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Infected with unknown trojan/malware, has infected pc with rogue:win32/fakerean, VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.CE, and others so far

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#1 ejhuns


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:36 PM

I was at a hotel a few weeks ago, and afterwards firefox kept redirecting me to ad sites. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and detected and removed (partially?) a program called Nimda, but the redirects continued. None of my security software indicated any other problem, and the redirects seemed to be to fairly harmless sites, so I figured I'd wait for my programmer brother to get home for thanksgiving to fix the issue. Today, firefox redirected to a site with the words "please wait, loading." I immediately closed out but my computer was already infected. A program called "privacy.exe" in taskmanager started up- it's your typical faux-security program that prompts you to "clean your computer" presumably by downloading all kinds of other awful crap. This particular program kept closing down taskmanager after a couple seconds every time I tried to open it, automatically closed security essentials, closed all my other background programs, and wouldn't let me open hijackthis or firefox. I restarted in safe mode and ran security essentials, which found and removed something called "VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.CE," then restarted normally, but the situation hadn't changed. After some trying, I was able to open taskmanager and manually shut down "privacy.exe" before it shut me out, and that's as far as I've gotten. Keep in mind when reading my DDS log that I shut this program down already, because it prevents me from doing anything at all on my pc.

One other weird thing- I ran hijackthis, which gave me the following message before displaying my log:
"For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this. If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type: notepad C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as 'hosts.' (with quotes), and reboot."
I followed the instructions, since I suspected that was the source of my browser redirect issues, but my system claims the file in question (named hosts.new) is read only when I try to save over it. I opened up file properties and "read-only" is not checked.

