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XP System Restore Failure, Continued

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#1 R4za


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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:38 PM

Continued from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic420534.html

OK, we cleaned off most that I see were bad if sytem resore is still out I think we need to move and get 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.

That was painful. Defogger required a restart, Gmer crashed my computer outright, and working windows startups are getting increasingly rare. Regardless, I have some logs to show for my evening. Here's hoping they contain something useful.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by Raza at 23:14:32 on 2011-09-27
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.31.1043.18.3069.2140 [GMT 2:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: COMODO Firewall *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
D:\Comodo Firewall\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WTouch\WTouchService.exe
D:\Avast Antivirus\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WTouch\WTouchUser.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
D:\Comodo Firewall\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
D:\Avast Antivirus\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
D:\Utopia Angel\Angel.exe
D:\Spybot SD\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Swift To-Do List\Swift To-Do List Lite.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Raza\Application Data\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.neopets.com/objects.phtml?type=shop&obj_type=30
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uURLSearchHooks: ZoneAlarm Security Toolbar: {91da5e8a-3318-4f8c-b67e-5964de3ab546} - c:\program files\zonealarm_security\tbZone.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - d:\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO: avast! WebRep: {8e5e2654-ad2d-48bf-ac2d-d17f00898d06} - d:\avast antivirus\aswWebRepIE.dll
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: ZoneAlarm Security Toolbar: {91da5e8a-3318-4f8c-b67e-5964de3ab546} - c:\program files\zonealarm_security\tbZone.dll
TB: avast! WebRep: {8e5e2654-ad2d-48bf-ac2d-d17f00898d06} - d:\avast antivirus\aswWebRepIE.dll
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [msnmsgr] "c:\program files\windows live\messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
uRun: [Utopia Angel] "d:\utopia angel\Angel.exe"
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] d:\spybot sd\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\documents and settings\raza\local settings\application data\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [DriverMax] "d:\drivermax\devices.exe" -agent
uRun: [DriverMax_RESTART]
uRun: [SUPERAntiSpyware] d:\superantispyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
uRun: [SwiftToDoListLite] "c:\swift to-do list\Swift To-Do List Lite.exe" minimized
mRun: [IMJPMIG8.1] "c:\windows\ime\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
mRun: [JMB36X IDE Setup] c:\windows\raidtool\xInsIDE.exe
mRun: [Eraser] "c:\progra~1\eraser\Eraser.exe" --atRestart
mRun: [COMODO Internet Security] "d:\comodo firewall\comodo\comodo internet security\cfp.exe" -h
mRun: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\uwa\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
mRun: [SwitchBoard] c:\program files\common files\adobe\switchboard\SwitchBoard.exe
mRun: [AdobeCS5.5ServiceManager] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\cs5.5servicemanager\CS5.5ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
mRun: [avast] "d:\avast antivirus\avastUI.exe" /nogui
mRun: [WinampAgent] c:\winamp\winampa.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\raza\menust~1\progra~1\opstar~1\dropbox.lnk - c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\raza\menust~1\progra~1\opstar~1\openof~1.lnk - e:\program files\openoffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - d:\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1262729563750
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_21-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {9C23D886-43CB-43DE-B2DB-112A68D7E10A} - hxxp://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader2.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
TCP: Interfaces\{FA130A5C-0900-461D-8917-5501EB7A75EE} : NameServer =,
Notify: !SASWinLogon - d:\superantispyware\SASWINLO.DLL
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
AppInit_DLLs: c:\windows\system32\guard32.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - d:\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\0kecfnev.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.neopets.com/pirates/disappearance/search-ocean.phtml
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\0kecfnev.default\extensions\{7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822}\components\RadioWMPCoreGecko19.dll
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\0kecfnev.default\extensions\{7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822}\components\RadioWMPCoreGecko5.dll
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\0kecfnev.default\extensions\{7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822}\components\RadioWMPCoreGecko6.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\raza\local settings\application data\google\update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\raza\local settings\application data\unity\webplayer\loader\npUnity3D32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\mozilla firefox\plugins\npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\mozilla firefox\plugins\npwachk.dll
FF - plugin: c:\picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - Ext: Default: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} - c:\mozilla firefox\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0016-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0016-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: Java Console: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - c:\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - Ext: CookieSwap: cookieSwap@cookieSwap.mozdev.org - %profile%\extensions\cookieSwap@cookieSwap.mozdev.org
FF - Ext: British English Dictionary: en-GB@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org - %profile%\extensions\en-GB@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
FF - Ext: Woordenboek Nederlands: nl-NL@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org - %profile%\extensions\nl-NL@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
FF - Ext: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - %profile%\extensions\{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
FF - Ext: NoScript: {73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232} - %profile%\extensions\{73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}
