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Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby mbeck00 » February 8th, 2010, 4:30 pm

Hi,

I know that my system has been infected with vse432 and ls888 as they are listed in my msconfig startup tab. i have disabled them from startup, but now i need to remove them as well. I run spybot regularly. Also, if any advice can be given on how to remove pnkbstr and roxio services i would appreciate it. Thanks in advance for the help.

HJT log file (also attached):

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:20:09 PM, on 02/08/10
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&cli ... bd=5061010
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gmail.google.com/
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://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: ContributeBHO Class - {074C1DC5-9320-4A9A-947D-C042949C6216} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\/Adobe Contribute CS3/contributeieplugin.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\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.5.4723.1820\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Contribute Toolbar - {517BDDE4-E3A7-4570-B21E-2B52B6139FC7} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\/Adobe Contribute CS3/contributeieplugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTSysVol] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Updater] C:\WINDOWS\system32\updater\explorer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SetDefaultMIDI] MIDIDef.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_96D6FF0C6D236BF8.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\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: Bodog Poker - {F47C1DB5-ED21-4dc1-853E-D1495792D4C5} - C:\Program Files\Bodog Poker\BPGame.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll
O16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/Fac ... oader5.cab
O16 - DPF: {1239CC52-59EF-4DFA-8C61-90FFA846DF7E} (Musicnotes Viewer) - http://www.musicnotes.com/download/mnviewer.cab
O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/house ... hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} (Snapfish Activia) - http://photo.walgreens.com/WalgreensActivia.cab
O16 - DPF: {49232000-16E4-426C-A231-62846947304B} - http://ipgweb.cce.hp.com/rdqna/downloads/sysinfo.cab
O16 - DPF: {493ACF15-5CD9-4474-82A6-91670C3DD66E} (LinkedIn ContactFinderControl) - http://www.linkedin.com/cab/LinkedInCon ... ontrol.cab
O16 - DPF: {4DCCD2FC-132F-45EC-BFDA-72235B85047C} (AICPAAuthLit.AuthLitItem) - http://www.cpa-exam.org/AICPATutorial/i ... mItems.cab
O16 - DPF: {5C6698D9-7BE4-4122-8EC5-291D84DBD4A0} (Facebook Photo Uploader 4 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/Fac ... oader3.cab
O16 - DPF: {5EDB10D9-7E95-4833-A218-62F375DAFCF1} (Aventail Installer ) - https://wirelesslogon.depaul.edu/postauthI/epi.cab
O16 - DPF: {5F8469B4-B055-49DD-83F7-62B522420ECC} (Facebook Photo Uploader Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/Fac ... loader.cab
O16 - DPF: {6C269571-C6D7-4818-BCA4-32A035E8C884} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://ccfiles.creative.com/Web/softwar ... TSUEng.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E5E167B-1566-4316-B27F-0DDAB3484CF7} (Image Uploader Control) - http://vkontakte.ru/uploader/ImageUploader4.cab
O16 - DPF: {909A35CA-61DC-4437-887E-30ED6D89F6C8} (AICPAUI.ucHyperlink) - http://www.cpa-exam.org/AICPATutorial/i ... eneral.cab
O16 - DPF: {AB86CE53-AC9F-449F-9399-D8ABCA09EC09} (Get_ActiveX Control) - https://h17000.www1.hp.com/ewfrf-JAVA/S ... anager.ocx
O16 - DPF: {CE8267C2-D41A-4A50-A69D-F32B5C289F14} (FileOpenInstaller) - http://plugin.fileopen.com/current/FileOpen.CAB
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/s ... wflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {D4C9E474-9A6C-4FBF-B13A-4BE2BDD34FD5} (AICPA treeView control) - http://www.cpa-exam.org/AICPATutorial/i ... ewerIL.cab
O16 - DPF: {FFB3A759-98B1-446F-BDA9-909C6EB18CC7} (PCPitstop Exam) - http://utilities.pcpitstop.com/optimize2/pcpitstop2.dll
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe Version Cue CS3 - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS3\Server\bin\VersionCueCS3.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Windows Network Data Management System Service (BNDMSS) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\bndmss.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Labs Licensing Service - Creative Labs - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
O23 - Service: FileZilla Server FTP server (FileZilla Server) - Unknown owner - C:\Server\Xampp\xampp\xampp\FileZillaFTP\FileZillaServer.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: hpdj - Unknown owner - C:\DOCUME~1\MICHAE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\hpdj.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: lmab_device - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LMabcoms.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrB - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio UPnP Renderer 9 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 9\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Roxio Upnp Server 9 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 9\RoxioUpnpService9.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: LiveShare P2P Server 9 (RoxLiveShare9) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 (RoxWatch9) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE

