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#1 dkkelso

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:26 PM

Good evening all,

Edit: I should mention I have XP MCE.

I caught a bit of a bug this weekend, either as a result of my dirty dirty little USB stick or from a media download.

Here is a little background:

Had sound trouble with YouTube and Media Player. After a reboot, I still had sound trouble. As a result, I ran Malwarebytes, but during Updating, it said it couldn't find the website. So, I went to isitdownforeverybodyorjustme and found out that it was just me.

So, I decided to run SuperAntiSpyware. Same thing on the update. None of the webpages would load.

I rebooted in safemode, and logged in as Administrator. In doing so, I found out that my Administrator couldn't get in my normal user's folder in Docs and Settings, even when I ran control userpasswords2 and changed my normal logon to a normal user.

At any rate, in safe mode, I was able to access the update and websites for malwarebytes, f-secure and superanti. I ran all three one after another.

Here is what Malware found:
Registry Data Items Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL\CheckedValue (Hijack.System.Hidden) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run\xccinit (Spyware.OnlineGames) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npygw.dll (Adware.ClickSpring) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\plugins\npygw.dll (Adware.ClickSpring) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Here is what SuperAnti found:
Adware.ClickSpring/Outer Info Network

HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\OINAnalytics

HKU\S-1-5-21-380687345-2687094567-2834946553-1008\Software\OINAnalytics

HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\OINAnalytics



Rogue.Component/Trace

HKU\S-1-5-21-380687345-2687094567-2834946553-1008\Software\Microsoft\CS41275



Adware.ClickSpring-Variant

C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\HP_ADMINISTRATOR\APPLICATION DATA\SKS~1\LOGONUI.EXE

F-Secure came up with:
Hmf, apparently I didn't save that log..


I'll post HiJack if requested. I run a very very very modified set of serivces. I can't remember, but I think it was Blacksheep's website that I got the list of what to run and what not to run, from.

Also, I lost some desktop icons, which means my INFO2 file is probably damaged, but no loss there.

I'm not sure if the system is cleaned or not, and there is residual damage, or if I have something that Ajax won't even take off. All I know is, all three (F-secure, Malware and Super anti) all say I'm clean, and I still can't access their websites except in safemode with networking.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Kelso

Edited by dkkelso, 21 February 2009 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:41 PM

Let's start another pass

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".

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) 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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/


I need to see complete logs
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#3 dkkelso

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:56 PM

DaChew, thanks for the reply.

You want this to occur in SafeMode I assume? I ran ATF-cleaner yesterday, before running all three processes above. I also ran S&D.

And, because I don't like to take chances, I deleted everything from all Temp folders in my harddrive, by mounting my XP partition in Ubuntu and having a bit of fun with Nautilus.

So, remove Malwarebytes and download in safemode, reboot install, reboot in safe, update, and then run?

Be back in about 30 mins.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

I am not sure you need to uninstall MBAM, make sure it's updated tho

Run it in normal mode as it's stronger there
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:53 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1792
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2/21/2009 10:44:49 PM
mbam-log-2009-02-21 (22-44-49).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 75372
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 31 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: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Cognac (Rogue.Multiple) -> 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:
(No malicious items detected)

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No change. When I booted up, it did say something about new hardware found, although I have install no new hardware.

Edited by dkkelso, 21 February 2009 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:05 AM

http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md...23177cbf06752cd

http://www.prevx.com/filenames/15676045499...5Bn5D2EEXE.html

Does the viewtube ring a bell?
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:50 AM

Hm. No, the Viewtube doesn't sound at all familiar. But, if I picked it up because of my USB thumbdrive, it wouldn't. Is there a file list, or registry value I could search for?

I'm pretty certain the file was on my USB thumbdrive. Me and a student swapped some files the other day. The file I zapped off the thumbdrive was an autorun.inf, but I don't recall seeing any other files. I did gedit the autorun.inf, and it didn't look like any autorun I've ever seen. Not at all human readable, not like the normal autoruns.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:11 AM

Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.


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.
Rerun ATFCleaner right before running the SAS scan
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:59 AM

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

Generated 02/22/2009 at 01:50 AM

Application Version : 4.25.1012

Core Rules Database Version : 3768
Trace Rules Database Version: 1728

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:10:54

Memory items scanned : 237
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7054
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 162345
File threats detected : 0

Edited by dkkelso, 22 February 2009 - 03:00 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:14 AM

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan 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 Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:45 AM

KillWind.exe;C:\hp\bin;Tool.ProcessKill;Incurable.Moved.;
inetchk.exe;C:\Program Files\music_now;Trojan.Click.2093;Deleted.;
AOLCINST.EXE\core.cab\GTDOWNAO_106.ocx;C:\Program Files\Online Services\Aol\United States\AOL90\COMPS\COACH\AOLCINST.EXE;Adware.Gdown;;
AOLCINST.EXE;C:\Program Files\Online Services\Aol\United States\AOL90\COMPS\COACH;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0000114.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP4;Adware.MediaTicket;Incurable.Moved.;
A0000128.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP4;Program.mIRC.623;Incurable.Moved.;
A0000210.reg;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP4;Trojan.StartPage.1505;Deleted.;
A0000366.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP6;Trojan.Click.2093;Deleted.;
A0000367.EXE\core.cab\GTDOWNAO_106.ocx;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP6\A0000367.EXE;Adware.Gdown;;
A0000367.EXE;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP6;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
iwxnoaz.dll;C:\WINDOWS\system32;Win32.HLLW.Shadow.based;Deleted.;
155[1].exe;C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\UNS18Z0T;Trojan.Inject.5437;Deleted.;
RSS~1.EXE;C:\WINDOWS\system32\PPATCH~1;Trojan.PurityAd.origin;Incurable.Moved.;
jwgkvsq.vmx;J:\RECYCLER\S-5-3-42-2819952290-8240758988-879315005-3665;Win32.HLLW.Shadow.based;Deleted.;
jwgkvsq.vmx;K:\RECYCLER\S-5-3-42-2819952290-8240758988-879315005-3665;Win32.HLLW.Shadow.based;Deleted.;

I can now access those sites.

Edited by dkkelso, 23 February 2009 - 06:45 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:55 AM

When you have time run a full scan with MBAM of all drives(except cd/dvd-roms of course)

If there are no other signs of infection I would suggest flushing system restore

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, then 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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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:10 PM

Database version: 1798
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2/23/2009 8:04:22 PM
mbam-log-2009-02-23 (20-04-22).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 248358
Time elapsed: 36 minute(s), 14 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: 2

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:
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\DoctorWeb\Quarantine\RSS~1.EXE (Adware.ClickSpring) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP6\A0000369.exe (Adware.ClickSpring) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Go ahead with the flush?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:34 PM

Flush away

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:47 PM

Thank you very much sir, you have been most helpful, and I appreciate the time spent!

--Kelso




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