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Help! Can't Get Rid Of Fake Windows Security Center!


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#1 Colt636

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 02:49 AM

Last friday my computer was infected with some serious spyware. I wasn't able to access my control panel, my background was changed to a spyware warning, and I kept getting popups telling me I had spyware on my computer and go to go these websites to buy spyware software. Through reading forums such as these I was able to remove most of those programs and regain control(mostly) of my computer. My problem right now has to do with a false windows security center which shows itself as a small red shield in my system tray. When I click on it a security center pops up that looks exactly like the one provided by microsoft in windows, except instead of providing options like windows update and turning on your windows firewall it wants you to install ultimate defender, ultimate cleaner, and winifixer. All of which are programs I know will put me right back to where I was when all this started. I need to get rid of this false security center as it keeps popping up with warnings that one of its programs are not installed, and asks me to install them.

Now I am not sure if it is related, but if I run any peice of microsoft software such as IE, any office software, or outlook I get a windows installer window come up acting like it is installing something. I have to cancel it several times to make it go away, and I cannot seem to find the source of the program that keeps attempting to install itself. If anyone has any insight as to how to rid myself of these problems I am very much open to suggestions. Highjack this logs are available upon request.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:59 AM

Please print out and follow the generic instructions for using "SmitfraudFix". Make sure you scroll down to Clean and perform the steps where you reboot in "Safe Mode" and run option #2.
-- If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously, please delete that version and download it again as the tool is frequently updated!
-- If using Windows Vista be sure to Run As Administrator
-- 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 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Acan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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#3 Colt636

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:56 PM

Here is the requested log

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.10
Database version: 591

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 34550
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 24 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 4
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 26

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\affri (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\affltid (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\The Weather Channel (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad\iSecurity (Rouge.ISecurity) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{f710fa10-2031-3106-8872-93a2b5c5c620} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\g]eeV\mWhjlnspB (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ADP (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\Sysmnt (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\Sysmnt\Ssmgr.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\avifile32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\avisynthex32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\aviwrap32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\browserad.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\changeurl_30.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\msa64chk.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\msapasrc.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\123messenger.per (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\ntnut.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\shdocpe.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\shdocpl.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\winsb.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\system32\MSNSA32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\system32\shdocpe.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\apphelp32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\asferror32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\asycfilt32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\athprxy32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\ati2dvaa32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\ati2dvag32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\audiosrv32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\autodisc32.dll (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\licencia.txt (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\telefonos.txt (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINNT\textos.txt (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:14 PM

Also please the Smitdfraud report.
The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt .

How is the PC now?
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:05 PM

Also please the Smitdfraud report.
The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt .

How is the PC now?


The false security center is gone, but I am still getting a windows installer box coming up whenever I open IE or any microsoft office program.

Thanks for all the help so far. :thumbsup:



SmitFraudFix v2.309

Scan done at 12:48:13.54, Sat 04/05/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Athlon64\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in safe mode

Process

C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\userinit.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\cmd.exe

hosts


C:\


C:\WINNT


C:\WINNT\system


C:\WINNT\Web


C:\WINNT\system32


C:\WINNT\system32\LogFiles


C:\Documents and Settings\Athlon64


C:\Documents and Settings\Athlon64\Application Data


Start Menu


C:\DOCUME~1\Athlon64\FAVORI~1


Desktop


C:\Program Files


Corrupted keys


Desktop Components



IEDFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


VACFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


Sharedtaskscheduler
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


AppInit_DLLs
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
"appinit_dlls"=""


Winlogon
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Userinit"="C:\\WINNT\\system32\\userinit.exe,"
"System"=""


Rustock



DNS

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{23413999-2069-48FB-B7A9-58E0BA24C1A3}: DhcpNameServer=68.87.72.130 68.87.77.130
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{DD528D14-E107-419D-BA98-89145D5FF000}: DhcpNameServer=68.94.156.1 66.73.20.40
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{23413999-2069-48FB-B7A9-58E0BA24C1A3}: DhcpNameServer=68.87.72.130 68.87.77.130
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{DD528D14-E107-419D-BA98-89145D5FF000}: DhcpNameServer=68.94.156.1 66.73.20.40
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{23413999-2069-48FB-B7A9-58E0BA24C1A3}: DhcpNameServer=68.87.72.130 68.87.77.130
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{DD528D14-E107-419D-BA98-89145D5FF000}: DhcpNameServer=68.94.156.1 66.73.20.40
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=68.94.156.1 66.73.20.40
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=68.94.156.1 66.73.20.40
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=68.94.156.1 66.73.20.40


Scanning for wininet.dll infection


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#6 boopme

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:33 AM

Hi is all Ok here?
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