Virus: No Sound; Task Manager maxing out CPU

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I, apparently, have picked up a nasty virus on my XP PC... Suddenly,
the sound card has been disabled. If I go to the Sound control panel,
everything is greyed out. It's functionless.

Also, when I launch Task Manager, the task manager process takes up
close to 100% CPU function, so my computer has slowed to a crawl.

Plus, I keep getting processes popping up like 364759283.exe and
18297354.exe. Always different, random number combinations.

And to top it off, System Restore has been disabled, and when I try to
turn it back on, that control panel is entirely greyed out, as well.

Any ideas as to what particular virus this might be? And how to fight
it?

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| I, apparently, have picked up a nasty virus on my XP PC... Suddenly,
| the sound card has been disabled. If I go to the Sound control panel,
| everything is greyed out. It's functionless.

| Also, when I launch Task Manager, the task manager process takes up
| close to 100% CPU function, so my computer has slowed to a crawl.

| Plus, I keep getting processes popping up like 364759283.exe and
| 18297354.exe. Always different, random number combinations.

| And to top it off, System Restore has been disabled, and when I try to
| turn it back on, that control panel is entirely greyed out, as well.

| Any ideas as to what particular virus this might be? And how to fight
| it?

As for the sound problem, chances are it is not malware related.


Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
http://www.pctip.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
or
http://212.98.39.7/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe

http://www.pctip.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
or
http://212.98.39.7/downloads/dl/35905.asp

English:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with-multiple-anti-virus-for-free /


To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

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

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal
Mode.
This way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor's web site.
The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Kaspersky, Exit this menu and Reboot the
PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you
can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded
the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode
[F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run
in Safe
Mode.  It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive
PDF help
file.

Additional Instructions:
http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm


* * *   Please report back your results  * * *


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Poking around this group, I heard talk of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I
downloaded it, and ran it. It found 331 viruses! I deleted them all,
and now my comp works great. I'm not joking. I've been through this
before, and I've run multiple softwares, taking hours and hours to
run, finding hundreds of viruses, and still not quite solving the
problem. Malwarebytes ate everything for lunch, after an absurdly
quick scan of an hour and a half...

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| Poking around this group, I heard talk of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I
| downloaded it, and ran it. It found 331 viruses! I deleted them all,
| and now my comp works great. I'm not joking. I've been through this
| before, and I've run multiple softwares, taking hours and hours to
| run, finding hundreds of viruses, and still not quite solving the
| problem. Malwarebytes ate everything for lunch, after an absurdly
| quick scan of an hour and a half...

MBAM may have found 331 instantces of malware or modifications to the OS the
malware made
by I truly doubt that "It found 331 viruses! "

All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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I'd be willing to bet it didn't find any viruses, as we do not look for
them. Trojans yes, viruses no.


--
Regards,
Dustin Cook,  Author of BugHunter
BugHunter - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
  


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@u28g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>, brad.ulreich@gmail.com says...
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Never assume that any single product will clean your computer. When
working with a suspected compromised system always run as many anti-
malware product manual scanners as you can get your hands on.

I use David's tool and MBAM on machines that have been compromised where
the owner has not requested that I certify the machines as clean.

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Leythos wrote:
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What kind of steps would you take to be able to "certify" a machine as
clean ?

Thanks
John

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John,

    Flatten and rebuild.

    Just my opinion.


Regards,

Leonard Agoado
agoado@msn.com



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agoado@msn.com says...
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Not just that, but to do it with known clean media in a clean
environment.

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notvalid@cox.net.invalid says...
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Anything that you're willing to SIGN a statement that the machine is
"Certified" free of known malware of all types when returned to the
customer - in most cases there is liability involved if you don't do it
properly.

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Leythos wrote:
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Makes sense, I was wondering if you knew of or had a utility to verify
software on a machine.

Basically a way to verify file integrity, after the fact.

If a person had prepared a list of file names and hashes in a trusted
environment comparison is easy.


John

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notvalid@cox.net.invalid says...
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There is no way to do that - there are too many updates, SP's, system
possible configs, Zero-Day exploits, etc....



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Leythos wrote:
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Figured as much but thought I would ask

John

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Wipe and reload.


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Regards,
Dustin Cook,  Author of BugHunter
BugHunter - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
  


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