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pwdump/ johntheripper/other password crackers all on my pc


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#1 hunterman439

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

I am running Windows Vista Premium on a laptop. Norton Internet Security 2009 found pwdump on my pc. I did a system restore for another reason, and the pwdump came back. In searching through my pc I have found several other different password cracking programs, or atleast parts of them. So far I have found:

Johntheripper in a compressed file
ophcrack installer and other parts of this program
parts of the program lcp
parts of password pro


I have no idea where all these things came from or how big of risk this is. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this problem and any ideas on what could cause this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 07:10 AM

Scan with MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_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 and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • 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 will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.


Then, submit log file ESET SysInspector, to see what the situation.

Download ESET SysInspector
http://www.eset.com/download/sysinspector.php

- Start program through the SysInspector.exe
The program will collect information about the situation on your machine.
- When "inspector" is ready and log file - generated, select File> Save Log
- Confirm their wish

Choose to save the file somewhere and then upload on http://4storing.com/ (when you open the page, click on the Great Britain flag to open the page in English), then give me the link.


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Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:37 PM

Thank you so much for your quick reply and your advice. I am following the steps you gave now and will report back when I'm done. Thanks again!

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:07 PM

Ok this is what I ended up with in the MBAM report:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1324
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

10/28/2008 5:48:08 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-28 (17-48-08).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 49594
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 36 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8ca5ed52-f3fb-4414-a105-2e3491156990} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Trymedia Systems (Adware.Trymedia) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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)


And here is the link for the eset log: http://4storing.com/577nt/f9f2a760d65d6b49...1da1843d23.html

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:15 PM

(Note: I am not an expert in this field yet, and if you are uncomfortable following any of my instructions before getting a more experienced user's second opinion, that is fine)

I have not really ever used Eset so I am not going to try and analyze the Eset log. As for the MBAM log, it doesn't look like what it picked up was a major infection.


Please Update your MBAM and then perform a Full Scan


Please do a scan with Kaspersky Online Scanner.

This scan is for Internet Explorer Only.

If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select Run as administrator to perform this scan.

* Please disable your realtime protection software before proceeding. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.
* Open the Kaspersky Scanner page.
* Click on Accept and install any components it needs.
* The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.
* After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My Computer
* This will start the program and scan your system.
* The scan will take a while, so be patient and let it run.
* Once the scan is complete, click on View scan report
* Now, click on the Save Report as button.
* Save the file to your desktop.
* Copy and paste that information in your next post.



This scanner will only scan. It does not remove any malware it finds.

Please post back with:
- Kaspersky Log
- New (full scan) MBAM log

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:37 PM

xblindx thanks for your response. I did both steps you indicated, and both come up with nothing. Here are the reports:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1333
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

10/28/2008 8:37:11 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-28 (20-37-11).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 117398
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 7 minute(s), 59 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)


Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, 32-bit Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version: 7.0.25.0
Program database last update: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 19:07:35
Records in database: 1356800
Scan settings
Scan using the following database extended
Scan archives yes
Scan mail databases yes
Scan area My Computer
C:\
D:\
E:\
F:\
Scan statistics
Files scanned 95805
Threat name 0
Infected objects 0
Suspicious objects 0
Duration of the scan 01:46:36

No malware has been detected. The scan area is clean.
The selected area was scanned.


I did find the whole folder and I think what looks like all the files now for the johntheripper program. No clue how it got on my computer. None of the scans find it, I'm guessing because it doesn't flag anything as spyware or a virus. I don't know if simply deleting all of it will get rid of it or not.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:46 PM

Ok I have gotten to the bottom of all the password programs on my computer, my 11 year old put them on here to try and crack my passwords to the computer. So I'm sorry to have bothered everyone with all of this. Apparently he knows a lot more about computers than I ever dreamed.

Thank you for all of your help and sorry for wasting your time. :thumbsup:

This has definitely been an eye opener, and now I guess I have no way of controlling my own computer with all he is able to manuever on the internet.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:12 PM

It was our pleasure here at BC to help you =) You may want to do some follow up reading How Did I Get Infected?




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