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I first started posting here, and when I started that thread, I thought my computer was clean. Things have changed.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=20871

Here are my logs from this evening:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40

Database version: 2568

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

05/08/2009 11:42:21 PM

mbam-log-2009-08-05 (23-42-21).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 109284

Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 1 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\PYCITSYq.exe.part (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 12:01:51 AM, on 06/08/2009

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe

C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe

C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe

C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe

C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\GameDrvr.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\WDBtnMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe

C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe

C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe

C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe

C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe

C:\Program Files\My Book\WD Backup\uBBMonitor.exe

C:\Program Files\Webshots\WebshotsTray.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe

C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

c:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE

c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...arm1=seconduser

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...arm1=seconduser

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/sk-3_metric_e.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...arm1=seconduser

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...arm1=seconduser

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...arm1=seconduser

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Canon Easy Web Print Helper - {68F9551E-0411-48E4-9AAF-4BC42A6A46BE} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\EWPBrowseLoader.dll

O2 - BHO: Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlwaysReady Power Message APP] ARPWRMSG.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD08] c:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\{33D6CC28-9F75-4d1b-A11D-98895B3A3729}\hphupd08.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPBootOp] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Boot Optimizer\HPBootOp.exe" /run

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LSBWatcher] c:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WildTangent CDA] "C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\GameDrvr.exe" /startup "C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0500.dll"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WD Button Manager] WDBtnMgr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iSUSPM Startup] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OpwareSE4] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.0.720.3640\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTSyncU.exe] "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcRdB7_0_9 -reboot 1

O4 - Startup: Webshots.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webshots\WebshotsTray.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe

O4 - Global Startup: ATI CATALYST System Tray.lnk = C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe

O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Updates from HP.lnk = C:\Program Files\Updates from HP\9972322\Program\Updates from HP.exe

O4 - Global Startup: WD Backup Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\My Book\WD Backup\uBBMonitor.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Add To Print List - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_AddToList.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint High Speed Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_HSPrint.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Preview - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_Preview.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll/RC_Print.html

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL

O9 - Extra button: Connection Help - {E2D4D26B-0180-43a4-B05F-462D6D54C789} - C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\IEButton\support.htm

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Connection Help - {E2D4D26B-0180-43a4-B05F-462D6D54C789} - C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\IEButton\support.htm

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204

O16 - DPF: {193C772A-87BE-4B19-A7BB-445B226FE9A1} (ewidoOnlineScan Control) - http://downloads.ewido.net/ewidoOnlineScan.cab

O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/housecal...ivex/hcImpl.cab

O16 - DPF: {56762DEC-6B0D-4AB4-A8AD-989993B5D08B} (OnlineScanner Control) - http://www.eset.eu/buxus/docs/OnlineScanner.cab

O16 - DPF: {5CB1506E-1DEA-4E63-89A7-E40E52AEA1FD} (OnagerCtrl Class) - http://fulfillment.puretracks.com/onager.cab

O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} - http://download.bitdefender.com/resources/...can8/oscan8.cab

O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...b?1228579221890

O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...n/bin/cabsa.cab

O16 - DPF: {7F8C8173-AD80-4807-AA75-5672F22B4582} (ICSScanner Class) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotion...anner371420.cab

O16 - DPF: {9732FB42-C321-11D1-836F-00A0C993F125} (mhLabel Class) - http://pcpitstop.com/mhLbl.cab

O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shoc...ash/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {F5D98C43-DB16-11CF-8ECA-0000C0FD59C7} (ActiveCGM Control) - http://tgs.gov.mb.ca/roadinfo/help/downLoadIE/Acgm.cab

O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll

O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll

O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe

O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe

O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe

O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

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End of file - 11308 bytes

I've rebooted the computer twice since I had MWB quarantine that item (one of my programs didn't load correctly with the first boot after the MWB cleanup, but this does happen randomly anyway, so I don't think it had anything to do with MWB. Second reboot was good.) The HJT was run after the reboots.

MWB is now showing no malware.

I'm going to run some further scans tonight, but I would just like to know for now if that HJT log is showing anything else that needs attention, if any further action needs to be taken.

