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Non-Specific, Repetitive Malware Infection, Browser Re-directs, Residual Infection?, and Derivatives

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#1 ricklespod


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:46 PM

Over the course of the past several months I have been facing one thing or another, defender.exe and many variations which lock out detection and removal software, reg cleaners, etc. The latest has been trojan.tracur which was detected by ESET on-line scanner and removed last evening.

Lately, I have found myself deep in the depths of safe mode with networking fighting these things off much more frequently than ever before. There I un-install then re-install and update anti-malware software, browser hijack software, and several apparently good registry cleaners which fix errors, although they don't seem to remove registry bloat.

After some considerable time in safe mode I have been able to return to normal operation, yet it's almost seems as if these things are spawning from something central on my PC. They keep returning.

As mention before, tracur trojan was not being detected until I ran ESET, still after ESET detected and removed tracur - right after re-boot - I found myself unable to use google due a browser re-direct problem.

I have gleaned information here in the past. However, this seems more novel than prior experience.

Here is the DDS file. (Please note: I noticed several linkers and changed them to read [removed by user] )

Please also, find attached to this message attached.zip and ark.txt

Thanks so much!

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Run by [removed by user] at 15:51:53 on 2011-08-21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.646 [GMT -4:00]
FW: Sygate Personal Firewall *Enabled*
FW: COMODO Firewall Pro *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
TB: &Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
uPolicies-explorer: DisAllowRun = 1 (0x1)
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
TCP: DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{0F53439E-C33E-4C60-974F-E49307782DC0} : DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{CC4DB2E0-5864-403D-A0F9-93217813C496} : DhcpNameServer =
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\[removed by user]\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\cgqtrnkb.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.google.com
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\NPMyrMus.dll
FF - Ext: Default: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Quick Starter: jqs@sun.com - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff
FF - Ext: Toolbar Buttons: {03B08592-E5B4-45ff-A0BE-C1D975458688} - %profile%\extensions\{03B08592-E5B4-45ff-A0BE-C1D975458688}
FF - Ext: XUL Cache: {86e701ae-53e1-464e-94e0-0d2e29bd58ec} - %profile%\extensions\{86e701ae-53e1-464e-94e0-0d2e29bd58ec}
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 sonypvl3;sonypvl3;c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonypvl3.sys [2006-11-14 18110]
R1 sonypvf3;sonypvf3;c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonypvf3.sys [2006-11-14 619390]
R1 sonypvt3;sonypvt3;c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonypvt3.sys [2006-11-14 423454]
R3 Msikbd2k;DellTouch;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Msikbd2k.sys [2002-2-27 6942]
S1 sonypvd3;Sony DVD Handycam;c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonypvd3.sys [2006-11-14 64964]
S2 NWStorage;NWStorage; [x]
S3 TMPassthruMP;TMPassthruMP; [x]
S4 TomTomHOMEService;TomTomHOMEService;c:\program files\tomtom home 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe [2010-8-24 92008]
S4 UWCService;UWCService; [x]
S4 vsdatant;vsdatant; [x]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2011-08-21 15:11:32 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Cobian Backup 10
2011-08-21 15:04:34 13824 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLD274.tmp
2011-08-21 15:03:59 1817687 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLD205.tmp
2011-08-21 15:02:55 77568 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLD17A.tmp
2011-08-21 15:01:58 11264 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLD101.tmp
2011-08-21 15:01:57 53248 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLDFD.tmp
2011-08-21 15:01:11 16384 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLDF9.tmp
2011-08-21 15:01:10 32827 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLDF6.tmp
2011-08-21 15:01:06 16437 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLDF3.tmp
2011-08-21 15:01:05 20536 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLDF0.tmp
2011-08-21 15:00:58 66048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLDED.tmp
2011-08-21 15:00:23 13107200 -c--a-w- c:\windows\system32\oembios.bin
2011-08-21 15:00:04 2135552 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\OLDE3.tmp
2011-08-21 02:32:13 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ESET
2011-08-21 01:35:31 713728 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\DPNWSOCK32.exe
2011-08-18 20:35:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Microsoft Speech SDK 5.1
2011-08-18 20:04:56 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\[removed by user]\cr3
2011-08-18 03:13:40 41272 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2011-08-18 03:13:35 22712 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2011-08-18 03:13:35 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2011-08-17 01:03:40 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\[removed by user]\local settings\application data\LibPaddb
2011-08-10 17:54:58 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\[removed by user]\advfn
2011-08-09 07:25:44 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository\FS
2011-08-09 07:25:44 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2011-08-09 07:25:02 -------- d--h--w- c:\documents and settings\[removed by user]\Recent(2)
2011-08-09 07:24:45 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\SystemRequirementsLab
2011-08-09 06:30:31 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\AA Antimalware
2011-08-06 02:03:28 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\[removed by user]\local settings\application data\Browser Guard
2011-08-06 02:01:56 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2011-08-01 03:55:37 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\YouTube Downloader
2011-08-01 03:55:27 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\YouTube Downloader
2011-07-27 00:00:58 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\[removed by user]\application data\InfraRecorder
2011-07-27 00:00:55 162958 ----a-w- c:\windows\Burning Mill Advanced Uninstaller.exe
2011-07-27 00:00:54 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Burning Mill Advanced
==================== Find3M ====================
2011-06-24 18:20:02 404640 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
============= FINISH: 15:52:19.42 ===============

Additional info:

Ran ESET again 8/21/11

Found six items

C:\Documents and Settings\[removed by user]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\cgqtrnkb.default\extensions\{86e701ae-53e1-464e-94e0-0d2e29bd58ec}\chrome.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\[removed by user]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\cgqtrnkb.default\extensions\{86e701ae-53e1-464e-94e0-0d2e29bd58ec}\chrome\xulcache.jar JS/Agent.NDJ trojan deleted - quarantined
C:\Documents and Settings\[removed by user]\Local Settings\Application Data\LibPaddb\CRLCommonNotifier.dllold a variant of Win32/Sefnit.BN trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{21D7D692-4662-421F-93B0-877BC3820711}\RP1342\A0179197.dll a variant of Win32/AutoRun.Spy.Ambler.A worm cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{21D7D692-4662-421F-93B0-877BC3820711}\RP1342\A0179198.dll a variant of Win32/Kryptik.RSL trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{21D7D692-4662-421F-93B0-877BC3820711}\RP1342\A0179756.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan cleaned by deleting - quarantined

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Edited by ricklespod, 21 August 2011 - 10:37 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:26 PM


Ran ESET a third time Monday 22nd and nothing came up. Took a look at firewall and found applications gone wild (TNTC).

Deleted dozens of items, including defender.exe and several of the numerical varients. The rest of the open ends are now prompt.

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