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explorer.exe malware

Unread postby allister_bernard » January 6th, 2009, 2:41 am

Hi
I seem to have a malware that has taken control of the explorer.exe executable. Mcafee was only partially able to clear some infected files claiming them to be Generic Downloader and vundo malware. However the main executable has not been removed. This malware then attempts to connect to random spyware/adware sites using firefox my default browser. I have IE installed but I do not see such behaviour with IE probably becuase it is not the default browser. The reason I feel the explorer.exe executable is infected is because when I shutdown/restart windows XP pops up a message box saying "Are you sure you want to end explore.exe now?". I also see a strange desktop icon under my network places called "desktop my documents on the desktop (God)"

I have tried numerous things to remove this malware including multiple antivirus software (mcafee, AVG), vundofix as well as cleaning the registry manually in safe mode. None of this has worked. Any suggestions would be useful. My HJT log is attachecd.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:47:26 AM, on 1/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\MATLAB6p5\webserver\bin\win32\matlabserver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelMeM] C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [604efdcd] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rvxvfhsy.dll",b
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/14f6ea2bb86 ... xIE601.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: lrvgxz.dll,avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Linksys Updater (LinksysUpdater) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
O23 - Service: MATLAB Server (matlabserver) - Unknown owner - C:\MATLAB6p5\webserver\bin\win32\matlabserver.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Real-time Scanner (McShield) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\McShield.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: McAfee SystemGuards (McSysmon) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe (file missing)

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End of file - 3368 bytes
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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby Bv202 » January 6th, 2009, 2:35 pm

Welcome to Malware Removal!
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Please reply to this topic until I say your computer is clean.

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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby allister_bernard » January 6th, 2009, 8:54 pm

Hi Bjorn
Thanks for the help.
Firstly the malware does not let hijackthis save the uninstall list as a txt file.
So I had to rename hijackthis as blah.exe and run it again. I have attached the new hjt log
as well as the uninstall list below.

Also just to give you a heads up, I have uninstalled mcafee on my machine and have installed the AVG antivirus.
In addition, I have turned off System restore as well as disabled
administrative tools -> services -> Security Center.
These were some of the changes I did in my failed attempts to remove the malware.

HJT Log
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:45:42 PM, on 1/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\MATLAB6p5\webserver\bin\win32\matlabserver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Dolphin\Desktop\ABtest\Abtest.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6D794CB4-C7CD-4c6f-BFDC-9B77AFBDC02C} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\tuvTnmME.dll
O2 - BHO: {5aa26e4a-3510-a9fa-1e44-394924c9d627} - {726d9c42-9493-44e1-af9a-0153a4e62aa5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lrvgxz.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7A6BAA79-668D-4454-A613-AA40E2680142} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\qoMgdayV.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelMeM] C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [604efdcd] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rvxvfhsy.dll",b
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/14f6ea2bb86 ... xIE601.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: lrvgxz.dll,avgrsstx.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: tuvTnmME - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\tuvTnmME.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Linksys Updater (LinksysUpdater) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
O23 - Service: MATLAB Server (matlabserver) - Unknown owner - C:\MATLAB6p5\webserver\bin\win32\matlabserver.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Real-time Scanner (McShield) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\McShield.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: McAfee SystemGuards (McSysmon) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe (file missing)

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End of file - 3959 bytes


Uninstall List
----------------


Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition
Adobe Reader 7.0
AFPL Ghostscript 8.14
AFPL Ghostscript Fonts
AVG Free 8.0
BarBack for Windows
Broadcom Management Programs
CCleaner (remove only)
Dell Support
F-Secure SSH Client
GSview 4.6
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
Intel(R) 537EP V9x DF PCI Modem
Intel(R) Extreme Graphics Driver
Internet Explorer Default Page
Linksys Updater
Macromedia Shockwave Player
MATLAB 6.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Data Access Components KB870669
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2004
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Modem Event Monitor
Modem Helper
Modem On Hold
Mozilla Firefox (3.0.5)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
Netflix Movie Viewer
QuickTime
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB923723)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB954154)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950759)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950760)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950974)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951066)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376-v2)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB953838)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB953839)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954211)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954459)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954600)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956390)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956391)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956841)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957095)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957097)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958215)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB960714)
SopCast 2.0.4
Update for Windows XP (KB951072-v2)
Update for Windows XP (KB951978)
Update for Windows XP (KB955839)
Vim 6.3 (self-installing)
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 11
Windows XP Service Pack 3
WinZip
X-Win32 6.0
Yahoo! Internet Mail
Yahoo! Messenger
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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby Bv202 » January 9th, 2009, 12:59 pm

