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Trojan that redirects me from google searches


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#1 daazndrgon

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:47 AM

Hi, my computer has been infected by a trojan that would redirect me from google search links. It blocked my computer from opening up web browsers but luckily I had malwarebytes installed before that happened. I ran malwarebytes and it picked up some stuff that it deleted and I was able to use my browsers again. Then I downloaded SuperAntiSpyware and it also found some stuff that it deleted. I ran both in safe mode after and it didn't find anything. But I just ran a housecall trendmicro online scan and it found 2 rootkits. Can someone please help me remove these trojans? Thanks.

I just scanned with the ESET Online Scanner and these are the results:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\UserProfiles\All Users\antiSpyware\dat\ASPC6.tmp\aspapp\setup.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent.JHVCYJA trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL\UserProfiles\All Users\antiSpyware\dat\ASPE6.tmp\aspapp\setup.exe probably a variant of Win32/Agent.JHVCYJA trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\Quiet Boy\Application Data\444.bat Win32/Adware.FakeAntiSpy.G application cleaned by deleting - quarantined

Edited by daazndrgon, 11 October 2010 - 09:15 PM.


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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:45 AM

Bump. Can anyone please help? I'm not sure if I'm still infected.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:36 AM

What did Housecall find? Can you post the scan results?

You say you ran Malwarebytes in safe mode. Scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in safe or normal mode will work but removal functions are not as powerful in safe mode. Why? MBAM is designed to be at full power when malware is running so safe mode is not necessary when using it. In fact, MBAM 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. Additionally, there are various types of malware infections which target the safeboot keyset so booting into safe mode is not always possible. 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 or you cannot boot up normally. If that is the case, after completing a safe mode scan, reboot normally, update the database definitions through the program's interface (preferable method) and try rescanning again.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:49 PM

Hi quietman, Here's the MBAM log. My antivirus also picked up some malware while MBAM was scanning.

Here's what Avira Antivir found:

Virus or unwanted program 'TR/FraudPack.kva.66 [trojan]'
detected in file 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\Systemprofile\Application Data\temp3.exe.
Action performed: Deny access

Virus or unwanted program 'TR/FraudPack.kva.66 [trojan]'
detected in file 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\WHQFCPQ3\dm2[1].exe.
Action performed: Deny access


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4938

Windows 5.1.2600
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600.0000

10/24/2010 2:43:14 PM
mbam-log-2010-10-24 (14-43-14).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 193807
Time elapsed: 44 minute(s), 56 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Quiet Boy\Application Data\asdsada.bat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\Systemprofile\Application Data\temp3.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Quiet Boy\pizda_bkurl.dat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:18 PM

Please download TFC (Temp File Cleaner) by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
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  • Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
  • Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • TFC will clear out all temp folders (temp, IE temp, Java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari) for all user accounts including:
    • Administrator.
    • All Users.
    • LocalService.
    • NetworkService.
    • and any other accounts in the user folder.
  • Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
Note: It is normal for the computer to be slow to boot after running TFC cleaner the first time.


Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
-- If you already use SUPERAntispyware, make sure you are using the most current version as it is frequently updated.
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • Follow these instructions: How to use SUPERAntiSpyware to scan and remove malware from your computer Guide.
  • 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 (listed under Popular Links) 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.
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Then repeat your scan with Avira.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:38 PM

SAS didn't seem to find anything but Avira did. Here are the logs:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
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Generated 10/24/2010 at 05:34 PM

Application Version : 4.44.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 5744
Trace Rules Database Version: 3556

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:42:25

Memory items scanned : 385
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7543
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 16295
File threats detected : 0

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Avira AntiVir Personal
Report file date: Sunday, October 24, 2010 17:40

Scanning for 2963531 virus strains and unwanted programs.

