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Almost Rid Of Zlob And Its Downloaded Trojans


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#1 Ken01

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:14 PM

It's been almost a month since Zlob got on my system through a fake codec.

With the help of forums like this one, I managed (really, within a few days) to stop its visible symptoms. If I didn't check my ZoneAlarm log, I'd think I was completely rid of it (or, more likely, a trojan it downloaded). Doing so involved reinstalling Windows XP among other things, but visible symptoms were nonexistent (it was not a reformat, so I could keep my program data but had to reinstall some of the programs).

However, I can't quite get totally rid of it. The way I know I'm not is that my ZoneAlarm logs show programs trying to access yourprivacyguard.com and adwareremover2007.com. The first is the site it tried to fool me into using-- where its shortcuts pointed. I was smart enough to recognize that if I wake up to a computer suddenly full of viruses and these new icons to "remove" it appear, that they clearly are part of the infection. The other I understand as used interchangeably with the first.

Anyway, I put both sites into the "blocked" zone, where they remain. However, the program logs show programs trying to access the sites.

I've even isolated the problem application, which is ZoneAlarm's update client ("UpdClient.exe"), as it's always the first program to try to reach those sites. Reinstalling ZoneAlarm (to the point I had to re-input my serial number) didn't change this. I'm guessing there's some component that is messing with ZA's updater that is still installed.

HJT logs checked automatically at hijackthis.de are always clean. I've checked my registry for nameserver location changes, and those always seem to be clean. I run the free versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, and SuperAntiSpyware and early on they each found bits and pieces of infection, but no longer. I have run SmitFraudFix and had it clean the registry, and CCleaner for good measure. I cleaned the registry so much that I screwed up my computer and had to do a second full resinstall.

When I clean cookies and cache, the access attempts usually go away, until ZA tries again to update itself and tries to contact one of the sites in question and may well indeed contact some other related site that isn't specifically blocked.

One alternative would be to uninstall ZA and buy another firewall; and that is my last resort but I'd rather not spend for another firewall when I already have one that's considered at least reasonably good and that I know very well how to work.

Is there any specific component I should be concerned with, that might be causing this?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:02 PM

HJT logs checked automatically at hijackthis.de are always clean

HijackThis is an advanced enumerator (similar in some respects to a registry editor) that is used to display certain of the Windows registry where the majority of malware reside. HijackThis will scan these areas of your system and then create a log to help diagnose the presence of undetected malware in known hiding places. Using HijackThis requires advanced knowledge about the Windows Operating System. Most of the log entries are required to run a computer and removing essential ones can potentially cause serious damage such as loss of Internet connectivity or problems with your operating system which could preventing it from starting. HijackThis relies on trained experts to interpret the log entries and determine what needs to be fixed.

Online HijackThis analyzers work in a similar manner but rely on the user's ability to interpret the results and determine what needs to be fixed. However, they often provide misleading and/or questionable results. In my experience, they DO NOT always identify all the malware or all the files properly. They sometimes list legitimate files as bad and bad files as legitimate. They sometimes show entries with no file (file missing) as bad when that is not always the case.

Although these sites are open to the public, the user needs to know what they are doing and how to research the displayed log entries before using the original HijackThis application to fix anything. If you do not have advanced knowledge about computers or training in malware investigation, you should NOT fix anything with these analyzers without consulting a expert as to what to fix. Using this tool incorrectly could adversely impact your system.

If your using Win XP or 2000, please print out and follow the generic instructions for using "SmitfraudFix".
(If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously, please delete that version and download it again as the tool is frequently updated!)
-- If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move smitfraudFix.exe to the root of the system drive (usually C:\), and run it from there.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under "General and Startup", make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 12:34 AM

Did it all. We'll see what happens.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:55 AM

Can you post the SAS log results please?
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:03 AM

Can you post the SAS log results please?


Here it is (and yes I did the quick scan as I had run the full scan using SAS the last night as I slept although not in Safe Mode; to have run it in Safe Mode right then would have locked me out of my computer for the entire evening. However, I am about to go to bed for the night tonight and will run the full scan in safe mode as I sleep; better NOT to be connected when I'm away from the computer, especially as McAfee's SiteAdvisor was trying today to connect to the yourprivacyguard address.

