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It seems my PC may be infected by something.  I'm getting repeated notifications that a malicious website has been blocked.  They occur roughly every 3 minutes, twice, back to back, always from the same IP address ---  They're occurring without internet explorer being open.  I've attached my frst & addition txt files as well as the mbam protection & scan txt files. 

Unfortunately, I ran temporary file cleaners prior to visiting the mbam support site, my mistake.  I appreciate any assistance that can be given. 



mbam protection log.txt

mbam scan log.txt

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Update -  it seems the malicious website blocking notifications have stopped.  The last instance of it in my MBAM protection log shows 3:53 pm EDT, 6/1.  They had been popping up every 3 to 5 minutes starting from 12:15 am EDT, 6/1.  

I did run adwcleaner around 1 pm, using its default settings.  It found (1) file & (7) registry keys, which are currently quarantined, but it had no obvious effect on the malicious website blocking notifications. 

Since nothing was done on my end to make them cease, I'm curious if they've actually stopped or if MBAM is just no longer seeing the inbound attacks.

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Hello and :welcome:

Please read the following and post back the logs when ready and we'll see about getting you cleaned up.

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RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes
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Thanks, Please go ahead and run through the following steps and post back the logs when ready.

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Hello Ron,

Please find attached the requested JRT and AdwCleaner scan logs.  The ESET scan is still running after 2 hours and just under halfway complete (per the scan progress bar).  The current scan result states that no threats have been found thus far.  Unfortunately, I'm leaving for vacation around 5 pm EDT today and won't be returning until next Saturday (6/11).  I won't be able to continue with the scans until I return.  If the ESET scan should finish before it's time for me to leave, I'll be sure to send it to you, as well as the FRST scan (the FRST scan takes only a minute or so to complete).  Otherwise, with your permission, I'll send you the completed scans upon my return. 

Out of curiosity, do my recent logs seem to indicate that any malicious activity is present on my PC?

I'll have my phone with me, so I'll be able to check my email for your reply.

Thank you for your continued assistance!  -------------- Brett

JRT 060316 1230.txt

AdwCleaner[S3] 060316 1253.txt

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So far just minor stuff. You need to tell AdwCleaner to remove what it found though. The log you uploaded is just a scan log not a clean log.

If the IP blocks are still happening then we'll need to verify if they're outgoing or incoming and look a bit deeper into the FRST logs

Thanks and have a good vacation. See you when you get back



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That's great news! Sorry about the wrong adwcleaner log. I did have it remove the items it found.  They're currently in the quarantine folder.  I'll send the clean log too when I get back.

As for the IP blocks, they stopped on 6/1 in the late afternoon after occurring for about 17 hrs every 3-5 minutes.  They were all inbound blocks except for 2 outbound blocks that occurred about the same time the inbound started. All blocks were from the same IP address.

I did see that the ESET scan had found 3 threats. However, since it was still in progress, I couldn't see what they were.  I allowed it to continue to run, but I re-enabled my Norton's auto-protect as well as MBAM before I left.  So, the scan may not be accurate.

I look forward to continuing the search when I return.  Talk to you then.

Best regards ---------- Brett



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Hello Ron,

I'm finally back home and back to my computer. 

It looks like the ESET online scanner froze up in my absence.  Its window was still up on my screen, but was blank and unresponsive.  I searched for its log file on my computer, but couldn't find the manufacturer's referenced ESET folder under program files (x86).  As such, I had to restart my computer and begin a new scan.  The new scan window states that the last scan took just over 4.5 hours to complete, so it seems the previous scan was successful.  I'll post new scan's results once it has finished. 

As promised, I've attached the AdwCleaner clean log file for your review.

AdwCleaner[C2] 060316 1254.txt

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Hello Ron,

The ESET online scanner was again unresponsive upon completion.  Like before, its window was all white except for the minimize and close buttons in the top right corner. I had to close the window via task manager.  On a positive note, I was able to find the scan's log file in C:\Users\Brett\AppData\Local\Temp, which I've attached.  I see it lists (3) files as potential threats.  They're associated with an mp3 file splitter program that I haven't used in a long time, so I've uninstalled it.

