Solved Mal/adware returns after reboot and trying all removal steps

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Having trouble getting rid of Malware/Adware. Tried multiple approaches from this forum, Malwarebytes forum, and Reddit. Anything found and removed just returns upon reboot. Removing extensions and resetting chrome hasnt helped. I am usually pretty computer savy and I try to keep my virus software up to date, but this is a really annoying one. I have run a few programs including Rkill, TDSS killer, Rogue Killer, AdWareCleaner, Malwarebytes free, Kaspersky, Junkware Removal Tool, CCleaner, etc. The only program that has had any success with even finding infections is Spyhunter 4.

Removed all programs and nonsense that I thought may be causing the issue but still, no luck.

I have attached the FarBar FRST.txt and Addition.txt and the logfile for the AdwCleaner I just ran.

At this point I am pretty frustrated and I havent been visiting places I shouldnt (knowingly) and really only use this machine for email and internet browsing.

Infection started around July 10 or so, I think, but not sure. That is when I started seeing ActiveCoupon, ArcadeTwist, Cassioopesia, CoupMania, and so on.

Any advice?
 

Attachments

  • Addition.txt
    48.1 KB · Views: 2
  • FRST.txt
    57.6 KB · Views: 2
  • AdwCleaner[R5].txt
    15.7 KB · Views: 0

TwinHeadedEagle

Level 41
Verified
Mar 8, 2013
22,632
2,919
Hello,



They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.



Before we start please read and note the following:
  • At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
  • Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
  • Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
  • Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.
  • All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
  • If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
  • I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyone's topic as fast as possible. But bear in mind that I have private life like everyone and I cannot be here 24/7. So please be patient with me. Also, some infections require less, and some more time to be removed completely, so bear this in mind and be patient.
  • Please stay with me until the end of all steps and procedures and I declare your system clean. Just because there is a lack of symptoms does not indicate a clean machine. If you solved your problem yourself, set aside two minutes to let me know.
  • Please attach all report using
    fjqb1h.png
    button below. Doing this, you make it easier for me to analyze and fix your problem.

  • Do not ask for help for your business PC. Companies are making revenue via computers, so it is good thing to pay for the repair.
  • If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.




warning.gif
Rules and policies

We won't support any piracy.
That being told, if any evidence of illegal OS, software, cracks/keygens or any other will be revealed, any further assistance will be suspended. If you are aware that there is this kind of stuff on your machine, remove it before proceeding!
The same applies to any use of P2P software: uTorrent, BitTorrent, Vuze, Kazaa, Ares... We don't provide any help for P2P, except for their removal. All P2P software has to be uninstalled or at least fully disabled before proceeding!

Failure to follow these guidelines will result with closing your topic and withdrawning any assistance.




51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png
Scan with ZOEK

Please download ZOEK by Smeenk and save it to your desktop (preferred version is the *.exe one)
Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.

  • Right-click on
    51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png
    icon and select
    RunAsAdmin.jpg
    Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Wait patiently until the main console will appear, it may take a minute or two.
  • In the main box please paste in the following script:
    Code:
    createsrpoint;
    autoclean;
    emptyalltemp;
    ipconfig /flushdns >>"%temp%\log.txt";b
  • Make sure that Scan All Users option is checked.
  • Push Run Script and wait patiently. The scan may take a couple of minutes.
  • When the scan completes, a zoek-results logfile should open in notepad.
  • If a reboot is needed, it will be opened after it. You may also find it at your main drive (usually C:\ drive)

Post its content into your next reply.
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Zoek.exe v5.0.0.0 Updated 04-May-2015
Tool run by Stephen on Sat 07/25/2015 at 12:04:02.57.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64
Running in: Normal Mode Internet Access Detected
Launched: C:\Users\Stephen\Downloads\zoek.exe [Scan all users] [Script inserted]

===== Runcheck 12:05:08.62 =====

--- Create Environment Variables 12:05:09.81
--- Create System Restore Point 12:05:16.61
--- Checking Input 12:05:38.71
--- AU AppData Check 12:05:48.71
--- Remove From Windows Installer 12:05:51.70
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Zoek.exe v5.0.0.0 Updated 04-May-2015
Tool run by Stephen on Sat 07/25/2015 at 12:04:02.57.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64
Running in: Normal Mode Internet Access Detected
Launched: C:\Users\Stephen\Downloads\zoek.exe [Scan all users] [Script inserted]

==== System Restore Info ======================

7/25/2015 12:05:37 PM Zoek.exe System Restore Point Created Successfully.

