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System Security has overtaken by laptop

Post by leavings on 7th July 2009, 4:59 pm

Two days ago I got System Security on my laptop, and I have since been mostly unable to use it. The symptoms are similar to what others are describing on this site: there is a constant barrage of popups and warnings that my computer has been infected, and it is trying to direct me to a website using IExplorer. I have turned my internet connection off on that computer, and am using my desktop to try and fix the problem.

I tried to follow the instructions for posting a new topic, but not everything has worked. I installed the new version of Java, but the new Adobe Reader would not install. I was also unable to get to the Windows Update site. I did install Hijack This; here is my log, and thank you in advance for helping me get rid of this:

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:49:46 AM, on 7/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\reader_s.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\POEMAD~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\c63lum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\services.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\POEMAD~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\c63lum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Poem Adept\Desktop\winlogon.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O2 - BHO: C:\WINDOWS\system32\sdjee3inf.dll - {D76AB2A1-00F3-42BD-F434-00BBC39C8953} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sdjee3inf.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [H2O] C:\Program Files\SyncroSoft\Pos\H2O\cledx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FIREPOD] C:\Program Files\PreSonus\1394AudioDriver_FIREPOD\FIREPOD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVFX Engine] C:\Program Files\Creative\Creative Live! Cam\VideoFX\StartFX.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [net] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\net.net"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [16044214] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\16044214\16044214.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rgc9bnj0e14p] C:\WINDOWS\system32\qgcebnj0e14p.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [reader_s] C:\WINDOWS\System32\reader_s.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [services] C:\WINDOWS\services.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [net] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\net.net"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [] C:\DOCUME~1\POEMAD~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\c63lum.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [hsf7husjnfg98gi498aejhiugjkdg4] C:\DOCUME~1\POEMAD~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\c63lum.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [reader_s] C:\Documents and Settings\Poem Adept\reader_s.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [reader_s] C:\Documents and Settings\Poem Adept\reader_s.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Picture Motion Browser Media Check Tool.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Picture Utility\PMBCore\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe (file missing)
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
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nwprovau.dll
O16 - DPF: {106E49CF-797A-11D2-81A2-00E02C015623} (AlternaTIFF ActiveX) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: ,C:\DOCUME~1\POEMAD~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\176575265643mxx.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: __c00423F9 - C:\WINDOWS\system32\__c00423F9.dat
O21 - SSODL: SYTcoBpEMluM - {7030AC98-DA9A-0632-E256-C4B081AE591E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jk.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: rtasgvfu76ew8ndkfno94 - {D76AB2A1-00F3-42BD-F434-00BBC39C8953} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sdjee3inf.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PostgreSQL Database Server 8.3 (pgsql-8.3) - PostgreSQL Global Development Group - C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.3\bin\pg_ctl.exe

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Re: System Security has overtaken by laptop

Post by Origin on 7th July 2009, 5:00 pm

I'm afraid I have bad news.

Your system is infected with a polymorphic file infector called Virut. Virut is capable of infecting all the machine's executable files (.exe) and screensaver files (.scr). However, the problem is that the virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result, it may misinfect a proportion of executable files and therefore, the files are corrupted beyond repair. As of now, security experts suggest that a format and clean install, or destructive recovery if you have an OEM recovery partition, is the best way to clean the infection and it is the best and safest way to return the machine to its normal working state.

Backup all your documents and important items (personal data, work documents, etc) only. DO NOT backup any executable files (softwares) and screensavers (*.scr). It attempts to infect any accessed .exe or .scr files by appending itself to the executable.

Also, avoid backing up compressed files (zip/cab/rar) files that have .exe or .scr files inside them. Virut can penetrate and infect .exe files inside compressed files too.

Recent variants also modify htm, html, asp and php files.

Do not back up to another machine, as it may become compromised. Burn to DVD/CD, or to an external drive which has nothing else on it, and which you can format should it happen to become infected from the backups.


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Re: System Security has overtaken by laptop

Post by leavings on 7th July 2009, 5:17 pm

Okay, thanks for the disconcerting news. I already backed up all my files onto my external drive, but among these files were some .exe files. I have now removed them from the external drive, but I am worried that it may have been infected. Is there a way for me to check?

Also, I am going to wipe the computer clean as instructed, but I don't have the boot disk for this laptop (I bought it used and didn't get the originals). I have a different windows xp boot disk (for a dell instead of a toshiba)...will that work?

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Re: System Security has overtaken by laptop

Post by Andrew1022 on 7th July 2009, 5:24 pm

Have the same problem. Worst part is I have no idea how I got it. Good times. Atleast we know a solution.

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