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Infected PC viruswebprotect [CLOSED]

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Nick DeSimone

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I have an infected PC. Symantec ANtivirus quarantine listed the following items.
I deleted them and ran a scan in safe mode. No new entries were listed. When I rebooted the PC, I noticed 3 icons on my desktop, Spyware&Malware Protection, Error Cleaner, and Privacy Protector. I also had a rather large red screen and implied the PC was at risk with someone trying to access it and I should download Spyware.
Several different dialog boxes pop up and tells me that there is a security threat.
Reading the post from Matt452, I followed some of the instruction given him.
SInce I didn't want to connect the infected PC back to my network, I downloaded HIJACKTHIS on a different PC, transferred it with a flash drive and ran it. I saved the log to the desktop and I guess it is also saved in the HIJACKTHIS folder.
Can I attach the log as part of my reply here?

Edited by Nick DeSimone, 08 April 2008 - 06:43 PM.

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Welcome to GTG.

Yes, you should post the HijackThis log here, but hold off on it for now. We'll need a newer HijackThis log from you after running the below scans...

Print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should NOT have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Download AVG Anti-Spyware at http://www.ewido.net/en/download/ and install it.
- Locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
- Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
- On the main screen select the Update icon, then select the Update now link.
- Next select the Start Update button. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
- Once the update has completed select the Scanner icon at the top of the screen, then select the Settings tab.
- Once in the Settings screen click on Recommended actions and then select Quarantine.
- Under Reports, select Automatically generate report after every scan.
- Unselect Only if threats were found.

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do not run a scan just yet.

Download ATF Cleaner at http://www.atribune..../click.php?id=1. Don't run it yet.

Download SmitfraudFix at http://siri.urz.free...mitfraudFix.zip and extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your desktop. Do not run it yet.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode. If you don't know how, go to http://www.bleepingc...tutorial61.html

Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder. Double-click on smitfraudfix.cmd and select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press Enter to delete infected files. You will be prompted Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry? Answer Yes by typing Y and press Enter in order to remove the desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection. The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found). Answer Yes by typing Y and press Enter.

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process. If it doesn't, please restart it manually to get back to Normal Mode. A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process. Copy and paste the content of that report into your next reply. The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

WARNING: Running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your desktop background.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program. Under Main choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Run AVG Anti-Spyware.
- Select the Scanner icon at the top and then the Scan tab then click on Complete System Scan.
- AVG Anti-Spyware will now begin the scanning process. Be patient as this may take a little time.

Once the scan is complete do the following:
- If you have any infections you will prompted on what action to take. Select Apply all actions.
- Next select the Reports icon at the top.
- Select the Save report as button in the lower left hand of the screen and save it to a text file on your system (make sure to remember where you saved that file, this is important).

Post the rapport.txt, AVG Anti-Spyware report and a new HijackThis log here.
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