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Post by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:34 am

I've got this problem, too.

Please, help. Thank You!

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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Belahzur on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:31 pm

Please download the current version of HijackThis from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

  • Double click and run the installer.
  • It will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\hijackthis.exe
  • After installing, you should get the user agreement, press accept and Hijack This will run.
  • Select Do a system scan and save a log file. This will open a notepad file of everything Hijack This found, copy and paste it back here.


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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:22 am

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:19:37 PM, on 11/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: MSN Toolbar - {1E61ED7C-7CB8-49d6-B9E9-AB4C880C8414} - C:\Program Files\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.1125.0\msneshellx.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\isuspm.exe" -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPFExe] C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
1\McAfee.com\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dscactivate] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSKDetectorExe] C:\Program Files\McAfee\SpamKiller\MSKDetct.exe /uninstall
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common \msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupportCenter] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [YSearchProtection] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Search Protection] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {4871A87A-BFDD-4106-8153-FFDE2BAC2967} (DLM Control) - ) - AOL LLC - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: AOL Antivirus Update Service (aolavupd) - America Online - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1139193393\ee\services\sscFirewallPlugin\ver1_10_3_1\aolavupd.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Labs Licensing Service - Creative Labs - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd -


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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Belahzur on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:25 am

Hello.

  • Open HijackThis
  • Choose "Do a system scan only"
  • Check the boxes in front of these lines:


    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AAntivirus] C:\Program Files\AAntivirus\alpha.exe


  • Press "Fix Checked"
  • Close Hijack This.

Please download and run this tool.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

  • Make 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, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.
Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.
If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.


Post the contents of the MBAM Log.


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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:10 am

I get past the
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan",

only to get tossed into DOS...
among other messages, there's a

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

near the top of the warnings to save my WINDOWS being damaged.

For Technical Information:

STOP: 0X000000D1 (0X00000018, OX00000002, OX00000000, OXF73AF25F)
iastor.sys - Address F73AF25F base at F73A0000, Datestamp 42b2df42

???


Last edited by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:36 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Able to dechiper some more of the DOS info.)

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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Belahzur on Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:31 pm

Are you still able to boot?


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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:29 pm

Yes, still able to boot.

I've since deleted some music files thinking my C: drive might be too full.
Now, I get to the SCANNING status only to have it freeze after only 3 seconds have elapsed.

A little bit of progress, anyway.
Big Grin

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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Belahzur on Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:21 pm

Hello.

  • Download combofix from here
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    [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

    1. If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:

    * Tools->Options->Main tab
    * Set to "Always ask me where to Save the files".

    2. During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:





    3. It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.
    4. Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.
    5. Close any open browsers.
    6. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

  • We need to disable your local AV (Anti-virus) before running Combofix.
  • See [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for how to disable your AV.
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe.
  • Follow the prompts. NOTE:
  • ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.
    ***It's strongly recommended to have the Recovery Console installed before doing any malware removal.***

    **Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will automatically proceed with its scan.


  • The Recovery Console provides a recovery/repair mode should a problem occur during a Combofix run.



  • Allow ComboFix to download the Recovery Console.
  • Accept the End-User License Agreement.
  • The Recovery Console will be installed.
  • You will then get this next prompt that asks if you want to continue the malware scan, select yes



  • Allow combofix to run
  • Post C:\combofix.txt back here.

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


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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:33 am

ComboFix 09-11-13.04 - Andy 11/12/2009 18:09.1.2 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.485 [GMT -8]

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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder


JSEFile=NOTEPAD.EXE %1
.
- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

WebBrowser-{604BC32A-9680-40D1-9AC6-E06B23A1BA4C} - (no file)
WebBrowser-{472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825} - (no file)-



**************************************************************************

catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


scanning hȋdden files ...

scan completed successfully
hȋdden files: 0

**************************************************************************
.
--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'explorer.exe'(1064)
c:\windows\system32\WININET.dll
c:\program files\Google\Quick Search Box\bin\1.2.1150.162\qsb.dll

c:\program files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
c:\progra~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\agent.exe
.
**************************************************************************

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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Belahzur on Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:23 pm

Please download the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Please double-click OTM.exe to run it.
  • Copy the bolded text below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose CopyCrying


    :files
    c:\program files\Common Files\AAntivirusUninstall
    c:\program files\AAntivirus
    C:\found.***
    c:\program files\Coupons


  • Return to OTMoveIt, right click in the "Paste instructions for items to be Moved" window (under the light blue bar) and choose Paste.
  • Click the red Moveit! button.
  • Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
  • Close OTMoveIt
If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.

Please post the OTMoveIt log.


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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:13 am

========== FILES ==========
c:\program files\Common Files\AAntivirusUninstall folder moved successfully.
c:\program files\AAntivirus folder moved successfully.
C:\found.000 folder moved successfully.
c:\program files\Coupons folder moved successfully.

OTM by OldTimer - Version 3.1.1.0 log created on 11132009_171149

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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Belahzur on Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:19 am

We can remove OTMoveIt now.

  • Please double-click OTM.exe to run it again.
  • Press the green CleanUp! button.
  • Press Yes cleanup process prompt, do the same for the reboot prompt.
How is the machine running now?


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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:58 am

Wow, wonderful! Hooray!

When I disabled the AOL McAfee Anti-Virus, I guess I disabled it for good. Now they want me to buy the package. Instead, what do you recommend? Norton? My wife prefers we buy from the store instead of on-line, so we can we both use it. Is that wise?

Thanks for all your help, I'll be heading for the donation button in the meantime. Thanks again. Thank You! Cheers Mate

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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Belahzur on Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:07 am

No, I hate Mcafee, causes too many slowdowns on systems that don't have enough memory to handle Mcafee.

I prefer something smaller, like Avira.


1) [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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-Detects and removes more than 50,000 viruses. Free support.

It is strongly recommended that you run only one antivirus program at a time. Having more than one antivirus program active in memory uses additional resources and can result in program conflicts and false virus alerts.


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Re: Alpha Virus

Post by Pedro McGuilacuddy on Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:03 am

Thanks for all your help, now I'm just trying to find a way to donate without getting kicked out with certain payment methods.

I've been hitting many a road block, but I think now I should be able
to get through the next 2 days or so, or at least I hope. I won't quit trying.

Until then, I've already spread the word at work about how great this website is to fellow coworkers, of which there are many and many others with similar problems.

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