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I am writing this from another desktop I have.

My laptop just got hijacked by a "Live Security Platinum" virus. One exactly like this : http://malwaretips.c...-removal-guide/

I have done nothing yet, except qucikly removing my ethernet cable from my laptop as soon as I felt something was wrong.

I am scared shitless because it has shut down my 2 antivirus softwares, and none of the other softwares will come on.
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Hi there ... Lets go threee for three :) These can be run from safe mode if neeeded

  • Download RogueKiller and save it on your desktop.
  • Quit all programs
  • Start RogueKiller.exe.
  • Wait until Prescan has finished ...
  • Click on Scan
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  • Wait for the end of the scan.
  • The report has been created on the desktop.
  • Click on the Delete button.
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  • The report has been created on the desktop.

  • Next click on the ShortcutsFix
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  • The report has been created on the desktop.

Please post: All RKreport.txt text files located on your desktop.

THEN

Download OTL to your Desktop
  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
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  • Select All Users
  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
    netsvcs
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
    /md5start
    services.*
    explorer.exe
    winlogon.exe
    Userinit.exe
    svchost.exe
    qmgr.dll
    /md5stop
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS /s
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
  • Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Post both logs

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So, I reconnect the ethernet cable on my laptop and download this right away?
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Yep, or you could try safe mode with networking
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That's ok. I simply reconnected my laptop's ethernet cable, and proceeded with no problem.

Here are the 3 Roguekiller logs:

Attached File  RKreport1.txt   2.25KB   39 downloads

Attached File  RKreport2.txt   2.14KB   62 downloads

Attached File  RKreport3.txt   1.34KB   40 downloads
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Here are the OTL logs:

Attached File  OTL.Txt   103.78KB   59 downloads

Attached File  Extras.Txt   64.01KB   38 downloads

Edited by chromejael, 25 August 2012 - 12:46 PM.

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This should get most of it

Warning This fix is only relevant for this system and no other, using on another computer may cause problems

Be advised that when the fix commences it will shut down all running processes and you may lose the desktop and icons, they will return on reboot

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following
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    :OTL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No CLSID value found.
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No CLSID value found.
    O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (no name) - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - No CLSID value found.
    [2012/08/26 01:47:05 | 000,000,000 | ---D | C] -- C:\Users\Danial\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Live Security Platinum
    [2012/08/26 01:47:28 | 000,001,974 | ---- | M] () -- C:\Users\Danial\Desktop\Live Security Platinum.lnk
    
    :Files
    C:\ProgramData\036DFF98028B22B915C04EB96C44B161\036DFF98028B22B915C04EB96C44B161.exe
    
    :Commands
    [purity]
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [CREATERESTOREPOINT]
    [Reboot]
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
  • Open OTL again and click the Quick Scan button. Post the log it produces in your next reply.

THEN

Update and run a Mlawarebytes quickscan and post the resultant log. Then let me know what problems remain
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Here is the OTL log after the reboot:

Attached File  08262012_025747.log   5.11KB   37 downloads

Here is the OTL quickscan log:

Attached File  OTL.Txt   83.49KB   37 downloads


I have the PRO version of MBAM, so I did a flash scan, and came up with 2 hits:

Attached File  flash scan mbam-log-2012-08-26 (03-23-10).txt   2.26KB   47 downloads

and here is the MBAM quickscan log:

Attached File  quick scan mbam-log-2012-08-26 (03-41-54).txt   1.89KB   38 downloads
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Any remaining problems ?
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Only a few minor problems:

- I open my music and video files using KM Player. I tested it now, and the video/music runs as usual, but for the first few seconds, the menu bar gets stuck (it hangs) , then this error message pops-up "Access violation at address 1072867D in module 'gen_ml.dll'. Read of address 00000028." However, once I click "OK", everything else works just fine. Problem is, this happens everytime I start KM Player up. *EDIT: I just found out this is related to UAC being enabled. which leads me to my next question........

- UAC seems to be back on again. Was that suppose to happen after the fixing process? Should I leave it on?

- When my laptop starts up , it takes an unusually long amount of time to start loading everything up, after I enter my logon profile. like 1 minute of blank white space. Was this caused by the virus? Otherwise, this problem isn't that big of a deal I guess.

Edited by chromejael, 26 August 2012 - 01:23 AM.

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I would recommend that you leave the UAC on, it may be a minor annoyance but it could save you from drive by malware

Lets clear the tools and empty the temp files, follow this up with a disc defragment and then let me know what if any problems remain

Subject to no further problems :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean :thumbsup:

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
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [Reboot]

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

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
  • Go to control panel
  • Select folder options (Appearance > Folder options in category view)
  • 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.

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Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.

Upgrading Java:
  • Go to this site and click Do I have Java
  • It will check your current version and then offer to update to the latest version

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 :wave:
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Ok, I'll leave UAC on, from now onwards.

Another thing, I was checking my documents files (The folder where the pictures, documents, downloads, favourites, links, music folders are located), and a bunch of long-named files are now there. There's about 30 files, almost all have the title "ntuser.dat" followed by long number sequences, a mixture of "BLF FILE" and "REGTRANS-MS FILE" file types. But according to the "Date Created" , all where created years ago when I first bought my laptop.

My guess is that these were previously hidden files, and after the fixing process, changed attributes, and are now no longer hidden files?

If so, what do I do?

(There's also a few on my desktop, but mostly just sort of thumbnail preview pictures for music files, I think)
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They are system files and normal.. Could you confirm that you reset the hidden files ?

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that

•Go to control panel

•Select folder options (Appearance > Folder options in category view)

•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.


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Yup, confirmed, and the files are still visible.

I'm not sure if these files were even hidden in the first place, but they all don't have that semi-transparent look you get when you "un-hide" a hidden folder. The icon colours are solid.
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Could you screenshot the icons and paste them here
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