillaPlugins\nprndlchromebrowserrecordext.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\ProgramData\RealNetworks\RealDownloader\BrowserPlugins\MozillaPlugins\nprndlhtml5videoshim.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\ProgramData\RealNetworks\RealDownloader\BrowserPlugins\MozillaPlugins\nprndlpepperflashvideoshim.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\ProgramData\RealNetworks\RealDownloader\BrowserPlugins\npdlplugin.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Director\np32dsw_1202122.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_8_800_94.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npDeployJava1.dll
    FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\npmproxy.dll
    FF - plugin: f:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll
    FF - plugin: G:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\FOXIT SOFTWARE\FOXIT READER\plugins\npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll
    FF - ExtSQL: 2013-07-31 13:31; avg@toolbar; C:\ProgramData\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\FireFoxExt\
    FF - ExtSQL: 2013-08-03 15:25;; C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\bq1vk9c7.default\extensions\
    FF - ExtSQL: 2013-08-11 15:00;; C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Local\PasswordBox\Firefox
    ---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
    FF - user.js: network.http.pipelining.maxrequests - 8
    FF - user.js: network.http.request.max-start-delay - 0
    FF - user.js: network.http.max-connections - 48
    FF - user.js: network.http.max-connections-per-server - 16
    FF - user.js: network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy - 16
    FF - user.js: network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server - 8
    FF - user.js: browser.turbo.enabled - true
    FF - user.js: browser.display.show_image_placeholders - true
    FF - user.js: - false
    FF - user.js: browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled - true
    FF - user.js: browser.cache.memory.capacity - 65536
    FF - user.js: content.notify.ontimer - true
    FF - user.js: content.interrupt.parsing - true
    FF - user.js: content.max.tokenizing.time - 2250000
    FF - user.js: content.switch.threshold - 750000
    FF - user.js: plugin.expose_full_path - true
    FF - user.js: ui.submenuDelay - 0
    ============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
    =============== File Associations ===============
    FileExt: .txt: soffice.StarWriterDocument.6="G:\Program Files (x86)\LibreOffice 4.0\program\swriter.exe" -o "%1" [UserChoice]
    =============== Created Last 30 ================
    2013-08-11 20:10:00 39504 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\gfiark.sys
    2013-08-11 20:07:14 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Roaming\LavasoftStatistics
    2013-08-11 20:00:21 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\PasswordBox
    2013-08-11 20:00:19 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Local\PasswordBox
    2013-08-11 19:55:16 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Antivirus
    2013-08-11 18:22:29 47496 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\sbbd.exe
    2013-08-11 18:22:27 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus
    2013-08-11 18:22:18 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Downloaded Installations
    2013-08-11 18:22:17 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Local\adawarebp
    2013-08-11 18:22:17 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\blekko toolbars
    2013-08-11 18:22:10 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
    2013-08-11 18:21:57 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Toolbar Cleaner
    2013-08-11 18:21:57 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft
    2013-08-11 18:19:40 14456 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\gfibto.sys
    2013-08-11 18:19:40 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Roaming\Ad-Aware Antivirus
    2013-08-11 02:22:23 25928 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
    2013-08-07 03:17:02 -------- d-----w- C:\Commune
    2013-08-03 20:25:53 79360 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ff_vfw.dll
    2013-08-03 20:25:52 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Roaming\PerformerSoft
    2013-08-03 20:25:52 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\ffdshow
    2013-08-03 20:25:50 19456 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\roboot64.exe
    2013-08-03 20:25:48 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Roaming\File Scout
    2013-08-03 20:24:26 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Roaming\RealNetworks
    2013-07-25 17:16:19 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Local\Data
    2013-07-21 14:34:05 -------- d-----w- C:\Windows\System32\kodak
    2013-07-21 14:31:55 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Local\ElevatedDiagnostics
    2013-07-21 06:30:20 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\StarApp
    2013-07-17 02:44:53 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Cowbo_000\AppData\Local\Adobe
    ==================== Find3M ====================
    2013-07-31 18:31:19 45856 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\avgtpx64.sys
    2013-07-05 02:23:38 108968 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll
    2013-07-05 02:23:37 972712 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\deployJava1.dll
    2013-07-05 02:23:37 1093032 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\npDeployJava1.dll
    2013-07-05 02:23:11 96168 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\WindowsAccessBridge-32.dll
    2013-07-05 02:23:11 867240 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\npDeployJava1.dll
    2013-07-05 02:23:11 789416 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\deployJava1.dll
    2013-06-17 00:54:15 499712 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\msvcp71.dll
    2013-06-17 00:54:15 348160 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\msvcr71.dll
    2013-05-22 23:49:32 32600 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\SmartDefragBootTime.exe
    2013-05-22 23:49:32 17720 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\SmartDefragDriver.sys
    ============= FINISH: 19:01:49.25 ===============
  6. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ad-Aware is still running. 4.5 hours and it is going through drive f: right now.
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

    [​IMG] Some items in your MBAM log say "No action taken".
    Re-run MBAM, fix ALL issues and post new log.

