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Fake Windows Firewall popup/ Browser 'security' page.

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#1 MrBump


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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

At regular intervals I get a fake firewall notice (I know it is fake as I have windows firewall deactivated!) saying:
To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall has some features of this program.
Do you want to block this suspicious software?
Name: Win32.Zafi.B
Risk Level: High
Description: Zafi.B is a worm trojan program that records keystrokes and takes screenshots of the computer, stealing personal financial information
from your computer
[Keep Blocking] [Unblock] [Enable Protection]
Windows firewall has detected unauthorized activity, but unfortunately is unable to remove viruses, keyloggers and other spyware threats. Click to download and activate -------- (then a link which I am not about to click to see what it does!)

Of the three buttons, only [Enable Protection] is live.

Also whenever I start firefox I am presented with a screen stating:

Insecure Internet activity. Threat of virus attack

Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms and trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes.
Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information.

To get full advanced real-time protection for PC and Internet activity, register your antivirus software.
We recommend you to protect your PC now and continue safe Internet browsing.

Click here to get full advanced real-time protection and continue browsing.
Continue to this website unprotected (not recommended).


DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Matt at 19:50:12.56 on 04/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.44.1033.18.767.220 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
I:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
I:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
E:\Program Files\ZyDAS Technology Corporation\ZyDAS_802.11g_Utility\ZDWlan.exe
D:\mirc for MTA\mirc.exe
E:\Program Files\ZyDAS Technology Corporation\ZyDAS_802.11g_Utility\W32BRG55.EXE
E:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager Live\fml_live_v1\add_ons\client\app_2832\fml.exe
I:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
E:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
E:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - i:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - i:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: AVG Security Toolbar: {a057a204-bacc-4d26-9990-79a187e2698e} - i:\progra~1\avg\avg8\AVGTOO~1.DLL
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - e:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - i:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - i:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: AVG Security Toolbar: {a057a204-bacc-4d26-9990-79a187e2698e} - i:\progra~1\avg\avg8\AVGTOO~1.DLL
uRun: [CTFMON.EXE] e:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Creative Detector] i:\creative\mediasource\detector\CTDetect.exe /R
uRun: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "e:\program files\common files\ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
uRun: [MsnMsgr] "e:\program files\msn messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
uRun: [Nokia.PCSync] "i:\program files\nokia\nokia pc suite 6\PCSync2.exe" /NoDialog
uRun: [PC Suite Tray] "i:\program files\nokia\nokia pc suite 6\PCSuite.exe" -onlytray
uRun: [Spyware Begone] "i:\spywarebegone\SpywareBeGone.exe" -FastScan
uRun: [RGSC] i:\program files\rockstar games\rockstar games social club\RGSCLauncher.exe /silent
mRun: [SiSUSBRG] e:\windows\SiSUSBrg.exe
mRun: [HP Software Update] i:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] e:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "i:\program files\d-tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "i:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
mRun: [PWRISOVM.EXE] i:\program files\poweriso\PWRISOVM.EXE
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE e:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE e:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] i:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "e:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "i:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [IMJPMIG8.1] "e:\windows\ime\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
mRun: [MSPY2002] e:\windows\system32\ime\pintlgnt\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002ASync] e:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002A] e:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
mRun: [realtecss] "e:\documents and settings\matt\application data\google\phtrc345015.exe" 2
mRunOnce: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] i:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamgui.exe /install /silent
dRun: [CTFMON.EXE] e:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE
StartupFolder: e:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\zdwlan~1.lnk - e:\program files\zydas technology corporation\zydas_802.11g_utility\ZDWlan.exe
IE: {d9288080-1baa-4bc4-9cf8-a92d743db949} - e:\documents and settings\matt\start menu\programs\imvu\Run IMVU.lnk
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - e:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} - hxxp://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab31267.cab
DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} - i:\program files\yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} - hxxp://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab31267.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_06-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
TCP: {615877A6-A098-4FAC-AF84-8CA459AF82B9} =,
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - i:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
AppInit_DLLs: karna.dat?
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - e:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - e:\docume~1\matt\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\lorjt7fo.default\
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 4
FF - component: i:\program files\avg\avg8\firefox\components\avgssff.dll
FF - component: i:\program files\avg\avg8\toolbarff\components\vmAVGConnector.dll
FF - plugin: e:\program files\google\google updater\2.4.1439.6872\npCIDetect13.dll
FF - plugin: e:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint experience technology\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: i:\progra~1\yahoo!\common\npyaxmpb.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\divx\divx web player\npdivx32.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeploytk.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npjp2.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\picasa2\npPicasa2.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\quicktime\plugins\npqtplugin.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\quicktime\plugins\npqtplugin2.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\quicktime\plugins\npqtplugin3.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\quicktime\plugins\npqtplugin4.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\quicktime\plugins\npqtplugin5.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\quicktime\plugins\npqtplugin6.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\quicktime\plugins\npqtplugin7.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\real alternative\browser\plugins\nppl3260.dll
FF - plugin: i:\program files\real alternative\browser\plugins\nprpjplug.dll

