Interpretation of combofix log

This question is related to http:Q_24414271.html although you do not need to know that long thread to understand this question. All I'm after is finding out whether I oversaw something in the log that I should be aware of in the future. Or in other words: what caused my drama moment, if it's still possible to retrieve that intel from the log. If not, well, better next time ;-)

The log is here: https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/ee-stuff/7642-ComboFix.rar and the password is (yes, np about it being public, just protected to prevent it being seen by everyone) warturtle, the name of the user who helped me most in the other thread.
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warturtleCommented:
Hello Abel,

I am back ;-). I've seen the ComboFix log and this is what I think might have happened. The only file that ComboFix actually deleted is below:

c:\program files\Eclipse\Eclipse 3.4.1 JEE\plugins\com.aptana.ide.framework.jaxer.server.win32_1.2.6.024313\jam\jaxer\nssckbi.dll

nssckbi.dll is also present in the Mozilla suite, which includes Firefox, ThunderBird, SeaMonkey, etc. So, if you were using Eclipse along with Mozilla suite of products, you might have had a dll conflict possibly.

http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.security/msg/0040e1d23f638661?pli=1

The following files look suspicious from the ComboFix log, could you upload them on www.virustotal.com for a virus check:

C:\32788R22FWJFW.2.tmp
C:\32788R22FWJFW.1.tmp
C:\32788R22FWJFW.0.tmp
C:\Program Files\desktop.ini
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\deploytk.dll
c:\users\Abel\AppData\Local\Temp\WPYKZCNWPM.exe
c:\users\Abel\AppData\Local\Temp\YOOQS.exe

You also have 2 locked registry keys, I am not sure what those keys are meant to do. I need to investigate those, perhaps rpggamergirl can shed some light on it.

Did you scan with SuperAntiSpyware (www.superantispyware.com) or MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (www.malwarebytes.org)?? If not, then I suggest downloading one of them and doing a scan with them, they act as a supplement to existing antiviruses. It might be helpful.

Hope it helps.
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rpggamergirlCommented:
warturtle, these fles below are legit:
C:\Program Files\desktop.ini
c:\windows\SYSTEM32\deploytk.dll

Those 2 lock keys are legit so we don't need to worry about them, we could unlock them but since he no longer have combofix won't matter much.


Hi abel,
Besides some .tmp files showing in the log,
there's only a couple of files and services that you could've removed using CFscript but since combofix is no longer installed you can just clean up(empty) your temp folder-> c:\users\Abel\AppData\Local\Temp

and you can also delete these random services pointing to the files in the temp folder, although these services has been stopped(they're not running)
WPYKZCNWPM
YOOQS

So, Kaspersky scan did not find any threats?
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rpggamergirlCommented:
<<"The only file that ComboFix actually deleted is below:">>
warturtle, the only file???
The log shows that Combofix deleted a whole lot of files... all the files it deleted is listed in attached code snippet... :)
The eclipse might've been false positive, or could've been infected.


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warturtleCommented:
Thanks for the keen observation, rpg :). I meant the only file which seemed kind of important, because other files are in recycle bin already. I saw the list and all of them appeared to be related to programming and this is why I had a quick glance at them. Thanks for keeping me on my toes :)

I am thinking that checking the quarantine folder of Comodo antivirus might also give us a clue.
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abelAuthor Commented:
Hmm, I would've appreciated that the log would not be printed out here (I put it in a rar for a reason), as the recycle bin part contains the structure of a project of a former client and should not be printed out like that. I won't jeopardize me or his system, it just looks unprofessional and I don't want my client to come across this. I'll ask a moderator to remove it.

I used both superantispyware and malwarebytes, both on widest and fullest scan and all they found was a bunch of cookies, nothing of real interest.

The files related to c:\32788R22FWJFW.2.tmp and the like were created by ComboFix (or maybe some other program, but it was created during combofix run) and all they contained were the combofix files. The content contained false positives according to Comodo.

The Temp files are not there anymore, I cannot check them.

The deploytk.dll is part of the Java SE 6 installation and is still there (or might've been installed again after a recent update of java SE). Scanning with different engines does not reveal anything.

> I am thinking that checking the quarantine folder of Comodo antivirus might also give us a clue.

(see also the prev. thread) this isn't there anymore, the qoobox folder. It was deleted with the /u switch of combofix.

-- Abel --
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abelAuthor Commented:
btw: warturtle was correct in concluding that the recycle bin files were all related to removed visual studio project files.
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warturtleCommented:
> I am thinking that checking the quarantine folder of Comodo antivirus might also give us a clue.

I wasn't referring to ComboFix, but Comodo. They sound quite similar actually.
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abelAuthor Commented:
ah, I see, apologies. Hole on... checking... "there are no items to show". That's the beauty of my system, so far, apart from the weird behavior of Apache and the directory that could not be removed, I don't have any signs on the sand that say my system is hijacked in any way... But, the Apache problem did resolve once ComboFix was run... And the experiment was repeatable: not a coincidence.

I should've kept that backup dir.... ah well ;-)
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rpggamergirlCommented:
There was nothing identifiable in the deleted files that I listed in my post. Not even the user's CLSID nor your handle is identifiable or interesting to the public.

*code snippet removed*
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abelAuthor Commented:
ah, you are zone advisor, I see now. Thanks for removing the snippet! (I agree that it is not identifiable to others, it is, however, to my clients, because the filenames contain their company name, which is equal to their website, and they use EE too).

If you both come to the conclusion that this is it and that we won't be able to get to the bottom of this anymore (due to my inadvertent removal of the combobox backup), I'll wrap up and close this thread.
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warturtleCommented:
Yes, there is not much information to look at. Perhaps you can close this thread for now, and if you see similar problem in future, you can run ComboFix again and we can share the backups and see what exactly ComboFix did that fixed the problem. That is my view.
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rpggamergirlCommented:
No problem.

The deleted files are showing in the log, so the only ones that we didn't see are the deleted registry entries (if any) because those only show in the qoobox not in the combofix.txt.
You may close this question for now.
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abelAuthor Commented:
> So, Kaspersky scan did not find any threats?
which was a question of rpggamergirl that I didn't answer yet. But the answer is: it didn't find any threats indeed.

Closing the q. now. Thank you both very much for the extensive help throughout the last couple of days.
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abelAuthor Commented:
Thanks to both! ;-)
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rpggamergirlCommented:
Kaspersky is a thorough scanner.. glad to know it didn't find any threats.
Thanks!
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warturtleCommented:
Thanks for the feedback :).
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