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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by aplumbar, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. aplumbar

    aplumbar Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2007
    I have a desktop and laptop. I think they both have viruses.

    I have scaned the laptop with: AVG and McAfee. On the Laptop AVG finds Malware, but I cant seem to figure out what it is doing with it. It does not delete or quarntine.

    I have scaned the desktop with AVG, Stop Sign, McAfee FreeScan, and ZoneAlarm.
    I think it has a virus because I am not able to use either CD or DVD drive and I attempted to install an external CD-RW and it will not install properly.
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, It's more than likely, not a real virus, more like ad and spyware, which is becoming very nasty....

    Some antivirus suites, detect but do not clean, trojans, spyware etc.

    I'd advise you to post a Hijackthis log, and we can help you with the right tools to find and fix the problems.

    go to Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
    • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
    • Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialogue.
    • Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    • Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    • At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then save the log and then the log will open in Notepad.
    • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    • Paste the log in your next reply.
    • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

    Post the Hijackthis log first, in a reply here.

    Complete this online scan, with either computer, but let's work on just ONE at a time, don't try mixing logs from both, clean one then the other.

    Make sure with the Panda online scan you select "Scan entire computer" and save the Report, which is just a text file called activescan.txt....post the contents of that log, and then post a NEW Hijackthis log in a reply.

    HERE to run Panda's ActiveScan
    • Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button
    • A new window will open...click the Check Now button
    • Enter your Country
    • Enter your State/Province
    • Enter your e-mail address and click send
    • Select either Home User or Company
    • Click the big Scan Now button
    • If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it
    • It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)
    • When download is complete, click on My Computer to start the scan
    • When the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to a convenient location. Post the contents of the ActiveScan report
  3. aplumbar

    aplumbar Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2007
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 10:17:49 PM, on 2/16/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Linksys\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mamma.com/
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E8A6170-7264-4D0F-BEAE-D42A53123C75} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {90222687-F593-4738-B738-FBEE9C7B26DF} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] C:\WINDOWS\System32\qttask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [srePostpone] rundll32.exe c:\windows\system32\zonelabs\srescan.dll,DoSpecialAction
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Instant Wireless Configuration Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\Linksys\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/4,0,0,101/mcinsctl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/mcfscan/2,2,0,4960/mcfscan.cab
    O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    O23 - Service: CA ISafe (CAISafe) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe" /h ccCommon (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe" /h ccCommon (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe" /h ccCommon (file missing)
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
    O23 - Service: Symantec AppCore Service (SymAppCore) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
    O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
  4. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, Don't see any malware in HJT log for this computer, but HJT does not show everything....

    I do see that you had or still have Norton Internet Security plus Zone Alarm, are these both Security Suites....that can't be good.

    I think you have set Norton to not be the main player, if so, how did you do that, within the progam's settings I hope.

    To scan with other tools, we will probably have to turn both Norton and Zone Alarm off temporarily...

    You have AVG Antispyware, and we can run that in Safe Mode, but you need to verify that the settings are just as I have below, you dont need to download it again, just start the program up in Normal Mode, make the changes or check that the settings are the same, then boot to Safe Mode and scan, save the log, then post it.

    Please note that the actual scan will be run in Safe Mode, directions below

    Start AVG Antispyware.

    • Next to Last Update, click on Update now. (You will need an active internet connection to perform this)
    • Wait until you see the Update succesfull message.
    When the progress lines stop, ususally pressing "Start Update" will just
    change back- it's done if you don't get any further Updating activity)
    1. On the main window, click on the "Scanner" button and choose the "Settings" tab.
    • Under "How to act?", click on "Recommended actions" and choose "Quarantine" to set default action for detected malware.
    • Under "How to Scan?" check all (default).
    • Under "Possibly unwanted software" check all (default).
    • Under "What to Scan?" make sure "Scan every file" is selected (default).
    • Under "Reports" select "Automatically generate report after every scan" and
      UNcheck "Only if threats were found".
    • 2. Click the "Scan" tab to return to scanning options. You don't scan just yet!
    • 3.If you were scanning now, you would Click "Complete System Scan" to start.
    • 4. When the scan finished you'd be presented with a list of infected objects found. Click "Apply all actions" to place the files in Quarantine.

    • HOW TO SCAN- Please note the scan is done in Safe Mode-read on
    • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power.
    • Reboot your computer TO Safe Mode. Here's how:
    • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
    • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
    • Ensure that the Safe Mode option is selected.
    • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
    • Login on your usual account.
    • Launch AVG Antispyware
    • Click "Complete System Scan" to start.

    IMPORTANT! Do not save the report before you have clicked the Apply all actions button. If you do, the log that is created will indicate "No action taken", making it more difficult to interpret the report. So be sure you save it only AFTER clicking the "Apply all actions" button!
    • 5. Click on "Save Report" to view all completed scans.
    • Click on the most recent scan you just performed and select "Save report as" - the default file name will be in date/time format as follows: Report-Scan-20072020-142816.txt.
    • Save to your desktop. A copy of each report will also be saved in C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\Reports\
    • 6. Exit AVG Anti-Spyware when done, reboot normally and submit the log report in your next response.
  5. aplumbar

    aplumbar Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2007
    The first log was from the laptop. I did not load Norton Internet Security onto it until I had posted the first message. It was loaned to me. After I scanned with it I uninstalled it. Then I installed the Zone Alarm Security on and scaned with a newer version of Zone Alarm. Zone Alarm found 11 cookies.

    The second log is from the desktop. This is the one with the corrupt dvd drivers. Stop Sign and an older version of Zone Alarm. I can't check my email. Outlook some how stopped working.
  6. aplumbar

    aplumbar Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2007
    by the way, Spy Sweeper does not work and it won't allow me to remove it from the computer.
  7. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, I asked that you work on one computer, until we get that one checked, and not mix logs from the other!

    And, you threw in some work of your own, I need you to do exactly as I post, and not go ahead and do things that will throw off my work here to help you.

    I will delete the second log from your dekstop computer. We will get to it later.

    Check again in Add/Remove Programs, uninstall all items from Norton, Live Update, all the things relating to Zone Alarm if you are not going to use it....at least look in there and tell me if anything refuses to uninstall. You have to watch the "Remove shared files" message, don't, as it usually give you more problems.
    Uninstall SpySweeper, if it is the free version- if it won't run it's not doing any good- we can get a new one.

    Restart the laptop.

    There is a removal utility for Norton products, if it will not uninstall correctly, and often you should use it since we are going to try some new programs, the leftovers may conflict...so I may have you get the removal tool and run that. Zone Labs also did provide a removal tool for the older standalone firewall, I will look to see if they have one for newer versions.

    I'm not aware of any for SpySweeper- possibly it is corrupt, but we will see.

    Go to Start>Run> type in: msconfig

    Hit the Startup tab there....do you see any UNcheckmarked items, relating to Webroot SpySweeper? REcheck them, you will have to restart if you do; sounds like a service or something is not enabled.

    Ask and provide any exact service, or file names or processes that you see are UNchecked that you are in doubt about....

    Please give me an AVG Antispyware log, make the settings changes if you see that they are different from what I posted about how to scan with it, makes a big difference. Scan with it in Safe Mode!
    If you follow directions, we will get this done- , it is late, I will be here tomorrow most all day and evening.. (Sunday).
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