Sinowal removal

December 4, 2008 at 21:25:43
Specs: XP SP3, 2.80GHz/640 MB

Hi all,

My computer has popped up several times today telling me that I'm infected with Sinowal. I've had a really hard time finding information on how to remove this; can anyone help? I have run HijackThis to generate a log and can post it here if asked. If anyone is able to help me, please know that I'm not extremely computer literate, so I'm really bad with jargon :)

Thank you in advance,

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December 4, 2008 at 21:34:09

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these sites:



1. Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
2. Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
3. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
4. Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
5. When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
6. Make sure that everything found is checked, and click Remove Selected.
7. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.
8. The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
9. Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

And Please post a new Hijack This log from after you have run Malwarebytes.

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December 4, 2008 at 22:42:10


I ran Malwarebytes, but nothing was found. Here is the log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.31
Database version: 1461
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

12/5/2008 01.40.41
mbam-log-2008-12-05 (01-40-41).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 54251
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 50 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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December 4, 2008 at 22:43:46

Here is my Hijack This log file. Thank you very much for your time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 01.42.53, on 12/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
E:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
E:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
E:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
E:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - E:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - E:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - E:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\4.1.805.4472\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] E:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE E:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] E:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DXDllRegExe] dxdllreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 7.0] "E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] E:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "E:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "E:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] E:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "E:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] E:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DNA] "E:\Program Files\BitTorrent_DNA\dna.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] E:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] E:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] E:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] E:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] E:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] E:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] E:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = E:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Device Detector 3.lnk = E:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DevDtct2.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to existing PDF - res://E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://E:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - E:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - E:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - E:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - E:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - E:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - E:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - E:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) -
O16 - DPF: {7E9522CF-6B95-46D6-8E2F-7638F507313F} (BLS_SpeedOP.systemcheck) - http://www.fastaccess.drivers.bells...
O16 - DPF: {814EA0DA-E0D9-4AA4-833C-A1A6D38E79E9} (DASWebDownload Class) -
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - E:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - E:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - E:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - E:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - E:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: GEARSecurity - GEAR Software - E:\WINDOWS\system32\GEARSEC.EXE
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - E:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - E:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - E:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - E:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - E:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE

End of file - 9460 bytes

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Related Solutions

December 4, 2008 at 22:52:59

Please download ComboFix to the desktop from one of the following links:


Link 2

Link 3

Combofix is a powerful tool so follow the instructions exactly or you could damage your computer.

Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with Combofix and remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on This Link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.

In your case to run Combofix do the following:
1. Go offline turn off your AVG antivirus, Spybot, Ad-Aware and any other antispyware that you may have.
2. Run Combofix and save its log.
3. Restart the computer to get the antivirus running again but leave the antispyware programs off until we get the computer cleaned.
4. Post the Combofix log.

Remember to re-enable the protection again afterwards before connecting to the Internet.

Double-click combofix.exe
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running or move the mouse, it will cause your system to hang.)
Please post the log it produces.

To turn off AVG right click it in the system tray (bottom right of your screen) then click exit, then click yes.

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December 5, 2008 at 23:59:37


Thanks again for your help. I closed all the security programs and ended their processes in Task Manager. Was this the correct way? Once I started the Combofix scan and it restarted the computer, all of the security programs restarted at reboot. Was there some other way that I was supposed to disable them?

In any event, I now only have AVG running (I ended the processes for all the other stuff). Here is the log generated by ComboFix:

