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Malware Defense Bug

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#1 pipfx


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:46 PM

Donation will be given to the authorised technician that attempts to help me. Thank You in advance.

Maleware Defense program is a virus, my Norton IS 2009 noticed it and other attacks simultaneously attacking and seemed to resolve the problem, one Trojan horse had to be resolved by restarting the PC. I unistalled Malware Defense (i did not install it myself) using Add/remove Programs in the control Panel. It has totally disabled my Spybot Search & Destroy, Norton Internet security, and ability to connect to the internet. Update: I cannot connect to the internet because the Internet Gateway icon in XP is no longer there.

Norton had to restart my PC to fully resolve the trojan horse, but upon restart it has not been the same.

I ran the DDS logs, However i was unable to run Rootrepeal.exe all i got was error messages.

I think this is the End of my PC (Windows XP). Whenever I try and do anything I get error message:

The application or DLL globalroot/systemroot/system32/H8SRTqoehtpjbak.dll is not a valid windows image please check this against your installation diskette.

My gosh i think this is the end.

DDS.txt file

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Philip at 22:32:24.07 on 18/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1582 [GMT 0:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedCCPD-LCsymlcsvc.exe
C:Program FilesIomegaDriveIconsImgIcon.exe
C:Program FilesSoftware602Print2PDFPrint2PDF.exe
C:Program FilesIomegaAutoDiskAD2KClient.exe
C:Program FilesSonySony Picture UtilityVolumeWatcherSPUVolumeWatcher.exe
C:Documents and SettingsPhilipDesktopdds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://startpage.com/
uSearch Page = about:blank
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=hxxp://www-cache.freeserve.com:8080;ftp=http://www-cache.freeserve.com:8080
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride =;<local>
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:program filesadobeacrobat 7.0activexAcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind): {22bf413b-c6d2-4d91-82a9-a0f997ba588c} - c:program filesskypetoolbarsinternet explorerSkypeIEPlugin.dll
BHO: Symantec NCO BHO: {602adb0e-4aff-4217-8aa1-95dac4dfa408} - c:program filesnorton internet securityengine16.5.0.135coIEPlg.dll
BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6d53ec84-6aae-4787-aeee-f4628f01010c} - c:program filesnorton internet securityengine16.5.0.135IPSBHO.DLL
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:program filesjavajre1.5.0_09binssv.dll
BHO: {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - No File
TB: Wanadoo: {8b68564d-53fd-4293-b80c-993a9f3988ee} - c:progra~1wanadoowsbarWSBar.dll
TB: Norton Toolbar: {7febefe3-6b19-4349-98d2-ffb09d4b49ca} - c:program filesnorton internet securityengine16.5.0.135coIEPlg.dll
TB: {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - No File
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [Iomega Active Disk] c:program filesiomegaautodiskAD2KClient.exe
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:windowssystem32ctfmon.exe
uRun: [richtx64.exe] c:docume~1philiplocals~1temprichtx64.exe
mRun: [Iomega Startup Options] c:program filesiomegacommonImgStart.exe
mRun: [Iomega Drive Icons] c:program filesiomegadriveiconsImgIcon.exe
mRun: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%system32dumprep 0 -k
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:windowssystem32NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:windowssystem32NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:program filesquicktimeqttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [Print2PDF Print Monitor] "c:program filessoftware602print2pdfPrint2PDF.exe" /server
dRun: [Symantec NetDriver Warning] c:progra~1symnet~1SNDWarn.exe
StartupFolder: c:docume~1philipstartm~1programsstartupcyber-~1.lnk - c:program filessonysony picture utilityvolumewatcherSPUVolumeWatcher.exe
StartupFolder: c:docume~1alluse~1startm~1programsstartupmicros~1.lnk - c:program filesmicrosoft officeofficeOSA9.EXE
IE: Search with Wanadoo - c:progra~1wanadoowsbarWSBar.dll/VSearch.htm
IE: {B4B52284-A248-4c51-9F7C-F0A0C67FCC9D} - c:program filespartygamingpartycasinoRunCasino.exe
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE}
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%Network Diagnosticxpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:program filesmessengermsmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0009-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:program filesjavajre1.5.0_09binssv.dll
IE: {5B7027AD-AA6D-40df-8F56-9560F277D2A5} - {E4ABF418-CB30-470C-BFF7-674AC0FC564F} - c:program filessoftware602print2pdfPrint602.dll
IE: {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - c:program filesskypetoolbarsinternet explorerSkypeIEPlugin.dll
Trusted Zone: loot.comwww
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:windowsjavaclassesxmldso.cab
DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} - hxxp://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
DPF: {05317530-B882-449D-9421-18D94FA3ED34} - hxxp://www.sis.com/ocis/OSInfo.cab
DPF: {16095503-786F-4097-AED6-5D567A26D760} - hxxp://www.sis.com/ocis/SiSAutodetectNT.cab
DPF: {161A7465-FEEE-4B40-8A85-ED752B93F73E} - file://E:IntraLaunch.CAB
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
DPF: {33564D57-9980-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/D/0/D/D0DD87DA-994F-4334-8B55-AF2E4D98ED0C/wmv9dmo.cab
DPF: {341FF14B-00CB-49F5-A427-A164DF1D5E1F} - hxxp://musicstore.connect.com/XSL/mb_us/html/activexplayer/SMALStreaming.cab
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1124887568136
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_09-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {AB86CE53-AC9F-449F-9399-D8ABCA09EC09} - hxxps://h17000.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/Secure/HPGetDownloadManager.ocx
DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} - hxxp://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_06-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0009-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_09-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_09-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
DPF: {ED28050F-D713-43BA-A376-DCC5C35407D5} - hxxp://entimg.msn.com/client/msnmusax3503.cab
DPF: {F04A8AE2-A59D-11D2-8792-00C04F8EF29D} - hxxp://by113fd.bay113.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx
Handler: cetihpz - {CF184AD3-CDCB-4168-A3F7-8E447D129300} - c:program fileshphpcoretechcomphpuiprot.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:progra~1common~1skypeSKYPE4~1.DLL
Handler: symres - {AA1061FE-6C41-421f-9344-69640C9732AB} - c:program filesnorton internet securityengine16.5.0.135CoIEPlg.dll
Hosts: www.spywareinfo.com

