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Can't Shake BackDoor.tdss.565 or Access Safe Mode

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#1 Grrrrrrrr


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Posted 16 December 2009 - 05:37 PM

---I was running Iobit's Advanced SystemCare Free and Security 360. I had been using Avast Pro, but there was an error in the program that would report every startup file as a virus and they suggested in their FAQs when something of this nature happens, it is an error in teh program and to uninstall the program until they fix the error (because it could damage the OS eventually), so I grabbed a free AVP for the time being. No one on the PC but myself has admitted/made mention of any false reports to update programs like Flash Player, so I believe, since this infection has been noted to come from forums and such, that it either came from Craigslist, MySpace or EVONY forums. Those AFAIK are the only places anyone visits with exception to the normal email clients and such, which no one has preview plane activated and everyone knows to avoid suspicious eMails, as this has been the normal practice for the past 10+ years.

---I got up early this morning and logged into my desktop. While rubbing my eyes, I clicked the Okay for the Flash Player Update that I knew better than to click due to warnings 3 months ago, then I clicked the okay for restarting Firefox so the installation of the plug-in could finish and low and behold, when I restarted firefox, search result pages had been hijacked (obvious by the different font) and the browser was redirected to sites such as realsimple dot come, hxxp://, hxxp/wwwmoevenpickhotels dot com, filterchemical. dot com and from the beginning, which most infected people's systems are showing most often, local-news-online dot com.

---I can't access Safe Mode to try and perform the usual procedures for disinfecting either. When I tried safe mode originally, the system rebooted after loading Windows drivers. I disabled reboot on errors (via F8) and on the next attempt to boot to Safe Mode, received the address 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x0122C000, 0x0122C000, 0xF789E504, 0xF789E200)... If anyone sees anything there.

---Searching Google for local-news-online dot com led me to Dr.Web Scanner and results show BackDoor.tdss.565 in C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe:1204 (earlier is was 1608 IIRC). Dr.Web Scanner shows it was eradicated, so I guess that is why the Select All | Cure | Rename | Move | Delete buttons are grayed out, but even changing settings to delete the infected file prove futile, restart system and it's there again. System Restore is disabled.

---Oh yeah, no C: or D: drive is visible in Disk Management and they were before. They are not hidden when looking in Explorer though. C: is OS and D: is storage.

---My PC seems to be locking up when performing the RootRepeal scan, cursor/pointer freezes and active HDD LED is steady glow, so I am going to post the first 2/3 of the requested logs (DDS & Attach) while I let it sit and finish. Maybe it's something to do with over-abundance of drivers or maybe it is* locking up.

---Preempt Thank Yous also.

---Okay, no luck with RootRepeal. Left it running since just* after I posted the topic and it was locked up tight. Sysinternal's RootkitRevealer is running now JIC that will do.

edit morning of 12/17/09:
---Still can't get RootRepeal to run without the system locking up. Reinstalled Avast, ran thorough boot scan and came back to run Dr.Web again and find :
setupyaheh.zip\{app}\YMSG12ENCRYPT.dll;V:\Old PC\Desktop\My_Stuff\Images\Scout\setupyaheh.zip;BackDoor.Spy.76;;
setupyaheh.zip;V:\Old PC\Desktop\My_Stuff\Images\Scout;Archive contains infected objects;;
setupyaheh.exe\{app}\YMSG12ENCRYPT.dll;V:\Old PC\Desktop\My_Stuff\Images\Scout\setupyaheh.exe;BackDoor.Spy.76;;
setupyaheh.exe;V:\Old PC\Desktop\My_Stuff\Images\Scout;Archive contains infected objects;;
Process in memory: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe:1200;;BackDoor.Tdss.565;Eradicated.

---Is this yahelite.new/exe a so-called "false positive" like everyone is claiming or is this program infected and laying dormant? Does this forum explain the possibility or is it another "guess" that this is a false positive? I have no clue how viruses work so reading the results is like Navajo to me.

Edited by Grrrrrrrr, 17 December 2009 - 05:52 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:09 PM

This is all I got in the report from RootkitReveal.

HKLM\SECURITY\Policy\Secrets\SAC* 6/28/2009 11:59 PM 0 bytes Key name contains embedded nulls (*)
HKLM\SECURITY\Policy\Secrets\SAI* 6/28/2009 11:59 PM 0 bytes Key name contains embedded nulls (*)

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:24 AM


DLed and ran TDSSKiller tool from Kaspersky and not only is system up and running from boot in about 80 seconds (20 seconds from sign-in), like this system should be, but I can see my C: and D: drives again under Disk Management. Infected driver. Let me know if you want me to perform any other scans. I will now try rebooting in Safe Mode and then running RootRepeal. Hopefully both will work. :(

edit afternoon of 12/17/09:
---So far wife has been online and reports no browser redirects & son is about to make some audio tracks. I was able to install two inner tie rods on the Mustang and set the alignment :( so all is well at this time. Hoping you can help me make sure the workstation is clean and maybe even speed it up like it's suppose to be.

---RootRepeal still locks up PC but not as suddenly. Does this program do this sort of thing or is it abnormal? Awaiting response before trying again or DLing another program that might be worthless in your helping.

---Again, preempt Thank Yous (many thanks) and hope you're doing well for others... ~waits patiently~ :)

Edited by Grrrrrrrr, 17 December 2009 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:56 AM

---Did you forget about me?

---Attachments have been deleted because I don't know what info they contain and do not like info just sitting around. Paranoid yes and I am sure you can understand.

---If you need the attachments I had posted, DDS.txt and Attach.txt, I can offer the originals and/or new when that time comes.

---Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all.



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Edited by elise025, 25 December 2009 - 07:14 AM.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:59 PM

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:36 AM

-Thank you. My Apologies for adding to the thread and possibly confusing anyone.

---I haven't done anything other than what was stated in the previous posts with the exception of trying RootRepeal again. The system still locks up tight.

---In case it makes any difference at all, it is an MSI K8N Master2-FAR (MS 9620) mainboard, 2 AMD Opteron 875, BFG nVidia 7600GT OC, 2 GB Crucial ECC RAM, running windows XP Pro. The Chipset is nForce4, as well as South & North Bridge.

---I rid of all other AVPs and installed my Avast again. I run the DTSSKiller tool from Kaspersky and HJT now and then to make sure nothing new appears. Nothing has changed since my last post other than that.

---DDS and Attack (the originals) have been ULed again along with the latest scan results (2).

---Thank you again.

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