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#1 piscomatt

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:13 AM

I am having a problem with a Search Link Redirect virus. Anytime I do a search either on Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc... and I click on the search result link it always takes me to another random website. For Google searches, if I click on the Cache link it dosen't do it. Also every now and then a new IE window will open up by itself going to one of these random sites. Before this I had the Antivir Solution Pro virus which I believe I got rid of. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Here is the DDS log and attached are the ark.txt and attach.txt files


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 18:59:38.70 on Tue 07/20/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.255.23 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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

C:\WINNT\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask .exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\administrator.EQUALS3\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
uURLSearchHooks: AVG Security Toolbar BHO: {a3bc75a2-1f87-4686-aa43-5347d756017c} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgssie.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: AVG Security Toolbar BHO: {a3bc75a2-1f87-4686-aa43-5347d756017c} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.4.4525.1752\swg.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
TB: {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - No File
TB: &Google: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
TB: AOL Toolbar: {de9c389f-3316-41a7-809b-aa305ed9d922} - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
TB: AVG Security Toolbar: {ccc7a320-b3ca-4199-b1a6-9f516dd69829} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
uRun: [swg] "c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\winnt\system32\ctfmon.exe
mRun: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask .exe" -atboottime
mRun: [ccApp] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe"
mRun: [vptray] c:\progra~1\symant~1\VPTray.exe
mRun: [comtf] c:\docume~1\admini~1.equ\locals~1\temp\orz.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [AVG9_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg9\avgtray.exe
dRun: [xmvqbapg] c:\documents and settings\networkservice\local settings\application data\dnbsdfuvi\kdtwjrvtssd.exe
dRun: [qqcqwads] c:\documents and settings\networkservice\local settings\application data\dlimqbhyc\vppivgxtssd.exe
dRun: [cparydcu] c:\documents and settings\networkservice\local settings\application data\dmjmsiytj\aaxyqsstssd.exe
dRun: [ntdevlfq] c:\documents and settings\networkservice\local settings\application data\fhpwrnryt\jdgueqktssd.exe
dRun: [iltbcibe] c:\documents and settings\networkservice\local settings\application data\eyqfkcbhe\cyxscpktssd.exe
dRunOnce: [^SetupICWDesktop] c:\program files\internet explorer\connection wizard\icwconn1.exe /desktop
dRunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\ciscos~1.lnk - c:\program files\cisco systems\vpn client\vpngui.exe
IE: {4B30061A-5B39-11D3-80F8-0090276F843F} - c:\program files\net2phone\Net2fone.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2iexp.dll
IE: {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
DPF: DirectAnimation Java Classes - file://c:\winnt\java\classes\dajava.cab
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\winnt\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} - hxxp://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/2008.10.10_v5.5.8/FacebookPhotoUploader5.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/C/C0CBBA88-A6F2-48D9-9B0E-1719D1177202/LegitCheckControl.cab
DPF: {5D637FAD-E202-48D1-8F18-5B9C459BD1E3} - hxxp://fb.familylink.com/we_are_related/stream/core/lib/AurigmaImageUploader/ImageUploader5.cab
DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} - hxxp://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/download/scanner/wlscbase6087.cab
DPF: {6F750203-1362-4815-A476-88533DE61D0C} - hxxp://www.kodakgallery.com/downloads/BUM/BUM_WIN_IE_2/axofupld.cab
DPF: {8100D56A-5661-482C-BEE8-AFECE305D968} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/2009.07.28_v5.5.8.1/FacebookPhotoUploader55.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_20-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} - hxxp://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37873.4658101852
DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} - hxxp://cdn2.zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab56649.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_20-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_20-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
DPF: {F5131C24-E56D-11CF-B78A-444553540000} - hxxps://wc.wachovia.com/common/cab/ikcntrls.cab
Handler: avgsecuritytoolbar - {F2DDE6B2-9684-4A55-86D4-E255E237B77C} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
Notify: NavLogon - c:\winnt\system32\NavLogon.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\winnt\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: {F60A0B68-AF3A-C1D2-CD09-5A80A136D2BA} - No File

