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Possible rootkit, but not sure.


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#1 Taios

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:59 PM

Well for a while i've known something not quite right with my computer.
Firefox was running ALWAYS at about 50% or the computer would be running with loads of memory, like 700k but i couldnt find a culprit causing this.
Or occasionally the xp theme would flicker to ME kind of theme and then back.
I scanned with malware bytes but it didnt pick it up. Scanned with superSpyware or w.e it's called and it didnt solve the problem.
So eventually it decided to show itself and one of those fake antiviruses appeared. I updated malwarebytes and it then picked up whatever it was, and removed the antivirus.

Now i have no more fake antivirus appearing, but the google redirect virus has appeared, as well as random popups occuring.

I've scanned with AVG too, specifically looking for rootkits and that's not picked up anything although Combifix picked up possible rootkit. But the rootkit just keeps coming back!

I also eventually got fed up and ran combofix and Smitfraudfix.

So to sum up i have run: AVG, Combofix, Superspyware, Malwarebytes, Some of Kaspersky but my comp couldnt handle it, Smitfraudfix...and this thing is still on my computer!

I keep removing these newly appearing viruses from my computer, but they just keep eventually coming back.

I can't find my combofix log atm, so i'll run another one and reattatched it to here also. I do remember it stating it found possible TDSS.

Any help will be greatly appriciated.



Thankyou!

combolog attatched =)
thanks

EDIT: Posts merged ~BP

And now the virus has removed my sound =(...whatever it is...it's very nasty...

EDIT: Posts merged ~BP

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:18 AM

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#3 Taios

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:28 AM

Still having the same issues.
All logs have been provided in first post with details of what i have done/tried to do, but it still wont go away! =)
Thankyou for reply :)

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:48 AM

Hello

My name is gringo and I will be Helping you from this point forward

Somethings to remember while we are working together.

  • Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!
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If you have not done so please Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.

Here is the first thing I would like you to do.

Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.

Run Combofix:

You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)

Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<

Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.

You can download Combofix from one of these links.
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1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a report for you.

Note 1: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

Note 2: If you recieve an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registery key that has been marked for deletion." Please restart the computer

"information and logs"

  • In your next post I need the following
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  • let me know of any problems you may have had
  • How is the computer doing now?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:01 AM

Hello

My name is gringo and I will be Helping you from this point forward

Somethings to remember while we are working together.

  • Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!
  • Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes unless I tell you so.
  • Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.
  • Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.
  • Do not run anything while running a fix.

If you have not done so please Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.

Here is the first thing I would like you to do.

Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.

Run Combofix:

You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)

Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<

Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.

You can download Combofix from one of these links.
Link 1
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1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a report for you.

Note 1: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

Note 2: If you recieve an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registery key that has been marked for deletion." Please restart the computer

"information and logs"

  • In your next post I need the following
  • Log from Combofix
  • let me know of any problems you may have had
  • How is the computer doing now?

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Hey, there's a combolog fix log in my first post =). Or would you like me to run another one?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:53 AM

please run another one so I can anything that may have changed



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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:58 AM

Hello

three day bump

It has been Three days since my last post.

  • do you still need help with this?
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  • if after 48hrs you have not replied to this thread then it will have to be closed!

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#8 Taios

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:09 PM

Hello

three day bump

It has been Three days since my last post.

  • do you still need help with this?
  • do you need more time?
  • are you having problems following my instructions?
  • if after 48hrs you have not replied to this thread then it will have to be closed!

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Yes please, sorry it's been a busy week. I'll get you the new log in a mo.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

ok I will be around all night tonight



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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:44 PM

ok I will be around all night tonight



Gringo

Hello,
thankyou for your assistance.
I think possible it may have gone(avira may have removed it)...but firefox still runs at 50% frequently, and this is how i first recognised the virus was on my computer before it started doing weird things.
Here is the log
Thankyou =)

Edited by Taios, 31 January 2011 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:52 PM

No log?
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:29 AM

No log?

Oops, i'm a complete twat lol.
Sorry,
Thankyou

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:41 AM

I want you to run this tool for me next.

tdsskiller:

Please read carefully and follow these steps.
  • Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
  • doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.
  • If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.
  • If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.
  • If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  • If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:29 PM

I want you to run this tool for me next.

tdsskiller:

Please read carefully and follow these steps.

  • Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
  • doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.
  • If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.
  • If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.
  • If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  • If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

Gringo

It has not found anything =).
However i recall running it before and it not finding anything either.
Thanks

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:36 AM

Hello

I would ike to see a report that combofix makes.

extra combofix report

  • push the "windows key" + "R" (between the "Ctrl" button and "Alt" Button)
  • please copy and past the following into the box
C:\Qoobox\Add-Remove Programs.txt
  • click ok

copy and paste the report into this topic for me to review

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