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Whistler Bootkit?

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#1 dogfood


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:58 PM

i currently have some sort of trojan/virus/malware running on my computer currently.

something attacked my computer and norton claimed it stopped it but all of a sudden i started having internet explorer open up with ads. i don't use IE anymore so this was a surprise. when i open the task manager i see multiple copies of iexplore.exe running, and sometimes i get sounds from ads that they are running on sites that i can't see. i feel like i'm playing unwinnable game of whack-a-mole.

i posted on my antivirus's community page and gave other information, this is the history of the attack.

first this low risk happened:
0.9186731659258145.exe modified your sysem configuration
modded c:\document and settings\...\local settings\temp\ctv101814.exe

ctv101814.exe made 2 modifications to your computer
modded these 2:
c:\document and settings\...\local settings\temp\loader.exe
c:\document and settings\...\local settings\temp\smss.exe

smss.exe modified your sysem configuration
modded c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe

then there was an unathorized access logged at a medium risk
actor: c:\document and settings\...\local settings\temp\smss.exe
actor pid 3404
target: c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\.ccsvchst.exe

then came a high risk:
HTTP misleading application download request
this was blocked

after this attack was when i noticed the multiple iexplore.exe ruinning.

after i posted that information another user on the board said:
You will have to go to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal board, they have the tools I have to help people and are able to remove the Bootkit on their Forum board

Tell them it's the Whistler Bootkit (Black Internet)


So thats what i'm doing.

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#2 dogfood

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:47 PM

so i believe i have the whistler bootkit, i was told to come here by a member of th norton antivirus community board.

iexplore.exe is running a bunch. invisible ads have been playing in the background. occasionally pop-ups have also appear. i hear clicking for websites opening up

i've run my AV, i've run ccleaner and malware bytes. i have combofix downloaded and ready to be used.

my problems seem similar to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/331577/infected-with-bootkit-whistler/ and to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/328595/invisible-ads-and-wave-volume-resetting-to-zero/ so i know you guys can help. thanks in advance.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 27 July 2010 - 09:41 PM.
Merged topics. ~ OB

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:42 PM


Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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