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strange setup.exe in C:\

By ellulbrian
Jul 15, 2006
  1. I noticed that two files, setup.exe & autorun.inf, are automatically created in C:\ after a restart (WinXP Home). I've checked if its a maleware but the results were negative. I cannot figure out from where they're poping out because its annoying due to the fact that the autorun.inf is changing the icon of the harddisk.


    Any help to identify from where they're poping out? pls.

    PS. I've attached the files so that someone analyses them (if they can be analyised).
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Mmm strange.

    Go and read this thread HERE.

    Then post a HJT log as a .txt attachment into this thread and I`ll check for anything out of the ordinary.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. ellulbrian

    ellulbrian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    HJT log

    Here is the HJT log

    thanks for your help :)
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    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. See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

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

    Click start/run and type services.msc into the run box and press the enter key.

    When the window appears, maximise it. Double click on the following services(if there) and select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok for each service you disable.

    Boonty Games - BOONTY

    close the services window.

    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).

    Boonty.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).

    O2 - BHO: ICOOExternal Class - {0519A9C9-064A-4cbc-BC47-D0EACD581477} - C:\Program Files\ICOO Loader\addons\icooue.dll (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: ICOODManager Class - {465A59EC-20E5-4fca-A38A-E5EC3C480218} - C:\Program Files\ICOO Loader\addons\icoou.dll (file missing)

    O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F99} (CR64Loader Object) - http://www.miniclip.com/zenpuzzlegarden/miniclipGameLoader.dll

    O16 - DPF: {7BA7BCE2-D359-4407-82D9-CDF9A74C487A} (DownLoadStub Class) - http://www.hpphoto.com/downloads/DownloadPhotos.cab

    O16 - DPF: {A8F2B9BD-A6A0-486A-9744-18920D898429} (ScorchPlugin Class) - http://www.sibelius.com/download/software/win/ActiveXPlugin.cab

    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{7E31CCB4-9988-4FA1-8A10-2DF88CBB245D}: NameServer = 194.158.37.177

    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{A4F168BA-E08A-4F25-B61C-3F0F6EAA612C}: NameServer = 194.158.37.196,194.158.37.211

    Only fix the above 017 entries, if they don`t belong to your ISP.

    O23 - Service: Boonty Games - BOONTY - C:\Program Files\Common Files\BOONTY Shared\Service\Boonty.exe

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

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

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\BOONTY Shared\Service\Boonty.exe

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

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


    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. ellulbrian

    ellulbrian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I've read the post but before I begin I have a question about entries O17. I know that 194.158.37.196 & 194.158.37.211 are the DNS of my ISP so I souldn't fix them but I don't know what 194.158.37.177 is for.

    Should I leave it or fix it?
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The entry is resolved to cachedns.maltanet.net

    If this is your isp don`t fix it.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. ellulbrian

    ellulbrian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Problem Solved

    No more setup.exe in C:\ :bounce:

    THANKS
    howard_hopkinso ;)

    PS. New HJT log attached.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s excellent news.

    Your HJT log is now clean.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Wow - awesome job Howard.
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hey thanks mate.

    It wasn`t that much really.

    Hell I see that many HJT logs, it`s kind of become second nature by now lol.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  11. ellulbrian

    ellulbrian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Problem Reappeared

    BAD NEWS :(

    The setup.exe & autorun.inf have reappeared. Now, I've noticed that it didn't reappear after a restart but it appeared when the PC was used by my bro so currently I cannot say how or what make it reappear.

    Any help or suggestions? pls.

    PS. A new HJT log is attached.
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I can find nothing nasty in your HJT log.

    However, you should reinstall your antivirus programme as HJT is saying files are missing. You should also install a software firewall such as Zonealarm free or the free Kerio firewall(Google for these), if your antivirus programme doesnt have one built in.

    Try just deleting the files you mention.

    Let us know the results.


    Regards Howard :)
     
  13. ellulbrian

    ellulbrian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Problem appeares to be solved

    I've repaired BitDefender (it includes a firewall) and until now the files haven't appeared. ;)

    BIG THANKS howard :wave:

    PS. Here's a HJT log, just in case.
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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