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Aluroot Malware Problem

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#1 barnaboy


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

I am having trouble with malware called aluroot. I saw the same issue  by another poster. I followed the instructions in that thread and here is my response:


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476
Run by mccann at 21:36:32 on 2013-04-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.353.1033.18.959.229 [GMT 1:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Expat Shield\bin\openvpnas.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Expat Shield\HssWPR\hsssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Expat Shield\bin\hsswd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.0.318\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\Com4QLBEx.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Expat Shield\bin\openvpntray.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
BHO: MSS+ Identifier: {0E8A89AD-95D7-40EB-8D9D-083EF7066A01} - c:\program files\mcafee security scan\3.0.318\McAfeeMSS_IE.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Expat Shield Class: {3706EE7C-3CAD-445D-8A43-03EBC3B75908} - c:\program files\expat shield\hssie\ExpatIE.dll
BHO: avast! WebRep: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - c:\program files\avast software\avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
TB: avast! WebRep: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - c:\program files\avast software\avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
uRun: [GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_E24396A6014FF347F834FD08E2555305] "c:\program files\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [QlbCtrl.exe] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp quick launch buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
mRun: [avast] "c:\program files\avast software\avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\mcafee~1.lnk - c:\program files\mcafee security scan\3.0.318\SSScheduler.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:145
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDrives = dword:0
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDrives = dword:0
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:0
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableLUA = dword:0
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
mPolicies-System: PromptOnSecureDesktop = dword:0
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}
DPF: {74DBCB52-F298-4110-951D-AD2FF67BC8AB} - hxxp://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload/nforce/NvidiaSmartScan.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab
TCP: NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{BA5BBDD1-3F60-4D62-A79A-8E0284C9F760} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{BA5BBDD1-3F60-4D62-A79A-8E0284C9F760}\3507F6F6B697C414E433 : DHCPNameServer =
SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
mASetup: {8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96} - "c:\program files\google\chrome\application\26.0.1410.64\installer\chrmstp.exe" --configure-user-settings --verbose-logging --system-level --multi-install --chrome
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R1 aswKbd;aswKbd;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswKbd.sys [2012-8-26 18544]
R1 aswSnx;aswSnx;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSnx.sys [2012-2-10 738504]
R1 aswSP;aswSP;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2012-2-10 361032]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [2012-2-10 21256]
R2 aswMonFlt;aswMonFlt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys [2012-2-10 58680]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;c:\program files\avast software\avast\AvastSvc.exe [2012-11-13 44808]
R2 ExpatShieldService;Expat Shield Service;c:\program files\expat shield\bin\openvpnas.exe [2012-1-17 331608]
R2 ExpatSrv;Expat Shield Routing Service;c:\program files\expat shield\hsswpr\hsssrv.exe [2012-1-5 363336]
R2 ExpatWd;Expat Shield Monitoring Service;c:\program files\expat shield\bin\hsswd.exe -product expat --> c:\program files\expat shield\bin\hsswd.exe -product Expat [?]
R3 Com4QLBEx;Com4QLBEx;c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp quick launch buttons\Com4QLBEx.exe [2012-2-6 227896]
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]
S3 b57nd60x;Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;c:\windows\system32\drivers\b57nd60x.sys [2009-7-13 229888]
S3 ExpatTrayService;Expat Shield Tray Service;c:\program files\expat shield\bin\EXPATTrayService.exe [2012-1-17 77520]
S3 libusb0;libusb-win32 - Kernel Driver, Version;c:\windows\system32\drivers\libusb0.sys [2012-3-2 21504]
S3 McComponentHostService;McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service;c:\program files\mcafee security scan\3.0.318\McCHSvc.exe [2013-2-5 235216]
S3 RdpVideoMiniport;Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys [2012-2-10 15872]
S3 SrvHsfHDA;SrvHsfHDA;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTAZL3.SYS [2009-7-13 207360]
S3 SrvHsfV92;SrvHsfV92;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTDPV3.SYS [2009-7-13 980992]
S3 SrvHsfWinac;SrvHsfWinac;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTCNXT3.SYS [2009-7-13 661504]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2012-2-10 52224]
S3 WatAdminSvc;WatAdminSvc;c:\windows\system32\wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2012-2-8 1343400]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2013-04-14 13:32:28 -------- d-sh--w- C:\$RECYCLE.BIN
2013-04-14 13:13:14 208896 ----a-w- c:\windows\MBR.exe
2013-04-14 13:13:13 98816 ----a-w- c:\windows\sed.exe
2013-04-14 13:13:13 256000 ----a-w- c:\windows\PEV.exe
2013-04-12 11:01:17 7108640 ----a-w- c:\programdata\microsoft\windows defender\definition updates\{120962a0-b5ec-4f80-af63-2133edefd81a}\mpengine.dll
2013-04-11 19:03:05 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\McAfee Security Scan
2013-04-11 19:02:56 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\McAfee Security Scan
2013-04-11 08:27:22 3968856 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
2013-04-11 08:27:19 3913560 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2013-04-11 08:27:18 69632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\smss.exe
2013-04-11 08:27:18 38912 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\csrsrv.dll
2013-04-11 08:25:40 2347008 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2013-04-11 08:25:37 196328 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\fvevol.sys
2013-04-11 08:24:14 3217408 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mstscax.dll
2013-04-11 08:24:10 131584 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\aaclient.dll
2013-04-11 08:24:07 36864 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\tsgqec.dll
2013-03-20 20:24:57 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\MSECache
2013-03-20 20:10:34 15872 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\usb8023.sys
==================== Find3M ====================
2013-04-11 19:02:48 71048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2013-04-11 19:02:48 691592 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2013-03-12 00:10:56 237088 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2013-02-22 03:46:00 1800704 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\jscript9.dll
2013-02-22 03:38:00 1129472 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2013-02-22 03:37:50 1427968 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2013-02-22 03:34:17 142848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ieUnatt.exe
2013-02-22 03:34:03 420864 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2013-02-22 03:31:46 2382848 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mshtml.tlb
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
============= FINISH: 21:37:31.38 ===============

Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.62
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x86 (UAC is disabled!)
Internet Explorer 9
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Enabled!
avast! Antivirus
Antivirus up to date! (On Access scanning disabled!)
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169
Adobe Reader 9 Adobe Reader out of Date!
Google Chrome 26.0.1410.43
Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe
AVAST Software Avast AvastUI.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 1%
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

# AdwCleaner v2.200 - Logfile created 04/14/2013 at 21:56:20
# Updated 02/04/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (32 bits)
# User : mccann - MCCANN-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\mccann\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option [Search]

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

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

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

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

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16476

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v26.0.1410.64

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

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Opera v12.15.1748.0

File : C:\Users\mccann\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini

[OK] File is clean.


AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [775 octets] - [14/04/2013 21:56:20]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [834 octets] ##########

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#2 CatByte


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

please run the following:

Please create a new system restore point before running Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit if you can.

MBAR tutorial

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from HERE
  • Unzip the contents to a folder in a convenient location.
  • Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
  • Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
  • Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
  • Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
  • Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
  • When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If no additional threats were found, verify that your system is now running normally, making sure that the following items are functional:
    Internet access
    Windows Update
    Windows Firewall

    If there are additional problems with your system, such as any of those listed above or other system issues, then run the fixdamage tool included with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and reboot.
    Verify that your system is now functioning normally.

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#3 barnaboy

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

CatByte, thanks for getting back on my issue so quickly. I ran the MalwareBytes software. No threat was found. Is there any way to tell if it is just a false alarm?

#4 CatByte


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

could you please post the logs from MBAR so I can take a look,

I'd like to run a couple more scans to check as no one scan can find everything, that's why we use several,

What program is alerting you about the infection?

Please run the following:

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
  • Right-mouse click JRT.exe and select Run as administrator
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message
  • NEXT

    Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    • Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
    • 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.
    • The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
    • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
    • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. <-- very important
    • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note)
    • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
    • Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
    Extra 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.


    Go here to run an online scanner from ESET.
    • Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan
    • 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
    • When the scan completes, press the LIST OF THREATS FOUND button
    • Press EXPORT TO TEXT FILE , name the file ESETSCAN and save it to your desktop
    • Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
    • Press the BACK button.
    • Press Finish

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#5 CatByte


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days.

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