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Well here's the basic backstory, turned on my laptop yesterday, loaded up IE, tab open a couple of links (just general articles) from the official Microsoft homepage, and was instantly hit with like 30 or so viruses according to Malwarebytes, which I promptly deleted all of course. Now normally that would be the end of the problem...did a follow up scan to make sure, it turned up another 7, deleted them. And it's been continuing like this on and on...every time I scan with Malwarebytes, I swear it finds the exact same 7 viruses or whatever, deletes them, then when I scan again, they're there...again >.>

So yeah...what's the deal here? Never seen this happen before, everything is up to date with Malwarebytes, so I'm a bit perplexed here. Whatever this infection is, it's messing with my poor sidebar it seems, all the gadgets like the calendar, clock, rss read, etc aren't loading and in general my laptop is far slower than usual in loading webpages, programs, etc (generally I use Firefox like right now and everything's fine with it, just happened to be the one time I used IE and everything goes to hell).

Here's the log btw...again, every time I scan, remove, and reset my laptop, the same exact ones reappear again if I scan again. Please help!

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50


Database version: 5253

Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7.0.6002.18005

12/5/2010 8:08:47 PM

mbam-log-2010-12-05 (20-08-47).txt

Scan type: Quick scan

Objects scanned: 158235

Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 37 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 2

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 5

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\NvCplDaemonTool (Malware.Packer) -> Value: NvCplDaemonTool -> Delete on reboot.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\NvCplDaemonTool (Malware.Packer) -> Value: NvCplDaemonTool -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

c:\Windows\System32\puloadt32.dll (Malware.Packer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

c:\Users\Owner\puloadt32.dll (Malware.Packer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

c:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\microsoft\Windows\start menu\Programs\Startup\scandisk.lnk (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

c:\Windows\SysWOW64\puloadt32.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

c:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\microsoft\Windows\start menu\Programs\Startup\scanbdiskpf81.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Well, bit of an update...I ended up finally getting around to reinstalling Lavasoft's Ad-Aware, it found the same above viruses and deleted, as well as detecting another deeply hidden one and deleting it for good (I hope).

However, I still have the problem of the windows sidebar with all the gadgets being messed up, I can post a screen shot if needed but basically, nothing is showing up anymore; the clock for example is blacked out and just shows one arrow, the rss feed and calendar are both shown as blank rectangles, some won't even load an image. Tried replacing them manually and still getting the same results. Anyone have any advice on that?

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Hello xezat! Welcome to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Forums!

My name is Borislav and I will be glad to help you solve your problems with malware. Before we begin, please note the following:

  • The process of cleaning your system may take some time, so please be patient.
  • Follow my instructions step by step if there is a problem somewhere, stop and tell me.
  • Stay with the thread 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!
  • If you don't know or can't understand something please ask.
  • Do not install or uninstall any software or hardware, while work on.
  • Keep me informed about any changes.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper.

Please download ComboFix from

Here or Here to your Desktop.

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  1. If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:
    • Open Tools -> Options -> Main tab
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[*]During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:



[*]It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.

[*]Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.

[*]Close any open browsers.

[*]Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.


  • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause unpredictable results.
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[*]Double click on combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.

[*]When finished, it will produce a report for you.

[*]Please post the C:\Combo-Fix.txt for further review.

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