Also attached are the FRST and Addition log files.  Thankfully, its scan finished without any trouble.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Thank You, Brett

FRST 061216 2228.txt

Addition 061216 2229.txt

ESET log 061216 2205.txt

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Your Event Logs are showing a repeated error for the Volume Shadow Copy service. You need to get this fixed to ensure backups and proper data management is working on Windows.


Application errors:
Error: (06/12/2016 05:16:00 PM) (Source: VSS) (EventID: 8194) (User: )
Description: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface.  hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied.
This is often caused by incorrect security settings in either the writer or requestor process.

   Gathering Writer Data

   Writer Class Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
   Writer Name: System Writer
   Writer Instance ID: {67f28155-4fc1-41c6-a9b8-83e1095df175}

Error: (06/11/2016 05:11:42 PM) (Source: VSS) (EventID: 8194) (User: )
Description: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface.  hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied.
This is often caused by incorrect security settings in either the writer or requestor process.


Here are a couple links for a possible fix.




Unlikely your issue but I'll include it anyways just as a remote outside chance.


More than likely it's just a COM permissions error or some backup type software overwrote the chain.

An interesting possible fix from Acronis.


I wonder if possibly it's connected to Norton Ghost? If so a possible reinstall may fix.

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Norton Ghost 15.0] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProTray.exe [2598760 2010-03-03] (Symantec Corporation)



On another note. Based on the logs I see you have software installed from iObits. This is old information but I'll post and let you decide.

The company behind this product was found to be stealing the MBAM database.
Personally I would not trust installing any software from a company that resorts to stealing someone's technology to sell their product.
Please see the following links and make up your own mind if you want to keep this on your system. If needed, your malware helper can help you remove it.



Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.






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Hello Ron,

Attached is the fixlog.txt

I've followed your advice by removing the iOBits Uninstaller program.  I was unaware of their shady actions.

Regarding the VSS errors, I went through all of the suggestions you provided.  I implemented the suggestion provided here: https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=563.  I also changed the Volume Shadow Copy service's startup type from manual to automatic as one suggestion stated to start the service if it was off.  I found it to be off, so I started it manually.  However, after a reboot, it was back off again.  Since changing it to automatic start, it starts automatically after a reboot.  Is setting it to automatic startup recommended?

I looked into the, the Acronis suggestion, but it unfortunately didn't apply.  My Locale setting was already set to "English (United States)". 

I'll keep an eye on the event viewer to see if I continue to receive VSS errors.  If errors continue, I'll then try reinstalling Norton Ghost 15.

Thanks again for the continued assistance!


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At this time there are no more signs of an infection on your system.
However if you are still seeing any signs of an infection please let me know.

Let's go ahead and remove the tools and logs we've used during this process.

Most of the tools used are potentially dangerous to use unsupervised or if ran at the wrong time.
They are often updated daily so if you went to use them again in the future they would be outdated anyways.

The following procedures will implement some cleanup procedures to remove these tools.
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.

If there are any other left over Folders, Files, Logs then you can delete them on your own.
Please visit the following link to see how to delete old System Restore Points. Please delete all of them and create a new one at this time.
How to Delete System Protection Restore Points in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Remove all but the most recent Restore Point on Windows XP

As Java seems to get exploited on a regular basis I advise not using Java if possible but to at least disable java in your web browsers
How do I disable Java in my web browser? - Disable Java

A lot of reading here but if you take the time to read a bit of it you'll see why/how infections and general damage are so easily inflicted on the computer. There is also advice on how to prevent it and keep the system working well. Don't forget about good, solid backups of your data to an external drive that is not connected except when backing up your data. If you leave a backup drive connected and you do get infected it can easily damage, encrypt, delete, or corrupt your backups as well and then you'd lose all data.
Nothing is 100% bulletproof but with a little bit of education you can certainly swing things in your favor.

If you're not currently using Malwarebytes Premium then you may want to consider purchasing the product which can also help greatly reduce the risk of a future infection.


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Thank you for your help Ron.  I'm taking it that MBAM did its job by blocking the incoming probes.  However, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to guide me in making sure my computer wasn't infected, as well as tidying things up.  Also, it looks like your suggestions for the Volume Shadow Copy errors have worked, as I have yet to see any additional errors in the event viewer since making the changes.

Thanks again, Brett

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Glad we could help. :)If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this thread with your request. This applies only to the originator of this thread.Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

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