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#1 Er1cL1n

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Posted Yesterday, 08:07 AM

I downloaded something from MPGH yesterday, and today I woke up to someone trying to access my email and me being banned for spreading malware on a forum, which the malware posted. What do I do? Thanks.



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#2 buddy215

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Posted Yesterday, 09:31 AM

Welcome to BC....

 

How do you know someone is attempting to access your email account? Are you being asked to confirm a password change for example?

 

Were you able to change your password for the forum you say someone has posted on using your screen name and password?

It is possible that the forum was hacked and not just your account. Is the forum a very active one or does it have just a few members?
 

Use the programs below to clean, remove malware and remove adware.

 

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 Google Chrome and Avast.

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

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

  • Download esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe and save it to your Desktop
  • Double click the icon
  • Check YES, I accept the Terms of Use
  • Click the Start button
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser
  • Click Advanced settings
  • Check the following items

Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications
Remove found threats
Scan archives
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology

  • Click Start
  • ESET will then download updates and begin scanning your computer
  • If no threats are found simply click Uninstall application on close and hit Finish
  • If threats are found click List of found threats
  • Click Export to text file
  • Save the file on your Desktop as ESET.txt
  • Click Back
  • Review the list of entries and if there are any you want to keep stop and copy/paste the ESET.txt report in your reply for my review
  • If you do not wish to keep any of the entries check Uninstall application on close and Delete quarantined files
  • Click Finish
  • Close the ESET Online Scanner window
  • Copy and paste the contents of ESET.txt in your reply

Edited by buddy215, Yesterday, 09:35 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.”


#3 Er1cL1n

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Posted Yesterday, 03:32 PM

I have removed the virus by Safe Mode + Malwarebytes & Windows Defender.  It was a Dark Comet RAT. 


Edited by Er1cL1n, Yesterday, 03:32 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:34 PM

I would like to see the log from Malwarebytes. If you can, post what Windows Defender found and removed, too.

 

Read info in link below. According to that, unless you would be a target for espionage, it likely wasn't Dark Comet.

You dirty RAT! Part 1: DarkComet - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

 

I suggest you run the other two programs I posted instructions for.


“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.”


#5 Er1cL1n

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Posted Yesterday, 07:34 PM

I would like to see the log from Malwarebytes. If you can, post what Windows Defender found and removed, too.

 

Read info in link below. According to that, unless you would be a target for espionage, it likely wasn't Dark Comet.

You dirty RAT! Part 1: DarkComet - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

 

I suggest you run the other two programs I posted instructions for.

The logs suggests otherwise :/

 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com
 
-Log Details-
Scan Date: 5/26/18
Scan Time: 8:52 AM
Log File: b1b28165-60e3-11e8-83aa-000000000000.json
Administrator: Yes
 
-Software Information-
Version: 3.4.5.2467
Components Version: 1.0.342
Update Package Version: 1.0.5258
License: Free
 
-System Information-
OS: Windows 8
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: LENOVO-PC\lenovo
 
-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 290405
Threats Detected: 4
Threats Quarantined: 4
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 12 sec
 
-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect
 
-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Key: 1
Backdoor.DarkComet.Trace, HKU\S-1-5-21-1760713586-1289027972-3592165009-1001\SOFTWARE\DC3_FEXEC, Quarantined, [6907], [246706],1.0.5258
 
Registry Value: 1
Trojan.Agent, HKU\S-1-5-21-1760713586-1289027972-3592165009-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|SERVER RUNTIME SUBSYSTEM, Quarantined, [385], [196479],1.0.5258
 
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folder: 1
Trojan.StolenData, C:\USERS\LENOVO\APPDATA\ROAMING\DCLOGS, Quarantined, [3619], [250094],1.0.5258
 
File: 1
Trojan.StolenData, C:\USERS\LENOVO\APPDATA\ROAMING\DCLOGS\2018-05-25-6.dc, Quarantined, [3619], [250094],1.0.5258
 
Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
 
(end)
 
Also, I ran Windows Defender after I ran Malwarebytes, and nothing was found.
 
EDIT: The IPs that were logging into my accounts are all from Russia, so... :(

Edited by Er1cL1n, Yesterday, 07:38 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:16 PM

It would be best for you to start a new topic in the malware removal forum by following the directions below.

 

This is what Malwarebytes says about that backdoor: Backdoor.DarkComet - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs | Detections

Backdoor.DarkComet is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) application that may run in the background and silently collect information about the system, connected users, and network activity.

Backdoor.DarkComet may attempt to steal stored credentials, usernames and passwords, and other personal and confidential information. This information may be transmitted to a destination specified by the author.

Backdoor.DarkComet may also allow an attacker to install additional software to the infected machine, or may direct the infected machine to participate in a malicious botnet for the purposes of sending spam or other malicious activities.

 

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.”


#7 buddy215

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Posted Today, 05:41 AM

You didn't post the FRST logs per the instructions in your new Topic. You need to do that. Create the FRST logs while in regular mode.


“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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