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I have been using Norton Security for Comcast and current version of Malwarebytes. Norton tells me it has blocked an attack by: System infected: Trojan.Powelik Activity. Same thing for Trojan.AdClicker Activity. I'm also notified that PowerShell has stopped working and High Memory usage by Com Surrogate.

 

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. My system is working at a snails pace, any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks, Steven

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Next,

 

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

 

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system (32 bit or 64 bit). If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.


Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
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.

 

Post those two logs in your next reply...

 

Kevin...

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Download attached fixlist.txt file (end of reply) and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into.

NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

 

Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.

The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.

 

Next,

 

Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, from the Dashboard please Check for Updates by clicking the Update Now... link

When the update completes select > Settings > Detection and Protection > Enable Scan for rootkit and Under Non Malware Protection set both PUP and PUM to Treat detections as malware.

 

 

Click on the SCAN button and run a Threat Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking the Scan Now>> button.

 

When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.

 

 

In most cases, a restart will be required.

 

 

Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.

 

 

Once completed please click on the History > Application Logs and find your scan log and open it and then click on the "copy to clipboard" button and post back the results on your next reply.

 

Next,

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.


Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan
Once the scan is done, click on the Clean button.
You will get a prompt asking to close all programs. Click OK.
Click OK again to reboot your computer.
A text file will open after the restart. Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
You can also find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[sn].txt. Where n in the scan reference number

 

Next,

 

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


Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts. (re-enable when done)
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe 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,

 

Download Microsoft's " Malicious Software Removal Tool" and save direct to the desktop

Ensure to get the correct version for your system....

32 Bit version:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en

64 Bit version:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyId=585D2BDE-367F-495E-94E7-6349F4EFFC74&displaylang=en'>https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyId=585D2BDE-367F-495E-94E7-6349F4EFFC74&displaylang=en

 

Right click on the Tool, select “Run as Administrator” the tool will expand to the options Window

In the "Scan Type" window, select Quick Scan

Perform a scan and  Click Finish when the scan is done.

Retrieve the MSRT log as follows, and post it in your next reply:

 

1) Select the Windows key and R key together to open the "Run" function

2) Type or Copy/Paste the following command to the "Run Line" and Press Enter:

 

notepad c:\windows\debug\mrt.log

 

Let me see those logs in your next reply, also give an update on any remaining issues or concerns...

 

Kevin

 

 

 

Fixlist.txt

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Kevin, I did not save the Farber Recovery Scan Tool last night, tired and frustrated and I forgot. I downloaded again and it is now on my taskbar. Do I need to run a new scan? I have the original scans. I have downloaded the fixlist.txt and that also is on my taskbar.

 

I apologize, I feel like I am fouling things up. Let me know if I need to run the FRST scan again and then I will proceed with the rest of your instructions. Thanks for your help, Steven

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Post the log from FRST fixlist.txt will be listed as fixlog.txt Logs are usually saved here: C:\FRST\Logs Then run the other tools and post those logs, also let me know if any remaining issues or concerns...

 

Thanks,

 

Kevin...

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Kevin,

 

I lost the report when I ran FRST. The computer is definitely running faster. I ran Malwarebytes as you instructed, that's how I personally run it. It detected no threats.

 

I downloaded Adwleaner , pressed the scan button and it asked me, "Pending. Please uncheck elements you don't want to remove." I did not proceed any further. Attached is the report it created.

 

Thanks, Steven

AdwCleanerR0.txt

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Yes logs look good, if no remaining issues or concerns run the following to clean up:

 

Download "Delfix by Xplode" and save it to your desktop.

 

Or use the following if first link is down:

 

"Delfix link mirror"

 

Double Click to start the program. If you are using Vista or higher, please right-click and choose run as administrator

 

Make Sure the following items are checked:

 


    Activate UAC
    Remove disinfection tools
    Create registry backup
    Purge System Restore
    Reset system settings

 

Now click on "Run" and wait patiently until the tool has completed.

 

The tool will create a log when it has completed. We don't need you to post this.

 

Part of the routine will be to create a registry back up with ERUNT,  the back up will be created here:

 

C:\Windows\ERUNT

 

When all is known to be well with your system you can delete that back up folder if you consider it as not needed...

Any remnant files/logs from tools we have used can be deleted…

 

Next,

 

Read the following link to fully understand PC security and best practices, you may find it useful....

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry2316629

 

Let me know if we are ok to close out...

 

Thanks,

 

Kevin

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Kevin,

 

All appears to be going smoothly. I do have one question before you close this case. I found a folder named FRST, I clicked it open and found a file folder called HIVES, inside were 12 other files. 9 were created on 10-21-2014 and 3 were created on 2-21-2013. Are these related to the cleaning and repair of my computer? I'm guessing they are. Should I keep these or can they be deleted?

 

Thanks for all of your help! Steven

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