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Re: Hijacked hosts file

Unread postby Cypher » March 13th, 2011, 4:23 pm

Hi.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Give me another update on how your PC is performing after doing the following.

Re-run OTM
  • Double-click OTM.exe to run it.
  • Right-click then copy the following code, Do not include the word Code.
    Code: Select all
    :Files
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Desktop\xhd\Store&Save\Software\MSN Messenger\msimg32.dll 
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.new
    
    :Commands
    [EmptyFlash]
    [emptytemp]
    [start explorer]
    [Reboot]
    

    • Return to OTM, right-click then paste the code into the blank box below Image
    • Next click on the largeImage button.
    • OTM may ask to reboot the machine. Please do so if asked.
    • Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar), and paste it in your next reply.

NOTE: If you are unable to copy/paste from this window (as will be the case if the machine was rebooted), open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTM\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.
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Re: Hijacked hosts file

Unread postby jefftallica » March 13th, 2011, 4:49 pm

New log. That seems to have cleared up the browser problems.

All processes killed
========== FILES ==========
DllUnregisterServer procedure not found in C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Desktop\xhd\Store&Save\Software\MSN Messenger\msimg32.dll
C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Desktop\xhd\Store&Save\Software\MSN Messenger\msimg32.dll moved successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.new moved successfully.
========== COMMANDS ==========

[EMPTYTEMP]

User: Administrator
->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

User: All Users

User: Default User
->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Flash cache emptied: 56502 bytes

User: Jeff
->Temp folder emptied: 6141729 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 6728560 bytes
->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes
->FireFox cache emptied: 80788584 bytes
->Flash cache emptied: 2320 bytes

User: LocalService
->Temp folder emptied: 66016 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 32902 bytes

User: NetworkService
->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 33170 bytes

User: user
->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes

%systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
%systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
%systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
%systemroot%\System32\dllcache .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
%systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
Windows Temp folder emptied: 158523 bytes
%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
RecycleBin emptied: 324403950 bytes

Total Files Cleaned = 399.00 mb


OTM by OldTimer - Version 3.1.17.2 log created on 03132011_203508

Files moved on Reboot...
File move failed. C:\WINDOWS\temp\_avast5_\Webshlock.txt scheduled to be moved on reboot.
File C:\WINDOWS\temp\Perflib_Perfdata_264.dat not found!

Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
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Re: Hijacked hosts file

Unread postby Cypher » March 14th, 2011, 6:17 am

Hi jefftallica, your latest set of logs appear to be clean!
This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware.

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:

Time for some housekeeping
  • Click on Start >> Run...
  • Now type in ComboFix /Uninstall into the box and click OK.
  • Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
    Image
The above procedure will reset your System Restore and clear out the backups and quarantines created during the course of this fix.

Next

Clean up with OTM

  • Double-click OTM.exe to start the program, This tool will remove all the tools we used to clean your pc.
  • Close all other programs apart from OTMoveIt3 as this step will require a reboot
  • On the OTM main screen, press the CleanUp! button
  • Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

You can now delete any tools we used if they remain on your Desktop.

Protection Programs
Don't forget to re-enable any protection programs we disabled during your fix.

Now we needed to deal with security vulnerabilities
Windows XP SP2

You need to install XP SP3 as soon as possible, as it includes vital updates to insure your security.

Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.

Install SpywareBlaster
Download and install Javacools SpywareBlaster from Here
SpywareBlaster adds a list of ActiveX controls, tracking cookies and sites which will be blocked in either Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. You need to manually check for updates regularly.

Install SiteAdvisor
SiteAdvisor is a toolbar for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox which alerts you if you're about to enter a potentially dangerous website.
You can find more information and download it from Here

Install WinPatrol
As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.
For more information, please visit HERE

MVPS Hosts

Install MVPS Hosts File From Here
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
You can Find the Tutorial HERE

Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.
You can use one of these sites to check if any updates are needed for your pc.
Secunia Software Inspector
F-secure Health Check

Visit Microsoft often to get the latest updates for your computer
You can do that HERE

Read some information HERE On how to prevent Malware

I would be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can be closed.

Safe surfing!
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Re: Hijacked hosts file

Unread postby Cypher » March 15th, 2011, 6:50 am

As this issue appears to be resolved, this topic is now closed.

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