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help! infected with TROJAN.AGENT & ROOTKIT.TRACE

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#1 gijoe80


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:44 AM

Hello and thanks in advance for your time and help.

I first noticed about a week ago that the computer would start up normally, but as windows loaded, it seemed to freeze and I couldn't click or access the start menu. Eventually after restarting a few times it would work normally. Finally this week I noticed that some websites were being redirected from searches and then Malwarebytes would not open. Eventually after researching that problem, I renamed the malwarebytes executable file and eventually got it to open. Malwarebytes detected the following:

Trojan.Agent (C:\Windows\system32\uacinit.dll)

Malwarebytes could not remove them and said it would get them on restart, but they keep coming back. Then the day after Malwarebytes detected these things, the infection became worse. I noticed several copies of iexplore.exe running and also drwtsn32 in the running applications tab of the task manager. I have had to end the explorer and iexplore processes in order to get it to stop slowing down the computer and am now forced to operate the computer through the task manager rather than the regular start menu and desktop.

I dont really know what to do to remove these pests. This is my work computer so I cannot go on like this, but I also do not want to cause any more damage. Please help!

Here is my last malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2249
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

06/09/09 9:57:21 AM
mbam-log-2009-06-09 (09-57-21).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 122039
Time elapsed: 20 minute(s), 48 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UAC (Rootkit.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uacinit.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:07 AM


I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/232951/trojanagent-and-rootkittrace/

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deleted


2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond. Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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