Hidden iexplore.exe, 50% cpu usage, 8 steps done

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By aye0k
Aug 3, 2010
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  1. hi ive been having the iexplore.exe problem. at first it would appear visibly in the task manager but it disappeared one day but after using the gmer program, it appears that it is hidden. also the cpu usage is really high and is there a correlation between this virus that i have and the proxy settings for my internet browsers because after i got this virus i wasn't able to connect to the internet. i had to change my proxy settings from system proxy settings to auto connect proxy settings to connect to the internet.

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  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    You didn't really follow ALL steps, since I don't see any antivirus program running.
    Please, download and install ONE of these:
    - Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
    - Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html
    After installation, run full scan.

    ======================================================================

    Unless you installed Viewpoint Manager knowledgeably...
    Go Start>Control Panel>Add\Remove (Programs and Features in Vista), and...
    Uninstall any of the following programs associated with Viewpoint:
    * Viewpoint Manager
    * Viewpoint Media Player
    * Viewpoint Toolbar
    This program does not do anything bad such as deliver ads or spy on you, but it is considered foistware ("drive-by-install") as it is installed without your consent through programs like AOL, AIM, Compuserve, etc.

    =======================================================================

    Download MBRCheck to your desktop

    Double click MBRCheck.exe to run (Vista and Windows 7 users, right click and select Run as Administrator).
    It will show a black screen with some data on it.
    A report called MBRcheckxxxx.txt will be on your desktop
    Open this report and post its content in your next reply.
  3. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i installed avast and ran a full system scan. should i post this log as well?

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  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    Please download ComboFix from Here to your Desktop.

    **Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**
    1. Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.
    2. Close any open browsers.
    3. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
      • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
      • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
      NOTE1. If Combofix asks you to install Recovery Console, please allow it.
      NOTE 2. If Combofix asks you to update the program, always do so.
      • Close any open browsers.
      • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
      • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
      • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.
    4. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
    5. When finished, it will produce a report for you.
    6. Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt"
    **Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

    Make sure, you re-enable your security programs, when you're done with Combofix.

    DO NOT make any other changes to your computer (like installing programs, using other cleaning tools, etc.), until it's officially declared clean!!!
  5. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    im having trouble with the combofix program. i got up to the part where its scanning and i waited about an hour and nothing happened. it says that it usually takes 10 minutes or so but yeah its been over 1 hour.
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    Stop Combofix.

    Rerun MBRCheck.
    Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options and select option 2.
    When asked for physical disk number, enter 0 (zero).
    Next, enter 1 (Windows XP) for MBR code.
    Post resulting log.
  7. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    never mind i got it to work some how. heres the log

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  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    Excellent :)

    Is the computer doing any better?

    1. Please open Notepad
    • Click Start , then Run
    • Type notepad .exe in the Run Box.

    2. Now copy/paste the entire content of the codebox below into the Notepad window:

    Code:
    Folder::
    c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\olftdlsni
    c:\documents and settings\HaeminYoo\Local Settings\Application Data\pdsdnyumh
    c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint
    
    DDS::
    uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
    uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5577
    

    3. Save the above as CFScript.txt

    4. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs again, so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

    5. Then drag the CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe as depicted in the animation below. This will start ComboFix again.

    [​IMG]


    6. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), please post the following reports/logs into your next reply:
    • Combofix.txt
  9. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    the computer is doing alottttt better haha. tytyty :)
    heres the log

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  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    Cool :)

    Uninstall Combofix:
    Go Start > Run [Vista users, go Start>"Start search"]
    Type in:
    Combofix /Uninstall
    Note the space between the "Combofix" and the "/Uninstall"
    Click OK (Vista users - press Enter).
    Restart computer.

    ===================================================================

    Download OTL to your Desktop.

    * Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
    * Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:



    netsvcs
    drivers32 /all
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\*.wt
    %systemroot%\system32\*.ruy
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.com
    %systemroot%\Fonts\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.tmp
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    /md5start
    /md5stop
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %systemroot%\system32\user32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2_32.dll /md5
    %systemroot%\system32\ws2help.dll /md5
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs



    * Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
    • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows: OTL.txt and Extras.txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post them back here.
  11. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it says its too long to post =\ so ill attach it.

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  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    Update your Java version here: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

    Note 1: UNCHECK any pre-checked toolbar and/or software offered with the Java update. The pre-checked toolbars/software are not part of the Java update.

    Note 2: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications. If you don't want to run another extra service, go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click OK and restart your computer.

    Now, we need to remove old Java version and its remnants...

    Download JavaRa to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder
    • Run JavaRa.exe (Vista users! Right click on JavaRa.exe, click Run As Administrator), pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
    • Accept any prompts.

    ======================================================================

    Run OTL
    • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following

      Code:
      :OTL
      O16 - DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab (Reg Error: Value error.)
      @Alternate Data Stream - 139 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:05EE1EEF
      @Alternate Data Stream - 116 bytes -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:888AFB86
      
      
      
      :Services
      
      :Reg
      
      :Files
      
      :Commands
      [purity]
      [emptytemp]
      [emptyflash]
      [Reboot]
      
    • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
    • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
    • You will get a log that shows the results of the fix. Please post it.
    • Open OTL again and click the Quick Scan button. Post the log it produces in your next reply.
  13. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    okay this is the runfix log

    All processes killed
    ========== OTL ==========
    Starting removal of ActiveX control {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C}
    C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\erma.inf moved successfully.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C}\ deleted successfully.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C}\ deleted successfully.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C}\ not found.
    Registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C}\ not found.
    ADS C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:05EE1EEF deleted successfully.
    ADS C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP:888AFB86 deleted successfully.
    ========== SERVICES/DRIVERS ==========
    ========== REGISTRY ==========
    ========== FILES ==========
    ========== COMMANDS ==========

    [EMPTYTEMP]

    User: All Users

    User: Default User
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: HaeminYoo
    ->Temp folder emptied: 9256461 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 107928 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 2027 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 56129151 bytes
    ->Google Chrome cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 980 bytes

    User: LocalService
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 278662 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 900 bytes

    User: NetworkService
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 67 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 758 bytes

    %systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\dllcache .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    Windows Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 67 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 947094 bytes

    Total Files Cleaned = 64.00 mb


    [EMPTYFLASH]

    User: All Users

    User: Default User
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: HaeminYoo
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: LocalService
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    User: NetworkService
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes

    Total Flash Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb


    OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.9.1 log created on 08062010_011214

    Files\Folders moved on Reboot...
    File\Folder C:\WINDOWS\temp\_avast5_\Webshlock.txt not found!

    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    ...and...
  15. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    and the OTL log is too long so ill attach it.

    Attached Files:

    • OTL.Txt
      File size:
      69.9 KB
      Views:
      2
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    Good :)

    Last scans....

    1. Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.
    • Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
    • Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
    • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


    2. Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
    • Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
    • Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
    • TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.


    3. Go to Kaspersky website and perform an online antivirus scan.

    • Disable your active antivirus program.
    • Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
    • It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
    • When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
    • Make sure these boxes are checked (ticked). If they are not, please tick them and click on the Save button:
      • Spyware, Adware, Dialers, and other potentially dangerous programs
      • Archives
      • Mail databases
    • Click on My Computer under Scan.
    • Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
    • You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
    • Save this report to a convenient place. Change the Files of type to Text file (.txt) before clicking on the Save button. Then post it here.
  17. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    this is the checkup.txt

    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.5
    Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Out of date service pack!!
    Internet Explorer 6 Out of date!
    ``````````````````````````````
    Antivirus/Firewall Check:

