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  1. schrauber

    Help Get Rid Of Baidu

    What kind of things?
  2. schrauber

    Help Get Rid Of Baidu

    Ok, please try this Onlinescan: Please run a BitDefender Online Scan Click I Agree to agree to the EULA. Allow the ActiveX control to install when prompted. Click Click here to scan to begin the scan. Please refrain from using the computer until the scan is finished. This might take a while to run, but it is important that nothing else is running while you scan. When the scan is finished, click on Click here to export the scan results. Save the report to your desktop so you can post it in your next reply. How is it running now?
  3. schrauber

    Pc Lost Internet Connection

    Hi, Delete ComboFix and Clean Up Click Start > Run > type combofix /Uninstall > OK (Note the space between combofix and /Uninstall) Please advise if this step is missed for any reason as it performs some important actions. Please run OTL one more time and hit Cleanup. This will remove OTL and all helper tools. Your machine appears to be clean, please take the time to read below on how to secure the machine and take the necessary steps to keep it Clean Hiding Hidden Files Please set your system to hide all hidden files. Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, uncheck Show hidden files and folders. Check: Hide file extensions for known file types Check the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. Click Yes to confirm. Purging System Restore Points Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is: Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore". Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr Click "OK". Click the "More Options" Tab. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one. One of the most common questions found when cleaning Spyware or other Malware is "how did my machine get infected?". There are a variety of reasons, but the most common ones are that you are going to sites that you are not practicing Safe Internet, you are not running the proper security software, and that your computer's security settings are set too low. Below I have outlined a series of categories that outline how you can increase the security of your computer so that you will not be infected again in the future. Practice Safe Internet One of the main reasons people get infected in the first place is that they are not practicing Safe Internet. You practice Safe Internet when you educate yourself on how to properly use the Internet through the use of security tools and good practice. Knowing how you can get infected and what types of files and sites to avoid will be the most crucial step in keeping your computer malware free. The reality is that the majority of people who are infected with malware are ones who click on things they shouldn't be clicking on. Whether these things are files or sites it doesn't really matter. If something is out to get you, and you click on it, it most likely will. Below are a list of simple precautions to take to keep your computer clean and running securely: If you receive an attachment from someone you do not know, DO NOT OPEN IT! Simple as that. Opening attachments from people you do not know is a very common method for viruses or worms to infect your computer. If you receive an attachment and it ends with a .exe, .com, .bat, or .pif do not open the attachment unless you know for a fact that it is clean. For the casual computer user, you will almost never receive a valid attachment of this type. If you receive an attachment from someone you know, and it looks suspicious, then it probably is. The email could be from someone you know infected with a malware that is trying to infect everyone in their address book. If you are browsing the Internet and a popup appears saying that you are infected, ignore it!. These are, as far as I am concerned, scams that are being used to scare you into purchasing a piece of software. There are also programs that disguise themselves as Anti-Spyware or security products but are instead scams. For a list of these types of programs we recommend you visit this link: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites Another tactic to fool you on the web is when a site displays a popup that looks like a normal Windows message or alert. When you click on them, though, they instead bring you to another site that is trying to push a product on you. We suggest that you close these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button. Alternatively, you can check to see if it's a real alert by right-clicking on the window. If there is a menu that comes up saying Add to Favorites... you know it's a fake. Do not go to adult sites. I know this may bother some of you, but the fact is that a large amount of malware is pushed through these types of sites. I am not saying all adult sites do this, but a lot do. When using an Instant Messaging program be cautious about clicking on links people send to you. It is not uncommon for infections to send a message to everyone in the infected person's contact list that contains a link to an infection. Instead when you receive a message that contains a link, message back to the person asking if it is legit before you click on it. Stay away from Warez and Crack sites! In addition to the obvious copyright issues, the downloads from these sites are typically overrun with infections. Be careful of what you download off of web sites and Peer-2-Peer networks. Some sites disguise malware as legitimate software to trick you into installing them and Peer-2-Peer networks are crawling with it. If you want to download a piece of software a from a site, and are not sure if they are legitimate, you can use McAfee Siteadvisor to look up info on the site. DO NOT INSTALL any software without first reading the End User License Agreement, otherwise known as the EULA. A tactic that some developers use is to offer their software for free, but have spyware and other programs you do not want bundled with it. This is where they make their money. By reading the agreement there is a good chance you can spot this and not install the software. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates. Make Internet Explorer 7 more secure From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options. Click once on the Security tab Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted. Click once on the Custom Level button. Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button. If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  4. schrauber

