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AntiVir Solution Pro + Exploit Phoenix infection

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#1 punchedsilly


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:41 AM

I picked up an infection of AntiVir Solution Pro rogue antivirus on my Windows XP laptop
and had the popups preventing me from running any executable. It also prevented me from dowloading any Windows update or even clicking on the MS Windows update link in Google. I cured it (I think) by

1) Running MalwareBytes in windows safe mode--it found 12 malware files
2) SUPERAntispyware--found several malware registry entries
3) Manually deleting a suspect file in %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe

Re-running MalwareBytes in safe mode last showed no infection. I get no more AntiVir Solution Pro popups.

BUT THEN . . .

Then I got a popup from my AVG Resident Shield saying,
"Exploit Phoenix Exploit Kit (type 1112)"
Was detected.

I do get an occasional new tab that opens in my Firefox browser and I'm still blocked from accessing the MS Windows update link in Google. So I'm not sure if it's a remnant of AntiVir Solution Pro or the Exploit Phoenix thing.

I ran DDS and GMER. GMER crashed so after three tries I gave up on that. Attached are the DDS logs though.

AND Firefox prevented me from posting this forum topic to bleepingcomputer. I posted this from another PC by transferring the log files.

Here is DDS.txt:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Barry at 18:26:01.54 on Tue 07/27/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.443 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Free Desktop Clock\DesktopClock.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Service\eLockServ.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\bbs\kill-AntiVirPro\combofix et al\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.myway.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sp/*http://www.yahoo.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://en.us.acer.yahoo.com
mStart Page = hxxp://en.us.acer.yahoo.com
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://en.us.acer.yahoo.com/
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.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: Acer eDataSecurity Management: {5cbe3b7c-1e47-477e-a7dd-396db0476e29} - c:\windows\system32\eDStoolbar.dll
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [SkinClock] c:\program files\free desktop clock\DesktopClock.exe
uRun: [SUPERAntiSpyware] c:\program files\superantispyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
mRun: [Preload] c:\windows\RUNXMLPL.exe
mRun: [IAAnotif] "c:\program files\intel\intel matrix storage manager\Iaanotif.exe"
mRun: [SynTPEnh] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPEnh.exe
mRun: [AzMixerSel] c:\program files\realtek\installshield\AzMixerSel.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [IMJPMIG8.1] "c:\windows\ime\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
mRun: [MSPY2002] c:\windows\system32\ime\pintlgnt\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002ASync] c:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002A] c:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
mRun: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [SynTPStart] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPStart.exe
mRun: [RemoteControl] "c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd\PDVDServ.exe"
mRun: [LanguageShortcut] "c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd\language\Language.exe"
mRun: [Boot] c:\acer\empowering technology\epower\Boot.exe
mRun: [eLockMonitor] c:\acer\empowering technology\elock\monitor\LaunchMonitor.exe
mRun: [ePower_DMC] c:\acer\empowering technology\epower\ePower_DMC.exe
mRun: [SetDefPrt] c:\program files\brother\brmfl05c\BrStDvPt.exe
mRun: [ControlCenter2.0] c:\program files\brother\controlcenter2\brctrcen.exe /autorun
mRun: [<NO NAME>]
mRun: [RoxWatchTray] "c:\program files\common files\roxio shared\9.0\sharedcom\RoxWatchTray9.exe"
mRun: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "c:\program files\elaborate bytes\clonecd\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
dRun: [vwetqphd] c:\documents and settings\networkservice\local settings\application data\cmtwalekf\ivymtratssd.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\adobeg~1.lnk - c:\program files\common files\adobe\calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1280037188640
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.DLL
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\barry\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\rojcjhlq.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.myway.com
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_popup_windows", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.enable_click_image_resizing", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.high_water_mark", 32);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.gc_frequency", 1600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.debug", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.agedWeight", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.bucketSize", 1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.maxTimeGroupings", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.timeGroupingSize", 604800);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.boundaryWeight", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.prefixWeight", 5);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("html5.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.download.backgroundInterval", 600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.url.manual", "http://www.firefox.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-ja", "mozff");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add", "addons.mozilla.org");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add.36", "getpersonas.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("lightweightThemes.update.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.allTabs.previews", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("toolbar.customization.usesheet", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.max", 20);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.cachetime", 20);