Licensee : Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus
Serial number : 0000149996-ADJIE-0000001
Platform : Windows XP
Windows version : (plain) [5.1.2600]
Boot mode : Normally booted
Username : SYSTEM
Computer name : QUIET-7T55KAS0V

Version information:
BUILD.DAT : 9.0.0.422 21701 Bytes 3/9/2010 10:29:00
AVSCAN.EXE : 9.0.3.10 466689 Bytes 11/20/2009 01:50:57
AVSCAN.DLL : 9.0.3.0 40705 Bytes 2/27/2009 18:58:24
LUKE.DLL : 9.0.3.2 209665 Bytes 2/20/2009 19:35:49
LUKERES.DLL : 9.0.2.0 12033 Bytes 2/27/2009 18:58:52
VBASE000.VDF : 7.10.0.0 19875328 Bytes 11/6/2009 01:50:57
VBASE001.VDF : 7.10.1.0 1372672 Bytes 11/19/2009 01:50:57
VBASE002.VDF : 7.10.3.1 3143680 Bytes 1/20/2010 18:31:24
VBASE003.VDF : 7.10.3.75 996864 Bytes 1/26/2010 00:41:46
VBASE004.VDF : 7.10.4.203 1579008 Bytes 3/5/2010 03:29:39
VBASE005.VDF : 7.10.6.82 2494464 Bytes 4/15/2010 19:17:29
VBASE006.VDF : 7.10.7.218 2294784 Bytes 6/2/2010 22:10:11
VBASE007.VDF : 7.10.9.165 4840960 Bytes 7/23/2010 17:42:26
VBASE008.VDF : 7.10.11.133 3454464 Bytes 9/13/2010 00:17:08
VBASE009.VDF : 7.10.11.134 2048 Bytes 9/13/2010 00:17:08
VBASE010.VDF : 7.10.11.135 2048 Bytes 9/13/2010 00:17:08
VBASE011.VDF : 7.10.11.136 2048 Bytes 9/13/2010 00:17:08
VBASE012.VDF : 7.10.11.137 2048 Bytes 9/13/2010 00:17:08
VBASE013.VDF : 7.10.11.165 172032 Bytes 9/15/2010 00:17:09
VBASE014.VDF : 7.10.11.202 144384 Bytes 9/18/2010 20:59:06
VBASE015.VDF : 7.10.11.231 129024 Bytes 9/21/2010 23:05:33
VBASE016.VDF : 7.10.12.4 126464 Bytes 9/23/2010 23:05:35
VBASE017.VDF : 7.10.12.38 146944 Bytes 9/27/2010 20:16:57
VBASE018.VDF : 7.10.12.64 133120 Bytes 9/29/2010 20:16:58
VBASE019.VDF : 7.10.12.99 134144 Bytes 10/1/2010 20:16:59
VBASE020.VDF : 7.10.12.122 131584 Bytes 10/5/2010 20:17:00
VBASE021.VDF : 7.10.12.148 119296 Bytes 10/7/2010 21:43:24
VBASE022.VDF : 7.10.12.175 142848 Bytes 10/11/2010 01:32:10
VBASE023.VDF : 7.10.12.198 131584 Bytes 10/13/2010 00:01:48
VBASE024.VDF : 7.10.12.216 133120 Bytes 10/14/2010 00:01:49
VBASE025.VDF : 7.10.12.238 137728 Bytes 10/18/2010 20:26:41
VBASE026.VDF : 7.10.12.254 129536 Bytes 10/20/2010 19:23:09
VBASE027.VDF : 7.10.13.22 137728 Bytes 10/22/2010 19:23:10
VBASE028.VDF : 7.10.13.23 2048 Bytes 10/22/2010 19:23:10
VBASE029.VDF : 7.10.13.24 2048 Bytes 10/22/2010 19:23:10
VBASE030.VDF : 7.10.13.25 2048 Bytes 10/22/2010 19:23:10
VBASE031.VDF : 7.10.13.28 17408 Bytes 10/24/2010 19:23:11
Engineversion : 8.2.4.84
AEVDF.DLL : 8.1.2.1 106868 Bytes 7/30/2010 21:17:58
AESCRIPT.DLL : 8.1.3.45 1368443 Bytes 9/18/2010 20:59:24
AESCN.DLL : 8.1.6.1 127347 Bytes 5/21/2010 19:17:41
AESBX.DLL : 8.1.3.1 254324 Bytes 4/25/2010 17:13:15
AERDL.DLL : 8.1.9.2 635252 Bytes 9/23/2010 23:05:40
AEPACK.DLL : 8.2.3.11 471416 Bytes 10/12/2010 01:32:26
AEOFFICE.DLL : 8.1.1.8 201081 Bytes 7/21/2010 23:39:11
AEHEUR.DLL : 8.1.2.36 2974072 Bytes 10/24/2010 19:23:17
AEHELP.DLL : 8.1.14.0 246134 Bytes 10/12/2010 01:32:14
AEGEN.DLL : 8.1.3.23 401779 Bytes 10/5/2010 20:17:04
AEEMU.DLL : 8.1.2.0 393588 Bytes 4/25/2010 17:13:12
AECORE.DLL : 8.1.17.0 196982 Bytes 9/25/2010 18:22:44
AEBB.DLL : 8.1.1.0 53618 Bytes 4/25/2010 17:13:11
AVWINLL.DLL : 9.0.0.3 18177 Bytes 12/12/2008 16:47:59
AVPREF.DLL : 9.0.3.0 44289 Bytes 9/11/2009 17:22:26
AVREP.DLL : 8.0.0.7 159784 Bytes 2/18/2010 01:21:02
AVREG.DLL : 9.0.0.0 36609 Bytes 12/5/2008 18:32:09
AVARKT.DLL : 9.0.0.3 292609 Bytes 3/24/2009 23:05:41
AVEVTLOG.DLL : 9.0.0.7 167169 Bytes 1/30/2009 18:37:08
SQLITE3.DLL : 3.6.1.0 326401 Bytes 1/28/2009 23:03:49
SMTPLIB.DLL : 9.2.0.25 28417 Bytes 2/2/2009 16:21:33
NETNT.DLL : 9.0.0.0 11521 Bytes 12/5/2008 18:32:10
RCIMAGE.DLL : 9.0.0.25 2438913 Bytes 5/15/2009 23:39:58
RCTEXT.DLL : 9.0.73.0 86785 Bytes 11/20/2009 01:50:56

