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#1 MilesTeg

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 04:54 PM

Hello,
I recently had a run in with a fairly severe infection on my XP machine. I've ran malwarebytes, super spyware removal, combofix and I seem to have cleared out the issues as they all are coming back clean now. My AVG virus scan is now coming up clean as well.

However I still get things like browser crashes and notice what appear to be random .exes running on occasion

I've tried running Rootrepeal. The drivers and process scans work fine but the File scan hangs my system. It seems to get stuck on "initializing - please wait". It requires a hard computer reset to clear this. I've tried changing the disk access and also tried in safe made. Neither worked.

I've ran gmer and no rootkit "warnings" appear although the scan does come back with results.

The Sophos rootkit scanner works as well but I can't tell from the logs if it is finding anything bad.

My fear is that there is something on my system that is allowing an outside source to upload virus files to me. I tend to be able to clean them when they appear, but they keep coming back.

Maybe I'm just being paranoid but I'd like to be sure.

I'm running Windows XP pro and should have all the latest security updates and SP3
I'm also using IE8.

Thanks in advance for any advice and let me know what other info you need.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:21 PM

Please post the Sophos log.
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:15 PM

Not sure how to find an actual log output.

The sophos scan finds 3 items. Here is a copy from the detail window:

Area: Local hard drives
Description: Unknown hidden file
Location: E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\Application Data\SecuROM\UserData\ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρЂϻϵЉЃϵϳЅ
Removable: Yes (but clean up not recommended for this file)
Notes: (no more detail available)

Area: Local hard drives
Description: Unknown hidden file
Location: E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\Application Data\SecuROM\UserData\ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϴϱЄϱЃϵϳЅ
Removable: Yes (but clean up not recommended for this file)
Notes: (no more detail available)

Area: Local hard drives
Description: Unknown hidden file
Location: E:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sptd.sys
Removable: Yes (but clean up not recommended for this file)
Notes: (no more detail available)


I believe the secureROM is something used by a game install. From what I've read sptd.sys maybe a part of daemon tools cd rom emulater.

Edited by MilesTeg, 23 August 2009 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:40 PM

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
alternate download link
Note: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • After the Express Scan is finished, put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and uncheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Apply, Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • Please be patient as this scan could take a long time to complete.
  • When the scan has finished, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:30 PM

Here you go:

WRC4Free.exe\data001;E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\My Documents\WRC4Free.exe;Win32.Induc;;
WRC4Free.exe;E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\My Documents;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
Join32.exe;E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\My Documents\HJjoin;Trojan.LowZones.2036;Deleted.;
SDFix.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\Desktop\SDFix.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
SDFix.exe;E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\Desktop;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
SDFix.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\Desktop\KungFu\SDFix.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
SDFix.exe;E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\Desktop\KungFu;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0000004.EXE;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP1;Program.PsExec.170;Incurable.Moved.;
A0017623.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0018623.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0018624.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0019623.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0019624.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0020623.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0020624.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0020625.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0020626.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0021625.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0021626.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0022625.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0022626.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
A0022657.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.Fakealert.4703;Deleted.;
A0023633.sys;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP159;Trojan.NtRootKit.3206;Deleted.;
A0027946.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP162\A0027946.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
A0027946.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP162;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
A0027947.exe\SDFix\apps\Process.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP162\A0027947.exe;Tool.Prockill;;
A0027947.exe;E:\System Volume Information\_restore{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP162;Archive contains infected objects;Moved.;
braviax.exe.vir;E:\Qoobox\Quarantine\E\WINDOWS;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
braviax.exe.vir;E:\Qoobox\Quarantine\E\WINDOWS\system32;Trojan.Fakealert.4875;Deleted.;
~.exe.vir;E:\Qoobox\Quarantine\E\WINDOWS\system32;Trojan.Fakealert.4703;Deleted.;
beep.sys.vir;E:\Qoobox\Quarantine\E\WINDOWS\system32\drivers;Trojan.NtRootKit.3206;Deleted.;

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:41 PM

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:49 PM

Here it is:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 08/24/2009 at 06:54 PM

Application Version : 4.27.1002

Core Rules Database Version : 4069
Trace Rules Database Version: 2009

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:26:28

Memory items scanned : 262
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6707
Registry threats detected : 3
File items scanned : 32282
File threats detected : 19

Adware.Tracking Cookie
E:\Documents and Settings\Jason\Cookies\jason@richmedia.yahoo[1].txt

Rogue.Component/Trace
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\0B7802FB
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\0B7802FB#0b7802fb
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\0B7802FB#Version

Trojan.Unknown Origin
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP74\A0006393.BAT

Trojan.Agent/Gen-PEC
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP74\A0006610.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP76\A0006736.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP76\A0006756.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP76\A0006812.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP89\A0009025.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP89\A0009082.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP89\A0009154.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP89\A0009177.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP89\A0009233.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP118\A0011436.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP118\A0011464.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP118\A0011541.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP134\A0012261.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP134\A0012312.EXE
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP148\A0014007.EXE

Trojan.Smitfraud Variant-Gen/Bensorty
E:\SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION\_RESTORE{80C55A18-2940-49F3-974B-78B3F48BB48D}\RP89\A0009042.DLL

Trojan.Agent/Gen
E:\QOOBOX\QUARANTINE\E\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RESDLL.DLL.VIR

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:56 PM

Update Malwarebytes, run a quick scan and post the log (let it remove anything found).
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:40 PM

Here:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40
Database version: 2691
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

8/24/2009 8:35:25 PM
mbam-log-2009-08-24 (20-35-25).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 102794
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 50 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:47 PM

However I still get things like browser crashes and notice what appear to be random .exes running on occasion

Is this still happening?
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:52 PM

So far so good. I'm almost wondering if some of my problems might be from compromised websites? Has there been any reported problems just by viewing facebook? The last time my virus detection started firing, I was looking at a friend's profile there. I figure that facebook as a source was probably unlikely as I had not opened any files or followed any strange links.

That's what made me think maybe it was just a coincidence and there were other issues...that and the fact that rootrepeal is unable to scan files without locking up.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:58 PM

It's often almost impossible to say where these infections come from just looking at the logs.

I wouldn't read too much into the fact that RootRepeal won't run the files scan. There could be any number of causes for this.

I looks like ComboFix cleaned up most of your problems.

If youre clean, you should create a new Restore Point to prevent possible re-infection from an old one.

Go Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click System Restore. Choose the radio button marked Create a Restore Point on the first screen then click Next. Give the Restore Point a name and then click Create. Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point. Go Start > Run and type: "Cleanmgr" (without the quotes). Click Ok > More Options tab > Clean Up in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

Also, go Start > Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs. Post back and report any Java or JS2E entries that you have.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:21 AM

I've set a new restore point and deleted the old. Things appear to be working now. Let's just close this thread and if I notice anything new I will reopen or start a new one.

Thanks for the help.




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