I'm very sorry for the delay.

Hi Allister_Bernard

Download and run Combofix
This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.
ComboFix SHOULD NOT be used unless requested by a forum helper


Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

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Link 2
Link 3

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

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Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

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Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it will produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.

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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby allister_bernard » January 10th, 2009, 1:09 am

I have attached the combofix log below. Some of the browser related problems have gone but I still have this malware called Spyware Guard 2009.

Thanks

ComboFix 09-01-09.02 - Dolphin 2009-01-10 0:23:39.1 - NTFSx86
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Dolphin\Desktop\ab.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

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

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DLLs\ieModule.dll
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect\svhost.exe
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\svhost.exe
c:\windows\reged.exe
c:\windows\spoolsystem.exe
c:\windows\sys.com
c:\windows\syscert.exe
c:\windows\sysexplorer.exe
c:\windows\system32\~.exe
c:\windows\system32\acxsfads.dll
c:\windows\system32\bayujv.dll
c:\windows\system32\comrepl.exe
c:\windows\system32\drivers\fad.sys
c:\windows\system32\drivers\TDSSmqxt.sys
c:\windows\system32\gwbhim.dll
c:\windows\system32\lhohbt.dll
c:\windows\system32\lrvgxz.dll
c:\windows\system32\mkhqmbrf.dll
c:\windows\system32\ptfecyex.dll
c:\windows\system32\qapeikcm.dll
c:\windows\system32\qobxpjpx.dll
c:\windows\system32\qoMgdayV.dll
c:\windows\system32\TDSScfgb.dll
c:\windows\system32\TDSSfpmp.dll
c:\windows\system32\TDSSliqp.dll
c:\windows\system32\TDSSnmxh.log
c:\windows\system32\TDSSnrse.dll
c:\windows\system32\TDSSoeqh.dll
c:\windows\system32\TDSSosvn.dat
c:\windows\system32\TDSSsbhc.dll
c:\windows\system32\TDSSthym.log
c:\windows\system32\TDSStkdv.log
c:\windows\system32\tuvTnmME.dll
c:\windows\system32\ucejhhcv.dll
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\VyadgMoq.ini
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\VyadgMoq.ini2
c:\windows\system32\winscenter.exe
c:\windows\vmreg.dll

