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Malware/adware:trojan downloader.xs/abebot/mal vundo 4

By GaryRapidCity
May 4, 2008
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  1. my pc has been infected. hoping someone can help me out with this problem., please. Running vista home premium. Started out with Trojandownloader.xs and abebot. started getting adware for anti virus and today Mal Vundo 4. also my windows\system32\fccbcyyY.dll ca no longer find this modual on startup. Please, Please help.

    My computer was attacked with Trojandownloader.xs and abebot and later Mal undo 4
    Also adware for anti virus keeps poping up. When starting up I get error message c:\windows\system32\fccbcyyY.dll modual can't be found. Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    I will be back to my computer shortly and will post up some instructions

    In the mean time go ahead and put together a Hijackthis log for me

    * Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
    • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
    • Doubleclick on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
    • Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    • Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    • At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    • Attach the log into the forums using the paperclip icon above your reply
    • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
  3. GaryRapidCity

    GaryRapidCity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can't attach the HJT because error message says I need 5 post or greater.

    working on attachment

    Hope I did this correctly
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    First go to Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features

    uninstall anything similar to MyWebSearch

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

    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

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

    Afterwards also run me a fresh hijackthis log
  5. GaryRapidCity

    GaryRapidCity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Blind Dragon, Attached are the logs for Malware & HJT

    Both Malwarebytes and HJT logs are attached. Thanks angain for helping.
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    No problem. That looks much better.

    *********************************************************************************************************************************
    You may want to either print this section OR copy and paste it into Notepad and save it to your desktop so that you may have it while in safe mode.

    Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Retail&SubCH=nofound&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=DTP&M=GT5622
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Retail&SubCH=nofound&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=DTP&M=GT5622
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gateway.com/g/sidepanel.html?Ch=Retail&SubCH=nofound&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=DTP&M=GT5622
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - MRI_DISABLED - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {C3169036-557E-45E1-840F-C845DC406C55} - (no file)
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WeatherDPA] "C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\10.0.412.0\Weather.exe" -auto
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WeatherBugAlert] "C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug Alert\WeatherBugAlert.exe" /st
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-2733014286-607279091-1391130181-1000\..\Run: [WeatherDPA] "C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\10.0.412.0\Weather.exe" -auto (User '?')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-2733014286-607279091-1391130181-1000\..\Run: [WeatherBugAlert] "C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug Alert\WeatherBugAlert.exe" /st (User '?')
    O16 - DPF: {BB383206-6DA1-4E80-B62A-3DF950FCC697} (Create & Print ActiveX Plug-in) - http://ak.imgag.com/imgag/cp/install/AxCtp2.cab

    Now close all windows other than HiJackThis, then click Fix Checked. Close HiJackThis. Reboot into safe mode.

    Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

    Please go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following (if present):

    Hotbar
    WeatherBug Alert


    Please note any other programs that you don't recognize in that list in your next response.

    Using Windows Explorer (to get there right-click your Start button and go to "Explore"), please delete these folders (if present):

    C:\Program Files\AWS
    C:\Program Files\Hotbar


    After that, Reboot, and post a new HijackThis log here in a reply
    *************************************************************************************************************************************************************
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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
    Cookies
    Temporary Internet Files
    Prefetch
    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 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
  7. GaryRapidCity

    GaryRapidCity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Blind Dragon, Attached are HJT & Kaspersky logs

    Waiting for the next instructions.Thank you so much for helping.
  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    No problem, looks much better now. How is your computer running?

    Everything is in your Trend Micro Quarantine. Go ahead and delete everything there

    The only bad file shown in the scan looks like a left over from what we removed:
    C:\Program Files\Uninstall Fun Web Products.dll

    Check add/remove programs and see if Fun Web is listed on there, if it is uninstall again. If not listed, then just manually delete that file.



    Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
    1. Set correct settings for files
      • Click Start > My Computer > Tools menu (at top of page) > Folder Options > View tab.
      • Under "Hidden files and folders" if necessary select Do not show hidden files and folders.
      • If unchecked please check Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
      • If necessary check "Display content of system folders"
      • If necessary Uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
      • Click OK

      clear system restore points

      • This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
        • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
        • Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
        • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
        • Select the More options tab
        • Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
        This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

    2. Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
      1. From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
      2. Click once on the Security tab
      3. Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
      4. Click once on the Custom Level button.
        • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
        • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
        • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
        • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
        • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
        • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
        • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
        • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
      5. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
    3. Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

      See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

      Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

    4. Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

    5. Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

      For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

      Understanding and Using Firewalls

    6. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

    7. Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

    8. Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

    9. Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

    10. Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
    Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

    here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety

    • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
    • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
    • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
    • Winpatrol <= Download and install the free version of Winpatrol. a tutorial for this product is located here:
      Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software
  9. GaryRapidCity

    GaryRapidCity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Blind Dragon,
    Everything seems to be working great. I can't express how much I appreciate the help you have given me. Once again Thank you!!

    Gary
  10. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Anytime, Stay Safe. Should you have any more issues please let us know

    Regards,

    BD
  11. Terry March

    Terry March TS Rookie

    you think you can help me blind?

    hey blind, the browse button is disabled every time i try to upload the log
     
  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Hi Terry,

    I can help you but I need you to do 2 things first

    1) Start a new thread specific for your infections in this forum http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu28.html

    2) Post your Hijackthis log as an attachment by clicking the paperclip icon above your reply, navigate to the log and select upload

    Regards,

    BD
  13. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    I get an email everytime you reply to a thread, so only 1 reply between me posting a response. Also, No PM's or Emails unless I ask please. There are a lot of people that need help and it slows me down when I have to sort through extra messages.

    I am going on a walk with my daughter and will review your log when I return.

    ;)
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