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Nasty Trojan? Malware? Please help.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 01:46 AM

Hello everyone, I hope your evening is going better than mine. In short I'm having major issues with my computer all of a sudden. It being malware, trojans, or just user error I don't know, but I'm stumped to say the least.

It all started when I noticed that I couldn't open my task manager. Pressing Ctrl/alt/delete revealed that the option to open it was completely removed. Obviously strange I was hoping a simple restart would help and that's when the real mess began. Upon logging into windows my desktop was completely gone except for the task bar, all my shortcuts and the background image where no where to be found. Going into the start menu under "All Programs" the folders were completely empty. Everything in my user folder was missing as well. After some tooling around I discovered that my folders were hidden (Strange) and after messing around with the "properties" most of them have returned. Some of my desktop icons came back alive as well after un-hiding "appdata", though not all of them are back.

So I know Ive fixed part of the problem but there is still no task manager, I cannot open services.exe, I cannot "personalize" my desktop background or windows (again the option is completely removed), after multiple restarts I always get a message saying that windows service manager could not be started "Or something along those lines" and as I said before I still have plenty of missing shortcuts and folders. I know its all still there since my hard drive is still showing the capacity it was at before all the trouble began...I just cant get to any of it. :( Also from running a system analysis report my CPU and Ram are being used to about 75% capacity even sitting idle so I know something funky is running but I cant actually see what it is. :(

So looking around the net for answers without much luck I got the suggestion for "Hijackthis" and to post my log into this forum. I really hope someone here can help.

Sorry for the rambling I'm just seriously freaking out and all of this couldn't have happened at a worse time. Well thanks in advance.


