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Panda Activescan indicates Virtumonde infection


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#1 ranger72

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 02:44 PM

Hi Folks,

Here are my computer spec's:

Computer Spec's

Power Supply: 650 Watt NZXT PRC-650 SLI Ready

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6850 (2 X 3.0GHz) / 4MB L2 Cache / 1333 FSB

Motherboard: Asus P5N32-E SLI nForce 680i SLI Chipset w/ 7.1 ssound/ Gb LAN/ S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E Mobo

RAM: (4096MB) 1024mb X 4- DDR2-800- PC6400 Memory Modules- Corsair XMS2 XTREME w/ Heat Spreader

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320Mb memory

Hard Drive 1 Hitachi 320GB ( Serial-ATA-ll, 3Gb 7200 RPM, 16Mb Cache) Windows XP Pro SP 2 with all updates to date

Hard Drive 2 ( Same as HD 1 ) Windows Vista Home Premium with all updates to date

Easy BCD BootLoad Manager to toggle between Operating Systems/ Windows XP Pro is my DeFault OS.

Monitors: Dual Widescreen Viewsonic 20" Color Flatscreens

Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Extreme

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Hard Drive 1/ win xp pro with service pack 2 and all microsoft updates excepting sp 3 is running ths following security programs:


1) Symantec Corporate gold av edition with all updates

2) Symantec Client Firewall with all updates

3) Spywareblaster

4) Spybot Search and Destroy

5) Windows Defender

6) Adaware free Anniversary edition

7) CrapCleaner latest edition

8) Diskeeper Pro 2008

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Hard drive 2 Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 with all Microsoft updates and running the following Security Programs:

1) AVG Antivirus 8.0237 Pro

2) Windows Vista Firewall

3) SpywareBlaster

4) Spybot Search and Destroy

5) Windows Defender

6) Crap Cleaner

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I have run all security programs on Hard drive 1 (updated) including Panda Activescan and therer doesn't seem to be any infections etc. on this hard drive but when I toggle into Hard Drive 2 with Windows Vista Home Premium Panda Active scan indicates a virtumonde infection in C:\windows\system32\appsetup.exe.


Avg 8.0237 indicates a rootkit problem/Hidden Drivers in C:\windows\system32\drivers\rkpavproc1.sys.

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I am not experinceincing any degree of diffuculty with my machine but I would think that sooner or later it will just get worse..

Can someone help me out with what to do next?
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Thank you very much,

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:40 PM

hello please run MBAm on tese drives.
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 11 March 2009 - 09:40 AM

Hi There boopme!

Thank you for your help! I will proceed with your instructions.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:48 AM

Here is the mbam log for hard drive 2 with windows vista as the OS:


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1836
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

3/11/2009 11:42:01 AM
mbam-log-2009-03-11 (11-42-01).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 56061
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 28 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: 0

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:
(No malicious items detected)


I will post the mbam log for hard drive 1 win xp pro momentarily.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:54 AM

Here is the mbam log for Hard Drive 1 with Win XP Pro as the OS:



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1835
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

3/11/2009 11:16:40 AM
mbam-log-2009-03-11 (11-16-40).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 69144
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 48 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: 0

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:
(No malicious items detected)
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:55 PM

these look good,so how's it running now? Any more signs of the infections?
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:30 PM

this the results of the panda active scan that I ran after running the mbam scanners which showed no infections on either harddrive:

Virtumonde
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
At a glance Tech details | Solution | Statistics
Common name: Virtumonde
Technical name: Spyware/Virtumonde
Threat level: Low
Alias: Monder,Vundo,, InetAdpt, NewtonKnows, Vundo
Type: Spyware
Effects:

It logs keystrokes and displays advertising messages periodically. It does not spread automatically by its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95
First detected on: Oct. 8, 2004
Detection updated on: March 2, 2009
Statistics Yes
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Brief Description


Virtumonde is a spyware program that creates a DLL (Dynamic Link Library), which logs keystrokes and connects to a certain web page, in order to obtain miscellaneous information and display advertising messages periodically.