.
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

-------\Service_TDSSserv.sys
-------\Legacy_TDSSserv.sys


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-12-10 to 2009-01-10 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2009-01-09 23:54 . 2009-01-09 23:55 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Spyware Guard 2009
2009-01-09 23:29 . 2009-01-09 23:29 1,335,281 --ahs---- c:\windows\SYSTEM32\frbmqhkm.ini
2009-01-09 23:26 . 2009-01-09 23:26 <DIR> d--h----- C:\$AVG8.VAULT$
2009-01-09 23:24 . 2009-01-09 23:24 207,872 --a------ c:\windows\SYSTEM32\uhpgcagp.exe
2009-01-08 00:42 . 2004-06-03 23:14 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application Data\Symantec
2009-01-08 00:42 . 2004-06-03 23:13 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application Data\Jasc Software Inc
2009-01-08 00:42 . 2009-01-08 00:42 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Administrator
2009-01-06 01:15 . 2009-01-06 01:15 <DIR> d-------- C:\VundoFix Backups
2009-01-05 23:48 . 2009-01-05 23:48 76,040 --a------ c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\avgtdix.sys
2009-01-05 23:48 . 2009-01-05 23:48 10,520 --a------ c:\windows\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-01-05 23:47 . 2009-01-10 00:18 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\Avg
2009-01-05 23:47 . 2009-01-05 23:47 97,928 --a------ c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\avgldx86.sys
2009-01-05 22:44 . 2009-01-09 23:24 1,335,281 --ahs---- c:\windows\SYSTEM32\yshfvxvr.ini
2009-01-05 22:43 . 2009-01-05 22:43 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\CCleaner
2009-01-05 22:38 . 2009-01-05 22:38 229,376 --a------ c:\windows\SYSTEM32\hwplfhtg.exe
2009-01-05 20:59 . 2009-01-05 20:59 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-01-05 09:31 . 2009-01-05 20:40 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Dolphin\Application Data\McAfee
2009-01-05 00:12 . 2009-01-05 23:37 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee
2009-01-04 22:24 . 2009-01-04 22:24 1,307,356 --ahs---- c:\windows\SYSTEM32\xpjpxboq.ini
2009-01-04 15:48 . 2009-01-04 15:48 1,307,356 --ahs---- c:\windows\SYSTEM32\gxielfli.ini

.
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
2009-01-10 04:01 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Avg8
2009-01-06 04:31 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Real
2009-01-06 04:27 --------- d-----w c:\program files\PokerStars
2009-01-06 04:25 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Java
2009-01-06 04:24 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Google
2008-12-12 17:01 3,067,904 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\mshtml.dll
2008-11-24 03:03 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Linksys
2008-10-24 11:21 455,296 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\mrxsmb.sys
2008-10-23 12:36 286,720 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\gdi32.dll
2008-10-23 12:36 286,720 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\gdi32.dll
2008-10-16 18:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 18:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 18:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 18:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 18:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 18:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 18:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 18:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 18:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 18:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 18:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 18:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 18:09 43,544 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wups2.dll
2008-10-16 18:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wups.dll
2008-10-16 18:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wups.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 666,112 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wininet.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 666,112 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wininet.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 619,520 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\urlmon.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 1,499,136 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\shdocvw.dll
2008-10-15 16:34 337,408 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\netapi32.dll
2004-06-27 03:19 57,465 ----a-w c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\inspector.dll
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
.
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2008-04-13 15360]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"IntelMeM"="c:\program files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe" [2003-09-03 221184]
"AVG8_TRAY"="c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe" [2009-01-05 1261336]
"spywareguard"="c:\program files\Spyware Guard 2009\spywareguard.exe" [2009-01-09 1025536]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe [2004-12-14 29696]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\windows]
"AppInit_DLLs"=,avgrsstx.dll bayujv.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\lsa]
Authentication Packages REG_MULTI_SZ msv1_0 c:\windows\system32\qoMgdayV

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]
"AntiVirusOverride"=dword:00000001

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\StarNet\\X-Win32 6.0\\xwin32.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\SopCast\\adv\\SopAdver.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgemc.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe"=

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\avgldx86.sys [2009-01-05 97928]
R4 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe [2009-01-05 875288]
R4 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-01-05 231704]
R4 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\avgtdix.sys [2009-01-05 76040]
S3 USBFVNETA;Wireless USB Network Adapter;c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\vnetusba.sys [2001-12-03 69504]
S4 LinksysUpdater;Linksys Updater;c:\program files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe [2008-01-15 204800]
.
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2009-01-10 c:\windows\Tasks\zwofrism.job
- c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe [2008-04-13 20:12]
.
- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

BHO-{69f20cb2-8e3f-4cac-ad99-1ace54a1ac9e} - c:\windows\system32\bayujv.dll
BHO-{6D794CB4-C7CD-4c6f-BFDC-9B77AFBDC02C} - c:\windows\system32\tuvTnmME.dll
BHO-{F4C0BFFA-7DAA-4C78-8E96-0DD3C1876EFF} - c:\windows\system32\qoMgdayV.dll
ShellExecuteHooks-{6D794CB4-C7CD-4c6f-BFDC-9B77AFBDC02C} - c:\windows\system32\tuvTnmME.dll


