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Windows 7: SSD space is disappearing. Troublshooted almost everything already.

08 Sep 2011   #101
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
EXCELLENT!

The wait is time very well spent.

Think about how long you have been trying to fix this problem and the time that many others have put in trying to help.

I guarantee you we will all very gladly wait for each and every drive to receive a full scan.
Thanks. Appreciate all the help guys.

Maybe too early to ask, but say one finds malware on their drive that has been eating up drive space and then removes the malware; what happens to the space the malware was eating up? Is it gone forever or does it come back after the malware is removed?


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08 Sep 2011   #102
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

First. let's await the completion and the subsequent logs.
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08 Sep 2011   #103
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sounds good.

I know there have people popping in and out of this thread probably waiting for an update from this scan. It's probably gonna take AT LEAST another hour before it's done.
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08 Sep 2011   #104
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SNsCPU View Post
Sounds good.

I know there have people popping in and out of this thread probably waiting for an update from this scan. It's probably gonna take AT LEAST another hour before it's done.
I haven't been poping in and out. I have read every post. I want to get to the root of the cause as much as anyone, and want to know the answers. It appears that Karl is on the right track. But, don't think I have gone anywhere.
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08 Sep 2011   #105
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Scan finally finished. It picked up 2 items at "medium/low risk" and only 1 item in my C: but it's a false positive. It's listed as a hacktool keeping my MS Office activated. Probably why Malwarebytes skipped over it.

Was worth a try!

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Standalone System Sweeper Log, (c) 2006
Started On Thu Sep 08 2011 13:05:01
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Product Version: 2.0.213.0
Engine Version: 1.1.2803.0
AS Signature Version: 1.0.0.0
AV Signature Version: 1.0.0.0
************************************************************
Signature updated on Thu Sep 08 2011 13:05:10
Product Version: 2.0.213.0
Engine Version: 1.1.7604.0
AS Signature Version: 1.111.1771.0
AV Signature Version: 1.111.1771.0
************************************************************
Begin Full Scan
Scan ID:{4C3C9BA1-B1FD-4B62-A46F-1372226A8911}
Scan Source:1
Start Time:Thu Sep 08 2011 13:05:17
End Time:Thu Sep 08 2011 16:12:27
Result Count:2
Threat Name:HackTool:Win32/Keygen
ID:2147593794
Severity:2
Number of Resources:2
Resource Schema:file
Resource Path:C:\Windows\KMSEmulator.exe
Extended Info:18145255073008
Resource Schema:containerfile
Resource Path:F:\Vuze Downloads\Adobe.Creative.Suite.5.5.Master.Collection.EN.ESD-WZT\Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection Setup.rar
Extended Info:0
Threat Name:HackTool:Win32/Gendows
ID:2147646077
End Scan
************************************************************
Standalone System Sweeper Log, (c) 2006
Stopped On Thu Sep 08 2011 16:24:57 (Exit Code = 0x0)
************************************************************


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File Type: log MPLog-09082011-130501.log (2.8 KB, 8 views)
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08 Sep 2011   #106
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

It is NOT a false positive.

The file has been corrupted/altered. Delete the file immediately!

After the deletion,
post back a new startup.txt file, assuming that you have followed the advice I gave previously.
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08 Sep 2011   #107
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
It is NOT a false positive.

The file has been corrupted/altered. Delete the file immediately!

After the deletion,
post back a new startup.txt file, assuming that you have followed the advice I gave previously.
How can you tell it has been corrupted/altered? My MS Office is a downloaded copy and this is the file associated with it through my google findings on it.

I just want to confirm before I delete it.

Thanks again for all the help.
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08 Sep 2011   #108
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

such links as:
Used Microsoft Office Activator Beta 1,2 or 3+? VIRUS! AutoKMS.exe [Please Read] - Printable Version

Kaspersky Lab Forum > PDM.Keylogger


https://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...howtopic=76447

These links would give one the impression that you have downloaded and installed some illegal cracked software and / or using some very questionable torrent sites.

I'm not saying this is true, just what the links indicate.

Now after deleting,
unfortunately,
It is IMPERATIVE that you run the Standalone System Sweeper again, but this time a quick scan should be sufficient since the infected areas are areas that the system sweeper will scan during a normal scan.
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08 Sep 2011   #109
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
such links as:
Used Microsoft Office Activator Beta 1,2 or 3+? VIRUS! AutoKMS.exe [Please Read] - Printable Version

Kaspersky Lab Forum > PDM.Keylogger


https://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...howtopic=76447

These links would give one the impression that you have downloaded and installed some illegal cracked software and / or using some very questionable torrent sites.

I'm not saying this is true, just what the links indicate.

Now after deleting,
unfortunately,
It is IMPERATIVE that you run the Standalone System Sweeper again, but this time a quick scan should be sufficient since the infected areas are areas that the system sweeper will scan during a normal scan.
Okay, will do!

I will post back after the results.
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08 Sep 2011   #110
SNsCPU

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I deleted the faulty file and ran a QUICK SCAN. It took only a few minutes this time and nothing popped up when the scan finished. No log was created from the quick scan either. Only the previous log from the full scan still remains.

Here is the startup file as requested.

ZyngaGamesAgent, STCagent, and Adobebridge were all deselected from the startup menu, but it still defaults to being added in the startup lineup.

What's next?

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Yes HKCU:Run AdobeBridge
No HKCU:Run Google Update "C:\Users\Steven\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
Yes HKLM:Run avast "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui
Yes HKLM:Run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware "C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray
Yes HKLM:Run STCAgent "C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Connect IE\STCAgent.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run ZyngaGamesAgent "C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Connect\ZyngaGamesAgent.exe"
No HKLM:Run Acrobat Assistant 8.0 "D:\Program Files\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
No HKLM:Run Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher "D:\Program Files\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe"
No HKLM:Run Adobe ARM "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
No HKLM:Run AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
No HKLM:Run AdobeCS5.5ServiceManager "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS5.5ServiceManager\CS5.5ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
No HKLM:Run BCSSync "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices
No HKLM:Run NBAgent "D:\Program Files\Nero 10\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe" /WinStart
No HKLM:Run QuickTime Task "D:\Program Files\Quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
No HKLM:Run RtHDVCpl C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s
No HKLM:Run SmartViewAgent "C:\Program Files (x86)\DeviceVM\SmartView\SmartViewAgent.exe"
No HKLM:Run SwitchBoard C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe
No HKLM:Run XFastUsb C:\Program Files (x86)\XFastUsb\XFastUsb.exe
No Startup Common WD Quick View.lnk C:\PROGRA~1\WESTER~1\WDSMAR~1\WDDMST~1.EXE


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