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Finally identified. Win32 Droma.abdb - registry mod, pshell, WMI and more.


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So I've posted before about some odd happenings and never really found a solution but think I got a little closer. In my event logs, I have several power shell events like pshell console starting a server (among other things), Multiple WMI services starting, and browser redirects. Nothing has ever been found by Win defender or MBAM Premium (I really don't feel like they're working - on the surface they seem to working fine but I think it's an illusion). Hitman Pro did find a file Win32.Droma.abdb (first malicious file I've ever found) and that led me to googling that and found this article. 

 

http://niiconsulting.com/checkmate/2014/04/analysis-of-malware-detecting-behavior-anti-reversing-techniques/

^^Please read!

That almost explains my situation to a tee - I've even seen Russian/Chinese sites that will occasionally pop up on google suspiciously. If you look at my Registry or a Driverquery of my windows drivers, there are red flags everywhere. As far as I know I'm on the latest update of Win10 but I'm not sure anymore. I was hoping an expert could read the above article and know immediately what's going on or, if not, help me figure it out in order to get rid of it  I've reinstalled windows after nuking it 5 times.  I've been careful about any kind of syncing application (I don't even have chrome installed) and have reset the sync of any services I do use.  I could go on but will stop here and wait for an experts advice should I run FRST? Oh yeah, some programs think I'm on Windows 8 (including mbam) and I thinks that's due to registry infection. 

i would LOVE to get a clean bill of health because this has consumed way to much of my life in the past ~8 months off an on. Thanks in advance! Fingers crossed  

 

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Hi Druugefuel :)

My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your malware issue. Since we'll be working together, you can call me Aura or Yoan, which is my real name, it's up to you! Now that we've broke the ice, I'll just ask you a few things during the time we'll be working together to clean your system and get it back to an operational state.

  • As you'll notice, the logs we are asking for here are quite lenghty, so it's normal for me to not reply exactly after you post them. This is because I need some time to analyse them and then act accordingly. However, I'll always reply within 24 hours, 48 hours at most if something unexpected happens;
  • As long as I'm assisting you on Malwarebytes Forums, in this thread, I'll ask you to not seek assistance anywhere else for any issue related to the system we are working on. If you have an issue, question, etc. about your computer, please ask it in this thread and I'll assist you;
  • The same principle applies to any modifications you make to your system, I would like you to ask me before you do any manipulations that aren't in the instructions I posted. This is to ensure that we are operating in sync and I know exactly what's happening on your system;
  • If you aren't sure about an instruction I'm giving you, ask me about it. This is to ensure that the clean-up process goes without any issue. I'll answer you and even give you more precise instructions/explanations if you need. There's no shame in asking questions here, better be safe than sorry!;
  • If you don't reply to your thread within 3 days, I'll bump this thread to let you know that I'm waiting for you. If you don't reply after 5 days, it'll be closed. If you return after that period, you can send me a PM to get it unlocked and we'll continue where we left off;
  • Since malware can work quickly, we want to get rid of them as fast as we can, before they make unknown changes to the system. This being said, I would appreciate if you could reply to this thread within 24 hours of me posting. This way, we'll have a good clean-up rhythm and the chances of complications will be reduced;
  • I'm against any form of pirated, illegal and counterfeit software and material. So if you have any installed on your system, I'll ask you to uninstall them right now. You don't have to tell me if you indeed had some or not, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Plus, this would be against Malwarebytes Forums's rules;
  • In the end, you are the one asking for assistance here. So if you wish to go a different way during the clean-up, like format and reinstall Windows, you are free to do so. I would appreciate you to let me know about it first, and if you need, I can also assist you in the process;
  • I would appreciate if you were to stay with me until the end, which means, until I declare your system clean. Just because your system isn't behaving weirdly anymore, or is running better than before, it doesn't mean that the infection is completely gone;
    This being said, I have a full time job so sometimes it'll take longer for me to reply to you. Don't worry, you'll be my first priority as soon as I get home and have time to look at your thread;


This being said, it's time to clean-up some malware, so let's get started, shall we? :)

Follow the instructions in the thread below, and provide me both FRST logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt). You can attach them in your next post, or copy/paste their content.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/9573-im-infected-what-do-i-do-now/

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Hello Yoan :) I just noticed the email notifying me of your reply. FYI, since originally making the OP on Saturday I have since created new local profiles on Windows10 and did a reset+keep everything. Things are a *little* better but there is still an egregious amount of ADS everywhere (including foreign language sites on my PC and other devices like phones and android TV units). I reset my router also. 

Once I am on the PC in question, I will provide you the FRST logs and go from there. (Just wanted to post here to say I'm still with ya). I've read some of your other threads and am excited to get your diagnosis and seal of approval!

Semi-related question; when resetting windows 10 or even a clean install, is it normal for all the developer options to be active by default in Windows 10 Pro? I saved some screenshots of peculiar items (after a fresh reset) that may or may not be malicious in nature - I'll post some here and PM you some others. Just know that I'm giving you any information for the sake of being thorough rather than paranoid. WILL GET THE FRST LOGS TONIGHT IN THE NEXT REPLY!

THANKS AGAIN for you TIME!

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I have the same developer options enabled on my work laptop running Windows 10 Entreprise, and they are set this way by default (as they weren't touched in our image).

All the screenshots you sent me via PM are clean. Which means, all the devices, are processes are legitimate and have a reason to be there.

svchost.exe is a process used to host a service. Maybe one of them has gone haywire and relaunched itself multiple times. If you restart your computer, are there still that many instances of it running?

Your FRST logs are clean, except that your System Restore is disabled (did you do that)? 

Also, on which websites are you still gettings ads, and which web browser are you using when you get them?

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