.
------- Supplementary Scan -------
.
uStart Page = about:blank
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
mWindow Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O16 -: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\Java\classes\xmldso.cab
c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\Microsoft XML Parser for Java.osd

c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\RdxIE.dll - O16 -: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71}
hxxp://software-dl.real.com/14f6ea2bb86 ... xIE601.cab
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Dolphin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.9nb\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Wikipedia (Eng)
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - about:blank
FF - component: c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Firefox\components\avgssff.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npqtplugin8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\QuickTime\Plugins\npqtplugin8.dll
.

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

catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-01-10 00:48:45
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

**************************************************************************
.
------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
.
c:\matlab6p5\webserver\bin\win32\matlabserver.exe
c:\matlab6p5\bin\win32\matlab.exe
c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
.
**************************************************************************
.
Completion time: 2009-01-10 1:00:08 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2009-01-10 04:59:46

Pre-Run: 15,965,499,392 bytes free
Post-Run: 15,895,498,752 bytes free

196 --- E O F --- 2008-12-19 07:01:23
allister_bernard
Active Member
 
Posts: 6
Joined: January 6th, 2009, 2:19 am

Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby Bv202 » January 10th, 2009, 1:57 pm

Hi again allister_bernard

RECOVERY CONSOLE
Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994

Select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System

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Download the file & save it as it's originally named, next to ComboFix.exe.

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Now close all open windows and programs, including all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

  • Drag the setup package onto ComboFix.exe and drop it.
  • Follow the prompts to start ComboFix and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Recovery Console.
  • At the next prompt, click 'No' as you don't need a new full ComboFix scan.

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COMBOFIX-Script
A word of warning: Please do not run ComboFix on your own. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.

  • Please open Notepad (Start -> Run -> type notepad in the Open field -> OK) and copy and paste the text present inside the code box below:

    Code: Select all
    File::
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\frbmqhkm.ini
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\uhpgcagp.exe
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\yshfvxvr.ini
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\hwplfhtg.exe
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\xpjpxboq.ini
    c:\windows\SYSTEM32\gxielfli.ini
    c:\windows\Tasks\zwofrism.job
    
    Folder::
    c:\program files\Spyware Guard 2009
    
    Registry::
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\lsa]
    "Authentication Packages"=hex(7):6d,73,76,31,5f,30,00,00 
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
    "appinit_dlls"="avgrsstx.dll"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "spywareguard"=-
    

  • Save this as CFScript.txt and change the "Save as type" to "All Files" and place it on your desktop.

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  • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before following the steps below. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
  • Referring to the screenshot above, drag CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe.
  • ComboFix will now run a scan on your system. It may reboot your system when it finishes. This is normal.
  • When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.
CAUTION: Do not mouse-click ComboFix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.


In your next reply, please post:
1) The ComboFix log
2) A new HijackThis log
Bv202
Regular Member
 
Posts: 1732
Joined: May 3rd, 2008, 10:46 am
Location: Belgium (GMT +1)

Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby allister_bernard » January 10th, 2009, 10:54 pm

Hi Bjorn

Attached is my combofix and hijackthis log.

ComboFix 09-01-10.02 - Dolphin 2009-01-10 22:45:01.2 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.254.76 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Dolphin\Desktop\combofix.exe
Command switches used :: c:\documents and settings\Dolphin\Desktop\CFScript.txt
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
* Created a new restore point

FILE ::
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\frbmqhkm.ini
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\gxielfli.ini
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\hwplfhtg.exe
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\uhpgcagp.exe
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\xpjpxboq.ini
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\yshfvxvr.ini
c:\windows\Tasks\zwofrism.job
.

