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Cleaned out SMART HDD, still have a rootkit / google redirects


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#1 walltron3030

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

I was caught in the recent wave of SMART HDD infections from April 1st or so. I did manage to clean out the Smart HDD scareware but am still having trouble with redirects.

DDS hangs the system most of he way through the scan, and when I try to run GMER I get an error code that appears to cripple the program as most of the search boxes are not longer checked.

I'm running XP Pro (32 bit).

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

Still haven't seen from you guys, did I miss something?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

Again, DDS hangs the machine and GMER gives me the aforementioned error message. This is an XP Pro 32 bit box.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

I'm here, let's do this.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

Please try and run aswMBR, a similar scan to Gmer

Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run it
  • Click the Scan button to start the scan
  • On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

I tried running it, it never opens or runs. I looked in the processes in task manager and it is clearly not there.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

Looks like something is doing its best to stop us finding it. Please try FSS

Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

Farbar Service Scanner Version: 01-03-2012
Ran by Walter (administrator) on 12-04-2012 at 20:44:09
Running from "C:\Documents and Settings\Walter\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
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Internet Services:
============

Connection Status:
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Localhost is accessible.
There is no connection to network.
Attempt to access Google IP returned error: Google IP is unreachable
Attempt to access Yahoo IP returend error: Yahoo IP is unreachable


File Check:
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\afd.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\netbt.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\tcpip.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\ipsec.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dnsrslvr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe => MD5 is legit

Extra List:
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Gpc(6) IPSec(4) NetBT(5) PSched(7) Tcpip(3)
0x0700000004000000010000000200000003000000050000000600000007000000
IpSec Tag value is correct.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

Please run Combofix, if it fails then let me know of any messages it provides and then boot into safe mode and try it again

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop making sure you rename it comfix.exe
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  • Double click on Comfix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

I tried running Combofix in regular windows mode and it locks up right as it tells me it is scanning the machine. I rebooted into safemode, and now the machine doesn't lock up but it never advances past the "scanning" part and I don't get anything but a blinking curser. I left it run for well over an hour and saw no change. It appears to not be working properly.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

We need to boot the machine outside of Windows and see if we can find out what's going on.

Download http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetbootin-xpud-windows-latest.exe & http://noahdfear.net/downloads/bootable/xPUD/xpud-0.9.2.iso to the desktop of your clean computer
  • Insert your USB drive
  • Press Start > My Computer > right click your USB drive > choose Format > Quick format
  • Double click the unetbootin-xpud-windows-387.exe that you just downloaded
  • Press Run then OK
  • Select the DiskImage option then click the browse button located on the right side of the textbox field.
  • Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloaded
  • Verify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device then click OK
  • It will install a little bootable OS on your USB device
  • Once the files have been written to the device you will be prompted to reboot ~ do not reboot and instead just Exit the UNetbootin interface
  • After it has completed do not choose to reboot the clean computer simply close the installer
  • Next download http://noahdfear.net/downloads/rst.sh to your USB
  • Remove the USB and insert it in the sick computer
  • Boot the Sick computer
  • Press F12 and choose to boot from the USB
  • Follow the prompts
  • A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Press File
  • Expand mnt
  • Expand your USB (sdb1)
  • Confirm that you see rst.sh that you downloaded there
  • Press Tool at the top
  • Choose Open Terminal
  • Type bash rst.sh
  • Press Enter
  • After it has finished a report will be located at sdb1 named enum.log
  • Plug that USB back into the clean computer and open it

Please note: If you have an ethernet connection you can access the internet by way of xPUD (Firefox). You can perform all these steps on your sick computer. When you download the download will reside in the Download folder. It can be found under the File tab also. You can similarly access our thread by way of this OS too so you can send the logs that way.

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Copy and paste the enum.log for my review
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

When I expand the USB slot I don't see rst.sh. I did open up the USB drive on the clean computer and confirmed that the .sh file is in the main J: directory.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

I put that rst.sh on another USB drive and am using both simultaneously, it appears to be loading at the moment...




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