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probable trojan or spyware killing my system

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I have run updated ad-aware 6 and spybot scans. I also use the spybot TeaTimer, and SpywareBlaster.

 

Recently my computer has been hanging up for about 2 seconds then running normally for one second or so and repeating this pattern forever. I also tried 3 times to do a virus scan with updated Norton 2003 and it mysteriously stops each time in the same folder (possibly the same file) and never completes the scan.

 

Other than the horrible system performance (and some possibly related problems ripping, editing, and transferring mp3 files) I have seen no evidence of ad ware and nothing is really taking up much system resources when I bring up the task manager.

 

Hopefully you guys will be able to help.

 

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 5:33:06 PM, on 6/13/2004

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE

C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe

C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exe

C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Media Sniffer\MtdAcq.EXE

C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navw32.exe

C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rpi.edu/rpinfo/

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Lexico Toolbar - {11359F4A-B191-42d7-905A-594F8CF0387B} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\lexbar.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\googletoolbar2.dll

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx

O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Dictionary.com - {11359F4A-B191-42D7-905A-594F8CF0387B} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\lexbar.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nForce Tray Options] sstray.exe /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Probe] C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Desktop Weather 3] C:\PROGRA~1\THEWEA~1\THEWEA~1.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MtdAcq] C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Media Sniffer\MtdAcq.EXE /s

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Dictionary - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\dictionary.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Thesaurus - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\thesaurus.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...director/sw.cab

O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_1_0_0_41.cab

O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://anu.popcap.com/games/popcaploader_v5.cab

O16 - DPF: {F0E2D69A-DC2F-4E9B-A993-684FB1C21DBC} - http://dictionary.reference.com/tools/toolbar/lexico.cab

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does ur cpu usage runs at 100% all the time? and even if you didnt do anythg it keeps loading for a while after some time?

i know i have the problem and i cant fix it...

:(

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No, there aren't any processes that show high cpu usage when I go into the task manager.

 

Actually I just ran the free virus scan at Trend Micro website and it said I had the Stile A trojan (I think that was the name) and I deleted the .exe file it found in my temporary files. I'm going to run a virus scan in safe mode now (which I know I probably should have done first) and see if that will help at all.

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Alright, no luck scanning in XP safe mode, Norton 2003 still locks up around the 200,000 file mark in the same directory that it was dying in before. I am also reasonably sure that I still have the virus (though I haven't yet been able to run another full system scan online at TrendMicro.com) because of the horrible performance.

 

Hopefully I've done enough to help point someone in the right direction.

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Its been a few days so heres a bump + new info.

 

I am 90% sure that the reason my computer is so busy is because this trojan is deleting folders from my harddrive. Evevery time I turn it on it seems that more and more folders appear to be there but cause the system to hang when I try to access them. I think this is what was stopping Norton from finishing earlier too.

 

Here are some more things I've done/found out since the last post that might help.

 

- I have run another scan at www.trendmicro.com and it said I was clean (lies!).

- I downloaded and ran trojan hunter and it said that there were no trojans on my computer or in memory (even while the trojan was going in the background, more lies!).

- There is a strange hidden and undeletable folder on each of my two harddrives in the root directory called "RECYCLER" that contains one executable file with a very long randomly created name. Yeah, I'm grasping at straw here.

 

There is no way I can back up these files since this thing is taking up almost all my system resources. I am just going to have to leave it off until someone is free to help.

 

Here's the new log, I see absolutely nothing suspicious in it but I hope it helps anyway.

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 7:04:07 PM, on 6/16/2004

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE

C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe

C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exe

C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe

C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe

C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 3.9\TrojanHunter.exe

C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rpi.edu/rpinfo/

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Lexico Toolbar - {11359F4A-B191-42d7-905A-594F8CF0387B} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\lexbar.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\googletoolbar2.dll

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx

O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Dictionary.com - {11359F4A-B191-42D7-905A-594F8CF0387B} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\lexbar.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nForce Tray Options] sstray.exe /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Probe] C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 3.9\THGuard.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Desktop Weather 3] C:\PROGRA~1\THEWEA~1\THEWEA~1.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MtdAcq] C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Media Sniffer\MtdAcq.EXE /s

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Dictionary - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\dictionary.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Thesaurus - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\thesaurus.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...director/sw.cab

O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_1_0_0_41.cab

O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab

O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061...all/xscan53.cab

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://anu.popcap.com/games/popcaploader_v5.cab

O16 - DPF: {F0E2D69A-DC2F-4E9B-A993-684FB1C21DBC} - http://dictionary.reference.com/tools/toolbar/lexico.cab

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