Virus and spyware attack causing pop ups hjthis finds l?ass.exe

Posted on 2008-10-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Looks like an infection of a l?ass.exe I have ran combofix and HJthis logs are attached pc is running better but is still not right yet. I have not attempted to fix anything yet except what combofix did in the scan process. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Question by:walkman48
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by:Joseph Daly
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Have you tried running any virus/spyware scanners on it. I reccomend running spyware terminator and malwarebytes antimalware.

Run these two clean up what they find and then post the HiJacktThis log.
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IndiGenus earned 500 total points
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Yes, still infected. Combofix script should, or whoever owns this PC should really watch what gets downloaded. A whole lot of garbage is getting downloaded willingly on here it seems. That's why it's so infected. And I agree with xxdcmast here, run MBAM on here after the manual cleanup is done. I'm sure there is more.

1. Open Notepad.

2. Now copy/paste the text between the lines below into the Notepad window:


C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Laptop\~.exe

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Laptop\Application Data\GetModule
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Laptop\Application Data\Facegame
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\PopCap
C:\Program Files\OINAnalytics
C:\Program Files\F?nts
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Laptop\Application Data\Gool

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{6B221E01-F517-4959-8C41-81948E7F2F17}]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{6EA4E818-258C-7C2D-8E3D-50C002548DC6}]


3. Save the above as CFScript.txt on your desktop.

4. Then drag the CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe. This will start ComboFix again.

5. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), please upload the following reports/logs.

-A new HijackThis log


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C:\Program Files\F?nts\l?ass.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {656EC4B7-072B-4698-B504-2A414C1F0037} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: The Weather Channel - {2E5E800E-6AC0-411E-940A-369530A35E43} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: The Weather Channel - {2E5E800E-6AC0-411E-940A-369530A35E43} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

Make sure you run MBAM as suggested and
you may also want to run Trojan remover from
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These folders below are also bad, add them to the script under --> Folder::
C:\Program Files\iCheck
C:\Program Files\GetPack
C:\Program Files\Mjcore


Expert Comment

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Here is what probably is the best database on the web for looking up windows processes to find out what they are and what they do.
From the site: is the ultimate resource to help you determine if your computer is infected with spyware, adware or viruses.

I have used this site many times to look up processes that I saw in task manager and didn't recognize, to see if they were legitimate or not.

Here's some info on some of your findings.
Name: Facegame
Filename: Facegame.exe
Command: "%AppData%\Facegame\Facegame.exe" *
Description: Identified as a variant of the Trojan.Agent.AKPW malware. The *s in the command line represent random numbers.
File Location: %AppData%\Facegame\Facegame.exe
Startup Type: This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
HijackThis Category: O4 Entry  
Note: %AppData% refers to the current users Application Data folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP.

Filename: Gool.exe
Command: %AppData%\Gool\Gool.exe
Description: Unknown malware.
File Location: %AppData%\Gool\Gool.exe
Startup Type: This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
HijackThis Category: O4 Entry  
Note: %AppData% refers to the current users Application Data folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP.

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This site gives much info on startups and guides you through tracking down malware processes on your pc., gives links to free resources as it tells you the steps for using them.
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Ok have done some removal sorry it has take so long to get back.

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A couple of things. That combofix log is from the 29th, several days ago. It was also not run with the script. Did you do that? Let us know if you have questions on it.

Also, MBAM did not remove anything. At the end of the scan you need to tell it to Remove Selected. I would advise you run it again.

Author Comment

ID: 22901772
I am working on it My friend has gone for a while I will post back as soon as I can get in front of the pc.


Author Comment

ID: 22936355
Ok here you go something is alot better as no popups for now. Thanks for your time on this sorry for long delay!

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OK that last HJT appears clean and MBAM was clean, so you should be good to go if it's running well. You should uninstall combofix.

Click START then Run...
Now type Combofix /u in the runbox  and click OK.  Note the space between the X and the U, it needs to be there.

The above procedure will:

Delete the following:
ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
VundoFix backups, if present
The C:\Deckard folder, if present
The C:_OtMoveIt folder, if present

Reset the clock settings.
Hide file extensions, if required.
Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
Reset System Restore.


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Thanks for all of your help!!
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You're welcome and thank you for the grade and points.


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