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Infected with pup.optional.conduit.a, maybe others [Solved]


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#16 CoolCat

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:43 AM

# AdwCleaner v3.307 - Report created 20/08/2014 at 09:38:06
# Updated 17/08/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows ™ Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (64 bits)
# Username : arwen - ARWEN-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\arwen\Desktop\adwcleaner_3.307.exe
# Option : Clean
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
[!] Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Viewpoint
[!] Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Viewpoint
File Deleted : C:\Users\arwen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.azlyrics.com_0.localstorage
File Deleted : C:\Users\arwen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.lyricsfreak.com_0.localstorage
 
***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****
 
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtl
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtl.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtlSecondary
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtlSecondary.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.protectorbho
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.protectorbho.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{1B00725B-C455-4DE6-BFB6-AD540AD427CD}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extension Compatibility\{74F475FA-6C75-43BD-AAB9-ECDA6184F600}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@viewpoint.com/VMP
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1B00725B-C455-4DE6-BFB6-AD540AD427CD}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\MetaStream
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Viewpoint
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ViewpointMediaPlayer
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\ViewpointMediaPlayer
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16563
 
 
-\\ Mozilla Firefox v30.0 (en-US)
 
[ File : C:\Users\arwen\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gm00kuov.default\prefs.js ]
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v36.0.1985.143
 
[ File : C:\Users\arwen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
 
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://www.searchqu.com/web?src=ieb&systemid=405&q={searchTerms}
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://search.aol.com/aolcom/search?query={searchTerms}&invocationType=tb50TB50CLie7
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://dts.search-results.com/sr?src=ieb&appid=0&systemid=405&sr=0&q={searchTerms}
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://toolbar.inbox.com/search/dispatcher.aspx?tp=bs&qkw={searchTerms}&tbid=80647&lng=en
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://search.conduit.com/Results.aspx?q={searchTerms}&SearchSource=49&CUI=UN38189234359725179&ctid=CT3300196&UM=2
Deleted [Search Provider] : hxxp://search.aol.com/aol/search?q={searchTerms}
Deleted [Startup_urls] : hxxp://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3300196&SearchSource=48&CUI=UN38189234359725179&UM=2
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [2631 octets] - [20/08/2014 09:23:08]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [3340 octets] - [20/08/2014 09:36:23]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [3323 octets] - [20/08/2014 09:38:06]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [3383 octets] ##########

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:01 AM

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.1.4 (04.06.2014:1)
OS: Windows ™ Vista Home Premium x64
Ran by arwen on Wed 08/20/2014 at  9:50:29.56
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
 
~~~ Services
 
 
 
~~~ Registry Values
 
 
 
~~~ Registry Keys
 
 
 
~~~ Files
 
 
 
~~~ Folders
 
Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\ProgramData\adtrustmedia"
 
 
 
~~~ Event Viewer Logs were cleared
 
 
 
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on Wed 08/20/2014 at  9:58:11.85
End of JRT log
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:14 AM

