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When I run MBAM, it detects some signs of Hicosmea in my registry. It removes these, but when I rerun MBAM after a restart, signs of Hicosmea continue to show up. 

 

I have attached FRST.exe data and Mbam Log information.

 

Can anyone assist in getting rid of Hicosmea?

 

Muser1267

FRST.txt

Addition.txt

MBAM Scanning History Log.txt

MBAM Daily Protection Log.txt

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Here are the results from Zoek:

 

 
Zoek.exe v5.0.0.1 Updated 22-November-2015
Tool run by Paul on Thu 11/26/2015 at 12:18:51.73.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64
Running in: Normal Mode Internet Access Detected
Launched: C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\zoek.exe [scan all users] [script inserted] 
 
==== System Restore Info ======================
 
11/26/2015 12:20:25 PM Zoek.exe System Restore Point Created Successfully.
 
==== Empty Folders Check ======================
 
C:\PROGRA~2\Fugro deleted successfully
C:\PROGRA~2\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware deleted successfully
C:\PROGRA~3\Yahoo! deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\GetRightToGo deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\Opera deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\VeraCrypt deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\CrashDumps deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\EmieBrowserModeList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\EmieSiteList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\EmieUserList deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\GlobalMapper deleted successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Secunia PSI deleted successfully
 
==== Deleting CLSID Registry Keys ======================
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} deleted successfully
 
==== Deleting CLSID Registry Values ======================
 
 
==== Deleting Services ======================
 
 
==== Batch Command(s) Run By Tool======================
 
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
 
==== Deleting Files \ Folders ======================
 
C:\PROGRA~2\Fugro not found
C:\PROGRA~2\SystemRequirementsLab deleted
C:\windows\SysNative\Tasks\Open URL by RoboForm deleted
C:\PROGRA~2\PictureProject In Touch Downloader deleted
C:\PROGRA~2\Yahoo! deleted
C:\PROGRA~2\Splashtop deleted
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\WB.CFG deleted
C:\Users\Paul\xobglu16.dll deleted
C:\Users\Paul\xobglu32.dll deleted
C:\PROGRA~3\{93E26451-CD9A-43A5-A2FA-C42392EA4001} deleted
C:\PROGRA~3\Package Cache deleted
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\{55061FB0-05F6-4AE4-939C-2227AD5B7953} deleted
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\{AB7CBD6B-0741-4997-8430-950DB17CC940} deleted
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\{D327CEC8-9786-418E-9028-0A8ADFE9790F} deleted
C:\windows\SysNative\Tasks\LaunchApp deleted
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\LocalLow\Yahoo! deleted
C:\windows\SysNative\Tasks\LaunchSignup deleted
C:\Windows\SysNative\config\systemprofile\Searches deleted
C:\Users\Paul\Documents\Add-in Express deleted
 
==== Firefox Extensions Registry ======================
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"{22119944-ED35-4ab1-910B-E619EA06A115}"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\Firefox\roboform.xpi" [10/01/2015 07:38 AM]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions]
"{22119944-ED35-4ab1-910B-E619EA06A115}"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\Firefox\roboform.xpi" [10/01/2015 07:38 AM]
 
==== Firefox Extensions ======================
 
ProfilePath: C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\KompoZer\Profiles\v24gmlo4.default
- Undetermined - %ProfilePath%\extensions\installed-extensions.txt
- KompoZer classic - %ProfilePath%\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
 
AppDir: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
- Default - %AppDir%\browser\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
 
==== Firefox Plugins ======================
 
Profilepath: C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\zrm6v83z.default-1448507813968
87132527E2256CF6683A18C4EB34DD3B - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\npWatWeb.dll - Windows Activation Technologies
 
 
==== Chromium Look ======================
 
Google Chrome Version: 46.0.2490.86
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
edaibbiobngpbmeonadpbfafbkimjbdd - C:\ProgramData\Logitech\LogiSmoothChromeExt.crx[02/20/2013 08:59 PM]
pnlccmojcmeohlpggmfnbbiapkmbliob - C:\Program Files (x86)\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\Chrome\rf-chrome.crx[10/01/2015 07:38 AM]
 