    Pc Lost Internet Connection

    Hi, Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update: Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop. Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 24...allows end-users to run Java applications". Click the "Download" button to the right. Select your Platform: "Windows". Select your Language: "Multi-language". Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement". Click Continue and the page will refresh. Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation and save the file to your desktop. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java. Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name. Click the Remove or Change/Remove button. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u24-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version. Run OTL Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following :OTL IE - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyServer" = http=127.0.0.1:51495 :Commands [emptytemp] Then click the Run Fix button at the top Let the program run unhindered, when done it will say "Fix Complete press ok to open the log" Please post that log in your next reply. Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTL\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post. ================================Follow up scan=================================Double click on OTL to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted. When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output. Under the Standard Registry box change it to All. Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long. When the scan completes, it will open one notepad window. OTL.Txt a This is saved in the same location as OTL. Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of this file and post it with your next reply.
  5. schrauber

    Help Get Rid Of Baidu

    Did you delete the things found by MBAM?
  6. schrauber

    Pc Lost Internet Connection

    Hi, How is it running now? Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE Mirror Save it to your desktop. Double click on the icon on your desktop. Under the Custom Scan box paste this innetsvcs %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe %systemroot%\*. /mp /s CREATERESTOREPOINT %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav %systemdrive%\*.sys /90 /md5 Push the Quick Scan button. Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here: OTL.txt <-- Will be opened Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized
  7. schrauber

    Help Get Rid Of Baidu

    Hi, Please update your version of Malwarebytes and run a quick scan, post back with the content of the logfile. Please run a free online scan with the ESET Online Scanner Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer for this scan Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use Click Start When asked, allow the ActiveX control to install Click Start Make sure that the options Remove found threats and the option Scan unwanted applications is checked Click Scan (This scan can take several hours, so please be patient) Once the scan is completed, you may close the window Use Notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic Please open OTL, set the extra registry tab to use safe list and hit the run scan button, post back with the 2 logfiles.
  8. schrauber

    Help Get Rid Of Baidu

    Hi, Please go here and have a look how you can disable your security software. Download Combofix from any of the links below but rename it to <schrauber> before saving it to your desktop. Link 1 Link 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Double click on the renamed Combofix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. **Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures. Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message: Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware. When finished, it will produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use. ComboFix SHOULD NOT be used unless requested by a forum helper If you need help, see this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
  9. schrauber

    Pc Lost Internet Connection

    Hi, Sorry for the delay, was not able to access this forum til now. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here. Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient. When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note) The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply. Extra Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediatly. Please run a free online scan with the ESET Online Scanner Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer for this scan Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use Click Start When asked, allow the ActiveX control to install Click Start Make sure that the options Remove found threats and the option Scan unwanted applications is checked Click Scan (This scan can take several hours, so please be patient) Once the scan is completed, you may close the window Use Notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic
  10. schrauber

    Help Get Rid Of Baidu

    Hello, EternitySky Welcome to the PcPitstop Forums. My name is Thomas (Tom is fine), and I will be helping you fixing your problems. Please take note of some guidelines for this fix: Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken. Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post. Please set your system to show all files.Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders. Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. Click Yes to confirm. Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE Mirror Save it to your desktop. Double click on the icon on your desktop. Under the Custom Scan box paste this innetsvcs %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe %systemroot%\*. /mp /s CREATERESTOREPOINT Push the Quick Scan button. Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here: OTL.txt <-- Will be opened Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized Please download Rootkit Unhooker from one of the following links and save it to your desktop. Link 1 (.exe file) Link 2 (zipped file) Link 3 (.rar file) In order to use this tool if you downloaded from either of the second two links, you will need to extract the RKUnhookerLE.exe file using a program capable of extracing ZIP and RAR compressed files. If you don't have an extraction program, you can downlaod, install and use the free 7-zip utility. Double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to start the program. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator. Click the Report tab, then click Scan. Check Drivers, Stealth, and uncheck the rest. Click OK. Wait until it's finished and then go to File > Save Report. Save the report to your Desktop. Copy and paste the contents of the report into your next reply. -- Note: You may get this warning...just ignore it, click OK and continue: "Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself! It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?".
  11. schrauber

    Pc Lost Internet Connection

    Then we need to adress the baddies Please take note of some guidelines for this fix: Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken. Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post. Please set your system to show all files.Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders. Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. Click Yes to confirm. Please go here and have a look how you can disable your security software. Download Combofix from any of the links below but rename it to <schrauber> before saving it to your desktop. Link 1 Link 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Double click on the renamed Combofix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. **Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures. Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message: Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware. When finished, it will produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use. ComboFix SHOULD NOT be used unless requested by a forum helper If you need help, see this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
  12. schrauber

