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#1 2 Screws Loose

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:59 AM

Hello,

I recently noticed that my Google searches returned results that would occasionally redirect to some random sites after clicking on the generated links. After several instances of this occurring, I took a look on the web (ironically, while using Google) and found out that this may be the result of an infection. I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program, but to no avail. My own system scans with Sophos Anti-Virus also didn't turn up anything. I have even updated the HOSTS file without any result. I am losing my mind... I would appreciate any insight and or suggestions you may have on resolving this annoying issue. Also, would you give me some indication as to how serious this infection is? Does it necessitate a wipe of the HD? I am running WinXP Pro, SP2.

I followed the procedure in the preparation guide and have done the following:

1. ran DeFogger to disable CD emulation
2. ran DDS to generate logs
3. ran GMER to generate log

As instructed, I have attached both "Attach.txt" and "ark.txt" for reference. The text of the file "DDS.txt" has been paste below.

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

PS--not sure how relevant this is, but I noticed these past few days that whenever I try to shut down WinXP, the system hangs for a bit before a dialog box opens up giving an option to "End Now" for the process rundll32.exe. Once the timer runs out or I click on "End Now", Windows finally shuts down. Bizarre...



//////////dds.txt/////////////


.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Run by Some Guy at 22:52:35 on 2011-10-12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2004 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {3F13C776-3CBE-4DE9-8BF6-09E5183CA2BD}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
.
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
.
BHO: {03f29308-bcbc-44a1-955e-5dfb14775232} - c:\documents and settings\some guy\local settings\application data\SystemUser.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Sophos Web Content Scanner: {39ea7695-b3f2-4c44-a4bc-297ada8fd235} - c:\program files\sophos\sophos anti-virus\SophosBHO.dll
BHO: BOC ProcessProtect Class: {776b71e2-b4cc-4c94-bc7c-09103aa690b6} - c:\windows\system32\ProcessProtection.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [MouseUpdateTray] rundll32.exe "c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\MouseUpdateTray.dll",DllRegisterServer
mRun: [IMJPMIG8.1] "c:\windows\ime\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
mRun: [PHIME2002ASync] c:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002A] c:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
mRun: [Ai Nap] "c:\program files\asus\ai suite\ainap\AiNap.exe"
mRun: [QFan Help] "c:\program files\asus\ai suite\qfan3\QFanHelp.exe"
mRun: [Cpu Level Up help] c:\program files\asus\ai suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe
mRun: [ZoneAlarm Client] "c:\program files\zone labs\zonealarm\zlclient.exe"
mRun: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
mRun: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
mRun: [StartCCC] "c:\program files\ati technologies\ati.ace\core-static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
mRun: [RemoteControl] "c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd\PDVDServ.exe"
mRun: [LanguageShortcut] "c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd\language\Language.exe"
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\program files\common files\ahead\lib\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [SecurDisc] c:\program files\nero\nero 7\incd\NBHGui.exe
mRun: [InCD] c:\program files\nero\nero 7\incd\InCD.exe
mRun: [SSBkgdUpdate] "c:\program files\common files\scansoft shared\ssbkgdupdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
mRun: [PaperPort PTD] "c:\program files\scansoft\paperport\pptd40nt.exe"
mRun: [IndexSearch] "c:\program files\scansoft\paperport\IndexSearch.exe"
mRun: [PPort11reminder] "c:\program files\scansoft\paperport\ereg\ereg.exe" -r "c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\scansoft\paperport\11\config\ereg\Ereg.ini"
mRun: [BrMfcWnd] c:\program files\brother\brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe /AUTORUN
mRun: [ControlCenter3] c:\program files\brother\controlcenter3\brctrcen.exe /autorun
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [Sophos AutoUpdate Monitor] c:\program files\sophos\autoupdate\almon.exe
mRunOnce: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamgui.exe /install /silent
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\acroba~1.lnk - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 5.0\distillr\AcroTray.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\micros~1.lnk - c:\program files\microsoft office\office10\OSA.EXE
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: ???QQ?? - c:\tencent\qq\bin\AddEmotion.htm
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
Trusted Zone: bankofchina.com
Trusted Zone: boc.cn
DPF: DirectAnimation Java Classes - file://c:\windows\java\classes\dajava.cab
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_22-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0022-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_22-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_22-windows-i586.cab
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 68.87.64.150 68.87.75.198
TCP: Interfaces\{8E019880-ABC8-43A8-A4E5-1DBD531C01C5} : DhcpNameServer = 68.87.64.150 68.87.75.198
Handler: cdo - {CD00020A-8B95-11D1-82DB-00C04FB1625D} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web folders\PKMCDO.DLL
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
AppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~1\sophos\sophos~1\SOPHOS~1.DLL
mASetup: {10880D85-AAD9-4558-ABDC-2AB1552D831F} - "c:\program files\common files\lightscribe\LSRunOnce.exe"
.
================= FIREFOX ===================
.
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\some guy\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\2wqrhjbd.default\
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npdeployJava1.dll
.
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
.
R1 Protector;Protector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Protector.sys [2011-1-3 32904]
R1 ProtectorA;ProtectorA;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ProtectorA.sys [2011-1-3 14216]
R1 SAVOnAccessControl;SAVOnAccessControl;c:\windows\system32\drivers\savonaccesscontrol.sys [2009-2-26 153344]
R1 SAVOnAccessFilter;SAVOnAccessFilter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\savonaccessfilter.sys [2009-2-26 24064]
R1 vsdatant;vsdatant;c:\windows\system32\vsdatant.sys [2009-6-18 353672]
R2 SAVAdminService;Sophos Anti-Virus status reporter;c:\program files\sophos\sophos anti-virus\SAVAdminService.exe [2010-10-8 163056]
R2 SAVService;Sophos Anti-Virus;c:\program files\sophos\sophos anti-virus\SavService.exe [2010-6-4 97520]
R2 Sophos AutoUpdate Service;Sophos AutoUpdate Service;c:\program files\sophos\autoupdate\ALsvc.exe [2010-9-21 230640]
R2 swi_service;Sophos Web Intelligence Service;c:\program files\sophos\sophos anti-virus\web intelligence\swi_service.exe [2010-10-8 1541360]
R2 vsmon;TrueVector Internet Monitor;c:\windows\system32\zonelabs\vsmon.exe -service --> c:\windows\system32\zonelabs\vsmon.exe -service [?]
R4 MBAMSwissArmy;MBAMSwissArmy;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys [2011-10-12 41272]
S3 Ambfilt;Ambfilt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Ambfilt.sys [2009-6-20 1684736]
S4 SophosBootDriver;SophosBootDriver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\SophosBootDriver.sys [2008-9-30 14976]
.
=============== File Associations ===============
.
chm.file="hh.exe" %1
txtfile=c:\windows\notepad.exe %1
.
=============== Created Last 30 ================
.
2011-10-13 03:13:22 41272 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2011-10-13 03:13:17 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\some guy\application data\Malwarebytes
2011-10-13 03:13:06 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Malwarebytes
2011-10-13 03:13:03 22216 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2011-10-13 03:13:03 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2011-10-12 05:08:56 -------- d-----w- C:\%%%DESKTOP bleepS
2011-10-11 04:18:55 101888 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\MouseUpdateTray.dll
2011-10-11 04:18:54 268800 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\some guy\local settings\application data\SystemUser.dll
.
==================== Find3M ====================
.
2011-10-13 02:03:44 414368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
.
============= FINISH: 22:53:57.32 ===============