The only other change I made from the instructions was to have SAS scan for tracking cookies rather than having ATF Cleaner remove all cookies, because it isn't just passwords I'd lose with cookies but usernames as well. I checked to clean all and then unselected cookies. But then I activated SAS' scanning for tracking cookies and as I sleep tonight I will run a full SAS scan in Safe Mode.

Here's the "quick" SAS scan result, and I'll post the "full" SAS scan result (which will be made from safe mode) tomorrow:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 12/13/2007 at 00:23 AM

Application Version : 3.9.1008

Core Rules Database Version : 3353
Trace Rules Database Version: 1352

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:41:24

Memory items scanned : 167
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 616
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 81526
File threats detected : 2

Adware.Tracking Cookie
D:\Documents and Settings\KP\Cookies\kp@path.pureadstracking[1].txt
D:\Documents and Settings\KP\Cookies\kp@atwola[1].txt

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 06:43 AM

Ok. The quick scan only found some tracking cookies. Also after the Full scan please provide a summary of any problems you are still having.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:19 PM

The full scan found nothing at all, the tracking cookies having been removed before:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 12/14/2007 at 05:26 AM

Application Version : 3.9.1008

Core Rules Database Version : 3353
Trace Rules Database Version: 1352

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:12:45

Memory items scanned : 169
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 3964
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 112210
File threats detected : 0

I also "killed" in ZA a process which might have been a fake SiteAdv (although SAS, if it has its signature and it is a fake SiteAdv, should still have found it, as ZA won't let it run but it is still on my computer; the suspicion of it being fake is that there's another SiteAdv install that is recognized as McAfee's and this one was listed as "Unknown" in origin-- I think I noted that in MSConfig).

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:13 PM

Can you provide the specific file name for this process and where is it located (file path) at on your system?

Please follow the the instructions for using Vundofix in BC's self-help tutorial: "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection".

After running VundoFix, a text file named vundofix.txt will have automatically been saved to the root of the system drive, usually at C:\vundofix.txt. Please copy & paste the contents of that text file into your next reply.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 05:11 PM

Can you provide the specific file name for this process and where is it located (file path) at on your system?

Please follow the the instructions for using Vundofix in BC's self-help tutorial: "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection".

After running VundoFix, a text file named vundofix.txt will have automatically been saved to the root of the system drive, usually at C:\vundofix.txt. Please copy & paste the contents of that text file into your next reply.


Wow, it is gone from the computer, apparently being removed when I used the other steps above to remove temp folders (again, exempting cookies but otherwise having ATF Cleaner clean out temp folders). The former path, listed in ZA, looks suspicious (I'm fairly computer savvy, although obviously not nearly as virus/spyware savvy as the veterans on this site): D:\Documents and Settings\KP\Local Settings\Temp\SiteAdv.exe. (D: is the system drive.)

Any .exe file operating from a Temp folder is very suspicious.

What looks like the real SiteAdvisor is located at: D:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6712\SiteAdv.exe.

I'll use the other link you gave me later on.

Edited by Ken01, 14 December 2007 - 05:13 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2007 - 06:22 PM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file which you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 09:40 PM

Vundofix scanned and found nothing.

So far so good with a lack of program alerts in the ZA log, although I haven't let the UpdClient for ZA run, which has often started them (I'm using the free versions of AVG right now for antivirus and resident antispyware, so ZA's antivirus isn't even running and its spyware engine can't update but isn't the only engine in memory).

I guess I'll have to at some point click the button to update the signatures, and if I then start seeing in the log programs starting to try to access sites I've blocked as spy sites then throw on the internet lock, make a HJT log and post it in the appropriate forum, and use ATF Cleaner to clean the temp directories where whatever is doing the dirty work is likely parked.

If instead, I can update them and allow autoupdate as well, with still no incidents, I might finally be clean.

Side note: Spybot S&D ran a scheduled scan overnight, and did find several things including registry problems, although they all had green checkmarks when I saw them, meaning (I took it) that it repaired them automatically.

