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#1 dewittk

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:21 PM

My computer was hijacked sometime around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday May 5.
The virus protection I was using failed to prevent the hijack and since it was at
the end of its subscription period, I replaced it with another product. Between
running virus checks, using HiJackThis and removing things per your database,
most of the virus have been removed. I believe one remains.

I think I have an ActiveX virus or AdWare that is redirecting my Internet Browser
to other web sites. Redirection is about every 10 minutes, so I would rank the
redirection as annoying, but not damaging. The destinations are usually to
sales and advertisement sites.

The virus product does not identify the module, but I believe I can identify the
culprit by date, comparing machine configuration to my wife's computer, and
because I can temporarily remove the symptoms.

First the name of the module is C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\khfGVLcb.dll;
it was created on 5/11/2008 at 4:05 p.m.

I can disable the virus from boot-to-boot from IE7's menu:
TOOLS->Manage Add-Ons->Enable or Disable Add-Ons;
then I disable khfGVLcb.dll. After that, I don't experience any redirections.
After I reboot Windows, the problem reappears.

I downloaded a program from Microsoft (from the SysInternals.Com collection) named AUTORUNS.

The product displays this module under the following TABS:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
{6CBB66EE-8750-4DB7-80A0-26BBCF1F08BF} c:\windows\system32\khfgvlcb.dll

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\Authentication Packages
c:\windows\system32\khfGVLcb c:\windows\system32\khfgvlcb.dll

Most of the entries displayed by AUTORUNS usually have vendor or product information and
more detailed information is displayed when the item is selected. khfGVLcb.dll has no distinguishing
detail. The absence of this detail makes me suspect it as MALWARE.

When I try to disable the module from AUTORUNS, a new entry is immediately created under
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\Authentication Packages.
There are currently five entries; one is always enabled.

When I try to rename the module, a standard pop-up says
"Cannot rename khfGVLcd.dll: it is being used by another person or program".

I can repeat this in Safe Mode, but I get the same results.

There is no information on khfGVLcb when I google it.

I could sure use some help from someone who knows what I should do next. Thanks.



HijackThis Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:56:33 PM, on 5/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
c:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\FolderSize\FolderSizeSvc.exe
c:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\ooRexx\rxapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
c:\windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
c:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
c:\windows\LTMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\MEDIC\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\WinSSUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\OUTLOOK.EXE
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Loader\aolload.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\My_Data\SoftwareInstallation\Sysinternals\Autoruns\autoruns.exe
C:\Program Files\KeePass Password Safe\KeePass.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Road Runner High Speed Online
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O1 - Hosts: xxx.xx.xx.xxx xxxxx
O1 - Hosts: xxx.xx.xx.xxx xxxxx (I manually x'd out for security reasons; they were correct)
O1 - Hosts: xxx.xx.xx.xx xxxxx
O1 - Hosts: xxx.xx.xx.xxx xxxxx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KBD] C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USB] C:\WINDOWS\system32\usb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LTMSG] LTMSG.exe 7
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SonicFocus] "C:\Program Files\Sonic Focus\SFIGUI\SFIGUI.EXE" BOOT
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPHSend] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\IPHSend\IPHSend.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DiskeeperSystray] "C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMONTRAY] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imontray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MEDIC] "C:\Program Files\MEDIC\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P MEDIC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [itype] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OneCareUI] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit (User 'Default user')
O4 - S-1-5-18 Startup: AutoPlay.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - .DEFAULT Startup: AutoPlay.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: AutoPlay.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Windows Desktop Search.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: KeePasser - {C8C06F74-3F06-44a3-BD56-75C39C44973F} - C:\Program Files\KeePass\IE\keepasser.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - c:\windows\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - c:\windows\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.audible.com
O16 - DPF: {01111C00-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com ActionRunner Class) - http://help.rr.com/Foundrysdccommon/download/tgctlar.cab
O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com Configuration Class) - http://activation.rr.com/install/downloads/tgctlcm.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=39204
O16 - DPF: {5ed80217-570b-4da9-bf44-be107c0ec166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - http://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/...lscbase9563.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...b?1198067214015
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftu...b?1208651987778
O16 - DPF: {88D969C0-F192-11D4-A65F-0040963251E5} (XML DOM Document 4.0) -
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0000-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.0) -
O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://opentechsystems.webex.com/client/T2...bex/ieatgpc.cab
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: DHDTIIRD - Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com - C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\DHDTIIRD.exe
O23 - Service: Diskeeper - Executive Software International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
O23 - Service: Folder Size (FolderSize) - Brio - C:\Program Files\FolderSize\FolderSizeSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® Active Monitor (imonNT) - Intel Corp. - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - c:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PRLBSS - Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com - C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\PRLBSS.exe
O23 - Service: RXAPI - Rexx Language Association - C:\Program Files\ooRexx\rxapi.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

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#2 dewittk

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:58 PM

I consider this problem resolved. My antivirus software asked to clean a VUNDO virus. The next time I booted my PC, the DLL file I was concerned about disappeared. I googled VUNDO along with LSA and found references to certain strains of the VUNDO virus using LSASS to establish itself. Finding the module's name registered under HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\Authentication Packages was an interesting clue.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:15 AM

Thanks for informing us.

Should you find other problems, please start a new topic.

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