==== Empty Folders Check ======================

C:\PROGRA~2\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware deleted successfully
C:\PROGRA~2\Windows XP Mode deleted successfully
C:\PROGRA~3\PDFC deleted successfully
C:\PROGRA~3\Validity deleted successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\EncryptStick deleted successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes deleted successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\CrashDumps deleted successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\EmieBrowserModeList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\EmieSiteList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\EmieUserList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\PDFC deleted successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\VirtualStore deleted successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\EmieBrowserModeList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\EmieSiteList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\EmieUserList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\PDFC deleted successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\VirtualStore deleted successfully

==== Deleting CLSID Registry Keys ======================


==== Deleting CLSID Registry Values ======================


==== Deleting Services ======================


==== FireFox Fix ======================

ProfilePath: C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0vl839vg.default

user.js not found
---- Lines extensions.avpeY2vgFAtVARmv removed from prefs.js ----
user_pref("extensions.avpeY2vgFAtVARmv.epoch", "1435425528");
user_pref("extensions.avpeY2vgFAtVARmv.url", "http://good-links.org/sync2/?q=hfZ9...g708BNmGWj8lkGhGheDUojw8rdgGqTw7qjnEqchIC7n0r
---- FireFox user.js and prefs.js backups ----

prefs_20150725_1216_.backup

==== Batch Command(s) Run By Tool======================


Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

==== Deleting Files \ Folders ======================

C:\PROGRA~2\Windows XP Mode not found
C:\PROGRA~2\Wise Ads Block deleted
C:\PROGRA~2\SamsungPrinterLiveUpdateInstaller deleted
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\QWInstall.log deleted
C:\windows\SysNative\config\systemprofile\Searches deleted

==== Firefox Start and Search pages ======================

ProfilePath: C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0vl839vg.default
user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.cassiopessa.com/?f=1&a=c...CzytCyB0A0AyByB2QtN0A0LzuyE&cr=1063335494&ir=");

==== Firefox Extensions Registry ======================

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"otis@digitalpersona.com"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\FirefoxExt" [07/09/2013 12:45 AM]

==== Firefox Extensions ======================

ProfilePath: C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0vl839vg.default
- Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon - %ProfilePath%\extensions\adblockpopups@jessehakanen.net.xpi
- Adblock Plus - %ProfilePath%\extensions\{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}.xpi
- Adblock Edge - %ProfilePath%\extensions\{fe272bd1-5f76-4ea4-8501-a05d35d823fc}.xpi

AppDir: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
- Default - %AppDir%\browser\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}

==== Firefox Plugins ======================

Profilepath: C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0vl839vg.default
1F352B5944AF5C2204D9EFF7F845C5AF - C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.28.1\npGoogleUpdate3.dll - Google Update


==== Chromium Look ======================

AdBlock - Stephen\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
Chrome Hotword Shared Module - Stephen\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Extensions\lccekmodgklaepjeofjdjpbminllajkg
Captain America - Winter soldier - Stephen\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Extensions\nnladpgncnadepiignbjbjnffgdcciek
Google Cast - Stephen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd
AdBlock - Stephen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
Chrome Hotword Shared Module - Stephen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lccekmodgklaepjeofjdjpbminllajkg
Captain America - Winter soldier - Stephen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\nnladpgncnadepiignbjbjnffgdcciek

