Recently got a case of flash_updater.exe on my pc and seems that its the facebook virus.

I can no longer user internet explorer, but can still access pcs on the network and download emails etc...

Can no longer find any traces of said virus on the PC, downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware but i couldn't update due to the internet being "blocked"...

Could use some help.


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Last Post by alkamis 12

Malware scan results:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.29
Database version: 1276
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

21/10/2008 16:24:31
mbam-log-2008-10-21 (16-24-31).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 104963
Time elapsed: 37 minute(s), 45 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\fmark2.dat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Hijack This Results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:28:47, on 21/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local;<local>
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\3.1.807.1746\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{395FFD83-EA01-429A-B150-E3CDD8D336DD}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{395FFD83-EA01-429A-B150-E3CDD8D336DD}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{395FFD83-EA01-429A-B150-E3CDD8D336DD}: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CS3\Services\Tcpip\..\{395FFD83-EA01-429A-B150-E3CDD8D336DD}: NameServer =,
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service (McAfeeFramework) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates McShield (McShield) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates Task Manager (McTaskManager) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

End of file - 4539 bytes

Thanks again


Tried that winsock tool. No luck :(

But i was pretty confident that i had removed the virus by following instructions on this site on other threads... So i went ahead and did a system restore and that seems to have worked. Hopefully thats the end of it now :)

Thanx again :) Got a lot of info from various threads on this forum.


For anyone else having this issue:

Once you have cleaned the system all that needs doing is to remove the Proxy Server setting ( from within Internet Explorer (Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings) to the correct IP and Port (or untick the box if you don't use a Proxy Server)


I recently logged onto face book and came across a message what i thought a friend sent me it went "heyy did u know ur default image is displayyed on tabmodule.com" went on there to checkit out had trouble getting back out of the site shut down the pc and now i am having trouble loggin back into facebook keeps comming up with Connection Interrupted The document contains no data.The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again. but when i go bk to the firefox home page and go onto another site its fine there is nothing wrong with the connection.
any ideas thanks, alkamis 12

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