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Got the trojan two days ago, initially malwarebytes found and deleted it with no problem but it came back last night. I ran Malwarebytes again in safe mode and it found system tools again, deleted it, but the trojan was still there when i rebooted! Here's the logs:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK

Run by Admin at 12:39:26.73 on Thu 12/16/2010

Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18999



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Hello catsinvasion! 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.

Step 1

Going over your logs I noticed that you have BitTorrent installed.

  • Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
  • They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smorgasbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites.
  • Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users.
  • The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications.

It is pretty much certain that if you continue to use P2P programs, you will get infected again.

I would recommend that you uninstall BitTorrent, however that choice is up to you. If you choose to remove these programs, you can do so via Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.

If you wish to keep it, please do not use it until your computer is cleaned.

Step 2

I see the Ask Toolbar in your log.

I strongly recommend you remove Ask Toolbar from your computer because:

  • It promotes its toolbars on sites targeted at kids.
  • It promotes its toolbars through ads that appear to be part of other companies' sites.
  • It promotes its toolbars through other companies' spyware.
  • It is Installed without any disclosure whatsoever and without any consent from the user whatsoever.
  • It Solicits installations via "deceptive door openers" that do not accurately describe the offer; failing to affirmatively show a license agreement; linking to a EULA via an off-screen link.
  • It makes confusing changes to user's browsers -- increasing Ask's revenues while taking users to pages they didn't intend to visit.

You can read more about Ask.com here

To remove it:

Click Start-->Control Panel-->Programs and Features

Click on the program name AskBarDis to highlight it

From the menu at the top, select Uninstall or Remove.

Please reboot the computer.

Step 3

  • Download OTL to your desktop. Otherwise, try OTL.com or OTL.scr .
  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed to let it run uninterrupted.
  • When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
  • Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.
  • Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
  • Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
    • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

Once OTL has completed its first scan it will save notepad copies of the scans in the folder that OTL was started from. Unless set to produce an Extras log it will only produce OTL.txt in subsequent scans.

A copy of an OTL fix log is saved in a text file at

  • :\_OTL\Moved Files
    • in most cases this will be C:\_OTL\Moved Files

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  • Run OTL.exe
  • Under Custom Scans/Fixes post the following script:



  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered,when it is done it will say "Fix Complete press ok to open log"
  • Please post that log in your next reply.

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All processes killed

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

C:\ProgramData\bEdGg06308 folder moved successfully.

C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\wklnhst.dat moved successfully.

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


User: Admin

->Temp folder emptied: 752359106 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 2552941070 bytes

->Java cache emptied: 28130886 bytes

->Google Chrome cache emptied: 369847322 bytes

->Flash cache emptied: 384191 bytes

User: All Users

User: boot

User: Default

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 33170 bytes

User: Default User

->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

User: Guest

->Temp folder emptied: 262135 bytes

->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 31927302 bytes

->Java cache emptied: 13689508 bytes

->Flash cache emptied: 5463 bytes

User: Public

%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: 234711525 bytes

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

RecycleBin emptied: 14099299142 bytes

Total Files Cleaned = 17,246.00 mb

OTL by OldTimer - Version log created on 12172010_095033

Files\Folders moved on Reboot...

Registry entries deleted on Reboot...

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I just updated and ran mbam again, here's the new log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50


Database version: 5343

Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 (Safe Mode)

Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18999

12/17/2010 10:43:52 AM

mbam-log-2010-12-17 (10-43-52).txt

Scan type: Quick scan

Objects scanned: 147217

Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 2 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 1

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:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\bEdGg06308 (Rogue.SystemTool.M) -> Value: bEdGg06308 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

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