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Hi! It's my first time posting, so I hope I'm posting in the right place. I had a fairly nasty virus in the last day, and I've been able to get most of my functionality back using ComboFix, but I can't shake a malware notification from MalwareBytes, "UpdatesDisableNotify." I'm afraid I'm still vulnerable with this.

Anyone have a suggestion on how to proceed? Big thanks in advance.

Here are my full MalwareBytes and ComboFix logs:

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M-Bytes:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38

Database version: 2310

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/10/2009 5:08:39 PM

mbam-log-2009-10-10 (17-08-37).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 88992

Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 55 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 1

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 0

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:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

Folders Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:

(No malicious items detected)

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ComboFix

ComboFix 09-10-10.01 - Chris 10/10/2009 16:54.6.3 - NTFSx86

Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2643 [GMT -4:00]

Running from: d:\documents and settings\Chris\Desktop\ComboFix.exe

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

.

Infected copy of d:\windows\system32\drivers\dtscsi.sys was found and disinfected

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-09-10 to 2009-10-10 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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2009-10-04 08:13 . 2009-10-10 20:57 -------- d-----w- d:\documents and settings\Chris\Application Data\8791804545

2009-10-03 19:52 . 2009-10-03 19:52 90624 ----a-w- d:\windows\VSUNINST.EXE

2009-09-29 03:52 . 2009-09-29 11:26 -------- d-----w- D:\RICKY_GERVAIS_MEETS

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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2009-10-04 14:17 . 2009-09-03 04:15 282528 ----a-w- d:\documents and settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\FontCache3.0.0.0.dat

2009-10-03 19:48 . 2009-02-17 01:11 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\Steam

2009-10-03 19:32 . 2009-02-17 13:08 16608 ----a-w- d:\windows\gdrv.sys

2009-09-29 03:51 . 2009-02-22 16:43 -------- d-----w- d:\documents and settings\Chris\Application Data\Vso

2009-09-26 15:42 . 2009-06-26 15:42 49664 --sha-w- d:\windows\system32\tikitizo.dll

2009-09-26 14:54 . 2009-09-26 14:54 1081380 ---h--w- d:\windows\system32\BIT2.tmp

2009-09-25 12:50 . 2009-02-28 13:50 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\PeerGuardian2

2009-09-25 12:49 . 2009-02-22 14:35 -------- d-----w- d:\documents and settings\Chris\Application Data\uTorrent

2009-09-17 12:59 . 2009-05-18 17:46 -------- d-----w- d:\documents and settings\Chris\Application Data\Skype

2009-09-17 12:41 . 2009-05-18 17:48 -------- d-----w- d:\documents and settings\Chris\Application Data\skypePM

2009-09-15 04:53 . 2009-02-17 00:27 43800 ----a-w- d:\documents and settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT

2009-09-03 04:21 . 2009-09-03 04:21 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\WBFS

2009-09-03 04:15 . 2009-09-03 04:15 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\MSBuild

2009-09-03 04:14 . 2009-09-03 04:14 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\Reference Assemblies

2009-08-29 13:27 . 2009-08-29 13:27 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\CDisplay

2009-08-27 23:52 . 2009-08-27 23:52 410984 ----a-w- d:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll

2009-08-27 23:52 . 2009-08-27 23:52 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\Java

2009-08-27 21:41 . 2009-02-18 02:21 11952 ----a-w- d:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll

2009-08-27 21:41 . 2009-02-18 02:21 335240 ----a-w- d:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys

2009-08-27 21:41 . 2009-02-18 02:21 27784 ----a-w- d:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys

2009-08-14 00:01 . 2004-08-04 03:14 182656 ------w- d:\windows\system32\drivers\ndis.sys

2009-07-24 12:15 . 2009-07-24 12:12 8 ----a-w- d:\windows\system32\nvModes.dat

2009-07-16 02:21 . 2003-10-17 17:44 499712 ----a-w- d:\windows\system32\msvcp71.dll

2009-07-16 02:21 . 2003-10-17 17:44 348160 ----a-w- d:\windows\system32\msvcr71.dll

2009-06-26 15:42 . 2009-06-26 15:42 319456 --sha-w- d:\windows\system32\bikehizi.exe

2009-06-26 15:42 . 2009-06-26 15:42 49664 --sha-w- d:\windows\system32\mokosuha.dll.tmp

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

"BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}"="d:\program files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe" [2007-06-27 152872]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

"GEST"="m

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Please update your version of Malwarebytes. Your version is VERY old.

Update and Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

  • Start MalwareBytes AntiMalware (Vista users must Right click and choose RunAs Admin)
  • Please DO NOT run MBAM in Safe Mode unless requested to, you MUST run it in normal Windows mode.
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Select the Update tab
    • Click Update

    [*]When the update is complete, select the Scanner tab

    [*]Select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.

    [*]When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.

    [*]Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

    [*]When completed, a log will open in Notepad. please copy and paste the log into your next reply

    • If you accidently close it, the log file is saved here and will be named like this:
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt

Then post back the MBAM log and a new Hijackthis log.