Configuration settings for the scan:
Jobname.............................: Complete system scan
Configuration file..................: c:\program files\avira\antivir desktop\sysscan.avp
Logging.............................: low
Primary action......................: interactive
Secondary action....................: ignore
Scan master boot sector.............: on
Scan boot sector....................: on
Boot sectors........................: C:, D:,
Process scan........................: on
Scan registry.......................: on
Search for rootkits.................: on
Integrity checking of system files..: off
Scan all files......................: All files
Scan archives.......................: on
Recursion depth.....................: 20
Smart extensions....................: on
Macro heuristic.....................: on
File heuristic......................: medium
Deviating risk categories...........: +APPL,+GAME,+JOKE,+PCK,+SPR,

Start of the scan: Sunday, October 24, 2010 17:40

Starting search for hidden objects.
'31167' objects were checked, '0' hidden objects were found.

The scan of running processes will be started
Scan process 'avscan.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'opera.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'notepad.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'ViewpointService.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'wdfmgr.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'svchost.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'alg.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'kbd.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'jusched.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'avgnt.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'atiptaxx.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'explorer.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'ati2evxx.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'avguard.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'sched.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'spoolsv.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'svchost.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'svchost.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'svchost.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'svchost.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'ati2evxx.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'lsass.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'services.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'winlogon.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'csrss.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
Scan process 'smss.exe' - '1' Module(s) have been scanned
26 processes with 26 modules were scanned

Starting master boot sector scan:
Master boot sector HD0
[INFO] No virus was found!

Start scanning boot sectors:
Boot sector 'C:\'
[INFO] No virus was found!
Boot sector 'D:\'
[INFO] No virus was found!

