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SpyAxe infection

Unread postby carrie » December 27th, 2005, 9:48 pm

Hello,

My husband's computer was infected with SpyAxe. I am not 100% sure of what actions he took before he told me about it.

I have tried the fix from smitRem, but even after it runs the uninstall program, the "Your computer is infected!" baloon continues to popup.

I ran spybot at one point & it found 9 infected files, from 3 programs including spyaxe. It "fixed" them, but the popup balloon continued.

I've run smitRem in & out of safe-mode. When running normally, the Ewido popped up and found SpyAxe when the uninstaller came up, I told it to take no action & let smitRem run. But when it finished, the popup balloon started again & Ewido caught it. This time I let it quarantine, but it did not help.

Also, it seems the computer has changed themes from XP to "Classic Win2k" - I'm thinking the blue bg screen is from smitRem as it says it will, but i'm not sure about the classic view change.

I have installed hijackthis, so here is the log :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:57:33 PM, on 12/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
G:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
G:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
G:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
G:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
G:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
G:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\GAMECO~1\common\swtrayv4.exe
G:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
G:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
G:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
G:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
G:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
G:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoguard.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
G:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
G:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
G:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
G:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\securitysuite.exe
G:\Documents and Settings\Cartman\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] G:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SideWinderTrayV4] G:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\GAMECO~1\common\swtrayv4.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "G:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] G:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] G:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] G:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] G:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE G:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE G:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyAxe] G:\Program Files\SpyAxe\spyaxe.exe /h
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = G:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - G:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - G:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra button: ComcastHSI - {669B269B-0D4E-41FB-A3D8-FD67CA94F646} - http://www.comcast.net/ (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Support - {8828075D-D097-4055-AA02-2DBFA9D85E8A} - http://www.comcastsupport.com/ (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Help - {97809617-3937-4F84-B335-9BB05EF1A8D4} - http://online.comcast.net/help/ (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - G:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - G:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} - http://207.188.7.150/220b5e354957ad2f3e ... xIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupda ... 0433903953
O16 - DPF: {68BCE50A-DC9B-4519-A118-6FDA19DB450D} (Info Class) - http://www.blizzard.com/register/wowbeta/si.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004 ... scan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan ... asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {B942A249-D1E7-4C11-98AE-FCB76B08747F} (RealArcadeRdxIE Class) - http://games-dl.real.com/gameconsole/Bu ... eRdxIE.cab
O16 - DPF: {D8089245-3211-40F6-819B-9E5E92CD61A2} (FlashXControl Object) - https://register3.valueactive.com/mpp_3 ... lashAX.cab
O16 - DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} (HeartbeatCtl Class) - http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - G:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - G:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - G:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - G:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - G:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - G:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - G:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - G:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - G:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe


I'm really at a loss here, I've tried everything I could find about this, but the balloon will not stop making that noise & coming up. Even if I do not close it.

Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give.


Edited by Kimberly - remove code brackets (log is more readable like that)
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Unread postby Linkmaster » December 28th, 2005, 2:38 am

Hi carrie, Welcome to MalWare Removal !!
Sorry for the delay in reviewing your post

I am working on your log. As soon as a MR Staff Member reviews my fix, I will post it for you.
Thank you for being patient 8)
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Unread postby Linkmaster » December 28th, 2005, 12:26 pm

You may wish to print out a copy of these instructions to follow while you complete this procedure

I need you to download some programs to aide in our fix :Do Not Run Them Yet (you already have some of these put I am including them just in case)

Download smitRem.exe© by noahdfear and save the file to your desktop.
Double- click it to extract it to it's own folder on the desktop.

Download and Install Ad-aware SE© by Lavasoft
NOTE: If you have a previous version of Ad-Aware installed, during the installation of the new version (1.06) you will be prompted to uninstall or keep the older version - be sure to uninstall the previous version.
Close ALL windows except Ad-Aware SE.

Click on the world icon at the top right of the Ad-Aware SE window and let AdAware SE update the reference list for the adware and malware.
Close Adaware SE

Place a shortcut to Panda ActiveScan on your desktop

Download and Install Ewido Anti-Malware© by Ewido Networks
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck :

"Install background guard"
"Install scan via context menu"


Launch Ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop double-click it.
The program will now go to the main screen
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.
On the left hand side of the main screen click update
Then click on Start Update
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.
Ewido Manual Updates
Close Ewido Anti-Malware

Reboot to Safe mode
Restart your computer and immediately begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
If done right a Windows Advanced Options menu will appear.
Select the Safe Mode option and press Enter.

Please go offline, close all browsers and any open Windows, making sure that only HijackThis is open. Scan and when it finishes, put a check mark in the boxes, only next to these following items : (if present)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyAxe] G:\Program Files\SpyAxe\spyaxe.exe /h


Click Fix Checked

Run smitRem.exe
Open the smitRem folder, then double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool. Follow the prompts on screen.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.
The tool will create a log named smitfiles.txt in the root of your drive, (usually Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed)

Run Ad-AwareSE
Click on the Gear icon (second from the left at the top of the window) to access the preferences/settings window:

General Button :
Safety & Settings: Check (Green) all three.

Tweak Button :
Cleaning Engine : UNcheck "Always try to unload modules before deletion"

Click Proceed

Click "Scan Now" at left

Deselect : "Search for negligible risk entries" as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat.

Select "Search for low-risk threats"

Select "Perform full system scan"

Click Next

If Ad-Aware SE finds bad entries, you will receive a list of what it found in the window

Click on Next and check all the boxes in the window

Click Next and OK to remove

Close AdawareSE

Run Ewido Anti-Malware
Click on scanner
Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
NOTE:During some scans with ewido it is finding cases of false positives.
**See Below**

**(Ewido for example has been flagging parts of AVG Anti-Virus, pcAnywhere and the game "Risk")

You will need to step through the process of cleaning files one-by-one.
If Ewido detects a file you KNOW to be legitimate, select none as the action.
DO NOT select "Perform action on all infections"
If you are unsure of any entry found select none for now.
Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report
Click Save report.
Save the report .txt file to your desktop.
Now close Ewido Anti-Malware

Next go to Control Panel, Display, Desktop, Customize Desktop, Web, Uncheck Security Info (if present)

Reboot into Normal Mode

Run Panda's ActiveScan and perform a full system scan.
Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button
A new window will open...click the big Check Now button
Enter your Country
Enter your State/Province
Enter your e-mail address and click send
Select either Home User or Company
Click the big Scan Now button
If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it
It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It will take a couple minutes)
Click on Local Disks to start the scan
Save the results

Reboot , run HijackThis and post a fresh HijackThis log, Ewido log,smitfiles.txt file and the Panda Active Scan results here
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Unread postby NonSuch » January 9th, 2006, 3:43 am

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