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Trevinist

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I've been having a lot of trouble recently with a bunch of issues that make it hard to continue with using this laptop. Random hibernations have happened a lot, and I had a case where the host file was changed TWICE and a hardwired IP was in place of google.com, thereby redirecting my searches to things like "bonsearch" and other such dodgy material. It doesn't seem to have happened again. I only have a vague idea as to where this might have started, since I browse the same safe websites all the time and hardly ever download; recently, I allowed my laptop to be used by the whole family over the course of our holiday, and I did find pornographic material on the history after my brother's use. My mother tends to play bingo all day every day too, and used my laptop for that on the holiday. Other than that cause, there's one thing I downloaded that got flagged up by Security Essentials - "LazyNewbPack" for Dwarf Fortress (which I deleted a long while ago) has been shown to be a 'backdoor' virus allowing remote access to my computer.

http://i.imgur.com/WtGZU.png

That image shows the "LazyNewbPack" flag, but also the three other things that have been causing me some trouble: those three viruses, the "severe" ones, keep appearing on every single scan I do of the Win32 folder, and most quick-scans, when I scan daily. I'm not sure what they're doing (I'm far from tech-savvy...) but it's kind of frightening that they don't go away. I've already ran TDSSKiller as per another post I found on this site regarding "lazynewbpack", but that found nothing at all. Spybot S&D found nothing, either, but Security Essentials always finds those 3 severe ones when I scan enough.

For some reason, until I downloaded and scanned with Security Essentials, I was also unable to delete any history or cookies on Internet Explorer. Security Essentials found some "Exploit" type virus, so I guess that might have been the cause.

What could be causing these problems? Thank you for your time.
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Hello and welcome to the Geeks to Go Virus, Spyware & Malware Removal forum. My name is Josh and I will be helping you remove your infection. I am only human not superman - I can make errors but will do my best to help you as best I can so we can solve your problems. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting me know. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having along with any steps you may have performed so far if you haven't already.

Some of the following instructions to begin the malware removal process can be hard to follow - let me know if you have any questions. Please read all of my responses through at least once before attempting to follow the procedures described. I would recommend printing them out, if you can, as you can check off each step as you complete it. Also please do not attempt any disinfection procedures without my instruction as things can go wrong that way or lengthen the time it takes to disinfect your computer.

One more thing - please refrain from using your computer until it is disinfected unless you absolutely have to (unless you are following my disinfection procedures) - when you are using it the current malware infection could propagate further infections - forcing us to do a second or even third round of disinfection after the first. If you do have to use it please disconnect it from the Internet - that way the current malware cannot propagate further infections.

I will get back to you soon with further instructions. Expect no more than 36 hours between your post and my response unless World War 3 breaks out and I will need at most 48 hours for initial analysis of your OTL log. Good luck! After 4 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.

First step is to get an OTL log as described in steps 2-5 here.
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