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Windows xp service pack 2- my documents opens at startup


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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:41 PM

This morning i ran a virus scan to get rid of an annoying email spam worm thing, then restarted to remove all the stuff the scan found. Ever since then, my desktop and start bar haven't loaded and instead my documents opens on startup. It's still perfectly functional, but rather annoying.
Oh, i've searched through my registry and corrected userinit.exe but to no avail and have also disabled all non-ms entries on startup through msconfig.
I'd like to avoid system restoring if possible and running explorer.exe as a new task just opens another my documents window. A malwarebytes scan shows up with the registry value HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\winlogon\taskman, which has something to do with the winmap.exe virus- Could this be causing my problem?

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:43 PM

Please correct me if it's too soon to, but seeing as how this is on the second page now, BUMP

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:42 PM

Another BUMP I guess. A screenshot of what happens: http://imgur.com/EeCpf . It loads my wallpaper, but not my desktop at all- i can't even right click it or something. My new theory is that it's the result of a corrupted registry value but the usual fix, fixing userinit.exe didn't work.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:55 AM

Last bump before i just give up.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:20 PM

I look for zero replies when looking for unanswered topics. When you keep bumping it appears you are being helped

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results

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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 all seven boxes: 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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Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

Also try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:54 AM

Sorry, my bad. I'll take that into consideration. :thumbsup:

MBAM log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2775
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

02/11/2009 08:17:57 PM
mbam-log-2009-11-02 (20-17-57).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 231388
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 18 minute(s), 39 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)



(I used MBAM, Super Anti Spyware and Spybot Search and Destroy to remove all malware I could find the other day.)

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:04 AM

And RootRepeal:

Drivers
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Name: dump_atapi.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_atapi.sys
Address: 0xAA683000 Size: 98304 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: dump_WMILIB.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_WMILIB.SYS
Address: 0xF8C09000 Size: 8192 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xA999B000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Hidden/Locked Files
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Path: C:\hiberfil.sys
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

Path: c:\documents and settings\my name\local settings\temp\etilqs_ubdgts61cdbcrbf17xfb
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 8192, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\documents and settings\my name\local settings\temp\etilqs_wa7auy669spgtvozevhf
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 32768, Raw: 0)

Path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VirusDefs\20071124.003\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\my name\Local Settings\Apps\2.0\XGW6CYXH.EY7\C0NQPALD.5GL\manifests\clickonce_bootstrap.exe.cdf-ms
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\my name\Local Settings\Apps\2.0\XGW6CYXH.EY7\C0NQPALD.5GL\manifests\clickonce_bootstrap.exe.manifest
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

SSDT
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#: 031 Function Name: NtConnectPort
Status: Hooked by "<unknown>" at address 0x82f44198

==EOF==

Edited by 503, 02 November 2009 - 06:05 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:44 PM

Status: Hooked by "" at address 0x82f44198
It appears that you have a rootkit infection


Now that you were successful in creating a RR log you need to post it in our HJT forum There they will help you with the removal through some custom scripts and programs that we cannot run here in this forum

First, try to run a DDS / HJT log as outlined in our preparation guide:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

If it won't run, don't worry, just give a brief description and tell them that this log was all you could get to run successfully

Post here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

The HJT team is extremely busy, so be patient and good luck


Please note: Make only one post. Do not add to or bump your post.
It will only move your topic further back in the rotation

Edited by garmanma, 02 November 2009 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:03 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/268876/unknown-rootkit-infection/ 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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