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#2 gringo_pr

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:03 AM

Hello and Welcome to the forums!

My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.

Somethings to remember while we are working together.

  • Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!
  • please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.
  • Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.
  • Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.
  • Do not run anything while running a fix.
  • Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!


Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.

Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.

Run Combofix:

You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)

Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<

Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.

You can download Combofix from one of these links.
Link 1
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Link 3
1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a report for you.

Note 1: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

Note 2: If you recieve an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registery key that has been marked for deletion." Please restart the computer

"information and logs"

  • In your next post I need the following
  • Log from Combofix
  • let me know of any problems you may have had
  • How is the computer doing now?

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:48 AM

Hello Gringo!

Thanks for your reply. After Combofix completed its operation, I ran a few queries in Google. I did not experience the redirecting problem so far (fingers crossed)... However, I do find that web pages sometimes hang for a couple of seconds when I browse back to the previous page ("go back one page"). Is that a lingering issue with the redirect, or just a memory problem?

I also noticed a program (pev.3XE) attempted to access my network during the running of Combofix--is that normal?

Should I reenable my AV/FW programs?

Thanks again in advance for your help with this.

As requested, here is the log from Combofix:

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ComboFix 11-10-15.04 - Some Guy 10/16/2011 10:17:44.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2425 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {3F13C776-3CBE-4DE9-8BF6-09E5183CA2BD}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *Disabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}
.
.
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\vpchpwcaim.tmp
c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\WINDOWS
c:\program files\messenger\msmsgsin.exe
c:\program files\msn\msncorefiles\custdial.dll
c:\program files\msn\msncorefiles\logonmgr.dll
c:\windows\AppPatch\Custom\{deb7008b-681e-4a4a-8aae-cc833e8216ce}.sdb
c:\windows\system32\d3d9caps.dat
c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\lmhosts
.
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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-------\Legacy_PROTECTOR
-------\Service_Protector
.
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-09-16 to 2011-10-16 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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2011-10-14 02:40 . 2011-10-14 02:40 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Local Settings\Application Data\Temp
2011-10-14 01:25 . 2011-10-14 01:25 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\IECompatCache
2011-10-14 01:23 . 2011-10-14 01:23 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\PrivacIE
2011-10-14 01:23 . 2011-10-14 01:23 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Application Data\MSN6
2011-10-14 01:23 . 2011-10-14 01:23 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\MSN6
2011-10-13 03:13 . 2011-10-13 03:13 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2011-10-13 03:13 . 2011-10-13 03:13 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2011-10-13 03:13 . 2011-10-13 03:13 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2011-10-13 03:13 . 2011-08-31 22:00 22216 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2011-10-12 05:08 . 2011-10-16 04:34 -------- d-----w- C:\%%%DESKTOP bleepS
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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2011-10-13 02:03 . 2011-05-17 23:54 414368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2011-09-29 06:53 . 2011-10-14 01:26 134104 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\browsercomps.dll
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"IMJPMIG8.1"="c:\windows\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" [2004-08-04 208952]
"PHIME2002ASync"="c:\windows\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2002-08-28 455168]
"PHIME2002A"="c:\windows\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2002-08-28 455168]
"Ai Nap"="c:\program files\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe" [2008-05-26 1423360]
"QFan Help"="c:\program files\ASUS\AI Suite\QFan3\QFanHelp.exe" [2008-05-06 594432]
"Cpu Level Up help"="c:\program files\ASUS\AI Suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe" [2007-12-01 881152]
"ZoneAlarm Client"="c:\program files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe" [2009-02-16 981384]
"RTHDCPL"="RTHDCPL.EXE" [2009-02-03 18085888]
"StartCCC"="c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" [2009-05-20 98304]
"RemoteControl"="c:\program files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe" [2006-11-23 56928]
"LanguageShortcut"="c:\program files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe" [2006-12-06 54832]
"NeroFilterCheck"="c:\program files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe" [2007-03-01 153136]
"SecurDisc"="c:\program files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe" [2007-06-25 1629480]
"InCD"="c:\program files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe" [2007-06-25 1057064]
"SSBkgdUpdate"="c:\program files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" [2006-10-25 210472]
"PaperPort PTD"="c:\program files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe" [2008-07-10 29984]
"IndexSearch"="c:\program files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe" [2008-07-10 46368]
"PPort11reminder"="c:\program files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\Ereg\Ereg.exe" [2007-08-31 328992]
"BrMfcWnd"="c:\program files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe" [2009-01-19 1150976]
"ControlCenter3"="c:\program files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brctrcen.exe" [2009-01-09 114688]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe" [2010-05-14 248552]
