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Google Redirects and msa.exe


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#1 Recip

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:21 PM

After clicking a google search result, the browser takes me to a parked domain with advertisements. Here are some of the URLs:

nclcredit.com/result.php?Keywords=search&r=4b926603b4b331c0c20a00dd19626d59b99265556f92380fb7a7f9b9ea2fd2d675b52a202439f73c8ea828ba449e5665&Submit=Go

sandburvideo.com/result.php?Keywords=search&r=4b926603b4b331c0c20a00dd19626d59b99265556f92380fb7a7f9b9ea2fd2d675b52a202439f73c8ea828ba449e5665&Submit=Go

shooting-news.com/search.php


The source for the last one (if it helps):

<html><head>&lt;script type="text/javascript">function f(){var url="http://rle822x.cn/Bzy2hNDp6m3MeBo6a0107140e53b2e5207ce583764851d5525A";try{var x=document.getElementById("_a");x.href=url;x.click()}catch(e){try{var x=document.getElementById("_f");x.action=url;x.submit()}catch(e){}}}</script></head><body onload="f()"><a id="_a"></a><form id="_f" method="get"></form></body></html>




Also, today when I first powered the computer on, command prompt started up with the title bar reading, "looyaz.exe", I think. It later popped up a window saying my computer needing to be scanned for viruses. I knew it was a phony, so I ended the process, which was named "msa.exe" which grew in VM exponentially it seemed.

Any help would be appreciated!


Edit: Links disabled, to preclude possible infection. ~tg

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:07 AM

hello,let's do few things and see how it's running after that.

Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully.
  • Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop.
  • Double-click GooredFix.exe to run it.
  • A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called Goored.txt).

Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

Now RKill....

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.
You will need to run the application again if rebooting the computer occurs along the way.



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.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:20 PM

Hello and thanks a lot boopme!

-----
GooredFix Log
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GooredFix by jpshortstuff (02.01.10.1)
Log created at 16:20 on 04/01/2010 (Aaron)
Firefox version 3.0.8 (en-US)

========== GooredScan ==========


========== GooredLog ==========

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
(none)

C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\uqr6vnss.default\extensions\
firebug@software.joehewitt.com [19:41 21/11/2009]
{b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d} [19:41 21/11/2009]
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d} [17:26 14/08/2009]
{D46E8522-6E86-44b1-A622-58C0668AD78E} [02:44 29/08/2009]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"jqs@sun.com"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff" [22:52 10/03/2009]
"{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}"="c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\" [22:24 14/04/2009]

---------- Old Logs ----------
GooredFix[22.18.27_04-01-2010].txt

-=E.O.F=-



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MBAM
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Note: Before posting the problem here, I already had MBAM and completed a scan. I'll attach both the previous scan and the current scan below in this order: previous, then current.



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.43
Database version: 3458
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

1/3/2010 7:55:24 PM
mbam-log-2010-01-03 (19-55-24).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 166799
Time elapsed: 36 minute(s), 45 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 5
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\VB and VBA Program Settings\tm (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\XML (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Handle (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\PUT2VIDQLG (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\B1RQJ7YJ0U (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowSearch (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)




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current mbam
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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.43
Database version: 3494
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

1/4/2010 5:08:53 PM
mbam-log-2010-01-04 (17-08-53).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 165065
Time elapsed: 31 minute(s), 34 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: 2

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:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SSHNAS.del (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\MSA.del (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.



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end
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What can you make of those logs?

Thanks!

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:33 PM

Update: I tried searching on google again, and after clicking about 20 results, the redirects started happening again.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:54 PM

Hi, yes this is a problem malware. let's see if it is in deeper.

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.


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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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:26 PM

Alright. Here's the MBAM log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.43
Database version: 3498
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

1/5/2010 6:27:54 PM
mbam-log-2010-01-05 (18-27-54).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 165425
Time elapsed: 33 minute(s), 22 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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When I run RootRepeal, it comes up with a message saying, "Error - invalid PE image found!". I saved that as a log:

18:32:36: Error - invalid PE image found!
18:32:36: Error - invalid PE image found!

After that, I continued anyways. Here's that log:

ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
==================================================
Scan Start Time: 2010/01/05 18:33
Program Version: Version 1.3.5.0
Windows Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
==================================================

Drivers
-------------------
Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xEDB81000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Hidden/Locked Files
-------------------
Path: c:\windows\temp\sqlite_23ztyty7ckbeidk
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\sqlite_cgzrwwndki0svck
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\mcafee_1kjyxi0nmo5knhl
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\mcafee_enusmqmqgd4p3g3
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\mcafee_mz4tsuvx7gwn9e1
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\mcmsc_hwfxtoa6soyh0qd
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\sqlite_n5uwerjjhlxtynj
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\sqlite_omolxpana04pnjn
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\windows\temp\sqlite_wg5hpvh2tchti7p
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\VirusScan\Quarantine\7da15122c3734b0.bup
Status: Visible to the Windows API, but not on disk.

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\VirusScan\Quarantine\7da15122d130d0.bup
Status: Visible to the Windows API, but not on disk.

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\VirusScan\Quarantine\7da15122d142800.bup
Status: Visible to the Windows API, but not on disk.

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\VirusScan\Quarantine\7da15122d72610.bup
Status: Visible to the Windows API, but not on disk.

Path: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\VirusScan\Quarantine\7da15122dd3b90.bup
Status: Visible to the Windows API, but not on disk.

SSDT
-------------------
#: 041 Function Name: NtCreateKey
Status: Hooked by "Lbd.sys" at address 0xf85f787e

#: 247 Function Name: NtSetValueKey
Status: Hooked by "Lbd.sys" at address 0xf85f7c10

==EOF==

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:45 AM

Hi Recip. sfter further investigation,we cannot remove this without HJT ...
You will need to run HJT/DDS.
Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 thru 8 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

Let me know if it went OK.
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:30 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/284873/google-redirects-virus/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days, up to two weeks perhaps less, to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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