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Two unrelated programs keep popping up (possibly a Vundo P problem?)


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#1 jerconcelos

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:50 AM

I'm not entirely sure where I should be posting this problem, but I'll try my best to be as informative about the problem as I can... I appreciate all the help that anyone can give...

Basically put, I woke up and noticed that there were the two programs I mentioned in the topic title opened up, and I know no one had been using my computer while I was sleeping. I didn't really think anything of it, thinking that maybe for some unknown reason I opened those before heading to bed (I was up late last night playing GTA IV on my PC, so anything is possible lol). But I noticed with some usage afterward that those 2 programs are popping up fairly regularly. Sometimes they pop up only every few minutes, but sometimes immediately after I close it. I've never had anything even remotely similar to a problem like this, so I haven't a clue what to do.

I'm running XP Pro SP3 with ALL of the latest updates, I do all my interwebbing on Firefox, I have safety programs like Sygate Personal Firewall Pro, Avast Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Spyware Doctor, AND Lavasoft Ad-aware... I haven't made any recent changes to my PC other than the fact that I downloaded Spyware Doctor a couple days ago because it seemed to get rid of the Vundo P (or Virtumonde) spyware/trojan problem that's been haunting me for a few days prior. The problem now may be entirely related to Vundo P, I'm not 100% sure.

Actually, as dumb as this may sound, I just rescanned my PC using Spybot S&D and it seems that even though Spyware Doctor no longer detects Virtumonde, Spybot does. So I might still be infected with it. Maybe this is the problem?

I'm not sure what else I can add to help it all make more sense to everyone. I have a HJT log but will not post it in here unless otherwise told be a mod/admin.

As mentioned before, any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 04:16 PM

Let's get one more scan and log. Perhaps disable spyBot for this will be better.

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. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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.
Note: 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 using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:15 PM

Thanks for helping me out so far, I'm not going to lie, though... I kind of feel like an idiot... with one of my problems, anyhow. I found out that the programs that were popping up was because of a slight keyboard malfunction due to some spillage of alcohol a few days ago when my girlfriend got a little drunk. I ended up finding out a few hours later when I picked up my keyboard and water literally poured out of it... so I tilted it and left the fan on it to completely dry it out and there hasn't been a popup of those programs since then (which makes sense, seeing as how the programs were accessible through the keyboard itself).

But, I still have an obvious problem with the Vundo Trojan... seeing as how MBAM also picked it up, even after removing it several times with Spybot SD. Anyhow, here is my MBAM logfile:



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1495
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/12/2008 9:05:37 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-12 (21-05-37).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 54219
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 50 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: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\rdfa (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\FCOVM (Trojan.Vundo) -> 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:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ggbxjxgi.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\loxlhkdk.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vpoziu.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.vbk (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:30 PM

Well that sure helped solve a lot of popups. You should rescan the PC post the log.
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:55 PM

Rescan the PC with MBAM? If that's what you meant, here she be:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1495
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/12/2008 9:53:48 PM
mbam-log-2008-12-12 (21-53-48).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 54101
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 7 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)


Seems to have removed it, although it does seem to go away for a while, it just comes back for some reason and isn't detected by Avast, and isn't removeable with Spybot...

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:17 PM

OK yep thats what i wanted to see all0's.
Now run these please.

Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opers browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.

Please ask any needed questions,post log and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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