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Hi MagicalRcj :)

My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your malware issue. Since we'll be working together, you can call me Aura or Yoan, which is my real name, it's up to you! Now that we've broke the ice, I'll just ask you a few things during the time we'll be working together to clean your system and get it back to an operational state.

  • As you'll notice, the logs we are asking for here are quite lenghty, so it's normal for me to not reply exactly after you post them. This is because I need some time to analyse them and then act accordingly. However, I'll always reply within 24 hours, 48 hours at most if something unexpected happens;
  • As long as I'm assisting you on Malwarebytes Forums, in this thread, I'll ask you to not seek assistance anywhere else for any issue related to the system we are working on. If you have an issue, question, etc. about your computer, please ask it in this thread and I'll assist you;
  • The same principle applies to any modifications you make to your system, I would like you to ask me before you do any manipulations that aren't in the instructions I posted. This is to ensure that we are operating in sync and I know exactly what's happening on your system;
  • If you aren't sure about an instruction I'm giving you, ask me about it. This is to ensure that the clean-up process goes without any issue. I'll answer you and even give you more precise instructions/explanations if you need. There's no shame in asking questions here, better be safe than sorry!;
  • If you don't reply to your thread within 3 days, I'll bump this thread to let you know that I'm waiting for you. If you don't reply after 5 days, it'll be closed. If you return after that period, you can send me a PM to get it unlocked and we'll continue where we left off;
  • Since malware can work quickly, we want to get rid of them as fast as we can, before they make unknown changes to the system. This being said, I would appreciate if you could reply to this thread within 24 hours of me posting. This way, we'll have a good clean-up rhythm and the chances of complications will be reduced;
  • I'm against any form of pirated, illegal and counterfeit software and material. So if you have any installed on your system, I'll ask you to uninstall them right now. You don't have to tell me if you indeed had some or not, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Plus, this would be against Malwarebytes Forums's rules;
  • In the end, you are the one asking for assistance here. So if you wish to go a different way during the clean-up, like format and reinstall Windows, you are free to do so. I would appreciate you to let me know about it first, and if you need, I can also assist you in the process;
  • I would appreciate if you were to stay with me until the end, which means, until I declare your system clean. Just because your system isn't behaving weirdly anymore, or is running better than before, it doesn't mean that the infection is completely gone;
    This being said, I have a full time job so sometimes it'll take longer for me to reply to you. Don't worry, you'll be my first priority as soon as I get home and have time to look at your thread;

This being said, it's time to clean-up some malware, so let's get started, shall we? :)

Follow the instructions in the thread below, and provide me both FRST logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt). You can attach them in your next post, or copy/paste their content.


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To better inform you, I have already attempted to Reinstall DirectX, came out saying that i already have the latest version.
I've updated my Video card drivers. 
Ran AdwCleaner.
Ran sfc /scannow and it came up with one error that it could not solve. 

My system specs, 
Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
AMD Raedon R9 270 video card
2.9Ghz quad core Processor


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Start by uninstalling the following programs. If you can't because of the Bad Image error, let me know and skip this step.

  • Betternet
  • Visual Studio 2008 x64 Redistributables
  • Visual Studio 2012 x64 Redistributables
  • Visual Studio 2012 x86 Redistributables

In Google Chrome, reset your sync data.


Once done, log out from your Google profile in Chrome.

LdH4gmf.pngGoogle Chrome - Remove Extension/App

  • In Google Chrome, enter chrome://extensions in the address bar and press on Enter;
  • In the Extensions page, uninstall these (by clicking on the little garbage can icon on their right):
    • Theme Creator
    • Google Docs
    • Turn Off the Lights
    • YouTube
    • Adblock Plus
    • Google Search
    • Universe
    • Ponyhoof
    • Cryptocat
    • Google Wallet
    • Gmail
    • DisccoountExtenussi
  • If you don't see the extension listed, it means that it's installed as an App. So enter chrome://apps in the address bar and press on Enter;
  • From the Apps page, look for the app, right-click on it and select Remove from Chrome;

In Mozilla Firefox, uninstall the following extensions:

  • dAilyReize
  • FreshApp
  • DisccoouontExtenussi

Once you're done with all of the above, follow the instructions below.

iO3R662.pngFarbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) - Fix mode
Follow the instructions below to execute a fix on your system using FRST, and provide the log in your next reply.

