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Hello wonderful people of Malwarebytes!


I've read a few pup.optional.conduit threads when doing a search but doesn't dare to go ahead with what was suggested as each case may be unique so here I am, hoping and seeking for your kind help.


Here's my log


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2014.03.02.04

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16518
joe :: JOE-PC [administrator]

3/2/2014 4:56:08 PM
MBAM-log-2014-03-02 (20-54-01).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 734822
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 50 minute(s), 43 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 1
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\TBHostSupport\TBHostSupport.dll (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.

Registry Keys Detected: 3
HKCR\CLSID\{3c471948-f874-49f5-b338-4f214a2ee0b1} (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.
HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\PriceGong (PUP.Optional.PriceGong.A) -> No action taken.
HKCU\Software\Conduit\ValueApps (PUP.Optional.ValueApps.A) -> No action taken.

Registry Values Detected: 2
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|TBHostSupport (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> Data: "C:\Windows\system32\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\TBHostSupport\TBHostSupport.dll",DLLRunTBHostSupportPlugin -> No action taken.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|BackgroundContainer (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> Data: "C:\Windows\system32\Rundll32.exe" "C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll",DllRun -> No action taken.

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 3
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468 (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468\xpi (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\TBHostSupport (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.

Files Detected: 23
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Conduit\CT3220468\uTorrentControl_v2AutoUpdateHelper.exe (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\GxiwhBWC.exe.part (PUP.Optional.LoadMoney) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\OV12lXZl.exe.part (PUP.Optional.LoadMoney) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\LocalLow\uTorrentControl_v2\hk64tbuTo0.dll (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\LocalLow\uTorrentControl_v2\hktbuTo0.dll (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\LocalLow\uTorrentControl_v2\ldrtbuTo0.dll (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\LocalLow\uTorrentControl_v2\tbuTo0.dll (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\Downloads\SoftonicDownloader_for_powerpointimageextractor.exe (PUP.Optional.Softonic.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\Downloads\IDM.6.08-patch.babelpatcher\IDM.6.08-patch.babelpatcher.rar (PUP.Hacktool.Patcher) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\Downloads\IDM.6.08-patch.babelpatcher\internet.download.manager.v6.08-patch.exe (PUP.Hacktool.Patcher) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\Downloads\Command.And.Conquer.Red.Alert.3.v1.12.Plus.12.Trainer\Command.And.Conquer.Red.Alert.3.v1.12.Plus.12.Trainer.zip (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\Downloads\CommandAndConquerRedAlert3PLUS12Trainer\CommandAndConquerRedAlert3PLUS12Trainer.rar (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> No action taken.
C:\Program Files\Conduit\Community Alerts\Alert.dll (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.
D:\laptop backup\documents\randoms\fsSetup129.exe (PUP.Optional.DealioTB.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\BackgroundContainer Startup Task (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468\conduitStatistics.csf (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468\CT3220468.txt (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468\CT3220468.xpi (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468\initData.json (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468\manifest.json (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468\version.txt (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\Temp\CT3220468\xpi\install.rdf (PUP.Optional.Conduit.A) -> No action taken.
C:\Users\joe\AppData\Local\TBHostSupport\TBHostSupport.dll (PUP.Optional.Conduit) -> No action taken.


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Welcome to the forum.

Please start HERE

Post back the 2 logs here.....DDS.txt and Attach.txt (DDS won't run on W8)

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

(Please don't forget to run the RogueKiller scan below)

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Please download and run RogueKiller 32 bit to your desktop.

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Quit all running programs.

For Windows XP, double-click to start.

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Click Scan to scan the system.

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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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