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Title: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 05, 2012, 11:12:04 AM
hello support,

i have the Alureon-M[rtk] and do not know how to get rid of it.

i went here ---http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0.

i have the mbam log and the OTL.txt and extras.txt.

i can not run aswMBR.exe i get an error : Window can not find specified file or path,
you may not have the right permissions.

i am the administrator and tried to run as administrator and still no luck.


help please,
Craig



Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: DavidR on April 05, 2012, 11:43:30 AM
Where did you save the aswMBR.exe file, if not desktop, where ?

You should be able to run it as the same account that you downloaded it (if it has admin permissions). You could also try running it from safe mode.
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 05, 2012, 11:49:17 AM
hello,

ty for the quick reply, no isaved it on the desktoop. i just received the error. i will try safe mode and see if i can run from there.
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 05, 2012, 04:19:57 PM
here is the last i selcted none in the dropdown of aswMBR.

thanks again,

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: DavidR on April 05, 2012, 05:02:53 PM
Whilst I'm not a malware removal specialist - In this case - [TDL4] **ROOTKIT** found:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee362/Essexboy3/aswMBR%20shots/aswMBRFix.gif) 


This is normally the action taken:
* run the aswMBR scan again then click "FIX" and reboot

However, if you wish to wait for one of the malware removal specialists to analyse the logs and decide a course of action, I don't have a problem with that. Essexboy is normally on the forums from about 7pm UK time, now 4pm. Unless one of the other malware removal specialist in a time-zone closer to your own can pick up on this one.
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 05, 2012, 05:47:25 PM
thank you for your reply,

i saw in a previous post essexboy gave a custom fix for somone.  i might feel more comfortable if he looked at it but, how do you get a hold of him.

should i just wait, or is there a way to pm him , fortunately i do not get viruses or
worm so i do not come here often.

thanks,

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 05, 2012, 05:50:04 PM
as for the

the change from TDL to Alureon-M reported by avast.

i do not know what is going on do i have 2 rootkits or a variant?

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: DavidR on April 05, 2012, 06:22:51 PM
thank you for your reply,

i saw in a previous post essexboy gave a custom fix for somone.  i might feel more comfortable if he looked at it but, how do you get a hold of him.

should i just wait, or is there a way to pm him , fortunately i do not get viruses or
worm so i do not come here often.
<snip>

The custom fixes relate to the OTL log and will have to be analysed by him to be able to do that the aswMBR actions would be separate to the OTL custom fix.

I have PM'd him about this topic already, but it is likely to be about two hours before he is on the forums..

You haven't got two rootkits, it is just that aswMBR sees it as TDL4 a form of MBR rootkit, that the normal Avast detection sees as alureon.
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 05, 2012, 06:30:28 PM
ty,

a reason why i am reluctant to just press the fix is becasue i have a dual boot system.

one for xp and one for w7.
thanks for pm'ing him.

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: DavidR on April 05, 2012, 06:37:37 PM
No problem, essexboy will advise regarding dual boot and fixing the MBR when he gets on-line.
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 05, 2012, 08:44:10 PM
Using aswMBR should not affect the dual boot but, lets use another one to kill it on the off chance

Warning This fix is only relevant for this system and no other, using on another computer may cause problems

Be advised that when the fix commences it will shut down all running processes and you may lose the desktop and icons, they will return on reboot

If you have Malwarebytes 1.6 or better installed please disable it for the duration of this run

Run OTL
THEN

Download the latest version of TDSSKiller from here (http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop.
 
 
A report will be created in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste its contents on your next reply.
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 05, 2012, 09:37:24 PM
thank you very much essexboy,

i ran otl and attached are 2 files, because after reboot i was prompted to run otl.exe and that created a file.

then i tried to run it from the desktop it crashed went into safe mode and ran it from the desktop and i created another text file.

i have meetings, i will have to do the tdss part in a couple of hours.

thanks again,

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 05, 2012, 09:45:00 PM
OK see you in a bit

We will need to run another programme after TDSSKiller as there is another miscreant that does not want to go
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 05, 2012, 11:54:07 PM
hello essexboy,

i am reading and running tdss killer.exe.

but this:

•Ensure Cure is selected

i do not see anywhere
???

