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argent
Level 7

iswizard05

McAfee detected it, removed it, it appeared again.

I removed it manualy, it appeared again.

I went into safe mode, shift + del removed it, it appeared again.

Right now is quaranteened, but I want it gone.

Help please?

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: iswizard05

Please try running the Latest Stinger release in Safe Mode/Networking.

Leave it at the (Default) setting to repair. Follow up with Latest McAfee Rootkit Remover Release in Safe Mode/Networking. You can find these superb tools here:  https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-2168

(I might add when running McAfee Rootkit Remover, it is best to (Right click to open) and run in Administrator Mode.)

Please save your downloads of each tool to a Desktop Folder, and close all other applications before Installing/scanning.

You might wish to Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ( Free) Version only.

Do not accept the (Trial) version or activate the (Pro) Version  The (Free Version) will suffice.

Update the signatures before running a "Threat Scan"

You mentioned that it was detected and is now "Quarantined"?

Have you opened your McAfee Security Center>Navigation>Quarantined/Trusted Items>Delete?

I hope this helps....

Regards,

Message was edited by: catdaddy on 4/11/14 8:40:07 PM CDT
Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: iswizard05

Where. ie in what folder is the file being detected and what name of file?

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on 12/04/14 7:07:35 EDT AM
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exbrit
Level 21

Re: iswizard05

It's another toolbar I believe, for some registry cleaner or the like, and you probably downloaded it as an option (that you missed) with something else.  Always be very careful downloading.

Run Malwarebytes Free, and maybe AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool, all linked in the last link in my signature below.

Btw, never use registry cleaners, they destroy your system eventually.

If something keeps recurring you have to think where it could be, probably on something connected to your machine or in System Restore.

So scan anything attached and as a last resort you could try temporarily disabling System Restore.

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: iswizard05

Excellent Points.....I myself was thinking along the lines of it possibly being associated with the Baidu,Hao123,or the nasty Conduit Toolbar variants?

Message was edited by: catdaddy on 4/12/14 6:23:55 AM CDT
Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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exbrit
Level 21

Re: iswizard05

Earlier incarnations of this apparently were identified as possible rootkits or Bitcoin Miners so it might be an idea to run RootkitRemover too and, as a precaution, look at the lower part of my last link and follow the Hijackthis advice.

Those specialist malware removal forums can work wonders.

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: iswizard05

Once again, I totally agree. The OP may play close attention as to how the scan is run, mentioned in my post above. He can also read the "How to use" info supplied when obtaining the Tool.

These Days-Times it could almost be anything. Having said this...As we always suggest. Be very careful in what you Download/install. So many times it is most definitely "Bundled" with something.

Gotta Go....It is (Beautiful) outside today !

Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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argent
Level 7

Re: iswizard05

I've run all the cleaning applications suggested here (Stinger, Rootkit, AdwCleaner, Malwarebites, CCleaner, JunkwareRemoval) and none of them even detects the iswizard05.

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argent
Level 7

Re: iswizard05

It's found inside Local>Temp>iswizard05

The folder contains 3 other files: dwm (application file), iswizard (zip file), libwinpthread-1.dll (application extension)

McAfee detects it as: Artemis!E5FE2A179D2

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catdaddy
Level 20

Re: iswizard05

Please follow the inserted Instructions, and post back the Analysis id #

http://vil.nai.com/vil/submit-sample.aspx

Kind Regards,

Message was edited by: catdaddy on 4/12/14 1:51:56 PM CDT
Cliff
McAfee Volunteer
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