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Old 02-11-2011, 05:38 PM   #11
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Avast finished and found Rogue.SecuritySuite, PUM.Bad.Proxy and zrpt.xml (Malware.Trace)

Time to reboot.
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You could always pull the hard drive, get an external enclosure, and scan from another secured computer.
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backup all critical files to an external device.. then re-format. Easiest and most pratical way of fixing it. When the new install is complete.. replace your critical files. Unfortunetely most viruses like the one ur describing changes a lot of registry settings that could take hours tracking down.

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However if you plan on fixing it via scans ect "could take hours compared to 1 hour", I'd reccomend trend micro free online scan along with the ones you mentioned. I beleive its called HouseCall. http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ It can be found there.

To help you track down registry issues and many other things, HiJackThis can be helpful also. http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/ It can be found there.

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You could always pull the hard drive, get an external enclosure, and scan from another secured computer.
That'* basically what I'm doing from linux.

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backup all critical files to an external device.. then re-format. Easiest and most pratical way of fixing it. When the new install is complete.. replace your critical files. Unfortunetely most viruses like the one ur describing changes a lot of registry settings that could take hours tracking down.
Reformatting is absolutely a last resort. Even then I'd have to seriously consider just forgetting about the windows install and just using Linux.
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Use Easypeasy linux. its bases off of ubuntu however extra light its my daily OS
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Cool, I've been looking for a lightweight Ubuntu but haven't found anything that I like.

MBAM has finished a scan with no results.

NOw I'm running Spybot. So far it'* found CoolWWWsearch and CouponBar. But my I've regained control over my windows installation (thanks to linux).
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Can you explain why a reformat would be a last resort? Unless its a server, I don't see a reason why it would be a last resort. Or if you don't have the software installations to reinstall various software. In the end you would have a computer that runs 50% better then what any scans can do for you.

Just because you remove the virus... doesn't mean it removes the damage done to critical system files and/or registry settings.

Help me help you. Why wouldnt a fresh install be first resort?
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I see one of those files were redirecting you to a bogus proxy too. check your internet options - connection settings to make sure there is no proxy setup.
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I try to avoid getting into detail about how to track down invalid registry settings or finding bogus files on your OS because it can be difficult. However, malwarebytes forum would have you download a few files "similar to HIJackThis" and ask you to submit the scan results. They would then create a few batch files or patches if you will, that will tidy your computer right up. This is the route I take with servers.

Just describe your symtoms.. and they will walk u thru.

http://forums.malwarebytes.org
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