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Conflicker Variant?

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#1 snellaa


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:21 AM

I think I have a variant of Conflicker, although it doesn't fit into any of the postings I've read:

- I first noticed an additional ZoneAlarm file in Win (outside of it's directory) but nothing seemed to be wrong, pc was just slow.
- Later went remove unused programs in add/remove and saw ZA listed as unused for last 2 weeks (it was running the whole time and when I checked the OS logs, there were references to it stopping global hooks - it quit blocking everything shortly after)
-Registry tweaks everywhere (i.e. Admin rather than administrator, variants of NT Authority and Local Service/System) NOTE THAT THIS WASN'T APPARENT UNTIL I LOOKED AT ADVANCED SYSTEM INFO IN & SUPPORT
-All restore points removed
-win32 overflowing & additional NOTEPAD.exe & REGEDIT.exe in unexpected places
-desktop.ini and ntuser.ini files in most folders

I'm a little savvy but this is beyond me - at this point I checked both my personal & work laptops, same thing. I called work IT dept and was blown off (they told me it was impossible; we practice timely updates, real-time virus scan, and the additional files were probably just because XP OS is aging) I couldn't shake that something wasn't right so I tried ZA, MMR, & Symantec - nothing. Online searches indicated both smitfraud and SirCam but I would've thought virus scan (ZA for home, TrendMicro for work) would've picked those up!

Today I did a complete recovery of my desktop. Dell has this built in but the keys didn't work (ctrl+F11) and I wasn't able to access from the system or boot menus - I ended up tracking down the driver disk, booting to it, and using the driver there.

At first it appeared to have been successful -immediately downloaded all xp updates & changed group names. Then I noticed that MANY files from earlier today were still there. I went back to Advanced Sys Info and noticed my OS says "NT". That's not right - it's XP home. Then I saw that I have .NET versions 1, 1.1, 2, 3, 3.5 and a couple of service packs for them - ALL INSTALLED. Also have a new programs (BDE Administrator & prior to recovery I saw an Access mdb somewhere)

Went back to WIN file - there are empty folders everywhere, with other empty folders inside them (i.e. WIN32\Microsoft\Protect\S-1-5-21\3345744420-3432696844-3042536334-500). I tracked this to the Default User settings . In C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data I have folders for Corel, Gtek, Identities, Microsoft, Sun, and Symantec - also another desktop.ini

Inside the Microsoft folder there's CLR Security Config, Credentials, Crypto, Internet Explorer, Media Player, MMC, Protect, and SystemCertificates. The Protect folder has a System file called CREDHIST in it.

I've run the File Signature Verification utility without much luck. Looking at file properties shows the certificates are intact, but have unauthenticated countersignatures by "Microsoft Timestamping Service" The actual file dates mirror what they should be but these timestamps don't jive.
If I stop services from attaching to svchost, they're re-assigned to RPC, listed as Microsoft, Corel, Symantec - etc, although they're clearly not. Booting into safemode only allows me access to WinDbg and any changes I make are reversed. These changes are also reflected in my backup partition.
Help file reference links are broken and the CHM files have been moved around. Most of this problem is in VB & VBA refs but also in the more advanced areas of MS Access/Excel.

Here's my DDS file:

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mommy at 4:13:48.06 on Mon 03/30/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.509 [GMT -5:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\SCTSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 964\dlcjmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 964\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\Bubble.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mommy\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.msnbc.com/
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat

BHO: DriveLetterAccess: {5ca3d70e-1895-11cf-8e15-001234567890} - c:\windows\system32\dla\DLASHX_W.DLL
EB: Real.com: {fe54fa40-d68c-11d2-98fa-00c0f0318afe} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
mRun: [ehTray] c:\windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
mRun: [igfxtray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [igfxhkcmd] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [igfxpers] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [DMXLauncher] c:\program files\dell\media experience\DMXLauncher.exe
mRun: [ccApp] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe"
mRun: [Norton Ghost 10.0] "c:\program files\norton ghost\agent\GhostTray.exe"
mRun: [ISUSPM Startup] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\isuspm.exe" -startup
mRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -start
mRun: [<NO NAME>]
mRun: [DLA] c:\windows\system32\dla\DLACTRLW.EXE
mRun: [DLCJCATS] rundll32 c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\DLCJtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
mRun: [dlcjmon.exe] "c:\program files\dell photo aio printer 964\dlcjmon.exe"
mRun: [MemoryCardManager] "c:\program files\dell photo aio printer 964\memcard.exe"
mRun: [Windows Defender] "c:\program files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
mRun: [Bubble] c:\program files\windows steadystate\Bubble.exe
mRun: [Logoff] c:\program files\windows steadystate\SCTUINotify.exe
mRun: [MSKDetectorExe] c:\program files\mcafee\spamkiller\MSKDetct.exe /uninstall
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\window~1.lnk - c:\program files\windows desktop

mPolicies-system: HideFastUserSwitching = 1 (0x1)
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
Trusted Zone: musicmatch.com\online
DPF: {0742B9EF-8C83-41CA-BFBA-830A59E23533} - hxxps://support.microsoft.com/OAS/ActiveX/MSDcode.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} -

DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} -

DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: Windows Desktop Search Namespace Manager: {56f9679e-7826-4c84-81f3-532071a8bcc5} - c:\program files\windows desktop

SEH: Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook: {091eb208-39dd-417d-a5dd-7e2c2d8fb9cb} - c:\progra~1\wifd1f~1\MpShHook.dll