"Sophos AutoUpdate Monitor"="c:\program files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\almon.exe" [2010-09-21 439536]
"Adobe ARM"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [2011-06-06 937920]
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c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Acrobat Assistant.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe [2010-9-23 82026]
Microsoft Office.lnk - c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE [2001-2-13 83360]
.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SophosAntiVirus]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001
.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\ZoneLabsFirewall]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001
.
[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile]
"EnableFirewall"= 0 (0x0)
.
[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
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R1 ProtectorA;ProtectorA;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ProtectorA.sys [1/3/2011 8:05 PM 14216]
R1 SAVOnAccessControl;SAVOnAccessControl;c:\windows\system32\drivers\savonaccesscontrol.sys [2/26/2009 2:58 AM 153344]
R1 SAVOnAccessFilter;SAVOnAccessFilter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\savonaccessfilter.sys [2/26/2009 2:58 AM 24064]
R2 SAVAdminService;Sophos Anti-Virus status reporter;c:\program files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe [10/8/2010 9:15 AM 163056]
R2 SAVService;Sophos Anti-Virus;c:\program files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe [6/4/2010 5:23 AM 97520]
R2 swi_service;Sophos Web Intelligence Service;c:\program files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\Web Intelligence\swi_service.exe [10/8/2010 9:15 AM 1541360]
S3 Ambfilt;Ambfilt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Ambfilt.sys [6/20/2009 7:45 AM 1684736]
S3 MBAMSwissArmy;MBAMSwissArmy;\??\c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys [?]
S4 SophosBootDriver;SophosBootDriver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\SophosBootDriver.sys [9/30/2008 1:36 AM 14976]
S4 sptd;sptd;c:\windows\system32\drivers\sptd.sys [6/27/2009 8:44 AM 721904]
.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost]
getPlusHelper REG_MULTI_SZ getPlusHelper
.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\active setup\installed components\{10880D85-AAD9-4558-ABDC-2AB1552D831F}]
2007-08-23 21:34 451872 ----a-w- c:\program files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSRunOnce.exe
.
.
------- Supplementary Scan -------
.
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: ???QQ?? - c:\tencent\QQ\Bin\AddEmotion.htm
Trusted Zone: bankofchina.com
Trusted Zone: boc.cn
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 68.87.64.150 68.87.75.198
DPF: DirectAnimation Java Classes - file://c:\windows\Java\classes\dajava.cab
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\Java\classes\xmldso.cab
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\o9frtasn.default\
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------- File Associations -------
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txtfile=c:\windows\notepad.exe %1
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- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -
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AddRemove-DAEMON Tools Toolbar - c:\program files\DAEMON Tools Toolbar\uninst.exe
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**************************************************************************
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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-10-16 10:24
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS
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scanning hidden processes ...
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scanning hidden autostart entries ...
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scanning hidden files ...
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scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0
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**************************************************************************
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--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------
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[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1993962763-1060284298-839522115-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\mR0RQ*Q*h`]
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)
"contexts"=dword:00000002
@="c:\\Tencent\\QQ\\Bin\\AddEmotion.htm"
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\mR0RQ*Q*h`]
"contexts"=dword:00000002
@="c:\\Tencent\\QQ\\Bin\\AddEmotion.htm"
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--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------
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- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(784)
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.dll
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- - - - - - - > 'explorer.exe'(2792)
c:\windows\system32\msi.dll
c:\windows\system32\ieframe.dll
c:\windows\system32\webcheck.dll
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------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
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c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\program files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\program files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
c:\program files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
c:\windows\system32\wdfmgr.exe
c:\windows\system32\wscntfy.exe
c:\windows\RTHDCPL.EXE
c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
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**************************************************************************
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Completion time: 2011-10-16 10:26:42 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2011-10-16 15:26
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Pre-Run: 392,147,603,456 bytes free
Post-Run: 392,126,349,312 bytes free
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WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
c:\cmdcons\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
UnsupportedDebug="do not select this" /debug
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
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- - End Of File - - 2D65C8E1C749FC77A60A972B38EBCE84