==== Chromium Startpages ======================

C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Preferences
{"invalidation-list":[],"name":"SESSION","source":"1004"},{"invalidation-list":[],"name":"THEME","source":"1004"},{"invalidation-list":[],"name":"TYPED_URL","source":"1004"}]},"media":{"device_id_salt":"G+u3l09tZivpxpH10XTpDQ=="},"ntp":{"app_page_names":["Apps"],"most_visited_blacklist":{"3a35c094769b547c96dbef50aaccd4e7":null,"6ab016b2dad7ba49a992ba0213a91cf8":null,"c8e0afd1da1d9e29511240861f795a5a":null,"eacc8c3ad0b50bd698ef8752d5ee24b6":null}},"plugins":{"migrated_to_pepper_flash":true,"plugins_list":[],"removed_old_component_pepper_flash_settings":true},"profile":{"avatar_bubble_tutorial_shown":1,"avatar_index":0,"content_settings":{"exceptions":{"app_banner":{},"auto_select_certificate":{},"automatic_downloads":{},"cookies":{},"fullscreen":{"[*.]9gag.tv,*":{"setting":1},"[*.]blog.caranddriver.com,*":{"setting":1},"[*.]brotocross.com,*":{"setting":1},"[*.]news.epicinter.net,*":{"setting":1},"[*.]speedsociety.com,*":{"setting":1},"[*.]sploid.gizmodo.com,*":{"setting":1},"[*.]www.roadandtrack.com,*":{"setting":1},"[*.]www.youtube.com,*":{"setting":1}},"geolocation":{},"images":{},"javascript":{},"media_stream":{},"media_stream_camera":{},"media_stream_mic":{},"metro_switch_to_desktop":{},"midi_sysex":{},"mixed_script":{},"mouselock":{},"notifications":{},"plugins":{"*,*":{"per_resource":{"adobe-flash-player":1,"adobe-reader":1,"adobe-shockwave":1,"java-runtime-environment":1}},"[*.]www.addictinggames.com,*":{"setting":1}},"popups":{"[*.]search.metrolist.net,*":{"setting":1},"[*.]www.arb.ca.gov,*":{"setting":1},"https://[*.]online.golden1.com:443,*":{"setting":1}},"ppapi_broker":{},"protocol_handlers":{},"push_messaging":{},"ssl_cert_decisions":{}},"pattern_pairs":{"*,*":{"per_plugin":{"adobe-flash-player":1,"adobe-reader":1,"adobe-shockwave":1,"java-runtime-environment":1}},"[*.]9gag.tv,*":{"fullscreen":1},"[*.]blog.caranddriver.com,*":{"fullscreen":1},"[*.]brotocross.com,*":{"fullscreen":1},"[*.]news.epicinter.net,*":{"fullscreen":1},"[*.]search.metrolist.net,*":{"popups":1},"[*.]speedsociety.com,*":{"fullscreen":1},"[*.]sploid.gizmodo.com,*":{"fullscreen":1},"[*.]www.addictinggames.com,*":{"plugins":1},"[*.]www.arb.ca.gov,*":{"popups":1},"[*.]www.roadandtrack.com,*":{"fullscreen":1},"[*.]www.youtube.com,*":{"fullscreen":1},"http://maps.google.com:80,http://maps.google.com:80":{"geolocation":2},"https://[*.]online.golden1.com:443,*":{"popups":1}},"plugin_whitelist":{"adobe-flash-player":true,"adobe-reader":true,"adobe-shockwave":true,"java-runtime-environment":true,"npgeplugin":{"dll":false}},"pref_version":1},"exit_type":"Crashed","exited_cleanly":true,"gaia_info_picture_url":"https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XdUIqdMkCWA/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/4252rscbv5M/s256-c/photo.jpg","gaia_info_update_time":"13082277476458205","icon_version":3,"managed_user_id":"","managed_users":{},"migrated_content_settings_exceptions":true,"migrated_default_content_settings":true,"migrated_default_media_stream_content_settings":true,"name":"Default Profile","per_host_zoom_levels":{}},"protection":{"macs":{}},"reverse_autologin":{"enabled":false},"safebrowsing":{"enabled":false},"search_provider_overrides_version":1,"session":{"restore_on_startup_migrated":true,"startup_urls_migration_time":"13082277122786609"},"signin":{"signedin_time":"13082277475652128"},"sync":{"encryption_bootstrap_token":"AQAAANCMnd8BFdERjHoAwE/Cl+sBAAAAUi9Y/Xv1NU2KN0iAoqOthAAAAAACAAAAAAAQZgAAAAEAACAAAAAAqP65PNDMp8CPOk1huaPjha3YI8ZboIx0jVs65Ga7cgAAAAAOgAAAAAIAACAAAADX5LZu0Ru03pQ7Am3jjYp8WSs3DZLZRYtac9W/LLvfVkAAAADJmk4BP53EgN4mUIECGhw3qNrUPVr3RFvRjEGYzeFSibfOLI2ZN9COTwgzBF5r/sYuNioKvrbkHMKFa1ItXqT8QAAAAHDYnRKy59bfCA2JPexdw9B4jW0EkxY7umm5bY8uiXTg2/7BkuTxyTMT/X3wOHAlG3q/UJTncc0ScL2QFl9ARx4=","first_sync_time":"13082277475734555","has_setup_completed":true,"keystore_encryption_bootstrap_token":"AQAAANCMnd8BFdERjHoAwE/Cl+sBAAAAUi9Y/Xv1NU2KN0iAoqOthAAAAAACAAAAAAAQZgAAAAEAACAAAAAimZu08ewdvnRAob0soVUQxZ4C5qapgiGu3kZUYFSpFQAAAAAOgAAAAAIAACAAAACATjIJv88PxBCb0nfsS+CHymrxmxFnvalj06zR2Op52lAAAACeIbC+feyd5O3SOQv1jWikndtbQOUSniRoYhR3shd9TcCmRVhHj32qOV5RFPd5uQM0PLK+1OTucDFLwoDIaERpYafw68uPp46sqPWgiUjsJkAAAABjgOpC64uMxdF/IOoK2qwmZnb4TyONUV27BqlIeL6UFs3ReCoxT2QfujEOLXCOzX6oOLt6d58N9Ho2MfdY4TjQ","last_synced_time":"13082277559610176","memory_warning_count":0,"session_sync_guid":"session_syncWF39MkDEO0MlvCT9AzUgtw==","shutdown_cleanly":false,"suppress_start":false},"translate_accepted_count":{"ca":1,"de":4,"es":0,"fr":1,"it":4,"ms":1,"nl":1,"ro":1,"ru":1},"translate_blocked_languages":["en"],"translate_language_blacklist":[],"translate_site_blacklist":[],"translate_whitelists":{"de":"en","it":"en"}}
