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smithie 38
21-05-2008, 11:35 AM
Whilst on the net, spyware doctor jumped in with message I was infected with Trojan-spyware.Pophot.WX. I ran a scan with spyware doctor , but it only picked up four minor intrusions. Now if I right click desktop - properties I get a message C:\windows\system32\rundii32.exe is not a valid windows32 application,and spyware doctor flashes a message( spyware doctor has blocked an application explorer.exe attempting to access file.

My trial period for trojan remover has expired and I cant run that. I have Eset Smart Security installed. Ran a scan but that has not picked up anything.

Reading other forums there appears to be a link between this trojan and SP3 which I have installed. Have any of you PC techs come across this problem and how did you resolve it.

The following is my HiJack this log. Does anything show up there.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:43:44 a.m., on 21/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Xnet Usage Monitor\XNetUsage.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.3\program\soffice.BIN
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.xtra.co.nz/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.xtra.co.nz/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: IE7Pro - {00011268-E188-40DF-A514-835FCD78B1BF} - C:\Program Files\IEPro\iepro.dll
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) - {206E52E0-D52E-11D4-AD54-0000E86C26F6} - C:\PROGRA~1\FRESHD~1\FRESHD~1\FDCatch.dll
O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: EWPBrowseObject Class - {68F9551E-0411-48E4-9AAF-4BC42A6A46BE} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\EWPBrowseLoader.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D279F-081B-4404-994D-C6B60AAEBA6D} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll
O3 - Toolbar: FreshDownload Bar - {ED0E8CA5-42FB-4B18-997B-769E0408E79D} - C:\PROGRA~1\FRESHD~1\FRESHD~1\fdiebar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus C45 Series (Copy 1)] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I3T 1.EXE /P32 "EPSON Stylus C45 Series (Copy 1)" /O5 "LPT1:" /M "Stylus C45"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OpwareSE4] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [snpstd] C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [egui] "C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: OpenOffice.org 2.3.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.3\program\quickstart.exe
O4 - Startup: Xnet Usage Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Xnet Usage Monitor\XNetUsage.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VIA RAID TOOL.lnk = C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: IE7Pro Preferences - {0026439F-A980-4f18-8C95-4F1CBBF9C1D8} - C:\Program Files\IEPro\iepro.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: IE7Pro Preferences - {0026439F-A980-4f18-8C95-4F1CBBF9C1D8} - C:\Program Files\IEPro\iepro.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {11316B13-33F0-4C9F-BD55-09994CCFA8EB} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: FreshDownload - {E3AEC920-6AF2-42EA-AA3B-E198592EC849} - C:\Program Files\FreshDevices\FreshDownload\fd.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {0E8D0700-75DF-11D3-8B4A-0008C7450C4A} (DjVuCtl Class) - http://www.lizardtech.com/download/files/win/djvuplugin/en_US/DjVuControl_en_US.cab
O16 - DPF: {25365FF3-2746-4230-9DA7-163CCA318309} (Automatic Driver Installation Control) - http://inst.c-wss.com/n034p/EN/install/gtdownlr.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1130282987419
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Eset HTTP Server (EhttpSrv) - ESET - C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\EHttpSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Eset Service (ekrn) - ESET - C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe

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Ta Smithie

wratterus
21-05-2008, 11:38 AM
Doesn't look like your infected - more like Spyware Doctor is messing something up. I'd uninstall Spyware Doctor and see if the problem persists.

You probably don't want this.

O3 - Toolbar: FreshDownload Bar - {ED0E8CA5-42FB-4B18-997B-769E0408E79D} - C:\PROGRA~1\FRESHD~1\FRESHD~1\fdiebar.dll

See if you can uninstall it.

And this

C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe

Thats a webcam driver?

smithie 38
21-05-2008, 12:04 PM
Hi wratterus

Thanks for your reply. I have uninstalled Spyware Doctor and things seem to be okay now. Would you reinstall Spyware Doctor or what do you recommend?? I have Eset Smart Security, Spybot and Spyware blaster installed.

So yes I have a webcam and if C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe is the driver for it, should I remove the driver??

Smithie

Pancake
21-05-2008, 12:24 PM
Its a variant of the Backdoor.Win32.PoisonIvy malware. This infection is run from the registry and should be removed.Let check that is has gone.

Ok.We need to download ComboFix.exe. This will give a better view to the files running and also hidden on your computer.
Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix)

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please copy and paste the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new 'HijackThis' log so that we can continue to do any further cleaning that your system may require.

Caution: Never run and remove files with Combofix unless supervised by a qualified security analyst who is experienced in the use of Combofix. Mal use can cause serious computer problems

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.

wainuitech
21-05-2008, 12:35 PM
The problem is with Spyware Doctors latest definations - there has been a lot written yesterday- Spyware Doctor is detecting C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RUNDLL32.EXE as a bug when infact its not.

I have had over 15 calls this morning all with the exact same problem, every one has been spyware doctor and every one updated yesterday - 1 maybe an infection 15 + No way.

Open Spyware doctor go to settings . Global Action list , if RUNDLL32.EXE is there click and allow it to run.

The other option is to disable the the live detection, or disable spyware doctor until they get it sorted.

Pancake
21-05-2008, 12:43 PM
Ok.Lets hope thats the problem..

wainuitech
21-05-2008, 12:48 PM
Some Information -- Here is PCTools forum (http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51766&highlight=Trojan-spyware.Pophot.WX) ( Spyware Doctor)- one of many places complaining about it.

Looks like its mainly to do with XP SP3 as well, thats what all the calls I have had relate to - Vista appears to be OK.

smithie 38
21-05-2008, 12:50 PM
Hi Pancake

That report is HUGE to send on this thread.
I see wainuitech has had a number of problems reported today with Spyware Doctor latest definitions, so that seems to be the culprit.

wainuitech - Thanks I have removed spyware doctor in the meantime.

Smithie

pctek
21-05-2008, 01:30 PM
Thanks I have removed spyware doctor in the meantime.


I wouldn't. OK its a false positive but just ignore it, it will sort itself with the next definition updates.

wainuitech
21-05-2008, 01:35 PM
Update - So far I have found its only affecting XP SP3 - On Vista its fine, what you can do is right click on the taskbar icon, and select " Disable on Guard" that appears to resolve the issue as well.

wratterus
21-05-2008, 02:45 PM
OK, now that we know what the problem is, I'd reinstall Spyware Doctor, and follow wainui's instructions.

Theres not a lot you'll be able to do with windows with rundll32.exe being blocked! :lol:

smithie 38
21-05-2008, 04:18 PM
Thanks Guys/Gals

I will reinstall and follow wainui's instructions. I was a bit quick to uninstall it I suppose, but no harm done.

Again thanks

Smithie

Whenu
21-05-2008, 08:55 PM
Cheers for the hints Wainuitech, I had the same trojan as well as Dropper.agent BPF and turning off the Live Guard sorted it for now
If the files are in the History folder in spyware dr, click on the file thats playing up and enter the file name into the global folder and allow.
On guard can be enabled