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different exe/dll accessing rundll32.exe every 2 min

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#1 garyrs


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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:24 AM


This is not an actual function problem, but something that looks very suspicious....

I am running Windows 7 beta (build 7100) with Avira free and Comodo internet security (firewall only).

This morning, I saw a CIS message advising me that a dll belonging to one of my dvd utilities was trying to use rundll32.exe. I thought it odd since I hadn't run that particular utility in several weeks and had rebooted many times since then, so I knew it wasn't something that still happened to be running...

When I went into CIS defense+ events, I saw that approx. every 2 minutes since 12:30a this morning right up until I started using the computer at 7:02, a different exe or dll either tried and succeeded or failed to create process/execute image using \windows\system32\rundll32.exe. Interestingly, it stopped as of the time I unlocked the screen saver. I can provide screenshots of this if it will help.

This is pretty concerning since I have neither started nor am actively running any of these programs. Something is starting these programs and trying to use them to do something else with rundll.exe.

Below is the requested DDS log. I have also attached Attach.txt. I can't run RootRepeal because I'm 64 bit.

Thanks in advance for any assistance on this.


DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by xxxxxxx at 7:42:43.60 on Mon 10/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7100.0 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7100.0.1252.1.1033.18.4094.1448 [GMT -5:00]

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla Server\FileZilla Server.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver\GSvr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k regsvc
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Server\tomcat\bin\Tomcat6.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Server\vmware-authd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Server\vmware-hostd.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files - No Install\putty\putty.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files - No Install\dds\dds.scr

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

mLocal Page = c:\windows\syswow64\blank.htm
mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exe
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files (x86)\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
mRun: [FileZilla Server Interface] "c:\program files (x86)\filezilla server\FileZilla Server Interface.exe"
mRun: [avgnt] "c:\program files (x86)\avira\antivir desktop\avgnt.exe" /min
mRun: [JMB36X IDE Setup] c:\windows\raidtool\xInsIDE.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files (x86)\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: ForceActiveDesktopOn = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 3 (0x3)
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: PromptOnSecureDesktop = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~2\micros~3\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~2\micros~3\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
LSP: c:\program files (x86)\vmware\vmware server\vsocklib.dll
DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} - hxxp://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scanner/sources/en/scan8/oscan8.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_16-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0016-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_16-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_16-windows-i586.cab
AppInit_DLLs: c:\windows\syswow64\guard32.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\gsieker\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\c51g4quo.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - msn.com
FF - component: c:\users\gsieker\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\c51g4quo.default\extensions\{a7c6cf7f-112c-4500-a7ea-39801a327e5f}\platform\winnt_x86-msvc\components\ipc.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\browser\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\microsoft silverlight\2.0.40115.0\npctrl.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\gsieker\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\c51g4quo.default\extensions\vmwarevmrc@vmware.com\plugins\np-vmware-vmrc-2.5.0-122581.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files (x86)\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files (x86)\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0016-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

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

R1 cmdGuard;COMODO Internet Security Sandbox Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdguard.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdguard.sys [?]
R1 cmdHlp;COMODO Internet Security Helper Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdhlp.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdhlp.sys [?]
R2 AntiVirSchedulerService;Avira AntiVir Scheduler;c:\program files (x86)\avira\antivir desktop\sched.exe [2009-8-25 108289]
R2 GEST Service;GEST Service for program management.;c:\program files (x86)\gigabyte\energysaver\GSvr.exe [2009-9-27 68136]
R2 Stereo Service;NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service;c:\program files (x86)\nvidia corporation\3d vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe [2009-7-14 239648]
R2 VMwareHostd;VMware Host Agent;c:\program files (x86)\vmware\vmware server\vmware-hostd.exe [2009-3-26 322096]
R2 VMwareServerWebAccess;VMware Server Web Access;c:\program files (x86)\vmware\vmware server\tomcat\bin\tomcat6.exe [2009-3-26 57344]
S3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\rt64win7.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\Rt64win7.sys [?]
S3 UsbFltr;WayTech USB Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbfltr.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\UsbFltr.sys [?]

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

2009-10-02 00:12 39 a------- c:\windows\vbaddin.ini
2009-10-02 00:08 376 a------- c:\windows\ODBC.INI
2009-10-02 00:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files (x86)\Microsoft ActiveSync
2009-10-01 23:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\users\gsieker\My Documens from VPR
2009-09-30 01:20 <DIR> --d----- c:\users\gsieker\.housecall6.6
2009-09-30 01:00 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files (x86)\ESET
2009-09-29 22:11 <DIR> --d----- c:\programdata\Microsoft Help
2009-09-29 21:54 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\PCHEALTH
2009-09-29 21:54 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server
2009-09-29 01:13 130 a------- c:\windows\cfplogvw.INI
2009-09-28 22:19 179,792 a------- c:\windows\system32\guard32.dll
2009-09-28 22:19 <DIR> --d----- c:\programdata\Comodo
2009-09-28 22:19 <DIR> --d----- c:\progra~3\Comodo
2009-09-27 09:59 25,640 a------- c:\windows\gdrv.sys
2009-09-27 09:58 <DIR> --d----- C:\RaidTool
2009-09-27 09:57 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\RaidTool
2009-09-27 09:55 553 -----r-- c:\windows\USetup.iss
2009-09-27 09:53 53,248 a----r-- c:\windows\system32\CSVer.dll
2009-09-27 09:53 <DIR> --d----- C:\Intel
2009-09-27 09:52 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files (x86)\GIGABYTE
2009-09-27 09:51 10 a------- c:\windows\GSetup.ini
2009-09-19 18:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\programdata\Hewlett-Packard

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

2009-09-27 09:55 525,792 a------- c:\windows\DIFxAPI.dll
2009-07-31 15:23 411,368 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-07-17 22:28 299,520 a------- c:\windows\system32\wmpdxm.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 10,854,400 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvoglv32.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 7,565,824 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvd3dum.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 3,287,040 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvwgf2um.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 2,169,376 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcuvid.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 1,983,488 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcuda.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 1,919,520 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvencodemft.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 1,706,528 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcuvenc.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 1,044,992 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvapi.dll
2009-07-14 13:54 252,448 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvdecodemft.dll
2009-04-22 04:52 291,294 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfi.dat
2009-04-22 04:52 291,294 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfh.dat
2009-04-22 04:52 31,548 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfd.dat
2009-04-22 04:52 31,548 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfc.dat
2009-04-22 04:08 174 a--sh--- c:\program files (x86)\desktop.ini
2009-04-22 00:05 291,294 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfi.dat
2009-04-22 00:05 291,294 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfh.dat
2009-04-22 00:05 31,548 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfd.dat
2009-04-22 00:05 31,548 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfc.dat
2009-03-26 23:24 9,633,792 a--shr-- c:\windows\fonts\StaticCache.dat
2009-04-22 00:38 398,848 a--sh--- c:\windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-mail-app_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7100.0_none_be69c16d5d28757a\WinMail.exe
2009-04-22 00:19 396,800 a--sh--- c:\windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-mail-app_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7100.0_none_624b25e9a4cb0444\WinMail.exe

============= FINISH: 7:43:29.32 ===============

[edit: attached attach.ext]

Attached Files

Edited by garyrs, 05 October 2009 - 10:12 AM.

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