Abebot Spyware

By ryan_gt-s
Mar 30, 2008
  1. Can somebody please help me on removing this abebot spyware from my computer. ive tried about 5 different spyware programs and none of them are able to delete it. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Symantec Removal steps

    Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
    Update the virus definitions.
    Restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode.
    Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Backdoor.Abebot.
    Reverse the changes made to the registry.

    Click Start > Run.
    Type regedit

    Navigate to the key:


    In the right pane, delete the value:

    "[random service name]" = "[random file name].exe -services"

    Navigate to the key:


    In the right pane, delete the value:

    "[random service name]" = "[random file name].exe -services -drivers"

    Exit the Registry Editor.

    Restart the computer in Normal mode
  3. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    The first thing that I need you to do for me is to download and install HijackThis for me,

    Highjackthis Instructions
    • Make sure you have the LATEST version of HJT (currently v2.0.2) it can be downloaded from HERE
    • Run the HijackThis Installer and it will automatically place HJT in its own folder, usually C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis. Please don't change the directory as it is necessary to create backups.
    • After installing, the program launches automatically, select Scan now and save a log
    • After the scan is complete attach the log into your reply.
    Do not attempt to fix any item yet.
    Do not add anything to the ignore list.
    Don't use the AnalyseThis button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.

    Hijackthis will give me an idea as to what nasty things there are lurking about in your system and will help the both of us get rid of them.

    If you have any problems or questions then please post back.
  4. ryan_gt-s

    ryan_gt-s TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, Here is the log file that hjt has created:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 2:55:53 PM, on 30/03/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter\acs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
    C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\Stacsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\Intel(R) Quick Resume Technology\ELService.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ibenafih\wrsvupmr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
    C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe
    C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter\wirelesscm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: AVG Safe Search - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8FD66659-A7AF-4641-9999-C56607D3A0AB} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 - BHO: CBrowserHelperObject Object - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - c:\windows\system32\BAE.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlwaysReady Power Message APP] ARPWRMSG.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [readericon] C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] %WINDIR%\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IAAnotif] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] sttray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelAudioStudio] "C:\Program Files\Intel Audio Studio\IntelAudioStudio.exe" BOOT
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NI.UGDC_0002_N108M1007] "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.RYAN\Desktop\installer_en.exe" -nag
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ares] "C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe" -h
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [wxklcend] C:\WINDOWS\system32\epibutwv.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ygwjlzpb] C:\WINDOWS\system32\oxaxuhqd.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [rvkzjuul] C:\WINDOWS\system32\tolmlwfk.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [QtTewmTSrs] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ibenafih\wrsvupmr.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Global Startup: BigFix.lnk = C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Wireless Connection Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter\wirelesscm.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.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
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
    O23 - Service: Atheros Configuration Service (ACS) - Atheros - C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter\acs.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: IntelĀ® Quick Resume Technology Drivers (ELService) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\Intel(R) Quick Resume Technology\ELService.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMon) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
    O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
    O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
    O23 - Service: SigmaTel Audio Service (STacSV) - SigmaTel, Inc. - C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\Stacsv.exe

    End of file - 8952 bytes
  5. ryan_gt-s

    ryan_gt-s TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What would the recommended program be to use to scan, becuase right now i have spybot S&D, Malwarebytes anti-malware, and avg anti-spyware.
  6. andrewqp

    andrewqp TS Rookie


    I need some help to remove abebot please. I will attache HJT log below. I will appreciate if anybody can help me to solve this problem. Thank you. Andrew
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    The Symantec response was to follow their steps manually, and then use any updated Antivirus after that.
    Anyway that's what I'd do
  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Hi ryan_gt-s,

    Download and Install SDFix
    • Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.
    • Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
      (Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

    Run SDFix
    • Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
    • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
    • It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
    • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
    • When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
    • Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
    • Attach Report.txt back here

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
    • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
    • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to
      • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
      • and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • then click Finish.
    • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
    • Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
    • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
    • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
    • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. please copy and paste the log into your next reply
      • If you accidently close it, the log file is saved here and will be named like this:
      • C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt

    Your next reply should include:
    1)MBAM log
    3)Fresh Hijackthis log scanned after the above instructions
  9. ryan_gt-s

    ryan_gt-s TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, i have attached the MBAM log, Report.txt and the most recent hijackthis log to this reply.
  10. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Getting better...

    MyContentAssistant may be removed by using the Add/Remove Applet in the Windows Control Panel. MyContentAssistant is the same program as ErrorSafe. It's a program that will scan your computer telling you have errors, then tell you to buy it in order to fix the fake errors that are generated. So uninstall this first.

    Download and Run ATF Cleaner
    Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune to your desktop.

    Double-click ATF Cleaner.exe to open it.

    Under Main choose:
    Windows Temp
    Current User Temp
    All Users Temp
    Temporary Internet Files
    Java Cache

    *The other boxes are optional*
    Then click the Empty Selected button.

