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Random, high CPU processes noticed/executed without permission. Malware scare?

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:28 PM

Hi there!

Some strange stuff has been happening to my PC lately. For the past week I've noticed my CPU has been higher than usual. I took a look at my Task Manager's processes and I've found very random .exe files in my processes tab, all executed without my permission. They are all 2.40MB in size and are allocated in extremely random places across the computer (as shown in the DDS log I will post). What would happen is:

  • a random dialog box will appear with a number, with the option to only press OK.
  • Java will start, and will shoot sky high on both memory usage and CPU
  • Java will then disappear from my processes and a random 2.40MB process will begin to eat away at my CPU.

Here's my DDS as requested:




DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16386
Run by raj at 4:15:38 on 2013-12-17
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6000.0.1252.44.1033.18.3069.1024 [GMT 0:00]
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Hercules\Audio\DJ Console Series\drivers\x86\HerculesDJControlMP3.EXE
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Wondershare\Wondershare Application Center\WACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\LWS.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\CameraHelperShell.exe
C:\Program Files\Hercules\Audio\DJ Console Series\HDJSeriesCPL.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Vid\Vid.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe
C:\Program Files\PamelaPCR\PamelaPCR.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
C:\Program Files\Evaer\videochannel.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Evaer\evaer.exe
C:\Program Files\Gyazo\GyStation.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.8.130\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDFSSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDWSCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\spiral 
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/?ilc=8
mStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/?ilc=8
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/?ilc=8
uURLSearchHooks: YTNavAssistPlugin Class: {81017EA9-9AA8-4A6A-9734-7AF40E7D593F} - c:\program files\yahoo!
dURLSearchHooks: YTNavAssistPlugin Class: {81017EA9-9AA8-4A6A-9734-7AF40E7D593F} - c:\program files\yahoo!
BHO: ContributeBHO Class: {074C1DC5-9320-4A9A-947D-C042949C6216} - c:\program files\adobe\adobe contribute cs5.1
BHO: MSS+ Identifier: {0E8A89AD-95D7-40EB-8D9D-083EF7066A01} - 
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - c:\program files\common 
BHO: Yahooo Search Protection: {25BC7718-0BFA-40EA-B381-4B2D9732D686} - c:\program files\yahoo!\search protection\ysp.dll
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - <orphaned>
BHO: TubeSaver: {7566cf60-3934-4ab3-be8e-40ed8df460d8} - 
BHO: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - <orphaned>
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft 
shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - c:\program 
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - c:\program files\oracle\javafx 2.1 
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
TB: Contribute Toolbar: {517BDDE4-E3A7-4570-B21E-2B52B6139FC7} - c:\program files\adobe\adobe contribute cs5.1
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
uRun: [Sidebar] c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
uRun: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter
uRun: [swg] "c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\users\raj\appdata\local\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [uTorrent] "c:\program files\utorrent\uTorrent.exe"  /MINIMIZED
uRun: [ehTray.exe] c:\windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
uRun: [Logitech Vid] "c:\program files\logitech\vid\Vid.exe" -bootmode
uRun: [Logitech Vid HD] "c:\program files\logitech\vid\vid.exe" -bootmode
uRun: [msnmsgr] "c:\program files\windows live\messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
uRun: [AdobeBridge] <no file>
uRunOnce: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\macromedia\flash 
uRunOnce: [IntelAPMClient] "c:\program files\steam\tenfoot\resource\styles\library\amclient.exe"
uRunOnce: [CacheMgr] "c:\program files\adobe\adobe flash builder 4.5
uRunOnce: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\spiral 