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: DavidR on April 06, 2012, 12:04:44 AM
There are drop down lists Where you see the Skip in the image 4 of essexboy's post above, replicated here (click to expand). So Cure would be one of the options in the drop down list.

I believe that is the area essexboy means.
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 06, 2012, 12:08:39 AM
sorry i panicked and did not scroll down to see what to do if cure was not present.

anyway see attached.



Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 06, 2012, 12:45:11 AM
is everything ok now???
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: DavidR on April 06, 2012, 01:25:06 AM
You may have missed essexboy, it is now 12:15am in the UK so he will be in bed now. He will be back online around 7pm.

Whilst I'm not very familiar with the TDSS log, looking at the end of scan summary at the bottom of the log, it shows a Detected object count: 9 but 8 of those were skipped by user, so essexboy would certainly need to re-analyse the log.

There is one selected for cure:
Quote
16:46:04.0044 2904   \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 ( Rootkit.Boot.Pihar.b ) - will be cured on reboot
16:46:04.0044 2904   \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 - ok
16:46:04.0140 2904   \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 ( Rootkit.Boot.Pihar.b ) - User select action: Cure

So if you haven't already rebooted, you should do so.

After the reboot check how the system is running, e.g. is avast still alerting, etc. ?
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 06, 2012, 11:50:25 AM
OK re-run TDSSKiller and when you get to the following item select delete

\Device\Harddisk1\DR1 ( TDSS File System )

THEN

Download and Install Combofix
 
Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1  (http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe)
Link 2 (http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe)
 
VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
 
* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here  (http://forums.whatthetech.com/How_Disable_your_Security_Programs_t96260.html&pid=494216#entry494216)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/ried7/NSIS_disclaimer_ENG.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/ried7/NSIS_extraction.png)

Notes:
1. Do not mouse-click Combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.
2. Do not "re-run" Combofix. If you have a problem, reply back for further instructions.
3.  If after the reboot you get errors about programmes being marked for deletion then reboot, that will cure it.



Please make sure you include the combo fix log in your next reply as well as describe how your computer is running now
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 06, 2012, 03:59:58 PM
hello essexboy,


the attached file is after deleting the file:



\Device\Harddisk1\DR1 ( TDSS File System )


and rebooting.

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 06, 2012, 04:33:01 PM
I do not think Combofix will find much, but better safe than sorry 
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 06, 2012, 04:36:59 PM
thanks essexboy,

i can not get a text file after running, combobox.  i have run it  a number of times --disabled comodo, and avast.

i looked in c:/ could it b esomewhere else??


craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 06, 2012, 04:38:19 PM
Run a quick OTL scan selecting all users and I will have a shufti
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 06, 2012, 04:57:06 PM
hello essexboy,

here is the quick OTL.exe.

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 06, 2012, 08:19:39 PM
Could you disable Comodo please and then retry Combofix, or alternatively run from safe mode
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 06, 2012, 11:51:30 PM
hello essexboy, i will try your last post i ran anther bootime scan:

