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#1 KJLue

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:53 AM

I have Windows Vista. The antivirus programs I have is the built in Norton, Avast and MBAM (free version).

I was notified that Win32.sillyfdc was found n removed. I recently checked my logs and it appeared that a number of programs had been, over the days, dropping desktop.ini's and changing autoexec.bat. I also have $Recycle.bin folders I cannot remove, even if I run my antivirus programs as administrator. I did a search and found that it may be Redlof. Ran some of those removers. Redlof remover 1.0, gets an error. Anyway, I'm confused and stumped and don't know what to do. I also have had a number of attempts to hack into my system, or so my norton log tells me. I'm also worried that my hosts file might be altered? I got that message from another redlof remover. The viruses ran havoc with my USB. So what do I do?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:36 PM

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".
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The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

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 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.
  • 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.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:13 AM

The $Recycle.bin just wont go away. I deleted it earlier and its back. The scary part is it is even in the hp recovery drive (with the vista setup files?)- and I never got around to creating the dvd backup for it! Also, I tried to manually remove all files in the pen drive. Some files just would not go. Then I formated it. I'm not sure that worked or not; I didn't dare open it again. I'm keeping it connected thus far in case you want me to scan it with something as well. Let me know what you want me to do with it. If it can be saved or if I should take a hatchet to it. Here is the log you asked for, though, as expected it didn't find anything. I had run a thorough scan earlier too. There must be some kind of registry involved right? Is there a tool or even manual way to remove it? I don't want to reboot, I don't know what disasters the virus will cause :thumbsup: . And norton alerted me yesterday that it stopped some portscan attacks.

The log is pasted below:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.35
Database version: 1905
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

3/27/2009 4:04:02 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-27 (16-04-02).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 66648
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 39 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)

Edited by KJLue, 27 March 2009 - 06:17 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:30 PM

I've read about this tool the other day. I haven't tried it out myself yet:
Bit Defender tool
Down load
http://www.bdtools.net/download/bd_rem_tool.zip

reference page
http://www.bdtools.net/
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:31 PM

I tried the tool you mentioned. It was for Win32.Downadup.Gen. It didn't find anything. So I guess it wasn't Downadup. I have $Recycle.bin, desktop.ini, folder.htt, and a pendrive infection (every file in my pendrive was renamed to something unreadable and a folder named Recycler appeared). Doesn't that point to Redlof or something? I don't know what it is but I know those three are here because of malware. Please help! I'm getting really worried now.

EDIT: I also found a file au_.exe acting suspiciously and removed it. Does this help point to the virus? Also I don't have full norton subscription so that may also be a reason it can't get the files - since I can't run a full system scan with it. Also I've been reading some other posts and when other people use MBAM or Dr. cureit, they find the recycler etc. Why don't mine? Do I have a rootkit? Just ran trend micr antirootkit. Didn't find any. Also am unable to run Bitdefender onlinescan on internet explorer (as well as chrome but it wasn't built for chrome). Sorry for the edit.

Edited by KJLue, 27 March 2009 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

It can take a few scans with mbam and it can take several different scan tools

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results

Then
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SAS,may take a long time to scan
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.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:06 AM

Here is the MBAM log. Working on the SAS part now.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.35
Database version: 1913
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

3/29/2009 2:03:52 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-29 (14-03-52).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 289936
Time elapsed: 4 hour(s), 22 minute(s), 22 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 29 March 2009 - 09:07 AM

Here is the SAS log:

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

Generated 03/29/2009 at 05:38 PM

Application Version : 4.26.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3819
Trace Rules Database Version: 1773

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:18:46

Memory items scanned : 277
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 8694
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 214497
File threats detected : 1

Adware.GloboLook
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GAMES4IBM\2PLUS2\DATA\15.2+2

It said it needed to reboot to complete the removal so I did. Then I checked the quarantine, the file had been successfully quarantined and I deleted it. I don't think Adware.GloboLook is the root cause of my problem though, even if it isn't a false positive. Also, is it normal for qttask.exe to make 310 modifications to windows startup settings within the week? Norton log shows it did that again today when I rebooted, but I didn't reinstall it or anything. So what now?

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:29 PM

As long as qttask.exe (Quicktime) is in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the folder "C:\Program Files" or in C:\ - common is C:\Program Files\QuickTime\. It's OK

If it's in C:\Windows\System32 Then there's cause for concern

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results

Then

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & 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 30 March 2009 - 01:36 AM

I've just had a family emergency and I may be gone for a few days, or maybe just one. But my problem isn't solved so please don't close the topic. I'll follow the instructions and continue the process as soon as I get back. But if you really have to close it, then I would appreciate it if I could PM you to ask you to reopen it when I return. Thank you in advance.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:57 PM

It will remain open
Shoot me a reminder PM when you return
I hope everything goes well
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:26 PM

Here is the MBAM log. Working on Dr. Cureit now.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.35
Database version: 1925
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

4/1/2009 1:20:33 AM
mbam-log-2009-04-01 (01-20-33).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 291066
Time elapsed: 3 hour(s), 19 minute(s), 18 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 01 April 2009 - 05:24 AM

Dr. Cure it scan finished. No Virus found so it didn't produce a log.

Searching the computer, I can't see any more $Recycle.bin folders, and the one that is there in C is empty. So is the one in D which is the hp recovery drive for Vista. However, before, there had been 11 files in $Recycle.bin - it should have been empty. Some of these were something like protect.chinese etc. Now I notice that some files in this drive, 7 to be exact, are dated (as modified) 2002 - which is impossible as this computer did not exist in 2002. These files include files protect.chinese and folder.htt. They are all 178kb and folder.htt is 8kb. The virus seems to have gone into hiding for now, but what happens if i use the files it has latched onto, or when its 30th April or whatever the trigger period is? What should I do with these 2002 files? Delete them? All files have different years, from 2004 to 2008 - and ofcourse 2002. Not all are 178 though some are 179, 207, 214 etc.

So far I have been unable to find any files dated 2002 on C.

So what does this mean? How can the virus just disappear? Also for the future, what is the default size for desktop.ini? Is 174kb normal? Is it safe to delete those files? I'm pretty sure these are the fake files the virus created and replaced the real ones with (which it put in $Recycle.bin).

EDIT:
Maybe its not Redlof? Maybe its Soraci? What should I use now?

Edited by KJLue, 01 April 2009 - 05:46 AM.


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:58 PM

I recommend that you submit a HJT log
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Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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They are pretty busy so be patient and good luck
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:48 AM

I downloaded the dds.scr for the HIJACKTHIS file but windows cant run it and asks to search the web for a program that can. I guess its not compatible with Vista. So now what? Should I use this and run the exe? http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/to...ckthis/download

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