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Hi,

 

  I would be most grateful if someone could assist me with regards to the Yahoo Spigot malware. 

 

  The malware opens a Yahoo search page when I open any browser (https://uk.search.yahoo.com/?type=903578&fr=spigot-yhp-ie). I've managed to get Google Chrome to go to Google when I open the browser by changing the setting, but my antivirus (Avast) hasn't picked up anything, so the malware will still be on the computer and I have no idea how to remove it. On Googling this malware, I see that others have had great success in removing it with the assistance of your expertise. Any help would he appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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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:

Bottom right corner of this page.

reply1.jpg

New window that comes up.

replyer1.jpg

Last................

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

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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.

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Hi Mr C,

 

    Thank you for replying. I found this youtube video on removing spigot which was somewhat helpful, but still want to make sure I've got rid of it for good (as, basically, I don't know what I'm doing).

 

     I ran a quick scan on Malwarebytes. Nothing was detected:

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

 

www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 04/07/2014
Scan Time: 10:38:41
Logfile: 
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.07.04.03
Rootkit Database: v2014.07.03.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Paul
 
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 306900
Time Elapsed: 11 min, 59 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
 
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
 
(end)
 
Thanks again.
 

FRST.txt

Addition.txt

RKreport_SCN_07042014_113315.log

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Make sure you have created a restore point and.....

bwebb7v.jpgDownload Delfix from Here and save it to your desktop.

  • Place a check mark in front of .......
  • Create registry backup <---only!
  • Uncheck the rest!
  • Click the Run button.

    Close the tool out when it's done....we'll use it later.

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    Download the attached fixlist.txt to the same folder as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe.

    Run FRST.exe/FRST64.exe and click Fix only once and wait

    The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) in the folder, please post it to your reply.

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    Please download AdwCleaner from HERE or HERE to your desktop.

    • 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.
    Next..................

    thisisujrt.gif Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

    • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
    • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
    • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
    • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
    • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
    • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
    Next.........

    If you're using 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

    MrC

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Hi Mr C,

 

    Thank you for your speedy reply. I downloaded and ran Delfix as instructed.

 

    I've attached the fixlog.txt to ths message.

 

    I actually ran an Adwcleaner scan the other day and remove some items, so not much has shown up in this scan (I think):

 

# AdwCleaner v3.214 - Report created 04/07/2014 at 14:36:45
# Updated 29/06/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 8.1  (64 bits)
# Username : Paul - PAULS-LAPTOP
# Running from : C:\Users\Paul\Downloads\adwcleaner_3.214.exe
# Option : Clean
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17126
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v35.0.1916.153
 
[ File : C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
 
Deleted [search Provider] : hxxp://uk.ask.com/web?q={searchTerms}
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1755 octets] - [02/07/2014 21:51:21]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [930 octets] - [04/07/2014 14:16:46]
AdwCleaner[s0].txt - [1688 octets] - [02/07/2014 21:53:32]
AdwCleaner[s1].txt - [854 octets] - [04/07/2014 14:36:45]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s1].txt - [913 octets] ##########
 
 
     I ran the Junkware Removal Tool. He is the log:
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.1.4 (04.06.2014:1)
OS: Windows 8.1 x64
Ran by Paul on 04/07/2014 at 14:22:50.98
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
 
~~~ Services
 
 
 
~~~ Registry Values
 
 
 
~~~ Registry Keys
 
 
 
~~~ Files
 
 
 
~~~ Folders
 
Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\ProgramData\boost_interprocess"
 
 
 
~~~ Event Viewer Logs were cleared
 
 
 
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on 04/07/2014 at 14:32:22.01
End of JRT log
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
    I'm running a Malwarebytes Threat Scan now.
 
   (Hope I haven't missed anything).
 
Cheers
 

Fixlog.txt

Fixlog.txt

Fixlog.txt

Fixlog.txt

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Ok, Malwarebytes scan completed. No threats detected:

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 04/07/2014
Scan Time: 14:43:45
Logfile: 
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.07.04.04
Rootkit Database: v2014.07.03.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Paul
 
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 306766
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 15 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
 
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
 
(end)
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Good.......

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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I downloaded the tool from Bleeping Computer and ran a scan:

 

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.85  
   x64 (UAC is enabled)  
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` 
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
Windows Defender   
avast! Antivirus   
 Antivirus up to date!   
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` 
 Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbam.exe  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe   
 AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe  
 AVAST Software Avast AvastUI.exe  
`````````````````System Health check````````````````` 
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C:  % 
````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 
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Looks Good.........

 

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 /

cf2.jpg

Then hit enter. (it may look like CF is re-installing but it's not)
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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bwebb7v.jpgDownload Delfix from here and save it to your desktop. (you may already have this)

  • Ensure Remove disinfection tools is checked.
  • Click the Run button.
  • Reboot

Any other programs or logs that are still remaining, you can manually delete. (right click.....Delete)
IE: RogueKiller.exe, RKreport.txt, RK_Quarantine folder, C:\FRST folder, FRST-OlderVersion folder, MBAR folder, 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. (My Preventive Maintenance also found HERE)

Good Luck and Thanks for using the forum, MrC

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  • 2 weeks later...
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