Virtumonde connects the DLL it creates to the system process explorer.exe. By doing this, it goes memory resident, and checks if Virtumonde is currently running. If not, Virtumonde is launched again.

Additionally, Virtumonde registers itself as LSP (Layered Service Provider), in order to harvest users' information about their connection, such as Internet usage, pages viewed, phone connection details, inventory of the applications installed in the computer, etc.

Spyware can be installed with the user consent and awareness, but sometimes it is not. The same happens with the knowledge or lack of knowledge regarding data collected and the way it is used.



Note:

LSP (Layered Service Provider) is a Windows feature that allows to specify a number of programs, in order to process all the TCP/IP traffic taking place between Internet and the applications that are accessing Internet (such as the web browser, the email client, etc.).

For example, it could be specified a computer security program, which analyses the traffic in search for viruses or other threats before transferring it to the final application of the traffic.

However, this structure can also be used by adware and spyware programs, in order to intercept the communication across the Internet, and, what is worse, if they are deleted without taking precautions, the Internet connection will stop working indefinitely.
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:38 PM

panda scan reports this virtumonde threat as a medium danger level 1 threat located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\AppSetup.exe.


I did a search for this file and found that it is a 29 Mb file from Creative Labs which I think is related to my sound card drivers but I'm not sure..this is above my paygrade in terms of my computer knowledge.

What should I do next?

thank you very much for your help.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:37 PM

Hello did Panda give you a Path location, eg C:\ Windows....

let's also then run these.
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.
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

Hi There boopme


Yes; The path was C:\WINDOWS\system32\AppSetup.exe

here is the Active scan log:

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2009-02-04 12:45:57
PROTECTIONS: 3
MALWARE: 1
SUSPECTS: 0
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 8.0 No Yes
Norton Antivirus Edition 7.5 No No
Windows Defender 1.1.4306.0 No No
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
00029434 spyware/virtumonde Spyware No 1 Yes No c:\windows\system32\appsetup.exe
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
SUSPECTS
Sent Location
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
VULNERABILITIES
Id Severity Description
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
182048 HIGH MS07-069
182043 HIGH MS07-064
176382 HIGH MS07-057
170907 HIGH MS07-046
170906 HIGH MS07-045
170904 HIGH MS07-043
164913 HIGH MS07-033
160623 HIGH MS07-027
150253 HIGH MS07-016
133387 MEDIUM MS06-065
129976 MEDIUM MS06-052
93394 HIGH MS05-050
;===================================================================================================================================================================================








In the meantime I will follow your current instructions,

thanks again,

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Edited by ranger72, 11 March 2009 - 04:01 PM.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:08 PM

boopme,


I downloaded/installed ATF Cleaner and SuperAntiSpyware to my hd 2 (win vista) followed the instructions you gave and icons for both proggies were on my vista user's account; then I booted into safe mode and found that ATF cleaner was nowhere to be found, however; super anti spyware had its icon on the safe mode desktop. I did not run it.

So then I restarted computer and booted into hd 1 (win xp pro) and attempted to download/install both proggies and atf cleaner downloaded with no problem but superantispyware would not download on the user's account.

What can I do?

thanks again,

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Edited by ranger72, 11 March 2009 - 06:11 PM.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:59 PM

Hi ranger I am still looking into the Panda info. Please run the SAS and we'll avoid ATF for now. I want to see if it finds this trojan as it shoul. Use your regular user account.

EDIT: the proper AppSetup.exe file is 23,897,592 byte(s) in size. Is a Creative Technology Limited file For installing and extracting files.

Edited by boopme, 11 March 2009 - 07:02 PM.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:30 PM

ok boopme,

Will proceed with SAS.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:10 PM

Sas will not run on the user's account for win xp pro. I will try to run it in vista on the user's account
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:24 PM

Ok give it a try I m suspecting a different problem as these difficulties are strange.
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