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I have known for a while that my computer is infected with a virus because I keep getting redirected to random websites. I run my anti-virus every day and it would say infection removed but nothing would change so I dug deeper. I ran my anti-virus in safe mode and it said one infection was partially removed (Win32/Alureon.H) but was still present. Now that it has started taking over other parts of my computer I need to get it removed. I have tried Windows Defender but the definitions will not update, neither will Windows Update, I keep getting an error. I cannot connect to the internet some times, I have to refresh my DNS to connect. My friend works in computers and he could not even recommend anything else. I have tried everything so here I am asking for help. I have already done everything that is required for help so here it all is....


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86

Run by Jenn at 21:57:06.39 on Tue 05/18/2010

Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19


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Hello Jennish and welcome to MalwareBytes forums.

You will want to print out or copy these instructions to Notepad for Safe Mode/offline reference!

These steps are for member Jennish only. If you are a casual viewer, do NOT try this on your system!

If you are not Jennish and have a similar problem, do NOT post here; start your own topic

Do not run or start any other programs while these utilities and tools are in use!

icon_arrow.gif Do NOT run any other tools on your own or do any fixes other than what is listed here.

If you have questions, please ask before you do something on your own.

But it is important that you get going on these following steps.


Close any of your open programs while you run these tools.

Given that this is a Vista system, on most all of the following programs and tools, you will need to do a right-click on the program link or shortcut or desktop icon (as appropriate) and then select "Run as Administrator". Please remember that as you go along and use these tools, each in turn.

Do as much as possible of the following.

Show all files:

  • Click the Start button, and then click Computer.
  • On the Organize menu, click Folder and Search Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Locate and uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
  • Locate and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Locate and click Show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Apply > OK.

Step 2

1. Go >> Here << and download ERUNT

(ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)

2. Install ERUNT by following the prompts

(use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)

3. Start ERUNT

(either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)

4. Choose a location for the backup

(the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).

5. Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked

6. Press OK

7. Press YES to create the folder.

Step 3

Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

For directions on how, see How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Do NOT turn off the firewall

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.

Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Vista, 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.
If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
If your antivirus program gives a prompt message, respond positive to allow RKILL to run.
If a malware-rogue gives a message regarding RKILL, proceed forward to running RKILL

Step 4

Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista or Windows 7, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • IF prompted to Reboot, reply "Yes".

Step 5

Download this file & extract TDSSKiller.exe onto your Desktop

Then create this batch file to be placed next to TDSSKiller:


Start NOTEPAD and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:

START /WAIT TDSSKILLER.exe -l Logit.txt -v
START Logit.txt
del %0

Save this as fix.bat Choose to "Save type as - All Files"

It should look like this: batchfileimage.jpg

Double click on fix.bat & allow it to run.

Step 6

icon_arrow.gifIf you have a prior copy of Combofix, delete it now icon_exclaim.gif

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and SAVE it to your Desktop.

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your Desktop and not run straight away from download **

Important: Have no other programs running. Your Task Bar should be clear of any program entries including your Browser.

Right- click on Combo-Fix.exe on your Desktop and select "Run as Administrator".

  • A window may open with a warning. Type "1" (and Enter) to start the fix. When the scan completes Notepad will open with with your results log open. Do a File, Exit and answer 'Yes' to save changes.

A caution - Do not run Combofix more than once.

Do not touch your mouse/keyboard until the scan has completed, as this may cause the process to stall or your computer to lock.

The scan will temporarily disable your desktop, and if interrupted may leave your desktop disabled.

If this occurs, please reboot to restore the desktop.

A file will be created at => C:\Combofix.txt.


Do not mouseclick combofix's window nor run any program while Combofix is running.

That may cause it to stall.

And have inifinite patience while it runs.

Reply with a copy of C:\Combofix.txt log

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Your logs showed some peer-to-peer filesharing apps: Azureus.

I insist that you de-install Azureus and any other similar program before we proceed further. Otherwise, the system will likely be re-infected.

I do not recommend their use since such filesharing/downloading from unknown sources is one of the leading causes of transmission of malware.

File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

P2P file sharing: Know the risks

Confirm after having removed.

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Close and save any open documents/files you have open. Exit any programs you started yourself.

Step 1

Download OTL by OldTimer to your desktop: http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.exe

  • Please RIGHT-click OTL.exe otlDesktopIcon.png and select "Run As Administrator" to start it.
  • Copy all the lines in between the **** stars lines **** below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):
  • Return to OTL. Right click in the "Custom Scans/Fixes" window (under the aqua-blue bar) and choose Paste.
  • Close any browser(s) windows that may be open.
  • Using your mouse, click on the red-lettered button Run Fix.
  • Once you see a message box "Fix complete! Click OK to open the fix log."
    Click the OK button
  • The log will open in Notepad (your default text editor).
  • Save the log. Post a copy of that log in your next reply.

Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process.

If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTL\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.

Step 2

Start your MBAM MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware.

