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I just thought I would chime in here. I also got this nasty little piece of malware as well, by visiting "The Blender Model Repository" which apparently was at one time a legitimate website.

I tried following the existing manual removal procedures for "Antivirus System PRO", but the files and reg keys called out within those guides (just did a search for "Antivirus System Pro removal") were not present.

My computer was able to boot in safe mode and I ran a full scan with malware bytes, but nothing was found. I restarted the computer again, and this time when Zone Alarm let me know that "COM Surrogate" was attempting to access the Internet, I let it hang there instead of answering yes or no. I noticed that the requesting application was actually called "asxksysguard.exe" . Google turns up nothing for this particular keyword, so I figured it must be new.

Because I let zone alarm hang the program, I was able to open other programs and the task manager without being foiled by the malware.. I opened regedit and deleted all entries containing "asxksysguard" . I then searched the computer for files of the same name and deleted them as well.

This seems to have worked... I haven't restarted the computer yet, so I suppose I should do that before declaring victory.

-Cowpoke McStink

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As an update,

After restart all was good.. Being a glutton for punishment I went back to the website to be sure I wasn't smearing their good name by affiliating it with this particular malware.. This time, two programs attempted to access the Internet, one called "tjmubs.exe" and the other one was called "fjxr.exe" . I denied both's request to access , killed their processes and then deleted the exes which were in the Windows/Temp directory.

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So, Like a jackass, after successfully removing the Antivirus System PRO malware, I went back to the website that infected me just to double check.. Well, this time around I got some other nasty stuff, and both my IE and FF have been hijacked. After about a minute, most of the links within websites are rewritten to to direct me to some affiliate marketing stuff. The links are all prefaced with http://www.buyonlinedating.net...

Anyways, none of my tools have helped me remove this, and I don't see anything necessarily evil within the hijack this log.. but I thought it would be prident to let someone who knows what they are doing take a look.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 10:32:21 AM, on 11/26/2009

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:








C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe

C:\Program Files\DCPFLICS\DCPFLICS.exe

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2010\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax2010_32server.exe

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3dsMax8\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax8server.exe










C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe

C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe

C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe

C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe

C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe


C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE


C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe


C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe

C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe

C:\Program Files\PIXELA\ImageMixer 3 SE\CameraMonitor.exe


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


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

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

C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ArcCon.ac

O1 - Hosts: url.adtrgt.com

O1 - Hosts: googleads2.gdoubleclick.net

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

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll

O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.3.4501.1418\swg.dll

O2 - BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_B7C5AC242193BB3E.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [calc] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\calc.dll,_IWMPEvents@0

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [soundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [soundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PWRISOVM.EXE] C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE

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

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [JMB36X Configure] C:\WINDOWS\system32\JMRaidTool.exe boot

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EEventManager] C:\PROGRA~1\EPSONS~1\EVENTM~1\EEventManager.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ArcSoft Connection Service] C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [calc] rundll32.exe C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\ntuser.dll,_IWMPEvents@0

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Active Desktop Calendar] C:\Program Files\XemiComputers\Active Desktop Calendar\ADC.exe

O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe

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

O4 - Global Startup: ImageMixer 3 SE Camera Monitor.lnk = ?

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: Wireless PCI Card Configuration Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\Linksys\WMP11 Config Utility\WMP11CFG.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll

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: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/...b?1156473435051

O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe

O23 - Service: Autodesk Licensing Service - Autodesk - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe

O23 - Service: DCPFLICS - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DCPFLICS\DCPFLICS.exe

O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

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

O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Macromedia - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe

O23 - Service: mental ray 3.7 Satellite for Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 32-bit 32-bit (mi-raysat_3dsmax2010_32) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2010\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax2010_32server.exe

O23 - Service: RaySat_3dsmax8 Server (mi-raysat_3dsmax8) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3dsMax8\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax8server.exe

O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe

O23 - Service: TabletService - Wacom Technology, Corp. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe

O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe


End of file - 8292 bytes

Thanks for any help you can give!


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