    Pc Lost Internet Connection

    Hi, Did you set this proxy? R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:51495
  13. schrauber

    Possible Virus

    You're welcome Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. If your the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact me via pm with the address of the thread. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
  14. schrauber

    Possible Virus

    Hi, Delete ComboFix and Clean Up Click Start > Run > type combofix /Uninstall > OK (Note the space between combofix and /Uninstall) Please advise if this step is missed for any reason as it performs some important actions. Please run OTL one more time and hit Cleanup. This will remove OTL and all helper tools. Your machine appears to be clean, please take the time to read below on how to secure the machine and take the necessary steps to keep it Clean Hiding Hidden Files Please set your system to hide all hidden files. Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, uncheck Show hidden files and folders. Check: Hide file extensions for known file types Check the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. Click Yes to confirm. Purging System Restore Points Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is: Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore". Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr Click "OK". Click the "More Options" Tab. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one. One of the most common questions found when cleaning Spyware or other Malware is "how did my machine get infected?". There are a variety of reasons, but the most common ones are that you are going to sites that you are not practicing Safe Internet, you are not running the proper security software, and that your computer's security settings are set too low. Below I have outlined a series of categories that outline how you can increase the security of your computer so that you will not be infected again in the future. Practice Safe Internet One of the main reasons people get infected in the first place is that they are not practicing Safe Internet. You practice Safe Internet when you educate yourself on how to properly use the Internet through the use of security tools and good practice. Knowing how you can get infected and what types of files and sites to avoid will be the most crucial step in keeping your computer malware free. The reality is that the majority of people who are infected with malware are ones who click on things they shouldn't be clicking on. Whether these things are files or sites it doesn't really matter. If something is out to get you, and you click on it, it most likely will. Below are a list of simple precautions to take to keep your computer clean and running securely: If you receive an attachment from someone you do not know, DO NOT OPEN IT! Simple as that. Opening attachments from people you do not know is a very common method for viruses or worms to infect your computer. If you receive an attachment and it ends with a .exe, .com, .bat, or .pif do not open the attachment unless you know for a fact that it is clean. For the casual computer user, you will almost never receive a valid attachment of this type. If you receive an attachment from someone you know, and it looks suspicious, then it probably is. The email could be from someone you know infected with a malware that is trying to infect everyone in their address book. If you are browsing the Internet and a popup appears saying that you are infected, ignore it!. These are, as far as I am concerned, scams that are being used to scare you into purchasing a piece of software. There are also programs that disguise themselves as Anti-Spyware or security products but are instead scams. For a list of these types of programs we recommend you visit this link: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites Another tactic to fool you on the web is when a site displays a popup that looks like a normal Windows message or alert. When you click on them, though, they instead bring you to another site that is trying to push a product on you. We suggest that you close these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button. Alternatively, you can check to see if it's a real alert by right-clicking on the window. If there is a menu that comes up saying Add to Favorites... you know it's a fake. Do not go to adult sites. I know this may bother some of you, but the fact is that a large amount of malware is pushed through these types of sites. I am not saying all adult sites do this, but a lot do. When using an Instant Messaging program be cautious about clicking on links people send to you. It is not uncommon for infections to send a message to everyone in the infected person's contact list that contains a link to an infection. Instead when you receive a message that contains a link, message back to the person asking if it is legit before you click on it. Stay away from Warez and Crack sites! In addition to the obvious copyright issues, the downloads from these sites are typically overrun with infections. Be careful of what you download off of web sites and Peer-2-Peer networks. Some sites disguise malware as legitimate software to trick you into installing them and Peer-2-Peer networks are crawling with it. If you want to download a piece of software a from a site, and are not sure if they are legitimate, you can use McAfee Siteadvisor to look up info on the site. DO NOT INSTALL any software without first reading the End User License Agreement, otherwise known as the EULA. A tactic that some developers use is to offer their software for free, but have spyware and other programs you do not want bundled with it. This is where they make their money. By reading the agreement there is a good chance you can spot this and not install the software. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates. Make Internet Explorer 7 more secure From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options. Click once on the Security tab Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted. Click once on the Custom Level button. Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button. If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  15. schrauber

