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#1 Neuro Nougami

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:34 AM

I did an a-squared scan on an old XP computer and it found two 'medium risk' files. I have no idea how long they have been there and my dad uses the computer regularly but never scans it with any good antimalware scanners. I installed a-squared today and scanned it and lo and behold it finds:

Trace.File.DriverRobot!A2
The above is located at c:/windows/tasks/driverrobot.job

Trace.Registy.DriverRobot!A2
And this one lives here Trace:Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/software/DriverRobot

What are these? Why are they there? Can a-squared alone get rid of them?

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#2 Neuro Nougami

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:27 AM

Also should add that these were downloaded from CNET and I noticed the 'CNET downloads full of infections' topic in the breaking news section. :thumbsup:
Also I saw WINDOWS/HELP/DIALER in the scan, but it wasn't picked out as a threat.....

Edited by Neuro Nougami, 14 March 2010 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:21 PM

Hello, Driver Robot is a fraud application and should be removed.

Do you have an antivirus application running?

Let's run another scan.

TFC by OT
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.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
Download Link 2
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.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • 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.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:27 PM

My dad only had PC tools on here and a really outdated spybot....I added a-squared today and found these.....one has been quarantined by a-squared, should I restore it or delete it? I tried to disable spybot, but when it came to the part about unchecking teatimer on the system start up menu, it wasn't there....then I saw this:

14/03/2010 23:33:43 Allowed (based on user decision) value "SpybotSD TeaTimer" (new data: "") deleted in System Startup user entry!

I didn't allow this so now I'm really confused. I'll work on the MBAM as soon as I can.

Edited by Neuro Nougami, 14 March 2010 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:02 PM

There's no real point in me posting the MBAM because it found nothing. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:40 PM

Hi ,Ok ... adAware is not an Antivirus, I asked as this is how this got in.
I recommend you do these. As Spybot (and Teatimer) can cause you to undo repairs if you do not understand the Teatimer application.
I recommend you uninstall SpyBot from the Control Panel ,Add /Remove programs list. Reboot.

Now install and scan with this free AV... Antivir
Keep MBAM ,update and scan weekly.
Install Spywareblaster prevents spyware from being installed on your PC. Similar to the Teatimer function but easier. Udate weekly.

Install and run a Scan with •SuperAntiSpyware (SAS). You can keep this also or AdAware. Again update weekly and prior to scanning.
I have all these on my PC's. All free.

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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.
If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:16 AM

The Superantispyware scan found weird cookies that pertain to porn....when no one has used this computer to go on such sites. It didn't find the DriverRobots....the a-squared scan removed one but the registry one is still there. Also whenever I log off there's something called a 'net broadcast event window' that's closing, what is that? Here's the SAS log:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 03/15/2010 at 10:04 PM

Application Version : 4.34.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4676
Trace Rules Database Version: 2488

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:55:22

Memory items scanned : 211
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5024
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 69453
File threats detected : 13

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@youporn[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@youngteensdaily[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@es.youporn[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@ads-dev.youporn[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@adultadworld[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@ads.adgoto[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@windowsmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@account.live[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@naiadsystems[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@www.youngteensdaily[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@sexintheuk[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Cookies\sarah@AdDisplayTrackerServlet[1].txt

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:35 AM

Hello,you may have hidden or protected malware,possibly by a driver. This may be the Net error.
You can go to the Control Panel. Click on Administrative Tools, then on the Event Viewer. Doubleclick on Services. See if there are errors reflected therein. Double click on the error if any, then on the link provided for the Microsoft Database. See if there is something that may throw some light on the issue.

But We need a deeper look,please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic from step 9.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:39 PM

Here's the DDS, thought I'd post these to make sure I got them. GMER comes later. Am I supposed to post it here?


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Sarah at 19:29:49.76 on 23/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.511.112 [GMT 0:00]

AV: Internet Security Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}
FW: Internet Security Firewall *enabled* {2BF21FEC-A5BE-424D-BDD7-3229CC84ED22}

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Edited by boopme, 23 March 2010 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:45 PM

Hi, no folow the instrucion in step 9,Create a new malware removal topic and post the DDS logs and the GMER log

thanks.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:49 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/304439/malware-issues-driver-robotsmaybe-more/ 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 MRT 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 MRT 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 MRT 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 MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days 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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