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#1 Grobeg

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:24 PM

Please help!!!
I have a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz with 2 gig of ram, Running a certified copy of Windows XP Professional SP3
I also have a registered copy of PC Tools Dr Spyware with AntiVirus, which fails to detect this.
My symptoms are
1) Google search simply returns 'Done With errors on the page' and the page is blank
Using the Advanced search works, but only for the first page, it blanks with error if I try to go to page 2
2) IExplore.exe self launches in the background (Only visible in process list)
when it self launches, it is pointed at various 'Click on this' type sites, but since no desktop portino is showing I do not actually see it.
Here is an example of the one currently running right now: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe" <http://www.fulldotfind.com/pubac/ac.php?aid=95&sid=509>

This came from properties on it, via Process Explorer from MS (Previously Sysinternals)
3) This IExplore running in the back ground suddenly plays small short snippets of sound files. Some sound like commercials, some like comedy sketches,
It varies all the time.
4) My focus is stolen on a regular basis, so if I am in a game, suddenly I am popped back to my desktop. Or if I am in a window typing, suddenly I have to re-click
on the window to bring focus back to it to continue typing.
5) Dr Spyware, will keep finding cookies and suspicious malware, even though I have not accessed the web since its last cleanup of these issues.
6) Dr Spyware will suddenly detect an effort to connect to a website like 'stableclick.com' when I launch IE
7) MALWAREBYTES Anti Malware will not install (possible due to malware???)

Here is my HIJACKTHIS log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:36:58 PM, on 4/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\ssonsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\AiGear3\CpuPowerMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\TFEngine\TFService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\Wfcrun32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Citrix\ICACLI~1\WFICA32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\downloads\sysinternals\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\downloads\hjthis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPU Power Monitor] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\AiGear3\CpuPowerMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpu Level Up help] C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ai Nap] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [razer] C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://get.adobe.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.oldgamerz.com
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/co...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {0D41B8C5-2599-4893-8183-00195EC8D5F9} (asusTek_sysctrl Class) - http://support.asus.com/common/asusTek_sys_ctrl.cab
O16 - DPF: {4871A87A-BFDD-4106-8153-FFDE2BAC2967} (DLM Control) - http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/vers...vex-2.2.4.1.cab
O16 - DPF: {54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2} (EARTPatchX Class) - http://simcity.ea.com/update/EARTPX.cab
O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - http://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/...lscbase5483.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftu...b?1202668346000
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftu...b?1202668340359
O16 - DPF: {C36661D7-3590-45B1-80B5-520839E94DAD} (MaxisSimCity4PatcherX Control) - http://simcity.ea.com/update/MaxisSimCity4PatcherX.cab
O23 - Service: Adobe Active File Monitor (AdobeActiveFileMonitor) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Photoshop Elements Device Connect (PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrB - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
O23 - Service: ThreatFire - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\TFEngine\TFService.exe

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:06 PM

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#3 Grobeg

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:31 PM

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Grobeg at 21:28:13.71 on Wed 04/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1431 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\ssonsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\AiGear3\CpuPowerMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Ai Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\TFEngine\TFService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32Info.exe
C:\downloads\sysinternals\bleep\dds.com
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
mRun: [SoundMAX] "c:\program files\analog devices\soundmax\Smax4.exe" /tray
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [CPU Power Monitor] "c:\program files\asus\ai suite\aigear3\CpuPowerMonitor.exe"
mRun: [Cpu Level Up help] c:\program files\asus\ai suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe
mRun: [Ai Nap] "c:\program files\asus\ai suite\ainap\AiNap.exe"
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\core\smax4pnp.exe
mRun: [ISTray] "c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsTray.exe"
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [razer] c:\program files\razer\copperhead\razerhid.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\adobeg~1.lnk - c:\program files\common files\adobe\calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
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} - {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
LSP: c:\program files\common files\pc tools\lsp\PCTLsp.dll
Trusted Zone: adobe.com\get
Trusted Zone: oldgamerz.com\www
DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} - hxxp://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/QuickTime/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
DPF: {0D41B8C5-2599-4893-8183-00195EC8D5F9} - hxxp://support.asus.com/common/asusTek_sys_ctrl.cab
DPF: {4871A87A-BFDD-4106-8153-FFDE2BAC2967} - hxxp://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/versions/activex/dlm-activex-2.2.4.1.cab
DPF: {54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2} - hxxp://simcity.ea.com/update/EARTPX.cab
DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} - hxxp://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/download/scanner/wlscbase5483.cab
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1202668346000
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1202668340359
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {C36661D7-3590-45B1-80B5-520839E94DAD} - hxxp://simcity.ea.com/update/MaxisSimCity4PatcherX.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath -

