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Internet Security 2014, fake security program prevents .exe files from launching

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#1 abraxas123


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

Hi All,


My computer appears to have come down with something nasty. The program started by hijacking Microsoft Security Essentials, claiming that a Trojan was on the computer and that a download of "Windows Defender Online" was necessary for complete removal. A search on google suggested this program was legitimate, but upon doing the download, the "Internet Security 2014" installed itself, and has been claiming false instances of malicious software (ex. "blaster worm"). This program refuses to allow any other .exe files to open, claiming that they are malicious and have been stopped. The program also demands I need to "activate" it in order to "cure my computer."


Upon the infection of MSE, I ran Malwarebytes, ESETscan, and TDSSKiller; none detected anything.  The svchost.exe program was repeatedly launching and usually an abnormally large amount of space. as much as 1000000 kb. Seeing as I have been unable to remove this malware on my own, I could use some guidance so that I can return my computer to a working, uninfected state.


The OS is XP. I tried the guide for XP for Internet Security 2013. Any attempts to launch in safe mode (both with and without networking) are met with a blue screen error:


*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78AA524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


I tried to run RKill.exe from a flash drive, including renaming the file to a .com. The program was stopped by the malware within a couple seconds of launch.


Thank you, I appreciate any and all help.


attach.txt in attachments to this post. DDS.txt below:



DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by bcrandal at 21:30:29 on 2013-05-28
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1918.1159 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
============== Running Processes ================
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Skype\Toolbars\Skype C2C Service\c2c_service.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = "c:\program files\outlook express\msimn.exe" //mailurl:mailto:bugcomic@gmail.com
BHO: Skype Browser Helper: {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
uRun: [Internet Security] c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\insecure.exe
uRun: [Adobe CSS5.1 Manager] c:\documents and settings\bcrandal\local settings\application data\99d6fe40-9e9e-4ea5-9750-8a62318e1fa7ad\dfeeeeaaefaad.exe
mRun: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] c:\program files\sigmatel\c-major audio\wdm\stsystra.exe
mRun: [Dell QuickSet] c:\program files\dell\quickset\quickset.exe
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\delltpad\Apoint.exe
mRun: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] c:\windows\system32\WLTRAY.exe
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [APSDaemon] "c:\program files\common files\apple\apple application support\APSDaemon.exe"
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [MSC] "c:\program files\microsoft security client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
dRun: [DWQueuedReporting] "c:\progra~1\common~1\micros~1\dw\dwtrig20.exe" -t
uExplorerRun: [dfeeeeaaefaad] c:\documents and settings\bcrandal\local settings\application data\99d6fe40-9e9e-4ea5-9750-8a62318e1fa7ad\dfeeeeaaefaad.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\bcrandal\startm~1\programs\startup\openof~1.lnk - c:\program files\openoffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:323
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveAutoRun = dword:67108863
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDrives = dword:0
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveAutoRun = dword:67108863
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:323
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDrives = dword:0
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:323
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveAutoRun = dword:67108863
IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Free YouTube to iPod Converter - c:\documents and settings\bcrandal\application data\dvdvideosoftiehelpers\freeyoutubetoipodconverter.htm
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1320177274944
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1320177332955
DPF: {7530BFB8-7293-4D34-9923-61A11451AFC5} - hxxp://download.eset.com/special/eos/OnlineScanner.cab
Handler: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\program files\common files\skype\Skype4COM.dll
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
mASetup: {8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96} - "c:\program files\google\chrome\application\27.0.1453.94\installer\chrmstp.exe" --configure-user-settings --verbose-logging --system-level --multi-install --chrome
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\bcrandal\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\d2xsf5hk.default\
FF - plugin: c:\program files\adobe\reader 10.0\reader\air\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\microsoft silverlight\5.1.20125.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash\NPSWF32_11_7_700_202.dll
FF - ExtSQL: 2013-05-26 13:10; {B32024D9-FF60-B37B-780B-0A749378FD7E}; c:\documents and settings\bcrandal\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\d2xsf5hk.default\extensions\{B32024D9-FF60-B37B-780B-0A749378FD7E}
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 MpFilter;Microsoft Malware Protection Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\MpFilter.sys [2013-1-20 195296]
R1 MpKsl1ea8f2c0;MpKsl1ea8f2c0;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{c2b69fd7-a49c-4aea-83dc-e43bd63c480e}\MpKsl1ea8f2c0.sys [2013-5-28 29904]
R2 Skype C2C Service;Skype C2C Service;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\skype\toolbars\skype c2c service\c2c_service.exe [2012-4-9 3063968]
S0 cerc6;cerc6; [x]
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 SkypeUpdate;Skype Updater;c:\program files\skype\updater\Updater.exe [2012-11-9 160944]
S3 WPFFontCache_v0400;Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\wpf\WPFFontCache_v0400.exe [2010-3-18 753504]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2013-05-29 01:23:25 60872 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{c2b69fd7-a49c-4aea-83dc-e43bd63c480e}\offreg.dll
2013-05-29 01:23:23 29904 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{c2b69fd7-a49c-4aea-83dc-e43bd63c480e}\MpKsl1ea8f2c0.sys
2013-05-28 07:45:35 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\bcrandal\local settings\application data\99d6fe40-9e9e-4ea5-9750-8a62318e1fa7ad
2013-05-28 07:45:20 151552 ----a-w- C:\iexplore.exe
2013-05-28 07:45:20 0 ----a-w- C:\flashplayer.exe
2013-05-28 07:45:07 92160 ----a-w- C:\winlogon.exe
2013-05-28 07:45:07 843264 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\insecure.exe
2013-05-28 07:44:46 183296 ----a-w- C:\googleupdate.exe
2013-05-28 07:28:17 -------- d-----w- C:\ComboFix
2013-05-28 07:22:32 151552 ----a-w- C:\alg.exe
2013-05-28 07:22:27 183296 ----a-w- C:\notepad.exe
2013-05-28 07:22:19 92160 ----a-w- C:\mstsc.exe
2013-05-28 07:22:19 151552 ----a-w- C:\firefox.exe
2013-05-28 07:22:14 183296 ----a-w- C:\jucheck.exe
2013-05-28 07:22:08 92160 ----a-w- C:\skype.exe
2013-05-28 07:22:01 117248 ----a-w- C:\chrome.exe
2013-05-28 06:12:23 98816 ----a-w- c:\windows\sed.exe
2013-05-28 06:12:23 256000 ----a-w- c:\windows\PEV.exe
2013-05-28 06:12:23 208896 ----a-w- c:\windows\MBR.exe
2013-05-28 03:35:02 7016152 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\definition updates\{c2b69fd7-a49c-4aea-83dc-e43bd63c480e}\mpengine.dll
2013-05-28 03:20:49 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Microsoft Security Client
2013-05-27 23:28:16 257928 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\tmcomm.sys
2013-05-27 19:32:46 484864 ----a-w- c:\windows\msagent.exe
2013-05-27 19:21:13 -------- d-----w- C:\6e1338e0081b03781650e837aa239c
2013-05-27 17:19:07 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository\FS
2013-05-27 17:19:07 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2013-05-26 17:10:08 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\bcrandal\application data\wabEventSupport16
2013-05-21 18:33:12 262552 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\browser\components\browsercomps.dll
==================== Find3M  ====================
2013-05-15 16:32:33 71048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2013-05-15 16:32:33 692104 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2013-05-02 06:06:08 238872 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2013-04-16 22:17:15 920064 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2013-04-16 22:17:14 43520 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\licmgr10.dll
2013-04-16 22:17:14 1469440 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2013-04-12 23:28:55 385024 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\html.iec
2013-04-10 01:31:19 1876352 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2013-04-04 18:50:32 22856 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2013-04-02 14:09:52 4550656 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr
2013-03-08 08:36:22 293376 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\winsrv.dll
2013-03-07 01:32:25 2149888 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
2013-03-07 00:50:30 2028544 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
============= FINISH: 21:31:01.68 ===============



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#2 nasdaq


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:15 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.

  • Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit

  • Quit all programs that you may have started.
  • Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
  • For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"
  • For Windows XP, double-click to start.
  • Wait until Prescan has finished ...
  • Then Click on "Scan" button
  • Wait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"
  • click on "delete"
  • Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"
  • Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.
  • The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your Desktop
  • Exit/Close RogueKiller+
  • ===

    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 download ComboFix from one of these locations:
    Link 1
    Link 2
    IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
  • Disable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.
  • Double click on ComboFix.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.
  • Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.
  • **Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.
    Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
    Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
    When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

    Note: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protection programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html

    Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

    Note: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.

    Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause of infiltration an infection.

    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.
  • ===

    Please paste the logs in your next reply, DO NOT ATTACH THEM
    Let me know what problem persists.

#3 abraxas123

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:16 PM



Thanks for your response. Assistance is no longer required at this time.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:38 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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