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Malware Services, Possibly Patched Files, and Lots of Missing Digital Signatures


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#1 SummerSea

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:55 PM

Hello. 

 

I just finished scanning with Rkill and it came up with two malware processes, as well as numerous possibly patched files, and missing digital signatures. Yesterday when I ran Rkill it showed nothing out of the ordinary with the exception of the Windows Defender being disabled.

 

Somehow I don't understand what suddenly spiked such unusual activity. What I'd like to know is, is that if these have something to do with the current database of Rkill, or something else.

 

I couldn't post the log because it was too long so here's the link.
 
file:///C:/Users/Lisa/Desktop/Rkill.txt 

 

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:23 PM

Welcome to BC !   I did look at your other posts. Perhaps you can just copy and paste the info on the two malware processes

RKill stopped. The list of 'missing' sigs won't help.

 

See what the two scans below find and remove.

 

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  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.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.

POST THE LOG FOR REVIEW.

 

Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.

  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
  • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
  • Scan potentially unwanted applications
  • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
  • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.
  • NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:27 PM

* C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe (PID: 3384) [WD-HEUR]
* C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe (PID: 3256) [WD-HEUR]

 

I also ran TDSSKiller and it found nothing malicious.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:34 PM

Thanks for posting those.

 

After running the first two scans, follow up with these.

 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars.

You may see Google Tool Bar being offered.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

  • download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
  • After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.
  • Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
  • Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:36 PM

Do I just select one of these?

 

For the AdwCleaner, how would I know which to remove? Do I just post the log here for me to confirm what to remove?



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:44 PM

It's okay to just choose Clean unless you recognize something you definitely want to keep.

But do the MBAM and Eset scans first.


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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:47 PM

I only ran with Malwarebytes and it found nothing. 

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 12/11/2014
Scan Time: 1:27:07 PM
Logfile: mbam 11-12-14.txt
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.00.4.1028
Malware Database: v2014.12.11.06
Rootkit Database: v2014.12.08.03
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Lisa
 
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 329996
Time Elapsed: 16 min, 57 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
 
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
 
(end)


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:59 PM

Finding nothing is good. :) Those processes that Rkill listed are most likely legit. It even says 'heur'...short for heuristic..in security

jargon means to investigate further before deciding whether malware or not....or something close to that. 


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:08 PM

I'm running ESET now.

 

If it also finds nothing then does it mean I'm safe?



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:10 PM

Malwarebytes also ran Heuristic Analysis but found nothing wrong. 



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:12 PM

Eset may take much longer than an hour. Those last three scans will take only a few minutes each.

Rare is the comp these days that don't have adware....


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:13 PM

So I just have to scan with all those three instead of picking one.

 

Sorry, first time.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:26 PM

No problem....yes, scan with all three. You can keep them for later use and you should use

CCleaner or similar tool to clean up the computer often...daily...weekly...it will improve performance.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:33 PM

Should I really trust CCleaner?

 

I just don't understand how one day later something would make Rkill spike up the activity. All I know is that I completed Windows Update last night. Could that have something to do with it?



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:50 PM

CCleaner is very safe. Just use the default settings for now.

 

Or maybe you meant AdwCleaner...in that case don't choose clean and post what if anything it finds and I will

help you decide whether to remove or not.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”





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