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Re: Malware opening random internet links & slowing computer

Unread postby askey127 » October 29th, 2010, 7:13 am

gmn819,
Let's check whether you have any other leftover infected files or settings.
This scan can take a long time (hours), but it is very thorough. Please start it when you can let it finish.
It doesn't remove anything. The report, however, is very valuable.
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Run an Online Kaspersky WebScan
  • Please go to Kaspersky website and perform an online antivirus scan.
  • Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
  • It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
  • When the Program and Database downloads have finished, (may take a while), Click on My Computer under Scan.
  • Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
  • You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
  • Save this report to a convenient place. Change the Files of type to Text file (.txt) before clicking on the Save button.
  • Please post the contents of this log in your next reply.

If it refuses to run, let me know.
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Re: Malware opening random internet links & slowing computer

Unread postby gmn819 » November 1st, 2010, 4:46 am

Sorry about the long time between replies, just running the scan now, had a lot of other computer stuff to do lately, scan is 45m in, will paste the log when its finished. UPDATE: Scan finished:

Log:

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KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7.0: scan report
Monday, November 1, 2010
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 7.0.26.13
Last database update: Monday, November 01, 2010 00:52:43
Records in database: 4197833
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Scan settings:
scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan e-mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:
C:\
D:\

Scan statistics:
Objects scanned: 106270
Threats found: 1
Infected objects found: 2
Suspicious objects found: 0
Scan duration: 02:27:16


File name / Threat / Threats count
C:\Program Files\Mirc\Irc\mirc.exe/C:\Program Files\Mirc\Irc\mirc.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Client-IRC.Win32.mIRC.616 1
C:\Program Files\Mirc\Irc\mirc.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Client-IRC.Win32.mIRC.616 1

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Re: Malware opening random internet links & slowing computer

Unread postby askey127 » November 1st, 2010, 8:26 am

gmn819,
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Remove Programs Using Control Panel
From Start, Settings, Control Panel or Start, Control Panel, click Add/Remove Programs.
Highlight each Entry, as follows, one by one, if it exists, and choose Remove :

Mirc

Take extra care in answering questions posed by any Uninstaller.
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  • Open a new Notepad window (Start>All programs>accessories>notepad). Choose File, New.
  • Highlight the contents of the codebox below and press Ctrl+C to copy it to the clipboard. Do Not copy the word "Code".
    Code: Select all
    File::
    C:\Program Files\Mirc\Irc\mirc.exe
    
    Folder::
    C:\Program Files\Mirc
    
    
  • Paste the contents of the clipboard into the Notepad window by pressing Ctrl+V or Edit, Paste
  • Save it to your desktop as CFScript.txt

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  • Now drag and drop the CFScript.txt icon onto combofix.exe (zzz.exe) as in the picture above, and follow the prompts.
  • Then post the resultant log, C:\ComboFix.txt, in your next reply.
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You can install a new version of Mirc if you wish. http://www.mirc.com/get.html

Tell me how the computer is behaving.
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Re: Malware opening random internet links & slowing computer

Unread postby gmn819 » November 1st, 2010, 8:37 am

Ok I'll remove irc, though I have had the program for years without any problems, I guess it must've got infected..
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Re: Malware opening random internet links & slowing computer

Unread postby askey127 » November 1st, 2010, 8:46 am

Older versions of programs like Mirc have been used for a long time by spyware purveyors.
They try to exploit whatever defects or openings they can find in older software.

For a similar reason, it's important to remove old versions of Java and Adobe reader.
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Re: Malware opening random internet links & slowing computer

Unread postby askey127 » November 4th, 2010, 6:57 am

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