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

R0 Lbd;Lbd;c:\winnt\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys [2010-7-18 64288]
R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\winnt\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2010-7-19 216400]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\winnt\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2010-7-19 29584]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free Network Redirector;c:\winnt\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2010-7-19 243024]
R1 SAVRT;SAVRT;c:\program files\symantec antivirus\savrt.sys [2005-2-4 324232]
R1 SAVRTPEL;SAVRTPEL;c:\program files\symantec antivirus\Savrtpel.sys [2005-2-4 53896]
R3 NAVENG;NAVENG;c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\virusd~1\20070627.016\naveng.sys [2007-6-27 77688]
R3 NAVEX15;NAVEX15;c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\virusd~1\20070627.016\navex15.sys [2007-6-27 852824]
S3 vsdatant;vsdatant;c:\winnt\system32\vsdatant.sys [2007-12-6 189792]

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

2010-07-20 22:52:10 0 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\administrator.equals3\defogger_reenable
2010-07-20 01:42:16 0 d--h--w- C:\$AVG
2010-07-20 01:24:44 12536 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2010-07-20 01:24:38 243024 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2010-07-20 01:24:04 216400 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2010-07-20 01:23:30 0 d-----w- c:\winnt\system32\drivers\Avg
2010-07-20 01:23:04 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\AVG Security Toolbar
2010-07-20 01:14:28 0 d-----w- c:\program files\AVG
2010-07-20 01:13:37 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\avg9
2010-07-19 23:11:24 411368 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\deployJava1.dll
2010-07-18 23:27:21 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Hitman Pro 3.5
2010-07-18 23:07:33 12872 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\bootdelete.exe
2010-07-18 22:59:51 16968 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\drivers\hitmanpro35.sys
2010-07-18 22:59:35 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Hitman Pro
2010-07-18 14:51:50 15880 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\lsdelete.exe
2010-07-18 12:36:02 64288 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys
2010-07-18 12:35:49 95024 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\drivers\SBREDrv.sys
2010-07-18 00:52:01 0 dc-h--w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{BD986C1B-72EC-4B82-B47B-6CAC4E6F494E}
2010-07-17 12:29:00 122880 ----a-w- c:\winnt\system32\O1Ybm2i4.dll
2010-07-17 12:29:00 112 ----a-w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\cUwBT6.dat
2010-07-16 10:06:48 397 ----a-w- c:\winnt\exe.txtjs

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

2002-01-15 16:39:09 271 --sh--w- c:\program files\desktop.ini
2002-01-15 16:39:09 21952 -c-ha-w- c:\program files\folder.htt

============= FINISH: 19:03:07.71 ===============

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#2 fireman4it

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:34 AM

Hello piscomatt,
  • Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
  • My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

    Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
  • Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
  • If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
  • Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
  • Finally, please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.


1.
Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware are no longer recommended
  • mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products)
  • Further, most people don't understand Spybot's TeaTimer or how to use it and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth. TeaTimer monitors changes to certain critical keys in Windows registry but does not indicate if the change is normal or a modification made by a malware infection. The user must have an understanding of the registry and how TeaTimer works in order to make informed decisions to allow or deny the detected changes. Additionally, TeaTimer may conflict with other security tools which do a much better job of protecting your computer and even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.
  • More effective alternatives are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Free.

2.
Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This changed from what we know in 2006 read this article:

http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546

I suggest you remove the program now. Click on start > run > and then paste the following into the "open" field: appwiz.cpl and press OK. From within Add or Remove Programs uninstall the following if they exist: Viewpoint, Viewpoint Manager, Viewpoint Media Player.

3.
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

4.
Install Recovery Console and Run ComboFix

This tool is not a toy. If used the wrong way you could trash your computer. Please use only under direction of a Helper. If you decide to do so anyway, please do not blame me or ComboFix.

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
  • Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.
  • Close any open windows, including this one.
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Note:The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you
should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.
  • Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

  • Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
  • When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the contents of the log (C:\ComboFix.txt).
Leave your computer alone while ComboFix is running.
ComboFix will restart your computer if malware is found; allow it to do so.


Note: Please Do NOT mouseclick combofix's window while its running because it may cause it to stall.


Things to include in your next reply:;
Combofix.txt
How is your machine running now?

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#3 piscomatt

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:15 PM

I did all of the steps and everything seems to be working well now. No more redirect issues so far. I've attached the combofix.txt log.

So what virus did I have and what was it doing? If I am clean now, what steps should I follow now to set my computer up so that this dosen't happen again?

