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Multiple Trojans Hiloti; Pakes; more?


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#1 froman

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:11 AM

While visiting a previously trusted website several days ago (September 10th), my security software (AVG and Windows Defender) started detecting threats, which I then attempted to heal by following the security software's recommended actions.
My laptop seems to be running well now, except on startup, I get the following error message:
"Error loading C:\WINDOWS\MTF196$\mmduch.dll
The specified module could not be found."

Here are the threats that were detected:
Windows Defender caught and 'succeeded' in removing Trojan:Win32/Hiloti.gen!D
Two days later, Windows Defender caught and supposedly removed this same Trojan again.

AVG at first caught two infections, then two days later caught four more. All of these infections are currently in AVG's Virus Vault. Here are the virus names and each one's associated "path to file" in the order that they were caught:

Infection - Trojan horse Generic18.VSD
C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallMTF196$\adjct.dll

PUP - Adware Generic4.AINS
C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallMTF196$\mmduch.dll

Infection - Trojan horse Pakes.HAX
C:\Documents and Settings\.....\Application Data\Udacy\ycxo.exe

Infection - Trojan horse Generic19.LYJ
C:\Documents and Settings\.....\Local Settings\Application Data\kkntmgcss\lkmiijiuqiw.exe

Infection - Trojan horse Generic19.LIX
C:\Documents and Settings\.....\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\WECVJML8\svchost[1].exe

Infection - Trojan horse Pakes.HAX
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{3A579F61-82CF-4117-919A-DB7B394CD5BC}\RP3\A0000122.exe

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So, here's the DDS.txt log:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Orion at 13:56:47.09 on Mon 09/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1193 [GMT -7:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}
FW: Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall *enabled* {E659E0EE-10E6-49B7-8696-60F38D0EB174}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Pavilion Webcam\HPWebcam.exe
C:\Program Files\Vongo\Tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\Vongo\VongoService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
"C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe"
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Orion\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uSearch Bar = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=pavilion&pf=laptop
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://security.symantec.com/default.asp?productid=NIS2006&langid=en-us&venid=sym
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
uURLSearchHooks: AVG Security Toolbar BHO: {a3bc75a2-1f87-4686-aa43-5347d756017c} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
mURLSearchHooks: AVG Security Toolbar BHO: {a3bc75a2-1f87-4686-aa43-5347d756017c} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
mURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478d38-c3f9-4efb-9b51-7695eca05670} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: AVG Security Toolbar BHO: {a3bc75a2-1f87-4686-aa43-5347d756017c} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
TB: AVG Security Toolbar: {ccc7a320-b3ca-4199-b1a6-9f516dd69829} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
TB: {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - No File
TB: {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\documents and settings\orion\local settings\application data\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [{92C50C56-8872-65FD-A169-69F348991863}] "c:\documents and settings\orion\application data\udacy\ycxo.exe"
uRun: [yxxulbux] c:\documents and settings\orion\local settings\application data\kkntmgcss\lkmiijiuqiw.exe
mRun: [ehTray] c:\windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
mRun: [hpWirelessAssistant] c:\program files\hpq\hp wireless assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [igfxtray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [igfxhkcmd] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [igfxpers] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [MsmqIntCert] regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
mRun: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] CHDAudPropShortcut.exe
mRun: [SynTPEnh] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPEnh.exe
mRun: [QPService] "c:\program files\hp\quickplay\QPService.exe"
mRun: [ISUSPM Startup] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\isuspm.exe" -startup
mRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -start
mRun: [QlbCtrl] %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
mRun: [Cpqset] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\default settings\cpqset.exe
mRun: [RecGuard] c:\windows\sminst\RecGuard.exe
mRun: [Windows Defender] "c:\program files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [bipro] rundll32 "c:\windows\$ntuninstallmtf196$\mmduch.dll",,Run
mRun: [yxxulbux] c:\documents and settings\orion\local settings\application data\kkntmgcss\lkmiijiuqiw.exe
dRun: [DWQueuedReporting] "c:\progra~1\common~1\micros~1\dw\dwtrig20.exe" -t
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\orion\startm~1\programs\startup\adobeg~1.lnk - c:\program files\common files\adobe\calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\orion\startm~1\programs\startup\vongot~1.lnk - c:\program files\vongo\Tray.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\adober~1.lnk - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\reader_sl.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\hppavi~1.lnk - c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp pavilion webcam\HPWebcam.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\hpphot~1.lnk - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office11\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: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} - hxxp://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_06-windows-i586.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-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SEH: Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook: {091eb208-39dd-417d-a5dd-7e2c2d8fb9cb} - c:\progra~1\wifd1f~1\MpShHook.dll
Hosts: 127.0.0.1 www.spywareinfo.com

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\orion\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\rgyubh3k.default\
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\orion\local settings\application data\google\update\1.2.183.29\npGoogleOneClick8.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
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 ===============

R0 Lbd;Lbd;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys [2009-8-15 64288]
R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-4-11 335240]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2009-4-11 27784]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-4-11 108552]
R1 fwdrv;Firewall Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\fwdrv.sys [2006-7-18 284184]
R1 khips;Kerio HIPS Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\khips.sys [2006-7-18 91672]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-4-11 297752]
R2 Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\AAWService.exe [2010-2-4 1352832]
R2 McrdSvc;Media Center Extender Service;c:\windows\ehome\mcrdsvc.exe [2005-8-5 99328]
R2 Symantec Core LC;Symantec Core LC;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccpd-lc\symlcsvc.exe [2006-9-11 1174152]
R2 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\windows defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-3 13592]
S3 5U870CAP_VID_1262&PID_25FD;HP Pavilion Webcam ;c:\windows\system32\drivers\5u870cap.sys [2006-6-6 61952]

