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I am not sure if anyone else has this problem but here it is.

working on my windows 7 Dell Desktop 64 Bit

It caught the Win 7 Internet security 2012.

I loaded my ERD made from Microsoft Desktop Optimization pack 2012 which allows me to get in the computer system while its not running.

I used a program called Total Commander which allows me to view all files including hiding ones.

I found all the standard files associated with the win 7 virus.

Deleted them and empty the recycle.

Files were located in profiles and also program data folder.

Removed all that Beepingcomputers listed for this virus. Also edit the registry of all remnants.

Booted into regular mode, updated Malwarebytes and did a full scan, it found 2 more.

Next i installed Microsoft security essentials and it found 4 more that malwarebytes did not find. Deleted those and rebooted.

Went on web to google and within 5 minutes, Win 7 Internet security 2012 was back.

I went to bleepingcomputer and downloaded their register fix and ixplorer and all. It stopped it initially. That removed the scanning and stopped the processes.

I than scanned with MWB and it found 2 more. Deleted and rebooted.

Did an update with Microsoft security and did another scan, it found 2 more. Deleted and rebooted.

Did an SFC /scannow to make sure all files were ok. No Problems.

Rebooted and updated and rescanned with MWB. Nothing was found.

Just let the system set and a windows popped up saying webpage out of memory at point 43 or something like that.

About 5 minutes later again Win 7 Internet security 2012 was back. (I had not surfed or even brought up Internet explorer.)

I then rebooted in safe mode with networking and ran Combofix. It found several and deleted those

I have also ran the below:


Kaspersky Virus Removal 2011

Microsoft Rootkit REmoval

Sophos Rootkit Removal

Trend Micro Rootkit Removal

None of these finds anything.

Yey 5 times now after cleaning, that same Win 7 Virus comes back

Can anyone tell me where its hiding?



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Please do not run ComboFix without the aid of a trained helper. It can damage your computer if not careful and should NEVER be used as a standard cleanup tool

Sorry to hear that your computer may be infected.

We cannot review scan logs or work on malware detection/removal in this part of the General MBAM forum.

So, please read the following to get started on the cleaning process:

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  • 2 weeks later...

Can anyone tell me where its hiding?

Where I have found it hiding is in %localappdata%.

That location varies by user, but if you do

cd %localappdata%

in a command window, it will take you to that subdirectory. All of them I've seen were 3-letter filename.exe files. e.g. iot.exe, alg.exe, et al.

I'm wondering why MSSE's real-time protection hasn't been updated to catch it yet.

Even after you've cleaned it up following instructions in the malware removal forum, the Firewall, Defender and Base Filtering Engine services are all still missing from the services.msc snap-in.

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eusa_hand.gifPlease stop self-diagnosing and please get guided expert help, as noted by Buttons above.

The latest variant of your rogue makes changes to your system so that the firewall is out of commission, and some Windows services to be non-functional.

It can be fixed but requires expert help and a battery of diagnosis & fixes to insure all of the rogue is gone & to re-enable Win services properly.

To benglish60, if you were being helped one-on-one at BleepingComputer, go back there & seek further help.

If you were just doing it all on your own, I'd urge you to STOP , get expert help.

N.B. We do not diagnose or provide fixes for specific rogue malwares in the General forum, with the possible exception when we know that MBAM will renove infection in all aspects.

This sub-forum is for questions on MBAM Anti-Malware.

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