Edited as I found the list of fixes:


--- Report generated: 2007-12-15 08:52 ---

Common Dialogs: [SBI $61F39AC8] History (2 files) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU

Log: [SBI $61F39AC8] Activity: SchedLgU.Txt (Backup file, fixed)
D:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt

Log: [SBI $61F39AC8] Install: setupact.log (Backup file, fixed)
D:\WINDOWS\setupact.log

Log: [SBI $61F39AC8] Shutdown: System32\wbem\logs\wbemess.log (Backup file, fixed)
D:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\logs\wbemess.log

Log: [SBI $61F39AC8] Shutdown: System32\wbem\logs\wmiprov.log (Backup file, fixed)
D:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\logs\wmiprov.log

Internet Explorer: [SBI $0BC7B918] User agent (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent

Internet Explorer: [SBI $0BC7B918] User agent (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent

Internet Explorer: [SBI $0BC7B918] User agent (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent

Internet Explorer: [SBI $0BC7B918] User agent (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent

Internet Explorer: [SBI $0BC7B918] User agent (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent

MS Media Player: [SBI $D8642806] Application data file (global) () (File, fixed)
D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Index\wmplibrary_v_0_12.db

MS Media Player: [SBI $5C51E349] Client ID (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Settings\Client ID

MS Media Player: [SBI $5C51E349] Client ID (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Settings\Client ID

MS Media Player: [SBI $5C51E349] Client ID (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Settings\Client ID

MS Media Player: [SBI $5C51E349] Client ID (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Settings\Client ID

MS Media Player: [SBI $5C51E349] Client ID (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Settings\Client ID

MS Direct3D: [SBI $7FB7B83F] Most recent application (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D\MostRecentApplication\Name

MS DirectDraw: [SBI $EB49D5AF] Most recent application (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\MostRecentApplication\Name

MS Regedit: [SBI $C3B62FC1] Recent open key (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\LastKey

Windows: [SBI $1E4E2003] Drivers installation paths (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Installation Sources

Windows Explorer: [SBI $A2C7B3CD] Recent wallpaper list (493 files) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpaper\MRU

Windows Explorer: [SBI $7308A845] Run history (2 files) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU

Windows Explorer: [SBI $2026AFB6] User Assistant history IE (1 files) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{5E6AB780-7743-11CF-A12B-00AA004AE837}\Count

Windows Explorer: [SBI $6107D172] User Assistant history files (24 files) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9}\Count

Windows Explorer: [SBI $B7EBA926] Last visited history (2 files) (Registry key, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $37AAEDE6] Computer name (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\ComputerName

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $37AAEDE6] Computer name (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\ComputerName

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $37AAEDE6] Computer name (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\ComputerName

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $CAA58B6E] Unique ID (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\UniqueID

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $CAA58B6E] Unique ID (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\UniqueID

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $CAA58B6E] Unique ID (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\UniqueID

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $BACCD0DA] Volume serial number (Registry value, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\VolumeSerialNumber

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $BACCD0DA] Volume serial number (Registry value, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-854245398-329068152-839522115-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\VolumeSerialNumber

Windows Media SDK: [SBI $BACCD0DA] Volume serial number (Registry value, fixed)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows Media\WMSDK\General\VolumeSerialNumber

Cache: Cache (5) (Cache, fixed)


History: History (3) (History, fixed)


Cookie: Cookie (20) (Cookie, fixed)


Congratulations!: No immediate threats were found. ()



--- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.5 (build: 20070830) ---

2007-08-31 blindman.exe (1.0.0.6)
2007-08-31 SDMain.exe (1.0.0.4)
2007-08-31 SDUpdate.exe (1.0.6.4)
2007-08-31 SDWinSec.exe (1.0.0.8)
2007-08-31 SpybotSD.exe (1.5.1.15)
2007-08-31 TeaTimer.exe (1.5.0.9)
2007-11-27 unins000.exe (51.46.0.0)
2007-08-31 Update.exe (1.4.0.5)
2007-08-31 advcheck.dll (1.5.3.0)
2007-04-02 aports.dll (2.1.0.0)
2007-04-02 DelZip179.dll (1.79.5.3)
2007-08-31 SDHelper.dll (1.5.0.8)
2007-08-31 Tools.dll (2.1.2.0)
2007-12-12 Includes\Cookies.sbi (*)
2007-10-31 Includes\Dialer.sbi
2007-12-12 Includes\DialerC.sbi
2007-11-07 Includes\Hijackers.sbi (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\HijackersC.sbi (*)
2007-10-04 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\KeyloggersC.sbi (*)
2004-11-29 Includes\LSP.sbi (*)
2007-11-07 Includes\Malware.sbi (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\MalwareC.sbi (*)
2007-10-24 Includes\PUPS.sbi (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\PUPSC.sbi (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\Revision.sbi (*)
2007-05-30 Includes\Security.sbi (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\SecurityC.sbi (*)
2007-11-07 Includes\Spybots.sbi (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\SpybotsC.sbi (*)
2007-11-06 Includes\Tracks.uti (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\Trojans.sbi (*)
2007-12-12 Includes\TrojansC.sbi (*)
2008-12-24 Plugins\TCPIPAddress.dll

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:39 PM

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:47 PM

Well, after a fairly long dormant period, the attempts to contact yourprivacyguard.com came back. Seamonkey (the Mozilla Suite continuation I use as my usual browser because I like the "look and feel" of Netscape, and it's the closest to an updated Netscape), started trying to contact that site.