Starting to scan executable files (registry).
The registry was scanned ( '50' files ).


Starting the file scan:

Begin scan in 'C:\'
C:\pagefile.sys
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!
[NOTE] This file is a Windows system file.
[NOTE] This file cannot be opened for scanning.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{4D1EA537-07A0-4DCC-8795-8E6BEDABE46C}\RP416\A0085382.exe
[DETECTION] Is the TR/FraudPack.kva.66 Trojan
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sptd.sys
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!
Begin scan in 'D:\' <SYSTEM_SAV>

Beginning disinfection:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{4D1EA537-07A0-4DCC-8795-8E6BEDABE46C}\RP416\A0085382.exe
[DETECTION] Is the TR/FraudPack.kva.66 Trojan
[NOTE] The file was moved to '4cf4dcf6.qua'!


End of the scan: Sunday, October 24, 2010 18:26
Used time: 43:33 Minute(s)

The scan has been done completely.

4724 Scanned directories
193268 Files were scanned
1 Viruses and/or unwanted programs were found
0 Files were classified as suspicious
0 files were deleted
0 Viruses and unwanted programs were repaired
1 Files were moved to quarantine
0 Files were renamed
2 Files cannot be scanned
193265 Files not concerned
1697 Archives were scanned
2 Warnings
2 Notes
31167 Objects were scanned with rootkit scan
0 Hidden objects were found

Edited by daazndrgon, 24 October 2010 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:19 AM

How is your computer running now? Are there any more signs of infection, strange audio ads, unwanted pop-ups, security alerts, or browser redirects?
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:48 PM

No, there are no more redirections and my browser works but is the infection completely removed from my computer?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:03 PM

There are no guarantees or shortcuts when it comes to malware removal. Depending on the infection you are dealing with, it may take several efforts with different, the same or more powerful tools to do the job. Even then, with some types of malware infections, the task can be arduous and security tools may not find all the remnants. In any case, I can only go by what the scan logs show (what was detected/removed) and whatever signs or symptoms of infection you are experiencing.


If there are no more problems or signs of infection, 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 Posted Image > 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 Posted Image > 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.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:58 PM

Ok I created a restore point. Thank You.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:29 PM

You're welcome.

:thumbsup: Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:

Keep Windows and Internet Explorer current with all critical updates from Microsoft which will patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer. If you're not sure how to do this, see Microsoft Update helps keep your computer current.

Avoid gaming sites, porn sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs (i.e. Limewire, eMule, uTorrent). They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Malicious worms, backdoor Trojans IRCBots, and rootkits spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming, porn and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans, and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Porn sites can lead to the Trojan.Mebroot MBR rootkit and other dangerous malware. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications.Beware of Rogue Security software as they are one of the most common sources of malware infection. They infect machines by using social engineering and scams to trick a user into spending money to buy a an application which claims to remove malware. For more specific information on how these types of rogue programs install themselves and spread infections, read How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB (pen, thumb, jump) and other removable drives has become a significant security risk as they are one of the most common infection vectors for malware which can transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:Many security experts recommend you disable Autorun as a method of prevention. Microsoft recommends doing the same.

...Disabling Autorun functionality can help protect customers from attack vectors that involve the execution of arbitrary code by Autorun when inserting a CD-ROM device, USB device, network shares, or other media containing a file system with an Autorun.inf file...

Microsoft Security Advisory (967940): Update for Windows Autorun
How to Maximize the Malware Protection of Your Removable Drives

Change all passwords: Anytime you encounter a malware infection on your computer, especially if that computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and any online activities which require a username and password. You should consider them to be compromised and change passwords as a precaution in case an attacker was able to steal your information when the computer was infected. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connecting again.

Security Resources from Microsoft:Other Security Resources:Browser Security Resources:Finally, if you need to replace your anti-virus, firewall or need a reliable anti-malware scanner please refer to:
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