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mshta hijacked and multiple instances of fake programs in task manager


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:27 AM

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:44 PM

Thanks for reading,

I have a windows xp laptop that is severly infected.
Mshta has been duped in task manager and there are other fake programs running. When connected to the web it redirects any search or address bar submissions. Home page redirects aswell even with it set via Internet options.

Avg didn't catch anything and acted as if it was operating 3 times it's normal speed which was very odd to me and it only found tracking cookies but a prompt popped up saying I needed to update before it could delet the tracking cookies....I called bs to that and downloaded rkill ran it and like magic my avg was terminated along with all the fake mshtas/fake programs. So I downloaded mbam,emsisoft,hijackthis,dds,gmer,defoger,superantispyware. Before I got started I tested the severity of reoccurances if I ended a fake proccess. Ending each in task manager was fine with no issues even the web would work with fewer redirects any time a page was closed a fake program would appear in the proccess list. I then ran mbam It found 7 Trojans they deleted fine but now the computer was slower than before and now mbam needed to update? I launched task manager and now instead of 8 mshtas running I now had 20 and other fake programs running. I ran rkill again but this time it didn't remove any fake processes from running. Any attemp at ending a fake proccess like before now results in access denied and a fatal error occurring shutting down with a timer. Says I have 1 min before the laptop shuts down. Turning it back on it's now even slower than before. Takes 20 min to startup. Safe mode is safe still lol I ran regedit and found severeral boot items that were just empty squares no names. I unchecked them and restarted , the laptop ran faster so I figured this would be near my last time to get any scans done. I then ran hijackthis,dds,emsisoftand superantispyware .

Hijackthis ran without issue.
Dds took 3 attempts before a log was made?
Superantispyware ran and deleted 40 Trojans and a few rootkits.
Emsisoft ran after deleting 70 new Trojans previously uncaught.

Realizing I had two things going for me ( jack and bleep ) and jack just left town I knew I wasn't out of the woods yet. So I ran gmer only to have it crash my system . Upon a startup the system refused safe mode....?

The logs I had made cannot be saved to a disk , copied, or even looked at without causing a system failure with a timer. So untill I get those logs I'm up poop creek unless someone has an idea how I can get the logs off?

Has anyone come across this type of thing before? I'm way way out of my league on this one.

In the meantime I've blocked the laptops Mac address so it can't connect at all to the net.

Thanks again for reading and I apologize for not having the logs upfront to receive better advice but I'm doing everything I know to extract them.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 18 August 2011 - 12:57 AM.
Merged topics and removed duplicate logs in following post as they were edited in above. ~ OB


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:00 AM

here they are. for some reason they were already copied to my thumdrive before they loaded blank now they load correctly with text.

Logs are in first post. Duplicate logs removed from this post. ~ OB

Edited by Orange Blossom, 18 August 2011 - 12:58 AM.


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