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Hi guys.  I appear to have this iexplorer *32.exe virus.  It started with audio ads starting in the background.  After deactivating and reactivating Internet Explorer 11 using Windows Features, the audio ads stopped, but multiple iexplorer*32.exe still automatically start on their own and commence sending/recieving data - which has just blown my monthly download limit half way through my 30 day allowance!  No virus / malware tools I have run have detected anything apart from cookies. I've had MS Security Essentials running for ages and haven't had a known virus for 5 years+.  Any help to waste this sucker would be greatly appreciated.

 

Cheers

James.

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Hello! Welcome to Malwarebytes Forums! :welcome:
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.

Before we begin, please note the following:

  • I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
  • The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
  • Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
  • Instructions that I give are for your system only!
  • Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
  • Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
  • Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.

 

 

Before we proceed please read the following topic - Piracy

 

 

 

STEP 1

 

 

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4.1018 Final to your desktop.
 

  • Double-click mbam-setup-2.1.4.1018.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    • A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
  • Click Finish.
  • On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection subtab, Detection Options, tick the box 'Scan for rootkits'.
  • Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • With some infections, you may see this message box.
    • 'Could not load DDA driver'
  • Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart.
  • Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.
  • When the scan is complete, click Apply Actions.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.
  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.
  • Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
  • Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click 'Copy to Clipboard'
  • Paste the contents of the clipboard into your reply.

 

 

STEP 2

 

 

Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

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

 

 

 

Regards,

Georgi

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Hi Georgi, Here's the log from MBAM and the .txts from FRST

 

cheers

J.

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 31/03/2015
Scan Time: 8:04:26 PM
Logfile: 
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.01.4.1018
Malware Database: v2015.03.31.03
Rootkit Database: v2015.03.26.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: James
 
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 514547
Time Elapsed: 44 min, 36 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
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)

Addition.txt

FRST.txt

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Hi,
 
 
Please download the following file => fixlist.txt and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, 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). Please post it to your reply.

 

Let me know how are things after the fix above.
 

Regards,
Georgi

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Done.  Here's fixlog.txt   Probably a bit early to tell if iexplorer *32.exe doesn't start by itself, but it didn't startup after the fix reboot.  Data sent/received is still increasing at about 1mb/min for both send/recieve I estimate, without any browser opened. CPU is sitting at about 2-3% when PC idle.

 

J.

 

 

Fixlog.txt

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Hi,

 

 

I suggest you to uninstall uTorrent


Your log(s) show that you are using so called peer-to-peer or file-sharing programs (in your case uTorrent). These programs allow to share files between users as the name(s) suggest. In today's world the cyber crime has come to an enormous dimension and any means is used to infect personal computers to make use of their stored data or machine power for further propagation of the malware files. A popular means is the use of file-sharing tools as a tremendous amount of prospective victims can be reached through it.

It is therefore possible to be infected by downloading manipulated files via peer-to-peer tools and thus suggested to be used with intense care. Some further readings on this subject, along the included links, are as follows: "File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer" and "Risks of File-Sharing Technology."

It is also important to note that sharing entertainment files and proprietary software infringes the copyright laws in many countries over the world and you are putting yourself at risk of being indicted through organisations watching over the rights of the authors of such files (i.e. the RIAA for music files, or the MPAA for movie files in the USA) or the authors of the files themselves.

Naturally there are also legal ways to use these services, such as downloading Linux distributions or office suites such as "Libre Office or GIMP."


Also, please take a look here:

How cyber criminals infect victims via P2P with pirated software

 

 

Next 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.
     
  • Put a checkmark beside loaded modules.
    Sbf88.png
  • 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.
  • Click the Start Scan button.
  • The scan should take no longer than 2 minutes.
  • If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • 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.
    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 past the results at pastebin.com and post the link to the log in your next reply.

 

Regards,

Georgi

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