    Possible Virus

    Sorry for the delay, still lying down with a flue. We should run one onlinescan, then I will have a look at fresh Logfiles so we can cleanup our work. Please run a free online scan with the ESET Online Scanner Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer for this scan Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use Click Start When asked, allow the ActiveX control to install Click Start Make sure that the options Remove found threats and the option Scan unwanted applications is checked Click Scan (This scan can take several hours, so please be patient) Once the scan is completed, you may close the window Use Notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic please open OTL, set the extra registry tab to use safe list and hit the run scan button, post back with the 2 logfiles.
  16. schrauber

    Possible Virus

    We are not finished 1. Close any open browsers. 2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. 3. Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it: Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt which I will require in your next reply.
  17. schrauber

    Possible Virus

    Hi, Run all tools from your user account please. Please go here and have a look how you can disable your security software. Download Combofix from any of the links below but rename it to <schrauber> before saving it to your desktop. Link 1 Link 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Double click on the renamed Combofix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. **Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures. Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message: Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware. When finished, it will produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use. ComboFix SHOULD NOT be used unless requested by a forum helper If you need help, see this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
  18. schrauber

    Possible Virus

    Hello, tacticaltal Welcome to the PcPitstop Forums. My name is Thomas (Tom is fine), and I will be helping you fixing your problems. Please take note of some guidelines for this fix: Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken. Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post. Please set your system to show all files.Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders. Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. Click Yes to confirm. Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE Mirror Save it to your desktop. Double click on the icon on your desktop. Under the Custom Scan box paste this innetsvcs %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe %systemroot%\*. /mp /s CREATERESTOREPOINT Push the Quick Scan button. Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here: OTL.txt <-- Will be opened Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized Please download Rootkit Unhooker from one of the following links and save it to your desktop. Link 1 (.exe file) Link 2 (zipped file) Link 3 (.rar file) In order to use this tool if you downloaded from either of the second two links, you will need to extract the RKUnhookerLE.exe file using a program capable of extracing ZIP and RAR compressed files. If you don't have an extraction program, you can downlaod, install and use the free 7-zip utility. Double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to start the program. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator. Click the Report tab, then click Scan. Check Drivers, Stealth, and uncheck the rest. Click OK. Wait until it's finished and then go to File > Save Report. Save the report to your Desktop. Copy and paste the contents of the report into your next reply. -- Note: You may get this warning...just ignore it, click OK and continue: "Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself! It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?".
  19. schrauber

    Please Take A Look At My Logs

    You're welcome Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. If your the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact me via pm with the address of the thread. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
  20. schrauber

