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Suspected infection with trojan (causes pornotube.com.lnk, amongst others)


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#1 unsaltedpeanuts

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:35 AM

Hi.

I recently have had my computer infected with a trojan/virus, and so far I have not determined exactly what the problem is or how to fix it. I found this forum after searching online for help, and it seems like such a great resource that I thought I had better give it a try :-)

This Tuesday (25th August 2009) I downloaded a file (computer game related). The file was a .cab program. Before running the program, I scanned the file using ClamWin Antivirus. Results indicated that no virus was found. I executed the program, and it appeared as though the program did not perform it's intended function; instead, a cmd window appeared and the hard drive started to be accessed heavily. I quickly closed the cmd window. I then opened Task Manager (note, I am using Vista Ultimate) to see what was going on - there seemed to be a lot of activity in the process list (processes started disappearing, in a seemingly unnatural way - or maybe I was just being dramatic hehe). I then shutdown windows, which seemed to take longer than usual (hard drive was still being used heavily). At this point, I suspected that my computer had been infected. In hindsight, I believe I should have extracted the .cab file (with 7zip) and scanned the contents directly.

I then disconnected my computer from the LAN and rebooted. After I logged in, I saw the following new links on the desktop: nudetube.com, pornotube.com and youporn.com. Now I really knew that my computer had been infected!!

After this, I tried a number of tactics to fix the situation, including:
- submitting the downloaded file (and its contents) to www.threatexpert.com
- scanning the downloaded file (and contents) on another machine that has Norton Internet Security installed; it found viruses, although did not provide a lot of information about them (links to virus descriptions only gave general information)
- scanning my machine using linux live CDs with anti virus programs on them (tried clam, avira, f-prot, bitdefender; each giving different results, some indicating no viruses were found on my machine)
- removing the new links on the desktop and other suspect files via linux live CD boot (using the "find" program to attempt to locate files that were recently modified)
- rebooting to Vista and running SpybotSD

After the above, I performed another scan of the machine (linux live CD to boot, f-prot anti-virus to scan). Indicated that there were no viruses (although a couple of other warnings which seemed harmless).

I performed another reboot, thinking that my problems were solved. Unfortunately, the links reappeared on the desktop; so I wasn't able to solve the problem.

That is when I did further research online, and came to this forum. I've carried out the instructions on the "Preparation Guide"; results follow.

Contents of the DDS log:


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by pooq at 21:59:06.98 on Fri 28/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate 6.0.6001.1.1252.61.1033.18.3326.2325 [GMT 10:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\explorer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Users\pooq\Desktop\dds.scr
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

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

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
uRun: [Sidebar] c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
uRun: [TrueCrypt] "c:\program files\truecrypt\TrueCrypt.exe" /q preferences
uRun: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "c:\program files\daemon tools lite\daemon.exe" -autorun
mRun: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
mRun: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_02-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\pooq\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ux14s6p7.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Wikipedia (en)
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - www.google.com.au
FF - component: c:\users\pooq\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ux14s6p7.default\extensions\{a7c6cf7f-112c-4500-a7ea-39801a327e5f}\platform\winnt_x86-msvc\components\ipc.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.enforce_same_site_origin", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.cache_size", 51200);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.ogg.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.wave.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("media.autoplay.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("capability.policy.mailnews.*.wholeText", "noAccess");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("dom.storage.default_quota", 5120);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("content.sink.event_probe_rate", 3);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.http.prompt-temp-redirect", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("layout.css.dpi", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("layout.css.devPixelsPerPx", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("gestures.enable_single_finger_input", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("dom.max_chrome_script_run_time", 0);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.tcp.sendbuffer", 131072);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("geo.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.remember_cert_checkbox_default_setting", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr", "moz35");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-cjkt", "moz35");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.blocklist.level", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.urlbar.restrict.typed", "~");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.urlbar.default.behavior", 0);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.history", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.formdata", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.downloads", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.cache", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.offlineApps", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.clearOnShutdown.siteSettings", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.history", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.formdata", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.passwords", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.downloads", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.cookies", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.cache", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.sessions", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.offlineApps", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.cpd.siteSettings", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.ssl_override_behavior", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("security.alternate_certificate_error_page", "certerror");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.privatebrowsing.autostart", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.privatebrowsing.dont_prompt_on_enter", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("geo.wifi.uri", "https://www.google.com/loc/json");

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

R1 RsFx0102;RsFx0102 Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\RsFx0102.sys [2008-7-10 242712]
R1 VBoxDrv;VirtualBox Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VBoxDrv.sys [2009-8-21 115856]
R1 VBoxUSBMon;VirtualBox USB Monitor Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VBoxUSBMon.sys [2009-8-21 41424]
R3 L1E;NDIS Miniport Driver for Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller;c:\windows\system32\drivers\L1E60x86.sys [2008-12-16 48128]
R3 VBoxNetAdp;VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VBoxNetAdp.sys [2009-8-5 91472]
R3 VBoxNetFlt;VBoxNetFlt Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VBoxNetFlt.sys [2009-8-5 99472]
S3 CrystalSysInfo;CrystalSysInfo;c:\program files\mediacoder ipod edition\SysInfo.sys [2007-9-26 15152]
S4 MSSQLServerADHelper100;SQL Active Directory Helper Service;c:\program files\microsoft sql server\100\shared\sqladhlp.exe [2008-7-10 47128]
S4 SQLAgent$SQLEXPRESS;SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS);c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql10.sqlexpress\mssql\binn\SQLAGENT.EXE [2008-7-10 369688]

