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Am I infected?...with Virut?


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#1 paleophlatus

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:39 PM


Hi,

Computer has been acting up for month or so... Task Master won't quit, and has lots of 'svchost.exe's, scrolling in FB hesitates after couple seconds, and a few other irritating 'features', such as; usually hibernation will wake up after running a spyware scan with a notice that 'API couldn't finish due to lack of resources', or the like.

OS is XP Pro, sp2, Dell Optiplex 745 w/2 gig memory, 160 gig HD. Have run Malware, Spybot SD,and a few others that haven't found anything after Malware cleaned it up initially. Have been using ZoneAlarm Freebie cranked up high for some time. I don't download any gratuitous freeware, and get nothing in email but pix from family members. Don't use flash drives. Looking at an HJT log I noted a 03 line that was not identified and looked like a CLSID (to a rank amateur...CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829), so I googled it and all the entries collectively said, basically, "You've got Virut. Delete, format and reinstall OS".


So, before jumping into that kettle, I thought it advisable to see if that was really the diagnosis. I accept that it is the prescribed treatment, however...just don't want to take that nasty tasting medicine unless necessary.

Appreciate your advice and thank you in advance... Pete

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:46 PM

Do you stil have the infected MBAM log?

The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.


Also

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image

I will look back in the morning as I have to go now.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:00 AM

Yes to the MBAM log...that's the good news. Ran the RSET online scan, and it picked up about 13 irregularities, deleted them and quarantined a page full of other 'things'. I tried to back up to get to the export button, but no-go, and consequently, all that info is gone into the cyber-ether.

I rebooted the computer and ran RSET again, just in case something would reload. But, it was clean. One other fault I remember is that none of the restore points I tried would work. Machine tried, but after it rebooted, the pop-up said the restore had failed.

Sorry about the FU, but maybe you will glean something from MBAM about Virut, or whatever it is called now.

Here is the MBAM log ;

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6354

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

4/13/2011 7:35:58 PM
mbam-log-2011-04-13 (19-35-48).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 292596
Time elapsed: 44 minute(s), 14 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 5

Memory Processes Infected:
c:\documents and settings\peter bennett\application data\microsoft\conhost.exe (Trojan.Agent.Gen) -> 200 -> No action taken.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\conhost (Trojan.Agent.Gen) -> Value: conhost -> No action taken.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command\(default) (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Local Settings\Application Data\mar.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 7\firefox.exe") Good: (firefox.exe) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command\(default) (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Local Settings\Application Data\mar.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 7\firefox.exe" -safe-mode) Good: (firefox.exe -safe-mode) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command\(default) (Hijack.StartMenuInternet) -> Bad: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Local Settings\Application Data\mar.exe" -a "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe") Good: (iexplore.exe) -> No action taken.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
c:\documents and settings\peter bennett\application data\microsoft\conhost.exe (Trojan.Agent.Gen) -> No action taken.
c:\documents and settings\peter bennett\application data\Sun\Java\deployment\cache\6.0\16\1e32e250-7120982c (Trojan.Agent) -> No action taken.
c:\documents and settings\peter bennett\application data\Sun\Java\deployment\cache\6.0\4\3ed5c244-6c9a952e (Trojan.Agent.Gen) -> No action taken.
c:\documents and settings\peter bennett\local settings\Temp\0.2730249510677647.exe (Trojan.Agent.Gen) -> No action taken.
c:\system volume information\_restore{46de8921-1d39-44d2-a9e9-64119261f211}\RP193\A0033557.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> No action taken.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:11 AM

OK, I do not see any Virut there but yourdatabase is old. Database version: 6354,currently around 6773

Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:

Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when done
click Scanner tab,select FULL scan and scan (normal mode).
After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.


Next run ATF and SAS:

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining
.
Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program
.

NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.


Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:05 PM

MBAM log from today, 5/31. While version # isn't as high as you suggested, MBAM said it was the latest...

I am still using Firefox, 5.0 (Beta) Now, onward and upwards with ATF and SAS. Results in next post.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6734

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

5/31/2011 12:52:12 PM
mbam-log-2011-05-31 (12-52-12).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 294992
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 0 minute(s), 13 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: 0

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:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:07 PM

Did you run the ATF and SAS?
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:58 AM

I did. Both, but SAS took 4 1/2 hours. Here it is, and the confuser seems to be running better but, the Task Master
still is not working as originally... can't close it unless checking the little green box icon in the quick start bar.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 05/31/2011 at 06:08 PM

Application Version : 4.53.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 7171
Trace Rules Database Version: 4983

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 04:30:04

Memory items scanned : 224
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 9126
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 126689
File threats detected : 29

System.BrokenFileAssociation
HKCR\.exe

Adware.Tracking Cookie
8tracks.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
cdn1.static.pornhub.phncdn.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
files.youporn.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
homepornbay.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
kona.kontera.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
konac.kontera.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
media.kyte.tv [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
media.mtvnservices.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
media.vmixcore.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
media1.break.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
media10.washingtonpost.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
mediastore.verizonwireless.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
msnbcmedia.msn.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
objects.tremormedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
richmedia247.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
s0.2mdn.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
secure-us.imrworldwide.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
sftrack.searchforce.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
stat.easydate.biz [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
static.xxxmatch.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
videos.mediaite.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
vidii.hardsextube.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
www.dableepbook.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
www.naiadsystems.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
www.pornhub.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
www.porntube.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
www.userporn.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
www.xxxmsncam.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]
www.xxxpornow.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Bennett\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\EZ5CZ6YA ]

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:50 AM

For the Task Manager..

This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes.

Go to Start » Run and type: regedit
  • Click OK.
  • On the left side, click to highlight My Computer at the top.
  • Go up to File » Export
    • Make sure in that window there is a tick next to "All" under Export Branch.
      Leave the "Save As Type" as "Registration Files".
      Under "Filename" put RegBackup.
  • Choose to save it to C:\
  • Click save and then go to File » Exit.
Or you can download and use ERUNT which is an excellent free tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed.

Click on the link below:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #275 and click "Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and CMD" in the left column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save regtmcmdrestore.vbs to your desktop. Double-click on that file to allow the script to run and reboot when done. Since the script modifies certain registry settings your anti-virus package may warn you about it. Ignore the warning and allow it to run
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:19 PM

Ran ERUNT. NTREGOPT, and Kelly's regedit tweeks, rebooted and...Task Master still only partially 'there'. Reran SAS and all the cookies are gone, but the BrokenFileAssociations remains.

Suggestion? I can live with the Task Master as is, but wonder about the broken file assoc's.

Thank you for your recommendations and saving me from a really thorough housecleaning

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

Ok, we have to fix an association.
Go here to Doug KNox's Windows® XP File Association Fixes
Run 9th down on left... EXE File Association Fix ... the EXE not EML one.

how is everthing now?
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:34 PM

Ran Mr Knox's file ass'n fix file, and then re ran SAS because it picked up the broken association instantly, and nothing there this time. So, unless/until something else crops up, will be satisfied. This wasn't as hard to follow as I had feared. And next time I'll be more careful and not lose the log file.

Thanks again.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:47 PM

Hello,that is good.. you can also try running SFC to fix the TAsk MAnager.

Please run SFC (System File Checker)
Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the CD when asked.
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