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Cannot Open My Drives due to resycled/boot.com


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#1 jefri

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:49 AM

Good Morning guys ...

I switched on my PC this morning and couldnt open all my drives except my C drive. The message I got was

"\resycled\boot.com is not a valid Win32 application"

Im sure I have been affected and I did try to erase it from my registry but I still get the same messages when I try to open my drives. Please give me some advice as to how I should sort out this problem.

Thanks.


Btw Im running Windows XP2.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:06 AM

Let's run MBAM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry944365

Be careful with any usb drives, this infection spreads thru them

See this post

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry798468
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#3 jefri

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:20 AM

Good Morning Da Chew and thanks for your reply.

I did run MBAM this morning before I made the thread and this is what I got and I also did another one after I read your reply ...

And btw, I dont think the problem has anything to do with USB drives because Im not using any, at least not in the last month and this problem only appeared this morning.

Thanks.

1st MBAM Log

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1474
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

12/9/2008 9:53:10 AM
mbam-log-2008-12-09 (09-53-10).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 45569
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 22 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\homeview (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
G:\resycled (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
G:\resycled\boot.com (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
G:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\msqpdxserv.sys (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
G:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components\iamfamous.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
G:\WINDOWS\Temp\tempo-A9.tmp (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


2nd MBAM Log


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1474
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

12/9/2008 11:15:18 AM
mbam-log-2008-12-09 (11-15-18).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 45417
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 24 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 09 December 2008 - 06:06 AM

Ipod, memory sticks, mp3 players etc all are capable of being infected

But that's only one way these infections spread

If you are still having problems run ATFCleaner and SAS from safe mode after installing

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry948894

I would just to be safe

Edited by DaChew, 09 December 2008 - 06:07 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:17 AM

But even after MBAM has removed the virus, I still cannot get access to my drives. I always get this message ...

"\resycled\boot.com is not a valid Win32 application"

So I think there is something else I should do. But what is it?

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:19 AM

If you are still having problems run ATFCleaner and SAS from safe mode after installing


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:37 PM

If you are still having problems run ATFCleaner and SAS from safe mode after installing


Hi there again. Sorry about being late cos I had something to attend to. I did as you have instructed and this is the log ...

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 12/09/2008 at 04:06 PM

Application Version : 4.23.1006

Core Rules Database Version : 3668
Trace Rules Database Version: 1647

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 03:03:05

Memory items scanned : 161
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 4584
Registry threats detected : 6
File items scanned : 117024
File threats detected : 5

Rootkit.NDisProt/Fake
HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\Ndisprot.sys
G:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\NDISPROT.SYS
HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Ndisprot.sys
HKLM\System\ControlSet004\Services\Ndisprot.sys
HKLM\System\ControlSet004\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Ndisprot.sys
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ndisprot.sys
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Ndisprot.sys

Adware.OneStepSearch
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{67C1CA55-79B4-4D1C-8312-C0FF23A6C227}\RP3\A0003529.EXE

Trojan.Fake-Drop/Gen
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RTCLCMG32.DLL


But I still cannot get access to my drives when I double clicked on them. I still get the message

"\resycled\boot.com is not a valid Win32 application"

I am sure there is something else I should do with the cmd prompt or something cos I have read it online but Im not sure about it at all. What shall i do next? Thanks.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:11 PM

Show Hidden Folders/Files
  • Open My Computer.
  • Go to Tools > Folder Options.
  • Select the View tab.
  • Scroll down to Hidden files and folders.
  • Select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck (untick) Hide extensions of known file types.
  • Uncheck (untick) Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Click Yes when prompted.
  • Click OK.
  • Close My Computer.
Update MBAM and run a full scan

Reread my link on flash drive infections and follow the directions using sub's flash disinfector for all drives
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:30 PM

Thanks DaChew.
Im on it right now and will post the MBAM log once it's ready.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:30 PM

Hi Da Chew, this is the new MBAM log ...

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1474
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

12/9/2008 9:01:30 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-09 (21-01-30).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|G:\|H:\|I:\|)
Objects scanned: 157963
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 21 minute(s), 29 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: 3

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:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{67C1CA55-79B4-4D1C-8312-C0FF23A6C227}\RP14\A0006201.exe (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{67C1CA55-79B4-4D1C-8312-C0FF23A6C227}\RP25\A0012699.exe (Trojan.Horst) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{67C1CA55-79B4-4D1C-8312-C0FF23A6C227}\RP3\A0003528.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


I reboot my PC and I still get the message when I double clicked my hard drives but this time it's different. It says that Windows cant locate the file resycled/boot.com (Im translating it cos my Windows is in Dutch). But isnt that the file that Im trying to get rid of?



Btw everything works perfectly fine with my PC and my internet speed is as per normal. It just bugs me that there is a virus and I cant access my drives unless I do it through Explore

Thanks a lot.

Edited by jefri, 09 December 2008 - 04:20 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:28 PM

Hi there again Da Chew ....

I did another thing which you've instructed and I downloaded the Flash Disinfector http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/s...Disinfector.exe, and it WORKED!!!! ........... for now. Im able to access all my hard drives.


However, I did another check through Registry Editor and found this out when I was searching for resycled\boot.com

G:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.EXE Shell32.DLL,ShellExec_RunDLL resycled\boot.com g:


You have any idea what that is? It looks fishy to me.

And shall I run another scan to make sure that all malicious content is gone? If yes, which scan?

Thanks a lot once again for your assistance. I really apppreciate it. :thumbsup:
I'll check back here tomorrow morning.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:39 PM

There's one man who I will refer this too, I adopted him as a mentor last year after reading his posts inspired me to start helping in the malware fight

Hopefully he'll look thru this thread

In the meantime it won't hurt to update MBAM and run another scan in a day or so

It looks like there may be light at the end of the tunnel
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:23 AM

Some types of malware can alter registry keys in various locations to include mountpoints2, Shell\AutoRun\command and Shell\Open\command on ALL drives to ensure the malware is allowed to run.

This is an example:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\mountpoints2\{9f0e002f-ae91-11dd-8008-806d6172696f}]
\Shell\AutoRun\command - c:\windows\system32\RunDLL32.EXE Shell32.DLL,ShellExec_RunDLL resycled\boot.com c:
\Shell\Open\command - c:\resycled\boot.com c:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\mountpoints2\{9f0e0030-ae91-11dd-8008-806d6172696f}]
\Shell\AutoRun\command - c:\windows\system32\RunDLL32.EXE Shell32.DLL,ShellExec_RunDLL resycled\boot.com d:
\Shell\Open\command - d:\resycled\boot.com d:


You found one such key but there usually are others left behind that can be identified and removed by using more powerful tools than we recommend in this forum.

However, I am more concerned with these entries:

Rootkit.NDisProt/Fake
HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\Ndisprot.sys
G:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\NDISPROT.SYS
HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Ndisprot.sys
HKLM\System\ControlSet004\Services\Ndisprot.sys
HKLM\System\ControlSet004\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Ndisprot.sys
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ndisprot.sys
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_Ndisprot.sys


They are indicative of a backdoor Trojan that uses rootkit techniques. 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?"
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Should you decide not to follow that advice, I suggest a more thorough examination of your system with more powerful tools like Combofix that are available to investigate and remove the traces left behind from this type of malware. Before that can be done you will need you to create and post a RIST/HijackThis log.

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) which will create a hijackthis log as part of its log.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:34 AM

Thankyou Quietman7
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:47 AM

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