Here's the DDS log:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Run by Evan at 11:00:35 on 2011-11-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3033.2036 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Trend Micro Personal Firewall *Disabled* {70A91CD9-303D-A217-A80E-6DEE136EDB2B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\ReadyComm\common\IGRS.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisSrv.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCmdRun.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = https://rds.lollaf.org/
mStart Page = hxxp://lenovo.live.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = localhost:8118
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: SpywareGuardDLBLOCK.CBrowserHelper: {4a368e80-174f-4872-96b5-0b27ddd11db2} - c:\program files\spywareguard\dlprotect.dll
BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper: {bdbd1dad-c946-4a17-adc1-64b5b4ff55d0} - c:\program files\windows live toolbar\msntb.dll
BHO: 1 (0x1) - No File
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
TB: Windows Live Toolbar: {bdad1dad-c946-4a17-adc1-64b5b4ff55d0} - c:\program files\windows live toolbar\msntb.dll
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\users\evan\appdata\local\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [Vidalia] "c:\program files\vidalia relay bundle\vidalia\vidalia.exe"
uRun: [PeerBlock] c:\program files\peerblock\peerblock.exe
uRun: [Privacy Protection] c:\users\evan\appdata\roaming\privacy.exe
mRun: [IAAnotif] c:\program files\intel\intel matrix storage manager\iaanotif.exe
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\apoint2k\Apoint.exe
mRun: [VeriFaceManager] c:\program files\lenovo\veriface\PManage.exe
mRun: [EnergyUtility] c:\program files\lenovo\energy management\utility.exe
mRun: [Energy Management] c:\program files\lenovo\energy management\Energy Management.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [MSC] "c:\program files\microsoft security client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
mRun: [PWRISOVM.EXE] c:\program files\poweriso\PWRISOVM.EXE
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [OfficeScanNT Monitor] "c:\program files\trend micro\officescan client\pccntmon.exe" -HideWindow
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
StartupFolder: c:\users\evan\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\spywar~1.lnk - c:\program files\spywareguard\sgmain.exe
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 3 (0x3)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: &Windows Live Search - c:\program files\windows live toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htm
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0023-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_23-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_23-windows-i586.cab
TCP: DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{5B0FE9DE-E477-4DD3-B82F-454EDF1214CB} : DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{5B0FE9DE-E477-4DD3-B82F-454EDF1214CB}\642716E6B637E4564777F627B6D27657563747 : DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{5B0FE9DE-E477-4DD3-B82F-454EDF1214CB}\7455543545E45445 : NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{5B0FE9DE-E477-4DD3-B82F-454EDF1214CB}\7455543545E45445 : DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{5B0FE9DE-E477-4DD3-B82F-454EDF1214CB}\8457E637C65697 : DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{5B0FE9DE-E477-4DD3-B82F-454EDF1214CB}\84F6C696461697F594E6E6F5D4162747F505C616A716 : DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{5B0FE9DE-E477-4DD3-B82F-454EDF1214CB}\D6F6277616E6 : DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{6D46EEB9-9254-4978-B6BA-67572ED1F90A} : DhcpNameServer =
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SEH: SpywareGuard.Handler: {81559c35-8464-49f7-bb0e-07a383bef910} - c:\program files\spywareguard\spywareguard.dll
Hosts: www.google-analytics.com.
Hosts: ad-emea.doubleclick.net.
Hosts: www.statcounter.com.
Hosts: www.google-analytics.com.
Hosts: ad-emea.doubleclick.net.
Note: multiple HOSTS entries found. Please refer to Attach.txt
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\evan\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\4ux67y7v.default\
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 0
FF - plugin: c:\program files\adobe\reader 10.0\reader\air\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\google earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npdnu.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npdnupdater2.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\evan\appdata\local\google\update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - user.js: network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate - false);user_pref(network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate, false);user_pref(network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate, false);user_pref(network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate, false);user_pref(network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate, false
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R1 funfrm;funfrm;c:\windows\system32\drivers\funfrm.sys [2009-10-19 54800]
R1 MpFilter;Microsoft Malware Protection Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\MpFilter.sys [2010-10-24 165648]
R1 MpKslbed76fef;MpKslbed76fef;c:\programdata\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{db9d8665-67e0-4216-9b29-ce299a63d72d}\MpKslbed76fef.sys [2011-11-17 28752]
R1 vwififlt;Virtual WiFi Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vwififlt.sys [2009-7-13 48128]
R2 AdobeARMservice;Adobe Acrobat Update Service;c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\armsvc.exe [2011-6-6 64952]
R2 IGRS;IGRS;c:\program files\lenovo\readycomm\common\IGRS.exe [2009-7-14 38152]
R2 ReadyComm.DirectRouter;ReadyComm.DirectRouter;c:\windows\system32\igrssvcs.exe -k igrssvcs --> c:\windows\system32\IgrsSvcs.exe -k IgrsSvcs [?]
R3 ACPIVPC;Lenovo Virtual Power Controller Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\AcpiVpc.sys [2010-1-20 23136]
R3 b57nd60x;Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;c:\windows\system32\drivers\b57nd60x.sys [2009-5-30 260648]
R3 NisDrv;Microsoft Network Inspection System;c:\windows\system32\drivers\NisDrvWFP.sys [2010-10-24 65024]
R3 NisSrv;Microsoft Network Inspection;c:\program files\microsoft security client\antimalware\NisSrv.exe [2011-4-27 208944]
R3 wdmirror;wdmirror;c:\windows\system32\drivers\WDMirror.sys [2009-10-19 11792]
S2 gupdate;Google Update Service (gupdate);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2011-8-23 136176]
S2 StarWindServiceAE;StarWind AE Service;c:\program files\alcohol soft\alcohol 120\starwind\StarWindServiceAE.exe [2009-12-23 370688]
S3 Bridge0;Bridge0;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wdbridge.sys [2009-10-19 63240]
S3 gupdatem;Google Update Service (gupdatem);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2011-8-23 136176]
S3 k57nd60x;Broadcom NetLink ™ Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;c:\windows\system32\drivers\k57nd60x.sys [2009-7-13 229888]
S3 Lenovo ReadyComm AppSvc;Lenovo ReadyComm AppSvc;c:\program files\lenovo\readycomm\AppSvc.exe [2009-10-19 414984]
S3 Lenovo ReadyComm ConnSvc;Lenovo ReadyComm ConnSvc;c:\program files\lenovo\readycomm\ConnSvc.exe [2009-10-19 472328]
S3 MpNWMon;Microsoft Malware Protection Network Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\MpNWMon.sys [2010-10-24 43392]
S3 netw5v32;Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter Driver for Windows Vista 32 Bit;c:\windows\system32\drivers\netw5v32.sys [2009-6-10 4231168]
S3 PS_MDP;ReadyComm Presentation Space Helper Service;c:\windows\system32\igrssvcs.exe -k igrssvcs --> c:\windows\system32\IgrsSvcs.exe -k IgrsSvcs [?]
S3 RSUSBSTOR;RtsUStor.Sys Realtek USB Card Reader;c:\windows\system32\drivers\RtsUStor.sys [2009-8-25 171520]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2011-7-6 52224]
S3 vwifimp;Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vwifimp.sys [2009-7-13 14336]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;c:\windows\system32\wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2010-3-5 1343400]
S3 wsvd;wsvd;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wsvd.sys [2009-7-21 81704]
S4 McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcsacore.exe --> c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcsacore.exe [?]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2011-11-17 16:56:36 28752 ----a-w- c:\programdata\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{db9d8665-67e0-4216-9b29-ce299a63d72d}\MpKslbed76fef.sys
2011-11-17 16:56:34 56200 ----a-w- c:\programdata\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{db9d8665-67e0-4216-9b29-ce299a63d72d}\offreg.dll
2011-11-17 14:59:32 821760 ----a-w- c:\users\evan\appdata\roaming\privacy.exe
2011-11-17 14:14:53 6668624 ----a-w- c:\programdata\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{db9d8665-67e0-4216-9b29-ce299a63d72d}\mpengine.dll
2011-11-14 18:11:27 -------- d-----w- c:\users\evan\appdata\local\LogMeIn Rescue Applet
2011-11-14 18:11:13 -------- d-----w- c:\users\evan\appdata\local\Deployment
2011-11-10 21:02:32 -------- d-----w- c:\users\evan\appdata\local\ElevatedDiagnostics
2011-11-09 14:03:18 1290608 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys
2011-11-09 14:03:17 708608 ----a-w- c:\program files\common files\system\wab32.dll
2011-11-09 14:03:16 2341888 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2011-11-09 00:22:55 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Vidalia Relay Bundle
2011-10-20 16:02:46 388096 ----a-r- c:\users\evan\appdata\roaming\microsoft\installer\{45a66726-69bc-466b-a7a4-12fcba4883d7}\HiJackThis.exe
==================== Find3M ====================
2011-11-09 21:33:09 414368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2011-10-01 02:42:56 1638912 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mshtml.tlb
2011-08-27 04:26:27 571904 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\oleaut32.dll
2011-08-27 04:26:27 233472 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\oleacc.dll
2011-08-20 04:31:05 981504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
============= FINISH: 11:01:54.83 ===============

I've attached the other DDS file, the GMER log, and my hijackthis log for good measure.

I'd appreciate any help. I'm good at following instructions, and I've gotten rid of malware before, but I'm in over my head this time.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:04 AM



Above listed ones are P2P file sharing programs. P2P downloads are nowadays one of those things that most likely bring infection into the system. My recommendation is to uninstall these (and other if present) P2P file sharing programs.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:50 AM

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