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#1 Deacon Steve

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:04 PM

Need help! When I click on Windows Update in Windows Explorer 7 it is redirected to google.com. Also when I click on google search listings, they are redirected to other sites as well.
Running: Windows XP sp3, TrendMicro Internet Security Pro 2009.
A full scan by TrendMicro detects nothing except a list of critical updates that need to be installed.
I have downloaded the ComboFix file and am ready to run it when instructed to do so.
Thanks.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:49 PM

Hello let's first 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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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

I downloaded and ran the Anti-Malware. It would not update so I got the update from a clean computer and manually updated. Two items were found and quarantined. Here is the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1749
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2/19/2009 9:44:07 PM
mbam-log-2009-02-19 (21-44-07).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 60855
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 6 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\coolplay (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\MSCONFIG.EXE (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:15 PM

Hello will it update now? it's at around 1780.
Rerun MBAM like this if possible

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select FULL scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.


Now run SAS

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
.

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 Opera 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.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:54 AM

Anti_Malware will still not update. Tried to run full scan, but it hung 5 minutes into the scan. No log generated.
It hung on the file C:\Documents and Settings\all users|start Menu\Programs\Advanced System Optimizer\ASO Tools\Logon Setting.lnk
Task Manager showed it as "Not Responding".
Also when I tried to download SuperAntiSpyware, it would go to download page then quickly go to Internet Explorer error page that says it cannot find the site.
I downloaded the file from a clean computer and installed program.
Could not get computer to go into Safe Mode. When Safe Mode is selected, computer restarts. Does this everytime.
Windows will start ok when normal mode is selected.
Please advise.
Thanks.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:16 AM

Ok ,try to run SAS from normal mode.
Let's also see if we can get info from part 1 of S!Ri's 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 20 February 2009 - 03:16 PM

Ran SuperAntiSpyware and SmithFraudFix.
Windows Update is still redirected to google.com
Logs are posted below.
Thanks.

SmitFraudFix v2.398

Scan done at 14:02:16.81, Fri 02/20/2009
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is
Fix run in normal mode

Process
host
C:
C:\WINDOWS
C:\WINDOWS\system
C:\WINDOWS\Web
C:\WINDOWS\system32
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve
C:\DOCUME~1\Steve\LOCALS~1\Temp
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Application Data
Start Menu

Desktop
C:\Program Files
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"=""

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

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

RK



DNS

Scanning for wininet.dll infection

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

Generated 02/20/2009 at 01:47 PM

Application Version : 4.25.1012

Core Rules Database Version : 3755
Trace Rules Database Version: 1719

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:07:51

Memory items scanned : 483
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 391
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 15677
File threats detected : 28

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@adopt.specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@content.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@media.adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@ads.bleepingcomputer[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@fastclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@zedo[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@at.atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@pro-market[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@revsci[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@ads.ookla[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@adknowledge[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@burstnet[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@adopt.euroclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@ascendmedia.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@content.yieldmanager.edgesuite[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@tacoda[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@tribalfusion[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@adrevolver[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@advertising[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@pop.fastclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Cookies\steve@ad2.yieldmanager[2].txt

Browser Hijacker.Favorites
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Favorites\Pharmacy

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:38 PM

OK, this is buried. Let's run one more thing. SDFix.
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.
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