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Windows 7 (Avast) MBR Rootkit.


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#16 Lucius31

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:05 AM

Hi,

 

I have disabled STEAM from start up. I haven't been using that lately anyway.

 

This is the log after I removed it.

 

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:38:45 PM, on 23/04/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16537)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\SteelSeries\World of Warcraft Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse\WoWMHID2.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SteelSeries\World of Warcraft Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse\WoWMTray2.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Tony\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SteelSeries World of Warcraft Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse] "C:\Program Files (x86)\SteelSeries\World of Warcraft Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse\WoWMHID2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast] "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Razer Blackwidow Driver] C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\BlackWidow Ultimate\BlackWidowUltimateTray.exe
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
O23 - Service: Adobe Acrobat Update Service (AdobeARMservice) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe Flash Player Update Service (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (IAStorDataMgrSvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Mozilla Maintenance Service (MozillaMaintenance) - Mozilla Foundation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Print Spooler (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

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End of file - 6097 bytes
 

 

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:08 AM




Greetings

These logs are looking very good, we are almost done!!! Just one more scan to go.

I normaly remove any extra startups That I see in the Hijackthis report to speed things up but yours look very good - Great Job!! :)

Eset Online Scanner

**Note** You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan - Vista and win 7 right click on IE shortcut and run as admin

Go Eset web page to run an online scanner from ESET.
  • Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan
  • click on the Run ESET Online Scanner button
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

Eset Online Scanner

 

No threats found.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

On a side now, what do I do about my MBR which is reporting errors? Or is that because I have raid 0? One of the other helpers told me I had an MBR rootkit.

 

Also Event Viewer is reporting the following error.

 

\??\C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Local\Temp\mbr.sys has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.


Edited by Lucius31, 23 April 2013 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

Hello


what caused the error I do not know but it was not caused by malware - the three tools I used to check it all came back fine

?\C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Local\Temp\mbr.sys - and this is from one of our tools so it is not a problem



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

So why can't I open the MBR with the program that was run in the previous thread?

 

This was the error I got.

 

Stealth MBR rootkit/Mebroot/Sinowal/TDL4 detector 0.4.2 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Windows 6.1.7601

device: opened successfully
user: error reading MBR
error: Read  The handle is invalid.
kernel: error reading MBR

 

So this is no cause for concern and is just a problem with the tool??

 

Also, prior to coming to this website, as stated on my previous thread, my friend advised me to run rkill and this is what I got... (I just ran it then just to see if your fixes may have helped)

 

Is this any concern?

 

Rkill 2.4.4 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
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More Information about Rkill can be found at this link:
 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

Program started at: 04/24/2013 12:03:20 PM in x64 mode.
Windows Version: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1

Checking for Windows services to stop:

 * No malware services found to stop.

Checking for processes to terminate:

 * No malware processes found to kill.

Checking Registry for malware related settings:

 * No issues found in the Registry.

Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.

Performing miscellaneous checks:

 * No issues found.

Checking Windows Service Integrity:

 * FontCache => %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService [Incorrect ImagePath]


Searching for Missing Digital Signatures:

 * No issues found.

Checking HOSTS File:

 * HOSTS file entries found:

  127.0.0.1       localhost

Program finished at: 04/24/2013 12:03:25 PM
Execution time: 0 hours(s), 0 minute(s), and 4 seconds(s)
 

 

I do however want to fix these issues reported by the software created on this site if possible, especially if it happens to others and they are worried about their pc.

 

If it's not a problem then I am happy...look forward to any further tests.

 

Thanks again for your help thus far.


Edited by Lucius31, 23 April 2013 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:24 AM

That is one program that had the problem - the other rootkit scanners we ran did not have a problem so I am not going to break things to get that one program to read it
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:02 AM

Is rkill and roguekiller the same thing?

 

You asked me to run roguekiller (on page 1) and that had MBR errors too.

 

¤¤¤ MBR Check: ¤¤¤

+++++ PhysicalDrive0: Raid 0 +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 3de1e7de6af1f08c7da96781e27b676f
[BSP] 8be7ed66fa81fdaa0167f21cf6d2f957 : Windows 7/8 MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [XXXXXX] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 476943 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
Error reading LL2 MBR!

+++++ PhysicalDrive1: WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Z3A0 SCSI Disk Device +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 85b007af3fcd70fcaf56dfde8d8d9bd7
[BSP] dc20c46a91e6a7c690b33ca34bb6662d : Windows 7/8 MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 100 Mo
1 - [XXXXXX] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 206848 | Size: 953766 Mo
User = LL1 ... OK!
Error reading LL2 MBR!

Finished : << RKreport[2]_D_04222013_02d1922.txt >>
RKreport[1]_S_04222013_02d1921.txt ; RKreport[2]_D_04222013_02d1922.txt

 

 

 

 

As stated, I am just being cautious. Sorry for all the questions, I don't know much about computers and just want to make sure.

 

Is there anything else I need to do now? Or is my pc fine now?

 

Thanks again for all your help so far, it has been fantastic!

 

Cheers.

 

Tony


Edited by Lucius31, 24 April 2013 - 01:04 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

Hi!

