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System Check virus / desktop & icons missing

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I got a virus off of some web site (I'm not sure which one) that started popping up all kinds of false errors, then gave me a "system cleaner" that found obviously fake problems and wanted me to pay for it. I ran TFC, rebooted in safe mode, and then ran MBAM. The MBAM log is included below. When I rebooted, my desktop and all my start menu and quick start icons are missing. I'm worried I might have a rootkit.

Here's the MBAM log. I'm not sure why it says it didn't do anything - there must have been two logs, because the one I meant to save definitely had the deleted/restored/etc. messages.

Also, I just turned on "view hidden files" and all my desktop icons are there (they were just hidden), but the start menu and quick launch icons are still missing. I found a "System Check" icon on the desktop, followed it to its location, and deleted it and associated files.

And, of course, I'm still worried I might have a rootkit.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)

Database version: v2012.03.22.04

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS (Safe Mode/Networking)
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Dan :: DAN-PC [administrator]

Protection: Disabled

3/22/2012 6:01:37 PM
mbam-log-2012-03-22 (18-07-03).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 215972
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 5 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 1
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|BGNKveQAbc.exe (Rogue.FakeHDD) -> Data: C:\ProgramData\BGNKveQAbc.exe -> No action taken.

Registry Data Items Detected: 3
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced|Start_ShowMyComputer (PUM.Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> No action taken.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced|Start_ShowSearch (PUM.Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> No action taken.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System|DisableTaskMgr (PUM.Hijack.TaskManager) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 1
C:\ProgramData\BGNKveQAbc.exe (Rogue.FakeHDD) -> No action taken.

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Hello, dcrookston! :wave:

:welcome: I'm Nedklaw and I'll be glad to help you with your malware issues. :)

I am currently still in training and my posts have to be approved by an expert so please expect a delay between my posts.

These instructions are specifically designed for dcrookston only. No one else should follow these instructions because it can cause serious damage to your computer.

Before we start to clean your computer of malware, please read through the following points to help me and you, and prevent damage to your computer:
  • Please completely read through all of the instructions given to you before attempting to follow them. Reading too lightly will cause you to miss important steps, which could have DESTRUCTIVE effects. If you can't perform a certain step or you are unsure about what to do, let me know!
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions! If you are unsure about anything, ask me! No question is considered stupid here!
  • Be patient with me, logs can take some time to research and my life can mean that I'm busy.
  • Please copy and paste all logs into your reply. Do not attach logs to a post unless I tell you to or if they don't fit in the post.
  • If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly regularly.
  • NEVER fix anything in OTL or other programs on your own! This can be very dangerous and cause harm to your system.
  • Refrain from running any other tools apart from the ones I tell you to.
Note: You should save or print out my instructions for easy reference, as part of the fix may be in Safe Mode and you won't be able to access GeeksToGo.

Step 1

Posted Image Download OTL to your Desktop.

  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed to let it run uninterrupted.
    • Select Scan All Users.
    • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:
    hklm\software\clients\startmenuinternet|command /rs
    hklm\software\clients\startmenuinternet|command /64 /rs
    C:\Windows\assembly\tmp\U\*.* /s
  • Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan won't 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.
  • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time and post them in your topic.

Step 2

Download aswMBR.exe (1.8mb) to your desktop.

Double click aswMBR.exe to run it.

Click the "Scan" button to start the scan.
If Avast asks to download definitions, please say Yes.

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On completion of the scan click save log, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

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Things I want to see in your next reply

  • OTL.txt
  • Extras.txt
  • aswMBR.txt

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