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Hope I got rid of everything!

Discussion in 'Malware Removal' started by Figly, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Figly

    Figly Private E-2

    Hi, first post on the site, but have been a fan for a while and appreciate all that you guys do.

    Anyway, trying to clean up my friend's laptop, she got some pretty nasty malware (and a ton of it), and I just wanted to make sure it was all gone before i gave it back. If you could take a quick look at the logs and let me know, that would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Attached Files:

  2. Figly

    Figly Private E-2

    And here's the last log.

    Attached Files:

  3. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    [​IMG] Welcome to MajorGeeks.com!

    First, please disable any antivirus and/or antispy programs you have installed so they will not block this fix.

    Print out these instructions or save them to a text file so that you can operate with All Browser Windows CLOSED.

    Step 1:
    Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:
    Again, make sure ALL browser windows are closed when you click FIX.

    Step 2:
    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.
    • 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.

    Step 3:
    Default Security Settings

    To Default Security Settings:
    For Internet Explorer 6 users:
    Click Start > Run > type inetcpl.cpl and press ENTER, when Internet Properties comes up navigate to the Security Tab and click Default Level for the following:
    • Internet
    • Local Intranet
    • Trusted Sites
    • Restricted Sites.
    Click OK to exit.

    For Internet Explorer 7 users:
    Click Start > Run > type inetcpl.cpl and press ENTER, when Internet Properties comes up, navigate to the Security Tab and simply click the "Reset all zones to default level" button. Click OK to exit.

    Step 4:
    Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. This program does not require an installation. The executable actually runs the program.

    NOTE: This program is for Windows XP and Windows 2000 only. ATF Cleaner will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have some cookies you'd like to save. Please move them to a different directory first.
    • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    • Under Main choose: Select All
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you use Firefox browser
    • Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
      • NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
    If you use Opera browser
    • Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    • Click the Empty Selected button.
      • NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
    Click Exit on the Main ATF Cleaner menu to close the program.

    Step 5:
    Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).

    Then attach the below logs:
    • C:\ComboFix.txt
    • C:\MGlogs.zip
    Make sure you tell me how things are working now!

    Let me know of any problems you may have encountered with the above instructions and also let me know how things are running now.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  4. Figly

    Figly Private E-2

    Thank you!

    So far, I have not noticed any unusual activity since I first ran the cleaning the first time.

    The new logs are attached.

    Attached Files:

  5. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
    1. We recommed 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 significan 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.
      • Delete the C:\combofix folder from combofix (if it exists)
    4. 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.
    5. Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
    6. You can delete the C:\MGtools folder and the C:\MGtools.exe file. You can also delete the C:\MGlogs.zip
    7. If you are running Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below:
      • Refer to the cleaning steps in the READ ME for your Window version and see the steps to Disable System Restore which will flush your Restore Points.
      • Then reboot and Enable System Restore to create a new clean Restore Point.
    8. After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:
  6. Figly

    Figly Private E-2

    Outstanding, I and my friend both give our thanks for all of your help.

    Out of curiosity, how does one learn to read these logs and know what to remove and how to remove it? (Besides experience of course). I would like to get started with this, is there any good documentation or tutorials you would recommend?

  7. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    The best way to learn is to do it and have someone who knows it to correct you when you're wrong. I started this years ago knowing how to turn on a computer, I had someone who knew exactly what they were doing help me and correct me when I messed up.

    If you really want to learn this stuff, search thru this forum and look at the logs and see what we remove and how we do it.

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