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Help:got explorer dot exe hiding-HJT and combofix files attached

By busterk
May 20, 2007
  1. seems I've got a virus that has changed my explorer dot exe file and is
    getting in/out from my computer.

    I went through most all the steps in the outline. But, I never could get
    the AVG anti-root kit to run.

    Hopefully I can at least attach the combofix and HJT files correctly,
    and get some help from you nice folks...

    I've gotta take a break, so it may be a little while before I get
    back to you, but I will!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Busterk
     
  2. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi busterk and welcome to techspot. =)

    You may wish to copy and paste these instructions on notepad for easier reference later.

    Boot into safe mode under your normal user name. See how HERE

    Next turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE

    Go to start > run and type services.msc. Press the enter key.
    Search for the following services. Double click to select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    Time Service
    Viewpoint Manager Service
    Windows API Manager


    Go to start > Control Panel > Add and Remove Programs.
    Remove anything related to the following:

    Viewpoint

    Open your task manager by pressing holding ctrl, alt and pressing del. Alternatively, use ctrl + shift + esc. Go to the processes tab, and end the following processes, if found:

    dior4f4xkwjtdoy.exe
    ViewpointService.exe
    ViewMgr.exe
    ntps.exe
    vwfldnxe.exe
    jgdqaaaa.exe


    After that, run HijackThis and fix the following entries, if found (do this by placing a tick in the check boxes beside these entries and clicking "Fix checked"):

    O2 - BHO: Explorer Helper - {696A82AF-3AD8-5A16-A1CA-32A59A63A863} - C:\WINDOWS\system\bremct32.dll
    O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.net - {F4430FE8-2638-42e5-B849-800749B94EED} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker.net\partypokernet.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.net - {F4430FE8-2638-42e5-B849-800749B94EED} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker.net\partypokernet.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Time Service (Time) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dior4f4xkwjtdoy.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
    O23 - Service: Windows API Manager (WINAPI) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntps.exe (file missing)
    Close HJT.


    Navigate in Windows Explorer and delete the following files and folders in bold.

    C:\WINDOWS\system\bremct32.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dior4f4xkwjtdoy.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntps.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\vwfldnxe.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\jgdqaaaa.exe
    C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Thereafter, please post fresh HJT, ComboFix and AVG Antispyware logs from normal mode as attachments into this thread.


    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)

    This thread is for the use of busterk only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  3. busterk

    busterk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry bout the delay in getting back.

    does seem that explorer bug isn't pinging out any more...thanks!

    here's my updated files
     
  4. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi,

    I noticed that your AVG log displays 'No Action Taken' for all the files detected.

    I suggest you run AVG again and quarantine the files. Pictorial instructions HERE.

    After that, do the following:

    Please follow these instructions carefully.

    1. Download The Avenger by Swandog46 from HERE. Save it to your Desktop and extract it.

    2. Download the attached avengerscript.txt (from my attachment) and save it to your desktop

    Note: the above code was created specifically for this user. If you are not this user, do NOT follow these directions as they could damage the workings of your system.

    3. Now, start The Avenger program by double clicking on its icon on your desktop.

    Under "Script file to execute" choose "Load script from file".
    Now click on the folder icon which will open a new window titled "open Script File"
    navigate to the file you have just downloaded, click on it and press open
    Now click on the Green Light to begin execution of the script
    Answer "Yes" twice when prompted.

    4. The Avenger will automatically do the following:

    It will Restart your computer. ( In cases where the code to execute contains "Drivers to Unload", The Avenger will actually restart your system twice.)
    On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
    After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avenger’s actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
    The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\backup.zip.

    5. Please attach the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply, as well as a fresh HJT, ComboFix and AVG antispyware log.


    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)

    This thread is for the use of busterk only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  5. busterk

    busterk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can't get the Avenger program to work.

    It keeps giving this error, when I try to run it:
    Error:selected file does not appear to be a valid script?
    Press OK to log error and continue or Cancel to abort.
    Error code:0

    I've tried re-downloading it 3 times, still same thing.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance,
    Busterk
     
  6. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi,

    I've checked the file, and it appears to be fine. I'm not quite sure why you can't run it, but I've uploaded a 2nd one here, please try once more.

    By the way, where did you extract the script and the program to? Just checking.


    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)

    This thread is for the use of busterk only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  7. busterk

    busterk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, I guess another problem was the "loose nut" behind the keyboard...me!

    Once I scanned the correct file, worked fine.

    Anyway, here's the requested log files.
     
  8. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi,

    Your logs look clean now.

    Delete all files in AVG Antispyware Quarantine folder.

    Turn off system restore (XP/ME only). Learn how to do that HERE.
    This will remove all the remaining nasties from your old restore points.

    After that turn system restore back on.
    This would have created a new safe and clean restore point for your system.

    Often times, an infection can occur again not due to the incompetence of programs, but because of user habits.
    May I recommend you to read this article.
    This can help to prevent future infections.

    Should you have any further problems, please post in this thread.


    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)

    This thread is for the use of busterk only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  9. busterk

    busterk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much.

    I'm on the way to protecting and maintaining more protection
    via hardware and updated software!

    Too bad these malware programmers couldn't use their capabilities
    for a more productive use, such as yourself...

    Thanks again,
    Busterk
     
  10. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    You're very much welcome. =)
    Glad to be of help.


    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)
     
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