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Due to some suspicious activity on my notebook, I decided to clean install my OS again, but I had to do it on one of my existing HDD.

I would like to ensure that my clean install does not include any infections / backdoor trojans / MBR rootkits before I begin restoring data.

Here is my DDS output:


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64

Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514

Run by kevin at 12:27:10 on 2012-06-18

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16334.13925 [GMT -4:00]


AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}

SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}


============== Running Processes ===============




C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS


C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService



C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService


C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork

C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HPDrvMntSvc.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Hotkey Support\HpHotkeyMonitor.exe



C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs



C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqWmiEx.exe






C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP HotKey Support\QLBController.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe


C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe


C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation

C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe

c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe


C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe


C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe











============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============


mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exe

mRun: [startCCC] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun

mRun: [QLBController] C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP HotKey Support\QLBController.exe /start

mRun: [iAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe

mRun: [NUSB3MON] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe"

mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1 (0x1)

mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = 1 (0x1)

mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 5 (0x5)

mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 3 (0x3)

mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)

TCP: DhcpNameServer =

TCP: Interfaces\{775BDB5F-CDAB-49B6-BFB0-9DBFB4229DA4} : DhcpNameServer =

mRun-x64: [startCCC] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun

mRun-x64: [QLBController] C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP HotKey Support\QLBController.exe /start

mRun-x64: [iAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe

mRun-x64: [NUSB3MON] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe"


================= FIREFOX ===================


FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\kevin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gisszhss.default\

FF - plugin: C:\Windows\system32\Wat\npWatWeb.dll


============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============


R0 MpFilter;Microsoft Malware Protection Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\MpFilter.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\MpFilter.sys [?]

R1 vwififlt;Virtual WiFi Filter Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\vwififlt.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\vwififlt.sys [?]

R2 AESTFilters;Andrea ST Filters Service;C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe [2012-4-24 89600]

R2 AMD External Events Utility;AMD External Events Utility;C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe --> C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe [?]

R2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]

R2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 138576]

R2 HPDrvMntSvc.exe;HP Quick Synchronization Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HPDrvMntSvc.exe [2011-2-28 92216]

R2 hpHotkeyMonitor;hpHotkeyMonitor;C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP HotKey Support\hpHotkeyMonitor.exe [2011-3-21 293944]

R2 hpsrv;HP Service;C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe --> C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe [?]

R2 IAStorDataMgrSvc;Intel® Rapid Storage Technology;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe [2012-4-24 13336]

R2 UNS;Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe [2012-4-24 2656280]

R2 vcsFPService;Validity VCS Fingerprint Service;C:\Windows\System32\vcsFPService.exe [2011-3-24 2762032]

R3 amdkmdag;amdkmdag;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys [?]

R3 amdkmdap;amdkmdap;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys [?]

R3 AtiHDAudioService;ATI Function Driver for HD Audio Service;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\AtihdW76.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\AtihdW76.sys [?]

R3 e1cexpress;Intel® PRO/1000 PCI Express Network Connection Driver C;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\e1c62x64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\e1c62x64.sys [?]

R3 JMCR;JMCR;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\jmcr.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\jmcr.sys [?]

R3 johci;JMicron 1394 Filter Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\johci.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\johci.sys [?]

R3 MEIx64;Intel® Management Engine Interface;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\HECIx64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\HECIx64.sys [?]

R3 NETwNs64;___ Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter Driver for Windows 7 - 64 Bit;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys [?]

R3 nusb3hub;Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Hub Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nusb3hub.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nusb3hub.sys [?]

R3 nusb3xhc;Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nusb3xhc.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nusb3xhc.sys [?]

S3 MozillaMaintenance;Mozilla Maintenance Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe [2012-6-18 113120]

S3 NisDrv;Microsoft Network Inspection System;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NisDrvWFP.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NisDrvWFP.sys [?]

S3 NisSrv;Microsoft Network Inspection;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe [2012-3-26 291696]

S3 RdpVideoMiniport;Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys [?]

S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbflt.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbflt.sys [?]

S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe --> C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [?]


=============== Created Last 30 ================


2012-06-18 16:24:04 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\kevin\AppData\Local\Mozilla

2012-06-18 16:16:49 -------- d-----w- C:\jon

2012-06-18 15:55:31 69000 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{C463B7E3-14AC-4F53-A25A-0D385DECA326}\offreg.dll

2012-06-18 15:15:15 927800 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{386E66E0-BBE0-4DA4-A1CF-8724AB704B34}\gapaengine.dll

2012-06-18 15:15:12 8955792 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\{C463B7E3-14AC-4F53-A25A-0D385DECA326}\mpengine.dll

2012-06-18 15:15:01 279656 ------w- C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe

2012-06-18 15:14:06 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Security Client

2012-06-18 15:14:00 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client

2012-06-18 14:57:54 8955792 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{0B390EA3-BB9F-4F48-953A-6593646A8474}\mpengine.dll

2012-06-18 14:51:17 81408 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\imagehlp.dll

2012-06-18 14:51:17 5120 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\wmi.dll

2012-06-18 14:51:17 5120 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wmi.dll

2012-06-18 14:51:17 23408 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\fs_rec.sys

2012-06-18 14:51:17 220672 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wintrust.dll

2012-06-18 14:51:17 172544 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\wintrust.dll

2012-06-18 14:51:17 159232 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\imagehlp.dll

2012-06-18 14:49:56 142336 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\poqexec.exe

2012-06-18 14:47:57 7680 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\instnm.exe

2012-06-18 14:44:06 826880 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\rdpcore.dll

2012-06-18 14:44:06 23552 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tdtcp.sys

