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Yahoo Chat / White Smoke Malware


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#1 jrqwerty

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:11 PM

The HP XP Media Center machine was shutdown normally the evening of 11/30 and rebooted the morning of 12/2. The machine immediately hung up with a blank desktop and no taskbar. Only the power push-button would shut it down. When the computer came up the second time there were several new icons and a new Yahoo Chat pop-up on the desktop. There were two White Smoke icons and one short-cut named Watch TV. At the same time every sixty seconds or so all the icons disappeared from the desktop for a fraction of a second. Simultaneously the taskbar disappeared and took a second or two to rebuild. Any system type function like Search or Explore terminates when the desktop clears.

I used a different computer to search BC and found /forums/topic363937 which sounded very similar. After starting in Safe Mode and uninstalling White Smoke program and the Watch TV short cut I ran the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool which found nothing, TDSKiller which also found nothing, and MBAM which removed 40 some objects. I also uninstalled the uninvited Yahoo Chat. MBAM says the computer is now clean but I still have the resetting of the desktop and taskbar every sixty seconds. I checked to see if a Scheduled Event is doing it and I think I completely searched for a Startup issue. The problem is not present in Safe Mode.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:21 PM

Hello can you post the infected MBAM log.
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.
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:33 PM

FIRST SCAN

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5240

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/3/2010 2:50:00 PM
mbam-log-2010-12-03 (14-50-00).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 256466
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 1 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 33
Registry Values Infected: 4
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 8
Files Infected: 14

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{147A976F-EEE1-4377-8EA7-4716E4CDD239} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A4730EBE-43A6-443e-9776-36915D323AD3} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{D518921A-4A03-425E-9873-B9A71756821E} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{CF54BE1C-9359-4395-8533-1657CF209CFE} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{56256A51-B582-467e-B8D4-7786EDA79AE0} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{56256A51-B582-467e-B8D4-7786EDA79AE0} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{00A6FAF1-072E-44CF-8957-5838F569A31D} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00A6FAF1-072E-44CF-8957-5838F569A31D} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{07B18EA1-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{07B18EA1-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00A6FAF6-072E-44CF-8957-5838F569A31D} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{07B18EAB-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{9FF05104-B030-46FC-94B8-81276E4E27DF} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{59C7FC09-1C83-4648-B3E6-003D2BBC7481} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{68AF847F-6E91-45dd-9B68-D6A12C30E5D7} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{9170B96C-28D4-4626-8358-27E6CAEEF907} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{D1A71FA0-FF48-48dd-9B6D-7A13A3E42127} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{DDB1968E-EAD6-40fd-8DAE-FF14757F60C7} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{F138D901-86F0-4383-99B6-9CDD406036DA} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Fun Web Products (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MyWebSearch (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ere94fe5o32 (Trojan.FakeAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FocusInteractive (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Fun Web Products (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FunWebProducts (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MyWebSearch (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\RunDll32Policy\f3ScrCtr.dll (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Multimedia\WMPlayer\Schemes\f3pss (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Dricahala (Trojan.Hiloti.Gen) -> Value: Dricahala -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\&Search\(default) (Adware.Hotbar) -> Value: (default) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WINID (Malware.Trace) -> Value: WINID -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\vyeitkto (Trojan.FakeAlert.Gen) -> Value: vyeitkto -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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

Folders Infected:
c:\program files\funwebproducts (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\funwebproducts\screensaver (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\funwebproducts\screensaver\Images (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\funwebproducts\Shared (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mywebsearch (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mywebsearch\bar (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mywebsearch\bar\History (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mywebsearch\bar\Settings (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
c:\WINDOWS\hetpak.dll (Trojan.Hiloti.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Bkpg\local settings\Temp\dcrf.exe (Rootkit.TDSS.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Bkpg\local settings\Temp\fcmepok.exe (Trojan.Hiloti.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Bkpg\local settings\Temp\illwfw.exe (Spyware.Passwords.XGen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Bkpg\local settings\Temp\jfqdxk.exe (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Bkpg\local settings\Temp\wgfedg.exe (Adware.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Bkpg\local settings\Temp\xgfuvkeq.exe (Trojan.FakeAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\6to4v32.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\certstore.dat (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\funwebproducts\screensaver\Images\00AD07C6.urr (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mywebsearch\bar\History\search3 (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mywebsearch\bar\Settings\setting2.htm (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mywebsearch\bar\Settings\settings.dat (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\mywebsearch\bar\Settings\s_pid.dat (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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SECOND SCAN

