Also struck by the and virus

By Ronniebiggs ยท 13 replies
May 13, 2010
  1. Hello,

    I also am a victim of this dreadful virus. My NOD32 did not prevent his virus from entering my system and I cannot get rid of it since it cannot find it.

    As seen in similar threads about this virus/rootkit/etc. I had to make a new thread so you experts could check out my logs and help me to solve this.

    The thing is that when I use my internet browser (Internet Explorer 8) I seem to get ESET popup telling me that access to an URL has been denied, namely and/or Occasionally I get some popup window (an instance of IE8) that gives a very fake windows explorer kind of view running a scan of some sorts. Another thing I get is some errors regarding a stack overflow error (in my current IE8 tab). I'm running Windows 7.

    I followed instructions as per and I got no problems getting the logs.

    I hope you can help me with the information provided.

    Kind regards,


    Attached Files:

  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Please download ComboFix from Here or 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" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
    **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!!!

    Download HijackThis:
    by clicking on Installer under Version 2.0.4
    Install, and run it.
    Post HijackTHis log.
    Do NOT attempt to fix anything!

    NOTE. If you're using Vista, or 7, right click on HijackThis, and click Run as Administrator
  3. Ronniebiggs

    Ronniebiggs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for your reply.

    I followed your instructions and got the following logs (see attached)

    Kind regards,


    Attached Files:

  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Is NOD still complaining?

    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:


    3. Save the above as CFScript.txt

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


    5. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), please post the following reports/logs into your next reply:
    • Combofix.txt
    • A new HijackThis log.
  5. Ronniebiggs

    Ronniebiggs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Indeed, after those steps my NOD32 did stop complaining. I got no more redirections and popups in my Internet Explorer as well, nice :)

    I followed your new directions and got attached log.

    Kind regards,


    EDIT: forgot hijackthis log, so included it now

    Attached Files:

  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Very good :)

    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.


    1. 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.

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

    1. Disable your active antivirus program.
    2. Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
    3. It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
    4. When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
    5. 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
    6. Click on My Computer under Scan.
    7. Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
    8. You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
    9. 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.

    Post fresh HijackThis log as well.
  7. Ronniebiggs

    Ronniebiggs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Followed all your steps again, Kaspersky found 3 infections.
    Attached are the requested logs.

    Kind Regards,


    Attached Files:

  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Please download OTM

    • Save it to your desktop.
    • Please double-click OTM to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
    • Copy the lines in the codebox below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

    C:\Program Files\Crownhill\PDS\PR_PLUS.exe	
    D:\Downloads\-=[complete]=-\VB Decompiler Pro 7.9\setup.exe
    • Return to OTM, right click in the Paste Instructions for Items to be Movedwindow (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
    • Click the red Moveit! button.
    • Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
    • Close OTM and reboot your PC.

    Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTMoveIt\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.
  9. Ronniebiggs

    Ronniebiggs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I followed your new instructions and had to reset the PC before I could copy/paste the result window. A log file opened right after I logged back into Windows after the restart. Showing:

    All processes killed
    ========== PROCESSES ==========
    ========== SERVICES/DRIVERS ==========
    ========== REGISTRY ==========
    ========== FILES ==========
    C:\Program Files\Crownhill\PDS\PR_PLUS.exe moved successfully.
    C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-t..niportdisplaydriver_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_d4b17a3e9f928d55\RDPCDD.sys moved successfully.
    File/Folder D:\Downloads\-=[complete]=-\VB Decompiler Pro 7.9\setup.exe not found.
    ========== COMMANDS ==========
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts moved successfully.
    HOSTS file reset successfully
    User: All Users
    User: Default
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes
    User: Default User
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes
    User: Gebruiker
    ->Temp folder emptied: 107417904 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 51491770 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 128020 bytes
    ->Flash cache emptied: 852 bytes
    User: Public
    ->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    %systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    %systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytes
    Windows Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes
    RecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes
    Total Files Cleaned = 152,00 mb
    OTM by OldTimer - Version log created on 05162010_092708
    Files moved on Reboot...
    File C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Temp\~DF5631DC842B32C398.TMP not found!
    File C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Temp\~DF5AA117041CEBEF36.TMP not found!
    File C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Temp\~DFB7FC93D304F77EE3.TMP not found!
    File C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Temp\~DFC7C228D1613C7A1E.TMP not found!
    C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\TLR59HSG\sh16[1].html moved successfully.
    C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5W4JPK4M\;ord=772134[1].htm moved successfully.
    C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5W4JPK4M\ads[1].htm moved successfully.
    C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5W4JPK4M\topic147088[1].html moved successfully.
    C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0EFK0M72\ads[1].htm moved successfully.
    C:\Users\Gebruiker\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0EFK0M72\vh[1].htm moved successfully.
    Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
    Kind Regards,

  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Very good :)
    Please, don't wrap your logs in code. It's harder to read.

    Please download OTC to your desktop. It'll remove most tools and logs we used so far. If any tool, file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.

    • Double-click OTC.exe to run it. (Vista and 7 users, please right click on OTC and select "Run as an Administrator")
    • Click on the CleanUp! button and follow the prompts.
    • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process, choose Yes. If it doesn't ask you to reboot, restart computer manually.
    • After the reboot all the tools we used should be gone.
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.


    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): 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!:

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
  11. Ronniebiggs

    Ronniebiggs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Dear Broni,

    Thank you very much for your excellent assistance!
    My computer is running as before the rootkit, thank you very very much!

    Kind Regards,

  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Way to go!! [​IMG]
    Good luck and stay safe :)
  13. Ronniebiggs

    Ronniebiggs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Funny thing is, that when I opened this thread again from my e-mail, I got a Stack Overflow error...

    But the malicious content is gone and that is what matters.
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Very well :)
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