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Old 09-03-10, 01:14
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Default XxX.xXx and UuU.uUu

Hello geeks,

looks like i have some sort of a malware. For approximately a week, Norton Internet Security has been detecting 2 viruses which appear to be self recreating -- "dokterwatson.exe" and "e4u-pfatch.exe". I discovered the "dokterwatson.exe" file in the AppData\Local\Temp folder where I also noticed the following two files -- "XxX.xXx" that appears to recreates itself into a "UuU.uUu file." To make this a complete mess, the following white screen pops up several times a day: "Microsoft Security Essentials: Registry Hack
Restore Backup to Avoid Permanent System Damage
Microsoft Security Essentials
then there is a button that reads "Restore Backup".

My norton is always up-to-date, I ran spybot, windows defender... Same story -- Norton keeps discovering these viruses every day, the XXX and UUU files keep reappearing. Is it possible that all of these are related?

Any advice would be highly appreciated!!!
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Old 09-03-10, 01:37
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Default Re: XxX.xXx and UuU.uUu

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
  • **** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
  • Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
  • After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:
  1. If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
  2. If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
  3. If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user account (if you have one) in either normal or safe boot mode and running only SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes while logged into this other user account. Then reboot and see if you can log into the problem user account. If you can then run SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, ComboFix and MGtools on the infected account as requested in the instructions.
  4. To avoid additional delay in getting a response, it is strongly advised that after completing the READ & RUN ME you also read this sticky:
Any additional post is a bump which will add more delay. Once you attach the logs, your thread will be in the work queue and as stated our system works the oldest threads FIRST.
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Old 09-03-10, 22:22
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Thanks, just before I followed all of the instructions, i had installed Malwarebytes as I read somewhere that this allegedly fixed the problem. It first discovered the XXX file, then upon reboot I scanned again and then it discovered the UUU file. Asked me to reboot again in order to delete the file. I did and it seemed to work. In any event, I uninstalled Malwarebytes and followed all applicable steps as per the instructions above. The system appears to be completely clean but I am attaching the logs in any event and if someone can just confirm this, that would be great!

Many thanks for the detailed instructions!!!
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File Type: log SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 09-03-2010 - 20-21-00.log (466 Bytes, 5 views)
File Type: txt mbam-log-2010-09-03 (21-53-25).txt (911 Bytes, 5 views)
File Type: zip MGlogs.zip (199.5 KB, 18 views)
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Old 09-04-10, 23:57
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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 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" /uninstall
      • Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /uninstall, it must be there.
      • This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
  3. Go back to step 6 oof the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
  4. Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
  5. If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others), you can delete these files now.
  6. 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.
  7. Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
  8. 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.
  9. If you are running Win 7, Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below:
    • Refer to the cleaning procedures pointed to by step 7 of 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.
  10. After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:
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