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"Sytem Security 2010" infection


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#1 prawnman

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:05 PM

Hi there,

Recently my PC (Windows XP SP2) became infected with the "System Security 2010" pop-up malware.

Symptoms included:

- Fake scanner popping up to perform a "scan"
- Desktop wallpaper changed to green background with a message in red at the centre saying that the computer was infected;
- Windows firewall was disabled;
- Internet Explorer would not connect to any sites and would crash (was still able to ping addresses successfully);
- If left alone, a shutdown timer would eventually appear that could not be stopped by task manager.

Unfortunately, I did not come to bleepingcomputer.com until after I had tried to remove the infection myself, using various programs and utilities.

This included:

- Using "rkill" to stop the malware's processes in order to run the following:
- Spybot Search & Destroy
- Started online Bit Defender scan but Windows Explorer kept crashing
- SuperAntiSpyware (removed Trojan.Agent/Gen, Trojan.Agent/Gen-FakeAlert[Helpers32])
- Malwarebytes (removed Backdoor.Bot, Trojan.Alphabet, Malware.Packer.Morphine)
- GMER (didn't attempt to make sense of log but noticed it indicated "atapi.sys" was infected with a rootkit virus)
- Stealth MBR rootkit detector (nothing detected)
- Smitfraudfix (nothing detected)
- Combofix (this has provided the most fixes to the infection: restored atapi.sys, Internet Explorer and background wallpaper)

Unfortunately I didn't save the original GMER log but I have the original Combofix log if you would like to see it.

That's pretty much it to this point in time. I haven't tried to reconnect to the internet yet, in case something still lurking on the PC causes further havoc.

It looks like most of the malware has been cleared but I'd really like your advice, since rogue entries appeared in the control panel's Add/Remove list and in the registry, as well as suss files on the hard drive.

Cheers,
Prawnman.

DDS Log:

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Prawn at 20:25:24.89 on Sat 27/02/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.61.1033.18.3326.2740 [GMT 11:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver\GSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\NetWorx\networx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Prawn\Desktop\av\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com.au/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: &NetWorx Desk Band: {feea54b4-d80f-41c7-87b9-dc08e6d3255f} - c:\progra~1\networx\deskband.dll
uRun: [SUPERAntiSpyware] c:\program files\superantispyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\program files\common files\ahead\lib\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
mRun: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
mRun: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE
mRun: [ISUSPM Startup] c:\progra~1\common~1\instal~1\update~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [NetWorx] "c:\program files\networx\networx.exe" /auto
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"
IE: {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
Trusted Zone: buy-security-essentials.com
Trusted Zone: get-key-se10.com
DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} - hxxp://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scanner/sources/en/scan8/oscan8.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_18-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0018-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_18-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_18-windows-i586.cab
TCP: {663CB2F4-69C2-4937-93CD-C3F7A85F2880} = 192.168.0.1
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL

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

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-1-19 335240]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2007-9-20 27784]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-1-19 108552]
R1 PSSDK42;PSSDK42;c:\windows\system32\drivers\pssdk42.sys [2010-2-7 38976]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2010-2-17 12872]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2010-2-17 66632]
R2 GEST Service;GEST Service for program management.;c:\program files\gigabyte\energysaver\GSvr.exe [2009-1-14 80392]
R3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASENUM.SYS [2010-2-17 12872]
S0 ati2njxx;ati2njxx;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2njxx.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2njxx.sys [?]
S0 ati4qqxx;ati4qqxx;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati4qqxx.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati4qqxx.sys [?]
S0 gfjohmul;gfjohmul; [x]
S3 GPCIDrv;GPCIDrv;c:\program files\gigabyte\atbios\GPCIDrv.sys [2008-7-15 14504]
S3 RTLWUSB;NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter NT Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wg111v2.sys [2006-3-27 167808]
S4 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgemc.exe [2009-10-4 908056]
S4 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-10-4 297752]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2010-02-23 23:32:28 0 d-sha-r- C:\cmdcons
2010-02-23 23:32:25 0 d-----w- c:\windows\setup.pss
2010-02-23 14:25:41 98816 ----a-w- c:\windows\sed.exe
2010-02-23 14:25:41 77312 ----a-w- c:\windows\MBR.exe
2010-02-23 14:25:41 261632 ----a-w- c:\windows\PEV.exe
2010-02-23 14:25:41 161792 ----a-w- c:\windows\SWREG.exe
2010-02-23 10:55:16 0 d-----w- c:\windows\pss
2010-02-23 03:41:58 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\prawn\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2010-02-23 03:41:54 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2010-02-23 03:41:53 19160 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2010-02-23 03:41:53 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2010-02-23 03:41:53 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2010-02-23 02:05:59 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2010-02-23 02:05:42 0 d-----w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2010-02-23 02:05:42 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\prawn\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2010-02-20 11:44:17 262144 ---ha-w- c:\documents and settings\prawn\ntuser.dat.LOG1
2010-02-20 11:44:17 0 ---ha-w- c:\documents and settings\prawn\ntuser.dat.LOG2
2010-02-18 15:18:16 24576 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\stu2.exe
2010-02-18 10:13:54 0 d-----w- c:\program files\AviSynth 2.5
2010-02-17 08:45:24 73728 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\javacpl.cpl
2010-02-17 08:45:24 411368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2010-02-16 04:02:14 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Stellarium
2010-02-13 13:21:24 54156 ---ha-w- c:\windows\QTFont.qfn
2010-02-13 13:21:24 1409 ----a-w- c:\windows\QTFont.for
2010-02-07 12:38:28 38976 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\pssdk42.sys
2010-02-07 12:38:26 0 d-----w- c:\program files\NetWorx
2010-02-07 12:38:26 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SoftPerfect
2010-02-04 06:04:15 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Virtual Midi Controller
2010-02-03 00:49:49 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\NVIDIA Corporation
2010-02-03 00:49:39 0 d-----w- c:\program files\NVIDIA Corporation
2010-02-03 00:48:57 9047 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvinfo.pb
2010-02-03 00:48:57 61440 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\OpenCL.dll
2010-02-03 00:48:57 4077672 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvcuvenc.dll
2010-02-03 00:48:57 2259560 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvcuvid.dll
2010-02-03 00:48:55 2283526 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvdata.bin
2010-02-03 00:48:55 11632640 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvcompiler.dll
2010-02-02 05:22:49 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\prawn\applic~1\MyVirtualHome
2010-02-02 05:22:49 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\MyVirtualHome
2010-02-02 05:22:48 0 d-----w- c:\program files\MyVirtualHome
2010-02-01 05:07:01 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\prawn\applic~1\Cycling '74

==================== Find3M ====================

2010-02-23 23:58:20 16608 ----a-w- c:\windows\gdrv.sys
2010-01-12 04:03:33 6359168 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nv4_disp.dll
2010-01-12 04:03:33 592488 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvudisp.exe
2010-01-12 04:03:33 4104192 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvcuda.dll
2010-01-12 04:03:33 182888 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvcodins.dll
2010-01-12 04:03:33 182888 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvcod.dll
2010-01-12 04:03:33 14458880 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvoglnt.dll
2010-01-12 04:03:33 1081344 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvapi.dll
2010-01-12 04:03:33 10276768 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys
2010-01-11 11:17:44 278120 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvmccs.dll
2010-01-11 11:17:44 154216 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
2010-01-11 11:17:44 145000 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvcolor.exe
2010-01-11 11:17:44 13666408 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvcpl.dll
2010-01-11 11:17:44 110696 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvmctray.dll
2010-01-11 11:17:40 81920 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvwddi.dll
2006-05-03 09:06:54 163328 --sha-r- c:\windows\system32\flvDX.dll
2007-02-21 10:47:16 31232 --sha-r- c:\windows\system32\msfDX.dll
2007-12-17 12:43:00 27648 --sha-w- c:\windows\system32\Smab0.dll

============= FINISH: 20:25:41.95 ===============

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#2 m0le

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:13 PM

Hi,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:07 AM

Hi m0le,

Yes, I'm still in need of help. Many thanks for offering.

No worries, I haven't used my PC since I did the log files.

Cheers,
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:36 PM

Okay, without a look at your run of Combofix...

Please note: ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.

Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

...we need to take another look.

Please delete the copy you may have and then do the following:

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop making sure you rename it comfix.exe
  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. (Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive.)
  • Double click on Combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.



Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:



Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:20 PM

Hi,

I have not had a reply from you for 3 days. Can you please tell me if you still need help with your computer as I am unable to help other members with their problems while I have your topic still open. The time taken between posts can also change the situation with your PC making it more difficult to help you.

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