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Solved problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by spacephrawgg on Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:47 pm

The other day I went to reinstall Ad-Aware and apparently contracted some kind of virus at that time. I got a realistic-looking windows alert popup saying that I had contracted the win32.zafi.B virus and needed protection. So i clicked to get the protection and it took me to a site hawking "Perfect Defender". I clicked on something innocuous-looking on that site and it took me to an all-red page telling me that the Perfect Defender site was an attack site. So i opened a new tab (i was using FireFox) and attempted a google search on "win32.zafi.b fix" and got as far as finding out that fixes existed and then FF crashed. I tried to do the same in IE and that crashed too. However instant messenger still worked so I got a friend to help me out with this. He told me to get into safe mode and follow a bunch of directions which I have written up and will include in a subsequent post if you think it is needed. In a nutshell, the instructions told me to download a norton thing that allowed norton to scan in safe mode. Then it told me to delete what the scan came up with. The scan yielded nothing. Note: while in safe mode, the virus wasnt functioning. So I went to google and looked up fixits for this and found a forum discussion on a site (which i can provide the link to if necessary) in which some people suggested going to "C:\Documents and Settings\*myusername*\Applications Data\google" and delete certain files - However when I looked within "C:\Documents and Settings\*myusername*" there was no subfolder named "applications data" containing a google folder. nothing of the sort. I am running XP by the way. For comparison's sake I looked for the same folders and subfolders on another computer i have that runs on XP and again, no subfolders called "C:\Documents and Settings\*myusername*\Applications Data\google". However one post on that forum recommended I go to this forum and ask you guys.

Here is my Highjackthis system scan result:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:25:43 AM, on 2/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\NSS\Nss.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\hijackgpthis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = [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.]
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLASHX_W.DLL
O2 - BHO: NCO 2.0 IE BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.6\coIEPlg.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\IDS\IPSBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: AOL Toolbar Launcher - {7C554162-8CB7-45A4-B8F4-8EA1C75885F9} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 3.1\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: Viewpoint Toolbar BHO - {A7327C09-B521-4EDB-8509-7D2660C9EC98} - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\3.8.0\ViewBarBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar4.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\3.1.807.1746\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: AIM Toolbar Loader - {b0cda128-b425-4eef-a174-61a11ac5dbf8} - C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\aimtb.dll
O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\BAE\BAE.dll
O2 - BHO: Ask.com Toolbar BHO - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Supertoolbar\GenericAskToolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 3.1\aoltb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar4.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Viewpoint Toolbar - {F8AD5AA5-D966-4667-9DAF-2561D68B2012} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime\3.8.0\IEViewBar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Show Norton Toolbar - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.6\CoIEPlg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Ask.com Toolbar - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Supertoolbar\GenericAskToolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Toolbar - {61539ecd-cc67-4437-a03c-9aaccbd14326} - C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\aimtb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DMXLauncher] C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] "c:\Program Files\Common 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\DLACTRLW.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPHSend] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\IPHSend\IPHSend.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dscactivate] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DellSupportCenter] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [osCheck] "C:\Program Files\Norton 360\osCheck.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [realtecs] "C:\Documents and Settings\Jon\Application Data\Google\fbabj220320.exe" 2
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Photosmart Premier Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM Toolbar - {0b83c99c-1efa-4259-858f-bcb33e007a5b} - C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\aimtb.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 3.1\aoltb.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
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
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll
O16 - DPF: {6A344D34-5231-452A-8A57-D064AC9B7862} (Symantec Download Manager) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O16 - DPF: {FD0B6769-6490-4A91-AA0A-B5AE0DC75AC9} (Performance Viewer Activex Control) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VAScanner\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\LuComServer_3_4.EXE
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
O23 - Service: SupportSoft Sprocket Service (dellsupportcenter) (sprtsvc_dellsupportcenter) - SupportSoft, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

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Solved Re: problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by Belahzur on Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:07 pm

Hello.
You can't see application data because it's a hidden folder, folder options need to be set to shown hidden files to see application data.

I see you have Viewpoint Manager, this is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". Read this article: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Additional info: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

I suggest you remove the program now.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present.

  • Viewpoint
  • Viewpoint Manager
  • Viewpoint Media Player
  • Viewpoint Toolbar


I also see Ask installed, I strongly recommend you to remove Ask from your computer because it's:

  • Promoting its toolbars on sites targeted to kids.
  • Promoting its toolbars through ads that appear to be part of other companies' sites.
  • Promoting its toolbars through other companies' spyware.
  • Installing without any disclosure whatsoever and without any consent whatsoever.
  • Soliciting installations via "deceptive door openers" that do not accurately describe the offer; failing to affirmatively show a license agreement; linking to a EULA via an off-screen link.
  • Making confusing changes to users' browsers -- increasing Ask's revenues while taking users to pages they didn't intend to visit.
See [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for more info.

