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Possible Signs of Malware on my System?


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I had started a thread in another area of the forum on this site because Malwarebytes Premium would no longer start when my system booted.

 

I posted logs in that thread and was told that my system showed signs of a possible infection.

 

I scan my system DAILY with: Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Hitman Pro and ESET 8.

 

None of these programs find anything on my system other than tracking cookies, which I delete. I even ran Malwarebytes with Chameleon option #1 and it scanned the system and found nothing wrong.

 

The issue of Malwarebytes not loading with Windows is being caused by the Belkin software that I recently installed for my Nostromo Speedpad.

 

If this software loads with Windows then Malwarebytes won't start with Windows, but can be manually run and then it will perform its daily scans.

 

This entry was thought to be suspicious, but it turns out to be a legitimate entry by GPSoft's Directory Opus utility:

 

AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\sdpsenv.dat:naughtypirates

 

This entry was also deemed suspicious and I am not sure where it is coming from, so far:

 

AlternateDataStreams: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Temp:p6moAkJeLG1LvdmrrN81tw
 

Can someone look at my logs and tell me if there is anything wrong on my system, other than the Belkin software blocking Malwarebytes somehow? When I uninstall the Belkin software, Malwarebytes functions normally again.

 

Thank you!

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CheckResults.txt

FRST.txt

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Hello,
    
 
They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.
 
     
    
Before we start please read and note the following:

  • Limit your internet access to posting here, some infections just wait to steal typed-in passwords.
  • Please be patient. I know it is frustrating when your PC isn't working properly, but malware removal takes time.
  • Don't run any scripts or tools on your own, unsupervised usage may cause more harm than good.
  • Do not paste the logs in your posts, attachments make my work easier. There is a More reply options button, that gives you Upload Files option below which you can use to attach your reports. Always attach reports from all tools.
  • Always execute my instructions in given order. If for some reason you cannot completely follow one instruction, inform me about that.
  • Stay with me to the end, the absence of symptoms doesn't mean that your machine is fully operational.
  • Note that we may live in totally different time zones, what may cause some delays between answers.
  • Do not ask for help for your business PC. Companies are making revenue via computers, so it is good thing to pay someone to repair it.
  • If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.

:excl: I can't foresee everything, so if anything unexpected happens, please stop and inform me!
:excl: There are no silly questions. Never be afraid to ask if in doubt!
 
 
 
  warning.gif Rules and policies
 
We won't support any piracy.
That being told, if any evidence of illegal OS, software, cracks/keygens or any other will be revealed, any further assistance will be suspended. If you are aware that there is this kind of stuff on your machine, remove it before proceeding!
The same applies to any use of P2P software: uTorrent, BitTorrent, Vuze, Kazaa, Ares... We don't provide any help for P2P, except for their removal. All P2P software has to be uninstalled or at least fully disabled before proceeding!
 
Failure to follow these guidelines will result with closing your topic and withdrawning any assistance.
 
 
 
 

TDSSKiller_Kaspersky.png Scan with TDSSKiller
 
Please download TDSSKiller by Kaspersky and save it to your desktop.

  • Right-click on TDSSKiller_Kaspersky.png
  • icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Click on Change parameters and put a checkmark beside Loaded modules. A reboot will be needed to apply the changes, allow it to do so.
  • Your machine may appear very slow and unusable after that - it's normal.
  • TDSSKiller will run automaticaly. Click on Change parameters and click OK.
  • Click the Start Scan button and wait patiently.
  • If anything will be found follow this guidelines:
    • If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
    • If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.
      Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
      If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead.
    • Do not choose Delete unless instructed!
    A report will be created in your root directory, (usually C:\ drive) in the form of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt. Please include the contents of that file in your next post.

 

 

mbam-old.png Uninstall outdated Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
 
Please download MBAM-clean and save it to your desktop.

  • Right-click on mbam-clean.exe icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • It will ask you to reboot the machine - please do so.

