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Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« on: June 22, 2015, 11:02:52 PM »
I seem to have the same problem as others. For the last few days Avast keeps popping up blocking messages says the various websites have been stopped because they are trying to attack svchost.exe with malware urls.

FRST.txt and Additions.txt files are attached.

Thanks,
Rebecca

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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 11:03:06 PM »
Hello,


Scan with ZOEK

Please download ZOEK by Smeenk and save it to your desktop (preferred version is the *.exe one)
Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.

  • Right-click on icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Wait patiently until the main console will appear, it may take a minute or two.
  • In the main box please paste in the following script:
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createsrpoint;
autoclean;
emptyalltemp;
ipconfig /flushdns;b
  • Make sure that Scan All Users option is checked.
  • Push Run Script and wait patiently. The scan may take a couple of minutes.
  • When the scan completes, a zoek-results logfile should open in notepad.
  • If a reboot is needed, it will be opened after it. You may also find it at your main drive (usually C:\ drive)
Post its content into your next reply.
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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 12:19:01 AM »
Okay, I ran zoek as instructed. The results log is attached.
Thanks again for the help.
--Rebecca

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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 11:07:20 AM »
How is the situation now?
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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 07:25:09 PM »
Unfortunately, Avast is still periodically popping up with the same "threat detected" warnings.

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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 07:36:26 PM »
Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please re-run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool to give me a fresh look at your system.
  • Right-click on icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
  • Make sure that Addition option is checked.
  • Press Scan button and wait.
  • The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.
Please include their content into your next reply.
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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 07:45:36 PM »
Okay, FRST and Additions logs are attached.
Thanks,
Rebecca

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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 08:52:23 PM »
Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine.
Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable.

Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:

Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!

  • Right-click on icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
  • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
  • If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
  • When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.
Please attach it to your reply.
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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2015, 09:04:14 PM »
fixlog.txt is attached. All of my Chrome extensions reinstalled when I restarted the browser. Is that okay?

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Rebecca

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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2015, 10:23:16 PM »
Yes, it is intended. How is your PC behaving now?
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Re: Another URL:MAL svchost.exe infection
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2015, 10:26:13 PM »
So far so good. Any idea of where I picked up the problem in the first place?
I'll keep you posted and let you know if I keep encountering threat detected messages.

Thanks,
Rebecca