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i got a virus/malware called "windows secure kit 2012"....ran a quick scan with Microsoft security essentials (MSE) and nothing, the next day i ran a full scan and it said it removed a few things i can list if needed..
however the pop up reoccured and i ran the full scan again but it found nothing..(i assume it has to be running to find it?).. anyway thats all i did prior to completeing the necessary steps.....

One thing i notice that may be of concern is that in resource monitor there are a couple "dllhost exe" that are grayed out (terminated) and they come and go...(dont know if they ever run at this point)

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)

Database version: v2012.03.25.01

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Owner :: OWNER-PC [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

3/25/2012 12:53:32 AM
mbam-log-2012-03-25 (00-53-32).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 298262
Time elapsed: 28 minute(s), 14 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 1
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced|Start_ShowSearch (PUM.Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and repaired successfully.

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)


GMER ran the scan but GMER.One saved results was completely empty as was GMER.Two

DDS I dont recall it asking me to save two different logs

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Owner at 1:27:32 on 2012-03-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2807.1389 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials Disabled/Updated {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials Disabled/Updated {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender Disabled/Outdated {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\dsiwmis.exe
C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management\ePowerSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gateway\Registration\GREGsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Gateway MyBackup\IScheduleSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\BingBar\SeaPort.EXE
C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Updater\UpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.dealerconnect.com/
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&m=nv55c&r=27360211m415l0474z1k5a4872j240
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&m=nv55c&r=27360211m415l0474z1k5a4872j240
mStart Page = hxxp://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&m=nv55c&r=27360211m415l0474z1k5a4872j240
mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exe,
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Windows Live Messenger Companion Helper: {9fdde16b-836f-4806-ab1f-1455cbeff289} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companioncore.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
BHO: Bing Bar Helper: {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\BingBar\BingExt.dll"
BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
TB: Bing Bar: {8dcb7100-df86-4384-8842-8fa844297b3f} - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\BingBar\BingExt.dll"
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
uRun: [swg] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
uRun: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
uRun: [RESTART_STICKY_NOTES] C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe

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I have used this tool multiple times on systems for getting rid of viruses and nasty things called rootkits. Comboxfix from Bleepingcomputer.com. Some things to remember is that these can hide on USB sticks and external media and other comptuers on your home network if you have any. Some can go from one system to another if not secured. So make sure to scan everything. These also can hide in RAM (Memory) so power down the system to remove all cached RAM, I have seen them hide in system restore point files etc.. I also have used System Restore to wipe out a virus because System Restore resets all your registery settings to a previous time where you hopefully did not have a virus. Note: System Restore does not delete or change files like Word and Excel etc...But may remove installed games or programs if they were installed recently.

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