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 11:06 AM

Greetings

Good That cleaned up some bad guys but I see some other stuff that we need to go after, so I want you to run this custom script for me.

:Run CFScript:

Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the box into the window:

ClearJavaCache::

Save it to your desktop as CFScript.txt

Refering to the picture above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe
Posted Image
This will let ComboFix run again.
Restart if you have to.
Save the produced logfile to your desktop.

Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

"information and logs"

  • In your next post I need the following

  • report from Combofix
  • let me know of any problems you may have had
  • How is the computer doing now after running the script?

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

ComboFix 11-10-15.04 - Some Guy 10/16/2011 13:37:43.2.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2358 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
Command switches used :: c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Desktop\CFScript.txt
AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {3F13C776-3CBE-4DE9-8BF6-09E5183CA2BD}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *Enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\lmhosts
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-09-16 to 2011-10-16 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2011-10-14 02:40 . 2011-10-14 02:40 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Local Settings\Application Data\Temp
2011-10-14 01:25 . 2011-10-14 01:25 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\IECompatCache
2011-10-14 01:23 . 2011-10-14 01:23 -------- d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\PrivacIE
2011-10-14 01:23 . 2011-10-14 01:23 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Application Data\MSN6
2011-10-14 01:23 . 2011-10-14 01:23 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\MSN6
2011-10-13 03:13 . 2011-10-13 03:13 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2011-10-13 03:13 . 2011-10-13 03:13 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2011-10-13 03:13 . 2011-10-13 03:13 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2011-10-13 03:13 . 2011-08-31 22:00 22216 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2011-10-12 05:08 . 2011-10-16 18:05 -------- d-----w- C:\%%%DESKTOP bleepS
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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2011-10-13 02:03 . 2011-05-17 23:54 414368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2011-09-29 06:53 . 2011-10-14 01:26 134104 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\browsercomps.dll
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"IMJPMIG8.1"="c:\windows\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" [2004-08-04 208952]
"PHIME2002ASync"="c:\windows\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2002-08-28 455168]
"PHIME2002A"="c:\windows\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2002-08-28 455168]
"Ai Nap"="c:\program files\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe" [2008-05-26 1423360]
"QFan Help"="c:\program files\ASUS\AI Suite\QFan3\QFanHelp.exe" [2008-05-06 594432]
"Cpu Level Up help"="c:\program files\ASUS\AI Suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe" [2007-12-01 881152]
"ZoneAlarm Client"="c:\program files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe" [2009-02-16 981384]
"RTHDCPL"="RTHDCPL.EXE" [2009-02-03 18085888]
"StartCCC"="c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" [2009-05-20 98304]
"RemoteControl"="c:\program files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe" [2006-11-23 56928]
"LanguageShortcut"="c:\program files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe" [2006-12-06 54832]
"NeroFilterCheck"="c:\program files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe" [2007-03-01 153136]
"SecurDisc"="c:\program files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe" [2007-06-25 1629480]
"InCD"="c:\program files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe" [2007-06-25 1057064]
"SSBkgdUpdate"="c:\program files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" [2006-10-25 210472]
"PaperPort PTD"="c:\program files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe" [2008-07-10 29984]
"IndexSearch"="c:\program files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe" [2008-07-10 46368]
"PPort11reminder"="c:\program files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\Ereg\Ereg.exe" [2007-08-31 328992]
"BrMfcWnd"="c:\program files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe" [2009-01-19 1150976]
"ControlCenter3"="c:\program files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brctrcen.exe" [2009-01-09 114688]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe" [2010-05-14 248552]
"Sophos AutoUpdate Monitor"="c:\program files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\almon.exe" [2010-09-21 439536]
"Adobe ARM"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [2011-06-06 937920]
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c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Acrobat Assistant.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe [2010-9-23 82026]
Microsoft Office.lnk - c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE [2001-2-13 83360]
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SophosAntiVirus]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\ZoneLabsFirewall]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001
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[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile]
"EnableFirewall"= 0 (0x0)
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[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
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R3 Ambfilt;Ambfilt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Ambfilt.sys [2008-08-06 1684736]
R3 MBAMSwissArmy;MBAMSwissArmy;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys [x]
R4 SophosBootDriver;SophosBootDriver;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\SophosBootDriver.sys [2008-05-23 14976]
R4 sptd;sptd;c:\windows\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys [2009-06-27 721904]
