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Windows 7: System Sending Signals That I'm In Indonesia

27 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
System Sending Signals That I'm In Indonesia

The thread title might be misleading: I don't KNOW that my system is sending signals that I am in Indonesia, but I believe it might be.

Something is very wrong and here are the symptoms seen and steps taken to discover what it is:

(1) I have TweetDeck with a filter set up to see certain tweets, and I noticed what should be about 2 tweets per second down to 2 tweets per minute. The tweets are curiously quite Asian, and some tweets show up with foreign script characters (I assume they are Indonesian, based on item #2)

(2) Whenever I am suspicious about something, it's an automatic virus scan. Although my normal antivirus running is MSE, I also start Malwarebytes free as a 2nd look. This time I started it immediately, and it was updating its version (seems it does it all the time) with the setup asking for "Indonesian" instead of default "English." That cinched it for me that something was amiss.

(3) While the virus scans ran, I checked Control Panel->Region and Language: that was set as it should be ("United States" everything)

(4) I ran "sfc /scannow": nothing wrong there

(5) I suspected a proxy set at the machine and there was no indication of any proxy

(6) I checked the administration of the router, and there was nothing out of the ordinary (suspicious)

(7) I have WinPatrol, but I am not finding anything alarming or where it indicates a change

(8) A look at Hijack This log did not suggest anything unusual.

(9) A computer restart and starting up Malwarebytes free again this time showed English

(10) The tweet stream however is still not normal, generally Asian tweets. There is nothing in the Twitter setup to indicate that I set a location that is not in the United States. I have verified this in the Twitter browser interface (Profile & Settings).

(11) I have noticed that my Chrome browser is taking a longer time to full a request for a URL. I was thinking it was a network problem (although I have 55 Mbps service via cable). I am suspecting my requests are going through a foreign (proxy?) server, although everything I've done so far shows no malware.

(12) I will continue to do more analyses, such as running Sophos antivirus (formerly rootkit?) software.

Any suggestions to find out what's going on?

This can't be exclusively a problem related to interaction with Twitter, because why would a Windows setup for Malwarebytes earlier prompt me for setting up in the Indonesia language, even though it's missing now?

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27 Nov 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Have you tried an Adware cleaning program?

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop. Follow both step 1 and 2.

Step 1.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

Step 2.
Using AdwCleaner v3: Scan & Clean:
This time click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder

******Post both .txt logs
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