Sirefef infection, constant pc rebooting, adobe update

By Sheen ยท 4 replies
Jul 21, 2012
  1. Hi, could you help me with this virus, it attacked my laptop yesterday when I installed an 'adobe update'. I now know this was a disguised sirefef virus, now microsoft security essentials pops up saying there is a severe threat and windows needs to reboot, which then happens within 30-60 seconds. So far I have downloaded and saved the farbar recovery scan tool and got a log on my flash drive.


  2. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Hello, and welcome to TechSpot.

    [​IMG] Please see here for the board rules and other FAQ.

    Please feel free to introduce yourself, after you follow the steps below to get started.

    • From this point on, please do not make any more changes to your computer; such as install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc. - unless advised by a malware removal helper.
    • Please do not ask for help elsewhere (in this site or other sites). Doing so can result in system changes, which may not show up in the logs you post.
    • If you have already asked for help somewhere, please post the link to the topic you were helped.
    • We try our best to reply quickly, but for any reason we do not reply in two days, please reply to this topic with the word BUMP!
    • Lastly, keep in mind that we are volunteers, so you do not have to pay for malware removal. Persist in this topic until its close, and your computer is declared clean.
    Go ahead with the FRST log and this run of a scan, too:

    Additional FRST Scan

    Once again, please boot to the System Recovery Options and run FRST, as done previously.

    Type the following text in the blank box after Search:


    Click: Search file(s)


    When done searching, FRST makes a log, Search.txt, on the C:\ drive.

    Please provide the Search.txt in your reply.
  3. Sheen

    Sheen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 20-07-2012 01
    Ran by SYSTEM at 2012-07-21 17:24:13
    Running from G:\
    ================== Search: "services.exe" ===================
    [2009-07-13 15:19] - [2009-07-13 17:39] - 0328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 24ACB7E5BE595468E3B9AA488B9B4FCB
    [2009-07-13 15:19] - [2012-07-20 23:16] - 0328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 014A9CB92514E27C0107614DF764BC06
    ====== End Of Search ======
  4. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Okay, forgot to say, please post the regular FRST log as well.
  5. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    Hello. Are you still with us?

    Your thread has been marked as "Inactive" because of your lack of reply. Please let us know how your computer is running, or if you want to continue in this topic.


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