S1 ProtectorA;ProtectorA;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ProtectorA.sys [2009-11-26 14216]
S1 SAVOnAccessControl;SAVOnAccessControl;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\savonaccesscontrol.sys [2010-10-08 153344]
S1 SAVOnAccessFilter;SAVOnAccessFilter;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\savonaccessfilter.sys [2010-10-08 24064]
S2 SAVAdminService;Sophos Anti-Virus status reporter;c:\program files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe [2010-10-08 163056]
S2 SAVService;Sophos Anti-Virus;c:\program files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe [2010-06-04 97520]
S2 swi_service;Sophos Web Intelligence Service;c:\program files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\Web Intelligence\swi_service.exe [2010-10-08 1541360]
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost]
getPlusHelper REG_MULTI_SZ getPlusHelper
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\active setup\installed components\{10880D85-AAD9-4558-ABDC-2AB1552D831F}]
2007-08-23 21:34 451872 ----a-w- c:\program files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSRunOnce.exe
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------- Supplementary Scan -------
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IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: ???QQ?? - c:\tencent\QQ\Bin\AddEmotion.htm
Trusted Zone: bankofchina.com
Trusted Zone: boc.cn
TCP: DhcpNameServer = 68.87.64.150 68.87.75.198
DPF: DirectAnimation Java Classes - file://c:\windows\Java\classes\dajava.cab
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\Java\classes\xmldso.cab
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Some Guy\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\o9frtasn.default\
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**************************************************************************
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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-10-16 13:45
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS
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scanning hidden processes ...
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scanning hidden autostart entries ...
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scanning hidden files ...
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scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0
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**************************************************************************
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--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------
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[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1993962763-1060284298-839522115-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\mR0RQ*Q*h`]
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)
"contexts"=dword:00000002
@="c:\\Tencent\\QQ\\Bin\\AddEmotion.htm"
.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\mR0RQ*Q*h`]
"contexts"=dword:00000002
@="c:\\Tencent\\QQ\\Bin\\AddEmotion.htm"
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--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------
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- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(792)
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.dll
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- - - - - - - > 'explorer.exe'(2852)
c:\windows\system32\msi.dll
c:\windows\system32\ieframe.dll
c:\windows\system32\webcheck.dll
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------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
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c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\program files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\program files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
c:\program files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
c:\windows\system32\wdfmgr.exe
c:\windows\system32\wscntfy.exe
c:\windows\RTHDCPL.EXE
c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
c:\\?\c:\windows\system32\WBEM\WMIADAP.EXE
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**************************************************************************
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Completion time: 2011-10-16 13:49:32 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2011-10-16 18:49
ComboFix2.txt 2011-10-16 15:26
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Pre-Run: 393,268,588,544 bytes free
Post-Run: 393,271,111,680 bytes free
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- - End Of File - - BB81A21FC39866464894968E95CD3A99



\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\


I got a bunch of prompts while running Combofix about missing components. I just clicked "ok" to continue running the program and obtain the log above. Did I mess something up?

I ran a few Google queries and did not experience the redirecting issue...yet.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:55 PM

These logs are looking alot better. But we still have some work to do.

Please print out these instructions, or copy them to a Notepad file. It will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps..

uninstall some programs

1. click on start
2. then go to settings
3. after that you need control panel
4. look for the icon add/remove programs
click on the following programs

Adobe Reader 9.1.2

and click on remove

Update Adobe Reader

Recently there have been vunerabilities detected in older versions of Adobe Reader. It is strongly suggested that you update to the current version.

You can download it from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
After installing the latest Adobe Reader, uninstall all previous versions.
If you already have Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition installed or do not wish to have it installed UNcheck the box which says Also Download Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition.

If you don't like Adobe Reader (53 MB), you can download Foxit PDF Reader(7 MB) from here. It's a much smaller file to download and uses a lot less resources than Adobe Reader.

Note: When installing FoxitReader, be carefull not to install anything to do with AskBar.
[/list]
Your Java is out of date.

