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Unknown adware/malware/spyware infection

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#1 Cantide


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Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:59 AM


I'm connected to the internet through my cellphones GPRS connection. I'm using my PC and just using my cellphone as a modem. I've been doing this for years without any problem.
Recently my I've been getting disconnected continuously. I've noticed that when my connection drops there is a suspicious process running. "q1h9v94k4.exe" This process appears, my connection drops and then it disappears again. I searched for the file on my computer and I found it in 'documents and settings/username/q1h9v94k4.exe' There I also found other files with similar alphanumeric filenames. I deleted them, but they keep coming back. I found similar files in my 'windows/prefetch' directory. I've deleted them and they come back, too. I've searched my registry and found nothing. I have an outdated version of Avast antivirus running, but it can't detect the infection. I can't stay connected to the internet long enough to update it!
It's getting worse now and the interval seems to be rather random but getting shorter now :thumbup2: It has also started dialing by itself sometimes. I notice a call being made on my cellphone, but it disappears before I can read the number. Strangely, it's not saved on my cellphone's call log.

Thanks so much in advance :D

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Karl at 9:46:46.25 on 2009/08/09
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.27.1033.18.2047.1611 [GMT 2:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1029 [VPS 090101-0] *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: Trend Micro OfficeScan Enterprise Client Firewall *enabled* {05091A98-0638-4A47-B2D9-78F35AB8610D}

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

C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS.0\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\MSI\BToes Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NVIDIA~1\NETWOR~1\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NVIDIA~1\NETWOR~1\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSI\BToes Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Karl.WIN06V3\q1h9v94k4.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Karl.WIN06V3\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.gmail.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://codecs.r8.org/
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows.0\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [DAEMON Tools Pro Agent] "c:\program files\daemon tools pro\DTProAgent.exe"
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
mRun: [MSPY2002] c:\windows.0\system32\ime\pintlgnt\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002ASync] c:\windows.0\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002A] c:\windows.0\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
mRun: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows.0\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NeroCheck] c:\windows.0\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
mRun: [avast!] c:\progra~1\alwils~1\avast4\ashDisp.exe
dRun: [MsnMsgr] "c:\program files\msn messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
dRun: [msnsc] c:\windows.0\system32\msnsc.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1.0\startm~1\programs\startup\bttray.lnk - c:\program files\msi\btoes bluetooth software\BTTray.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Send To &Bluetooth - c:\program files\msi\btoes bluetooth software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
IE: {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - c:\program files\msi\btoes bluetooth software\btsendto_ie.htm
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/2008.10.10_v5.5.8/FacebookPhotoUploader5.cab
DPF: {8100D56A-5661-482C-BEE8-AFECE305D968} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/2009.07.28_v5.5.8.1/FacebookPhotoUploader55.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
Handler: widimg - {EE7C2AFF-5742-44FF-BD0E-E521B0D3C3BA} - c:\windows.0\system32\BTXPPanel.dll
SEH: DVDIdleShell Class: {93994de8-8239-4655-b1d1-5f4e91300429} - c:\progra~1\dvdreg~1\DVDShell.dll
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL

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

R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashServ.exe [2009-1-3 155160]
S3 avast! Mail Scanner;avast! Mail Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashMaiSv.exe [2009-1-3 254040]
S3 avast! Web Scanner;avast! Web Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashWebSv.exe [2009-1-3 352920]

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

2009-08-09 09:33 48,173 a------- c:\documents and settings\karl.win06v3\q1h9v94k4.exe
2009-08-08 13:02 <DIR> --d----- C:\Choonz
2009-08-07 12:35 1,060,864 a------- c:\windows.0\system32\MFC71.dll
2009-08-07 12:35 499,712 a------- c:\windows.0\system32\MSVCP71.dll
2009-08-07 12:26 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-08-07 12:06 162,304 a------- c:\windows.0\system32\ztvunrar36.dll
2009-08-07 12:06 153,088 a------- c:\windows.0\system32\UNRAR3.dll
2009-08-07 12:06 77,312 a------- c:\windows.0\system32\ztvunace26.dll
2009-08-07 12:06 75,264 a------- c:\windows.0\system32\unacev2.dll
2009-08-07 12:06 69,632 a------- c:\windows.0\system32\ztvcabinet.dll
2009-08-06 21:29 164 a------- c:\windows.0\ODBC.INI
2009-08-06 21:20 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\HTML Help Workshop
2009-08-06 21:18 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Merge Modules
2009-08-06 21:18 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Crystal Decisions
2009-08-06 21:16 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
2009-08-06 20:33 <DIR> --dshr-- C:\SYSTEM
2009-08-02 10:13 32,592 a------- c:\windows.0\system32\msonpmon.dll
2009-08-02 10:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8
2009-08-02 10:07 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows.0\SHELLNEW
2009-07-24 21:21 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\uTorrent
2009-07-24 21:20 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\karl~1.win\applic~1\uTorrent
2009-07-20 15:19 <DIR> --d----- C:\New Folder
2009-07-18 20:16 38 a------- c:\windows.0\avisplitter.INI
2009-07-17 21:46 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1.0\applic~1\Media Center Programs
2009-07-17 21:32 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\THQ
2009-07-17 21:05 304,128 a------- c:\windows.0\IsUninst.exe
2009-07-17 10:29 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows.0\system32\AGEIA
2009-07-17 10:29 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-07-12 23:20 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\karl~1.win\applic~1\Red Alert 3

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

============= FINISH: 9:46:52.65 ===============

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:06 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.

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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