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Windows 7: Browser Hijacker Deskbar

20 Mar 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Dont ya just love image backups??
Absolutely, imaging is the only way to go. And do it frequently.

PS: Of course I upated the Malwarebytes definitions. I always do with all scanners.


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20 Mar 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Yeah, I was gonna ask the same. Did you update your definitions? Also, delete any backups more recent than the one you used since the virus could have been backed up in them (system restore points).
Fred, I don't use restore points (shadows) - only images. I am on a SSD and space is scarce.
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20 Mar 2010   #13
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I'm not surprised MSE failed but MalwareBytes? Hate to ask but you did update the definitions before scanning right?
Is there any particular reason why Malwarebytes should have caught it? It may be very good but it is no god.

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20 Mar 2010   #14
Jaxryley

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I'm not surprised MSE failed but MalwareBytes? Hate to ask but you did update the definitions before scanning right?
Is there any particular reason why Malwarebytes should have caught it? It may be very good but it is no god.
If it hasn't been seen by or uploaded to any AV/AM vendors then it won't be in their database to detect/remove.

You could try Combofix to get this one sorted but it is an awfully powerful removal tool and one that I usually use as a last resort.
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20 Mar 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaxryley View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I'm not surprised MSE failed but MalwareBytes? Hate to ask but you did update the definitions before scanning right?
Is there any particular reason why Malwarebytes should have caught it? It may be very good but it is no god.
If it hasn't been seen by or uploaded to any AV/AM vendors then it won't be in their database to detect/remove.

You could try Combofix to get this one sorted but it is an awfully powerful removal tool and one that I usually use as a last resort.
Thanks for the tip, but I solved it by restoring an earlier image.
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20 Mar 2010   #16
Johnson

XP Pro and Windows7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaxryley View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Is there any particular reason why Malwarebytes should have caught it? It may be very good but it is no god.
If it hasn't been seen by or uploaded to any AV/AM vendors then it won't be in their database to detect/remove.

You could try Combofix to get this one sorted but it is an awfully powerful removal tool and one that I usually use as a last resort.
Thanks for the tip, but I solved it by restoring an earlier image.
I would do the same as whs - try to deal with the malware to see what works/what doesn't and then restore an image whether I thought that it was successfully dealt with or not.
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20 Mar 2010   #17
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaxryley View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I'm not surprised MSE failed but MalwareBytes? Hate to ask but you did update the definitions before scanning right?
Is there any particular reason why Malwarebytes should have caught it? It may be very good but it is no god.
If it hasn't been seen by or uploaded to any AV/AM vendors then it won't be in their database to detect/remove.
Malwarebytes, according to whs, did not find it. Surely there are lots of malware out there that Malwarebytes won't detect, therefore, I don't see why tw33k is surprised.
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20 Mar 2010   #18
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

No AV/AS is 100% accurate. It's impossible to be when there are new threats emerging every minute of every day. Your best defense is your mind. Use it wisely.
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21 Mar 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

After running for about 10 hours with the restored system I ran SAS again and am pleased with the result.

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21 Mar 2010   #20
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This entry is classified as malware, spyware, adware, or other potentially unwanted software.

If the description states that it is malware, you should immediately run a trusted anti-virus and anti-spyware tool.


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Type: BHOCLSID: {5CDD839E-255C-415D-9927-3AF98318D15B}Name: XBTB01994Filename: wizard.dllDescription: SearchWizard, a stealth installed Softomate Toolbar variant, detected by Kaspersky antivirus as AdWare.Win32.Softomate.ah
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