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#1 Ex-PatAndy

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 06:12 AM

Morning All,

I'm perplexed with a problem I seem to have got my self into. I recently executed QuickyPlaeyr (note to self - QuickyPlaeyr is not QuickTIme!) which was picked up by my anti-virus tool (PC-Cillin ver 14) and apparently removed.

Since then, however, I am finding that I am experiencing a huge number of ads for Viagra on sites such as news.bbc.co.uk and that I am unable to visit sites such as safer-networking.org - what is more worrying this behaviour is also being exhibited by two other machines on my home network that did not have the QuickyPlaeyr file exectuted. I know that this behaviour is typical of virus/trojans so would very much appreciate some help.

Edited to add: MBAM quick scan reports no infections, OS on main PC is Vista, other PCs running XP.

Many thanks

Andy

Edited by Ex-PatAndy, 25 April 2009 - 07:01 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2009 - 09:47 AM

Hello and welcome,so were there any good deals? LOL
Let's do this next.
Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop. Double-click Goored.exe to run it. Select 1. Find Goored (no fix) by typing 1 and pressing Enter. A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt). Note: Do not run Option #2 yet.
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#3 Ex-PatAndy

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:26 PM

As requested, here's the GooredFix log.

GooredFix v1.92 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 16:25 on 25/04/2009 running Option #1 (home)
Firefox version [Unable to determine]

=====Suspect Goored Entries=====

=====Dumping Registry Values=====

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions]
"{ABDE892B-13A8-4d1b-88E6-365A6E755758}"="C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\browserrecord"

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 08:31 PM

OK let's run the next part of it. Then try to run MBAM.
Please double-click Goored.exe on your Desktop to run it. Select 2. Fix Goored by typing 2 and pressing Enter. Make sure all instances of Firefox are closed at this point. Type y at the prompt and press Enter again. A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt).


Next run MBAM:
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • 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 updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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 and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. 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 after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:21 PM

OK GooredFix log is:

GooredFix v1.92 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 23:11 on 25/04/2009 running Option #2 (home)
Firefox version [Unable to determine]
(Subsequent Run)

=====Goored Deletions=====

=====Dumping Registry Values=====

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions]
"{ABDE892B-13A8-4d1b-88E6-365A6E755758}"="C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\browserrecord"

And the MBAM log is as follows:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2015
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

25/04/2009 11:21:14 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-25 (23-21-14).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 130896
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 21 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)


Behaviour of PC is still such that I still can't access web-sites such as safer-networking.org and I'm still getting the ad redirections :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:35 PM

Hello, that was a lot of files for the quick scan. So I think we should rerun it. But like this. We should run a few others to. these may yake a few hours to complete but it's important.

Rerun MBAM like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select FULL scan and scan.
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Now Run ATF and SAS:
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware

, Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you

should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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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 or Opera browser click that browser 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
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.


And now we'll run Part 1 of S!Ri's SmitfraudFix ,this is quick.
Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:06 AM

Now Run ATF and SAS:
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then <a href="http://www.superantispyware.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> SUPERAntiSpyware


Unable to download SAS - I can see the site, but the download link is being redirected :thumbsup:

Edited to add: MBAM update not accessible either.

Edited by Ex-PatAndy, 26 April 2009 - 06:22 AM.


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Posted 27 April 2009 - 05:24 AM

Another update:

I was suspicious about how quick 3 machines could be infected so quickly, give that 2 of them weren't connected to the network at the time of the original infection. So I rebuilt one of these using a hardrive that had never been used for booting. On first start-up the problem remained - I was still unable to see any of the recognised anti-spyware sites and was still being bombarded with "surprise your wife/girlfirend" type ads. THinking things through from the get-go again, I decided to try and reset everything on my network - cable-modem reset to factory defaults, no difference; Netgear wireless router swapped out - problem solved. I'll be looking into exactly what was changed on my router later.




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