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SVCHost Virus alert

Posted on 2009-04-21
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
Yesterday we were hit by the conficker virus. It was dectected and appears to have been removed using mcafee. We still have an issue with a virus alert related to the svchost.exe that i'm struggling to get rid off. Its blocked most sites that the fixes appear on, including microsoft so i can't update the infected machines. I have my hijackthis log below so any help would be brilliant.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:46:20, on 21/04/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\bin\cygrunsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\usr\sbin\sshd.exe
C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Proxy Gateway\GATEWAY.EXE
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\exmgmt.exe
C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Proxy Host\PH32SVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Cisco\WFO_QM\bin\sqmservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Device Communication Services\Appinterfaces\HPDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Printer Care\HPPRun.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Device Communication Services\AppInterfaces\HPDeviceHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Proxy Host\PHOST32.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\ToolBoxFX\bin\HPTLBXFX.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Macrovision\FLEXnet Connect\6\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco CRS Historical Reports\launchHRC.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco CRS Historical Reports\Scheduler\ReportScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://intranet
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://intranet
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://intranet
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
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 10.*.*.*;webmail.muir.org.uk;portal.muir.org.uk;<local>
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: ba4bhoObj Class - {65B413AC-BDCC-4C33-A6DB-9C11306A5D0E} - C:\Program Files\Texthelp Systems\Browsealoud\4.0\ba4bho.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\scriptcl.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.1.1309.3572\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SetRefresh] C:\Program Files\Compaq\SetRefresh\SetRefresh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] %SystemRoot%\system32\mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KnexStarter] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Device Communication Services\Appinterfaces\HPDeviceService.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunTasktray] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Printer Care\HPPRun.exe"   --regkeypath=Software\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Printer Care\HPPRun  --valuename=InstallTTM
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ProxyHostTrayIcon] "C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Proxy Host\PHOST32.EXE" -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPPQVideo] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\ScheduledLaunch\HP Color LaserJet CM2320 MFP Series\bin\hppschlnch.exe" -r SOFTWARE\Hewlett-Packard\ScheduledLaunch\CLJ_CM2320_MFP_Series -f PQOptimizerVideo.xml -o remindLater
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ToolBoxFX] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\ToolBoxFX\bin\HPTLBXFX.exe" /enum:on /alerts:on /notifications:on /fl:on /fr:on /appData:on /tmcp:on
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrojanScanner] C:\Program Files\Trojan Remover\Trjscan.exe /boot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ISUSPM] "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Macrovision\FLEXnet Connect\6\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [1] "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-13193587-2001608966-1275988791-500\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe (User 'administrator')
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 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Cisco CRS Historical Reports Scheduler.lnk = C:\Program Files\Cisco CRS Historical Reports\launchHRC.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: NkbMonitor.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = ?
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: Append to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.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: 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
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://intranet
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.hp.com (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {0C89E27C-DD69-44BB-A32E-4D093E859FB2} (strprint.trprints) - https://mcp.microsoft.com/mcp/tools/MCPTranscriptPrint.CAB
O16 - DPF: {4871A87A-BFDD-4106-8153-FFDE2BAC2967} (DLM Control) - http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/versions/activex/dlm-activex-
O16 - DPF: {50F851B0-0BBE-11D2-A237-00C04FBBD1CD} (AvMediaMasterCtrl Class) - http://unity1/Web/MediaMasENG.CAB
O16 - DPF: {6A344D34-5231-452A-8A57-D064AC9B7862} (Symantec Download Manager) - https://webdl.symantec.com/activex/symdlmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1210082780460
O16 - DPF: {7E0FDFBB-87D4-43A1-9AD4-41F0EA8AFF7B} (Net6Launcher Class) - https://portal.muir.org.uk/net6helper.cab
O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {CF40ACC5-E1BB-4AFF-AC72-04C2F616BCA7} (get_atlcom Class) - http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/nos/gp.cab
O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://phoenixs.webex.com/client/T25L/webex/ieatgpc.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = muir.local
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = muir.local
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{B90946D6-24FA-4D65-8E11-4D76513884C7}: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = muir.local
O18 - Protocol: HPDCS - {BA135F49-A12C-4E26-A2C4-6EA945999072} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Device Communication Services\APP\hpdcsapp.dll
O18 - Protocol: hppfile - {C4E2084B-ED27-4893-A43D-488CA3F370E2} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Printer Care\HPPCtrls.dll
O18 - Protocol: hppsam - {C4E2084B-ED27-4893-A43D-488CA3F370E2} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Printer Care\HPPCtrls.dll
O18 - Protocol: hppzip - {C4E2084B-ED27-4893-A43D-488CA3F370E2} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Printer Care\HPPCtrls.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~4\GOEC62~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: qm - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SQM\bin\qm.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: DocuWare Update Service (DWUpdate) - * - C:\DocuWare\Local\DWUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: getPlus(R) Helper - NOS Microsystems Ltd. - C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.7.802.22438 (GoogleDesktopManager-022208-143751) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: HP Port Resolver - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPBPRO.EXE
O23 - Service: HP Status Server - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPBOID.EXE
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Lansweeper Server (Lansweeper32) - Lansweeper - C:\Program Files\lansweeper32\Service\Lansweeperservice.exe
O23 - Service: lmab_device - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LMabcoms.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service (McAfeeFramework) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee McShield (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Manager (McTaskManager) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
O23 - Service: OpenSSH Server (OpenSSHd) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\bin\cygrunsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Proxy Gateway Service (ProxyGatewayService) - Funk Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Proxy Gateway\GATEWAY.EXE
O23 - Service: Proxy Host Service (ProxyHostService) - Funk Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Proxy Host\PH32SVC.EXE
O23 - Service: Quality Management Recording Service (splkSqmRecord) - Spanlink Communications - C:\Program Files\Cisco\WFO_QM\bin\sqmservice.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec RemoteAssist - Symantec, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Support Controls\ssrc.exe
O23 - Service: VNC Server Version 4 (WinVNC4) - RealVNC Ltd. - C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
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See this link for actions on removing the virus:


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Its blocked most sites that the fixes appear on, including microsoft.
We don't have another line.
I'll head home and have a look.

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Do you need any assistance on this call, or was the information enough to get the problem solved?

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Its still around to be honest. The above does kind of work except I had to run windows recovery after one of the reboots. We have nearly 50 machines infected. There must be another method. I can now get onto microsoft and have installed the malware tool but its doesn't find anything.

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