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Hi! Thanks for your reply, and sorry for the delay. (I've been sick and out of pocket.)

The update seems to have done the trick. (Boy, that was embarrassingly obvious!) My scan is coming up clean. To be safe, here are my logs:

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41

Database version: 2964

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/14/2009 11:31:33 PM

mbam-log-2009-10-14 (23-31-33).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 101385

Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 16 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: 0

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:

(No malicious items detected)

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 11:32:57 PM, on 10/14/2009

Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE

D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE

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

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

D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

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

D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

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

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

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

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

D:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe

D:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

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

D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE

D:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE

D:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe

D:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

D:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmon.exe

D:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe

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

D:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\GBTUpd\RunUpd.exe

D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe

D:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe

D:\Program Files\Linksys\WUSB600N\WUSB600N.exe

D:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe

D:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe

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

D:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

D:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Desktop\mplayerc.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\divxsm.exe

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

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 Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

R3 - URLSearchHook: DeviceVM Url Search Hook - {0063BF63-BFFF-4B8F-9D26-4267DF7F17DD} - D:\WINDOWS\system32\dvmurl.dll

O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll

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

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

O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [XboxStat] "d:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe" silentrun

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "D:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

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

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE D:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE D:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] D:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark 1200 Series] "D:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe"

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iSUSScheduler] "D:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iSUSPM Startup] D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GEST] m

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Make sure you update your Anti-Virus too and do a full system scan.

Great, all looks good now.

I'll close your post soon so that other don't post into it and leave you with this information and suggestions.

So how did I get infected in the first place?

At this time your system appears to be clean. Nothing else in the logs indicates that you are still infected.

Now that you appear to be clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:

Remove all but the most recent Restore Point on Windows XP

You should
Create a New Restore Point
to prevent possible reinfection from an old one.

Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore.

Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point.

Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to
"roll-back"
to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is

:
  • Go to
    Start
    >
    Programs
    >
    Accessories
    >
    System Tools
    and click "
    System Restore
    ".

  • If the shortcut is missing you can also click on
    START
    >
    RUN
    > and type in
    %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
    and click OK

  • Choose the radio button marked "
    Create a Restore Point
    " on the first screen then click "
    Next
    ".

  • Give the new Restore Point a name, then click "
    Create
    ".

  • The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.

  • Then use the
    Disk Cleanup
    to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.

  • Go to
    Start
    >
    Run
    and type:
    Cleanmgr.exe

  • Select the drive where Windows is installed and click "
    Ok
    ". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.

  • Click the "
    More Options
    " tab, then click the "
    Clean up
    " button under System Restore.

  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "
    Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?
    "

  • Click
    Yes
    , then click Ok.

  • Click
    Yes
    again when prompted with "
    Are you sure you want to perform these actions?
    "

  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.

  • On the
    Disk Cleanup
    tab, if the
    System Restore: Obsolete Data Stores
    entry is available remove them also.

  • These are files that were created before Windows was reformatted or reinstalled. They are obsolete and you can delete them.

selectdrivecleanup.pngselectdrivecleanup1.png

Additional information

Microsoft KB article: How to turn off and turn on System Restore in Windows XP

Bert Kinney's site: All about Windows System Restore

Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.

Install SpyWare Blaster

Download it from here

Find here the tutorial on how to use Spyware Blaster here

Install WinPatrol

Download it from here

Here you can find information about how WinPatrol works here

Install FireTrust SiteHound

You can find information and download it from here

Install hpHosts

Download it from here

hpHosts is a community managed and maintained hosts file that allows an additional layer of protection against access to ad,

tracking and malicious websites. This prevents your computer from connecting to these untrusted sites

by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your own local computer.

hpHosts Support Forum

Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.

You can use one of these sites to check if any updates are needed for your pc.

Secunia Software Inspector

F-secure Health Check

Visit Microsoft often to get the latest updates for your computer.

http://www.update.microsoft.com

Note 1: If you are running Windows XP SP2, you should upgrade to SP3.

Note 2: Users of Norton Internet Security 2008 should uninstall the software before they install Service Pack 3.

The security suite can then be reinstalled afterwards.

The windows firewall is not sufficient to protect your system. It doesn't monitor outgoing traffic and this is a must.

I recommend Online Armor Free

A little outdated but good reading on how to prevent Malware

Keep safe online and happy surfing.

Since this issue is resolved I will close the thread to prevent others from posting into it. If you need assistance please start your own topic and someone will be happy to assist you.

The fixes and advice in this thread are for this machine only. Do not apply to your machine unless you Fully Understand how these programs work and what you're doing. Please start a thread of your own and someone will be happy to help you, just follow the Pre-Hijackthis instructions found here before posting Pre- HJT Post Instructions

Also don't forget that we offer FREE assistance with General PC questions and repair here PC Help

If you're pleased with the product Malwarebytes and the service provided you, please let your friends, family, and co-workers know. http://www.malwarebytes.org

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