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infected Trojan.TDSS and hjgruitapfttmo.dll

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#1 aceduke


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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:23 PM

Hi all, MBAM finds Trojan.TDSS and hjgruitapfttmo.dll - but doesn't remove them on reboot. Right now, I'm running AVG free, MBAM, and Spybot Search & Destroy and as my main virus protection.

I have not received any pop-ups yet, but I've kept my PC unplugged since the incident up until now. I've had the BSOD pop up, but that was before MBAM found the trojan.

Any help is greatly appreciated as I work from home, and this is my only computer. Thanks!

DDS log:

P.S. - I removed most of the "Trusted Zone:" entries from the log.

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by user1x at 17:33:19.23 on Fri 07/24/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.41 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\DTSRVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\HP My Display\DTHtml.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\HookManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\user1x\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [DT HPW] c:\program files\portrait displays\hp my display\DTHtml.exe -startup_folder
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
Trusted Zone: photobucket.com
DPF: DirectAnimation Java Classes - file://c:\windows\java\classes\dajava.cab
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {233C1507-6A77-46A4-9443-F871F945D258} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
Filter: text/html - {4bcc4410-b177-4360-bd92-2c4238c31d55} -
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
Notify: wvUoPjij - wvUoPjij.dll
AppInit_DLLs: yjetoq.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-3-12 335752]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2009-3-12 27784]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-3-12 298776]
RUnknown eszr;eszr; [x]
S3 SWUSBFLT;Microsoft SideWinder VIA Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\swusbflt.sys [2008-2-2 3968]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-07-23 22:21 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\CCleaner
2009-07-23 17:26 345 a------- c:\windows\wininit.ini

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-07-19 10:46 335,752 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-07-13 13:36 38,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-07-13 13:36 19,096 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-06-16 09:36 119,808 a------- c:\windows\system32\t2embed.dll
2009-06-16 09:36 81,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\fontsub.dll
2009-06-03 14:09 1,291,264 a------- c:\windows\system32\quartz.dll
2009-05-08 19:09 11,952 a------- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-05-07 10:32 345,600 a------- c:\windows\system32\localspl.dll
2009-04-28 23:56 827,392 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-04-28 23:55 78,336 a------- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2007-05-02 15:35 533 a------- c:\program files\INSTALL.LOG
2002-07-26 17:02 153,088 a------- c:\program files\UNWISE.EXE
2008-12-27 21:29 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\cookies\index.dat
2008-12-27 21:29 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\history\history.ie5\index.dat
2008-12-27 21:29 32,768 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\temporary internet files\content.ie5\index.dat

============= FINISH: 17:35:32.68 ===============

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:31 AM

Hello aceduke, and welcome to BleepingComputer.com! I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:21 AM

Hello again.

I think you should know the following, especially as you say that you work from home using this computer:

Posted Image The TDSS Trojan Horse is a backdoor/rootkit trojan. Posted Image Such a piece of malware allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

Rootkits and backdoor trojans are very dangerous because they compromise system integrity by making changes that allow it to by used by the attacker for malicious purposes. Rootkits are used by Trojans to conceal its presence (hide from view) in order to prevent detection of an attacker's software and make removal more difficult. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. They can disable your antivirus and security tools to prevent detection and removal. Remote attackers use backdoors as a means of accessing and taking control of a computer that bypasses security mechanisms. This type of exploit allows them to steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which is send back to the hacker. To learn more about these types of infections, you can refer to:

I would counsel you to immediately disconnect this PC from the Internet and from your network if it is on a network. Disconnect the infected computer until the computer can be cleaned. Then, access this information from a non-compromised computer to follow the steps needed.
If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable. Do NOT change passwords or do any transactions while using the infected computer because the attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. (If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connecting again.) Banking and credit card institutions should be notified to apprise them of your situation (possible security breach). To protect your information that may have been compromised, I recommend reading these references:

Though the backdoor has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume the computer is secure even if the malware appears to have been removed. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired so you can never be sure that you have completely removed a rootkit. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Tools that claim to be able to remove rootkits cannot guarantee that all traces of it will be removed. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with such a piece of malware, the best course of action would be a reformat and clean reinstall of the OS. This is something I don't like to recommend normally, but in most cases it is the best solution for your safety. Making this decision is based on what the computer is used for, and what information can be accessed from it. For more information, please read thes reference very carefully:If you choose to format and reinstall, see this link for instructions: Reformat Hard Drive FAQ for Windows 95/98/Me/XP. However, if you do not have the resources to reinstall your computer and would like me to attempt to clean it, I will be happy to do so. But please consider carefully before deciding against a reformat. If you do make that decision, I will do my best to help you clean the computer of any infections, but you must understand that once a machine has been taken over by this type of malware, I cannot guarantee that it will be 100% secure even after disinfection or that the removal will be successful.

Please let me know what you have decided to do in your next post. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:31 PM

Thank you for your help & guidance on this one.

I reinstalled XP on my computer, and chose the option to format.

Kind of a pain, but I have finally finished reloading all my files / programs back on, installed all the windows updates.

So far, no viruses have been found since, and no warning messages have popped up.

Is there anything else you suggest to do going forward?

Again, I really appreciate your help!

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:11 AM

Hello aceduke!

I reinstalled XP on my computer, and chose the option to format.

Good choice. A reformat and reinstall of the OS is the best solution for your and your company's safety. :thumbup2:

Is there anything else you suggest to do going forward?

Yes. To protect yourself against malware and reduce your chance of reinfection in the future, I strongly recommend to have a look at following links (giving some advice and tips):

Thank you for your help & guidance on this one.


Again, I really appreciate your help!

You're welcome. :)
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:33 PM

As the problem here seems to be resolved, this topic is now closed.
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