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#1 Megsbigbear

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:05 PM

Hi,
I'm sure you've come across this before but I couldn't find a forum that discussed it. I've been struck by the windowclick malware so was unable to open up web pages either through Google or by typing in the address. After searching on an uninfected PC I found reference to ComboFix so I thought I'd try it - I didn't think I had anything to lose as I was expecting to have to wipe the hard drive and reformat it (something I didn't want to do if possible as I'm no expert when it comes to computing). I eventually managed to get it to work - thought I had to fool the malware by changing the name of the .exe file to FixCombo - and now things seem fine. I saved the log file if it's any use and I've also run McAfee and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and, even though they picked up a couple of files which I've removed, everything seems fine still.
Am I clear?
Or is there anything else I should do?
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:02 PM

Hi,let's run another and be sure.

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
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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
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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
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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 log and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:29 PM

Hi
Thanks for the response. I've done exactly what you suggested and everything seems fine so far. Here's the log from SuperAntiSpyware:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 03/09/2009 at 10:21 PM

Application Version : 4.25.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 3790
Trace Rules Database Version: 1746

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:45:57

Memory items scanned : 282
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6287
Registry threats detected : 3
File items scanned : 34725
File threats detected : 0

Rogue.Component/Trace
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\8858EDF5
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\8858EDF5#8858edf5
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\8858EDF5#Version

It means nothing really to me but hopefully you can make sense of it. In your opinion is my computer now safe or do you think it could still be compromised? Is there anything esle I ought to do to make sure? Is there anything I ought to avoid?

Thanks

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:52 PM

Hi, looks good so far . Let;s get an MBAM log and see what maybe left. Run this in Normal mode.

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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Posted 10 March 2009 - 06:42 PM

Hi,
Thanks once again for the help. I'd definitely recommend this site to others who are having difficulties as you make it nice and simple for us who don't have much of a clue what we're doing.
Anyway the saga continues. Here's the mbam log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1832
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/03/2009 23:37:38
mbam-log-2009-03-10 (23-37-38).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 68864
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 59 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WS2IFSL (Fake.Driver) -> 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)


How's it looking now?

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:34 PM

Thanks for the kinds words. Is all good now,no more signs of infection?
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:12 AM

None that I can see. In your opinion is it secure now? Am I safe to do banking on it for example?
Also am I alright to use my USB harddrive again (I've been avoiding it for the time being as I didn't want that to get infected as well!)?
And one last thing - which may not be relevant in this forum - how can I debug my system? Occasionally I get internet errors and it asks if I want to debug but if I click yes I don't understand what it's saying to me. I use a mixture of internet explorer and Firefox. By the way, this debugging thing was going on way before I got infected.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:31 AM

I alright to use my USB harddrive again

Have you taken steps to protect it? Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:If using Windows Vista, please refer to:

I get internet errors and it asks if I want to debug

Microsoft Script Debugger is a debugging environment that extends the functionality of Internet Explorer and Internet Information Server (IIS). The Script Debugger can be used to browse, edit, and debug .htm and .asp files that contain scripting languages, such as Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) or Microsoft JScript.

There are various causes and solutions for debugging errors/messages. One of the most common is a Runtime Error (a generic error message that occurs during the execution of a program) usually accompanied by an error number, a "file not found" message or sometimes a Do you wish to Debug? " message.

Generally, the resolution is to reconfigure script debugging options and Disable Machine Debug Manager Service.
  • Click on Start > Run and in the open box, type: iexplore.exe.
  • Press OK.
  • On the Tools menu, click Internet Options > Advanced tab.
  • Click the "Advanced tab" and scroll down to "Browsing".
  • Put a check mark next to "Disable Script Debugging (IE)".
  • Put a check mark next to "Disable Script Debugging (Other)".
  • Uncheck "Display a notification about every script error".
  • Click "OK" and close Internet Explorer.
To disable the service:
  • Click on Start > Run and in the open box, type: services.msc
  • Press OK.
  • Click the "Extended tab" at the bottom to view all the info on your services.
  • Scroll down the list and find the service called Machine Debug Manager.
  • When you find the service, double-click on it or right-click and choose "Properties".
  • In the Properties Window > General Tab that opens, click the "Stop" button.
  • From the drop-down menu next to "Startup Type", click on "Disabled".
  • Click Apply, then OK and close any open windows.
Note: If another application like Microsoft Visual Studio or .NET reinstalls Mdm.exe, or if Mdm.exe /Regserver is run on a computer that is running Window XP, Mdm.exe is re-added to the RunServices registry key. If the Detect and Repair feature within some Microsoft applications runs, this will also cause Mdm.exe to be re-registered on the system and reappear in Task Manager.

Edited by quietman7, 11 March 2009 - 10:33 AM.

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