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#1 CO Skier

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:25 PM

Hi,

I'm battling a variation of Antivirus 2009, but it seems I may have a few different symptoms.

Yes, my computer redirerts from Internet Explorer, Firefox and all search engines. The virus has taken over the controls of the computer. I can not go to or download anything from any of the recommended virus cure sites like "bleepincomputer", spybot or "malwarebytes". I've downloaded MBAM onto a thumbdrive from another computer and put it on the infected computer's desktop, but it will not run any .exe files I try to run. I've downloaded Symantec Endpoint Protection onto the computer, but it will not run it. ComboFix logs do not run either. I've tried to run the DDS tool Download, but once again, the virus is smarter than me.

What has worked: Adaware Anniversary Edition ran and found some malware, but it did not help the situation.

I need some serious help!!! Is there a way to outsmart the virus and run "Malwarebytes / MBAM" another way? Is there another way to get out of this mess?

Thanks so much!

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Edited by CO Skier, 17 February 2009 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:56 PM

What version of windows are you using?

Let's try an online scan.

Please run the F-Secure Online Scanner
Note: This Scanner is for Internet Explorer Only!
Follow the Instruction here for installation.
Accept the License Agreement.
Once the ActiveX installs,Click Full System Scan
Once the download completes, the scan will begin automatically.
The scan will take some time to finish, so please be patient.
When the scan completes, click the Automatic cleaning (recommended) button.
Click the Show Report button and Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

Rigel,

Thanks for the quick response. I'm using Windows XP on the infected computer. I am logged on another computer now, because my infected computer won't let me get to this site. I'll try to move your instructions over.

Thanks again and I'll get back to you soon.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:12 PM

One other thing you could try is to rename the malwarebytes executable to something like skier.com. Malware targets malwarebytes and other executables by blocking them from running. If you can get into safe mode, you can try to run it from there, but Malwarebytes is strongest in normal mode.

*removed duplicate comment - board burp *

Edited by rigel, 17 February 2009 - 10:13 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:14 PM

Rigel,

Just as I've experienced before, my computer will not let me run http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml by clicking it from an e-mail or cut and pasting it into IE. It opens a window like it is going to run and then doesn't do anything. I seem to be stuck.

C S

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:26 PM

I was able to rename malwarebytes onto a thumbdrive and load it on to the infected computer. It was added to program files and put an icon on the desktop. Just like all other "fix" programs I've tried to run, it does nothing when I click on it.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:53 PM

I am going to send you a PM. Follow the instructions there and try malwarebytes again. I also want to try SmitFraudFix.

Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:22 PM

It doesn't seem like much, but I finally was able to do something. I was able to run the process.exe and it went to black screen for about a second and ran some script. Then I was able to run smitfraudfix and had the following:

SmitFraudFix v2.396

Scan done at 23:11:57.76, Tue 02/17/2009
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is
Fix run in safe mode

Process

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SmcGui.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\SmitfraudFix\Policies.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe

hosts

hosts file corrupted !

#AAW 195.245.119.131 browser-security.microsoft.com

C:\


C:\WINDOWS


C:\WINDOWS\system


C:\WINDOWS\Web


C:\WINDOWS\system32

C:\WINDOWS\system32\iehelper.dll FOUND !

C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator


C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data


Start Menu


C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\FAVORI~1


Desktop


C:\Program Files

C:\Program Files\Google\googletoolbar1.dll FOUND !

Corrupted keys


Desktop Components

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\0]
"Source"="About:Home"
"SubscribedURL"="About:Home"
"FriendlyName"="My Current Home Page"


o4Patch
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

o4Patch
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri



IEDFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri



Agent.OMZ.Fix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

Agent.OMZ.Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


VACFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


404Fix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

404Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


Sharedtaskscheduler
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


AppInit_DLLs
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
"AppInit_DLLs"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\Google\\GOOGLE~1\\GOEC62~1.DLL"


Winlogon
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Userinit"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\userinit.exe,C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\twex.exe,"
"System"=""


RK



DNS

Description: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection - Teefer2 Miniport
DNS Server Search Order: 192.168.0.1

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8B4B1062-894E-4DE8-A37C-75AEBF941CFA}: DhcpNameServer=192.168.0.1
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{8B4B1062-894E-4DE8-A37C-75AEBF941CFA}: DhcpNameServer=192.168.0.1
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{8B4B1062-894E-4DE8-A37C-75AEBF941CFA}: DhcpNameServer=192.168.0.1
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=192.168.0.1
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=192.168.0.1
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: DhcpNameServer=192.168.0.1


Scanning for wininet.dll infection


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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:53 AM

The next step...You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a Notepad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
  • Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart anyway into normal Windows. A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report.
The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning : running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for the continued assistance. I was able to start Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in the safe mode and it is scanning now. I'll post my results after it finishes.

Should I still attempt SmitFraudFix.exe after the Malwarebytes' scan finishes?

Thanks.......C S

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:43 AM

MBAM is finished running in the safe mode and there were ~28 bad items that were removed (should I run it again in normal mode?). It seems as though I have regained control over the computer again. Is there more I should do (other than adding a good antivirus software package)?

Thank you very much for getting me to this point!

C S


Here is the MBAM log:

Objects scanned: 238852
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 51 minute(s), 52 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 17

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{a26503fe-b3b8-4910-a9dc-9cbd25c6b8d6} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{c9c42510-9b21-41c1-9dcd-8382a2d07c61} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\The Weather Channel (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Weather Services (Adware.Hotbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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 (Backdoor.Bot) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\twex.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Backdoor.Bot) -> Data: system32\twex.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:
C:\Documents and Settings\Beth.LAPTOP06\Application Data\MalwareBot (Rogue.MalwareBot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Beth.LAPTOP06\Application Data\MalwareBot\Log (Rogue.MalwareBot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Beth.LAPTOP06\Application Data\MalwareBot\Settings (Rogue.MalwareBot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Beth.LAPTOP06\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\qy4niuly.default\Cache\8E0AF23Cd01 (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Shawn\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\fdhtzlt4.default\Cache\AB1C3761d01 (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Shawn\Local Settings\Temp\UACbe15.tmp (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{129201FA-B0AC-49B3-96B2-DEB8B91E727B}\RP566\A0079744.sys (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iehelper.dll (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACmnbrivkr.dll (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACvvdyeuru.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACxykmxdwt.dll (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Beth.LAPTOP06\Application Data\MalwareBot\rs.dat (Rogue.MalwareBot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Beth.LAPTOP06\Application Data\MalwareBot\Log\2009 Feb 12 - 11_06_58 PM_953.log (Rogue.MalwareBot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Beth.LAPTOP06\Application Data\MalwareBot\Settings\ScanResults.pie (Rogue.MalwareBot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\MalwareBot Scheduled Scan.job (Rogue.MalwareBot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uacinit.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\twex.exe (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACmlmloulh.dat (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACpsbgtmir.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UACrnomnkmt.log (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:32 PM

We have a problem...

C:\Documents and Settings\Shawn\Local Settings\Temp\UACbe15.tmp (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


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.

We can attempt a clean, but it will have to be done in the HJT forum.

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