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Adobe 10.73 Mal/Spy Ware


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#1 apocolyptus

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 01:42 AM

Evening

Main problem is this, I've got the Adobe 10.73 Mal/Spy Ware icky bug that, besides slows the system down (internet mainly), I've got issues with opening web pages. It will redirect me to a, oddly enough, random spyware removal web pages.

I've currently run Malwarebyte Anti-Malware on my system with zero files infected.

-*-*-*-*
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4266

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

7/1/2010 10:44:06 PM
mbam-log-2010-07-01 (22-44-06).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 128538
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 6 second(s)

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

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
-*-*-*-*

I did the next step and went into Safe Mode for ATF-Cleaner and deleted everything via Firefox and my computer, as suggested. Currently I am running SUPERAntiSpyware (Free Home Version) for the last 20 *Edit: 38 minutes (11:16PM-11:36PM). My computer has found 19 threats, all in the File Items (none in the Memory or Registry). I might add that all 19 of these threats are labled "Adware. Tracking Cookie"

I don't have the foggiest on what to do next, other than when SUPERAntiSpyware is done, to go back to normal mode and get a text copy up and running to post on here.

Any help would be really helpful in this stressful time :thumbsup:

I will provide details when needed for the txt files of the contents available when running these programs.


Thank you BleepingComputer :flowers:
Apoc
XP Home SP 3

PS: I am currently reading
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/265597/adobe-1037-trojan/

However, I might suggest finishing this, since the one who posted originally never got back. That may mean he fixed it, but ... perhaps not. This topic does not finish what I need to do, but it has started it.


PPS: I've finished running the SUPER and I have now rebooted into a Normal running computer. I have gone back into SUPER > Preferences > Statistics/Logs > Scanner Logs > and to my horror, noticed that there are no scanning logs.

Unusual, since I just ran 40 minutes of scan ... . The scan found 19 threats and deleted/quarantined them all. Does this mean that the Adobe 10.73 bug is gone?


PPPS: Rerunning MBAM again. I might point out, if I haven't already (it's early) that I ran MBAM first thing, and it was unable to find anything, yet by running in safemode, I found 19 in SUPER. Different programs perhaps, find different bugs.

""The Scan completed successfully. No malicious items were detected. A log file has been saved to the logs folder.""

2:54 minutes and 0 bugs later ... Let me know if I need to do anything else.

-*-*-*-*
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4266

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

7/2/2010 12:09:28 AM
mbam-log-2010-07-02 (00-09-28).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 127408
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 54 second(s)

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

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
-*-*-*-*

Edited by apocolyptus, 02 July 2010 - 02:15 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:14 PM

Hello, sometimes the SAS scan log shows up after a reboot or in another user acciount.
Did your Antivirus pickup the original issue?

Run n Online scan
ESET
Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.
(Requires Internet Explorer to work. If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
Vista users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator. Right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run as Administrator from the context menu.
  • Click the green ESET Online Scanner button.
  • Read the End User License Agreement and check the box: YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
  • Click on the Start button next to it.
  • You may receive an alert on the address bar that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then click Insall ActiveX component.
  • A new window will appear asking "Do you want to install this software?"".
  • Answer Yes to download and install the ActiveX controls that allows the scan to run.
  • Click Start.
  • Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Scan to start. (please be patient as the scan could take some time to complete)
  • If offered the option to get information or buy software. Just close the window.
  • When the scan has finished, a log.txt file will be created and automatically saved in the C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Online Scanner\log.txt
    folder.
  • Click Posted Image > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • The scan results will open in Notepad. Copy and paste the contents of log.txt in your next reply.
Note: Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn them back on after you are finished.
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 12:26 AM

Running Scan 30 minutes in. Will edit with C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt FILE

ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log:
OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK
# version=7
# IEXPLORE.EXE=6.00.2900.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)
# OnlineScanner.ocx=1.0.0.6211
# api_version=3.0.2
# EOSSerial=353fb5c88483104783942c570ad4b3b3
# end=finished
# remove_checked=true
# archives_checked=false
# unwanted_checked=true
# unsafe_checked=false
# antistealth_checked=true
# utc_time=2010-07-03 05:32:26
# local_time=2010-07-02 10:32:26
# country="****"
# lang=1033
# osver=5.1.2600 NT Service Pack 3
# compatibility_mode=1024 16777175 100 0 10237328 10237328 0 0
# compatibility_mode=8192 67108863 100 0 0 0 0 0
# scanned=100436
# found=0
# cleaned=0
# scan_time=2269


Oh, BTW, it probably never occurred to anyone... however,
ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log:
OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK



Registred is spelled wrong. Was thinking of letting them know :thumbsup:

Edited by apocolyptus, 03 July 2010 - 12:54 AM.


