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Had Vundo/Virtumonde, now Red X's in AIM


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#1 MelKUSC

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 03:14 AM

I recently used spybot-sd and Malwarebytes to clean my system of a Smitfraud-C and Virtumonde/Vundo infection. I noticed that in AOL Instant Messenger, there are red X icons (as though there's an image that isn't loading) in the upper left hand corners of each chat window. I'm not sure when these red X icons started to appear, whether it was before or after cleaning the system.

Am I still infected or is this something else? If a Malwarebytes scan comes out clean, is my computer likely clean?

Thanks for any help!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:01 PM

It can take several different scan tools to clean it effectively
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Please reboot the computer
Open MBAM and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select FULL scan
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log for review
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#3 MelKUSC

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:21 PM

Thanks for the reply!

Here's the log from this morning, however, I'm running the online panda scan right now, and it seems to be finding more infected files.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1707
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/30/2009 10:32:55 AM
mbam-log-2009-01-30 (10-32-55).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 167294
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 37 minute(s), 26 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 31 January 2009 - 01:03 PM

Performed the Kapersky online scan:

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KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7 REPORT
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version: 7.0.25.0
Program database last update: Saturday, January 31, 2009 04:46:58
Records in database: 1730891
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Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:
C:\
D:\

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 120390
Threat name: 2
Infected objects: 2
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 05:11:25


File name / Threat name / Threats count
C:\Documents and Settings\Mel\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\23\1c3a7917-6ae9209d Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Java.OpenStream.w 1
C:\Documents and Settings\Mel\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\52\1c9644b4-162fe12a Infected: Exploit.Java.Gimsh.b 1

The selected area was scanned.
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uh oh! MBAM isn't finding these, though. I just updated to the latest version of java. What can I do?

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:56 PM

Be sure to disable Spybot's Teatimer function if it's in use
Are you using XP or Vista?

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ATF
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • 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".

Now SAS,may need an hour
Please download and scan with 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. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, 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".

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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#6 MelKUSC

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:52 AM

Woo that took a long time!
Here's the SUPERAntiSpyware log:

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

Generated 01/31/2009 at 09:28 PM

Application Version : 4.25.1012

Core Rules Database Version : 3738
Trace Rules Database Version: 1707

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 07:43:01

Memory items scanned : 257
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6282
Registry threats detected : 5
File items scanned : 119243
File threats detected : 4

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Mel\Cookies\mel@at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mel\Cookies\mel@cdn.at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mel\Cookies\mel@revsci[1].txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Cookies\myname@statse.webtrendslive[2].txt

Rogue.Component/Trace
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\FC5DEECC
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\FC5DEECC#fc5deecc
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\FC5DEECC#Version
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\FC5DEECC#fc5d434c
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\FC5DEECC#fc5d2aa9

All I think is not well, however. Mcaffee popped up with this both before and after the scan:

McAfee has blocked a potentially unwanted program (PUP) on your computer. If you do not recognize it, we recommend that you remove the program.

About this Potentially Unwanted Program
Name: Generic!Artemis
Location: C:\WINDOWS\NIRCMD.exe

Spyware, adware, and other potentially unwanted programs can harm your computer, compromise its security, and damage valuable files.

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Ugh. Guess we're not done. I really appreciate all your help with this! :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:14 PM

Location: C:\WINDOWS\NIRCMD.exe

Supposedly, this is a false positive on Norton's end.
NIRCMD.exe is a part of Combofix. Have you used Combofix at any time?
I believe you should post a HJT log

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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 DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your log in the thread titled "Post in this thread when you haven't received an answer in five days.".
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

Eek, yeah I did use combofix under the (probably ill-advised) advice of a friend. Thank you for all the help.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:47 PM

Hello MelKUSC,

Now that you have a log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/199881/vundo-virtumonde-smitfraud/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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