Thanks again.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:44 PM

Hello,

You had a nasty rootkit. there are some leftover stuff we need to remove.



1.
One or more of the identified infections is a Rootkit.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?
When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. "If you would like to continue, then follow the steps below, otherwise please let me know"

2.
We need to run a CFScript.

1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

3. Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the codebox below into it:

CODE
Killall::

Domains::

File::
c:\winnt\system32\O1Ybm2i4.dll
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\cUwBT6.dat

Folder::
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\eyqfkcbhe-ERASE4
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\fhpwrnryt-ERASE5
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\dmjmsiytj-ERASE2
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\eyqfkcbhe
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\fhpwrnryt
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\dmjmsiytj
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\dlimqbhyc
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\dnbsdfuvi
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\dlimqbhyc-ERASE1
c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\dnbsdfuvi-ERASE3

Renv::
c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched .exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp .exe
c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier .exe
c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam .exe
c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask                    .exe
c:\program files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray .exe

Registry::
[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile]
"EnableFirewall"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]
"AntiVirusOverride"=-


Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe




Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript into ComboFix.exe

When finished, it shall produce a log for you at C:\ComboFix.txt which I will require in your next reply.

Things to include in your next reply::
Combofix.txt
How is your machine running now?

" Extinguishing Malware from the world"

The Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal forum is very busy. If I'm helping you and I've not posted back within 24 hrs., send a PM with your topic link. Thank you.

ALL OTHER HELP REQUESTS VIA THE PM SYSTEM WILL BE IGNORED. The Forums are there for a reason!
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:08 PM

I created the text file and moved it over the ComboFix icon. It asked me to update to a newer version of ComboFix which I did. Attached is the log file after it finished running.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:46 PM

Hello,


Things are looking better now! thumbup2.gif Let's do some final checking and updating.

1.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

2.
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  1. Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  2. Click the button.
  3. For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    1. Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    2. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
  4. Check
  5. Click the button.
  6. Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  7. Check
  8. Push the Start button.
  9. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  10. When the scan completes, push
  11. Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  12. Push the button.
  13. Push
Note for Vista Users: Eset is compatible but Internet Explorer must be run as Administrator. To do this, 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.)

You can refer to this short video by: neomage
**Note**
To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review:
  • Close any open programs
  • Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan.

3.
Your version of Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop.
  • Look for "JDK 6 Update 21 (JDK or JRE)".
  • Click the "Download JRE" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform: "Windows".
  • Select your Language: "Multi-language".
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • Click Continue and the page will refresh.
  • Under Required Files, check the box for Windows Offline Installation, click the link below it and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button and follow the onscreen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u21-windows-i586.exe to install the newest version.
  • If using Windows Vista and the installer refuses to launch due to insufficient user permissions, then Run As Administrator.
  • When the Java Setup - Welcome window opens, click the Install > button.
  • If offered to install a Toolbar, just uncheck the box before continuing unless you want it.
-- Starting with Java 6u10, the uninstaller incorporated in each new release uses Enhanced Auto update to automatically remove the previous version when updating to a later update release. It will not remove older versions, so they will need to be removed manually.
-- Java is updated frequently. If you want to be automatically notified of future updates, just turn on the Java Automatic Update feature and you will not have to remember to update when Java releases a new version.


Note: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications. To disable the JQS service if you don't want to use it, go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click Ok and reboot your computer.

4.
Your version of Adobe Reader is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Adobe components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Adobe Reader Version 9.3. and save it to your desktop.
  • Uncheck the "Free McAfee Security plan Plus" option or any other Toolbar you are offered
  • Click the download button at the bottom.
  • If you use Internet Explorer and do not wish to install the ActiveX element, simply click on the click here to download link on the next page.
  • Remove all older version of Adobe Reader: Go to Add/remove and uninstall all versions of Adobe Reader, Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat.
    If you are unsure of how to use Add or Remove Programs, the please see this tutorial:How To Remove An Installed Program From Your Computer
  • Then from your desktop double-click on Adobe Reader to install the newest version.
    If using Windows Vista and the installer refuses to launch due to insufficient user permissions, then Run As Administrator.
  • When the "Adobe Setup - Welcome" window opens, click the Install > button.
  • If offered to install a Toolbar, just uncheck the box before continuing unless you want it.
  • Once the installation is finished, go here: Adobe Update Page and scroll down to UPDATES/PROGRAMS. From there download: Adobe Reader 9.3.2 update - multiple languages and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click the file AdbeRdrUpd932_all_incr.msp on your desktop to start installing the update and follow the prompts.
  • Once the update is done click Exit.
Your Adobe Reader is now up to date!

