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Problems With Trojan Vundo, Virtumonde, Ucmore

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#1 msmondrowski


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Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:57 PM

About a month ago my computer was infected with Trojan Vundo, Downloader, and Smitfraud. I went through multiple steps (norton, adaware, spybot, removal programs suggested on these forums) and I thought I got rid of all of the problems. A week later during a scan my computer detected trojan vundo again. I went through the process again and the same happened. Again my computer seemed free on all problems.

FYI - When fixing it the second time, I noticed when using a FixVundo tool from symantec that the log said the System Volume Information folder was not scanned. That happened to be a place where my antivirus found to files with the Vundo virus. Also i can not navigate to that folder on my computer. I dont know what this means but I thought it may be helpful.

Anyway...things were fine for a few weeks when my spybot found virtumonde and my antivirus found 2 more Vundo files.

I went through the whole process again...but how can i be sure my computer is free of malware, grayware, etc etc. Ive tried every tool i could think of. Could anyone help me....I have attached my hijack this log.

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#2 RichieUK


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Posted 10 June 2007 - 07:53 AM

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum msmondrowski :thumbsup:

Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad".
This will change from what we know in 2006 read this article:

You are well advised to remove the program now.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present:

Viewpoint Manager
Viewpoint Media Player

Then restart your pc.

I noticed when using a FixVundo tool from symantec that the log said the System Volume Information folder was not scanned.
That happened to be a place where my antivirus found to files with the Vundo virus.
Also i can not navigate to that folder on my computer.
I dont know what this means but I thought it may be helpful.

The System Volume Information folder is used by System Restore,please follow these instructions to clean out the System Volume Information folder:

Clear your 'System Restore' points by doing the following:
Right-click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'.
Select 'System Restore'.
Select 'Turn Off System Restore On All Drives'.
Select 'Apply'.
You will then get the following warning:
"You have chosen to turn off System Restore.
If you continue,all existing restore points will be deleted,and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.
Do you want to turn off System Restore?".
Then select 'Yes',your 'System Restore' directories will be purged.

Restart your pc.

Turn 'System Restore' back on:
Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'.
Select 'System Restore'.
Unselect 'Turn Off System Restore On All Drives'.
Select 'Apply',then click 'Ok'.


Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.
Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
When VundoFix re-opens,click the "Scan for Vundo" button.
Once it's done scanning,click the "Remove Vundo" button.
You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click "YES".
Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
When completed,it will prompt that it will reboot your computer,click "OK".
Post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt into your next reply.

It is possible that VundoFix encountered a file it could not remove.
In this case,VundoFix will run on reboot,simply follow the above instructions starting from "Click the Scan for Vundo button." when VundoFix appears at reboot.


Please download Combofix and save to your desktop:
It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop

Close any open browsers.
Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts.
When it's finished it will produce a log.
Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply.
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running.
That may cause the program to freeze/hang.

Also post a new Hijackthis log please.
Copy and paste all the reports directly into this topic,not as attachments.

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#3 msmondrowski

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:32 AM

I went through all of the steps you asked me too. I removed 2 viewpoint programs. Below I will paste my vundo log, combofix log, and new hijack this log.
vundo log

VundoFix V6.5.0

Checking Java version...

Scan started at 10:57:03 AM 6/10/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

No infected files were found.

Combofix log

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

C:\DOCUME~1\MATTSM~1\APPLIC~1.\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\PGKVXY4Q\www.broadcaster.com
C:\DOCUME~1\MATTSM~1\APPLIC~1.\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#www.broadcaster.com
C:\DOCUME~1\MATTSM~1\APPLIC~1.\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#www.broadcaster.com\settings.sol

