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Fake windows security alert and protection system


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twhen10

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Hello all,
This is my first time to use this site and I am very hopeful after viewing some of the posts. I also want to thank those of you that help in here. Nice to see some that combat those who would harm our comps.

I have this icon in my toolbar that resembles the red shield of windows and also has a shield that has the red/blue/yellow/green color on it. This gives me a pop-up every few minutes that looks like it is running a scan or it is asking me to buy some protection for my computer and so on. I have noticed this on another thread, but I could not seem to fix it solo.
I used this method and it did not work: www.geekstogo.com/forum/Fake-Windows-Security-Alert-Messages-t190771.html
Also, here is the log from this attempt
SmitFraudFix v2.423

Scan done at 16:08:01.73, Fri 09/04/2009
Run from C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in safe mode

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» SharedTaskScheduler Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Killing process


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» hosts


127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» VACFix

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Winsock2 Fix

S!Ri's WS2Fix: LSP not Found.


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Generic Renos Fix

GenericRenosFix by S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting infected files


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» IEDFix

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri



»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Agent.OMZ.Fix

Agent.OMZ.Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» 404Fix

404Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» RK


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» DNS

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{04F8CE31-A312-44B3-9E9E-CE787B4B4A75}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{04F8CE31-A312-44B3-9E9E-CE787B4B4A75}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS3\Services\Tcpip\..\{04F8CE31-A312-44B3-9E9E-CE787B4B4A75}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS3\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting Temp Files


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Winlogon.System
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!



»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» RK.2



»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Registry Cleaning

Registry Cleaning done.

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» SharedTaskScheduler After SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» End


I also ran a hijackthis log. Another thread asked for it.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:04:11, on 9/4/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Protection System\psystem.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Protection System\sc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Java™ 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: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Protection System] C:\Users\Owner\Protection System\psystem.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Security Center] C:\Users\Owner\Protection System\sc.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.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
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - http://update.micros...b?1251731863921
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1251731859390
O16 - DPF: {A3256902-51FA-45A0-8A97-FC1143C169D9} (Diagnostics ActiveX WebControl) - http://support.micro...gWebControl.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.m...ash/swflash.cab
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.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: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe

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End of file - 4727 bytes

Please help and if any more info. is needed please let me know!
Terry
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twhen10

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I ran SDFix in safe mode and it seems to be gone now. I also noticed that when I did a search for uninstall in safe mode that there was a program called protection alert, which was the name of the popup window. So, I uninstalled that. I am unsure which removed the virus, but one of them did. Now that that is taken care, could anyone help me set up my comp to keep this from happening again? I am running Kaspersky anti-virus currently.
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