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Possible zango infection, dll.shfolder previously had problems [RESOLV


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Mike

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Well that's a shame, I wanted to get those uploaded for analysis (it's good news for you though :)), thanks for putting up with me.

You can delete FileFind.exe

You can uninstall or keep MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware - its up to you.

Click START then RUN
Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK
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Notice the space between the x and / -- That needs to be there.

&

please download OTCleanIt.
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Double Click on OTCleanIt.exe, a window will appear.
  • Please press the CleanUp! Button.
This will remove the tools we used during the process of cleaning your computer.


Now that your are clean, you'll want to stay that way.

Some important things that you should keep in mind in order to protect yourself:
  • Use common sense. This is the big one! Don't download programs from suspicious sites and be careful where you browse.
    Things you can do to aviod downloading bad programs:
    • Google the program. Read reviews and opinions from other people on the internet, if you dont see any reports of foul play - then there more than likely is none.
    • Stay away from Cracks! However luring the thought of free software can be it's not worth the hassle and potential danger of getting infected.
    • Download the program directly from the website of the developer - then you can be certain you haven't downloaded a bogus copy.
    • Read the EULA (End User License Agreement) - Find out exactly what you are downloading. A good tool to aid you in this would be EULAyzer.
  • Keep your protection programs up to date! No matter how good your Antivirus or Antispyware program is, without an updated set of definitions it will do you no good against the new infections. If you run a free program make sure to update them at least once a week.
  • Make sure that windows updates is enabled. Keeping your system up to date is a must - to turn on automatic updates take a look at this article by Microsoft.
I have listed two programs to boost your security while using no resources.
  • SpywareBlaster Take a look at the tutorial here.
  • ZonedOut Adds thousands of websites to your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
Also consider using an alternative web broswer. Two big named ones, both far superior to Internet Explorer in terms of security and performance, would be Firefox and Opera.

Make a habit of scanning your computer for viruses every week or so and backing up important files regularly.

Please also read Expert Tony Klein's excellent article: How I got Infected in the First Place

Please post back and tell me if everything is OK, so that I may mark this thread as Resolved.

Edited by Mike, 06 July 2008 - 12:58 PM.

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Hey,

Thanks a lot for your time. I really appreciate all of your help and patience will my computer illiterate self. I am in the middle of going through all of your suggested prevention steps now.
Just out of curiosity, how were you able to detect those files if nothing could find them on my computer and are they just something that you wanted to know more about(what are they?) or are they something that i should keep an eye on for the future?
Also, how do i return the time back to normal on my computer? It is still in military time.
Anyway, everything appears to be A OK so we're good to go and you can mark this thread resolved.

Thanks,
Mike
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Howdy,

The files were probably removed the first time I had you run ComboFix, I wanted them because they seemed fairly new and it would help the Antivirus companies protect users from that infection. The files are no longer on your PC though.

For the clock,

1. Click "My Computer"
2. Open the Control Panel
3. Select Time Options
3a. Classic View: Open Reginal and Language Options.
3b. Category View: Date, Time, Language and Regional Options.
4. Click "Change the format of numbers, dates, and times".
5. Select the "Regional Options" tab.
6. Next to the box that shows your selected language click "Customize".
7. Click the "Time" tab.
8. In the "Time Format" box enter:
8a. Standard Format: "h:mm:ss:tt"

And you should be set.

I'm glad everything is running well,

Take care and have a great day still :)

Mike
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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