Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Obfuscator.xz detected w/ MSE

24 Mar 2013   #21
In Need Of Help

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Here's the result.txt from MiniToolBox

Attached Files
File Type: txt Result.txt (11.8 KB, 9 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2013   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium

Are you having any more malware problems?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2013   #23
In Need Of Help

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Apologies for the delayed response, had to get some sleep. And I'm not really sure if I'm having any more problems. The computer seems to be running much better than it was. So everything seemed alright in those last two logs?

Is there anything else I should run to be sure? I just want to be sure the computer is safe before I start using it for work and stuff again.

I'm going to change all of my passwords on another computer, like suggested. Would it now be safe to log into things like my bank and stuff with this computer?

Sorry for all the questions, I just want to be thorough and to be sure everything is safe. And I really appreciate all of the help you have given me, you're a life saver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Mar 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium

We all need some sleep...

Let's do the following for a final check, an add to your comfort level on the use of this computer:

Download this free version of:
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

Save to the Desktop.

MBAM may make changes to the Registry as part of its disinfection routine.
If using other security programs that detect Registry changes, they may interfere or alert you.
Let your security program(s) allow the changes that MBAM makes. It is a safe program.

Double-click the downloaded file to run MBAM.

When the installation begins, follow the series of setup wizard prompts pressing Next, and on the last prompt, press: Install
When done with this phase, press: Finish

MBAM automatically starts and takes you to the main console and to the Scanner tab.
On the Scanner tab:
Make sure the Perform full scan option is selected.
Then click on the Scan button.

When the scan is finished, a message box shows: The scan completed successfully. ..etc.

If anything is found, click 'Show Results' to display all objects found.
Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click: Remove Selected

When removal is completed, a report opens in Notepad.
(The log is automatically saved and can also be viewed by clicking the Logs tab).

If anything is found, please copy/paste the entire contents of the MBAM report and provide in a reply.

I will look at it and determine if further action is necessary.

Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you are asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) prevents MBAM from removing all the malware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2013   #25
In Need Of Help

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Ran MBAM and it didn't find anything, so it looks like everything is good now. Thanks again for all your help and patience, I really appreciate it.

One last question. Is it now safe to change passwords to my bank and different accounts on this computer, or should I still do it on another one?

Edit: Here's the log from MBAM.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)

Database version: v2013.03.25.10

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16521
home :: HOME-PC [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

3/25/2013 6:47:28 AM
mbam-log-2013-03-25 (06-47-28).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 556225
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 38 minute(s), 14 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Obfuscator.xz detected w/ MSE

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Trying to get rid of virtool:win32/obfuscator.xz
Read a couple threads and got a little head start. I ran Adwcleaner and am attaching the log from that and currently running TFC. I want to make sure its 100% gone and any other malware too. Would the next step be running an ESET scan?
System Security
Unable to get rid of virtool.win32/obfuscator.XZ
Hello, I'm a new member. I've got this nasty virus and I cannot get rid of it. Microsoft security essentials keeps detecting it every time I run a complete scan even though it says it is in quarentine. It does not detect it in safe mode. Maybe it is a rootkit? Avira detects it as a hidden...
System Security
Virtool win32 Obfuscator.xz detected w/ MSE
Hello, I realize there's a similar thread on the front page but have come to the understanding I should create my own thread. I recently ran a scan w/ MSE and came back w/ a hit for Virtool win32 Obfuscator.xz. MSE was unable to quarantine or remove it. I found what I think were the...
System Security
Virtool win32 Obfuscator.xz detected
i have had this virus for some time now and then one day my mse stared popping up in my Google chrome saying virus and to clean my pc i said no a few time and then i hit yes it download win 7 clean pro which i remove in like 3 seconds but then the file Virtool win32 Obfuscator.xz stayed i got the...
System Security
MSE detected Obfuscator.xz NBA 2k13
I am currently having the same problem as Quadra and I was directed to making my own thread about it. The Obfuscator.xz is also shown to be in my NBA 2k13 files and so far I have run AdwareCleaner and am about to get hijackthis as a lot of people seem to use it. If anyone has any further...
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+