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Rootkit.TDSS or Rootkit.Rustock[KBI] Trouble

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#1 Casperxx99


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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:00 AM

One of my friends managed to install this nasty rootkit on to my Vista Ultimate machine and I have had nothing but problems since. First It redirected search engines, then it installed win police pro, then it killed access to all windows executable unless you ran them in administrator mode. The rootkit was identified as a Rootkit.TDSS by Malware bytes, and Spyware Doctor, but it was identified as Rootkit.Rustock[KBI] by SuperAntispyware. Spyware Doctor and SuperAntispyware failed to rid me of the pest, but Malware bytes managed to remove most of it. Right now im stuck with 4 TDSS regkeys that wont delete. Malware detects them, but will not remove them. I've tried manual removal, and checked the added approprite registry permissions. The just wont go away and im afraid I havent removed the infection. Although, the computer appears to work perfectly.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40
Database version: 2723
Windows 6.0.6000
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\kbiwkmfqnmkfeu (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\kbiwkmlhphykoy (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.

I can view these 2 keys but not delete them, they are where the injector is held. Although, i did manage to delete SOME of the files contained in there.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ytasfwqespetxa (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ytasfwycogfnfb (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I cant even view the contents of these keys, nor will they delete.

I can post full Malware Logs and HJT logs if needed. Any help is appricated.

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:03 PM

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check only the Files box: 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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#3 Thenatureboy


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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:50 AM

I had the same problem. I downloaded Malwarebytes and looked at the results. I searched my computer and the registry for leftovers. And then continued deleting them and updating Malwarebytes and re-running until it died eventually.

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