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Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:59 PM

I am still having lots of problems.

The computer is running slowly
Firefox is putting out a lot of new tabs/windows that are (google.com, adware/spyware) and things like that
Not liking this

HELP!!

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:03 PM

Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
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 with Networking using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.

RKill....

Download and Run RKill
  • Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
    Link 4

  • Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
  • A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
  • If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply
Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.



Next run Superantisypware (SAS):

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.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 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 Scanning Control tab.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
  • 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".
  • 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.


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.
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:36 PM

Sorry, I'll be doing a reply, was on Holiday

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:19 AM

All's good,it's a volunteer forum so holidays are allowed.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:54 PM

All right... apparently I'm using a keyboard that my computer doesn't recognize, so I can't get into F2 / F8 to get into safe mode, any suggestions?

I'm currently trying to borrow a neighbors keyboard... :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:43 PM

Run in Normal then..
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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:17 PM

RKILL::

This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
Please post this only if requested to by the person helping you.
Otherwise you can close this log when you wish.
Ran as Sylvan on 07/18/2010 at 9:43:11.


Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:


C:\Documents and Settings\Sylvan\My Documents\Downloads\rkill.exe


Rkill completed on 07/18/2010 at 9:43:13.
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Running SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition atm...

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4322

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

7/17/2010 9:13:08 PM
mbam-log-2010-07-17 (21-13-08).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 226117
Time elapsed: 36 minute(s), 36 second(s)

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

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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I'm a little confused, Boop. The Malwarebytes scanner picked up Tacoda.cookie. I read that it was a nasty tracker cookie. I removed it and blocked it from my cookies address.

Edited by apocolyptus, 18 July 2010 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:16 PM

Ok let's run these Automated Removal Instructions
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:59 PM

Ran SuperAntiSpyware earlier, forgot to post log :*(

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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 07/18/2010 at 09:59 AM

Application Version : 4.40.1002

Core Rules Database Version : 5224
Trace Rules Database Version: 3036

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:12:25

Memory items scanned : 457
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 6166
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 13890
File threats detected : 26

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Cookies\Name@tacoda[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Cookies\Name@at.atwola[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Cookies\Name@citi.bridgetrack[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Cookies\Name@questionmarket[2].txt
media.mtvnservices.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\3PRKTQL5 ]
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\3PRKTQL5 ]
objects.tremormedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\3PRKTQL5 ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\3PRKTQL5 ]
convoad.technoratimedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\VU4ES7LM ]
media.mtvnservices.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\VU4ES7LM ]
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\VU4ES7LM ]
media1.break.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\VU4ES7LM ]
objects.tremormedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\VU4ES7LM ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\VU4ES7LM ]
spe.atdmt.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\VU4ES7LM ]
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@bs.serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@serving-sys[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@questionmarket[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Cookies\system@cdn.jemamedia[1].txt
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\FEADUR86 ]
media1.break.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\FEADUR86 ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\FEADUR86 ]
us.media.blizzard.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\FEADUR86 ]

Adware.Flash Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\FEADUR86\MEDIA1.BREAK.COM
C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\FEADUR86\US.MEDIA.BLIZZARD.COM
C:\Documents and Settings\Name\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\FEADUR86\SECURE-US.IMRWORLDWIDE.COM

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 11:10 PM

SUPER looks much better!
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:31 AM

lol

Okay, ran Malwarebytes' Anti thingy after TDSrkill thing that you told me to follow.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4325

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

7/18/2010 9:53:49 PM
mbam-log-2010-07-18 (21-53-49).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 224386
Time elapsed: 35 minute(s), 46 second(s)

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

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:35 AM

Ok, we are good now ? SAS and MBAM are clear.
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