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Removing Css2_32.dll And Cryp_fakeav


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#1 jbgraddy

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:50 PM

Hello,

Recently, I formatted this machine and reinstalled all the software. That being said, I'm not sure which program that I installed caused this. I did not have Norton installed until today. Today I installed Norton 360; however, it isn't really picking this thing up.

When I go to Google and search for something, clicking on the search results sometimes yields strange websites. Not every time, but some times almost at random, I get a completely different website than the one I clicked. I can hit the back button in Internet Explorer and click the search result link again, and I get the correct website. It's just annoying.

I did several scans with Trendmicro's Online Housecall for free. Housecall found that the computer to be infected with the virus CRYP_FAKEAV but had no solution for it. I did more research and found that css2_32.dll is another on of my problems.

How do I get rid of css2_32.dll and CRYP_FAKEAV?? I need someone to hold my hand, because I know very little about malware and viruses.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:34 AM

Lets start here:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
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  • 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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#3 jbgraddy

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:42 PM

I did everything exactly as you said, but no malicious things were found. Here is the notepad log from mbam:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.27
Database version: 1131
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

9/8/2008 7:31:25 PM
mbam-log-2008-09-08 (19-31-25).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 46494
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 51 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)




I know that Housecall has found the file css2_32.dll and it appears on Hijackthis. However, I am afraid to take any action unless advised by someone who knows what they are doing. That is why I'm contacting you. Please advise.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:10 PM

Let's see if smitfraudfix scan reveals anything about these google redirects?

Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.exe

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 09 September 2008 - 10:52 PM

Ok. Just installed and ran the search. Here are the results:

SmitFraudFix v2.348

Scan done at 20:49:13.56, Tue 09/09/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\MAKTray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\MAKHKEY.EXE
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys WUSB Config Utility\WUSB12Cfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Reality Fusion\Reality Fusion GameCam SE\Program\RFTRay.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.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\Administrator


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data


Start Menu


C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\FAVORI~1


Desktop


C:\Program Files


Corrupted keys


Desktop Components

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


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




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

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


404Fix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!



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

AntiXPVSTFix
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:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\userinit.exe,"
"System"=""


RK



DNS

Description: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - Packet Scheduler Miniport
DNS Server Search Order: 66.75.160.63
DNS Server Search Order: 66.75.160.64

Description: Instant Wireless Compact USB Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
DNS Server Search Order: 66.75.160.63
DNS Server Search Order: 66.75.160.64

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{245C303F-F965-4D5C-93CC-C1C278C2B1A7}: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{DFC86E2A-308D-47C3-B32D-E0A144220224}: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{245C303F-F965-4D5C-93CC-C1C278C2B1A7}: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{DFC86E2A-308D-47C3-B32D-E0A144220224}: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{245C303F-F965-4D5C-93CC-C1C278C2B1A7}: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{DFC86E2A-308D-47C3-B32D-E0A144220224}: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=66.75.160.63 66.75.160.64


Scanning for wininet.dll infection


End





Ok. Please advise? Again, I'm sure that I have the "cryp_fakeav" virus because Trend Micro Housecall found it, but could not clean it. Thanks again for all your help guys.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:05 AM

Well everything looked good with smitfraud

let's try another online scanner, without a log it's hard to guess what you are finding since it could be an installer or a backup file

MBAM is great for more common newer infections, it's all it's developers can do to keep up with them, older infections it's not very good at finding

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

Go to Kaspersky Online scanner.
Click Accept
Follow the instructions, and scan your whole system.
Post the logfile in your next reply
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

That website isnt working properly. I'm going to try it again later. What do I do if I can't get that website to work?

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:10 PM

You can try it again, but if it doesn't work...

Please run the F-Secure Online Scanner
Note: This Scanner is for Internet Explorer Only!
Follow the Instruction here for installation.
Accept the License Agreement.
Once the ActiveX installs,Click Full System Scan
Once the download completes, the scan will begin automatically.
The scan will take some time to finish, so please be patient.
When the scan completes, click the Automatic cleaning (recommended) button.
Click the Show Report button and Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

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