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Virtumonde

Unread postby kitneyes » June 28th, 2008, 6:57 pm

Okay, so I'm back ... I remained error and issue free for a while there, I even got Vista to work right finally, at least for what I needed. So, below is my HJT log, CounterSpy keeps informing me that I have the adware Virtumonde, but when I try to quarantine or remove it it says it can't. It is located in the file C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-smartcardplugins_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_1b6c91e91f56d25d\axaltocm.dll

Should I just delete this file, I really don't think I use smartcards to begin with, is it something I would need down the road? Either way, I'm sure its in the registry too so that probably wouldn't work. Anyone have any ideas?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:50:00 PM, on 6/28/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cfp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WDBtnMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared\Transfer\TiVoTransfer.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\TiVo\Desktop\TiVoServer.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP QUICKTOUCH\HPKBDAPP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SUNBELT SOFTWARE\COUNTERSPY\SBCSTRAY.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AVG\AVG8\AVGTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cfpupdat.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\Counterspy.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Not Found
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://bb.abtech.edu/webapps/login
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
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = Not Found
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: AVGTOOLBAR - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\AVGTOO~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: AVGTOOLBAR - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\AVGTOO~1.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Firewall Pro] "C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cfp.exe" -h
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\Program Files\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WD Button Manager] WDBtnMgr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TivoTransfer] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\TIVO SHARED\Transfer\TIVOTRANSFER.EXE" /service /registry /auto:TivoTransfer
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TivoServer] C:\PROGRAM FILES\TiVo\Desktop\TIVOSERVER.EXE /service /registry /auto:TivoServer
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [FlashPlayerUpdate] C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe -p
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: COMODO Firewall Pro Helper Service (cmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
O23 - Service: Com4Qlb - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\Com4Qlb.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: HP Health Check Service - Hewlett-Packard - c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\hphc_service.exe
O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: QuickPlay Background Capture Service (QBCS) (QPCapSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\Kernel\TV\QPCapSvc.exe
O23 - Service: QuickPlay Task Scheduler (QTS) (QPSched) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\Kernel\TV\QPSched.exe
O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
O23 - Service: Sunbelt CounterSpy Antispyware (SBCSSvc) - Sunbelt Software - C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\SBCSSvc.exe
O23 - Service: TiVo Beacon (TivoBeacon2) - TiVo Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared\Beacon\TiVoBeacon.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\TuneUpDefragService.exe,-1 (TuneUp.Defrag) - TuneUp Software GmbH - C:\Windows\System32\TuneUpDefragService.exe
O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

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Re: Virtumonde

Unread postby Katana » July 1st, 2008, 5:54 am

Hi kitneyes,

This looks like it is a False Positive, axaltocm.dll is part of windows Vista.
I recommend that you contact Sunbelt and report your problem so that they can update their database.
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Re: Virtumonde

Unread postby kitneyes » July 1st, 2008, 3:17 pm

thanks katana, that's what I thought. After last time I was here and cleared my computer of all possible malware, I made sure to keep it free from "reinfection". I might even be overdoing it. I use Comodo (which also has its own defense/malware protection), AVG 8 Pro, CounterSpy, and Malwarebytes for backup to scan files before I download or open. So there is no chance that even though it says axaltocm.dll it might still be a virus? Can't they take names for anything? I'm rather new to all this so bear with me if I'm not making sense. I don't think I use smartcards anyways, so what is axaltocm.dll for? thanks again for your help. This truly is a great site, and amazing that you people volunteer to help others!

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Re: Virtumonde

Unread postby Katana » July 1st, 2008, 4:45 pm

You are making perfect sense, and your concerns are quite valid, malware can and frequently does use the names of legitimate files.
However, I think it is very unlikely that your copy of axaltocm.dll is infected, as to what it is for well to be totally honest I'm not sure :oops:
There are enough malware files that I need to know what they are for without knowing all the legit files as well :lol:

If you are ever in doubt about a file then I suggest that you test them at the following site
Virustotal

Let's try it now an confirm that there is no problem

Submit a File For Analysis
We need to have the files below Scanned by Uploading them/it to Virus Total

Please visit Virustotal
Copy/paste the the following file path into the window
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-smartcardplugins_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_1b6c91e91f56d25d\axaltocm.dll
Click Submit/Send File
Please post back, to let me know the results.

If Virustotal is too busy please try Jotti
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Re: Virtumonde

Unread postby kitneyes » July 1st, 2008, 5:26 pm

VirusTotal was taking forever, but Jotti said there was no infection (all no infection). Thanks again. I feel better now
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Re: Virtumonde

Unread postby Katana » July 2nd, 2008, 4:00 am

No problem :)

I still think you would be best to contact sunbelt, that way they can stop the problem from reoccurring all the time.

Any other questions ?
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Re: Virtumonde

Unread postby kitneyes » July 2nd, 2008, 3:48 pm

no thats it ... so I'm assuming that my HJT log looked clean? Thanks again katana.
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Re: Virtumonde

Unread postby Katana » July 2nd, 2008, 6:31 pm

kitneyes wrote: so I'm assuming that my HJT log looked clean? Thanks again katana.


As clean as a new born babe's conscience :lol:

No problem

Take care

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Re: Virtumonde

Unread postby NonSuch » July 4th, 2008, 2:39 pm

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