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R0 stwlfbus;stwlfbus;e:\windows\system32\drivers\stwlfbus.sys [2003-4-27 8704]
R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;e:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2008-11-2 325128]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;e:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2008-11-2 27656]
R2 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;i:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgemc.exe [2008-11-2 875288]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;i:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2008-11-2 231704]
R3 BRGSp50;BRGSp50 NDIS Protocol Driver;e:\windows\system32\drivers\BRGSp50.sys [2006-9-25 20608]
R3 st3wolf;st3wolf;e:\windows\system32\drivers\st3wolf.sys [2003-4-27 99360]
R4 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;e:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2008-11-2 107272]
S3 DivioUSBDCam;USB PC Camera ;e:\windows\system32\drivers\pcam.sys [2006-4-23 159672]
S3 FXDRV;FXDRV;\??\h:\fxdrv.sys --> h:\Fxdrv.sys [?]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-02-04 04:20 <DIR> --d----- e:\windows\ERUNT
2009-02-04 04:19 <DIR> --d----- E:\SDFix
2009-02-03 02:25 <DIR> --d----- E:\illusion
2009-02-03 02:16 189,986 a------- e:\windows\system32\c_1361.nls
2009-01-31 00:25 290,816 a------- e:\windows\system32\decdll.dll
2009-01-31 00:17 <DIR> --d----- e:\docume~1\matt\applic~1\AVS4YOU
2009-01-31 00:17 <DIR> --d----- e:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\AVS4YOU
2009-01-31 00:16 <DIR> --d----- e:\program files\AVS4YOU
2009-01-31 00:15 <DIR> --d----- e:\program files\common files\AVSMedia
2009-01-31 00:14 974,848 a------- e:\windows\system32\mfc70.dll
2009-01-31 00:14 487,424 a------- e:\windows\system32\msvcp70.dll
2009-01-31 00:14 1,700,352 a------- e:\windows\system32\GdiPlus.dll
2009-01-31 00:14 24,576 a------- e:\windows\system32\msxml3a.dll

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-02-04 08:17 10,520 a------- e:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-02-04 08:17 325,128 a------- e:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-02-04 08:17 107,272 a------- e:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2009-01-14 16:11 38,496 a------- e:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-14 16:11 15,504 a------- e:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2008-11-10 05:43 410,984 a------- e:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll

============= FINISH: 19:50:50.51 ===============

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#2 extremeboy


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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:07 AM


My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.

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Install Recovery Console and Run ComboFix

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

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  • Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Close any open windows, including this one.
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
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**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Note:The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you
should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

  • Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

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  • Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
  • When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the contents of the log (C:\ComboFix.txt).
Leave your computer alone while ComboFix is running.
ComboFix will restart your computer if malware is found; allow it to do so.

Note: Please Do NOT mouseclick combofix's window while its running because it may call it to stall.

Download and Run Scan with GMER

We will use GMER to scan for rootkits.
  • Download gmer.zip and save to your desktop.
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  • Double-click on Gmer.exe to start the program.
  • Allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • If it gives you a warning at program start about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run a scan...click NO.
  • Click the >>>
  • Click on Settings, then check the first five settings:
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    • Save created processes to the log
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  • You will be prompted to restart your computer. Please do so.
After the reboot, run Gmer again and click on the Rootkit tab.
  • Look at the right hand side (under Files) and uncheck all drives with the exception of your C drive.
  • Make sure all other boxes on the right of the screen are checked, EXCEPT for Show All.
  • Click on the Scan and wait for the scan to finish.
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  • When completed, click on the Copy button and right-click on your Desktop, choose New>Text document. Once the file is created, open it and right-click again and choose Paste. Save the file as gmer.txt and copy the information in your next reply.
Important!:Please do not select the Show all checkbox during the scan..

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:43 PM


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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:26 PM


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