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Connection attempts to akamai48.ipv4ilink.net from various programs


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#1 Decebal2011

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:10 AM

Action taken
  • I scanned the system with Avast.
  • I scanned the system with Avira Antivir.
  • I scanned the system with Gdata.
  • I went back to Avast and performed a boot-time scan.
^ Nothing turned up.

  • I scanned the system with Malwarebytes. It found 1 item:
Malware.Trace | Registry Key | HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\SrvID
I deleted the VB... key manually though this undoubtedly won't fix anything.


Problem

Various programs are attempting outgoing TCP connections on port 80 to 89.114.195.* [akamai*.ipv4ilink.net]. I can't fathom a legitimate reason for this. From what I can tell, that domain belongs to a Romanian company, not Akamai. Programs that have exhibited this behavior so far:
  • svchost.exe [Cryptographic Services]
  • An Avira Antivir executable whose name I don't recall.
  • AcroRd32.exe [Adobe Reader]
  • plugin-container.exe [Firefox Flash Player process]
  • firefox.exe [Mozilla Firefox]

The last one is the most disturbing, since it means the connections went through the firewall unhindered for God knows how long until I realized what was going on. I am sorely tempted to format the Windows partition and start over. The trouble is, apart from the immense effort it would take to rebuild, the first thing I would do is reinstall my old programs. With none of the anti-viruses finding them suspicious, I'd likely end up back to square one before I knew it.

I'm at my wit's end and I would really appreciate some help.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:22 PM

I suggest you repost this in a new topic along with the following.

We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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#3 Decebal2011

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:11 AM

Thank you for the reply.

I'm not sure about that. I don't mean to be uncooperative, but there's an awful lot of information in those logs I'd rather not post publicly.

I'm going to go ahead and format and reinstall. I'm losing sleep over the possibility of my personal data having been funneled to who knows who for who knows how long, and I need it to be over ASAP. If formatting solves the problem, great. If knock on wood it doesn't, at least it should be easier to pinpoint what's going on starting with a fresh install.

Does the destination server offer no clue? I've been able to dig up precious little:
mtc.sri.com/live_data/cc_servers/

Domain: ipv4ilink.net

AntiVir: TRVB.Downloader.Gen
Kaspersky: Trojan-Dropper.VB.bbdk


As a last ditch effort, I ran Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool to no avail.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:08 AM

Reinstalling Windows didn't help. I think I'll go crazy. But before that, I posted the new topic:
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 01:05 PM

Hello,

Now for the hard and frustrating part: waiting.

Now that you have posted a log, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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