 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.87  
 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x64 (UAC is enabled)  
 Internet Explorer 9  
 Internet Explorer 8  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` 
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
Avira Desktop   
 Antivirus up to date!  (On Access scanning disabled!) 
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` 
 Java 7 Update 67  
 Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145  
 Adobe Reader 10.1.11 Adobe Reader out of Date!  
 Mozilla Firefox (30.0) 
 Google Chrome 36.0.1985.125  
 Google Chrome 36.0.1985.143  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 Avira Antivir avgnt.exe 
 Avira Antivir avguard.exe 
`````````````````System Health check````````````````` 
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 5 % Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:41 AM

Your system is clean now! :)

 

 

Adobe Reader out of date

Your Adobe Reader is outdated. We will fix this.


  • Get the actual software from here. Important: Uncheck any optional software (for example Google Chrome, etc.) offered.
  • Run setup and follow the instructions.
  • Click upon Start-->control panel-->add/remove programs.
  • Search for and remove any older reader versions.

 

 

 

Defrag your hard drive
 
Your hard drive is heavily fragmented. This may result in performance losses. If it is NOT an SSD drive, use a tool like Auslogic DiskDefrag to defrag the drive.

 

 

 

Uninstall our tools using delfix

Please follow these steps in order:

  • In the case we used Defogger to turn off your CD emulation software. You can start it again and use the Enable button.
  • In the case we used Combofix. Deactivate your antivirus software once more, then rename the combofix.exe to uninstall.exe and run it one last time. You shall be noted that Combofix has been removed.
  • In any case please download delfix to your desktop.
    • Close all other programms and start delfix.
    • Please check all the boxes and run the tool.
    • delfix will now delete all found traces of our removal process
  • If there is still something left please delete it manualy.




Delete System Restore Points

To ensure your System Restore Points are free of malware, we will delete all of them but the most recent or create a new one.

On Windows Vista: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.
On Windows 7/8: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.
On Windows XP: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.




Temp File Cleaner

We need to download Temp File Cleaner (TFC) by OldTimer:
  • Please download TFC.exe by Oldtimer at one of the two links: Link 1 Link 2
  • Save and close all running applications
  • Double-click on TFC.exe to run the program
  • Click on Start to begin the cleaning process note: this program may close running applications, make your screen disappear temporarily, or require a reboot of your PC - this is normal and part of the cleanup
  • When the scan is complete, if you were not asked to reboot the computer, please do so now
More Information can be found about the tool here: http://www.geekstogo...er-by-oldtimer/

 

 

 

Recommendations: How to protect yourself

  • System Updates
    Please ensure to have automatic updates activated in your control panel.
    For further information and a tutorial, see this Microsoft Support article.
  • Protection
    What you need is one (not more) virus scanner with background protection. Additionally I recommend a special malware scanner to run on demand weekly.
    Personally I am using avast! Antivirus Free Edition and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. They offer good protection for free.
    • To keep your browser free of advertising, you may install the Adblock Plus browser extension.
      It will filter unwanted advertising out of the website´s content.
    • To protect yourself from accidentally visiting malicious web sites, install the Web of Trust (WOT) browser extension.
      It will display a green (safe), yellow (unknown) or red (potentially dangerous) icon for a visited website within your browser.
      In addition, before accessing a dangerous classified web site, a warning screen is displayed.

  • Up to date Software
    Keep your Windows and your third party software up to date. The easiest way to get infected is an outdated windows, followed by: browser(s) (including add-ons and plug-ins), Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, Java Runtime Environment, your antivirus program and so on. These links may help you to check:

  • Backup
    Hardware issues, malware, fire, lightning strike: There is a long list of different ways to loose all your data. Back up your files regularly. Use the windows internal backup function or a third party tool and save your data onto an external hard drive, cloud storage, optical media like CDs or DVDs or (if available) a professional network backup system.
  • Behaviour
    The commonest error when using a computer is "error 80" - what means that the error is located about 80cm in front of the monitor. This is a common joke between IT support technicians but it shows that all the safety mechanisms won´t help if you aren´t careful enough.
    • While surfing the internet, don´t click on anything you don´t know. In the worst case, it infects your system with malware.
    • Watch your step in social networks! Many cyber criminals use them to spread malware, mine personal pata (to be sold to advertising companies, for example) or simply do damage to other users. Even if a received hyperlink within a message seems to be coming from one of your friends, have a closer look. In addition, don´t click everything.
    • When installing software, have a look to each of the setup windows and uncheck any additional toolbars or free programs that may be offered additionally. Most of today´s setup procedures contain potentially unwanted programs so keep them off your system.
    • Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
      They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a wide variety of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 10:07 PM

I forgot to mention to you that I keep getting "the blue screen of death" and was getting it before this infection.  I was hoping this removal of spyware would clear that up.  Apparently not.  I just had that happen, again, with 5 tabs open in Chrome.  It reboots my computer so I can't really see what it says but I know this time, it was different.  I caught a few words, here and there on the screen before it shut off.  

 

I restarted it and hit F8 until the DOS screen came up, then I went down to "restore to last known good configuration" and the computer restarted that way.  This is what I have done every time I've gotten this blue screen and this is probably the 7th time in 2 weeks that I've gotten it.

 

I will wait to do anything else and hear back from you before I proceed with your above instructions. 

 

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 02:12 AM

Yes, you really should have mentioned that...

 

 

Use the Windows Error Checking utility (Check Disk), with the options to fix file system errors and scan the disk surface for errors, attempt recovery of data and repair the disk:

  • Click the "Windows Orb" Start button, then click Computer.
  • Right-click on the drive that you wish to check > Properties > Tools tab
  • In the "Error checking" section, click on Check now.
  • Place a checkmark in both boxes > Start.
  • If the disk you have chosen is the Windows system disk:
  • A message will notify you that a restart is necessary ask "Do you want to check for hard disk errors the next time you start your computer?".
  • Click Schedule disk check > OK and close all windows.
  • Re-start the computer. The disk will be checked when the system boots.
  • This will take some time to run and at times may appear stalled but just let it run.
  • When the disk check is complete, the system will re-start automatically and load Windows.


A log of the disk check is recorded only if the scheduled re-start is used, and only for drives on the same HDD as the Operating System.