DDS Log:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by SHAD0WPR0XY at 1:22:48 on 2011-09-08
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4094.2697 [GMT -5:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/redirectdomain?brand=ASUS&bmod=ASUS
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/redirectdomain?brand=ASUS&bmod=ASUS
mStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/redirectdomain?brand=ASUS&bmod=ASUS
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/redirectdomain?brand=ASUS&bmod=ASUS
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exe,
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - No File
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
uRunOnce: [FlashPlayerUpdate] C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10l_Plugin.exe -update plugin
uPolicies-system: DisableTaskMgr = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: BindDirectlyToPropertySetStorage = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: DisableTaskMgr = 1 (0x1)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_21-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_21-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_21-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
TCP: DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{BE6B0020-95B2-4992-8D20-6F1F62096355} : DhcpNameServer =
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
BHO-X64: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO-X64: {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - No File
BHO-X64: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO-X64: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\SHAD0WPR0XY\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\y7zv5k9z.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - www.newsvine.com
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\4.0.60310.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dv.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dvstreaming.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\npPandoWebPlugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\system32\npmproxy.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\system32\npOGPPlugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R2 FontCache;Windows Font Cache Service;C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation [2008-1-20 21504]
R2 nvUpdatusService;NVIDIA Update Service Daemon;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe [2011-5-19 2214504]
R3 dtsoftbus01;DAEMON Tools Virtual Bus Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\dtsoftbus01.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\dtsoftbus01.sys [?]
R3 NETw5v64;Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter Driver for Windows Vista 64 Bit;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NETw5v64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NETw5v64.sys [?]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 138576]
S2 NetPipeActivator32;Net.Pipe Listener Adapter ;C:\Windows\system32\Dec13032.exe --> C:\Windows\system32\Dec13032.exe [?]
S2 PNRPAutoReg32;PNRP Machine Name Publication Service ;C:\ProgramData\AuthFWGP32.exe --> C:\ProgramData\AuthFWGP32.exe [?]
S3 itecir;ITECIR Infrared Receiver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\itecir.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\itecir.sys [?]
S3 PerfHost;Performance Counter DLL Host;C:\Windows\SysWOW64\perfhost.exe [2008-1-20 19968]
S3 RivaTuner64;RivaTuner64;C:\Program Files (x86)\RivaTuner v2.24 MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2009 edition\RivaTuner64.sys [2009-8-22 19952]
S3 WDC_SAM;WD SCSI Pass Thru driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\wdcsam64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\wdcsam64.sys [?]
S3 WPFFontCache_v0400;Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\WPF\WPFFontCache_v0400.exe [2010-3-18 1020768]
S3 yukonx64;NDIS6.0 Miniport Driver for Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\yk60x64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\yk60x64.sys [?]
S4 clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe [2010-8-1 89920]
S4 Futuremark SystemInfo Service;Futuremark SystemInfo Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Futuremark\Futuremark SystemInfo\FMSISvc.exe [2011-6-1 130976]
S4 MBAMService;MBAMService;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe [2011-7-28 366640]
S4 Stereo Service;NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe [2011-5-20 378472]
S4 VMLiteService;VMLiteService;C:\Program Files\VMLite\VMLite Workstation\VMLiteService.exe --> C:\Program Files\VMLite\VMLite Workstation\VMLiteService.exe [?]
=============== File Associations ===============
JSEFile=C:\Windows\SysWOW64\WScript.exe "%1" %*
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2011-09-08 03:39:22 413696 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\P1kAlMiG2Kb7Fz.exe
2011-09-08 03:20:56 453120 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\nSMUJLJbilAHBCI.exe
2011-09-07 23:52:00 -------- d-----w- C:\UT2004
2011-09-06 23:49:44 49152 ----a-r- C:\Users\SHAD0WPR0XY\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\{C3DE64C5-5621-4A75-B44D-FBDEF8DE0ADB}\NewShortcut10_655B3C98660243A38115A5A0E50DA9C8.exe
2011-09-06 09:05:24 785464 ----a-r- C:\Windows\SysWow64\tmp2F2B.tmp
2011-09-06 06:46:45 8862544 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{C4498CCA-3D29-4C60-817C-DB06DF3C7525}\mpengine.dll
2011-09-05 03:48:22 344863 ----a-w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Mechwarrior Mercenaries\ORIGINALS\MW4Mercs.exe
2011-09-04 02:43:53 -------- d-----w- C:\Windows\System32\wbem\repository
2011-09-04 00:57:09 0 ---ha-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ikrfpopfjw.tmp
2011-08-28 22:24:52 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\ZD Soft
2011-08-23 03:06:53 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Bastion
2011-08-21 08:29:08 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\SHAD0WPR0XY\AppData\Roaming\4Media Software Studio
2011-08-21 08:26:32 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\4Media
2011-08-15 19:48:13 -------- d-sh--w- C:\found.000
==================== Find3M ====================
2011-09-08 00:03:46 43520 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\CmdLineExt03.dll
2011-07-29 02:38:30 466456 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wrap_oal.dll
2011-07-29 02:38:30 444952 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\wrap_oal.dll
2011-07-29 02:38:30 122904 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\OpenAL32.dll
2011-07-29 02:38:30 109080 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\OpenAL32.dll
2011-07-15 09:44:24 21840 ----atw- C:\Windows\SysWow64\SIntfNT.dll
2011-07-15 09:44:24 17212 ----atw- C:\Windows\SysWow64\SIntf32.dll
2011-07-15 09:44:24 12067 ----atw- C:\Windows\SysWow64\SIntf16.dll
2011-07-15 09:34:42 94208 ----a-w- C:\Windows\DIIUnin.exe
2011-07-15 09:34:42 2829 ----a-w- C:\Windows\DIIUnin.pif
2011-07-15 04:35:53 52736 ----a-w- C:\Windows\ipuninst.exe
2011-07-07 00:52:42 41272 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2011-06-24 14:44:30 243200 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\xvidvfw.dll
2011-06-16 08:00:00 73216 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ff_vfw.dll
2010-07-22 01:21:06 5464064 --sh--w- C:\Windows\mb_warband.exe
2010-07-22 01:21:26 40490118 --sh--w- C:\Windows\mb_warband_upgrade_1100_to_1113.exe
============= FINISH: 1:31:07.64 ===============

Sorry I wasn't more specific about the error message before it says:

"Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed"

Also another symptom I've noticed, my network status says I am not connected to a network when I clearly am. I cannot open the network browser, it just connects to my saved wifi spots"

Merged posts. ~ OB

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 08 September 2011 - 01:01 PM.

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