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hacktool rootkit remon virus

By callaway13
Sep 23, 2005
  1. Hi,
    Unfortunatly, i have encountered a problem with the hacktool rootkit virus
    I have read several posting on how to remove the virus but they seem to be particular to every case so if someone could tell me which files to remove from my report HJT, i would really appreciate it(with explanations please)
    thancks for your time
    sorry but my attatchment wont load so here it is
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 1:20:12 PM, on 23/09/2005
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\msmnart32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\taskcntr.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Network Host Service] msmnart32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Network Host Service] msmnart32.exe
    O23 - Service: TASKESV (TESV) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\taskcntr.exe

    These are the baddies
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Boot in Safe Mode, see how here.
    Switch System restore OFF, see how here.
    In Windows Explorer, turn on "show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.

    Next, open Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE.
    Click the Processes tab, select the process (if there) and click End Process for:
    msmnart32.exe
    taskcntr.exe

    Next, click Start/Run and type services.msc and click OK. Look for the service:
    msmnart32.exe
    taskcntr.exe
    Doubleclick it, click Stop if it's running, and change the Startup type to Disabled.

    Next, run a HJT scan and (if still there) place a tick-mark in the little square before:
    ...................................................................................................
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Network Host Service] msmnart32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Network Host Service] msmnart32.exe
    O23 - Service: TASKESV (TESV) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\taskcntr.exe
    ...................................................................................................
    Now click on the Fix Checked button in HJT. Exit HJT.

    When done, from between the above dotted lines, delete the highlighted bold files.
    When a \directory-name\ is bold, delete everything in it, including that directory itself.
    Delete all files and directories from: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp
    Repeat this for ALL [usernames].
    Rightclick IE on the desktop, select Properties, click on Delete Cookies, and Delete Files.
    Delete ALL files and directories from: C:\WINDOWS\Temp (except files dated from TODAY).
    XP only: Delete ALL files from C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch.
    Boot normal. When all OK, switch System Restore back on.
     
  3. callaway13

    callaway13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    reply

    hi
    thanks for the help. when i proceeded with the directions you gave me, i could not find the files msmnart32.exe taskcntr.exe in services.msc.
    do you know what i am doing wrong?
    also, i am not sure what ytou mean by

    When done, from between the above dotted lines, delete the highlighted bold
    files.
    When a \directory-name\ is bold, delete everything in it, including that
    directory itself.
    thanks again for your time
     
  4. callaway13

    callaway13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if the hjt report is needed again here it is
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    REMOVED
    i noticed that the last line is back even after i deleated it???
     
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

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