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#1 cilypudi

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:24 PM

This is freaky. I was simply opening a "Google Alert" from my Yahoo Mail account and the computer suddenly rebooted.

I never even read it. The email had "Share-Internation.org and Maitreya" in the body.
Then I go to Youtube to watch a "Benjamin Creme and Maitreya" video, and I clicked on the video, and my computer "violently" rebooted again.
My Windows XP rebooted with the "Restore active desktop" prompt, so I know something has probably been installed.

I am very computer savvy, and have never seen this. I'm going to start looking for the worm/virus/trojan now.

I just post this to start a thread incase others start reporting this "Email or YouTube" hijacking happening.
I just finished a quick Malwarebyte's scan, but it returned nothing.

My other security is Look n' Stop firewall (which should have caught this o_O ) Avira antivirus, Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster.

I'm going to run a Hijackthis log to start looking.
I repeat, I DID NOT open any attatchment fron the Yahoo email, just opened the page.
I may have had it set to "allow images", from the HTML, not sure, but I've heard of photo's hijacking from emails.

I hope this does't have anything with the announcement by Share-international spokemans/prophet Benjamin Creme that the "Maitreya" had finally emerged fom hiding in London and has been on TV. Many think it's Raj Patel, spooky.
That was the video I clicked on Youtube, then my PC shut down.

But I'm going to start jooking for this hijacker now.
peace,
CilyPudi

Edited by Andrew, 12 September 2010 - 06:37 PM.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:25 PM

Okay, I just found a trojan with my Antivir

Virus or unwanted program 'TR/Vundo.Gen [trojan]'

detected in file '

C:\WINDOWS\system32\SKYNETephknqvp.dll
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Action performed: Move file to quarantine.

I had just ran TFC and rebooted,

will continue

:thumbsup:

update: strange, Google has nothing on the dll

SKYNETephknqvp.dll

ephknqvp.dll either

hmmmm

Requesting Monitor to change topic title to include the Trojan,
please :flowers:

Edited by cilypudi, 12 September 2010 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:57 PM

Hijack did not find anything.

I just ran Malwarebyte's in safe mode, found the following and removed them:

Registry Keys Infected:


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{b922d405-6d13-4a2b-ae89-08a030da4402} (Adware.WidgiToolbar)
-> No action taken.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{b922d405-6d13-4a2b-ae89-08a030da4402} (Adware.WidgiToolbar) -> No action taken.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{b922d405-6d13-4a2b-ae89-08a030da4402} (Adware.WidgiToolbar) -> No action taken.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper
Objects\{b922d405-6d13-4a2b-ae89-08a030da4402} (Adware.WidgiToolbar)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\skynetbavbwwxv (Rootkit.TDSS)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{b922d405-6d13-4a2b-ae89-08a030da4402} (Adware.WidgiToolbar)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\pdfforge Toolbar\WidgiHelper.exe (Adware.WidgiToolbar)

C:\Program Files\pdfforge Toolbar\IE\1.1.2\pdfforgeToolbarIE.dll (Adware.WidgiToolbar)

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SKYNETmtbbgkol.sys (Rootkit.TDSS)

C:\WINDOWS\system32\SKYNETatiqamjw.dat (Rootkit.TDSS)

C:\WINDOWS\system32\SKYNETidwqpulw.dll (Rootkit.TDSS)

I've never ever ever been hijacked like this o_O

:flowers: :trumpet:

Update:

I did upload and install PDFCreator yesterday from

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

.....but I never allowed any funky toolbar, I hate toolbars.

I also unstalled the PDFcreator program.

My Hijack Log is clean now.


peace.

Oh, In the middle of all this,
after one of these reboots,
a screem popped up requiring me to revalidate my copy of Windows XP.

It looked like a legitimate prompt from Microsoft so I allowed it.
I thought it might be part of an Update.

My Automatic Updates are set to 3am every day.
It seemed to check, then allowed the computer to complete it's reboot.

:thumbsup:

Edited by cilypudi, 12 September 2010 - 04:38 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:04 PM

Hello and welcoome. Please do these next.

Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.

RKill....

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
Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.


If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.



Next run Superantisypware (SAS):

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.
  • Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
  • Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.
If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.


Reboot back to Normal mode.
Scanning with MBAM in safe or normal mode will work but removal functions are not as powerful in safe mode. MBAM is designed to be at full power when malware is running so safe mode is not necessary when using it. In fact, it loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode because the program includes a special driver which does not work in safe mode. Further, scanning in safe mode prevents some types of malware from running so it may be missed during the detection process. For optimal removal, normal mode is recommended so it does not limit the abilities of MBAM. Doing a safe mode scan should only be done when a regular mode scan fails.

Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:24 PM

Thank's, I had already ran the updated Malewarebyte's program in safe mode and removed all the infected keys as stated above.

I'll run the Rkill and SUPERAntispyware to see if anything is hanging around.

I just ran a Highjackthis log and it's clean as follows:

EDIT: Removed HJT log,not allowed in this forum.
************
I think I've cleaned it up.

Edited by boopme, 13 September 2010 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:46 PM

This all looks clean. If all running well then..... Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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