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Deleted service named cpuz135_x64.exe

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#1 tellus


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

To make a long story short, I'm asking you guys to help me figure out what a specific malicious service might be that I see a lot.  I've found it on another computer today, and before I started running scans and fixing it myself I wanted to see if you guys can guide me through it and maybe help unravel the mystery of what it is.  I hope this is the right place to do that. 


Thanks in advance!  DDS logs are posted below...


What's not in the DDS log is what I see when I run autoruns (from sysinternals) - a deleted service named cpuz135_x64.exe.  I've also seen cpuz135_x32.exe and cpuz132_x64.exe.  Sometimes, I can see this service start in the event log.  Sometimes I can see things happening shortly after it starts, like MSSE scan logs being cleared.  After it runs it apparently deletes itself, since you can't find it in the path where it was run, but you can still find it in the registry.  It seems to be leaving some trace of itself that installs and runs it again later...  Scans with eset, emsisoft, malwarebytes, MSSE, etc. sometimes find malware of various types, but nothing has ever found evidence of cpuz.  I'm worried that if it's an evolving, self-updating rootkit or something that it will start deleting all evidence of itself eventually, which would not be good.


Here's the entry copied and pasted from Autoruns:

cpuz135            File not found: C:\Users\user1\AppData\Local\Temp\cpuz135\cpuz135_x64.sys


I attempted to disable MSSE before running DDS, but it won't allow me to.  I'm looking into that separately and hopefully it didn't interfere with DDS.


