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#1 antie

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:28 PM

Hi,

I am infected with the msa.exe virus and am unable to get rid of it. When I attempt to run rootrepeal, malwarebytes, spyware s/w, any s/w to detect and delete, it will run for a few seconds then stop and disappear. Upon attempts to run again, I receive access denied. I am running windows vista. And, the problem was caused by attempting to install a WMP codec. Any information to help me get rid of this nuisance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Antie

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:51 AM

Please download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.
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  • This tool will create a diagnostic report for me to review.
  • Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish.
  • When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program.
  • A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.
  • Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.
Go to Posted Image > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmd
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At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:
DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txt
A file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.
Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:35 PM

Running from: C:\Users\antie\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

Log file at : C:\Users\antie\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\Windows'...



Found mount point : C:\Windows\AppPatch\Custom\Custom

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP2D66.tmp\ZAP2D66.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP2DF2.tmp\ZAP2DF2.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP5C42.tmp\ZAP5C42.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP81A.tmp\ZAP81A.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAPE752.tmp\ZAPE752.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAPE83C.tmp\ZAPE83C.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAPEEF0.tmp\ZAPEEF0.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\temp\temp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\tmp\tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ehome\CreateDisc\style\style

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\Globalization\Globalization

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\Help\Corporate\Corporate

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed\00002109511090400000000000F01FEC\12.0.4518\12.0.4518

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed\7A6460EF0D914B142ABBC2536D4472D0\1.0.0\1.0.0

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed\D7314F9862C648A4DB8BE2A5B47BE100\1.0.0\1.0.0

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\LiveKernelReports

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\authman\authman

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ModemLogs\ModemLogs

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\nap\configuration\configuration

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\panther\setup.exe\setup.exe

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\PCHEALTH\ERRORREP\QHEADLES\QHEADLES

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\PCHEALTH\ERRORREP\QSIGNOFF\QSIGNOFF

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\PLA\Templates\Templates

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\Registration\CRMLog\CRMLog

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\SchCache\SchCache

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\security\templates\templates

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GameExplorer

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\PnrpSqm\PnrpSqm

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Temp\TfsStore\Tfs_DAV\Tfs_DAV

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Media Center Programs\Media Center Programs

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Quick Launch

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates\Certificates

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CRLs\CRLs

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CTLs\CTLs

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\UPnP Device Host\Description Documents\Description Documents

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts\Network Shortcuts

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts\Printer Shortcuts

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Recent

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\Templates

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Desktop\Desktop

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Documents\Documents

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Downloads\Downloads

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Favorites\Favorites

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Links\Links

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Music\Music

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Pictures\Pictures

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Saved Games\Saved Games

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\Videos\Videos

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer\GameExplorer

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Media Player NSS\3.0\SCPD\SCPD

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Media Center Programs\Media Center Programs

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Quick Launch

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates\Certificates

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CRLs\CRLs

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\CTLs\CTLs

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts\Network Shortcuts

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts\Printer Shortcuts

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Recent

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\Templates

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Desktop\Desktop

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Documents\Documents

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Downloads\Downloads

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Favorites\Favorites

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Links\Links

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Music\Music

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Pictures\Pictures

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Saved Games\Saved Games

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\Videos\Videos

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\AuthCabs\Downloaded\Downloaded

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\PostRebootEventCache\PostRebootEventCache

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ScanFile\ScanFile

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Cannot access: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTDiagLog.etl

[1] 2009-09-22 12:13:43 64 C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTDiagLog.etl ()



Cannot access: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTEventLog-Application.etl

[1] 2009-09-22 12:13:37 64 C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTEventLog-Application.etl ()



Cannot access: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTEventlog-Security.etl

[1] 2009-09-22 12:13:38 64 C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTEventlog-Security.etl ()



Cannot access: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTEventLog-System.etl

[1] 2009-09-22 12:13:37 64 C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTEventLog-System.etl ()



Cannot access: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTMsMpPsSession.etl

[1] 2009-09-22 12:15:02 0 C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTMsMpPsSession.etl ()



Found mount point : C:\Windows\Temp\MPTelemetrySubmit\MPTelemetrySubmit

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\tracing\tracing

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\winsxs\InstallTemp\InstallTemp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingRenames\PendingRenames

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^



Finished!


I am running vista SP1 and 'code' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.


Thanks,

Antie

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:55 PM

Your system is infected with a new rootkit variant that has become quite pervasive. The rootkit itself is a protection module used to terminate a variety of security tools by changing the permissions on targeted programs so that they cannot run or complete scans. Disinfection will require the use of more powerful tools than we recommend in this forum.

Rootkits, backdoor Trojans, Botnets, and IRCBots are very dangerous because they compromise system integrity by making changes that allow it to by used by the attacker for malicious purposes. Rootkits are used by Trojans to conceal its presence (hide from view) in order to prevent detection of an attacker's software and make removal more difficult. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. They can disable your anti-virus and security tools to prevent detection and removal. Remote attackers use backdoors as a means of accessing and taking control of a computer that bypasses security mechanisms. This type of exploit allows them to steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which is send back to the hacker. To learn more about these types of infections, you can refer to:If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should stay disconnected from the Internet until your system is fully cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised and change each password using a clean computer, not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach.

Although the infection has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume the computer is secure even if the malware appears to have been removed. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired so you can never be sure that you have completely removed a rootkit. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Tools that claim to be able to remove rootkits cannot guarantee that all traces of it will be removed. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Please read:Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful. If you wish to proceed, please do the following.

Please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

Start a new topic and post your DDS log along with the Win32kDiag.txt report in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If DDS will not run, then just post the results of the Win32kDiag.txt. Be sure to include a note that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very 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 "bump" your post or 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.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:03 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/259746/possible-msaexe-infection-and-rootkit-removal/ 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, up to two weeks 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 as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

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

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