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Help! re: WIN32/KATUSHA.A, virus/trojan (Combofix log attch)


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seems to have run so going to reboot now, fingers crossed.
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Still no joy..... so frustrating, just thinking, could it be something in msconfig? maybe something is not starting up with windows correctly, like i say i fail to see how it could be a faulty router when it was only last night it showed signs it was working, also with the windows update problems im having it does seem to be there is something defantly wrong somewhere... computers, got to love them ay! :)
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Could you open an elevated prompt and run sfc /scannow

Yet the dongle is still working without a problem ?

Are you no longer able to access windows updates ?
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I can install the updates, but as stated previously when I have gone to reboot and let them configure, they get to stage 3 of 3, then computer reboots, sais windows update failed to configure and roll's back the update, just wont configure them onto me comp.
this is the result I got from the dos so will reboot now, have also reinstalled the updates again so will see if they successfully configure when i reboot also.

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Could you install this update first before any others http://www.microsoft...ang=en&id=15287
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just downloading that now, also, just tried reboot, still no joy, upon configuring updates, got to 3 of 3 100% complete, comp rebooted then when it loads up again, my old friend "updates were not configured correctly, reverting changes" :)
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well tried that, just said the update does not apply to my system lol
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Thanks for all your help Essex boy, seen as I do not have a malware problem as such I have created a new post to rack some more brains in the windows 7/vista section, if you would like to take a look at the numerous errors I am receiving now knock yourself out lol!

Thanks again.
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Well there be a few - it is beginning to look like a system corruption but just in a few areas as opposed to a wholesale wreckage - There is the option with Vista to do a repair of the computer which will basically reset all windows files and the registry but leave the documents and files etc intact. It is called an inplace upgrade

I will remove all the tools cluttering up your system now as I can see no further malware, by the way BTDNA is a part of bit torrent

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following

    :Commands
    [emptytemp]
    [Reboot]

  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done

Remove ComboFix

  • Hold down the Windows key + R on your keyboard. This will display the Run dialogue box
  • In the Run box, type in ComboFix /Uninstall (Notice the space between the "x" and "/") then click OK

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  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled

Run OTL and hit the cleanup button. It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself.

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.


SPRING CLEAN

To manually create a new Restore Point
  • Go to Control Panel and select System
  • Select System
  • On the left select System Protection and accept the warning if you get one
  • Select System Protection Tab
  • Select Create at the bottom
  • Type in a name i.e. Clean
  • Select Create

Now we can purge the infected ones
  • GoStart > All programs > Accessories > system tools
  • Right click Disc cleanup and select run as administrator
  • Select Your main drive and accept the warning if you get one
  • For a few moments the system will make some calculations
  • Select the More Options tab
  • In the System Restore and Shadow Backups select Clean up
  • Select Delete on the pop up
  • Select OK
  • Select Delete

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:
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Malwarebytes. Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated. To keep your operating system up to date visit

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide How did I get infected in the first place ?

Keep safe :)
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well thanks for all your help essex,
once I eventually get around the problems I am having I shall post the solution on here as I have now spent 4 days solid working on this system and still hitting some of the same problems, my new router should arrive tomorrow so fingers crossed on the chance that could just work, if not, may just have to re-install windows :)
Not 100% on how to go about that inplace upgrade, not sure if it really works for vista, but yes, Thanks again, helped me learn a lot.

Regards
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Sorry to bother you again essex, but could you possibly take me trough the steps of an inplace upgrade? I am running vista sp2, I have tried researching it but am always coming across xp guide's or just guides on how to upgrade from vista to 7.

Thanks
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Try this - I have a few other links hidden away if you need them
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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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