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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2010, 10:21:09 PM »
"Using OTLPE go in to windows explore and change the above two files to read"

am sorry i dont get what you mean here

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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2010, 10:27:06 PM »
If you could look at your c drive using OTLPE and ensure that explorer and winlogon are files and do not have a folder attached

C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe


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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2010, 10:37:30 PM »
Hey,
Got my desktop back. the explorer.exe and winlogon.exe were infact located within a folder. i moved it out of the folder to the path u mentioned and now i got my desktop back. until now avast didnt say anything about threats. so is the problem solved or do u wanna have look at a OTL?

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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2010, 10:40:45 PM »
It should be good now as the files were changed when the virus was inactive

I am intrigued as to how you managed to do that as I could not get that to happen on my test machine  ???

I would like you now to run a fresh OTL scan, selecting all users for a final confirmation 

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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2010, 10:55:43 PM »
Here is the fresh OTL log. Hope everything is ok in that. I did not get any threats from avast.

Heaps of thanks to you Essexboy. :D

pls lemme know if the log looks ok

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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2010, 10:59:52 PM »
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]
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
    [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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Click Start > Run  and copy/paste the following bolded text into the Run box and click OK:

ComboFix /Uninstall

Run OTL and hit the cleanup button.  It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself.  MBAM can be uninstalled via control panel add/remove along with ERUNT.  But they may be useful tools to keep

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. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:
  • Download the latest version of Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)JRE 6 Update 21.
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform and check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 License Agreement.".
  • Click on Continue.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u21-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager..
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.(Vista users, right click on the jre-6u21-windows-i586-p.exe and select "Run as an Administrator.")
SPRING CLEAN
 
Download and run Puran Disc Defragmenter

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes: 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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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2010, 11:31:39 PM »
I did all that you said...my laptop looks hale and healthy now.thanks to you. i shall run a complete scan and let you know the results

Thanks to DavidR as well.

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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2010, 11:33:57 PM »
Our pleasure  ;D

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Re: Winlogon.exe and explorer.exe is infected
« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2010, 12:00:02 AM »
You're welcome.
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