Special Case of the Antispyware Soft Disease

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Special Case of the Antispyware Soft Disease

Post by FearTheUnseen on Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:59 pm

Here goes.
The pop-ups and everything started yesterday night. It has now progressed to redirecting me to porn sites. I have several users on my computer. Mine (admin) is the only one affected. I downloaded Mozilla on my father's account (not-so-admin) and put it on the All Users' desktop. That is how I am talking to you now. I also just fixed my LAN Settings for Internet Explorer.

I've tried the F8 thing.
When I hit F8 repeatedly before the start-up, a quick message flashes and says 'Keyboard failure'. I went to Safe-Mode as directed. Turns out, my mouse works fine.. until I hit a key on the keyboard. Then neither works. Hooray. This makes it extremely difficult to type in a web address or the like.

I downloaded the MBAM software as prescribed. First I did this on my father's account because I figured the trojan would prevent me from doing it on my Admin account. Well, turns out you HAVE TO be on an Admin account to download it fully. I can't even make my father Admin because the trojan prevents me from opening the User Account portion of the Control Panel.

I'm getting very stressed over this. Please respond with helpful advice ASAP.

Whoa!

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Re: Special Case of the Antispyware Soft Disease

Post by Dr Jay on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:44 pm

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Re: Special Case of the Antispyware Soft Disease

Post by FearTheUnseen on Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:00 pm

I cannot access ComboFix. I get the error message saying that it has been infected.
I will try on a different account.. but I have doubts.

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Re: Special Case of the Antispyware Soft Disease

Post by Dr Jay on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:45 am

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
Alternate link: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
(Note: if you already have the program installed, just follow the directions. No need to re-download or re-install!)

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

(Note: if you already have the program installed, open Malwarebytes from the Start Menu or Desktop shortcut, click the Update tab, and click Check for Updates, before doing the scan as instructed below!)

  • 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 Full 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. If you are prompted to restart, please allow it to restart your computer. Failure to do this, will cause the infection to still be active on the computer.
  • Please save the log to a location you will remember.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • The log can also be found at C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
  • Copy and paste the entire report in your next reply.


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Re: Special Case of the Antispyware Soft Disease

Post by FearTheUnseen on Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:34 pm

None of that worked.
Because I couldn't click on the icon in the first place.


But I fixed it on my own XD
Thanks anyways.

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Re: Special Case of the Antispyware Soft Disease

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:42 am

Most of the time, when you have originally detected the malware issue, it means the computer is infected by malware of some sort. Antivirus scanners may not show a sign of the malware still being there, which could be a sign of a rootkit.

Whenever rootkit scanners, and antivirus software scan for the rootkit, it gets as close to the system kernel as possible. If the rootkit is beyond that point, it will not be detected.

So, the idea is, is when you post to a forum that you need help removing malware, it is best to stay with the helper, to ensure your computer is clean. However, it is up to you to continue or not.


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