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#1 joe907


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:48 AM

My wife clicked to install a media player from a popup window last night, I am not sure which one but if she consulted me first I would have told her no, and started a cascade of pop ups and installation of icons onto the desktop and system tray. The virus took control of the computer popping up bogus security alerts that directed to some webpages selling an antivirus or antispyware products. I tried to press ctrl-alt-del to cancel what ever virus was running and a pop up window said I do not have administrative rights. After running adaware and search and destroy I was able to remove alot of the problems. Search and destroy asked me to restart computer to remove one of the entries (fraud.xp antivirus) but even after running search and destroy on reboot the entry still cannot be removed. I ran Avast antivirus and found a remove 25 trojan virus (alot of them had vie in the name and an .exe entension). After all of that my computer is behaving mostly normal. The only 2 symptoms left are the inability to remove that entry from search and destroy. The other symptom has to do with internet explorer. If I click on a link while in IE7 the link will redirect me to some site adverstising Antispy or antivirus program and a popup window will warn me that my computer is infected and a triangle with and ! will appear in my system tray.. If I right click on link in IE 7 and choose to open in a new window the correct webpage is displayed. I did run hijack this and also removed some suspicious entries.

If anyone can offer any insight on how to get rid of whats left of this virus it will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


My computer runs XP home edition which has the latest updates.
Adaware, Search and Destroy, and Avast are all up to dated.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 02:18 PM

Hello,you still have malware, please run thes tools. Please turn off spybot for these scans.

Please download and scan with 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.)
  • In the Main Menu, 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".

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.
Follow with (from normal Mode)

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. Regardless 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. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:31 AM

Thank you for your reply. I ran the superantispyware and the malwarebyte as you said and they found a number of items.
However, the problem still persists. Here are the logs

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 09/06/2008 at 00:53 AM

Application Version : 4.21.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3557
Trace Rules Database Version: 1545

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:26:52

Memory items scanned : 175
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5528
Registry threats detected : 4
File items scanned : 89188
File threats detected : 20


Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ads.cnn[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@media.adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@kontera[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@dynamic.media.adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@revsci[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@serving-sys[1].txt



Trojan.Unknown Origin


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.26
Database version: 1118
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

9/5/2008 9:22:50 PM
mbam-log-2008-09-05 (21-22-50).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 43846
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 42 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 9
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 43

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xml.xml (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xml.xml.1 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{500bca15-57a7-4eaf-8143-8c619470b13d} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{9233c3c0-1472-4091-a505-5580a23bb4ac} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\logons (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\typelib (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SYSTEM\currentcontrolset\Services\iTunesMusic (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SYSTEM\currentcontrolset\Services\rdriv (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\mwc (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\MSA\msa0.dat (Rogue.MSAntivirus) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\MSA\msa1.dat (Rogue.MSAntivirus) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\MSA\MSA.ooo (Rogue.MSAntivirus) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sav.cpl (Rogue.SystemAntivirus2008) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\akttzn.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\anticipator.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\awtoolb.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bdn.com (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bsva-egihsg52.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dpcproxy.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hoproxy.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hxiwlgpm.dat (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hxiwlgpm.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msgp.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msnbho.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mssecu.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvchost.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mtr2.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mwin32.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netode.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\newsd32.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps1.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\psof1.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\psoft1.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regc64.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regm64.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundl1.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sncntr.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssurf022.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssvchost.com (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssvchost.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysreq.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taack.dat (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taack.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\temp#01.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\thun.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\thun32.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VBIEWER.OCX (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vcatchpi.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogonpc.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winsystem.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WINWGPX.EXE (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vbsys2.dll (Trojan.Clicker) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:01 AM

let's take a look at your running processes and dns's

be very careful with any manual cleaning, like hijackthis, infections are too complicated today and manual removal is best left to the last or with expert supervision

you did make sure the resident teatimer was disabled before attempting any fix

let's get some more info with smitfraudfix please

make a clean reboot into normal mode

Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press Enter
This program will scan large amounts of files on your computer for known patterns so please be patient while it works. When it is done, the results of the scan will be displayed and it will create a log named rapport.txt in the root of your drive, eg: Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please post that log along with all others requested in your next reply.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT run any other options until you are asked to do so!

**If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move SmitfraudFix.exe directly to the root of the system drive (usually C:), and launch from there.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:24 PM

Thanks Chewy. Tea time is disabled and here are the results of the Smitfraud scan

SmitFraudFix v2.346

Scan done at 13:19:35.45, Sat 09/06/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode


C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\krqxgfqp\ctolefyl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpamSubtract\SpamSubtract.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe








C:\Documents and Settings\Owner

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data

Start Menu



C:\Program Files

Corrupted keys

Desktop Components

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\0]
"FriendlyName"="My Current Home Page"

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

Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri

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

Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri

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

Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri

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

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

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

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]



Description: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
DNS Server Search Order:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{04712DF3-15C9-4583-A970-B228DB96B323}: DhcpNameServer=
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{04712DF3-15C9-4583-A970-B228DB96B323}: DhcpNameServer=
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS3\Services\Tcpip\..\{04712DF3-15C9-4583-A970-B228DB96B323}: DhcpNameServer=
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS3\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=

Scanning for wininet.dll infection


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:20 PM

Your running processes show 2 randomly named files, not a good sign, usually malware

Would you run SDFix, please print the directions and follow them exactly

You did MBAM and SAS exactly as directed?


