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#1 fun dave

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:29 PM

hi all,
first time poster, so be gentle with me.

on recently using my other halfs aacount on xp, i noticed a warning pop up which says something like "/C//:Windows/privacy_danger/index.htm" and asks to check the web address?? this is something that doesn't appear on my account.

it doesnt seem to stop any programs runnning, however, i did notice her desktop background had changed to one of all white; and upon attempting to alter this to the previous setting again the same warning message comes up!!!

I was going to post a hjt log, but wanted to know if it mattered who's account to run hjt in, as i am a little scepticle about using hers.

thank you for giving this your attention.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 15 April 2008 - 04:07 PM.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:59 PM

Hello fun dave and welcome.
Please follow the instructions in our tutorial for SDFix here How to use SDFix

SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
Copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt in your next reply.

Now also run this scan and get another log to post.
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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Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:45 PM

thanks for your time on this, done all as above no problems at all, same warning note appears after all scans.( it does say however, cannot find file at start of warning message, not sure if it did before??)

anyhow, here's sdfix report log:-

SDFix: Version 1.171
Run by DAVE on 16/04/2008 at 18:01

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Running From: C:\SDFix

Checking Services :


Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File

Rebooting


Checking Files :

No Trojan Files Found






Removing Temp Files

ADS Check :



Final Check :

catchme 0.3.1353.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-04-16 18:07:17
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

scanning hidden files ...


scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 3


Remaining Services :



Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"C:\\Program Files\\Call of Duty\\CoDMP.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Call of Duty\\CoDMP.exe:*:Enabled:CoDMP"
"C:\\Program Files\\WinMX\\WinMX.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\WinMX\\WinMX.exe:*:Enabled:WinMX Application"
"C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Messenger"
"C:\\Program Files\\William Hill Poker 2004\\UA.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\William Hill Poker 2004\\UA.exe:*:Disabled:UA Application"
"C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe:*:Enabled:LimeWire"
"C:\\Program Files\\RealVNC\\WinVNC\\winvnc.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\RealVNC\\WinVNC\\winvnc.exe:*:Enabled:VNC server for Win32"
"C:\\Program Files\\RealVNC\\vncviewer.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\RealVNC\\vncviewer.exe:*:Enabled:vncviewer"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dplaysvr.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dplaysvr.exe:*:Enabled:Microsoft DirectPlay Helper"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\mshta.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\mshta.exe:*:Enabled:Microsoft ® HTML Application host"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\PCHealth\\HelpCtr\\Binaries\\helpctr.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\PCHealth\\HelpCtr\\Binaries\\helpctr.exe:*:Enabled:Remote Assistance - Windows Messenger and Voice"
"C:\\StubInstaller.exe"="C:\\StubInstaller.exe:*:Enabled:LimeWire swarmed installer"
"C:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YServer.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YServer.exe:*:Enabled:Yahoo! FT Server"
"C:\\Program Files\\William Hill Poker\\UA.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\William Hill Poker\\UA.exe:*:Enabled:UA Application"
"C:\\Program Files\\Sony\\Station\\LaunchPad\\LaunchPad.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Sony\\Station\\LaunchPad\\LaunchPad.exe:*:Enabled:LaunchPad"
"C:\\Program Files\\HP\\HP Software Update\\HPWUCli.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\HP\\HP Software Update\\HPWUCli.exe:*:Enabled:HP Software Update Client"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\aloo\\half-life 2 deathmatch\\hl2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\aloo\\half-life 2 deathmatch\\hl2.exe:*:Enabled:hl2"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\aloo\\counter-strike source\\hl2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\aloo\\counter-strike source\\hl2.exe:*:Enabled:hl2"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\aloo\\day of defeat source\\hl2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\aloo\\day of defeat source\\hl2.exe:*:Enabled:hl2"
"C:\\Program Files\\Sony\\Station\\LaunchPad\\_aunchPad.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Sony\\Station\\LaunchPad\\_aunchPad.exe:*:Enabled:_aunchPad"
"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\PocketSoft\\RTPatch\\AutoRTP\\artpschd.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\PocketSoft\\RTPatch\\AutoRTP\\artpschd.exe:*:Enabled:artpschd"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msncall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msncall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.0 (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\BitTorrent_DNA\\dna.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\BitTorrent_DNA\\dna.exe:*:Enabled:DNA"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (Phone)"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dpvsetup.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dpvsetup.exe:*:Enabled:Microsoft DirectPlay Voice Test"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\rundll32.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\rundll32.exe:*:Enabled:Run a DLL as an App"
"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe:*:Enabled:Internet Explorer"
"C:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe:*:Enabled:RealPlayer"
"C:\\Program Files\\HydraIRC\\HydraIRC.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\HydraIRC\\HydraIRC.exe:*:Enabled:HydraIRC"
"C:\\Documents and Settings\\DAVE\\Local Settings\\Temp\\Rar$EX00.156\\eMule0.48a\\emule.exe"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\DAVE\\Local Settings\\Temp\\Rar$EX00.156\\eMule0.48a\\emule.exe:*:Enabled:eMule"
"C:\\Documents and Settings\\DAVE\\Local Settings\\Temp\\Rar$EX00.031\\eMule0.48a\\emule.exe"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\DAVE\\Local Settings\\Temp\\Rar$EX00.031\\eMule0.48a\\emule.exe:*:Enabled:eMule"
"C:\\Program Files\\BitComet\\BitComet.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\BitComet\\BitComet.exe:*:Enabled:BitComet - a BitTorrent Client"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\aloo\\source sdk base\\hl2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\aloo\\source sdk base\\hl2.exe:*:Enabled:hl2"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\Steam.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\Steam.exe:*:Enabled:Steam"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msncall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msncall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.0 (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (Phone)"

