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Awww man, I think I'm infected. What do I do to find out?

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#1 ziur


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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:11 AM

Hello smart people of MyBleepingComputer,

I just got rid of the dang podmena, feedyard backdoor trojan-I think. I hear that if once infected always, but I don't know. Well my computer is slow starting up. Surfing the internet is slow as well. I had something from NOXZ0ES9 that I deleted. But anyway can you please help me find out if I'm still infected. thanks for your time and patience, it is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:21 AM

Hello and welcome. First some info on these backdoors.
One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

alternate download link 2

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:27 PM

First let me thank you again for helping me out. Secondly, I have a bank account that I have gone on with this computer, but I never save passwords or any personal info on the computer and always clear the history. I don't know if that helps, just thought I'd let you know before I start reformatting anything. Once again your help and expertise is greatly appreciated. Here is the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40
Database version: 2728
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

9/1/2009 11:22:16 PM
mbam-log-2009-09-01 (23-22-16).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 129056
Time elapsed: 16 minute(s), 44 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{af2e62b6-f9e1-4d4f-a10a-9dc8e6dcbcc0} (Adware.VideoEgg) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\END (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.babyd\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ChkDisk.lnk (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:00 PM

You're welcome,let's do this next and see if you have anything left.

Next run ATF and SAS:
Note.. SAS doesn't open the registry hives for other user accounts on the system, so scans should be done from each user account.

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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 yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into 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 or Opera browser click that browser 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

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 12:15 AM

I was wondering since I always clear the cache and have never savied my bank info, or any personal info for that matter, on this computer if I was still in danger of any type of foul play? Thanks again Boopme! Do have any special tips on staying secure?

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 09/03/2009 at 00:42 AM

Application Version : 4.27.1002

Core Rules Database Version : 4082
Trace Rules Database Version: 2022

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 06:01:25

Memory items scanned : 274
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6652
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 83581
File threats detected : 51

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@ad.zanox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@ad2.doublepimp[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@adbrite[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@adlegend[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@ads.pointroll[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@advertising[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@apmebf[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@ar.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@ar.atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@bs.serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@c7.zedo[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@casalemedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@cdn4.specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@clickbank[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@clickz.lonelycheatingwives[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@collective-media[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@dmtracker[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@facebook.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@fastclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@imrworldwide[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@insightexpressai[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@interclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@kontera[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@media6degrees[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@mediaplex[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@nasdaq.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@newsinteractive.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@oasn04.247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@perf.overture[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@pornhub[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@questionmarket[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@revsci[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@socialmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@specificmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@tacoda[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@trafficmp[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@tribalfusion[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@videoegg.adbureau[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@www.pornhub[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@www.pornhub[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@www.socialtrack[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\friends\Cookies\friends@zedo[2].txt

Oh by the way, the internet is crazy fast right now!

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:29 PM

OK good news. You had no info stealers so you are OK.
Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to 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 R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.
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