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I have recently (the last couple days) been constantly getting the "Malicious Website Blocked" popups, even when no web browsers are open. As many others on here have written, the popups report different IPs, different/no domains, different ports, but are always "outbound" types, and the process is always "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllhost.exe", although I have now noticed a few times where it's a different file name than "dllhost.exe".


I have scanned many times with MBAM Premium, with rootkits checked, but it always comes up clean.


Also, my situation may be unique because I have noticed over the last couple days when I scan with AVG at startup that it finds about 7 medium threats called "Malsign.Generic.712". It always secures/removes them, then I rescan and it's clean, but then the next time when I start up and scan with AVG, I get that same virus scan result. So I may have at least a couple problems simultaneously going on here


I have hesitated to just start tinkering around with some of the in-depth resolutions offered on the forums here, because (1)I am new to trying to manually extract malware/viruses, and (2) because they are for the specific person/computer, and I don't want to make things worse. Can anyone help me get this straightened out?


Thank you in advance for any help!



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They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.
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Hello Twin Headed Eagle


Thanks for your reply!


I downloaded the Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit, and made it all the way to the "scan" option, but when I click scan, it says "This version of Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit requires you to completely exit the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware application to continue." I don't have the MBAM application actively running, but I guess it may be doing something in the background (those "Malicious Website Blocked" notifications are still coming up constantly from my MBAM unless I end their process in Windows Task Manager).... Is there somewhere I can temporarily just disable it while I run the Anti-Rootkit scan?



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Got it, thanks - I was able to run the MBAR scan - the 2 requested files are attached, as well as the 2 new FRST logfiles


Just a couple notes - since re-starting after the MBAR scan, no more MWB pop-ups (and no dllhost.exe *32s showing up in Task Manager) !   I did however get the 6 threats found of Malsign.Generic.712 again when AVG did it's startup scan. All were removed (i.e. "secured") as previously. Maybe that's a separate problem??


Thanks for your help!



mbar-log-2014-12-31 (09-58-09).txt




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FRST.gif Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

icon_exclaim.gif This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine. icon_exclaim.gif
icon_exclaim.gif Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable. icon_exclaim.gif

Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:
Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!

  • Right-click on FRST.gif icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
  • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
  • If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
  • When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please post it to your reply.


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Seems to be working fine - when the computer restarted after the FRST Fix, I didn't get any AVG notice regarding the "Malsign.Generic.713" thing (actually, first thing this morning after I woke the computer up, the AVG warning didn't come up then either)


Regarding the dllhost.exe problem, I haven't seen any problems with that from Task Manager or the MWB popups since the first FRST sequence yesterday. So it seems to be working great!


Is it okay to run my normal AVG and MBAM scans now or do I need to remove any of the specialized tools first? Or are there any more scans/fixes I need to run?




p.s. you got Beer Money coming! :)


p.p.s. although I haven't enjoyed the whole infection headache, I did really enjoy learning more about this malware protection/security stuff on the forums. I feel like I learned more about the inner workings of my PC in the last three days than in the last 3 years! Can you point me in the right direction of how I can learn more about these things? A book(s) or a website? How do you moderators/advisors get to your level of expertise in how to resolve virus issues and knowing just good general security practices? Any advice for a newbie?

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You're more than welcome :)
Yes, you can do anything you want now. 
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