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#1 Lowerdeck

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:58 PM

I've seen a few topics on this issue already, figure I make one of my own rather than hijack someone else's.

I came across this bug on Sunday night. It restarted my computer. Upon restart, it closed down View Manager. I ran Norton Antivirus but it picked up nothing (def. updated Thursday). I ran Ad-Aware, it picked up something, I deleted. After that, I ran it again twice when no positive results happened, and both times it picked up nothing. Spybot S&D does not open, even in safe mode. I only was able to open MABM after changing the file name to "mabostonlager". Windows firewall is disabled upon startup. I have been unable to access websites for Lavasoft and various other anti-spyware/virus companies.

Right now there is a full scan running on MABM, I'll post the log when complete.

So... what (else) do I do to get rid of this madness? All help greatly appreciated. I've been reading places that MABM may not completely solve the issue.

EDIT: using XP SP3

Edited by Lowerdeck, 02 December 2008 - 08:04 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:01 AM

Overnight updates: The fake Windows Security popups still happen, and Firefox is still hijacked. This comes after a full and a quick scan of MBAM last night. So I'm not sure what else is going on and how to get rid of it.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1306
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/2/2008 10:21:08 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-02 (22-21-08).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 356345
Time elapsed: 4 hour(s), 1 minute(s), 16 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 7
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\svchost.exe (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> Failed to unload process.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\minibugtransporter.minibugtransporterx (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2b96d5cc-c5b5-49a5-a69d-cc0a30f9028c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{3c2d2a1e-031f-4397-9614-87c932a848e0} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{04a38f6b-006f-4247-ba4c-02a139d5531c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\minibugtransporter.minibugtransporterx.1 (Adware.Minibug) -> 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.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\svchost.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\svchost.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert.H) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\MiniBugTransporter.dll (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\Local Settings\Temp\laf2A7.tmp (Trojan.Zlob) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.old (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1306
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/2/2008 10:42:32 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-02 (22-42-32).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 75836
Time elapsed: 13 minute(s), 18 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_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.

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 December 2008 - 05:15 PM

So, any new suggestions or other tools I can use?

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:07 PM

Keeping an eye on this topic as I have this same issue....

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:15 PM

Alright, I have made progress.

Luckily there is a second computer within the house, so I could download an update for MBAM and then transfer it over to my computer overwriting the old version.

To those of you who may be having the same problem... make sure your definitions are updated to at least 12/1. I have it on database version 1442.


First scan today under 1442...

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1442
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/3/2008 5:42:52 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-03 (17-42-52).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 71933
Time elapsed: 14 minute(s), 51 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\Application Data\Google\mscscc.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{42f2c9ba-614f-47c0-b3e3-ecfd34eed658} (Adware.ISTBar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1a26f07f-0d60-4835-91cf-1e1766a0ec56} (Trojan.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.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\nah_Shell (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HPseti (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\nah_byts.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\Application Data\Google\runhh6110411.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\Application Data\Google\mscscc.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.


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From there, that got rid of 90 percent of my problems. However, I still keep seeing the same two registry keys keep getting flagged.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1442
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/3/2008 6:47:30 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-03 (18-47-30).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 71806
Time elapsed: 18 minute(s), 30 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_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.


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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The bolded section keeps reappearing on every scan I run, so I'm not sure if it's a false register or if it's just some pain in the back that I need to manually delete from the registry (however I go about doing that.)

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:02 PM

@O-turn: If you have an issue, please start your own topic to help avoid confusion.

@Lowerdeck: From what I can tell, you're showing signs you had a TDSS infection.

IMPORTANT NOTE: One or more of the identified infections was related to a rootkit component. Rootkits and backdoor Trojans 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. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control again. 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 this malware 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?"



If you'd rather not reformat and try to have the machine cleaned, I'll find someone to help you prep for an HJT log.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:55 PM

I restarted the computer and ran another scan and these two reappeared. Wonderful.

To scff: That just sounds scary. Looks like I'll have to reformat the hard drive this weekend. I was hoping it wasn't going to be this bad.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

Reformatting is a good idea as it'll ensure that your hard drive is clean.

If you have any questions about reformatting and such, the people in the proper forum (your case, Windows XP, I believe) will be willing to help you.

If you're having second thoughts about reformatting, though, we can try the HJT forum.

Edited by scff249, 03 December 2008 - 09:26 PM.

"Ototo'i wa usagi o mita no...Kino wa shika...Kyo wa anata." -Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad) [see below for translation]
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"You are not alone, and you are not strange. You are you, and everyone has damage. Be the better person." -Katawa Shoujo





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