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#1 _Tom

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

My laptop is a bit ill at the moment...

I have a problem with something in the system turning off my Firewall and deleting my cookies everytime I close my browser, meaning I have to re-enter passwords etc which if keylogged could cause me some hassle...

I am currently running Symantec (which doesnt pick up anything :thumbsup:) and Malwarebytes

Below is the log from the latest Malwarebytes scan - The problem is everytime it scans, it detects it, deletes it and then on the next scan does the exact same thing :flowers:

I would be very greatfull if someone could help me out

Thanks :trumpet:

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1520
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

25/01/2009 01:25:05
mbam-log-2009-01-25 (01-25-05).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 91926
Time elapsed: 30 minute(s), 20 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

Hi Tom, I'm moving this to the "Am I Infected " forum from XP for more scanning>

From your regular user account..
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
.
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
.

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.


Next RERUN MBAM

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:04 AM

Thankyou for your help - Your reply was very helpful and easy to follow - Below are the requested logs :thumbsup:

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

Generated 01/25/2009 at 12:32 PM

Application Version : 4.25.1012

Core Rules Database Version : 3728
Trace Rules Database Version: 1699

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:53:27

Memory items scanned : 207
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5257
Registry threats detected : 6
File items scanned : 15123
File threats detected : 2

Trojan.Dropper/Gen-NV
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FEE81162-08ED-475B-B5AC-214CC7BA15D9}
HKCR\CLSID\{FEE81162-08ED-475B-B5AC-214CC7BA15D9}
HKCR\CLSID\{FEE81162-08ED-475B-B5AC-214CC7BA15D9}
HKCR\CLSID\{FEE81162-08ED-475B-B5AC-214CC7BA15D9}\InProcServer32
HKCR\CLSID\{FEE81162-08ED-475B-B5AC-214CC7BA15D9}\InProcServer32#ThreadingModel
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSONLINEAZ.DLL
HKU\S-1-5-21-861567501-362288127-1801674531-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{FEE81162-08ED-475B-B5AC-214CC7BA15D9}

Trojan.Dropper/Win-NV
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TWEX.EXE

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1691
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

25/01/2009 12:57:06
mbam-log-2009-01-25 (12-57-06).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 51666
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 38 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Network\UID (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Hijack.UserInit) -> Bad: (C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\twex.exe,) Good: (userinit.exe) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:54 PM

You're welcome . I want to run Mbam again as there are registry entries to clear. That userinit entry is a known pest.

ERUN MBAM

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:04 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1691
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

25/01/2009 19:04:13
mbam-log-2009-01-25 (19-04-13).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 53809
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 15 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:40 PM

Hello again ,arrggh there it is!! Carefully follow these SDFix instructions.
Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". <- This program is for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.
  • When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
-- If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.


RERUN MBAM

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:28 PM

Again thats for you help - I think we are there :thumbsup: - Below are the logs

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SDFix: Version 1.240
Run by Tom D610 on 25/01/2009 at 21:09

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Running From: C:\SDFix

Checking Services :


Infected userinit.exe Found!

userinit.exe File Locations:

"C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\cf8ec753e88561d2ddb53e183dc05c3e\userinit.exe" 26112 14/04/2008 00:12
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe" 8704 22/01/2009 00:18
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\userinit.exe" 24576 04/08/2004 12:00

LDPinch Infected File Listed Below:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\USERINIT.EXE

File copied to Backups Folder
Attempting to replace userinit.exe with original version

Original userinit.exe Restored

"C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\cf8ec753e88561d2ddb53e183dc05c3e\userinit.exe" 26112 14/04/2008 00:12
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe" 24576 04/08/2004 12:00
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\userinit.exe" 24576 04/08/2004 12:00


Restoring Default Security Values
Restoring Default Hosts File

Rebooting


Checking Files :

No Trojan Files Found






Removing Temp Files

ADS Check :



Final Check :

catchme 0.3.1361.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-01-25 21:16:19
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0


Remaining Services :




Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe:*:Enabled:Bonjour"
"C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\utorrent.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\utorrent.exe:*:Enabled:ęTorrent"
"C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe:*:Enabled:iTunes"
"C:\\Program Files\\Freewire\\Freewire Television\\Freewire Television.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Freewire\\Freewire Television\\Freewire Television.exe:*:Enabled:Freewire Television"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\wlcsdk.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\wlcsdk.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Call"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\wlcsdk.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\wlcsdk.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Call"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger"

Remaining Files :


File Backups: - C:\SDFix\backups\backups.zip

Files with Hidden Attributes :

Wed 8 Aug 2007 0 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp"
Tue 23 Oct 2007 3,350,528 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Tom D610\Application Data\U3\temp\Launchpad Removal.exe"

Finished!

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1691
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

25/01/2009 21:27:07
mbam-log-2009-01-25 (21-27-07).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 52120
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 54 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 25 January 2009 - 04:38 PM

Beautiful. Looks good :thumbsup: . If there are no more issues or signs of infection then ......
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok"
  • Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:42 PM

Thankyou very much for your help :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:52 PM

You're most welcome Tom, my pleaseure.
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