name":"stephendweller@gmail.com"}},"homepage":"http://inside.arb.ca.gov/index.htm","homepage_is_newtabpage":true,"pinned_tabs":[],"protection":{"macs":{"browser":{"show_home_button":"9463DEC4C15E47646D05FD921E0E475249EA15DE77808C4664EF238C54D89FC7"},"default_search_provider":{"keyword":"42142BFC0323D5EF138C9ED2128F1DEB2FD3E3F7AF30AD930F60A1C5B87E5276","name":"D29ED831358AACE7408781A9A65FA083D8CBA1662ED7E0356AEB94734C60D047","search_url":"D02C7D9E52A3893EB51633C2C0CA63BB6AC27B4E406A7C47D6A896AF4042FDDE"},"default_search_provider_data":{"template_url_data":"1256FD3704A98C53D43FF82CD7BD42C05D57FAA4926AD85C8B2D08261BCA940E"},"extensions":{"settings":{"ahfgeienlihckogmohjhadlkjgocpleb":"7387194F454942C892C3B44EC5ECCF30C453FD27BBAB944F154AA17C380F0C58","bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn":"8A21763201BA02BE4B6B57D100F2D16A45163FAF614511683823AC03AC93A582","blpcfgokakmgnkcojhhkbfbldkacnbeo":"38218DD2E0C1D3A2E74802A76EEFEC02ACB5644A42E7175C9F70CA8366EA5066","cadikcofljjpfkdcjjhgbpogiolehimj":"A795E60325783B01838B33F10105BEE9FC1391565008C22E67E4D18B773C5D7D","coobgpohoikkiipiblmjeljniedjpjpf":"6338E3AFD2169B6CBA3FD607319A8B98BB6B84560FFEC0C569FB8B5D202E37B1","eemcgdkfndhakfknompkggombfjjjeno":"BDD1EBB72C594B54AB09FF64DD0DE6F817861DE8D091217BF0EBE16AF3B32C49","ennkphjdgehloodpbhlhldgbnhmacadg":"AE952D1FC65A6BB9568F3104CFA40650DEA2ED749BA493DF4FCC88CBC1849375","gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom":"E1AF0EF32511835024EF68D792329C43227EE3F9100C4B04EE562F28F0535586","kmendfapggjehodndflmmgagdbamhnfd":"C7DE3EAED0E11242426DB5904AAE05C57C02A0AA78A6DF275BC8686856B00D0F","lccekmodgklaepjeofjdjpbminllajkg":"4397F31C32C37D9E117BD44B2C759CAA5998840A5FB3139DDD6B489BACEF046A","mfehgcgbbipciphmccgaenjidiccnmng":"228A1888E2D99260A79609390CAB3446060F97B494F1879A6B787CC6E2B1A5F0","mfffpogegjflfpflabcdkioaeobkgjik":"0B1ED6FD99B0E1020E9FF007702EA7D68DCF175EA198CAC9D29B4FEB1A5771A3","mgndgikekgjfcpckkfioiadnlibdjbkf":"BCC3C74AD185CBF0BB6FE32678C2DDB77BF65EAD9886E41633ACFDDEF7ACA9D4","mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehjai":"EA59F716BED27D83697830AC03F6D89667D34E504FED55130C807AE983445F84","nbpagnldghgfoolbancepceaanlmhfmd":"31CB64AFCA427A3EA61D821F6DC98BDDAE2DE597A442FD18C8E60EDD250413A6","nnladpgncnadepiignbjbjnffgdcciek":"E09F86585CCD5CBF4E371FC3468A7051FCFA03DAB9574B202FAB3ADA642EE93D","pafkbggdmjlpgkdkcbjmhmfcdpncadgh":"40338524763FED1784F9386FE80A2529FDAAFC84D8780806A6C9CBAEBD625F27","pjkljhegncpnkpknbcohdijeoejaedia":"52BEA1F9F736CDFC26C210BB4DACBB7B93669E920FF19103811232AFFAD1E02A"}},"google":{"services":{"account_id":"A2020AE4AC57D4CED83D6A43E5C4B42D0A45C74874D4389B4D9ED372BD177897","last_username":"92157D4DB791DCF8DB717DF242771000A5AF65ECC5425A0786F29630436D3A63","username":"D26BCA1B2F99EDF1D42826D14541328D9E374F4559553FC3BB7E76405AC31AE2"}},"homepage":"F4BE9C3BB3C84CB4BE777ECA81430F08C2C69067849B4BFE2549CA7D222FEE41","homepage_is_newtabpage":"547DD594A200A6C826A149309738E7FAD622F4D7B1B875CD6ECB2E96F2940E21","pinned_tabs":"699F1AC92729A024B80605AFC3C63BFB2A35B70C4214581BBE108F851528E9E8","prefs":{"preference_reset_time":"95C909F3D0669D5931907B455F099C510E7770D9F0BA6FF13E4C76101B44F757"},"profile":{"reset_prompt_memento":"D4530CB53DD89D7863C8A6CB3762FD06DE5DBC9965D16D3A72FE1B19AD4A6C8F"},"safebrowsing":{"incidents_sent":"569707D9A4676B72F48BE92B740BE3EF895419C8A646F1AE1BA70BD9C3B41845"},"search_provider_overrides":"F46A7C229E66FDF42099C5ADDEC798C171922C83F97C74C3BE0264A795E6B20B","session":{"restore_on_startup":"F2435C324381168AE66497D15E50F68A756ED18795EAE98A9F5EDDA7BEF61B84","startup_urls":"41578203C4B57644EB24CD0FC66216C6FBFE5776E72CD2800D3CFE343162A9A7"},"software_reporter":{"prompt_reason":"5A1EEE6610B0E60FAD44D731D9768B67743F2307846BA8C85E4A6884DBA2CC78","prompt_seed":"D12521B12F27ED8D55846D6FE25154BD22242084A3546A89F2435F0D6575A92E","prompt_version":"565C7DC33789AA140A0FFC230B569B2F592F494FD1FE1EF8BAEA97F43DB5B49E"},"sync":{"remaining_rollback_tries":"A0FE984919D0168BE852E054EEB2091ADF4AB53452BB7F8E6E4701DA28D88F27"}},"super_mac":"729DAAC058C289A428BA587871230ED4C2CB6FB09E777179618EDD5A69416BE5"},"search_provider_overrides":[{"encoding":"UTF-8","favicon_url":"http://www.cassiopessa.com/favicon.ico","id":1001,"keyword":"Cassiopesa","name":"Cassiopesa","search_url":"http://www.cassiopessa.com/results....AyByB2QtN0A0LzuyE&cr=1063335494&ir=&uref=chmm","suggest_url":""}],"session":{"restore_on_startup":5,"startup_urls":["https://www.google.com/","http://www.cassiopessa.com/?f=1&a=c...AyByB2QtN0A0LzuyE&cr=1063335494&ir=&uref=chmm"]},"sync":{"remaining_rollback_tries":0}}

