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#1 Kegleigh

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:52 PM

Hi,

I've noticed a possible bug with my Firefox/google search results, and have been advised to post here for some help.

Everytime I do a Google search in Firefox, and click a result I'm redirected to ad pages/spam sites which are completely unrelated to the search.

One site i'm directed to has the I.P address of 206.161.121.90, i've not noted anymore yet as didn't know if they'd all be relevant enough to help find out what the problem is.

It's not every result that has this problem, probably 1 in 3, and I've found if I close the the result tab and then click the same google result again, it usually takes me to the correct page.

I'm not sure if it's related, but when I try to even open I.E (which I don't normally use) it crashes within 10-20 seconds of start up.

I have AVG and it's not found anything, I've also run Trend Micro's HouseCall which found a couple of things, but the problem still exists.

I'm running XP Media Center Edition SP3, any help you can give me would be really appreciated.

Thanks,
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:55 PM

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer :thumbsup:

The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • 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 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 and exit MBAM.
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-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 05:15 PM

Hi,

Thanks for answering my post so quickly, here's the report:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2944
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

11/10/2009 23:11:30
mbam-log-2009-10-11 (23-11-30).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 120722
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 30 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 21
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 43

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\kbiwkmbqaqjnsq.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{00009e9f-ddd7-aa59-aa7d-aa4b7d6be000} (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00009e9f-ddd7-aa59-aa7d-aa4b7d6be000} (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\browsingsoftware.pornpro_bho (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\browsingsoftware.pornpro_bho.1 (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{b886c1f4-d1d3-45f5-f45e-75eb024320ac} (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00009e9f-ddd7-aa59-aa7d-aa4b7d6be000} (Spyware.Passwords) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{b886c1f4-d1d3-45f5-f45e-75eb024320ac} (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b886c1f4-d1d3-45f5-f45e-75eb024320ac} (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{19127ad2-394b-70f5-c650-b97867baa1f7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{43bf8cd1-c5d5-2230-7bb2-98f22c2b7dc6} (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{494e6cec-7483-a4ee-0938-895519a84bc7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{19127ad2-394b-70f5-c650-b97867baa1f7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{43bf8cd1-c5d5-2230-7bb2-98f22c2b7dc6} (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{494e6cec-7483-a4ee-0938-895519a84bc7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\browsingsoftware (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FBrowsingAdvisor (Trojan.FBrowsingAdvisor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MediaHoldings (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Mirar (Adware.Mirar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\PlayMP3 (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\fbrowsingadvisor_is1 (Trojan.FBrowsingAdvisor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\net (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Network\UID (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\mdns (Backdoor.Bot) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\sdra64.exe -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Data: system32\sdra64.exe -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Hijack.Userinit) -> Bad: (C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\sdra64.exe,) Good: (Userinit.exe) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\BrowsingSoftware (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\FBrowsingAdvisor (Trojan.FBrowsingAdvisor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lowsec (Stolen.data) -> Delete on reboot.

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mscorewr.dll (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\kbiwkmbqaqjnsq.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmbqaqjnsq.dll (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmlgkxrfyd.dll (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmlndebwyt.dll (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmsftotrre.dll (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmvquuvjtv.dll (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmwnaordqw.dll (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmylytacsk.dll (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\kbiwkmjcxevknc.sys (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmptvbchqvgx.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmpvdrvsdumw.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmpwlxjxtatb.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmqxkluxxtuf.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmsqutpgdbyn.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmsthpmkkfyf.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmvawjjrqfad.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmveqcfvhubs.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmwhaoqgcogw.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmwvtbbgdikv.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmyyksfmfifi.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmodpjmpeoyk.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmaysaqdhyrx.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmdgljneuauk.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmdjagxciqht.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmgqgtfvvbgp.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmhejpgjduxs.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmiuksechctj.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmjqodvitdyt.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\kbiwkmlgynkklgsu.tmp (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\BrowsingSoftware\BrowsingSoftware.dat (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\BrowsingSoftware\pcre3.dll (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\BrowsingSoftware\uninstall.exe (Adware.PLayMP3z) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\FBrowsingAdvisor\IXPCOMEvents.xpt (Trojan.FBrowsingAdvisor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\FBrowsingAdvisor\Logo.png (Trojan.FBrowsingAdvisor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\FBrowsingAdvisor\main.db (Trojan.FBrowsingAdvisor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\FBrowsingAdvisor\unins000.dat (Trojan.FBrowsingAdvisor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\FBrowsingAdvisor\unins000.exe (Trojan.FBrowsingAdvisor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lowsec\local.ds (Stolen.data) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lowsec\user.ds (Stolen.data) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sdra64.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmlmxiqpvk.dat (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kbiwkmqxuxdqvn.dat (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:41 PM

Kegleigh,

I have some good and bad news. You have a rootkit installed on your computer (Bad news). You need to change all on-line passwords and watch accounts to make sure nothing is tampered with. The good news is, you computer can be cleaned, but you must move to the HJT forum. Please follow this guide from step (6). Post a HJT log to the HJT forum and a Team member will be along to help you as soon as possible.

If you need any help with the guide, please let me know. Best wishes - you are in good hands...

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 04:00 PM

Hi Rigel,

Thanks for the information about posting on the HJT Forum.

I've done this, and posted the required Log etc, but i've not had a response for 2 days now. Is this a normal amount of time to wait for a response? I'm just concerned as it's affecting my use of Google quite a bit.

Thanks,
Kegleigh

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:50 PM

Yes, you still have a wait yet. There are many with this type of infection, so look for around 1.5 weeks for a response.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 10:22 PM

Hello,

And quite likely even a longer wait, over two weeks possibly.

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/263894/rootkit-infection-affecting-google-searches/ 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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