04/06/2012 11:11
Scan of all local drives

File C:\TDSSKiller_Quarantine\05.04.2012_16.43.31\mbr0000\mbr0000\tsk0000.dta is infected by MBR:Alureon-M [Rtk]
File C:\TDSSKiller_Quarantine\05.04.2012_16.43.31\mbr0000\mbr0000\tsk0001.dta is infected by MBR:Alureon-M [Rtk]
File C:\TDSSKiller_Quarantine\05.04.2012_16.43.31\mbr0000\tdlfs0000\tsk0004.dta is infected by MBR:Alureon-B [Rtk]
File C:\TDSSKiller_Quarantine\06.04.2012_08.39.27\tdlfs0000\tsk0004.dta is infected by MBR:Alureon-B [Rtk]
File C:\Users\nelson\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Hotmail (cn60)\Junk email\477B4BC2-00000994.eml|>bnwpanmr#2856905570 is infected by JS:Redirector-SQ [Trj]
File C:\Users\nelson\Desktop\MBR.dat is infected by MBR:Alureon-M [Rtk]
File D:\Azureus\torrents\GUTAR\GUITAR.PRO.6.part1.rar|>Guitar Pro 6 Setup + NEW Crack\NEW Crack by DRSpollonia\keygen_thanks_to_Lz0.exe is infected by Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
File D:\Azureus\torrents\RemoveWAT.2.1 - Hazar\RemoveWAT.2.1-Hazar.rar|>RemoveWAT.2.1-Hazar\RemoveWAT.exe is infected by Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
File D:\Azureus\torrents\Windows XP Professional SP3\Windows XP Activation Crack.rar|>AMD64\antiwpa.dll is infected by Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
File D:\Documents and Settings\craig\Desktop\Pimsleur - Spanish I.zip|>Lesson 25.mp3 Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Documents and Settings\craig\Desktop\Pimsleur - Spanish II.zip|>Unit 18.mp3 Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Documents and Settings\craig\Desktop\Pimsleur - Spanish II.zip|>Unit 22.mp3 Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Documents and Settings\craig\Desktop\Pimsleur - Spanish II.zip|>Unit 24.mp3 Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Documents and Settings\craig\Desktop\Pimsleur - Spanish III.zip|>Lesson 14.mp3 Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Documents and Settings\craig\Desktop\Pimsleur - Spanish III.zip|>Lesson 27.mp3 Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Documents and Settings\craig\Desktop\Pimsleur - Spanish Plus.zip|>Pimsleur - Spanish Plus - Lesson 04.mp3 Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Inetpub\wwwroot\t1directusa\share\Corel PaintShop Pro X2 (V-12)+Keygen-HeartBug\Corel Paintshop pro X2\Data1.cab|>igcad15d.dll Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Inetpub\wwwroot\t1directusa\share\Corel PaintShop Pro X2 (V-12)+Keygen-HeartBug\Corel Paintshop pro X2\psppx2.msi|>01CreateFolder Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Inetpub\wwwroot\t1directusa\share\Corel PaintShop Pro X2 (V-12)+Keygen-HeartBug\Corel Paintshop pro X2\psppx2.msi|>Binary.CorelPreInstall Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Inetpub\wwwroot\t1directusa\share\Corel PaintShop Pro X2 (V-12)+Keygen-HeartBug\Corel Paintshop pro X2\psppx2.msi|>Binary.PreInstallCodeDLL Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File D:\Inetpub\wwwroot\t1directusa\share\Corel PaintShop Pro X2 (V-12)+Keygen-HeartBug\Corel Paintshop pro X2\psppx2.msi|>01_Columns Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
Number of searched folders: 80336
Number of tested files: 3277277
Number of infected files: 9


thanks,

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 07, 2012, 12:24:10 AM
hello essexboy,

i see how combofix.exe runs now.

see attached.

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 07, 2012, 03:43:17 PM
OK that killed the Tarma rubbish

Big question now.... How is the computer behaving ?
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 07, 2012, 08:17:30 PM
well,

the computer seems to always been ok thru this, except that i got  awarning about the Alureon-M.

am i clean now? 

i have a lot of concerns about post infection cleanup.

such as --well i use Lastpass for my password manager have been comprimised?

and what about that file on my desktop MBR.dat still infected with the Alureon-M.

do oyu need any more info from the apps you had me download??

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 07, 2012, 08:23:13 PM
Delete the MBR dat and aswMBR now

Subject to no further problems   :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems 

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean  :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset  System Restore points:

Remove ComboFix

Run OTL and hit the cleanup button.  It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself. 

We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
(http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/miekiemoes/images/javaicon.gif)
Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application.

 Upgrading Java:
SPRING CLEAN

To manually create a new Restore Point
 Now we can purge the infected ones
Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:
(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7729/mbamicontw5.gif)
Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php).  Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Download and install FileHippo update checker (http://www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/) and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated. To keep your operating system up to date visit
To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide  How did I get infected in the first place ? (http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/225044-preventing-malware-and-safe-computing/)

Keep safe  :wave:
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: zpupster on April 09, 2012, 05:05:05 PM
thank you - thank you - thank you,

essexboy,

followed your post infection directions.

i had one question:

the Alureon-M still exists is the TDSSKiller_Quarantine folder and you had no instructions how to deal with
this.  could you comment on those files in that folder.

thanks again,

craig
Title: Re: Alureon-M[rtk]
Post by: essexboy on April 09, 2012, 08:03:21 PM
Delete the folder please, I will ask OT if he has placed the new location in the OTL cleanup routine