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Win32.TDSS.rtk and MS.WindowsSecurityCtr disabled

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#1 ladydime2000


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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:59 AM

Hello, Iím finally back to tell you about the problems with my computer. I don't know how to back up logs etc., so here goes!

Briefly, the 2 threats are:

Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter_disabled: [SBI $2E20C9A9] Settings (Registry change
Win32.TDSS.rtk: [SBI $848E9B52] File (File, fixed)

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pragmamfeklnmal.dll

I just ran another Spybot check after I posted this, and another entry is in the rtk section. It is
[SBI $57574D18] File

Computer details as follows:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2
Service Pack 3

Manufactured and supported by Gateway
Intel ģ
Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
3.00 GHz. 0.99 GB of RAM

Recently Microsoft support helped me remove the threats listed below. The tool they provided was called VIPrescue, and it was an MS DOS program, which took about 3 Ĺ hours to complete.
  • Trojan:Win32/Tibs.JF
  • TrojanDropper:Win32/Udslee.gen!A
  • Exploit:Java/CVE-2008-5353.C
  • Trojan:WinNT/Udslee.gen!A
  • Trojan:Win32/FakeCog
  • Trojan:Java/Selace.M
  • Trojan:Win32/FakeCog
  • Trojan:Win32/FakeCog (donít know why the cleaning program used listed this twice)
  • Trojan:Win32/Alureon.gen!J
  • Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.EM
  • Trojan:WinNT/Udslew.gen!A
  • TrojanDownloader:JS/Renos
Also, after researching the symptoms, I discovered and deleted something called Defense Center from the registry keys, which I had hoped would solve the last problems.

After the VIPrescue tool removed all these, with the exception of the Defense Center registry key, my computer runs a lot better. However, there are a few remnants of something. Spybot keeps finding threats, says it has fixed the problems, but they come right back with the next scan.

The threats it lists are:
Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter_disabled: [SBI $2E20C9A9] Settings (Registry change
[is not] W=2
Win32.TDSS.rtk: [SBI $848E9B52] File (File, fixed)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pragmamfeklnmal.dll

I have two applications to help with threats. They are Spybot Search and Destroy and Microsoft Security Essentials. Would they possibly conflict with each other to disable the Security center thereby alerting Spybot to list it as a threat, or is it connected to a virus?

I read more about the Win32.TDSS.rtk, I found a thread on bleeping computer that talked about registry keys to look for that may actually give the virus(es) capability to update. Even though it didnít seem to cause any problems when I deleted the Defense Center registry key, I decided to not mess any more with the registry keys since I am a novice. On the thread though, it listed a whole bunch of keys to look for, which are listed below and I have not removed these.


DisableTaskMgr = 0x00000001
ConvertedToLinks = 0x00000001

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\featurecontrol\feature_enable_ie_compression]
svchost.exe = 0x00000001

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
ProxyEnable = 0x00000000 THIS ONE HAS A (0) after it in my registry key so I donít know if this one can be considered identical, but I listed it anyhow

I also reset my IE privacy settings to exclude websites that put third party cookies, as well as blocking third party cookies. I removed a CR64Loader Object that was in my downloaded applications temp file that I read was a malware threat.

I appreciate all that you can do.

Edited by ladydime2000, 13 July 2010 - 11:13 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:33 PM


You've got a bad rootkit aboard. Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

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