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I have Trojan Cycler malware on my Windows XP SP3 machine that wasn't removed on the reboot after running Malwarebytes.

=== Latest Malwarebytes log ===

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4300

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

7/10/2010 2:41:55 PM

mbam-log-2010-07-10 (14-41-55).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)

Objects scanned: 183744

Time elapsed: 57 minute(s), 0 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 2

Memory Modules Infected: 0

Registry Keys Infected: 0

Registry Values Infected: 0

Registry Data Items Infected: 0

Folders Infected: 0

Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:

C:\System Volume Information\Microsoft\services.exe (Trojan.Cycler) -> Failed to unload process.

C:\System Volume Information\Microsoft\smss.exe (Trojan.Cycler) -> Failed to unload process.

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:\System volume information\Microsoft\services.exe (Trojan.Cycler) -> Delete on reboot.

C:\System volume information\Microsoft\smss.exe (Trojan.Cycler) -> Delete on reboot.

=== DDS Log ===

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86

Run by Owner at 15:08:23.93 on Sat 07/10/2010

Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.594 [GMT -5:00]

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

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch

svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe

svchost.exe

svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

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

C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

svchost.exe

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

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe

C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc

C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = about:blank

uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie

uDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ie

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie

uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s

BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll

BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgssie.dll

BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll

BHO: Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll

BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll

TB: ShopAtHome Toolbar: {98279c38-de4b-4bcf-93c9-8ec26069d6f4} - c:\program files\selectrebates\toolbar\ShopAtHomeToolbar.dll

EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File

uRun: [Google Update] "c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\application data\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c

uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe

mRun: [igfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe

mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe

mRun: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"

mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe

mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"

mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"

mRun: [selectRebates] c:\program files\selectrebates\SelectRebates.exe

mRun: [AVG9_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg9\avgtray.exe

IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200

IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe

IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll

DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1259522750859

DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab

DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab

DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab

Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgpp.dll

Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll

Notify: igfxcui - igfxsrvc.dll

SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

SEH: Windows Desktop Search Namespace Manager: {56f9679e-7826-4c84-81f3-532071a8bcc5} - c:\program files\windows desktop search\MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll

Hosts: 127.0.0.1 www.spywareinfo.com

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-11-29 216200]

R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2009-11-29 29584]

R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-11-29 242896]

R2 avg9emc;AVG Free E-mail Scanner;c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgemc.exe [2010-3-14 916760]

R2 avg9wd;AVG Free WatchDog;c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgwdsvc.exe [2010-3-14 308064]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2010-07-10 20:07:23 0 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\owner\defogger_reenable

2010-07-08 02:34:32 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\owner\applic~1\Malwarebytes

2010-07-08 02:34:07 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys

2010-07-08 02:34:05 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes

2010-07-08 02:34:04 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys

2010-07-08 02:34:04 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

2010-07-07 14:15:32 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy

2010-07-07 14:15:32 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy

2010-07-07 12:24:19 0 d-----w- c:\windows\system32\NtmsData

2010-07-07 03:54:08 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\IObit

2010-07-07 03:54:01 0 d-----w- c:\program files\IObit

2010-06-22 02:08:19 743424 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iedvtool.dll

==================== Find3M ====================

2010-06-03 02:41:44 3600384 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr

2010-06-03 00:12:00 242896 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys

2010-05-06 10:41:53 916480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll

2010-05-02 05:22:50 1851264 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys

2010-04-20 05:30:08 285696 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmfd.dll

============= FINISH: 15:08:43.34 ===============

Attached are DDS Attache.txt and GMER ark.txt.

Thank you for any help.

Mike

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Hello Michael Burrows

Welcome to Malwarebytes.

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan or rootkit.

This type of infection has the capabilities to allows hacker to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identity Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.

If you still want to clean it please do the following

===================

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1

Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

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I am going to rebuild the PC but have a few questions before I begin that process. The computer has been disconnected from the Internet except to post the original message to this site.

1. We have a lot of photos and Office documents on the computer is it safe to back those up by burning a DVD/CD?

2. If full account numbers aren't listed on banking sites do you still have to get whole new accounts?

3. Is their any way to tell when the exact date of infection started?

Thank you,

Mike

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1. We have a lot of photos and Office documents on the computer is it safe to back those up by burning a DVD/CD?
Yes it is ok to do this.
2. If full account numbers aren't listed on banking sites do you still have to get whole new accounts?
It would be a good idea to change them even if only the first half is shown.
3. Is their any way to tell when the exact date of infection started?
No real way for me to tell this sorry.

You are welcome. :)

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