It can be updated by the Java control panel
  • click on Start-> Control Panel (Classic View)-> Java (looks like a coffee cup) -> Update Tab -> Update Now.
  • An update should begin;
  • follow the prompts

Clear your Java Cache

  • click on Start-> Control Panel (Classic View)-> Java (looks like a coffee cup)
    • On the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, click the Settings button.
    • Next, click on the Delete Files button
    • There are two options in the window to clear the cache - Leave BOTH Checked
      Applications and Applets
      Trace and Log Files
  • Click OK on Delete Temporary Files Window
    Note: This deletes ALL the Downloaded Applications and Applets from the CACHE.
  • Click OK to leave the Temporary Files Window
  • Click OK to leave the Java Control Panel.

TFC(Temp File Cleaner):

  • Please download TFC to your desktop,
  • Save any unsaved work. TFC will close all open application windows.
  • Double-click TFC.exe to run the program.
  • If prompted, click "Yes" to reboot.
Note: Save your work. TFC will automatically close any open programs, let it run uninterrupted. It shouldn't take longer take a couple of minutes, and may only take a few seconds. Only if needed will you be prompted to reboot.

: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware :

  • I would like you to rerun MBAM
  • Double-click mbam icon
  • go to the update tab at the top
  • click on check for updates
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is Checked (ticked) except items in the C:\System Volume Information folder and click on Remove Selected.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. please copy and paste the log into your next reply
  • If you accidently close it, the log file is saved here and will be named like this:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt

Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.
Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.
If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.


Download HijackThis

  • Go Here to download HijackThis Installer
  • Save HijackThis Installer to your desktop.
  • Double-click on the HijackThis Installer icon on your desktop. (Vista and Win 7 right click and run as admin)
  • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
  • Click on Install.
  • It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
  • Once installed it will launch Hijackthis.
  • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
  • Click on Edit > Select All then click on Edit > Copy to copy the entire contents of the log.
  • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
  • DO NOT use the AnalyseThis button its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
  • DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

If you have problems running Hijackthis.

sometimes we have to run it like this To run HijackThis as an administrator,
rightclick HijackThis.exe (located: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe)
and select to run as administrator

"information and logs"

  • In your next post I need the following

  • Log From MBAM
  • report from Hijackthis
  • let me know of any problems you may have had
  • How is the computer doing now?

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:20 PM

Hello again, Gringo. Here are some notes about each of the steps you outlined.

1. I don't have Adobe Reader 9.1.2 installed. I already have version X. No action taken.

2. I updated Java.

3. I flushed the Java cache.

4. I downloaded and ran TFC. However, when the program rebooted my computer, it got stuck on the screen "Windows is shutting down." I waited half an hour, but nothing happened, so I just powered down manually.

5. I ran Anti-Malware. 1 item was detected. Reboot sequence was uneventful. Here is the log:

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 7962

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

10/16/2011 6:55:25 PM
mbam-log-2011-10-16 (18-55-25).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 157619
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 49 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

---

6. Downloaded Hijackthis and ran it. System scan log as follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:02:39 PM, on 10/16/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\almon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Sophos Web Content Scanner - {39EA7695-B3F2-4C44-A4BC-297ADA8FD235} - C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SophosBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: BOC ProcessProtect Class - {776B71E2-B4CC-4C94-BC7C-09103AA690B6} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ProcessProtection.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ai Nap] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QFan Help] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\QFan3\QFanHelp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpu Level Up help] C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LanguageShortcut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SecurDisc] C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPort11reminder] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ScanSoft\PaperPort\11\Config\Ereg\Ereg.ini"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BrMfcWnd] C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe /AUTORUN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ControlCenter3] C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brctrcen.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Sophos AutoUpdate Monitor] C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\almon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.bankofchina.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.boc.cn
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: InCD Helper (InCDsrv) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
O23 - Service: Sophos Anti-Virus status reporter (SAVAdminService) - Sophos Plc - C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
O23 - Service: Sophos Anti-Virus (SAVService) - Sophos Plc - C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe
O23 - Service: Sophos AutoUpdate Service - Sophos Plc - C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Sophos Web Intelligence Service (swi_service) - Sophos Plc - C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\Web Intelligence\swi_service.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Check Point Software Technologies LTD - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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////////additional comments/////////////

Have not experienced any Google redirects yet, but while loading some web pages, the screen kind of freezes for a couple seconds before coming up.

Are there any hidden bugs associated with the redirect problem? Are all problems solely relegated to the C drive?

Edited by 2 Screws Loose, 16 October 2011 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:50 PM

Greetings

These logs are looking very good, we are almost done!!! Just one more scan to go.

:Remove unneeded startup entries:

This part of the fix is purely optional
These are programs that start up when you turn on your computer but don't need to be, any of these programs you can click on their icons (or start from the control panel) and start the program when you need it. By stopping these programs you will boot up faster and your computer will work faster.

