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RBennett89

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Now for my work pc. Since I now realize I'm not invulnerable to virus', I decided to scan my work computer. This time I found the Nimda.htm virus, it too was just sitting quietly in Temp Internet files. I have not yet deleted it because of the things I read about it, but I also don't see the "load.exe -dontrunold" in the system.ini file on the startup log, which brings me to my next question, can you have a virus that is not yet "activated". Forgive me if this sounds like a rediculous question, but I am no computer expert when it comes to viruses. Starup log is below and let me know if I need to purchase an antivirus software to get rid of it, and if so, which do you think is best.


---------- C:\WINDOWS\desktop\StartUp.Log

Start-Ups checked at 11-19-2001 11:20:05.19a
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StartUp Log for Windows 95/98 - Freeware by rmbox
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Comments:

This is a log of all the programs on your computer that
are starting automatically every time you start Windows.
Using this log can be a quick way to spot trojans.

StartUp Log (version 1.53) - Release Date 8/19/2001

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StartUp Log Index

1. HKLM Run
2. HKCU Run
3. HKLM RunOnce
4. HKCU RunOnce
5. HKLM RunServices
6. HKLM RunServicesOnce
7. WIN.INI file
8. SYSTEM.INI file
9. AUTOEXEC.BAT file
10. StartUp folder
11. All Users StartUp
12. Misc. StartUp Configurations

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The following is a list of your current Start-Ups
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1. HKLM Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ScanRegistry"="C:\\WINDOWS\\scanregw.exe /autorun"
"TaskMonitor"="C:\\WINDOWS\\taskmon.exe"
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"
"mdac_runonce"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\runonce.exe"
"Dcfssvc"="C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\Drivers\\dcfssvc.exe"
"StillImageMonitor"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\STIMON.EXE"
"DXM6Patch_981116"="C:\\WINDOWS\\p_981116.exe /Q:A"
"LVComs"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\LVComS.exe"
"MSWheel"=""
"RealTray"="C:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER"
"New.net Startup"="rundll32 C:\\WINDOWS\\NEWDOT~3.DLL,NewDotNetStartup"
"LoadQM"="loadqm.exe"
"SBMX"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\sbmx.exe"
"Welcome"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Welcome.exe /R"
"LoadPowerProfile"="Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme"
"webHancer Agent"="\"C:\\Program Files\\webHancer\\Programs\\whAgent.exe\""
"mgavrtclexe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\MCBin\\AV\\Rt\\mgavrtcl.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
"NoChange"="1"
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
"Installed"="1"


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2. HKCU Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"AIM"="C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\NETSCAPE\\COMMUNICATOR\\PROGRAM\\AIM\\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl"
"Yahoo! Pager"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\YAHOO!\\MESSEN~1\\ypager.exe -quiet"
"MSMSGS"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe /background"


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3. HKLM RunOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]


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4. HKCU RunOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]


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5. HKLM RunServices - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
"ICH Synth"="eusexe.exe"
"LoadPowerProfile"="Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme"
"SchedulingAgent"="mstask.exe"
"mgavrtclexe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\MCBin\\AV\\Rt\\mgavrte.exe"


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6. HKLM RunServicesOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce]


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7. WIN.INI File - (c:\windows\win.ini)

Your win.ini run/load lines should look like run= and load= exclusively.
There should be nothing to the right of the equal signs.


These are the run and load lines in your WIN.INI file

Run=hpfsched

load=

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8. SYSTEM.INI File - (c:\windows\system.ini)

Your system.ini shell line should look like shell=Explorer.exe exclusively.
You should only see Explorer.exe following the equal sign.


This is the shell line in your SYSTEM.INI file

shell=Explorer.exe

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9. AUTOEXEC.BAT File - (c:\autoexec.bat)

(Some trojans have been known to start from this file)


These are your program startups and set paths in your autoexec.bat file


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10. StartUp Folder - (c:\windows\start menu\programs\startup)

Shortcuts to any program will automatically start when placed here.


These are the shortcuts located in your StartUp folder

*(No start-ups found)*

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11. All Users Folder - (c:\windows\all users\start menu\programs\startup)

Shortcuts to any program will automatically start when placed here.


These are the shortcuts located in your All Users StartUp folder


*(No start-ups found)*

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12. Miscellaneous StartUp Configurations

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Registry StartUp Directories
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Should show the Start Menu StartUp and All Users StartUp directories

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[1] HKCU - Shell Folders

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

"Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Start Menu\\Programs\\StartUp"

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[2] HKCU - User Shell Folders

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders


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[3] HKLM - Shell Folders

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Folders

"Common Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\StartUp"

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[4] HKLM - User Shell Folders

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\User Shell Folders


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Registry Shell Spawning
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Open Commands for Executable File Types

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.exe file - RegPath = HKCR\exefile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.com file - RegPath = HKCR\comfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" /S"
(.scr file - RegPath = HKCR\scrfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.bat file - RegPath = HKCR\batfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.pif file - RegPath = HKCR\piffile\shell\open\command)

@="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\MSHTA.EXE \"%1\" %*"
(.hta file - RegPath = HKCR\htafile\shell\open\command)

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HKLM RunOnceEx - Registry
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx]


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StubPaths - Registry (Partial Listing)
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(Please see the StubPath.txt on your desktop for complete listing)

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components


"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\IE4UINIT.EXE"
"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\COMMAND\\sulfnbk.exe /L"
"StubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:WIN9X /user /install"
"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\msnmgsr1.exe"
"StubPath"=""
"StubPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:WIN9X /user /install"
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Screen Saver Settings (Possible system.ini start-up)
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SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\MATRIX~1.SCR

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- Supplemental Environment Information -

TMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
TEMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
winbootdir=C:\WINDOWS
PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND
COMSPEC=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
windir=C:\WINDOWS

File - c:\windows\deletefi.ini

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TonyKlein

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Hi again! :D

Same here: Web.Hancer and New.Net, so same recommendation as in your other post.

And please do remove 'load.exe -dontrunold' from the line "shell=explorer.exe load.exe -dontrunold" in your System.ini

Here's the Nimda Worm Removal Tool from Panda: http://www.wilders.org/HTMLobj-929/Pqremove.com

Just run the file by doubleclicking it.

Good luck,
.
 

RBennett89

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there is no "load.exe -dontrunold" on the "Shell=" line, that's why I was wondering if the virus was "active"

also, can Kazaa be to blame for the spy stuff, I've heard that somewhere before?
 

TonyKlein

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As for Kazaa, yes, very possibly.
It is riddled with spyware.
You might consider trying to find a more 'benign' alternative.

This is not really my specialty, but I heard good things said about Morpheus and Grokster.

And maybe Rog could tell you more about the Nimda issue.

Greetz,
 
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To answer your question, yes it is possible to have certain types of viri in a temp file without being activated. And that does appear to be the case here. The .htm file probably came with an attachment that it was unable to execute.

Since the scan apparently revealed nothing else you probably only need to delete it.
 

RBennett89

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awesome, thank you so much. I thought I was "off the wall" thinking they could do that, glad I asked. I really appreciate all your help guys.
 

Max19

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You can get viruses by just surfing the web. That was one of they ways Nimda spread. You can also get viruses by opening attachments from people you do know. Most viruses that are spread through e-mail send themselves to everyone in your address book, so the From address would be someone you know.

You need to run anti-virus software. If you don't have any now, buy some. Norton makes a great product.
 
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