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Unable to Remove BoboTurbo Malware

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  1. shabbies

    shabbies Thread Starter

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    hey guys, I've scanned my com and detected this malware in a P2p(?) program known as BoboTurbo. I can't really seem to delete it. AVG detected it but was unable to remove it.
    "You do not have the rights to delete this program"
    PS: Somehow I have this feeling that the com has more than just the BoboTurbo Malware. Prevex CSI detects another worm in AdVantage, would be glad if this can be checked too.
    Thanks.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks people.
    Here's the HJT log.

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 20:16:56, on 13/10/2008
    Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
    C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eAudio\eAudio.exe
    C:\Users\Acer\AppData\Local\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
    C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\SportsCap\Kernel\MagicSports\MSPMirage.exe
    C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\TV Joy\TVEService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Play Movie\PMVService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
    C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    D:\Applications\BlueSoleil\BtTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe
    D:\Applications\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
    C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerofa.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\EPOWER\EPOWER_DMC.EXE
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ACER.EMPOWERING.FRAMEWORK.SUPERVISOR.EXE
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\ERAGENT.EXE
    D:\Applications\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razertra.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
    C:\Users\Acer\Documents\Downloads\Programs\HiJackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
    O1 - Hosts: 66.212.25.134 cuteworm.com
    O1 - Hosts: 66.212.25.134 www.cuteworm.com
    O1 - Hosts: 208.109.93.142 login.odinms.de
    O2 - BHO: IDM Helper - {0055C089-8582-441B-A0BF-17B458C2A3A8} - D:\Applications\Internet Download Manager\IDMIECC.dll
    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
    O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
    O2 - BHO: Megaupload Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-CCB0-B130EEDBE97C} - C:\PROGRA~1\MEGAUP~1\MEGAUP~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: NCO 2.0 IE BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {83A2F9B1-01A2-4AA5-87D1-45B6B8505E96} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\AVGTOO~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {5CBE3B7C-1E47-477e-A7DD-396DB0476E29} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\AVGTOO~1.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: Megaupload Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-CCB0-B130EEDBE97C} - C:\PROGRA~1\MEGAUP~1\MEGAUP~1.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eDataSecurity Loader] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PLFSetL] C:\Windows\PLFSetL.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eAudio] "C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eAudio\eAudio.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\LManager.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPService] C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\SportsCap\Kernel\MagicSports\MSPMirage.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TVEService] "C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\TV Joy\TVEService.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PlayMovie] "C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Play Movie\PMVService.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IAAnotif] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acer Tour Reminder] C:\Acer\AcerTour\Reminder.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Copperhead] C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BtTray] "D:\Applications\BlueSoleil\BtTray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PifSvc.exe" /a /m "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\AlertEng.dll"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IDMan] D:\Applications\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe /onboot
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Acer Tour Reminder] C:\Acer\AcerTour\Reminder.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Acer Tour Reminder] C:\Acer\AcerTour\Reminder.exe (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Startup: OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Empowering Technology Launcher.lnk = ?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Windows Live Search - res://C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Windows &Live Favorites - http://favorites.live.com/quickadd.aspx
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all links with IDM - D:\Applications\Internet Download Manager\IEGetAll.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download FLV video content with IDM - D:\Applications\Internet Download Manager\IEGetVL.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with IDM - D:\Applications\Internet Download Manager\IEExt.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send by Bluetooth - D:\Applications\BlueSoleil\TransSend\IE\tsinfo.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send via &Message... - D:\Applications\BlueSoleil\TransSend\IE\tssms.htm
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\PROGRA~1\Java\JRE16~2.0_0\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\PROGRA~1\Java\JRE16~2.0_0\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O13 - Gopher Prefix:
    O16 - DPF: {5D6F45B3-9043-443D-A792-115447494D24} (UnoCtrl Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/EN-SG/a-UNO1/GAME_UNO1.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B46FA8BD-AE41-4821-AFF4-D4FFE4F3D390} - http://web1.njc.edu.sg/aculearn-idm/dlls/acuviewer.cab
    O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsPAClient.cab56907.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EC0978ED-24E3-403C-AB7A-060E388553E6} - http://121.9.248.179/software/BoBo_ActiveX_V3.exe
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
    O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\Windows\system32\skype4com.dll
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: Ares Chatroom server (AresChatServer) - Ares Development Group - D:\Applications\Ares\chatServer.exe
    O23 - Service: Ati External Event Utility - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: BlueSoleilCS - Unknown owner - D:\Applications\BlueSoleil\BlueSoleilCS.exe
    O23 - Service: BoBoTurbo - ???????????? - C:\Windows\system32\BoBoTurbo\BoBoTurbo.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: BsHelpCS - Unknown owner - D:\Applications\BlueSoleil\BsHelpCS.exe
    O23 - Service: BsMobileCS - Unknown owner - D:\Applications\BlueSoleil\BsMobileCS.exe
    O23 - Service: eDataSecurity Service - HiTRSUT - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSService.exe
    O23 - Service: eLock Service (eLockService) - Acer Inc. - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Service\eLockServ.exe
    O23 - Service: eNet Service - Acer Inc. - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eNet\eNet Service.exe
    O23 - Service: eRecovery Service (eRecoveryService) - Acer Inc. - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\eRecoveryService.exe
    O23 - Service: eSettings Service (eSettingsService) - Unknown owner - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eSettings\Service\capuserv.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: LibUsb-Win32 - Daemon, Version 0.1.10.1 (libusbd) - http://libusb-win32.sourceforge.net - C:\Windows\system32\libusbd-nt.exe
    O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PifSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: MobilityService - Unknown owner - C:\Acer\Mobility Center\MobilityService.exe
    O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
    O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
    O23 - Service: TVEnhance Background Capture Service (TBCS) (TVECapSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\TV Joy\Kernel\TV\TVECapSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: TVEnhance Task Scheduler (TTS)) (TVESched) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\TV Joy\Kernel\TV\TVESched.exe
    O23 - Service: ePower Service (WMIService) - acer - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePowerSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