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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby shinybeast » February 12th, 2010, 2:27 pm

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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby mbeck00 » February 12th, 2010, 5:39 pm

HJT Program List:

Add or Remove Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium
Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1.2 Security Update 1 (KB403742)
Adobe Anchor Service CS3
Adobe Asset Services CS3
Adobe Bridge CS3
Adobe Bridge Start Meeting
Adobe BridgeTalk Plugin CS3
Adobe Camera Raw 4.0
Adobe CMaps
Adobe Color - Photoshop Specific
Adobe Color Common Settings
Adobe Color Common Settings
Adobe Color EU Extra Settings
Adobe Color JA Extra Settings
Adobe Color NA Recommended Settings
Adobe Contribute CS3
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium
Adobe Default Language CS3
Adobe Device Central CS3
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2
Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2
Adobe Extension Manager CS3
Adobe Fireworks CS3
Adobe Flash CS3
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Flash Video Encoder
Adobe Fonts All
Adobe Help Viewer CS3
Adobe Illustrator CS3
Adobe Linguistics CS3
Adobe MotionPicture Color Files
Adobe PDF Library Files
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Reader 8.1.2
Adobe Setup
Adobe Setup
Adobe Setup
Adobe Shockwave Player
Adobe Stock Photos CS3
Adobe SVG Viewer 3.0
Adobe Type Support
Adobe Update Manager CS3
Adobe Version Cue CS3 Client
Adobe Version Cue CS3 Server {ko_KR}
Adobe WAS CS3
Adobe WinSoft Linguistics Plugin
Adobe XMP Panels CS3
AHV content for Acrobat and Flash
AOLIcon
ATI Catalyst Control Center
ATI Display Driver
Broadcom Management Programs
Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem
Core FTP LE 2.1
Creative Audio Pack
Creative MediaSource 5
Critical Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB959772)
Dell Support 3.2
Dell Wireless WLAN Card
Documentation & Support Launcher
ELIcon
FileOpen Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat® and Adobe Reader®
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Update Helper
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB835221
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix 2050 for SQL Server 2000 ENU (KB948110)
Hotfix 2055 for SQL Server 2000 ENU (KB960082)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
Hotfix for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB947864)
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 10 (KB903157)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB961118)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB970653-v3)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB976098-v2)
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
Lexmark Software Uninstall
MCU
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Hotfix (KB953295)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB953297)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Groove Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition Installer
Microsoft Plus! Photo Story 2 LE
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Modem Helper
Mozilla Firefox (3.5.7)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
MSXML 6.0 Parser (KB933579)
msxml4
MultiMon TaskBar 2.1
NetWaiting
PDF Settings
PowerDVD 5.7
QuickTime
Roxio Media Manager
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB969559)
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB973704)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB973593)
Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB957789)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB969693)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (972581)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB969613)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB974234)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB969604)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB928090)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB929969)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB931768)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB933566)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB937143)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB938127)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB939653)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB942615)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB944533)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB950759)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB953838)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB956390)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB958215)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB960714)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB961260)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB963027)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB969897)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB969897)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB971961)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB972260)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB974455)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB976325)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB978207)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB954155)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB968816)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB973540)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 (KB917734)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB954154)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464-v2)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
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 (KB952004)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
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 (KB956391)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956744)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956841)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB956844)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957095)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB957097)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958687)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958690)
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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby shinybeast » February 15th, 2010, 2:48 pm

Hello mbeck00,

Apologies for the delay.