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

2010-09-13 20:52:00 0 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\orion\defogger_reenable
2010-09-13 05:56:02 0 ---ha-w- C:\aaw7boot.cmd
2010-09-10 20:22:52 0 d--h--w- c:\windows\system32\GroupPolicy
2010-09-10 18:05:14 777728 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ymsxn.sys

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

2010-09-10 20:11:54 242 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\fwdrv.err
2010-07-27 06:30:35 8462336 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\shell32.dll
2010-06-30 12:31:35 149504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\schannel.dll
2010-06-30 12:31:35 149504 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\schannel.dll
2010-06-25 00:51:58 11077120 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieframe.dll
2010-06-24 12:22:03 916480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-06-24 12:22:03 916480 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wininet.dll
2010-06-24 12:22:03 12800 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpshims.dll
2010-06-24 12:22:02 1210368 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\urlmon.dll
2010-06-24 12:22:01 611840 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mstime.dll
2010-06-24 12:22:01 5951488 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2010-06-24 12:22:01 206848 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\occache.dll
2010-06-24 12:21:59 599040 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msfeeds.dll
2010-06-24 12:21:59 55296 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msfeedsbs.dll
2010-06-24 12:21:59 25600 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\jsproxy.dll
2010-06-24 12:21:58 247808 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieproxy.dll
2010-06-24 12:21:58 1986560 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iertutil.dll
2010-06-24 12:21:58 184320 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iepeers.dll
2010-06-24 12:21:56 743424 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iedvtool.dll
2010-06-24 12:21:55 387584 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iedkcs32.dll
2010-06-23 13:44:04 1851904 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2010-06-23 13:44:04 1851904 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\win32k.sys
2010-06-23 12:08:09 173056 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ie4uinit.exe
2010-06-21 15:27:11 354304 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\srv.sys
2010-06-20 17:39:24 15880 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\lsdelete.exe
2010-06-18 13:36:12 3558912 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\moviemk.exe
2010-06-17 14:03:00 80384 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\iccvid.dll
2006-12-28 23:52:28 22 --sha-w- c:\windows\sminst\HPCD.sys

============= FINISH: 13:58:37.54 ===============

A quick note regarding missing GMER log:
I tried running GMER 3 times, and each time my computer ended up freezing.
1st attempt: after starting the scan, I returned to BleepingComputer to continue reading next steps in the preparation guide. A few minutes later, I checked on GMER scan progress, and realized that my computer was frozen.
2nd attempt: after leaving GMER scan to run for 4~5 hours, it appeared the scan was complete. No 'finished' message, but the activity going on at bottom of GMER window had stopped, so I tried to save log file. Computer froze.
3rd attempt: let GMER run for approximately 9 hours. The activity at the bottom of window was still cycling through files, but it looked to me like it was just scanning over the same files that it had already scanned, so I stopped the scan. Should I have let it go longer? Is it supposed to take so long? I then tried saving the log that had been generated up to that point, but once again - computer froze.

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Edited by froman, 14 September 2010 - 08:23 AM.


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:34 PM

Good evening. smile.gif

Take a trip to this webpage for download links and instructions for running Combofix by sUBs.*
  • Please be aware that this tool may require the PC to be rebooted so close any programs you have open before you start.
  • When CF has finished, it will produce a log - C:\ComboFix.txt - copy and paste it into your next reply.
  • Let me know how the PC is behaving.
* There are two points to note from the instructions page:

1) The Recovery Console.

It is recommended that you install this as, in certain circumstances, it may be the difference between a successful repair and a reformat. If you are uncertain as to whether or not you already have the Recovery Console installed, simply run CF and it will prompt you if it does not detect it.
CF will complete some, but not all, of it's removal tasks without the installation of the Console so, should you choose not to allow the installation, you may not get the results you hoped for.

2) Disabling your Anti-Virus.

CF has been the victim of false-positive detections on occasion and a resident AV may incorrectly identify and delete part of the tool which won't do it much good. If you don't disable your AV, you may not get the results you hoped for either.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

 

 


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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:17 AM

Thanks for the reply.
A quick update from my side:
A couple days after posting, I noticed the little yellow shield in my task bar, indicating the latest windows update was waiting to be installed. I resisted taking any action, but after a couple days of leaving it alone, the updates installed automatically. Following the installed updates, a little balloon popped up recommending that I let Windows Defender run a scan, so I did, and as it cycled through various files, AVG successfully caught and quarantined a handful of threats.
Following this, I still received the 'mmduch.dll' error message at startup, so I did a bit of research, and discovered that the way to resolve the error was to delete a malicious entry from the registry called 'bipro', which pointed to the now-quarantined 'mmduch.dll'.

Now, I don't get any error message, and my computer seems to be running just fine....
But, having owned the computer for 2+ years, I wouldn't be surprised if there were some bugs hiding in places that my anti-virus and anti-spyware programs can't detect.
I will go ahead and download ComboFix, read the instructions, and post a log from the ComboFix scan (either tomorrow evening or Friday morning) unless I hear otherwise from you.

Thanks again.

Edited by froman, 23 September 2010 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2010 - 01:56 PM

As there has been no response for five days this thread is now closed.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

 

 





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