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Malware in Windows 7 reported by Avast


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#1 stimpsonthecat

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 10:35 AM

I booted up my windows 7 computer today and Avast antivirius started giving me the following errors

 

infection blocked

Infection:URL:Mal
Process:C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
and different other urls.
 


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:59 AM

Use the programs below to find and remove both adware and malware.

 

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....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

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  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.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).
  • When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
  • Click the Remove Selected button.
  • MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so.
  • 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.

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
  • 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
  • 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"
  • 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.

“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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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:53 AM

Here are the results from the above programs.

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 12/20/2015
Scan Time: 9:40 AM
Logfile: MBAM log.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1024
Malware Database: v2015.12.20.03
Rootkit Database: v2015.12.18.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: stimpsonjcat

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 320874
Time Elapsed: 12 min, 30 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)

 

# AdwCleaner v5.025 - Logfile created 20/12/2015 at 10:11:58
# Updated 13/12/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-12-13.2 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (x64)
# Username : stimpsonjcat - WINDOZE7
# Running from : C:\Users\stimpsonjcat\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Cleaning
# Support : http://toolslib.net/forum

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Folders ] *****

[-] Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Avg_Update_0215av
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Avg_Update_0615av
[-] Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Avg_Update_0715av

***** [ Files ] *****


***** [ DLLs ] *****


***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****


***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[-] [C:\Users\stimpsonjcat\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] [Search Provider] Deleted : aol.com
[-] [C:\Users\stimpsonjcat\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] [Search Provider] Deleted : ask.com

*************************

:: "Tracing" keys removed
:: Winsock settings cleared

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C1].txt - [1089 bytes] ##########
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.0.1 (11.24.2015)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Ran by stimpsonjcat (Administrator) on Sun 12/20/2015 at 10:24:50.82
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




File System: 1

Successfully deleted: C:\Users\stimpsonjcat\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\uye29r0t.default\extensions\foxmarks@kei.com\chrome\content\newuser.js (File)



Registry: 0





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on Sun 12/20/2015 at 10:28:05.51
End of JRT log
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

There was nothing found in eset

 

DO you see anything bad?



#4 buddy215

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 12:34 PM

Are you still getting the Avast warnings about those urls?

 

Post the three lists mentioned below using CCleaner.

Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.

At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next

post. Please do that.

 

Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Uninstall. On that page you will see a list of programs installed on your computer and at the bottom right of that page you

will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste that list in your next post. Please do that.


“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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Posted 24 December 2015 - 10:05 AM

I am no longer getting the Avast warnings.

 

Here are the three lists.

Windows Startups

 

Yes    HKCU:Run    WiTopia    SparkLabs    C:\Program Files\WiTopia\WiTopia.exe
Yes    HKLM:Run    AvastUI.exe    AVAST Software    "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe" /nogui
Yes    HKLM:Run    NvBackend    NVIDIA Corporation    "C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe"
Yes    HKLM:Run    RtHDVCpl    Realtek Semiconductor    C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s
Yes    HKLM:Run    VirtualCloneDrive    Elaborate Bytes AG    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe" /s
 

 

Scheduled tasks

 

Yes    Task    Adobe Acrobat Update Task    Adobe Systems Incorporated    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
Yes    Task    Adobe Flash Player Updater    Adobe Systems Incorporated    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
Yes    Task    CCleanerSkipUAC    Piriform Ltd    "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0)
Yes    Task    GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore    Google Inc.    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /c
Yes    Task    GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA    Google Inc.    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes    Task    Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1422898490    Opera Software    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe --scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0)
Yes    Task    {8EBDC4FE-62DB-4AEF-BB44-D3E9E70D57A6}    SparkLabs    C:\Program Files\WiTopia\WiTopia.exe
 

 