One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and Download and Execute files

I stongly suggest you disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the Trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of backdoor trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can attempt to clean this machine but I cannot guarantee that it will be secure afterwards.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Please let us know what you have decided to do in your next post
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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby mbeck00 » February 15th, 2010, 3:02 pm

Thanks for the update. Before I decide, is there anyway to know whether my information has been compromised as it seems the trojans have been on my system for a while and I have accessed password protected information many times? Also, if there is any possibility of corrupting the data on my computer during the removal process than I need to know that as it will affect my decision. Lastly, If I choose to re-install my OS, how do I guarantee that the trojans have been completely cleared of my system?

Thanks for the help so far.

Edit: Also, if I choose to reformat and reinstall my OS, how do I make sure that the files I backup are not holding the trojans? Sorry if the question is not worded properly, but I think you should get the gist of what I mean.
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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby shinybeast » February 15th, 2010, 7:11 pm

Hello mbeck00,

Before I decide, is there anyway to know whether my information has been compromised as it seems the trojans have been on my system for a while and I have accessed password protected information many times?


There is no way I can tell from here. If I were you, I would get to a known clean computer and change the passwords for anything you do online. Afterward, do not access those sites on your infected computer until it is clean or you have re-installed Windows.


Also, if there is any possibility of corrupting the data on my computer during the removal process than I need to know that as it will affect my decision.


There is always some risk of this happening during a malware removal process.

Lastly, If I choose to re-install my OS, how do I guarantee that the trojans have been completely cleared of my system?


Formatting the drive before re-installing Windows will leave you with a clean system. Note that restoring a program from an infected installer may re-introduce the trojan.

Thanks for the help so far.


You're welcome. :)

Also, if I choose to reformat and reinstall my OS, how do I make sure that the files I backup are not holding the trojans?


Only backup data (pictures, documents, music files, bookmarks/favorites, etc.) and scan the data before restoring it.
Do not back up programs or installers for programs. Restore the program from an official install disc or download the installer from a known good source after re-installing Windows.

Hopefully that clears things up a bit. If you want to re-install, let me know and I will give you some recommendations for what to do afterward to secure the computer. If you want to clean, we can do that too. Personally, I would go the reformat/reinstall route.
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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby mbeck00 » February 15th, 2010, 7:25 pm

Ok, looks like I dont have too many choices. Can you please provide me with your recommendations for formatting, reinstalling and securing my pc after I reinstall. Thanks.
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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby shinybeast » February 16th, 2010, 1:47 pm

Hi mbeck00,

I think it is a wise decision to start clean. Here are some suggestions.


Before you reinstall Windows:

Make sure you understand and check the viability of the method you possess to install Windows.

  • Major manufacturer computers (Dell, HP, etc.) often have recovery partitions on the hard drive that contain a factory image of the hard drive that can be used to recreate Windows. Check the manufacturer's website to learn how to access and restore the image.
  • Major manufacturers also may include recovery media (CDs or DVDs) that contain Windows, drivers, and software to restore the computer to it's original state. Again, visit the manufacturer's website to learn how to use the recovery media to restore the computer.
  • If you do not have a major manufacturer computer, you should have a genuine Windows CD or DVD. On a known clean computer, download all drivers necessary before you start. You may also have discs that came with your particular hardware that contain the necessary drivers. Store downloaded files on clean removable media (CD, flash drive or external hard drive).
  • A tutorial on re-formatting and re-installing Windows can be found at http://forums.whatthetech.com/How_Reformat_Reinstall_your_Operating_System_t91962.html
In all cases:
  • Make sure you have the Windows key so that, if necessary, you can validate Windows after re-installation.
  • Locate and back up keys for any other software you have that requires them.
  • Only backup data (pictures, documents, music files, bookmarks/favorites, etc.).
  • Do not back up programs or installers for programs. Restore the program from an official install disc or download the installer from a known good source after re-installing Windows.
  • On a known clean computer, download the installer for the anti-virus of your choice or have the disc available for your purchased security software. Having an up to date and functioning anti-virus is the most important preventative measure you can take to avoid malware infections. Also, running more than one anti-virus is of no benefit and can actually reduce the security of your computer.
  • Some free anti-virus recommendations:
  • After Windows is reinstalled and an anti-virus is installed, UPDATE Windows before doing anything else (see below).


