Bad Image Message

July 1, 2009 at 12:06:43
Specs: Windows XP
I have been having these annoying Bad Image Messages pop up constantly. First it was the "secret service" malware. I have macafee, and now avg, zonealarm, spybot-search and distroy, SUPERantispyware, malwarebytes' and HJT....but these messages keep popping wont let me go back to a day when it worked properly, i've never had issues in years, and now i have it all! PLEASE HELP!!

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July 1, 2009 at 12:14:00
First off uninstall AVG or mcafee. Second post your malwarebytes scan log.

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July 1, 2009 at 12:50:18
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38
Database version: 2357
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

7/1/2009 3:49:13 PM
mbam-log-2009-07-01 (15-49-13).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 88636
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 23 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: 0

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:
(No malicious items detected)

I also have the HijackThis log too if you would want that, thanks.

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July 1, 2009 at 13:16:57
Note: I can help you remove malware manually. Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible. First Track this topic. Then follow:

1) Can you please post your AVZ log:
Note: Run AVZ in windows normal mode. If avz.exe doesn't start, then try to rename the file avz.exe to something else and try to run it again. Make sure you have your web browser open in background before following the steps below.

i) To create the log file, download AVZ by clicking HERE. Please save this file to your desktop or "My Documents" folder.

ii) Next, unpack the file to a new folder using the Compressed (zipped) folders wizard built into Windows XP/Vista, or a zip utility of your choice.

iii) Once you have unpacked the contents of the zip archive, please launch the file AVZ.exe by double clicking on it or right clicking and selecting Open.
Note: If you are running Windows vista launch AVZ.exe by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator.

You should now see the main window of the AVZ utility. Please navigate to File->Custom Scripts. Copy the script below by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+C or the corresponding option via right click.

ExecuteAVUpdateEx( '', 1, '','','');

Paste the script into the execution window by using CTRL+V keyboard shortcut, or the "paste" option via the right click menu. Click on Run to run the script, the PC will reboot. After the reboot the LOG subfolder is created in the folder with AVZ, with a file called inside. Upload that file to and paste the link here.

Image Tutorial

2) Download and Run DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log: DDS Tool Download Link. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs

   1. DDS.txt
   2. Attach.txt

Upload the logs to and paste download link in your next reply.
Note: Disable any script-blocking programs and then double-click on the DDS.scr icon to start the program. If you did not disable a script-blocker that may be part of your antimalware program, you may receive a warning from your antimalware product asking if you would like DDS.scr to run. Please allow it to do so.

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July 1, 2009 at 20:34:56
MD5: 5BE75AD09797590ED3A07AA0C58DF580

I tried for several hours and the DDS tool didn't work, it only made those popup bad image things go CRAZY! there another you would like me to use?? Thanks!

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July 1, 2009 at 20:50:16

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July 1, 2009 at 21:52:27
i put it into a link...

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July 1, 2009 at 23:53:24
have you did any video card driver update?

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July 2, 2009 at 06:40:44
Follow these steps in order numbered:

1) Download GMER:
[This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended).]

2) Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.

3) Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.

4) Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.

5) GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)

6) If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO.

7) Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.

8) When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log and upload it Post the download link to the uploaded file in your post.

9) Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.

Note: Please give me the exact name of the file you downloaded in step 1 + post your log from step 8 in your next post.

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July 2, 2009 at 08:02:44
This may take a little, the past 3 times i have attempted have all ended with the computer going to the blue screen then restarting. I'll try to get the info to you asap as long as the computer restrains from restarting. thanks

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July 2, 2009 at 08:38:56
MD5: 39C1688313C447445E2C171083831FDA

This is the most i could get of it, it kept shutting down, so i hope that is enough, it was scanning thru the files when i last saved it. l8pd0pu9.exe

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July 2, 2009 at 13:25:24
Follow these steps in order numbered:

1) Open Gmer like before.
2) Click on the >>> tab. This will open up the rest of the tabs for you.
3) Click on the CMD tab and make sure CMD.EXE is selected.
4) Now highlight the contents of the below codebox and copy it to the clipboard by pressing ctrl+c

l8pd0pu9.exe -killall
l8pd0pu9.exe -del service SKYNETjboexrub
l8pd0pu9.exe -del file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SKYNETxwbdurol.sys
l8pd0pu9.exe -del reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SKYNETjboexrub
l8pd0pu9.exe -del reg HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\SKYNETjboexrub
l8pd0pu9.exe -reboot

5) Now paste the contents into the top black box in GMER by using ctrl+v.
6) Click Run, the script will run and then your PC will be rebooted
7) After rebooted, rerun GMER like before and attach the new log.

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July 2, 2009 at 16:42:41
MD5: 236A56F3583F3FD3CFECA92E26567ACD

I dont know if this means anything but as soon as it would end the IAT portion of the scan it would make the computer go to the blue screen and restart. However, there are no Bad image popups! :)

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July 2, 2009 at 17:08:36
What was stop code error on the blue screen? Follow:

1) Run:

2) Run:

Anymore problems after this let me know.

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July 2, 2009 at 18:53:20
I dont know what the stop code error was, it would just flash then before you could read it, the computer would restart. I did all that other stuff, thanks for everything. I'll let you know how it goes!

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July 3, 2009 at 00:45:11
So your having a blue screen. Try running in safe mopde the ndo the actions that they are telling you.

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