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New kind of rootkit!


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#1 ShamblerDK

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:42 AM

Hello everyone

Picture of the culprit:
http://i.imgur.com/4zkeg.jpg

Characteristics:
1. Kills ALL antispyware-tools; Some won't run at all and some will start and even commence a scan but are then shut down after a few seconds.
2. Kills Sysinternals Process Explorer in ANY form, version or filename.
3. Will not allow computer to join domain.
4. Will not allow Outlook 2007 to synchronize with Exchange.
5. Will allow Internet surfing.
6. It resides in the directory "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB55308$" (The reason I know this is that there's no such KB on Windows Update PLUS RootkitRevealer shows me the contents of that directory as the list below will show)

About characteristics 3-5: It limits network access in general.

Some of the software I have tried to remove/stop it with(in Windows safe mode):
SUPERAntiSpyware (Able to start scan but shuts down after a few seconds)
Malwarebytes' AntiMalware (Able to start scan but shuts down after a few seconds)
Process Explorer (Unable to run at all)
RKill (Black box blinks, as it's supposed to, but process remains)
KillBox (Just fails deleting the directory)
RootkitRevealer (As mentioned earlier it actually reveals the contents of the rootkits directory: http://i.imgur.com/Xn3SK.jpg (I had to save it as an image because I was even unable to save the plain text scan log anywhere))
GMER (Able to start scan but shuts down after a few seconds)
Ultimate Process Killer (Says that it kills the process but the process remains)
ComboFix (Extracts its files but is unable to run afterwards)
... plus a few more not worth mentioning.

I am able to find it a couple of places in the system registry but obviously not all places. (Edited from a Windows PE, not from the infected Windows).

I have removed all kinds of malware for years, and has never failed, but this is something else. I am at my wits end here. Please help me. :(

Regards,
ShamblerDK

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:54 AM

Hello,

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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

Orange Blossom :cherry:
Help us help you. If HelpBot replies, you MUST follow step 1 in its reply so we know you need help.

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#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:42 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic418783.html 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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