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#1 jagrim

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

My internet email contacts list has apparently been used to send out spam the other day. I'm not sure how this occured or how to prevent it from happening again. I run MaAfee and Adware quite regulary. I'm not sure if this is an infection or if someone has hackedinto my Y****O account.

I had some old addresses that are no longer valid so that they were kicked back. I am copying that belwo in case that is of use.

My fixes to remedy this is:
1) Change password
2) Delete all contacts except my work email.
3) Run Spybot and Adaware
4) Rescan computer with virus scan (had scan about 2 days prior)

Am I infected with something? I don't know

I have x'd out all of the email addresses that were shown

Thanks for helping out
Alan


--- Below this line is a copy of the message.

Return-Path: <XXXXX@XXXXXX.com>
Received: (qmail 39909 invoked by uid 60001); 13 Apr 2009 15:37:31 -0000
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=yahoo.com; s=s1024; t=1239637051; bh=E1Is2n1/e/4XU33lPvtHL1VtAfxSy9nOcH/fNG2xlZA=; h=Message-ID:X-YMail-OSG:Received:X-Mailer:Date:From:Subject:To:MIME-Version:Content-Type; b=EsWpI6XqsOoaGHorFIUE8Pz/cMJBF+KlQk/dcaTq8yGZMJXWJ4JNJ2OQzNu9G76fcp6RIlhKoy7MgI9gk9E2LXwnw3q++PScEHdLKUrsUV0aQGElkcA6eyY2yBsfhnybjY7VuQjcAt1d5U7JYSdt4yIuzt/BCMPRVNK0sK1PErE=
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s=s1024; d=yahoo.com;
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Message-ID: <778811.39296.qm@web33004.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
X-YMail-OSG: vcVHBx8VM1nJtiua4R1CfJzVSsKkV60u6IAQUfpug9mYbeqgIdcxdtr7Qx6u6cAnbmFV7MCQqUOCF.YZmPEJOGvpks7B9gXukxAQ19boyKLqalOJUVvkpw2Po.b1GPC7hooUTCK5exn412X7Jqn9VLQi.DiPTfdNePjfb8VVRcW.s6Vc9P5fvpEkd1k5LYi_HNhNp2TNGfgU2FXDkoCd0EhNkfkGhwmaSOVkN21zgn4_B5tnMXg4ps63hYGK82GbJ9ucIURqUIm3EdaUFAIOLD3Vk6G8qosZzOtlPk.r8fDWs_bHjr2162ZoIg.VXXa4kOVC
Received: from [124.88.225.249] by web33004.mail.mud.yahoo.com via HTTP; Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:37:31 PDT
X-Mailer: YahooMailClassic/5.2.15 YahooMailWebService/0.7.289.1
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:37:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: DDDDDDDD <XXXXX@XXXXXX.com>
Subject: Re:hi
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
MIME-Version: 1.0
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New shopping new life!
=A0 How are u doing these days?Yesterday I found a web of a large trading c=
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mise they will provide the best after-sales-service.In my opinion we can ma=
ke a trial order to test that.=20
Look forward to your early reply!
The Web address: www.vanigo.com
E-mail: vanigo@188.com
MSN : vanigo@msn.cn=0A=0A=0A
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#2 Budapest

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:51 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • 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 definition 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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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#3 jagrim

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:13 AM

Results of mbam scan

mbam-log-2009-04-15 (05-09-49).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 97788
Time elapsed: 26 minute(s), 3 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1a26f07f-0d60-4835-91cf-1e1766a0ec56} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download\CheckExeSignatures (Disabled.checkEXESignatures) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\MyWaySA (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:24 AM

i had the same problem the other day. i changed my password on another computer, then ran malware, superantispy,ccleaner,spybot - all clean. It deleted my address book as well though. i'm just bothered that my address book will be used again - a few of them are companies i work for.

i got a virus on my machine last week which has been cleaned off - the email was sent a couple of days later.
hope you get it fixed.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:42 AM

You might want to "unfix" this one...

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download\CheckExeSignatures (Disabled.checkEXESignatures) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Double check that you have this set correctly as Malwarebytes database 1985 is falsely identifying this one. I do not know what their fix for it actually does since if you had it set to check that signature then the setting was not faulty to begin with. If you are wanting to have the signature checked (which you should) then the registry value for that needs to be set to yes. Best way to do that is to make sure that in Internet Options, on the Advanced tab, that the box for "Check for signatures on downloaded programs" is checked.

Malwarebytes says that this should be corrected in their next update which should be released within a couple of hours.

Also, in Internet Options, Advanced tab, do you have the box checked for "Allow software to run or install even if the signature is invalid"? I ask because you should NOT and if you had it set that way, Malwarebytes should have picked that up too as that database is also falsely flagging that one.

If you have those items set any other way than what I have said they should be, then Malwarebytes flagged your item correctly so let the fix it applied stay the way it is.

Edited by Stang777, 15 April 2009 - 08:15 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:29 PM

jagrim, now run this scan:

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install 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 and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", 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".

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".

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 15 April 2009 - 10:31 PM

Ran ATF Cleaner in Safe Mode (under administrator)

then ran SuperAntiSpyware while in Safe mode (under administrator).

It found no threats and made no removals.

After rebooting, there were no log files saved to attach. (Not sure if I did something wrong)

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:40 PM

Update Malwarebytes, run another quick scan in normal mode and post the new log.

Also, let us know how your computer is running.
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:17 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1987
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/15/2009 11:15:36 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-15 (23-15-36).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 90579
Time elapsed: 10 minute(s), 51 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)


Everything is runnig ok but if course it was running good when it sent oou the e,=mails
Alan

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:23 PM

Are your contacts stored locally on your computer or in your online email account?
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:35 PM

The contacts were stored online. Fortunately, it was only a few that I do not send to often. I have deleted all of the contacts (except for my work address) as they were redundant. My main contact list is stored locally on my work computer and they have it locked down so tight that I have a hard time just logging in on some days. One thing that I did notice was that after the initial infections were found, windows update had about 5-6 security fixes to install soon after. Noe of my other computers had these updates to install so I figure the infection was blocking them.

Hope I can feel good that this one was easier to fix. Thanks for the help
Alan




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