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    Default mp3 codec setup.exe malware (from cnet)

    I downloaded and installed an mp3 codec from cnet (I figured it would be safe, I WAS WRONG!). The install screen looked a little funny but I just wanted my windows media player to be capable of ripping my cds directly into mp3's instead of wma's... after install, I was asked to reboot (nothing too unusual). After rebooting, my system hung just after the desktop icons loaded. I usually see icons of my "startup" area (lower right hand side of desktop) appear. Instead, I got an hour glass when my mouse is over the lower "bar" at the bottom of my windows screen, no programs would launch. The only thing I could get to "run" is the task manager. I discovered after about 25 minutes the system would finally "fully boot." However, I would have a minute before an "NT Authority" forced shutdown would occur. I figured something was definitely wrong with the codec and likely much more. I searched several forums (from another pc) for solutions but everything suggested malware but these posts were at least two years old, nothing recent. I went back to cnet (where I got the codec from) to read the reviews and someone (same day) posted their antivirus flagged it as malware! Too late for me. I run Avast on my system (updates everyday automatically), it didn't catch it! I removed my hard drive and installed it as slave drive on 2nd computer, ran an avg scan - found two threats! I then ran malware bytes, it found nothing! I then tried Adaware, it detected 18 threats ranging from Trojan horses to adware etc. I hoped this did the trick but was disappointed when I booted from my "infected" drive to find the same things happening. I learned of a trick to use "shutdown -a" at the cmd prompt to avert a forced shutdown. After my 25 minute hang time and new cmd trick, I reconnected my pc to the internet and downloaded Super Antispyware and ran it, it found a bunch of crap! It required a reboot after "fixing" the threats. Upon reboot I got the "Blue screen of death" and it would instantly reboot. After this cycled two times, I figured it was time to select safe mode. I ran Super Antisyware in safe mode and it found two more threats! Deleted them and rebooted. This time no blue screen/reboot but again, hang time of 25 minutes! BUT no "NT Authority"forced shutdown anymore, yippee! some progress!!! I then dowloaded malware bytes and ran a full system scan. I was surprised when it found some threats. I had ran the same scan on it from another pc as a slave drive and it found nothing! So I rebooted as required (along with another 25 min hang time after reboot). Ran Malwarebytes scan a second time and it found nothing, I then ran SuperAntiSpyware and it found a trojan horse and adware. I "fixed" the errors and then ran a Hijack this scan. My system still hangs for 25 minutes. Now, I think I've done all I can and need some additional help. I appreciate the help in advance! BTW, all detection software was updated before scanning. Here are my results of the scans:
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800
    Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

    Database version: 7665

    Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

    9/6/2011 5:46:48 PM
    mbam-log-2011-09-06 (17-46-48).txt

    Scan type: Full scan (C:\|E:\|)
    Objects scanned: 291830
    Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 3 minute(s), 50 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: 0

    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:
    (No malicious items detected)

    SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
    SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

    Generated 09/06/2011 at 06:26 PM

    Application Version : 5.0.1108

    Core Rules Database Version : 7647
    Trace Rules Database Version: 5459

    Scan type : Complete Scan
    Total Scan Time : 00:37:03

    Operating System Information
    Windows XP Professional 32-bit, Service Pack 2 (Build 5.01.2600)
    Administrator

    Memory items scanned : 578
    Memory threats detected : 0
    Registry items scanned : 40939
    Registry threats detected : 0
    File items scanned : 43677
    File threats detected : 4

    Adware.Tracking Cookie
    C:\Documents and Settings\Admit One\Cookies\admit_one@adserver.adtechus[1].txt
    C:\Documents and Settings\Admit One\Cookies\admit_one@serving-sys[1].txt

    Trojan.Agent/Gen-FakeAlert
    C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{5A5510DA-F15B-4787-8E3D-C7AAF25787FF}\RP6\A0003199.EXE
    C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{5A5510DA-F15B-4787-8E3D-C7AAF25787FF}\RP6\A0003200.EXE

