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infected with PUP.Optional.Tarma.A

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#1 beepingUser


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

Hello all,


Malwarebtyes reported my system as being infected with something called PUP.Optional.Tarma.A and it has it in quarantine. I am wondering if I have it fully removed and / or do I have possibly other infections.


I begin seeing what I thought was strange behavior starting maybe 2 weeks ago where dll host would pop up and run at various times through out the day along with Windows Installer service running at random times during the day when it used to only run right before or during windows updates. I have temporarly disabled the Windows Installer service (TrustedInstaller.exe) until I have a better idea of what is going on.


I also noticed that the file system protecton and malicious web site blocking in Malwarebtyes was somehow disabled in Malwarebytes when I always have those items checked.


Should I just assume I got everything and carry on or are there other steps I should take?



Below is the DDS.txt



Thank you,








DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16611
Run by admin at 21:41:39 on 2013-07-30
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4022.1410 [GMT -5:00]
AV: PC Tools AntiVirus Free *Enabled/Updated* {2F668A56-D5E0-2DF1-A0AE-CB1284F42AB2}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: PC Tools AntiVirus Free *Enabled/Updated* {94076BB2-F3DA-227F-9A1E-F060FF73600F}
============== Running Processes ===============
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 LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\pctsSvc.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\vmware-authd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\USB\vmware-usbarbitrator64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Mobile Stream\EasyTether\easytthr.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uURLSearchHooks: PC Tools Browser Guard: {472734EA-242A-422b-ADF8-83D1E48CC825} - C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\BDT\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
mWinlogon: Userinit = userinit.exe,
BHO: PC Tools Browser Guard BHO: {2A0F3D1B-0909-4FF4-B272-609CCE6054E7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\BDT\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
BHO: Microsoft Web Test Recorder 9.0 Helper: {E31CE47F-C268-41ba-897B-B415E613947D} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.RecorderBarBHO90.dll
TB: PC Tools Browser Guard: {472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825} - C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\BDT\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
EB: Web Test Recorder 9.0: {3C7ADADE-D1E8-45d2-BDCD-7F8D8B99B2A2} -
uRun: [EasyTether] "C:\Program Files\Mobile Stream\EasyTether\easytthr.exe"
uRunOnce: [FlashPlayerUpdate] C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_Plugin.exe -update plugin
mRun: [BCSSync] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [AntiLogger] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AntiLogger\AntiLogger.exe" /minimized
mRun: [ISTray] "C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe" /hideGUI
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktop = dword:1
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = dword:1
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Se&nd to OneNote - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll/105
LSP: %windir%\system32\vsocklib.dll
TCP: NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{8A2F7856-FFA7-43F3-85D5-116C082CD202} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{8A2F7856-FFA7-43F3-85D5-116C082CD202}\358656675737775626 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{CEF035AE-0261-4110-9EBB-9A019135817B} : DHCPNameServer =
Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
Handler: belarc - {6318E0AB-2E93-11D1-B8ED-00608CC9A71F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\BAVoilaX.dll
SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
mASetup: {8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96} - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\27.0.1453.116\Installer\chrmstp.exe" --configure-user-settings --verbose-logging --system-level --multi-install --chrome
x64-BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
x64-Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
x64-Run: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\nvHotkey.dll,Start
x64-IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
x64-IE: {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - {FFFDC614-B694-4AE6-AB38-5D6374584B52} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
x64-Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
x64-Handler: belarc - {6318E0AB-2E93-11D1-B8ED-00608CC9A71F} - <orphaned>
x64-SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kvoiuujm.default\
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\NPAUTHZ.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office14\NPSPWRAP.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_7_700_224.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 PCTCore;PCTools KDS;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\PCTCore64.sys [2013-5-22 413448]
R0 pctDS;PC Tools Data Store;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\pctDS64.sys [2013-5-22 453896]
R0 pctEFA;PC Tools Extended File Attributes;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\pctEFA64.sys [2013-5-22 1096176]
R0 vsock;vSockets Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\vsock.sys [2013-3-28 70296]
R1 AntiLog32;AntiLog32;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AntiLog64.sys [2013-5-11 49240]
R1 pctgntdi;pctgntdi;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\pctgntdi64.sys [2013-5-22 347016]
R1 PCTSD;PC Tools Spyware Doctor Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\PCTSD64.sys [2013-5-22 253256]
R2 Browser Defender Update Service;Browser Defender Update Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe [2013-5-22 580728]
R2 MBAMScheduler;MBAMScheduler;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe [2013-7-29 418376]
R2 MBAMService;MBAMService;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe [2013-7-29 701512]
R2 sdAuxService;PC Tools Auxiliary Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\pctsAuxs.exe [2013-5-22 403416]
R2 sdCoreService;PC Tools Security Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\pctsSvc.exe [2013-5-22 1162360]
