[Inactive] Is this a rootkit? Can't find any info on this

By Evulafro ยท 35 replies
Mar 20, 2010
  1. ROOTREPEAL (c) AD, 2007-2009
    Scan Start Time: 2010/03/20 21:17
    Program Version: Version
    Windows Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3

    Name: a1pim354.SYS
    Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\a1pim354.SYS
    Address: 0xB7963000 Size: 425984 File Visible: No Signed: -
    Status: -
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What symptoms is your computer showing? Restarts or freezing?
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    The name doesn't bring any hit on Google, so it's surely suspicious.
    Upload the file here: http://www.virustotal.com/ for security check.
  4. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    I don't have any symptoms at all I'm just curious about what it could possibly be with no reference, and I'm not sure how I'd upload it since it ain't visible...
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Open Windows Explorer, go Tools>Folder options>View tab
    Put "tick" into "Show hidden files and folders"
    UN-check "Hide protected operating system files".

    Now, you should see the file.
  6. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Did it still doesn't show though :S
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
    Download Mirror #1
    Download Mirror #2

    • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
    • Vista users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
    • Copy the content of the following box into the main textfield:
    • Click the Look button to start the scan.
    • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
    Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt
  8. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    SystemLook v1.0 by jpshortstuff (11.01.10)
    Log created at 03:08 on 21/03/2010 by Owner (Administrator - Elevation successful)

    ========== filefind ==========

    Searching for "a1pim354.SYS"
    No files found.

    -=End Of File=-

    Wow thats unexpected... Ran rootrepeal again it still says it exists :S
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Hmmm....I don't know what to tell you...

    Download avz4.zip from here
    • Unzip it to your desktop to a folder named avz4
    • Double click on AVZ.exe to run it.
    • Run an update by clicking the Auto Update button on the Right of the Log window: [​IMG]
    • Click Start to begin the update
    Note: If you recieve an error message, chose a different source, then click Start again
    • After the update, from the "File" menu, choose "Standard Scripts"
    • Put a check next to item 2: Advanced System Analysis
    • Click Execute selected scripts
    • At the next prompt, click the Yes button
    • Let the scan run and click "OK" when the completion prompt pops up
    • Now Close out of the Standard Scripts window, and exit AVZ
    • Navigate to the avz4 folder and locate the folder LOG
    • Inside the LOG folder you will find virusinfo_syscheck.htm and virusinfo_syscheck.zip
    • Attach the compressed file, virusinfo_syscheck.zip, to your next reply.
  10. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Here it is

    Attached Files:

  11. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Sry for the double post, but I just figure I'd put this up maybe there is something i should be saying which I ain't.

  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    AVZ log have some questionable entries....
    a1pim354.SYS file is not present though

    Download GMER: http://www.gmer.net/files.php, by clicking on Download EXE button.
    Alternative downloads:
    - http://majorgeeks.com/GMER_d5198.html
    - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Interne...ers/GMER.shtml
    Double click on downloaded .exe file, select Rootkit tab and click the Scan button.
    When scan is completed, click Save button, and save the results as gmer.log
    Warning ! Please, do not select the "Show all" checkbox during the scan.
    Post the log.
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    We posted at the same time, so I'm not sure, if you saw my last reply.
  14. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    I saw it :), thx for the help so far btw.

    I'll post the log in an edit :).
  15. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    No, just reply. If you edit, I won't get email notification.
  16. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    I now had symptoms after the scan :S
    Svchost.exe spiked, and an hpqtray08 spiked the cpu, couldn't go online or do anything till i ctrl +alt+del them.

    Attached Files:

    • Log.log
      File size:
      102.9 KB
  17. 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!!!
  18. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Combo Fix Log

    Attached Files:

    • log.txt
      File size:
      25.3 KB
  19. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    My instructions said to install recovery console, when asked by Combofix, but you didn't do it:
    ...Combofix log says.


    Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
    Extract its contents to your desktop and make sure TDSSKiller.exe (the contents of the zipped file) is on the Desktop itself, not within a folder on the desktop.
    Go to Start > Run (Or you can hold down your Windows key and press R) and copy and paste the following into the text field. (make sure you include the quote marks) Then press OK.

    "%userprofile%\Desktop\TDSSKiller.exe" -l C:\TDSSKiller.txt -v

    If it says "Hidden service detected" DO NOT type anything in. Just press Enter on your keyboard to not do anything to the file.
    When it is done, a log file should be created on your C: drive called TDSSKiller.txt please copy and paste the contents of that file here.


    With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.

    The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

    Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994

    Select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System


    Download the file & save it as it's originally named.


    Transfer all files you just downloaded, to the desktop of the infected computer.


    Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools


    • Drag the setup package onto ComboFix.exe and drop it.

    • Follow the prompts to start ComboFix and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Recovery Console.


    • At the next prompt, click 'Yes' to run the full ComboFix scan.

    • When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.
    Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt, and fresh HijackThis log in your next reply.

    Download HijackThis:
    by clicking on Installer under Version 2.0.2
    [DO NOT download version 2.0.3 (beta)]
    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
  20. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    I told combofix to install it but it wouldn't :S
    I downloaded the Windows XP thing, and it says i need 6 high density disks :S

    And I guess I'm waiting for further instructions b4 messing with the last combofix step

    Edit: LOL nm i'm stupid one sec.
  21. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Skip recovery console for now.
    Proceed with two other steps, TDSSKiller and HJT
  22. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Ok here it is, everything done.

    Attached Files:

  23. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    It looks 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.

    Can you re-run Rootrepeal and post its log?
  24. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Ok uninstalled, and It's gone.

    So i guess it was a rootkit huh?
  25. Evulafro

    Evulafro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    root repeal log

    Attached Files:

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