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Bo:Heap Hijackthis! Log, WMP, Explorer Infected

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by billybakes, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. billybakes

    billybakes Thread Starter

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    Over the last few weeks, I've been randomly getting alerts from McAfee about bo:heap buffer overrun errors. They've mostly happened randomly when closing an Explorer window, a Firefox window, sometimes Microsoft Outlook, and also Windows Media Player. Also what I noticed as of last night was if I tried to use WMP to send a lot of files to my Zune, I'd get two or three alerts at once and WMP would crash. A fully-updated and immunized Spybot picks up nothing. Please let me know if there is any other information you require. I haven't had any alerts today so I'm not able to post exactly what they were as I forgot to write down the previous ones, but I will post any as soon as I get them.

    EDIT: I just had VirusScan alert me again. Here's what the pop-up said

    Date and Time: 4/14/2008 6:43:43 PM
    Pathname: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe::GetProcAddress
    Detected As: bo:heap
    Detection Type: Buffer Overflow
    State: Blocked by Buffer Overflow Protection
    Application: wmplayer.exe




    This is the HiJackThis! Log
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Hi and welcome to TSG,

    This has been an ongoing problem with older versions of McAfee. There have been some attempts to patch the problem but none were successful. The only solution I've seen is to update to the latest version of McAfee.

    Also, be sure you have all your MS critical updates.


    Otherwise, I don't see anything malicious in your HijackThis log.
     
  3. billybakes

    billybakes Thread Starter

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    I had updated a week ago, and this problem had occurred both before and after the update. I just updated again and will post if it happens again. I suppose if nothing else comes up I could always re-format as a latch-ditch effort.
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    What is the version and product of McAfee that you have now?
     
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