    Windows Firewall Disabled!
    avast! Free Antivirus
    ```````````````````````````````
    Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    Java(TM) 6 Update 21
    Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64
    Adobe Reader 9.1.2
    Out of date Adobe Reader installed!
    Mozilla Firefox (3.6.6) Firefox Out of Date!
    ````````````````````````````````
    Process Check:
    objlist.exe by Laurent

    Alwil Software Avast5 AvastSvc.exe
    ALWILS~1 Avast5 avastUI.exe
    ````````````````````````````````
    DNS Vulnerability Check:

    GREAT! (Not vulnerable to DNS cache poisoning)

    ``````````End of Log````````````
  18. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    this is the online scan report

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7.0: scan report
    Friday, August 6, 2010
    Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
    Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 7.0.26.13
    Last database update: Friday, August 06, 2010 01:22:45
    Records in database: 4137388
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Scan settings:
    scan using the following database: extended
    Scan archives: yes
    Scan e-mail databases: yes

    Scan area - My Computer:
    C:\
    D:\

    Scan statistics:
    Objects scanned: 101443
    Threats found: 0
    Infected objects found: 0
    Suspicious objects found: 0
    Scan duration: 01:41:28

    No threats found. Scanned area is clean.

    Selected area has been scanned.
  19. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    Very good :)

    1. Now, when your computer is clean, it's time to install SP3.
    Finish all steps listed below, first.

    2. Please, update your Firefox.

    3. Update Adobe Reader

    You can download it from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
    After installing the latest Adobe Reader, uninstall all previous versions.
    Note. If you already have Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition installed or do not wish to have it installed UNcheck the box which says Also Download Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition.

    Alternatively, you can uninstall Adobe Reader (33.5 MB), download and install Foxit PDF Reader(3.5MB) from HERE.
    It's a much smaller file to download and uses a lot less resources than Adobe Reader.
    Note: When installing FoxitReader, make sure to UN-check any pre-checked toolbar, or other garbage.

    ======================================================================

    OTL Clean-Up
    Clean up with OTL:

    * Double-click OTL.exe to start the program.
    * Close all other programs apart from OTL as this step will require a reboot
    * On the OTL main screen, press the CLEANUP button
    * Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.

    If you still have any tools or logs leftover on your computer you can go ahead and delete those off of your computer now.

    =======================================================================

    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. We need to reset system restore to prevent your computer from being accidentally reinfected by using some old restore point(s). We'll create fresh, clean restore point.

    Turn off System Restore:

    - Windows XP:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the System Restore tab.
    4. Check "Turn off System Restore".
    5. Click Apply.
    6. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to do this.
    7. Click OK.
    - Windows Vista and 7:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
    4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
    5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
    6. Uncheck the box for any drive you wish to disable system restore on (in most cases, drive "C:")
    7. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click "Turn System Restore Off" on the popup window to do this.
    8. Click OK

    2. Restart computer.

    3. Turn System Restore on.

    4. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    5. If any Trojan was listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    6. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    7. Run defrag at your convenience.

    8. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
  20. aye0k

    aye0k Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    um something seems to have went wrong because after i updated windows, i rebooted and then i cannot connect to the internet anymore. i believe my network adapters got deleted or something. im not sure. i system restored it back to before i updated windows but it did not reverse the problem. this happened after i completed step 4. i am using a different computer to respond. i called my internet connection provider (Verizon) and they told me i would need a cd to install it back or the alternative they gave me was to take it to a computer fix up shop to get it installed. is there another way to solve this problem? help pleaseee :(
  21. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,171   +251

    1. Click Start>Run (Start>"Start search" in Vista).

    2. Type in (or copy and paste):

    cmd /c ping google.com>%temp%\$.$&notepad %temp%\$.$

    and press Enter.

    3. Notepad will open.

    4. Copy all text in Notepad ([Ctrl-A], then [Ctrl-C]), and then post it (paste = [Ctrl-V]) in your next reply.
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