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Unknown malware or trojan - initial steps completed per initial posting instruction


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#1 jbrams

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:05 PM

My computer began directing my searches to non-google sites and bringing up popups. I was running windows defender and AVG. I use firefox for browsing. All are up to date. Running Windows Vista Home in a newer HP desktop, wired connection. I was not able to update any programs (ad aware, spybot, AVG, windows defender, etc). Also, when I run hijack this I get an error message indicating that hijack this was "denied write access to the hosts file". Hijackthis automatic analyzers do note some problems files but when I check them and click fix, they are still there after I scan again (including after a reboot). That line is:
"O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Launcher] %WINDIR%\SMINST\launcher.exe"

I (ignorantly) ran combofix already as directed by a related forum post. It indicated that there was a trojan infection, restarted the computer and instructed me to re-run. I did and it created a log, though I understand I'm not to post that unless directed. It helped, now I can update my programs and I have not been redirected when searching, but I'm sure I have not completely addressed the problem(s) yet, thus, the request for your help (thanks in advance).

Below is the DDS log and attached is the, er, attach.txt file per these instructions:

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Bedroom at 16:53:36.05 on Sat 03/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2192 [GMT -7:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\hp\HPEZBTN\HPBtnSrv.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LPDService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\hphc_service.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Users\Bedroom\Desktop\dds.scr
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
mStart Page = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=74&bd=Pavilion&pf=desktop
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search/?q=%s
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Google Gears Helper: {e0fefe40-fbf9-42ae-ba58-794ca7e3fb53} - c:\program files\google\google gears\internet explorer\0.5.4.2\gears.dll
uRun: [ehTray.exe] c:\windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
mRun: [hpsysdrv] c:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
mRun: [KBD] c:\hp\kbd\KbdStub.EXE
mRun: [OsdMaestro] "c:\program files\hewlett-packard\on-screen osd indicator\OSD.exe"
mRun: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
mRun: [HP Health Check Scheduler] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp health check\HPHC_Scheduler.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateReg] "c:\windows\system32\jureg.exe"
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] c:\program files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe
mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
mRun: [Google Desktop Search] "c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
mRun: [StartCCC] "c:\program files\ati technologies\ati.ace\core-static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
mRunOnce: [Launcher] %WINDIR%\SMINST\launcher.exe
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {09C04DA7-5B76-4EBC-BBEE-B25EAC5965F5} - {0B4350D1-055F-47A3-B112-5F2F2B0D6F08} - c:\program files\google\google gears\internet explorer\0.5.4.2\gears.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: ppctlcab - hxxp://ppupdates.ca.com/downloads/scanner/ppctlcab.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/F/D/9/FD9E437D-5BC8-4264-A093-DFA2C39D197E/LegitCheckControl.cab
DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} - hxxp://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/download/scanner/wlscbase5483.cab
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1231399968478
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll c:\progra~1\google\google~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\bedroom\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\vsndd42d.default\
FF - component: c:\program files\google\google gears\firefox\components\gears.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.141.5\npGoogleOneClick7.dll

