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Help! Possible infection from x-force keygen


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#1 MAZACOTE71

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:03 PM

I recently got AVG warnings about a Trojan in a keygen.exe file. It's been my experience that AVG can give out false positives when it comes to certain files. But I also did a scan with Malwarebytes and got another warning. How can i be certain I haven't been infected? I have a Windows 7 OS below is the Malware log:



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6186

Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

3/27/2011 7:49:59 PM
mbam-log-2011-03-27 (19-49-59).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 637390
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 59 minute(s), 37 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
d:\my documents\downloads\autodesk 3ds max\CRACK\Crack\xf-a2011-64bits.exe (RiskWare.Tool.CK) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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#2 MAZACOTE71

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:00 AM

Kickng this up just in case.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:10 AM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file or suspect a detection may be a false positive, get a second opinion by submitting it to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.

Rescan again with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Quick Scan) in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning and to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes' from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply.


Please download and scan with the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from one of the links provided below and save it to your desktop.
Link 1
Link 2Be sure to print out and read the instructions provided in:How to Install Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
How to use the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool to automatically remove viruses
  • Double-click the setup file (i.e. setup_9.0.0.722_22.01.2010_10-04.exe) to select your language and install the utility.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • If you receive a UAC prompt asking if you would like to continue running the program, you should press the Continue button.
  • When the 'Setup page' appears, click Next, check the box 'I accept the license agreement' and click Next twice more to begin extracting the required files.
  • Setup may recommend to scan the computer in Safe Mode. Click Ok.
  • A window will open with a tab that says Autoscan and one for Manual disinfection.
  • Click the green Start scan button on the Autoscan tab in the main window.
  • If malware is detected, you will see the Scan Alert screen. Place a checkmark in the Apply to all box, and click Disinfect if the button is active.
  • After the scan finishes, if any threats are left unneutralized in the Scan window (Red exclamation point), click the Neutralize all button.
  • Place a checkmark in the Apply to all box, and click Disinfect if the button is active.
  • If advised that a special disinfection procedure is required which demands system reboot, click the Ok button to close the window.
  • In the Scan window click the Reports button, choose Critical events and select Save to save the results to a file (name it avptool.txt).
  • Copy and paste the report results of any threats detected and if they were successfully removed in your next reply. Do not include the longer list marked Events.
  • When finished, follow these instructions on How to uninstall Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2010.
-- If you cannot run this tool in normal mode, then try using it in "safe mode".


IMPORTANT NOTE: The practice of using cracking tools, keygens, warez or any pirated software is not only considered illegal activity but it is a serious security risk.

Cracking applications are used for illegally breaking (cracking) various copy-protection and registration techniques used in commercial software. These programs may be distributed via Web sites, Usenet, and P2P networks.

trendmicro.com/vinfo

...warez and crack web pages are being used by cybercriminals as download sites for malware related to VIRUT and VIRUX. Searches for serial numbers, cracks, and even antivirus products like Trend Micro yield malcodes that come in the form of executables or self-extracting files...quick links in these sites also lead to malicious files. Ads and banners are also infection vectors...

Keygen and Crack Sites Distribute VIRUX and FakeAV

...warez/piracy sites ranked the highest in downloading spyware...just opening the web page usually sets off an exploit, never mind actually downloading anything. And by the time the malware is finished downloading, often the machine is trashed and rendered useless.

University of Washington spyware study

...One of the most aggressive and intrusive of all bad websites on the Internet are serial, warez, software cracking type sites...they sneak malware onto your system...Where do trojan viruses originate? One of the biggest malware distributors on the Internet are serial/warez/code cracking sites.

Bad Web Sites: Malware

When you use these kind of programs, be forewarned that some of the worst types of malware infections can be contracted and spread by visiting crack, keygen, warez and other pirated software sites. In many cases, those sites are infested with a smörgåsbord of malware and an increasing source of system infection. Those who attempt to get software for free can end up with a computer system so badly damaged that recovery is not possible and it cannot be repaired. When that happens there is nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling the OS.

I strongly recommend that you remove all cracks and keygens immediately to reduce the risk of infection/reinfection. If not, then we are just wasting time trying to clean your system. Further, other tools used during the disinfection process may detect crack and keygens so we need to ensure they have been removed.

Using these types of programs or the websites visited to get them is almost a guaranteed way to get yourself infected!!
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:43 PM

Thanks very much for your reply. I agree with your advice. The temptations make one do dumb things at times. Both Malwarebytes and Kapersky returned no results. Jotti's said 6 out of 20 reported infections on this file. So is thete anything else you recommend?

