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Need help with Globalroot\systemroot "Bad image" error


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#1 Daddyjet

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:11 AM

I need help removing a virus. Seems when I open a program or move from page to page, I get a message window that will say the following..

wkswp.exe - bad image (the file name changes, but it is usually a .exe file extension.)
The body of the error message says "The application or dll globalroot\systemroot\system32\skynetxsdapgkt.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette".

This is running in Widows XP for home and seems to have got by McAffee and Malwarebytes, Spybot and Adaware don't seem to see it.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:40 PM

I was hoping I did not post this in the wrong forum. Standing by. Thanks.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:25 AM

Hello Daddyjet and :thumbsup: to BleepingComputer

We need to do a rootkit scan.

Please install RootRepeal
Note: Vista users ,, right click on desktop icon and select "Run as Administrator."
  • Go HERE, HERE, or HERE and download RootRepeal.zip to your Desktop.
Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug your Internet cable connection.
Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver.
Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.
After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the scan has completed.
When finished, re-enable your anti-virus/anti-malware (or reboot) and then you can reconnect to the Internet.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the zip archive.
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • At the top of the window, click Settings, then Options.
  • Click the Ssdt & Shadow Ssdt Tab.
  • Make sure the box next to "Only display hooked functions." is checked.
  • Click the "X" in the top right corner of the Settings window to close it.
  • 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.
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RootRepeal log

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:41 AM

Thanks for your reply. I have run Root Repeal. The report is as follows.....
Thanks in advance for your help.

ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
==================================================
Scan Start Time: 2009/08/27 22:22
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3
==================================================

Drivers
-------------------
Name: dump_atapi.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_atapi.sys
Address: 0xF37E8000 Size: 98304 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: dump_WMILIB.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_WMILIB.SYS
Address: 0xF7DD6000 Size: 8192 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xF2247000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: SKYNETcbulklnn.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SKYNETcbulklnn.sys
Address: 0xF3B1F000 Size: 151552 File Visible: - Signed: -
Status: Hidden from the Windows API!

Hidden/Locked Files
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Path: C:\hiberfil.sys
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SKYNETxsdapgkt.dll
Status: Invisible to the Windows API!

Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SKYNETxtyrmyso.dll
Status: Invisible to the Windows API!

Path: c:\windows\temp\mcafee_mrkmkgi9z9oywnl
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\mcmsc_rcwwb6hn0j1yyjo
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\sqlite_3aqpa3d2utn6rku
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\mcmsc_ocgfgtz7ixdioyf
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SKYNETcbulklnn.sys
Status: Invisible to the Windows API!

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:43 AM

You have an active rootkit on your machine. With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please read the information about getting started. After you have followed the steps in that guide, I would like you to start a new thread HERE and include a link to this thread.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. The HJT team is very busy, so it could be several days before you receive a reply. But rest assured, help is on the way!

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:30 PM

Blade;

I have posted my issue and am letting you know as requested. Thanks for the help.
Can you direct me to assistance with my backup. I used Cobian and I can not get the backup to record on the DVD.
I can not select the E: drive as a destination-the backup errors out. I then backed up to a folder on the desktop, but
can not get the folder to copy to the drive. Stumped.

Thanks.

Jeff

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:06 PM

I don't know a whole lot about Cobian. . . there's not much I can do for you there. The person assisting you in HJT may be able to help more. Since you've posted your logs now, you should now hold all your questions for the HJT Team. A mod will be along to close this topic shortly.

Good Luck,

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Edited by Blade Zephon, 02 September 2009 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:04 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/254454/need-help-removing-active-rootkit-virus-globalrootsystemroot-bad-image-error/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days, perhaps less, to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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