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Remnants of infection persist

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#1 RRackman


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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:10 PM

Last week I noticed that Malwarebytes or McAfee (I am running both) would pop up a notice saying they blocked an attempt to connect to a malicious website. Scanning with both AND Spybot search & destroy (all with latest definitions and 3 times!) provided no help. Scanning and searching manually I found three rogue services installed and found they originated from files in my Users/{user}/appdata/temp folder. I removed the files and deleted the services and reran all three programs. Everything comes up clean but I am still getting the notices that Malwarebytes or McAfee have blocked attempts to connect to a malicious site! The notices will say that that "System" was the program attempting the connection (and it lists the site by numerical IP (and it varies)). The port is listed sometimes as port 137, 50304, or no port is listed.

I have reran the three programs, always getting the latest updates and have even installed RUBotted in an attempt to quell what appears to be a rootkit infection.

I have scanned and looked everywhere and cannot find where the infection is being loaded each time. . .

I have run GMER and have attached the log file to the post. Could someone please help me? I am not feeling safe just because the attempts are being blocked and if I cannot remedy the situation I will be forced to do a clean install.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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#2 RRackman

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:33 AM

I have re-run GMER, Malwarebytes, and DDS and am attaching the logs.

Thanks for any help to get rid of this persistent issue.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 04:48 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer :welcome:

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We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • 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.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE

We also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit scanner. Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic:

Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal Advice

Then create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here:

How to create a GMER log

If the system has been used after topic creation time we need to take a look at fresh logs. So, please post fresh copies of dds.txt & attach.txt logs.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:06 PM

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