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Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R infection

Question: Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R infection

I have a laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. MSE reports both Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R. I have tried to remove them using both MSE and MalwareBytes with no success. The computer reboots before DDS or GMER can run. What should I do next?

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Preferred Solution: Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R infection

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Answer: Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R infection

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

Answer:Win64/Sirefef.y sirefef.w sirefef.b present. Laptop keeps rebooting every 1 minute. Firewall cannot turn on

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 29-07-2012 11:19:09
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [Trend Micro Titanium] C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Titanium\UIFramework\uiWinMgr.exe -set Silent "1" SplashURL "" [1111568 2011-10-08] (Trend Micro Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [ETDCtrl] %ProgramFiles%\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [2589992 2011-04-12] (ELAN Microelectronics Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [AtherosBtStack] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe" [617120 2011-03-13] (Atheros Commnucations)
HKLM\...\Run: [Trend Micro Client Framework] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\UIWatchDog.exe" [197152 2011-02-10] (Trend Micro Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ASUSWebStorage] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\A... Read more

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I went through the other threads and noticed a fix.txt is needed to repair my brother's computer. I used the frst64 to aquire the two logs attached to this message. Any chance someone can help us? Let me know if you need anything else. His computer starts up and then shuts down before much can be done so I don't have a normal log for you, but I will see what I can get for you.

Thanks!
Scott

View attachment FRST.txt



View attachment Search.txt
 

Answer:win32/sirefef.ab and win64/sirefef.p infection fix.txt needed

You did not run it properly as indicative by the contents of the log. You need to do it again according to these instructions and you must NEVER follow a fix tailored especially for someone else.

For 32-bit (x86) systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For 64-bit (x64) systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:


Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:





Startup Repair
Sys... Read more

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Hello,

i post my problem here as it seems the only place where i've found people who actually know what they're talking about. I have a Sony Vaio Laptop running windows 7 64 bit infected with the sirefef virus. Microsoft security essentials shows that it found:

Trojan: Win64/Sirefef
Trojan: Win64/Sirefef.Y
Virus: Win64/Sirefef.B
Trojan: Win64/Sirefef.Z
Trojan: Win64/Sirefef.W

Every time i boot the computer, MSE finds these infections, and prompts me after a minute to restart in order to complete the removal. But every time it reboots, the message is still there. I tried installing Malwarebytes but it won't let me cause it says "access denied" or something like that. Sorry for not providing any more information but i can use my pc for a couple of minutes every time (cause it reboots automatically). I followed your instructions and scanned with DDS. I attach the attach.txt file it generated. I look forward to hearing from you as i really need the laptop for my university studies and i'm in the middle of the exams period. Thank you for your time!

P.S. If i restore my whole system to factory settings, is the problem going to persist? Cause if it's not, i will do it in a heartbeat. Only problem is that i am afraid of infecting my external hard drive (which would be already infected if the virus spreads to external devices). Would that be the case? Will i need to clean my external HDD too?

Answer:Win64/Sirefef.y sirefef.w sirefef.b present. Laptop keeps rebooting every 1 minute

Hello and welcome. Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I?ve given you the ?All clear.? Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean! Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed. Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an... Read more

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Computer wasn't showing up on the local network, firewall was complaining it couldn't start and the service was missing. Function Discovery Resource Publication was refusing to start too. Skimmed some blogs, ran Combofix and let it do its thing (realise that I probably shouldn't have been so cavalier now) and the computer restarted and reappeared on the network. The firewall sprang back into life, windows downloaded several updates and security essentials detected Win32/Sirefef!cfg in two locations and Win64/Sirefef.AC in another. These were quarantined and deleted. Ran Malwarebytes antimalware which detected a couple of other things in install files (not running) and removed them. I subsequently ran combofix /uninstall and the computer seems to be behaving itself, but I want to be sure that I've actually removed the infection. DDS log below, many thanks in advance:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16455 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_35
Run by daniel at 21:23:25 on 2012-12-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.8183.5735 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows&... Read more

Answer:sirefef.ac and sirefef!cfg infection - firewall and various other services were gone

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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Hello,

Microsoft Security Essentials is notifying me that Win32/Sirefef.AB and Win64/Sirefef.P are potential threats, but of course trying to remove them does nothing.

Attached is my Farbar Recovery Scan Tool log. Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Win32/Sirefef.AB and Win64/Sirefef.P Infection

Hello user314159 and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I'll be addressing you by your username, if you'd like me to address you by something else, please let me know!I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, ple... Read more

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Yes I have the dreded infection and have downloaded the frst64.exe and will run it to get the log files...
Any other directions or advice would be great

Not sure if this is the correct place to post virus infection requests...if not please direct me to the correct place...I do have the frst.txt file for my issue to upload when necessary.

Thanks
Russ

Answer:Win32/sirefef.AB / win64/sirefef.P infection

Read the guide here on preparing logs

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

and create a topic here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

You can also post the FRST log

Good luck

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My computer is restarting every minute due to "critical error" because of Sirefef. I went ahead and got both FRST.txt and Search.txt for services.exe which I will post below. Also, I want to know if it is likely that Sirefef might spread through USB stick or my home network to another Win 7 computer? I am guessing I got infected from a fake adobe flashplayer update, is that right?

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 16-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 19-07-2012 22:44:46
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [LogMeIn Hamachi Ui] [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [931200 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKU\CompooterUser\...\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] [x]
HKU\CompooterUser\...\Run: [Steam] [x]
HKU\CompooterUser\...\Run: [uTorrent] [x]
HKU\CompooterUser\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] [x]
HKU\CompooterUser\...\Winlogon: [Shell] [x]
HKU\Default\...\Run: [Sidebar] [x]
HKU\Default\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] [x]
HKU\Default\...\Winlogon: [Shell] [x]
HKU\Default User\...\Run: [Sidebar] [x]
HKU&#... Read more

Answer:Sirefef.R and Sirefef.AH infection with forced restart

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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A few days ago I started having issues with Google redirecting me to random ad websites, as well as Flash Player update popups. I updated my Microsoft Security Essentials, and since then it has been warning me with the presence of the file names in the topic title, and giving me the option to remove them. I select the removal option and everything is fine for a time but then MSE pops up again warning me of the same files. Anything you could do to help me get rid of these is greatly appreciated.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_25
Run by Dave at 14:15:54 on 2012-04-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.61.1033.18.4031.2141 [GMT 10:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\... Read more

Answer:Infected With Alureon.FP, Sirefef.B, Sirefef.W, Sirefef.AB & Sirefef.J

Download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itIf you can have an open Internet connection, allow it to download the latest Avast engine detections.If avast! antivirus is already installed, just do the next step.Click the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.In addition, aswMBR will produce a copy of the boot sector, MBR.dat, on your desktop. Attach this file to a reply.

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My security alert says I have these four viruses and all attempts to clean them using microsoft forefront client security have failed. Besides, the computer shuts down every couple of minutes. Please help, I am frustrated.

Answer:Please help me rid my laptop of win32/sirefef.an, sirefef, sirefef.ao, and sirefef.ag

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Good morning and thank you for what you do.

On May 6th my laptop was hit with SMART HDD. I went straight to the "Am I Infected" forum, posted the problem and followed the "Remove SmartHDD Uninstall Guide" with the help of a BC Advisor. It seemed ok for a few days and I got most of my icons back.

On May 16th Microsoft Security Essentials popped up a notice saying it wasn't turned on. Absolutely couldn't get it to start without uninstalling and re-installing it. On install it ran a scan and found no threats, but later found & quarantined Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AG and Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.I At the same time, the Windows Firewall became disabled and would not be turned on. I returned to the forum with my original BC Advisor and ran TDSSkiller and GMER and posted the log report. When I had internet connection MSE would quarantine Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.I and Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AG at a rate of one every two minutes. The screen also said Recommended Action: Remove this software immediately. Items: file:C:\Windows\Installer\{ff24043d-55f8-5ce9-a20a-8337d9b4b888}\U\[email protected] and file:C:\Windows\Installer\{ff24043d-55f8-5ce9-a20a-8337d9b4b888}\U\[email protected] I hit "remove all" every time it appeared. BC Advisor responded "That?s a new variant of zero access" "We need advanced tools" and told me to read the preparation guide and post a topic here.

I have followed ... Read more

Answer:Infected: New Variant of Zero Access, Sirefef.AG,Sirefef.I,Sirefef.P

Hi,

Do you have an empty USB flash drive?
We can try an alternative method.

Regards,
Georgi

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MSE informs me of the presence of 3 Trojans:

Win32/Sirefef
Win32/Sirefef.AG
Win32/Sirefef.AL

MSE is quarantining these items and reports that they have been removed; however they have not. They provoke a response from MSE about once every 4 minutes (all 3 reappear simultaneously). MSE quarantines and then "removes" but the removal is not successful. I first noticed the MSE activity shortly after restarting the computer yesterday. Other items were detected at this time and appear to have been successfully removed - I think there were 2 other items - and I think their names were "FavPak" or similar and something with "adware" in its name.
The 3 Sirefef items continue to appear in MSE log every 4 minutes or so (simultaneously).
My machine is running Vista Home Premium (and that is about the extent of my knowledge).

I followed the trail from MSE to Microsoft help pages to Bleeping Computer (a well-trodden path I guess).
I am not particularly computer literate but I am able to follow complex instructions precisely.

Grateful for any assistance that you can give,

Thanks,

Phil

Answer:Sirefef, Sirefef.AG and Sirefef.AL infection

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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Need help. I have 2 computers 1 active and other one is older. The one computer that is active family uses alot. This computer has a big issue.

When you start windows vista in safe mode or regular, it will shut down in 4 minutes when you see the desktop shown. I tried system restore on a 2 month date to hopefully to clean it up, but it did not work. Mircosoft security doesn't detect it until it reaches the 4 minute mark.

The computer gives a pop up window says "windows occurred a problem and will shut down." I tracked the problem and found win32/Sirefef.AB, Sirefef.r , Sirefef.AH.
All was detected on this computer. I tried to put in a malware detector on it, within the 2 minute mark before it shuts down, but it doesn't make it. So I am using my old computer for investigating. Files are backed up in full.

This old computer has Avast pro, Spybot, and malware bytes anti malware. I just recently took the hard drive out(from the infected computer) and placed it in a exo case to see if I can fix it that way with this old computer. Please help before I get deeper in a hole.
 