Thanks!

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Hi,

If Mbam deleted what it found and it doesn't come back, then there's nothing to worry about. :)

Your logs look clean btw.

Thank you. That's reassuring. I had been afraid that little file might have done something during it's few hours on undetected on the computer, so that is why I was concern and posted my HJT log to get an expert opinion. However, I later got looking into that extension that file had. It ended in ".part", and any information I could find indicated that that meant it was only partially downloaded and couldn't have done anything anyway. (Please correct me if I'm wrong about that. I hope I'm NOT wrong, lol)

When all of this started, the first time the browser was redirected to the bad website (via an innocent looking google link), WOT blocked the page. We closed the browser with taskmanager, but it took a couple of tries to get the it closed. When I reopened Firefox, it tried to restore the session with the bad web page and I quickly closed it again with taskmanager. Usually Firefox asks if I want to restore the session, but this time it didn't. I wasn't sure how to restore the home page without opening Firefox, so I took a deep breath, opened Firefox again, navigated to the home page in a second tab and then closed the tab with the malicious page, again before the malicious page fully loaded. I don't know what WOT was doing during those last 2 browser sessions, probably it, too, was trying to load. I suspect the malicious .part file was loaded during those last 2 browser sessions but didn't have a chance to fully download because it didn't have enough time. (Maybe a slow internet connection isn't always such a bad thing, eh? :))

We've had encounters here 2 other times in the past 12 months with the rogue 'antivirus' programs trying to sneak in like this, but those times, using the red x to close the entire browser down was effective both in closing the browser and preventing the bad guys from getting in. I later read about other people who didn't have any success with this, so it looks like the virus writers are 'improving' their 'skills'. An expert suggested using taskmanager to close the browser, but this time when we tried that, we got one of those additional 'program not responding' type of box where you have the option to 'end now' or 'cancel', and clicking on 'end now' closed the browser. (The box didn't say it wasn't responding like they usually do in these situations, though, not with those exact words, and I did not write down what it did say. I just remember that it required this additional step to close the browser.)

It does appear now that there is nothing a person can do to prevent something like this, is there? Malwarebytes did not have Windows System Suite in its database at that point. I had updated and scanned my system twice that day and this wasn't detected until the following day. Even if I had had the paid for version running in real time, the same thing would have happened. MWB in real time, once it knew about this malware, would have alerted me if the file had been executable and it had tried to 'phone home' (which is what I was worried about and why I had posted my log here) and download something else. I also have been using the Windows Firewall behind a router on both my machines. This episode has taught me that I should have a bidirectional firewall, which would have at least let me know if something that shouldn't have been connecting to the internet was subsequently trying to do so.

Thanks again for checking my HJT log. :) Have a good weekend!

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It does appear now that there is nothing a person can do to prevent something like this, is there?
True, you can try to prevent 90%, but you can't cover the 10% unless you never connect with the internet.

Latest version of mbam has an IP block module now which blocks malicious domains. So, this may already help a lot as well.

Also, Please read my Prevention page with lots of info and tips how to prevent this in the future.

And if you want to improve speed/system performance after malware removal, take a look here.

Extra note: Make sure your programs are up to date - because older versions may contain Security Leaks. To find out what programs need to be updated, please run the Secunia Software Inspector Scan.

Happy Surfing again!

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True, you can try to prevent 90%, but you can't cover the 10% unless you never connect with the internet.

Latest version of mbam has an IP block module now which blocks malicious domains. So, this may already help a lot as well.

Also, Please read my Prevention page with lots of info and tips how to prevent this in the future.

And if you want to improve speed/system performance after malware removal, take a look here.

Extra note: Make sure your programs are up to date - because older versions may contain Security Leaks. To find out what programs need to be updated, please run the Secunia Software Inspector Scan.

Happy Surfing again!

Good tips on those blog pages, thanks! :)

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Since this issue appears resolved ... this Topic is closed.

If you need this topic reopened for continuations of existing problems, please request this by sending me a PM with the address of the thread. This applies only to the original topic starter.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.

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