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
    Scan saved at 6:29:23 PM, on 9/6/2011
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Aquarius Soft\BePunctual Server\BePunctualService.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LMabcoms.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\UStorSrv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wentxp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Zamaan's Software\Browser Hijack Retaliator 4.5\BHR.exe
    C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
    C:\Program Files\ScreenPrint32 v3\bak\ScreenPrint32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lexmark\ErrorApp\LMab1err.exe
    C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HiJackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = Admitone DJs
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1;*.local
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BHR] C:\Program Files\Zamaan's Software\Browser Hijack Retaliator 4.5\BHR.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Internet Security] "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe" -h
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScreenPrint32] C:\Program Files\ScreenPrint32 v3\bak\ScreenPrint32.exe -startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MP10_EnsureFileVer] C:\WINDOWS\inf\unregmp2.exe /EnsureFileVersions
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast5] "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LMab1err] C:\Program Files\Lexmark\ErrorApp\LMab1err.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: AutorunsDisabled
    O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search on TER - C:\Program Files\Search On TER for IE\searchter.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    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: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E6F480FC-BD44-4CBA-B74A-89AF7842937D} (SysInfo Class) - http://content.systemrequirementslab...ri_4.3.1.0.cab
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\system32\guard32.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
    O23 - Service: SAS Core Service (!SASCORE) - SUPERAntiSpyware.com - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: Aquarius Soft BePunctual Server Service - Aquarius Soft - C:\Program Files\Aquarius Soft\BePunctual Server\BePunctualService.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service (cmdAgent) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
    O23 - Service: Forceware Web Interface (ForcewareWebInterface) - Apache Software Foundation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: Imapi Helper - Alex Feinman - C:\Program Files\Alex Feinman\ISO Recorder\ImapiHelper.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    O23 - Service: lmab_device - - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LMabcoms.exe
    O23 - Service: MSCSPTISRV - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\MSCSPTISRV.exe
    O23 - Service: ForceWare IP service (nSvcIp) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
    O23 - Service: ForceWare user log service (nSvcLog) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
    O23 - Service: PACSPTISVR - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\PACSPTISVR.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveShare P2P Server 9 (RoxLiveShare9) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: SonicStage Back-End Service - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SsBeSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SPTISRV.exe
    O23 - Service: SonicStage SCSI Service (SSScsiSV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe
    O23 - Service: UStorage Server Service - OTi - C:\WINDOWS\system32\UStorSrv.exe
    O23 - Service: WinEncrypt service (wencrservice) - WinEncrypt - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wentxp.exe
    O24 - Desktop Component AutorunsDisabled: (no name) - (no file)

    --
    End of file - 8920 bytes

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    Hello and welcome to Help2Go

    We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Help2Go we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

    Please take note:

    1. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.
    2. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
      • If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.
    3. Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.
    4. If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.
    5. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.
    6. Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.
    7. If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
    8. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


    We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan again:

    • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
    • A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
    • Notepad will open with the results.
    • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
    • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
    Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

    Information on A/V control HERE


    We also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit Scanner.

    Please note that if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows you will not be able to run GMER and you may skip this step. Then proceed to run aswMbr.exe as noted below.

    Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic:

    Then create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here:


    Note:
    If you are unable to run a Gmer scan due the fact you are running a 64bit machine please run the following tool and post its log.

    Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.
    • Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run it
    • Click the Scan button to start the scan
    • On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.




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    Default Here are the requested logs/files

    If you need anything else please let me know.
    Attached Files

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    1.
    I do not recommend that you have more than one anti virus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:
    1) False Alarms: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.
    2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.
    Therefore please go to add/remove in the control panel and remove either Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus or avast! Antivirus.

    2.
    We need to disable Spybot S&D's "TeaTimer"
    TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.

    In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.
    1. Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.
    2. If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.
    3. Click Mode > Advanced Mode.
    4. You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, click Yes
    5. Click on Tools and then Resident
    6. Uncheck this checkbox: "Resident TeaTimer {protection of over-all system settings) active"
    7. Close/Exit Spybot Search and Destroy


    3.
    Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
    Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.5.6.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.
    • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
      Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
    • If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it.
    • To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.
    • Click the Start Scan button.
    • Do not use the computer during the scan
    • If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.
    • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
    • Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
    • A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.5.6.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C.
    • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.


    4.
    Install Recovery Console and Run ComboFix

    This tool is not a toy. If used the wrong way you could trash your computer. Please use only under direction of a Helper. If you decide to do so anyway, please do not blame me or ComboFix.

    Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

    Link 1
    Link 2
    • Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.
    • Close any open windows, including this one.
    • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
    • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
    • If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
    • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

    **Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

    Note:The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you
    should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

    • Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

    • Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
    • When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the contents of the log (C:\ComboFix.txt).
    Leave your computer alone while ComboFix is running.
    ComboFix will restart your computer if malware is found; allow it to do so.


