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Poosibly infected: Malware is blocking numerous outgoing access attempts


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#1 Michael Thorsett

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:17 PM

I'm running WinXP Pro (2002; SP3) on a machine that I've had since February. I've had no issues until just a couple of days ago.

My roommate was concerned that my computer was appearing to access the internet (it's his router) even when my machine was turned off. That is what mainly prompted me to begin exploring whether or not I was infected. The other things that have been happening are that Safari tends to hog all the CPU and cause an extraordinary amount of harddisk activity, but it never bothered me enough to worry about it.

I downloaded and installed Malware Bytes; I ran a complete virus scan (MSE) yesterday, and a complete scan with MB. (I generally run a fullscan through MSE once a week.)

Neither showed any problems.

Today, I've been seeing almost constant balloon messages from MB that it has "successfully blocked access to a potentially malicious website" (Type: Outgoing) and then it gives me the IP address. They're all different (a few seem to be more prevalent than others) and it's almost constant.

I've also downloaded and run MS Rootkit Revealer, and it gave me a full page of stuff that means nothing to me.

Help?

Edited by Michael Thorsett, 16 November 2011 - 01:18 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:20 PM

Hello, post that Revealer log.


Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (2.6.11.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.
  • Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it.
  • To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.
  • Click the Start Scan button.
  • Do not use the computer during the scan
  • If the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.
  • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
  • Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
  • A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.


If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to these[/color] instructions. In some cases it may be necessary to redownload TDSSKiller and randomly rename it before downloading and saving to the computer.



I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image


[color="#8B0000"]NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.

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#3 Michael Thorsett

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:07 PM

I can't seem to copy the info out of the Revealer log. Is a screenshot or two okay? (I also can't find an option to export as text.)

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:39 PM

Ok post a shot
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:25 PM

It's in three parts:

http://www.michaelthorsett.com/images/revealer1.bmp

http://www.michaelthorsett.com/images/revealer2.bmp

http://www.michaelthorsett.com/images/revealer3.bmp


Also, when running TDSSKiller, should I disconnect from the internet?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:22 PM

Hello, I had a emergency and could not stay on yesterday.. Lets see if we can confirm.

Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

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  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.
-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning
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