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

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-5-19 325896]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2009-5-19 27784]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-5-19 108552]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2010-2-17 12872]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2010-5-10 67656]
R2 aawservice;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\aawservice.exe [2008-9-10 611664]
R2 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgemc.exe [2009-5-19 908568]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-5-19 298776]
S3 MEMSWEEP2;MEMSWEEP2;\??\c:\windows\system32\1f.tmp --> c:\windows\system32\1F.tmp [?]
S3 NPF;NetGroup Packet Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\npf.sys [2008-12-26 32512]
S3 PTDUBus;PANTECH UM175 Composite Device Driver ;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PTDUBus.sys [2009-1-8 29824]
S3 PTDUMdm;PANTECH UM175 Drivers;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PTDUMdm.sys [2009-1-8 41344]
S3 PTDUVsp;PANTECH UM175 Diagnostic Port;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PTDUVsp.sys [2009-1-8 39936]
S3 PTDUWWAN;PANTECH UM175 WWAN Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PTDUWWAN.sys [2009-1-8 59776]

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

2010-07-27 03:02:17 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Sophos
2010-07-25 06:44:31 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\barry\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2010-07-25 06:44:31 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2010-07-25 06:44:18 0 d-----w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2010-07-23 01:44:11 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\barry\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2010-07-23 01:43:57 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2010-07-23 01:43:57 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2010-07-23 01:43:56 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2010-07-23 01:43:56 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

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

============= FINISH: 18:26:39.35 ===============

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#2 shelf life

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:19 PM

hi punchedsilly,

Your log is a few days old. If you still need help simply post back.

How Can I Reduce My Risk to Malware?

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:13 PM

Hi Shelf life,

Yes, I surely do still need help. Thanks for the reply. I was told it would take all this time to get a response. I haven't installed any new programs since I posted the logs but have run Malwarebytes scans and rkill for running malware processes which flags a file in my \Local Settings\Temp folder. I delete it and it shows up again. It could be a legitimate bluetooth .exe I can reply with the details if needed.
Thanks for your help!

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:27 PM


Ok we can start with combofix. There is a short guide to read first. Read through the guide then apply the directions in the guide to your computer. If you have problems running combofix in normal mode you can boot into safe mode to run it. You can reach safe mode by restarting your computer and tapping the f8 key during the restart, chose the first option from the list: safe mode, once at the safe mode desktop run combofix.

Guide to using Combofix

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 01:02 AM

Hi Shelf life,

I disabled AVG Resident Shield and ran Combofix as instructed. The first attempt in Windows normal mode resulted in Combofix hanging with no disk activity. I then rebooted to safe mode and re-ran Combofix. It successfully ran. Here is the log:

ComboFix 10-08-06.01 - Barry 08/07/2010 0:42.1.2 - x86 NETWORK
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.719 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: c:\bbs\kill-AntiVirPro\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

c:\program files\WinPCap
c:\program files\WinPCap\daemon_mgm.exe
c:\program files\WinPCap\npf_mgm.exe
c:\program files\WinPCap\rpcapd.exe