  • Run HijackThis
  • Click on the Scan button
  • Put a check beside all of the items listed below (if present):

    • O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ai Nap] "C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe"
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpu Level Up help] C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\CpuLevelUpHelp.exe
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LanguageShortcut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe"
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SecurDisc] C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe"
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe"
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPort11reminder] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ScanSoft\PaperPort\11\Config\Ereg\Ereg.ini"
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BrMfcWnd] C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe /AUTORUN
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ControlCenter3] C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brctrcen.exe /autorun
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
      O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
      O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
      O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
  • Close all open windows and browsers/email, etc...
  • Click on the "Fix Checked" button
  • When completed, close the application.

    NOTE**You can research each of those lines >here< and see if you want to keep them or not
    just copy the name between the brakets and paste into the search space
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint]



If you have any problems running Hijackthis.

sometimes we have to run it like this To run HijackThis as an administrator,
rightclick HijackThis.exe (located: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe)
and select to run as administrator


Eset Online Scanner

**Note** You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan - Vista and win 7 right click on IE shortcut and run as admin

Go Eset web page to run an online scannner from ESET.

  • Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan
  • click on the ESET Online Scanner button
  • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
    • Click Start
  • When asked, allow the activex control to install
    • Click Start
  • Make sure that the option Remove found threats is unticked and the Scan Archives option is ticked.
  • Click on Advanced Settings, ensure the options
    Scan for potentially unwanted applications, Scan for potentially unsafe applications, and Enable Anti-Stealth Technology are ticked.
  • Click Scan
  • Wait for the scan to finish
  • Click on copy to clipboard and paste the results here in this topic
  • you may also find here C:\Program Files\Eset\Eset Online Scanner\log.txt
Copy and paste that log as a reply to this topic

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:49 AM

Hi Gringo,

Here is the ESET Log:

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{65D21567-E1B1-495E-AFAF-B4F4D7979ACE}\RP675\A0184899.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{65D21567-E1B1-495E-AFAF-B4F4D7979ACE}\RP675\A0184999.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{65D21567-E1B1-495E-AFAF-B4F4D7979ACE}\RP675\A0185180.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{65D21567-E1B1-495E-AFAF-B4F4D7979ACE}\RP675\A0185238.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{65D21567-E1B1-495E-AFAF-B4F4D7979ACE}\RP675\A0185341.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{65D21567-E1B1-495E-AFAF-B4F4D7979ACE}\RP676\A0185583.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{65D21567-E1B1-495E-AFAF-B4F4D7979ACE}\RP676\A0185697.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{65D21567-E1B1-495E-AFAF-B4F4D7979ACE}\RP676\A0185909.manifest Win32/TrojanDownloader.Tracur.F trojan

Do I have to manually delete these files? Should I uninstall ESET now?

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:38 AM

Hello

The Online scan is only reporting backups created during the course of this fix C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\, and/or items located in System Restore's cache C:\System Volume Information\, Whatever is in these folders can't harm you unless you choose to perform a manual restore. the following steps will remove these backups.


Very well done!! This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware - Please let me know if you still are having problems with your computer and what these problems are.


The following procedure will implement some cleanup procedures. It will also reset your System Restore by flushing out previous restore points and create a new restore point. It will also remove all the backups our tools may have made.

Any programs and logs that are left over you can just be deleted from the desktop. TFC is a free temp file cleaner that is very easy to use, I would keep this and use before you do any scans or when you want to free up some space.

:DeFogger:

  • To re-enable your Emulation drivers, double click DeFogger to run the tool.
  • The application window will appear
  • Click the Re-enable button to re-enable your CD Emulation drivers
  • Click Yes to continue
  • A 'Finished!' message will appear
  • Click OK
  • DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OK
Your Emulation drivers are now re-enabled.


:Uninstall ComboFix:

  • turn off all active protection software
  • push the "windows key" + "R" (between the "Ctrl" button and "Alt" Button)
  • please copy and past the following into the box ComboFix /Uninstall and click OK.
  • Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
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:remove tools:

Please download OTCleanIt and save it to desktop. This tool will remove all the tools we used to clean your pc.
  • Double-click OTCleanIt.exe.
  • Click the CleanUp! button.
  • Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.
  • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.
  • If asked to restart the computer, please do so
Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTCleanIt attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.


:Make your Internet Explorer more secure:

  • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
  • Click once on the Security tab
  • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
  • Click once on the Custom Level button.
  • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
  • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
  • Change the Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
  • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
  • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
  • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
  • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.


:Make Firefox more secure:

please visit this page to explain how to make Firefox more secure - How to Secure Firefox


Make sure your applications have all of their updates

It is also possible for other programs on your computer to have security vulnerability that can allow malware to infect you. Therefore, it is also a good idea to check for the latest versions of commonly installed applications that are regularly patched to fix vulnerabilities. You can check these by visiting Secunia Software Inspector


:Turn On Automatic Updates:

Turn On Automatic Updates
1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then press ENTER.
2. Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click to select one of the following options. We recommend that you select the Automatic (recommended) Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them

