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Ok my friend here it is:

I put it in 3 sections...

Section 1) list of files attached:

Section 2) Symptoms

Section 3) Steps taken in order

List of attached text files from different processes run.

scan showing viruses removed initially (virus report.txt)

The protection log that showed me that an attempt was being made to send to

a remote server. (Protection log)

Lastly I ran DDS and attached that report.


Running update for installation of IE 8 produces freeze at checking for

malicious programs.

When MSE was installed it too freezes at certain file.

All scanners fail during scans on different drivers in :


MSE and Micrisoft security scanner fails at pcmcia.sys

Malwarebytes fails at ati1btxx.sys

What I did so far in order

I first excluded files below in MSE and reran

* C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

* C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application

Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

* C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application

Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\rules.ref

* C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbam.sys

* C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys

* C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe

* C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe

* C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe

And MSE still froze at C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ pcmcia.sys just like


So it does not appear to be a program conflict. Just to be sure I

uninstalled MSE.

Then I uninstalled Malwarebytes completely using RevoUninstaller Pro.

Rebooted in safe mode twice.

Then I installed Malwarebytes again.

It still freezes at ati1btxx.sys


If I exclude the folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers

Malwarebytes complete scans and now show after removing several viruses trojans computer as clean except malwaer.trace keeps showing up on scans .


I did notice an outgoing calls to a Server in Eastern Europe were blocked by

Malwarebytes (attached as protection.logs) so something is not right.

Attached logs

As a last ditch I ran ComboFix which froze in scan 2 .

Then I ran a program called vundofix from atribune.org which killed 4

instances. No more trying to contact a foreign server.

Further scans show clean.

However windows security scan still freezes at same file and

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ pcmcia.sys

Malwarebytes fails at C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ ati1btxx.sys (If I

exclude drivers file scan completes and reports Malware.Trace) ->

Quarantined and deleted successfully but it keeps reappearing.

unless Iblock drivers files from being scanned.

Finally I uninstalled all instances of Acrobat reader and all instances of

Java and still the problem exists.

I have installed

Enable Microsoft Installer logging and Verbose logging to gather additional

troubleshooting Information

In anticipation of your guidance.

. One more thing this computer is running SQL server desktop engine (neat

receipts professional) and I notice 3 instances of Windows driver package

Intel from 4 dates in 2007


Any help my friend would be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Mark Johnson


<http://www.enjoymiamibeach.com/> www.EnjoyMiamiBeach.com

"ora exerco et labora"

virus report text.txt




mbam-log-2011-07-07 (23-07-33).txt

mbam-log-2011-07-08 last.txt

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