Remaining Files :


File Backups: - C:\SDFix\backups\backups.zip

Files with Hidden Attributes :

Wed 7 Sep 2005 4,348 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\DRMv1.bak"
Thu 22 Feb 2007 0 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv02.tmp"

Finished!



and heres the mbam log:-

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11
Database version: 636

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 32735
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 21 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 7
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3b74dcf8-de41-4727-aaea-dc986e3c4b2b} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{67609650-1907-48f1-883c-c6de90faf39e} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{53d6fd57-e9ac-46e8-9c47-6fa38b5e5f91} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{d57f9737-fae6-4947-a482-8133fe345566} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{569cc46d-48ef-4e27-8046-029536d84c57} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Tools (Trojan.Zlob) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Messenger Service (Trojan.Zlob) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


TAHNKS AGAIN FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:03 PM

Hello again,Please run these 2 scans and post logs.

Set your system to show all files.
Navigate to Start | My Computer | Tools | Folder Options.
Select the View tab. Under the "Hidden Files and Folders" heading, select "Show hidden files and folders".
Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types
Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
Click Yes to confirm.


Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
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.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

Now:
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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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 or Opers browser click that browser 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
.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.

Please ask any needed questions,post 2 logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.

Edited by boopme, 16 April 2008 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:13 PM

hi boopme,

followed all instructions, and message still there;just may have jumped the gun a little.

after i ran the smitfraud fix prog, i assumed the text file would be saved, and i cannot find it now!!! :thumbsup:
also smitfraud has created a desktop folder with all sorts of .exe icons (is this normal)

however, here is the super antispy log:-

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 04/17/2008 at 08:52 PM

Application Version : 4.0.1154

Core Rules Database Version : 3440
Trace Rules Database Version: 1432

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:47:17

Memory items scanned : 166
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5383
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 100548
File threats detected : 0

one more thing, (sorry for bordering on rudeness now) is it ok to delete all the spy/malware removal progs yet??

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:51 PM

The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:10 PM

cherrs got it. :thumbsup:


SmitFraudFix v2.314

Scan done at 21:10:25.09, 17/04/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\DAVE\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

Process

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe

hosts


C:\


C:\WINDOWS


C:\WINDOWS\system


C:\WINDOWS\Web


C:\WINDOWS\system32


C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles


C:\Documents and Settings\DAVE


C:\Documents and Settings\DAVE\Application Data


Start Menu


C:\DOCUME~1\DAVE\FAVORI~1


Desktop


C:\Program Files


Corrupted keys


Desktop Components



IEDFix
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:02 PM

Ok now you can remove the things you want to. Keep the SAS and Mbam links handy they are good tools.

Now you should Set 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 System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. 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 D Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Then 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 18 April 2008 - 11:03 AM

thanks for making my pc a little quicker, warning message still appears though.

Set your system to show all files.
Navigate to Start | My Computer | Tools | Folder Options.
Select the View tab. Under the "Hidden Files and Folders" heading, select "Show hidden files and folders".
Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types
Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
Click Yes to confirm.


i assume i need to redo the above??

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:35 PM

Correct ,reset to hide
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 12:33 PM

found a quick fix for this problem:-

go to- START/CONTROL PANEL/DISPLAY/DESKTOP/CUSTOMISE DESKTOP/WEB and there i deleted a checked box which read "privacy" and re-checked my homepage box.

sorry i cannot be any help to anyone reading this thread as to where and how this "infection" came about; and indeed how to remove it properly.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:39 PM

Thanks for that info.
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