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Help w/ BKDR_CYBERSPY.D Hijack log included.

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ETAF Ranger, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. ETAF Ranger

    ETAF Ranger Thread Starter

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    Here is my problem.

    I am running Windows XP Pro, and have encountered a headscratcher of a problem.

    I tried to run MSCONFIG and the window for it popped open for a split second, then closed right away. Happens everytime now. Same thing for REGEDIT, it pops up, then disappears right away, I first noticed this yesterday.

    Naturally this seemed suspicious, so today I ran Trend's Housecall online Virus Scan. Right away it found something called BKDR_CYBERSPY.D and Housecall deleted it, even though it said it was "uncleanable". I checked Trends info on this virus, and it had instructions on how to fix it. However, it invovles using REGEDIT, which I can't use.

    The Trend fix also involves SYSEDIT, which does work, except the entries it says to look for aren't there. In particular this:

    "Under the [boot] section, locate the line that begins with:
    Shell=Explorer.exe
    From the same line, delete the malware path and filename:
    %System%\mswincfg32.exe"

    At this point, I stated checking some boards like this one looking for info/help. I found some similar descriptions of problems with REGEDIT not staying open (see: http://miataru.computing.net/securi.../forum/5856.htm) and tried using HijackThis to see what was going on. And I tried the recommended action of using an EXE File Association Fix (from www.dougknox.com, NOTE: It too opened a Yes/No confirm operation window, but closed almost immediately, however I fought with it for a while, and was eventually fast enought to click Yes before it closed, and it did it's thing) and then tried HJT again.

    In both attempts, I found no entries matching the problem items listed in the post, or on Trends info page.

    So, just for kicks I ran Housecall again, and immediately got a WORM_SPYBOT.GEN in the registry scan. No further info was available regarding this, but Housecall said it removed/fixed it. However, everytime I run a new scan, the same worm is found, but the BKDR_SPY.D is no longer there, or so it seems.

    So now I dont know what to do.

    I really hope there is someone around who can help me work this thing out. I will copy my most recent HijackThis log below. Even if you can't help me, thanks for reading this far. Any effort to fix this is greatly appreciated.


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 2:23:34 PM, on 25/09/2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    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\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\TouchMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\MEDIACTR.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\NETROPA\ONSCRE~1\OSD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINLODR.SCR
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Touch Manager] C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\TouchMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Winsock2 driver] WINLODR.SCR
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Winsock2 driver] WINLODR.SCR
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: GetRight - Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with GetRight - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRdownload.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with GetRight Browser - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRbrowse.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: ChatSpace Full Java Client 3.1.0.235 - http://chat.ccwerks.net:8061/Java/cfs31235.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...meInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/...all/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...7877.6267592593
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/...ash/swflash.cab
     
  2. e-liam

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    Hi ETAF Ranger, and welcome to TSG.. :)

    Please run a new HJT! log, close all browser windows, check to fix the following entries, then click the Fix checked button..

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

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

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Winsock2 driver] WINLODR.SCR

    O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Winsock2 driver] WINLODR.SCR

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


    Then if you could reboot into safe mode and delete the following bolded file..

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINLODR.SCR

    Next, reboot back into normal mode, rerun trend micro' online scan, then finally post a new HJT log, to check it over. (y)

    Cheers

    Liam
     
  3. NiteHawk

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    getright.exe GetRight from Headlight Software - download manager for resuming downloads and choosing multiple download locations. The freeware version is/was spyware. The registered version isn't if you don't install the Aureate/Radiate software. Available via Start -> Programs
     
  4. ETAF Ranger

    ETAF Ranger Thread Starter

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    OK, Liam, first of all thanks for reply.

    I tried what you posted, and here is the new HJT log:


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 3:27:09 PM, on 25/09/2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    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\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\TouchMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\MEDIACTR.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINLODR.SCR
    C:\PROGRA~1\NETROPA\ONSCRE~1\OSD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Touch Manager] C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\TouchMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Winsock2 driver] WINLODR.SCR
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Winsock2 driver] WINLODR.SCR
    O4 - Global Startup: GetRight - Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with GetRight - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRdownload.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with GetRight Browser - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRbrowse.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: ChatSpace Full Java Client 3.1.0.235 - http://chat.ccwerks.net:8061/Java/cfs31235.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/bcd48c18cb7498/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37877.6267592593
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab





    When I restarted in Safe Mode, I was given the option of logining in as my usual account (which i thought was the Admin login), or to use a previously unseen Administrator account. I used the Amin login.

    Once in Safe Mode, I could not find the WINLODR.SCR file in teh location you listed, so I searched for it. I found a file called WINLODR.SCR.xxxxxxxxx.PF (xxxxx's represent various numbers which I did not write down) and it was found at C:\Windows\Prefetch\WINLODR.SCR.xxxxxxxxxxxx.PF

    Well, even though I was unsure about it, I deleted it, and restarted. The above HJT log is the result.

    And after running HJT, I tried MSCONFIG, and it still doesnt work.
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    you have still got winlodr running

    first open taskmanager by right clicking on taskbar & then stop the winlodr process then
    run hijackthis, tick all below, doublecheck to make sure you haven't missed any, close all browser windows & press fix checked

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Winsock2 driver] WINLODR.SCR

    O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Winsock2 driver] WINLODR.SCR

    then open windows explorer ..tools/folder options/view and make sure show hidden files & folders is ticked and hide protected operating system files is UNTICKED

    then navigate to & delete the C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINLODR.SCR
     
  6. ETAF Ranger

    ETAF Ranger Thread Starter

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    Just forgot to mention in my reply to Liam's instructions, that Housecall found the same Reg virus.
     
  7. ETAF Ranger

    ETAF Ranger Thread Starter

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    Derek,

    I cannot access Task Manager. As it turns out, it is behaving the same as MSCONFIG and REGEDIT. It pops up for a split second and then closes right away.

    But at least I finally located the WINLODR.SCR file. But of course i cant get rid of it because it is in use.

    Ranger.

    PS it seems that this mess has my internet and some windows operations running rather slowly.
     
  8. NiteHawk

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    Let's see if this will clean it up a little, at least so we can open msconfig, regedit, and so on.

    Download Spybot - Search & Destroy (if you haven't got the program installed already)

    After installing, first press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

    Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove/fix all it finds that are in RED

    Reboot

    Last, run HJT again and post your log again to see if anything was missed.

    Thanks
     
  9. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    reboot into safe mode & delete now

    it won't be running in safe mode

    if that doesn't work then the only alternative is to download & run process explorer from http://www.sysinternals.com/ which will allow you to stop the winlodr running so it can be deleted
     
  10. ETAF Ranger

    ETAF Ranger Thread Starter

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    I ran S&D, found typical garbage, cleaned it out.

    Got WINLODR.SCR un-hidden, wentto Safe Mode, and deleted it.
    Rebooted. Ran Housecall, and it came up clean.

    And now everything seems to be back to normal.

    Thanks guys.

    I now know where to come to for help when i'm in over my head.

    Cheers.

    Ranger.

    PS, I am posting one last HJT log for good measure.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 5:05:34 PM, on 25/09/2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    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\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\TouchMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\MEDIACTR.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NETROPA\ONSCRE~1\OSD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Touch Manager] C:\Program Files\Netropa\Touch Manager\TouchMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: GetRight - Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with GetRight - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRdownload.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with GetRight Browser - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRbrowse.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: ChatSpace Full Java Client 3.1.0.235 - http://chat.ccwerks.net:8061/Java/cfs31235.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/bcd48c18cb7498/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37877.6267592593
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
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