C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
jeoejaedia":"4F6C571ADE52BAAD9E6640E582BC086EE8B17C50EDD0E8978DEBBE04A07D3570"}},"google":{"services":{"account_id":"98575C81685B5BF358DF25DA70131C4CFA20A1D6DCB541E8C756374A1D0A5F8E","last_username":"D4B68EEFE3160F6B1B8A3F12350480F6D9D6C9DAC6B8D898B5183F897652347A","username":"5BBC89261A69C9B522026C9C3896307953D75A0120BAB4AF233D268EDBAB327B"}},"homepage":"6BD3C57A31E78B92C9598195E143C199D640590D2F72F2FC1FF870463B5E8DBD","homepage_is_newtabpage":"7A18E62824B35316103EA156CA101776C02A972256F285A3B9387F04C7D92181","pinned_tabs":"3CB7C14814E9E3A11EF949ACDBDCBF913F567D22E8A239CF6B9760236FFB7885","prefs":{"preference_reset_time":"224690E90B1AF660D41AE1BCA9BB34825BF9B1760B85AC21671093F6E3294776"},"profile":{"reset_prompt_memento":"1600D4615557414F02376624FD96A222F997E94BC7F1F5067006511B725198C6"},"safebrowsing":{"incidents_sent":"4753C64BF85FBA505DCA37161FDF75F0B9D4C3076DAB68D163E4705ED18802B7"},"search_provider_overrides":"5767B44EA3138ACC0CA85F670CF1094C5E15EB950F6012E23E4ACC49193E153E","session":{"restore_on_startup":"021AE3D805D20D6E51B16D97E6FF84A9D37696ABFB415DAC4E1F9C40B6CCE990","startup_urls":"3BF6586F8E46B199EB70A38D644F8A92A2EA6CFC693328DE6EDF9054E4EE7270"},"software_reporter":{"prompt_reason":"2E0D684F7197FCDB785BF99606985FD928E37C3C0BB973D1C251B337A0D32F73","prompt_seed":"ECCE4D04B7A3FC506CAB8B094F032B25658AF63CA7D8F687416A5D7DFDAEB759","prompt_version":"2B1F95535D086CCD5F6B2F688E6B0A22DF1DFE4A6D0AD70F49ADCBA079E7369C"},"sync":{"remaining_rollback_tries":"7C0BD9B3512A695F66105989A4FF512553E67E58DF8CD2FAAF69567226DA988A"}},"super_mac":"C48240A5644B91945BFC3C34298D9081B0C66F05D18EE6A76CC0E7ED8DA3EC52"},"session":{"restore_on_startup":5,"startup_urls":["https://www.google.com/","http://www.cassiopessa.com/?f=1&a=c...AyByB2QtN0A0LzuyE&cr=1063335494&ir=&uref=chmm"]},"sync":{"remaining_rollback_tries":0}}