If you choose to follow my recommendation then please go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present.

  • Ask.com
Then please find and delete this folder in bold (if present):
C:\Program Files\Ask.com

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

  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Please double-click OTMoveIt3.exe to run it.
  • Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose CopyCrying


    :files
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jon\Application Data\Google\*.*

    :reg
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "realtecs"=-

    :commands
    [purity]
    [emptytemp]
    [reboot]


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Solved Re: problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:41 pm

Note: while in Safe Mode, I had system restore turned off because, according to a forum that I accessed before coming to you guys, I should turn it off while dealing with the win32.zafi.B thing that I thought I had. I have since turned system restore back on. Have I done the right thing?

To turn it back on, I had to do it in normal mode. Is that OK?

Here is the OTmoveIt log:



PS: I have removed the viewpoint things but cannot remove the ask.com thing while in safe mode. This is a problem because I cannot do hardly anything in normal mode.
Error: Unable to interpret in the current context!
Error: Unable to interpret in the current context!
========== REGISTRY ==========
Registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\realtecs deleted successfully.
========== COMMANDS ==========
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\etilqs_tEWMJrfxGZWWIQqdxYX2 scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DF5C40.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DF694D.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DF6EF7.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DF71EC.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DF73DF.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DF976B.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DFAF54.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DFC34C.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DFC35C.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~DFD92F.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~WRD0002.doc scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~WRF0000.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\~WRS1649.tmp scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
User's Temp folder emptied.
User's Temporary Internet Files folder emptied.
User's Internet Explorer cache folder emptied.
Local Service Temp folder emptied.
File delete failed. C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
Local Service Temporary Internet Files folder emptied.
Windows Temp folder emptied.
File delete failed. C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\mg9b912u.default\Cache\_CACHE_001_ scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\mg9b912u.default\Cache\_CACHE_002_ scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\mg9b912u.default\Cache\_CACHE_003_ scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\mg9b912u.default\Cache\_CACHE_MAP_ scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
File delete failed. C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\mg9b912u.default\urlclassifier3.sqlite scheduled to be deleted on reboot.
FireFox cache emptied.
Temp folders emptied.

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Solved Re: problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:41 pm

I have meanwhile been doing some web surfing while in safe mode while all of this is going on. is that safe?

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Solved Re: problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:00 pm

It should be okay while Norton is running, but I would stay away from surfing while we do this.
Something went wrong with OTMoveIt script, it only did the :reg down, the files are still present, but this will shift them.

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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Solved Re: problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:23 pm

The quick scan is running. If i'm not suposed to web surf, is it even safe to be on geekpolice.net?

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Solved Re: problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:27 pm

The program did not ask me to restart. Should I do so anyway?

Here is the MBAM log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1718
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2/3/2009 11:25:54 AM
mbam-log-2009-02-03 (11-25-54).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 65592
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 58 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Jon\Application Data\Google\fbabj220320.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:40 pm

Nah.
How is the machine now?

Please boot back to normal mode if you did the scan in safe mode.


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Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:51 pm

I am in normal mode now and everything seems normal, and fairly fast.

The problem I wrote about here first arose when I tried to reinstall Ad-aware. Is it safe to reinstall it?

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Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:59 pm

Did you get the install from the lavasoft website or from somewhere else?

Re-download it from the Lavasoft website and delete the installer you have now.


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Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:33 pm

I redownloaded it. It asked me to restart. I did that (all while in normal mode) and upon restart it was extremely slow and when I went to open firefox and it tried to go to the firefox/google start page, it gave me a "page load error" and got even slower. So I closed everything and restarted in safe mode.

What do I do? Remove Ad-aware? If I do that, what adware-removing software should I use in it's place?

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Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:34 pm

Yes, remove it.
Boot back to normal mode.


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Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:21 pm

Ok I"m back in normal mode sans Ad-aware. Before all of this trouble began, I used ad-aware all the time for removing spyware and other crud. What should I use instead now?

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Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:23 pm

Below I have included a number of recommendations for how to protect your computer in order to prevent future malware infections. Please take these recommendations seriously; these few simple steps can stave off the vast majority of spyware problems. As happy as we are to help you, for your sake we would rather not have repeat customers. Goofy

1) Please navigate to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and download all the "critical updates" for Windows. This can patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer.

