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Can someone please help. My computer was running slow and I ran malwarebytes and it came up with a few infections. I used removal and it said it was successful.  However, my computer was still acting very strange.  I opened task manager and dll host keeps recreating and uses up all my memory and CPU. If I delete it, it comes right back.  Running malware comes up clean.  I am using another computer to post because I can't even run in safe mode with networking to download or try any other programs on that computer.  I did some other things in my registry as well.

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I ran a full scan and malware did find infections.  Even after removing them successfully I am still having issues. If I try to run roguekiller the computer finds root,zekos but then as soon as it finds it, the computer reboots.  I have to do all of this in safe mode without any networking or the dllhost.exe propogates so much that it eats up all of the memory and CPU usage.

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Please run a Quick Scan with Malwarebytes (if possible)

For Malwarebytes ver: 1.75

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.

For Malwarebytes 2.0, please run a Threat Scan

Click on Settings > Detection and Protection > Non-Malware Protection > PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) detections > Make sure it's set to Treat detections as malware

Same for PUM (Potentially Unwanted Modifications)

Quarantine all that's found

Post the log

Then......

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) and save it to a folder.

(use correct version for your system.....Which system am I using?)

FRST <----for 32 bit systems

FRST64 <----for 64 bit systems

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button. (make sure the Addition box is checked)
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
If the logs are large, you can attach them:

To attach a log:

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Please download and run RogueKiller 32 bit to your desktop.

RogueKiller<---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)

 

Note:

Please read all of my instructions completely including these.

Make sure system restore is turned on and running. Create a new restore point

Make sure you're subscribed to this topic: Click on the Follow This Topic Button (at the top right of this page), make sure that the Receive notification box is checked and that it is set to Instantly

Removing malware can be unpredictable...unlikely but things can go very wrong! Backup any files that cannot be replaced. 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 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

<+>Please stick with me until I give you the "all clear" and Please don't waste my time by leaving before that.

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I ran a quick scan and nothing showed up (attached) When I ran this yesterday nothing showed up until I did a full scan but I did click remove but that did not seem to get rid of the issues.

 

 

As far as Farbar I had to download it onto a flash drive from another computer and then put on my laptop.  It has been running for about 20 minutes and it has been saying the same thing...getting application errors: 69644.  I can only work with my computer in safe mode. I can not use safe mode with networking.  I downloaded Farbar to the flash drive and then copy and paste it into a folder on the infected laptop and then ran it from that folder.  Is that ok?  How long should I let it run before I cancel or should I skip this process?

 

Thank you.

 

Elaine

mbam-log-2014-06-22 (16-25-46).txt

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I'm sorry..my mistake.

Can you run RogueKiller??

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You should be able to run FRST this way:

  • On a clean machine, please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

    Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system.

    Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

  • If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.

    If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options.

    To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

    • Restart the computer.
    • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
    • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
    • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
    • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    • Select your user account an click Next.
    Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used.

    To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html

    To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:

    • Insert the installation disc.
    • Restart your computer.
    • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
    • Click Repair your computer.
    • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
    • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    • Select your user account and click Next.
  • On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:

    Startup Repair

    System Restore

    Windows Complete PC Restore

    Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Command Prompt

    Select Command Prompt

  • Once in the Command Prompt:
    • In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
    • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
    • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
    • In the command window type e:\frst (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter

      Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.

    • The tool will start to run.
    • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
    • Press Scan button.
    • It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • Let me know.....MrC
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Here are 2 rogue killer reports.  One from earlier today when I hadn't started with you yet and then one I ran just now. The one I ran just now did not come up with anything.

 

Question on FRST.  If I can start in safe mode command prompt is that ok?  I am able to get FRST to run but then it just hangs at that spot that says getting application errors 69644. And it looked like it was still scanning but it was doing it for over 2 hours.  I will wait to hear from you before trying to run that again.  I did download it on a clean computer and put on the infected computer. 

 

Thanks.

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Please download the attached fixlist.txt and copy it to your flashdrive.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system

On Vista or Windows 7: Now please enter System Recovery Options. (as you did before)

Run FRST64 or FRST (which ever one you're using) and press the Fix button just once and wait.

The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

See if the computer boots normally now.

MrC

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I am able to get the option to run recovery mode. It says starting windows and then I get a blue screen that says A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.  BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO. 

 

I shut down the computer went in to safe mode and clicked restart and the same thing happened again.  

 

I can get in to windows in safe mode or booting regularly.

 

Should I try another way to use the fixlist? I will wait for you to tell me what to do next.

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See if you can run ComboFix in either modes (safe or normal)

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

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/dl/12/ <---ComboFix direct download

Please make sure you click download buttons that look similar to 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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Well done

I'm going to delete these 2 folders unless you know what they are:
c:\users\Elaine\AppData\Roaming\Fiizisne
c:\users\Elaine\AppData\Roaming\Nyimera

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Using ComboFix......
1. Close any open browsers.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
3. Download the attached CFScript.txt to the same location as ComboFix.exe

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Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe
CAUTION: Do not mouse-click ComboFix while it is running. It may cause it to stall.

After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot)......
Please provide the contents of the ComboFix log (C:\ComboFix.txt) in your next reply.

MrC

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Looking better, lets check for any rootkits now:

Make sure you have created that system restore point before you continue!

Please read the directions carefully so you don't end up deleting something that is good!!

If in doubt about an entry....please ask or choose Skip!!!!

Don't Delete anything unless instructed to!

If you get the warning about a file UnsignedFile.Multi.Generic or LockedFile.Multi.Generic please choose

Skip and click on Continue

If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue

Please note that TDSSKiller can be run in safe mode if needed.

Please download the latest version of TDSSKiller from HERE and save it to your Desktop.

  • Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters. (Leave the KSN box checked)

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  • Put a checkmark beside loaded modules.

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  • A reboot will be needed to apply the changes. Do it.
  • TDSSKiller will launch automatically after the reboot. Also your computer may seem very slow and unusable. This is normal. Give it enough time to load your background programs.
  • Then click on Change parameters in TDSSKiller.
  • Check all boxes then click OK.

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  • Click the Start Scan button.

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  • The scan should take no longer than 2 minutes.
  • If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.

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    Any entries like this: \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 ( TDSS File System ) - please choose Skip.

    If in doubt about an entry....please ask or choose Skip

  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.

    Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.

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    Note: If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed.

  • A report will be created in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste the contents of that file here. There may be 3 logs > so post or attach all of them.
  • Sometimes these logs can be very large, in that case please attach it or zip it up and attach it.

Here's a summary of what to do if you would like to print it out:

If in doubt about an entry....please ask or choose Skip

Don't Delete anything unless instructed to!

If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue

If you get the warning about a file UnsignedFile.Multi.Generic or LockedFile.Multi.Generic please choose

Skip and click on Continue

Any entries like this: \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 ( TDSS File System ) - please choose Skip.

If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results and offer three (3) options.

Ensure Cure is selected, then click Continue => Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.

Note: If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed.

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You can attach the logs if they're too long:

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MrC

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