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Virtumondo Infection


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#1 Rainforest

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 02:24 PM

I think I have been infected with the Virtumondo trojan. Below is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:45:44 AM, on 7/23/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Handspring\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Spykiller\hijackthis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: CIEPl Object - {6BB18EFE-F2C7-457C-81FE-705757171FA0} - C:\WINNT\system32\mstsc.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CreateCD50] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe" -r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINNT\System32\msconfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Handspring\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: mstsc - C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\mstsc.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (dmadmin) - VERITAS Software Corp. - C:\WINNT\System32\dmadmin.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINNT\System32\hpzipm12.exe

I also have an Activescan log as well:


Incident Status Location

Spyware:Spyware/Virtumonde Not disinfected C:\WINNT\system32\mstsc.dll
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\VirtumundoBeGone.exe[]
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\VundoFix\VundoFix\process.exe
Spyware:Cookie/Tribalfusion Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\administrator@tribalfusion[1].txt

I believe the file I need to remove is the mstsc.dll.

I have tried Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, VundoFix V5.1.0 (both as a task and process; it never started as a task), KillBox without success. Hijackthis will not kill the process or the BHO associated with it. I think I need to do a manual removal but am unsure how to proceed. If I can't get it off, I will do a reformat and clean install. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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#2 miekiemoes

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:42 AM

Hello,

I see you are running Teatimer.
I suggest you to disable it because it can interfere with the changes you'll make on your system.
When everything is done and your log is clean again, you can enable it again.
If teatimer gives you a warning afterwards that some changes were made, allow this instead of blocking it.
How to disable TeaTimer during HijackThis Cleanup
Then, Download ResetTeaTimer.bat.
Double click ResetTeaTimer.bat to remove all entries set by TeaTimer.

Go to start > run and copy and paste next command in the field:

rundll32.exe C:\WINNT\system32\mstsc.dll,Uninstall

Hit enter.

Reboot and post a new hijackthislog in your next reply.
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 11:56 PM

Thanks for your help. I managed to remove the infection myself. I had disabled Teatimer after my post, still could not remove Virtumondo. I had used the command you have listed (saw it on the net from others who had similar problems) - no joy. Vundofix folder did have a Dos program called Killvundo. I ran that and was able to remove the trojan. I was then able to kill the processes with HijackThis, and then I cleaned up the registry, deleting the BHO and mstsc entries and seem to be trojan free. Ran Activescan which did not find anything this time. Thanks for all your help! It's nice to know there are forums such as this one where you can find help with these problems.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 02:48 AM

Good you solved it :thumbsup:

To keep this clean in the future, I would suggest the following things:

I notice that you do not seem to be running Antivirus software and a Firewall. This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.

AVG, Avira OR Avast are good FREE antivirus.
Never install more than one antivirusscanner or firewall on your system! Several together can give problems and decrease the reliability of it seriously!
Agnitum Outpost Free OR Kerio are FREE firewalls.

Understanding and using firewalls

* Update your Windows to SP4!!

Install Spywareblaster
SpywareBlaster doesn`t scan and clean for so-called spyware, but prevents it from being installed in the first place. It blocks the popular spyware ActiveX controls, and also prevents the installation of any of them via a webpage.

* Avoid illegal sites, because that's where most malware is present.
* Don't click on links inside popups.
* Don't click on links in spam messages claiming to offer anti-spyware software; because most of these so called removers ARE spyware.
* Download free software only from sites you know and trust. Because a lot of free software can bundle other software, including spyware.

Let your antispywarescanner(s) scan frequently and don't forget to update before.

And I do suggest you perform an online virusscan once in a while. (Housecall and/or Bitdefender). Because what one virusscanner can't find another one maybe can.
Also make sure that your virusscanner, the one that is installed on your system is always up to date!

Make sure your windows has the latest updates: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

Also visit this Free Online Scanner for PC Health and Safety and Microsoft Security At Home for tips to Protect your Pc, Protect yourself and Protect your Family.

More info on how to prevent malware you can also find here (By Tony Klein)
and here: http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Prevent...nt_Re-infection

Also read: Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet

Happy surfing again! :flowers:
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:54 PM

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