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-07-07 to 2010-08-07 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2010-08-01 22:19 . 2010-08-01 22:19 -------- d--h--w- c:\windows\PIF
2010-07-27 03:02 . 2010-07-27 03:02 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Sophos
2010-07-25 14:52 . 2010-07-25 14:52 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\yyaopntbs
2010-07-25 06:44 . 2010-07-25 06:44 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Barry\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2010-07-25 06:44 . 2010-07-25 06:44 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2010-07-25 06:44 . 2010-07-25 06:44 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2010-07-25 05:58 . 2010-07-25 14:52 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\lmmwkjhjv
2010-07-23 01:44 . 2010-07-23 01:44 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Barry\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2010-07-23 01:43 . 2010-07-23 01:43 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2010-07-23 01:43 . 2010-04-29 21:39 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2010-07-23 01:43 . 2010-07-23 01:44 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2010-07-23 01:43 . 2010-04-29 21:39 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2010-07-22 02:28 . 2010-07-23 02:12 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\cmtwalekf
2010-07-16 03:37 . 2010-07-16 03:37 -------- d-s---w- c:\documents and settings\NetworkService\UserData

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2010-07-28 02:16 . 2008-12-26 08:16 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Barry\Application Data\EditPlus 3
2010-07-25 16:32 . 2010-07-25 06:50 63488 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\Barry\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com\SUPERAntiSpyware\SDDLLS\SD10006.dll
2010-07-25 16:32 . 2010-07-25 06:50 117760 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\Barry\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com\SUPERAntiSpyware\SDDLLS\UIREPAIR.DLL
2010-07-25 06:50 . 2010-07-25 06:50 52224 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\Barry\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com\SUPERAntiSpyware\SDDLLS\SD10005.dll
2010-07-07 01:33 . 2009-01-10 15:15 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Mozilla Thunderbird
2010-06-29 03:16 . 2008-12-26 23:09 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\V41

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

"SkinClock"="c:\program files\Free Desktop Clock\DesktopClock.exe" [2006-10-01 334848]

"Preload"="c:\windows\RUNXMLPL.exe" [2007-04-21 20480]
"IAAnotif"="c:\program files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe" [2007-03-21 174872]
"SynTPEnh"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2007-09-07 1015808]
"AzMixerSel"="c:\program files\Realtek\InstallShield\AzMixerSel.exe" [2005-06-12 53248]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2007-03-08 40048]
"IMJPMIG8.1"="c:\windows\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" [2004-08-05 208952]
"MSPY2002"="c:\windows\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe" [2004-08-05 59392]
"PHIME2002ASync"="c:\windows\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2004-08-05 455168]
"PHIME2002A"="c:\windows\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2004-08-05 455168]
"RTHDCPL"="RTHDCPL.EXE" [2007-05-28 16132608]
"IgfxTray"="c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe" [2007-06-13 142104]
"HotKeysCmds"="c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe" [2007-06-13 162584]
"Persistence"="c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe" [2007-06-13 138008]
"SynTPStart"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe" [2007-09-07 102400]
"RemoteControl"="c:\program files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe" [2007-01-09 68640]
"LanguageShortcut"="c:\program files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe" [2007-01-09 52256]
"Boot"="c:\acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\Boot.exe" [2006-03-16 579584]
"ePower_DMC"="c:\acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe" [2007-07-04 475136]
"SetDefPrt"="c:\program files\Brother\Brmfl05c\BrStDvPt.exe" [2005-01-27 49152]
"ControlCenter2.0"="c:\program files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe" [2005-11-12 995328]
"RoxWatchTray"="c:\program files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe" [2007-04-23 228088]
"CloneCDElbyCDFL"="c:\program files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" [2002-11-02 45056]
"AVG8_TRAY"="c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe" [2009-05-29 1947928]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2009-05-19 148888]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk - c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe [2008-12-30 113664]

"{5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA}"= "c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASSEH.DLL" [2008-05-13 77824]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\!SASWinLogon]
2009-09-03 22:21 548352 ----a-w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\avgrsstarter]
2009-05-29 17:32 11952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll


