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#1 TH0RN

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:19 PM

Recently, while surfing the net, I discovered that a program called "curb send.exe" was prompted to run. Since I have Comodo Antivirus, I used the HIPS Application control to block it. Now, every time i start up the computer, the application control alert pops up every few seconds. When i allow curb send to run, i get continuous pop ups. I have run SAS and Malwarebytes, but both searches yielded no results.
What should I do?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:39 PM

Hello, have you run the SAS scan from safe mode? This appears to be a form of a LOP (Live Online Portal) infection.
Please look in Control Panel Add/Remove Programs for "Messenger Plus! & Sponsor" tell us if you find it.

Is this an XP or Vista PC?

Please uninstall any of the following program(s) using Add/Remove Programs if they are present. To do this, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel and double-click on Add/Remove Programs. From within Add/Remove Programs highlight each one and select Remove.
Netpumper
BitRoll
CiD Help
CiD Manager
Download Plugin for Internet Explorer
Zone Media


Be sure to reboot when done.

Please download NoLop and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • First close any other programs you have running as this will require a reboot.
  • Double click NoLop.exe to run it.
  • Now click the button labeled "Search and Destroy"
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  • When scanning is finished you will be prompted to reboot only if infected. Click OK.
  • Now click the "REBOOT" button.
  • A Message should popup from NoLop. If not, double click the program again and it will finish.
  • Please post the contents of C:\NoLop.log in your next reply.
--If you receive an error: "mscomctl.ocx or one of its dependencies are not correctly registered", please download mscomctl.ocx to your system32 folder then rerun NoLop..
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:45 PM

Found "Messenger Plus! & Sponsor" on the add/remove programs list, but none of the others. NoLop is scanning at this moment.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:47 PM

BTW, this is an XP computer.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:55 PM

The Sponsor Program deliberately bypasses XPSP2's pop-up blocker; it removes protective entries from HOSTS files, it *may* edit your firewall settings to grant itself unfettered access to and from the net (blocked on my system by Group Policy). Older, vulnerable operating systems, or systems running with lowered security settings, will be infected with additional malware products automatically. You won't just get the "Sponsor", you'll get the Sponsor and lots of other crap...


Un and Re install messenger if you still want it. DO NOT tick the box for Sponsor on a reinstall

Click on start > run > and then paste the following into the "open" field: appwiz.cpl and press OK. From within Add or Remove Programs uninstall the following if they exist: Messenger Plus!

Messenger Plus comes with Adware, which is what caused you to have the Lop infection. If you really need it, you may install it again after the cleaning process - but do make sure you remove the Lop option that you are faced with during the install process :thumbsup: .
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:07 PM

This is the contents of the NoLop log:

NoLop! Log by Skate_Punk_21

Fix running from: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
[3/10/2008]
[10:43:40 AM]

---Infection Files Found/Removed---
C:\WINDOWS\tasks\B17D8F67915E3FE3.job

Beginning Removal...
Rebooting...
Removing Lop's Leftover Files/Folders...
Editing Registry...
**Fix Complete!**

---Listing AppData sub directories---

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Apple
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Apple Computer
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avg7
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avs4you
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Azureus
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bigfishgamescache
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Comodo
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Dvd Shrink
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Google
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Interaction Studios
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Macrovision
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Mailfrontier -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Messenger Plus!
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Mumbojumbo
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nch Software
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nch Swift Sound
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Pc Drivers Headquarters -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Popcap
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Proxy Long Chin Ping
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\River Past G5
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Sandlot Games
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Superantispyware.com
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Temp -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Trymedia
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Udl
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Vsosdk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine Advantage
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Live Toolbar
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Winzip -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Wlinstaller
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Microsoft
C:\Documents and Settings\Localservice\Application Data\Avg7 -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\Localservice\Application Data\Microsoft
C:\Documents and Settings\Networkservice\Application Data\Avg7 -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\Networkservice\Application Data\Microsoft
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Adobe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Ahead
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Apple Computer
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Avg7 -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Avs4you
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Azureus
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Chessmaster Challenge
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Com.zipeg
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Dna
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Epson
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Glarysoft
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Google
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Help -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Icaclient
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Identities
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Installshield
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Intertrust
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Limewire
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Macromedia
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Malwarebytes
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Media Player Classic
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Microsoft
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Microsoft Web Folders -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\My Battle For Middle-earth™ Ii Files
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Nasa
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Nch Swift Sound
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Openoffice.org2
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Panasonic
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\River Past G5
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Slysoft
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Spintop
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Style Ref
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Sun
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Superantispyware.com
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Uniblue
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Utorrent
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Vso
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Winrar -- EMPTY Directory
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Yoclient

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:13 PM

Thanks! After uninstalling that, the HIPS message has stopped appearing.
Should I do anything else?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:53 PM

Excellent, now please run an MBAM scan.

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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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:34 AM

Sorry for late reply, had to go out. MBAM scan is running now.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:37 AM

This is the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.28
Database version: 1226
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

3/10/2008 4:36:43 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-03 (16-34-43).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 55439
Time elapsed: 14 minute(s), 53 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 03 October 2008 - 06:34 PM

After I turned on the computer, it has been acting differently. Some icons are going blurry and the firewall is saying that there is no antivirus detected.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:08 PM

:thumbsup: uninstall all the antivirus programs that you have on your computer using revo uninstaller http://www.revouninstaller.com/. then reinstall your current antivirus program

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 04:08 AM

Reinstalling the antivirus software got rid of the message, but the icons on the desktop are still blurry. Is this a problem?

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:05 AM

You have posted a HJT log, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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