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Old 04-27-12, 15:04
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Default Help, malware issues

I run Windows 7 x64 and this problem has started occuring just a week ago, my cpu will spike and my pc will slow down a lot and act as if it is downloading something.

Here are the logs requested....
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File Type: log SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 04-27-2012 - 12-32-24.log (584 Bytes, 3 views)
File Type: txt mbam-log-2012-04-27 (12-36-04).txt (1.9 KB, 2 views)
File Type: txt ComboFix.txt (17.2 KB, 2 views)
File Type: zip MGlogs.zip (185.7 KB, 2 views)
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Old 04-28-12, 06:07
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Default Re: Help, malware issues

I want you to run TDSSKiller so refer to the below for how to do so.

TDSSkiller - How to run


Please also download MBRCheck to your desktop
  • Double click MBRCheck.exe to run (vista and Win 7 right click and select Run as Administrator)
  • It will show a Black screen with some information that will contain either the below line if no problem is found:
    • Done! Press ENTER to exit...
  • Or you will see more information like below if a problem is found:
    • Found non-standard or infected MBR.
    • Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options, or 'N' to exit:
  • Either way, just choose to exit the program at this point since we want to see only the scan results to begin with.
  • MBRCheck will create a log named similar to MBRCheck_07.16.10_00.32.33.txt which is random based on date and time.
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Old 04-28-12, 13:00
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TDSSKiller found nothing.
MBRCHeck found nothing as well.

MBR log attached.

EDIT: I have done research before your reply and I ran task manager to find out what was eating my CPU and it was the "iphlpsvc" (IP Helper) service. I have recently stopped the service and my system runs fine, except I have problems not being able to enable Windows Firewall.
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Old 04-29-12, 08:10
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Now we need to use ComboFix by sUBs
  • 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. Ensure you scroll down to select ALL the lines:
Code:
KILLALL::

Folder::
C:\Windows\assembly\temp\U
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot
Registry::
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentVersion\Run]
"SearchSettings"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Wow6432Node\microsoft\windows\currentVersion\Run]
"SearchSettings"=-
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFBCB7E0-F91A-4951-9F31-58FEE57A25C4}]
  • 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

Note:

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

If after running Combofix you discover none of your programs will open up, and you recieve the following error: "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion". Then the answer is to REBOOT the machine, and all will be corrected.


Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it. (Right click and run as admin if using Vista or Windows7) Then attach the new C:\MGlogs.zip file that will be created by running this.

Let me know of any problems you may have encountered with the above instructions and also let me know how things are running now!
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Old 04-29-12, 18:53
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Default Re: Help, malware issues

I have been running the pc for 2 hours now and everything is smooth, I will update how it's going in 24-48 hours.

Here are the logs requested....
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Old 04-30-12, 06:22
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Default Re: Help, malware issues

If all is still well when you check back here:

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 of 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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Old 05-02-12, 06:23
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The problem still persists after about 36 hours...it kicked back in.

I watched the resource monitor to see if I could fine the culprit, but absolutely nothing was eating up my CPU. Yet my computer was slowing to a crawl and the mouse cursor would act as if it was loading something.

The 2 processes that caught my eye were "System Interrupts" and the service "Base Filtering Engine".

Windows Anti-Malware service would also run as if it was attempting to block something.


I ran malware-bytes and it found some things...logs attached.
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Old 05-02-12, 11:10
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Run Combofix and attach the log it creates. We will see if that is finding anything. Run SUPERantispyware too and attach the log. MBAM did not find anything too serious by the way. Just a bit of adware by the looks.
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Logs requested...
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Old 05-03-12, 08:54
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Default Re: Help, malware issues

Now we need to use ComboFix by sUBs
  • 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. Ensure you scroll down to select ALL the lines:
Code:
KILLALL::

Folder::
c:\program files (x86)\Common Files\Spigot
Registry::
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SearchEngineProtection"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SearchSettings"=-
  • 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

Note:

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

If after running Combofix you discover none of your programs will open up, and you recieve the following error: "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion". Then the answer is to REBOOT the machine, and all will be corrected.


Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it. (Right click and run as admin if using Vista or Windows7) Then attach the new C:\MGlogs.zip file that will be created by running this.
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