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Please download and run RogueKiller 32 Bit to your desktop.

RogueKiller 64 Bit <---use this one for 64 bit systems

Which system am I using?

Quit all running programs.

For Windows XP, double-click to start.

For Vista or Windows 7-8, do a right-click on the program, select Run as Administrator to start, & when prompted Allow to run.

Click Scan to scan the system.

When the scan completes > Close out 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.

(please don't put logs in code or quotes and use the default font)

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MrC

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Please read all of my instructions completely including these.

Make sure system restore is turned on and running

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<+>Please don't run any other scans, download, install or uninstall any programs while I'm working with you.

<+>The removal of malware isn't instantaneous, please be patient.

<+>When we are done, I'll give to instructions on how to cleanup all the tools and logs

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Lets run some scans:

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.
  • Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
  • Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
  • When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt
To attach a log if needed:

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Note:

If no additional threats were found, verify that your system is now running normally, making sure that the following items are functional:

Internet access

Windows Update

Windows Firewall

If there are additional problems with your system, such as any of those listed above or other system issues, then run the fixdamage tool included with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and reboot. It's located in the Plugins folder which is in the MBAR folder.

Just run fixdamage.exe.

Verify that they are now functioning normally.

MrC

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Don't close it. Sorry if there was confusion. I mentioned taking a 3 day weekend to go fishing. Maybe you thought I was kidding.

 

I attached the mbar logs you asked for in your previous post. It didn't seem to find anything. Norton is still reporting a "Threat Detected" on W32.Qakbot.

 

Terry

mbar-log-2013-11-04 (07-52-42).txt

system-log.txt

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OK...next:

Please download and run ComboFix.

The most important things to remember when running it is to disable all your malware programs and run Combofix from your desktop.

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

Please make sure you click download buttons that look like this, not "sponsored ad links":

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Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Information on disabling your malware programs can be found Here.

Make sure you run ComboFix from your desktop.

Give it at least 30-45 minutes to finish if needed.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

---------->NOTE<----------

If you get the message Illegal operation attempted on registry key that has been marked for deletion after you run ComboFix....please reboot the computer, this should resolve the problem. You may have to do this several times if needed.

MrC

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OK..Next:

Please download and run Microsoft Safety Scanner:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

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Next:

Lets clean out any adware now: (this will require a reboot so save all your work)

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

Make sure you click on download buttons that look like this, not "sponsored ad links":

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  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • When it's done you'll see: Pending: Please uncheck elements you don't want removed.
  • Now click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
  • Look over the log especially under Files/Folders for any program you want to save.
  • If there's a program you may want to save, just uncheck it from AdwCleaner.
  • If you're not sure, post the log for review. (all items found are adware/spyware/foistware)
  • If you're ready to clean it all up.....click the Clean button.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[s0].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
  • Items that are deleted are moved to the Quarantine Folder: C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine
  • To restore an item that has been deleted:
  • Go to Tools > Quarantine Manager > check what you want restored > now click on Restore.

Then..................

Open up Malwarebytes > Settings Tab > Scanner Settings > Under action for PUP > Select: Show in Results List and Check for removal.

Please Update and run a Quick Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, post the report.

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

Please let me know how computer is running now, MrC

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I made a mistake and ran MS Safety Scanner before AdwCleaner. Hopefully that won't mess anything up.

 

The AdwCleaner and Mbam logs are attached.

 

I'm still seeing the warning from Norton. Is it OK to paste a screen capture of this in my next reply? I'm wondering if the warning message might be a false popup created by the virus. It looks authentic, although I've only had Norton installed for about a month so I don't have much to compare this message to.

AdwCleanerS0.txt

mbam-log-2013-11-04 (14-53-43).txt

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This is most likely the problem:
 

1 File
[bbb_complaint_case~1.exe] inside of [bbb_complaint_case~1.zip] inside of [unknown009f5e19.data] inside of [inbox] inside of [c:\users\terry\documents\thunderbird 17.0.5 (en-us) - 2013-05-03.pcv] - Infected

 


It comes in an e-mail as a zip file claiming to be from Better Business Bureau, I hope you didn't open it.
See if you can find and delete it.


c:\users\terry\documents\thunderbird 17.0.5 (en-us) - 2013-05-03.pcv] - Infected
bbb_complaint_case~1.zip

Let me know.....MrC

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I thought I had deleted this file before starting this thread. I'm not sure why it came back.

 

After deleting the file, I rebooted and NSS brought up the same message. I hit rescan and NSS said that the threat was gone. I ran a full system scan and NSS didn't show any unresolved threats. It looks like this may have solved my issue.

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Good.....be careful of e-mails like that.

Lets check your computers security before you go and we have a little cleanup to do also:

Download Security Check by screen317 from HERE or HERE.

  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • If you get Unsupported operating system. Aborting now, just reboot and try again.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.
  • Please Post the contents of that document.
  • Do Not Attach It!!!
MrC
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Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.76

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)

Internet Explorer 10

``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````

Windows Firewall Enabled!

Norton Security Suite

WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.

`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300

Java 7 Update 45

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.117

Adobe Reader XI

Mozilla Firefox (25.0)

Mozilla Thunderbird (24.1.0)

Google Chrome 30.0.1599.101

Google Chrome 30.0.1599.69

````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````

Norton ccSvcHst.exe

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe

iolo Common Lib ioloServiceManager.exe

`````````````````System Health check`````````````````

Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 1%

````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

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Looks OK.....

A little clean up to do....

Please Uninstall ComboFix: (if you used it)

Press the Windows logo key + R to bring up the "run box"

Copy and paste next command in the field:

ComboFix /uninstall

Make sure there's a space between Combofix and /

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Then hit enter.

This will uninstall Combofix, delete its related folders and files, hide file extensions, hide the system/hidden files and clears System Restore cache and create new Restore point

(If that doesn't work.....you can simply rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe and double click it to complete the uninstall or download and run the uninstaller)

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Please download OTC to your desktop.

http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTC.exe

Double-click OTC to run it. (Vista and up users, please right click on OTC and select "Run as an Administrator")

Click on the CleanUp! button and follow the prompts.

(If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTC attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.)

You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process, choose Yes.

After the reboot all the tools we used should be gone.

Note: Some more recently created tools may not yet be removed by OTC. Feel free to manually delete any tools it leaves behind.

Any other programs or logs you can manually delete.

IE: RogueKiller.exe, RKreport.txt, RK_Quarantine folder, C:\FRST, MBAR, etc....AdwCleaner > just run the program and click uninstall.

Note:

If you used FRST and can't delete the quarantine folder:

Download the fixlist.txt to the same folder as FRST.exe.

Run FRST.exe and click Fix only once and wait

That will delete the quarantine folder created by FRST.

The rest you can manually delete.

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Any questions...please post back.

If you think I've helped you, please leave a comment > click on my avatar picture > click Profile Feed.

Take a look at My Preventive Maintenance to avoid being infected again. (also HERE)

Good Luck and Thanks for using the forum, MrC

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