[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Acer Empowering Technology.lnk]
path=c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Acer Empowering Technology.lnk
backup=c:\windows\pss\Acer Empowering Technology.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Acer ePresentation HPD]
2007-03-02 18:25 208896 ----a-w- c:\acer\Empowering Technology\ePresentation\ePresentation.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\eDataSecurity Loader]
2007-05-28 22:56 342528 ----a-w- c:\acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ePower_DMC]
2007-07-04 18:44 475136 ----a-w- c:\acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\eRecoveryService]
2007-07-11 21:07 421888 ----a-w- c:\acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\eRAgent.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\LManager]
2007-10-17 17:59 858632 ----a-w- c:\progra~1\LAUNCH~1\LManager.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecAntiVirus]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecFirewall]

"c:\\Program Files\\CyberLink\\PowerDVD\\PowerDVD.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgemc.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"=

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [5/19/2009 10:26 AM 325896]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [5/19/2009 10:26 AM 108552]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\sasdifsv.sys [2/17/2010 12:25 PM 12872]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [5/10/2010 12:41 PM 67656]
R2 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe [5/19/2009 10:26 AM 908568]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe [5/19/2009 10:26 AM 298776]
S3 MEMSWEEP2;MEMSWEEP2;\??\c:\windows\system32\1F.tmp --> c:\windows\system32\1F.tmp [?]
S3 PTDUBus;PANTECH UM175 Composite Device Driver ;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PTDUBus.sys [1/8/2009 11:26 AM 29824]
S3 PTDUMdm;PANTECH UM175 Drivers;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PTDUMdm.sys [1/8/2009 11:26 AM 41344]
S3 PTDUVsp;PANTECH UM175 Diagnostic Port;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PTDUVsp.sys [1/8/2009 11:26 AM 39936]
S3 PTDUWWAN;PANTECH UM175 WWAN Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PTDUWWAN.sys [1/8/2009 11:26 AM 59776]
------- Supplementary Scan -------
uStart Page = hxxp://www.myway.com/
mStart Page = hxxp://en.us.acer.yahoo.com
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://en.us.acer.yahoo.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Barry\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\rojcjhlq.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.myway.com

c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

HKLM-Run-eLockMonitor - c:\acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Monitor\LaunchMonitor.exe
AddRemove-CloneCD - c:\program files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ccd-uninst.exe
AddRemove-ShockwaveFlash - c:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9b.exe


catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2010-08-07 00:51
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0


--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(968)
c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
c:\program files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
c:\program files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\program files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
c:\program files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
c:\acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Service\eLockServ.exe
c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
Completion time: 2010-08-07 00:56:08 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2010-08-07 06:56

Pre-Run: 29,018,062,848 bytes free
Post-Run: 28,157,743,104 bytes free

- - End Of File - - CB0B9BDF274C2F70D2078BDE5957EAB9

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 03:28 PM

ok. Can you give me a update on the situation after you ran combofix? Instead of Gmer you can run RootRepeal:

Please download: RootRepeal


Click the icon on your desktop to start.
Click on the Report tab at the bottom of the window
Next, Click on the Scan button
In the Select Scan Window check everything:

Stealth Objects
Hidden Services

Click the OK button
In the next dialog window select all the drives that are listed
Click OK to start the scan

May take some time to complete.
When done click the Save Report button.
Save the report to your desktop
To Exit RootRepeal: click File>Exit
Post the report in your reply

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:29 PM

Hi Shelf Life,

After running ComboFix I found that can now successfully browse to the MS Windows Update web site, so ComboFix definitely killed some malware. I didn't want to update Windows security patches or my virus scanners to keep the computer in the same state as when ComboFix was run in case installing updates would disrupt your analysis.

BUT I couldn't see any signs of malware(!).

Is it okay now to update Windows, Ad-Aware and AVG or would you prefer waiting on that?

Here is the RootRepeal log:

ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
Scan Start Time: 2010/08/07 17:12
Program Version: Version
Windows Version: Windows XP SP2

Name: dump_atapi.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_atapi.sys
Address: 0xA91CF000 Size: 98304 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: dump_WMILIB.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_WMILIB.SYS
Address: 0xF7A45000 Size: 8192 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xA7E88000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Hidden/Locked Files
Path: C:\hiberfil.sys
Status: Locked to the Windows API!