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

c:\program files\Spyware Guard 2009
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\frbmqhkm.ini
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\gxielfli.ini
c:\windows\system32\mfcans32.DLL
c:\windows\system32\mfcuia32.dll
c:\windows\system32\msrdo20.dll
c:\windows\system32\rdocurs.dll
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\uhpgcagp.exe
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\xpjpxboq.ini
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\yshfvxvr.ini
c:\windows\Tasks\zwofrism.job

.
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-12-11 to 2009-01-11 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2009-01-10 03:01 . 2009-01-10 03:24 <DIR> d--h----- C:\$AVG8.VAULT$
2009-01-10 02:04 . 2009-01-10 02:06 <DIR> d-------- c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\Avg
2009-01-10 02:04 . 2009-01-10 02:04 97,928 --a------ c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\avgldx86.sys
2009-01-10 02:04 . 2009-01-10 02:04 10,520 --a------ c:\windows\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-01-10 01:57 . 2009-01-10 02:03 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Avg8
2009-01-10 01:22 . 2009-01-10 01:24 <DIR> d-------- C:\ab
2009-01-08 00:42 . 2004-06-03 23:14 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application Data\Symantec
2009-01-08 00:42 . 2004-06-03 23:13 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application Data\Jasc Software Inc
2009-01-08 00:42 . 2009-01-10 02:04 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Administrator
2009-01-06 01:15 . 2009-01-06 01:15 <DIR> d-------- C:\VundoFix Backups
2009-01-05 22:43 . 2009-01-05 22:43 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\CCleaner
2009-01-05 20:59 . 2009-01-05 20:59 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-01-05 09:31 . 2009-01-05 20:40 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Dolphin\Application Data\McAfee
2009-01-05 00:12 . 2009-01-05 23:37 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee

.
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
2009-01-06 04:31 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Real
2009-01-06 04:27 --------- d-----w c:\program files\PokerStars
2009-01-06 04:25 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Java
2009-01-06 04:24 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Google
2008-12-12 17:01 3,067,904 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\mshtml.dll
2008-11-24 03:03 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Linksys
2008-10-24 11:21 455,296 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\mrxsmb.sys
2008-10-23 12:36 286,720 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\gdi32.dll
2008-10-23 12:36 286,720 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\gdi32.dll
2008-10-16 18:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 18:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 18:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 18:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 18:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 18:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 18:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 18:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 18:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 18:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 18:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 18:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 18:09 43,544 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wups2.dll
2008-10-16 18:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wups.dll
2008-10-16 18:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wups.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 666,112 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\wininet.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 666,112 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\wininet.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 619,520 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\urlmon.dll
2008-10-16 01:00 1,499,136 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\shdocvw.dll
2008-10-15 16:34 337,408 ------w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\netapi32.dll
2004-06-27 03:19 57,465 ----a-w c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\inspector.dll
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( snapshot@2009-01-10_ 0.55.47.01 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
- 2009-01-06 03:47:57 26,824 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\avgmfx86.sys
+ 2009-01-10 06:04:23 26,824 ----a-w c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\avgmfx86.sys
.
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
.
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2008-04-13 15360]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"IntelMeM"="c:\program files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe" [2003-09-03 221184]
"AVG8_TRAY"="c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe" [2009-01-10 1261336]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe [2004-12-14 29696]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\windows]
"AppInit_DLLs"=avgrsstx.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]
"AntiVirusOverride"=dword:00000001

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\StarNet\\X-Win32 6.0\\xwin32.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\SopCast\\adv\\SopAdver.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe"=

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\avgldx86.sys [2009-01-10 97928]
R4 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-01-10 231704]
S3 USBFVNETA;Wireless USB Network Adapter;c:\windows\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\vnetusba.sys [2001-12-03 69504]
S4 LinksysUpdater;Linksys Updater;c:\program files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe [2008-01-15 204800]
.
.
------- Supplementary Scan -------
.
uStart Page = about:blank
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
mWindow Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O16 -: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\Java\classes\xmldso.cab
c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\Microsoft XML Parser for Java.osd
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Dolphin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.9nb\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Wikipedia (Eng)
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - about:blank
FF - component: c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Firefox\components\avgssff.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npqtplugin8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\QuickTime\Plugins\npqtplugin8.dll
.

