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adware/unknown network traffic; possible botnet, suspected remote changes

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#1 Dacflem


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:35 AM

I am running a desktop computer with Windows vista x32 SP2. I believe my home network is all infected with some sort of adware that is communicating with a botnet. I am constantly watching my computers get slower and slower, and I notice tons of suspicious events that the task scheduler seems to randomly schedule. An example is my attempt to clean my laptop with ESET nod32 antivirus in offline mode, and after plugging my router back in suddenly my laptop starts up on its own.



In particular, the computer I am posting from, has 4 removable drives/attached devices which exist in My Computer, and gmer is picking this up as rootkit/malware activity. I ran process explorer and it came up with three possible malware/trojans detected via virustotal (may or may not be applicable, because only 1/50 antivirus software detected these):

  • Troj.W32.Autoit
  • W32.HfsReno.4be9
  • W32.HfsReno.2b06


DDS is not working on my desktop right now. I have 3 computers running on my home network, along with my smart-phone. I have wireshark logs showing suspicious network activity upon opening a program and leaving it idle, including intranetwork communication and user account changes via netBIOS but not limited to secure socket layer connections and TLSv1 server logons... most of the time there isn't a program tied to the network activity (svchost more than not), and suspicious traffic actually starts before the logon screen is presented, but doesn't pick up speed until I run an internet browser or program that uses the internet. HELP ME PLX!

Edited by Dacflem, 30 June 2014 - 02:02 AM.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 11:22 PM

Here's the DDS.


