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#1 CWJC

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:28 PM

Okay, no logs. Our search engine links are corrupted into various irrelevant results. Sometimes a search produces a useful result, sometimes not. Google searches for Bleepingcomputer and Ford produced working links. A Google search for General Mills showed their corporate web address as the first link. When clicked, Firefox went to this address: h**p://whatsinnews.com/a1/search.php?qq=general+mills.

Malware Bytes says it repeatedly blocks outgoing attempts to connect to two malicious websites: 195.14.112.196 and 91.213.29.15.

What to do?

The hard drive was recently reformatted due to a similar problem.

Windows XP Pro + SP3
Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essential, Spybot Search and Destroy.
HijackThis is installed.

Edited by CWJC, 10 June 2011 - 03:31 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2011 - 12:19 PM

Someone insisted on installing Symantec in addition to MBAM. It conflicted immediately, running itself when I started a full scan in MBAM.

Symantec pulled up Trojan.Maljava and a generic "downloader" listed as jar_cache290828547...

MBAM claims 1 registry key was infected with "Trojan.FakeAlert.SA"
Symantec and MBAM have convinced themselves that they have quarantined and deleted these hacks. I will run the scans again in a little while and see what turns up.

Edited by CWJC, 11 June 2011 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

MBAM now blocks another one of the redirects the program attempts to connect. The site name is goingonearth.com, 66.45.255.230. Since MalwareBytes blocks the outgoing connection, Firefox eventually posts its "Unable to connect" page.

A full scan by MBAM indicates no threats.

A full scan by Spybot reported:
MicrosoftWindowsSecurityCenter_disabled
MicrosoftWindowsSecurityCenter_AntiVirusOverride
MicrosoftWindowsSecurityCenter_FirewallOverride

I confirmed that the firewall was off, although I don't know if Spybot or Symantec did it, or if the redirector did it.

The registry keys that did it were restored by Spybot and the system was restarted, so I'll see if they are attacked again.

Edited by CWJC, 12 June 2011 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:00 AM

This morning's attack was oncaxreswm.tmp. Symantec quarantined and removed it, so we'll see what's next.

Also it's trying to access 94.75.207.73.

Edited by CWJC, 13 June 2011 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

CWJC looks like you might have a Rootkit

Follow this guide by boopme

Hello,lets first see if there is a malware here.

Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.5.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.

  • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it.
  • To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.
  • Click the Start Scan button.
  • Do not use the computer during the scan
  • If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
  • Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
  • A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.


If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to these[/color] instructions. In some cases it may be necessary to redownload TDSSKiller and randomly rename it before downloading and saving to the computer.


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.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Edited by invision, 13 June 2011 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:18 AM

Okay, I'll let you know what happens.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:51 AM

Both scans were done and the redirector is still in the system.

TDSS said it found no malicious objects.


I updated the MBAM database and ran the quick scan:


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)

Edited by CWJC, 13 June 2011 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:06 PM

I had the same problem with a google redirect virus / but mine also made it where the Windows security center service wouldn't work. I tried software to remove rootkits, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Superantispyware, but all of them failed to find the virus. Well actually Mbam found 9 files of the virus but failed to find the other. Here is how I repaired mine.... :)

1) Download Combofix and run it.
2) After it's done and gives you the log, and it gets closed out.... Try to run another process.
3) If you get an error (Like I did) saying something about an operation, restart your computer into safe mode.
Only If you got the error message when running any program... 4) In safemode go to "Run" and type "sfc/ scannow" And restart your computer.

Now everything should be good. Well, it was for me.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:15 PM

I should have caught this before. Crap.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:36 PM

No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. When issues arise with new malware infections or other security tools conflicting with ComboFix, experts are aware of them and can advise users what should or should not be done while providing assistance. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

What specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix?

Compliments of QuietMan7

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:45 PM

I don't know what I need and the suggestion to just run combofix was what made me realize the replies were not from staff members. The redirector evades MBAM and Symantec, and TDSSKiller found no malicious items. If you can suggest another repair program, or you wish to see logs from what I've tried, let me know what you want.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:54 PM

Can you post the logs generated by MBAM?

I do see a partial log from MBam, please run a full scan and post the computer log not bits and pieces of it.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:21 PM

Can you post the logs generated by MBAM?

I do see a partial log from MBam, please run a full scan and post the computer log not bits and pieces of it.


I edited the original posts to remove the logs after I realised what was happening in the thread. I'll run the MBAM full scan and post the results.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:52 PM

Note that the redirector is still in the system.

MBAM said No malicious items detected.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.0.1200
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6848

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

6/13/2011 5:44:54 PM
mbam-log-2011-06-13 (17-44-54).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|G:\|)
Objects scanned: 196041
Time elapsed: 22 minute(s), 27 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)

Edited by CWJC, 13 June 2011 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:06 PM

Note that the redirector is still in the system.

MBAM said No malicious items detected.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.0.1200
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 6848

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

6/13/2011 5:44:54 PM
mbam-log-2011-06-13 (17-44-54).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|G:\|)
Objects scanned: 196041
Time elapsed: 22 minute(s), 27 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)


SUPERAntiSpyware:

Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free

  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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 a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • 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.
If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.

Instructions:

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • 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.
  • Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
  • Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
  • 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.
If you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.


Now GMER

GMER does not work in 64bit Mode!!!!!!

Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:

  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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