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Ever since March, I've noticed some of my processes (normal processes for the most part) that don't normally use a lot of CPU have been using 25% CPU usage and the ones that do use 25% + their normal usage, making gaming difficult. I ran a Malwarebytes scan and it found a C:\qhia.exe, marked as Trojan.Malpack.Gen and a few files in %temp% with file names that are 4-letter randomness or something started with 'win' and then a random series of letters and numbers. It's really annoying, and so I followed the instructions in the original 'I'm infected' thread and my Farbar log is attached.


Anything anyone can suggest that could be helpful to my situation?


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Hello and :welcome:

Please read the following and post back the logs when ready.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Sorry for the very late reply. Here's my rkill log:


Possibly Patched Files.
 * C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Checking Registry for malware related settings:
 * No issues found in the Registry.
Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.
Performing miscellaneous checks:
 * No issues found.
Checking Windows Service Integrity: 
 * BFE (BFE) is not Running.
   Startup Type set to: Manual
 * Windows Firewall Authorization Driver (mpsdrv) is not Running.
   Startup Type set to: Manual
 * MpsSvc [Missing Service]
 * iphlpsvc [Missing ImagePath]
 * SharedAccess [Missing ImagePath]
 * BFE => . [incorrect ImagePath]
Searching for Missing Digital Signatures: 
 * C:\Windows\System32\UxTheme.dll : 332,288 : 05/20/2012 09:03 AM : 8bf20c54ffb37cfb960f708ffa813fa7 [NoSig]
 +-> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\uxtheme.dll : 245,760 : 07/13/2009 08:11 PM : 43964fa89ccf97ba6be34d69455ac65f [Pos Repl]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_01d98c7b2040a1b9\uxtheme.dll : 332,288 : 07/13/2009 08:41 PM : d29e998e8277666982b4f0303bf4e7af [Pos Repl]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-uxtheme_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0c2e36cd54a163b4\uxtheme.dll : 245,760 : 07/13/2009 08:11 PM : 43964fa89ccf97ba6be34d69455ac65f [Pos Repl]
 * C:\Windows\explorer.exe : 2,388,992 : 02/25/2011 01:19 AM : c9d975c050d804ad315c7e22d7679a5d [NoSig]
 +-> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\explorer.exe : 2,616,320 : 02/25/2011 00:30 AM : 8b88ebbb05a0e56b7dcc708498c02b3e [Pos Repl]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_afdaac81905bf900\explorer.exe : 2,872,320 : 11/20/2010 10:24 PM : ac4c51eb24aa95b77f705ab159189e24 [Pos Repl]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17567_none_afa79dc39081d0ba\explorer.exe : 2,871,808 : 02/25/2011 01:19 AM : 332feab1435662fc6c672e25beb37be3 [Pos Repl]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21669_none_b0333b22a99da332\explorer.exe : 2,871,808 : 02/26/2011 01:14 AM : 3b69712041f3d63605529bd66dc00c48 [Pos Repl]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_ba2f56d3c4bcbafb\explorer.exe : 2,616,320 : 11/20/2010 10:24 PM : 40d777b7a95e00593eb1568c68514493 [Pos Repl]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17567_none_b9fc4815c4e292b5\explorer.exe : 2,616,320 : 02/25/2011 00:30 AM : 8b88ebbb05a0e56b7dcc708498c02b3e [Pos Repl]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-explorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21669_none_ba87e574ddfe652d\explorer.exe : 2,616,320 : 02/26/2011 00:19 AM : 0fb9c74046656d1579a64660ad67b746 [Pos Repl]
Checking HOSTS File: 
 * HOSTS file entries found:       localhost
Program finished at: 05/24/2014 04:50:56 PM
Execution time: 0 hours(s), 0 minute(s), and 56 seconds(s)
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Also, I found this weird autorun.inf in the root C:\ folder.


;yFHE ahvLoqWQkguXvomdbHfaFeivcJGN
opEn =qhia.exe
SHeLl\opEN\cOmmand= qhia.exe
sheLl\AUtoplAy\CoMmAnd= qhia.exe
Since I know autorun.inf is sensitive, should I delete this? Or what?
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  • 2 weeks later...
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Please visit this webpage and read the ComboFix User's Guide:

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