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malware makes IE open randomly

By ross0201
Sep 10, 2007
  1. Finished the preliminary removal instructions, and am still having trouble with IE 6 opening seemingly randomly with ads, and broadcaster network. Also get messages asking to install things like winantivirus. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You didn`t let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan. Please do so in your next reply.

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

    2. Download the attached avengerscript.txt 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 and Combofix log.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of ross0201 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. ross0201

    ross0201 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ran program

    The logs are attached. The antirootkit did not find anything when I ran it. Thanks for the quick response!
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You haven`t attached the c:\avenger.txt, but instead the Avenger script I wrote for you lol.

    Please attach the c:\avenger.txt as requested.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ross0201 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. ross0201

    ross0201 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Haha

    sorry about that. There wasn't a C:\avenger.txt, this file was in C:\avenger\avenger.zip, but it looks to be a log file. I see some things failed, but the computer is running much better, so thanks already.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    We need to temporarily disable Spybot search & Destroy`s tea time, as it may interfere with any fix we are trying to run.

    Disable Spybot's TeaTimer. This is a two step process.
    First:
    - Right click Spybot in the System Tray (looks like a calendar with a padlock symbol)
    - Choose Exit Spybot S&D Resident
    Second:
    - Open Spybot S&D
    - Click Mode, check Advanced Mode
    - Go To Left Panel, Click Tools, then also in left panel, click Resident
    - If your firewall raises a question, say OK
    - Uncheck the box labeled Resident Tea-Timer and OK any prompts.
    - Use File, Exit to terminate Spybot
    - Reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.

    Download Vundofix from HERE.

    Double click the Vundofix.exe to run it.

    Right click in the vundofix window and click add files.

    Enter the full file path/s to the files you want Vundofix to delete and click the add files button, followed by the close window button. Click the remove vundo button and let Vundofix do it`s stuff.

    These are the filepaths you need to enter into Vundofix.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\jhbfkjpr.dll

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how HERE.

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

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    updated.exe

    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5339F0D3-B2B8-4772-880A-4522EF094084} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: 0 - {7335DE40-17A0-427C-3CB0-BB7864B52ADE} - C:\Program Files\ComPlus Applications\rybimoxan373.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A8FD1F3A-1C03-4C6B-A77C-39E27ED1F8C6} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\pmnnl.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {E65AD202-74F9-4B30-9C85-E19CD8390611} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updated] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Update\updated.exe" -c -product=wa7p

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemOptimizer] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\jhbfkjpr.dll",forkonce

    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [TabletWizard] %windir%\help\wizard.hta (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [TabletWizard] %windir%\help\wizard.hta (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [TabletWizard] %windir%\help\wizard.hta (User 'SYSTEM')

    20 - Winlogon Notify: nnnkjkl - nnnkjkl.dll (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\jhbfkjpr.dll
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Update<Delete the entire folder.

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post fresh HJT and Combofix logs.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ross0201 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. ross0201

    ross0201 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    New logs

    Here they are
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Have HJT fix this entry.

    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [TabletWizard] %windir%\help\wizard.hta (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

    Other than that, your logs look clean.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ross0201 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. ross0201

    ross0201 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all the help, it's running really well!
     
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