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Possible virus problems.

By panhead33
Sep 5, 2006
  1. I've been running Limewire on my pc for the last 6 months and have just found a hidden folder (only viewable through MS-DOS) that contained about 20gb's random ZIP/RAR files. I managed to clear them all out however I'm noticing some important folders are unviewable through Windows Explorer particularly c:\windows\system32 which can only be seen when I perform a directory listing in DOS.

    This really worries me as my internet bandwidth has been totally sapped in recent months and now I can barely even get on the web. Also I can't access my task manager so I can't see the many mountains of dodgy programs running in the background. Whatever this worm is its stopping me from viewing certain folders and viewing my task manager.

    I've run AdWare on it, RegClean....everything I can think of. This is my last throw of the dice before I format and start from scratch.

    If anyone has any suggestions or advice you'd be doing me a huge favour.

    BTW - I'm running Windows XP on a pretty new Dell.....oh and I think I've deleted the last of limewire as well

    Oh BTW I've run HJT in safemode and here the txt file
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have deleted your other thread on this subject, I have also moved this thread to the correct forum and retitled it.

    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.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).

    outlook

    Close control panel.

    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).

    outlook.exe
    torr2.exe
    VideoEggPublisher.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 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54729

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55245&clcid={SUB_CLCID}

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [outlook] C:\Program Files\outlook\outlook.exe /auto

    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*tor2lim] C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [tor2lim] C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe

    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?

    O9 - Extra button: MUSICMATCH MX Web Player - {d81ca86b-ef63-42af-bee3-4502d9a03c2d} - http://wwws.musicmatch.com/mmz/openWebRadio.html (file missing)

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)

    O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*

    O15 - Trusted Zone: www.quizonline.com

    O16 - DPF: {38D63471-E630-4492-A986-B8C48B79F2F8} - http://update.videoegg.com/wintel/VideoEggPublisher.exe

    Fix all 018-Protocol entries.

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe
    C:\Program Files\outlook

    Reboot into normal mode, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log from normal mode.


    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of panhead33 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. panhead33

    panhead33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've done as you said and here is the new log file.

    Seems to be running a lot quicker now and I access my task manager again!

    Only problem seems to be the following errors on start up from Internet Explorer

    [​IMG]

    I have expanded on some of the info - here is another screenshot

    [​IMG]

    Thank you so much for your help on this one - you've saved me and entire weekend reinstalling software!
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Download the Pocket Killbox programme from HERE. Extract it but don`t run it yet.

    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.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    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).

    torr2.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).

    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*tor2lim] C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [tor2lim] C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted.

    This is the filepath you need to eneter into killbox.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe

    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know how your system is running.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of panhead33 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. panhead33

    panhead33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry been away for a few days. Have followed your instructions and here is new log file.

    Cheers
    S
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    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 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 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 copy/paste the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply.

    when it reboots and post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. panhead33

    panhead33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Logfile of The Avenger version 1, by Swandog46
    Running from registry key:
    \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\nugpmbql

    *******************

    Script file located at: \??\C:\hsubttgg.txt
    Script file opened successfully.

    Script file read successfully

    Backups directory opened successfully at C:\Avenger

    *******************

    Beginning to process script file:



    File C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe not found!
    Deletion of file C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe failed!

    Could not process line:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe
    Status: 0xc0000034


    Completed script processing.

    *******************

    Finished! Terminate.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Damn the buggers still there.

    Try using this programme HERE.

    Then, rename HijackThis.exe to HijackThis1991.exe and post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of panhead33 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. panhead33

    panhead33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Which file do you want me to zap? c:\windows\system32\torr2.exe?
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes mate.

    c:\windows\system32\torr2.exe is the one that needs to go.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  11. panhead33

    panhead33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here you go.
     
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    It`s still there.

    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.

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    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).

    torr2.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).

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [tor2lim] C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate the file C:\WINDOWS\system32\torr2.exe and try renaming it to whatever you want.

    Then see if Killbox will delete it.

    Once your system has rebooted, turn system restore back on and rehide your protected OS files.


    If it still hasn`t been deleted or it comes back, go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and ewido logs, after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of panhead33 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.
     
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