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5240

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/3/2010 3:21:55 PM
mbam-log-2010-12-03 (15-21-55).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 257560
Time elapsed: 26 minute(s), 16 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: 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:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:39 PM

THIRD SCAN

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5241

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/3/2010 5:43:05 PM
mbam-log-2010-12-03 (17-43-05).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 444115
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 17 minute(s), 54 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: 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:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:41 PM

OK, this was healthy. we need to update. Some of these can be stubborn.
EDIT MBAM is at 5263,may come back clean but best to run the latest and be sure.Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal/regular mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select FULL scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

Then a Safe Mode scan.
Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
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
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
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.


Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.

Edited by boopme, 07 December 2010 - 03:48 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 01:19 AM

FIRST SCAN

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 12/07/2010 at 05:30 PM

Application Version : 4.46.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 5965
Trace Rules Database Version: 3777

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 04:08:09

Memory items scanned : 267
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 10753
Registry threats detected : 12
File items scanned : 192256
File threats detected : 25

Adware.MyWebSearch/FunWebProducts
HKCR\Interface\{2E9937FC-CF2F-4F56-AF54-5A6A3DD375CC}
HKCR\Interface\{2E9937FC-CF2F-4F56-AF54-5A6A3DD375CC}\ProxyStubClsid
HKCR\Interface\{2E9937FC-CF2F-4F56-AF54-5A6A3DD375CC}\ProxyStubClsid32
HKCR\Interface\{2E9937FC-CF2F-4F56-AF54-5A6A3DD375CC}\TypeLib
HKCR\Interface\{2E9937FC-CF2F-4F56-AF54-5A6A3DD375CC}\TypeLib#Version
HKCR\Interface\{741DE825-A6F0-4497-9AA6-8023CF9B0FFF}
HKCR\Interface\{741DE825-A6F0-4497-9AA6-8023CF9B0FFF}\ProxyStubClsid
HKCR\Interface\{741DE825-A6F0-4497-9AA6-8023CF9B0FFF}\ProxyStubClsid32
HKCR\Interface\{741DE825-A6F0-4497-9AA6-8023CF9B0FFF}\TypeLib
HKCR\Interface\{741DE825-A6F0-4497-9AA6-8023CF9B0FFF}\TypeLib#Version

Trojan.Hugipon
HKLM\System\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\6TO4\Parameters
HKLM\System\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\6TO4\Parameters#ServiceDll

Adware.Tracking Cookie
cache.specificmedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
cdn4.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
core.insightexpressai.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
ia.media-imdb.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
macromedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media.khou.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media.nbcsandiego.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media1.break.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
mediaforgews.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
objects.tremormedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
oddcast.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
sftrack.searchforce.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
udn.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\Y4PR458X ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\Y4PR458X ]
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\68PUTVPX ]
objects.tremormedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\68PUTVPX ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\68PUTVPX ]
cdn4.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Staff2\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AN47T5NJ ]
interclick.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Staff2\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AN47T5NJ ]
serving-sys.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Staff2\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AN47T5NJ ]
udn.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Staff2\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AN47T5NJ ]

Trojan.Agent/Gen-Exploit
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\BKPG\LOCAL SETTINGS\TEMP\NSL15.TMP\TV.EXE

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SECOND SCAN


SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 12/07/2010 at 09:05 PM

Application Version : 4.46.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 5967
Trace Rules Database Version: 3779

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 03:12:03

Memory items scanned : 611
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 10788
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 175311
File threats detected : 16

Adware.Tracking Cookie
cache.specificmedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
cdn4.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
core.insightexpressai.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
ia.media-imdb.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
macromedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media.khou.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media.nbcsandiego.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media.scanscout.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
media1.break.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
mediaforgews.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
objects.tremormedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
oddcast.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
sftrack.searchforce.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]
udn.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Bkpg\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\AYTJT4VF ]

Trojan.Agent/Gen
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\BKPG\LOCAL SETTINGS\TEMP\~~X13.TMP

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Thank you for all your help but still no joy. Every sixty seconds or slightly longer if the computer is busy the icons on the desk top will clear for a fraction of a second then pop back immediately. Any system function like Search will terminate. I noticed by watching which processes were running using the Windows Task Manager that the explorer.exe process terminated and immediately reappeared with a different PID as the desktop cleared. The Task Bar on the bottom of the screen clears also and the icons on the left side reappear immediately but those on the right rebuild over a few seconds up to maybe thirty.

