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TDSServ tootkit/other removal

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#1 woolmerc


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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:24 AM

Windows Security Alert reported Avast as out of date. Repeated updates to Avast have not resolved and shield is still showing as red with white cross.

Spyware Doctor detected TDSServ rootkit trojan and allowed removal, however Windows Security still saying Avast is possibly out of date. Follow up scan says no further infections. I am suspicious of the iiji folder which the kids have installed. Some kind of atnihack tool but may have rootkit capability.

Tried online Kapersky scan which downloads but fails with error so suspect there is still other malware hiding in system.

DDS Log below.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Colin at 6:53:58.51 on 08/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1535.772 [GMT 1:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090407-0] *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated)

============== 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 WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNetwk.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files\TerraTec\DMX 6fire\DMX6Fire.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Colin.PENGUIN\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr

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

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;*.local
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
BHO: CSolidBrowserObj Object: {bd08a9d5-0e5c-4f42-99a3-c0cb5e860557} - c:\windows\system32\solidstatenetworks\solidstateion\solidax.dll
BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch: {c84d72fe-e17d-4195-bb24-76c02e2e7c4e} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\component\fastsearch_219B3E1547538286.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: &Google Toolbar: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [swg] c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
uRun: [LDM] c:\program files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
mRun: [avast!] c:\progra~1\alwils~1\avast4\ashDisp.exe
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [pdfFactory Dispatcher v2] "c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\fppdis2a.exe" /source=HKLM
mRun: [SQ931STI] c:\windows\SQ931STI.EXE
mRun: [ISTray] "c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsTray.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [dvd43] c:\program files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRunOnce: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamgui.exe /install /silent
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\startm~1\programs\startup\dmx6fi~1.lnk - c:\program files\terratec\dmx 6fire\DMX6Fire.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\startm~1\programs\startup\logite~2.lnk - c:\program files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\LDMConf.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\startm~1\programs\startup\logite~1.lnk - c:\program files\logitech\setpoint\KEM.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\startm~1\programs\startup\micros~1.lnk - c:\program files\microsoft office\office\OSA9.EXE
IE: {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/2008.10.10_v5.5.8/FacebookPhotoUploader5.cab
DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} - hxxp://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scan8/oscan8.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_12-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {A8F2B9BD-A6A0-486A-9744-18920D898429} - hxxp://www.sibelius.com/download/software/win/ActiveXPlugin.cab
DPF: {BD08A9D5-0E5C-4F42-99A3-C0CB5E860557} - hxxp://www.playwhat.com/solidPlugin/solidstateion.cab
DPF: {BDBDE413-7B1C-4C68-A8FF-C5B2B4090876} - hxxp://support.f-secure.com/ols/fscax.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_12-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_12-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
TCP: {E2A5D26A-540B-47E0-9F24-0C5478797595} =,
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\colin~1.pen\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\g6ysisq0.default\
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npijjiCHPlugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npijjiFFPlugin1.dll

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

R0 PCTCore;PCTools KDS;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCTCore.sys [2009-3-31 130424]
R1 aswSP;avast! Self Protection;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2008-10-3 114768]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [2008-10-3 20560]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashServ.exe [2008-10-3 138680]
R2 sdAuxService;PC Tools Auxiliary Service;c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsAuxs.exe [2008-10-20 348752]
R2 sdCoreService;PC Tools Security Service;c:\program files\spyware doctor\pctsSvc.exe [2008-10-20 1095560]
R3 dmxfire;DMX6fire WDM Audio;c:\windows\system32\drivers\dmx6fire.sys [2003-8-29 99808]
R3 dmxsens;dmxsens;c:\windows\system32\drivers\dmxsens.sys [2003-7-22 407584]
S3 avast! Mail Scanner;avast! Mail Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashMaiSv.exe [2008-10-3 254040]
S3 avast! Web Scanner;avast! Web Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashWebSv.exe [2008-10-3 352920]
S3 CrystalSysInfo;CrystalSysInfo;c:\program files\mediacoder\SysInfo.sys [2007-9-25 15152]
S3 FXDRV;FXDRV;\??\d:\fxdrv.sys --> d:\Fxdrv.sys [?]
S3 npggsvc;nProtect GameGuard Service;c:\windows\system32\gamemon.des -service --> c:\windows\system32\GameMon.des -service [?]
S3 SQ931;V-Gear TalkCam RX7;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Capt931a.sys [2008-11-24 526464]
S3 SynasUSB;SynasUSB;c:\windows\system32\drivers\synasUSB.sys [2009-2-19 23288]

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

2009-08-07 22:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\colin~1.pen\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-08-07 22:31 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-08-07 22:31 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-08-07 22:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-08-07 22:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-08-06 22:58 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\iPod
2009-08-06 22:58 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\iTunes
2009-08-06 22:58 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\applic~1\{8CD7F5AF-ECFA-4793-BF40-D8F42DBFF906}

