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Mshta.exe process, brandplanz.com, scour.com redirect

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#1 tpatten


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 05:51 PM


I am running Windows XP Media Edition SP3. HP Media Center m7690n. No critical updates from Microsoft that are needed to be installed.

When going to sites like Piriform, housecall, trendmicro, I get redirected. A couple of the sites I was redirected to were www.scour.com, and brandplanz.com. This only occurs with IE and not Firefox, Chrome, or K-Meleon.

During this infection, mshta.exe svchost.exe, and iexplorer.exe multiply. Even if I am not using internet explorer. I've also noticed that several processes were "seemingly" duplicated. For instance, services.exe will be duplicated as "services .exe". Before I came to bleepingcomputer.com, I tried several things. I ran SuperAntiSpyware and Malewarebytes Anti-Malware. I've also cleaned out all temp folders after running those. When using RootRepeal, that's where I found this site. I only scanned with RootRepeal and did not fix anything with a rootkit.

In following the instructions for posting on this site to request help, I had difficulty with GMER. Scans moved slowly and my computer became completely unresponsive. In successive trials, I unplugged the network cable and scanned. I found that I could not save and it gave me a blue screen once (I was unable to get the error message in time). I decided to split up the scanning with gmer with the different options to scan for. I was still unable to save, so I copied the information from the screen and pasted in Wordpad then saved. I also noticed I had trouble saving from notepad.

Once I found bleepingcomputer.com, I have ceased all attempts to fix the issues until I get direction. I am only posting at bleepingcomputer.com.

Thank you for the initial instructions any further assistance you can provide.

Thomas Patten



DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 15:18:01.69 on Fri 10/15/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3710.3173 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton AntiVirus *enabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\DISC\DISCover.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\nsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\MediaServer\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$PINNACLESYS\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Image Editing\vmount2.exe
c:\program files\pinnacle\shared files\programs\mediaserver\pmshost.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-authd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\Intel® Quick Resume Technology Drivers\Elservice.exe
C:\Program Files\DISC\DiscStreamHub.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
TB: SnagIt: {8ff5e183-abde-46eb-b09e-d2aab95cabe3} - c:\program files\techsmith\snagit 9\SnagItIEAddin.dll
TB: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - No File
TB: {8FF5E180-ABDE-46EB-B09E-D2AAB95CABE3} - No File
uRun: [Active Desktop Calendar] c:\program files\xemicomputers\active desktop calendar\ADC.exe
uRun: [Creative WebCam Tray] "c:\program files\creative\shared files\CamTray.exe"
uRun: [AnyDVD] c:\program files\slysoft\anydvd\AnyDVDtray.exe
mRun: [ehTray] c:\windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
mRun: [HPBootOp] "c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp boot optimizer\HPBootOp .exe" /run
mRun: [DISCover] c:\program files\disc\DISCover.exe nogui
mRun: [ftutil2] rundll32.exe ftutil2.dll,SetWriteCacheMode
mRun: [VF0070 STISvc] RunDLL32.exe V0070Pin.dll,RunDLL32EP 513
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /keeploaded /nodetect
mRun: [MSConfig] c:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
dRun: [MKfre] c:\windows\wininst.exe
dRun: [MKetc] c:\windows\sysedit.exe
dRun: [MKWP0Z] c:\windows\temp\system.exe
dRun: [MKfPc] c:\windows\win16.exe
dRun: [MKWPrc] c:\windows\temp\winamp.exe
uPolicies-explorer: NoSimpleStartMenu = 0 (0x0)
uPolicies-explorer: NoFolderOptions = 1 (0x1)
dPolicies-explorer: NoFolderOptions = 1 (0x1)
IE: {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
Trusted Zone: ibm.com\wp6.dfw
Trusted Zone: intuit.com
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} - hxxp://housecall65.trendmicro.com/housecall/applet/html/native/x86/win32/activex/hcImpl.cab
DPF: {31435657-9980-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/e/2/f/e2fcec4b-6c8b-48b7-adab-ab9c403a978f/wvc1dmo.cab
DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} - hxxp://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scanner/sources/en/scan8/oscan8.cab
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1181582391843
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1181582365890
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {A4B28810-11A2-4956-82D1-B2DCBA4B2AFD} - hxxp://w3-3.ibm.com/tools/print/plugin/gpwsx.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-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CF40ACC5-E1BB-4AFF-AC72-04C2F616BCA7} - hxxp://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/nos/gp.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {D79BD4AB-C8E1-48C7-9A86-DF163C340383} - hxxp://wps51s.dfw.ibm.com/sametime/STMeetingRoomClient/STJNILoader.cab
DPF: {E008A543-CEFB-4559-912F-C27C2B89F13B} - hxxp://wps51d.dfw.ibm.com/dwa7W.cab
DPF: {FFBB3F3B-0A5A-4106-BE53-DFE1E2340CB1} - hxxp://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/versions/activex/dlm-activex-
TCP: {A582432F-028F-4A26-AFF1-F8CA8C339BF2} =,,
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\hp_adm~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\s22w575g.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.fast-find.net/?sid=10101063100&s=
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\hp_administrator\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\s22w575g.default\extensions\moveplayer@movenetworks.com\platform\winnt_x86-msvc\plugins\npmnqmp07074039.dll
FF - plugin: c:\progra~1\mozill~1\plugins\np-mswmp.dll
FF - plugin: c:\progra~1\mozill~1\plugins\npcpsweb.dll
FF - plugin: c:\progra~1\mozill~1\plugins\npnul32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\progra~1\mozill~1\plugins\NPunyte.dll
FF - plugin: c:\progra~1\mozill~1\plugins\npwdplugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npcpsweb.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\NPunyte.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npwdplugin.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\
FF - HiddenExtension: XULRunner: {D758F215-6CB6-4B56-B3CD-C6AF3417C50B} - c:\documents and settings\hp_administrator\local settings\application data\{D758F215-6CB6-4B56-B3CD-C6AF3417C50B}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

