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Odd item in TCPView - Possible Trojan?


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#1 jauser

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:17 AM

Hi.

I ran TCPView (sysinternals) and there is an entry that seems out of place to me. The entry is as follows (the xxxx is just me obfuscating my machine name):

System:4 TCP xxxx:51871 dsl092-225-198.phl1.dsl.speakeasy.net:pptp ESTABLISHED

Thing is, I use Verizon DSL and don't (knowingly) use anything from speakeasy.net. Why would I have an active port connection to speakeasy like that? Or is that evidence of a trojan?

I've have Spybot and Adaware (all updated to most recent) running resident and have run scans w/out any obvious infections. I also run AVG antivirus. And I have both hardware and Windows firewalls running full time.

Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide about this.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:46 PM

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Lets take a look with Malwarebytes

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:
Malwarebytes
Please rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exe

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.
* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
* Copy&Paste the entire MBAM report (even if it does not find anything) in your next reply

Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.


If Malwarebytes won't install or run

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If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:13 AM

First, thanks for replying and helping out. I really appreciate it.

Sorry it's been so long for me to respond. I completely forgot about the strange entries in TCPView until yesterday (forgetting things is my specialty). But I was seeing constant (although not intense) internet activity on my DSL modem again yesterday which reminded me that I had posted something which got me back here.

Anyway, I did what you said and Anti-Malaware reports no infections. I noticed that when I load Miranda (my instant messaging client), that a lot more connections are established through speakeasy. Maybe speakeasy is just a common part of the backbone between me and much of the internet. Is strange.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 03:25 PM

It may be a part of the Verizon Internet, but lets get a second opinion to make sure. Also before you start this scan, please post your Malwarebytes log. It can be found under the "Logs" tab of the program.

Please run ATF and SAS:

Note.. SAS doesn't open the registry hives for other user accounts on the system, so scans should be done from each user account.

Note 2: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware, Free Home Edition

Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.



Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 03:57 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.42
Database version: 3311
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

12/7/2009 10:49:57 PM
mbam-log-2009-12-07 (22-49-57).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 483699
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 17 minute(s), 21 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)

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:29 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 12/08/2009 at 07:21 PM

Application Version : 4.31.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4348
Trace Rules Database Version: 2196

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:10:56

Memory items scanned : 448
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 11425
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 78764
File threats detected : 5

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\Andy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\andy@ads.infinisource[1].txt
C:\Users\Andy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\andy@ads.revsci[1].txt
C:\Users\Andy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\andy@lenovo.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\Andy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\andy@sales.liveperson[3].txt
C:\Users\Andy\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\andy@windowsmedia[1].txt

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 08:03 AM

Ok, since it doesn't seem to be related to malware, I just think that it has to do with the Verizon internet service.
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:14 PM

Thanks again for taking the time to help out.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:11 PM

Your very welcome, good luck in the future
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