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I got hammered with the 'Anti spyware 2009' bug. Been trying to get rid of it and downloaded 'MWB' tried to install it, not working. Neither will any other Ad ware remover. IE7 will not even go to spyware remover webpages anymore. Downloaded and burned Avira AntiSpy rescue cd. booted from it, ran scan, no problems found........Tried running 'malwarebytes' again, no succes. running out of options.

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You will want to print out or copy these instructions to Notepad for Safe Mode/offline reference!

These steps are for member
beyerclan only

. If you are a lurker, do NOT try this on your system!

If you are not
beyerclan
and have a similar problem, do NOT post here; start your own topic

Do not run or start any other programs while these utilities and tools are in use!

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Do NOT run any other tools on your own or do any fixes other than what is listed here.

If you have questions, please ask before you do something on your own.

But it is important that you get going on these following steps.

STEP01

Reconfigure Windows XP to show hidden files:

To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:

* Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.

* Double-click on the My Computer icon.

* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.

* After the new window appears select the View tab.

* Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.

* Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.

* Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.

* Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.

* Press the Apply button and then the OK button and exit My Computer.

* Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.

STEP02

    Download and install
    CCleaner
  • CCleaner

  • Double-click on the downloaded file "ccsetup215.exe" and install the application.

  • Keep the default installation folder "C:\Program Files\CCleaner"

  • Uncheck "Add CCleaner Yahoo! Toolbar and use CCleaner from your browser"

  • Click finish when done and close
    ALL PROGRAMS

  • Start the
    CCleaner
    program.

  • Click on
    Registry
    and
    Uncheck
    Registry Integrity so that it does not run

  • Click on
    Options
    -
    Advanced
    and
    Uncheck
    "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours"

  • Click back to
    Cleaner
    and under SYSTEM uncheck the Memory Dumps and Windows Log Files

  • Click on
    Run Cleaner
    button on the bottom right side of the program.

  • Click OK to any prompts

STEP03

Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware

applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.

This should apply to AVG8:

To
disable the Resident Shield
, please:

open AVG User Interface

double-click on the Resident Shield

un-tick the option Resident Shield active

save the changes.

STEP04

Please download and run the following file to repair file and registry permissions

STEP05

  • Download
    FixPolicies.exe
    by Bill Castner and save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on FixPolicies.exe to run it.

  • Click on Install. It will create a folder named FixPolicies on your desktop.

  • Open the FixPolicies folder.

  • Double click on
    Fix_policies.cmd
    to run it. Command Prompt will open and close quickly this is normal.

  • Reboot your computer after it runs

  • This fix may prove temporary. Active malware may revert these changes at your next startup. You can safely run the utility again.

  • Note: some malware will block the running of this tool. So if you cannot run Fixpolicies, then, RENAME the EXE file to something like Mytool.exe and then run it.

STEP06

Download this INF repair file by MS-MVP Miekiemoes:
http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/miekiemoes/tools/VArestorepolicies.zip

Unzip the download. Open the folder
VArestorepolicies
and
Right-click
the file inside,
VArestorepolicies.INF
and choose
Install

STEP07

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If you have a prior copy of Combofix, delete it now !

Download ComboFix from one of these locations, saving to DESKTOP:

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

If your I.E. browser shows a warning message at the top, do a Right-Click on the bar and select Download, saving it to the Desktop.

  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware
    applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
  • Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.

  • If and only if you are prompted to download a new version of Combofix, reply NO .

  • 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.

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Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

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Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

Please watch Combofix as it runs, as you may see messages which require your response, or the pressing of OK button.

IF

you should see a message like this:

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then, be sure to write down fully and also copy that into your next reply here and then await for my response.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the
C:\ComboFix.txt
in your next reply.

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A caution -
Do not run Combofix more than once.

Do not touch your mouse/keyboard until the scan has completed, as this may cause the process to stall or your computer to lock.

The scan will temporarily disable your desktop, and if interrupted may leave your desktop disabled.

If this occurs, please reboot to restore the desktop.

Even when ComboFix appears to be doing nothing, look at your Drive light.

If it is flashing, Combofix is still at work.

