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NIS 2009 - KEYGEN - NOW STUFFED!


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#1 Midinut

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:35 PM

I run WinXP SP3 and a registered NIS 2009. I did the unthinkable and had a sound utility installed on my PC by a friend and he used a "keygen" to aunthenicate the program. Straight after that NIS 2009 would run for 10 minutes, then the taskbar icon goes red and accesses Support. SONAR Advanced Protection is disabled. Reboot the PC and it is ok for 10 minutes after which the same situation repeats itself.

The "keygen" in question is cleary malicious as it deletes itself after being run and installed itself somewhere. It also prohibits me from doing a Systems Restore and accessing the Administrative Tools. I do have a copy of the "keygen" for the record.

Some more info - I just noticed that when I do a Google search with both Firefox or IE7 the urls get redirected by or to "clickfraudmanager.com" etc etc. Doing a search on Google there's hardly any info on this site?


PS I ran full scans with Norton, Spybot, Ad-Aware and MBAM. A few items - all legal - were found. Please help guys!

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:07 AM

Are there nobdy who can assist with my problem?

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:11 AM

Hello and welcome please run thes next. If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it. Alsoo temp/,disable your antivirurus during this. Next run 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".


Next run MBAM:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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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#4 Midinut

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:43 PM

Hi boopme!

I did as you suggested. Prior to doing all that I also ran Live One-Care and it found a trojan called "Alureon.C" which was sorted. MBAM found the following:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1713
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2009-02-03 20:15:26
mbam-log-2009-02-03 (20-15-26).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 52434
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 2 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\seneka (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\seneka (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\seneka (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowHelp (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\StartMenuLogOff (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoSMHelp (Hijack.Help) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\seneka.sys (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\senekadltptnkd.sys (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


So far so good. Will report back and see what NIS does now.

Thanks in the meantime!

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:01 PM

Well, so far NIS2009 is still good!

Strange I did a search in Google for Alureon.C and Seneka and when clicking on the results I got redirect to porn sites:

http://clickfraudmanager.com etc etc. What on earth is causing that now?

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:03 PM

Hello must stilll be junk in there.
Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,Do Not Run yet.

From your regular user account...
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.


Now run MBAM:
Open MBAM in normal mode and click
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:24 AM

Thanks boopme - you have been most helpful! I truly appreciate your help as these issues can really bog one down!

I did exactly what you mentioned above - also NIS2009 did 4 updates last night and found two cookies in the system's hidden Cookies folders under Documents & Settings. This seems to have sorted the problem out. I will keep checking my system and do more scans tonight.

What my experience with this Seneka / Vundo / Alureon.C trojan was is that is consists of 6 elements. SAS summarises it well and I will cut & paste the log. Basically there are the Seneka entries (3), another 3 (which I will check at home) and the two cookies. I also found two senekaxxxxxx.dat files in the \system32 folder.

It seems that all these products such as MBAM, SAS, Ad-Aware etc etc seem to have their individual strong points but that there is not a single product on the market that does it all!

Thanks again for your help - I will post more feedback regading the status of this issue.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:26 PM

Yoiu are correct as no one tool does it all. I always recommend 1 AV, 1software firewall. several anti spy/adware and a couple of Online scanners at the ready.
Let me know how it's doing.
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

Boopme! You are champion ... well, so far!!

The machine is perfect. Ran several more scans and nothing found ... all's well! I now have only NIS2009 (since I paid for it!), SAS and MBAM on my PC since they seems to be the best so far.

I must thank you again for assisting - these virus thing can really rattle you!

PS I have referred all my friend to this site if they ever need advice.

Regards

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:07 PM

Great,thanks and you're welcome, if alls good 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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