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Malicious URL blocked message constantly popping up
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:29:27 PM »
Infection Details
URL:  hxtp://92.242.144.10/wpad.dat
Process: file://C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
Infection:  al

ran full scans in MBAM, Spybot S&D, and Avast.  no problems found with any of them.


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Re: Malicious URL blocked message constantly popping up
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 08:01:15 PM »
Who is your ISP ?

Download aswMBR.exe ( 1.8mb ) to your desktop.
 Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it  Click the "Scan" button to start scan 



On completion of the scan click save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply



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Re: Malicious URL blocked message constantly popping up
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 08:45:46 PM »
ISP is Solcon Internetdiensten B.V.

thanks

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Re: Malicious URL blocked message constantly popping up
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 09:41:30 PM »
Do not let Avast sandbox the following programme please

Download and Install Combofix

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:

Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop *

 IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here

  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • Accept the disclaimer and allow to update if it asks




  • When finished, it shall produce a log for you.
  • Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.[/b]
Notes:
1. Do not mouse-click Combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.
2. Do not "re-run" Combofix. If you have a problem, reply back for further instructions.


Please make sure you include the combo fix log in your next reply as well as describe how your computer is running now

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Re: Malicious URL blocked message constantly popping up
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 04:44:51 AM »
just finished running combofix and rebooted to start everything up again.  So far, no popup from avast.  If it comes back I will reply again.   Thanks so much for the quick responses and all the step by step help.  It is much appreciated.

 ;D

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Re: Malicious URL blocked message constantly popping up
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 09:23:56 AM »
OK let me know if the problem recurs, if it doesn't let me know and I will remove my tools 

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Re: Malicious URL blocked message constantly popping up
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 09:52:34 AM »
It's been a full day now, and no popups.  I think its gone :)
thanks very much :D

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Re: Malicious URL blocked message constantly popping up
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 11:58:03 AM »
Subject to no further problems   :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems 

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean  :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset  System Restore points:

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following
    Quote
    :Commands
    [resethosts]
    [purity]
    [emptytemp]
    [EMPTYFLASH]
    [Reboot]
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
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Remove ComboFix
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  • Hold down the Windows key + R on your keyboard. This will display the Run dialogue box
  • In the Run box, type in ComboFix /Uninstall (Notice the space between the "x" and "/") then click OK
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  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled
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Run OTL and hit the cleanup button.  It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself. 
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We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.
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Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.
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 Upgrading Java:
  • Go to this site  and click Do I have Java
  • It will check your current version and then offer to update to the latest version
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SPRING CLEAN
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To manually create a new Restore Point
 
  • Go to Control Panel and select System
  • Select System
  • On the left select System Protection and accept the warning if you get one
  • Select System Protection Tab
  • Select Create at the bottom
  • Type in a name i.e. Clean
  • Select Create
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Now we can purge the infected ones
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  • GoStart > All programs > Accessories > system tools
  • Right click Disc cleanup and select run as administrator
  • Select Your main drive and accept the warning if you get one
  • For a few moments the system will make some calculations
  • Select the More Options tab
  • In the System Restore and Shadow Backups select Clean up
  • Select Delete on the pop up
  • Select OK
  • Select Delete
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Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

Malwarebytes.  Update and run weekly to keep your system clean
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Download and install FileHippo update checker and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link
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It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated. To keep your operating system up to date visit
To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide  How did I get infected in the first place ?

Keep safe  :wave:

 

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