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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:18 PM

Hello,

Earlier this afternoon, I clicked on a link and was redirected to another site. Shortly after, norton displayed a message saying "An intrusion attempt by 212.98.55.20 was blocked. Application path \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME2\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\JAVA\JRE6\BIN\JAVA.EXE". Needless to say, I backed out as quick as I could. A message by antivirus 2010 (Yeah, I know its a malware programme) instantly popped up and attempted to run a scan, but was stopped and apparently quarantined by norton. Afterwords, I ran a scan with both norton and malwarebytes, both of which yielded no results.

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Log according to norton:

Alert details

Risk name: HTTP JRE RMI Deserialize Remote Code Execution.

Attacking computer: 212.95.55.21, 80

Attacker URL: Rombuten.com/201009301256/6788439927727237

Source address: 212.95.55.21 | Status: Blocked

76042.56273336723.exe made 4 modifications to your computer. | Status: Detected

bjkrcaqaffm.exe made 3 modifications to your computer. | Status: Detected

Auto-Protect has detected a trojan horse. | Status: Blocked

bjkrcaqaffm.exe detected by SONAR | Status: Quarantined (Which I also submitted to Symantec)

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As of right now, everything appears to be fine and running as it should. All of the associated files and edits seem to be gone, but I still have my doubts, and would much rather be safe than sorry.

Thanks,

Darryl.

Edited by darryl 1, 09 December 2010 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:30 PM

Please download Norman Malware Cleaner and save to your desktop.
alternate download link
If you previously used Norman, delete that version and download it again as the tool is frequently updated!
  • Be sure to read all the information Norman provides on that same page.
  • Double-click on Norman_Malware_Cleaner.exe to start. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
    The tool is very slow to load as it uses a special driver. This is normal so please be patient.
  • Read the End User License Agreement and click the Accept button to open the scanning window.
  • Click Start Scan to begin.
  • In some cases Norman Malware Cleaner may require that you restart the computer to completely remove an infection. If prompted, reboot to ensure that all infections are removed.
  • After the scan has finished, a log file a log file named NFix_date_time (i.e. NFix_2009-06-22_07-08-56.log) will be created on your desktop with the results.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.
-- Note: If you need to scan a usb flash drives or other removable drives not listed, use the Add button to browse to the drives location, click on the drive to highlight and choose Ok.

Please perform a scan with Eset Online Anti-virus Scanner.
  • This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. If using a different browser, you will be given the option to download and use the ESET Smart Installer.
  • 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.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:27 AM

Ok.

Edited by darryl 1, 10 December 2010 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 05:56 PM

Alright, so here is normon log. Not sure about all of these errors, but here goes.


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Norman Malware Cleaner
Version 1.8.3
Copyright © 1990 - 2010, Norman ASA. Built 2010/12/09 19:12:59

Norman Scanner Engine Version: 6.06.12
Nvcbin.def Version: 6.06.00, Date: 2010/12/09 19:12:59, Variants: 8327267

Scan started: 2010/12/10 15:55:24

Running pre-scan cleanup routine:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 6.1.7600
Logged on user: Richard-PC\Richard

Scanning kernel...

Kernel scan complete



Scanning running processes and process memory...

Number of processes/threads found: 3594
Number of processes/threads scanned: 3594
Number of processes/threads not scanned: 0
Number of infected processes/threads terminated: 0
Total scanning time: 1m 36s


Scanning file system...

Scanning: prescan

Scanning: C:\*.*

C:\.jagex_cache_32\runescape\sw3d.dll (Infected with W32/Obfuscated.J)
Deleted file

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\american_normal.vtf.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\dod_campazzo_final.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\dod_cauquigny_b2.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\dod_harbor_b5.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\dod_kraps.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\dod_railroad3b3.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\dod_retake_1944.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\dod_stug.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\gg_3xi_orange_gunner.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\day of defeat source\dod\cache\hk47_body_n.vtf.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\zombie panic! source\zps\cache\zpo_spacedead_b2.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\andre342\zombie panic! source\zps\cache\zps_trapcourse_som_b3.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\moon base alpha\Binaries\Win32\PhysXCore.dll (Infected with W32/Obfuscated.J)
Deleted file

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\counter-strike source\cstrike\cache\de_dust2_unlimited.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\counter-strike source\cstrike\cache\gg_rampage_x.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\counter-strike source\cstrike\cache\gg_smokey_arena.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\counter-strike source\cstrike\cache\surf_exogenesis.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\counter-strike source\cstrike\cache\surf_porn_fix.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\counter-strike source\cstrike\cache\surf_qlimax_q.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\garrysmod\garrysmod\cache\blackhawkdown.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\garrysmod\garrysmod\cache\cs_desperados.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\garrysmod\garrysmod\cache\freespace06_v2-1.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\garrysmod\garrysmod\cache\gm_owata_coast_02b.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\garrysmod\garrysmod\cache\goobers.mp3.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\garrysmod\garrysmod\cache\rp_evocity_v2d.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\redbull100470\garrysmod\garrysmod\cache\rp_townsend_v1p.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\bg2\cache\15th_deathrun_v4.bsp.bz20000/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\System Volume Information\{2D848~1 (Error opening file: Access denied)

C:\System Volume Information\{38088~1 (Error opening file: Access denied)

C:\System Volume Information\{7392E~1 (Error opening file: Access denied)

C:\System Volume Information\{7A1A7~1 (Error opening file: Access denied)

C:\System Volume Information\{7A1A7~2 (Error opening file: Access denied)

C:\System Volume Information\{F2A64~1 (Error opening file: Access denied)

C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\f_000052/file0 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Users\Richard\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\32196695-1ee4cd58/quote/Mailvue.class (Infected with Suspicious_Gen2.DJUXN)
Deleted file

