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trying to recover from "windows Security Suite" malware

Unread postby thebaghwan » July 23rd, 2009, 9:56 pm

Folks, Thanks in advance for trying to help me out.
My wife ( to whom I stupidly gave admin rights to) accidentally installed the "windows security suite" malware on computer (running windows XP Home edition). I had Symantec Endpoint running, but it didn't catch the problem. I had Norton techs do a remote clean of the machine, but Its still not working right. The annoying "popups" stopped, but now I cannot install any Anti-Virus software (tried both Norton & McAfee) - both failed on install. I loaded Ad-Aware, but it will not run. I cannot bring up the terminal commad window (typing cmd in the Start>Run).
I did find an added entry in my host file - tried to edit it, but it would not let me - gave me a "permission denied" error, even after I took off the Read only toggle. I had to finally re-name and delete the host file using unlocker.

Attached is my HijackThis log file - I don't see anything out of the ordinary, but hopefully you guys can spot something. Hopefully I can fix this without having to reload the computer.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:39:05 PM, on 7/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivCard\acachsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivCard\acautoreg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivCard\ActivCard Gold\acevtsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Eraser\eraser.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivCard\ActivCard Gold\agquickp.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqnrs08.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
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: [acEventServ] "C:\Program Files\ActivCard\ActivCard Gold\acevtsrv.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UnlockerAssistant] "C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Eraser] C:\Program Files\Eraser\eraser.exe -hide
O4 - Global Startup: ActivCard Gold Smart Card Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\ActivCard\ActivCard Gold\agquickp.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
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: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {474F00F5-3853-492C-AC3A-476512BBC336} - http://picasaweb.google.com/s/v/44.10/uploader2.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{50D2E618-7BA4-4D13-8D62-4EE1F5FD0ED7}: NameServer =,
O23 - Service: ActivCard Authentication Service (ACachSrv) - ActivCard - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivCard\acachsrv.exe
O23 - Service: ActivCard Gold Autoregister (acautoreg) - ActivCard S.A. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivCard\acautoreg.exe
O23 - Service: ActivCard Gold service (Accoca) - ActivCard - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivCard\accoca.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: EvtEng - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: NICCONFIGSVC - Dell Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
O23 - Service: RegSrvc - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - CACE Technologies - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
O23 - Service: WLANKEEPER - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe

End of file - 5311 bytes
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Re: trying to recover from "windows Security Suite" malware

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Re: trying to recover from "windows Security Suite" malware

Unread postby Shaba » July 31st, 2009, 2:09 am

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