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Startservice takeover

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#1 germ2112


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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:56 AM

I seem to have some type of infection.

I ran Rkill and got the following:

Ran as Administrator on 04/10/2010 at 6:38:48.

Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\KRHPHHBN\StartService.exe

Rkill completed on 04/10/2010 at 6:38:51.

Everytime I run RKill it comes up with this and I received a window that mIRC has encountered a problem and needs to close. When I click "to see what data this error report contains, click here" it tells me the appname is "Startservice.exe"

I uninstalled IRC and still see this message when running Rkill.

Please note that i can not manually see the \KRHPHHBN directory in windows, only in a command prompt, and am unable to delete it.

Additionally in my startup tab under System Configuration Utility, there are two listings for "StartService" with the command located at " C:\documents and settings\administrator\local settings\application data\KRHPHHBN\StartService.exe"

Additionally When I boot up, once windows loads, I immediately get the following warning a warning that Startservice can not load properly. Its a "Startservice.exe - Application Error" stating:"
"The instruction at "0x7c910ef4" referenced memory at "0x00e11520". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate the program

If i Remove "startservice" from my startup config by unchecking it, once I reboot, it is rechecked.

please assist.

I forgot to mention a big part:

Im also getting redirects of google search results.

When searching in google, if I click on a result, it directs me to various other sites.

EDIT: Added info from second post to initial post by OP, moved thread to Am I Infected as more appropriate forum ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 10 April 2010 - 07:36 AM.

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#2 Ruf10


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Posted 10 April 2010 - 06:58 PM

My comp developed the same problem today, no matter what i do, i can't get rid of it. It uploads from startup even when you deselect it, it magically enables itself again. Need help!

#3 A1_Frank


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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:38 PM

Had same prob here. Think I fixed it. You are user 1
-create user 2
-log in as user 2
-step 3: now you can go to user 1/Local Settings\Application Data\TWKNBHME and delete or rename startservice.exe
-step 4: use StartupControlPanel from Mike Lin to remove various started programs
-step 5: use Taskcontrol to kill various progs

-logoff and log in as user 1
-repeat steps 3-5 above for user 2

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