 

I haven't heard back for two days.

 

Am I all done here now? Is my pc all squeeky clean again? :thumbup2:

 

 

Should I uninstall all these virus tools? Can I uninstall/install every day programs again?

 

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:56 AM


Hello Lucius31

Very well done!! This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware - Please let me know if you still are having problems with your computer and what these problems are.

:Why we need to remove some of our tools:
  • Some of the tools we have used to clean your computer were made by fellow malware fighters and are very powerful and if used incorrectly or at the wronge time can make the computer an expensive paper weight.
    They are updated all the time and some of them more than once a day so by the time you are ready to use them again they will already be outdated.

    The following procedures will implement some cleanup procedures to remove these tools. It will also reset your System Restore by flushing out previous restore points and create a new restore point. It will also remove all the backups our tools may have made.
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Note** Defogger only needs to be run if it was run when we first started. If you have not already run it then skip this.
  • To re-enable your Emulation drivers, double click DeFogger to run the tool.
    • The application window will appear
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    • DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OK.
    Your Emulation drivers are now re-enabled.

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  • CF-Uninstall.png
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Please download OTCleanIt and save it to desktop. This tool will remove all the tools we used to clean your pc.
  • Double-click OTCleanIt.exe.
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  • Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.
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  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.
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Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTCleanIt attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.

About Java
  • During the cleaning process if I found that Java was installed I asked for it to be uninstalled, Many home users will not miss it. If you use OpenOffice, play online games or use business applications which require Java, Then you need to install the latest version and make sure to disable it in your web browsers.

    If an application or website requires it, you should receive a notification indicating that when you attempt to launch that application or access that website.

    Link to download latest version. - install Java

    How to disable java in your web browsers - Disable Java

:The programs you can keep:

Some of the programs that we have used would be a good idea to keep and used often in helping to keep the computer clean. I use these programs on my computer.
  • Revo Uninstaller Free - this is the uninstaller that I had you download and works allot better than add/remove in windows and has saved me more than once from corrupted installs and uninstalls

    CCleaner - This is a good program to clean out temp files, I would use this once a week or before any malware scan to remove unwanted temp files - It has a built in registry cleaner but I would leave that alone and not use any registry cleaner

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware The Gold standerd today in antimalware scanners

:Security programs:

One of the questions I am asked all the time is "What programs do you use" I have at this time 4 computers in my home and I have this setup on all 4 of them.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials - provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
  • WinPatrol As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.
  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a new and powerful anti-malware tool. It is
    totally free but for real-time protection you will have to pay a small one-time fee. We used this to help clean your computer and recomend keeping it and using often. (I have upgraded to the paid version of MBAM and I am glad I did)

    Note** If you decide to install MSE you will need to uninstall your present Antivirus
:Security awareness:


It is good security practice to change your passwords to all your online accounts on a fairly regular basis, this is especially true after an infection. Refer to this Microsoft article
Strong passwords: How to create and use them Then consider a password keeper, to keep all your passwords safe. KeePass is a small utility that allows you to manage all your passwords.


The other question I am asked all the time is "How can I prevent this from happening again." and the short answer to that is to be aware of what is out there and how to start spotting dangers.

Here are some articles that are must reads and should be read by everybody in your household that uses the internetHere is some more reading for you from some of my collegesquoted from Tech Support Forum

Conclusion

There is no such thing as ‘perfect security’. This applies to many things, not just computer systems. Using the above guide you should be able to take all the reasonable steps you can to prevent infection. However, the most important part of all this is you, the user. Surf sensibly and think before you download a file or click on a link. Take a few moments to assess the possible risks and you should be able to enjoy all the internet has to offer.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:16 PM

Hi,

 

I have followed this advice.

 

I uninstalled all the virus scanners (except Mbam + Avast) using the cleanup tool and revo.

 

Java was uninstalled because I no longer use it and I heard a lot about security issues with it.

 

Another thing I have done is uninstalled a lot of programs I no longer used (there were many) using Revo and I also used CCleaner to go in and check the registry (I did a backup of the registry just in case) for other programs I uninstalled in the past but never did so cleantly (I did this manually not just a default "fix"). While I was at it, I also went into install folders deleting program folders that weren't used (again with Revo). I also used CCleaner to clean up my msconfig startup list for things I knew and could confirm were uninstalled a long time ago. I did not touch the registry for things I did not understand, only removed things I knew were gone (and cross references program files and installed programs).

 

I took a lot of time in carefully cleaning out my pc and cleared up over 200 gigs of left over programs and I also backed up my system again and put it on a new external hard-drive. My "full" virus scans now run for only 20 minutes, instead of the 1+ hours which is also a bonus.

 

All my passwords were reset again (and I increased the length of them) and I no longer save passwords but instead enter them manually. The pc is running fine again and no longer is my email account sending out junk.

 

UAC is now always on (was always off before) and I run a virus scan with MBAM every night when I go to bed and include a boottime check with avast.

 

Thank you again for all your help, it is much appreciated.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tony


Edited by Lucius31, 26 April 2013 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

You are more than welcome tony



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