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Can anyone tell me what this stuff is? Possible malware


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#1 ZIA9872

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:40 PM

Ok -
I am just wondering if anyone can help me. I had been having everything from page re-directs and unidentifiable add-ons added to Mozilla firefox plus a few trojans were caught by Malwarebytes, and a set of generic credentials kept popping up in my credential manager vault everytime I rebooted or powered up.

I recovered my ASUS computer from the recovery partition.
JUST AFTER THE RECOVERY - the system paused and installed an ACTIVE X. (This read as "Installed Active X" and was the first thing installed on the newly recovered system listed in my system restore - restore points) It also installed Microsoft Works and WINDOWS LIVE & Windows Silverlight.

When I called ASUS they advised me that Windows Live SHOULD NOT have been installed in this manner. and advised me to do another recovery or to just uninstall the windows live and other unwanted programs using control panel and restart.
I also had to manually format my second drive.

At some point in my updating windows - things froze and I had to do a system restore to an earlier time. I noticed that just before I did this second system restore that I am now seeing "Wireless Network Connection 2- Microsoft Virtual Miniport Adapter." I don't want it - What is it anyway? Why do I need it? What does it do?

To my understanding it's to split another connection off the main wireless connection- I DO NOT WANT THIS. I have been concerned about remote monitoring in the problems I have had.

One more thing.

I had saved my data to an external hard drive. During the rebuilding process I copied the data over to my second hard drive (D drive) on the computer. and it appeared to be copying a large folder but then I could not find that folder in the D Drive after the copying was finished. But I did find VRED cab file VRED setup file another generic setup program (exe) - several elua notepad documents and it said that I had been chosen to receive a Beta version of Microsoft Visual Basic.
This is ringing alarm bells because - I NEVER INSTALL PROGRAM FILES INTO THE D DRIVE - it is a data storage only drive for me. Just filled with files. - NOT A SINGLE PROGRAM RESIDES ON THIS DRIVE.
and it was also at this time that I began to see the second wireless connection - "Virtual Miniport Adapter"
I restored to an earlier point.the miniport went away.

I deleted these beta virtual c files and when I emptied the recycle bin - now the virtual miniport adapter is back. (I have just disabled it.)

Should I be concerned? I have not been able to install my printer - but other than that the computer seems ok. I am just concerned because of the immediate installation of Active X controls after my recovery.

Perhaps a bios flash is necessary?
The computer scans clean with Malware bytes and Norton Internet Security.

Should I just keep installing my programs?
any suggestions would be appreciated. I need to get this computer up and running in the next two days.

BELOW IS a Hijack This Log it it helps:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:34:58 PM, on 2/2/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.5.0.125\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\EPU-4 Engine\FourEngine.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MultiScreen\MultiScreen.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicTune Premium\GammaTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Manager\AsShellApplication.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative Professional\E-MU PatchMix DSP\EmuPMixDSP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\ZIA\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://asus.msn.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://asus.msn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec NCO BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.5.0.125\coIEPlg.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.5.0.125\IPS\IPSBHO.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Norton Toolbar - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.5.0.125\coIEPlg.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunAIShell] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Manager\AsShellApplication.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsioThk32Reg] REGSVR32.EXE /S CTASIO.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTxfiHlp] CTXFIHLP.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MultiScreen] C:\Program Files (x86)\MultiScreen\MultiScreen.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Global Startup: GammaTray.exe.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Device Handle Service - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\AsHookDevice.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Norton Internet Security (NIS) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.5.0.125\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: TabletServiceWacom - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wacom_Tablet.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

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End of file - 6591 bytes

Edited by boopme, 02 February 2011 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:21 AM

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