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Malware drains drive space

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July 29, 2010 11:34:34 PM

Hi, recently got attacked by some form of malware, it causes my laptop to shut down a minute after logging on, and drains drive space. I ran hijackthis and it gave me the following log. What might be the problem?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 00:27:50, on 30/07/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
E:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
E:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\system32\winsys32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
E:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
E:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsGui.exe
E:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.ez-tracks.com/?fromOMB=1
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
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: Browser Defender BHO - {2A0F3D1B-0909-4FF4-B272-609CCE6054E7} - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\PCTBrowserDefender.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: PC Tools Browser Guard - {472734EA-242A-422B-ADF8-83D1E48CC825} - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\PCTBrowserDefender.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disc Detector] E:\Creative\ShareDLL\ctnotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] E:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] E:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] E:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] E:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] E:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] E:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Winsys32] E:\WINDOWS\system32\winsys32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] E:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "E:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DriverUpdaterPro] E:\Program Files\iXi Tools\Driver Updater Pro\DriverUpdaterPro.exe -t
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] E:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] E:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK 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 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
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
O23 - Service: ASP.NET State Service (aspnet_state) - Unknown owner - E:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_state.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Browser Defender Update Service - Threat Expert Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\BDT\BDTUpdateService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.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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July 30, 2010 7:20:31 AM

noodle90 said:
Hi, recently got attacked by some form of malware, it causes my laptop to shut down a minute after logging on, and drains drive space. I ran hijackthis and it gave me the following log. What might be the problem?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2


ull scan


Nothing riotously obvious there apart form the fact that without XP's Service Pack 3, you're no longer going to receive important security patches free of charge from Microsoft. The only other issue is that if you are infected, Spyware Doctor seems to have failed you completely. Nothing unusual there. :??: 

Gobbling up free space is an indicator of a possible keylogger and that could be part of a Rootkit that HJT won't see. You need something stronger and I recommend MalwareBytes from http://www.malwarebytes.com for the initial treatment. Download, install and update it then run a Quick Scan first, let it remove everything it finds then restart and run the Full Scan and repeat that process.

After that second restart, look at ComboFix which you can find at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com. Don't download it from anywhere else and in fact don't download it at all until you've thoroughly read and understood the tutorials. When you do install it, turn Spyware Doctor off before running it and follow any instructions it gives you, letting it take as long as it needs fully to complete. Post a copy of the log it creates back here so posters can see what it dealt with.
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