    Firefox or Opera:
    Click Firefox or Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    Run Smitfraudfix
    • Download Smitfraudfix by S!ri from HERE
    • Reboot your computer in Safe Mode (before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually)
    • Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
    • Select 2 and hit Enter to delete infected files.
    • You will be prompted: Do you want to clean the registry ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.
    • The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found): Replace infected file ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to restore a clean file.
    • A reboot may be needed to finish the cleaning process. The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

    Navigate to C:\Windows\Temp
    Click Edit, click Select All, press the DELETE key, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to send all the items to the Recycle Bin.

    Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\(EVERY LISTED USER)\Local Settings\Temp
    Click Edit, click Select All, press the DELETE key, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to send all the items to the Recycle Bin.

    Clean out your Temporary Internet files. Proceed like this:

    For Internet Explorer 7

    * Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
    * On the General tab, click Delete... under Browsing History.
    * Next to Temporary Internet Files, click Delete files, and then click OK.
    * Next to Cookies, click Delete cookies, and then click OK.
    * Next to History, click Delete history, and then click OK.
    * Click the Close button.
    * Click OK.

    For Mozilla 1.x and Up

    * Click Edit from the Mozilla menubar.
    * Click Preferences... from the Edit menu.
    * Expand the Advanced menu by clicking the plus sign.
    * Click Cache.
    * Click the Clear Cache button.

    For Opera

    * Click File from the Opera menubar.
    * Click Preferences... from the File menu.
    * Click the History and Cache menu.
    * Click the two Clear buttons next to Typed in addresses and Visited addresses (history) and click the Empty now button to clear the Disk cache.
    * Click Ok to close the Preferences menu.

    Next Click Start, click Control Panel and then double-click Display. Click on the Desktop tab, then click the Customize Desktop button. Click on the Web tab. Under Web Pages you should see a checked entry called Security info or something similar. If it is there, select that entry and click the Delete button. Click Ok then Apply and Ok.

    Empty the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin icon on your Desktop, and then clicking Empty Recycle Bin.

    Afterwards attach rapport.txt

    Reboot into normal mode
    • Download Combofix to your desktop.
    • Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
    • A window will open with a warning.
    • Type "1" (and Enter) to start the fix.
    • When the scan completes it will open a text window. Please attach that log back here together with a fresh HJT log.
    Caution - do not touch your mouse/keyboard until the scan has completed. The scan will temporarily disable your desktop, and if interrupted may leave your desktop disabled. If this occurs, please reboot to restore the desktop. Combofix is a very powerful tool so please do NOT do anything without instruction

    Combofix will automatically save the log file to C:\combofix.txt

    Run a new scan with Hijackthis and attach the log
  11. ryan_gt-s

    ryan_gt-s TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, here are the next 3 logs that you asked me to get for you.
  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    How is the computer running ryan_gt-s?

    Remove bad HijackThis entries
    • Run HijackThis
    • Click on the System Scan Only button
    • Put a check beside all of the items listed below (if present):

      R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {D3DEE18F-DB64-4BEB-9FF1-E1F0A5033E4A} - (no file)
      O2 - BHO: AVG Safe Search - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll (file missing)
      O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - (no file)
      O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - (no file)
    • Close all open windows and browsers/email, etc...
    • Click on the "Fix Checked" button
    • When completed, close the application.

    And for a 2nd opinion
    :Run Kaspersky Online AV Scanner:

    Order to use it you have to use Internet Explorer.
    Go to Kaspersky and click the Accept button at the end of the page.

    Note for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble with the accept button of the licence, click on the Zoom tool located at the right bottom of the IE window and set the zoom to 75 %. Once the license accepted, reset to 100%.
    • Read the Requirements and limitations before you click Accept.
    • Allow the ActiveX download if necessary.
    • Once the database has downloaded, click Next.
    • Click Scan Settings and change the "Scan using the following antivirus database" from standard to extended and then click OK.
    • Click on "My Computer"
    • When the scan has completed, click Save Report As...
    • Enter a name for the file in the Filename: text box and then click the down arrow to the right of Save as type: and select text file (*.txt)
    • Click Save - by default the file will be saved to your Desktop, but you can change this if you wish.
    Attach the report into your next reply
  13. ryan_gt-s

    ryan_gt-s TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It seems to be running pretty good, no silly pop ups anymore. Thank you very much for your help.
  14. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Post the Kaspersky and we'll see about the final clean up then.
  15. ryan_gt-s

    ryan_gt-s TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't really use internet explorer though, i use firefox about 95% of the time.
  16. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Firefox is by far a much better browser, but this is one of those 5% where you should use Internet Explorer

    It will give us a good 2nd opinion and show if we missed something.

    If it is clean we can secure the work you have done, to prevent it from coming back
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