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#1 s1lents0ul

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 02:40 AM

I have googled the name prevx.exe and two different things will come up..sites saying its an anti-virus program, others saying its not and indeed is malware, this website has it listed under malware
[post="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/PrevX-16620.html"]here[/post]

now googling just prevx it comes up with the website for the program, add the .exe and the bad stuff pops up. i was looking up user reviews and it said that they were satified with what was going on with the program and that it seemed to be working fine. im not sure if what i have is good or bad, any suggestions?

i was prompted to pay 30 bucks to get the year long key to use this program and i did, not sure if it was the wrong move after reading peoples reviews it seemed fine. also not sure if it has made more then that initial 30$ withdrawl i havent noticed any strange withdrawls from my account.
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 04:01 AM

also under the services tab in "msconfig" CSIScanner is checked to start on startup, i checked through this site and it was a green light needed for startup and related to the prevx.exe scanner. why is there a conflict between the prevx .exe and the CSIScanner prevx.exe, whats the difference?
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 01:10 AM

Still no reply..kinda worried about my system i stopped Prevx from starting up until further notice...
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:06 PM

Hello... Have you installed this product?
http://www.prevx.com/freescan.asp

What is your Operating System and Antivirus?

Do a search for Prevx.exe on your PC and post back it's path.
example:
C:\Program Files\PrevxCSI\Prevx.exe
this is the actual ,legitimate location for prevxcsi.exe



Use Process Explorer to see what's running at startup.

Please download and run Process Explorer v11.33
Click on File then Save As, create a log.
Copy and paste it into your next reply.


Your file sounds like the malware version added by the W32/IRCBot-TF worm and IRC backdoor.
So I will move this to the Am I Infected forum.

Let's do 2 scans please.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

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

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

alternate download link

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.
  • 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 definition 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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.


Next run ATF and SAS:

Note: 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 Version. 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.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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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
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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.

Edited by boopme, 21 December 2009 - 11:13 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:45 PM

MY OS is windows Vista

i dont have an anti-virus running. i was using prevx and scanned once a day but no active scanning.

i cant download anything right now or Run Process Explorer now from Live.Sysinternals.com im on a restricted network at work but the file location is "C:\Program Files\Prevx\prevx.exe" /prop SHOWGUINOW=Y (right click to properties)

**NOTE** the prevx.exe was not listed in msconfig, it wasnt running during the time of this log. i disabled it a few days ago when i made this post, and is not starting up on boot.
Process Explorer log:

Process PID CPU Description Company Name
System Idle Process 0 97.69
Interrupts n/a 0.77 Hardware Interrupts
DPCs n/a Deferred Procedure Calls
System 4
smss.exe 536
csrss.exe 616
wininit.exe 660
services.exe 704
svchost.exe 912
unsecapp.exe 2340 Sink to receive asynchronous callbacks for WMI client application Microsoft Corporation
WmiPrvSE.exe 2456
PresentationFontCache.exe 956
svchost.exe 1000
svchost.exe 1056
svchost.exe 1132
audiodg.exe 1260
svchost.exe 1180
svchost.exe 1192
taskeng.exe 2420
taskeng.exe 3760 Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation
svchost.exe 1336
SLsvc.exe 1352
svchost.exe 1392
svchost.exe 1532
spoolsv.exe 1760
svchost.exe 1792
svchost.exe 2044
SeaPort.exe 256
svchost.exe 12
TosCoSrv.exe 752
svchost.exe 1516
SearchIndexer.exe 2040
lsass.exe 720
lsm.exe 732
csrss.exe 672
winlogon.exe 804
explorer.exe 3748 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation
Crazy Browser.exe 2388 Crazy Browser www.CrazyBrowser.com
WinRAR.exe 2552 WinRAR archiver Alexander Roshal
procexp.exe 3072 1.54 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.42
Database version: 3407
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18865

12/22/2009 7:49:25 AM
mbam-log-2009-12-22 (07-49-25).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 95849
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 14 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\contim (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\dslcnnct (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\fias4051 (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MS Track System (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Local\Temp\JrXi655U.exe.part (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Edited by s1lents0ul, 22 December 2009 - 07:51 AM.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 02:35 PM

Good pease do the
Next run ATF and SAS:
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:25 PM

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

Generated 12/22/2009 at 09:46 AM

Application Version : 4.32.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4401
Trace Rules Database Version: 2235

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:37:16

Memory items scanned : 269
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6884
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 168023
File threats detected : 30

Rogue.Component/Trace
HKU\S-1-5-21-3345601731-167216995-1858078289-1000\Software\Microsoft\FIAS4057

Adware.Vundo/Variant-JRC
C:\PROGRAMDATA\JANOBUBU\JANOBUBU.DLL
C:\USERS\ALL USERS\JANOBUBU\JANOBUBU.DLL

Adware.Vundo/Variant
C:\PROGRAMDATA\KUSITOZO\KUSITOZO.DLL
C:\USERS\ALL USERS\KUSITOZO\KUSITOZO.DLL

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@advertising[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@apmebf[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@atdmt[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@atwola[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@doubleclick[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@evenmorestats[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@fastclick[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@insightexpressai[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@interclick[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@kaspersky.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@media6degrees[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@mediaplex[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@mediaresponder[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@network.realmedia[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@questionmarket[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@realmedia[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@redirectclicks[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@riptownmedia.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@specificclick[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@stopzilla[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@tacoda[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@traffic-go[2].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@trafficmp[1].txt
C:\Users\S1lentS0ul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\s1lents0ul@www.stopzilla[2].txt
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:14 AM

Looking much better. How is it running after this?


Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:51 PM

It is running fine, and i would have never known all that was on there because there wasnt any sign of usage or system lag from it at all, so now thats its gone there really isnt any different in the system performance. i will re-run mbam like u suggested.

did u see anything about my original post about the prevx.exe that i was worried about?
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 06:09 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.42
Database version: 3407
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18865

12/23/2009 6:00:35 PM
mbam-log-2009-12-23 (18-00-35).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|)
Objects scanned: 287790
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 4 minute(s), 21 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\gtk 2.0 (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\uninst.exe (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 06:09 PM

***i forgot to update before that last fulll scan, this is the updated quick scan u requested***

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.42
Database version: 3419
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18865

12/23/2009 6:22:04 PM
mbam-log-2009-12-23 (18-22-04).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 95425
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 1 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)

Edited by s1lents0ul, 23 December 2009 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:47 PM

This looks good. the prevx was from having run it..
Do you have an antivirus program running now?



Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:57 PM

ok, i have created a restore point and used disk cleanup. everything is working great i appreciate the help, ive learned alot about this process now and will b able to do this on my own later and help others, thanks =]
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

You're most welcome,as new malware is getting stronger and harder to remove, please take a moment to read quietman7's excellent prevention tips in post 3 here
Click >>>> Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:

Helping others is the key :thumbsup: to BC.

Check out the Tutorials tab at the very top of the Forums page.
such as Windows XP System Restore Guide
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