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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me please?  My pc keeps coming up that it has detected WIN32\Expiro then C|WINDOWS|SYSTEM32 and then various file paths, eg msiexec.exe.  I am using AVG and Malwarebytes.  Here is the log.  I am not sure if you need any further information? Thank you

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Database version: v2013.11.12.07
 
Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
your :: LEARNERIMAGE01 [administrator]
 
Protection: Enabled
 
12/11/2013 17:56:20
mbam-log-2013-11-12 (17-56-20).txt
 
Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 432479
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 18 minute(s), 14 second(s)
 
Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
(end)
 
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Hi there,
my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.

  • First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
  • Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
  • If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
  • Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
  • Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
  • If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
  • Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
  • My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

 

That would be the worst case!

Let´s check:

 

 

Create/Scan with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Follow the instructions on this page for downloading the kav_rescue_10.iso (200 mb) file and creating the Kaspersky Rescue Disk.

Make sure you set to boot the machine from the CDRom drive first. Then save and exit the BIOS. The computer will begin to boot. Insert the disc in the CDrom drive, then restart the machine. It should then boot from that CD.

It's best if you refer to the instructions and images at Kaspersky How to record Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 to a CD/DVD and boot my computer from the disk?

Once it boots from CD, press a key so it continues to boot from that CD.

Select the language, then be sure to select Kaspersky Rescue Disk Graphic Mode.

Kaspersky should begin scanning your machine. If it finds infection, save the log and post the results for me to look over.

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Hi, many thanks for coming back to me.  I have completed the scan and it has found some issues, but although I saved the log as per the instructions, ie computer, root, I am unsure how I can pick that up again to be able to post the details on the forum.  Can you advise please,

Many thanks,

Angela 

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Hi, the folders within the report file are:

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0A

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

09

 

Then there are the following files

 

detected        IDX file

detected        RPT file

g_objbt.dat    DAT file

g_objbt.dat    DAT file

g_objbt.dat    DAT file

report            RPT file

      

Thanks,

A

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I'm afraid I have very bad news.

 

Your system is infected with a nasty variant of Virut, a dangerous polymorphic file infector with IRCBot functionality which infects .exe, .scr files, and opens a back door that compromises your computer. Using this backdoor, a remote attacker can access and instruct the infected computer to download and execute more malicious files. -- Note: As with most malware infections, the threat name may be different depending on the anti-virus or anti-malware program which detected it. Each security vendor uses their own naming conventions to identify various types of malware.

With this particular infection, the safest solution and only sure way to remove it effectively is to reformat and reinstall the OS. Why? According to this Norman White Paper Assessment of W32/Virut, some variants can infect the HOSTS file and block access to security related web sites. Other variants of virut can even penetrate and infect .exe files within compressed files (.zip, .cab, rar). The Virux and Win32/Virut.17408 variants are an even more complex file infectors which can embed an iframe into the body of web-related files and infect script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml). When Virut creates infected files, it also creates non-functional files that are corrupted beyond repair and in some instances can disable Windows File Protection. In many cases the infected files cannot be disinfected properly by your anti-virus. When disinfection is attempted, the files become corrupted and the system may become irreparable. The longer virut remains on a computer, the more critical system files will become infected and corrupt so the degree of damage can vary.

The virus disables Windows File Protection by injecting code into the "winlogon.exe" process that patches system code in memory.

CA Virus detail of W32/Virut

The virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result it may misinfect a proportion of executable files....some W32/Virut.h infections are corrupted beyond repair.

McAfee Risk Assessment and Overview of W32/Virut

There are bugs in the viral code. When the virus produces infected files, it also creates non-functional files that also contain the virus...Due to the damaged caused to files by virut it's possible to find repaired but corrupted files. They became corrupted by the incorrect writing of the viral code during the process of infection. undetected, corrupted files (possibly still containing part of the viral code) can also be found. this is caused by incorrectly written and non-function viral code present in these files.

AVG Overview of W32/Virut Virut is commonly spread via a flash drive (usb, pen, thumb, jump) infection using RUNDLL32.EXE and other malicious files. It is often contracted by visiting remote, crack and keygen sites. These type of sites are infested with a smörgåsbord of malware and a major source of system infection.

...warez and crack web pages are being used by cybercriminals as download sites for malware related to VIRUT and VIRUX. Searches for serial numbers, cracks, and even antivirus products like Trend Micro yield malcodes that come in the form of executables or self-extracting files...quick links in these sites also lead to malicious files. Ads and banners are also infection vectors...

Keygen and Crack Sites Distribute VIRUX and FakeAV However, the CA Security Advisor Research Blog have found MySpace user pages carrying the malicious Virut URL. Either way you can end up with a computer system so badly damaged that recovery is not possible and it cannot be repaired. When that happens there is nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling the OS. Since virut is not effectively disinfectable, your best option is to perform a full reformat as there is no guarantee this infection can be completely removed. In most instances it may have caused so much damage to your system files that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. In many cases the infected files (which could number in the thousands) cannot be deleted and anti-malware scanners cannot disinfect them properly. Security vendors that claim to be able to remove file infectors cannot guarantee that all traces of it will be removed as they may not find all the remnants. If something goes awry during the malware removal process there is always a risk the computer may become unstable or unbootable and you could loose access to all your data. Further, your machine has likely been compromised by the backdoor Trojan and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume the computer is secure even if your anti-virus reports that the malware appears to have been removed. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to reformat and reinstall the OS. Reinstalling Windows without first wiping the entire hard drive with a repartition and/or format will not remove the infection. The reinstall will only overwrite the Windows files. Any malware on the system will still be there afterwards. Please read:

Whenever a system has been compromised by a backdoor payload, it is impossible to know if or how much the backdoor has been used to affect your system...There are only a few ways to return a compromised system to a confident security configuration. These include: • Reimaging the system • Restoring the entire system using a full system backup from before the backdoor infection • Reformatting and reinstalling the system

Backdoors and What They Mean to You This is what security expert miekiemoes has to say: Virut and other File infectors - Throwing in the Towel?

If I guide someone with Virut (or any other File Infector) present and their Antivirus cannot properly disinfect it, then I recommend a format and reinstall...dealing with such infections is a waste of time and that's why I prefer the fastest and safest solution - which is a format and reinstall...After all, I think it would be irresponsible to let the malware "stew" (download/spread/run more malware) for another couple of days/weeks if you already know it's a lost case.

This is what Jesper M. Johansson at Microsoft TechNet has to say: Help: I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do?.

The only way to clean a compromised system is to flatten and rebuild. That’s right. If you have a system that has been completely compromised, the only thing you can do is to flatten the system (reformat the system disk) and rebuild it from scratch (reinstall Windows and your applications).

 

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Hi, many thanks for your help with this, although I am pretty upset by the outcome.  I do not use a memory stick or visit social networking sites, download music or open dodgy emails so am at a loss to understand how this could happen.  It seems I will be unable to use this pc from now on and will have to see if I can borrow one to change passwords etc.  Thanks again for your help,

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