Problem with Virus?

By fab14x ยท 8 replies
Nov 23, 2009
  1. So I followed the 8 steps to virus removal, and here are my logs:

    Although there's nothing scanned for SuperAntispyware, there are 2 quarantined items - Adware.IWinGames & Rootkit.Agent/Gen-KBI

    I'm having problems with signing onto AIM (connection error), and signing onto anything on the internet (firefox), (gmail, facebook, twitter, etc.) It gives me a untrusted connection error & I've always been constantly getting these errors on firefox as well: uses an invalid security certificate.

    The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate has expired.
    The certificate will not be valid until 3/27/2009 5:20 PM.

    (Error code: sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate)

    Another problem in firefox is that my history doesn't show under the history tab, only when the view all history window is opened. Also, in the view all history window there is nothing b/c I deleted it, yet when I type an address into the address bar it has a long dropdown list from my previous history. But that doesn't make sense if I deleted all my history.
    ^ sorry if that didn't make any sense. Hard to explain :X

    So if anyone can help me fix this thanks :) because it's really inconvenient that I cannot sign onto my email or anything else.
  2. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    Hi fab14x,

    After reviewing the logs, I have found one problem that stood out as a virus.

     	O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Launcher] %WINDIR%\SMINST\launcher.exe
    Check Mark that and try re-logging onto AIM, IE, etc.

    For future refrences, post the ANTISpyware log instead of avgrep.txt. Those are the 3 logs you should post when asking for help if I'm not mistaken.
  3. fab14x

    fab14x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I meant to attach that not avg.

    Just removed the one thing & I'm still unable to sign onto AIM :/
    Firefox is still giving me the untrusted connection error as well still.
  4. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    That could be a computer problem but I'm not sure.
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Launcher] %WINDIR%\SMINST\launcher.exe
    is the only program that comes up as nasty via your hijackthis logs.
  5. fab14x

    fab14x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I already removed & I still keep getting the same errors :/

    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Launcher] %WINDIR%\SMINST\launcher.exe
  6. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    Did you restart your computer after removing the virus?
  7. fab14x

    fab14x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I did, nothing was fixed :/
  8. fab14x

    fab14x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh I also want to add that I got the google redirect thing happen a couple of times before, but I didn't know it was a virus until now. So could that be in some way related to it?
  9. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    I mislead you yesterday on how to remove viruses, wait for a more experienced member to help.
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