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:21 PM

I did run sas and mam as directed. I ran SDfix and results are below. Some more info that may be helpful is that I have run S&D several times and some of the entries that I delete reappear on the next scan. These include registry items and settings in the following categories Fraud.XP Antivirus, Smitfraud C., and Virumonde. Also I have screen shots of the popup messages I receive if that may help. Thanks

SDFix: Version 1.221
Run by Administrator on Sat 09/06/2008 at 02:45 PM

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

Checking Services :

Restoring Default Security Values
Restoring Default Hosts File


Checking Files :

No Trojan Files Found

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 2008-09-06 14:59:30
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:

"C:\\Program Files\\Updates from HP\\137903\\Program\\BackWeb-137903.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Updates from HP\\137903\\Program\\BackWeb-137903.exe:*:Disabled:BackWeb-137903"
"C:\\Program Files\\Rio\\Rio Music Manager\\riomm.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Rio\\Rio Music Manager\\riomm.exe:*:Enabled:Rio Music Manager"
"C:\\Program Files\\EA SPORTS\\Madden NFL 2004\\Updater.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\EA SPORTS\\Madden NFL 2004\\Updater.exe:*:Enabled:Updater"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Messenger"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msncall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msncall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.0 (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\EA Games\\The Battle for Middle-earth ™\\game.dat"="C:\\Program Files\\EA Games\\The Battle for Middle-earth ™\\game.dat:*:Enabled:The Battle for Middle-earth ™"
"C:\\Program Files\\BitTorrent\\bittorrent.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\BitTorrent\\bittorrent.exe:*:Enabled:BitTorrent"
"C:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Phone\\Skype.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Phone\\Skype.exe:*:Enabled:Skype"
"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:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe:*:Enabled:iTunes"
"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\AOL\\Loader\\aolload.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\AOL\\Loader\\aolload.exe:*:Enabled:AOL Loader"
"C:\\Program Files\\DNA\\btdna.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\DNA\\btdna.exe:*:Enabled:DNA"
"C:\\Program Files\\Quake III Arena\\quake3.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Quake III Arena\\quake3.exe:*:Enabled:quake3"
"C:\\Program Files\\Call of Duty Game of the Year Edition\\CoDMP.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Call of Duty Game of the Year Edition\\CoDMP.exe:*:Enabled:CoDMP"

"%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 :

Files with Hidden Attributes :

Wed 13 Sep 2006 194 A.SHR --- "C:\BOOT.BAK"
Mon 18 Aug 2008 1,832,272 A.SHR --- "C:\Program Files\TeaTimer (Spybot - Search & Destroy)\TeaTimer.exe"
Sat 5 Mar 2005 0 A..HR --- "C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\HPCD.SYS"
Sat 30 Sep 2006 4,348 ..SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\DRMv1.bak"
Fri 18 May 2007 72 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\RemCtrl\x10prod.sys"
Wed 3 Oct 2007 0 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv02.tmp"


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:38 PM

It's quite possible that defender and avast are interfering with the detection and cleanup, however it's a tossup whether you should rerun these tools until the infection quits reappearing, I would be updated and disconnected from the internet.

That's my approach and often a waste of time with the worst infections. I favor the clean install at that point. you could always take this to the HJT forum where they have the advanced training and tools to clean an infection that our self help tools can't handle. They are busy and the wait can go for several days.


I usually disable or uninstall any program that might interfer with a cleanup until it's finished, if the infection got by them they serve no use and can actually prevent the cleanup.

MBAM, SAS, and SDFix and DRWebCureit are my favorite tools

Edited by DaChew, 06 September 2008 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:57 PM

It appears that I was able to get rid of the virus! :thumbsup:

If anyone is interested:

First thing I did was delete the two suspicious entries mentioned above. They were hiding in the System32 folder and after I moved them to another folder, MAM was able to recognize them and delete them (I am not sure why MAM did not pick them up in the system32 folder). Next I did a websearch on Antispy deluxe (which is the website hijacking my browser) and found files and registry entries associated with this virus. Most of these were already found and deleted by S&D but it could not delete one registry entry. Also one file, ntdll64.dll associated with the virus and not reconized by any program was hiding in the temp directory. The file was also found as an O10 LSP entry on my hijack this log. I was unable to delete this file because it was always in use (also unable to fix entry in hijack this or in LSP fix). So I rebooted in safe mode ran hijack this and removed the entry. I was then able to delete the file from the temp directory. Finally I ran S&D while still in safe mode again and was able to delete that last registry entry. I rebooted to normal mode and all the symptoms of the virus are gone. Hopefully forever.

Thank you Chewy for all your help.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:14 PM

running the atf cleaner from safe mode before a SAS scan might have helped

that was very good work, imaginative and intuitive

malware fighting is as much an art as a science

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