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Windows Idle Process CPU Usage > 95% - Suspicions of Virus


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#1 mikerox

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:04 PM

For the past week and a half, I've had issues with my CPU constantly being used to full capacity. Upon looking at the Task Manager, it appears that my computer's System_Idle_Process has been using up everything. I've done a small amount of research and it would appear that this is a common sign of a virus. I've tried Rootkit scans, but they only discovered legitamate files- and a couple of unhidden ones as well... :thumbup2:

I'm not sure of what to do about this. I've run several antivirus scans, including antivir and malwarebytes, but the PC's not clean yet...

I've done a hijackthis log to examine my computer's current state. Hope this helps.

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:58:49 PM, on 7/29/2009
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files (x86)\geswall\gswserv.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\HPZipm12.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\MWSnap\MWSnap.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
D:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mathxl.com/login.htm?&returnurl=%2flaunch.aspx
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=D:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,D:\Program Files (x86)\geswall\gswui.exe,
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO - {B164E929-A1B6-4A06-B104-2CD0E90A88FF} - d:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\YTSingleInstance.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mozilla Firefox] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "D:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "D:\Program Files (x86)\QT Lite\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hypersight] "D:\Program Files (x86)\Hypersight\hypersight.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] D:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo R280 Series] D:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\E_IATICKA.EXE /FU "D:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\E_S17.tmp" /EF "HKCU"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SystemExplorer] "D:\Program Files (x86)\System Explorer\SystemExplorer.exe" /TRAY
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo R280 Series] D:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\E_IATICKA.EXE /FU "D:\WINDOWS\TEMP\E_S9E.tmp" /EF "HKCU" (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus Photo R280 Series] D:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\E_IATICKA.EXE /FU "D:\WINDOWS\TEMP\E_S9E.tmp" /EF "HKCU" (User 'Default user')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Secunia PSI.lnk = D:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2iexp.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2iexp.dll
O9 - Extra button: Bonjour - {7F9DB11C-E358-4ca6-A83D-ACC663939424} - D:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\ExplorerPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - D:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - D:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - D:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://runonce.msn.com
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...b?1233032631625
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shoc...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} (get_atlcom Class) - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{FA54A81B-81A1-45BB-8EAB-F49A9D35F0B1}: NameServer = 156.154.70.22,156.154.71.22
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - (no file)
O18 - Protocol: sacore - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - d:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: D:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\guard32.dll
O23 - Service: a-squared Free Service (a2free) - Emsi Software GmbH - D:\Program Files (x86)\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Scheduler (AntiVirSchedulerService) - Avira GmbH - D:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - D:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2saag.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - D:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service (cmdAgent) - COMODO - D:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
O23 - Service: Event Log (Eventlog) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - D:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: getPlus® Helper - NOS Microsystems Ltd. - D:\Program Files (x86)\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe
O23 - Service: GeSWall service (gswserv) - GentleSecurity S.a.r.l. - D:\Program Files (x86)\geswall\gswserv.exe
O23 - Service: HTTP SSL (HTTPFilter) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - D:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: IIS Admin Service (IISADMIN) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: McAfee SiteAdvisor Service - Unknown owner - D:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
O23 - Service: Plug and Play (PlugPlay) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - D:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: IPSEC Services (PolicyAgent) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Protected Storage (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (RDSessMgr) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\sessmgr.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Security Accounts Manager (SamSs) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: SiSoftware Deployment Agent Service (SandraAgentSrv) - SiSoftware - D:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2009.SP2\RpcAgentSrv.exe
O23 - Service: SNMP Trap Service (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Virtual Disk Service (vds) - Unknown owner - D:\WINDOWS\System32\vds.exe (file missing)

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Edited by mikerox, 30 July 2009 - 12:04 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:25 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
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  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:30 PM

I apologize, I should've explained this previously - I'm using a 64-bit version of Windows XP Professional. It appears that the DDS program doesn't support it...
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

Hi mikerox,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.
  • Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already.

  • Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

  • Please reply to this post so I know you are there.
The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.

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Let's start with a scan (like DDS but compatible)

We need to create an OTL Report
  • Please download OTL By OldTimer
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
    • OTListIt.txt <-- Will be opened
      Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized

    I'd also like to have a look at a rootkit scanner just in case

    We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive.
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.


    I'd also like to check the processes. If you can run this when the CPU is at 95% that would help.

    Please download and run Process Explorer

    If Process explorer won't execute rename it Iexplore.exe

    Under File and Save As, create a log and post here

    copy and paste the log into your next reply
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:09 PM

Hi,

I have not had a reply from you for 5 days. Can you please tell me if you still need help with your computer as I am unable to help other members with their problems while I have your topic still open.

If you like you can PM me.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:00 PM

Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :thumbup2:

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