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

R0 PCTCore;PCTools KDS;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys [2009-3-18 130424]
R0 TfFsMon;TfFsMon;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfFsMon.sys [2009-3-18 51520]
R0 TfSysMon;TfSysMon;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfSysMon.sys [2009-3-18 38208]
R1 pctgntdi;pctgntdi;c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctgntdi.sys [2009-3-18 159600]
R2 AdobeActiveFileMonitor;Adobe Active File Monitor;c:\program files\adobe\photoshop elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe [2004-10-4 98304]
R2 sdAuxService;PC Tools Auxiliary Service;c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsAuxs.exe [2008-8-19 348752]
R2 sdCoreService;PC Tools Security Service;c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsSvc.exe [2008-8-19 1095560]
R3 pctplsg;pctplsg;c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctplsg.sys [2009-3-18 64392]
R3 Razerlow;Razer Copperhead Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Razerlow.sys [2008-2-10 19020]
R3 SCREAMINGBDRIVER;Screaming Bee Audio;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ScreamingBAudio.sys [2007-12-19 21920]
R3 TfNetMon;TfNetMon;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfNetMon.sys [2009-3-18 33088]
R3 ThreatFire;ThreatFire;c:\program files\spyware doctor\tfengine\tfservice.exe service --> c:\program files\spyware doctor\tfengine\TFService.exe service [?]
S3 axskbus;axskbus;c:\windows\system32\drivers\axskbus.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\axskbus.sys [?]
S3 DDDUB;DDDUB;c:\docume~1\grobeg\locals~1\temp\DDDUB.exe [2009-4-6 396160]
S3 PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect;Photoshop Elements Device Connect;c:\program files\adobe\photoshop elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe [2004-10-4 118784]

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

2009-04-06 21:06 <DIR> --d-h--- c:\windows\PIF
2009-03-30 22:32 272,128 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\bthport.sys
2009-03-30 22:32 2,189,184 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe
2009-03-30 22:32 2,145,280 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlmp.exe
2009-03-30 22:32 2,066,048 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlpa.exe
2009-03-30 22:32 2,023,936 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrpamp.exe
2009-03-30 22:31 455,296 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2009-03-30 22:31 203,136 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\rmcast.sys
2009-03-30 22:31 333,952 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\srv.sys
2009-03-30 22:31 691,712 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\inetcomm.dll
2009-03-30 22:31 337,408 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\netapi32.dll
2009-03-30 22:25 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\scripting
2009-03-30 22:25 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\en
2009-03-30 22:25 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\bits
2009-03-30 22:25 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\l2schemas
2009-03-30 22:23 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\ServicePackFiles
2009-03-26 18:34 69,632 a------- c:\windows\system32\razer.cpl
2009-03-26 17:15 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\New Folder
2009-03-18 23:34 51,520 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfFsMon.sys
2009-03-18 23:34 38,208 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfSysMon.sys
2009-03-18 23:34 33,088 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfNetMon.sys
2009-03-18 23:34 12,608 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfKbMon.sys
2009-03-18 23:33 159,600 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctgntdi.sys
2009-03-18 23:33 130,424 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys
2009-03-18 23:33 73,840 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTAppEvent.sys
2009-03-18 23:33 64,392 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pctplsg.sys
2009-03-16 14:23 459,264 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msfeeds.dll
2009-03-16 14:23 383,488 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieapfltr.dll
2009-03-16 14:23 267,776 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iertutil.dll
2009-03-16 14:23 63,488 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\icardie.dll
2009-03-16 14:23 52,224 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msfeedsbs.dll
2009-03-16 14:23 13,824 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieudinit.exe
2009-03-16 14:23 6,066,688 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieframe.dll
2009-03-16 14:23 2,455,488 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieapfltr.dat
2009-03-16 14:23 991,232 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieframe.dll.mui
2009-03-15 18:01 294,912 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msaud32.acm
2009-03-15 17:35 28,288 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xjis.nls
2009-03-15 17:34 13,463,552 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\hwxjpn.dll
2009-03-15 17:33 221,184 a------- c:\windows\system32\wmpns.dll
2009-03-15 17:32 488 a---hr-- c:\windows\system32\logonui.exe.manifest
2009-03-15 17:32 749 a---hr-- c:\windows\WindowsShell.Manifest
2009-03-15 17:32 749 a---hr-- c:\windows\system32\wuaucpl.cpl.manifest
2009-03-15 17:32 749 a---hr-- c:\windows\system32\sapi.cpl.manifest
2009-03-15 17:32 749 a---hr-- c:\windows\system32\nwc.cpl.manifest
2009-03-15 17:32 749 a---hr-- c:\windows\system32\ncpa.cpl.manifest
2009-03-15 15:44 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\NV876608.TMP
2009-03-15 15:36 24,661 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\spxcoins.dll
2009-03-15 15:36 13,312 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\irclass.dll
2009-03-15 15:36 24,661 a------- c:\windows\system32\spxcoins.dll
2009-03-15 15:36 13,312 a------- c:\windows\system32\irclass.dll
2009-03-15 15:36 1,042,903 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\SP2.CAT
2009-03-15 15:36 797,189 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\NT5IIS.CAT
2009-03-15 15:36 399,645 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\MAPIMIG.CAT
2009-03-15 15:36 37,484 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\MW770.CAT
2009-03-15 15:36 13,472 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\HPCRDP.CAT
2009-03-15 15:36 8,574 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\IASNT4.CAT
2009-03-15 15:36 7,382 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OEMBIOS.CAT
2009-03-12 23:41 12,608 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfKbMon.sys.old
2009-03-12 23:34 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Steam

