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Followed Malware Removal Instructions

Discussion in 'Malware Removal' started by scooter101, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. scooter101

    scooter101 Private E-2

    Yesterday my computer was attacked. I had a black screen with red letters stating "Warning! Your're in danger? Your computer is infected with spyware. Also my one of my icons in the lower right tray kept poping up saying "warning your computer is infected". Then I had popup window keep coming up in the middle of my screen that said "Security monitor warning system detected a potential hazard TrasanSPM/LX". I put my computer in safe mode and ran AVG 8 and Spybot but kept getting the same. I then went through all of steps that you have posted and it seemed to have worked, although I do have one file in add/delete directory that will not delete (My Way Search Assiststant). Also, when I was following your steps, SAS would not complete the scan so I ran MBAM first and then came back to SAS and it scanned okay the second time. I would really appreciate it if you would look through my attached files to insure that all problems have been elimated. Thank You!

    Attached Files:

  2. chaslang

    chaslang MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert Staff Member

    Welcome to Major Geeks!

    You did not attach the requested log from MGtools. We need this to finish your cleanup.
  3. scooter101

    scooter101 Private E-2

    I have attached my MGlogs file.

    Attached Files:

  4. chaslang

    chaslang MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert Staff Member

    Run this Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to remove Windows Messenger. Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.

    Uninstall the below old versions of software:
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
    Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

    Now we need to use ComboFix to remove a bunch of malware files.
    • Make sure that combofix.exe that you downloaded while doing the READ & RUN ME is on your Desktop but Do not run it!
      • If it is not on your Desktop, the below will not work.
    • Also make sure you have shut down all protection software (antivirus, antispyware...etc) or they may get in the way of allowing ComboFix to run properly.
    • If ComboFix tells you it needs to update to a new version, make sure you allow it to update.
    • Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the below quote box into it:
    • Save the above as CFscript.txt and make sure you save it to the same location (should be on your Desktop) as ComboFix.exe
    • At this point, you MUST EXIT ALL BROWSERS NOW before continuing!
    • You should have both the ComboFix.exe and CFScript.txt icons on your Desktop.
    • Now use your mouse to drag CFscript.txt on top of ComboFix.exe
    • Follow the prompts.
    • When it finishes, a log will be produced named c:\combofix.txt
    • I will ask for this log below

    Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.

    Now run Ccleaner. Only use the Run Cleaner button. Do not run anything else on any other forms.

    Now download the current version of MGtools and save it to your root folder. Overwrite your previous MGtools.exe file with this one.

    Run MGtools.exe ( Note: If using Vista make sure UAC is still disabled. Also don't double click on it, use right click and select Run As Administrator )

    Now attach the below log:
    • C:\ComboFix.txt
    • C:\MGlogs.zip
    Make sure you tell me how things are working now!
  5. scooter101

    scooter101 Private E-2

    I cleaned the files as requested. I did "not" get the CFScript.txt icon on top of the ComboFix.exe icon for the first run. I repeated the process and I put it on top of the ComboFix.exe icon. So I created 2 combofix.txt files and am attaching both for you to look at. Combofix1.txt is without placing the CFScript.txt on the ComboFix.exe icon and Combofix2.txt is with placing the CFScript.txt on the ComboFix.exe. I then ran Ccleaner and downloaded and ran the current version of MGtools. I am attaching 3 files instead of 2, combofix1.txt, combofix2.txt, and MGlogs.txt. Everything seems to be running okay so far. Thank You!

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  6. chaslang

    chaslang MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert Staff Member

    You're welcome. Your logs are clean.

    If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
    1. We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no protection. They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
    2. If we used Pocket Killbox during your cleanup, do the below
      • Run Pocket Killbox and select File, Cleanup, Delete All Backups
    3. If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)
      • Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
      • "%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /u
        • Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /u, it must be there.
        • This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
    4. Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
    5. If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
    6. Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
    7. Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
    8. If you are running Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below:
      • Refer to the cleaning procedures in step 3 the READ ME for your Window version and see the instructions to Disable System Restore which will flush your Restore Points.
      • Then reboot and Enable System Restore to create a new clean Restore Point.
    9. After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:

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