R2 VMUSBArbService;VMware USB Arbitration Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\USB\vmware-usbarbitrator64.exe [2012-10-11 918680]
R3 e1kexpress;Intel® PRO/1000 PCI Express Network Connection Driver K;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\e1k62x64.sys [2009-11-6 293552]
R3 easytether;easytether;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\easytthr.sys [2013-3-18 20784]
R3 MBAMProtector;MBAMProtector;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys [2013-3-18 25928]
R3 PCTBD;PC Tools Browser Defender Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\PCTBD64.sys [2013-5-22 77144]
R3 pctplsm;pctplsm;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\pctplsm64.sys [2013-5-22 87968]
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 [2012-7-9 104912]
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 [2012-7-8 123856]
S2 SQLAgent$SQLEXPRESS;SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS);C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Binn\SQLAGENT.EXE [2012-2-11 597080]
S3 StorSvc;Storage Service;C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted [2009-7-13 27136]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2013-3-19 59392]
S3 VSPerfDrv90;Performance Tools Driver 9.0;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Team Tools\Performance Tools\x64\VSPerfDrv90.sys [2007-9-4 71024]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2013-3-18 1255736]
S4 RsFx0200;RsFx0200 Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\RsFx0200.sys [2012-2-11 334936]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2013-07-30 09:00:30    --------    d-----w-    C:\8371d7a55ea9f56a3eb60d42
2013-07-30 05:05:02    76232    ----a-w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{2748B9FF-B0A5-4A30-BBE4-46DEE37B3EB6}\offreg.dll
2013-07-29 20:43:23    712264    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\isRS-000.tmp
2013-07-29 20:10:50    9552976    ----a-w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{2748B9FF-B0A5-4A30-BBE4-46DEE37B3EB6}\mpengine.dll
2013-07-29 04:12:25    --------    d-----w-    C:\Program Files (x86)\Eneter
2013-07-28 10:12:23    436304    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\vmnat.exe
2013-07-23 05:41:52    --------    d-----w-    C:\dev
2013-07-23 04:50:25    --------    d-----w-    C:\installers
2013-07-19 05:42:29    --------    d-----w-    C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\IsolatedStorage
2013-07-19 05:42:12    --------    d-----w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft Visual Studio
2013-07-19 05:40:29    --------    d-----w-    C:\Webs
2013-07-16 00:08:28    --------    d-----w-    C:\Program Files (x86)\Application Verifier
2013-07-16 00:08:27    --------    d-----w-    C:\Program Files\Application Verifier
2013-07-16 00:08:21    --------    d-----w-    C:\ProgramData\Windows App Certification Kit
2013-07-16 00:04:00    --------    d-----w-    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft WCF Data Services
2013-07-15 23:49:15    --------    d-----w-    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0
2013-07-14 09:03:47    --------    d-----w-    C:\Windows\System32\MRT
==================== Find3M  ====================
2013-06-28 19:50:38    71048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2013-06-28 19:50:38    692104    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2013-06-08 12:28:46    2706432    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.tlb
2013-06-08 11:13:19    2706432    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\mshtml.tlb
2013-05-17 01:25:57    1767936    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\wininet.dll
2013-05-17 01:25:27    2877440    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\jscript9.dll
2013-05-17 01:25:26    61440    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\iesetup.dll
2013-05-17 01:25:26    109056    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\iesysprep.dll
2013-05-17 00:59:03    2241024    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\wininet.dll
2013-05-17 00:58:10    3958784    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\jscript9.dll
2013-05-17 00:58:08    67072    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\iesetup.dll
2013-05-17 00:58:08    136704    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\iesysprep.dll
2013-05-14 12:23:25    89600    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\RegisterIEPKEYs.exe
2013-05-14 08:40:13    71680    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\RegisterIEPKEYs.exe
2013-05-13 05:51:01    184320    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\cryptsvc.dll
2013-05-13 05:51:00    1464320    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\crypt32.dll
2013-05-13 05:51:00    139776    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\cryptnet.dll
2013-05-13 05:50:40    52224    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\certenc.dll
2013-05-13 04:45:55    140288    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\cryptsvc.dll
2013-05-13 04:45:55    1160192    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\crypt32.dll
2013-05-13 04:45:55    103936    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\cryptnet.dll
2013-05-13 03:43:55    1192448    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\certutil.exe
2013-05-13 03:08:10    903168    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\certutil.exe
2013-05-13 03:08:06    43008    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\certenc.dll
2013-05-11 06:29:54    49240    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AntiLog64.sys
2013-05-10 05:49:27    30720    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\cryptdlg.dll
2013-05-10 03:20:54    24576    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\cryptdlg.dll
2013-05-08 06:39:01    1910632    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
2013-05-02 07:06:08    278800    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
============= FINISH: 21:42:20.31 ===============

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Edited by beepingUser, 30 July 2013 - 11:26 PM.

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#2 jeffce


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:26 AM

Hi and Welcome!!   
My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:40 AM

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:38 AM

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