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Unknown Or Recognised Shell-extension

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#1 mrnsb


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:44 PM

I recently contracted an infection that included such things a Virtumundo and Smitfraud, all of which could be easily (sort of) removed with various tools on the internet & reading through forums. However I found that even after removing these there was still something that was kicking iexplore.exe processes off in the background, hidden as children of an svchost.exe process. After hacking around a little I found a couple of .dlls that were being loaded as delay loaded shell objects; these were not recognised Symatic AV, Kasperov online scaner nor typical anti-spyware apps (spybot, AdAware et al). I've removed these from Window's loading, and resolved so far as I can tell my problems - but I've retained the binaries & hijackthis log should it be useful to any one.

The binaries themselves are packed with PEC2 (PE compact 2?) and interestingly have the GUID part of their path embeded as the last few bytes of the binaries; plus I wouldn't have expected them to be running out of the c:\windows\installer directory.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:55, on 2008-02-20
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXNSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClntUsr.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\nsb\Desktop\catchme.exe
C:\Program Files\Xming\XLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\Xming\Xming.exe
C:\Program Files\Xming\plink.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AClntUsr] C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClntUsr.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: PHASE 26 USB ControlPanel.lnk.disabled
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
O21 - SSODL: BootRam - {5349611e-2454-4c32-95b7-e1b87f8e549d} - C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{5349611e-2454-4c32-95b7-e1b87f8e549d}\BootRam.dll
O21 - SSODL: zip - {847bb3ec-aaf2-4859-b67f-30c4e551acfa} - C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{847bb3ec-aaf2-4859-b67f-30c4e551acfa}\zip.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Altiris Client Service (AClient) - Altiris, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClient.exe
O23 - Service: AeXNSAgent32 - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\AeXNSAgent32.exe
O23 - Service: Altiris Agent (AeXNSClient) - Altiris, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXNSAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: Usage History Scanning Service (DGScan) - Verdasys, Inc. - C:\PROGRAM FILES\DGAGENT\\DGScan.exe
O23 - Service: Usage History Monitor (DGService) - Verdasys, Inc. - C:\PROGRAM FILES\DGAGENT\DGService.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: ProtexisLicensing - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - CACE Technologies - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: SigmaTel Audio Service (STacSV) - SigmaTel, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\StacSV.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: Broadcom Wireless LAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE

End of file - 7030 bytes

nb: as this is from a corporate machine I've removed identifying entries.

Please tell me if the binaries are likely to be of interest & where to upload them. Thanks.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:54 AM

Yup, you have some interesting infections.

Please download SmitfraudFix
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.

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