    --
    End of file - 14554 bytes
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    * Run Kaspersky online virus scan Kaspersky Online Scanner.

    After the updates have downloaded, click on the "Scan Settings" button.
    Choose the "Extended database" for the scan.
    Under "Please select a target to scan", click "My Computer".
    When the scan is finished, Save the results from the scan!

    Note: You have to use Internet Explorer to do the online scan.

    Post a new HiJackThis log along with the results from Kaspersky scan

    Note: Kavscan is a scanner only & won't fix anything but will normally find the most infected files so it's report gives us a good place to work from
     
  3. shabbies

    shabbies Thread Starter

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    i can't seem to save the scan results.

    the files i saved cannot be seen at the destination folder.
    i can see the files when i try to save them again in the open window that pops up when u're trying to save a file.

    would it help if i just used the HJT log from the previous time?
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    forget the hjt log just post the results of the kaspersky scan
     
  5. shabbies

    shabbies Thread Starter

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    im sorry, but i can't seem to save the kaspersky scan results, the file doesn't seem to appear even after I've saved the file.
     
  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    where are you saving it to

    make sure you save it to desktop & not temp internet files

    however lets just see if we can remove the entire application

    Please visit Combofix Guide & Instructions for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix: especially follow the advice about installing the recovery console

    Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

    Note:
    Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

    Note: ComboFix may reset a number of Internet Explorer's settings, including making it the default browser.
    Note: Combofix prevents autorun of ALL CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you -- please tell us when you reply
     
  7. shabbies

    shabbies Thread Starter

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    saved the scanlog from kaspersky on desktop, but it doesnt seem to appear there no matter where i save it to.

    and with regards to ComboFix, the incapability of using autorun is reversible right? because i'm heavily reliant on it, will need help with restoring this ability later on.

    now im running ComboFix, will post the results in later
     
  8. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    yes we can restore autoruns if needed

    The autorun/autoplay feature, when enabled, causes one of two things to happen depending on previously made choices.

    1. When a cd-rom or dvd is inserted, or a usb device (camera, flashdrive, external hard drive, etc) is attached, Windows will open a message window that provides a list of actions to take based on the content of the device or media.

    2. If on prior occasion of the message window, the user selected to always perform the same action with certain types of media/device, there will be no message window opened upon detection of media/device. Instead, it will automatically run the previously selected program or execute the same behavior.

    Example: with autorun/autoplay enabled you insert a music cd. Windows will detect the cd and it's contents, then open a message window that might offer to play the cd with Media Player, Music Match Jukebox, or any of many applications you may or may not have installed.
    Insert a Movie DVD and Windows might prompt you to view it with Power DVD, Media Player, etc.

    Example: with autorun/autoplay enabled and on a previous prompt for action the box was checked to always apply the same action, Windows might automatically open Roxio CD Creator or Nero Burning ROM when a blank cd is inserted.

    Plug in a usb camera and Windows might open or prompt you to use the Scanner and Camera Transfer Wizard to transfer the pictures to your computer.

    Plug in a flash drive and Windows might open or prompt you to use Windows Explorer to browse the contents of the flash drive. It may also just execute an infection residing on the flash drive, thereby infecting your computer.

    Insert a game cd or software cd, and Windows might automatically begin the installation setup.

    Malware authors have begun to exploit the autorun/autoplay feature, so the author of ComboFix, in an effort to help protect your computer from becoming infected via that avenue, configured ComboFix to disable it. Many security apps disable it as well, and even Microsoft recommends disabling it. Disabling autorun/autoplay does not prevent you from accessing those media sources. They are still available by opening My Computer and accessing the source drive (cd, dvd, usb flash or external harddrive). Pictures on a camera can still be accessed/transfered through My Pictures and selecting Get Pictures from a Scanner or Camera. Media can also be accessed via the program you intend to use it with, such as music cds accessed via Media Player, blank cds via your burning program, image handling software provided with the camera, etc. I do recommend you leave the feature disabled and get into the habit of accessing those media devices manually, however, I will send you via PM the information required to re-enable the autoplay feature should you decide to do so.
     
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