Answer:Never faced this issue before,can someone help.I have Sirefef.r sirefef.ah sirefef.ab

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Somehow this got picked up on one of the office computers!
Did a lot of digging & tried several 'fixes', none of which has worked.
First off, the shutting down feature of this keeps me from getting very far with any of the fixes.
I've tried going to a command prompt & running shutdown -a, but I either get a response that a shutdown isn't in progress or one already is & it can't be stopped.

Kaspersky Rescue disk, seemed to find something on first scan, but didn't fix it & any scan since shows nothing.
Running Malwarebytes from the Hiren's CD doesn't find it (the message that it can't be run from mini XP was confusing...)

MS Security Essentials picks up on them, but of course, the computer shuts down before anything can be done.

At this point, I am almost ready to format & re-install, but figured I'd try my luck here & am open to suggestions!

Answer:Sirefef.R & Sirefef.AH infection...

Welcome texan767, Appears we will need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If GMER won't run (it may not on a 64 bit system) skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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Thanks for the quick reply...I went thru the list of items to do but the machine has become unstable and I have unplugged it from the web and am using a laptop to communicate. I have run the FRST64 and have the FRST log. Will that be enough to begin or do I need the DDS log as well. My MSE has identified the sirefef.AB and sireshef.P infection.

I am using Win 7 64 Pro

The computer in question will not allow the firewall to be reengaged it comes up with error code 0x80070424

Thanks
Russ

Answer:sirefef.AB and sirefef.P infection

Hello, I have also have run DDS and have the Defogger log as well...

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Hello,
I just found this forum while searching for a solution for this problem and saw the amazing help you provide to people, so I registered and hoping that someone will be able to help me.

I run windows 7 professional x64 and use MSE and the built in windows firewall. I noticed a couple of days ago that the MSE realtime protection was disabled and I couldn't enable it. After that I noticed that the Windows Firewall and Windows Defender was disabled too and I couldn't enable them, just got a 0x80070424 error message.

I uninstalled and reinstalled MSE and it found Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AB and Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.P infections. When I want it to remove them it tells me the computer needs to restart and forces a restart in 1 min. After restart it just starts over again. So I manually disabled the realtime protection to not have the restarts 1 min after windows starts.

I also tried Malwarebytes Antimalware and it too finds rootkits/trojans and wants to restart the computer to get rid of them but they show up again after the restart.

I've uninstalled Daemon Tools Lite and pasting the logs from DDS and from MBAM.

My sincerest thanks for any help,
Fredrik

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.3.1
Run by Fredrik at 14:58:08 on 2012-08-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.46.1033.18.4094.2516 [GMT 2:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F34... Read more

Answer:Sirefef.AB and Sirefef.P infection, please help

Please run the followingRefer to the ComboFix User's Guide Download ComboFix from the following location:

Link

* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.
You can get help on disabling your protection programs here
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboFix is done. ComboFix may reboot your machine. This is normal. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Ensure your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications are re-enabled.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE: If you encounter a message "illegal operation attempted on registry key that has been marked for deletion" and no programs will run - please just reboot and that will resolve that error.

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. MSE reports both Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R. The laptop reboots every minute. I have tried to remove them using both MSE and MalwareBytes with no success. The computer reboots before DDS or GMER can run. What should I do next. I have both an FRST log and TDSKiller log. I could not get DDS to complete prior to reboot.

FRST log

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 05-08-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 06-08-2012 22:09:57
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet003

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [1049896 2008-04-24] (Synaptics, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [Acer Assist Launcher] C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Assist\launcher.exe [1261568 2007-11-19] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [Acer Product Registration] "C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Registration\ACE1.exe" /startup [3387392 2007-11-26] (Leader Technologies)
HKLM\...\Run: [ArcadeDeluxeAgent] "C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\ArcadeDeluxeAgent.exe" [147456 2008-10-08] (CyberLink Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade De... Read more

Answer:Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R infection

TDSKiller log
17:30:54.0696 1852 TDSS rootkit removing tool 2.7.48.0 Jul 24 2012 13:16:32
17:30:54.0727 1852 ============================================================
17:30:54.0727 1852 Current date / time: 2012/08/06 17:30:54.0727
17:30:54.0727 1852 SystemInfo:
17:30:54.0727 1852
17:30:54.0727 1852 OS Version: 6.1.7601 ServicePack: 1.0
17:30:54.0727 1852 Product type: Workstation
17:30:54.0727 1852 ComputerName: BAINE-ACER
17:30:54.0727 1852 UserName: Boyce
17:30:54.0727 1852 Windows directory: C:\Windows
17:30:54.0727 1852 System windows directory: C:\Windows
17:30:54.0727 1852 Processor architecture: Intel x86
17:30:54.0727 1852 Number of processors: 2
17:30:54.0727 1852 Page size: 0x1000
17:30:54.0727 1852 Boot type: Safe boot
17:30:54.0727 1852 ============================================================
17:30:56.0007 1852 Drive \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 - Size: 0x3A38B2E000 (232.89 Gb), SectorSize: 0x200, Cylinders: 0x76C1, SectorsPerTrack: 0x3F, TracksPerCylinder: 0xFF, Type 'K0', Flags 0x00000050
17:30:56.0007 1852 Drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 - Size: 0x7AF00000 (1.92 Gb), SectorSize: 0x200, Cylinders: 0xFA, SectorsPerTrack: 0x3F, TracksPerCylinder: 0xFF, Type 'W'
17:30:56.0007 1852 ============================================================
17:30:56.0007 1852 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0:
17:30:56.0007 1852 MBR partitions:
17:30:56.0007 1852 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\Partition0: MBR, Typ... Read more

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Hello all,

I'm a first time poster here and have come here looking for help in resolving my infection issue. I followed the directions in the read first thread and will post my logs. I am / was experiencing the following issues:


Firefox would redirect to various pages such as newsfudge.com. Since proceeding through the read first post, and also running goored? I have not noticed this recently.
Sometimes browsing seems to be incredibly slow, possibly related to the redirections.
Since attempting to troubleshoot this issue (Microsoft Security Essentials), it is believed that this is causing the following issue:

! You are about to be logged off
Windows has encountered a critical probelm and will restart automatically in one minute. Please save your work now.

If I let the computer restart itself, then this will keep happening. I have learned to "interrupt" it by running a normal restart after the message pops up. So far everytime the computer comes back I won't get the message. If I restart again, it will happen again. I haven't noticed anything in particular relating to this in the system log.

While not experiencing problems with the programs to resolve issues like this, I have noted that it has prevented me from patching games such as Rift. I believe this is related.
While working in safemode sometimes I noticed Adobe Flash 11.3 installer would frequently run trying to get me to install it. I do believe there was a massive security thr... Read more

Answer:Win32/Sirefef.AB & Win64/Sirefef.P; Browser Redirection, Windows Critical, Restarts

Re: Win32/Sirefef.AB & Win64/Sirefef.P; Browser Redirection, Windows Critical, Restar

Welcome to Major Geeks!


Rescan with HitmanPro, when it finds services.exe - Virus, allow it to Replace by clicking the down arrow next to the detection and choosing Replace.

Also allow Hitman to delete the C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini piece of the infection
Afterwards, click the Next button.
HitmanPro may want to reboot the PC in order for the changes to take affect, please do so.
Reboot back into normal Windows and run another scan with HitmanPro and then attach the latest hitmanpro.zip log.
Also do the below:

Delete the below folders if found:
C:\Windows\installer\{5efa2d27-76c5-fff1-abd3-fdc5fc0c9d41}
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\{5efa2d27-76c5-fff1-abd3-fdc5fc0c9d41}


Download the current version of MGtools and save it to your root folder. Overwrite your previous MGtools.exe file with this one.

Run MGtools.exe ( Note: If using Vista or Win7, make sure UAC is still disabled. Also don't double click on it, use right click and select Run As Administrator )


Now attach the below log:

C:\MGlogs.zip
Make sure you tell me how things are working now!
 

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Hello,

Yesterday my PC was infected with the Live Security Virus. It's an HP desktop running Win Vista Home Premium.

I was able to download AntiMalwarebytes and run it to remove the Live Security Virus.

Afterwards MSE would not run, so I uninstalled it, and reinstalled.

After rebooting, MSE detected the sirefef.ah and sirefef.r viruses, but before it can clean them the PC gives a warning that it had a critical error, and will restart in a minute. It then restarts.

I tried downloading TDSSkiller only a flash drive on this PC (my laptop), plugged it into the infected PC and ran it, but it didn't find anything. Sure enough, it then shut down again.

MSE will detect the viruses, but doesn't have enough time to deal with them.

I'd love some help! What should I try next?

Thanks!
Ian

Answer:Infected with sirefef.ah and sirefef.r after Live Security Update - reboots every minute

Ignore this for now, I've taken the PC into a local shop. I just don't have the time right now to figure this out on my own. I will post any solutions they tell me.

Thanks anyway, I'll be back for other issues I'm sure!

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Referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic462175.html ~ OBI am running Windows Vista with Microsoft Security Essentials when i first encountered the problem. The virus shutdown MSE and the Microsoft update center, my firewall, etc. I downloaded MBAM, ran the scan, and it caught some files. Disinfected them, rebooted, rescanned, and files appeared again. (while running in safe mode with networking from the point after being infected). I followed the instructions here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-security-shield first because this is where I believe all the problems began (that is after my wife clicking on an embedded link within FB). Upon completing the entire process, I noticed I still had the sirefef trojan, sirefef virus, and rootkit 0 access as I was running MSE and MBAM right before getting the "windows (Vista) encountered a critical error and will restart" loop. I have already downloaded frst.exe and ran it thru the usb drive connected to the infected cpu. I do not know what to do from this point on to get my cpu back to "healthy" and virus free status again ??????Running Vista 32 bit

Answer:Security SHield 2012, sirefef trojan, sirefef virus, and rootkit 0 access TROUBLE!

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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A few days ago, I got the Sirefef.AB and Sirefef.W virus on my computer. I had no idea the severity of my problem until after I reinstalled MSE which has now caused my computer to constantly restart. I have used Farbar to create a FRST.txt and Server.txt file, though I do not know if that will help on this site in the removal of this blasted virus, and I will wait to post it until I have been instructed if I should do so. I really am at a loss here. I am not that great with computers, and could really use some help.

Edit: Added note, for the short while before I reinstalled MSE, I was having redirection problems when clicking on Google links. It also restarts in Safe Mode.