Click the Settings Tab. Make sure all option lines have a checkmark.

Next, Click the Update tab. Press the "Check for Updates" button.

When done, click the Scanner tab.

Do a FULL Scan.

When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.

The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

Reply with copy of contents of the OTL MovedFiles log

and the latest MBAM scan log

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All processes killed

========== PROCESSES ==========

========== FILES ==========

File\Folder C:\recycler not found.

File\Folder D:\recycler not found.

File\Folder e:\recycler not found.

File\Folder f:\recycler not found.

File\Folder g:\recycler not found.

File\Folder h:\recycler not found.

========== COMMANDS ==========


User: All Users

User: Default

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

User: Default User

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

User: Jenn

->Temp folder emptied: 165989 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 107072417 bytes

->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes

->FireFox cache emptied: 0 bytes

->Flash cache emptied: 976 bytes

User: Public

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

User: Trial

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

%systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

%systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

%systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

%systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes

Windows Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 107622 bytes

%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment folder emptied: 0 bytes

RecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes

Total Files Cleaned = 102.00 mb

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts moved successfully.

HOSTS file reset successfully

Restore point Set: OTL Restore Point

OTL by OldTimer - Version log created on 05222010_052334

Files\Folders moved on Reboot...

Registry entries deleted on Reboot...


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46


Database version: 4129

Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18904

5/22/2010 6:50:15 AM

mbam-log-2010-05-22 (06-50-15).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)

Objects scanned: 356120

Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 16 minute(s), 38 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

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Very good result from the MBAM scan. I'd like for you to do 1 online scan & also get some reports.

You will want to print out or copy these instructions to Notepad for Safe Mode/offline reference!

Step 1

Close all open browsers at this point.

Start Internet Explorer (fresh) by pressing Start (Vista Orb) >> Internet Explorer >> Right-Click and select Run As Administrator.

Using Internet Explorer browser only, go to ESET Online Scanner website:


  • Accept the Terms of Use and press Start button;
  • Approve the install of the required ActiveX Control, then follow on-screen instructions;
  • Enable (check) the Remove found threats option, and run the scan.
  • After the scan completes, the Details tab in the Results window will display what was found and removed.
    • A logfile is created and located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt.

    Look at contents of this file using Notepad or Wordpad.

    The Frequently Asked Questions for ESET Online Scanner can be viewed here


    • From ESET Tech Support: If you have ESET NOD32 installed, you should disable it prior to running this scanner.
      Otherwise the scan will take twice as long to do:
      everytime the ESET online scanner opens a file on your computer to scan it, NOD32 on your machine will rescan the file as a result.
    • It is emphasized to temporarily disable any pc-resident {active} antivirus program prior to any on-line scan by any on-line scanner.
      (And the prompt re-enabling when finished.)
    • If you use Firefox, you have to install IETab, an add-on. This is to enable ActiveX support.
    • Do not use the system while the scan is running. Once the full scan is underway, go take a long break popcorn.gifpepsi.gif


Download the Microsoft

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ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log:

OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK

# version=7

# iexplore.exe=8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339)

# OnlineScanner.ocx=

# api_version=3.0.2

# EOSSerial=23f6319c91724849b07dc666277ce1ac

# end=finished

# remove_checked=true

# archives_checked=false

# unwanted_checked=true

# unsafe_checked=false

# antistealth_checked=true

# utc_time=2010-05-22 11:19:31

# local_time=2010-05-22 07:19:31 (-0500, Eastern Daylight Time)

# country="United States"

# lang=1033

# osver=6.0.6002 NT Service Pack 2

# compatibility_mode=1024 16777215 100 0 6736102 6736102 0 0

# compatibility_mode=5892 16776574 100 100 0 111163294 0 0

# compatibility_mode=8192 67108863 100 0 0 0 0 0

# scanned=236698

# found=2

# cleaned=2

# scan_time=14604

C:\SWSETUP\AOLIMS\setup.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent trojan (cleaned by deleting - quarantined) 00000000000000000000000000000000 C

C:\Users\Jenn\Music\Black Stone Cherry Folklore And Superstition\06 - Black Stone Cherry - The Bitter End.mp3 a variant of WMA/TrojanDownloader.GetCodec.gen trojan (cleaned - quarantined) 00000000000000000000000000000000 C

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.4

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (UAC is enabled)

Internet Explorer 8


Antivirus/Firewall Check:

Windows Firewall Enabled!

AVG Free 9.0

ESET Online Scanner v3

WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.


Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Java 6 Update 19

Java 6 Update 2

Out of date Java installed!

