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#1 chancey

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:00 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first post:

I happened to look at my IP connections in the command prompt
and noticed that adbrite.com has replaced my local IP-host name.
It appears connected to the processes Firefox and Avast. It also
appears with Internet Explorer. I am simultaneously looking at
the screen of another computer, also connected to the internet
but there is no adbrite.com showing even though I am connected to
the same firefox page, avast, and internet explorer.

On my 1st computer, if I shutdown my browsers, the command prompt
then shows adbrite.com going from ESTABLISHED state to LISTENING state on my Avast processes,
6 of which are running.

I will add that I have adbrite.com blocked at the hosts file,
and on Firefox through AdblockPlus. I also have my browsers
Sandboxied. What does adbrite.com's presence in my command prompt
mean on my one computer? If you need more or different information
I will provide it if I know how.... Thank you.

Info provided by my "What Running" program shows the following:

State ...... Socket Type ...... LocalIP-host name ...... Local Portname ...... Process Name
LISTENING ...... TCP ............adbrite.com ..................1032 .....................avast! Antivirus
LISTENING ...... TCP ............ adbrite.com ..................12025 .....................avast! Antivirus
LISTENING ...... TCP ............ adbrite.com ..................12080 .....................avast! Antivirus
LISTENING ...... TCP ............ adbrite.com ..................12110 .....................avast! Antivirus
LISTENING ...... TCP ............ adbrite.com ..................12119 .....................avast! Antivirus
LISTENING ...... TCP ............ adbrite.com ..................12143 .....................avast! Antivirus
UDP ................ UDP ............adbrite.com .....................ntp .....................Microsoft Windows Operating System
UDP ................ UDP ............ adbrite.com ..................1900.....................Microsoft Windows Operating System

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:01 PM

Hi,

Let's take a look, maybe there's some malware active on your system. :thumbsup:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_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.
  • 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 and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • 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 will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

#3 chancey

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:29 PM

Here is the Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1897
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

3/25/2009 10:26:54 AM
mbam-log-2009-03-25 (10-26-54).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 63399
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 0 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:50 PM

Hi,

Please do a new full scan with MBAM. Post the results in your next reply. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:12 PM

Here is the full scan report you requested. Thank you.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1897
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

3/25/2009 11:08:27 AM
mbam-log-2009-03-25 (11-08-27).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 98428
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 10 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 25 March 2009 - 01:28 PM

Hi,

Please use the Internet Explorer browser (or FireFox with IETab), and do an online scan with Kaspersky Online Scanner

Note: If you have used this particular scanner before, you MAY HAVE TO UNINSTALL the program through Add/Remove Programs before downloading the new ActiveX component

Click Yes, when prompted to install its ActiveX component.
(Note.. for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble with the "Accept" button of the license, click on the "Zoom" tool located at the bottom right of the IE window and set the zoom to 75 %. Once the license has been accepted, reset to 100%.)
The program launches and downloads the latest definition files.
  • Once the files are downloaded click on Next
  • Click on Scan Settings and configure as follows:
    • Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
      • Extended
    • Scan Options:Scan Archives
      Scan Mail Bases
  • Click OK and, under select a target to scan, select My Computer
When the scan is done, in the Scan is completed window (below), any infection is displayed.
There is no option to clean/disinfect, however, we need to analyze the information on the report.
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To obtain the report:
Click on: Save Report As (above - red blinking arrow)
Next, in the Save as prompt, Save in area, select: Desktop
In the File name area, use KScan, or something similar
In Save as type, click the drop arrow and select: Text file [*.txt]
Then, click: Save
Please post the Kaspersky Online Scanner Report in your reply.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:45 PM

I appreciate that s.o. has taken the time
to respond. But is this the tack that
my help is going to take? Suggesting another
and another malware scanner/program each time?

The interesting thing would be to receive
information on what type of malware/or non
malware would cause adbrite.com to appear
in my command prompt. What type of
operation is occurring here?

As for installing more and more antimalware
programs until one of them finds something,
I'm just wondering if there is a limit to that or
is there a method here? Does Malwarebytes
scan or perform something Kapersky does not?


thanks

Edited by chancey, 25 March 2009 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:21 AM

Hi,

You said you wanted us to look to your case of malware. Yes, you have malware here, called rogue software.
We use Malwarebytes first, it cleans up the most of the malware. Then, I asked you to run Kaspersky Online Scanner: This scans your whole system (every file - MBAM doesn't) and gives us an overview of possibly infected files..

I know what I'm doing, and you're not the first one with an infection I handle. So please, if you want I help you, follow the instructions I've given.

If you want an other helper, that's fine. Please say so and I'll report this to one of my "collegues".
If you want to go on with me as your helper, please run the Kaspersky Online Scan.

Edited by boopme, 26 March 2009 - 08:56 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:19 PM

Hello chancy, of course there is a method here. Malware must be removed in order and tools should not be run haphazard. See an example in the blue text at the top of this section. There are no short cuts in removing malware other than recommending a reinstall on every post.

I've decided to comment here as you are fortunate. You are receiving help. Great help and free help. People like superbird and all the staff here,as well as the members volunteer their time. We help 10 to 50 people a day. We like it but it takes time. so I don't see a need for you to speak condesending of your helper. I agree an in depth detail of what you did wrong to pick up this malware would be a nice read but again that takes time. Time usec to remove malware from -s of malware topics.

Adbrite.. a simple Google search will tell you plenty..
http://www.google.com/search?q=adbrite.com...tart=0&sa=N
http://www.adbrite.com/
http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/432/t...s-with-adbrite/

Thank you for considering this.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:47 AM

I didn't mean to sound so doubtful. I appreciate your volunteered help.
Sorry. Sometimes what appears as rogue behavior may not be caused by
rogue malware. Anyway, I've found the cause after slaving away for
hours and I've corrected it. It wasn't malware.

Thanks for your time

Edited by chancey, 27 March 2009 - 01:49 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:37 AM

You're welcome.




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