Answer:Sirefef.AB and Sirefef.W for Windows 7 Infected Computer with Constant Reboot

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Hello Helper--First, thank you so much for your help. I hope this is not overly-thorough...My topic title reflects what has been found on my machine using a variety of tools-- but i still don't trust my machine is clean. I want to avoid reinstalling Windows since i don't have a current image disk, and have a lot of stuff installed. [Lesson learned: keep a current image disk on hand] ----> here's what happened: I updated Skype via a pop up window that appeared after closing my connection [to Skype]. Soon thereafter ESET [my antivirus] notified me it had quarantined a variant of the Win32 Sirefef.DN trojoan. I immediately Googled this and found i was continually redirected to a random Yellow Pages webpage. The only other strange symptom I had noticed until this point was that back on Dec 5 Defender notified me it had found Sirefef.J-- I wondered how that could have happened and found my firewall had been turned off. I reset it back to on, and had not noticed anything else weird until the skype incident above on Dec 28. ---> here's brief and likely sequentially inexact description of what i did to clean my machine-- i don't remember the order in which i did all these things and can't remember which tools found what, as i sat for ~ 20 hours straight working on it. But this is sort of what i did: Scanned with ESET - ESET reported it found this in operating memory: \GLOBAL??\fd4f11f3\Windows\SNtUninstall\KB60604S�... Read more

Answer:Sirefef variant.dn / Sirefef.J /Sirfef.B / 0 Access root kit

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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Ladies and Gentlemen of the VTSM forum,

I need help. I thought I had a pretty simple rootkit infection, but tdsskiller/mbam has proven ineffective. MSE is able to identify and ostensibly remove the infection, but doing so makes the computer unbootable and system repair unable to complete, forcing a system restore to the infected state. Infection extends back to the oldest restore point. Win7 64 bit, running MSE and MS firewall with mbam for antimalware. SFC/scannow shows clear. google redirects on firefox and chrome, occasional slowdowns, windows defender is unable to start on boot, otherwise the system seems to be running fine. No rootkits recognized by tdsskiller. As mentioned in the title, MSE shows win32/conedex.b, win32/sirefef.p, win64/sirefef.m, and win64/sirefef.e

Here's the DDS log. Please let me know what else I should supply. Thank you in advance!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by wstrawn at 16:51:52 on 2012-02-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4061.1285 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* / Copyright 4
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* / Copyright 3
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* / Copyright 2
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch... Read more

Answer:win32/conedex.b, win32/sirefef.p, win64/sirefef.m, and win64/sirefef.e combination is killing me

Hi Weeps!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me Agent ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I'll be addressing you by your username, if you'd like me to address you by something else, please let me know!I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you... Read more

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Problem started as Live Platinum fake anti-virus. I thought I successfully removed this with MBAM, etc. But shortly thereafter MSE alerted that it detected Sirefef.R & Sirefef.AH. Now everytime I reboot I get a message the Windows has encountered a critical problem and the computer shuts down after 1 minute. I followed the steps on the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help, but I am not able to run DDS or GMER scans because the system reboots before they finish. I am stuck!
OS is Windows 7, 32-bit.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Sirefef.R, Sirefef.AH, computer shuts down after 1 minute

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Hello everyone,I just discovered this forum while searching for a fix to my problem. I stumbled upon this post [Thread @ Bleepingcomputer] and he has the exact same problem as I have, even though the name is different. It seems his problem was fixed through a few custom actions a member suggested to him, and I figured I was SOL with my problem and would need the help. So thanks in advance to whoever ends up helping me!So my PC was running a bit slow, but the thing that ticked me off was this popup that kept appearing randomly, even once triggering on youtube.com, a site which has never generated popups in the recent past. This nagged me so I launched MBAM and it found something called Trojan.Dropper.BCMiner and it failed to remove it after asking for a reboot. So I try a bunch of stuff, I don't really remember all I did since I fired in no precise order, ComboFix (which didn't start at first, but it did once I rebooted into safe mode later in the process), the kaspersky malware tool I've seen suggested a lot here(I don't remember the exact name), MBAM, a MSSE scan and SUPERAntiMalware. All of them failed at doing anything good. I also ran the avast MBR fix tool to no avail, it actually blue screened my PC.After I started reading on the topic linked earlier, I ran almost the exact same procedure, up to getting a FRST log, which I now do have. In the end, I'm having the same problem I had at the beginning, MSSE is crazy about the two desktop.ini files in... Read more

Answer:Infected with Win32/Sirefef.P and Win64/Sirefef.AB

Hi,I'd like to see an updated FRST log:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.(you need the 64bit version)Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.... Read more

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Title pretty much says it all. Whenever my computer restarts if I don't do anything Microsoft Security Essentials will detect 2 infections, Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R, and then inform me that I have a minute until the computer shuts down. If I end the process for Microsoft Security Essentials before any detections occur though then I can use my computer like normal. I'm guessing I need to use FRST to replace services.exe like in the other topics exhibiting this behavior, but since I can't interpret the logs I don't know how to fix this myself and admit that I could be way off.

On a possibly unrelated note, I've never been able to get ComboFix to run properly. I was asked to use it in a prior help topic on this site but was unable. Since then I've tried several times on my own to make it run to no avail. It always hangs after it informs me that it may take 10 minutes or more for badly infected systems and that text just hangs there even when I leave it on overnight.

I don't really care if ComboFix ever runs on my computer, but I figured it could be a symptom for something else so I'm listing it. Mostly I'd just like to be able to restart my computer without racing to stop processes before it gets stuck in a cycle.

Thanks in advance for whoever decides to help me.

Answer:Infected Sirefef.AH and Sirefef.R, computer keeps restarting

Please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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Hi,
I have recently changed AV probrams from Eset nod 32 to Microsoft Security Essentials.

Upon running a scan with MSE, it has detected two trojans,
Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AB
Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.P

Located in:
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini

I have gone through READ & RUN ME.
I did not run RootRepeal as I have Windows ultimate x64.
ComoboFix and TDSSKiller did not create log files.

TDSSKiller did find 2 threats and attempt to delete, upon reboot Windows because stuck in loading.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AB & Win64/Sirefef.P

Currently reviewing those logs and will get back to you as soon as possible.
 

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Hi guys,

Since yesterday I'm getting alerts from Microsoft Security Essentials about trojans in C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini and C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini

First I tried bootable live CDs from AVG and Dr.Web, scanned and cleaned PC with Microsoft Security Essentials, after it didn't helped, smoked Google a little and found your forum.

Read "READ & RUN ME", and here are the log files.

Huge thanks in advance
 

Answer:Trojans: Win32/Sirefef.AB and Win64/Sirefef.P

and here are 3 other logs..
 

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I recently downloaded a file and was later infected by Win32/Sirefef.AB and Win64/Sirefef.P viruses. Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Infected with Win32/Sirefef.AB and Win64/Sirefef.P. Help

Welcome to MajorGeeks, Yellow77

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:


Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:





Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt
Click to expand...


Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
Select "Computer" and f... Read more

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Microsoft Security Essentials keeps reporting this Trojan and quarantines it. After attempts to remove the file, It keeps reappearing. It shows a file location that I am unable to find on my system C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{c9895293-dd75-a99b-8995-cba2d2461db3}\U\[email protected]
Now I am getting a warning about VirTool Win32/Obfuscator.XQ @ C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{c9895293-dd75-a99b-8995-cba2d2461db3}\n However, this file cannot be located wither. There is no C:\Windows\Install directory.
Also Combofix loads and starts then it crashes. Disappears from file manager and splash screen disappears -- The program literally stops running.


DDS Text File Contents:
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Estelle Clark at 2:59:47 on 2012-05-19
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2423.1353 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Nero\Tools\InCD\InCDSrv.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
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Answer:Infected with Trojan:Win32/Sirefef.AG and Sirefef.I

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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Hello. I have an XP machine, pretty old though works (except it is slow...probably some other residual trojan issues). I need your help!! Please assist.

I have Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on my machine. MSE detected the Sirefef.ac and Sirefef.ah trojans/viruses several days ago. It removed them. Then they appeared again and were removed again. This occurs every day. (FYI, MSE is always on and does an automatic daily scan. MBAM is run by me manually every serveral days.)

Over the weekend, I tried using various add'l software to get rid of these items & others though at the end of the day, it situation remains as noted above. Very frustrated that I can't do this on my own and am worried about my computer security. (I believe I used Eset, Kapersky TDSS killer, ccleaner, & itMan Pro)

First, if the sirefef items show as being removed, is my computer safe to use or should I turn it off? When I do get on the internet (when MSE shows all clean and green status), I do get to my default site, msnbc, can get to other sites, and don't get redirected.

I searched and found what seems like exactly the same problem in your forum.

topic450849 raised by MarkP, helped out by Broni, &
its successor topic, topic451285 helped out by Gringo.

Should I just follow and replicate what was noted on those forums or wait and follow specific instructions?

Thanks so much for trying to help me out!!

Kind regards,

Davidad

Answer:XP Infected w/ sirefef.ac & sirefef.ah & need help to permanently remove

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Avast keeps detecting Win32:Sirefef-B, Win64:Sirefef-A, and sometimes Win32:Malware-gen.  Multiple scans detect & quarrantine files, but the trojan warning keeps popping up.  My friend ran ComboFix on it & claims that everything is fine now, but I'm concerned that he shouldn't have run ComboFix yet and also that it may not have actually removed this infection.  Here is my log from DDS.txt:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16506
Run by Michael Calhoun at 0:57:18 on 2013-10-07
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3034.1819 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
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Answer:Infected with Win32:Sirefef-BTT & Win64:Sirefef-A

Hello troyman5150 I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the sam... Read more

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Hello. My antivirus picked up these two and I was wondering if anyone could help me remove them. I tried using dds to send you logs but no attach or dds txt pops up after using it,and I'm an amateur when using computers so I have no idea how to find those logs if they exist somewhere in my system. Hope someone can help.

Answer:win64 sirefef -btt and win32 sirefef - a detected

Hello SONYAns I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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Hello kind removal helpers,
I have an XP SP2 installation that was infected with sirefef, sirefef.AG and .AL. Forefront theoretically removed them after much trying, but now I cannot install any Microsoft update and would like to get this machine to SP3.Downloaded the installer but it failes with 'The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context' Service Pack 3
". Tried the fix in 949377, but cannot even download the fix. I cannot connect to any shares to get the file from there either.
Please advice as to what I can do to get this thing cleaned up. Appreciate it.
 

Answer:recovery and repair from sirefef, sirefef.AG and AL

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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Last night, I noticed MSE was not running and I could not update or run a scan. I uninstalled and reinstalled MSE. It scanned and detected Sirefef.R and Sirefef.AH and a message appeared that the computer would shutdown in one minute. The same thing happens in safe mode.

