ieplore running in backgroud and playing aude

July 1, 2011 at 14:07:05
Specs: Windows Vista
iexplore running background and playing audio. Scanned with Malwarebytes but found nothing. Seems to happen when browsing with either IE or FF. Can use task manager to kill processes (2 IE run). But processes start right back up.

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July 2, 2011 at 20:15:29

Try the following:

Please download TDSSKiller
Save it to the Desktop.

Be sure to temporarily disable all AntiVirus/AntiSpyware software, while these steps are being completed, to keep these programs from interfering with the repairs.
This can normally be done by right clicking the software's Taskbar icon, or accessing each software through Start - Programs.
Some tips if needed:

Make sure you can view hidden files, and also uncheck: Hide Extensions for Known File Types:

Now, right-click the TDSSKiller file, and select: Run As Administrator

Click the 'Start Scan' button.

Do not use the computer during the scan

If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.

When the scan finishes it displays a Scan results screen stating whether or not an infection was found on your computer.

To remove the infection, click on the Continue button.
If it does not say Cure on the results screen, leave it at the default action of Skip, and press the Continue button.

Do not change to Delete or Quarantine as it may delete infected files that are required for Windows to operate properly.

Reboot to finish the cleaning process.

A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. is created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).

>>Please provide the contents of TDSSKiller in your reply.<<

Now, restart your computer.
Tap the F8 key before Windows starts, to bring up the Windows Advanced Options menu

Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking

Press: Enter

In Safe Mode with Networking, download iExplore.exe, which is a renamed copy of RKill:

[If the file does not download, paste the following, >without the brackets<, in the address bar of your browser:

Save the file to the Desktop
Now, right-click the file, and select: Run As Administrator

Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.

Without a reboot, right-click Malwarebytes' and select: Run as Administrator

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the Remove Selected button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

>>Please post the >Malwarebytes log< in your reply.<< so we can see where we are at, and press on with an additional removal strategy, if necessary.<<

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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