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http:// 67.201.36.16/nolink.html trojan, unable to start in Safe Mode


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#1 MadRat

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 05:43 PM

I see that I'm one of several people that have been attacked by a trojan that makes their browser bring up the URL "http:// 67.201.36.16/nolink.html" (http://whois.domaintools.com/67.201.36.16) few minutes after a Google search.
[topic="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/205491/ok-please-help/"]OK, Please Help!, I am infected with pop-ups![/topic] (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic205491.html)
[topic="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/221800/series-of-strange-pop-ups/"]Series of Strange Pop-ups, Worried that I am infected[/topic] (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic221800.html)
[topic="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/268035/infected-with-popupunder-http672013616nolinkhtml/"]Infected with popup/under http://67.201.36.16/nolink.html[/topic] (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic268035.html)

HOW I GOT INFECTED
I did a Google search for Bleach 380, then I clicked a link (I don't remember which one but it was on the first page probably near the top and I think it said something about "raw"), a "SECURE" PDF opened in the Foxit PDF reader I normally use (it had Javascript enabled which I've now disabled). I tried to close it but apparently something must have gotten through anyway.

HOW I TRIED TO FIX IT
At first, I got multiple browser windows opening but after running scans with McAffee (provided by Comcast) and rebooting with last known good configuration everything seemed to be fine. I removed, reinstalled and updated AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy, I installed Malware Bytes and did full scans of my C:\ drive using all three as well as McAffee (I also have an E and F drive that I did not scan but they aren't used for executable programs). Nothing shows up but clearly something is still hiding on my system because when doing Google searches with Opera 10, "http://67.201.36.16/nolink.html" as well as some sort of broken URL try to open a short time later. When I try to boot into safe mode I get as far as the "Press Esc to cancel loading SPTD.SYS", then it tries to continue loading Windows XP but reboots. I have all the latest service packs and updates for Windows XP including Windows Defender updates. My apologies for not having version numbers, I'm keeping that computer turned off until I find a fix. I've also tried to follow the instructions in the above topics but as I said, I'm unable to get into safe mode.

I found a description of the Vundo trojan (also known as Virtumonde, Virtumondo and MS Juan) on Wikipedia but my symptoms sound a little different. How do I re-enable safe mode and remove this malware?

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

To enter safe mode you will want to reboot the computer, wait until your motherboard info loads (IE drives, memory etc...) and then begin gently tapping F8 until you get the screen for safe mode. Select safe mode with networking.
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 08:53 PM

Thank you, azfreetech. As I said above, I tried that. A few seconds after I get to "Press Esc to cancel loading SPTD.SYS" the screen goes black and the system reboots. I've tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode command prompt only with the exact same results.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:35 PM

Do not use msconfig to enter the safeboot option

Can you download and run this application?
It should then let you use your scan tools


Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
Any time the computer restarts you will need to run the application again
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:41 PM

Thank you for your help garmanma. I downloaded Rkill from the first link. When I clicked it McAffee ran at 98% processor speed for a while, the window came up and stayed there for a while, two files appeared on my desktop, then Explorer quit and I was left without a desktop. Fortunately I still have BBLean in case of emergencies. I tried using Rkill three times with the same results. After running Rkill I tried rebooting into safe mode and my computer still rebooted before safe mode Windows finished loading. I also did a Google search and once again came up with "http://67.201.36.16/nolink.html" and a broken URL. I wish it weren't true but I'm afraid Rkill didn't work.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:10 PM

Can you run these?

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Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.
  • Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.
  • Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.
  • If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. <- click this link if you do not see the file extension
  • Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.
  • Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.
If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.
  • Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.
  • Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.
  • If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.
  • Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.
If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.

Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the report in your next reply.

Note: MBAM uses Inno Setup instead of the Windows Installer Service to install the program. If installation fails in normal mode, try installing in safe mode. Doing this is usually not advised as MBAM is designed to be at full power when running in normal mode and loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode. For optimal removal, normal mode is recommended so it does not limit the abilities of MBAM. Therefore, after completing a scan it is recommended to uninstall MBAM, then reinstall it in normal mode and perform another Quick Scan.



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The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable 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 Free version and save it to your desktop.

NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.


alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • 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.
Note:
-- 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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Be sure to re-enable your AV and malware scan tools if they were disabled

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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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#7 MadRat

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:06 AM

I have Malware Bytes, AdAware, Windows Defender, Spybot, SUPERAntiSpyware and McAffee already installed. They all have the latest versions and fully updated. Did you want me to remove any/all of them and reinstall?Occasionally when I reboot I get an Explorer window instead of the Explorer desktop, when it happened this evening I ran all 4 anti-malware programs and they found nothing, not even a tracking cookie. Even after all that scanning,
Opera 10.1 and Firefox 1.1 still get redirected Google searches. For example, when I click a Google search link to Wikipedia I end up at a website for poker or Spyware Doctor. A but in Opera will prevent it from opening URLs
occasionally so I noticed this URL "http://z43523673.cn/dKp4GUED8z3mMGs27ae74aae7b31f254bc7d4bc8c1a636fa38A" if that helps.

I downloaded RootRepeal.exe from the direct download and started it with no problems. After following the directions and hitting the Scan button my system froze after the progress bar finished; message "initializing, please wait..."
was still on the window. I started using Windows XP back when it was first released and I can count the number of times my system has frozen on my fingers. After waiting 10 minutes I hit the reset button. I tried renaming
the file and following the directions again with the same result. The third time I set the Disk Access Level to High but the result was the same.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:03 PM

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Please download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.
alternate download 1
alternate download 2
  • This tool will create a diagnostic report
  • 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.
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:thumbsup: Go to Posted Image > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmd
Click OK.
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 05 November 2009 - 05:56 AM

I hope you're not disappointed because there isn't much here. :thumbsup:

Win32Diag.txt
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Dave\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Dave\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...





Finished!


Log.txt
Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 1C99-6B15

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$

08/03/2004  11:56 PM		   180,224 scecli.dll

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$

08/03/2004  11:56 PM		   407,040 netlogon.dll

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$

08/03/2004  11:56 PM			55,808 eventlog.dll
			   3 File(s)		643,072 bytes

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

04/13/2008  04:12 PM		   181,248 scecli.dll

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

04/13/2008  04:12 PM		   407,040 netlogon.dll

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

04/13/2008  04:11 PM			56,320 eventlog.dll
			   3 File(s)		644,608 bytes

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

04/13/2008  04:12 PM		   181,248 scecli.dll

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

04/13/2008  04:12 PM		   407,040 netlogon.dll

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

04/13/2008  04:11 PM			56,320 eventlog.dll
			   3 File(s)		644,608 bytes

	 Total Files Listed:
			   9 File(s)	  1,932,288 bytes
			   0 Dir(s)  14,184,804,352 bytes free

If it helps for me to provide hashes/checksums I can calculate lots of those.

Edited by MadRat, 05 November 2009 - 05:58 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2009 - 06:46 PM

All I can suggest is to submit a DDS / HJT log following these instructions
Just run what you can:



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.

There will also be instructions to create a Root Repeal Log

When you have done that, post your log 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 you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

The HJT team is very busy and it will take awhile to get to your post
Please be patient and good luck
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