DiazDiaz

Found a few Trojans and PUPs; are they keyloggers?

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Just finished running a scan not too long ago and, to my surprise, a couple of trojans and PUPs popped up and it made me wonder: is a trojan necessarily a keylogger? While the presence of trojans is never a good thing, I feel secure once I have them off my system, but I'm not so sure if I should be. Is there an actual distinction between trojans and keyloggers? I intend to change all of my passwords no matter what, but the possibility that keyloggers made it onto my system worries me because I've been using my debit card recently. Posted below is the log file. How worried should I be?

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.0.1400

www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.09.07.13

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS

Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421

Dave :: DAVE-PC [administrator]

9/11/2012 1:12:17 AM

mbam-log-2012-09-11 (04-06-04).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)

Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM

Scan options disabled: P2P

Objects scanned: 718509

Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 48 minute(s), 50 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 16

HKCR\CLSID\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191} (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKCR\TypeLib\{44444444-4444-4444-4444-440044344491} (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKCR\Interface\{55555555-5555-5555-5555-550055345591} (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKCR\CrossriderApp0003491.BHO.1 (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191} (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191} (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191} (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191} (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191} (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKCR\CrossriderApp0003491.BHO (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vid-Saver (Adware.GamePlayLabs) -> No action taken.

HKCR\CrossriderApp0003491.FBApi (PUP.CrossFire.Gen) -> No action taken.

HKCR\CrossriderApp0003491.FBApi.1 (PUP.CrossFire.Gen) -> No action taken.

HKCR\CrossriderApp0003491.Sandbox (PUP.CrossFire.Gen) -> No action taken.

HKCR\CrossriderApp0003491.Sandbox.1 (PUP.CrossFire.Gen) -> No action taken.

HKCU\SOFTWARE\INSTALLEDBROWSEREXTENSIONS\215 APPS (PUP.CrossFire.SA) -> No action taken.

Registry Values Detected: 2

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|kowuzpecxaxj (Trojan.Phex.THAGen9) -> Data: C:\Users\Dave\kowuzpecxaxj.exe -> No action taken.

HKCU\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\215 Apps|3491 (PUP.CrossFire.SA) -> Data: Vid-Saver -> No action taken.

Registry Data Items Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 9

C:\Users\Dave\kowuzpecxaxj.exe (Trojan.Phex.THAGen9) -> No action taken.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Vid-Saver\Vid-Saver.dll (PUP.GamePlayLab) -> No action taken.

C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$dacfecbb120bc22c1fb9e19fdbbb9e61\n (Trojan.0Access) -> No action taken.

C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$dacfecbb120bc22c1fb9e19fdbbb9e61\U\00000001.@ (Trojan.0Access) -> No action taken.

C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$dacfecbb120bc22c1fb9e19fdbbb9e61\U\80000000.@ (Trojan.0Access) -> No action taken.

C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-18\$dacfecbb120bc22c1fb9e19fdbbb9e61\U\800000cb.@ (Trojan.0Access) -> No action taken.

C:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-921460983-3056730930-4089156627-1000\$dacfecbb120bc22c1fb9e19fdbbb9e61\n (Trojan.0Access) -> No action taken.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Vid-Saver\Uninstall.exe (Adware.GamePlayLabs) -> No action taken.

C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Local\Temp\422516914.exe (Trojan.Phex.THAGen9) -> No action taken.

(end)

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Hello and welcome to Malwarebytes

You're computer appears to be infected with Rootkit.ZeroAccess, a BackDoor Trojan.

BACKDOOR WARNING

------------------------------

One or more of the identified infections is known to use a backdoor.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.

I would advise you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the infection has been identified, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/10451

When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/10063

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I started looking into 0access and wound up downloading RogueKiller. I removed all the infection MBAM showed, but the rescan with RogueKiller showed two entries for 0access in the registry. I used RogueKiller to delete them, re-scanned, and haven't found anything else so far.

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Hi, DiazDiaz:

ZeroAccess is a really severe infection that can cause major system damage, aside from the privacy concerns.

It often requires several powerful tools and the help of a qualified expert to fully clean it.

It's up to you, but it would still be advisable to follow forum Admin AdvancedSetup's advice to have one of the malware helpers check your system.

Just a suggestion, :)

daledoc1

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Hi, DiazDiaz:

ZeroAccess is a really severe infection that can cause major system damage, aside from the privacy concerns.

It often requires several powerful tools and the help of a qualified expert to fully clean it.

It's up to you, but it would still be advisable to follow forum Admin AdvancedSetup's advice to have one of the malware helpers check your system.

Just a suggestion, :)

daledoc1

You're right. I created a thread in the appropriate forum. http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=115635

For the time being, I'm just bombarding the problem with every anti-rootkit tool I can while changing all of my passwords from my secure laptop.

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You're right. I created a thread in the appropriate forum. http://forums.malwar...howtopic=115635

Good idea! :)

The experts will assist you with checking and cleaning the system.

For the time being, I'm just bombarding the problem with every anti-rootkit tool I can

It might be best to wait for the experts -- some of the removal tools are very powerful and, when used incorrectly, can also damage the system.

Again, just a suggestion. :)

while changing all of my passwords from my secure laptop.

Excellent and very important idea! :)

Good luck!

daledoc1

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Self medicating the problem often makes it worse. Some tools will not detect or work properly if another tool has removed triggers they're looking for.

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