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Sinfamous

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This is a strange issue. I just want to say first, that my Dad and I are very good when it comes to Spyware and Malware removal. We have been using your steps for a long long time now, but we have run into one in which we are stumped. All Malware removal steps were taken numerous times, it appears to be a worm of some kind.

On my dad's computer(WinXP SP2), he suddenly started getting Mcafee warnings, saying that there was a suspicious file trying to send emails. This is what the warning said:

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After seeing this warning, we've tried numerous steps to get rid of it, no spyware removal can get it. Mcafee doesn't pick it up, It must be new. The file names always change after every boot, and each one tries to send emails. Mcafee blocks these programs from doing this, but here a just a few of the many different file names that generate:

c.exe
jfbwvt.exe
ojpuhf.exe
v.exe
mwmk.exe

These are all found in the System32 folder. Shortly after, all of our email accounts received a fishing type of email that appeared to come from our ISP, asking us to download special software to stop our emails from being used as spam, we didn't fall for it. After removing all these, new ones reappear. We found what appears to be a service running by checking Msconfig, an unknown print spooler? Anyways, this is the hijack this log, if someone has encountered an issue like this before, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


HIJACK THIS LOG:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:24:17 PM, on 6/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

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:\WINDOWS\Nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Security\msiexec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WDBtnMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\McAfee\EmProxy\emproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\hijackthis 1.99\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Comcast High-Speed Internet
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - c:\program files\mcafee\virusscan\scriptcl.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WD Button Manager] WDBtnMgr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.comcast.net
O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - http://support.dell....iler/SysPro.CAB
O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.t...ivex/hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {413D6754-BFD4-47FE-9346-319559290BFA} (HTECtrl Class) - https://www.webpcfos.../HTEweb_new.cab
O16 - DPF: {49232000-16E4-426C-A231-62846947304B} - http://ipgweb.cce.hp...ads/sysinfo.cab
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg...l_v1-0-3-24.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcaf...01/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {77E32299-629F-43C6-AB77-6A1E6D7663F6} - http://www.nick.com/.../GrooveAX25.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://cdn2.zone.msn...ro.cab53083.cab
O16 - DPF: {BA00165E-C903-11D3-BD27-0050048A82BF} (eShare Technologies NetAgent Customer ActiveX Control) - http://chat.caleris....ts/CustAppX.CAB
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcaf...,26/mcgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.app.../ITDetector.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://zone.msn.com/...aploader_v5.cab
O16 - DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} (HeartbeatCtl Class) - http://fdl.msn.com/z...s/heartbeat.cab
O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg...ol_v1-0-3-0.cab
O16 - DPF: {E856B973-45FD-4559-8F82-EAB539144667} (Dell PC Checkup Installer Control) - http://pccheckup.del...ll/gtdownde.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: Print Spooler Service (ciaouiy5qauk) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\szoui.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: McAfee E-mail Proxy (Emproxy) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\McAfee\EmProxy\emproxy.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee HackerWatch Service - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Update Manager (mcmispupdmgr) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Services (mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Protection Manager (mcpromgr) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Redirector Service (McRedirector) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Real-time Scanner (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SystemGuards (McSysmon) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
O23 - Service: Netropa NHK Server (Nhksrv) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\Nhksrv.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: ScsiAccess - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
O23 - Service: WINDOWS MSI Installer Application (WIN_MSIEXEC) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\Security\msiexec.exe

Edited by Sinfamous, 29 June 2007 - 08:02 AM.

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I guess we start by trying to identify the slime. There are a couple of entries in the log that I don't recognize, so they need to be checked out. As the files could rename on reboot, I suggest you run HJT and double check their names before following the rest of the instructions. The relevant lines are:

O23 - Service: Print Spooler Service (ciaouiy5qauk) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\szoui.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: WINDOWS MSI Installer Application (WIN_MSIEXEC) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\Security\msiexec.exe


The "(file missing)" could be true, or not, as HJT has a few issues with losing files sometimes. If you can't find the file, then don't worry about it - just be sure to check that it is missing.

Please go to Jotti's and click on the Browse... button at the top and navigate to the following files in turn, or whatever they might be called now, and then click on Submit:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\szoui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Security\msiexec.exe


When all the scans have been completed, please copy and paste the results into your next reply.

If this site is busy, try VirusTotal: Click the Browse ... button at the top, navigate to the file and double click it and then click the Send button.

You may need to set Windows to show All Hidden Files and Folders - Instructions can be found here.
* These files are hidden to stop you accidentally removing something important.
It is advisable to hide them again after you have done.
*

I'll have a fresh HJT log as well.
Also, run HJT and click on Open the Misc Tools section.
  • Click Open Uninstall Manager...
  • Click Save list... and save it to your Desktop.
  • Copy and paste the file uninstall_list.txt into your next reply.

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Excellent, thankyou for the response. I am checking into this now, and will give you my results.
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