ComboFix 08-12-05.02 - Bradley 2008-12-06 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.331 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-11-06 to 2008-12-06 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2008-12-05 00:13 . 2008-12-05 00:13 <DIR> d-------- e:\program files\Trend Micro
2008-12-04 23:13 . 2008-12-04 23:13 <DIR> d-------- e:\program files\Lavasoft
2008-12-04 23:13 . 2008-12-04 23:14 <DIR> d-------- e:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft
2008-12-04 23:12 . 2008-12-04 23:12 <DIR> d-------- e:\program files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard
2008-12-04 22:46 . 2008-12-04 22:46 <DIR> d-------- e:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2008-12-04 22:46 . 2008-12-04 22:46 <DIR> d-------- e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2008-12-04 22:46 . 2008-12-04 22:46 <DIR> d-------- e:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2008-12-04 22:46 . 2008-12-03 19:52 38,496 --a------ e:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2008-12-04 22:46 . 2008-12-03 19:52 15,504 --a------ e:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2008-12-04 22:37 . 2008-12-04 22:37 <DIR> d-------- e:\program files\MSXML 4.0
2008-12-04 22:14 . 2008-09-08 05:41 333,824 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\srv.sys
2008-12-04 22:14 . 2008-08-14 05:04 138,496 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\afd.sys
2008-12-04 22:13 . 2008-09-15 07:12 1,846,400 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\win32k.sys
2008-12-04 22:12 . 2008-08-14 05:11 2,189,184 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe
2008-12-04 22:12 . 2008-08-14 05:09 2,145,280 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlmp.exe
2008-12-04 22:12 . 2008-08-14 04:33 2,023,936 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrpamp.exe
2008-12-04 22:11 . 2008-08-14 04:33 2,066,048 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntkrnlpa.exe
2008-12-04 22:11 . 2008-10-24 06:21 455,296 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2008-12-04 22:10 . 2008-09-04 12:15 1,106,944 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\msxml3.dll
2008-12-04 22:10 . 2008-10-15 11:34 337,408 -----c--- e:\windows\system32\dllcache\netapi32.dll
2008-12-04 22:01 . 2008-10-16 14:07 23,576 --a------ e:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll.mui
2008-12-04 21:53 . 2008-12-04 21:53 <DIR> d-------- e:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Sunbelt
2008-12-04 21:40 . 2008-12-04 21:40 410,984 --a------ e:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2008-12-04 21:10 . 2008-12-04 21:10 <DIR> d-------- e:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2008-12-04 21:10 . 2008-12-05 01:14 <DIR> d-------- e:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2008-12-06 07:47 --------- d-----w e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\AVG7
2008-12-05 02:40 --------- d-----w e:\program files\Java
2008-12-04 06:04 --------- d-----w e:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Google Updater
2008-12-03 20:37 --------- d-----w e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\BitTorrent
2008-12-02 04:52 --------- d-----w e:\program files\Trillian
2008-11-24 12:05 --------- d-----w e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\Skype
2008-11-24 09:32 --------- d-----w e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\skypePM
2008-11-18 08:14 --------- d-----w e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\dvdcss
2008-11-08 03:02 --------- d-----w e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\Image Zone Express
2008-10-30 23:43 --------- d-----w e:\program files\HP
2008-10-30 23:43 --------- d-----w e:\program files\Common Files\HP
2008-10-30 23:43 --------- d-----w e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\Printer Info Cache
2008-10-25 05:50 --------- d-----w e:\program files\CoreCodec
2008-10-24 11:21 455,296 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\drivers\mrxsmb.sys
2008-10-16 19:13 202,776 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 19:13 1,809,944 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 19:12 561,688 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 19:12 323,608 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 19:09 92,696 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 19:09 51,224 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 19:09 43,544 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\wups2.dll
2008-10-16 19:08 34,328 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\wups.dll
2008-10-07 03:40 --------- d--h--w e:\program files\InstallShield Installation Information
2008-10-07 03:40 --------- d-----w e:\program files\Olympus
2008-09-30 21:43 1,286,152 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\msxml4.dll
2008-09-15 12:12 1,846,400 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2008-09-10 01:14 1,307,648 ----a-w e:\windows\system32\msxml6.dll
2008-08-13 08:16 32,768 --sha-w e:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist012008081320080814\index.dat

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

"ctfmon.exe"="e:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2008-04-13 15360]
"vidxhp"="e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\Google\ggqjh22510678.exe" [2008-12-04 124416]
"SpybotSD TeaTimer"="e:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe" [2008-07-07 2156368]