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R0 PCTCore;PCTools KDS;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys [2009-3-21 130424]
R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2008-12-10 325128]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-1-29 107272]
R2 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgemc.exe [2008-12-10 903960]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2008-12-10 298264]
R2 HPBtnSrv;HP Chasis Button Service;c:\hp\hpezbtn\HPBtnSrv.exe [2008-9-29 198240]
R3 xcbdaNtsc;ViXS Tuner Card (NTSC);c:\windows\system32\drivers\xcbda.sys [2007-9-7 156928]
S2 gupdate1c982a6c999e140;Google Update Service (gupdate1c982a6c999e140);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2009-1-29 133104]
S3 GoogleDesktopManager-092308-165331;Google Desktop Manager 5.8.809.23506;c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2009-1-13 30192]
S3 sdAuxService;PC Tools Auxiliary Service;c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsAuxs.exe [2009-3-21 348752]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-03-21 16:17 161,792 a------- c:\windows\SWREG.exe
2009-03-21 16:17 98,816 a------- c:\windows\sed.exe
2009-03-21 15:45 --d----- c:\program files\SpywareBlaster
2009-03-21 15:09 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-03-21 15:09 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-03-21 15:09 --d----- c:\programdata\Malwarebytes
2009-03-21 15:09 --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-03-21 15:09 --d----- c:\progra~2\Malwarebytes
2009-03-21 15:05 --d----- c:\programdata\Lavasoft
2009-03-21 15:05 --d----- c:\program files\Lavasoft
2009-03-21 15:04 --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-03-21 14:59 159,600 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctgntdi.sys
2009-03-21 14:59 130,424 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys
2009-03-21 14:59 73,840 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTAppEvent.sys
2009-03-21 14:59 a-d----- c:\programdata\TEMP
2009-03-21 14:59 64,392 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctplsg.sys
2009-03-21 14:59 --d----- c:\program files\common files\PC Tools
2009-03-21 14:59 --d----- c:\users\bedroom\appdata\roaming\PC Tools
2009-03-21 14:59 --d----- c:\programdata\PC Tools
2009-03-21 14:59 --d----- c:\program files\Spyware Doctor
2009-03-21 14:59 --d----- c:\progra~2\PC Tools
2009-03-18 21:46 --d----- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-03-08 21:03 839,680 a------- c:\windows\system32\lameACM.acm
2009-03-08 21:03 168,448 a------- c:\windows\system32\unrar.dll
2009-03-08 21:03 414 a------- c:\windows\system32\lame_acm.xml
2009-03-08 21:03 3,596,288 a------- c:\windows\system32\qt-dx331.dll
2009-03-08 21:03 795,648 a------- c:\windows\system32\xvidcore.dll
2009-03-08 21:03 684,032 a------- c:\windows\system32\divx.dll
2009-03-08 21:03 217,088 a------- c:\windows\system32\yv12vfw.dll
2009-03-08 21:03 130,048 a------- c:\windows\system32\xvidvfw.dll
2009-03-08 21:03 118,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\ac3acm.acm
2009-03-08 21:03 86,016 a------- c:\windows\system32\dpl100.dll
2009-03-08 21:03 67,584 a------- c:\windows\system32\ff_vfw.dll
2009-03-08 21:03 547 a------- c:\windows\system32\ff_vfw.dll.manifest
2009-03-08 20:58 --d----- c:\program files\K-Lite Codec Pack
2009-03-08 20:53 --d----- c:\program files\DecodingHQ
2009-03-08 20:47 --d----- c:\program files\VideoLAN
2009-02-20 19:41 --d----- c:\programdata\ATI
2009-02-20 19:38 --d----- c:\program files\My Company Name
2009-02-20 19:36 --d----- c:\program files\common files\ATI Technologies
2009-02-20 19:36 0 a------- c:\windows\ativpsrm.bin
2009-02-20 19:36 3,107,788 a------- c:\windows\system32\atiumdva.dat
2009-02-20 19:36 421,888 a------- c:\windows\system32\ATIDEMGX.dll
2009-02-20 19:36 328,162 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ativcaxx.cpa
2009-02-20 19:36 52,400 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ativvpxx.vp
2009-02-20 19:36 2,096 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ativpkxx.vp
2009-02-20 19:36 2,096 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ativokxx.vp
2009-02-20 19:36 2,096 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ativdkxx.vp
2009-02-20 19:36 929 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ativcaxx.vp
2009-02-20 19:36 13,052 a------- c:\windows\atiogl.xml
2009-02-20 19:35 --d----- c:\program files\ATI
2009-02-20 19:34 --d----- c:\program files\ATI Technologies

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-02-20 19:36 143,360 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstrng.dat
2009-02-20 19:36 51,200 a------- c:\windows\inf\infpub.dat
2009-02-20 19:36 86,016 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstor.dat
2009-01-29 19:46 325,128 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-01-29 19:46 10,520 a------- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-01-29 19:46 107,272 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2009-01-27 22:39 121,382 a------- c:\windows\hpoins15.dat
2009-01-14 23:11 827,392 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-01-06 12:29 965,664 a------- c:\windows\system32\RtkPgExt.dll
2009-01-06 12:29 44,064 a------- c:\windows\system32\RtkCoInst.dll
2009-01-06 12:29 109,088 a------- c:\windows\RTKAUDIOSERVICE.EXE
2009-01-06 12:29 322,080 a------- c:\windows\system32\RtkApoApi.dll
2009-01-06 12:29 2,510,368 a------- c:\windows\system32\RtkAPO.dll
2009-01-05 15:33 3,751,995 a------- c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr
2008-12-20 04:22 174 a--sh--- c:\program files\desktop.ini
2008-12-20 04:10 665,600 a------- c:\windows\inf\drvindex.dat
2006-11-02 05:42 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 05:42 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 05:42 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 05:42 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfc.dat
2006-11-02 02:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 02:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 02:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 02:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfc.dat
2008-12-10 21:47 22 a--sh--- c:\windows\sminst\HPCD.sys

============= FINISH: 16:54:16.33 ===============

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Edited by jbrams, 21 March 2009 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

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