Logitech SetPoint - Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\edaibbiobngpbmeonadpbfafbkimjbdd
RoboForm - Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pnlccmojcmeohlpggmfnbbiapkmbliob
 
==== Set IE to Default ======================
 
Old Values:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
 
New Values:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
 
==== All HKLM and HKCU SearchScopes ======================
 
HKLM\SearchScopes "DefaultScope"="{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}"
HKLM\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} - http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&FORM=IE8SRC
HKLM\Wow6432Node\SearchScopes "DefaultScope"="{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}"
HKLM\Wow6432Node\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} - http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&FORM=IE8SRC
HKCU\SearchScopes "DefaultScope"="{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}"
HKCU\SearchScopes\{012E1000-F331-11DB-8314-0800200C9A66} - http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}
HKCU\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} - http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IESR02
 
==== Deleting Registry Keys ======================
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Adobe ARM deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Akamai NetSession Interface deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Google Update deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SSBkgdUpdate deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SunJavaUpdateSched deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\uTray deleted successfully
 
==== Empty IE Cache ======================
 
C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Windows\SysNative\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Windows\sysWoW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Windows\sysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7RE0KFSS will be deleted at reboot
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\TUJP7KYM will be deleted at reboot
 
==== Empty FireFox Cache ======================
 
No FireFox Cache found
 
==== Empty Chrome Cache ======================
 
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache will be emptied at reboot
 
==== Empty All Flash Cache ======================
 
Flash Cache Emptied Successfully
 
==== Empty All Java Cache ======================
 
Java Cache cleared successfully
 
==== C:\zoek_backup content ======================
 
C:\zoek_backup (files=34 folders=17 76458330 bytes)
 
==== Empty Temp Folders ======================
 
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Temp will be emptied at reboot
C:\Windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Windows\serviceprofiles\Localservice\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Windows\Temp will be emptied at reboot
 
==== After Reboot ======================
 
==== Empty Temp Folders ======================
 
C:\Windows\Temp successfully emptied
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Temp successfully emptied
 
==== Empty Recycle Bin ======================
 
C:\$RECYCLE.BIN successfully emptied
 
==== Deleting Files / Folders ======================
 
"C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\data_0" deleted
"C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\data_1" deleted
"C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\data_2" deleted
"C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\data_3" deleted
"C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\index" deleted
"C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7RE0KFSS" not found
"C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\TUJP7KYM" not found
 
==== EOF on Thu 11/26/2015 at 12:47:45.48 ======================
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Glad we could help. :)

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When I run MBAM, it detects some signs of Hicosmea in my registry. After MBAM removes Hicosmea, I can run an MBAM scan and it is clean. However Hicosmea shows up later. I have not determined what I do that triggers Hicosmea to return.


 


I have attached FRST.exe data and Mbam Log information.


 


 


FRST.txt

Addition.txt

Daily Protect Logs.txt

Scan History Hicosmea Showing.txt

Scan History Hicosmea Removed.txt

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51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png Scan with ZOEK

Please download ZOEK by Smeenk and save it to your desktop.

Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.

  • Right-click on 51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Wait patiently until the main console will appear, it may take a minute or two.
  • In the main box please paste in the following script:

    createsrpoint;autoclean;emptyclsid;emptyalltemp;ipconfig /flushdns >>"%temp%\log.txt";b
  • Make sure that Scan All Users option is checked.
  • Push Run Script and wait patiently. The scan may take a couple of minutes.
  • When the scan completes, a zoek-results logfile should open in notepad.
  • If a reboot is needed, it will be opened after it. You may also find it at your main drive (usually C:\ drive)
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I can run MBAM now and it does not find Hicosmea, but I expect I will see tracks in the registry from it in the next few days. This is what happened after I ran the tools in the last few weeks.

 

The pattern has been -- I run MBAM every few days, it finds signs of Hicosmea in the registry, and I have MBAM delete or quarantine them. I can rerun MBAM and everything is clean, but a scan in the next few days eventually finds the problem again. My theory is Hicosmea is hiding in some program I do not run all the time. Maybe I need to run the scan more often to see if I can find correlation with executing some program.

 

Thank you for your time. Any additional advice is appreciated.

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Glad we could help. :)

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