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Comp Virus Won't Go Away

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gamingneeds, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. gamingneeds

    gamingneeds Regular Member

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    So I was doing some research on a TV contestant of a show when I hit an autoblog. It had a bunch of pop-ups in which I closed out (as usual) but this time it seems to install something called "Scanner" on my system.

    I ran Norton, Kaspersky, AVS, MSE, Spybot, Spy Sweeper, Malware Remover, and more and while it did get rid of the Scanner program and some other Trojans it found, I am still getting pop-ups when I'm browsing the internet.

    Also, I started getting some stupid Win32 Host Services error now and it makes my computer look like it went back to Windows 95. MS has a fix, but it is only for a specific Service Pack so when I try to install it, the program says there is no need and closed.

    Anyone know what I should use (or can do) to get rid of this shit? :(

    Thanks!
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    run a full system scan with Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro, all of them have a fully functional 1 month trial

    if they're not helping then your best bet is backing up your important data, reformat your HDD and reinstall OS
     
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    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yes. Do this.

    Restore your computer to YESTERDAY´S DATE!
    And it will probably fix this.

    So.. restore to yesterdays date or last restore data.
    When ask for restart computer, do so. (It will probably takes 1 minute longer time to restart) but it´s normal.

    See if this behaviour is still there. And reply to this thread if this working.
     
  4. cyberzilla

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    You still have all the these programs installed in your system? That could one of the reasons for low performance.

    Your system files are corrupted. The best solution is take a backup of your data and reinstall OS.
     
  5. CyrusVirus

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    sorry, im a hassle like that. i don't feel like going away.. so be safe, and STOP watching donkey porn.

    Btw: malwarebyte, safemode if you have to,
    and CCleaner,
    also, you may want to look into something called Hirens Boot CD just in case it decided to mess anything up
     
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  6. ExtraWinner

    ExtraWinner BANNED BANNED

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    Yup, run Malwarebyte and Hitman Pro - but in safe mode. Thanks to that you are getting like 100% detection rate :)
     
  7. gamingneeds

    gamingneeds Regular Member

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    I'm running MalwareBytes as we speak. It actually found something within 45 seconds of running... waiting to see if it's anythin worth mentioning. So thanks for the tip.

    I'll use Hitman Pro next...

    And no, I don't have all the anti-viruses installed at once. lol. I tried one, then uninstalled, and tried another. :p
     
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    There are people out there who do that! he he:)
     
  9. LukaB

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    Really sucks to have a virus, I personally don't use any anti-virus computers, if I believe a file is at risk, I don't download it or whatever, however, before I used to get a lot of viruses, but it seems the only solution was "System restore" , or if the virus caught that as well, then restarting your whole OS. Sorry to hear you got a virus.
     
  10. houston27

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    How to Get rid of Win Scanner virus For Free

    Step 1: Please download Safe Returner (3811) to your Desktop.
    Note:
    1. If you could not open the installation file,do please rename SafeReturner.exe to iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe
    2. It's a free trial verison of Safe Returner,you do not need to buy a liscense for removal.

    Step 2: Close any open browsers. Close/disable all antivirus,HIPS and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of Safe Returner,visit here for how to temporarily disable your anti-virus and/or anti-malware programs.

    Step 3: Run Safe Returner with a simple click "Start Scan".
    Step 5: Click "Remove" to remove spyware or malware threats.

    Step6: Run the CCleaner (freeware) installer by clicking here, and uncheck the option to install Yahoo toolbar (unless you want Yahoo toolbar).

    Once installed, run the CCleaner by clicking its icon on your Desktop or "Start" => "All programs" => "CCleaner".
     
  11. gamingneeds

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    Yeah same here but I got this from a webpage that injected it into my system. :(
     
  12. gamingneeds

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    So I ran Hitman Pro and it found a .dll that had been running in the background. I also managed to find a quick fix for the Win32 error I was getting.

    Between Hitman and MalwareBytes, they got rid of about 9-11 items (minus cookies I'm not counting). I thought all was OK but I just got a pop-up that was going to a site called datedojo or something but then it redirected to Google.com/webhp.

    So... I'm assuming I have some kind of adware still on here somewhere but atleast my computer isn't going Win95 anymore and I don't have errors popping up. :p
     
  13. GreenHustler

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    I would do a backup of your essential data and scan it thoroughly, then format your hard drive and do a fresh install of Windows. You don't want to be harbouring any spyware or security threats on your PC.
     
  14. saru4141

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    PM me i will try to help u out!!
     
  15. gamingneeds

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    It's fixed!

    Hitman Pro told me it found a possible TDL3 (aka Alureon) trojan on my computer but it wouldn't do anything to remove it. Doing a search on Google, I found a program from Kaspersky called TDSKiller that is FREE and detects and fixes these TDL trojans. I downloaded the less than 2MB file, ran it, it immediately found a TDL4 trojan, removed it upon reboot.

    Now no popups and now I can access Windows Update, etc again.

    Big thanks to HoNeYBiRD for being the first to recommend MalwareBytes and more importantly, Hitman Pro, which ultimately lead to a full recovery of my computer without having to reformat!

    I should also note the TDL trojans are Win32 trojans which is probably why I was getting that error!

    Thanks to everyone for their input and hopefully this thread will help someone else out in the future!
     
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  16. newnetworks

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    resolved within 24 hours.
    way to go bhw
    congrats on getting it cleaned
    good lesson 4 all of us here
    thanks