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

catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-01-10 22:47:16
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

**************************************************************************
.
--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(636)
c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll

- - - - - - - > 'lsass.exe'(744)
c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
.
Completion time: 2009-01-10 22:50:19
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2009-01-11 02:49:24
ComboFix2.txt 2009-01-10 05:00:14

Pre-Run: 15,563,579,392 bytes free
Post-Run: 15,640,399,872 bytes free

155 --- E O F --- 2008-12-19 07:01:23



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:53:40 PM, on 1/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
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: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelMeM] C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Linksys Updater (LinksysUpdater) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
O23 - Service: MATLAB Server (matlabserver) - Unknown owner - C:\MATLAB6p5\webserver\bin\win32\matlabserver.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Real-time Scanner (McShield) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\McShield.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: McAfee SystemGuards (McSysmon) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe (file missing)

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End of file - 3301 bytes
allister_bernard
Active Member
 
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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby Bv202 » January 11th, 2009, 9:15 am

Hi allister_bernard

System Restore
In one of your previous posts, you said you disabled system restore. I must have missed that, but it's not recommended to disable system restore as you may need it if something goes wrong.
Please right-click on my computer, go properties and then System Restore tab.
Remove the tick from the Turn off System Restore and click apply and OK.

Mcafee
It looks like Mcafee isn't fully uninstalled, let's fix that now :)
Download the removal tool from HERE
  • Click Save and save the file to any folder on your computer.
  • Navigate to the folder where the file is saved.
  • Double-click MCPR.EXE to run the removal tool.
    • Note: Windows Vista users must right-click MCPR.EXE and select Run as Administrator.
  • Restart your computer after receiving the message CleanUp Successful.

Adobe Reader
Recently there have been vunerabilities detected in older versions of Adobe Reader. It is strongly suggested that you update to the current version. Adobe Reader 9.
You can download it from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
After installing the latest Adobe Reader, uninstall all previous versions.
If you already have Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition installed or do not wish to have it installed UNcheck the box which says Also Download Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition.


The logs are looking clean, how is the computer running now? Let's do an extra scan to make sure everything is gone.

Run Kaspersky Online AV Scanner
Note: Internet Explorer should be used.

Please go to Kaspersky website and perform an online antivirus scan.
  • Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
  • It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
  • When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
  • Make sure these boxes are checked (ticked). If they are not, please tick them and click on the Save button:
    • Spyware, Adware, Dialers, and other potentially dangerous programs
    • Archives
    • Mail databases
  • Click on My Computer under Scan and then put the kettle on!
  • Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
  • You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
  • Save this report to a convenient place like your Desktop. Change the Files of type to Text file (.txt) before clicking on the Save button.
  • Copy and paste the report into your next reply.

In your next reply, please post:
1) The Kaspersky report
2) A new HijackThis log
3) Tell me how the computer is running now
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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby allister_bernard » January 13th, 2009, 9:23 am

Hi Bjorn
Sorry for the delayed reply. The computer is working great. Thanks for all the help

Here is the Kaspersky log


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KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7 REPORT
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version: 7.0.25.0
Program database last update: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 00:46:34
Records in database: 1611059
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Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:
C:\
D:\

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 91026
Threat name: 10
Infected objects: 13
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 01:40:43


File name / Threat name / Threats count
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Protect\svhost.exe.vir Infected: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Joiner.hs 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\acxsfads.dll.vir Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monder.alkp 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\gwbhim.dll.vir Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monder.alkp 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\lhohbt.dll.vir Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monder.alkp 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ptfecyex.dll.vir Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monder.alkp 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qobxpjpx.dll.vir Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monder.alko 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TDSScfgb.dll.vir Infected: Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.dbg 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TDSSliqp.dll.vir Infected: Backdoor.Win32.TDSS.atb 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TDSSnrse.dll.vir Infected: Backdoor.Win32.TDSS.asz 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TDSSoeqh.dll.vir Infected: Backdoor.Win32.TDSS.blh 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\tuvTnmME.dll.vir Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monder.aidu 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winscenter.exe.vir Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.cxl 1
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\~.exe.vir Infected: Trojan.Win32.Inject.muc 1

The selected area was scanned.