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

Merged posts. ~ OB

I have also found a trojan software in my processes and have located it but unable to manually delete it:


In the location

C:Documents and SettingsPhilipLocal SettingsTemp

also there was anothe program named Installer.exe with the windows security Centre Icon, but this is Malware Defense's fake program. I was able to send it to my recycle bin.

UPdate I was able to send both richtx64.exe and installer.exe to the recycle bin

Still has not helped my PC

2nd Update: Ok I got Malware Bytes to scan my PC but could not update due to internet connection issues.

I had to rename the program and install it to another program. Malware defense was stopping it from Opening. even when I tried to click on the install icon I had to change the name of it to something else before i could open it.

Maleware Defense seems to knows what programs may try and remove it.

Still it found 10 corrupt files and registrys and removed them, but my PC still has the same issues.

Would buying a new hard drive and buying a windows XP disc completely solve my problems? Is it possible for my hardware to be affected by this bug?

3rd Update: its getting a little better, but still infected.

I ran AVAST 4.8 and installed it found many H8SRT****** .sys and H8SRT*****.dll files.

It was unable to delete any of them, however for the first time i knew their location.

all in the windows/system32/drivers folder or windows/system32 folder, when i went into the folders I could not see them as they were invisible.

However I opened Notepad and wrote inside the word "nothing" and saved the file as "H8SRTqoehtpjbak.dll" and pasted it inside the system32 folder and now I nolonger get the error pop up on start up or whenever I click on an icon:

The application or DLL globalroot/systemroot/system32/H8SRTqoehtpjbak.dll is not a valid windows image please check this against your installation diskette. as said in my first post.

My Internet explorer plugins were all damaged. Internet is working, so far, it was'nt before. I was able to update Malware Bytes software

Also my Norton AntiVirus can open up again, it was attacked and damaged.

Still I have not got rid of the RootKit. and still probably have to restore my XP by buying the disc

I'm going to try and run all the Malware removal tools tommorow, especially rootrepeal.exe if i can.

Update 4: Still unable to run RootRepeal.exe even when i rename it, i get an error drivers could not load.
My Norton Antivirus had to be uninstalled as it was infected and could not perform any type of Scan. Plus it kept on displaying that the latest update was *** seconds ago...which must have been a hack.

I cannot delete hidden files H8SRThovbrnoxjx.sys in C:system32drivers and ..system32 folder

The rootkit is still there and I cannot access it,
I'm now scanning with SuperAnti Spyware Free Edition

Is there a MANUAL way I can delete this since I'm unable to run Rootrepeal?[

Attached Files

Edited by boopme, 21 December 2009 - 09:42 PM.

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