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Virtumonde.Dll, etc in Spybot-but Not Infected?


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#1 RAPHelp

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:30 PM

Don't believe PC is infected - no symptoms - but when I scan with spybot S&D, Virtumonde.DLL, .sci, and .sdn are displayed but only during the scan ... not listed as issue. A few weeks ago PC WAS infected but Virtumonde was removed (successfully I think) ... but still shows up in spybot.

Nothing shows when I scan with Lavasoft ad-aware and nothing is found when search local disks for 'virtu*.*'

Should I be concerned ?

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:41 PM

It could just be fragments left behind. Lets see if we can find them and delete them for good.

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.

  • Before saving any of your security programs, rename them first. For example, before you save Malwarebytes', rename it to something like MBblah.exe and then click on Save and save it to your desktop. Same thing after you install it. Before running it, rename the main executable file first

    Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

    If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run..
  • Another work around is by not using the mouse to install it, Just use the arrow keys, tab, and enter keys.

~ Courtesy of boopme

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • 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 or 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 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 you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.

Please include the following in your reply:
MBAM log

#3 RAPHelp

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:53 PM

I had scanned with Malwarebyte's previously but did it again (per the above instructions) to provide timely info.

Removed the old mbam program on my PC and downloaded a new one.

Attempted to install but got an error (same as previous time - a week ago) so stopped, renamed mbam-setup.exe to mbam-setup.bat and proceeded to install again. No error.
(NOTE: previously I had gotten the same error message and ignored it (one of the choices) ... the install finished successfully (at least that's what it said - program was executable .) Spybot got 'stuck' when it scanned/displayed virtumonde.sdn ... by 'stuck' I mean it was hung but a Ctl-A-D got it scanning again.

Ran mbam (log below) but no malware was found.

Scanned with Spybot and virtumonde.Dll, .sci, and .sdn were still displayed (but only Casale Media and Double Click were reported.) I did a quick screen capture to show you what I'm talking about (it's in .doc form - I can PM it if you want).

It could just be fragments left behind. Lets see if we can find them and delete them for good.

I can understand this might be the case, but shouldn't there be some evidence besides the spybot scan?

MBAM LOG
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2164
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

5/21/2009 5:54:33 PM
mbam-log-2009-05-21 (17-54-33).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 93482
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 39 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)

Edited by RAPHelp, 21 May 2009 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:55 PM

If it is just indeed fragments, there won't be symptoms because the malware will not be able to do anything when it is just bits and pieces.

Attempted to install but got an error (same as previous time) so stopped, renamed mbam-setup.exe to mbam-setup.bat and proceeded to install again. No error.

That is a symptom of an infection.

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 21 May 2009 - 10:53 PM

ATF and SUPERA executed (log below).

Virtumonde's still in Spybot scan.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 05/21/2009 at 11:14 PM

Application Version : 4.26.1002

Core Rules Database Version : 3906
Trace Rules Database Version: 1851

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:49:53

Memory items scanned : 230
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 4508
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 57921
File threats detected : 2

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Cookies\alan@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Cookies\alan@tribalfusion[1].txt

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:43 AM

Is there any way to see what files it is flagging as Virtumonde?

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:40 PM

Not sure how to do that ... the only way I've seen anything is by running Spybot S&D .... Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Avast, and Malwarebyte's didn't show anything.

I can run Spybot again and watch ... I have seen virtumonde.DLL, .sci, and .sdn but think there are others.

PS sorry about the late response ... am on a weird schedule due to disabilities

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 02:46 PM

I would like you to run this scan for me please.

Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan 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".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on drweb-cureit.exe to start the program.
  • Cancel any prompts to download the latest CureIt version and click Start.
  • At the prompt to "Start scan now", click Ok. Allow the setup.exe/driver to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to download the Full version Free Trial, just ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)


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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:10 AM

Dr. Web can ran for a loong time ... log below.

Ran spybot after and saw same thing.