Please either enable Automatic Updates under Start -> Control Panel -> Automatic Updates , or get into the habit of checking for Windows updates regularly. I cannot stress enough how important this is.

2) In order to protect yourself against spyware, you should consider installing and running the following free programs:

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A tutorial on using Ad-Aware to remove spyware from your computer may be found [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

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Make sure to keep these programs up-to-date and to run them regularly, as this can prevent a great deal of spyware hassle.

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Solved Re: problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:25 pm

Before I posted anything on this forum, I followed some advice from another forum wherein they recommended I download "registry mechanic". Is this thing safe? superfluous? Good?

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Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:26 pm

No.
The program maybe the legit, but registry cleaners can do serious damage that can leave your machine useless.
I would recommend you uninstall it.


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Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:36 pm

You recommended above that I consider installing and running ad-aware SE. This is precisely what was giving me trouble a little while ago and you told me to remove it. What should I do?

I have been using firefox the whole time.

I have some related questions about FF and other thigns. Please tell me if it is kosher for me to ask in this thread or if I should start another. Here are the questions below;

re: firefox - if i leave it open for a couple of days at a time, it begins to get slow and unresponsive so I have to shut it down. However when I try to start it up again, it tells me that I can't have two instances of it running at once. What i've found works at this point is shutting down Weatherbug and any instant messaging software (trillian usually) that I have running. Also microsoft Word. Only after those and anything else that is connecting to the internet at that time (why Word I wonder?) is shut down, only then can I restart FF and have it run at all.

What is up with that?

Also I usually run FF with more than a dozen tabs open at once. I'm the only one in my household who does this and I tend to contract more computer problems than do the other people in the house. I can't see why this is a problem and yet it seems to be. Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:40 pm

Sorry about the adaware tip, ignore it, didn't realize that was listed. You tend to forget stuff is there when you do it everyday. LMBO or ROFL

That's probably why Firefox slows down if you have too many tabs open at once, and same reason for the more than one instance of FF running at once.
I try to have too many tabs open, maybe 4 at the max.

You have alot running at startup, that could effect the performance of the system.

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  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
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  • Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser, do this also:

  • Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
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If you use Opera browser, do this also:

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Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


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Solved Re: problem with Perfect Defender virus type thing

Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:42 pm

You said:

1) Please navigate to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and download all the "critical updates" for Windows. This can patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer.

Please either enable Automatic Updates under Start -> Control Panel -> Automatic Updates , or get into the habit of checking for Windows updates regularly. I cannot stress enough how important this is.

[url][/url]


I went to that link and its a short bit of text with no images, frames, or anything. Doesn't *look* legit but what do I know? The text reads:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

To use this site, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads website.

If you prefer to use a different web browser, you can obtain updates from the Microsoft Download Center or you can stay up to date with the latest critical and security updates by using Automatic Updates. To turn on Automatic Updates:

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Depending on which Control Panel view you use, Classic or Category, do one of the following:
* Click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
* Click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
3. Click the option that you want. Make sure Automatic Updates is not turned off.




Is it legit? It looks awfully 1998 as websites go.

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Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:49 pm

Open Internet Explorer.
You can do this by going to Start > Run.
Type in iexplore and press enter.

When Internet Explorer opens, open the Tools menu > Windows Update


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Post by spacephrawgg on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:57 pm

I just opened IE and cannot see any such "tools menu" or any menu. At the top is the URL bar and the google searcher, and below that are a bunch of other tool bars. But no standard pulldown menus anywhere. What do I do?

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Post by Belahzur on Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:02 pm

Try it this way.
Press Start > Control Panel > open the Security Center > Press "Automatic Updates" > Where the red shield is, there is a link to the website.


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Post by spacephrawgg on Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:23 pm

I will not be able to enact any of your suggestions today. Tomorrow however I will. Please do not delete this thread yet. Thanks awfully much for all of your help!

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Post by Belahzur on Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:24 pm

Don't worry, I won't. Wink


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Post by spacephrawgg on Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:09 am

Thanks for your generous help btw . I'd be S.O.L. without it.

So I downloaded the ATF cleaner and it gave me no prompt. It just cleaned everything. Have I lost my password info now?

(more questions to come)

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Post by spacephrawgg on Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:52 am

This just in, after doing the ATF thing, things are running slower by a bit. It's taking websites longer to load.

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Post by spacephrawgg on Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:38 am

correction: just did an FF update and all is well. I have not yet installed the other things you recommended. I will tomorrow.

Thanks again!

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Post by Belahzur on Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:20 am

Okay, standing by.
Let me know how it goes.


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