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16470
Run by user1 at 15:12:54 on 2013-03-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3561.2457 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {84E27563-E198-C6D6-D9BC-D9F020245508}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\adminservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader\RIconMan.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Updater\Updater.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\Ath_CoexAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AthBtTray.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP Series\hppfaxprintersrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_US&c=94&bd=bestbuy&pf=cnnb
mWinlogon: Userinit = userinit.exe
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: SteadyVideoBHO Class: {6C680BAE-655C-4E3D-8FC4-E6A520C3D928} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\SteadyVideo\SteadyVideo.dll
BHO: CIESpeechBHO Class: {8D10F6C4-0E01-4BD4-8601-11AC1FDF8126} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\IEPlugIn.dll
BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
uRun: [Google Update] "C:\Users\user1\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
mRun: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
StartupFolder: C:\PROGRA~3\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\HPDIGI~1.LNK - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:145
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktop = dword:1
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = dword:1
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:0
mPolicies-System: EnableLUA = dword:0
mPolicies-System: PromptOnSecureDesktop = dword:0
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {7815BE26-237D-41A8-A98F-F7BD75F71086} - {8D10F6C4-0E01-4BD4-8601-11AC1FDF8126} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\IEPlugIn.dll
INFO: HKCU has more than 50 listed domains.
If you wish to scan all of them, select the 'Force scan all domains' option.
TCP: NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{87BB4E20-AB73-4DBC-BCF7-6415678BACD8} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{D1E7D32A-6DEF-4843-8B81-0F50CA6D4D9D} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{D1E7D32A-6DEF-4843-8B81-0F50CA6D4D9D}\2375942554632303 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{D1E7D32A-6DEF-4843-8B81-0F50CA6D4D9D}\241627E69656370234F666665656 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{D1E7D32A-6DEF-4843-8B81-0F50CA6D4D9D}\A41646560556E6765796E6D27657563747 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{D1E7D32A-6DEF-4843-8B81-0F50CA6D4D9D}\A4F64697723775966496 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{D1E7D32A-6DEF-4843-8B81-0F50CA6D4D9D}\D69636B65697 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{D1E7D32A-6DEF-4843-8B81-0F50CA6D4D9D}\F4E64586568457E647 : DHCPNameServer =
Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
Filter: video/mp4 - {20C75730-7C25-476B-95DC-C65810F9E489} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\SteadyVideo\VideoMIMEFilter.dll
Filter: video/x-flv - {20C75730-7C25-476B-95DC-C65810F9E489} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\SteadyVideo\VideoMIMEFilter.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Skype\Skype4COM.dll
SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
mASetup: {8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96} - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\25.0.1364.172\Installer\chrmstp.exe" --configure-user-settings --verbose-logging --system-level --multi-install --chrome
x64-mStart Page = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_US&c=94&bd=bestbuy&pf=cnnb
x64-mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_US&c=94&bd=bestbuy&pf=cnnb
x64-BHO: SteadyVideoBHO Class: {6C680BAE-655C-4E3D-8FC4-E6A520C3D928} - C:\Program Files\AMD\SteadyVideo\SteadyVideo.dll
x64-BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
x64-Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files (x86)\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
x64-Run: [AtherosBtStack] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe"
x64-Run: [AthBtTray] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AthBtTray.exe"
x64-Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe
x64-Run: [HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP Series Fax] C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP Series\hppfaxprintersrv.exe "HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP Series Fax"
INFO: x64-HKLM has more than 50 listed domains.
   If you wish to scan all of them, select the 'Force scan all domains' option.
x64-Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
x64-Filter: video/mp4 - {20C75730-7C25-476B-95DC-C65810F9E489} - C:\Program Files\AMD\SteadyVideo\VideoMIMEFilter.dll
x64-Filter: video/x-flv - {20C75730-7C25-476B-95DC-C65810F9E489} - C:\Program Files\AMD\SteadyVideo\VideoMIMEFilter.dll
x64-Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - <orphaned>
x64-SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
Hosts: NPI919152
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\user1\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tek4ry2b.default\
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\NPAUTHZ.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\NPSPWRAP.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\4.1.10329.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\user1\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_4_402_278.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 amd_sata;amd_sata;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\amd_sata.sys [2011-6-17 79488]
R0 amd_xata;amd_xata;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\amd_xata.sys [2011-6-17 40064]
R0 MpFilter;Microsoft Malware Protection Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MpFilter.sys [2013-1-20 230320]
R2 AMD External Events Utility;AMD External Events Utility;C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe [2011-9-28 204288]
R2 AMD FUEL Service;AMD FUEL Service;C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe [2011-9-28 361984]
R2 AtherosSvc;AtherosSvc;C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe [2011-9-30 105120]
R2 HPClientSvc;HP Client Services;C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe [2010-10-11 346168]
R2 IconMan_R;IconMan_R;C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader\RIconMan.exe [2012-3-24 2413056]
R2 NisDrv;Microsoft Network Inspection System;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\NisDrvWFP.sys [2012-3-20 130008]
R2 SkypeUpdate;Skype Updater;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Updater\Updater.exe [2012-7-13 160944]
R2 ZAtheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent;ZAtheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent;C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\Ath_CoexAgent.exe [2011-9-30 158880]
R3 amdiox64;AMD IO Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\amdiox64.sys [2012-3-24 46136]
R3 AthBTPort;Atheros Virtual Bluetooth Class;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btath_flt.sys [2011-9-30 36000]
R3 AtiHDAudioService;ATI Function Driver for HD Audio Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AtihdW76.sys [2011-3-30 114704]
R3 BTATH_A2DP;Bluetooth A2DP Audio Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btath_a2dp.sys [2011-9-30 330912]
