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how to get rid of the Ahsan virus


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#1 captaincrash

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:37 AM

Hello,
My PC is infected with a virus called Ahsan. It starts with the My Documents folder being renamed as Ahsan's Documents, Recycle Bin is now G W Bush and My Computer as Ahsan's Computer. There is no anti-virus installed and the momment u try to install it, the computer on its own decides against it. You can surf the net with help of google chrome but if u try explorer a site showing the name of Ahsan manan khan opens.

I tried searching many blogs but none make sense.

How do I get this pest out of my pc without loosing my Data?

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:43 PM

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 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.
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 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 28 December 2008 - 11:12 AM

Hi Rigel,

Thanks for answering my query I followed your advice and got my pc scanned by mbam but I did one stupid thing.

While trying to open the log after restarting the computer I accidently clicked on clear all so I got another scan and I am posting you that log. One more thing, I wasn't given the option to select scan all disks, the program scanned only the C: drive and the problem still persists, my computer is still shown as Ahsan's Computer, My Documents as Ahsan's Documents and recycle bin as G. W. Bush

Well anyway this is it. Waiting for further instructions,

Captaincrash

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1550
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

28/12/2008 21:30:20
mbam-log-2008-12-28 (21-30-20).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 64180
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 3 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\CSRSS.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\runonce (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowRun (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL\CheckedValue (Hijack.System.Hidden) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell (Hijack.Shell) -> Bad: (explorer.exe, System.exe) Good: (Explorer.exe) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\DisableCMD (Hijack.CMDPrompt) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\CSRSS.exe (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\CSRSS.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winlogon.exe (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:36 PM

Next step...

Please update and rerun Malwarebytes and post a fresh log. Then...

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
alternate download link DO NOT use yet.

Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the
    definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter
    any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from
    here and
    unzip into the program's folder.
    )
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under
    Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

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 browser click Firefox 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.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera 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.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp"

ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:07 PM

Hi Rigel,
I followed your advice and when I rebooted the PC in safe mode a funny thing happened. There were two ids, one which is created by me called owner and another came from god knows where called administrator. NE how I had ATF downloaded on a pen drive too so I was able to run it and then I rebooted the computer normally and scanned it with SUPER but this time there was no administrator log in so I logged in as owner and this is the final log

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

Generated 12/30/2008 at 11:24 PM

Application Version : 4.23.1006

Core Rules Database Version : 3689
Trace Rules Database Version: 1665

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:56:43

Memory items scanned : 358
Memory threats detected : 2
Registry items scanned : 5802
Registry threats detected : 6
File items scanned : 83444
File threats detected : 67

Trojan.VideoClip/Fake
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\CSRSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\CSRSS.EXE
[Runonce] C:\WINDOWS\CSRSS.EXE
C:\CSRSS.EXE
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP\WINLOGON.EXE
C:\HOME VIDEO.AVI.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP151\A0104626.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP151\A0104628.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP154\A0105624.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP154\A0105625.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP156\A0106625.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP156\A0106626.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP156\A0106640.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP156\A0106641.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP156\A0106656.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP156\A0106657.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106673.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106674.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106688.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106689.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106711.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106715.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106720.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106723.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106724.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106733.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106738.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106741.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106742.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106754.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP157\A0106755.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107754.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107755.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107769.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107770.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107783.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107784.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107794.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107795.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107803.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107804.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107818.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107819.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107832.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107833.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107844.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP158\A0107845.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\HOME VIDEO.EXE

Rogue.Component/Trace
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\F00DCF74
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\F00DCF74#f00dcf74
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\F00DCF74#Version

Rootkit.TDSServ
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\TDSSserv.sys
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\TDSSserv.sys

Adware.180solutions/Seekmo/Zango
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068195.DLL
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068197.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068198.DLL
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068200.DLL
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068202.DLL
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068204.DLL
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068205.DLL
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068206.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068207.DLL
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068208.EXE
C:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{2762FF98-658D-44AB-9B14-0E9DCE820D0F}\RP113\A0068209.DLL

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@247realmedia[1].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@ad.zanox[2].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@AdDisplayTrackerServlet[2].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@overture[1].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@partner2profit[1].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@statcounter[1].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\system@tribalfusion[2].txt

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:27 PM

Rootkit.TDSServ

Is a very nasty rootkit infection. A word of warning here...

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 02 January 2009 - 06:48 AM

Hi Rigel,
thanx a million 4 ur advice :thumbsup: I was sort of expecting this to happen but couldn't believe it would happen to me :flowers: . Ne how I need to know if I can still transfer the data 4rm this computer? copy it on a DVD or transfer it on a pen drive to another computer before I format it? after formating the computer is it safe to check emails or surf the net through this computer or is this computer a gonner? :trumpet:

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 12:02 PM

The TDSS infection generally doesn't attack documents, pictures, or music. The problem is that the malware mix it brings does. If you can transfer those files to a pen drive and scan them there before replacing on your newly formatted computer, your chances of reinfection are lessened. With that said, there are some who would say never to move anything to the fresh computer because of the damage rootkits inflict.

The formatted computer should be fine. :thumbsup:

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