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\uwa\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
mRun: [SwitchBoard] c:\program files\common files\adobe\switchboard\SwitchBoard.exe
mRun: [AdobeCS5.5ServiceManager] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\cs5.5servicemanager\CS5.5ServiceManager.exe" -
mRun: [PWRISOVM.EXE] c:\program files\poweriso\PWRISOVM.EXE
mRun: [LWS] c:\program files\logitech\lws\webcam software\LWS.exe -hide
mRun: [APSDaemon] "c:\program files\common files\apple\apple application support\APSDaemon.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [Hercules DJ Series] c:\program files\hercules\audio\dj console series\HDJSeriesCPL.exe /boot
mRun: [ExpressFiles] "c:\program files\expressfiles\ExpressFiles.exe" -tray
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [WSHelperSetup.exe] c:\program files\common files\wondershare\wondershare helper compact\WSHelper.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\.minecraft\screenshots\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [ccUpdMgr] "c:\users\raj\documents\ableton\library\samples\waveforms\synth\lead\arp poly lead\ccUpdMgr.exe"
mRun: [Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager] "c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\macromedia\flash 
mRun: [Intel® Common User Interface] "c:\program files\steam\appcache\httpcache\db\igfxpers.exe"
mRun: [Google Update] "c:\program files\adobe\adobe flash builder 4.5
mRun: [Microsoft IntelliType Pro] "c:\users\raj\documents\native instruments\kontakt 4\presets\effects\convolution\11 
unsusual reverbs\ir samples\itype.exe"
mRun: [Belkin Wireless-G USB Adapter Client Utility] 
mRun: [iTunes] "c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\adobe\after effects\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [IDT PC Audio] "c:\users\raj\documents\ableton\library\presets\instruments\drum rack\snare\snare-clubsizzlelite-
mRun: [ATISmart] "c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\macromedia\flash player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#ia.media-
mRun: [SDTray] "c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy 2\SDTray.exe"
dRunOnce: [FlashPlayerUpdate] c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash\FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_ActiveX.exe -update activex
StartupFolder: c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\dropbox.lnk - 
StartupFolder: c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\imvu.lnk - 
StartupFolder: c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\openof~1.lnk - c:\program 
files\openoffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\mcafee~1.lnk - c:\program files\mcafee security 
IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - c:\program 
files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
IE: {BBF74FB9-ABCD-4678-880A-2511DAABB5E1} - {25BC7718-0BFA-40EA-B381-4B2D9732D686} - c:\program files\yahoo!\search 
INFO: HKCU has more than 50 listed domains.
If you wish to scan all of them, select the 'Force scan all domains' option.
DPF: {1E54D648-B804-468d-BC78-4AFFED8E262F} - 
DPF: {2357B3CF-7F8D-4451-8D81-FD6097610AEE} - hxxp://activex.camfrogweb.com/advanced/
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0017-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
TCP: NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{219CD5E7-F0A0-4D6A-8A52-0330EF20B7CC} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{DC613871-A87C-4ABB-B29A-6947932D5649} : DHCPNameServer =
Handler: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet 
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\program files\mp3 skype recorder\Skype4COM.dll
Notify: SDWinLogon - SDWinLogon.dll
LSA: Security Packages =  kerberos msv1_0 schannel wdigest tspkg
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R1 HssDRV6;Hotspot Shield Routing Driver 6;c:\windows\system32\drivers\hssdrv6.sys [2012-11-1 35592]
R2 HerculesDJControlMP3;Hercules DJ Control MP3;c:\program files\hercules\audio\dj console series\drivers\x86
\HerculesDJControlMP3.EXE [2012-1-29 17408]
R2 MBAMScheduler;MBAMScheduler;c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamscheduler.exe [2013-12-16 418376]
R2 MBAMService;MBAMService;c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamservice.exe [2013-12-16 701512]
R2 SDScannerService;Spybot-S&D 2 Scanner Service;c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy 2\SDFSSvc.exe [2013-12-17 