    Note: Please Do NOT mouseclick combofix's window while its running because it may cause it to stall.


    Things to include in your next reply::
    TdssKIller log
    Combofix.txt
    How is your machine running now?
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    Default Seems to have solved things...

    Please see the requested logs (attached). One thing I feel I should note; before I ran combofix I disabled everything requested. However, upon reboot (while combofix was running through its reboot cycles) some of my antivirus was restarted/re-enabled. Is this an issue? Is there a partial fix perhaps? Everything seems to be "back to normal". No more "hang" time upon startup. BTW - I only had adaware installed/running since my system became infected. I have since deleted it and I am running avast, super antispyware, comodo firewall and spybot s&s. Thanks again for all the assistance with my issue, please advise me if you feel my pc is safe and clean.
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    Hello,


    Your logs look clean but lets run a couple other scans to make sure no leftovers.


    1.
    Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
    • Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.

    Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

    • Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.
      For instructions with screenshots, please refer to this Guide.
    • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
    • Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
    • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.
    • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.

    • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Click on the Scan button.
    • When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
    • Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
    • Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.
    • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
    • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.
    • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.
    • Exit Malwarebytes when done.

    Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.


    2.
    I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
    1. Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    2. Click the button.
    3. For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
      1. Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
      2. Double click on the
        icon on your desktop.
    4. Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
    5. Click the Start button.
    6. Accept any security warnings from your browser.
    7. Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
    8. Click Advanced settings and select the following:
      • Scan potentially unwanted applications
      • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
      • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
    9. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
    10. When the scan completes, click List Threats
    11. Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
    12. Click the Back button.
    13. Click the Finish button.


    Things to include in your next reply::
    MBAm log
    Eset log
    How is your machine running now?
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    Hello.

    Are you still there?

    If you are please follow the instructions in my previous post.

    If you still need help, follow the instructions I have given in my response. If you have since had your problem solved, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can close the topic.

    Please reply back telling us so. If you don't reply within 3-5 days the topic will need to be closed.

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    Sorry, for the delay. I did what you suggested. However, my system hung for about 25min. again today upon boot-up. I was following the instructions in your post, while disabling "tea timer" I noticed "Avast" (my antivirus) never launched at start up. I suspect something is up again with my computer (eset found some infections).
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    Hello,

    I would uninstall then reinstall Avast. With some infection they do affect and change some setting in your antivirus.


    Uninstall Avast!

    You should be able to remove Avast! products via Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
    If you need instructions on how to do so, please consult: How To Remove An Installed Program From Your Computer

    The following removal utility can be used to uninstall the program if the uninstall via Add/remove does not work:

    • Download aswClear.exe on to your desktop.
    • Start Windows in Safe Mode.
    • Run aswClear.exe.
    • If you installed Avast! in a different folder than the default, browse for it.
      (Note: Be careful! The content of any folder you choose will be deleted!)
    • Click REMOVE.
    • Restart your computer.

    Avast! should now be removed from your PC.


    Original instructions can be found here:
    http://www.avast.com/eng/faq-install-uninstall-avast.html


    Here is there website to reinstall.
    avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection


    Uninstall Combofix
    • Make sure that Combofix.exe that you downloaded is on your Desktop but Do not run it!
      o *If it is not on your Desktop, the below will not work.
    • Click on then Run....
    • Now copy & paste the green bolded text in the run-box and click OK.

      ComboFix /Uninstall



      <Notice the space between the "x" and "/".> <--- It needs to be there
      Windows Vista users: Press the Windows Key + R to bring the Run... Command and then from there you can add in the Combofix /Uninstall

    • Please advise if this step is missed for any reason as it performs some important actions:
      "This will uninstall Combofix, delete its related folders and files, reset your clock settings, hide file extensions, hide the system/hidden files and resets System Restore again.
      It also makes a clean Restore Point and flashes all the old restore points in order to prevent possible reinfection from an old one through system restore".



    I really didnt see any thing to make think you where reinfected. Lets have a new DDS log and Gmer log just to be sure.
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    Hello.

    Are you still there?

    If you are please follow the instructions in my previous post.

    If you still need help, follow the instructions I have given in my response. If you have since had your problem solved, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can close the topic.

    Please reply back telling us so. If you don't reply within 3-5 days the topic will need to be closed.

    Thanks for understanding

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