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Offline Jazzman4551

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PC Cleaner Pro
« on: December 08, 2015, 01:09:29 PM »
I have downloaded Avast Free 2016 but when I start the install it says that PC Cleaner Pro should be uninstalled first.

I have had the Laptop since new, PC Cleaner Pro has never been installed, there is no trace of the program and Malwarebytes can't find it. How do I fix this problem, has anyone else seen this who can tell me what to look for??

Any help would be appreciated.

Windows XP SP4 in case it helps.


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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 01:31:33 PM »
Please run Farbar and attach the logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) to your next post.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 01:56:19 PM »
Files attached (I hope).

Thanks for your help.

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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 03:28:13 PM »
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==================== Security Center ========================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)

AV: PC Cleaner Pro (Disabled - Up to date) {737A8864-C2D9-4337-B49A-B5E35815B9BB}

Essexboy will assist you when online ... very soon



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PC Cleaner Pro 2014 is a paid system optimizer program that is typically added when you install another free software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this program. Very often users have no idea where did it come from, so it’s not surprising at all that most of them assume that PC Cleaner Pro 2014 is a virus. This program is also bundled within the custom installer on many reputable download sites, so if you have downloaded a software from these websites, chances are that PC Cleaner Pro 2014 was installed during the software setup process.

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PC Cleaner Pro 2014 it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program.

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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 03:43:11 PM »
OK first we will get rid of the rootkit and then remove the other stuff afterwards

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, Detect TDLFS file system  and Use KSN to scan objects , 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.

  • Get the report by selecting Reports

 
  • Note: If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed.
Please attach its contents on your next reply.

THEN

Please run a fresh FRST scan

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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 04:56:21 PM »
I have done the TDSS scan and have the report on screen but can't see how to attach it into the message (I must be missing something). I have attached the new FRST.txt.

Thanks for all your help.


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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2015, 05:04:54 PM »
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I have done the TDSS scan and have the report on screen but can't see how to attach it into the message (I must be missing something).
you save it on your computer first, then attach ... if not to big you may copy and paste it here


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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2015, 05:11:34 PM »
I tried right click (to either copy or save) but right clicking doesn't do anything, am I missing something??

(Sorry if I am being thick)

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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2015, 05:20:04 PM »
log is open in notepad ? ... in top left corner, click file ... save as .. give it a name and save a place you find it, browse to it as you did with frst.txt and attach

for copy and paste, click edit at top left ... mark all (all txt should be blue) right click on the blue txt and select copy .. then paste here





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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2015, 05:24:32 PM »
It is not in notepad it is just the report with a green border around it. I can select the text  but right click on that doesn't work.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2015, 05:27:58 PM by Jazzman4551 »

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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2015, 05:31:48 PM »
look at the bottom picture posted by Essexboy .... there is a get report button in top right corner


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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2015, 05:38:31 PM »
I have done that and I have the report on screen but it is not in notepad, It has a green border around it and and won't allow me to right click and there seems to be no way to save it.

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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2015, 05:40:27 PM »
OK wait for Essexboy


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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2015, 05:56:57 PM »
- Open the report
- Select all text (ctrl+a)
- Copy the text (ctrl+c)
- Open notepad
- Paste the text there
- Save the notepad file
- Attach the file to your post

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Re: PC Cleaner Pro
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2015, 06:46:39 PM »
Post the bottom section if nothing else

CAUTION :  This fix is only valid for this specific machine, using it on another may break your computer

Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:
 
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CreateRestorePoint:
Task: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Ad-Aware Update (Weekly).job => C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-AwareAdmin.exe
Task: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\AVG-Secure-Search-Update_JUNE2013_TB_rmv.job => C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{3205543B-3D2C-4A24-9799-5DD34CD4C69D}.exe <==== ATTENTION
HKLM\...\Run: [ApnUpdater] => C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe [1391272 2012-01-03] (Ask)
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} =>  No File
BootExecute: autocheck autochk * C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\Av\avgrsx.exe /sync /restart
Toolbar: HKU\S-1-5-21-1039126241-2073917382-3098378779-3621 -> No Name - {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} -  No File
Toolbar: HKU\S-1-5-21-1039126241-2073917382-3098378779-3621 -> No Name - {E7DF6BFF-55A5-4EB7-A673-4ED3E9456D39} -  No File
CHR Plugin: (AVG Internet Security) - C:\Documents and Settings\s.jubb\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jmfkcklnlgedgbglfkkgedjfmejoahla\12.0.0.2191_0\plugins/avgnpss.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Adobe Acrobat) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Browser\nppdf32.dll => No File
CHR Plugin: (Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.330.3) - C:\WINDOWS\system32\npdeployJava1.dll => No File
U5 d449d21c2eaaa3bf; C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\d449d21c2eaaa3bf.sys [56832 2014-03-31] () <===== ATTENTION Necurs Rootkit?
S3 AvgAMPS; C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgamps.exe [615584 2015-11-20] (AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.)
C:\Program Files\Ask.com
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\d449d21c2eaaa3bf.sys
AV: PC Cleaner Pro (Disabled - Up to date) {737A8864-C2D9-4337-B49A-B5E35815B9BB}
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-1039126241-2073917382-3098378779-3621_Classes\CLSID\{D166BD15-03AF-413A-BEFD-0679FF410B49}\InprocServer32 -> no filepath
Reg: reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\IPSec\Policy\Local /f
Reg: reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\IPSec\Policy\Local /f
RemoveProxy:
EmptyTemp:
CMD: bitsadmin /reset /allusers

 
Save this as fixlist.txt, in the same location as FRST.exe

Run FRST and press Fix
On completion a log will be generated please post that

THEN

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan.
  • After the scan is complete click on "Clean"
  • Confirm each time with Ok.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the content of that logfile with your next answer.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S0].txt as well.