I am unable to run READ AND RUN ME FIRST because of the shutdowns (sending this from another computer).

I ran FRST.exe and have attached the file.

Thanks
 

Answer:Sirefef.R & Sirefef.AH - roboots after 1 minute

Please do the below as we need to locate a backup file to replace an infected one.

Boot to System Recovery Options and run FRST again.
Type the below bolded text in the edit box after "Search:".

services.exe

Then click the Search button.

It will make a log (Search.txt) on the flash drive. Please attach this log to your next reply. (See How to attach)
 

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Hello, MSE had a message that said detected and cleaned virus and in the history came up Trojan:win32/sirefef.ak
.am
.ag
/sirefef and then proceeded to say remove.
kept getting the MSE logo spinning and saying cleaning and then same viruses would be in history
I used malwarebytes and it found the four aswell and cleaned them but I feel something is still there and runnin in the background because when I reboot my desktop icons keep resetting if I change them. Need help

Thanks
LR

what do you need for me to run a log to show the computer status?

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.06.12.09

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Roger Trudel :: ROGERTRUDEL-PC [administrator]

12/06/2012 6:25:09 PM
mbam-log-2012-06-12 (18-25-09).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 280359
Time elapsed: 15 minute(s), 32 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
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Answer:Trojan: win32/sirefef.ak & am & ag and sirefef

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I'll be addressing you by your username, if you'd like me to address you by something else, please let me know!I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete ... Read more

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Hello,

I'm infected with two versions of Sirefef (AC and AH). Windows Security Essentials pops up a message that one of them was found. The virus is always in a *.dll file in C:/Windows/System32. WSE doesn't manage to remove it completely.
I also have a Redirecter, that opens FireFox tabs, when I search for something on Google. It mostly opens this site: http://nutritioncuisine.com/videos/?src=113636&utm_source=AD_113636_5_304654&utm_medium=cpv&utm_campaign=NCvideosCPV113594 (You probably should not open this without an script blocker...), but this virus isn't even found by WSE....

I'm using Windows Vista Home Basic SP2.

Please help me. I don't know what to do to remove the viruses.

Florian

Answer:Im infected with Sirefef.AH & Sirefef.AC and a Redirecter...

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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My computer has the dreaded sirefef! I'm running Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 2. 32 bit.

A few weeks ago Microsoft security essentials (mse) stopped running. I tried to start it again but a message came up stating that the program didn't exist as an installed service. I also noticed that windows defender was off and it also claims it doesn't exist as an installed service (error 0x80070424). When I tried to reinstall windows defender, it popped up a message "Windows Defender does not need to be installed because it is included with windows vista. You can access it from the control panel."

The other day I decided to try to get Security Essentials running again by uninstalling it and reinstalling it. It worked and began to scan my computer. It found two threats: sirefef.AH and sirefef.R . I clicked clean threats and mse started cleaning them. HOWEVER, sometime after I got mse running again, I got a notice that read: "Windows has encountered a critical error and will automatically restart in one minute. Please save you work now." My computer restarted and I got that notice again. I tried safe mode and I still got that message and force restart, but it happened slower. In safe mode I ran mse again, it saw the same threats, I clicked clean, and It claimed they were cleaned (I know they aren't).

Eventually I chose the option "Repair Computer" from the F8 menu and went to a restore point 2 weeks earlier. (But not without ... Read more

Answer:sirefef.ah and sirefef.r have infected my laptop!

I'd like to see the comboFix log as well pleaseIt can be found at C:\combofix.txt (older logs at C:\qoobox\combofix2.txt)then please do the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" ... Read more

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I've been noticing that randomly websites were opening pop-ups (advertisements) and that internet was running slow...decided to run MSE and noticed it was turned off. So I enabled it and immediately it displayed a threats detected message identifying Sirefef.ab (C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini) and Sirefef.p (C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini). After several removal attempts each of which resulted in Windows displaying a message that windows has encountered an unexpected error and will restart in a minute...I gave up on MSE.

After fooling around with other anti-virals i.e. Ad-aware, Malware bytes etc...I gave ComboFix a try and I've attached the log file. I think combofix screwed something up as I can't run any program anymore...everytime I start a program I get a message saying "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion". What should I do now? ComboFix log file is attached.

Thanks!

Answer:Sirefef.ab and Sirefef.p Removal complications

Ok...so combofix had already removed quite a lot of stuff. I went ahead and removed the top two drivers as well - the ones with randomly generated names. Reboot my computer and everything seemed fine, all programs running fine as well. So I re-installed MSE and ran a full-scan, it identified the sames files in assembly folder and a few others, removed those files...another reboot and everything has been fine since then. No program crashes, slow internet or pop-ups.

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I've found similar problems on these forums and would greatly appreciate a Fixlist.txt
Please and Thank you as always.
 

Answer:Sirefef.P and Sirefef.AB Removal Needed

Welcome to Major Geeks!

We need some additional information to replace an infected system file.

Boot to System Recovery Options and run FRST again.
Type the below bolded text in the edit box after "Search:".

services.exe

Then click the Search button.

It will make a log (Search.txt) on the flash drive. Please attach this log to your next reply. (See How to attach)
 

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I keep getting hit by the same trojans and trend micro keep telling me that it deletes malicious software that has titles like [email protected] and [email protected] But the files keep coming back, and trend micro makes me restart to get rid of them, or other files, sometimes. There was also one file that Trend micro couldn't get rid of and I have no idea what that was. Please help.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.0.0
Run by DAvid at 18:18:23 on 2012-07-09
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1526.996 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Trend Micro Titanium *Enabled/Updated* {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiWatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
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Answer:TROJ_ZEROA.DUKKS, SIREFEF.DD, SIREFEF.QY

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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The computer has run slowly for about a week now. Ran Malware Bytes and Microsoft Security Essentials. It picks up Sirefef.E and Sirefef.D and quarantines and removes it. It comes back within minutes. So frustrating and I am worried about other damage it may be doing!

Firefox will also randomly open a webpage - eminentsearch or Lycos or some other odd search page.

I appreciate any help you can offer!!!

Answer:sirefef.d and sirefef.e and eminentsearch redirect

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I noticed that my desktop icons stopped saving their size and position. This set off personal alarms about my computer so I decided to run a full AVG scan. Completed the AVG scan and it got rid of things, but my desktop icons still kept behaving abnormally.Decided to try MSE (uninstalled AVG), and that did a full scan and identified the Sirefef virus.Now everytime I boot and everytime I open firefox or do anything internet related, it pops with two warnings about Sirefef AB and P infecting the Desktop.ini files in the file:C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\ folders. Removal does nothing.Ran a MBAM quick scan and detected a Trojac.Dropper.BCMiner which I tried to remove and it just comes back.I run W7-64bit so I did not create a GMER log. I posted a bunch of logs from the tools I've seen other people have the poster's run, so I could cover all the bases with one swoop. Thanks in advance and I appreciate any help.-----------------------------DDS pasted below -----------------------------.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_32Run by CCM at 16:59:48 on 2012-06-02.============== Running Processes ===============..============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============.BHO: ContributeBHO Class: {074c1dc5-9320-4a9a-947d-c042949c6216} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Contribute CS5\Plugins\IEPlugin\contributeieplugin.dllBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-... Read more

Answer:Sirefef.AB / Sirefef.P - Desktop.ini Infections

Hi,Please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.(you need the 64bit version)Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bi... Read more

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Hello,

I've been infected with Sirefef for a week now, tried system restore, Full system scans in safe mode, tdss killer, numerous Sirefef removal tools from Kaspersky, Eset, Symantec to no avail. MS SE still founds Sirefef reincarnations from time to time.

please help!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by The Great Dark Lord at 2:12:28 on 2012-07-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8159.4495 [GMT 4.5:30]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:Sirefef.P Win32 / Sirefef.Y Win64

Hi,Please run the following:Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Restart your computer and tap F8 to bring up the Advanced Menu, then click Repair your computerFollow the prompt to enter keyboard input method, and then the prompt to enter a password. If the machine does not have a password, simply click Enter.In the next menu, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight Command Prompt and press Enter.In the command window type in notepad and press Enter. The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open. Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad. In the command window type e:\frst64.exe and press Enter. Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.The tool will start to run. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer. Uncheck the Whitlelist boxes next to Registry, Services, Drivers, and known DLL's Place a check next to List Drivers MD5 Press Scan button. It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

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Hi

A friend of mine brought his pc to me. When I opened it after 1-2 minutes windows showed an error and said that pc will restart itself 1 minute later.
I have Microsoft Security Essentials. At the time i see the error Security Essentials briefs me about the virus. It happens at the same time. Virus container file is system32/services.exe.

I only have 2 logs because i had no time before it reboots. Sorry about my english.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Sirefef.r Sirefef.ah (PC Boot itself in 1-2 minutes)

Hello there. Your English is just fine.


This indicates you did not run the tool correctly. Follow the instructions further below to do so.





ATTENTION:=====> THE TOOL IS NOT RUN FROM RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT AND WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.Click to expand...

For 32-bit (x86) systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For 64-bit (x64) systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:


Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Opti... Read more

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Question: Sirefef infection

HelloI've seen many other posts relating to sirefef infection on this thread, but I wanted to make my own thread so I could have someone help me out as it seems many people's situations have been different.I first noticed MSE was not working properly and wouldn't run real-time protection. I ran a scan and it detected many instances of Sirefef, most of which I think were removed on reboot. However, obviously it is still on the computer considering windows firewall and MSE still won't work correctly. MSE no longer detects sirefef any longer. When I tried running malwarebytes, it picked up one instance of it, however, I paused the scan to check to see if it was actually sirefef. It was, so I rebooted, and now Malwarebytes doesn't appear to detect it anymore. I did a full system scan with windows defender which did not detect anything either.Right now, the only symptoms I am having are issues with windows firewall and MSE. I have downloaded several of the tools recommended in the other threads, but I need to know where to start removing this. It looks like I have caught it fairly early, so I'm not completely hosed yet.Normally, I would just format the disc and recover stuff, but I cannot find my windows 7 discs, so I have to do this the hard way. The following is the first log from FSS ran in safe mode. If anybody could help me get rid of this completely, I would greatly appreciate it. I've tried running malwarebytes again, and it appears to b... Read more

Answer:Sirefef infection

Hello and welcome.We need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If GMER won't run (it may not on a 64 bit system) skip it and move on.Also include the logs you posted earlier.Let me know if that went well.

