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Hi there---

 

Received a warning popup from emsisoft program warning of an infected kernel which could not be quarantined or removed as it is essential to win operation.

 

The warning indicated the following file:

 

C:\Windows\System32\pcalua.exe

 

Popup instructed me to contact you for safe removal.

 

I was in the middle of installing the driver for an Azurewave wifi network adapter. I obtained the driver online. The site may have been questionable.

 

I have an Asus k55vm notebook.

 

Thanks for helping me out with this issue.

 

Frank

scan_151015-233618.txt

Addition.txt

FRST.txt

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Do the following:

Copy the below code to Notepad; Save As fixlist.txt to your Desktop.

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: igfxdev.dll [X]
Winlogon\Notify\SDWinLogon-x32: SDWinLogon.dll [X]
ProxyServer: [S-1-5-21-1758709246-1193903087-754117092-1001] => localhost:21320
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
BHO-x32: No Name -> {78234974-0C4B-4111-BDEB-D9A104418772} ->  => No File
FF Plugin-x32: @Motive.com/NpMotive,version=1.0 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\ATT\8.3.1.18\ma\bin\npMotive.dll [No File]
2015-10-15 23:08 - 2015-10-15 23:08 - 00003200 _____ C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\{00B89A57-ACED-46EE-9CC3-0080AAF8A62A}
2015-10-06 16:21 - 2015-10-06 16:21 - 00003380 _____ C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\{0BD0AF1C-0AF7-4B8E-B6C7-194F687F4339}
2013-08-22 18:42 - 2013-08-22 22:23 - 0000556 _____ () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Roaming\burnaware.ini
2015-05-12 18:48 - 2015-05-12 18:48 - 0001181 _____ () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Roaming\trace_FilterInstaller.txt
2015-05-12 18:48 - 2015-05-12 18:48 - 0000000 _____ () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Roaming\trace_FilterInstaller.txt-CRT.txt
2013-12-09 16:52 - 2013-12-09 16:52 - 0000037 ___SH () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Local\134e6589520e51682091c0.32666518
2013-12-09 17:00 - 2013-12-09 17:00 - 0000037 ___SH () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Local\1b0eb7175138d304ee6949.24068060
2013-01-01 17:26 - 2015-09-06 03:18 - 0024576 _____ () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Local\DCBC2A71-70D8-4DAN-EHR8-E0D61DEA3FDF.ini
2013-09-12 23:41 - 2013-09-12 23:42 - 0000000 _____ () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Local\DVDPATH.TXT
2012-10-06 12:18 - 2015-10-10 22:20 - 0007619 _____ () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Local\Resmon.ResmonCfg
2014-09-09 13:06 - 2014-09-09 13:06 - 0000000 _____ () C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Local\{8A2C80EB-F725-4FE3-A01A-6FB90C11EE3B}
2014-04-21 18:36 - 2014-04-21 18:36 - 0000000 ____H () C:\ProgramData\DP45977C.lfl
2013-04-27 16:23 - 2015-08-21 10:43 - 0003824 _____ () C:\ProgramData\hpzinstall.log
2012-06-26 21:33 - 2012-06-26 21:34 - 0000109 _____ () C:\ProgramData\{1FBF6C24-C1FD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}.log
2012-06-26 21:32 - 2012-06-26 21:33 - 0000105 _____ () C:\ProgramData\{40BF1E83-20EB-11D8-97C5-0009C5020658}.log
2012-06-26 21:32 - 2012-06-26 21:32 - 0000107 _____ () C:\ProgramData\{C59C179C-668D-49A9-B6EA-0121CCFC1243}.log
C:\Users\Frank\AppData\LocalLow\HPAppData
Close Notepad.

NOTE: It's important that both files, FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system

Run FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.

If the tool needed a restart please make sure you let the system to restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.

The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Attach it to your reply.

Note: If the tool warns you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.

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Hey Kevin, thanks for the help. Much appreciated.

 

My notebook is doing odd things---pop ups tellingme I have to reformat both of my hard drives if I want them to work. I ran emsisoft and it found 2 items, which I deleted. (stupidly---I wasn't thinking).

 

Then I rebooted. It wouldn't get past the post screen. I repeated attempt, but to same effect. So I disconnected my external hard drive and tried it again. It worked. 

 

I ran the fix. Report is attached.   Fixlog.txt

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Let's take a fresh look.

Run fresh scans with Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK) and FRST, attach the new EEK and FRST scans to your reply.

Be sure to let me know how things are running?

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Hey Kevin--

 

here are the new scans.

 

The keyboard is acting up, cursor stops in the middle of a letter, charachers i type don't disply, letters fail to appear, blank spaces where letters should be, wrong letters appear that i didn't type. I'm afraid to do anything more than run scans in dialogue with you.

FRST.txt

scan_151021-134217.txt

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I shoud add that i recently installed 16GB corsair vengeanceRAM a week or so ago. Had 8 GB oem samsung RAM. , unsure if that had anything to do with this. The specs say the new RAM is compatible. Other than that, I have no idea what is going on. All the mistakes you see in the last two emails are computer induced. Not mine. I left them in so you could get an idea of what the keyboard is doing. something just blocked all the text, as if to cut and paste it. I'm currently having a hard d time sending this post.

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Hello,

Your logs look fine.

I would reinstall the old ram first, and see if the issues go away. Whenever I order RAM I order it through Crucial.com.

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Thanks kevin---yeah, I swapped them out, seems to be running better.

 

I'm happy the logs are clean. Much relieved. Thanks so much for your fix. Greatly appreciated.

 

Shall we leave the thread open for a few days, just until I'm certain everything's good?

 

Again----Thank you

 

Frank

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Frank,

Unless you are having problems, it is time to do the final steps.

Now to remove most of the tools that we have used in fixing your machine:

Download Delfix from here and save it to your desktop.

  • Ensure Remove disinfection tools is checked.
  • Also place a checkmark next to:
    • Create registry backup
    • Purge system restore
  • Click the Run button.
When the tool is finished, a log will open in notepad. I do not need the log. You can close Notepad.

Empty the Recycle Bin

Download to your Desktop:

- CCleaner Portable

  • UnZip CCleaner Portable to a folder on your Desktop named CCleaner
Run CCleaner
  • Open the CCleaner Folder on your Desktop and double click CCleaner.exe (32-bit) or CCleaner64.exe (64-bit)
  • Click "Options" and choose "Advanced"
  • Uncheck "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 24 hours"
  • Then go back to "Cleaner" and click the "RunCleaner" button.
  • Exit CCleaner.
Turn off System restore to flush all your restore points then turn system restore back on. See How To Enable and Disable System Restore.

You can delete and uninstall any programs I had you download, that you do not wish to keep on the system.

Run Windows Update and update your Windows Operating System.

Install and run the Secunia Personal Software Inspector, this will inspect your system for software that is out-of-date and in need of updating. Update anything program/application detected as being out-dated.

Articles to read:

How to Protect Your Computer From Malware

How to keep you and your Windows PC happy

Web, email, chat, password and kids safety

10 Sources of Malware Infections

That should take care of everything.

Safe Surfing!

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Thread Closed

Reason: Resolved

The procedures contained in this thread are for this user and this user only.  Attempting to use the instructions in this thread on your system could result in damaging the Operating System beyond repair.  Do Not use any of the tools mentioned in this thread without the supervision of a Malware Removal Specialist.

All posters requesting Malware Removal assistance are required to follow all procedures in the thread titled START  HERE, if you don't we are just going to send you back to this thread.
 

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