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

R2 ccEvtMgr;Symantec Event Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccEvtMgr.exe [2004-12-13 198256]
R2 ccSetMgr;Symantec Settings Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccSetMgr.exe [2004-12-13 165488]
R2 McrdSvc;Media Center Extender Service;c:\windows\ehome\mcrdsvc.exe [2005-8-5 99328]
R2 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\windows defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-3 13592]
R2 Windows SteadyState;Windows SteadyState Service;c:\program files\windows steadystate\SCTSvc.exe [2008-5-30 115728]
S3 ccPwdSvc;Symantec Password Validation;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccPwdSvc.exe [2004-12-13 79472]
S3 Symantec Core LC;Symantec Core LC;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccpd-lc\symlcsvc.exe [2006-5-4 822424]

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

2009-03-30 00:17 69 a------- C:\buildbu.bat
2009-03-29 23:50 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Windows SteadyState
2009-03-29 23:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\appmgmt
2009-03-29 23:40 2 a------- c:\windows\msoffice.ini
2009-03-29 23:38 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Photo Story 3 for Windows
2009-03-29 22:13 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\pss
2009-03-29 19:19 1,089,593 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntprint.cat
2009-03-29 18:44 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\XPSViewer
2009-03-29 18:43 1,676,288 -------- c:\windows\system32\xpssvcs.dll
2009-03-29 18:43 1,676,288 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpssvcs.dll
2009-03-29 18:43 597,504 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\printfilterpipelinesvc.exe
2009-03-29 18:43 575,488 -------- c:\windows\system32\xpsshhdr.dll
2009-03-29 18:43 575,488 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpsshhdr.dll
2009-03-29 18:43 117,760 -------- c:\windows\system32\prntvpt.dll
2009-03-29 18:43 89,088 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\filterpipelineprintproc.dll
2009-03-29 18:43 <DIR> --d----- C:\0424325c489ffeefce746eb5ae
2009-03-29 18:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\mommy\applic~1\Windows Desktop Search
2009-03-29 18:37 <DIR> --d-h--- c:\windows\system32\GroupPolicy
2009-03-29 18:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Windows Desktop Search
2009-03-29 18:36 192,000 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\offfilt.dll
2009-03-29 18:36 98,304 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\nlhtml.dll
2009-03-29 18:36 29,696 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mimefilt.dll
2009-03-29 18:36 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Windows Media Connect 2
2009-03-29 18:34 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\LogFiles
2009-03-29 18:33 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Microsoft CAPICOM
2009-03-29 16:49 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\Windows Firewall Logs
2009-03-29 16:48 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\New Folder
2009-03-29 16:41 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\MSXML 4.0
2009-03-29 16:24 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\scripting
2009-03-29 16:24 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\l2schemas
2009-03-29 16:24 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\en
2009-03-29 16:24 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\bits
2009-03-29 16:21 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\ServicePackFiles
2009-03-29 16:18 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\network diagnostic
2009-03-29 16:18 203,136 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\rmcast.sys
2009-03-29 16:16 272,128 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\bthport.sys
2009-03-29 16:16 826,368 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wininet.dll
2009-03-29 16:16 1,160,192 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\urlmon.dll
2009-03-29 16:16 1,499,136 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\shdocvw.dll
2009-03-29 16:14 2,145,280 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlmp.exe
2009-03-29 16:13 2,189,184 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe
2009-03-29 16:13 2,023,936 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrpamp.exe
2009-03-29 16:13 2,066,048 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlpa.exe
2009-03-29 16:13 3,594,752 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2009-03-29 16:11 276,992 -------- c:\windows\system32\wmphoto.dll
2009-03-29 16:11 69,120 -------- c:\windows\system32\wlanapi.dll
2009-03-29 16:11 712,704 -------- c:\windows\system32\windowscodecs.dll
2009-03-29 16:11 346,112 -------- c:\windows\system32\windowscodecsext.dll
2009-03-29 16:09 974 -------- c:\windows\system32\pid.inf
2009-03-29 16:01 455,296 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2009-03-29 16:01 2,458,112 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\WMVCore.dll
2009-03-29 15:54 333,952 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\srv.sys
2009-03-29 15:54 331,776 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msadce.dll
2009-03-29 15:54 691,712 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\inetcomm.dll
2009-03-29 15:53 247,326 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\strmdll.dll
2009-03-29 15:53 337,408 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\netapi32.dll
2009-03-29 15:53 1,106,944 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msxml3.dll
2009-03-29 15:51 <DIR> --dsh--- c:\documents and settings\mommy\UserData
2009-03-29 15:49 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Abbyy FineReader 6.0 Sprint
2009-03-29 15:49 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\PreInstall
2009-03-29 15:49 12,241 a------- c:\windows\system32\LexFiles.ulf
2009-03-29 15:48 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Dl_cats
2009-03-29 15:48 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\mommy\applic~1\McAfee.com Personal Firewall
2009-03-29 15:47 <DIR> --d----- c:\documents and settings\Mommy
2009-03-29 15:47 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\mommy\applic~1\Symantec
2009-03-29 15:44 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\SoftwareDistribution
2009-03-29 14:42 8,192 a------- c:\windows\REGLOCS.OLD
2009-03-29 14:42 25,856 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbprint.sys
2009-03-29 14:42 15,104 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbscan.sys
2009-03-29 14:42 87,040 a------- c:\windows\system32\wiafbdrv.dll
2009-03-29 14:42 12,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mouhid.sys
2009-03-29 14:42 14,592 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\kbdhid.sys
2009-03-29 14:42 32,128 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbccgp.sys
2009-03-29 14:42 10,368 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\hidusb.sys

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

2009-03-29 16:26 88,983 a------- c:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\offlinecache\index.dat
2009-02-09 06:13 1,846,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2009-02-09 06:13 1,846,784 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\win32k.sys

============= FINISH: 4:13:59.07 ===============

Can anyone help?

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:38 PM

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