STEP08

IF

and only
IF
the Combofix has worked without exceptions, only then, do the following. IF it has exceptions, then please provide all details and put that in a reply pronto, and STOP, and await my reply.

Only if Combofix has a good finish:

I'm going to have you get and run a special tool. It will hopefully take out most remains of this beast. Keep in mind that not all files I list here will be found on your system; so do not be alarmed. This is a general-type list of typical infectors.

Download
The Avenger
by Swandog46 from
here
.
  • Unzip/extract it to a folder on your desktop.
  • Double click on
    avenger.exe
    to run
    The Avenger
    .

  • Click
    OK
    .

  • Make sure that the box next to
    Scan for rootkits
    has a tick in it and that the box next to
    Automatically disable any rootkits found
    does
    not
    have a tick in it.

  • Copy
    all
    of the text in the below textbox to the clibpboard by highlighting it and then pressing
    Ctrl+C
    .

    Files to delete:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TDSSixgp.dll

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TDSSproc.log

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TDSSwkod.log

    C:\Documents and Settings\Chelsea\Local Settings\Temp\TDSSe8db.tmp

    c:\windows\system32\drivers\msqpdxserv.sys

    C:\resycled

    D:\resycled

    e:\resycled

    f:\resycled

    g:\resycled

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSweat.dat

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\TDSSmqlt.sys

    C:\windows\system32\drivers\tdssserv.sys

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\TDSSmact.sys

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSfpmp.dll

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSwpyd.dat

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSStkdv.log

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSotxb.dll

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSScrrn.dll

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSbvqh.dll

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSjnmx.dll

    c:\windows\system32\TDSShrxr.dll

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSkkbi.log

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSlrvd.dat

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSlxwp.dll

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSnmxh.log

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSoiqt.dll

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSrhyp.log

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSrtqp.dll

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSsihc.dll

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSxfum.dll

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSmtve.dat

    c:\windows\system32\TDSSnirj.dat


    Drivers to delete:

    tdss

    tdssserv

    TDSSserv.SYS

    Service_TDSSSERV.SYS

    Legacy_TDSSSERV.SYS

    msqpdxserv.sys

    msqpdxserv


    Registry keys to delete:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\TDSSserv.sys

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\network\TDSSserv.sys

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\tdssserv

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tdssserv

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\tdssdata

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\tdss

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\tdssserv.sys

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SafeBoot\Network\tdssserv.sys

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\tdssserv

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_TDSSSERV

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_TDSSSERV


  • In the avenger window, click the
    Paste Script from Clipboard
    icon,
    pastets4.png
    button.

  • :!:
    Make sure that what appears in Avenger
    matches exactly
    what you were asked to Copy/Paste from the Code box above.

  • Click the
    Execute
    button.

  • You will be asked
    Are you sure you want to execute the current script?
    .

  • Click
    Yes
    .

  • You will now be asked
    First step completed --- The Avenger has been successfully set up to run on next boot. Reboot now?
    .

  • Click
    Yes
    .

  • Your PC will now be rebooted.

  • Note:
    If the above script contains Drivers to delete: or Drivers to disable:, then
    The Avenger
    will require two reboots to complete its operation.

  • If that is the case, it will force a BSOD on the first reboot. This is normal & expected behaviour.

  • After your PC has completed the necessary reboots, a log should automatically open. Please copy/paste the contents of
    c:\avenger.txt
    into your next reply.

Not all the items will be found; so do not worry. Hopefully enough of the rootkit will be removed so that we can continue forward with more cleaning.

If you get a blue screen abort when it reboots, please write down all the information, STOP codes and description.

and then reboot the system again.

STEP09

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from one of these 3 locations

1
http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/sUBs/dds

2
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr

3
http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/dds

Disable any script blocker if your antivirus/antimalware has it.

Then double click
dds.scr
to run the tool.

When done, DDS.txt will open.

Click Yes at the next prompt for Optional Scan.
  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt

    [*]
    Save both reports to your desktop.

Please include the following logs in your next reply:

DDS.txt

Attach.txt

Please then reply with a copy of
C:\Combofix.txt
,
C:\Avenger.txt
, and a new
HijackThis

RE-Enable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware

applications.
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Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

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