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Should I delete the folder C:\Qoobox?
I think it is the combofix backup folder. Am I right?


And here is the new hijackthis log:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:22:18 AM, on 1/13/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
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: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelMeM] C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Linksys Updater (LinksysUpdater) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Updater\bin\LinksysUpdater.exe
O23 - Service: MATLAB Server (matlabserver) - Unknown owner - C:\MATLAB6p5\webserver\bin\win32\matlabserver.exe

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End of file - 3325 bytes
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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby Bv202 » January 13th, 2009, 12:45 pm

Hi allister_bernard

Yes, in the qoobox are the ComboFix backups :)
You don't need to remove that folder, ComboFix will do that for you when you uninstall it.

You aren't running Anti Virus Software
I see you uninstalled AVG too :(

Anti-virus software are programs that detect, cleanse, and erase harmful virus files on a computer, Web server, or network.
Unchecked, virus files can unintentionally be forwarded to others, including trading partners and thereby spreading infection. Because new viruses regularly emerge, anti-virus software should be updated frequently. Anti-virus software can scan the computer memory and disk drives for malicious code. They can alert the user if a virus is present, and will clean, delete (or quarantine) infected files or directories. Please download a free anti-virus software (for personal use), from one these excellent vendors NOW:

1) Antivir PersonalEditionClassic
-Free anti-virus software for Windows.
-Detects and removes more than 50,000 viruses. Free support.
2) avast! 4 Home Edition
-Anti-virus program for Windows.
-The home edition is freeware for noncommercial user.
3) AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
- Free edition of the AVG anti-virus program for Windows.
- Available for single computer use for home and non commercial use.

It is strongly recommended that you run only one antivirus program at a time. Having more than one antivirus program active in memory uses additional resources and can result in program conflicts and false virus alerts.


Time for some housekeeping
  • Click START then RUN
  • Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK
  • Image
The above procedure will uninstall ComboFix. It will reset your System Restore and clear out the backups and quarantines created during the course of this fix.


Congratulations, your machine appears to be clean! :)
Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:


Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.
You can use one of these sites to check if any updates are needed for your pc.
Secunia Software Inspector
F-secure Health Check

Make sure you enable Automatic Updates for your computer. You can set this in the control panel -> windows update.
An alternative way is to visit Microsoft often to get the latest updates for your computer:
http://www.update.microsoft.com
From your log I can see you're still using Internet Explorer 6. I know you're a FireFox user, but it's still recommended to upgrade as it contains a lot of bug and security fixes.

Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Download it from here. Click "Download" and you'll get redirected to download.com, where you can download the product. You can also buy this program, which gives you real-time protection against common malware. However, you can use the free program to scan and remove any infections found.

Install SpyWare Blaster 4.0
Download it from here
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spyware Blaster here

Install WinPatrol
Download it from here
Here you can find information about how WinPatrol works here

Install FireTrust SiteHound
You can find information and download it from here

Install MVPS Hosts File from here
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
Find Tutorial here : http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm


FIREWALL
I can't see any firewall in your HijackThis log, so i assume you use windows firewall.
Without a firewall your computer is susceptible to being hacked and taken over. If you use the Windows Firewall you might think that's sufficient but it only controls one way of the traffic (inbound). Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.
It's preferable to install one of the suggested firewalls.

FREE FIREWALLS

Tutorial about Firewalls can be found here


Please check out Tony Klein's article "How did I get infected in the first place?"

Read some information here how to prevent Malware.

Is your pc running slow?
Read What to do if your Computer is running slowly

Happy safe surfing!


Please reply once more to this thread so we know we can archive this. If you have any questions left, feel free to ask now!
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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby allister_bernard » January 15th, 2009, 9:40 am

Hi Bjorn
Thanks for ALL the help.
My computer is all set and I have done what you have instructed. I had just removed AVG so that it would not interfere with Kaspersky.

Once again thanks for all the help.
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Re: explorer.exe malware

Unread postby Shaba » January 15th, 2009, 11:32 am

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