2012-06-18 14:44:06 1031680 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdpcore.dll

2012-06-18 14:43:03 -------- d-----w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\Wat

2012-06-18 14:43:02 -------- d-----w- C:\Windows\System32\Wat


==================== Find3M ====================


2012-05-15 04:01:31 1188864 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\wininet.dll

2012-05-15 03:03:54 981504 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\wininet.dll

2012-05-15 01:32:33 3146752 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\win32k.sys

2012-05-04 11:06:22 5559664 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe

2012-05-04 10:03:53 3968368 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntkrnlpa.exe

2012-05-04 10:03:50 3913072 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntoskrnl.exe

2012-04-28 05:32:05 1112064 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdpcorets.dll

2012-04-28 03:55:21 210944 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\rdpwd.sys

2012-04-26 05:41:56 77312 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdpwsx.dll

2012-04-26 05:41:55 149504 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdpcorekmts.dll

2012-04-26 05:34:27 9216 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\rdrmemptylst.exe

2012-04-24 17:57:54 0 ----a-w- C:\Windows\ativpsrm.bin

2012-04-24 17:41:02 1045776 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\MSJET35.DLL

2012-04-24 17:41:01 368912 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\VBAR332.DLL

2012-04-24 17:41:01 252176 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\MSRD2X35.DLL

2012-04-24 17:41:01 24848 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\MSJTER35.DLL

2012-04-24 17:41:01 123664 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\MSJINT35.DLL

2012-04-24 17:10:45 175616 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\msclmd.dll

2012-04-24 17:10:45 152576 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\msclmd.dll

2012-04-20 03:45:41 1638912 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.tlb

2012-04-20 03:16:44 1638912 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\mshtml.tlb

2012-03-30 11:35:47 1918320 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys

2012-03-21 00:44:12 98688 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\NisDrvWFP.sys

2012-03-21 00:44:12 203888 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MpFilter.sys


============= FINISH: 12:27:26.61 ===============

Thank you.

Also, is there a correct forum to post a question about GMER results?

I ran the app and I am unsure about the result:


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Hello sf2010,

Step 1

1. Go >> Here << and download ERUNT

(ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)

2. Install ERUNT by following the prompts

(use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)

3. Start ERUNT

(either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)

4. Choose a location for the backup

(the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).

5. Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked

6. Press OK

7. Press YES to create the folder.

Step 2

To show all files:

  • Go to your Desktop
  • Double-Click the Computer icon.
  • From the menu options, Select Tools, then Folder Options.
  • Next click the View tab.
  • Locate and uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
  • Locate and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Locate and click Show hidden files and folders and drives.
  • Click Apply > OK.

Step 3

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

For directions on how, see How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Do NOT turn off the firewall

Download aswMBR.exe ( 511KB ) to your desktop.

On Windows 7 or Vista, RIGHT click on aswMBR.exe and select Run As Administrator to start.

On Windows XP, double click the exe to start.

change the a-v scan to None.

uncheck trace disk IO calls

Click the "Scan" button to start scan

On completion of the scan (Note if the Fix button is enabled (not the FixMBR button) and tell me) click save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply

Step 4

Please read carefully and follow these steps.

  • Delete the prior copies of TDSSKILLER.zip & TDSSKILLER.exe that you may have.
  • Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.
  • If on Windows 7 or Vista, RIGHT-Click on TDSSKiller.exe and select Run As Administrator to run the application.
    If on Windows XP, double-click to start.
  • Click on "Change parameters" and place a checkmark next to Verify Driver Digital Signature and Detect TDLFS file system, then click OK
  • Then press Start Scan

When the scan is done, it will display a summary screen.

  • If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  • If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

Step 5

Create a new folder on your C drive, name it ARK ===> C:\\ARK

Go Here and click the "Download EXE" button & Save the file to ARK folder

RIGHT-click the exe and select Run As Administrator to launch the program. (If you get an immediate message about rootkit activity, ignore and proceed with instructuions please)

Click on the Rootkit/Malware Tab &

then, on the far right side, untick the Registry box,

then click Scan.

Scan progress will be shown at bottom of the program screen. Have "infinite" patience while it runs.

Once the scan is done, press the Copy button, then open NOTEPAD, Paste to it, and Save the file as Gmer.log in your ARK folder.

Attach the results here in your reply.

Step 6

RE-Enable your antivirus program. :excl:

Download OTL by OldTimer to your desktop: http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.exe

  • Close all open windows on the Task Bar. Click the icon (for Vista, or Windows 7 Right click the icon and Run as Administrator) to start the program.
  • In the lower right corner, checkmark "LOP Check" and checkmark "Purity Check".
  • Now click Run Scan at Top left and let the program run uninterrupted. It will take about 4 minutes.
  • It will produce two logs for you, one will pop up called OTL.txt, the other will be saved on your desktop and called Extras.txt.
  • Exit Notepad. Remember where you've saved these 2 files as we will need both of them shortly!
  • Exit OTL by clicking the X at top right.

Download Security Check by screen317 and save it to your Desktop: here or here

  • Run Security Check
  • Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the command window.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; close Notepad. We will need this log, too, so remember where you've saved it!
eusa_hand.gifIf one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.
Then copy/paste the following into your post (in order):
  • the contents of aswMBR report;
  • the contents of TDSSKILLER log;
  • the contents of GMER log;
  • the contents of OTL.txt;
  • the contents of Extras.txt ; and
  • the contents of checkup.txt

Be sure to do a Preview prior to pressing Submit because all reports may not fit into 1 single reply. You may have to do more than 1 reply.

Do not use the attachment feature to place any of your reports. Always put them in-line inside the body of reply.

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