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Reader 9.3.1

Mozilla Firefox (3.6.3)


Process Check:

objlist.exe by Laurent

AVG avgwdsvc.exe

AVG avgrsx.exe

AVG avgnsx.exe

AVG avgemc.exe


DNS Vulnerability Check:

GREAT! (Not vulnerable to DNS cache poisoning)

``````````End of Log````````````

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Looking better. Eset scan removed 2 items. I'd like for you to update Java runtime, and also do 1 other scan.

You will want to print out or copy these instructions to Notepad for Safe Mode/offline reference!

Step 1 - Java update maintenance for security


Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.

  • Download the latest version of Windows 7/XP/Vista/2000/2003/2008 Offline and save it to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, select Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE or Java) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u20-windows-i586-s.exe to install the newest version.

  • After the install is complete, go into the Control Panel (using Classic View) and double-click the Java Icon. (looks like a coffee cup) javaicon.gif
    • On the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, click the Settings button.
    • Next, click on the Delete Files button
    • There are two options in the window to clear the cache - Leave BOTH Checked
      • Applications and Applets
        Trace and Log Files

      [*]Click OK on Delete Temporary Files Window

      Note: This deletes ALL the Downloaded Applications and Applets from the CACHE.

      [*]Click OK to leave the Temporary Files Window

Small tweaks for Java runtime, since most all users do not need to load Java at each Windows startup:

Click Advanced Tab. Expand the Miscellaneous item.

UN-check the line Java quick starter

If you want to also un-check the "Check for updates automatically" you may:

Click the Update tab. un-check the line if it is checked.

Press Apply then OK. Close the applet when done.

To test your Java Run-time, you may go to this page http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

When all is well, you should see Java Version: Java 6 Update 20 from Sun Microsystems Inc.

Step 2

Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

For directions on how, see How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Do NOT turn off the firewall

Close all open browsers at this point.

Start Internet Explorer (fresh) by pressing Start (Vista Orb) >> Internet Explorer >> Right-Click and select Run As Administrator.

Using Internet Explorer browser only, go to Kaspersky Online Scanner website:


icon_arrow.gifAttention: Kaspersky Online Scanner 7.0 may not run successfully while another antivirus program is running. If you have Anti-Virus software installed, please temporarily disable your AV protection before running the Kaspersky Online Scanner. Reenable it after the scan is finished.

During this run, make sure your browser does not block popup windows. Have patience while some screens populate.

Read the Information block presented on the screen, and then press the Accept button.

1) Accept the agreement

2) The necessary files will be downloaded and installed. Please have plenty of patience.

3) After Kaspersky AntiVirus Database is updated, look at the Scan box.

4) Click the My Computer line

5 ) Be infinetely patient, the scan is comprehensive and, unlike other online antivirus scanners, will detect all malwares

6) When the scan is completed there will be an option to Save report as a .txt file. Click that button. Copy and paste the report into your reply.

( To see an animated tutorial-how-to on the scan, see >>this link<<)

Re-enable your antivirus program after Kaspersky has finished.

Kapersky Online Scanner can be uninstalled later on from Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, if desired.

Do not be alarmed if Kaspersky tags items that are already in quarantine by MBAM, or ComboFix's Qoobox & quarantine.

Kaspersky is a report only and does not remove files.

Post back with copies of the Kaspersky.txt report.

How is your system now icon_question.gif

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Operating system: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, 32-bit Service Pack 2 (build 6002)

Kaspersky Online Scanner version:

Last database update: Sunday, May 23, 2010 13:54:50

Records in database: 4168602


Scan settings:

scan using the following database: extended

Scan archives: yes

Scan e-mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:




Scan statistics:

Objects scanned: 245383

Threats found: 0

Infected objects found: 0

Suspicious objects found: 0

Scan duration: 05:36:38

No threats found. Scanned area is clean.

Selected area has been scanned.

Its working great! Thank you so much!!! One random question: Can I delete all these extra files and shortcuts on my destop or should I keep them?

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Very good ! Awesome !

I see that you are clear of your original issues.

If you have a problem with these steps, or something does not quite work here, do let me know.

Start button > in Start menu -- Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (listed under Programs).

{In Classic view, double click Program and features}.

De-install ESET Online

De-install Kaspersky Online

Exit Control Panel.

The following few steps will remove tools we used; followed by advice on staying safer.

We have to remove Combofix and all its associated folders. By whichever name you named it, ( you had named it combofix icon_exclaim.gif), put that name in the RUN box stated just below.

The "/uninstall" in the Run line below is to start Combofix for it's cleanup & removal function.

Note the space after exe and before the slash mark.

The utility must be removed to prevent any un-intentional or accidental usage, PLUS, to free up much space on your hard disk.

  • Click Start, then click Run. Then type in
    Combofix /uninstall

  • Please RIGHT-click OTL.exe otlDesktopIcon.png and select Run As Administrator to run it.
  • Click on the CleanUp! button at upper Right corner. When you do this a text file named cleanup.txt will be downloaded from the internet. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTL attempting to contact the internet you should allow it to do so. After the list has been download you'll be asked if you want to Begin cleanup process? Select Yes.
  • This step removes the files, folders, and shortcuts created by the tools I had you download and run.

Delete the following, if still present




We are finished here. Best regards. :D

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