((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-05-10 to 2007-06-10 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2007-06-10 10:57 <DIR> d-------- C:\VundoFix Backups
2007-06-09 21:59 <DIR> d-------- C:\NESten
2007-06-09 17:43 76,560 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\tmcomm.sys
2007-06-09 13:25 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\MATTSM~1\.housecall6.6
2007-05-28 18:22 283,648 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\uninst.exe
2007-05-28 18:21 77,312 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\TWAIN_32.DLL
2007-05-28 18:20 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\ArcSoft
2007-05-28 18:15 96,768 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\SlantAdj.dll
2007-05-28 18:15 73,216 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\ADE.DLL
2007-05-28 18:15 3,136 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\Ade001.bin
2007-05-28 18:15 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\EPSON
2007-05-28 18:13 47,104 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\escimgd.dll
2007-05-28 18:13 33,280 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\esccm.dll
2007-05-28 18:13 32,256 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\escwiab.dll
2007-05-28 18:13 31,744 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\escwiad.dll
2007-05-28 18:13 27,648 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\escimg.dll
2007-05-28 18:13 22,528 --------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\esccmd.dll
2007-05-28 18:13 <DIR> d-------- C:\EPSON
2007-05-28 18:09 15,104 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbscan.sys
2007-05-19 22:09 15,360 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\NetMotCM.sys

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2007-06-04 01:58:30 -------- d-----w C:\DOCUME~1\MATTSM~1\APPLIC~1\AdobeUM
2007-05-29 00:52:09 -------- d-----w C:\DOCUME~1\MATTSM~1\APPLIC~1\Azureus
2007-05-28 22:18:17 -------- d--h--w C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
2007-05-03 22:20:57 2,076 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\tmp.reg
2007-05-03 03:34:32 1,371,675 --sh--w C:\WINDOWS\system32\ghhkj.bak2
2007-05-02 02:35:55 1,368,440 --sh--w C:\WINDOWS\system32\ghhkj.bak1
2007-04-29 07:20:52 -------- d-----w C:\Program Files\BigFix
2007-04-28 16:12:10 8,464 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\sporder.dll
2007-04-18 16:12:23 2,854,400 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\msi.dll
2007-04-17 02:47:36 33,624 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups.dll
2007-04-17 02:45:54 1,710,936 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng.dll
2007-04-17 02:45:48 549,720 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuapi.dll
2007-04-17 02:45:42 325,976 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wucltui.dll
2007-04-17 02:45:36 203,096 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuweb.dll
2007-04-17 02:45:28 92,504 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\cdm.dll
2007-04-17 02:45:20 53,080 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
2007-04-17 02:45:20 43,352 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups2.dll
2007-03-17 13:43:01 292,864 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\winsrv.dll
2007-03-15 16:23:16 497,496 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\XceedZip.dll
2007-03-15 16:19:58 526,184 ----a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\XceedCry.dll

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects]
{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}=C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll [2003-05-15 10:47]
{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}=C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll [2005-05-31 01:04]

"SunKistEM"="C:\Program Files\eMachines Bay Reader\shwiconem.exe" [2004-03-12 01:18]
"vptray"="C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe" [2003-05-21 01:21]
"QuickTime Task"="C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2006-10-25 19:58]
"SsAAD.exe"="C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe" [2005-09-27 07:59]
"iTunesHelper"="C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2006-10-30 10:36]

"MsnMsgr"="C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.exe" []
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-04 03:56]

Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
2007-02-15 17:05:02 C:\WINDOWS\tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job


catchme 0.3.721 W2K/XP/Vista - userland rootkit detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2007-06-10 11:10:16
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

cmd.exe [2848]

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0


Completion time: 2007-06-10 11:11:20
C:\ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt ... 2007-06-10 11:11

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Hijack this log

ogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:18:58 AM, on 6/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\eMachines Bay Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Image Transfer\SonyTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Matt Smondrowski\Desktop\HijackThis\Phillies.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunKistEM] C:\Program Files\eMachines Bay Reader\shwiconem.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SsAAD.exe] C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Image Transfer.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2\bin\npjpi142.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2\bin\npjpi142.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.emachines.com
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\System32\NavLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: DefWatch - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: MSCSPTISRV - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\MSCSPTISRV.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Client (Norton AntiVirus Server) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: PACSPTISVR - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\PACSPTISVR.exe
O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SPTISRV.exe
O23 - Service: SonicStage SCSI Service (SSScsiSV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SSScsiSV.exe

#4 RichieUK


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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:54 AM

Download Avenger from the link below:
Unzip/extract it to your desktop.

