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Windows 7, Trojan horse hiloti.cg infection


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#1 davan28

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:48 AM

Last night my mom was complaining her laptop was running slow so she was going to bed and left avg antivirus running to see if finds anything.   Low and behold I get a single positive hit and a few seconds later Microsoft Security Essentials stops running and prompts for me to start the service.

 

Strange, so I restart it and avg apparently stopped it again.  I let it lay and after waiting for avg to finish  I find that it found hiloti.cg in the c:\programs files\microsoft security folder hiding in the MsMpEng.exe.  Avg claims to have healed it, but a reboot later and it's back.  Drop into safe mode and the same thing happens.

 

I do a little searching online and I find very little information on this virus other than infections 5 years ago, a lot of blogs and sites WoT has red-flagged, and a handful of recent posts (last 30 days) of people with the same problem but no resolution. 

 

So far I've tried the following to clean it to no success

 

> AVG Free  (detects and claims healed)

> Malwarebytes  (nothing)
 
At this point I drop into safe mode and copy everything on mom's computer to an external hard drive (and realized that I might have just exposed it to the virus)

 

TDSSKiller (nothing, but the scan ends quickly)

AVG Command Line (says it left a log file, but I can't find it)

Rogue Killer (which flagged explorer.exe in spybot's folder as malware and listed tuneup utilities and my hp printer drivers as suspicious)

RKill (nothing)

Malwarebytes (still nothing, but the scan ends quickly)

Malwarebytes (in chameleon mode- the anti-rootkit driver wouldn't load and had issues updating, nothing found)

ADW Cleaner (nothing)

 

Now this took me from 10pm to 9am this morning and I'm at work.  I start doing more research on this virus and learning more about it.  It's at this point I need to point out that I'm any anxiety meds because of damage Cryptowall 3 (along with a lot of other things, but Cryptowall 3 pushed me over the edge) did at my office back in march and that fact I'm completely and totally terrified of it hitting again so you can imagine my reaction when I found out that this virus is associated with cryptolocker.  I'm 2 hours into a full blown anxiety attack.

 

Because of the positive hit for spybot and microsoft security essentials, I haven't run either one and won't.

 

I haven't run ESEt Online Scanner, Microsoft Safety Scanner, Junkware removal Tool or HitmanPro yet, but I think I'm in way over my head now.

 

I can't replace these files for my mom and I don't know what to do.

 



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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:30 PM

Hello. We need a deeper look. Please repost this with the RogueKiller log and the DDS log from this ....

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 07:01 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/596197/windows-7-trojan-horse-hiloticg-infection/#entry3862744

I've started the new thread with the logs posted.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 07:58 PM

Thank you!

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.
From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.
Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
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