I did not rerun MBAM as you suggested because I had updated its database and ran a complete scan last night – again nothing found. Today I used the ATF-Cleaner and then ran SUPERAntispyware twice. First in Safe Mode and then again in normal after re-updating the database. Both times it found and quarantined issues. This is a friends computer so I will update the SUPERAntispyware database again and let it run tonight. I will check it again tomorrow. Let me know if you have any more thoughts.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:20 PM

Well another full MBAM scan with a fresh database load found nothing except a few benign cookies. I used Google and found an older thread on DANWEB describing an infected explorer.exe with symptoms that sound similar. I need to read the string more closely but I think they scanned with HijackThis. I won’t be able to continue working on this computer for a day. Does anyone know how to pursue a possible corrupted explorer.exe? Thank you in advanced – I don’t have a clue what to do.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:38 PM

How is it running now? If you want we can post a DDS log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum. I don't recommend you run HJTon your own or delete something recommended in someone else's repair. Could reek havoc.

From our G Mod quietman7 IMPORTANT NOTE: HijackThis is an advanced enumerator (similar in some respects to a registry editor) that is used to display certain areas of the Windows registry where the majority of malware reside. HijackThis will scan these areas of your system and then create a log to help diagnose the presence of undetected malware in known hiding places. However, since HijackThis only scans certain areas of your system/registry, a log may not always show all the malware on your system and other investigative tools need to be used. Most of the log entries are required to run a computer and removing essential ones can potentially cause serious damage such as loss of Internet connectivity or problems with your operating system which could preventing it from starting. Using HijackThis requires advanced knowledge about the Windows Operating System and relies on trained experts to interpret the log entries and investigate them in order to determine what needs to be fixed.

And just because you "fixed" something with HijackThis, that does not mean you have a clean system. There are specific files and folders which must be deleted afterwards. HijackThis does not delete them. Futher, removing entries in HijackThis before the problem is properly identified can make the malware undetectable to other detection and removal tools. Full system scanning tools like SUPERAntispywre, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybot S&D and SpySweeper will remove the registry entries as well as the related files which results in a more complete removal process. HijackThis this should only be used to clean up the entries left behind, after you have properly removed the malware.



DDS (what we use now)is newer and more accurate.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:27 PM

Thank you for your reply. I will next be working on this machine Saturday. Can you give me instructions on what to do then? I am not familiar with DDS.

The problem symptoms are the same as in the beginning. They are not evident in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with internet. Every sixty seconds the process explorer.exe stops and restarts with a new PID. The desktop icons disappear and system functions like Search or Explore terminate if in use. The taskbar on the bottom of the screen also disappears. The desktop icons instantly reappear along with the taskbar and those icons on its left side. The right side taskbar icons take several seconds to rebuild one by one. The sixty second cycle will take slightly longer if a program like MBAM is active. It does not seem to affect MBAM, MSWord, etc but any system function like Explore terminates so they are useless to try to use in troubleshooting. The position of any individual icon on the Desktop returns to its original place if you move try to it between cycles. Thank you again.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:23 PM

If you have an XP install disc you can fix that with SFC,

Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista users..The command needs to be run from an elevated Command Prompt.
Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the XP CD when asked.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:18 AM

I didn't get anywhere today. This is a HP a16oon with a D: HP-RECOVERY partition. It came with SP1 and has since been updated to SP3. When sfc asked for the Service Pack 3 CD I didn't know what to do. Later I tried to run HP RECOVERY but it said RECOVERY was disabled by Group Policy?? Is this part of the attack too? I hope you’re not out of ideas. Thanks.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 01:53 PM

If this is not a Businees machine we can try this.
Download FixPolicies.exe,by Bill Castner, MS-MVP to your Desktop.

Double-click FixPolicies.exe.
Click the Install button on the bottom toolbar. This will create a new folder called FixPolicies.
Double-click to Open the new Folder, and then double-click the file within: Fix_Policies.cmd.
A black box will briefly appear and then close.
The active malware may revert these changes at your next startup. You can safely run the utility again.


I am thinking though if issues still persist then we will need to move you and get a deeper look.

If needed... Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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