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Seems ive been infected by "Sirefef". MSE detects and attempts to remove it which seems to have triggered constant reboots.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Sirefef infection. Help Please

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user... Read more

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Hello -

I've got a sirefef infection. The computer is a pretty new Dell 64-bit Win 7 computer that was using MSE as the AV. MSE finds win64/sirefef.W, sirefef.P, and win32/sirefef.AB. I had to disable MSE because of the 1 minute restart loop sirefef forces. It also randomly sends me to webpages and I can't turn on Windows Firewall. Except for working on this forum to try and fix it I'm keeping the computer off. I followed the instructions in the malware guide, and got logs from DDS. I'm posting the DDS.txt log and attaching the attach.txt log as instructed. Thanks in advance for all help!

- Kirk

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.3.1
Run by Kirk Bays at 23:37:10 on 2012-07-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8084.6629 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
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Answer:Sirefef infection - please help

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Question: Sirefef Infection

Hello,

I was using my computer (Dell Studio, running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium), when Microsoft Security Essentials detected a few variants of the Sirefef trojan and one Necurs A Trojan. MSE wasn't offering real time protection then, but I reinstalled it and it is now. This caused my computer to shut down and I was stuck in the startup recovery loop. I managed to boot up Windows using System Recovery ad ran TDSSKiller, MABM and MSE, and apparently managed to remove some of the Sirefef trojans. I was able to boot normally after this. However, when MSE detected another Sirefef trojan, I decided to post to see if I could completely remove it from my system. My Windows Firewall is not working as well.

Also, it says my Windows is in Test Mode.
The DDS.txt log is below, thanks for the help in advance/

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_25
Run by Varun at 16:53:55 on 2012-07-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.91.1033.18.4061.2172 [GMT 5.5:30]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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Answer:Sirefef Infection

please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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Question: Sirefef infection?

Hi

MSE (which I had to reinstall to get to work) keeps finding three Sirefef problems (every three mins or so):

these are
Trojan: win32/Sirefef
Trojan: win32/Sirefef.AG
Trojan: win32/Sirefef.AL

My Windows security centre or Windows Firewall will not start up.
Have done -

Have downloaded and run:

TDSSkiller

GMER

aswMBR

Results are shown belowGMER 1.0.15.15641 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2012-06-09 13:10:35
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T1L0-c MAXTOR_STM3250820A rev.3.AAE
Running: mjq27417[1].exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp\kwtcqpoc.sys
---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwConnectPort [0xAC0282F4]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreateFile [0xAC0225CA]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\vsdatant.sys (ZoneAlarm Firewalling Driver/Check Point Software Technologies LTD) ZwCreateKey [0xAC04158A]
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Answer:Sirefef infection?

08:43:17.0703 3352 TDSS rootkit removing tool 2.7.36.0 May 21 2012 16:40:16
08:43:19.0703 3352 ============================================================
08:43:19.0703 3352 Current date / time: 2012/06/09 08:43:19.0703
08:43:19.0703 3352 SystemInfo:
08:43:19.0703 3352
08:43:19.0703 3352 OS Version: 5.1.2600 ServicePack: 3.0
08:43:19.0703 3352 Product type: Workstation
08:43:19.0703 3352 ComputerName: AAABBBCCC
08:43:19.0703 3352 UserName: user
08:43:19.0703 3352 Windows directory: C:\WINDOWS
08:43:19.0703 3352 System windows directory: C:\WINDOWS
08:43:19.0703 3352 Processor architecture: Intel x86
08:43:19.0703 3352 Number of processors: 2
08:43:19.0703 3352 Page size: 0x1000
08:43:19.0703 3352 Boot type: Normal boot
08:43:19.0703 3352 ============================================================
08:43:21.0984 3352 Drive \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 - Size: 0x3A38B2E000 (232.89 Gb), SectorSize: 0x200, Cylinders: 0x7E2D, SectorsPerTrack: 0x3F, TracksPerCylinder: 0xF0, Type 'K0', Flags 0x00000054
08:43:21.0984 3352 ============================================================
08:43:21.0984 3352 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0:
08:43:21.0984 3352 MBR partitions:
08:43:21.0984 3352 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\Partition0: MBR, Type 0x7, StartLBA 0x3F, BlocksNum 0x1D1C0681
08:43:21.0984 3352 ============================================================
08:43:22.0000 3352 C: <-> \Device\Harddisk0\DR0\Partition0
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Question: Sirefef infection

So my computer's infected with Sirefef, whatever that is, as Microsoft Security Essentials is finding many instances of it in the recycle bin.

Windows Defender is also not capable of starting, now. Immediately before this, it was working fine, and actually alerted me to a virus's presence (couldn't read the name, because as soon as I opened the window, and saw there was something WD was calling a threat, it closed spontaneously), and when I try to open Windows Defender via the control panel, the window will open, but if I click start now, I get an error saying it doesn't seem to be installed.

I have no idea how I got this virus, seeing as I just recently reinstalled windows (formatted using the windows disc, suppose that didn't do the job then, if I'd had the virus beforehand?), but I'm hoping someone here can give me a hand with removing it without having to reformat and reinstall windows AGAIN.

Answer:Sirefef infection

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Question: Sirefef infection

Hey guysI recently found out that I was infected with the Sirefef virus, and after some googling I actually found a thread on this forum where a user was guided to removal of this virus from his PC. I followed these instructions and scanned my pc with all of the listed programs, several times, and removed what seemed to be a lot of infected files. STILL, I get the same message after booting my pc, "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute." So this is the thread where I followed the instructions provided for removal, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic456396.html.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Sirefef infection

Boot into safemode with networking and let me know if you have the same error message.

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Dear Experts,

I am on a x64 Windows 7 machine. I have a serious infection of Sirefef-OH RTK. consrv.dll keeps popping up in the registry and Windows\System32. Also Windows\Assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini and Windows\Assembly\GAC_64 keep getting infected. Also Windows\Assembly\Temp has bad files. The dropper is in one of the Network services.
Thanks for any help you can provide.

Pasted dds log:
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Administrator at 15:13:15 on 2012-03-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1250.36.1033.18.16297.13181 [GMT 1:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: PC Tools Spyware Doctor *Enabled/Updated* {94076BB2-F3DA-227F-9A1E-F060FF73600F}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
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Answer:Sirefef RTK infection

Dear Experts,

I reinstalled, please close the thread, thank you for your time.

Best regards,
Blade80holo

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Hello there,I went to bed last night, and everything was fine with my computer. I woke up this morning, with a coffee cup I sat in front of my PC and I realized that Microsoft Essential Security software was disabled. I found it very odd. I uninstalled it, and reinstalled the software. I ran a quick scan, and it came up with: Sirefef.W.I instructed my AV to deleted the bugger, and than ran a full scan. Nothing was found. I then rebooted my computer, and my AV found the same Sirefef.W again. I've read on the Internet that this virus/Trojan is hard one to cure. I also found this forums with the search.I would like to thank you guys for having such forums, and looking forward to you guys to help me getting rid of this virus/Trojan as I don't want to reinstall my PC at this time.I have a 64bit system, so I didn't create a GMER log as instructed. My firewall is disabled and is not showing up in the services.msc snap-in. Maybe its the Trojan's work.Thanks in advance.DDS log (I removed my name from the logs and insterted {NAME REMOVED-}):DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29Run by AT at 11:20:20 on 2012-05-29.============== Running Processes ===============..============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============.uWindow Title = Internet Explorer, optimized for Bing and MSNuInternet Settings,ProxyServer = 125.206.230.233:80mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exeBHO: ContributeBHO Class: {074c1dc5-9320-4a9a-947d-c042949c6... Read more

Answer:Possible Sirefef.W infection

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At t... Read more

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Question: Sirefef Infection

Here's the log, what do I do next?

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 04-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 05-07-2012 19:19:25
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [168216 2011-04-19] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [392472 2011-04-19] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [416024 2011-04-19] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [525312 2011-01-25] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [609144 2011-04-12] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3668336 2011-03-24] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [IntelTBRunOnce] wscript.exe //b //nologo "C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\RunTBGadgetOnce.vbs" [4526 2010-11-29] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [IntelPAN] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\iFrmewrk.exe" /tf Intel PAN Tray [1935120 2011-09-15] (Intel® Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: ... Read more

Answer:Sirefef Infection

Hello Dovahkiin, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.1.Open notepad. Please copy the contents of the code box below. To do this highlight the contents of the box and right click on it. Paste this into the open notepad. Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt
C:\Windows\Installer\{3b99f81f-31d5-dbab-1bcf-87d0107a285a}
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] [x]
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for ... Read more

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Question: Sirefef infection

Hello!

Unfortunately I've been hit with this nasty Sirefif virus. Judging by this weeks activity, it seems a lot of users have been hit by this virus. My OS is Windows 7 and continuously reboots itself after every minute with the virus. I have read up some about the virus requiring a few logs from Farbar, ComboFix, and a few others. Here is my Farbar log:

!-------FSRT.exe--------!

can result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 15-08-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 15-08-2012 14:27:55
Running from E:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start [335976 2011-08-03] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [421736 2011-12-08] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [843712 2012-01-02] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe" [25469... Read more

Answer:Sirefef infection

Standing by for a fixit.txt

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Microsoft Security Essentials detected Sirefef.AB, M, and W trojans before I had to uninstall it. (If running, I would get a "Windows has encountered a critical error and will automatically close in one minute" message within a few minutes of starting the computer.) Windows Firewall has also been turned off and I can't turn it back on.

The following is my DDS log. Thank you in advance for any help.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by Admin at 21:42:20 on 2012-08-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.33.1033.18.3894.2615 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
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Answer:Sirefef.AB, M and W Infection

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Hello all, I have a sirefef virus and I guess the quickest way to sum it up is in this post :
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496853/sirefef-infection/#entry3069673
I ran dds last night. At around the 20 minute mark it hadn't finished, or moved for that matter, in 19 minutes. I cancelled it and went to bed. I'm now running it before I go to work, and will post the log when I get home. Hopefully.

Answer:sirefef infection

No luck. Before I left this morning, the scan jumped to over three quarters finished. It is in the same spot now, over 11 hours later.

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Question: Sirefef infection?

I'm currently running Windows XP SP3

After restarting my computer today, I noticed Microsoft Security Essentials wasn't running (ie, it was in the system tray, but it was red with a cross through it). I wasn't able to start it up, which I found rather suspicious.