Dr. Web log:
cfd.exe;c:\program files\broadjump\client foundation;Adware.Cfd;Incurable.Moved.;
VirtumundoBeGone.exe\data005;C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Desktop\VirtumundoBeGone.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
VirtumundoBeGone.exe;C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Desktop;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0004018.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12;Adware.Cfd;Incurable.Moved.;
A0004019.exe\data005;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12\A0004019.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
A0004019.exe;C:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
UBCD4WinV350.exe\data983;D:\Download_FF\UBCD4WinV350.exe;Trojan.MulDrop.origin;;
UBCD4WinV350.exe\data1052;D:\Download_FF\UBCD4WinV350.exe;Program.RemoteAdmin;;
UBCD4WinV350.exe;D:\Download_FF;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
VirtumundoBeGone.exe\data005;D:\Download_FF\VirtumundoBeGone.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
VirtumundoBeGone.exe;D:\Download_FF;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0004022.exe\data983;D:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12\A0004022.exe;Trojan.MulDrop.origin;;
A0004022.exe\data1052;D:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12\A0004022.exe;Program.RemoteAdmin;;
A0004022.exe;D:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0004023.exe\data005;D:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12\A0004023.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
A0004023.exe;D:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
CurrProcess.exe;H:\Recycled\Dh1\PROGRAMS\Applications;Tool.CurrProcess.110;Incurable.Moved.;
SDFix.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;H:\Recycled\Dh1\PROGRAMS\sdfix\SDFix.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
SDFix.exe;H:\Recycled\Dh1\PROGRAMS\sdfix;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
VNCHooks.dll;H:\Recycled\Dh1\PROGRAMS\Crossloop;Program.RemoteAdmin;Incurable.Moved.;
winvnc.exe;H:\Recycled\Dh1\PROGRAMS\Crossloop;Program.RemoteAdmin;Incurable.Moved.;
A0004024.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;H:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12\A0004024.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
A0004024.exe;H:\System Volume Information\_restore{9C9738F3-7570-436E-AAFA-B2AE8DDE706B}\RP12;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
couponprinter.exe\data012;H:\Firefox\downloads\couponprinter.exe;Adware.Coupons.34;;
couponprinter.exe;H:\Firefox\downloads;Container contains infected objects;Moved.;
noadware.exe\data002;H:\Firefox\downloads\noadware.exe;Trojan.NtRootKit.103;;
noadware.exe;H:\Firefox\downloads;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
graphic.exe\data012;I:\buttons\graphic.exe;BackDoor.NetDevil.51;;
graphic.exe;I:\buttons;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
csstool.exe\data002;I:\CSStool\csstool.exe;Trojan.PWS.Banker.origin;;
csstool.exe;I:\CSStool;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
csstool.exe;J:\$$AAsaveEdisk-021309\Program Files\Free CSS Toolbox;Trojan.PWS.Banker.origin;Incurable.Moved.;

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:56 AM

noadware.exe\data002;H:\Firefox\downloads\noadware.exe;Trojan.NtRootKit.103;;


These items are part of a very nasty rootkit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: One or more of the identified infections was related to a rootkit component. Rootkits and backdoor Trojan 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, 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. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. 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 was identified and 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 the rootkit 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:

? "When should I re-format? How should I reinstall?"
? "Help: I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do?"
? "Where to draw the line? When to recommend a format and reinstall?"

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.

Let me know how you wish to proceed.

Try reinstalling Spybot and then scanning to see if it is a software bug.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:11 PM

First, Thank you for your help.

Looks like I should have scanned with Dr. Web first.

The Trojan.NtRootKit.103; you quoted was on a local disk which I only use for downloading and then instal (though I didn't install the Firwefox Addon in this case). If the 'program' was never installed doesn't that mean the trojan/virus could not into my PC? Though I guess they could be introduced via email.

I have kept a close watch on my bank accounts/credit cards and have seen no problems. BUT it would be prudent for me to reformat/reload (fortunately I have a retail XP SP2 CD) ... which I will do in the next couple of weeks!

Fortunately, also, my PC is working right now ... so I can make sure my email addresses/FF Bookmarks/etc are available after I start over. Though the programs I use will have to be reinstalled (I'll re-download whenever possible in case a file now is corrupted).

My old C: HDD failed a few weeks ago so I replaced it and reloaded XP ... during that process I switched from AVG to Avast (in order to get a smaller footprint and use fewer resources) and also switched from ZoneAlarm to PC Tools Firewall. I suspect Virtumonde (and others) invaded during the short time my system was vulnerable.

Sorry for all the time you've spent ... which with a reformat will make it superfluous.

I would appreciate any tips/direction you can supply

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:14 PM

Here is what I tell people about reformatting (taken from quietman7)These links include step-by-step instructions with screenshots:Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data. If you decide to reformat, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files and photos. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or .html files because they may be infected by malwareware appending itself to the executable. Some types of malware may even disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of files so be sure you look closely at the full file name. After reformatting, as a precaution, make sure you scan these files with your anti-virus prior to copying them back to your hard drive.

Don't forget you will have to go to Microsoft Update and apply all Windows security patches after reformatting.
Also see How to keep your Windows XP activation after clean install.

Note: If your using an IBM, HP, Compaq or Dell machine, you may not have an original XP CD Disk. By policy Microsoft no longer allows OEM manufactures to include the original Windows XP CD-ROM on computers sold with Windows preinstalled. Instead, most computers manufactured and sold by OEM vendors come with a vendor-specific Recovery Disk or Recovery Partition for performing a clean "factory restore" that will reformat your hard drive, remove all data and restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it. See Technology Advisory Recovery Media

If you need additional assistance with reformatting, you can start a new topic in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum. If you don't get a reply, please send me a PM and I will get someone to take a look.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:• Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, 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 malicious 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. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

• 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. To learn more about this risk, please read:If using Windows Vista, please refer to:

Edited by xblindx, 23 May 2009 - 02:15 PM.





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