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

2009-03-30 22:25 86,327 a------- c:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\offlinecache\index.dat
2009-03-15 17:31 22,720 a------- c:\windows\system32\emptyregdb.dat
2009-02-09 06:13 1,846,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2009-02-05 07:36 81 a------- C:\CTX.DAT
2008-11-26 01:17 22,328 a------- c:\docume~1\grobeg\applic~1\PnkBstrK.sys
2006-06-23 01:48 32,768 a----r-- c:\windows\inf\UpdateUSB.exe

============= FINISH: 21:29:06.98 ===============

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#4 Grobeg

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:36 PM

In my first posting I failed to mention I am pretty sure this is also interfering with my boot up sequence.
When I boot up, the Windows Splash screen with the blue sliding bar shows and is active.

If I do not touch my mouse or keyboard, 90% of the time, the screen will blank, and leave my active cursor pointer,which
I can move around, but beyond that nothing. Just a black screen.
ALT-CTL-DEL does not work either at this point.

If when I see the splash screen, I begin to move my mouse, and tap my spacebar, generally, I will get the normal login screen
from XP with my username, Icon and Password textbox.

Also, I want to thank in advance, anyone willing to take on this problem. I have seen your results with the countless numbers of
folks you have helped.

So, Thank you all.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:18 AM

Hello, Grobeg

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer Forums. My name is Jat, and I will be helping you with your situation.

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Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
  • Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.
  • If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
  • Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself.
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I want to see if any rootkits are active. If you cannot run this, then try running it in Safe Mode.

This can be done tapping the F8 key as soon as you start your computer
You will be brought to a menu where you can choose to boot into safe mode.
Make sure you choose the option without networking support.
Please see here for additional details.

Only try it in Safe Mode if you cannot get it to run normally.

Gmer

Please download gmer.zip and save to your desktop.
  • Extract (unzip) the file to its own folder such as C:\Gmer. (Click here for information on how to do this if not sure.)
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.
  • Double-click on gmer.exe to start the program.
  • Allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • You may be prompted to scan immediately if GMER detects rootkit activity.
  • If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.
  • If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.
  • On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be checked by default except for "Show All". Leave that box unchecked.
  • Select all drives that are connected to your system to be scanned.
  • Click the Scan button to begin. (Please be patient as it can take some time to complete)
  • When the scan is finished, click Save to save the scan results to your Desktop.
  • Save the file as gmer.log and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:46 PM

I downloaded the GMER using your link, and it unzipped, I then ran it.
I seeitin process, using sysinternals process explorer, however it just sits there.
Eventually it exits without ever producing a window, or any output.

Any ideas??