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

2009-08-28 21:53 1,710 a------- c:\windows\system32\tmp.reg
2009-08-27 20:24 0 a------- c:\windows\SC.INS
2009-08-27 20:24 0 a------- c:\windows\sc.exe
2009-08-27 20:24 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Protection System
2009-08-26 23:30 284 a------- c:\windows\wininit.ini
2009-08-26 12:42 <DIR> --dsh--- c:\windows\ftpcache
2009-08-23 20:09 2,297,552 a------- c:\windows\system32\d3dx9_26.dll
2009-08-23 20:08 81,768 a------- c:\windows\system32\xinput1_3.dll
2009-08-23 20:08 1,123,696 a------- c:\windows\system32\D3DCompiler_33.dll
2009-08-23 20:08 443,752 a------- c:\windows\system32\d3dx10_33.dll
2009-08-23 20:08 3,495,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\d3dx9_33.dll
2009-08-21 23:28 <DIR> --d----- c:\users\pooq\.VirtualBox
2009-08-21 23:27 115,856 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\VBoxDrv.sys
2009-08-21 23:27 41,424 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\VBoxUSBMon.sys
2009-08-16 08:01 72,276 a------- c:\windows\fat32format.exe
2009-08-16 07:59 2,799 a------- c:\windows\SKLANG.INI
2009-08-16 07:59 327,168 a------- c:\windows\IsUninst.exe
2009-08-05 16:20 133,648 a------- c:\windows\system32\VBoxNetFltNotify.dll
2009-08-05 16:20 99,472 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\VBoxNetFlt.sys
2009-08-05 16:20 91,472 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\VBoxNetAdp.sys

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

2009-08-21 23:27 86,016 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstrng.dat
2009-08-21 23:27 51,200 a------- c:\windows\inf\infpub.dat
2009-08-21 23:27 86,016 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstor.dat
2009-06-10 23:41 410,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-01-19 13:53 16 a---h--- c:\users\pooq\SyncToy_e7a32e3b-1c08-47e8-9228-cd7057ce677b.dat
2009-01-17 14:10 174 a--sh--- c:\program files\desktop.ini
2009-01-17 14:05 665,600 a------- c:\windows\inf\drvindex.dat
2006-11-02 22:40 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 22:40 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 22:40 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 22:40 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfc.dat
2006-11-02 19:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 19:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 19:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 19:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfc.dat
2006-11-23 00:58 8,192 a--sh--- c:\windows\users\default\NTUSER.DAT

============= FINISH: 22:00:11.77 ===============

I have attached the files: attach.txt from DDS and ark.txt from RootRepeal.

I have also attached the files: hijackthis.log from HijackThis, and mbam.txt from Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

I have allowed Malwarebytes' to "Remove Selected" malware that it found. Note, I have also run SmitfraudFix (did not save a log for this), and let it fix the items that it found.

Appreciate any help.

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#2 unsaltedpeanuts

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:46 AM

Oops! After running mbam, and letting it fix the items it found, it indicated that a reboot was necessary. After reboot, I tried logging into Vista, but the following dialog box appeared:

"An unauthorized change was made to Windows"
"Windows has discovered a change that will result in limited Windows functionality. Use the link below to find out how to fix Windows"
(then there is a link "Learn more online", and a link "Close").

Clicking "Learn more online" brought up another dialog box (note, the machine is not connected to the internet):

"An unauthorized change was made to Windows"
"You will no longer receive notifications, including those about your license or activation. Use the link below to find out how to fix your system."

This dialog has a button to "See details", which when clicked displays:

"Error: 0xC004D401"
"Description:"
"The security processor reported a system file mismatch error."

Seems that there is now no way for me to log into Windows.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:15 PM

Hello again.

I have decided to perform a reformat and reinstall; so, no need to attempt to remove the trojan. If anyone knows which trojan it was, I'd still be curious to know what it was.

Also, I wanted to ask: I have 2 additional hard drives on my machine, could the trojan have infected these drives also? They are both ntfs, and are used generally for backups.

Cheers.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:36 PM

I have decided to perform a reformat and reinstall


Thank you for letting us know. Sometimes the best and quickest solution is to reformat and reinstall.

I have 2 additional hard drives on my machine, could the trojan have infected these drives also? They are both ntfs, and are used generally for backups.


That possibility exists. I'd suggest posting in the Am I Infected forum to receive further assistance regarding this question.

This topic shall now be closed. In case you experience any problems with the computer, please start a new topic.

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