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I Think I Have A Vundo Variant And Some Type Of Malware Cryp_tap? Help!


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#1 danzsyco

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:45 PM

Hello I have PCcillan on my computer and it keeps scanning up vundo-variant and then some virus called cryp_tap?? i am unfamiliar with either and I don't know how to get rid of it because my anti-virus isn't cleaning it, I also ran superantispyware and that doesn't seem to catch it either, I am somewhat computer savvy and one of the things is in System 32..seems to be where most virus/malware go, however it won't let me delete it. anyway any help would be greatly appreciated!! thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:20 PM

Please follow the the instructions for using Vundofix in BC's self-help tutorial: "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection".
-- If using Windows Vista be sure to Run As Administrator.

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.

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 the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 28 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

Mostly fixed i think :flowers: here is the log from Superantispyware

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 02/28/2008 at 03:55 PM

Application Version : 3.9.1008

Core Rules Database Version : 3411
Trace Rules Database Version: 1403

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:02:00

Memory items scanned : 310
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6734
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 85102
File threats detected : 0


only one problem, when i rebooted in normal mode when my desktop screen came up an error with the red button with a x in it came up saying: "Error Loading c:\windows\system32\ elrmwyqf.dll the specific module could not be found" then with an option to click ok... that particular file was the cryp_tap virus that was deleted, why would it be doing this? other than that I haven't gotten an notices from PC cillan that my computer is infected!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:27 PM

Can you post the vundofix.txt results?

The "Cannot find...", "Could not run..." or "Error loading..." message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up.

When Windows loads, it looks for any files associated with registry entries for programs that are set to run at startup. If the file was removed but not the registry entry, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.

To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.
  • Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if your not sure how to do this.)
  • Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
  • Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
  • When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
  • Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.
  • Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
  • Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:48 PM

Oops sorry forgot to post the vundofix :thumbsup: - here it is and I am doing the next steps right now.


VundoFix V6.5.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is 1.5.0.6
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Java version is 1.5.0.11

Scan started at 10:40:26 AM 8/8/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

C:\windows\system32\bxmosfre.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccbeg.bak1
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccbeg.bak2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccbeg.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccbeg.ini2
C:\windows\system32\cjjpvsbe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\efccdax.dll
C:\windows\system32\erfsomxb.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gebcc.dll
C:\windows\system32\gvnnoxtn.dll
C:\windows\system32\ntxonnvg.ini
C:\windows\system32\rifuabwu.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rncrxshl.dll
C:\windows\system32\rpfhowio.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uwbaufir.dll
C:\windows\system32\wkgaxhpb.exe
C:\windows\system32\wucpgbmv.exe

Beginning removal...

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\bxmosfre.dll
C:\windows\system32\bxmosfre.dll Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccbeg.bak1
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccbeg.bak1 Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccbeg.bak2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccbeg.bak2 Has been deleted!

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

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

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\cjjpvsbe.exe
C:\windows\system32\cjjpvsbe.exe Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\erfsomxb.ini
C:\windows\system32\erfsomxb.ini Has been deleted!

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

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\gvnnoxtn.dll
C:\windows\system32\gvnnoxtn.dll Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\ntxonnvg.ini
C:\windows\system32\ntxonnvg.ini Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\rifuabwu.ini
C:\windows\system32\rifuabwu.ini Has been deleted!

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

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\rpfhowio.exe
C:\windows\system32\rpfhowio.exe Has been deleted!

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

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\wkgaxhpb.exe
C:\windows\system32\wkgaxhpb.exe Has been deleted!

Attempting to delete C:\windows\system32\wucpgbmv.exe
C:\windows\system32\wucpgbmv.exe Has been deleted!

Performing Repairs to the registry.
Done!

VundoFix V6.5.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is 1.5.0.6
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Java version is 1.5.0.11

Scan started at 4:14:27 PM 8/8/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

No infected files were found.


VundoFix V6.5.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is 1.5.0.6
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Java version is 1.5.0.11

Scan started at 4:22:36 PM 8/8/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

No infected files were found.


VundoFix V6.5.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is 1.5.0.6
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Java version is 1.5.0.11

Scan started at 8:54:20 AM 11/8/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

No infected files were found.


VundoFix V6.5.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is 1.5.0.6
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Java version is 1.5.0.11

Scan started at 11:24:27 AM 2/22/2008

Listing files found while scanning....

No infected files were found.


VundoFix V6.5.7

Checking Java version...

Java version is 1.5.0.6
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Java version is 1.5.0.11

Scan started at 9:16:41 AM 2/27/2008

Listing files found while scanning....

No infected files were found.


VundoFix V6.7.10

Checking Java version...

Java version is 1.5.0.6
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Scan started at 12:42:00 PM 2/28/2008

Listing files found while scanning....

C:\WINDOWS\system32\elrmwyqf.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fqywmrle.ini

Beginning removal...

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

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

Performing Repairs to the registry.
Done!

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:54 PM

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. That's probably how you came to be infected in the first place. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE)6 Update 4...allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform: "Windows".
  • Select your Language: "English".
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • Click Continue and the page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u4-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.
Then if there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:27 PM

I think we have a winner!! no error messages, new Java, and system restore done. I think you did it! thanks a million!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:37 PM

Your welcome.

To protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
"Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
"How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
"Best Practices - Internet Safety for 2008".
"Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
"IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings".
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