R2 SDUpdateService;Spybot-S&D 2 Updating Service;c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe [2013-12-17 
R2 SDWSCService;Spybot-S&D 2 Security Center Service;c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy 2\SDWSCSvc.exe [2013-12-17 
R2 UMVPFSrv;UMVPFSrv;c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\UMVPFSrv.exe [2011-8-19 450848]
R2 WACService;WACService;c:\program files\wondershare\wondershare application center\WACService.exe [2013-6-17 103272]
R3 BCMH43XX;Broadcom 802.11 USB Network Adapter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\bcmwlhigh6.sys [2011-7-7 699896]
R3 MBAMProtector;MBAMProtector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys [2013-12-16 22856]
R3 taphss6;Anchorfree HSS VPN Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\taphss6.sys [2012-11-15 35592]
S2 i2p;I2P Service;c:\program files\i2p\I2Psvc.exe [2012-12-7 377856]
S2 SkypeUpdate;Skype Updater;c:\program files\skype\updater\Updater.exe [2013-9-5 171680]
S3 CGVPNCliSrvc;CyberGhost VPN Client;c:\program files\cyberghost vpn\CGVPNCliService.exe [2013-8-7 2438696]
S3 HDJCtrl;Hercules DJ Control MP3 Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\HDJCtrl.sys [2012-1-29 35152]
S3 HDJMidi;Hercules DJ Control MP3 MIDI;c:\windows\system32\drivers\HDJMidi.sys [2012-1-29 219984]
S3 McComponentHostService;McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service;c:\program files\mcafee security scan\3.8.130
\McCHSvc.exe [2013-9-6 235216]
S3 NPF;Netgroup Packet Filter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\npf.sys [2011-7-8 50704]
S3 SwitchBoard;SwitchBoard;c:\program files\common files\adobe\switchboard\SwitchBoard.exe [2010-2-19 517096]
=============== File Associations ===============
FileExt: .js: jsfile="c:\program files\adobe\adobe dreamweaver cs5.5\Dreamweaver.exe","%1"
ShellExec: dreamweaver.exe: Open="c:\program files\adobe\adobe dreamweaver cs5.5\dreamweaver.exe", "%1"
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2013-12-17 03:02:53 18968 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\sdnclean.exe
2013-12-17 03:02:51 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2013-12-17 03:02:47 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2
2013-12-17 02:55:40 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\NirSoft
2013-12-17 01:13:27 -------- d-----w- c:\users\raj\appdata\local\Mozilla
2013-12-16 22:58:55 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (portable)
2013-12-16 22:57:55 74456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamchameleon.sys
2013-12-16 22:29:10 -------- d-----w- c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\Malwarebytes
2013-12-16 22:29:02 -------- d-----w- c:\programdata\Malwarebytes
2013-12-16 22:29:01 22856 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2013-12-16 22:29:01 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2013-12-16 22:17:34 -------- d-----w- c:\users\raj\appdata\roaming\Resource Tuner
2013-12-16 22:17:30 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Resource Tuner
2013-12-10 23:41:01 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\AssaultCube_v1.1.0.4
2013-12-09 21:01:38 -------- d-----w- C:\AdwCleaner
2013-11-19 18:31:52 -------- d-----w- C:\MSOFFICE10INSTALL
==================== Find3M  ====================
2013-12-10 23:41:27 444952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wrap_oal.dll
2013-12-10 23:41:27 109080 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\OpenAL32.dll
2013-10-09 15:04:11 71048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2013-10-09 15:04:11 692616 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2013-10-09 15:04:08 17813896 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\FlashPlayerInstaller.exe
============= FINISH:  4:16:10.75 ===============
As I mentioned earlier these 2.40MB .exe files are allocated very randomly. Some .exe files I've seen come up include am_client.exe, DTLite.exe, plugin_container.exe and Reader_sl.exe, to name a few. It's sneaky, as these are regular .exe file titles however they're not exactly what they say they are on the tin. :(

Any help would be appreciated!


// EDIT: I accidentally posted a HJT log instead of a DDS. Apologies! :P

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Edited by spamma, 16 December 2013 - 11:31 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

Anyone? :(

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:11 PM

Five days... >_<

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