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16555
Run by Owner at 22:07:43 on 2014-07-05
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.313 [GMT -6:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: COMODO Antivirus *Disabled/Outdated* {0C2D2636-923D-EE52-2A83-E643204A8275}
FW: COMODO Firewall *Enabled* {8F7746F7-FE68-E084-3B6C-7404A51E8FB3}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrolEx.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\daemonu.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.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 netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
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 apphost
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k iissvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = about:blank
uSearch Bar = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
uSearch Page = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
mStart Page = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=71&bd=Pavilion&pf=desktop
mSearch Page = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=71&bd=Pavilion&pf=desktop
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://my.netzero.net/s/search?r=minisearch
uURLSearchHooks: URLSearchHook Class: {37D2CDBF-2AF4-44AA-8113-BD0D2DA3C2B8} - c:\program files\netzero\SearchEnh1.dll
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - <orphaned>
BHO: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - <orphaned>
BHO: {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - <orphaned>
BHO: {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - <orphaned>
TB: ZeroBar: {F5735C15-1FB2-41FE-BA12-242757E69DDE} - c:\program files\netzero\Toolbar.dll
uRun: [CCleaner] "c:\program files\ccleaner\CCleaner.exe" /AUTO
uRun: [WinPatrol] c:\program files\billp studios\winpatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot
mRun: [Windows Defender] c:\program files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
mRun: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:145
mPolicies-Explorer: BindDirectlyToPropertySetStorage = dword:0
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:5
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableLUA = dword:0
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
Trusted Zone: netzero.com
Trusted Zone: netzero.net
TCP: NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{06F87E5D-809C-4B55-A142-0E592B1B1B69} : NameServer =,
TCP: Interfaces\{06F87E5D-809C-4B55-A142-0E592B1B1B69} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{6E38A697-9AD9-4EA1-A462-B243E77C666E} : NameServer =,
TCP: Interfaces\{6E38A697-9AD9-4EA1-A462-B243E77C666E} : DHCPNameServer =
LSA: Security Packages =  kerberos msv1_0 schannel wdigest tspkg
mASetup: {8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96} - "c:\program files\google\chrome\application\35.0.1916.153\installer\chrmstp.exe" --configure-user-settings --verbose-logging --system-level --multi-install --chrome
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\owner\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\moc2lel0.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Ask
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.ask.com/?o=101760&l=dis
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://toolbar.ask.com/toolbarv/askRedirect?o=101757&gct=&gc=1&q=
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - ExtSQL: 2014-05-25 21:07; {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}; c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R1 cmderd;COMODO Internet Security Eradication Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmderd.sys [2014-4-16 20072]
R1 cmdGuard;COMODO Internet Security Sandbox Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdguard.sys [2014-4-16 607680]
R1 cmdHlp;COMODO Internet Security Helper Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdhlp.sys [2014-4-16 43216]
R2 FontCache;Windows Font Cache Service;c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation [2014-5-25 21504]
R2 NPF;NetGroup Packet Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\npf.sys [2013-2-28 36600]
R3 rt61x86;RT61 Wireless Driver for Windows Vista;c:\windows\system32\drivers\netr61.sys [2008-11-26 333824]
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 [2013-9-11 105144]
S3 cmdvirth;COMODO Virtual Service Manager;c:\program files\comodo\comodo internet security\cmdvirth.exe [2014-3-25 1663192]
S3 WPFFontCache_v0400;Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\wpf\WPFFontCache_v0400.exe [2013-9-11 770168]
=============== File Associations ===============
FileExt: .inf: inffile=c:\windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1 [UserChoice]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2014-06-30 06:13:45    --------    d-----w-    C:\Command-line
2014-06-24 22:12:38    --------    d-----w-    c:\users\owner\appdata\roaming\Comodo
2014-06-24 05:42:16    915392    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys
2014-06-24 05:42:16    31232    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpipreg.sys
2014-06-24 04:44:13    502784    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\usp10.dll
2014-06-24 04:08:42    --------    d--h--w-    C:\VTRoot
2014-06-24 04:08:24    87624    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\fvstore.dat
2014-06-22 11:50:14    --------    d-----w-    C:\CCE_Quarantine
2014-06-22 10:21:53    --------    d-----w-    c:\program files\Wireshark
2014-06-22 09:03:53    --------    d-s---w-    c:\programdata\Shared Space
2014-06-22 08:28:28    1700352    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\gdiplus.dll
2014-06-22 08:23:58    --------    d-----w-    c:\programdata\Adtrustmedia
2014-06-22 08:22:13    --------    d-----w-    c:\program files\Comodo
2014-06-22 08:22:00    --------    d-----w-    c:\programdata\Comodo Downloader
2014-06-22 08:21:34    --------    d-----w-    c:\programdata\Comodo
2014-06-22 01:52:32    8140904    ----a-w-    c:\programdata\microsoft\windows defender\definition updates\{3e261ca3-7668-45e4-afae-7774790feaab}\mpengine.dll
2014-06-15 17:55:30    --------    d-----w-    C:\TDSSKiller_Quarantine
2014-06-11 16:39:18    --------    d-----w-    C:\2b5265ae5777df45589f419f
2014-06-08 09:09:50    --------    d-----w-    c:\users\owner\.zenmap
==================== Find3M  ====================
2014-05-28 16:39:36    1810432    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\jscript9.dll
2014-05-28 16:32:59    1129472    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2014-05-28 16:32:25    1427968    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl
2014-05-28 16:30:53    421376    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2014-05-28 16:30:53    142848    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\ieUnatt.exe
2014-05-28 16:29:31    2382848    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\mshtml.tlb
2014-05-28 16:29:27    11776    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\mshta.exe
2014-05-26 03:03:10    979456    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\MFH264Dec.dll
2014-05-26 03:01:51    519680    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\d3d11.dll
2014-05-26 03:01:51    4096    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\en-us\dxgkrnl.sys.mui
2014-05-26 03:01:51    369664    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\WMPhoto.dll
2014-05-26 03:01:51    252928    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\dxdiag.exe
2014-05-26 03:01:51    195584    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\dxdiagn.dll
2014-05-26 03:01:50    974848    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\WindowsCodecs.dll
2014-05-26 03:01:50    321024    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\PhotoMetadataHandler.dll
2014-05-26 03:01:50    189440    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\WindowsCodecsExt.dll
2014-05-25 08:48:46    101888    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\ifxcardm.dll
2014-05-25 08:48:35    82432    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\axaltocm.dll
2014-04-17 04:12:52    607680    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdguard.sys
2014-04-17 04:12:52    43216    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdhlp.sys
2014-04-17 04:12:50    20072    ----a-w-    c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmderd.sys
2007-10-18 17:21:38    1221632    ----a-w-    c:\program files\eChat.exe
2001-11-05 17:30:50    165376    ----a-w-    c:\program files\UNWISE.EXE
============= FINISH: 22:10:22.24 ===============

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:59 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 in the order listed.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
  • Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  • If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.
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.


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 the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.
  • If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.
If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
  • Click on the Clean button 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[Sn].txt (n is a number).

Download the correct version of this tool for your operating system.
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.


Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.
To attach a file select the "More Reply Option" and follow the instructions.

Let me know what problem persists.

If the other computers are connected to the router and have similar problems it might just be that the router has been compromised.

How to Reset a Router Back to the Factory Default Settings

Then, please reconfigure it back to your preferred setting.. Below is the list of default username and password, should you don't know it ;)


Reset for Linksys, Netgear, D-Link and Belkin Routers

How to Secure Your Wireless Router

How To Set Up a Network Router

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