    [​IMG] I strongly suggest you uninstall Lavasoft Ad-Aware and you switch to some stronger AV program.
    Install ONE of these:

    - Avast! free antivirus:

    - free Microsoft Security Essentials:
    Note for Windows 8 users: Microsoft Security Essentials comes preinstalled and renamed as Windows Defender.
    You can keep it or you have to disable it before installing another AV program. How to...

    - free Comodo Antivirus:

    Update, run full scan, report on any findings.
  8. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you. The "No action taken" item is one that I have had for many years. I own Chessbase 10 but it will not run if the primary person who installed it is not logged on. This dates back to WinXP, the last decent OS from Legion (my word for the demons from MS who need to be cast out of our personal computing). I had been using AVG antivirus. This garbage slipped through. I'll try the Comodo. Ad-Aware is currently going through drive G:. That is where I install almost all my programs that do not absolutely need to be run from drive C:. Drive D: is where I have Win7. If WinXP had the drivers necessary for this PC I would use it in a heartbeat.
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383


    When you're done with Adaware scan, uninstalling and installing Comodo run Comodo full scan.


    [​IMG] Download RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit to your Desktop.
    • Close all the running programs
    • Windows Vista/7 users: right click on RogueKiller.exe, click Run as Administrator
    • Otherwise just double-click on RogueKiller.exe
    • Pre-scan will start. Let it finish.
    • Click on SCAN button.
    • Wait until the Status box shows Scan Finished
    • Click on Delete.
    • Wait until the Status box shows Deleting Finished.
    • Click on Report and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.
    • RKreport.txt could also be found on your desktop.
    • If more than one log is produced post all logs.
    • If RogueKiller has been blocked, do not hesitate to try a few times more. If really won't run, rename it to winlogon.exe (or and try again

    [​IMG] Create new restore point before proceeding with the next step....
    How to:
    - Windows 8:
    - Windows 7:
    - Vista:
    - XP:

    Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (MBAR) from HERE
    • Unzip downloaded file.
    • Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
    • Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
    • Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
    • Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
    • Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
    • When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log-xxxxx.txt and system-log.txt
  10. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Give me a couple of hours and I'll tell you how Comodo and the Antt-rootkit work out. I downloaded a series of programs like SUPERAntiSpyware, SpyHunter, and Spybotsd-2.1.21-SR2. Ad-Aware was my 1st attempt after MalwareBytes did not find the cause.
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

  12. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, tomorrow I'm gonna try the Malwarebytes rootkit. I tried the Roguekiller already. Then I'm gonna bounce it off the "GeekBuddy". I had Comodo a year or so back and most often I had to teach the Geek of the moment what I was talking about. They'll connect remotely and look around my PC.
    This is really getting annoying, I get these advertisement popups even in Opera at this site. I opened a Nightly browser (Firefox variant) and got a dedicated Bing search button in the middle of my comics that I wanted to read. It would not move even if I scrolled or change the size of the pictures in the browser.
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

    I can't help you with your issues until we proceed with prescribed steps.
    The issue won't get cured by itself.
  14. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Howdy again, I'm only working 2 or 3 days/week at this office so that is why I didn't get back until now. Comodo was a dismal failure. Not only did they fail to detect anything wrong they stopped my printer from working. Trying to go through the "Geek Buddy" (total misnomers) all that they were concerned with was how did I pay? I was on the 30 day trial, we could not get past that so I uninstalled the software and my printer works again. I'm letting SuperAntispyware have a go at stopping the problems . They have worked for me in the past. But this is a new and more aggressive challenge. Next step Malwarebytes Rootkit.
  15. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

    Try Avast. I've been using it for a long time and happy with it.
    You must have some AV program running.
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

    Still with me?
  17. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Finally got rid of this sh*t. I'll be back with the details.
  18. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    They slipped up on one of their pop-ups and told me that the server at could not be reached. Of course I could not find any of that on my PC. Googled adshield and found that I had tried adshield from Cnet and it failed. But the was the culprit. To remove that, had to had to suffer through the sites that wanted me to buy their service. Some gave detailed instructions including renaming system32 drivers due to a hidden host file, going through the registry and manually deleting certain files and many steps other than those. But I'm lazy, plus I could not find some of the specific files mentioned. Sooo another site recommended ComboFix from Bleeping . It worked! Feels like the whole PC got an energy boost. It saved me from the format and reinstall routine. I'd rather do that than put up with the constant garbage.

    I came back to give you this since you are helping others for only a suggested tip. I hope this will streamline your assistance to others. Thank you!
  19. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'd rather eat the gravel where the dogs do their business than update my java, movie player, or adobe flash player from their popups; which were constant and insistant that I was outdated. I did go to the official sites only to find out that I was current on all of these.
  20. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

    We've been wasting time here.

    ...or I'll close this topic.
  21. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

    This topic is marked as abandoned and closed due to inactivity.
    This member will NOT be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
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