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Hitman finds proxy but no other symptoms

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#1 NozzaC


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 04:27 AM

This is being posted here after being instructed to do so by Cryptodan in the "I'm Infected..." forum. This is the original post:

My PC was recently infected with a fake AV. I found and removed it's registry startups, DNS redirection settings and associated files and all was working fine. As a precaution I also ran MBAM and Hitman Pro. MBAM found a few items and Hitman found that IE was running through a proxy port on It would apparently fix this but the problem would be there on reboot. So I looked for a rootkit using TDSS Killer which found nothing. Gmer scan would not complete having a BSOD IRQ not equal error 10 mins into the scan. However sigverif found an unsigned driver file and Kernel Detective showed a few hooks, so I went offline to scan with the ERD/DART CD Standalone scanner which found an Alureon:F rootkit associated with that driver. I used Combofix for good measure which found a few files in temp file areas but I believe these were no longer active anyway.

So the current state of play is that the system is running fine. No signs of any redirection or symptoms. However Hitman Pro, and only that app still finds that IE is running though the proxy. Checking IE's proxy settings in IE or looking at the relevant reg key doesn't show that proxy.

So I'm trying to work out if this is just a Hitman error or if something really is still going on.



Thanks for the reply. Below is the original MBAM log which found items:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 5500

Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18975

10/01/2011 22:49:35
mbam-log-2011-01-10 (22-49-35).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 145386
Time elapsed: 29 minute(s), 17 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\{5617ECA9-488D-4BA2-8562-9710B9AB78D2} (Adware.DoubleD) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\qni8hj710fdl (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DoubleD (Adware.DoubleD) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\NameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Bad: (, Good: () -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{65CC53BF-D06E-439C-ADE2-D6B09F8A2C29}\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Bad: (, Good: () -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
c:\Users\jackschris\AppData\Local\Temp\0.05591074014851627.exe (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\Users\jackschris\local settings\temporary internet files\Content.IE5\Z8PHQM63\irfvjtg[1].exe (Rootkit.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\Users\jackschris\AppData\Roaming\avdrn.dat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 17 January 2011 - 08:03 PM.
Please do not move topic. Awaiting the other logs. ~ OB

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#2 Casey_boy


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:27 AM

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