FF - user.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google
FF - user.js: browser.search.order.1 - Google
FF - user.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://search.fast-find.net/?sid=10101063100&s=c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgbaam7a8h", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgberp4a5d4ar", true);

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

R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2006-10-10 5632]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2007-2-27 32256]
R2 {22D78859-9CE9-4b77-BF18-AC83E81A9263};{22D78859-9CE9-4b77-BF18-AC83E81A9263};c:\program files\hp\dvdplay\000.fcl [2006-11-1 6656]
R2 Lotus Notes Diagnostics;Lotus Notes Diagnostics;c:\program files\ibm\lotus\notes\nsd.exe [2008-12-6 3315080]
R2 lxdx_device;lxdx_device;c:\windows\system32\lxdxcoms.exe -service --> c:\windows\system32\lxdxcoms.exe -service [?]
R2 McrdSvc;Media Center Extender Service;c:\windows\ehome\mcrdsvc.exe [2005-8-5 99328]
R3 CXFALCON;Conexant Falcon II NTSC Video Capture;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cxfalcon.sys [2006-11-1 82048]
R3 WN5301;LIteon Wireless PCI Network Adapter Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wn5301.sys [2006-11-1 468768]
S0 Ynl32;Ynl32; [x]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S2 lxdxCATSCustConnectService;lxdxCATSCustConnectService;c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\lxdxserv.exe [2010-9-2 94208]
S3 CSVirtA;Cisco Systems SSL VPN Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\csvirta.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\CSVirtA.sys [?]
S3 genmcmnUSB;USB Scroll Mouse Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\gflmouhid.sys [2004-4-19 6656]
S3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASENUM.SYS [2006-2-16 4096]
S3 sonydcam;Generic 1394 Desktop Camera;c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonydcam.sys [2004-8-10 25344]
S3 vsdatant;vsdatant;\??\c:\windows\system32\vsdatant.sys --> c:\windows\system32\vsdatant.sys [?]
S3 WPFFontCache_v0400;Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\wpf\WPFFontCache_v0400.exe [2010-3-18 753504]
S4 Symantec Core LC;Symantec Core LC;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccpd-lc\symlcsvc.exe [2006-11-1 1246088]

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

2010-10-12 13:30:43 161296 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\tmcomm.sys
2010-10-11 21:28:47 351232 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ls_zbpxp.exe
2010-10-11 21:28:47 312 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\hp_administrator\stsf.bat
2010-10-11 16:57:58 14808 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugin-container.exe
2010-10-11 16:57:56 718296 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\mozcpp19.dll
2010-10-11 16:38:16 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\hp_adm~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2010-10-11 16:38:05 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2010-10-11 16:38:04 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2010-10-11 16:38:04 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2010-10-11 16:38:04 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2010-10-11 16:26:46 0 ----a-w- c:\windows\Eqemulebod.bin
2010-10-11 16:26:45 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\hp_adm~1\locals~1\applic~1\{D758F215-6CB6-4B56-B3CD-C6AF3417C50B}
2010-10-11 16:25:54 -------- d-----w- C:\Microsoft
2010-10-11 16:25:30 841216 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\htqpdx.sys
2010-10-11 16:25:17 351232 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\jswoy.exe
2010-10-11 16:25:08 2256 ----a-w- c:\docume~1\hp_adm~1\applic~1\hyghghjhjghjhj.bat
2010-10-11 16:25:08 146 ----a-w- c:\docume~1\hp_adm~1\applic~1\dsfsds.bat
2010-10-11 16:25:02 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Update
2010-09-19 22:43:29 208896 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\nvudisp.exe
2010-09-19 21:31:32 98304 ----a-w- c:\windows\DUMP7148.tmp
2010-09-19 21:31:32 98304 ----a-w- c:\windows\DUMP6f73.tmp
2010-09-19 21:18:38 -------- d-sh--w- C:\found.001

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

2010-09-13 15:34:59 1409 ----a-w- c:\windows\QTFont.for
2010-08-17 13:17:06 58880 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
2010-07-22 15:49:15 590848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll
2010-07-22 05:57:20 5120 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\xpsp4res.dll
2006-05-03 10:06:54 163328 --sh--r- c:\windows\system32\flvDX.dll
2007-02-21 11:47:16 31232 --sh--r- c:\windows\system32\msfDX.dll
2007-12-17 13:43:00 27648 --sh--w- c:\windows\system32\Smab0.dll
2008-02-04 19:26:34 151040 --sh--w- c:\windows\system32\VistaUltm.dll

============= FINISH: 15:20:23.28 ===============

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:33 AM

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
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