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#1 atomicsocks

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:20 PM

So I kept getting prompts to update flash every time I rebooted and me being a doof I did so.

 

My computer has been getting slower and slower to the point of being nearly nonfunctional.

 

Did some reading and came across a tip about how a virus will hide by giving itself an svchost name.

 

Pulled up task manager and one svchost was pulling huge resources taxing the system to 100%.

 

Took a gamble and killed it, and bam! everything was running back up to speed.

 

Only thing wrong now is the sound went out. Plus the nasty thing is still in my computer.

 

Now, I'm told that anything starting with a svchost name that's not in the system 32 folder is a virus.

 

There are a couple things like that in other windows folders but I feel like I've taken enough chances.

 

So, how boned am I?



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:52 PM

I suggest you run some scans using the programs below. You don't mention having done one.

 

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

 

Malwarebytes - Clean Mode

  • Download and install the free version of Malwarebytes
    Note: If you have Malwarebytes already installed, you don't need to install it again. Simply start from the next bullet point
  • Once Malwarebytes is installed, launch it and let it update its database. You might have to click on the little arrow by Scan Status in the middle right pane for it to do so
  • Once the database update is complete, click on the Scan tab, then select the Threat Scan button and click on Start Scan
  • Let the scan run, the time required to complete the scan depends of your system and computer specs
  • Once the scan is complete, make sure that the first checkbox at the top is checked (which will automatically check every detected item), then click on the Quarantine Selected button
    • If it asks you to restart your computer to complete the removal, do so
  • Click on Export Summary after the deletion (in the bottom-left corner) and select Copy to Clipboard. Paste the content in your next reply

If you are unable to run a scan using MBAM:

Follow the instructions in the thread below. Make sure to download the MBAR linked in it. Let me know if you're not able to launch it and run a scan.
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/198907-requested-resource-is-in-use-error-unable-to-start-malwarebytes/

 

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop. (compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10)

  • 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 and run the FREE online scanner from Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scan from ESET | ESET

  • Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:
    • Remove found threats
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • Click Start to begin scanning.
  • ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.
  • When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).
  • Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.
  • Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

“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 23 November 2017 - 08:11 AM

Yes, I did run Malawarebytes before posting. Sorry for not mentioning it. This slowness is driving me nuts. It actually took a full day to run the scan.

Killing that svchost also makes my net connection die about ten minutes after I do it.



I appreciate you guys putting up with us. You must have the patience of a saint.
Or lots of booze. Or both.
Here's the report.

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 11/22/17
Scan Time: 2:15 AM
Log File: f95afb02-cf54-11e7-a071-08863bfef467.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.3.1.2183
Components Version: 1.0.236
Update Package Version: 1.0.3318
License: Trial

-System Information-
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 316389
Threats Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Threats Quarantined: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Time Elapsed: 25 hr, 24 min, 50 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Warn
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:43 AM

EDIT: scans may go faster if you run them in safe mode.

 

After posting the results of the AdwCleaner and Eset scans do this:

 

Download 51a5f31352b88-icon_MBAR.pngMalwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (MBAR) to your desktop.

  • Warning! Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit needs to be run from an account with administrator rights.
  • Double click on downloaded file. OK self extracting prompt.
  • MBAR will start. Click "Next" to continue.
  • Click in the following screen "Update" to obtain the latest malware definitions.
  • Once the update is complete select "Next" and click "Scan".
  • When the scan is finished and no malware has been found select "Exit".
  • If malware was detected, make sure to check all the items and click "Cleanup". Reboot your computer.
  • Open the MBAR folder located on your Desktop and paste the content of the following files in your next reply:
  • "mbar-log-{date} (xx-xx-xx).txt"
  • "system-log.txt"

Edited by buddy215, 23 November 2017 - 08:45 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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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:19 AM

So, it's been a fun time. Right as eset finished scanning, the the neighborhood lost power and I had to start over.
The original scan found some things wrong and apparently quarrentined them because the second eset scan found nothing.

AdwCleaner wouldn't run at all. Error message said it wasnt a valid win32 app.





Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA 1.10.3.1001
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version:
  main:    v2017.11.25.04
  rootkit: v2017.10.14.01

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
Erik :: ERIKS [administrator]

11/25/2017 1:58:25 PM
mbar-log-2017-11-25 (13-58-25).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Anti-Rootkit | Drivers | MBR | Physical Sectors | Memory | Startup | Registry | File

System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken
Scan options disabled:
Objects scanned: 295811
Time elapsed: 9 hour(s), 3 minute(s), 42 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)









---------------------------------------
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA 1.10.3.1001

© Malwarebytes Corporation 2011-2012

OS version: 5.1.2600 Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86

Account is Administrative

Internet Explorer version: 8.0.6001.18702

File system is: NTFS
Disk drives: C:\ DRIVE_FIXED
CPU speed: 2.310000 GHz
Memory total: 2078720000, free: 443961344

---------------------------------------
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA 1.10.3.1001

© Malwarebytes Corporation 2011-2012

OS version: 5.1.2600 Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86

Account is Administrative

Internet Explorer version: 8.0.6001.18702

File system is: NTFS
Disk drives: C:\ DRIVE_FIXED
CPU speed: 2.310000 GHz
Memory total: 2078720000, free: 797048832

Downloaded database version: v2017.11.25.04
=======================================


