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URL:Mal Infection
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:54:43 PM »
I continue to get numerous alerts from Avast in regards to an Infection: URL:Mal that it stops. How can I get this fixed?

I downloaded Spybot- but it freezes about everytime I try and run it. I also noticed that my computer(programs) is starting to "Not Respond" a lot and it is very annoying with hard shutdown done several times to get things or programs to shutdown when I cannot get them to do it from task manager.

Thanks inadvance for any help...
« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 07:00:23 PM by bburg5 »

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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 06:56:44 PM »
Might be a bug if it keeps coming up or if you opened lots of tabs, they can be viruses on the websites
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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 06:58:37 PM »
I continue to get numerous alerts from Avast in regards to an URL:Mal that it stops. How can I get this fixed?

I downloaded Spybot- but it freezes about everytime I try and run it. I also noticed that my computer is starting to "Not Respond" a lot and it is very annoying with hard shutdown done several times to get things or programs to shutdown when I cannot get them to do it from task manager.

Thanks inadvance for any help...
Ok, Calm down. We should wait for essexboy or somebody else. im not a good malware finder  ;)
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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 07:01:52 PM »
I continue to get numerous alerts from Avast in regards to an URL:Mal that it stops. How can I get this fixed?

I downloaded Spybot- but it freezes about everytime I try and run it. I also noticed that my computer is starting to "Not Respond" a lot and it is very annoying with hard shutdown done several times to get things or programs to shutdown when I cannot get them to do it from task manager.

Thanks inadvance for any help...
Before essexboy comes, try this to fix the bsods if you are having any
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oITxnPGSHvM <--- Link there
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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 07:26:06 PM »
Thanks for the info...

I am not getting any BSOD with this just the flags (Malicious URL Blocked) everytime I start the computer and throughout use. I have done several boot scans and the last few have resulted with nothing found.

Just noticed that I get an sound of and on when I am not even doing anything...

Thanks

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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 07:37:46 PM »
Read the log topic please and post the OTL and aswMBR logs here  :D

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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 07:54:33 PM »

i think you should save the log post link in a text file xD
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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 10:26:49 AM »
Here are the logs fomr the scans...


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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 06:59:50 PM »
aswMBR has trouble determining your MBR data

Warning This fix is only relevant for this system and no other, using on another computer may cause problems

Be advised that when the fix commences it will shut down all running processes and you may lose the desktop and icons, they will return on reboot

If you have Malwarebytes 1.6 or better installed please disable it for the duration of this run

Run OTL
THEN

Please download MBRCheck.exe to your Desktop. Run the application.
 
If no infection is found, it will produce a report on the desktop. Post that report in your next reply.
 
If an infection is found, you will be presented with the following dialog:
 
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Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options, or 'N' to exit: 

 
Type N and press Enter. A report will be produced on the desktop. Post that report in your next reply.

FINALLY

Do the following:
Start -> Run
type diskmgmt.msc
Click "OK"
 
Disk Management will open.
 
Click and hold the right side of the Disk Management Window and drag it to the right until you can see all the columns.
 
Take a screen Shot of the Disk Management Window and attach the screen shot to your reply.

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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 12:00:26 AM »
sorry it took so long. I have had to restart the computer several times to get this all done...

Thanks again for the help...

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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 07:04:05 PM »
    Still not totally happy about the MBR on drive 1

    Download the latest version of TDSSKiller from
here and save it to your Desktop.
 
 
  • Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.
     

     
  • Check the boxes beside Verify Driver Digital Signature and Detect TDLFS file system, then click OK.
     

     
  • Click the Start Scan button.
     

     
  • If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
     

     
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results and offer three (3) options.
  • Ensure Cure is selected, then click Continue => Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
     

     
  • Note: If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed.
A report will be created in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste its contents on your next reply.
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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 11:49:21 AM »
Here it is...

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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2012, 06:49:12 PM »
Re-run TDSSKiller please and when you get this at the end :

\Device\Harddisk1\DR1 ( TDSS File System )

Select delete

Once done let me know how the system is behaving

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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 11:30:39 AM »
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Everything seems to be back to normal. I have none of the issues I had previously. Thanks again for all the help.

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Re: URL:Mal Infection
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 05:51:39 PM »
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
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    :Commands
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
     [Reboot]
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
Run OTL and hit the cleanup button.  It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself. 

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.
   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.

 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
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

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

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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