Things to include in your next reply::
MBAM log
Eset log
A new DDS log
How is your machine running now?

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

Updated Adobe Reader and Java. MBAM, ESET and DDS logs are attached.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:07 PM

Hello, piscomatt.
Congratulations! You now appear clean! specool.gif


Uninstall Combofix
  • Make sure that Combofix.exe that you downloaded is on your Desktop but Do not run it!
    o *If it is not on your Desktop, the below will not work.
  • Click on then Run....
  • Now copy & paste the green bolded text in the run-box and click OK.

    ComboFix /Uninstall



    <Notice the space between the "x" and "/".> <--- It needs to be there
    Windows Vista users: Press the Windows Key + R to bring the Run... Command and then from there you can add in the Combofix /Uninstall


  • Please advise if this step is missed for any reason as it performs some important actions:
    "This will uninstall Combofix, delete its related folders and files, reset your clock settings, hide file extensions, hide the system/hidden files and resets System Restore again.
    It also makes a clean Restore Point and flashes all the old restore points in order to prevent possible reinfection from an old one through system restore".

Are things running okay? Do you have any more questions?

System Still Slow?
You may wish to try StartupLite. Simply download this tool to your desktop and run it. It will explain any optional auto-start programs on your system, and offer the option to stop these programs from starting at startup. This will result in fewer programs running when you boot your system, and should improve preformance.
If that does not work, you can try the steps mentioned in Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware.

We Need to Clean Up Our Mess
  • Download OTC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop.
  • Double click icon to start the program. If you are using Vista, please right-click and choose run as administrator
  • Then Click the big button.
  • You will get a prompt saying "Being Cleanup Process". Please select Yes.
  • Restart your computer when prompted.



Recommendations
Below are some recommendations to lower your chances of (re)infection.
  1. Install and maintain an outbound firewall
  2. Install Spyware Blaster and update it regularly
    If you wish, the commercial version provides automatic updating.
  3. Install the MVPs hosts file, and update it regularly
    You can use the HostMan host file manager to do this automaticly if you wish.
    For more information on the hosts file, and what it can do for you, you can view the Tutorial on the Hosts file
  4. Install an Anti-Spyware program, and update it regularly
    Malware Byte's Anti Malware is an excellent Anti-Spyware scanner. It's scan times are usually under ten minutes, and has excellent detection and removal rates.
    SUPERAntiSpyware is another good scanner with high detection and removal rates.
    Both programs are free for non commercial home use but provide a resident and do not nag if you purchase the paid versions.
  5. Keep Windows (and your other Microsoft software) up to date!
    I cannot stress how important this is enough. Often holes are found in Internet Explorer or Windows itself that require patching. Sometimes these holes will allow an attacker unrestricted access to your computer.

    If you are using Windows XP or earlier
    Visit the Microsoft Update Website and follow the on screen instructions to setup Microsoft Update. Also follow the instructions to update your system. Please REBOOT and repeat this process until there are no more updates to install!!

    If you are using Windows Vista
    1. Click the "Start Menu" (or Windows Orb)
    2. Click "All Programs"
    3. Click "Windows Update"
    4. On the left, choose "Change Settings"
    5. Ensure that the checkbox "Use Microsoft Update" at the bottom of the window is checked.
    6. Press OK and accept the UAC prompt.
      Note: You shouldn't need to check this checkbox every single time you update, only the first time.
    7. Click "Check for Updates" in the upper left corner.
    8. Follow the instructions to install the latest updates.
    9. Reboot and repeat the "Check for Updates" until there are no more critical updates to install
  6. Keep your other software up to date as well
    Software does not need to be made by Microsoft to be insecure. You can use the Secunia Online Software occasionally to help you check for out of date software on your machine.
  7. Stay up to date!
    The MOST IMPORTANT part of any security setup is keeping the software up to date. Malware writers release new variants every single day. If your software updates don't keep up, then the malware will always be one step ahead. Not a good thing sad.gif.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:03 PM

Thanks! I appreciate the help.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:53 PM

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