Alfacleaner, and another virus inserts random URL into "Home Page" form fields

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I managed to pick up a virus that inserts random URLs into most every
"Home Page" field on the forums, profiles, etc. that I visit.  The URL
most often planted is http://mp3db.in.ua/album/id/10651/ .

In addition, I picked up the AlfaCleaner virus, which I can't seem to
get rid of.  Every time I run AdAware, Ewido Anti-Malware, and Spybot,
it finds AlfaCleaner and removes it, but it reappears every time.  I've
run the spyware programs in Safe Mode, etc., to no avail.

I wonder if the two problems are related?  And I wonder if I'll be able
to get rid of these viruses without reformatting my HD and starting
over, I really don't want to do that.


Re: Alfacleaner, and another virus inserts random URL into "Home Page" form fields


| I managed to pick up a virus that inserts random URLs into most every
| "Home Page" field on the forums, profiles, etc. that I visit.  The URL
| most often planted is http://mp3db.in.ua/album/id/10651/ .
|
| In addition, I picked up the AlfaCleaner virus, which I can't seem to
| get rid of.  Every time I run AdAware, Ewido Anti-Malware, and Spybot,
| it finds AlfaCleaner and removes it, but it reappears every time.  I've
| run the spyware programs in Safe Mode, etc., to no avail.
|
| I wonder if the two problems are related?  And I wonder if I'll be able
| to get rid of these viruses without reformatting my HD and starting
| over, I really don't want to do that.

AlfaCleaner is NOT a virus.  At best it is a Rogue anti malware application and
is thus
calssed as malware.

AlfaCleaner is listed as a Rogue on Spyware Warrior
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm



Two part reply..

Perform Part 1 then perform Part 2.

If the first two parts don't work, perform the alternate utility.

It is suggested that you execute each tool in Normal Mode then in Safe Mode.

If you are using any version of Sun Java that is prior to JRE Version 5.0,
then you are strongly urged to remove any/all versions that are prior to JRE
Version 5.0.  There are vulnerabilities in them and they are actively being
exploited.

Therefore, it is highly suggested that if there are any prior versions of Sun
Java
to Version 5 on the PC that they be removed and Sun Java JRE Version 5.0 Update 6
be installed ASAP.

http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp



Part 1
-----------

Use noahdfear's SmitFraud, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, et. al., removal tool --
SmitRem.exe
http://noahdfear.geekstogo.com/click%20counter/click.php?id=1

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43659.html


Part 2
-----------

Download SmitFraud.exe from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/SmitFraud.exe

Execute;  SmitFraud.exe  { Note: You must accept the default of C:\McAfee }
Choose;   Unzip
Choose;   Close

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go
through your
FireWall to enable WGET.EXE to download the needed McAfee related files.

Execute;  c:\mcafee\clean.bat
{ or Double-click on 'Clean Link' in c:\mcafee }

A final report in HTML format called C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML or
C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML will be generated.  At the end of the scan, it
will be
displayed in your browser (Opera, FireFox or Internet Explorer).  However, if
you are using
WinXP, Win2K or Win2003 your system will be left in a state where you will have
to manually
shutdown/reboot the PC.  On Win9x/ME platforms the report will not be shown in
your bowser
but your PC will automatically be shutdown.  It is suggested that you move the
report out of
c:\mcafee before performing another scan.

It would be best to scan in both Safe Mode and in Normal Mode and save a copy of
the HTML
report for each session.


ALTERNATE:

Secured2K's SpyAxe, PSGuard, Smitfraud, Sinnaka and Alemod removal tool.

http://secured2k.home.comcast.net/tools/AntiPuper.exe

http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=65072



Please Copy and Paste the contents of the HTML Log files;
C:\mcafee\Normal_ScanReport.HTML & C:\mcafee\Safe_ScanReport.HTML  in your reply.

* * *  Please report back your results  * * *


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: Alfacleaner, and another virus inserts random URL into "Home Page" form fields

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Please read about AlfaCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43477.html

Download HijackThis then install it then run it and copy-n-paste the log in
your own topic at a support forum:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
http://aumha.net
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