Start up Avenger.
Check the 'Input script manually' option.
Click the Magnifying Glass icon.
In the box that opens,copy and paste ALL the following bold blue text in the Quote box below:

Files to delete:

Then click on 'Done'.
Click the Traffic Light icon to start the program.
Then press OK at the prompts to reboot your PC.

Post the Avenger output.txt, which you can find at C:\Avenger\.txt into your next reply.


Go here:http://virusscan.jotti.org/
Using the 'Browse' button,browse to:
Then press the 'Submit' button.
Wait while the file is scanned.
Post the results into your next reply please.

If Jotti's too busy,try here:
Go here:http://www.virustotal.com/en/virustotalf.html
Using the 'Browse' button,browse to:
Then click on 'Send'.
Post the results into your next reply please.

Let me know how your pc is running now.
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 11:43 AM

Logfile of The Avenger version 1, by Swandog46
Running from registry key:


Script file located at: \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\vrbmcdyw.txt
Script file opened successfully.

Script file read successfully

Backups directory opened successfully at C:\Avenger


Beginning to process script file:

File C:\WINDOWS\system32\ghhkj.bak2 deleted successfully.
File C:\WINDOWS\system32\ghhkj.bak1 deleted successfully.

Completed script processing.


Finished! Terminate.

Antivirus Version Update Result
AhnLab-V3 2007.6.9.0 06.08.2007 no virus found
AntiVir 06.09.2007 no virus found
Authentium 4.93.8 05.23.2007 no virus found
Avast 4.7.997.0 06.09.2007 no virus found
AVG 06.10.2007 no virus found
BitDefender 7.2 06.10.2007 no virus found
CAT-QuickHeal 9.00 06.09.2007 no virus found
ClamAV devel-20070416 06.10.2007 no virus found
DrWeb 4.33 06.10.2007 no virus found
eSafe 06.06.2007 no virus found
eTrust-Vet 30.7.3707 06.09.2007 no virus found
Ewido 4.0 06.10.2007 no virus found
FileAdvisor 1 06.10.2007 No threat detected
Fortinet 06.10.2007 no virus found
F-Prot 06.08.2007 no virus found
F-Secure 6.70.13030.0 06.10.2007 no virus found
Ikarus T3.1.1.8 06.10.2007 no virus found
Kaspersky 06.10.2007 no virus found
McAfee 5049 06.08.2007 no virus found
Microsoft 1.2503 06.10.2007 no virus found
NOD32v2 2321 06.10.2007 no virus found
Norman 5.80.02 06.08.2007 no virus found
Panda 06.10.2007 no virus found
Prevx1 V2 06.10.2007 no virus found
Sophos 4.18.0 06.01.2007 no virus found
Sunbelt 2.2.907.0 06.09.2007 no virus found
Symantec 10 06.10.2007 no virus found
TheHacker 06.08.2007 no virus found
VBA32 3.12.0 06.10.2007 no virus found
VirusBuster 4.3.23:9 06.09.2007 no virus found
Webwasher-Gateway 6.0.1 06.10.2007 no virus found

Everything seems ok...its was really slow yesterday in opening programs...everything works smoothly today.

#6 RichieUK


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Posted 10 June 2007 - 11:52 AM

Your log is clean :thumbsup:
If all's ok,please do the following:

Find and delete:

C:\VundoFix Backups


Your version of Sun Java is out of date.
Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.
1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u1'.
3. Click the "Download" button to the right.
4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
5. The page will refresh.
6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.
7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
10. Click the Change/Remove button.
11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u1-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.


Click on Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.
In the 'System Restore' window,click on the 'Create a Restore Point' button,then click 'Next'.
In the window that appears,enter a description\name for the Restore Point,then click on 'Create',wait,then click 'Close'.
The date and time will be created automatically.

Next click on Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup.
The 'Select Drive' box will appear,click on Ok.
The 'Disk Cleanup for [C:]' box will appear,click on the 'More Options' tab.
At the bottom in the 'System Restore' window,click on the 'Clean up...' button.
A box will pop up 'Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?',click on 'Yes'.
Click on 'Yes' at 'Are you sure you want to perform these actions?'.
Now wait until 'Disk Cleanup' finishes and the box disappears.

Read through the information found here,to help you prevent any possible future infections.
'How to prevent Malware' by miekiemoes:
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