R3 btath_avdt;Atheros Bluetooth AVDT Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btath_avdt.sys [2011-9-30 110240]
R3 BTATH_BUS;Atheros Bluetooth Bus;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btath_bus.sys [2011-9-30 30368]
R3 BTATH_HCRP;Bluetooth HCRP Server driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btath_hcrp.sys [2011-9-30 167584]
R3 BTATH_LWFLT;Bluetooth LWFLT Device;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btath_lwflt.sys [2011-9-30 68256]
R3 BTATH_RCP;Bluetooth AVRCP Device;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btath_rcp.sys [2011-9-30 280992]
R3 BtFilter;BtFilter;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btfilter.sys [2011-9-30 519328]
R3 clwvd;CyberLink WebCam Virtual Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\clwvd.sys [2010-7-28 31088]
R3 RSPCIESTOR;Realtek PCIE CardReader Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\RtsPStor.sys [2012-3-24 338536]
R3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Rt64win7.sys [2012-3-24 425064]
R3 usbfilter;AMD USB Filter Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbfilter.sys [2012-3-24 53376]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 138576]
S2 HP Support Assistant Service;HP Support Assistant Service;"C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\hpsa_service.exe" --> C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\hpsa_service.exe [?]
S3 HPAuto;HP Auto;C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Auto\HPAuto.exe [2011-2-17 682040]
S3 NisSrv;Microsoft Network Inspection;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe [2013-1-27 379360]
S3 SrvHsfHDA;SrvHsfHDA;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\VSTAZL6.SYS [2009-7-13 292864]
S3 SrvHsfV92;SrvHsfV92;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\VSTDPV6.SYS [2009-7-13 1485312]
S3 SrvHsfWinac;SrvHsfWinac;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\VSTCNXT6.SYS [2009-7-13 740864]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2010-11-20 59392]
S3 TsUsbGD;Remote Desktop Generic USB Device;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbGD.sys [2010-11-20 31232]
S3 USBAAPL64;Apple Mobile USB Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbaapl64.sys [2012-9-28 53760]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2012-9-26 1255736]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2013-03-15 12:59:33    9162192    ----a-w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{7E9A5CE4-4E9E-4710-A742-9A675112F3BA}\mpengine.dll
2013-03-15 12:47:59    887808    ----a-w-    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iedvtool.dll
2013-03-15 12:47:59    678912    ----a-w-    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iedvtool.dll
2013-03-15 12:47:59    499200    ----a-w-    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\jsdbgui.dll
2013-03-15 12:47:59    387584    ----a-w-    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\jsdbgui.dll
2013-03-12 18:57:17    972264    ------w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{717C58B8-6D2C-4C06-8931-BA4FBA0B4FA3}\gapaengine.dll
2013-03-12 18:56:38    9162192    ------w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Backup\mpengine.dll
2013-03-12 16:45:08    --------    d-----w-    C:\Users\user1\AppData\Local\CrashDumps
2013-02-22 12:10:54    996352    ----a-w-    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\VGX.dll
2013-02-22 12:10:54    768000    ----a-w-    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\VGX.dll
2013-02-14 13:17:23    5553512    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe
2013-02-14 13:17:22    3967848    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntkrnlpa.exe
2013-02-14 13:17:22    3913064    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntoskrnl.exe
2013-02-14 13:17:14    3153408    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\win32k.sys
2013-02-14 13:17:12    25600    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\setup16.exe
2013-02-14 13:17:12    215040    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\winsrv.dll
2013-02-14 13:17:12    14336    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntvdm64.dll
2013-02-14 13:17:11    7680    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\instnm.exe
2013-02-14 13:17:11    5120    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\wow32.dll
2013-02-14 13:17:10    2048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\user.exe
2013-02-14 13:17:08    288088    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\FWPKCLNT.SYS
2013-02-14 13:17:08    1913192    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
==================== Find3M  ====================
2013-02-12 05:45:24    135168    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\apppatch\AppPatch64\AcXtrnal.dll
2013-02-12 05:45:22    350208    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\apppatch\AppPatch64\AcLayers.dll
2013-02-12 05:45:22    308736    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\apppatch\AppPatch64\AcGenral.dll
2013-02-12 05:45:22    111104    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\apppatch\AppPatch64\acspecfc.dll
2013-02-12 04:48:31    474112    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\apppatch\AcSpecfc.dll
2013-02-12 04:48:26    2176512    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\apppatch\AcGenral.dll
2013-02-02 06:57:02    2312704    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\jscript9.dll
2013-02-02 06:47:24    1494528    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\inetcpl.cpl
2013-02-02 06:47:19    1392128    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\wininet.dll
2013-02-02 06:42:18    173056    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieUnatt.exe
2013-02-02 06:41:51    599040    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\vbscript.dll
2013-02-02 06:38:01    2382848    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.tlb
2013-02-02 03:38:35    1800704    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\jscript9.dll
2013-02-02 03:30:32    1427968    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\inetcpl.cpl
2013-02-02 03:30:21    1129472    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\wininet.dll
2013-02-02 03:26:47    142848    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\ieUnatt.exe
2013-02-02 03:26:21    420864    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\vbscript.dll
2013-02-02 03:23:28    2382848    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\mshtml.tlb
2013-01-30 10:53:22    273840    ------w-    C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
2013-01-20 20:59:04    230320    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MpFilter.sys
2013-01-20 20:59:04    130008    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\NisDrvWFP.sys
2013-01-04 04:43:21    44032    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\apppatch\acwow64.dll
2012-12-16 17:11:22    46080    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atmlib.dll
2012-12-16 14:45:03    367616    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\atmfd.dll
2012-12-16 14:13:28    295424    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atmfd.dll
2012-12-16 14:13:20    34304    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\atmlib.dll
============= FINISH: 15:14:37.74 ===============

