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#1 Paul Light

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:03 PM

Greetings,

On 09-26-08, an eBay redirection page appeared on my computer. The screen appears following the normal login page for eBay. I have spent two days trying to track this thing down - but no luck.

Windows XP, Professional, SP2
Internet Explorer 7

1) The Phishing page asks for all my personal information including bank accounts, SSN and ATM number.
2) The grammer on the page is incorrect.
3) A number of image placehoders appear on the page - the images apparently cannot load
4) The URL for the page: (https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?co_partnerid=2&siteid=0&UsingSSL=1). If you try to use this URL manually, it fails.

Here is a sample of the text:
"Please enter as more information as possible to provide your complete identification and to activate all the features of the new system."

Here is a screen capture:
Posted Image

This is what I have learned so far:
1) Problem dissappears with Google Chrome
2) Not detected by NOD32
3) Not detected by AdAware
4) No problem with Host file
5) All "services" look normal
6) All "processes" look normal

Things that I have tried that have no effect:
1) Disable all IE7 plugins
3) Safe mode

Here is the source code ("Save As" and change extension from "bin" to "txt"):
http://www.tsienlab.ucsd.edu/Images/Phishing_Source_Code.bin

Thanks for any help.

I have reached the end of my ability to figure this one out and now I am a little desperate.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:08 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • 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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#3 Paul Light

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:11 PM

Hello Budapest,

I did as your suggested; however, the Phishing page is still there.

Here are the details.

1) Downloaded mbam-setup.exe
2) Updated program's database
3) Ran "full" scan
4) 6 infections were detected
5) Removed all 6 infections

When I do a google search for this problem, I get about 20 or so hits. None of these hits offer a solution that has worked for me.

Any suggestions for what to try next?

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:49 PM

Reboot your computer, update and scan again with Malwarebytes. Post both logs.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:13 PM

------------------------------------------
FIRST SCAN
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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28
Database version: 1221
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

9/28/2008 6:59:45 PM
mbam-log-2008-09-28 (18-59-45).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 150460
Time elapsed: 37 minute(s), 8 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\xpre (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\affri (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\affri (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\capcom (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cfig322 (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drvr2 (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
------------------------------------------------------------------
SECOND SCAN
------------------------------------------------------------------
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28
Database version: 1221
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

9/28/2008 9:02:23 PM
mbam-log-2008-09-28 (21-02-23).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 150363
Time elapsed: 37 minute(s), 14 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 28 September 2008 - 11:17 PM

I assume you're still experiencing problems. If so, try this scan:

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install 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.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", 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".

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 browser click Firefox 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.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera 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.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

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.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 02:06 AM

No luck. I cannot get rid of this thing.

Here is the log from SuperAntiSpyware
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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 09/28/2008 at 10:45 PM

Application Version : 4.21.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3581
Trace Rules Database Version: 1569

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:52:54

Memory items scanned : 153
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6625
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 102217
File threats detected : 3
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Adware.Tracking Cookie
.doubleclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Paul Steinbach\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\wh7ckwbz.default\cookies.txt ]
media.adrevolver.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Paul Steinbach\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\wh7ckwbz.default\cookies.txt ]

Adware.Vundo Variant/Rel
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VVVWA.BAK1

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 02:18 AM

Here's another scan to try:

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan 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 Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to start the program.
  • Cancel any prompts to download the latest CureIt version and click Start.
  • At the prompt to "Start scan now", click Ok. Allow the setup.exe/driver to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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#9 Paul Light

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 02:31 AM

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OK, I will do the scan.

By the way I noticed that someone else reported the same problem on these forums in July. Here is the link

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/157528/we-have-noticed-an-increasing-fraudulent-activity-recently/

Thanks for your help so far.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:38 PM

Budapest,

:thumbsup:

It worked!! My eBay login works correctly. The DrWeb-CureIt program solved problem. Here is the log. I wonder which one of these was the problem?

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spqyr.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Paul Steinbach\Application Data;Trojan.Fakealert.1385;Deleted.;
ComboFix.exe\32788R22FWJFW\psexec.cfexe;C:\Program Files\A - Utilities\ComboFix\ComboFix.exe;Program.PsExec.171;;
ComboFix.exe;C:\Program Files\A - Utilities\ComboFix;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
SDShelEx.dll;C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006;Trojan.MulDrop.6045;Deleted.;
A0649910.EXE;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{964B596C-E81A-4FB6-884C-E12191B87CA5}\RP2953;Program.PsExec.170;;
A0652559.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{964B596C-E81A-4FB6-884C-E12191B87CA5}\RP2960;Trojan.Fakealert.1385;Deleted.;
A0652560.exe\32788R22FWJFW\psexec.cfexe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{964B596C-E81A-4FB6-884C-E12191B87CA5}\RP2960\A0652560.exe;Program.PsExec.171;;
A0652560.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{964B596C-E81A-4FB6-884C-E12191B87CA5}\RP2960;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0652561.dll;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{964B596C-E81A-4FB6-884C-E12191B87CA5}\RP2960;Trojan.MulDrop.6045;Deleted.;
passwd.exe;C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files;Dialer.Gxb.origin;Incurable.Moved.;
turbo.inf;C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files;Trojan.DownLoader.3634;Deleted.;
winamk.dll;C:\WINDOWS\system32;Trojan.DownLoader.245;Deleted.;
A0649946.exe\32788R22FWJFW\psexec.cfexe;D:\System Volume Information\_restore{964B596C-E81A-4FB6-884C-E12191B87CA5}\RP2953\A0649946.exe;Program.PsExec.171;;
A0649946.exe;D:\System Volume Information\_restore{964B596C-E81A-4FB6-884C-E12191B87CA5}\RP2953;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
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Thanks again.

Regards,

Paul Light

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:56 PM

I wonder which one of these was the problem?

I'm not sure, but it was probably a combination of these:

spqyr.exe
SDShelEx.dll
passwd.exe
turbo.inf
winamk.dll
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:11 PM

Thanks to Budapest and Paul Light for posting this question and answer, as it seems to be the only working solution posted anywhere on the web.

However, I have one modification to add:

Running CureIt in Safe Mode did not solve the problem for me. The CureIt "express" scan found one infection (Maos.Backdoor or something like that) and supposedly eradicated it, the full scan subsequently found nothing, but I was still getting the eBay redirect. :trumpet: I then ran the express scan in normal mode (not Safe Mode), and the express scan found two "Maos.Backdoor" infections and required me to restart in order to clear them. That time, it worked. Everything is back to normal now. :thumbsup:

Thanks Budapest, whoever you are! :flowers:

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:12 AM

Yep, worked for me too. I also think this is the only working solution posted anywhere on the web. I've been working on this for a week. If it hadn't tried to hack my ebay account, I wouldn't have found these posts. It tried last week on my Chase account when I tried to pay my card on-line. I don't even know how many McAfee scans I did to find this virus. I was infected with: Master Boot Record H. Don't know what the H stands for. BackDoor.MaosBoot.35

Thanks for the info about DrWeb-cureit.




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