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#1 Traviss63

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:14 PM

I was on Youtube yesterday looking for a fix for my cable box when I noticed a video for Free Xbox LIVE...curious, I clicked it and watched the video explain how they figured out how to get free xbox live just go to this website and sign in to your live account ...I'm not dumb enough to give out my sign in name and password, but curiousity got the best of me and I just wanted to see the site. Apparently that was enough to get infected because as soon as I arrived at the site AVG Free tells me I have a Trojan so I tell it to vault it and it pops up again so I tell it to vault it again and it pops up again so I chose to heal it and then my desktop background changes to a blue warning screen with a bunch of spelling errors telling me my PC is dangerously infected click here to fix(I didn't click) and a fake antivirus program pops up and begins to "scan" my pc. I get a MS error telling me ViewMgr encountered a problem and needs to close and ie opens itself to a porn site or ad site. Then random audio ads play in the brackground like... "a behind the scenes look at the meesengers 2 out on DVD july blah blah blah...."

I am an avid user of MalwareBytes but unfortunately it has been disabled somehow and wont open, tried to rename it but no luck also uninstalled it with intentions to reinstall but now that wont open either.

When I start the PC and watch the TaskMan I can end process on c.exe, msa.exe and 196877.exe and it stops all of this from happening but after a little while they try to open again. If I end process again they dont try to start again until reboot.
I booted into safe mode to try and run malwarebytes before I uninstalled it and still no go.

BTW I only had the PC running for about 20-30 minutes after the whole thing happened and I'm posting this from my work computer.

Mod Edit: Topic moved from HJT to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 27 July 2009 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:21 PM

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Are you able to reinstall Malwarebytes in Safe Mode?
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:05 PM

Wont install in safe mode either.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:08 PM

Ok please:

Ok, next, let's run RootRepeal, it looks like you have a rootkit.

Please install RootRepeal

Go HERE, and download RootRepeal.zip to your Desktop.
Tutorial with images ,if needed >> L@@K
Unzip that to your Desktop and then click RootRepeal.exe to open the scanner.

*Open the folder and double-click on RootRepeal.exe to launch it. If using Vista, right-click and Run as Administrator...
* Click on the Files tab, then click the Scan button.
* In the Select Drives, dialog Please select drives to scan: select all drives showing, then click OK.
* When the scan has completed, a list of files will be generated in the RootRepeal window.
* Click on the Save Report button and save it as rootrepeal.txt to your desktop or the same location where you ran the tool from.
* Open rootrepeal.txt in Notepad and copy/paste its contents in your next reply.
* Exit RootRepeal and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.

Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High


Note 2: If RootRepeal cannot complete a scan and results in a crash report, try repeating the scan in "Safe Mode".
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:11 PM

I will be home in about an hour and I will post it ASAP. Thanks for the quick help BTW.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:14 PM

Your very welcome. I will be waiting for the log. I may not respond for an hour or two after you post it, as I will be on an airplane flight
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:19 PM

I got the message "Could not read the boot sector. Try adjusting the disk access level in the Options Dialog." as you said I may, but adjusting the disk access level did not stop the message and when I start the program it says it 5x before it lets it start then says "Could not find module file on disk" and when I attempt to read my C: drive it tells me it again "Could not read the boot sector....."

Should I try in safe mode?

EDIT: Just for the hell of it tried to install mbam again and this time its working....IDK weird.

EDIT2: NVRMND! Still wont open

Edited by Traviss63, 27 July 2009 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:01 PM

Okay I think I got it fixed. Here's what I did...

When I couldn't get Malwarebytes to open the first time, I renamed it from mbam.exe to mb2am.exe and no go.

This time I renamed it to file.exe and it actually opened, so I ran a quick scan...


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39
Database version: 2421
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

7/27/2009 5:43:35 PM
mbam-log-2009-07-27 (17-43-35).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 82016
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 26 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 10
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 6

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xml.xml (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{500bca15-57a7-4eaf-8143-8c619470b13d} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{500bca15-57a7-4eaf-8143-8c619470b13d} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{500bca15-57a7-4eaf-8143-8c619470b13d} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xml.xml.1 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\XML (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UAC (Rootkit.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ColdWare (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\net (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\dailybucks_install.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\19831404 (Trojan.FakeAlert.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\net (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\19831404\19831404.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml71.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uacinit.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
c:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{5B57CF47-0BFA-43c6-ACF9-3B3653DCADBA}.job (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\net.net (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\db.exe (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


After removing all the sh!t that mbam found everything seems to be in working order... Does it look good?

Is there a program I can use to block future sh!tware like this from invading my PC?

Edited by Traviss63, 27 July 2009 - 08:06 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:59 PM

I am sorry to say but:

IMPORTANT NOTE: uacinit.dll is related to a nasty variant of the TDSSSERV rootkit component. Rootkits, backdoor Trojans, Botnets, and IRC Bots 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 anti-virus 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.


If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. 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 and change each password using a clean computer, not the infected one. If not, an 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 connect again. 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 Identity Theft, Internet Fraud, and CC Fraud?

Although the infection has been identified and may be 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 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 this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS please read this for more info:

When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall


We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards or that the removal will be successful. Let me know what you decide to do.
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