So I went to add/remove programs, removed Microsoft Security Essentials (I'll refer to it as MSE from now on), then reinstalled it (from a fresh download). This worked fine. MSE updated itself and ran an automatic quick scan, and detected several instances of Trojan: Win32/Sirefef

Specifically, it listed:
Win32/Sirefef
Win32/Sirefef.P
Win32/Sirefef.AG
Win32/Sirefef.AL

These were quarantined, and I removed them. However, I got an error message during the install of MSE saying that the Windows Firewall could not be initalized. When I tried to initalize it manually (through the control panel) I got the error: "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings".

I restarted the computer, thinking that this might help. When I opened the history tab in MSE, it showed that it had found and quarantied the same list of four trojans again. Thinking it was time for a full scan, I started running a full MSE system scan, but that seemed to freeze my computer (admittedly, it was still starting up, so that might have been partially to blame) and wasn't progressing. I was unable to open Internet Explorer, though I got Firefox open - at this point I stopped the... Read more

Answer:Sirefef infection?

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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As per request, here is my post as directed by step #9.I am running 64bit so there is no GMER scan/log.Here is the DDS logs
Spoiler
.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORKInternet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31Run by Marshall at 21:19:56 on 2012-09-30Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6111.4484 [GMT -4:00].AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSc:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE64.EXEC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exeF:\aswMBR.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\... Read more

Answer:Sirefef infection

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Microsoft Security Essentials has identified sirefef on my system, but can't remove it. Malwarebytes can't either, and it's hijacking my browser - and I don't know what else. I won't post any logs here, but can anyone tell me please what I should post so that someone can help me? Or any precautions I should take in the meantime? Running XP SP3, Firefox. Thanks.

Answer:sirefef AC / AH infection

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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Question: Sirefef infection

I have rand frst64.exe from syste recovery and here is the log file:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 20-07-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 20-07-2012 09:07:17
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [7982112 2009-07-28] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [1815848 2009-07-20] (Synaptics Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [497504 2009-08-21] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe [52600 2009-03-09] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe [508216 2009-07-28] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [TosWaitSrv] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TPHM\TosWaitSrv.exe [711000 2009-08-04] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SmartFaceVWatcher] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatcher.exe [238080 2009-07-29] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Teco] "%ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TECO\Teco.exe" /r [1482080 2009-08-11] (TO... Read more

Answer:Sirefef infection

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
HKLM\...\RunOnce: [*Restore] C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe /RUNONCE [296960 2010-11-20] (Microsoft Corporation)
SubSystems: [Windows] ATTENTION! ====> ZeroAccess
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini
cmd: del /a/f/q c:\windows\tasks\at*.job
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Reboot Normally.NEXTRefer to the ComboFix User's Guide Download ComboFix from the following location:

Link

* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise in... Read more

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Hi, ESET says I have a Sirefef.DN problem and I was hoping to get some help. I've been getting alot of redirects when I click on google links.

Thanks in advance!

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Lap at 6:06:06 on 2012-03-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8170.6850 [GMT -7:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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Answer:Sirefef.DN Infection

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us1.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!doing so will only at best cause you unneeded worry as it finds our backups and may even list our toolsand at worst can cause conficts with our tools and lead to unforseen things to happen2.Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.besides the time it takes me to open the reports it makes it harder to find something if I need to go back to do more research and putting them in code boxes just makes them so hard to read3. After each step give me a little feedback It does not need to be long but just something so I know how things are going it can be something likeI am still getting redirected The computer is running as it shouldDon't put things like - it is the same as before or still the same this just makes me go back and look for you last feedback as to how things are4. read every post completely before doing anythingPay special attention to the Notes** I have put inThese are things I have found that happen allot and can be taken care of easily just by reading the Notes**Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Ba... Read more

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I have a problem with an employee's computer. I do not know what she was doing or how this happened exactly. I do know that when I was called in to her office she had been deleting junk emails and reading the news on an Indianapolis online newspaper.

The fake security warning was "Security Alert" next line "Windows Explorer"

her computer is/has

Win XP
Malwarebytes(free)
Microsoft Security Essentials.

Actions Taken:
1. ctrl-alt-del to close the message. DID NOT click anywhere on it, but suspect this was not it's first appearance and that it had been clicked on and allowed prior to involving me.
2. MSE castle starts enumerating infections(ended w/6) and turned from green to yellow to red.
3. Chose the option of removing infections and restarted
4. Infections consisted of sirefef/p(4 instances)and patchload.o(two infections)
5. No improvement after restart.
6. Ran malwarebytes with no infection found. MB latest update was early this morning.
7. Checked MSE history and lots of lines with these two, most showing removal, a few disinfections and 2 allowed.
8. Castle turns orange, then red and 2 "potentia" infections

Details:

sirefef.p---c:windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\desktop.ini
patchload---c:windows\system32\wcauclt.exe

Can you help me?

Answer:sirefef.p infection with Win XP

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Hello all, thank you for taking the time to read my post.
My eset antivirus detected a variant of sirefef, so I deleted it. Obviously its not that easy. All of a sudden my antivirus was corrupt and I need to reinstall. Try to reinstall, and for some reason it has been removed completely. I looked for a solution, and yorkyt.exe seemed easy enough for what I needed, so I followed the easy steps. First reboot fine, tells me it found a bad driver and replaced it. Second reboot, I get the blue screen. Now I can't start up normally. I have a yorkyt.exe log on the desktop, telling me it replaced adf.sys and added it to md5s. I don't really know what some of this means, and am hoping someone here can fix what I've done.
Thanks again

Answer:sirefef infection

Hello -That yorkyt.exe file on your desktop belongs to Panda Security and is used to disinfect Trj/Sirefef and Rootkit/ZAccess (if it's the same one). Open it to check.http://www.pandasecurity.com/enterprise/support/card?id=1672&idIdioma=2 Download Screen317Security Check from Here and save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt;* Please Copy / Paste the contents of that document back here.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE (or any similar file) access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Next: Please download Malwarebytes AntiMalware to desktop.Check for updates if not done during download and run a Quick Scan only.You can check "Remove" for any infections found, and the program may ask you to Reboot if several infections are found.Please Copy / Paste the Report log back here when completed. Next: Please download SUPERAntiSpyware to desktop.Check for latest updates if not done during the download.You can check "Remove" for any infections found, and the program may ask you to Reboot if several infections are found.Run a Quick Scan only and Copy / Paste the Report log back here when finished - Thank You - 

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Hello and thanks for looking at my thread.
I appear to have been infected with the sirefef trojan that has been going around. Microsoft security essentials says that it detects a trojan called Sirefef. The problem is that it is causing my pc to reboot. It gives me a error saying that my machine encountered a critical error and needs to reboot. I have looked into other threads on this board that have had similar issues. I would have simply followed the instructions from that thread but the notice that each script is written for each individual case, is deterring me from trying it.

I would like to get a little bit of assistance on how to proceed.

I am prepared to post any logs upon request. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Here are my FRST results.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 29-07-2012 11:38:30
Running from K:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [7981088 2009-07-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" [500208 2010-03-06] (Adobe Sy... Read more

Answer:Sirefef Infection

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am D-FRED-BROWN and I will be helping you. Please print or save this topic. It will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.----------Step 1----------------I know you've already run TDSSKiller before, but please run it one more time so we have an up-to-date idea of what may be remaining on the computer. Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Skip is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
Note: Do not choose Cure or Delete unless instructed.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually ... Read more

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I ran the Microsoft Safety Scanner, and it says that I'm infected with Sirefef.R. As soon as it tries to fix the problem, it says "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute", which it does. The first thing that alerted me that I had a problem was that I had the "Security Shield" malware pop up and websites were being redirected. I ran Malwarebytes to remove "Security Shied", but when I restarted and rescanned it was still showing infections. After that, I downloaded and ran Microsoft Safety Scanner. It is still showing that I'm infected with Sirefef.R, and websites are still being redirected.

Thanks in advance for any help. It's greatly appreciated.

Here is the DDS log:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Tama at 21:54:29 on 2012-07-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1790.686 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPC... Read more

Answer:Sirefef.R infection

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Question: Sirefef infection

I'm dealing with a Sirefef infection (according to NOD32) on a netbook with no CD drive. Here are the applicable logs:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Kate at 15:35:19 on 2012-07-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2039.828 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.2 *Disabled/Updated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.2 *Disabled/Updated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\System32\AsusService.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WL... Read more

Answer:Sirefef infection

Hi,

Please do the following:

download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
In the command window type e:\frst.exe and... Read more

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Question: Sirefef infection

Seems like I had the sirefef, it has completely shut down my mse but I went into safemode and ran combofix and im not getting redirects any more and mse and mbam doesnt find anything. Just want to make sure everything is clean and traces are removed.

ComboFix 12-06-16.01 - Byron 06/16/2012 16:46:03.9.8 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8175.6431 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: s:\users\Byron\New folder\ComboFix.exe
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini
c:\windows\assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini
c:\windows\Installer\{149159c9-750d-6dca-1786-6a83e9d9237b}\@
c:\windows\Installer\{149159c9-750d-6dca-1786-6a83e9d9237b}\L\[email protected]
c:\windows\Installer\{149159c9-750d-6dca-1786-6a83e9d9237b}\L\1afb2d56
c:\windows\Installer\{149159c9-750d-6dca-1786-6a83e9d9237b}\L\201d3dde
c:\windows\Installer\{149159c9-750d-6dca-1786-6a83e9d9237b}\U\[email protected]
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Answer:Sirefef infection

OTL scanOTL logfile created on: 6/16/2012 6:52:43 PM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.49.0 Folder = S:\Users\Byron\New folder64bit- Professional Service Pack 1 (Version = 6.1.7601) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 9.0.8112.16421)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 7.98 Gb Total Physical Memory | 5.09 Gb Available Physical Memory | 63.70% Memory free14.98 Gb Paging File | 12.03 Gb Available in Paging File | 80.30% Paging File freePaging file location(s): [Binary data over 100 bytes] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\Windows | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files (x86)Drive C: | 111.79 Gb Total Space | 21.51 Gb Free Space | 19.25% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFSDrive D: | 500.09 Mb Total Space | 0.00 Mb Free Space | 0.00% Space Free | Partition Type: CDFSDrive S: | 931.51 Gb Total Space | 557.05 Gb Free Space | 59.80% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS Computer Name: BYRON-PC | User Name: Byron | Logged in as Administrator.Boot Mode: Normal | Scan Mode: Current user | Include 64bit ScansCompany Name Whitelist: Off | Skip Microsoft Files: Off | No Company Name Whitelist: On | File Age = 30 Days ========== Processes (SafeList) ========== PRC - [2012/06/16 17:15:01 | 000,595,968 | ---- | M] (OldTimer Tools) -- S:\Users\Byron\New folder\OTL.exePRC - [2012/05/30 21:20:02 | 000,096,144 | ---- | M] (Wondershare) -- C:\Program Files (x86)\Wondershare\Mo... Read more

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Hello, I have a trojan horse that has galloped it's way onto my PC. I have ran AVG Anti-virus and Malware. Malware comes up with nothing, but the AVG program pops up occastionally asking me to remove this virus. Attached are all of the files from the diagnostic tools.

