An army of irritating ads...

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  1. Edge

    Edge Registered Member

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    An army of irritating ads and a RAT infestation

    A short while ago, I began seeing pop-up and pop-under ads appearing at random every time I visit a web site. The constant ads always manage to get around the Google toolbar's ad-blocking feature and they're driving me insane.

    Oddly enough, about a year ago I had the same problem with ads driving me insane and I solved it with TDS-3 but it looks like this time that won't be enough. I ran a full system scan and found a number of RAT.RADS.e and RAT.RADS.f trojans scattered about my system as well as several Adware/Spyware programs. To make sure that it did the trick I ran another full system scan...and the RAT.RADS infestation was still there (although the adware was deleted). No matter how many times I run TDS and delete the RAT.RADS files they always seem to come back.

    I ran Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D then ran HJT immediately after...here's the log. Hope someone can help me out :(

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 5:19:21 PM, on 5/18/2004
    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:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
    c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
    C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
    C:\Program Files\Greetings Workshop\GWREMIND.EXE
    c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Altnet\DOWNLO~1\asm.exe
    c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\cdoispl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\SysAI\SysAI.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\VgsS3m.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\XepzmdW.exe
    C:\Program Files\TDS3\tds-3.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\msagent\AgentSvr.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\System32\SearchBar.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://traditionalvalues.org/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {0428FFC7-1931-45B7-95CB-3CBB919777E1} - (no file)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: PerfectNavBHO Class - {00D6A7E7-4A97-456F-848A-3B75BF7554D7} - C:\PROGRA~1\PERFEC~1\BHO\PERFEC~1.DLL
    F1 - win.ini: load= C:\TCWIN45\PIPELINE\remind.exe
    O1 - Hosts: 64.91.255.87 www.dcsresearch.com
    O2 - BHO: NavErrRedir Class - {00D6A7E7-4A97-456f-848A-3B75BF7554D7} - C:\PROGRA~1\PERFEC~1\BHO\PERFEC~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: myBar BHO - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\2.bin\MYBAR.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: My &Search Bar - {0494D0D9-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\2.bin\MYBAR.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Smapp] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioAudioCentral] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINDVDPatch] CTHELPER.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [REGSHAVE] C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE /AUTORUN
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ICQ Lite] C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe -minimize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AltnetPointsManager] C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe -s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intdctrr] C:\WINDOWS\System32\idctup20.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bakra] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IEHost.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dsi] C:\WINDOWS\System32\dp-him.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updmgr] C:\Program Files\Common files\updmgr\updmgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoLoaderw0qp1aIWcQPO] "C:\WINDOWS\System32\blascr.exe" /PC="AM.WILD" /HideUninstall
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [5PX87EZ49XBWA5] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Qsfv1ZOS.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [w79V3mV] cdoispl.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WNSC] C:\WINDOWS\System32\wnsintsv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [InstallShieldSetup] C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAL~1\{0BEDB~1\setup.exe -rebootC:\PROGRA~1\INSTAL~1\{0BEDB~1\reboot.ini
    O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [ICQ Lite] C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe -trayboot
    O4 - Startup: Greetings Workshop Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Greetings Workshop\GWREMIND.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Exif Launcher.lnk = ?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MaxSpeed (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ 4.0 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {10000000-1000-0000-1000-000000000000} - file://C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\cefkskqy.exe
    O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} (Web P2P Installer) -
    O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-us/4,0,0,76/mcinsctl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {556DDE35-E955-11D0-A707-000000521957} - http://www.xblock.com/download/xclean_micro.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38000.2650694444
    O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-us/1,0,0,16/mcgdmgr.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2004
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Re: An army of irritating ads and a RAT infestation

    Hi Edge,

    Download and run: http://www.memorywatcher.com/uninst.exe
    The program needs internet access to finish.

    Before you start with HijackThis, please move hijackthis.exe to a separate folder. The program will make backups in the folder in the folder it's in.
    These easily get lost in a Temp folder.

    Check the items listed below in HijackThis, 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 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {0428FFC7-1931-45B7-95CB-3CBB919777E1} - (no file)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: PerfectNavBHO Class - {00D6A7E7-4A97-456F-848A-3B75BF7554D7} - C:\PROGRA~1\PERFEC~1\BHO\PERFEC~1.DLL

    O2 - BHO: NavErrRedir Class - {00D6A7E7-4A97-456f-848A-3B75BF7554D7} - C:\PROGRA~1\PERFEC~1\BHO\PERFEC~1.DLL
    O2 - BHO: myBar BHO - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\2.bin\MYBAR.DLL

    O3 - Toolbar: My &Search Bar - {0494D0D9-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\2.bin\MYBAR.DLL

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

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AltnetPointsManager] C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager\Points Manager.exe -s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intdctrr] C:\WINDOWS\System32\idctup20.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bakra] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IEHost.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dsi] C:\WINDOWS\System32\dp-him.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updmgr] C:\Program Files\Common files\updmgr\updmgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoLoaderw0qp1aIWcQPO] "C:\WINDOWS\System32\blascr.exe" /PC="AM.WILD" /HideUninstall
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [5PX87EZ49XBWA5] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Qsfv1ZOS.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [w79V3mV] cdoispl.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WNSC] C:\WINDOWS\System32\wnsintsv.exe

    O16 - DPF: {10000000-1000-0000-1000-000000000000} - file://C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\cefkskqy.exe
    O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} (Web P2P Installer) -

    Then reboot and delete:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wnsintsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\MyWay <= entire folder
    C:\Program Files\PERFECTNAV <= entire folder
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\cefkskqy.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\idctup20.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\IEHost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Altnet\Points Manager <= entire folder

    Then uninstall P2P networking in Add/Remove Software
    And scan your computer with Ad-Aware as described here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=15913

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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