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Does anyone know what "Zip Extractor Packages" is, if it's a virus/malware/a benign or dangerous PUP, and an effects it has?


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There was a file that I downloaded onto my PC that ended up on my list of Programs - it's called "Zip Extractor Packages," and clicking on it also installed some known malware programs.

I'm not sure if it's a virus, malware, a benign or dangerous PUP or something else, but since there are only a few dozen Google hits on this, I'm wondering if it's brand new, what its effects are, and how to fully remove any remnants of it.

Unfortunately I don't have a copy or screen shot to attach, since my PC went to Geek Squad and they said all malware/viruses were removed. But since it may be a brand new malware or a dangerous PUP, I'm hoping someone can investigate what it is.

 

(I posted a request for help on the "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Help" forum here - they didn't know what it was, and said I should post in Newest Malware Threats, which I did. Since the moderator who replied there said he couldnt find it at the link I gave below, he suggested I post here and let him know what I hear. My Geek Squad guy suggested I post in Tom's Hardware, but I got no reply there)

I believe I downloaded it based on a link from the moderator of MalwareTips.com that said it was a link for RogueKiller. Unless the link was changed from a few days ago, I believe the link was listed as this:

RogueKiller Download Link: http://tigzy.geekstogo.com/roguekiller.php

(FYI. Someone at the Malwarebytes forum said they tried this link & Zip Extractor Packages wasn't there - since I no longer had the program or any screenshots, they said they weren't able to investigate it)

Here's what happened: I downloaded two mp3/WMA splitters that came in a zip pack (I think it was from cnet, and it was "MP3 WMA Cutter" & another, but my PC is in the shop so I'm not sure of the 2nd one). Two days later I noticed that I couldn't update my AVG free, then I closed my Firefox browsers (which had all been open for a couple days) and when I reopened, the homepage was "searchnu.com"

I went to MalwareTips.com and followed the removal instructions (I also had "searchqu.com" & "IB Updater" and maybe another) - it removed most from my Uninstall a Program list, but "Windows SearchQu Toolbar" remained. When I tried to uninstall, it said it may have been removed... and then a NEW program appeared on the list - Sweetpacks.

I went back to another help page on the site and tried to remove both with all the steps - both stayed - so I went to the link in the site author's comments to download RogueKiller (DO NOT go to this link unless you have a way to safely download and examine it - it's listed there as " "RogueKiller Download Link : http://tigzy.geekstogo.com/roguekiller.php")

Instead of just the program, it asked me if I wanted to install "Zip Extractor Packages" and I stupidly did. When I clicked on it, it installed that malware & other programs: Sweetpacks, Bitguard, gol search, another gol program, and OpenIt!. I downloaded Revo uninstaller & tried uninstalling, but Sweetpacks wouldn't uninstall, and I was too scared to use the official & odd-looking "uninstaller" screen that popped up when I tried to uninstall Zip Extractor Packages, especially with so few Google hits about it out there.

Though Geek Squad says they found my hardware was clean, and say they cleaned everything, my concern is that this "Zip Extractor Packages" is so new that there may still be something on the pc, even if they tell me it's ok, since this thing may still be unknown or unanalyzed.

Anyone know about this malware/PUP, or can anyone report it to whoever these things get reported to so it can be fixed?

 

A friend in IT said antivirus/malware co's usually have 30 days after IDing a new item to come up with a solution, and with only a few dozen Google page hits on this thing the last time I checked, I'm afraid I may be Ground Zero with a new virus or malware or dangerous PUP.

And a few related things it may have affected:

--My Geek Squad rep said the AVI, MP3 and Word cocs I dragged to my zip drive after all this happened wouldn't carry the malware or corruption (only if an .exe & another file type I can't remember were dragged over), but a friend who works in IT said it could be dragged over. Anyone know?

--my Yahoo email was reset, and the format where you can see multiple tabs of different email on one screen is no longer available, either on the Basic or new updated version. This may just be because I reset Firefox and IE along the way, but I'm wondering if malware can do this? (Changes are still there when I access email from another PC & other browsers)

Thanks,
Jeff

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Don't know what the program is.  All we can do is scan and search your system for anything that might be malware.

 

RogueKiller is not a bogus, scam, or malware program.

 

If you've not already done so please start here and post back the 2 log files DDS.txt and Attach.txt

P2P/Piracy Warning:
 

 
If you're using
Peer 2 Peer
software such as
uTorrent, BitTorrent
or similar you must either fully uninstall them or completely disable them from running while being assisted here.

Failure to remove or disable such software will result in your topic being closed and no further assistance being provided.

If you have
illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens etc
. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now and read the policy on
Piracy
.




Before we proceed further, please read all of the following instructions carefully.
If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
If needed please print out these instructions.
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    [*]Removing malware can be unpredictable...It is unlikely but things can go very wrong! Please make sure you Backup all files that cannot be replaced if something were to happen. You can copy them to a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive [*]Please don't run any other scans, download, install or uninstall any programs unless requested by me while I'm working with you. [*]The removal of malware is not instantaneous, please be patient. Often we are also on a different Time Zone. [*]Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. [*]If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of the issue. [*]You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit [*]Please disable your antivirus while running any requested scanners so that they do not interfere with the scanners. [*]When we are done, I'll give you instructions on how to cleanup all the tools and logs [*]Please stick with me until I give you the "all clear" and Please don't waste my time by leaving before that. [*]Your topic will be closed if you haven't replied within 3 days [*](If I have not responded within 24 hours, please send me a Private Message as a reminder)




STEP 0
RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes
so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections.
When RKill runs it will kill malware processes and then removes incorrect executable associations and fixes policies
that stop us from using certain tools. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were
terminated while the program was running.

As RKill only terminates a program's running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot
your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again.
Instead, after running RKill you should immediately scan your computer using the requested scans I've included.

Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the links below and save it to your desktop.


Link 2

  • On Windows XP double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • On Windows Vista/Windows 7 or 8, right-click on the Rkill desktop icon and select Run As Administrator
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
  • Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.



STEP 01
Backup the Registry:
Modifying the Registry can create unforeseen problems, so it always wise to create a backup before doing so.

  • Please download ERUNT from one of the following links: Link1 | Link2 | Link3
  • ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.
  • Double click on erunt-setup.exe to Install ERUNT by following the prompts.
  • NOTE: Do not choose to allow ERUNT to add an Entry to the Startup folder. Click NO.
  • Start ERUNT either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup process.
  • Choose a location for the backup.
    • Note: the default location is C:\Windows\ERDNT which is acceptable.

    [*]Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are selected. [*]Click on OK [*]Then click on YES to create the folder. [*]Note: if it is necessary to restore the registry, open the backup folder and start ERDNT.exe


STEP 02
Please download RogueKiller and save it to your desktop.

You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • RogueKiller 32-bit | RogueKiller 64-bit
  • Quit all running programs.
  • For Windows XP, double-click to start.
  • For Vista,Windows 7/8, Right-click on the program and select Run as Administrator to start and when prompted allow it to run.
  • Read and accept the EULA (End User Licene Agreement)
  • Click Scan to scan the system.
  • When the scan completes Close the program > Don't Fix anything!
  • Don't run any other options, they're not all bad!!
  • Post back the report which should be located on your desktop.


 

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