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userinit.exe and registry malware, spyware?? [Reopened]


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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:38 PM

I recently have updated to XP Pro SP3 and updated my nvidia graphics card. I now have a virus or two that is redirecting my pages and messing and exploiting my internet browser. At first there was a ton of malware, and MBAM took care of most of it. Now all it finds is a registry key about userinit and an executable file in system32 called userinit.exe, and it says it removes it successfully, but it really hasn't, and the problem persists on. I am currently experimenting with SDfix i think it is called, but it is not seeming to find it, but it finds something else. i have yet to know whether or not it works in my case, but any other information would help

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:25 PM

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

Hi and welcome.. Please post your SDFix log. You have to be careful using these tools.

Now run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
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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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Posted 18 May 2009 - 02:53 PM

SDFIX LOG


SDFix: Version 1.240
Run by Matt on Sat 05/16/2009 at 10:28 PM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Running From: C:\SDFix

Checking Services :


Restoring Default Security Values
Restoring Default Hosts File

Rebooting


Checking Files :

No Trojan Files Found






Removing Temp Files

ADS Check :



Final Check :

catchme 0.3.1361.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-05-16 22:44:37
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

disk error: C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system, 0
scanning hidden registry entries ...

disk error: C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software, 0
disk error: C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\ntuser.dat, 0
scanning hidden files ...

disk error: C:\WINDOWS\

please note that you need administrator rights to perform deep scan

Remaining Services :




Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"C:\\Program Files\\McAfee\\Common Framework\\FrameworkService.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\McAfee\\Common Framework\\FrameworkService.exe:*:Enabled:McAfee Framework Service"
"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE:*:Enabled:Microsoft Office Outlook"
"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\GROOVE.EXE"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\GROOVE.EXE:*:Enabled:Microsoft Office Groove"
"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\ONENOTE.EXE"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\ONENOTE.EXE:*:Enabled:Microsoft Office OneNote"
"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\AOL\\Loader\\aolload.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\AOL\\Loader\\aolload.exe:*:Enabled:AOL Loader"
"C:\\Program Files\\EA GAMES\\Battlefield 2\\BF2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\EA GAMES\\Battlefield 2\\BF2.exe:*:Enabled:Battlefield 2"
"C:\\Program Files\\Activision\\Call of Duty 2\\CoD2MP_s.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Activision\\Call of Duty 2\\CoD2MP_s.exe:*:Enabled:CoD2MP_s"
"C:\\Program Files\\AIM6\\aim6.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\AIM6\\aim6.exe:*:Enabled:AIM"
"C:\\Program Files\\EA GAMES\\Medal of Honor Pacific Assault™\\mohpa.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\EA GAMES\\Medal of Honor Pacific Assault™\\mohpa.exe:*:Enabled:Medal of Honor Pacific Assault™"
"C:\\Program Files\\SiSoftware\\SiSoftware Sandra Lite XII.SP2c\\RpcAgentSrv.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\SiSoftware\\SiSoftware Sandra Lite XII.SP2c\\RpcAgentSrv.exe:*:Enabled:SiSoftware Deployment Agent Service"
"C:\\Program Files\\Xilisoft\\Video Converter Ultimate\\Update.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Xilisoft\\Video Converter Ultimate\\Update.exe:*:Disabled:Update"
"C:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe:*:Enabled:Bonjour"
"C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe:*:Enabled:iTunes"
"C:\\Documents and Settings\\Matt\\Desktop\\CrucialScan.exe"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Matt\\Desktop\\CrucialScan.exe:*:Disabled:CrucialScan"
"C:\\Program Files\\SiSoftware\\SiSoftware Sandra Lite XII.SP2c\\WNt500x86\\RpcSandraSrv.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\SiSoftware\\SiSoftware Sandra Lite XII.SP2c\\WNt500x86\\RpcSandraSrv.exe:*:Enabled:SiSoftware Sandra Agent Service"
"C:\\Program Files\\Pinnacle\\Studio 12\\Programs\\RM.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Pinnacle\\Studio 12\\Programs\\RM.exe:*:Enabled:Render Manager"
"C:\\Program Files\\Pinnacle\\Studio 12\\Programs\\Studio.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Pinnacle\\Studio 12\\Programs\\Studio.exe:*:Enabled:Studio"
"C:\\Program Files\\Pinnacle\\Studio 12\\Programs\\umi.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Pinnacle\\Studio 12\\Programs\\umi.exe:*:Enabled:umi"
"C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe:*:Enabled:Firefox"
"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Games\\Halo 2\\halo2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Games\\Halo 2\\halo2.exe:*:Enabled:Halo 2"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\Electronic Arts\\Medal of Honor Airborne\\UnrealEngine3\\Binaries\\MOHA.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Electronic Arts\\Medal of Honor Airborne\\UnrealEngine3\\Binaries\\MOHA.exe:*:Enabled:Medal of Honor Airborne"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\explorer.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\explorer.exe:*:Enabled:Explorer"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\winlogon.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\winlogon.exe:*:Enabled:winlogon"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"

Remaining Files :



Files with Hidden Attributes :

Sat 6 Oct 2007 0 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp"
Wed 25 Mar 2009 4,763,136 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Desktop\pokemon\~WRL2321.tmp"
Mon 13 Nov 2006 319,456 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motorola Shared\MotPCSDrivers\difxapi.dll"

Finished!



MBAM LOG

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2142
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/16/2009 10:51:43 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-16 (22-51-43).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 87451
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Dropper) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Please note that the userinit error still exists and it either immediately reappeared upon removal or was never removed.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:32 PM

another thing to note; all externalmass storage devices (SD card, flash drive etc.) are recognized but not given a location so they are basically useless.
And when i went to open Battlefield 2, my computer restarted so the problem may be with the new video card driver i had installed directly previous to my infection (i think the new video card driver i installed is faulty, the wrong driver, or was possibly downloaded from an nvidia imitator site, but i'll let you all decide whether or not that is the case)

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:43 PM

Hi, you can fix your driver issues a they are causing you reboots..
For the userinit. .. because they are systemfiles. MBAM says it has done it's job, but actually doesn't do anything.
You can solve the problem by uninstalling SP3, and reinstall it again. That should do the trick.
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:50 PM

cool, thanks, but how would i go about reinstalling my drivers, and how do i uninstall and reinstall sp3? thanks again

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 05:02 PM

YIPEE!!! you fixed it, man. you are the best. all of my thanks goes to you. case closed! Gracias senor(a)

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:29 PM

Excellent!! Senor LOL


Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:22 PM

ughh.. false alarm. the userinit is gone now i have some different one that redirects my web pages, disables task manager by "the administrator" and installed some thing called malware doctor... my god is this ever going to end?!!

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:29 PM

and also flash drives don't work in it still, and cd drive hardly ever reads discs, but i did successfully boot to safe mode. i will get back to you on what mbam does this time.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:35 PM

Rats!! looks like We need to run HJT/DDS.
Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 and 7 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:42 PM

geez,,, nor does regedit work, as it is also "blocked by the admin" ....wow

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:44 PM

okay, will do. ill let you know

can i run all these programs in safe mode?

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:00 PM

and thanks, btw




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