If you have questions about or issues with formatting or installing Windows, these forums will be of assistance. Registration is free and so is the help.

BleepingComputer.com
What The Tech
Techguy.org
The Elder Geek on Windows


Implementing the following suggestions will greatly reduce your chances of malware problems in the future.


Update Windows

It is important to keep Windows and Microsoft programs updated to close vulnerabilities as they are discovered.

I suggest that you occasionally visit Microsoft Update and install all important updates. Please visit Microsoft Update as soon as possible as described below.

Close all windows and temporarily disable your anti-virus (usually through a tray icon)

Use Internet Explorer to visit this site: http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-US

Once the page loads follow instructions to install all critical updates. You may need to repeat this process until fully updated.


Keep installed programs up to date

Anti-virus
Most important is keeping your anti-virus software up to date. An out of date anti-virus is not much better than no anti-virus. If your anti-virus is not set to update automatically (preferred), it is imperative that you occasionally update it manually. You usually can accomplish this through a tray icon.

Update Other Vulnerable Software
Malware writers are increasingly targeting vulnerabilities in commonly used applications. There are several online sites which will scan your computer for outdated software. I've listed two below. I recommend occasionally visiting and scanning your computer to detect vulnerable software that should be updated.
Secunia Online Software Inspector
F-Secure Health Check

Mozilla Firefox Plug-in Check
If using Firefox, Click here to visit Mozilla, check your plug-ins and update them as necessary.


Best Practices for Email and Downloaded Files.

  • Do not read emails from unknown sources.
  • Make it a habit to never open email attachments from anyone, including people you know, unless you absolutely have to. If you need to open an attachment, scan it with your anti-virus before you open it.
  • Do not use Peer to Peer software to "share" media and software. You will get more than you expected and the "bonus" will not be something you want and will bring you back seeking help.
  • Do not use keygens or hacked software. First, it is stealing. Second, it is almost always infected with something. If you cannot afford to buy something, there is likely a free alternative that will be a good substitute. Search around and seek out advice from a trusted forum. Most will be glad to tell you of their favorite free program that performs the job you want done.


Firewall

It appears that you are not running a third party firewall. A firewall helps to prevent malware "phoning" home with your personal information or to get further instructions. Windows firewall does not provide this security.

A good introduction to Firewalls can be found at BleepingComputer: Understanding and Using Firewalls

One of the recommended firewalls listed below would be a good choice:


The important thing to keep in mind is that you want only ONE anti-virus running and ONE firewall running at a time.


Additional Protection Programs

The programs listed below are excellent for improving your computer's security.

WinPatrol by Bill Pytlovany - "WinPatrol is a multi-purpose utility designed to increase performance and protect against unwanted changes." Information on it's many features can be found here

MVPS Hosts file - A replacement HOSTS file that redirects known malicious and ad serving sites to the localhost, thus preventing connection to them.
Note: MVPS Hosts file can sometimes slow down the computer so read the information on the site to mitigate this effect.

I encourage you to check out Tony Klein's article "How did I get infected in the first place?"
and miekiemoes' article "How to prevent Malware:"

If you have any questions about these suggestions, I would be happy to answer them.

Regards,
shinybeast

I'd be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can be closed.
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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby mbeck00 » February 16th, 2010, 2:09 pm

Thanks for the info. I'll let you know how everything goes. Best of luck with your training.
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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby shinybeast » February 16th, 2010, 2:41 pm

Thank you and best of luck!
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Re: Infected with vse432 and ls888, need help removing.

Unread postby NonSuch » February 19th, 2010, 8:37 pm

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