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:28 AM

Jotti's said 6 out of 20 reported infections on this file

How were the detections actually reported?
Each security vendor uses their own naming conventions to identify various types of malware so it's difficult to determine exactly what has been detected or the nature of the threa without knowing more information. See Understanding virus names.

You indicate that AVG says the file is a Trojan and Malwarebytes indicates it is RiskWare.Tool.CK. Riskware is a broad category and does not necessessarily mean malware.

If you suspect a file was falsely detected (a false positive) or suspicious, then you should submit a sample to the vendor so they can investigate and take corrective action if confirmed. Please refer to:
If the file has been placed in the Virus Vault, then follow these directions:-- Even though the instructions say if you suspect the file is clean but you still have doubts, submit them anyway using this method.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:41 PM

AVG showed a Trojan Horse Generic21.BGJY

Malwarebytes was reported as riskware.


From Jotti's:

AVG
2011-03-24 Crack.FC

CP Secure
2011-03-24 BackDoor.W32.Bifrose.bbld

Emsisoft
2011-03-24 PossibleThreat.Patch.AutoDesk!IK

FProt
2011-03-23 W32/MalwareF.WVOU

Ikarus
2011-03-24 PossibleThreat.Patch.AutoDesk

Sophos
2011-03-24 Troj/Keygen-EW

I will contact the vendor to be sure. Thanks again for your assistance.

Edited by MAZACOTE71, 29 March 2011 - 06:47 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:47 PM

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Edited by MAZACOTE71, 29 March 2011 - 06:48 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:56 AM

Ok...let us know what they have to say.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:35 PM

There's only question you need to figure out.

 

With the existence of false positives, the existence of real viruses, the existence of real viruses that people will say is a false positive, and the existence of certain viruses that need the user to click install to get the virus onboard, and (one more time) the existence of NO REAL WAY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE between a real and a fake virus alert (for the average person),

 

1) My antivirus will protect me. 

2) I trust the programmer who changed his name and replied to someone's comment about a virus, he says it is a false positive. So, umm, good enough.  Click!

3) I don't care if it has a virus or not.  I can't afford to pay for the software and I am determined to learn it.  I will buy it if I ever get a job doing it. 

     

For me there was only one question.  If there exists "false positives"  and there exists real viruses with ppl claiming that it is false,........does it matter?   What choice do I have but to disable my antivirus completely.  (Numerous reasons why an aspiring artist would need to use a cracked version of Maya.  Who can pay 6000 dollars? or pay a monthly license?  Learning another app is not feasible.  Maya is hands down the BEST!!!)

 

The decision is simple....Do what you have to do or be told what not to do.  How badly do you not want to pay for that game or use that app?

 

20 years of lifestyle changed in a week for me.  I used to install anything and everything.  Viruses and I had an understanding.  Yes, I know my Windows is deteriorating, but thanks to this situation, I have learned how to automate Windows installations including software all wrapped up in an answer file.  And so I had a system of learning and coexisting with the virus.  I have no idea if it is a high school kid, North Korea, or the NSA.  Who cares?  I do not use my computer for important or sensitive things. 

 

BUT IT ALL CHANGED.  The laws have changed.  People don't know it, but America is not the best country in the world anymore because of the internet and the laws.  In America you can go to jail because a hacker put a file on your computer.  So now I am busy disinfecting the software someone automated.  (Basically that's what it is - automated installs with a virus added.  When you click the keygen,  you just gave the virus permission to exist.  it is no longer a virus.  It will walk, dance, do whatever, and your antivirus will probably ask it for a light, share a few jokes, exchange handshakes and walk away. 

 

Oh by the way, the virus detected stands a pretty good chance that it's actually the virus that threw that alert to get you to click another permission.

 

I can only say that after 20 years of internet use downloading everything under the sun, the only reason I am not in jail might be because of the transparency in which I have lived my life.  EVERYONE knows I am harmless, just curious.  hahaha.

 

Do yourself a favor and watch some youtube videos on adding expoits to keygens...or even pictures.  Yes, click a jpeg and get infected.

One 5 minute video on youtube should wake you right up.  Look up the OWASP, DEFCON, Black Hat, White hat, or NSA stuff.Then learn how to make the packages you need, and stay offline.  Use VM to go online.


Edited by S1Niz7el2, 15 June 2018 - 08:00 PM.





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