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i had a bout a while back with some adware that i successfully removed (thanks malwarebytes!) however i think the damage was already done... i noticed some unusual glitches with my system like various programs not booting up at startup and odd visual/audio freezes/gaps in random sets of 3... anyway i had to move and figured i'd try to resolve it later, and i figured i'd just run a windows repair and see if that didn't help resolve the issue... it didn't and also added more problems lol... anyway um.. i was directed to here after reading a similar post and i was told to post my dds and attach logs here. i hope i'm doing this right. so bare with me :-S


any help would be appreciated as i'm on limited funds atm due to moving and i'd hate to have to haul the rig in to get fixed.


*i included a screen cap of the mbam run-time error i was getting.




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okay i removed the p2p stuff, i ran rkill, didn't find any registry issues... i'm running xp and you said "NOTE: Do not choose to allow ERUNT to add an Entry to the Startup folder. Click NO." there doesn't seem to be a 'no' option it just says to click on 'browse' to select a different folder, so how should i proceed? i apologize for for being a noob, i just don't want to screw anything up.

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ah okay got it... and here's the rk report:


RogueKiller V8.6.12 [sep 18 2013] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback : http://www.adlice.com/forum/
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://tigzyrk.blogspot.com/

Operating System : Windows XP (5.1.2600 Service Pack 2) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Owner [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 09/20/2013 01:52:26
| ARK || FAK || MBR |

¤¤¤ Bad processes : 0 ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 1 ¤¤¤
[HJ DESK][PUM] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND

¤¤¤ Scheduled tasks : 0 ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ Startup Entries : 0 ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ Web browsers : 0 ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ Particular Files / Folders: ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ Driver : [LOADED] ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ External Hives: ¤¤¤
-> F:\windows\system32\config\SYSTEM | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - FOUND]
-> F:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - FOUND]
-> F:\windows\system32\config\SECURITY | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - FOUND]
-> F:\windows\system32\config\SAM | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - FOUND]
-> F:\windows\system32\config\DEFAULT | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - FOUND]
-> F:\Documents and Settings\daVId\NTUSER.DAT | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - NOT_FOUND]
-> F:\Documents and Settings\Default User\NTUSER.DAT | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - FOUND]
-> F:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\NTUSER.DAT | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - FOUND]
-> F:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\NTUSER.DAT | DRVINFO [Drv - F:] | SYSTEMINFO [sys - C:] [sys32 - FOUND] | USERINFO [startup - FOUND]

¤¤¤ Infection :  ¤¤¤

¤¤¤ HOSTS File: ¤¤¤
--> %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts       localhost

¤¤¤ MBR Check: ¤¤¤

+++++ PhysicalDrive0: (\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 @ IDE) (Standard disk drives) - ST3250410AS +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 37b2c761bd3f0b134b1d2255a4bb12b7
[bSP] 83a16912908218a518424dbbaffe00da : Windows XP MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 63 | Size: 43841 Mo
1 - [XXXXXX] EXTEN-LBA (0x0f) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 89787285 | Size: 194623 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!

+++++ PhysicalDrive1: (\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 @ IDE) (Standard disk drives) - ST31000528AS +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 1ac62fb933c272be92ce092c5ef501c4
[bSP] d0d11957da86ed33fe7484f6c60045fe : Windows XP MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 63 | Size: 99998 Mo
1 - [XXXXXX] EXTEN-LBA (0x0f) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 204796620 | Size: 853868 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
User = LL2 ... OK!

Finished : << RKreport[0]_S_09202013_015226.txt >>


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Please go ahead and run through the following steps and post back the logs when ready.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from here

  • Unzip the contents to a folder in a convenient location.
  • Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
  • Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
  • Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
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Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
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okay here's the JRT log though it changed my firefox persona to something more dainty and got rid of my FB addon :P:



Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu

Version: 6.0.1 (09.15.2013:1)

OS: Microsoft Windows XP x86

Ran by Owner on Fri 09/20/2013 at  3:09:51.87




~~~ Services



~~~ Registry Values


Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page

Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page

Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page

Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page

Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page

Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-1085031214-1177238915-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page

Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}\\DisplayName

Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}\\URL


~~~ Registry Keys

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3C471948-F874-49F5-B338-4F214A2EE0B1}

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\bi

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\conduit

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\smartbar

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\startsearch

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\yahoopartnertoolbar

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\conduit

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Toolbar.CT3072253

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{135B496C-F41D-41DB-887A-524F829C3EF2}

Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}



~~~ Files



~~~ Folders


Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\conduit"

Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\cre"

Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\Program Files\conduit"

Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\application data\ask"


~~~ FireFox

Successfully deleted: [File] C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\2bjdhawd.default\searchplugins\askcom.xml

Successfully deleted the following from C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\2bjdhawd.default\prefs.js



Emptied folder: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\2bjdhawd.default\minidumps [5 files]





Scan was completed on Fri 09/20/2013 at  3:14:09.03

End of JRT log


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here's the AdwCleaner report:


# AdwCleaner v3.004 - Report created 20/09/2013 at 03:29:48

# Updated 15/09/2013 by Xplode

# Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (32 bits)

# Username : Owner - OWNER-FE67592C8

# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe

# Option : Clean

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Files / Folders ] *****


Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Bundled software uninstaller

Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2bjdhawd.default\jetpack

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****


Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}

Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\eRightSoft\OpenCandy

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A92DAB39-4E2C-4304-9AB6-BC44E68B55E2}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\bi_uninstaller

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\{79A765E1-C399-405B-85AF-466F52E918B0}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\bi_uninstaller

***** [ Browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v6.0.2900.2180


-\\ Mozilla Firefox v24.0 (en-US)


[ File : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2bjdhawd.default\prefs.js ]


-\\ Google Chrome v

[ File : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]




AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1987 octets] - [20/09/2013 03:23:50]

AdwCleaner[s0].txt - [1932 octets] - [20/09/2013 03:29:48]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s0].txt - [1992 octets] ##########

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No, please do not download, or install any software unless requested until we're done here.


Please visit each of the following sites and lets reset all of your browsers back to defaults to prevent unexpected issues.
If you are not using one of the browsers but it is installed then you may want to consider uninstalling it as older versions of some software can pose an increase in the potential for an infection to get in.

Internet Explorer
How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Restore Firefox Default Settings Without Uninstalling It

Chrome - Reset browser settings

How to Perform a (really) clean Reinstall of Opera


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maybe i should just restart it? also i noticed that when i opened IE to restore defaults, Google was now the start page instead of msm.com or whichever... and i didn't get an error message like before... perhaps one of the previous scans/fixes fixed -that- issue.

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okay while i was waiting i opened IE again and it sent me to the microsoft page telling me to upgrade to IE 8... which i suppose is a marked improvement, i'll wait for a response before i proceed though, just looking about.

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No problem.   You don't need to install IE8 at this time.   The Firefox reset is actually in a new location off of the Help menu and is now named Troubleshoot information and there it has a reset firefox entry.


Please try to download and run the ESET scanner now from one of the browsers.

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Topic has been reopened, any further evidence of piracy will result in the topic being closed and no further assistance being offered.


Please visit this webpage and read the ComboFix User's Guide:

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  • Please attach that log file to your next reply.
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