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

2009-08-06 15:02 34 a------- c:\documents and settings\colin.penguin\jagex_runescape_preferences.dat
2009-03-28 18:27 3,323,416 a------- c:\program files\ijjiAutoInstaller.exe
2009-03-28 18:14 290,197,765 a------- c:\program files\U_SFInstaller_20080521.exe
2009-01-17 23:11 9,601,912 a------- c:\program files\videoraxbox360converter_Installer.exe
2008-11-30 09:00 521,728 a------- c:\program files\Save_the_Golden_Eagle.pub
2008-10-26 11:01 87,608 a------- c:\docume~1\colin~1.pen\applic~1\inst.exe
2008-10-26 11:01 47,360 a------- c:\docume~1\colin~1.pen\applic~1\pcouffin.sys
2008-10-17 18:00 3,740,688 a------- c:\program files\PE.Explorer_setup.exe
2008-10-17 17:59 3,674,560 a------- c:\program files\hw32v514.exe
2008-10-17 17:23 3,103,112 a------- c:\program files\vcsetup.exe
2008-10-17 08:02 1,234,120 a------- c:\program files\wrar380.exe
2008-10-05 18:41 604 a---h--- c:\program files\STLL Notifier
2008-10-03 13:46 14,482,140 -------- c:\program files\vlc-0.9.2-win32.exe
2009-03-26 22:21 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\cookies\index.dat
2009-03-26 22:21 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\history\history.ie5\index.dat
2009-03-26 22:21 49,152 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\temporary internet files\content.ie5\index.dat

============= FINISH: 6:54:35.48 ===============

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#2 extremeboy


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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:09 PM


TDSSserv rootkit is a nasty infection.

Posted ImageRootkit Threat

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rootkits and backdoor Trojans are very dangerous because they use advanced techniques (backdoors) as a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information which they send back to the hacker. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans and rootkits as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge.

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. You should change each password by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

Although the rootkit has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume that because this malware has been removed the computer is now secure. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Please read:Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful. Tell me what you want to do.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:43 PM


Are you still there?

If you are please follow the instructions in my previous post.

If you still need help, follow the instructions I have given in my response. If you have since had your problem solved, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can close the topic.

Please reply back telling us so. If you don't reply within 5-7 from the day I replied, the topic will need to be closed.

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#4 woolmerc

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:15 AM

Hi there,

thanks for assisting. I had sort of come to the conclusion that ultmately the disc will need to be flattened. I have ( I believe) cleaned up as far as I can go. Scanned with Kaspersky, Panda and AVG. Plus Spyware Doctor and Malwarebytes. Nothing untoward showing up so I am going to archive off what I can and reinstall XP.

Thanks for the advice.

Edited by woolmerc, 13 April 2009 - 05:16 AM.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:26 AM

You're welcome.

Good luck on the format.

Below are some prevention tips.

Preventing Infections in the Future

Please also have a look at the following links, giving some advice and Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
  • Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users.
Disable Autorun on Flash-Drive/Removable Drives

When is AUTORUN.INF really an AUTORUN.INF?

USB worms work by creating a file called AUTORUN.INF on the root of USB drives. These INF files then use Autorun or Autoplay (not the same thing!) to execute themselves either when the stick is inserted, or more commonly, when the user double-clicks on the USB drive icon from My Computer (Windows Explorer)...

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. Read USB-Based Malware Attacks and Please disable Autorun asap!.

If using Windows Vista, please refer to:
"Disable AutoPlay in Windows Vista"
"Preventing AutoPlay with Local Group Policy Editor or AutoPlay options panel"

Note: When Autorun is disabled, double-clicking a drive which has autorun.inf in its root directory may still activate Autorun so be careful.

Vist the WindowsUpdate Site Regularly

I recommend you regularly visit the Windows Update Site!
  • Lots of Hacking/Trojans use the methods found (plugged by the updates) that have not been stopped by people not updating.
  • Update ALL Critical updates and any other Windows updates for services/programs that you use.
  • If you wish to turn on automatic updates then you will find here is a nice little article about turning on automatic updates.
  • Note that it will download them for you, but you still have to actually click install.
Update Non-Microsoft Programs

It is also a good idea to check for the latest versions of commonly installed applications that are regularly patched to fix vulnerabilities. You can check these by visiting Secunia Software Inspector and Calendar of Updates.

Update all programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs you have installed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.

Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.
Finally, and definitely the MOST IMPORTANT step, click on the following tutorial and follow each step listed there:

Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:06 PM


Since the problem appears to be resolved, this topic is now Closed. Glad I could help :thumbup2:
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