I made a HJT log-- which I'll post in the proper forum if asked-- went to Safe Mode, used ATF Cleaner to clean out my Temp folders, ran Spybot S&D (which had found previous problems but found none this time), then left Safe Mode, put on the Internet Lock, and ran a scan by AVG Anti-Spyware free, which I hadn't yet had scan, though I have been keeping it memory resident. AVG found some crap, including one high rated threat. I didn't bother with SAS as it didn't find anything in a full scan before. Maybe AVG found the final trojans; but to be honest, I'll bet there's still more.

I hadn't realized that by default AVG doesn't generate reports, but the High level infection it found was "Backdoor.IPProtect." I've deleted that, and have quarantined the "medium" threats, which all began with "Adware," which is an annoyance but generally not so serious as I understand Adware-- and I hadn't noticed Adware anyway (no popups that didn't seem to come from the site I visited, except the day I had the major Zlob breakout over a month ago). Even those, though, are quarantined so as to be deactivated.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:44 AM

I'm not finding any info on Backdoor.IPProtect. Did your AVG scan provide a specific file name associated with this malware threat and if so, where is it located (full file path) at on your system?

For future reference, be sure to print out and follow these AVG Anti-Spyware Scan Instructions.

Delete the malware in quarantine and rerun the smitfraudfix tool. It has been updated since you first used ran it so delete that version and download the most current, then follow the instructions previously provided.

Then download SDFix by AndyManchesta and save it to your desktop.
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When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
  • (this is the drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix).
  • DO NOT use it just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Open the SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
  • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
  • It will remove any Trojan Services or Registry Entries found then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
  • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
  • When the PC restarts, the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
  • Once the desktop icons load, the SDFix report will open on screen and also save a copy into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • Copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
-- If this error message is displayed when running SDFix: "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator. Press any key to continue..."
Please go to Start Menu > Run > and copy/paste the following line:
%systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\swreg IMPORT %systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\Enable_Command_Prompt.reg
Press Ok and then run SDFix again.

-- If the Command Prompt window flashes on then off again on XP or Win 2000, please go to Start Menu > Run > and copy/paste the following line:
%systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\FixPath.exe /Q
Reboot and then run SDFix again.

-- If SDFix still does not run, check the %comspec% variable. Right-click My Computer > click Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables and check that the ComSpec variable points to cmd.exe.
%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:15 PM

Okay, done and here's the SDFix report. It didn't seem that it found much to fix, although it did point to a .dll file that was hidden that I won't touch without guidance but could potentially mean something....


SDFix: Version 1.119

Run by KP on Wed 12/19/2007 at 07:59 PM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Running From: D:\SDFix

Safe Mode:
Checking Services:


Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File

Rebooting...


Normal Mode:
Checking Files:

No Trojan Files Found





Removing Temp Files...

ADS Check:

D:\WINDOWS
No streams found.

D:\WINDOWS\system32
No streams found.

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
No streams found.

D:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
No streams found.



Final Check:

catchme 0.3.1333.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2007-12-19 20:06:51
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0


Remaining Services:
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Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"D:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"="D:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe:*:Enabled:iTunes"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"

Remaining Files:
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Files with Hidden Attributes:

Sat 7 Dec 2002 64,512 A..H. --- "D:\My Documents\DACH100.DLL"
Sun 19 Sep 2004 0 A..H. --- "D:\My Documents\_WRL0001.TMP"
Sat 7 Dec 2002 64,512 A..H. --- "D:\Documents and Settings\KP\My Documents\DACH100.DLL"
Sun 19 Sep 2004 0 A..H. --- "D:\Documents and Settings\KP\My Documents\_WRL0001.TMP"
Mon 10 Dec 2007 0 A.SH. --- "D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp"
Fri 16 Nov 2007 0 A.SH. --- "D:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp"

Finished!




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