    Please Take A Look At My Logs

    Then we are ready to cleanup Delete ComboFix and Clean Up Click Start > Run > type combofix /Uninstall > OK (Note the space between combofix and /Uninstall) Please advise if this step is missed for any reason as it performs some important actions. Please run OTL one more time and hit Cleanup. This will remove OTL and all helper tools. Your machine appears to be clean, please take the time to read below on how to secure the machine and take the necessary steps to keep it Clean Hiding Hidden Files Please set your system to hide all hidden files. Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, uncheck Show hidden files and folders. Check: Hide file extensions for known file types Check the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. Click Yes to confirm. Purging System Restore Points Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is: Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore". Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr Click "OK". Click the "More Options" Tab. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one. One of the most common questions found when cleaning Spyware or other Malware is "how did my machine get infected?". There are a variety of reasons, but the most common ones are that you are going to sites that you are not practicing Safe Internet, you are not running the proper security software, and that your computer's security settings are set too low. Below I have outlined a series of categories that outline how you can increase the security of your computer so that you will not be infected again in the future. Practice Safe Internet One of the main reasons people get infected in the first place is that they are not practicing Safe Internet. You practice Safe Internet when you educate yourself on how to properly use the Internet through the use of security tools and good practice. Knowing how you can get infected and what types of files and sites to avoid will be the most crucial step in keeping your computer malware free. The reality is that the majority of people who are infected with malware are ones who click on things they shouldn't be clicking on. Whether these things are files or sites it doesn't really matter. If something is out to get you, and you click on it, it most likely will. Below are a list of simple precautions to take to keep your computer clean and running securely: If you receive an attachment from someone you do not know, DO NOT OPEN IT! Simple as that. Opening attachments from people you do not know is a very common method for viruses or worms to infect your computer. If you receive an attachment and it ends with a .exe, .com, .bat, or .pif do not open the attachment unless you know for a fact that it is clean. For the casual computer user, you will almost never receive a valid attachment of this type. If you receive an attachment from someone you know, and it looks suspicious, then it probably is. The email could be from someone you know infected with a malware that is trying to infect everyone in their address book. If you are browsing the Internet and a popup appears saying that you are infected, ignore it!. These are, as far as I am concerned, scams that are being used to scare you into purchasing a piece of software. There are also programs that disguise themselves as Anti-Spyware or security products but are instead scams. For a list of these types of programs we recommend you visit this link: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites Another tactic to fool you on the web is when a site displays a popup that looks like a normal Windows message or alert. When you click on them, though, they instead bring you to another site that is trying to push a product on you. We suggest that you close these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button. Alternatively, you can check to see if it's a real alert by right-clicking on the window. If there is a menu that comes up saying Add to Favorites... you know it's a fake. Do not go to adult sites. I know this may bother some of you, but the fact is that a large amount of malware is pushed through these types of sites. I am not saying all adult sites do this, but a lot do. When using an Instant Messaging program be cautious about clicking on links people send to you. It is not uncommon for infections to send a message to everyone in the infected person's contact list that contains a link to an infection. Instead when you receive a message that contains a link, message back to the person asking if it is legit before you click on it. Stay away from Warez and Crack sites! In addition to the obvious copyright issues, the downloads from these sites are typically overrun with infections. Be careful of what you download off of web sites and Peer-2-Peer networks. Some sites disguise malware as legitimate software to trick you into installing them and Peer-2-Peer networks are crawling with it. If you want to download a piece of software a from a site, and are not sure if they are legitimate, you can use McAfee Siteadvisor to look up info on the site. DO NOT INSTALL any software without first reading the End User License Agreement, otherwise known as the EULA. A tactic that some developers use is to offer their software for free, but have spyware and other programs you do not want bundled with it. This is where they make their money. By reading the agreement there is a good chance you can spot this and not install the software. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates. Make Internet Explorer 7 more secure From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options. Click once on the Security tab Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted. Click once on the Custom Level button. Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button. If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  21. schrauber

    Please Take A Look At My Logs

    Logs looking good. Did the time change at bootup or when you are already in XP? Did you check the time/date in BIOS?
  22. schrauber

    Please Take A Look At My Logs

    Hi, Run OTL Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following :OTL IE - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyEnable" = 1 IE - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyOverride" = *.local;<local> IE - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyServer" = http=localhost:7171 O2 - BHO: (no name) - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - No CLSID value found. O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3785D0AD-BFFF-47F6-BF5B-A587C162FED9} - No CLSID value found. O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - No CLSID value found. O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - No CLSID value found. O2 - BHO: (no name) - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - No CLSID value found. O2 - BHO: (no name) - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - No CLSID value found. O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (no name) - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No CLSID value found. O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (no name) - {759D9886-0C6F-4498-BAB6-4A5F47C6C72F} - No CLSID value found. O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No CLSID value found. O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {759D9886-0C6F-4498-BAB6-4A5F47C6C72F} - No CLSID value found. O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} http://appldnld.appl...ex/qtplugin.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} http://download.macr...director/sw.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} http://download.micr...heckControl.cab (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) O16 - DPF: {233C1507-6A77-46A4-9443-F871F945D258} http://download.macr...director/sw.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {6A344D34-5231-452A-8A57-D064AC9B7862} https://webdl.symant...ex/symdlmgr.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {7530BFB8-7293-4D34-9923-61A11451AFC5} http://download.eset...lineScanner.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} http://java.sun.com/...indows-i586.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/...indows-i586.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0023-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/...indows-i586.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} http://java.sun.com/...indows-i586.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} http://fpdownload2.m...ash/swflash.cab (Shockwave Flash Object) O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} http://platformdl.ad...Plus/1.6/gp.cab (Reg Error: Key error.) :Commands [emptytemp] Then click the Run Fix button at the top Let the program run unhindered, when done it will say "Fix Complete press ok to open the log" Please post that log in your next reply. Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTL\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post. ================================Follow up scan=================================Double click on OTL to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted. When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output. Under the Standard Registry box change it to All. Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long. When the scan completes, it will open one notepad window. OTL.Txt a This is saved in the same location as OTL. Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of this file and post it with your next reply.
  23. schrauber

    Please Take A Look At My Logs

    Any problems left with the system? Did you set this proxy? IE - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyEnable" = 1 IE - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyOverride" = *.local;<local> IE - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: "ProxyServer" = http=localhost:7171
  24. schrauber

    Please Take A Look At My Logs

    Good choice
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