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#1 arcanes_valor

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:35 AM

Whenever I run a game and the internet is connected, an .exe file appears on C: and the Shared Documents Folder along with a file named khy. I ran Combofix and its successfully deleted the .exe file but did not remove the khy file. I then manually deleted the khy file. Thinking it was already fixed, I ran another game title, and again the .exe file appeared along with the khy file on the same location however the .exe file had a different name from the previous one. That kept happening as long as the PC was connected to the internet. Please help me. Thank you.

Edited by hamluis, 21 September 2010 - 06:48 AM.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:46 AM

What game is this?

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:23 AM

the first game is the heroes of might and magic online
the other is zuma

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:27 AM

Whats the full file name?

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:52 AM

i just ran zuma and three files were created and are named oqgsmq.exe, autorun.inf and khq (qualified as a system file) and they are present in C: root directory and inside shared documents directory

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:54 AM

i was just replying to the post and now another file has been created name zrvuvb.exe

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:19 AM

sirs, i'm kinda new here so please guide me step by step. thank you.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:20 AM

I have asked to move this to the am I infected section.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:11 AM

Having games creating files runtime is nothing strange. Some store info about game progression in new files that are deleted when the game exits. It is possible, i guess that a game would create exe's during net play to handle some sort of network aspect. Are the files deleted when you close the game? Do they show up as some sort of infection when you scan them with whatever anti-virus software you have?
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:16 AM

they are still there and will always be rewritten even when deleted
i accidentally pressed enter and made the file run.
what happens is that a blank command prompt screen appears constantly even when you close its window.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:22 AM

Whenever I run a game and the internet is connected, an .exe file appears on C: and the Shared Documents Folder along with a file named khy. I ran Combofix and its successfully deleted the .exe file but did not remove the khy file. I then manually deleted the khy file. Thinking it was already fixed, I ran another game title, and again the .exe file appeared along with the khy file on the same location however the .exe file had a different name from the previous one. That kept happening as long as the PC was connected to the internet. Please help me. Thank you.

i recently ran zuma and three files were created and are named oqgsmq.exe, autorun.inf and khq (qualified as a system file) and they are present in C: root directory and inside shared documents directory. Another file has been created named zrvuvb.exe. i accidentally pressed enter and made the file run. what happens is that a blank command prompt screen appears constantly even when you close its window. I again used Combofix to try to remove it and the constant blanking of the screen disappeared although the previous symptom of file creation.

Edited by elise025, 21 September 2010 - 08:09 AM.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:26 AM

how do i upload the screenshot, so you could better understand and look at the files? thank you.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:45 PM

Download the following:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
Download Link 2
MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.


SUPERAntiSpyware:

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free

  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.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 it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • 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 "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and 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 and click "Next".
  • 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" and reboot normally.
  • 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.

Instructions:

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.


Now GMER

Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:

  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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Make sure you run full scans of MBAM and SAS, and make sure they are updated.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:47 AM

I already installed Kaspersky Pure and it solved the symptoms of the file creation because I thought no one paid attention. However, Kaspersky Pure constantly detects and blocks the attack called Intrusion.Win.MSSQL.worm.Helkern. Is this attacked caused by the previous problem? Can I still perform the procedures you prescribed with Kaspersky installed?

Thank you very much for all your help.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:58 AM

I already installed Kaspersky Pure and it solved the symptoms of the file creation because I thought no one paid attention. However, Kaspersky Pure constantly detects and blocks the attack called Intrusion.Win.MSSQL.worm.Helkern. Is this attacked caused by the previous problem? Can I still perform the procedures you prescribed with Kaspersky installed?

Thank you very much for all your help.



Your issue is not solved its just being mitigated by your security software. Please run the aforementioned scans and post the results.




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