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Malwarebytes has successfully blocked access to a potentially malicious website. Type: Outgoing. Am I still infected?


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My swell old IBM T42 (XP Pro) got infected with XP Security 2012 on Tuesday Dec 13 in the evening. It just about immediately hijacked my browser. (IE7) Here are the steps I took.

Booted into safe mode and picked a restore point of that morning. No change. Tried a restore of the previous Thursday, prior to a software update and defrag (Fridays). No change.

I established a second identity and was able to get online from there. Downloaded Malwarebytes right away. Ran a full scan from the new identity. I have that log, if needed. Removed many items. Checked the old identity. Could get online, but my task manager showed only 6 processes! Ran the full scan from that identity. Also have that log. Found nine items. Removed them and my task manager appeared closer to normal. Saw a bunch of Ping, tho.

Still don't really trust the machine. I keep getting the pop-up box "Successfully blocked access to a potentially malicious website". I have copied down numerous IPs from that message. Don't know if that info matters.

Friday, I updated the Malwarebytes and ran it again from the new identity. Found one object. Then I found the instructions for what to do to post here. Did all the dds stuff per instructions. Decided to run Malwarebytes from safe mode with networking as Admin, just to cover all my bases. Found nothing. Still getting the pop-ups, so here I am.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks in advance!



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Would you advise if you have resolved your issues or if you have sought help elsewhere?

If not resolved and you are not already seeking help elsewhere, I'd like for you to rerun a new (fresh) DDS and Copy & Paste the DDS.txt into a new reply.

Anyone other than original-poster who has similar issues, do not reply here. Start your own topic.

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