Virus problem--

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My son's machine running Win XP Pro (no S Packs installed).
After shutting down correctly at night , booted up the next morning with
a change to what seemed like the standard desktop with Icons all
re-arranged. Outpost showed none of the messages that should have been
there and only one welcoming note from MS !
I restored the registry from an earlier date which restored  the desktop
and the email situation.
I then ran a scan from AVG which showed two infections:
JS/Dowloader.Agent  and  Game setup.exe  Worm Delf.AXJ
After this I tried to start the machine in safe mode to run the Trend
scan but received an error message to say that there was a serious virus
infection which  could cause a major problem to the hard drive and that
the machine should be started up normally and then be scanned and
CHKDISK/F run .
I am not sure how to proceed from here on.
Your advice would be most appreciated,Richard


Re: Virus problem--


| My son's machine running Win XP Pro (no S Packs installed).
| After shutting down correctly at night , booted up the next morning with
| a change to what seemed like the standard desktop with Icons all
| re-arranged. Outpost showed none of the messages that should have been
| there and only one welcoming note from MS !
| I restored the registry from an earlier date which restored  the desktop
| and the email situation.
| I then ran a scan from AVG which showed two infections:
| JS/Dowloader.Agent  and  Game setup.exe  Worm Delf.AXJ
| After this I tried to start the machine in safe mode to run the Trend
| scan but received an error message to say that there was a serious virus
| infection which  could cause a major problem to the hard drive and that
| the machine should be started up normally and then be scanned and
| CHKDISK/F run .
| I am not sure how to proceed from here on.
| Your advice would be most appreciated,Richard


A WinXP Pro PC w/no Service Packs should NOT be connected to the internet.

You need to do the following...

1.    Disconnect PC from Internet.

2.    Use a surrogate PC and download my Multi AV Scanning Tool and read the PDF
file and
update all modules.

3.    Use a Flash Drive and transfer the C:\AV-CLS folder of the surrogate PC to
the
affected PC (as per the instructions in the PDF Help File).

4.    In a Command Prompt execute;  CHKDSK /F

5.    Reboot the PC.  It should perform a complete Check Disk before running the
GUI of
WinXP.

6.    Scan the computer using my Multi AV in the "No Internet connection" mode.

7.    Install Service Pack(s) to bring it up to SP3 level.  If you are behind a
hardware
FireWall or a NAT Router the PC can be reconnected to the Internet.  If it is
NOT behind a
hardware FireWall or a NAT Router, you should download the Service Packs in the
form of
"Installation Package for
IT Professionals and Developers" from  www.microsoft.com/downloads I am NOT sure
if you
will have to install SP2 and then SP3 or if you can go straight to SP3.
Download on the
surrogate PC and then copy the Service Pack File(s) tio the flash drive and then
run them
on the affected PC.

SP2 Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

SP3 Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en


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

http://www.pctipp.ch/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



Re: Virus problem--

David H. Lipman wrote:
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A rather presumptive statement, and not entirely correct.
I don't have the winvulns that make virgin XPPro so dangerous,
that being the IE/OE components, nor telnet services either.
XPPro here, NO service packs, no mshtml,
just clean browsing with Opera v9.51 and Forte Agent v1.93

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| David H. Lipman wrote:

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| A rather presumptive statement, and not entirely correct.
| I don't have the winvulns that make virgin XPPro so dangerous,
| that being the IE/OE components, nor telnet services either.
| XPPro here, NO service packs, no mshtml,
| just clean browsing with Opera v9.51 and Forte Agent v1.93

No, no, no...

There are all sorts of possible I-worms that will exploit TCP ports 135 and 445
resulting
in elevated priveledges and the subsequent installation of malware.  Then there
are many,
many, other exploits from VML in HTML through GDIPlus througn ANI.

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



Re: Virus problem--

David H. Lipman wrote:
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My ports are closed, in fact stealthed,
and that other stuff ain't gonna play here either

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Ehm.... Are you behind a hardware firewall?

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Without service packs, various vulnerabilities do indeed exist.

However, good safe hex and a sound data backup plan will make up for that.

--
Regards,
Dustin Cook - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
BugHunter v2.2e AntiMalware Removal Utility
For Windows users, I highly recommend:
http://www.malwarebytes.org - MalwareBytes AntiMalware


My best friend hits on they girl that I like, while at my party and im watching!!!!!!!

Dustin Cook, ye quailing whoremonger, a most pathetical nit, ye prated:

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Re: Virus problem--

Dustin Cook wrote:
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nope

Re: Virus problem--

Dustin Cook wrote:
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I image dump my OS partition fairly regularly with Norton's Ghost
and use Roedy Green's CMOSSAVE and BOOTSAVE
The CMOSREST bailed me out when the battery went flaky recently
and the BIOS got corrupted somehow.
As to safe hex, is there really any such thing for the curious sort? <g>

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Well, not really, no. But, it sure does look good on paper. :)


--
Regards,
Dustin Cook - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
BugHunter v2.2e AntiMalware Removal Utility
For Windows users, I highly recommend:
http://www.malwarebytes.org - MalwareBytes AntiMalware


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I'd almost be willing to wajor it has no service pack because it's using
the known listed bad black key, and it can't even have sp1 loaded. :( In
which case, the machine will not be securable.
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--
Regards,
Dustin Cook - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
BugHunter v2.2e AntiMalware Removal Utility
For Windows users, I highly recommend:
http://www.malwarebytes.org - MalwareBytes AntiMalware


I don't know what to do about my boyfriend

Dustin Cook, ye no-brained usurping boar, there is no more valour in
thee than in a wild duck, ye suspired:

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Thank you David----Now I am really impressed ! What a terrific Multi AV
program.
I am running it on my machine and will in the next few days run it on my
son's  infected machine and let you know the outcome.
Kindest  regards,Richard

On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:27:35 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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| Thank you David----Now I am really impressed ! What a terrific Multi AV
| program.
| I am running it on my machine and will in the next few days run it on my
| son's  infected machine and let you know the outcome.
| Kindest  regards,Richard

Thank You Richard for those jind words.

Was this the first time you used it ?

I would have figured you used it back in February or March.

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



Re: Virus problem--


Hi David,I have used the Trend System Cleaner many times but thanks to
you this is the first I have heard of the Multi Av program.
Thankfully I have learnt to keep clear of virus problems but I am always
called in to help when the family are in trouble.
It is great to have the incredible backup that you people provide and it
is always appreciated.
Kindest,Richard


On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 19:40:16 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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