If you click this setting, click to select the day and time for scheduled updates to occur. You can schedule Automatic Updates for any time of day. Remember, your computer must be on at the scheduled time for updates to be installed. After you set this option, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to find updates on the Windows Update Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site that apply to your computer. Updates are downloaded automatically in the background, and you are not notified or interrupted during this process. An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status. To pause or to resume the download, right-click the icon, and then click Pause or Resume. When the download is completed, another message appears in the notification area so that you can review the updates that are scheduled for installation. If you choose not to install at that time, Windows starts the installation on your set schedule.

or visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

:antispyware programs:

I would reccomend the download and installation of some or all of the following programs (all free), and the updating of them regularly:

  • WinPatrol As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.
  • Spyware Blaster - By altering your registry, this program stops harmful sites from installing things like ActiveX Controls on your machines.
  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a new and powerful anti-malware tool. It is
    totally free but for real-time protection you will have to pay a small one-time fee. We used this to help clean your computer and recomend keeping it and using often.

Here is some great reading about how to be safer online:

PC Safety and Security - What Do I Need? from my friends at Tech Support Forum
and
COMPUTER SECURITY - a short guide to staying safer online from my friends at Malware Removal

I'd be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can then be closed.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:13 PM

Hi Gringo!

Seriously? You're giving me a clean bill of health so soon? By going through the steps you listed, will the files that showed up on my last ESET log get wiped, or do I have to do that manually? Sorry for sounding so paranoid...

Here's the play-by-play:

01. I used DeFogger to reenable CD emulators. Computer rebooted. No error messages.

02. I uninstalled ComboFix using the command prompt you described. Nothing strange happened.

03. I downloaded and ran OTCleanIt.exe. Computer rebooted. No error messages.

04. I fiddled with my IE/FF settings as suggested.

Other observations and/or questions for your review:

+ I tried several Google searches and didn't suffer from any hijacked redirects! Woo-hoo!!!

+ I noticed that the HOSTS and LMHOSTS files were replaced during the clean up process. Is that intentional?

+ I don't use IE very much, so in terms of bulking up my FF defenses to avoid future run-ins with problems, what are your thoughts on the "NoScript" add-on (link here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript)?

+ Lastly, I found several items in my AV (Sophos) quarantine bin and would like your thoughts on any of these (delete or keep?):
1) c:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe (HIPS/RegMod-009) I'm assuming this is a false positive.
2) ...\Desktop\TFC.exe (HIPS/RegMod-009)
3) c:\program files\ati technologies\ati.ace\graphics-previews-common\mmacefilters.dll
4) c:\system volume information\_restore{a bunch of numbers/letters here} (NirCmd / Adware or PUA)

Please let me know your opinion on the aforementioned items whenever you have a chance. I really appreciate it.

Thanks so much!

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:39 PM

Hello

By going through the steps you listed, will the files that showed up on my last ESET log get wiped
When you uninstall combofix - it will reset system restore

+ I noticed that the HOSTS and LMHOSTS files were replaced during the clean up process. Is that intentional?
yes it was

+ I don't use IE very much, so in terms of bulking up my FF defenses to avoid future run-ins with problems, what are your thoughts on the "NoScript" add-on
that is the best one to use - it takes a small learning curve to use it but once you do it is worth it

+ Lastly, I found several items in my AV (Sophos) quarantine bin and would like your thoughts on any of these (delete or keep?):

1,2,3, look to be false possitves

(HIPS/RegMod-009) hips is very prone to false possitives

the last one is system restore

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

I found a MVPS HOSTS file from http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm, but wasn't able to put it in the ...\etc directory due to the following error message:

"Cannot delete hosts: It is being used by another person or program."

Oddly enough, I wasn't running IE or FF at the time... Has the HOSTS file been locked somehow during this cleaning process? Just curious. Let me know if I shouldn't be messing with this stuff and I'll leave it be. =)

I also noticed that during the boot up sequence in BIOS, the option to start up in different modes still remains. Is that normal?

...

Other than that, so far, everything looks good! Thanks for helping me sort this out, Gringo!

If you wouldn't mind, can you keep this thread open a couple of days so I can fiddle with the system a little while longer in case anything else bizarre occurs (which is normally how these problems arise)? Would you recommend that I rescan all my drives with ESET and/or any other program again? Or am I just being paranoid?

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:28 PM

:use HostsXpert:

  • Please download HostXpert.
    • Unzip HostsXpert.zip
    • Double click on HostsXpert.exe to launch the programme.
    • Check to see if top button on left hand side says Make Writable ?
    • If it does. click on it then proceed to next instruction.
    • If not, just proceed to next instruction
  • Then click on "Restore ms Hosts file" to restore your Hosts file to its default condidtion..
  • Click on Make Read Only to secure it against further infection.
  • Close program when complete.


you can scan all the drives with ESET it would be good for the peace of mind
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:26 PM

I just ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware again and something popped up. Does this mean there are still some bugs left? Please see log below:


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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 7969

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

10/17/2011 10:19:03 PM
mbam-log-2011-10-17 (22-19-03).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 156457
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 43 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


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I'll run ESET again and post the log when it finishes...




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