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Hi,

Earlier today, I started getting the system security popups/hijacks. I managed to get the popups to stop by manually deleting files and adjusting the registry, but I still cannot do some things, such as run mbam.exe. Whenever I try to run Malware Bytes, it can't find mbam.exe, and when I try to reinstall, it is automatically deleted. I've tried to copy and move the file after its created to no avail, and don't have enough time to try and change the filename. I seem to have all the [random number] files taken care of, but obviously, something is still zapping it. Please help? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 1:24:22 AM, on 10/9/2009

Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)

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\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe

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

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

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

C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

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

C:\PROGRA~1\WIDCOMM\BLUETO~1\BTSTAC~1.EXE

C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

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

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

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/def.../search/ie.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/def...//www.yahoo.com

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hp.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/def...//www.yahoo.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eabconfg.cpl] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe /Start

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-Watch] C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe

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: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [21300208] C:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\21300208\21300208.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [jayisuwaf] Rundll32.exe "c:\windows\system32\wofovelo.dll",a

O4 - Global Startup: BTTray.lnk = ?

O8 - Extra context menu item: Send To &Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.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

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.line6.net

O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper20073151.dll

O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: fufuwatu.dll c:\windows\system32\wofovelo.dll

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

O21 - SSODL: hesopolok - {b89f88fb-2860-478d-8c3c-617cffd13c5d} - c:\windows\system32\wofovelo.dll (file missing)

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: mujuzedij - {b89f88fb-2860-478d-8c3c-617cffd13c5d} - c:\windows\system32\wofovelo.dll (file missing)

O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - 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: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - WIDCOMM, Inc. - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe

O23 - Service: HP WMI Interface (hpqwmi) - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\HPQ\SHARED\HPQWMI.exe

O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple 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: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe

O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe

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Still having problems. Managed to copy mbam.exe to desktop, renamed, and managed to run it. However, after a quick scan/removal/reboot, my computer gave a flurry of errors saying "_____ is not a valid image." Ran a deep scan, removed files, rebooted, and now I'm back where I started, and am having a hard time even getting the taskmanager to work. Help?

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Update:

Followed another guide, realized I missed a startup app that reinstalled it. Got it and re-cleaned out the registry /application data, ran a quick MB scan, definitely Vundo. Removed, rebooted, and got back into Windows, but got one random error message. Running MB deep scan right now, and AVG just picked up another Trojan, so I'm sure I'm still not back to normal, but things are running a lot more smoothly now.

Tips, per my experience:

* If you can't get taskmanager to open, spam ctrl+alt+delete. It was easier for me when I had a ton of firefox tabs/browsers open; I think getting my computer to run slower gave me a chance to click on it before the worm killed it. Also, try to click on the window as soon as it pops up; that seems to help it stay open.

* Keep your MB folder open when you reinstall it. Watch for mbam.exe to appear and QUICKLY copy it to the desktop (ctrl+drag or ctrl+c and ctrl+v)(it autodeleted anywhere else I tried putting it other than the desktop, try that if you're having the same problem). Rename it to go.exe or whatever.exe and copy it back into the MB folder. It should be save.

*Make sure to go to MSConfig and Startup Programs and disable the [random number] process. This is what kept messing me up after doing the taskmanager/application data/regedit removals other guides suggest.

Will update status again pending deep scan and another reboot.

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Not so final update:

I thought I was doing good, but I guess not. Things seemed to be running normally again, but I keep getting random popups for random crappy sites, and whenever I run MB, I have 8-10 instances of Vundo, and AVG keeps alerting me to trojan.FAKEWARNING or whatever the proper name is. Also, since the last reboot, a Application Data/[random numbers] folder has been created (which I deleted), and MB gives me a list of registry values that it can't delete. I've been deleting them manually, but I'm not sure I'm gaining any ground.

Please help! I would rather not have to reformat my hard drive (who wouldn't?), but I'm starting to think its the only way.

Thanks again!

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I'm starting to think that posting here is a waste of time, but Security Tools was back on my system after my last reboot. I also noticed I can't seem to get windows update to run. I'm going to try some version of VundoFix, but it sounds like that won't get rid of it. I'm going to keep an eye on other threads (that actually get replies), but if nothing works, I'm going to reinstall Windows.

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  • Root Admin

Hello and welcome to Malwarebytes. Please try to run the following and post back the log

Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.

**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved and renamed following this process directly to your desktop**

  1. If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:
    • Tools->Options->Main tab
    • Set to "Always ask me where to Save the files".

[*]During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:

CF_download_FF.gif

CF_download_rename.gif

[*]It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.

[*]Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.

[*]Close any open browsers.

[*]Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

-----------------------------------------------------------

  • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
  • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.

    -----------------------------------------------------------


  • Close any open browsers.
  • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
  • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
  • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.

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[*]Double click on combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.

[*]When finished, it will produce a report for you.

[*]Please post the "C:\Combo-Fix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.

**Note: Do not mouseclick combo-fix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

If you still cannot get this to run, try booting into Safe Mode, and run it there.

To boot into Safe Mode, tap F8 after BIOS, and just before the Windows logo appears. A list of options will appear, select "Safe Mode."

If this doesn't work either, try the same method (above method), but name Combofix.exe to iexplore.exe instead, or winlogon.exe..

This because It also happens in some cases that malware blocks EVERY process except for what is in its own whitelist, so this whitelist also includes system important processes such as iexplore.exe, explorer.exe, winlogon.exe...

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Due to the lack of feedback this Topic is closed to prevent others from posting here. If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this thread with your request. This applies only to the originator of this thread.

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

The fixes and advice in this thread are for this machine only. Do not apply the instructions from this thread to your own machine. Please start a new thread describing your issue and someone will be along to assist you.

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