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It seems that I may be infected, not to an extreme point in which my computer is unusable.

 

It seems normal for the most part besides malwarebytes not opening up/the MBAM chameleons failing. Also when starting up, the screen is black for a good three or four minutes until my desktop appears and then makes the usual startup sound. Internet use has a bit of a lag. I have not been using my computer except for the college essays and papers I have been writing out of my textbooks so it took me awhile to take notice.

 

It's been getting worse, I suppose Adwcleaner caught a couple of things about three or four days ago and it was running rather fine, but now when run it will not catch anything and states that "it found no malicious programs on my cmoputer". The slow startup happened as of today, and now malwarebytes wont run.

 

Attaching the files as directed!

 

Thank you all for the help in advance!

Addition.txt

FRST.txt

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Anyone other than the original starter of this thread please DO NOT follow the instructions and advice posted as replies here, my help and advice is NOT related to your system and will probably cause more harm than good...
 

Next,

 

Download RKill from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

There are three buttons to choose from with different names on, select the first one and save it to your desktop.

  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista or Windows 7/8/10, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • A log pops up at the end of the run. This log file is located at C:\rkill.log. Please post this in your next reply.
  • If you do not see the black box flash on the screen delete the icon from the desktop and go back to the link for the download, select the next button and try to run the tool again, continue to repeat this process using the remaining buttons until the tool runs. You will find further links if you scroll down the page with other names, try them one at a time.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.

 
Next,
 
Please open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

  • On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection sub tab, Detection Options, tick the box "Scan for rootkits".
  • Under Non-Malware Protection sub tab Change PUP and PUM entries to Treat detections as Malware
  • 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.
  • When the scan is complete Apply Actions to any found entries.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear (if applicable), then click on Yes.
  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.



To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:

  • 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 Export > From export you have three options:

      Copy to Clipboard - if seleted right click to your reply and select "Paste" log will be pasted to your reply
      Text file (*.txt)        - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
      XML file (*.xml)      - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
  • Please use "Copy to Clipboard, then Right click to your reply > select "Paste" that will copy the log to your reply…


 

Next,

 

Run FRST one more time, ensure all boxes are checkmarked under "Whitelist" but only Addition.txt under "Optional scan" Select scan, when done post the new logs....
 

Let me see those logs in your reply...

 

Thank you,

 

Kevin

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Thanks for the help kevin. I ran the tool and attempted to open up malwarebytes and it's still not opening up.

 

I can see in the windows task manager under the processes that "mbam.exe" is running but no window pops up or any other indication that it is running (which is odd)

 

I will attach the rkill file right now.

Rkill.txt

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Thanks for the help kevin. I ran the tool and attempted to open up malwarebytes and it's still not opening up.

 

I can see in the windows task manager under the processes that "mbam.exe" is running but no window pops up or any other indication that it is running (which is odd)

 

I will attach the rkill file right now.

also I should mention that I did run all three versions of rkill but MBAM is still not popping up.

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Thanks for the update, continue please:

 

dr_web_cureit_zpse80d87bf.jpg
Download Dr Web Cureit from here http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit save to your desktop. (Scroll to bottom of page)

  • The file will be randomly named
  • Reboot to safe mode <<<<<------------ http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
  • Run Dr Web
  • Tick the I agree box and select continue
  • Click select objects for scanning


    drwebselect.JPG

  • Tick all boxes as shown
  • Click the wrench and select automatically apply actions to threats


    drwebfolders.JPG

  • Press start scan
  • The scan will now commence


    drwebscan.JPG

  • Once the scan has finished click open report <<<--- Do not miss this step


    drwebscancomplete.JPG

  • A notepad will open
  • Select File > Save as..
  • Save it to your desktop



This log will be excessive,  Please attach it to your next reply…
 

Next,

 

Please download MBAM-clean and save it to your desktop.

  •    Right-click on mbam-clean.exe icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  •    It will ask you to reboot the machine - please do so.
  •    Run the cleaner tool again, re-boot when complete. <<<---do not miss this step



Download & install the newset MBAM version.

Please download 51a46ae42d560-malwarebytes_anti_malware.Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  •    Install the progam and select update.
  •    Once updated, click the Settings tab, in the left panel choose Detctions & protection and tick Scan for rootkits.
  •    In the same tab, under PUP and PUM detections make sure it is set to Treat detections as malware.
  •    Click the Scan tab, choose Threat Scan is checked and click Scan Now.
  •    If threats are detected, click the Apply Actions button. You will now be prompted to reboot. Click Yes.
  •    Upon completion of the scan (or after the reboot), click the History tab.
  •    Click Application Logs and double-click the Scan Log.
  •    At the bottom click Export and choose Text file.



Save the file to your desktop and include its content in your next reply.

If you have lost the activation licence key information it can be located here: http://www.cleverbridge.com/342/?scope=cusecolp

 

Next,

 

Regardless if Malwarebytes or DrWeb do not work run the following:

 

Run FRST one more time, ensure all boxes are checkmarked under "Whitelist" but only Addition.txt under "Optional scan" Select scan, when done post the new logs....
 

Thank you,

 

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,

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
 

  • Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on the Scan in the Actions box
  • Please wait fot the scan to finish..
  • When "Waiting for action.Please uncheck elements you want to keep" shows in top line..
  • Click on the Cleaning box.
  • Next click OK on the "Closing Programs" pop up box.
  • Click OK on the Information box & again OK to allow the necessary reboot
  • After restart the AdwCleaner(C*)-Notepad log will appear, please copy/paste it in your next reply. Where * is the number relative to list of scans completed...

 

 

Next,

 

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.

 

 

Post those logs, also let me know if there are any remaining issues or concerns....

 

Thank you,

 

Kevin...

Fixlist.txt

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Thanks for those logs, 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"

If your security program alerts to Delfix either, accept the alert or turn your security off.

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:



  •    
  • Remove disinfection tools
       
  • Purge System Restore <--- this will remove all previous and possibly exploited restore points, a new point relative to system status at present will be created.
       
  • 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.

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

Next,

 

Read the following links to fully understand PC Security and Best Practices, you may find them useful....

Answers to Common Security Questions and best Practices

Do I need a Registry Cleaner?

Take care and surf safe

Kevin...  busy.gif
 

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  • 2 weeks later...
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