C:\Users\Richard\Downloads\2009_06_25_FoF_Client_2.6a_Full.exe/noname.nsis/file0/file21 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Users\Richard\Downloads\2010_07_28_FoF_Client_30_Full.exe/noname.nsis/file0/file23 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Users\Richard\Downloads\2010_09_10_FoF_Client_3.0-3.1_Update.exe/noname.nsis/file0/file13 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

C:\Users\Richard\Downloads\bg2-2.0-installer.exe/noname.nsis/file0/file56 (Error whilst scanning file: I/O Error (0x00220005))

Scanning: D:\*.*

Scanning: postscan


Running post-scan cleanup routine:

Number of files found: 458180
Number of archives unpacked: 2997
Number of files scanned: 458065
Number of files not scanned: 115
Number of files skipped due to exclude list: 0
Number of infected files found: 3
Number of infected files repaired/deleted: 3
Number of infections removed: 3
Total scanning time: 1h 48m 0s



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Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:23 PM

Now continue with the Eset Online Anti-virus Scan.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 08:34 PM

ESET Scan results:

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C:\Users\Richard\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\32196695-1ee4cd58 a variant of Java/TrojanDownloader.Agent.NBA trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Richard\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\47\776a57ef-57d72389 a variant of Java/Exploit.Agent.NAC trojan deleted - quarantined


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 08:46 PM

Your scan results indicate a threat(s) was found in the Java cache.

When a browser runs an applet, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) stores the downloaded files into its cache folder (C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache) for quick execution later and better performance. Malicious applets are also stored in the Java cache directory and your anti-virus may detect them and provide alerts. For more specific information about Java exploits, please refer to Virus found in the Java cache directory.

Notification of these files as a threat does not always mean that a machine has been infected; it indicates that a program included the viral class file but this does not mean that it used the malicious functionality. As a precaution, I recommend clearing the entire cache to ensure everything is cleaned out:
Also let me know how your computer is running and if there are any more signs of infection, strange audio ads, unwanted pop-ups, security alerts, or browser redirects.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

Well I cleared my java and firefox cache, but when I went to clear windows temp., all but two files (flaC56.tmp, FXSAPIDDebugLogFile.txt) were removed. Is this something I should be worried about?

Other than that, my computer seems to be running fine, and I haven't seen any suspicious pop-ups or programs.

Edited by darryl 1, 10 December 2010 - 09:46 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:48 PM

FXSAPIDDebugLogFile.txt is a log file associated with fxsapi.dll which is related to Printing and Document Services in WIndows 7 and Print Services in Vista. From my research FXSAPIDDebugLogFile.txt is a debug file that logs errors which occur during use of Windows Fax and Scan. Some files and services are locked by the operating system or running programs during use for protection, so they cannot be easily deleted. Although you probably could delete the file in safe mode, it would only be re-created by the program which created it unless you disable it through Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off (Windows 7) / Turn Windows features on or off (Vista).

Same thing with temp files...some are in use and protected by the OS so they cannot be deleted. The only info I can find on flaC56.tmp is a link to a torrent download for a game. Again, you should be able to remove it in safe mode.


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 11 December 2010 - 12:33 AM

Ok, I just got done setting up a system restore point. But I must know, will running a disc cleanup remove ALL non-windows files and applications? I'm not sure if I would want to actually lose all of my data.

I've also tried to refrain from logging into any personal accounts until this is all sorted out.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:57 AM

Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) is a computer maintenance utility included in Microsoft Windows designed to free up disk space on a computer's hard drive. The utility first searches and analyzes the hard drive for files that are no longer of any use, and then removes the unnecessary files. There are a number of different file categories that Disk Cleanup targets when performing the initial disk analysis:

  • Compression of old files
  • Temporary Internet files
  • Temporary Windows file
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  • Removal of unused applications or optional Windows components
  • Setup Log files
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:11 PM

Well I deleted all but the most recent restore point, but nothing really seemed to have happened. I'm not sure if this is because I've never previously set a restore point, and there wasn't much data to clear, or what.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 12:56 PM

:thumbup2: Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:

Keep Windows and Internet Explorer current with all security updates from Microsoft which will patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer. When necessary, Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of each month and publishes Security update bulletins to announce and describe the update. If you're not sure how to install updates, please refer to Updating your computer. Microsoft also recommends Internet 6 and 7 users to upgrade their browsers due to security vulnerabilities which can be exploited by hackers.

Avoid gaming sites, porn sites, pirated software (warez), cracking tools, and keygens. 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. In some instances an infection may cause so much damage to your system that recovery is not possible and the only option is to wipe your drive, reformat and reinstall the OS.

Avoid peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs (i.e. Limewire, eMule, Kontiki, BitTorrent, uTorrent, BitLord, BitLord, BearShare). They too are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to malware infections. File sharing networks are thoroughly infected and infested with malware according to Senior Virus Analyst, Norman ASA. 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. 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 flash 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. One in every eight malware attacks occurs via a USB device. 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...This update is intended to stop AutoPlay functionality from working on USB drives, external hard drives, or network shares...

Microsoft Security Advisory (967940): Update for Windows Autorun

If using Windows 7, be aware that in order to help prevent malware from spreading, the Windows 7 engineering team made important changes and improvements to AutoPlay so that it will no longer support the AutoRun functionality for non-optical removable media.

Always update vulnerable software like Adobe Reader and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with the latest security patches. Older versions of these programs have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.
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.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:41 PM

Thanks! Everything appears to be back to normal. I updated java, reset all of my passwords, added a password to my router, in addition to enabling encryption. No suspicious redirects, pop-ups, or .exes running.

I guess I'll just have to be more careful next time.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:24 PM

You're welcome. Safe surfing and have a malware free day.
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