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#1 Cata1972

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:47 AM

Hi,
I was alerted by my contacts in my Hotmail account that I sent them an email containing a link (hxxp://www.fantafox.com/find11.html) which if clicked, would start running a program (like a wzzard, with Next and Cancel buttons on the dialog). I used my Hotmail account recently but only for a Video conversation, I didn't send any emails. I think my computer is infected. Could you please help me identifying the virus and getting rid of it, please. Thanks.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:28 PM

Hello... Most likely something has guessed your Email password. You should change it after running this.

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • 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.
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#3 Cata1972

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:22 PM

Hi,

Thanks for your help. The scan didn't find any infections. Here is the report:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6736

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

5/31/2011 8:50:25 PM
mbam-log-2011-05-31 (20-50-25).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 172815
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 10 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 - 07:11 PM

Let me know if you are still sending emails.
And if so are you on a router? Is it wireless and are there other PC's on it?
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:53 AM

Hello, I signed in here to add to this post. I am having the same problem, two waves of e-mails were sent to all my contacts that say they are from my hotmail. They all have no subject, and contain a link that invariably ends with "/find11.html" but has all sorts of domains attached to it. When consulting my "Sent" folder, however, none of these are in there. So they have access to a contact list which suggests that the account has been compromised, but an empty "Sent" folder which suggests spoofing. I've been googling it for a while and I ended up here, but all cases of this particular problem seem to have been occuring in the last few days - so perhaps the recommended Malware problem didn't find it because it's too new. My anti-virus (Avast!) scan also found nothing.

EDIT: After a few more rounds of google during which some more recent cases (today) showed up, I found out the links in the spam mails lead to a Fake AV. If anyone finds anything else, please share, because I get the feeling a simple password change isn't going to help.

RE-EDIT: Found this on SecLists:

Redirects to safetylife2011.org, IP is 173.162.218.161

AVG intercepted a threat on my Virtual Box Lab from 188.229.89.137 as
"Exploit Rogue Scanner (type 1652)"


Edited by Funderbunk, 01 June 2011 - 03:28 AM.





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