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Re: SPYWARE BUNDLE!

Postby Giorgio Maone » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:02 pm

stavstav wrote: exept the noscript plugin oof course which executed a virus as well

If it came with the automatic update, it cannot contain any known virus.
Files on AMO are scanned with an antivirus, and since everybody gets the same file during an automatic update at this time there should be literally millions of affected users.
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Re: SPYWARE BUNDLE!

Postby stavstav » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:36 pm

your ritght it cant be cuz someone else would have posted rite

anyways seriously i love noscript tho how it blocks the ads

i cant be right sorry i apologize

Files Infected:
d:\$AVG\$VAULT\wiupxfd.exe.fil (Rogue.SpyFighter) -> No action taken.
d:\$AVG\$VAULT\64966074.exe.fil (Rogue.SpyFighter) -> No action taken.
d:\$AVG\$VAULT\64966074a.exe.fil (Rogue.SpyFighter) -> No action taken.
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This might be what actually happened (RSnake blog)

Postby Tom T. » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:32 am

http://ha.ckers.org/blog/20091228/popup ... hijacking/

Popup & Focus URL Hijacking
December 28th, 2009

<snip> a small snippet of JavaScript that could cause a page to be replaced by another page in such a way that if you looked at the URL bar, it didn’t matter because after you looked at it - a few seconds later - it would be replaced by the evil site. <snip>

Let’s pretend I wanted an unsuspecting user to download my malicious Firefox add-on. I might create something like this demo which claims to be requesting that you download NoScript from Mozilla’s site.

Emphasis was mine, but it's interesting that RSnake (Robert Hansen) chose NoScript as the "cover" for the malicious download. Coincidence to this thread?

NOTE: You don't need to run the demo, nor even allow scripting at Hansen's blog, to see the results. There's a "click-to-enlarge" screenshot that should be perfectly safe to view, and demonstrates exactly how the OP might have acquired the malware.

The pertinent parts of the article are just the first two (of three) paragraphs (the third is about IE) and take only a couple of minutes to read and understand.

To the OP: I strongly suggest that something like this happened in your case.

btw, RSnake often plugs NS -- this would have gone in "NoScript Sightings" if it weren't related to this thread -- and apparently considered it an attractive "bait" for the malicious exploit. Nice. :)
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Re: This might be what actually happened (RSnake blog)

Postby computerfreaker » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:03 am

Tom T. wrote:http://ha.ckers.org/blog/20091228/popup-focus-url-hijacking/

Popup & Focus URL Hijacking
December 28th, 2009

<snip> a small snippet of JavaScript that could cause a page to be replaced by another page in such a way that if you looked at the URL bar, it didn’t matter because after you looked at it - a few seconds later - it would be replaced by the evil site. <snip>

Let’s pretend I wanted an unsuspecting user to download my malicious Firefox add-on. I might create something like this demo which claims to be requesting that you download NoScript from Mozilla’s site.

Emphasis was mine, but it's interesting that RSnake (Robert Hansen) chose NoScript as the "cover" for the malicious download. Coincidence to this thread?

NOTE: You don't need to run the demo, nor even allow scripting at Hansen's blog, to see the results. There's a "click-to-enlarge" screenshot that should be perfectly safe to view, and demonstrates exactly how the OP might have acquired the malware.

The pertinent parts of the article are just the first two (of three) paragraphs (the third is about IE) and take only a couple of minutes to read and understand.

To the OP: I strongly suggest that something like this happened in your case.

btw, RSnake often plugs NS -- this would have gone in "NoScript Sightings" if it weren't related to this thread -- and apparently considered it an attractive "bait" for the malicious exploit. Nice. :)

Both interesting and scary.

stavstav, you might want to uninstall "NoScript" and re-install it from here or addons.mozilla.org, just to be certain you have a legit NoScript copy and not some malicious imitation, or even a hacked NoScript build (that's entirely possible, btw, since all addons are open-source. It would be impossible for you to obtain a hacked NoScript if you got it from here or addons.mozilla.org, but it sounds like you may have been tricked into downloading it from somewhere else)...
Although the damage may have already been done, a comment on that blog post pointed out that a keylogger could probably be used as the payload, and the keylogger's data sent back to the malicious hacker.

Also, for your security & peace of mind, you may wish to run some antivirus tools. Here's a short list for you...
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Ad-Aware Free
Spybot Search and Destroy
Avast!
EDIT: by a peculiar coincidence, I ran into Gizmo's Freeware Product of the Year 2009: Users' Choice shortly after posting; