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edapeach

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Re: Need help getting rid of MBR:Alrueon-K rootkit virus
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 11:29:33 PM »
Please see attached. 

It's sluggish both at start and general use. 

Thank you.

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Re: Need help getting rid of MBR:Alrueon-K rootkit virus
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 11:34:57 PM »
OK lets remove my stuff and go for a little TLC

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]
    [emptytemp]
    [CLEARALLRESTOREPOINTS]
     [Reboot]
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
Remove ComboFix
  • 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



  • Follow the prompts on the screen
  • A message should appear confirming that ComboFix was uninstalled
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   Your Java is out of date.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:


ONCE that has been done then run a defragmenter on your computer.  If that fails to give any noticable gain we will then look at the startup elements

edapeach

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Re: Need help getting rid of MBR:Alrueon-K rootkit virus
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2012, 02:15:17 AM »
I ran OTL, but when I ran ComboFix /Uninstall AVAST went crazy reporting a number of threats prompting to terminate some and sandboxing others.   Am I supposed to turn Avast off when I run the Uninstall?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 02:17:05 AM by edapeach »

thisiseasycash

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Re: Need help getting rid of MBR:Alrueon-K rootkit virus
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2012, 07:16:20 AM »
I'm having the same exact problem.  TDSSKiller didn't work either.  Can someone help me?

edapeach

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Re: Need help getting rid of MBR:Alrueon-K rootkit virus
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2012, 12:20:41 PM »
Hi thisiseasycash. 

You will need to create a new topic in the Virus & Worms Forum (this one).  Include a brief description of the problem, symptoms and it usually helps if you can follow the initial instructions provided to someone else with similar problems.  Af ter you post, one of the experts will respond and help you work through a solution.

Good Luck!
« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 12:22:26 PM by edapeach »

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Re: Need help getting rid of MBR:Alrueon-K rootkit virus
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2012, 01:42:50 PM »
I feel Avast was alerting on the combofix quarantined files as they were being deleted

OTL clean up will remove any combofix files that were not uninstalled

@thisiseasycash start your own thread please as you will need different instructions