Thanks again for your input!


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:36 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.

The only unknown item on your DDS log is this entry.

Hosts: NPI919152

Do you know what it is?

The files cpuz135_x32.sys, cpuz135_x64.sys are from this application.

The PerfMonitor, the performance monitoring tool developped by CPUID

Reinstall the application if you need it.

Please run this security check for my review.

Download Security Check by screen317 from here.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
  • ===

    Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.

    Please download AdwCleaner
by Xplode onto your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Delete tab follow the prompts.
  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Rn].txt (n is a number).
  • Please let me know of the difficulties you are still having with this computer.

#3 tellus

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

Thanks nasdaq!


I had seen that cpu-z program in my investigations but forgot to mention it.  To be double sure that it's not a baddie acting like a part of cpu-z perfmon or whatever I intend to write a program that checks for its existence at intervals and copies it somewhere for analysis before it deletes itself again.  The location of the file was what bothered me (temp directory).


I'm not certain what that Hosts: NPI919152 hosts entry is, but I doubt it's important.  I'll check when I'm on-site and probably delete it.


 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.61  
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is disabled!)  
 Internet Explorer 9  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
Microsoft Security Essentials   
 Antivirus up to date!  
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
  Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 Flash Player out of Date!  
 Adobe Reader 10.1.0 Adobe Reader out of Date!  
 Mozilla Firefox 16.0.2 Firefox out of Date!  
 Google Chrome 25.0.1364.152  
 Google Chrome 25.0.1364.172  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 Microsoft Security Essentials MSMpEng.exe
 Microsoft Security Essentials msseces.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 0%
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

# AdwCleaner v2.114 - Logfile created 03/17/2013 at 11:15:47
# Updated 05/03/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : User1 - User1-HP
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\User1\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]

***** [Services] *****

***** [Files / Folders] *****

***** [Registry] *****

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2FA28606-DE77-4029-AF96-B231E3B8F827}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2FA28606-DE77-4029-AF96-B231E3B8F827}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2FA28606-DE77-4029-AF96-B231E3B8F827}

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16470

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v16.0.2 (en-US)

File : C:\Users\User1\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tek4ry2b.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v25.0.1364.172

File : C:\Users\User1\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.


AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1193 octets] - [17/03/2013 11:15:47]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1253 octets] ##########

NOTE: I intend to update FF, flash, reader and install MalwareBytes Full Version (but not until you say we're done)

NOTE: I had personally disabled UAC because I don't think it helps much.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

The location of the file was what bothered me (temp directory)

It always run the a temp folder, that is why it disappears.
Nothing to worry about.

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in old version of Adobe Flash Player please get the latest version.

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.171 and earlier versions for Windows, Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Macintosh, and Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Linux.

Get the latest Flash Player

On the top of the page you will be given an opportunity to download the version for your operating system.
Make sure you select appropriate version.

You will also have an option to install the Free! McAfee Security Scan Plus Un-check the box if you are NOT using McAfee's virus protection software.

For the users of Internet Explorer download version 11.
Flash Player 11 (64 bit)
Flash Player 11 (32 bit)

Get the latest version of the Adobe Reader.
Before your download I suggest you unckeck the box on the top right "Yes, install McAfee Security Scan Plus - optional" this is not required if you are not a McAfee subscriber. While the installation is in progress you can also deny the installation of any other programs that may be suggested.

When installed remove your old version of the Reader using the Add/Remove Programs applet if present.

When all is well:

Time for some housekeeping
  • The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:

    Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bold text into the Run box and click OK:

    ComboFix /Uninstall

To remove AdwCleaner.

Please double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Uninstall.
Confirm with Yes.

If you decide to keep the AdwCleaner tool make sure to delete your version and download the latest before running it.

Delete the other tools we used.
You can Keep the DDS tool as most forum will ask to see a log before suggesting a fix.

Surf Safely, and Think Prevention!

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

Everything is updated, uninstalled, or otherwise cleaned up - thanks for your assistance and input, nasdaq!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:44 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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