Path: c:\windows\temp\perflib_perfdata_670.dat
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 16384, Raw: 0)

Path: c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql.1\mssql\log\log_534.trc
Status: Allocation size mismatch (API: 4096, Raw: 0)


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:03 PM


Ok good. you can remove combofix like this:
start>run and type in:
combofix /uninstall
click ok or enter
Note the space after the x and before the /

You can delete the RootRepeal, DDS and Gmer icon's from your desktop.

Keep malwarebytes and note that it must be updated manually and a scan started manually. Always update before a scan.

you can make a new restore point, the how and the why:

One of the features of Windows XP,Vista and Windows7 is the System Restore option, however if malware infects a computer it is possible that the malware could be backed up in the System Restore archive. Therefore, clearing the restore points is a good idea after malware is removed and your computer appears to be functioning ok.

To reset your restore points, please note that you will need to log into your computer with an account which has full administrator access. You will know if the account has administrator access because you will be able to see the System Restore tab. If the tab is missing, you are logged in under a limited account.


1. Turn off System Restore. (deletes old possibly infected restore point)
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

2. Reboot.

3. Turn ON System Restore.(creates a new restore points on a clean system)
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
Click Apply, and then click OK, then reboot

Is it okay now to update Windows, Ad-Aware and AVG or would you prefer waiting on that?

Right now would be good. You should upgrade to IE 8.0

If all is good on your end: Some tips to help you remain malware free:

10 Tips for Prevention and Avoidance of Malware:
There is no reason why your computer can not stay malware free.

In no special order

1) It is essential to keep your OS,(Windows) browser (IE, FireFox) and other software up to date to "patch" vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Visit Windows Update frequently or use the Windows auto-update feature. Staying updated is also essential for other web based applications like Java, Adobe Flash/Reader,iTunes etc. More and more third party applications are being targeted. Not sure if you have the latest version? Check their version status here.

2) Know what you are installing to your computer. Alot of software can come bundled with unwanted add-ons, like adware, toolbars and malware. More and more legitimate software is installing useless toolbars if not unchecked first. Do not install any files from ads, popups or random links. Do not fall for fake warnings about virus and trojans being found on your computer and you are then prompted to install software to remedy this. See also the signs that you may have malware on your computer.

3) Install and keep updated: one antivirus and two or three anti-malware applications. If not updated they will soon be worthless. If either of these frequently find malware then its time to *review your computer habits*.

4) Refrain from clicking on links or attachments via E-Mail, IM, IRC, Chat Rooms, Blogs or Social Networking Sites, no matter how tempting or legitimate the message may seem. See also E-mail phishing Tricks.

5) Do not click on ads/pop ups or offers from websites requesting that you need to install software to your computer--*for any reason*. Use the Alt+F4 keys to close the window.

6) Don't click on offers to "scan" your computer. Install ActiveX Objects with care. Do you trust the website to install components?

7) Consider the use of limited (non-privileged) accounts for everyday use, rather than administrator accounts. Limited accounts can help prevent *malware from installing and lessen its potential impact.* This is exactly what user account control (UAC) in Windows Vista and Windows 7 attempts to address.

8) Install and understand the *limitations* of a software firewall.

9) A tool for automatically hardening and securing Internet Explorer 8.0. Requires site registration for downloading. Changes some of the default settings of IE 8.0, Read the FAQ's. Or see a slide show Here and do it yourself.

10) Warez, cracks etc are very popular for carrying malware payloads. If you look for these you will encounter malware. If you download/install files via p2p networks (another malware vector), then you are also much more likely to encounter malicious code in a downloaded file. Can you really trust the source of the file? Do you really need another malware source?

Longer version with pictures in link below.

Happy Safe Surfing.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:00 AM

Hi Shelf Life,

Great info. Looks like you got my problem solved. Busy updating security patches.
Thanks much for your help.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:10 PM

ok. Your welcome. Happy Safe surfing

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