==== Set IE to Default ======================

Old Values:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.cassiopessa.com/?f=1&a=c...CzytCyB0A0AyByB2QtN0A0LzuyE&cr=1063335494&ir="

New Values:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.cassiopessa.com/?f=1&a=c...CzytCyB0A0AyByB2QtN0A0LzuyE&cr=1063335494&ir="

==== All HKCU SearchScopes ======================

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
"DefaultScope"="{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}"
{012E1000-F331-11DB-8314-0800200C9A66} Google Url="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} Cassiopesa Url="http://www.cassiopessa.com/results....CzytCyB0A0AyByB2QtN0A0LzuyE&cr=1063335494&ir="
{9143e921-7c9a-4d27-ac43-eaccc78cc55a} Bing Url="http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IE8SRC"

==== Deleting Registry Keys ======================

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\AudialsNotifier deleted successfully

==== Empty IE Cache ======================

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\windows\SysNative\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\windows\sysWoW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\windows\serviceprofiles\Localservice\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\windows\sysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully

==== Empty FireFox Cache ======================

C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\0vl839vg.default\cache2 emptied successfully

==== Empty Chrome Cache ======================

C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache emptied successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Cache emptied successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache emptied successfully

==== Empty All Flash Cache ======================

Flash Cache Emptied Successfully

==== Empty All Java Cache ======================

Java Cache cleared successfully

==== C:\zoek_backup content ======================

C:\zoek_backup (files=14 folders=3 3491862 bytes)

==== Empty Temp Folders ======================

C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Users\Mona\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Temp will be emptied at reboot
C:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\windows\serviceprofiles\Localservice\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\windows\Temp will be emptied at reboot