To open Event Viewer and view the log:

  • Click the "Windows Orb" Start button -> type "eventvwr" without the quotes -> press the key.
  • The Event Viewer window will open.
  • In the left pane, expand "Windows Logs" and then click on Application.
  • In the right pane, at the top, click on the column heading Source to sort the list alphabetically.
  • Look in the Source column for "Wininit", with an entry corresponding to the date and time of the disk check.
  • Click on that Wininit entry to select it.
  • On the top main menu, click Action > Copy > Copy Details as Text.
  • Paste the contents into your next reply.

 

 

System File Check

For Windows XP:

  • Press the Windows- and the R-key simultanously.
  • Within the text box that jus opened, write cmd and hit Enter.


For Windows Vista/7:

  • Press the Windows key to open the start menu.
  • Don´t highlight anything, just write cmd.
  • The start menu will offer you an entry named cmd.
  • Right click it and select "run as administrator"



Within the opening window, write the following:

sfc /scannow
(See the blank within).


  • Hit enter. Your system will be checked for damaged system files.
  • Tell me the result of that scan in here (as the tool produces no log).

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:08 AM

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date:          8/25/2014 9:49:14 AM
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      arwen-PC
Description:
 
 
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is ACER.
 
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.                         
  216000 file records processed.                                  
 
  1183 large file records processed.                            
 
  0 bad file records processed.                              
 
  0 EA records processed.                                    
 
  43 reparse records processed.                               
 
  282604 index entries processed.                                 
 
  0 unindexed files processed.                               
 
  216000 security descriptors processed.                          
 
Cleaning up 292 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 292 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 292 unused security descriptors.
  33303 data files processed.                                    
 
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
  37337408 USN bytes processed.                                     
 
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
  215984 files processed.                                         
 
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
  11635209 free clusters processed.                                 
 
Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
 
 149992447 KB total disk space.
 103021372 KB in 159211 files.
     97316 KB in 33304 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    332919 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  46540840 KB available on disk.
 
      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  37498111 total allocation units on disk.
  11635210 allocation units available on disk.
 
Internal Info:
c0 4b 03 00 0f f0 02 00 d6 4d 05 00 00 00 00 00  .K.......M......
c0 04 00 00 2b 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....+...........
90 c7 3f 77 00 00 00 00 50 23 20 ff 00 00 00 00  ..?w....P# .....
 
Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
 
Event Xml:
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Wininit" Guid="{206f6dea-d3c5-4d10-bc72-989f03c8b84b}" EventSourceName="Wininit" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="16384">1001</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-08-25T14:49:14.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>49465</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>arwen-PC</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>
 
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is ACER.
 
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.                         
  216000 file records processed.                                  
 
  1183 large file records processed.                            
 
  0 bad file records processed.                              
 
  0 EA records processed.                                    
 
  43 reparse records processed.                               
 
  282604 index entries processed.                                 
 
  0 unindexed files processed.                               
 
  216000 security descriptors processed.                          
 
Cleaning up 292 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 292 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 292 unused security descriptors.
  33303 data files processed.                                    
 
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
  37337408 USN bytes processed.                                     
 
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
  215984 files processed.                                         
 
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
  11635209 free clusters processed.                                 
 
Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
 
 149992447 KB total disk space.
 103021372 KB in 159211 files.
     97316 KB in 33304 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    332919 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  46540840 KB available on disk.
 
      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  37498111 total allocation units on disk.
  11635210 allocation units available on disk.
 
Internal Info:
c0 4b 03 00 0f f0 02 00 d6 4d 05 00 00 00 00 00  .K.......M......
c0 04 00 00 2b 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....+...........
90 c7 3f 77 00 00 00 00 50 23 20 ff 00 00 00 00  ..?w....P# .....
 
Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:10 AM

I'm going to try to do the other one right now.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:51 AM

Ran the tool, this is what it said.

 

Winows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to find some of them. 
 
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example:
 
C:\Windows\system32
 
I cannot locate that log!


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:03 AM

Filter SFC log file

For Windows XP:

  • Press the Windows- and the R-key simultanously.
  • Within the text box that jus opened, write cmd and hit Enter.


For Windows Vista/7:

  • Press the Windows key to open the start menu.
  • Don´t highlight anything, just write cmd.
  • The start menu will offer you an entry named cmd.
  • Right click it and select "run as administrator"



Within the opening window, write the following:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt


  • Hit enter. The tool will create a textfile named sfcdetails.txt within the folder where you ran the command, for example C:\windows\system32\.
    Attach this file to your next reply.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:54 PM

OK, ran this and thought it didn't work but it did.  I did a search for it.  Here is the attached log.

 

Also, after having run the defrag and scandisk, my snipping tool is giving me an error that says it's not working.  I try a 2nd time and it works fine.  Also, all of a sudden, I am getting horrible graphics on my Mafia Wars home page.  It looks like I am in Safe Mode!  I did a screen shot of that and am attaching that as well so you can see.  This doesn't appear to be happening anywhere else on the net!

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:42 AM

The repaired files only belonged to the windows side bar.

Yourremaining issues seem to be not malware related.

Please start a new topic here.

 

Telle the helper that you came from here and have finished the malware removal process.


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Posted 08 September 2014 - 08:13 AM

Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could be of assistance.

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please follow the instructions here http://forums.whatth...ed_t106388.html
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