Vundo (trojan.vundo.h) On Xp And External Hard Drive

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Hi everyone, this is my first post, thanks for reading.

My new HP laptop runs Windows XP 32 bit. I have repeatedly contracted virtumonde and vundo in the past 6 months, and in past episodes I have used the factory-system restore CD to reset my hard drive and system settings, thereby erasing the virus.

But earlier this week, I ended up with Vundo again. I have used Avira, Spybot, and Malwarebytes, but as I've learned through experience, they delete instances of vundo, but do not remove the root cause. Malwarebytes pulls up 7 files on each run, each named Trojan.Vundo.H or Trojan.Vundo.BOH or Trojan.Vundo

This episode seems to be more complicated than earlier occasions. After performing a full restore, and before reloading software onto my machine, I plugged in my external hard drive - then Vundo infected my system again. It is completely impossible for me to reformat my external hard drive, as I have legally binding and career crucial documents on the external hard drive. I have run those programs on the external hard drive as well, and it does discover Malware files.

If it might help, I have a mac computer as well, so if there is any way to run an antivirus program from the mac to clean the external hard drive, I can do that.

Any help you can offer would be astoundingly appreciated. Best, Bill

With the external unplugged, I just ran HijackThis, pasted below.

I also ran Malwarebytes, and have pasted that log below as well


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 2:38:41 PM, on 3/9/2009

Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:







c:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe


c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe


C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe


C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe



c:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\acevents.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe



C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe

c:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accoca.exe


C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe

C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe

c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTChangeFilterService.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe








C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqWmiEx.exe




c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\Bin\AsGHost.exe


C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe

C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe



C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\Com4QLBEx.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

C:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accrdsub.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTHOSTTR.EXE

C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe


C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe


c:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\acevents.exe

c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe

C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://intranet.risd.edu/IntranetLogin.asp...du/Default.aspx

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools - {DF21F1DB-80C6-11D3-9483-B03D0EC10000} - c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\Bin\ItIEAddIn.dll

O2 - BHO: IEHlprObj Class - {F171A450-7AF5-43E1-AFED-EDC826A1B0F5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgotrtu0.dll (file missing)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [snuvcdsm] C:\WINDOWS\snuvcdsm.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl.exe] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [soundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [soundMAX] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe /tray

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AccelerometerSysTrayApplet] C:\WINDOWS\system32\AccelerometerSt.Exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /nodetect

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WatchDog] C:\Program Files\InterVideo\DVD Check\DVDCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [accrdsub] "c:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accrdsub.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PTHOSTTR] c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTHOSTTR.EXE /Start

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CognizanceTS] rundll32.exe c:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\IAM\Bin\ASTSVCC.dll,RegisterModule

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" /min

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LightScribe Control Panel] C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [kvasoft] C:\WINDOWS\system32\kva8wr.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?

O8 - Extra context menu item: Send to &Bluetooth Device... - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Send To Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftu...b?1224164645281

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: APSHook.dll

O20 - Winlogon Notify: ackpbsc - c:\WINDOWS\system32\ackpbsc.dll

O20 - Winlogon Notify: acunlock - c:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\acunlock.dll

O20 - Winlogon Notify: OneCard - c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\Bin\ASWLNPkg.dll

O23 - Service: ActivClient Middleware Service (accoca) - ActivIdentity - c:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accoca.exe

O23 - Service: Agere Modem Call Progress Audio (AgereModemAudio) - Agere Systems - C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe

O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus Scheduler (AntiVirScheduler) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe

O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe

O23 - Service: AuthenTec Fingerprint Service (ATService) - AuthenTec, Inc. - c:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe

O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

O23 - Service: Com4QLBEx - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\Com4QLBEx.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe

O23 - Service: HP ProtectTools Service - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P - c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTChangeFilterService.exe

O23 - Service: Drive Encryption Service (HpFkCryptService) - SafeBoot International - c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe

O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqWmiEx.exe

O23 - Service: IviRegMgr - InterVideo - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe

O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE

O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

O23 - Service: Pharos Systems ComTaskMaster - Pharos Systems International - C:\PROGRA~1\PHAROS~1\Core\CTskMstr.exe

O23 - Service: Qualcomm Gobi Download Service (QDLService) - QUALCOMM, Inc. - C:\QUALCOMM\QDLService\QDLService.exe

O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB10 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\10.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB10.exe

O23 - Service: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Net (rpcnet) - Absolute Software Corp. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcnet.exe

O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe

O23 - Service: stllssvr - MicroVision Development, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe


End of file - 11704 bytes


Registry Keys Infected:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{f171a450-7af5-43e1-afed-edc826a1b0f5} (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> No action taken.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{f171a450-7af5-43e1-afed-edc826a1b0f5} (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> No action taken.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iehlprobj.iehlprobj.1 (Trojan.Vundo) -> No action taken.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{f171a44f-7af5-43e1-afed-edc826a1b0f5} (Trojan.BHO) -> No action taken.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{f171a442-7af5-43e1-afed-edc826a1b0f5} (Trojan.BHO) -> No action taken.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{f171a450-7af5-43e1-afed-edc826a1b0f5} (Trojan.Vundo) -> No action taken.

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Hi there,

Welcome to the site :)

I'll be handling your log and will get you cleaned up.

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:


* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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