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Worst infection I have ever seen./ Moved


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#1 Lazarus Long

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:46 PM

I have to give a nod to the author of this one; none of the old tricks work.

background: Win XPH SP2, IE7, AVast, spybot, PC doctor installed

Here's what it is doing:

hijacker & malware runs in safe mode with networking!
false positive, routes to site to buy malware protection, obviously installing more malware, cannot nav to any other sites, thus no online scanning possible. I don't even know what this one is called!

Installs 3 rootkits, randomly generated names keep changing; Rootkit Revealer & Blacklight i.d. same
Regediting currentversion/run fails. once you click out of the key, the .dlls return. other keys return on reboot.
HJT runs, but removal fails to remove .dlls
rundll.exe fails to shut off when shutting system down.
System Restore points are missing.
I replaced the Hosts file manually; blocked site malware was redirecting to & locked the file, malware replaced it with its own hosts file - in safe mode!
rewrote win.ini to delete malware.dlls on reboot; malware changed the names again.


I am very close to formatting the drive, but wanted to get the Forums's opinion first.

Ideas, anyone?

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:20 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.

I know you've done some of this, but describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results. Also tell us the kinds of sites you are being redirected to.

If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.

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