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Trojan Horse FakeAlert-T


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#1 JShust

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:54 PM

Hello,
I believe I have the Trojan horse FakeAlert-T. I have symptoms that match other members. My desktop background has been changed to look like this:
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Also, I have a dialogue box come up that looks like this:
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I have run CA security anti-spyware, and tried to run the anti-virus, but it says that it cant connect to the server for updates.
I have also run Ad-Aware, but this is still there.
I cant load Hijackthis or ComboFix. I had to download those on a second computer and put them on a disk. The icons are on my desktop, but I dont think they installed correctly, because when I click on them, nothing happens.
I can get on the internet from the infected computer, but I cant get on this forum.
Thank you for your time and assistance.

edit: resized images so that you can see what they say.

Edited by JShust, 26 October 2008 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:46 PM

Hi JShust and welcome to BleepingComputer :thumbsup:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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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.
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-- 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 (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 02:19 PM

Thank you. That program seemed to get it. Here are the log files:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1306
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10/27/2008 3:05:59 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-27 (15-05-59).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 68169
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 25 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 4
Memory Modules Infected: 2
Registry Keys Infected: 27
Registry Values Infected: 6
Registry Data Items Infected: 5
Folders Infected: 4
Files Infected: 34

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Program Files\GetPack\GetPack23.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\Program Files\GetModule\GetModule25.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Josh\Application Data\Facegame\Facegame.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uesiuqcr.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msziptools.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smwin32.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\main.bho (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{8e3c68cd-f500-4a2a-8cb9-132bb38c3573} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{986a8ac1-ab4d-4f41-9068-4b01c0197867} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{afd4ad01-58c1-47db-a404-fbe00a6c5486} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\main.bho.1 (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{e4e3e0f8-cd30-4380-8ce9-b96904bdefca} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{fe8a736f-4124-4d9c-b4b1-3b12381efabe} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{87255c51-cd7d-4506-b9ad-97606daf53f3} (Adware.Coupons) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{a0e1054b-01ee-4d57-a059-4d99f339709f} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{df780f87-ff2b-4df8-92d0-73db16a1543a} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\icheck (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\GetModule (Adware.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\GetPack (Adware.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\tdssdata (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\tdss (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{a0442dfa-1f7e-4dce-b75c-a90993d6e7fc} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{268706f0-841c-446a-b757-8c1ef84527dc} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{32fd16dc-537c-4186-9bd6-c718a308342b} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6d10ba08-3fd6-4702-bd54-7505a9fe9bbf} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MediaHoldings (Adware.PlayMP3Z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{27861bda-a645-491d-8599-dcab5969dc34} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{4cf05127-d66d-4125-b2d9-15909b83842a} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{475a8380-dc57-448b-8d9f-5600df0a8476} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\getsn32.msiesn (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\smwin32.mdr (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\The Weather Channel (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Weather Services (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\getpack23 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\getmodule25 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\facegame (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\brastk (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls\wxfw.dll (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\wallpaper (Hijack.Desktop) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SecurityProviders (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: msansspc.dll -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\uesiuqcr.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Data: system32\uesiuqcr.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Hijack.UserInit) -> Bad: (C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\uesiuqcr.exe,) Good: (userinit.exe) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableTaskMgr (Hijack.TaskManager) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\GetPack (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\iCheck (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\GetModule (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Josh\Application Data\Facegame (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\Common\helper.dll (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\karna.dat (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\karna.dat (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Josh\Local Settings\Temp\mmmatt.exe (Spyware.Banker) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\GetPack\dictame.gz (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\GetPack\GetPack23.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\GetPack\trgtame.gz (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\iCheck\iCheck.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\iCheck\Uninstall.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\GetModule\GetModule25.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Josh\Application Data\Facegame\Facegame.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\default.htm (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msansspc.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpv017.cpx (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\getsn32.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msziptools.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\delself.bat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\beep.sys (Fake.Beep.Sys) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\beep.sys (Fake.Beep.Sys) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\brastk.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smwin32.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wini10803.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uesiuqcr.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brastk.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Documents and Settings\Josh\~.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSarxx.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSdxcp.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSnmxh.log (Trojan.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSnvuo.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSoiqh.log (Trojan.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSoity.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSvoql.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSxhyf.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\TDSSmxjt.sys (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 02:40 PM

C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSarxx.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSdxcp.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSnmxh.log (Trojan.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSnvuo.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSoiqh.log (Trojan.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSoity.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSvoql.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDSSxhyf.dll (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\TDSSmxjt.sys (Rootkit.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.


These items are part of a very nasty rootkit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: One or more of the identified infections was related to a rootkit component. Rootkits and backdoor Trojan are very dangerous because they use advanced techniques (backdoors) as a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information which they send back to the hacker. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans and rootkits as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge.

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

Although the rootkit was identified and removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume that because the rootkit has been removed the computer is now secure. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Please read:

? "When should I re-format? How should I reinstall?"
? "Help: I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do?"
? "Where to draw the line? When to recommend a format and reinstall?"

Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful.

Let me know how you wish to proceed.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:06 PM

Re-formatting sounds like a good idea, however I don't have any recovery disks. I am in the military and move around a lot, and I cant find the recovery disks. Please advise if there is anywhere safe to download this information, otherwise, it looks like we will just be cleaning up. Thank you.

edit: My wife just informed me that we never recieved a backup/recovery disk. we have a dell that we purchased from the company 2.5 years ago.

Edited by JShust, 29 October 2008 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:44 PM

Let's talk a moment before we reformat.

What is the primary purpose of your computer?
  • If it is for home use and works with finances, I would save what you can of your critical documents and reformat. You will never know for sure if just cleaning it will remove everything in hiding.
  • If it is for work, you need to inform your IT department of the infection so they can do damage control in case sensitive information was hijacked.
  • If this is a computer for home use, mainly games - without personal stuff on it, then cleaning may be a good option - especially without disks.
Your files:
Most of your files are probably ok. The rootkit in question works at a deep level in your operating system and usually does not bother documents or pictures. The problem is that rootkits like to bring "tag-a-long" malware with it. We just need to make sure those problems are gone. I would say that it is safe to save those files and rescan them before moving back to your freshly loaded drive.

Other programs have to be installed because copy and pasting will not work.

So, if you want to clean, we will do our very best. I will be referring you to our HJT team. They use advanced tools that can only be run under the supervision of experts trained in using those tools.

Please follow this guide starting at step (9). Post your HJT log to the HJT forum. Also post a link in your new topic that links it back to this one.

Best wishes - you will be in very good hands :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:50 PM

I have another computer that I can use for banking and such, so cleaning sounds like a good plan. Thank you for the referral.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:12 PM

Now that you have an open HJT log, please follow only the advice of the HJT team member that helps you. Good luck and let us know if you have any questions.

Log is found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...&pid=990684

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