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#1 coolusernamebro

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:35 AM

I made a post on the Something Awful forums, but I figure that I'll maximize my chances of finding someone to help by crossposting this here. Thanks in advance!

Problem description: I'm running xp, and I THINK that I'm having some kind of terrible malware problem (maybe attacking my boot sector?), but I'm honestly not totally certain. Basically, what happens, is that I can't boot into safe mode, because it hangs on the screen where it's loading all of the individual .sys files and such. When I boot normally, everything is fine for a while, but after I start up Fallout: New Vegas (haven't tried any other games/fullscreen apps/whatnot, but I can if it seems like it might not be a virus), after a minute or two, my fps drops to maybe .3, and a couple of system subprocesses start taking up about 9-15% of my cpu cycles. They show up in Process Explorer as stdriver32.sys, with "x(a bunch of numbers here)" at the end of it and the other, which isn't showing up right now, was a kmixer.sys, also with the x... at the end.


EDIT: I went ahead and started the 14-day Malwarebytes full trial, and shortly thereafter, it blocked some outgoing requests to a couple of servers in the Bahamas.
code:

Don't click this, they're probably ridiculously malicious.

hxxp://www.google.com/#hl=en&cp=27&gs_id=2w&xhr=t&q=i+told+you+not+to+click+on+that+link&qe=aSB0b2xkIHlvdSBub3QgdG8gY2xpY2sgb24g&qesig=80G6WjqyExTTzQUKEFZhxw&pkc=AFgZ2tmdjgkib3kSQCZr5yb3xFCiqXUB3C-G-A8Akt3_wMs-JluD3BTo1axOTD4rst1HaShheYfw0DHRpxNRJr1UlUlJiR-PSA&pf=p&sclient=psy&safe=off&biw=850&bih=661&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=i+told+you+not+to+click+on+&aq=0v&aqi=g-v1g-j1&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.&fp=980fac5185de01ec

208.87.32.75 208.73.210.29[/url]



EDIT2: according to web of trust, they're associated with botnets. Welp.

Attempted fixes: I've run MSSE, Malwarebytesat, and SUPERAntispyware least once time each. If I suspend the process, nothing too terrible happens, and I'm able to go about my regular activities, and type this without incident, for example.

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Operating system:32 bit XP.

System specs: It was home-built. Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 mobo, AMD Athlon II X3 440 CPU, I've got a Western Digital 320GB HD that my OS is on, and a 1TB drive, whose manufacturer I forget.

I have Googled and read the FAQ: Yes, I couldn't find anything that fit my problem.


I'm about ready to borrow a friend's external HD, transfer anything important over, and then just give the other HDs zero fills, but I would really rather not do anything that drastic if I don't need to. :\







Here's a hijackthis log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:08:16 AM, on 8/12/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\SeaPort.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\AnVir Task Manager\AnVir.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe
C:\Program Files\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Local Settings\Application Data\Programs\Google\MusicManager\MusicManager.exe
E:\Applications\GMote Server\GmoteServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
E:\Games\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Desktop\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 1\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 1\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 1\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z\cpuz.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\IE\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Bing Bar Helper - {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\BingExt.dll" (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Bing Bar - {8dcb7100-df86-4384-8842-8fa844297b3f} - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\BingExt.dll" (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSC] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AnVir Task Manager] "C:\Program Files\AnVir Task Manager\AnVir.exe" Minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [F.lux] "C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe" /noshow
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Pando Media Booster] C:\Program Files\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MusicManager] "C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Local Settings\Application Data\Programs\Google\MusicManager\MusicManager.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: GmoteServer.lnk = E:\Applications\GMote Server\GmoteServer.exe
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: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
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
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://asia.msi.com.tw
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://global.msi.com.tw
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.msi.com.tw
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {34DC6011-88B5-4EA9-BA7A-DC7B4F4437FE} (JordanUploader Class) - http://www.seehere.com/ips-opdata/l...dan-canvasx.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microso...b?1255962197312
O16 - DPF: {8167C273-DF59-4416-B647-C8BB2C7EE83E} (WebSDev Control) - http://liveupdate.msi.com.tw/autobi...ine/install.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/g...ent/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} -
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} (get_atlcom Class) - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{C93A2336-5219-4F31-B52B-2A5FF1087E5F}: NameServer = 8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Dragon Age: Origins - Content Updater (DAUpdaterSvc) - BioWare - C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\DAUpdaterSvc.Service.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: MBAMService - Malwarebytes Corporation - C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - Unknown owner - (no file)
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe

--
End of file - 8642 bytes

EDIT3: Ha ha, the link was to a google search for "I told you not to click on this."

Edited by coolusernamebro, 12 August 2011 - 03:07 PM.
Deactivate link. ~ OB


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