  • Download the attached fixlist.txt file, and save it on your Desktop (or wherever your FRST.exe/FRST64.exe executable is located);
  • Right-click on the FRST executable and select Spcusrh.pngRun as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users);
  • Click on the Fix button;
  • On completion, a message will come up saying that the fix has been completed and it'll open a log in Notepad;
  • Copy and paste its content in your next reply;


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On the Google Chrome extensions I've removed them all except DisccoountExtenussi and Universe. I cannot find them in Extensions or apps.

I have done everything except that. All the programs have uninstalled with no problem and all the firefox extensions removed easily

I will wait for a reply before i continue with the FRST Fix

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When did the error start occuring?

Also, follow the instructions below:

EndqYRa.pngSystem File Checker (SFC)
Follow the instructions below to run a SFC scan on your system and to provide the CBS log in your next reply;

  • On Windows Vista & 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, then enter cmd in the search box, right-click on the cmd icon and select Spcusrh.pngRun as Administrator
  • On Windows 8, drag your cursor in the bottom-left corner, and right-click on the metro menu preview, then select Command Prompt (Admin);
  • On Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, right click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select Command Prompt (Admin);
  • Enter the command below and press on Enter;
    sfc /scannow

    Note: There's a space between "sfc" and "/scannow";
  • Once the scan is complete, enter the command below and press on Enter
    copy %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log "%userprofile%\Desktop\cbs.txt"
  • A file called cbs.txt will have appeared on your Desktop. Upload the file on Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive and post the download URL for it here;

Note: Please note that the CBS.log is volatile, which means that if you don't upload it after the SFC scan is completed, it won't have the information from the scan anymore. So archive it and upload it as soon as you can.

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dinput8.dll is corrupt and cannot be repaired according to your CBS.log. Follow the instructions below.

myjIXnC.pngSFCFix - Run Only
Follow the instructions below to download and execute SFCFix, and provide the log.

  • Download SFCFix and move the executable on your Desktop;
  • Right-click on SFCFix.exe and select Spcusrh.pngRun as Administrator;
  • Follow the instructions displayed in the console;
  • On completion, a log will open in Notepad. Copy and paste the content of that log in your next reply;
    Note: The log (SFCFix.txt) will be created in the same directory where SFCFix is run if it doesn't open automatically on completion.

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SFCFix version by niemiro.
Start time: 2017-07-03 09:56:04.907
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Not using a script file.

CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-bootres_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_9d42c69298905ee5\bootres.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-i..ectionsharingconfig_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_167fe1ade2ab4f33\hnetcfg.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\msacm32.drv
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\midimap.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-directx-directinput_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1d6e705f6d025338\dinput8.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-errorreportingfaults_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_720e868d9b0b6a44\Faultrep.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-iconcodecservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_270ef9f0eb67d613\IconCodecService.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..c-drivermanager-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_123a1c25483b3cd9\odbc32.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..c-drivermanager-rll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0f71a9754bbe406d\odbcint.dll
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-media-mp3acm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_6bab80e589fa397f\l3codeca.acm
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-netshell_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_d78ad4be6c4ce238\netshell.dll

SUMMARY: Some corruptions could not be fixed automatically. Seek advice from helper or sysnative.com.
   CBS & SFC total detected corruption count:     11
   CBS & SFC total unimportant corruption count:  0
   CBS & SFC total fixed corruption count:        0
   SURT total detected corruption count:          0
   SURT total unimportant corruption count:       0
   SURT total fixed corruption count:             0
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SFCFix version by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 0 datablocks.
Finish time: 2017-07-03 10:06:06.140

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Alright, follow the instructions below.

myjIXnC.pngSFCFix - Fix Time

WARNING! The following fix is specific to the user's system in this thread. No one else should follow the instructions below to apply that fix, as it could damage your system. If you need assistance with an issue, please start a new thread and someone will assist you shortly.

Follow the instructions below to download and execute a SFCFix fix, and provide the log.