FF - Ext: Zynga Community Toolbar: {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822} - %profile%\extensions\{7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822}
FF - Ext: Adblock Plus: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d} - %profile%\extensions\{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
FF - Ext: Greasemonkey: {e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781} - %profile%\extensions\{e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781}
FF - Ext: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension
FF - Ext: Java Quick Starter: jqs@sun.com - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ff
FF - Ext: avast! WebRep: wrc@avast.com - d:\avast antivirus\webrep\FF
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R1 aswSnx;aswSnx;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSnx.sys [2011-8-24 441176]
R1 aswSP;aswSP;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2011-8-24 309848]
R1 cmdGuard;COMODO Internet Security Sandbox Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdGuard.sys [2010-9-11 242600]
R1 cmdHlp;COMODO Internet Security Helper Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdhlp.sys [2010-9-11 29400]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;d:\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2011-7-22 12880]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;d:\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2011-7-12 67664]
R2 !SASCORE;SAS Core Service;d:\superantispyware\SASCore.exe [2011-8-12 116608]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [2011-8-24 19544]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;d:\avast antivirus\AvastSvc.exe [2011-8-24 42184]
R2 cmdAgent;COMODO Internet Security Helper Service;d:\comodo firewall\comodo\comodo internet security\cmdagent.exe [2010-9-11 1793712]
R2 DirMngr;DirMngr;d:\gnupg\dirmngr.exe [2011-2-4 224256]
R2 FsUsbExService;FsUsbExService;c:\windows\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe [2010-5-31 238952]
R2 TabletServicePen;TabletServicePen;c:\windows\system32\Pen_Tablet.exe [2010-2-13 4408616]
R2 WTouchService;WTouch Service;c:\program files\wtouch\WTouchService.exe [2010-2-13 112936]
R3 FsUsbExDisk;FsUsbExDisk;c:\windows\system32\FsUsbExDisk.Sys [2010-5-31 36608]
S2 DriveSentryService;DriveSentryService;"c:\drivesentry\drivesentryservice.exe" --> c:\drivesentry\DriveSentryService.exe [?]
S2 GEST Service;GEST Service for program management.;c:\program files\gigabyte\energysaver\GSvr.exe [2010-1-5 68136]
S3 Lavasoft Kernexplorer;Lavasoft helper driver;\??\c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\kernexplorer.sys --> c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\KernExplorer.sys [?]
S3 SwitchBoard;SwitchBoard;c:\program files\common files\adobe\switchboard\SwitchBoard.exe [2010-2-19 517096]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2011-09-27 21:00:30 -------- d--h--r- c:\documents and settings\raza\Onlangs geopend
2011-09-27 21:00:08 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\Uniblue
2011-09-27 21:00:08 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Innovative Solutions
2011-09-27 20:59:58 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\raza\local settings\application data\OpenCandy
2011-09-27 20:59:58 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\OpenCandy
2011-09-27 16:57:00 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\Dropbox
2011-09-27 14:12:04 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2011-09-27 14:11:33 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2011-09-27 10:50:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ESET
2011-09-27 10:19:38 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository\FS
2011-09-27 10:19:38 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2011-09-25 11:32:28 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\GroupPolicy
2011-09-25 11:32:28 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Windows Desktop Search
2011-09-24 18:47:15 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\raza\application data\Malwarebytes
2011-09-24 18:46:26 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Malwarebytes
2011-09-22 11:33:43 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\raza\local settings\application data\Innovative Solutions
2011-09-22 11:23:28 123888 ------w- c:\windows\system32\pxcpyi64.exe
2011-09-22 11:23:27 59888 ------w- c:\windows\system32\pxwma.dll
2011-09-22 11:23:27 126448 ------w- c:\windows\system32\pxinsi64.exe
2011-09-09 09:12:05 602624 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\crypt32.dll
==================== Find3M ====================
2011-09-27 21:02:14 16608 ----a-w- c:\windows\gdrv.sys
2011-09-23 09:52:41 29400 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdhlp.sys
2011-09-23 09:52:41 285256 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\guard32.dll
2011-09-23 09:52:41 17416 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmderd.sys
2011-09-23 09:52:40 242600 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdGuard.sys
2011-09-23 09:48:54 404640 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2011-09-09 09:12:05 602624 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\crypt32.dll
2011-07-28 18:54:24 947472 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\msjava.dll
2011-07-15 13:29:31 456320 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mrxsmb.sys
2011-07-08 14:02:00 10496 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ndistapi.sys
2011-07-04 11:43:53 40112 ----a-w- c:\windows\avastSS.scr
2011-07-04 11:36:43 441176 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSnx.sys
============= FINISH: 23:17:47,81 ===============

I hope I did that right; getting a bit sleepy.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:49 PM

Wait, what.

I know for a fact that I uninstalled Spybot SD/Teatimer before all this started, and now it's running again in this log. In fact, it's right there on my task bar now.

Is there any chance that these failed system restores have been partially successful, despite the fact that they explicitly tell me that 'no files have been changed'? And would that mean that I have to redo those last few malware scans, in case something got reverted back in?

Mmm, some more info: I've been doing unsuccessfull system restores constantly, not just to test if the problem's gone away, but also because for some barely fathomable reason windows tends to boot normally (instead of the cripplingly slow mode that is my reason for wanting to restore in the first place) after a failed restore. I've been randomly picking restore points from a months' worth of daily saved for this; it's not inconceivable that one of them succeeded without my notice when I was least expecting it. Of course, if that did happen, it clearly did not fix my problem. I'm completely certain that my last three and first five-or-so attempted restores failed, anyway.

Besides those two, I can't think of any reason for why I'm running a program that I uninstalled last friday.

Edited by R4za, 27 September 2011 - 06:07 PM.

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