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#1 BlazeOne


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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:10 PM

I have recently removed a set of malicious processes/files involving mabidwe.exe, udxfytw.exe, etc. for the third time in a few weeks, using MalwareBytes, Prevx CSI, Combofix, and Norton Antivirus's quarantine. Since the virus has returned twice so far (with plenty of time between infections), I was wondering if there's a file hidden somewhere, undetected, and able to keep bringing back the virus and if I can remove such a file.
While the virus was on my system, the infected processes took up quite a bit of the computer's resources, and every now and then there was just the audio of a video or commercial, which stopped abruptly before returning a few minutes later. During the most recent infection, I was unable to unload the infected processes, even using Malwarebytes FileAssassin, and could only delete them with Norton's quarantine, requiring a reboot. But 15 minutes after rebooting, the virus would return. Then, using Prevx CSI, I found tmpxr_408653207492.bk, tmpxr_626217810677.bk, and tmp0_593386480972.bk to be infected and removed that before the virus returned. Since then I haven't seen the virus, and definitely don't hope to see it again. So, here's a list of all the files/processes I've removed at one point or another:
comsa32 (unsure of extension)

And here's a current HijackThis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:11:04 PM, on 10/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\eBoostr\EBstrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Vista Drive Icon\DrvIcon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Zane\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe
C:\Program Files\eBoostr\eBoostrCP.exe
C:\Program Files\Updates from HP\309731\Program\Updates from HP.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaul...rch/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...&pf=desktop
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\IPSBHO.DLL
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: HP view - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - c:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HPDTLK02.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {F0F8ECBE-D460-4B34-B007-56A92E8F84A7} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogonStudio] "C:\Program Files\WinCustomize\LogonStudio\logonstudio.exe" /RANDOM
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DrvIcon] C:\Program Files\Vista Drive Icon\DrvIcon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Documents and Settings\Zane\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PeerGuardian] C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe
O4 - Global Startup: eBoostr Control Panel.lnk = C:\Program Files\eBoostr\eBoostrCP.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Updates from HP.lnk = C:\Program Files\Updates from HP\309731\Program\Updates from HP.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_2.3.0.97.cab
O16 - DPF: {56762DEC-6B0D-4AB4-A8AD-989993B5D08B} - http://www.eset.eu/buxus/docs/OnlineScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {77E32299-629F-43C6-AB77-6A1E6D7663F6} - http://www.nick.com/common/groove/gx/GrooveAX27.cab
O16 - DPF: {BDBDE413-7B1C-4C68-A8FF-C5B2B4090876} - http://support.f-secure.com/ols/fscax.cab
O16 - DPF: {CD995117-98E5-4169-9920-6C12D4C0B548} - http://gamedownload.ijjimax.com/gamedownlo...GPlugin9USA.cab
O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/SymAData.cab
O16 - DPF: {DD583921-A9E9-4FBF-9266-8DC2AB5EA0AF} - http://gamedownload.ijjimax.com/gamedownlo...Plugin10USA.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = LocalAreaConnection
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = LocalAreaConnection
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{84C4075B-5E09-4CEC-B5FC-20FB936DC0F0}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = LocalAreaConnection
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = LocalAreaConnection
O17 - HKLM\System\CS3\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = LocalAreaConnection
O23 - Service: Autodesk Licensing Service - Autodesk - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
O23 - Service: eBoostr Service (EBOOSTRSVC) - eBoostr.com - C:\Program Files\eBoostr\EBstrSvc.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe

End of file - 6880 bytes

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#2 Tomk_


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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:33 PM

Hi BlazeOne,

Welcome to Bleeping Computers

My name is Tomk_. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems. HijackThis logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
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  • The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
  • Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
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  • If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
  • Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
  • Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.
I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.
If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate your letting us know. If not, please post a new HijackThis log so that we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:56 PM

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