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Just installed xp and already have spyware?!?!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by soul73, Sep 6, 2004.

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  1. soul73

    soul73 Thread Starter

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    hi all,

    I just put together a new pc and I had winxp format did a fresh os install (xp pro retail). As soon as I got to my desktop I notcied crazy cpu usage and pop ups started instantly (well after about 10 mins). I did have the dsl modem connected at the time and obviously hadn't had time to put up a firewall or antivirus. I've been told that even those few minutes would be enough to infect. But this is a BAD infection. I've downloaded panda/spybot etc.. and no matter how many times I get rid of them they just keep coming back.


    Here is the hijack this file and any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Afinogenov

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    if your computer is still under warranty-send it back
     
  3. LDTate

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    . You forgot to post the log :eek:
     
  4. Afinogenov

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    [​IMG] lol, instead of dealing with all that mess. might as well get a new one if under warranty
     
  5. soul73

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    lol whoops... but I just built it and I'm not going to replace it just because it's infected. I know it's possible to clean it but I just wanted to know which files to delete in safe mode...

    Here's the file.


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 2:19:50 PM, on 9/6/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    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\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PaSSrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\Firewall\PavFires.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\pavsrv51.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PsImSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\AVENGINE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\apvxdwin.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\SRVLOAD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\WebProxy.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\ken\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpabaln.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchBar.htm
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SCANINICIO] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\Inicio.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APVXDWIN] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\APVXDWIN.EXE" /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PANDA ANTISPAM SERVER SERVICE] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PasSrv.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\panda software\panda platinum internet security\pavlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\panda software\panda platinum internet security\pavlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\panda software\panda platinum internet security\pavlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\panda software\panda platinum internet security\pavlsp.dll
     
  6. soul73

    soul73 Thread Starter

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    I was also getting messages about a parite.b virus


    thanks
     
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  8. soul73

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    so you can't tell from the list which ones to delete?
     
  9. LDTate

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    Well the first thing is your hijackThis is out dated and in a tmp folder. You need to update it and create a folder like C:\HJT and put it in there. The updated HJT will pick up the new nasties that are out.
    Post a new log.
     
  10. LDTate

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    I suggest you do this:

    Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"


    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchBar.htm
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Win32 System Spool] spoolsvc.exe

    Restart in Safe Mode:
    Restart your computer.

    Press F8 after the Power-On Self Test (POST) is done. If the Windows Advanced Options Menu does not appear, try restarting and then pressing F8 several times after the POST screen.
    Choose the Safe Mode option from the Windows Advanced Options Menu then press Enter.


    Because XP will not always show you hidden files and folders by default, Go to Start > Search and under "More advanced search options".
    Make sure there is a check by "Search System Folders" and "Search hidden files and folders" and "Search system subfolders"

    Next click on My Computer. Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and "Hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders"
    Click "Apply" then "OK"

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools <-- Delete wintools from Add/Remove programs

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsvc.exe <--Delete File
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpabaln.exe <--Delete File

    Also in safe mode navigate to the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.


    Next navigate to the C:\Documents and Settings\(EVERY USER)\Local Settings\Temp folder. Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

    Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files". Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK. Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Click Apply then OK.


    Empty the Recycle Bin


    Turn off System Restore:

    On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
    Click Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    Check Turn off System Restore.
    Click Apply, and then click OK.

    Restart your computer, turn it back on and create a restore point.

    To create a restore point:

    Single-click Start and point to All Programs.
    Mouse over Accessories, then System Tools, and select System Restore.
    In the System Restore wizard, select the box next the text labeled "Create a restore point" and click the Next button.
    Type a description for your new restore point. Something like "After cleanup". Click Create and you're done.

    Post a new HijackThis Log
     
  11. soul73

    soul73 Thread Starter

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    looks almost clean



    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 8:12:35 PM, on 9/6/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    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\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\APVXDWIN.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PaSSrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\Firewall\PavFires.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\SRVLOAD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\pavsrv51.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PsImSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\AVENGINE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\WebProxy.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SCANINICIO] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\Inicio.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APVXDWIN] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\APVXDWIN.EXE" /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PANDA ANTISPAM SERVER SERVICE] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PasSrv.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
     
  12. soul73

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    I think I need to go back to safe mode and get rid of wintools folder and also SEP?

    Am I correct about the SEP ?
     
  13. soul73

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    ok, removed wintools and here is the new log


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 8:31:55 PM, on 9/6/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    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\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\APVXDWIN.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PaSSrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\Firewall\PavFires.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\SRVLOAD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\pavsrv51.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PsImSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\AVENGINE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\WebProxy.exe
    C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SCANINICIO] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\Inicio.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APVXDWIN] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\APVXDWIN.EXE" /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PANDA ANTISPAM SERVER SERVICE] "C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\PasSrv.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background


    I'm still wondering what the program SEP in the "Add/Remove Programs" menu is.

    The icon looks like ad-ware's icon but is it spyware?
     
  14. Afinogenov

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    looks clean as a whistle
     
  15. soul73

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    Yeah I think the SEP is something to do with Adaware SE personal so I'm figuring I got it all out. Thanks folks.
     
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