Programs

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC    Adobe Systems Incorporated    11/27/2015    187 MB    15.009.20079
Adobe Flash Player 20 ActiveX    Adobe Systems Incorporated    12/10/2015    8.46 MB    20.0.0.228
Alt.Binz 0.39.4    Rdl    2/8/2015        0.39.4
Avast Free Antivirus    AVAST Software    12/19/2015        11.1.2245
Belarc Advisor 8.4    Belarc Inc.    2/2/2015        8.4.0.0
CCleaner    Piriform    12/20/2015        5.12
Emergency Download Driver    Nokia    8/14/2015    724 KB    1.1.7.1439
ESET Online Scanner v3        7/14/2015        
Google Chrome    Google Inc.    2/2/2015        47.0.2526.106
HDHomeRun    Silicondust    4/8/2015    103 MB    1.0.18509.0
ImgBurn    LIGHTNING UK!    10/1/2015        2.5.8.0
Kodi    XBMC-Foundation    12/15/2015        
Lumia UEFI Blue Driver    Nokia    8/14/2015    724 KB    1.1.8.1448
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 2.2.0.1024    Malwarebytes    10/14/2015    66.0 MB    2.2.0.1024
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2    Microsoft Corporation    2/2/2015    38.8 MB    4.5.51209
Microsoft SOAP Toolkit 3.0    Microsoft Corporation    4/8/2015    2.54 MB    3.0.1325.4
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17    Microsoft Corporation    3/8/2015    596 KB    9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x86 Redistributable - 10.0.30319    Microsoft Corporation    3/8/2015    9.89 MB    10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) - 11.0.60610    Microsoft Corporation    8/14/2015    17.3 MB    11.0.60610.1
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) - 12.0.21005    Microsoft Corporation    12/15/2015    17.1 MB    12.0.21005.1
Mozilla Firefox 43.0.1 (x86 en-US)    Mozilla    12/20/2015    89.8 MB    43.0.1
Mozilla Maintenance Service    Mozilla    12/20/2015    214 KB    43.0.1.5828
MPC-HC 1.7.8 (64-bit)    MPC-HC Team    2/2/2015    39.1 MB    1.7.8
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)    Microsoft Corporation    4/9/2015    1.27 MB    4.20.9870.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)    Microsoft Corporation    4/9/2015    1.33 MB    4.20.9876.0
MSXML4SP2    Logiciel Dr Tax Software Inc.    4/8/2015    3.70 MB    1.00.0000
NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 341.44    NVIDIA Corporation    3/4/2015        341.44
NVIDIA Graphics Driver 341.44    NVIDIA Corporation    3/4/2015        341.44
NVIDIA Update 10.4.0    NVIDIA Corporation    2/2/2015        10.4.0
Opera Stable 34.0.2036.25    Opera Software    12/10/2015        34.0.2036.25
QuickPar 0.9    Peter B. Clements    2/8/2015        0.9
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver    Realtek Semiconductor Corp.    3/29/2015        6.0.1.7404
UFile 2014    Thomson Reuters DT Tax and Accounting Inc.    4/8/2015    83.6 MB    18.20.0000
UFile Updater 2014    Thomson Reuters DT Tax and Accounting Inc.    4/8/2015    1.26 MB    10.12.0010
VirtualCloneDrive    Elaborate Bytes    2/2/2015        5.4.7.0
Visual Studio 2012 x64 Redistributables    AVG Technologies    2/1/2015    12.9 MB    14.0.0.1
Visual Studio 2012 x86 Redistributables    AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.    2/1/2015    10.5 MB    14.0.0.1
VLC media player    VideoLAN    5/12/2015        2.2.1
Windows Phone Recovery Tool 2.1.1    Microsoft    8/14/2015    47.0 MB    2.1.1
WinRAR 5.21 beta 2 (64-bit)    win.rar GmbH    2/8/2015        5.21.2
WinUsb CoInstallers    Nokia    8/14/2015    5.34 MB    1.1.8.1406
WinUSB Compatible ID Drivers    Nokia    8/14/2015    656 KB    1.1.9.1439
WinUSB Drivers ext    Nokia    8/14/2015    748 KB    1.1.12.1439
WiTopia    WiTopia    9/4/2015    15.5 MB    2.3.5
 

 

 



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 10:30 AM

Disable these Tasks: Use CCleaner by clicking on each item and then choose disable on the right.

Yes    Task    Adobe Acrobat Update Task    Adobe Systems Incorporated    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
Yes    Task    Adobe Flash Player Updater    Adobe Systems Incorporated    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
Yes    Task    CCleanerSkipUAC    Piriform Ltd    "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0)
Yes    Task    GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore    Google Inc.    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /c
Yes    Task    GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA    Google Inc.    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes    Task    Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1422898490    Opera Software    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe --scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0)

 

Uninstall This Program:

ESET Online Scanner v3        7/14/2015   

 

Nothing serious was found. Minor stuff....

 

Happy surfin' !


Edited by buddy215, 24 December 2015 - 10:31 AM.

“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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