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Google redirect Rootkit.TDSS and Trojan.FakeAlert


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#1 spud888

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:35 AM

Hello, I hope you can help me.

I've been having trouble with Google searches redirecting. I am running Windows XP SP3. I ran Malwarebytes over a month ago and it found Rootkit.TDSS and a couple of other problems (see log below dated 28th Oct 2010). These were quarantined and when I reran Malwarebytes all was clear.

I've been having more problems since then (redirecting still) and decided to follow instructions I found on your site. So far I've downloaded and run TDSSKiller.exe and this found no problems.

I then updated Malwarebytes and ran that again today and it has picked up more problems including Trojan.FakeAlert (see log below dated 7th Dec 2010).

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

regards,

Lyn



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4971

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

28/10/2010 9:48:09 PM
mbam-log-2010-10-28 (21-48-09).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 172756
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 58 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\Inalea.exe (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\U36VRSFLG6 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\XML (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\Inalea.exe (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{22116563-108C-42c0-A7CE-60161B75E508}.job (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{62C40AA6-4406-467a-A5A5-DFDF1B559B7A}.job (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.







Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5260

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

7/12/2010 11:02:58 PM
mbam-log-2010-12-07 (23-02-58).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 168818
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 28 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\65MWRMP54G (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\ (Hijack.Zones) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuLogoff (PUM.Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

thanks

 

Lyn


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Posted 07 December 2010 - 01:18 PM

Hello and welcome!
Download FakeAlert Stinger and save to desktop.
Double-click the Stinger application you saved to your desktop.

NOTE: If you are a Windows 7 or Windows Vista user, right-click and select Run As Administrator

If a security warning is displayed, click Yes or Run.
By default the C: drive is scanned. Click Add or Browse to add additional drives/directories.
Click Scan Now. By default, Stinger repairs all infected files found.


v10.1.0.1197 [MD5: 98B451936682DE5383A268098CEB335E, Build Nr: 10.1.0.1197] (12/03/2010)
WindowsME/XP/Vista



Do an Online scan now..
Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.
This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. Vista/Windows 7 users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator.
To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run As Administrator from the context menu.
  • Click the green Posted Image button.
  • Read the End User License Agreement and check the box:
  • Check Posted Image.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications. (If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
  • Click the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.
  • If offered the option to get information or buy software at any point, just close the window.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and do NOT use the computer while the scan is running. Keep all other programs and windows closed.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop as ESETScan.txt.
  • Push the Posted Image button, then Finish.
  • Copy and paste the contents of ESETScan.txt in your next reply.
Note: A log.txt file will also be created and automatically saved in the C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\ folder.
If you did not save the ESETScan log, click Posted Image > Run..., then type or copy and paste everything in the code box below into the Open dialogue box:

C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • Click Ok and the scan results will open in Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the contents of log.txt in your next reply.
-- Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn them back on after you are finished.

NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.

Edited by boopme, 07 December 2010 - 07:47 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:52 PM

Hello Boopme

Thankyou so much for your quick response. I've completed what you suggested. When I tried to follow your link to FakeAlert Stinger it came up as a broken link. I just went to the McAfee site and downloaded the latest Stinger on their site 10.1.0.728 and ran that. It picked up Artemis FF60A2C91652 Trojan. Luckily I just happened to write this down as when I tried to save the log file the send you the app just froze. I had to force quit and restart. I ran Stinger again and it did the same thing... picked up the trojan and said it removed it, but once again I was unable to sale the log file. I restarted in safe mode and ran stinger again. This time it showed no problems to fix. I then restarted in normal mode and ran it a final time and it also came up with no problem.

Next I ran the ESET online scan and it didn't find any issues. I've pasted the log for that below.

ESETSmartInstaller@High as CAB hook log:
OnlineScanner.ocx - registred OK
# version=7
# IEXPLORE.EXE=7.00.6000.17091 (vista_gdr.100824-1500)
# OnlineScanner.ocx=1.0.0.6415
# api_version=3.0.2
# EOSSerial=c09680ed8fe9ff4cbeba16b080b50326
# end=finished
# remove_checked=true
# archives_checked=true
# unwanted_checked=true
# unsafe_checked=true
# antistealth_checked=true
# utc_time=2010-12-07 10:57:54
# local_time=2010-12-08 09:57:54 (+1000, AUS Eastern Daylight Time)
# country="Australia"
# lang=1033
# osver=5.1.2600 NT Service Pack 3
# compatibility_mode=8192 67108863 100 0 360 360 0 0
# scanned=43069
# found=0
# cleaned=0
# scan_time=2575


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Lyn

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:53 PM

Nice work and thanks i've updated that reply to the newest version also.

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 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 Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. 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. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming 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. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:04 AM

Hi Boopme

Well so far so good. Everything seems stable at the moment with no more redirecting. I've set a new restore point as suggested. Would it be necessary to change internet banking passwords etc?

Lyn

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:10 AM

Hi Lyn, yes whenever a rootkit or backdoor infection is found, change all passwords.
Glad to hear it's working well.
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Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:09 AM

OK thanks. I was also having a look through the links you've included regarding keeping my computer safe etc. I noticed they were written in 2004.... would there be more software etc available now or has the information been updated?

Lyn

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:16 PM

Hi Lyn, other than the first link •Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe.

They are up dated. That one is still accurate and especially still with XP. The only difference I see is that w should remove the TM Online scanner and replace it with ESET.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:41 AM

OK thankyou again boopme. I appreciate all your help and advice. Have a great xmas and happy new year up your end of the world.

Lyn

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:44 PM

Thank you and you are welcome from all of us,, Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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