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Possible Kernel Keylogger


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#1 Chasca

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:07 AM

I have a PC running Windows XP Home Edition version 2002 service pack 3. Automatic updates are on, and all of the latest patches are in place. I use ESET NOD32 antivirus with current signatures, and I have PCTools ThreatFire installed and updated.
My PC is connected to the internet through a hardware firewall router (NAT/IPTables) and has the Windows firewall in place.

I still think I have a problem... After years of running without incident. I am suddenly getting unexplained kernel crashes which do not seem to be related to any particular software program, with the possible exception of GMER, which gives me a BSOD every time I run it. I submit the crash reports to Microsoft, who has no answer yet. The System Error explanation is:

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1003
Source: System Error
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: ER_KRNLCRASH_LOG


The reason I think it is a keylogger is that my computer makes an "unauthorized" TCP connection to "theplanet.com" a provider implicated in (possibly) the largest number of BOT and exploit incidents. Yes, spyware could do this also, but I have done everything I know to prevent or remove any Ad servers, or other spyware / malware.

I routinely run SpyBot Search and Destroy. I routinely run CCleaner. I watch my server logs. In addition to solve this problem, I ran "Trend Micro - House Call" online scanner, and Microsoft "WindowsLive OneCare Safety Scanner." Then I downloaded and ran Trend Micro's "RUBotted" scanner, and Trend Micro's "Rootkit Buster". None of the scans turned up any results. I ran the "F-Secure Online Scanner." No results from it either.

I have recently used, but not installed, a "Live Linux CD" (SimplyMEPIS 8.5) without any issues or crashes.

The network connection I am suspicious of shows up in the logs as:
[System Process]:0 TCP mobile.local:1032 ev1s-64-246-4-92.theplanet.com:http (or sometimes as)
[System Process]:0 TCP mobile.local:1033 ev1s-64-246-4-92.theplanet.com:http

Ports 1032 and 1033 are used by commercial keyloggers, and I have searched my PC for their signatures, but so far, no results.
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DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 20:11:13.97 on Wed 03/24/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.441 [GMT -6:00]

AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\AiO\center\KodakSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Application Panel\QuickTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\BtnHnd\BtnHnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Fujitsu Hotkey Utility\IndicatorUty.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\dds.scr
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.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
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [ISUSPM] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\apoint2k\Apoint.exe
mRun: [egui] "c:\program files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice
mRun: [EKIJ5000StatusMonitor] c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\EKIJ5000MUI.exe
mRun: [BlackBerryAutoUpdate] c:\program files\common files\research in motion\auto update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe /background
mRun: [LoadFujitsuQuickTouch] c:\program files\fujitsu\application panel\QuickTouch.exe
mRun: [LoadBtnHnd] c:\program files\fujitsu\btnhnd\BtnHnd.exe
mRun: [IndicatorUtility] c:\program files\fujitsu\fujitsu hotkey utility\IndicatorUty.exe
mRun: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
mRun: [ThreatFire] c:\program files\threatfire\TFTray.exe
mRun: [Conime] %windir%\system32\conime.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} - hxxp://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/download/scanner/wlscbase6087.cab
DPF: {62789780-B744-11D0-986B-00609731A21D} - hxxp://jeffco.us/jmap/viewer/mgaxctrl.cab
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1244691646523
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1244704507196
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_18-windows-i586.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
Notify: igfxcui - igfxsrvc.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\owner\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\rugqr6gh.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\owner\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\rugqr6gh.default\extensions\{a7c6cf7f-112c-4500-a7ea-39801a327e5f}\platform\winnt_x86-msvc\components\ipc.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\common files\research in motion\bbwebsllauncher\NPWebSLLauncher.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\emusic download manager\plugin\npemusic.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0018-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
FF - user.js: yahoo.homepage.dontask - truec:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_popup_windows", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.enable_click_image_resizing", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.high_water_mark", 32);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.gc_frequency", 1600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.debug", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.agedWeight", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.bucketSize", 1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.maxTimeGroupings", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.timeGroupingSize", 604800);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.boundaryWeight", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.prefixWeight", 5);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("html5.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts", "");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.download.backgroundInterval", 600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.url.manual", "http://www.firefox.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-ja", "mozff");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add", "addons.mozilla.org");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add.36", "getpersonas.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("lightweightThemes.update.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.allTabs.previews", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("toolbar.customization.usesheet", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.max", 20);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.cachetime", 20);

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

R0 TfFsMon;TfFsMon;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfFsMon.sys [2010-2-6 51984]
R0 TfSysMon;TfSysMon;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfSysMon.sys [2010-2-6 59664]
R1 ehdrv;ehdrv;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ehdrv.sys [2009-5-14 107256]
R1 epfwtdir;epfwtdir;c:\windows\system32\drivers\epfwtdir.sys [2009-5-14 94360]
R2 ekrn;ESET Service;c:\program files\eset\eset nod32 antivirus\ekrn.exe [2009-5-14 731840]
R2 Iprip;RIP Listener;c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs [2004-3-23 14336]
R2 KodakSvc;Kodak AiO Device Service;c:\program files\kodak\aio\center\KodakSvc.exe [2009-4-17 32768]
R2 ThreatFire;ThreatFire;c:\program files\threatfire\tfservice.exe service --> c:\program files\threatfire\TFService.exe service [?]
R3 CONAN;CONAN;c:\windows\system32\drivers\o2mmb.sys [2004-3-23 191264]
R3 MbxStby;MbxStby;c:\windows\system32\drivers\MbxStby.sys [2004-3-23 5760]
R3 TfNetMon;TfNetMon;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TfNetMon.sys [2010-2-6 33552]
S2 Kodak AiO Network Discovery Service;Kodak AiO Network Discovery Service;c:\program files\kodak\aio\center\EKDiscovery.exe [2009-5-4 279960]
S3 ADVNTDRV;ADVNTDRV;c:\windows\system32\drivers\advntdrv.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\ADVNTDRV.SYS [?]
S3 TMPassthruMP;TMPassthruMP;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tmpassthru.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\TMPassthru.sys [?]

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

2010-03-24 17:02:11 161296 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\tmcomm.sys
2010-03-24 16:47:02 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2010-03-21 22:24:06 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\F-Secure
2010-03-18 19:25:23 0 d-----w- c:\program files\CDex
2010-03-17 15:05:10 164144 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\COMCT232.OCX
2010-03-17 15:04:49 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\owner\applic~1\FreeAudioPack
2010-03-11 01:28:09 0 d-----w- C:\JkDefrag
2010-03-10 19:29:53 3558912 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\moviemk.exe
2010-03-09 05:56:41 44544 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\owner\bcupdate2.exe
2010-03-07 16:18:46 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Defraggler
2010-03-06 23:20:50 0 d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2010-03-06 23:03:10 0 d-----w- c:\program files\WinDirStat

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

2010-03-07 04:20:53 15369 ----a-w- C:\idsuite_run.bat
2010-02-28 00:03:48 65536 ---h--w- c:\windows\fonts\sserife.fon
2010-02-07 01:29:21 2508 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\tmp.reg
2010-02-02 23:19:07 75776 ----a-w- c:\windows\cadkasdeinst01e.exe
2010-01-21 06:47:30 796672 ----a-w- c:\windows\GPInstall.exe

============= FINISH: 20:13:24.99 ===============

Note: To save the ARK.txt file from GMER I had to run MSconfig, and disable all of the system services. Before I did this, GMER caused a BSOD each of the eight times I ran it.

Thank you!

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#2 schrauber

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:45 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE



Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.


  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.
regards,
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:41 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.
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