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Windows 7: Help Urgently Needed

09 May 2010   #11
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TiberX View Post
Thank you for your comments and advice.

I ran flush.bat and sfc/scannow, both of which seemed to improve matters considerably until I re-booted.

As with the running of SuperAntiSpyware - now uninstalled - once those particular processes were completed and I re-started my laptop it went back to it's sluggish mode.

The Trojans were listed as Trojan.Unclassified-Packed/Suspicious. There were sixteen of them and they were, supposedly, quarantined and deleted.

I am still unable to download MalwareBytes' program and IE8 remains elusive.

Microsoft Security Essentials has been up and running on my computer since Windows 7 was installed last October. Lot of bloody good it did! The other programs were only downloaded on Friday to see if they might improve matters.

At the moment, it seems that my computer is responding better than it has been but everything is still really slow and there are no entries at all in MSCONFIG > Start-Up.

Perhaps I will just re-install Windows 7.
It's the Alureon rootkit from the sounds of it. Repeat the step the other posters mentioned and then download malwarebytes from here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/561353/mbam-setup-1.46.exe

You can't get malwarebytes from it's distribution location due to Alureon. This URL is not blocked. Run it and let it scan!


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09 May 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
I know can someone find out why we cant rep now?
If you have recently someone you have to rep 15 other people before you can rep that person again.
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09 May 2010   #13
TiberX

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks baarod.

I downloaded via that URL but kept getting messages telling me errors had occured.

1) MBAM_ERROR_EXPANDING_VARIABLES(0,9)

2) same as 1

3) MBAM_ERROR_LOAD_DATABASE(3,0) The system cannot find the path specified

4) same as 1

5) MBAM_ERROR_MISSING_FILE (3,0 mbamswissarmy.sys) The system cannot find the path specified

I then ran the downloaded program but got message 1 again, followed by a repeat of message 5. The screen then went blank.

The program is listed in PROGRAM FILES.
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10 May 2010   #14
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TiberX View Post
Thanks baarod.

I downloaded via that URL but kept getting messages telling me errors had occured.

1) MBAM_ERROR_EXPANDING_VARIABLES(0,9)

2) same as 1

3) MBAM_ERROR_LOAD_DATABASE(3,0) The system cannot find the path specified

4) same as 1

5) MBAM_ERROR_MISSING_FILE (3,0 mbamswissarmy.sys) The system cannot find the path specified

I then ran the downloaded program but got message 1 again, followed by a repeat of message 5. The screen then went blank.

The program is listed in PROGRAM FILES.
This is an infected registry. Variable expansion is used for taking literals like %desktop% and expanding them to system paths. You definitely have a rootkit.
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10 May 2010   #15
TiberX

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

After doing a full scan with Microsoft Security Essentials last night, which indicated my system was virus free, everything was running perfectly this morning.

(No IE8 access though. Nor are there any files showing in my Start-up).

However, 10 minutes ago I re-booted and my system reverted to it's really slow mode.
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10 May 2010   #16
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What is the system file that was identified?
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11 May 2010   #17
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
What is the system file that was identified?
mbamswissarmy.sys, part of malwarebytes
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11 May 2010   #18
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Go to Bleeping Computer - Computer Help and Discussion, download and run ComboFix. If you can't download it, you will need to have your computer professionally cleaned or reinstall Windows.

Also, in defense of MSE, no antivirus will prevent all infections. I clean 5-6 computer per week, all with various antivirus software, all claiming to be running, all claiming the computers are clean. 98% safe is the best you can plan to be.
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11 May 2010   #19
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Go to Bleeping Computer - Computer Help and Discussion, download and run ComboFix. If you can't download it, you will need to have your computer professionally cleaned or reinstall Windows.

Also, in defense of MSE, no antivirus will prevent all infections. I clean 5-6 computer per week, all with various antivirus software, all claiming to be running, all claiming the computers are clean. 98% safe is the best you can plan to be.
Spot on. Good post.
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12 May 2010   #20
TiberX

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

A big "thank you" to everyone who helped me sort this out.

That flush.bat process is modern-day alchemy!

Laptop was back to normal last night but just to be on the safe side I reinstalled Windows 7 this afternoon and then downloaded AntiMalware Bytes. A full scan came up clean and I now have Avira monitoring things.

Thanks again.
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