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Rouge Infection/Virus Opening Illegal Porn/Possible Rootkit?


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#1 LilyAdair

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 05:26 PM

Hey there, first post - I came on here because this was becoming a pretty bad issue.

 

I got infected with some sort of rogue awhile ago that looked like Security Tool on steroids. Same basic GUI, a little bit of a different "style", though. (I'm thinking it may be a different variation of Security Tool so if you guys could show me any variations or predecessors, that would be great.) Granted, I'm quite familiar with Security Tool because I've helped other people remove it before. Anyway, it was displaying all of the "you're infected with fake viruses, please pay $9.9999x10^14 for a one year license to remove infection" crap. I was like "Oh, well then." I was going to go to SafeMode and use Malwarebytes to remove it since it is one of the more common/old rouges and I knew that would be detected and it would remove the appdata files and reg keys. I entered into Safe Mode with networking. While I was getting all the programs open that I needed, suddenly, a numerous amount of folders with child porn opened. In addition, Chrome opened with numerous links to the same kind of stuff as well as bestiality, hentai, and just plain legal porn.

 

I used my four anti-malicious crap programs (AVG, Malwarebytes, superantispyware, spybot SD) to clean out as much as I could. Anyway, I used the AVG Shredder on the illegal files and cleared the illegal links out of my browser history. All references to Security Tool were cleaned out by those programs and I can't find any files regard security tool. However, I am still having problems with illegal links opening and illegal content being downloaded. Basically, a chrome window/tab will open in the background and there will be more illegal forms of porn in links or files being downloaded a few times a day or so. Whatever program is governing this, it's also trying to load torrents into bittorrent. I basically clear the browser history and shred all the illegal files I can find with the AVG shredder. I've shredded a couple of suspicious files as well. 

 

Anyhow, I've scanned with all four programs. Every time I scan, the programs detect more things, suggesting to me that there is some underlying rootkit downloading other programs or something like that. I used task manager a few times to observe processes running. I've found a couple of suspicious files/programs running and shredded them as well.

 

A weird twist - sometimes, when the illegal downloads/files show up, I see processes on task manager pop up for a moment, as if to initiate the links/downloads and then quickly closes. The names of the executables seem to be random numbers and letters. Oh yeah, it also opens some music torrent links, but I'm not really concerned about that.

 

Can someone help me out here? Not sure WHAT the problem is :c This kind of infection doesn't even seem possible on a windows operating system unless there is an underlying program that is hiding itself from task manager processes and is so well encrypted (or maybe coded in another language?) that none of those programs can find it, which is funny, because those are STRONG programs.

 

I haven't found any evidence of a keylogger or anything that steals PW's so I think I should be good security-wise for now.

Whoever can help, thanks!



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

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p22002970.gif Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop.

  • Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
  • 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.

NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.
NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.

p22002970.gif Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center/Action Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
    • Other Services
  • Press "Scan".
  • It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
  • Please copy and paste the log to your reply.


p22002970.gif Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
  • List Restore Points

Click Go and post the result.

p22002970.gif Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.

  • Double-click mb3-setup-1878.1878-3.5.1.2522.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:

    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    • A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.

  • Click Finish.
  • On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' link
  • After the update completes, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.
  • Or, on the Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.
  • If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.
  • In most cases, a restart will be required.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.



If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed:

  • On the Dashboard, click the 'Update Now >>' link
  • After the update completes, click the 'Scan Now >>' button.
  • Or, on the Dashboard, click the Scan Now >> button.
  • If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.
  • In most cases, a restart will be required.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.


How to get logs:
(Export log to save as txt)


  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.
  • Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
  • Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click 'Export'.
  • Click 'Text file (*.txt)'
  • In the Save File dialog box which appears, click on Desktop.
  • In the File name: box type a name for your scan log.
  • A message box named 'File Saved' should appear stating "Your file has been successfully exported".
  • Click Ok
  • Attach that saved log to your next reply.



(Copy to clipboard for pasting into forum replies or tickets)

  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.
  • Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
  • Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click 'Copy to Clipboard'
  • Paste the contents of the clipboard into your reply.


p22002970.gifDownload Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from HERE to your Desktop.
  • Unzip downloaded file.
  • 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.
  • DO NOT click on the Cleanup button. Simply exit the program.
  • When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log-xxxxx.txt and system-log.txt


p22002970.gif Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.

rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/

  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • Do not reboot until instructed.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.


If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.

When the scan is done Notepad will open with rKill log.
Post it in your next reply.

NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.

NOTE Do NOT wrap your logs in "quote" or "code" brackets.
Do NOT use spoilers.
Do NOT edit your reply to post additional logs. Create new reply. I'll not get any email notifications about edits so I won't know you posted something new.


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