  • Download SFCFix and move the executable on your Desktop;
  • Download the attached SFCFix.zip and move the archive to your Desktop;
    Note: Make sure that the file is named SFCFix.zip, do not rename it.
  • Save any work you have open, and close every programs;
  • Drag the SFCFix.zip archive file over the SFCFix.exe executable and release it;
  • SFCFix will launch, let it complete;
  • Once done, a file will appear on your Desktop, called SFCFix.txt;
  • Open the file, then copy and paste its content in your next reply;


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SFCFix version by niemiro.
Start time: 2017-07-03 10:24:26.297
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Using .zip script file at C:\Users\Robb\Desktop\SFCFix.zip [0]

Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-netshell_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_d78ad4be6c4ce238\netshell.dll
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-media-mp3acm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_6bab80e589fa397f\l3codeca.acm
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..c-drivermanager-rll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0f71a9754bbe406d\odbcint.dll
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..c-drivermanager-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_123a1c25483b3cd9\odbc32.dll
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-iconcodecservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_270ef9f0eb67d613\IconCodecService.dll
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-errorreportingfaults_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_720e868d9b0b6a44\Faultrep.dll
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-directx-directinput_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1d6e705f6d025338\dinput8.dll
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\midimap.dll
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\msacm32.drv
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-i..ectionsharingconfig_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_167fe1ade2ab4f33\hnetcfg.dll
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-bootres_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_9d42c69298905ee5\bootres.dll

Successfully copied file C:\Users\Robb\AppData\Local\niemiro\Archive\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-netshell_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_d78ad4be6c4ce238\netshell.dll to C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-netshell_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_d78ad4be6c4ce238\netshell.dll.
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Successfully copied file C:\Users\Robb\AppData\Local\niemiro\Archive\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..c-drivermanager-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_123a1c25483b3cd9\odbc32.dll to C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..c-drivermanager-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_123a1c25483b3cd9\odbc32.dll.
Successfully copied file C:\Users\Robb\AppData\Local\niemiro\Archive\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-iconcodecservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_270ef9f0eb67d613\IconCodecService.dll to C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-iconcodecservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_270ef9f0eb67d613\IconCodecService.dll.
Successfully copied file C:\Users\Robb\AppData\Local\niemiro\Archive\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-errorreportingfaults_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_720e868d9b0b6a44\Faultrep.dll to C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-errorreportingfaults_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_720e868d9b0b6a44\Faultrep.dll.
Successfully copied file C:\Users\Robb\AppData\Local\niemiro\Archive\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-directx-directinput_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1d6e705f6d025338\dinput8.dll to C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-directx-directinput_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1d6e705f6d025338\dinput8.dll.
Successfully copied file C:\Users\Robb\AppData\Local\niemiro\Archive\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\midimap.dll to C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\midimap.dll.
Successfully copied file C:\Users\Robb\AppData\Local\niemiro\Archive\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\msacm32.drv to C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\msacm32.drv.
Successfully copied file C:\Users\Robb\AppData\Local\niemiro\Archive\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-i..ectionsharingconfig_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_167fe1ade2ab4f33\hnetcfg.dll to C:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-i..ectionsharingconfig_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_167fe1ade2ab4f33\hnetcfg.dll.
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Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-media-mp3acm_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_6bab80e589fa397f\l3codeca.acm
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Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..c-drivermanager-rll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0f71a9754bbe406d\odbcint.dll
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Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-m..c-drivermanager-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_123a1c25483b3cd9\odbc32.dll
Successfully restored ownership for C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-iconcodecservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_270ef9f0eb67d613\IconCodecService.dll
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Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-errorreportingfaults_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_720e868d9b0b6a44\Faultrep.dll
Successfully restored ownership for C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-directx-directinput_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1d6e705f6d025338\dinput8.dll
Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-directx-directinput_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1d6e705f6d025338\dinput8.dll
Successfully restored ownership for C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-audio-mmecore-other_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_8cd41e2771e37717\midimap.dll
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SFCFix version by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 11 datablocks.
Finish time: 2017-07-03 10:24:27.143
Script hash: oVWR3iI/Vko7e3gsAEj2x22bMALVpJhp2YQ4UaMErfU=

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