Laptop infected with trojan and adwares

By darrylizm
Jan 13, 2009
  1. Hi,

    My laptop had been infected with trojan and adwares, one of which was recent and was particularly active. Symptoms included weird pop ups, disrupting of home pages and thus slowing down surfing speed. I was worried there might be some backdoor trojan. I am using currently using IE and Windows Vista Home Edition 2007.

    I have gone through this forum's prescribed 8 steps of clearing the viruses, which is fantastic and seem to be working. I have attached the scan logs here, if anyone would like to analyse and offer further suggestion. I might reformat my laptop just to be safe but would like to check with the experts here first before doing so.

    Thanks in advance.


  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It's a mess !

    Uninstall your AVG Antivirus (Note: AVG7 is now old anyway)
    Then run the removal tool
    Here is the 32Bit version (most users):
    Here is the 64Bit version:

    Uninstall Ad-aware (as per stated in the guide)

    Run Startup Control Panel and remove any not required startups: (should be most!)

    Install Avira free AntiVirus

    -> 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
  3. darrylizm

    darrylizm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi again,

    Thanks fr the advice.

    I think I've probably attached the wrong version of the log earlier today. After uninstalling AVG and installed Avira, and ran the anti-malware scan, my log shows zero infection. And I double checked my earlier log and realised that all of them have been quaruntined and deleted or reboot and deleted.

    I ran another hijackthis, as attached here.

    Majority of the symptoms seem to have disappeared. I reckon that things are in good shape? Should I proceed to reformat just to play it safe?

  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Your choice ;)

    Run IE-Reset:

    Then run Combofix

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

    Save it to a location that you can easily find later (in Safe Mode) ie directly to C drive

    Restart your computer to Safe Mode (by repeatedly pressing F8 on your keyboard before Windows starts)
    Log into your Administrator account
    Locate the previously 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)

    Once Combofix has finished, save the log file to be attached to a new reply
    Restart back to Normal mode, and attach the Combofix log
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