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AVE.EXE (XP Security Tool 2010) - "prefetch files"


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#1 Captain Pugwash

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:28 PM

Hi,

I have just helped a friend clear an AVE.EXE infection from their PC using Malwarebytes, and the behaviour of the machine now seems normal (at least in the last 30 minutes since performing the repair). However, when I search the complete machine for "AVE.EXE" there are still two files that are present:

C:\Windows\Prefetch\AVE.EXE-12354FC8.pf (25kB)
C:\Windows\Prefetch\AVE.EXE-300EFEFE.pf (14kB)

Can anyone please let me know if I should still be concerned about these? Can I just delete them, or was the disinfection incomplete?

I attach the logfile produced by Malwarebytes.

The general details of the machine are:

Windows XP Home Edition, V5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.091208-2052, Service Pack 2)
Internet Explorer V7.0.5730.13

Thank you very much

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal


PS. Sorry - I should also have said that I followed the instructions posted in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...ista-2010#files, and ran FixExe.Reg before running Malwarebytes.

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Edited by Captain Pugwash, 29 March 2010 - 01:58 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:02 PM

Hello run these and it should be gone.

Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.

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
.

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.

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.



Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.


Your MBAm is outdated
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.43
Database version: 3458
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

29/03/2010 18:45:26
mbam-log-2010-03-29 (18-45-26).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 320176
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 8 minute(s), 22 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 3
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 10

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{f7d09218-46d7-4d3d-9b7f-315204cd0836} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{a48fe9ac-dd02-4ff7-9211-b7ba9a2c8bf2} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\sysberay2 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\sysftray2 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\jfuxniaa (Trojan.FakeAlert.N) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\TinyProxy (Trojan.Proxy) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\890166 (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Amy\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\{D45817B8-3EAD-4d1d-8FCA-EC63A8E35DE2} (Adware.DoubleD) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\My Music\Vodafone PC Assistant\IdleMng.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\My Music\Vodafone PC Assistant\UpdateShell.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Amy\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\{D45817B8-3EAD-4d1d-8FCA-EC63A8E35DE2}\bg.jpg (Adware.DoubleD) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Amy\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\{D45817B8-3EAD-4d1d-8FCA-EC63A8E35DE2}\CurrentVersion.xml (Adware.DoubleD) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Amy\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\{D45817B8-3EAD-4d1d-8FCA-EC63A8E35DE2}\icon.ico (Adware.DoubleD) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Amy\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\{D45817B8-3EAD-4d1d-8FCA-EC63A8E35DE2}\productinfo.dll (Adware.DoubleD) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\RECYCLER\ADAPT_Installer.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\bemark2.dat (Worm.KoobFace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\f49f4daa.dat (Worm.Koobface) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\fmark2.dat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Edited by boopme, 29 March 2010 - 02:04 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:22 AM

Many thanks for the clear instructions -- everything ran smoothly.

I attach the logs which show that a couple of additional items of malware were still present, but these have now been removed. The two files that were present that I mentioned in my original post have also been cleared.

Again, many thanks for your help.

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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 03-30-2010 - 12-03-27
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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 03/30/2010 at 12:03 PM

Application Version : 4.35.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 4748
Trace Rules Database Version: 2560

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:46:46

Memory items scanned : 311
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5761
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 124013
File threats detected : 2

Trojan.Agent/Gen
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\AMY\LOCAL SETTINGS\TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES\CONTENT.IE5\688GHQQ8\SOURCE[1].HTML

Trojan.Agent/Gen-RogueAV
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\FIONA\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\AVE.EXE




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mbam-log-2010-03-30 (14-10-02)
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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.45
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 3932

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

30/03/2010 14:10:02
mbam-log-2010-03-30 (14-10-02).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 179206
Time elapsed: 45 minute(s), 7 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
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:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command\(default) (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Amy\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe") Good: (iexplore.exe) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:47 PM

Excellent glad you updated and rescanned with the new engine.

One more, I like to be sure..

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Push the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:47 PM

What I would like to know is, who are the b@$t@rds that created "XP Security Tool" and where are they located? How can we get them prosecuted and into jail? They have cost me about 20 hours of labor over the past two weeks.

Edited by Kurtsdca, 30 March 2010 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:07 PM

@Kurtsdca

Other venues for reporting malicious software:
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:24 AM

We have now performed the ESET scan, and two further items of malware were found. I have appended the results below:

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C:\Documents and Settings\Amy\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\help.jar-6b3b6a93-4c97590e.zip multiple threats deleted - quarantined

C:\Documents and Settings\Emily\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\java_plugin.jar-e172912-110f9366.zip a variant of Java/TrojanDownloader.Agent.NAB trojan deleted - quarantined

***********************

The machine has the following up-to-date McAfee Products on it:
Security Centre
Virus Scan
Personal Firewall
Site Advisor
Parental Controls.

Would you normally expect the original XP Security Tool 2010 and the other trojans etc to be able to exists on the machine without McAfee raising any warnings?

Many thanks.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:35 AM

It is possible that the malware got in thru an exploit in Java..

Let's see what JAVA is running om here.
Go into Control Panel>Add Remove Programs. Be sure the 'Show Updates' box is checked. Go down the list and tell me what Java applications are installed and their version. (Highlight the program to see this).
As Adobe can also be exploited.. See which Adobe apps are in there also.
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