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26 Jul 2010   #1
tnanoha

window 7
 
 
Virus

Hi everyone,

my com just got infected with a virus, the main thing this virus does is whenever i plug in a thumbdrive it immediately shows shortcuts of my document, music, pics etc when i didn't even put them in myself and my old files inside are inaccessible.

I found the name of this virus i can see it in my processors on my task manager.

It is called vaooki.exe and vaookie.exe, can anyone help in getting rid of it.


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26 Jul 2010   #2
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

hi.........
what av do you use?

d/l and scan with...
hitman pro
mbam
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26 Jul 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I can't recommend hitman pro, because I've never used it, but MBAM can be quit useful. Remember, after you get rid of the virus, empty you system restore by turning it off and back on. Do you have a regular AV program. Microsoft Security Essentials is really good and it is free to all Windows users.
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26 Jul 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tnanoha View Post
Hi everyone,

my com just got infected with a virus, the main thing this virus does is whenever i plug in a thumbdrive it immediately shows shortcuts of my document, music, pics etc when i didn't even put them in myself and my old files inside are inaccessible.

I found the name of this virus i can see it in my processors on my task manager.

It is called vaooki.exe and vaookie.exe, can anyone help in getting rid of it.
VIRUS and MALWARE REMOVAL / PROTECTION
1. Download MalwareBytes. Malwarebytes
2. Disconnect from the Internet.
3. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall.
4. Remove your present antivirus software and firewall.
5. Install and run the MalwareBytes Quick Scan (remove any bad guys). 3min 29secs on my laptop.
6. Reconnect to Internet.
7. Update MalwareBytes.
8. Run malwarebytes quick scan again.(remove any bad guys). 3min 38secs on my laptop.
9. Run MalwareBytes full scan. 16min 8secs on my laptop. With large,full disk ~2hours.
A. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall
B. Remove your present antivirus software
C. Download Microsoft Security Essentials.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
D. Run Microsoft Security Essentials. Quick Scan - ~8 min on my laptop.
E. Run Microsoft Security Essentials. Full Scan - ~ 1hr 50 min on my laptop.
Now I advise you to uninstall MalwareBytes and only install again when and if you need it.
Why?, you ask. Leaving MalwareBytes installed slowed my system. AutoRuns showed MalwareBytes processes running even after exiting from MalwareBytes.
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26 Jul 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

@ karlsnooks, You can set MBam to "manual" in Services. When you need it, just restart it.


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26 Jul 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Strange.
When I run sevices.msc, there is no mbam.

Autoruns does show entries in the Logon and Explorer tabs.

And this after exiting from malwarebytes.

Please clarify.
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26 Jul 2010   #7
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

@karlsnooks

Although I recommend MBAM, I do not recommend scanning prior to updating nor do I recommend uninstalling the resident antivirus and firewall software to install MSE.

First, it is always best practice to scan with the most up-to-date definitions. Definitions are updated frequently so it is important to get the very latest when dealing with an infection.

Next, ad hoc removal of antivirus software and firewall is not a reasonable recommendation merely to scan with MSE, which in any case does not include a software firewall.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tnanoha View Post
Hi everyone,

my com just got infected with a virus, the main thing this virus does is whenever i plug in a thumbdrive it immediately shows shortcuts of my document, music, pics etc when i didn't even put them in myself and my old files inside are inaccessible.

I found the name of this virus i can see it in my processors on my task manager.

It is called vaooki.exe and vaookie.exe, can anyone help in getting rid of it.
Hi, tnanoha.

It appears that vaooki.exe is a random file name. I suggest two things. First MBAM, with the following instructions:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, be sure Quick scan is selected, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, EXCEPT items in System Restore as shown in this sample:
  • Click Remove Selected.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. The log can also be found here on Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt and C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • Please post contents of that file in your next reply.


Second, as you may have a flash drive infection which, when connected to other machines, may spread the infection.
  • Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
    Note: Some security programs will flag Flash_Disinfector as being some sort of malware, you can safely ignore these warnings
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.

Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection.
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26 Jul 2010   #8
tnanoha

window 7
 
 

wow, thanks so much for all the replies everyone, i am currently scanning my com with Malwarebytes.
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26 Jul 2010   #9
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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27 Jul 2010   #10
tnanoha

window 7
 
 

whoa, this is weird i finished scanning my com with Malwarebytes and i found nothing and also i checked my processes and that vaooki.exe things was not there anymore, then i formatted my thumbdrive and decided to plug it in my com for a check and it was working perfectly.

This is kinda weird it is as if the virus just disappeared when i shutdown my com and turned it on again this morning. And also thanks for the people for the advices you gave me.
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