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Infected with "Possible Variant of the TDL3 (alias Alureon) rootkit"

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#1 ouiouilee


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:14 PM

As noted in HitMan:

Possible variant of the TDL3 (alias Alureon) rootkit detected.
The device stack of the hard disk is referencing a hidden driver. This could affect the detection of malicious files.

It does not give me the option to delete it; none of the other antimalware or antivirus programs even recognize that it's there. I have the typical bootup problems and redirects in my browsers (both IE and GoogleChrome). A what I assume to be secondary infection noted each time by HitMan, and deleted, and then reoccurring, is iveb.exe (Start Menu\Programs\Startup)

Here is the DDS and GMER info.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by PCUser at 11:42:24.96 on Fri 07/23/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1262.402 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\PCUser\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\PCUser\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\PCUser\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\PCUser\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\PCUser\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\PCUser\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\PCUser\My Documents\Downloads\Defogger.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\PCUser\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uURLSearchHooks: ZoneAlarm Toolbar: {66f2e20d-0da8-4c11-a9c8-dd8477b88acd} - c:\program files\zonealarm\tbZone.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgssie.dll
BHO: ZoneAlarm Toolbar: {66f2e20d-0da8-4c11-a9c8-dd8477b88acd} - c:\program files\zonealarm\tbZone.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
BHO: ZoneAlarm Security Engine Registrar: {8a4a36c2-0535-4d2c-bd3d-496cb7eed6e3} - c:\program files\checkpoint\zaforcefield\trustchecker\bin\TrustCheckerIEPlugin.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: {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - No File
TB: ZoneAlarm Toolbar: {66f2e20d-0da8-4c11-a9c8-dd8477b88acd} - c:\program files\zonealarm\tbZone.dll
TB: ZoneAlarm Security Engine: {ee2ac4e5-b0b0-4ec6-88a9-bca1a32ab107} - c:\program files\checkpoint\zaforcefield\trustchecker\bin\TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\documents and settings\pcuser\local settings\application data\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [{763F1576-B81A-0E07-3734-4C4DFFCCC4DF}] "c:\documents and settings\pcuser\application data\duafi\ipedv.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [MSConfig] c:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\MSCONFIG.EXE /auto
mRun: [ZoneAlarm Client] "c:\program files\zone labs\zonealarm\zlclient.exe"
mRun: [ISW] "c:\program files\checkpoint\zaforcefield\ForceField.exe" /icon="hidden"
mRun: [HitmanPro35] "c:\program files\hitman pro 3.5\HitmanPro35.exe" /scan:boot
mRun: [AVG9_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg9\avgtray.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\pcuser\startm~1\programs\startup\secuni~1.lnk - c:\program files\secunia\psi\psi.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
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_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {C9D7D239-B502-48B3-BA25-9DF8C7264073} - hxxps://
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {D30CA0FD-1CA0-11D4-AC78-006008A9A8BC} - hxxp://studentupdate.wpunj.edu/webinstall/webinst.cab
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
mASetup: {9C450606-ED24-4958-92BA-B8940C99D441} - c:\program files\pixiepack codec pack\InstallerHelper.exe

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

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2010-7-20 216400]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2010-7-20 29584]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2010-7-20 243024]
R1 vsdatant;vsdatant;c:\windows\system32\vsdatant.sys [2010-3-11 532224]
R2 avg9wd;AVG Free WatchDog;c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgwdsvc.exe [2010-7-20 308136]
R2 ISWKL;ZoneAlarm Toolbar ISWKL;c:\program files\checkpoint\zaforcefield\ISWKL.sys [2010-5-26 26352]
R2 IswSvc;ZoneAlarm Toolbar IswSvc;c:\program files\checkpoint\zaforcefield\ISWSVC.exe [2010-5-26 493032]
R2 vsmon;TrueVector Internet Monitor;c:\windows\system32\zonelabs\vsmon.exe -service --> c:\windows\system32\zonelabs\vsmon.exe -service [?]
R3 PSI;PSI;c:\windows\system32\drivers\psi_mf.sys [2009-6-17 12648]

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

2010-07-23 15:41:25 0 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\pcuser\defogger_reenable
2010-07-21 11:50:04 0 d--h--w- C:\$AVG
2010-07-20 22:24:58 12536 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2010-07-20 22:24:55 243024 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2010-07-20 22:24:47 216400 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2010-07-20 22:24:36 0 d-----w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Avg
2010-07-20 20:38:12 12872 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bootdelete.exe
2010-07-20 20:31:46 16968 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\hitmanpro35.sys
2010-07-20 20:30:07 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Hitman Pro
2010-07-20 20:30:04 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Hitman Pro 3.5
2010-07-20 00:31:32 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\pcuser\applic~1\794DBCAE2A4E0B6D33943E2106B1093A
2010-07-19 13:54:18 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\pcuser\applic~1\CheckPoint
2010-07-19 13:53:45 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Conduit
2010-07-19 13:53:43 0 d-----w- c:\program files\ZoneAlarm
2010-07-19 13:53:11 0 d-----w- c:\program files\CheckPoint
2010-07-16 00:40:53 744448 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\helpsvc.exe
2010-07-10 00:37:22 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Total Video Converter
2010-07-09 14:40:13 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Amazon
2010-07-01 16:01:43 0 d-----w- c:\windows\pss

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

2010-07-19 13:53:06 4212 ---ha-w- c:\windows\system32\zllictbl.dat
2010-07-12 13:58:25 56708 ---ha-w- c:\windows\system32\mlfcache.dat
2010-06-23 17:51:22 1238528 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\zpeng25.dll
2010-05-18 20:35:16 91424 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dnssd.dll
2010-05-18 20:35:16 107808 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dns-sd.exe
2010-05-06 10:41:53 916480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-05-02 05:22:50 1851264 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys

============= FINISH: 11:44:04.01 ===============

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Edited by ouiouilee, 23 July 2010 - 05:15 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:26 AM

Hello ouiouilee

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan or rootkit.

This type of infection has the capabilities to allows hacker 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 Identity 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. Let me know what you decide to do.

If you still want to clean it please do the following

  • Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
  • Extract its contents to your desktop.
  • Once extracted, open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.

  • If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.

  • If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.

  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.

  • If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  • If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.


Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

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* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

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