==== After Reboot ======================

==== Empty Temp Folders ======================

C:\windows\Temp successfully emptied
C:\Users\Stephen\AppData\Local\Temp successfully emptied

==== Empty Recycle Bin ======================

C:\$RECYCLE.BIN successfully emptied

==== EOF on Sat 07/25/2015 at 12:26:01.43 ======================
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Apologies for my ignorance, but does all of that ^^^^ mean anything? I see the cassiopessia or whatever, so I know that's bad, but did I post the right thing?
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
So far so good, but I haven't really used it since the last reply. Ill give it some time today and report back, as it usually reoccurred pretty quickly. From what i can tell, its moving much quicker.

I am running out the door right now, but I'll definitely report back. And provide donation such that you can enjoy a frosty beverage of your choice. Preemptive thanks.
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Good. Keep me updated.

So far, so good. Ive booted it a couple of times, logged out and in, and even checked out on the wife's login and looks good. I havent run another virus scan yet, but plan on it this evening. Looks to be handled I think, but I'll let you know if that changes. Looks like I owe you a beer.....
 

TwinHeadedEagle

Level 41
Verified
Mar 8, 2013
22,632
2,919
Glad I could help. We will delete all used tools and I'll give you some tips to harden your security and learn how to protect yourself :)


Recommended reading:
icon_exclaim.gif
MUST READ - security tips:

icon_exclaim.gif
MUST READ - general maintenance:


The Importance of Software Updating:

In order to stay protected it is
very important that you regularly update all of your software. Cybercriminals depend on the apathy of users around software updates to keep their malicious endeavor running.

Operating systems, such as Windows, and applications, such as Adobe Reader or JAVA, are used by tens of millions of computers and devices around the world, making them a huge target for cybercriminals. Downloading updates and installing them can sometimes be tedious, but the advantages you get from the updates are certainly worth it.




Recommended additional software:
icon_arrow.gif
CCleaner - to clean unneeded temporary files.
icon_arrow.gif
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - to scan your system from time to time in search for malware.
icon_arrow.gif
Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit - to prevent plenty of mostly exploited vulnerabilities.
icon_arrow.gif
McShield - to prevent infections spread by removable media.
icon_arrow.gif
Unchecky - to prevent from installing additional foistware, implemented in legitimate installations.
icon_arrow.gif
Adblock - to surf the web without annoying ads!



Post-cleanup procedures:


Download DelFix by Xplode and save it to your desktop.
  • Run the tool by right click on the
    51a5ce45263de-delfix.png
    icon and Run as administrator option.
  • Make sure that these ones are checked:
    • Remove disinfection tools
    • Purge system restore
    • Reset system settings
  • Push Run and wait until the tool completes his work.
  • All tools we used should be gone. Tool will create an report for you (C:\DelFix.txt)
The tool will also record healthy state of registry and make a backup using ERUNT program in %windir%\ERUNT\DelFix
Tool deletes old system restore points and create a fresh system restore point after cleaning.



My help is free for everybody.
If you're happy with the help provided and/or wish to buy me a beer for the assistance you received, then you can consider a donation:
Thank you!​




Stay safe,
TwinHeadedEagle :)
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
So far I havent had a return of the activity, but I have noticed that my hard drive seems to be more active, kicking on the fan more often. Any ideas as to what might be happening there?
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Sorry about not getting back to this. I noticed it was running more often, but it turned out to be a big update and has since subsided.

That being said, this morning I ran Malwarebytes (MWB) and it found 17 threats (a trojan and 16 PUP cassio iterations). I let MWB finish and then remove them, then restarted. Currently scanning again to see if they come back, but I didnt get any of the popups I was seeing previously that alerted me to the cassio.

Not sure if new or if it was dormant or what.
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Re-ran MWB and it came up with nothing. Then I ran Spyhunter 4 and it came up with, so far, 85 iterations of either Cassio or Arcade Twist PUPs in the registry, so my assumption is that we never got it removed, especially based on the history log of MWB that shows activity from 7/26
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Yeah, 97 total infections of Cassio and AT according to SH4. Supposedly quarantined and removed and disabled the AppData/Roaming where they keep popping up.
 

sweller777

New Member
Jul 24, 2015
14
0
Removal with SH4 was unsuccessful, as they are popping back up in subsequent scans now.
 
Top