DDS Log:
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Eric at 15:19:16 on 2012-02-29
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1535.785 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\MioNet\MioNetManager.exe
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Answer:Sirefef.ER infection?

Hello FlyFishNC, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
We need to get a little additional information.1.Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itClick the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.2.Please download ListpartsPlease download Listparts64Run the tool, click Scan and post th... Read more

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Question: Sirefef infection

I'm having the same rebooting issues that other victims of Sirefef are having. I'm running Vista 32 bit.

I checked other threads and all of them mention system recovery options I don't seem to have that option in advanced boot menu.
 

Answer:Sirefef infection

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user... Read more

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Good day all,

My computer is infected with the sirefef trojan malware!! It keeps on rebooting... Please help!

The frst.txt and search.txt files are attached

Please please please help me asap!!

Thanks in advance! :wave
 

Answer:Sirefef infection... HELP!!

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Download this >>

View attachment fixlist.txt




Save fixlist.txt to your flash drive.

You should now have both fixlist.txt and FRST64.exe on your flash drive.
Now reboot back into the System Recovery Options as you did previously.
Run FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt).
Please attach this to your next message. (See how to attach)

Now boot into normal Windows and tell me how things are working now!
 

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Hello, Today my computer got Sirefef.AH in its system. Yes, That Sirefef.AH. The one that mutates by the second and causes you to pull your hair out. I've been all over the net, looking for answers, but have found none. Can anyone assist me? Thanks

Answer:Sirefef.AH Infection

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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Question: Sirefef Infection

Computer started getting Security Shield popups and Microsoft Security Essentials was disabled and wouldn't start back up. Ran Malwarebytes and it removed Sirefef infection. Now the system starts up and immediately MSE finds infections and wants to reboot to finish removing. Then a popup box says "Windows has experienced a critical error and will reboot in one minute. Please save your work."

I ran DDR.scr in safe mode since I was unable to run it when booting normally before the system reboots.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Andy at 10:38:45 on 2012-07-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6092.4718 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Answer:Sirefef Infection

please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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Question: Sirefef infection

Was sent here by narenxp, after posting this topic.I'm running a WIN7 64-bit OS and did not run GMER.Here is my DDS log:.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORKInternet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.4.1Run by Malte at 23:15:11 on 2012-07-17Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.45.1033.18.6142.5161 [GMT 2:00].AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exeC:\Windows ... Read more

Answer:Sirefef infection

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Hello -

Yesterday my computer (2 month old Dell 64-bit Win 7 running MSE as the AV) began exhibiting strange behavior making me suspect a virus (MSE couldn't update, I couldn't turn on Windows Firewall, redirected to odd websites). I restarted and did a MSE scan and it found sirefef infections (multiple, including sirefef.B if I recall correctly) which it tried to quarantine. Then sirefef noticed and forced the 1 minute reboot. I read a little about this online, saw how invasive and difficult to remove it was, and simply turned off the computer to research the issue from an uninfected computer. Everything I've read points to this being a nasty and serious problem that can ruin the computer (forcing format and reinstalling of OS from scratch in the worse case). As this is a work computer with important information on it I want to tackle this problem in the smartest way possible. My internet searches show that this website seems to have consistent success in treating this infection, while all the other instructions for removal I've found differ and seem dangerous or outdated. So here I am, ready to begin the process. Thanks in advance for any and all help!

- Kirk

Answer:persistent sirefef infection

Welcome aboard This type of infection requires elevated help.Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Hi, I have the Siref virus on my computer, and I've been trying to fix it for 2 days now. I started this thread:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic464532.html

...and it resulted in being directed here instead. Below is my GMER & DDS logs, attached is my "attach" file as directed in the Preparation Guide:

Would greatly appreciate help, this is my work computer, I haven't been able to do any work for a couple of days now, thank you!
GMER:

GMER 1.0.15.15641 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2012-08-10 10:50:53
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP1T0L0-e SAMSUNG_HD161HJ rev.JF100-22
Running: ho9etlg0[1].exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\hjones\LOCALS~1\Temp\fwrdiaod.sys
---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

? C:\DOCUME~1\hjones\LOCALS~1\Temp\aswMBR.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !

---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe[1332] USER32.dll!DialogBoxIndirectParamAorW 7E4249D0 5 Bytes JMP 00B4000A
.text C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe[1332] USER32.dll!GetCursorPos 7E42974E 5 Bytes JMP 00B3000A
.text C:\WINDOWS\Syst... Read more

Answer:Sirefef Infection Windows XP

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Hello.
I am hoping someone could help: i have the sirefef infection and i got to the point where my comp reboots every 60 seconds. not nearly enough time to run any tools. first thing it seems that people are asked to do, is run frst64. so here are the results. I am hoping someone could help me.

Thank you:

frst.txt:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 01-08-2012 16:30:36
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup [16329760 2009-06-16] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start [93728 2009-06-16] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [487424 2010-03-09] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [picon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Privacy Icon\PIconStartup.exe" [111640 2010-02-04] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [BCSSync] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsof... Read more

Answer:nasty sirefef infection.

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] [x]
C:\Windows\Installer\{2299271c-d446-9da9-a00f-d9e9632924c5}
C:\Users\concentriq\AppData\Local\{2299271c-d446-9da9-a00f-d9e9632924c5}
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Desktop.ini
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64\Desktop.ini
replace: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2b54b20ee6fa07b1\services.exe C:\Windows\System32\services.exe
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Reboot Normally.NEXTRefer to the ComboFix User's Guide Download ComboFix from the following location:

Link

* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your A... Read more

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Hi, my PC was infected with two kinds of Sirefef trojans. It forces my PC to restart 3 minutes after booting up. Here's the FRST.txt log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 29-08-2012 03
Ran by SYSTEM at 29-08-2012 14:51:26
Running from G:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [1721640 2010-05-27] (Synaptics Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [QPService] "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe" [468264 2008-04-01] (CyberLink Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray [462920 2012-07-03] (Malwarebytes Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" [59280 2012-05-30] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleSyncNotifier.exe [59240 2011-10-05] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime [421888 2012-04-18] (Apple Inc... Read more

Answer:Sirefef Infection with FRST.txt

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Hi there,
 
I had originally posted under the "Am I Infected?" sub-forum to seek assistance in resolving this problem. However, despite several attempts at cleaning my laptop of this virus the infection still persists. I was requested to post here to seek further assistance. Below is the link to my original post:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/509102/sirefef-pl-virus/
 
In summary, I got a call from my internet provider that I have an infected device and that they will cut my internet connection if I don't take immediate action. Sure enough, when I ran a scan I found this infection that is now refusing to go. Below is the sequence of events from the other post (this happened at the start, 2 weeks ago, prior to performing the clean up steps requested in the other topic):
- Ran avast scan, tried to remove the threat
- Ram mbam scan, tried to remove threat, asked for a reboot
- At the start of the reboot, I got the virus threat notification
- I skipped 'scan' prior to/ during boot as I don't know how that will go
- Once in windows, ran mbam again. No threats found
- Ran avast scan again, same threat along with few others showed up
 
Any help getting rid of this would be greatly appreciated!
 
Thank you.
 
Below is the dds log:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16506
Run by Nisha at 23:06:28 on 2013-10-06
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.2.1033.18.4004.2809 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV... Read more

Answer:Sirefef-PL virus infection

Hello hailog I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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Read "Gringo's" responses and conclude this is a computer-specific removal task, so am asking how to remove this from my computer.

Answer:Troj/Sirefef-BB infection

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Hello there!

I am brand new to this site, and have been following all the instructions as carefully as I can, but just wanted to get that disclaimer out of the way!

I am currently having issues with the Sirefef virus/worm on a 64 bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. Unfortunately, I didn't realise it was a worm until a while after trying to treat it, mainly because I'm an idiot and have been lax with keeping my security up to date.

The first symptom I found was the lack of the Base Filtering System and associated services. At this time, not realising I was under attack, I went through the registry and allowed full access to Everybody, as seemed to be the fix. While these services are now in play, the next symptom that I encountered was the lack of Windows Firewall or Defender. Neither of these are working. Also tried the same trick on the Firewall registry, but to no avail.

Here I made a further desperate mistake by downloading and running three separate anti-malware programs... and then found out this wasn't the best way to proceed, and may have made things worse. Interestingly, after running all three (Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Super Antispyware) they've all detected a worm or virus, but MBAM points to a syshost.exe virus, while SAS points to the Sirefef worm. None of them will actually remove the infection completely. When I run another scan, the same issues are found again.

So I'm mighty confused, and ... Read more

Answer:Sirefef B/Y infection - 64 bit Windows 7

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
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Hey everyone. Here's my problem (I've simply copied and pasted the diagnosis of the problem from my post in the "Am I infected" forum)
Link to post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic461669.html
Here's the deal. Yesterday, at around 2:30am (meaning it was basically today,haha)I was on a video-streaming website watching TV shows, and I foolishly allowed the outdated Java script to run. After this, MSE, Windows Firewall, and Windows Update became disabled and i got error 0x80070424 when I tried to enable it. Scans with various programs showed that I had a decent amount of trojans. Then I decided to perform a system restore, and restored my PC to a restore point 2 days ago (july 18th). at this point, everything was working correcty, so i performed a scan with MSE and found the dreaded sirefef trojan. I deleted it, and to my surprise MSE actually said that it worked...and further scans showed up clean. I then did a scan with MBAM, and found a few trojans and adware programs that I promptly deleted..again it worked. i ran more and more scans throughout the day...and nothing was showing up - HOWEVER, during a full scan of MSE, my computer randomly restarted for no apparent reason...this has not happened since.

