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Virtumonde, Trojan, Plmmn.exe

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#1 mr-scarface


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Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:43 AM

I had a virus removed from my virus scanner (NOD32), the file was c:\windows\system32\pmnlm.exe
NOD32 claimed that it cleaned this virus. I noticed something was wrong when a few programs were missing the .exe files - that is, when you click on the .exe, windows just browses for the file and doesn't find it. This pmnlm.exe file was set to run at startup, i checked in msconfig startup and disabled it to run at startup. Now after the virus cleansing by NOD32, the pmnlm.exe file is still there (although it's dll files aren't), and NOD32 doesn't detect it as a virus anymore. A person on this forum has had the same problem as me over here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/125409/infected-wvundo-virtumonde/

I have the same symptoms as him, even the general slowdown of the computer - programs take longer to load etc. I ran vundofix and here is the log file from it:

VundoFix V6.7.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Scan started at 12:37:21 AM 1/22/2008

Listing files found while scanning....


Beginning removal...

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkkhgde.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkkhgde.dll Could not be deleted.

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlnmp.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlnmp.ini Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlnmp.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlnmp.ini2 Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\pmnlm.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pmnlm.dll Has been deleted!

Performing Repairs to the registry.

Beginning removal...

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkkhgde.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkkhgde.dll Could not be deleted.

Performing Repairs to the registry.

VundoFix V6.7.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Scan started at 12:55:18 AM 1/22/2008

Listing files found while scanning....

VundoFix V6.7.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Scan started at 4:55:24 AM 1/22/2008

Listing files found while scanning....

Next, I checked msconfig again and now there is a file in c:\windows\system32\ssttr.exe which is set to run at system startup. In the msconfig window it's location is here: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Currentversion\Windows:Load
This looks suspicious and that pmnlm.exe file is still present.

edit: I've just ran another scan from NOD32 and it says this:
application Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.FP found in operating memory. System memory infection originated from file C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssttr.dll.

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{0BD74437-0F09-4468-97A6-81924F51D7BA}\RP249\A0037744.dll - Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.FP application

C:\VundoFix Backups\pmnlm.dll.bad - Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.FP application

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssttr.dll - Win32/Adware.Virtumonde.FP application

NOD32 claims now it deleted all 3 of those.

Here is the hijack this logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:38:03 AM, on 1/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://de.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://de.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaul...earch.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {82C75AF6-736F-4F76-A43D-2E3BDFCEFD3E} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PMNLM.DLL (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {89A1E40D-0254-4F99-B9AE-B60A2D8754A9} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkkhgde.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: FlashFXP Helper for Internet Explorer - {E5A1691B-D188-4419-AD02-90002030B8EE} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashFXP\IEFlash.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F00882F5-E0ED-42A1-9BD3-98BDE1660683} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssttr.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {149E45D8-163E-4189-86FC-45022AB2B6C9} (SpinTop DRM Control) - file://C:\Program Files\Chessmaster Challenge\Images\stg_drm.ocx
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/...b?1153448606640
O16 - DPF: {CC450D71-CC90-424C-8638-1F2DBAC87A54} (ArmHelper Control) - file://C:\Program Files\Chessmaster Challenge\Images\armhelper.ocx
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ares Chatroom server (AresChatServer) - Ares Development Group - C:\Program Files\Ares\chatServer.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: NOD32 Kernel Service (NOD32krn) - Eset - C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio UPnP Renderer 9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic Shared\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Upnp Server 9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic Shared\RoxioUpnpService9.exe
O23 - Service: LiveShare P2P Server 9 (RoxLiveShare9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exe
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 (RoxWatch9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
O23 - Service: stllssvr - MicroVision Development, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe

End of file - 6056 bytes

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#2 RichieUK


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Posted 26 January 2008 - 06:49 AM

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum mr-scarface
My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.

You’re running msconfig in Auto mode which means that you may have selectively unchecked some items in the past from starting up with Windows.
This can be bad if they’re malware, so please re-enable those startup entries by doing the following:
Click on Start>Run,type msconfig and then press Enter.
When the ‘System Configuration Utility’ opens click on the ‘Startup’ tab,make sure all the boxes are checkmarked.
Then press Apply/Ok to exit the utility.
If it asks you to restart your pc,please don’t,it‘s not necessary at this point.

Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.
This includes installing the Windows XP Recovery Console in case you have not installed it yet.

Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply.
Also post a new Hijackthis log.
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