"SynTPEnh"="e:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2006-03-08 761947]
"NvCplDaemon"="e:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll" [2004-10-26 4632576]
"Broadcom Wireless Manager UI"="e:\windows\system32\WLTRAY.exe" [2005-12-19 1347584]
"Acrobat Assistant 7.0"="e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe" [2004-12-14 483328]
"dla"="e:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe" [2003-08-06 114741]
"StorageGuard"="e:\program files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" [2003-02-13 155648]
"TkBellExe"="e:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2008-01-28 185632]
"AVG7_CC"="e:\progra~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe" [2008-10-16 590848]
"IMJPMIG8.1"="e:\windows\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" [2004-08-04 208952]
"MSPY2002"="e:\windows\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe" [2004-08-04 59392]
"PHIME2002ASync"="e:\windows\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2004-08-04 455168]
"PHIME2002A"="e:\windows\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2004-08-04 455168]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="e:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2008-12-04 136600]
"nwiz"="nwiz.exe" [2004-10-26 e:\windows\system32\nwiz.exe]
"BCMSMMSG"="BCMSMMSG.exe" [2003-08-29 e:\windows\BCMSMMSG.exe]

"CTFMON.EXE"="e:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE" [2008-04-13 15360]
"AVG7_Run"="e:\progra~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe" [2008-03-03 219136]

e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Adobe Gamma.lnk - e:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe [2005-03-16 113664]

e:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk - e:\windows\Installer\{AC76BA86-1033-0000-7760-000000000002}\SC_Acrobat.exe [2007-06-01 25214]
Device Detector 3.lnk - e:\program files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DevDtct2.exe [2008-10-06 118784]

"e:\\Program Files\\BitTorrent\\bittorrent.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avginet.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgamsvr.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgcc.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Firaxis Games\\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\\Civilization4.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Firaxis Games\\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\\Warlords\\Civ4Warlords.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Firaxis Games\\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\\Warlords\\Civ4Warlords_PitBoss.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Firaxis Games\\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\\Beyond the Sword\\Civ4BeyondSword.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Firaxis Games\\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\\Beyond the Sword\\Civ4BeyondSword_PitBoss.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Trillian\\trillian.exe"=
"e:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Phone\\Skype.exe"=

S3 SBRE;SBRE;\??\e:\windows\system32\drivers\SBREdrv.sys []
S3 VNUSB;VN Series Device;e:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\VNUSB.sys [2008-10-06 38496]

\Shell\AutoRun\command - D:\autorun.exe

\Shell\AutoRun\command - F:\autorun.exe

\Shell\AutoRun\command - F:\Autorun.exe

\Shell\AutoRun\command - e:\windows\system32\RunDLL32.EXE Shell32.DLL,ShellExec_RunDLL CCnapsterFD.html

\Shell\AutoRun\command - F:\Autorun.exe
- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

HKCU-Run-DNA - e:\program files\BitTorrent_DNA\dna.exe
HKCU-Run-Sonic RecordNow! - (no file)
HKLM-Run-DXDllRegExe - dxdllreg.exe

------- Supplementary Scan -------
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://
IE: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
IE: Convert link target to existing PDF - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
IE: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
IE: Convert selected links to existing PDF - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
IE: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
IE: Convert selection to existing PDF - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
IE: Convert to Adobe PDF - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
IE: Convert to existing PDF - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - e:\progra~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
FireFox -: Profile - e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tfkxo91w.default\
FireFox -: prefs.js - STARTUP.HOMEPAGE - hxxp://
FF -: plugin - e:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\browser\nppdf32.dll
FF -: plugin - e:\program files\DivX\DivX Content Uploader\npUpload.dll
FF -: plugin - e:\program files\Google\Google Updater\2.4.1368.5602\npCIDetect13.dll
FF -: plugin - e:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeploytk.dll
FF -: plugin - e:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npjp2.dll
FF -: plugin - e:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npbittorrent.dll
FF -: plugin - e:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npdeploytk.dll


catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer,
Rootkit scan 2008-12-06 02:45:19
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(888)
r Running Proce
e:\program files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
e:\program files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
e:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
Completion time: 2008-12-06 2:52:52 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-12-06 07:52:21

Pre-Run: 17,071,366,144 bytes free
Post-Run: 17,554,792,448 bytes free

192 --- E O F --- 2008-12-05 08:00:15

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December 6, 2008 at 10:41:10

Your java is out of date and may have been exploited.
Download the latest version of java from this link Java
Click on the JRE 6 Update 11 download button.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement". The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name. It should have the "coffee cup" icon next to it.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed
Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u11-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.

