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Offline jpc1982

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URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« on: April 07, 2012, 08:44:33 PM »
Hello,
I have the same problem that a few others here seem to have. A box indicating avast has blocked a site keeps popping up over and over again, even when I don't have a browser window open.
I run windows XP, avast 7 Internet Security, and Malwarebytes.

This started about a week ago.
Here's a screen shot of the pop-up box

and here is the malwarebytes log.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.04.04.08

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
JPC :: UPSTAIRS [limited]

Protection: Enabled

05/04/2012 7:41:52 A
mbam-log-2012-04-05 (07-41-52).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 412144
Time elapsed: 4 hour(s), 18 minute(s), 11 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)
Thanks for any help you can give me.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 09:10:52 PM by jpc1982 »

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 09:19:16 PM »
Hi could you run the additional scans here http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0

Then post the resultant logs back here

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 10:30:02 PM »
When I first tried to run the OTL scan an avast pop-up told me it had terminated the program and the next time it was run it should be run in sandbox. So twice I tried to run it in sandbox and both times it went along just fine for about 20mins or so then my computer got the blue screen and windows shut down.

Should I go ahead and try to run the aswMBR ?

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 10:31:16 PM »
When the popup appears in the drop down box select run normally
Then tick the remember this answer box

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 01:52:00 AM »
Here are the OTL files.
I am attempting to run the aswMBR scan however, it appears to be getting stuck on a certain file. The first attempt to run it I noticed it said scanning the same file for about 1/2 hour, so I exited and started the scan over again. This time it has been stuck on that same file for almost an hour. It's a file within \Application Data\Google\ then I can read Up the rest is cut off past the edge of the screen and I can't expand. Is it normal for it to take so long or is my assumption that it's stuck, correct?

Thanks.

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 11:12:49 AM »
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
To disable MBAM
Open the scanner and select the protection tab
Remove the tick from "Start with Windows"
Reboot and then run OTL


Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following
    Quote
    :OTL
    [2012/04/07 16:15:49 | 000,000,308 | -HS- | M] () -- C:\WINDOWS\tasks\Dhrhaozm.job

    :Files
    ipconfig /flushdns /c

    :Commands
    [purity]
    [resethosts]
    [emptytemp]
    [CREATERESTOREPOINT]
    [Reboot]
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
  • Open OTL again and click the Quick Scan button. Post the log it produces in your next reply.
THEN

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 popping up over and over again
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 03:00:13 PM »
Hello again and thanks once more for the help your providing.

Here are the logs you asked for.

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 05:40:27 PM »
How is the computer running now ?  An further problems

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 06:13:24 PM »
Nope, after the final reboot I appeared to be cured  :)

Thanks so much!

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012, 06:18:24 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
    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
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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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 09:01:04 PM »
Good day Essexboy,
Just reporting back that everything is fine and dandy still.   :)
One further question, the aswMBR did not delete during cleanup. Is it ok to just go ahead and delete this manually?

Your help was truly appreciated, 4 people use this computer and they always look to me to fix whatever goes wrong. I must be getting old, cause I just didn't feel like facing this lastest nasty alone.  ;D

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Re: URL:MAL popping up over and over again
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 09:10:49 PM »
Aye just delete aswMBR and the dat file from the desktop

This was quite an easy one as it was the Job that was causing the mayhem