I've run scans with MBAM, MSE, HitmanPro, TDSSKiller, Norton Power Eraser, ESET Online Scanner (which found and removed a trojan and an adware program), EZ_Sirefix, ESESirefefRemover, SuperAntiSpyware, and ComboFix (I know I shouldn... Read more

Answer:Sirefef trojan infection

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Hi

My spouses laptop picked this trojan up ,earlier today win64/Sirefef.Y infection with auto rebooting, I read Mathews post but being the script was written specificlly for his machine, I thought I would make a seperate post. I managed to run FRST and grab a log "see below" I'm posting from a different machine and disconnected my spouses laptop from the network. Thanks for help a head of time.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 10-06-2012 03
Ran by User at 10-06-2012 21:16:26
Running from C:\Users\User\Desktop
Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Attention: Could not load system hive.ERROR: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

ATTENTION:=====> THE TOOL IS NOT RUN FROM RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT AND WILL NOT FUNTION PROPERLY.

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Winlogon: [Userinit]
HKLM-x32\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] [x]
HKLM\...\Winlogon: [Shell] [x ] ()
HKLM-x32\...\Winlogon: [Shell] [x ] ()
HKLM\...\InprocServer32: [Default] ATTENTION! ====> ZeroAccess?

==================== Services (Whitelisted) ======
========================== Drivers (Whitelisted) =============
========================== NetSvcs (Whitelisted) ===========
============ One Month Created Files and Folders ==============

2012-06-10 21:08 - 2012-06-10 21:08 - 00001084 ____A C:\Users\Public�... Read more

Answer:win64/Sirefef.Y infection

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Recently Windows Defender found Sirefef related files on my Window7 Home Premium SP1 x64 system. Using ProcessExplorer I was able to find that the file Windows Defender flagged was being creating by a C:\Windows\SysWOW64\svchost.exe process. Looking further I found that this same process was launching dozens of TCP connections to a seemingly random list of web addresses. If I kill or suspend the rogue process it gets restarted within several minutes.

Next I attempted to fix the problem with TDSSKiller but it did not detect anything. Finally I tried ComboFix (without having been instructed to -- sorry). It seemed to be working, but then after the reboot I saw its blue DOS window appear and then quickly disappear about 30 times or so, and after that there was nothing and there was no log file in c:\. So I'm not sure it completed successfully. After that I successfully uninstalled it.

thanks in advance,
JJ

Answer:Sirefef infection using svchost

Hello joeljunk, ! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums! My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems. Before we begin, please note the following:I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.Instructions that I give are for your system only!Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.STEP 1Please download RKill by Grinler from the link below and save it to your desktop.

RKill
Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious.
Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista/7, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator).A black screen wil... Read more

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Hi all, i'm new to the community here so that's my first post unfortunatelly. Well the problem started with windows firewall being disabled and i was getting and error. So i decided to install mse when the reboots started... Is there a "fast" solution? my system is w7 x64 and i have bitdefender security center..

Any help you could provide would be appreciated a great deal.

Thanks in advance.

Apostolis

Answer:Sirefef.y infection and reboot every 60 sec

Doing a little research i found what has to be done with Farbar so i did that and i will post the log file.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 17-06-2012 04
Ran by SYSTEM at 18-06-2012 13:50:46
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IntelliPoint] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe" [2417032 2011-08-01] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [BDAgent] "C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2012\bdagent.exe" [1067256 2012-04-01] (Bitdefender)
HKLM\...\Run: [ProfilerU] C:\Program Files\Saitek\SD6\Software\ProfilerU.exe [310272 2010-07-29] (Saitek)
HKLM\...\Run: [SaiMfd] C:\Program Files\Saitek\SD6\Software\SaiMfd.exe [158208 2010-07-29] (Saitek)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [BCSSync] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices [91520 2010-03-13] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [WindowsLiveDeviceIntegrator] C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Device Integrator\wldi.e... Read more

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Running Win7 (x64). First noticed a problem when I booted and my desktop icons were in the wrong places (and medium instead of small). Then Norton Internet Security 2012 (fully updated) reported an error related to the Base Filtering Engine. Since then I've tried various things with the following results:

Norton Internet Security:

Reports that it has blocked [email protected] (Trojan Zeroaccess) and [email protected] (Trojan Zeroaccess) repeatedly. It has also blocked attempts by services.exe to target RMTray.exe (part of Norton, I believe).
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:

I've run this several times (both quick and full scans; both regular and safe mode). It kept finding a rootkit in the windows\installer folder, but the most recent scans no longer report this.

Hitman Pro

I've run this several times (both regular and safe mode). It finds \windows\system32\services.exe and reports it as Virus.Win64!IK and Virus:Win64/Sirefef.B. It suggests Replace as the fix. I've tried this several times. In Safe Mode, it doesn't tell me it failed, but it doesn't seem to have fixed the problem. In standard mode, while it is trying to fix the problem I get an error telling me that Windows will reboot in 1 minute (and it does).

I've also run the McAfee rootkit tool, the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal tool, and maybe a few others, all without any success.

Based on other messages that I've seen here, I downloaded and ran some of the other diagn... Read more

Answer:Win64/Sirefef.B infection

I apologize for the duplicate posts. It looked like Windows hadn't registered the "Post" click so I mistakenly tried clicking again. Please delete the duplicate post if possible.

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Update.

Here is the FSS log:-

Farbar Service Scanner Version: 19-07-2012
Ran by Buz (administrator) on 21-07-2012 at 19:52:46
Running from "C:\Users\Buz\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Network
****************************************************************

Internet Services:
============

Connection Status:
==============
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo IP is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
=============
mpsdrv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of mpsdrv service is OK.
The ImagePath of mpsdrv service is OK.

MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open MpsSvc registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open MpsSvc registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ServiceDll: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open MpsSvc registry key. The service key does not exist.

bfe Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of bfe service is OK.
The ImagePath of bfe service is OK.
The ServiceDll of bfe service is OK.
Firewall Disabled Policy:
==================
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Answer:Sirefef.FD/AE/EZ Infection. Any help appreciated!

And the aswMBS log:-

aswMBR version 0.9.9.1665 Copyright© 2011 AVAST Software
Run date: 2012-07-21 14:37:23
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14:37:23.823 OS Version: Windows x64 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
14:37:23.823 Number of processors: 4 586 0xF0B
14:37:23.823 ComputerName: BUZ-PC UserName: Buz
14:37:24.712 Initialize success
14:37:32.185 AVAST engine defs: 12072001
14:37:43.354 Disk 0 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP2T0L0-4
14:37:43.370 Disk 0 Vendor: SAMSUNG_SP1614C SW100-30 Size: 152626MB BusType: 3
14:37:43.370 Disk 1 (boot) \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP3T0L0-6
14:37:43.370 Disk 1 Vendor: SAMSUNG_SP1614C SW100-30 Size: 152626MB BusType: 3
14:37:43.370 Disk 1 MBR read successfully
14:37:43.386 Disk 1 MBR scan
14:37:43.386 Disk 1 Windows 7 default MBR code
14:37:43.386 Disk 1 Partition 1 80 (A) 07 HPFS/NTFS NTFS 152624 MB offset 64
14:37:43.401 Disk 1 scanning C:\Windows\system32\drivers
14:37:53.541 Service scanning
14:38:12.480 Modules scanning
14:38:12.480 Disk 1 trace - called modules:
14:38:12.495 ntoskrnl.exe CLASSPNP.SYS disk.sys ACPI.sys ataport.SYS pciide.sys PCIIDEX.SYS hal.dll atapi.sys
14:38:12.495 1 nt!IofCallDriver -> \Device\Harddisk1\DR1[0xfffffa8004a38060]
14:38:12.495 3 CLASSPNP.SYS[fffff88001bd043f] -> nt!IofCallDriver -> [0xfffffa80047b... Read more

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I think I'm going to need some help cleaning up my PC. I know you guys are good and I've read a previous thread about this same issue. (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic456952.html) I followed the steps in the second post, and ran all 4 applications. At first, Windows kept encountering a critical error and was in a restarting loop. I would turn it on, get that error, and it would restart. It finally stopped and I downloaded and ran those programs. I had 4 or 5 trojan sirefefs still quarantined afterwards, and finally decided to remove them all again. I held off because I was afraid of the restart loop, but so for so good. I'm now running a MSE full scan. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Oh, and I can't turn on my Windows firewall still.... Also...virus and spyware update failed for MSE

Answer:Trojan sirefef infection...

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Gentlemen and ladies, thanks in advance for any assistance you may offer, and for assistance in te pat when extant posts were able to help me clean up my machines with no need for a new post.

I've been working on my mother's machine for a few days with limited success; she did not renew her antivirus when it expired a few months ago, and the implications of that have just reared their ugly heads (at least so's she'd notice) in the past week. I say 'limited' because while I believe I have cleaned up several baddies and got Avast loaded and running, Avast is still chiming in every 20 minutes or so with a notification of an infection indicating consrv.dll and sirefef-HO [rtk]. The chest shows numerous instances of conserv.dll, 80000004.$, 80000032.$, [email protected] There doesn't seem to be any other indication at this point that I can find (using rkill/MBam, SuperAntiSpyware, TDSSKiller, and Kaspersky Virus Removal tool) except for possibly an occasional slight redirect, though that doesn't seem to be occurring right now.

Running Windows 7 Home Premium on a Toshiba A665, 64-bit system

No GMER log because if I read the Prep Guide right, I can't run GMER for a 64-bit sytem.
Looking forward to your response!

Dan

DDS log:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Nancy at 11:02:07 on 2012-02-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3891.1802 [GMT -5:00]
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Answer:consrv.dll - infection: Sirefef - HO [rtk]

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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Hi. I'm operating on Windows 7, 64 bit and am infected with the Luhe.Sirefef.A Virus, from what AVG tells me from a recent computer scan. The scan also showed about 300 other potentially dangerous threats. I addressed the threats and healed & removed all but 2. Here's the two threats, copied from AVG:
"";"C:\Users\OWNER\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe (1692):\memory_02e10000";"Found Luhe.Sirefef.A";"Object is inaccessible."
"";"C:\Users\OWNER\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe (1692)";"Found Luhe.Sirefef.A";""
I've recently just used Malwarebytes to run a full scan of my computer and remove the Sirefef virus but I'm not sure if there are any damage to files or any malicuous viruses hidden or remaining on my computer. My friends told me that I should wipe-out everything, but I would like to see if there was an alternative to that. I stumbled across this site (nice site btw) and saw the excellent helping service so thought I'd register and ask. Before the Malwarebytes scan and cleanup, AVG would show warnings about trojans which I couldn't move to the vault for some reason. But ever since the Malwarebytes cleanup I haven't had any pop-ups or problems from AVG about any viruses being detected.But I still want to make sure that there isn't anything... Read more

Answer:Luhe.Sirefef.A Infection

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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