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Possible 007guard.com Issues

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#1 krehbiel8or


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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:52 PM

I was hunting for spyware...

AVG firewall told me that wgatray.exe was trying to contact Microsoft, which I blocked.
(I still haven't figured out why I have a system process trying to contact Napster every time I power back up from Stand By mode)

so I downloaded and ran Process Explorer, which showed that I'm running some processes that I don't want (like Remote Registry - waiting for the hotfix link for that one)

Under Process Explorer, I found that one of the svchost.exe processes ( 908 if that matters ) had two UDP connections listed:

Protocol: UDP Local Address: freighter:ntp Remote Address: *.* ( btw: freighter is my machine's name )
Protocol: UDP Local Address: 007guard.com:ntp Remote Address: *.* <-- this is the one that concerned me.

I had to edit in the field names for each line since I don't know how to use blog formatting hardly.

I googled 007guard and found listings of the exe files that are installed as part of that worm. Having checked for those files, I found none installed. I also did a full system scan with AVG Internet Security last night, so I'd be a little surprised to find an infection just after that.

I checked my hosts file, and " 007guard.com" is my first entry. Is the entry shown above just a result of my hosts file? If so then all is fine, and I've got no worries. :thumbsup:

but if just a little more tech info is needed to see if I've got some weird malware, here's more info:

Hitting the "Stack" button (thread stack at the time port was opened) in Process Explorer gives me this:


Hoping that this is at least nominally clear, thanks for your help!

Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:14 PM

"I also did a full system scan with AVG Internet Security last night, so I'd be a little surprised to find an infection just after that."

I wouldn't be surprised at all. In fact you probably do. I would recommend going to the Hijack This forum and read the Preparation guide
and take it from there

Edited by garmanma, 01 February 2008 - 02:17 PM.

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