Solved

Is advapi spyware or a hacking tool?

Posted on 2009-07-16
4
837 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Does anyone know how to get rid of this error in my SBS server seceurity log ?

Logon Failure:Reason:Unknown user name or bad password User Name:anonymous Domain:Logon Type:3Logon Process:Advapi Athentication Package:MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0
 
0
Comment
Question by:cap7
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
PowerIT earned 400 total points
ID: 24876457
Advapi is known as part of the Netdevil trojan/backdoor.
See: http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/advapi/
Scan all your workstations and servers with a good antivirus.
These are the manual removal instructions: http://www.exterminate-it.com/malpedia/remove-net-devil
Also, to be absolutely sure: if you find the advapi.exe or shellapi32.exe you can also have it scanned at virustotal. They use all virusscanners known to mankind at once;-)

kr, J.
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:jako
jako earned 100 total points
ID: 24876659
It's prolly not what you fear. But to get rid of these messages you need to track this access attempt to its source process and fix it there - use the tools from Sysinternals Suite (http://google.com/search?q=sysinternals+suite). Apply logic: if it were malware trying to brute force its way in, it wouldn't be wise to start with anonymous but rather an Administrator, right?
maybe you unnecessarily run a ftp server (where anonymous is often used for public access).
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:jako
ID: 24876675
and please, search the experts-exchange before asking questions: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Web_Servers/Microsoft_IIS/Q_24550402.html ;)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cap7
ID: 31604360
I search the registy and removed a software key search assistant with the advapi.exe , this resolved my login errors.
0

Featured Post

New! My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi Mobile Storage

Portable wireless storage to offload, edit, and stream anywhere.

High-capacity, wireless mobile storage designed to accompany professional photographers and videographers in the field to easily offload, edit and stream captured photos and high-definition videos.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Nothing in an HTTP request can be trusted, including HTTP headers and form data.  A form token is a tool that can be used to guard against request forgeries (CSRF).  This article shows an improved approach to form tokens, making it more difficult to…
Three simple tips to quickly and efficiently back up and protect the contents of your PC and Mac®.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
A simple description of email encryption using a secure portal service. This is one of the choices offered by The Email Laundry for email encryption. The other choices are pdf encryption which creates an encrypted pdf of your email and any attachmen…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now