There is a link in the Combofix instructions called This Link that will help you get Spybot's tea timer turned off. You can use you Task Manager to turn off Ad-Aware. These should be turned off before running the Comboscript or yhey may be reinstalled by those programs.

Open Notepad and copy/paste everything between the X's into it and make sure the first word (such as KILLALL, Or File, etc.) is at the very top of the page.
e:\documents and settings\Bradley\Application Data\Google\ggqjh22510678.exe


Go to File on the top bar and choose" Save As", Change the "Save As Type" to All Files, Name it CFScript.txt then save it to your desktop.
Then drag/drop the CFScript.txt onto ComboFix.exe (the red symbol on your desktop) if combofix does not auto start click "run".

Empty the restore folder. Go to start>control panel>system>system restore tab>check the box beside "turn off system restore>apply (takes a minute)>ok. Go back and uncheck the box to turn system restore back on>apply>ok.

Download ATF Cleaner from this link:
Run ATF-Cleaner
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Please run Esets online scanner from this link:


1. Note: You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan
2. Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
3. Click Start
4. When asked, allow the activex control to install
5. Click Start
6. Make sure that the option Remove found threats is unticked ( I want to see what is found first), and the option Scan unwanted applications is checked
7. Click Scan
8. Wait for the scan to finish
9. Use notepad to open the logfile located at C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
10. Copy and paste that log in your next reply.

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December 6, 2008 at 23:07:33


I think that I've done everything correctly, but I cannot do the ESET scan. For some reason, after I accept the Terms of Use, I get a 404 error.


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December 7, 2008 at 14:04:59

The scanners get overloaded sometime, try this one.

Run an online scan with Kaspersky from the following link:
Kaspersky Online Scanner

Note: If you have used this particular scanner before, you MAY HAVE TO UNINSTALL the program through Add/Remove Programs before downloading the new ActiveX component

1. Click Accept, when prompted to download and install the program files and database of malware definitions.
2. Click Run at the Security prompt.
The program will then begin downloading and installing and will also update the database.
Please be patient as this can take several minutes.
3.Once the update is complete, click on My Computer under the green Scan bar to the left to start the scan.
4. Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
5. Do NOT be alarmed by what you see in the report. Many of the finds have likely been quarantined.
6. Click View scan report at the bottom.
7. Click the Save Report As... button.
8. Click the Save as Text button to save the file to your desktop so that you may post it in your next reply.

To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review:
Close any open programs.
Turn off the real-time scanner of all antivirus or antispyware programs while performing the online scan.
Note for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble viewing the accept button of the license, click on the Zoom tool located at the bottom right of the IE window and set the zoom to 75%. Once the license is accepted, reset to 100%.

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December 10, 2008 at 02:25:13


My system is no longer popping up with the Sinowal warning. I've run the Kaspersky scan, but found nothing. The log is posted below.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version:
Program database last update: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 21:19:47
Records in database: 1448136

Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 69058
Threat name: 0
Infected objects: 0
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 01:38:10

No malware has been detected. The scan area is clean.

The selected area was scanned.

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December 11, 2008 at 14:44:11

You computer appears to be clean

Go to start> run> combofix /u (note the space after combofix) then press enter> run. This will uninstall combofix so give the uninstaller a minute to run.

Go to start> control panel> add/remove programs and uninstall these programs:

Hijack This



You should keep AFT Cleaner and run it weekly.

You should consider adding "Spywareblaster" to your arsenol of antispyware tools, you can download it from this link Spywareblaster

Just download it,install it, and update it. Its free and runs in the background, so you don't actually run it, and re-writes malicious script before it can install on your computer. Look for updates weekly as there is no auto-update on the free version.

How is the computer operating?

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