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Windows Explorer Hijack


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#1 kamikaze762

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:48 PM

Ok... I have finally given up trying to fix this problem myself. I am running Windows XP Pro SP2. I got hit with a few pieces of Malware which prompted me to run several scans. I cleared most of the bigger problems this way, but there seems to be some sort of change to my system which is hiding from everything I throw at it.

Sysinternals' Process Explorer is telling me that explorer.exe is running many TCP/IP threads, mostly on startup. I can be reading a text file, running a scan, or doing any given thing with no need for internet and I will start hearing internet radio and and audio ads playing with no browser open. I am also getting pop-up script errors in IE even though I have deleted IE from the programs folder. I am assuming by this that Windows Explorer is the culprit.

Microsoft Security Essentials revealed the following issues:

Trojan:Win32/Ertfor.B
Trojan:WinNT/Alureon.S
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Ponmocup.A
Adware:Win32/AdRotator
Trojan:WinNT/Alureon

I cleaned them, and subsequent scans reveal nothing.

MalwareBytes seems to concur with the following:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6321

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

4/9/2011 5:35:08 PM
mbam-log-2011-04-09 (17-35-08).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 172493
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 37 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 14
Registry Values Infected: 17
Registry Data Items Infected: 9
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 46

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\INSTALL.EXE (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\SETUP.EXE (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\3ETECE6I8G (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CE8SIIFGSU (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\K8CE6CA1JO (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\NtWqIVLZEWZU (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Q7NZMT7RLB (Trojan.FakeAlert.SA) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\qnpn7rjv93lf (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antimalware Doctor Inc (Rogue.AntimalwareDoctor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 (Rogue.AntiVirusAntiSpyware2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ndo8thb2ikwe (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\ (Hijack.Zones) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Antimalware Doctor (Rogue.AntimalwareDoctor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 (Rogue.AntiVirusAntiSpyware2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnsf (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnsf -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnsf (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnsf -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnxb (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnxb -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnxb (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnxb -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnte (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnte -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnte (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnte -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnsd (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnsd -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnsd (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnsd -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXntpf (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXntpf -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXntpf (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXntpf -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnb (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnb -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HNUgZIXnb (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Value: HNUgZIXnb -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler\{B1B220C1-A500-99BD-F110-04B53A2C8952} (Trojan.Ertfor) -> Value: {B1B220C1-A500-99BD-F110-04B53A2C8952} -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler\{B1B220C1-A500-99BD-F110-04B53A2C8952} (Trojan.Ertfor) -> Value: {B1B220C1-A500-99BD-F110-04B53A2C8952} -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WINID (Malware.Trace) -> Value: WINID -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\idstrf (Malware.Trace) -> Value: idstrf -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoFolderOptions (Hijack.FolderOptions) -> Value: NoFolderOptions -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools (PUM.Hijack.Regedit) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command\(default) (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Local Settings\Application Data\jjl.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe") Good: (firefox.exe) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command\(default) (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Local Settings\Application Data\jjl.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode) Good: (firefox.exe -safe-mode) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command\(default) (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Local Settings\Application Data\jjl.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe") Good: (iexplore.exe) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableTaskMgr (PUM.Hijack.TaskManager) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\NameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Bad: (93.188.165.13,93.188.160.43) Good: () -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\lsass.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\sysedit.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\msmgm.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\taskmgr.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\iexplarer.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\mdm.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\thrixofiuclbj.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\application data\microsoft\conhost.exe (Backdoor.CycBot.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\365346.tmp (Trojan.Agent.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\0.0630011855500896.exe (Backdoor.CycBot.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\2025187760.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\2273258992.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\2284914208.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\672130992.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\avp.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\avp32.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\cmd.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\debug.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\drweb.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\gdi32.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\hexdump.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\install.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\login.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\nvsvc32.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\services.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\setup.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\smss.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\spoolsv.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\system.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\win.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\win32.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\winamp.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\winlogon.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\application data\hkj.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\application data\jjl.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\application data\kaj.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\dsrts2.dll (Trojan.Hiloti) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\application data\defender.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\application data\Adobe\plugs\kb93869907.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\application data\Adobe\plugs\kb93900621.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\0.5621736492062237.exe (Trojan.Dropper) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Aaron\local settings\Temp\0.9703734125934123.exe (Trojan.Dropper) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{22116563-108c-42c0-a7ce-60161b75e508}.job (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{62c40aa6-4406-467a-a5a5-dfdf1b559b7a}.job (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{bbaeaeaf-1275-40e2-bd6c-bc8f88bd114a}.job (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\Tasks\{810401e2-dde0-454e-b0e2-aa89c9e5967c}.job (Trojan.FraudPack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

And finally, HiJack This shows the following:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:33:41 PM, on 4/9/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Desktop\procexp.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: DAPIELoader Class - {FF6C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000} - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAPIEL~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Grab Pro - {C55BBCD6-41AD-48AD-9953-3609C48EACC7} - C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\GrabPro.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nView\nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C6501Sound] RunDll32 c6501.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DownloadAccelerator] "C:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.EXE" /STARTUP
O4 - Startup: Shortcut to procexp.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Desktop\procexp.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Clean Traces - C:\Program Files\DAP\Privacy Package\dapcleanerie.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/201
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download with &DAP - C:\Program Files\DAP\dapextie.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Grab video by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/204
O8 - Extra context menu item: Do&wnload selected by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/203
O8 - Extra context menu item: Down&load all by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/202
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download &all with DAP - C:\Program Files\DAP\dapextie2.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{6C4B952B-8853-44AF-982E-1FEA70953716}: NameServer = 192.168.254.254
O23 - Service: HP Port Resolver - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\HPBPRO.EXE
O23 - Service: HP Status Server - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\HPBOID.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

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I am also running Resplendence MultiMon. I can post a recording if it will be helpful. Even as I type, the pop-up script errors are running, and I cannot for the life of me find what is doing this. I have been fixing these kind of problems for years, but I never seen a problem that hides from every scan. Please help if possible, and thanks.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:52 AM

Well, I did not have much else to lose, I noticed that other topics were taking up to a month for a response, so I ran ComboFix. It's an amazing piece of software. A rootkit was causing the problems, and after running ComboFix about 3-4 times, the boot sector went crazy, and then the problem resolved. I have not had a problem with these symptoms or any others in over a week. HTTP Analyzer shows all clear on any rogue activity. I feel confident that the issue is resolved. Thanks.

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