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Connection attempts to akamai48.ipv4ilink.net from various programs

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#1 Decebal2011


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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:07 AM

UPDATE: Could my ISP's DNS be the cause of all this?
The problem seems to disappear when using either Google public DNS or OpenDNS. When switching back to either automatic DNS or specifying my ISP's DNS manually, the problem crops back up.
Mind you, I have only tested by checking for Windows Updates and noting whether the connection attempts occur or not. Since I'm trying to keep my system as pristine as possible until someone replies, I haven't installed any Windows Updates, therefore I'm trying to limit my time online as much as possible.

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.
  • I scanned the system with Malwarebytes, which had found 1 registry key that I deleted manually:
    Malware.Trace | Registry Key | HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\SrvID
  • I scanned the system with Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool.
  • I deleted the Windows partition and reinstalled Windows.

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

  • GMER is N/A for 64-bit Windows.
  • There was some information in the DDS logs that I didn't want to post publicly, so I snipped it out. The edits are clearly marked and I'm positive I haven't removed anything important (though feel free to point out otherwise).
  • I've included a small sample of the firewall log in a 30-minute period.

Topic in Am I infected?: topic417872

defogger_disable by jpshortstuff (
Log created at 13:02 on 08/09/2011 (Decebal)

Checking for autostart values...
HKCU\~\Run values retrieved.
HKLM\~\Run values retrieved.

Checking for services/drivers...


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Decebal at 13:02:30 on 2011-09-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6142.4819 [GMT 3:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Outpost Firewall Pro *Enabled* {D4D1EAE8-EA68-0A9F-FEFA-AB61226EC615}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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 LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe
C:\Program Files\Agnitum\Outpost Firewall Pro\op_mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exe
mRun: [IAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 5 (0x5)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 3 (0x3)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
TCP: DhcpNameServer = [EDIT: My ISP's DNS +]
TCP: Interfaces\[EDIT: snipped] : DhcpNameServer = [EDIT: My ISP's DNS +]
AppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~1\agnitum\outpos~1\wl_hook.dll
mRun-x64: [IAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
AppInit_DLLs-X64: c:\progra~1\agnitum\outpos~1\wl_hook.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 SandBox;SandBox;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\SandBox64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\SandBox64.sys [?]
R1 afw;Agnitum Firewall Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\afw.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\afw.sys [?]
R2 acssrv;Agnitum Client Security Service;C:\PROGRA~1\Agnitum\OUTPOS~1\acs.exe [2011-9-8 3760256]
R2 IAStorDataMgrSvc;Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe [2011-9-8 13336]
R2 Stereo Service;NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe [2010-7-9 248936]
R3 afwcore;afwcore;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\afwcore.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\afwcore.sys [?]
R3 NVHDA;Service for NVIDIA High Definition Audio Driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvhda64v.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvhda64v.sys [?]
R3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys [?]
S3 ASWFilt;ASWFilt;\??\C:\Windows\system32\Filt\ASWFilt64.dll --> C:\Windows\system32\Filt\ASWFilt64.dll [?]
S3 dmvsc;dmvsc;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dmvsc.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dmvsc.sys [?]
S3 RdpVideoMiniport;Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys [?]
S3 Synth3dVsc;Synth3dVsc;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\synth3dvsc.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\synth3dvsc.sys [?]
S3 terminpt;Microsoft Remote Desktop Input Driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\terminpt.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\terminpt.sys [?]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbflt.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbflt.sys [?]
S3 TsUsbGD;Remote Desktop Generic USB Device;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\TsUsbGD.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\TsUsbGD.sys [?]
S3 tsusbhub;tsusbhub;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbhub.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbhub.sys [?]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2011-09-08 19:11:43	--------	d-----w-	C:\Windows\Panther
2011-09-08 09:26:05	1250088	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\drivers\SandBox64.sys
2011-09-08 09:26:05	--------	d-----w-	C:\Windows\System32\Filt
2011-09-08 09:26:03	444504	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\drivers\afwcore.sys
2011-09-08 09:26:01	38488	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\drivers\afw.sys
2011-09-08 09:25:49	--------	d-----w-	C:\Program Files\Agnitum
2011-09-08 09:25:24	--------	d-----w-	C:\ProgramData\Agnitum
2011-09-08 09:08:10	29288	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\nvhdap64.dll
2011-09-08 09:08:10	255592	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\nvcohda6.dll
2011-09-08 09:08:10	131688	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nvhda64v.sys
2011-09-08 09:08:09	--------	d-----w-	C:\NVIDIA
2011-09-08 09:07:44	--------	d-----w-	C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation
2011-09-08 09:07:28	--------	d-----w-	C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation
2011-09-08 09:07:26	--------	d-----w-	C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation
2011-09-08 09:03:39	--------	d-sh--w-	C:\Windows\Installer
2011-09-08 09:03:30	--------	d-----w-	C:\Program Files (x86)\MonitorDriver
2011-09-08 08:37:30	74272	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\RtNicProp64.dll
2011-09-08 08:37:30	347680	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Rt64win7.sys
2011-09-08 08:37:30	107552	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\RTNUninst64.dll
2011-09-08 08:37:27	--------	d-----w-	C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek
2011-09-08 08:34:48	--------	d-----w-	C:\Users\Decebal\AppData\Roaming\Intel Corporation
2011-09-08 08:31:35	540696	----a-w-	C:\Windows\System32\drivers\iaStor.sys
2011-09-08 08:28:15	53248	----a-w-	C:\Windows\SysWow64\CSVer.dll
2011-09-08 08:28:09	--------	d-----w-	C:\Intel
==================== Find3M  ====================
============= FINISH: 13:02:50.79 ===============

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Edited by Decebal2011, 08 September 2011 - 05:49 PM.

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