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Exploer Re-direct Rootkit Problem?


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#1 DawnMarie

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:20 PM

I read the advice page on how to post properly, I'll do my best. When I search using google I get re-directed to spam type sites. I have McAfee installed, was installed before this incident. Security Center v 9.15, VirusScan v 13.15. Auto Updates on. This is the order things happend:

1. McAfee alerted to something. Details were as follows:
Rule Type: Registry
Process: C:\WINDOWS\Temp\0c647c16.exe
\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell
I checked the box to block changes to registry. This happend at approx. 6pm CDT

2. At approx 7:30pm I used google search and got redirect to the "spam" site
3. I immediately ran a quick scan with McAfee - It detected nothing
4. I immediately ran a through scan - It detected nothing
5. I used google search and got redirected
6. I rebooted and hit F8, i restored to Sat Oct 16th, 2010.
7. I used google search and got redirected
8. I went to another computer in my home, searched for redirecting problems and found info on ROOTKIT virus/trojan and link to AnalogX
9. Installed AnalogX with the following extentions: .VBS,.VBE,.JS,.JSE,.HTA,.WSF,.WSH,.SHS,.SHB
10. I used google search and go redirected
11. Used other computer again, found link to Sophos
12. Installed Sophos Anit-Rootkit, ran scan. Found only files in the Restore directory and advised NOT to remove them
13. I used google search and got redirected
13. Can here and started telling you my story.

I think thats it. Here is some info on my machine in case thats nessesary.
Windows XP Pro v 2002 with SP3
Internet Explorer 8
Intel® Core™ 2
1.99GB of Ram

Thanks for anything you can do!!
Dawn

Edited by hamluis, 19 October 2010 - 01:45 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.


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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:25 AM

Let's try this tool for google redirects

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller

Also

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.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:27 AM

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help!! It all worked like a dream. Before you posted your reply, the iexplorer stoped working, and the computer started to freeze up. Then it wouldn't boot properly, it got to the desktop and froze. I was starting to lose it. Here's what happend, and the log you requested. Thank you so much Chewy.

1. tdsskiller found 1 infection and "cured it".
2. malwarebytes found 3 infections and removed them.

*********LOG*************
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4052

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

10/19/2010 1:13:13 AM
mbam-log-2010-10-19 (01-13-13).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 140523
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 29 second(s)

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

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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:40 AM

I'd like to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan

http://eset.com/onlinescan

Edited by DaChew, 20 October 2010 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:19 PM

I'd like to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan

http://eset.com/onlinescan


Jeez this is just making me SICK! I am running the eset.com scan and its just picking up crap everywhere. I don't download music, or video files. I don't hangout on shopping site, I don't purchase things online. I don't have chat progs (aol, yahoo, messenger) loaded. I don't even allow Bing on my machine. How does all the sh*t get past anti-virus and anti-malware programs? What should I be using? I feel like a 90yr old woman who got duped for her social security check and not the 40yr old tax accountant that I am. It's depressing. Below is info from ESET.

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{73C72087-3D2F-40B5-9614-0EBACE1C03F0}\RP34\A0013637.exe probably a variant of Win32/Adware.180Solutions application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{73C72087-3D2F-40B5-9614-0EBACE1C03F0}\RP34\A0013638.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.E application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{73C72087-3D2F-40B5-9614-0EBACE1C03F0}\RP34\A0013640.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.HotBar.E application deleted - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{73C72087-3D2F-40B5-9614-0EBACE1C03F0}\RP56\A0016634.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.FakeAntiSpy.K application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\0c647c16.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.FakeAntiSpy.K application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\Dawn\Application Data\444.bat Win32/Adware.FakeAntiSpy.G application cleaned by deleting - quarantined

Even though I'm a little pissed about all this, I'm still extreamly thankful you're around to help. Thanks AGAIN Chewy!!
Dawn

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:21 PM

Please don't shoot the messenger?

We are just trying to be thorough, maybe even redundant but better safe than sorry.

If everything's working fine then let's cleanup a little.

Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link
  • Save any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)
  • Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. (If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose "Run As Administrator".)
  • Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

Next

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.

And then defrag
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:36 PM

Please don't shoot the messenger?

We are just trying to be thorough, maybe even redundant but better safe than sorry.

If everything's working fine then let's cleanup a little.

Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link

  • Save any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)
  • Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. (If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose "Run As Administrator".)
  • Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

Next

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.

And then defrag



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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:46 PM

Ok... I got it all done.

Ran TFC, it did prompt me to reboot. Created the new restore point and deleted all the old ones. Ran the defrag, which didn't take forever thank god cuz out of 233gb, 219gb were free space. I re-booted again and everything seems to be perfect.

Do you recomend something to keep this from happening? I read the 10 things you should never do online and all the replys, it seems the only thing i am guilty of is surfing websites I don't know very well. I spend a buncha time on political and sports sites.

Thanks again for the industrial size cleaning!!
Dawn

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:04 PM

I would reccomend the pro version of MBAM to supplement McAfee or just using FireFox with the noscript addon.

Driveby malware attacks are getting out of hand, you can be infected at a security site that gets hacked, nothing is absolutely safe.
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