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:46 PM

Have you tried running it in Safe Mode?
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:49 PM

I should have stated, I use PCTools Dr Spyware with Anti virus.
I shut this down prior to executing GMER.exe

I am not running any other anti virus or malware software.

Greg McBride

I will try the SafeMode method now.
Sorry, I forgot that part...
Just a sec..

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:05 PM

Nope, Same same.
It sits there and does nothing, then exits.

I am actually still in Safe mode as I send this.

Screen is really huge....

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:13 PM

Where would I find windows OneCare?
I did try this online a week ago, trying to eliminate this issue.

I don't thik I installed it, but ran an online version of it???

I also have a CTFMON running?? Not sure what that is from.

I also tried installing MALWARE Bytes stuff. (A week ago or so)

Not sure what Might interfer with GMER.exe

Greg McBride

Edited by Grobeg, 09 April 2009 - 01:14 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:56 PM

Hello,

Hmm, that is strange. Let's try a different rootkit detector tool:

Blacklight

Please download F-Secure Blacklight (fsbl.exe) and save to your C:\ drive.
  • Open a command window by going to Start > Run and typing: cmd
  • Copy/paste or type the following in the command window: C:\fsbl.exe /expert
  • Hit "Enter" to start the program and then close the cmd box.
  • Accept the user agreement and click "Next".
  • Click "Scan".
  • After the scan is complete, click "Next", then "Exit".
  • BlackLight will create a log in C:\ drive named "fsbl-xxxxxxx.log" (the xxxxxxx will be the date and time of the scan).
  • The log will have a list of all items found. Do not choose to rename any yet!
    I want to see the log first because legitimate items can also be present...like "wbemtest.exe" and "tcptest.exe.
  • Exit Blacklight and post the contents of the log in your next reply.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

It found nothing

04/09/09 14:45:42 [Info]: BlackLight Engine 2.2.1092 initialized
04/09/09 14:45:42 [Info]: OS: 5.1 build 2600 (Service Pack 3)
04/09/09 14:45:42 [Note]: 7019 4
04/09/09 14:45:42 [Note]: 7005 0
04/09/09 14:45:45 [Note]: 7006 0
04/09/09 14:45:45 [Note]: 7011 1980
04/09/09 14:45:45 [Note]: 7035 0
04/09/09 14:45:45 [Note]: 7026 0
04/09/09 14:45:46 [Note]: 7026 0
04/09/09 14:45:47 [Note]: FSRAW library version 1.7.1024
04/09/09 14:46:16 [Note]: 7007 0

It indicated on the window that it found no hidden objects.
However,
I also have RootKit Revealer from Sysinternals, and it shows this:

HKU\S-1-5-21-527237240-920026266-725345543-1003\Software\SecuROM\!CAUTION! NEVER DELETE OR CHANGE ANY KEY* 2/28/2009 1:27 PM 0 bytes Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
HKU\S-1-5-21-527237240-920026266-725345543-1003\Software\SecuROM\License information* 12/17/2008 10:19 PM 0 bytes Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
HKLM\SECURITY\Policy\Secrets\SAC* 2/9/2008 11:53 PM 0 bytes Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
HKLM\SECURITY\Policy\Secrets\SAI* 2/9/2008 11:53 PM 0 bytes Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\UAC 4/6/2009 11:10 PM 0 bytes Hidden from Windows API.
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UACd.sys 3/24/2009 8:45 AM 0 bytes Hidden from Windows API.
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UACd.sys 3/14/2009 10:16 PM 0 bytes Hidden from Windows API.
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\UACd.sys 4/9/2009 2:04 PM 0 bytes Hidden from Windows API.
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet004\Services\UACd.sys 3/30/2009 10:14 PM 0 bytes Hidden from Windows API.
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet005\Services\UACd.sys 4/9/2009 2:04 PM 0 bytes Hidden from Windows API.
C: 0 bytes Error mounting volume

From my reading, I think UAC and UACd.sys are bad,???Correct?

I also retried GMER.exe after booting out of SafeMode, same behaviour....

Greg McBride

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:09 AM

Hello,

Correct. Not only is it bad, it is also a backdoor.

:thumbup2: Backdoor Threat

One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:44 AM

I am going to reload.
I will reply when it is completed.
I weill rerun the gmer and post it today after the reload

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:46 AM

Hello,

Just clarifying, you do still want to go ahead with a fix? or do you want to reformat. If you choose to fix, I can prepare one for you now if you like, and will not need a Gmer report.
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