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I Think My Computer Is Still Infected!


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#1 retsel25

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:12 AM

I believe my computer is still infected in some way. I recently had a virtumonde, vundo attack. Changed my time to 24 hour format. My automatic update was disabled. I managed to fix my time and updates thing, but still I have this Roxio media manager trying to install itself. So I disabled the auto installer and uninstalled the my blackberry application that associated with roxio. I still get this littlle blink in the middle of the screen once in awhile, I believe its that roxio media manager still trying to load itsself, but I'm not sure. Why I think I'm still infected is My computer is running slow, my browser is slow to open.

Another thing, in my startup tab in msconfig, there are some stuff I don't recognize. example win2, win3, win4, win8, win9, etc.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:16 AM

If you're using Windows 2000/XP, please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". <- for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.
  • When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to re-enable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
-- If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, you will need to fix the policy restrictions created by this infection. Open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.

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 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 Scan" 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.
  • 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 may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

here is the SDfix results.


SDFix: Version 1.216
Run by Lester Cook on 14/08/2008 at 11:34 AM

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

Checking Services :


Restoring Default Security Values
Restoring Default Hosts File

Rebooting


Checking Files :

Trojan Files Found:

C:\LOG2.TMP - Deleted
C:\LOG3.TMP - Deleted
C:\LOG34.TMP - Deleted
C:\LOGA.TMP - Deleted
C:\LOGA6.TMP - Deleted
C:\Program Files\HPQ - Deleted
C:\Documents and Settings\Lester Cook\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#www.redtube.com\settings.sol - Deleted



Folder C:\Documents and Settings\Lester Cook\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#www.redtube.com - Removed


Removing Temp Files

ADS Check :



Final Check :

catchme 0.3.1361.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-08-14 11:45:27
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 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: 0


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"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe:*:Enabled:æTorrent"
"C:\\Program Files\\BitComet\\BitComet.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\BitComet\\BitComet.exe:*:Enabled:BitComet - a BitTorrent Client"
"C:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YahooMessenger.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YahooMessenger.exe:*:Enabled:Yahoo! Messenger"
"C:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YServer.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YServer.exe:*:Enabled:Yahoo! FT Server"
"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe:*:Enabled:Internet Explorer"
"C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.6.0_03\\bin\\javaw.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.6.0_03\\bin\\javaw.exe:*:Enabled:Java™ Platform SE binary"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\mmc.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\mmc.exe:*:Enabled:Microsoft Management Console"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe:*:Enabled:Bonjour"
"C:\\Program Files\\Google\\Google Talk\\googletalk.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Google\\Google Talk\\googletalk.exe:*:Enabled:Google Talk"
"C:\\Program Files\\Roxio\\Media Manager 9\\MediaManager9.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Roxio\\Media Manager 9\\MediaManager9.exe:*:Enabled:MediaManager9 Module"
"C:\\Program Files\\Roxio\\Digital Home 9\\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Roxio\\Digital Home 9\\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exe:*:Enabled:RoxioUPnPRenderer9"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\pchealth\\helpctr\\binaries\\HelpCtr.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\pchealth\\helpctr\\binaries\\HelpCtr.exe:*:Enabled:Remote Assistance - Windows Messenger and Voice"
"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE:*:Enabled:Microsoft Office Outlook"
"C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe:*:Enabled:LimeWire"
"C:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe:*:Enabled:avgupd.exe"

[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\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\Roxio\\Digital Home 9\\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Roxio\\Digital Home 9\\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exe:*:Enabled:RoxioUPnPRenderer9"

Remaining Files :


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

Files with Hidden Attributes :

Mon 3 Mar 2008 5,702 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\nod32restoretemdono.reg"
Fri 29 Feb 2008 98 ..SH. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SE2E28B3D.tmp"
Fri 8 Aug 2008 15,360 ..SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Lester Cook\SetupDL.exe"
Sat 27 Oct 2007 5,903,928 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\Picasa2\setup.exe"
Thu 20 Dec 2007 4,348 ..SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\DRMv1.bak"
Fri 27 Jun 2008 5,275,776 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Lester Cook\Application Data\Setup.exe"
Sun 28 Oct 2007 0 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp"
Wed 23 Jan 2008 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\bc066f3f60df1b38218903dd0d40ce98\BIT1D.tmp"
Fri 2 May 2008 3,493,888 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Lester Cook\Application Data\U3\temp\Launchpad Removal.exe"
Sat 27 Oct 2007 0 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\af772f1b25b38c833ba730dad6e4877d\download\BIT57.tmp"
Fri 22 Sep 2006 279,513 A..H. --- "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\f040a43a7788e207ef67f26bf9f0471f\download\BITE8.tmp"

Finished!

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:06 PM

Now complete the instructions for scanning with MBAM and post those results.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:35 PM

here it is:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.24
Database version: 1053
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1:26:38 PM 14/08/2008
mbam-log-8-14-2008 (13-26-38).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 45902
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 6 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 10
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 7

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\contim (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win2.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win3.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win4.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win8.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win9.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win2.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win3.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win4.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win8.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\win9.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hwqxbfmg.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gmfbxqwh.ini (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\opgpackc.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ckcapgpo.ini (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mswuqnct.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mcrh.tmp (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\cookies.ini (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:51 PM

Rescan again with MBAM (Quick Scan) in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.

Also let me know how your computer is running and if there are any more reports/signs of infection.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:00 PM

I scanned the last log on normal mode, should I have done it on safe mode? because it didn't say anything about it on the instructions. But I'm scanning again in normal mode.

there is this installer still trying to open roxio media manager. I have disabled it earlier, but its still flickering when I open anything. Even the I push i the icons, or the browser.

The scan is still in progress, I'll post it after reboot.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:07 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.24
Database version: 1053
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2:06:33 PM 14/08/2008
mbam-log-8-14-2008 (14-06-33).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 46225
Time elapsed: 11 minute(s), 42 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
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:
(No malicious items detected)

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)

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:16 PM

How is your computer running now? Any more reports/signs of infection?
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:21 PM

No signs of infection, except this windows installer trying to install roxio media manager. Windows installer is flickering everytime I use programs, icons, or evening opening and closing stuff. its on my screen right now.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:27 PM

Download, install and use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility - (it will list all programs that use Windows Installer).
  • Double-click on msicuu2.exe and click "Next".
  • Accept the license agreement, click "Next", then click "Next" again.
  • Click "Finish" when done.
  • Go to Start > Programs and click on Windows Install CleanUp to launch the program.
  • In the list of Install Products, check to see if the program (roxio media manager) for which you are getting the Windows Installation pop up is present.
  • If so, highlight that entry, then click on the "Remove" button.
  • Then reinstall the program if you still want to use it again.
* The Remove button does not remove the program. It removes the install configuration.
* If you plan to reinstall the program, you should reinstall the program in the same folder where you originally installed it.


If that does not work, there are more suggestions in "How to resolve Common "Windows Installer" Problems".
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:45 PM

Everything looks good :thumbsup:

Thank you very much quietman7 :flowers:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:57 AM

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"
  • Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
For Tips 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" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Edited by quietman7, 15 August 2008 - 07:01 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:03 AM

created restore point and cleaned with cleanmgr. Thanks for all your help quietman7. My computer runs smoothly. :thumbsup:

Later for now. :flowers:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:41 PM

You're welcome. :thumbsup:
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