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unknown infection, browser redirects to arccosine.com

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:01 AM

i was downloading google book downloader to download a book off of google from some blog post, unaware that it was not the actual google book downloader program, the program changed my iexplore and aurora homepages to arccosine.com and my browser redirects there, uses arccosine.com as the search engine, and completely took over iexplore.exe. i'm not sure if this was just a hijack, or something more serious. thank you for your time!

note: i also ran gmer as the preparation guide suggests, but only five of the check boxes worked (services, registry, files, harddrive options, and ads). i proceeded to run the program and generate an ark.log file only to receive a 0kb .log file, as i tried to attach.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Charlie at 6:38:51 on 2011-10-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8191.7197 [GMT -4:00]
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 LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files (x86)\Aurora\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Aurora\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uRun: [Steam] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -silent
uRun: [uTorrent] "C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe"
StartupFolder: C:\Users\Charlie\AppData\Roaming\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\POWERS~1.LNK - C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerStrip\PStrip.exe
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 3 (0x3)
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: PromptOnSecureDesktop = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_26-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0026-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_26-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_26-windows-i586.cab
TCP: Interfaces\{F3AF9B71-A3CC-4623-B6FB-8FF7485A3C36} : NameServer =,
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\GRA32A~1.DLL
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\GR469A~1.DLL
SEH-X64: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\GR469A~1.DLL
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\Charlie\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2du9adla.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Arccosine
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.reddit.com/
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://www.arccosine.com/search.php?q=
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\plugins\npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R3 hidusbf;USB Mouse Rate Adjuster Lower Filter by SweetLow;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hidusbf.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\hidusbf.sys [?]
R3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys [?]
S1 PStrip64;PStrip64;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\pstrip64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\pstrip64.sys [?]
S2 AODService;AODService;C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\OverDrive\AODAssist.exe [2011-5-25 136616]
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 lxdd_device;lxdd_device;C:\Windows\system32\lxddcoms.exe -service --> C:\Windows\system32\lxddcoms.exe -service [?]
S2 lxddCATSCustConnectService;lxddCATSCustConnectService;C:\Windows\System32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\lxddserv.exe [2007-5-25 34224]
S2 MBAMService;MBAMService;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe [2011-10-1 366152]
S2 MotoHelper;MotoHelper Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MotoHelper\MotoHelperService.exe [2011-8-10 227184]
S2 nvUpdatusService;NVIDIA Update Service Daemon;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe [2011-8-2 2255464]
S3 AODDriver4.01;AODDriver4.01;C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\OverDrive\amd64\AODDriver2.sys [2011-5-25 55424]
S3 Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service;Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CTAELicensing.exe [2011-8-2 79360]
S3 dmvsc;dmvsc;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dmvsc.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\dmvsc.sys [?]
S3 MBAMProtector;MBAMProtector;\??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys [?]
S3 motandroidusb;Mot ADB Interface Driver;C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\motoandroid.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\motoandroid.sys [?]
S3 MotDev;Motorola Inc. USB Device;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\motodrv.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\motodrv.sys [?]
S3 RdpVideoMiniport;Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys [?]
S3 se64a;EnTech softEngine;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\se64a.sys [2007-5-3 14032]
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 [?]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe --> C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [?]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2011-10-01 10:34:51 607260 ------r- C:\dds.scr
2011-10-01 08:53:46 -------- d-----w- C:\$RECYCLE.BIN
2011-10-01 08:31:56 98816 ----a-w- C:\Windows\sed.exe
2011-10-01 08:31:56 518144 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SWREG.exe
2011-10-01 08:31:56 256000 ----a-w- C:\Windows\PEV.exe
2011-10-01 08:31:56 208896 ----a-w- C:\Windows\MBR.exe
2011-10-01 08:31:03 4237173 ------r- C:\Combo-Fix.exe
2011-10-01 08:25:36 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Charlie\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes
2011-10-01 08:25:33 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes
2011-10-01 08:25:30 25416 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
2011-10-01 08:25:30 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2011-10-01 08:11:13 66896 ----a-w- C:\mbam-clean.exe
2011-10-01 08:06:42 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\ESET
2011-10-01 08:06:28 2322184 ----a-w- C:\esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe
2011-10-01 07:39:38 90 ----a-w- C:\env.bat
2011-10-01 07:37:41 1008092 ----a-w- C:\rkill.scr
2011-09-29 12:37:23 1008092 ----a-w- C:\rkill.exe
2011-09-29 12:33:17 9852544 ----a-w- C:\mbam-setup-
2011-09-29 09:21:37 -------- d-----w- C:\logs
2011-09-29 09:05:50 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Google Books Downloader
2011-09-29 09:05:40 -------- d-----w- C:\Windows\System32\appmgmt
2011-09-29 09:01:42 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Charlie\AppData\Roaming\adma
2011-09-27 07:07:02 245760 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\uxtheme.dll.backup
2011-09-27 07:06:59 2755072 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\themeui.dll.backup
2011-09-21 07:31:25 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Charlie\AppData\Local\Geckofx
2011-09-05 05:14:33 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\EVGA Precision
2011-09-05 05:06:05 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD
2011-09-05 05:05:31 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Charlie\AppData\Local\Downloaded Installations
2011-09-04 17:37:01 -------- d-----w- C:\ENB
==================== Find3M ====================
2011-09-27 07:07:27 332288 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\uxtheme.dll
2011-09-27 07:07:25 2851840 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\themeui.dll
2011-09-27 07:07:22 44544 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\themeservice.dll
2011-09-27 07:07:02 245760 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\uxtheme.dll
2011-09-27 07:06:59 2755072 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\themeui.dll
2011-09-01 09:31:52 868848 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\sptd.sys
2011-08-21 18:56:27 7808 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\hidusbf.sys
2011-08-17 21:06:59 404640 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2011-08-12 10:05:48 472808 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\deployJava1.dll
2011-08-02 08:53:49 419840 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wrap_oal.dll
2011-08-02 08:53:49 413696 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\wrap_oal.dll
2011-08-02 08:53:49 133632 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\OpenAL32.dll
2011-08-02 08:53:49 110592 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\OpenAL32.dll
2011-08-01 19:59:06 45416 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\point64.sys
2011-07-16 05:41:50 362496 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wow64win.dll
2011-07-16 05:41:49 243200 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wow64.dll
2011-07-16 05:41:49 13312 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wow64cpu.dll
2011-07-16 05:39:10 16384 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ntvdm64.dll
2011-07-16 05:37:12 421888 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\KernelBase.dll
2011-07-16 04:29:19 14336 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntvdm64.dll
2011-07-16 04:26:00 44032 ----a-w- C:\Windows\apppatch\acwow64.dll
2011-07-16 04:25:37 25600 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\setup16.exe
2011-07-16 04:24:23 5120 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\wow32.dll
2011-07-16 04:24:22 272384 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\KernelBase.dll
2011-07-16 02:21:44 7680 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\instnm.exe
2011-07-16 02:21:41 2048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\user.exe
2011-07-16 02:17:19 6144 ---ha-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\api-ms-win-security-base-l1-1-0.dll
2011-07-16 02:17:19 4608 ---ha-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\api-ms-win-core-threadpool-l1-1-0.dll
2011-07-16 02:17:19 3584 ---ha-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\api-ms-win-core-xstate-l1-1-0.dll
2011-07-16 02:17:19 3072 ---ha-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
2011-07-09 05:26:20 2048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\tzres.dll
2011-07-09 04:29:46 2048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\tzres.dll
2011-07-09 02:46:28 288768 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mrxsmb10.sys
============= FINISH: 6:38:57.58 ===============

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