=======================================
Initializing...
Driver version: 4.3.0.15
------------ Kernel report ------------
     11/25/2017 13:55:55
------------ Loaded modules -----------
\WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
\WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
\WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
\WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
ACPI.sys
\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
pci.sys
isapnp.sys
pciide.sys
\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
MountMgr.sys
ftdisk.sys
dmload.sys
dmio.sys
PartMgr.sys
VolSnap.sys
atapi.sys
nvgts.sys
\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SCSIPORT.SYS
cercsr6.sys
disk.sys
\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
fltmgr.sys
sr.sys
KSecDD.sys
Ntfs.sys
NDIS.sys
Mup.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AmdPPM.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbohci.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\USBPORT.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HSFHWBS2.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ks.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HSF_DP.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HSF_CNXT.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Modem.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HDAudBus.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvnetbus.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NVNRM.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\VIDEOPRT.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\audstub.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasl2tp.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndistapi.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndiswan.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspppoe.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspptp.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\TDI.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\psched.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msgpc.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ptilink.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspti.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdpdr.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\termdd.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\SBFWIM.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\update.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mssmbios.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\USBD.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NVENETFD.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\RtkHDAud.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\portcls.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\drmk.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MODEMCSA.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.SYS
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Null.SYS
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SBREdrv.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HIDPARSE.SYS
\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mnmdd.SYS
\SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\RDPCDD.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Msfs.SYS
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Npfs.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasacd.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipsec.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tcpip.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\SbFw.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sbtis.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbt.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\ws2ifsl.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\afd.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sbaphd.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fips.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HIDCLASS.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\RTL8192su.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdfs.SYS
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\dump_diskdump.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\dump_nvgts.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\win32k.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\Dxapi.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\watchdog.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxg.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgthk.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\nv4_disp.dll
\SystemRoot\System32\ATMFD.DLL
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sbapifs.sys
\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbamchameleon.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\EAPPkt.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndisuio.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxdav.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mdmxsdk.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\wdmaud.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sysaudio.sys
\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\HTTP.sys
\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\MBAMSwissArmy.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipfltdrv.sys
\??\C:\DOCUME~1\Erik\LOCALS~1\Temp\ehdrv.sys
\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbae.sys
\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\D8766179.sys
\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll
----------- End -----------
Done!

Scan started
Database versions:
  main:    v2017.11.25.04
  rootkit: v2017.10.14.01

<<<2>>>
Physical Sector Size: 512
Drive: 0, DevicePointer: 0xffffffff8a8f3860, DeviceName: \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\, DriverName: \Driver\Disk\
--------- Disk Stack ------
DevicePointer: 0xffffffff8a8f3638, DeviceName: Unknown, DriverName: \Driver\PartMgr\
DevicePointer: 0xffffffff8a8f3860, DeviceName: \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\, DriverName: \Driver\Disk\
DevicePointer: 0xffffffff8a86b2d8, DeviceName: \Device\0000006c\, DriverName: \Driver\ACPI\
DevicePointer: 0xffffffff8a867030, DeviceName: \Device\Scsi\nvgts1Port2Path0Target0Lun0\, DriverName:

\Driver\nvgts\
------------ End ----------
Alternate DeviceName: \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\, DriverName: \Driver\Disk\
Upper DeviceData: 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
Lower DeviceData: 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
<<<3>>>
Volume: C:
File system type: NTFS
SectorSize = 512, ClusterSize = 4096, MFTRecordSize = 1024, MFTIndexSize = 4096 bytes
<<<2>>>
<<<3>>>
Volume: C:
File system type: NTFS
SectorSize = 512, ClusterSize = 4096, MFTRecordSize = 1024, MFTIndexSize = 4096 bytes
Scanning drivers directory: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers...
Done!
Drive 0
This is a System drive
Scanning MBR on drive 0...
Inspecting partition table:
MBR Signature: 55AA
Disk Signature: D0F4738C

Partition information:

    Partition 0 type is Primary (0x7)
    Partition is ACTIVE.
    Partition starts at LBA: 63  Numsec = 312480252
    Partition is bootable
    Partition file system is NTFS

    Partition 1 type is Empty (0x0)
    Partition is NOT ACTIVE.
    Partition starts at LBA: 0  Numsec = 0
    Partition is not bootable

    Partition 2 type is Empty (0x0)
    Partition is NOT ACTIVE.
    Partition starts at LBA: 0  Numsec = 0
    Partition is not bootable

    Partition 3 type is Empty (0x0)
    Partition is NOT ACTIVE.
    Partition starts at LBA: 0  Numsec = 0
    Partition is not bootable

Disk Size: 160000000000 bytes
Sector size: 512 bytes

Done!
Scan finished
=======================================


Removal queue found; removal started
Removing C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

(portable)\MBR-0-i.mbam...
Removing C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

(portable)\VBR-0-0-63-i.mbam...
Removing C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

(portable)\MBR-0-r.mbam...
Removal finished
 



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:15 AM

You're still using XP3. That's why AdwCleaner wouldn't run.

 

Is the computer doing any better since the Eset scan? If not, you will need to start a new topic in the malware removal forum

by following the instructions below.

 

Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.

  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.

When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.

 

DO NOT bump your new topic. Wait for a response from one of the Team Members.


“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 26 November 2017 - 10:39 AM

Ok, new topic posted. Created the logs. Thank you.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/663837/possible-svchost-virus/






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