After that follow my next instructions to download & install the newset MBAM version.
 
 
 
51a46ae42d560-malwarebytes_anti_malware. Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

  • Install the progam and select update.
  • Once updated, click the Settings tab, in the left panel choose Detctions & protection and tick Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab, choose Threat Scan is checked and click Scan Now.
  • If threats are detected, click the Apply Actions button. You will now be prompted to reboot. Click Yes.
  • Upon completion of the scan (or after the reboot), click the History tab.
  • Click Application Logs and double-click the Scan Log.
  • At the bottom click Export and choose Text file.

Save the file to your desktop and include its content in your next reply.

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OK, first thank you for the quick response. :)

 

I followed your directions to the letter. I have attached the log files requested to this message.

 

All scans detected nothing wrong.

 

As I stated in my initial message, this all started when I installed the driver/loadout manager for my Belkin Nostromo Speedpad.

 

Once that program was installed, your program would no longer load with Windows, but it would load manually and do its scheduled scans, etc. Something in that Belkin software is messing with your program's execution on Windows startup. After I uninstalled the Belkin software your program went back to functioning normally. I need the Belkin software, though. :(

 

The two listings I put in my initial post were perceived to be suspicious by another person in your forums and he directed me to you.

 

As I stated, the first entry is from a legitimate program and has been verified by the programmers as such.

 

The second entry isn't always present on my system, so it is being triggered by some unknown event that could very well be legit too.

 

I await any further instructions from you.

 

I suspect that my system is clean and fine, but I'll leave that up to you to be the final judge. :)

Malwarebytes Scan.txt

TDSSKiller.3.0.0.42_17.12.2014_19.46.53_log.txt

TDSSKiller.3.0.0.42_17.12.2014_19.51.11_log.txt

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Glad I could help. We will delete all used tools and I'll give you some tips to harden your security and learn how to protect yourself :)
 
 

Recommended reading:

 
 
icon_exclaim.gifMUST READ - security tips:

icon_exclaim.gifMUST READ - general maintenance:

The Importance of Software Updating:

 

 
In order to stay protected it is very important that you regularly update all of your software. Cybercriminals depend on the apathy of users around software updates to keep their malicious endeavor running.
 
Operating systems, such as Windows, and applications, such as Adobe Reader or JAVA, are used by tens of millions of computers and devices around the world, making them a huge target for cybercriminals. Downloading updates and installing them can sometimes be tedious, but the advantages you get from the updates are certainly worth it.

Recommended additional software:

 
 
icon_arrow.gifTFC - to clean unneeded temporary files.
icon_arrow.gifMalwarebytes' Anti-Malware - to scan your system from time to time in search for malware.
icon_arrow.gifMalwarebytes' Anti-Exploit - to prevent plenty of mostly exploited vulnerabilities.
icon_arrow.gifMcShield - to prevent infections spread by removable media.
icon_arrow.gifUnchecky - to prevent from installing additional foistware, implemented in legitimate installations.
icon_arrow.gifAdblock - to surf the web without annoying ads! 
 
 

Post-cleanup procedures:

 

 
Download DelFix by Xplode and save it to your desktop.

  • Run the tool by right click on the 51a5ce45263de-delfix.png icon and Run as administrator option.
  • Make sure that these ones are checked:
    • Remove disinfection tools
    • Purge system restore
    • Reset system settings
  • Push Run.
  • The program will run for a few seconds and display a notepad report. You do not need to attach it.

The tool will also record healthy state of registry and make a backup using ERUNT program in %windir%\ERUNT\DelFix
Tool deletes old system restore points and create a fresh system restore point after cleaning. 
 
 
 


My help is free for everybody.

If you're happy with the help provided and/or wish to buy me a beer for the assistance you received, then you can consider a donation: 
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Thank you!

 
 
Stay safe,
TwinHeadedEagle   :)

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  • 2 weeks later...
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Glad we could help. :)

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Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

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