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ComboFix, SVV, and Smearware

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#1 WebDawg


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:34 AM


I have edited this post.

when i run sysinternals rootkit revealer i get a bunch of reg keys with smearware in them.

What is smearware. I can only find it on like 1 google search result?

Someone mentioned that it could be linked with combofix?

I dont think this computer has a rootkit but I would like to be sure.

I have run svv.exe and i get a deepred? But i have also done this on a clean machine and get the same thing. Whats the deal. Does the utility need updated or something?

I really need help with this its driving me crazy.

Please Help

Edited by WebDawg, 02 September 2009 - 11:04 AM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:31 AM

Hello, I am going to move this from XP to the Am I INfected forum ,just in case.
Are yoou running Spyware Docytor or another AV program?
It probably blocked the unistall of these d segments of ComboFix.
Disabling the AV an d rerunning should remove them.

While we're there. please run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

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#3 WebDawg

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:38 AM

i did all this.

The problem is that no av detects the kernel deal as a virus. Malwarebytes doesn't find anything.

Is this just part of combofix?

The system works great.

I can find the keys manually in the registry

I know all this. Im usually the person tha tells them how to fix.


all i really want to know about is SVV.exe

i mean their are legitimate kernel hooks right?

#4 WebDawg

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:44 AM



i think imma use this.

Its called something else now.

I will report back

smearware. I still want to know WHAT it is. not how to remove it.

NirCMD? Does that mean that combofix didnt remove itself all the way?

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:56 AM



is usually daemon tools

it was daemon tools.

but i have another computer without daemon tools on it with the same kernel hook.

I will check and reprt that.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:59 AM

There is a very good chance that Combofix did not uninstall completely, and that can be caused by other apps running at the same time. Combofix requires all A/V's to be disabled during the run.
You might try to download Combofix again and then use the uninstall function again (with all A/V programs stopped). There may be some leftover keys that might have to be manually removed.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:38 AM



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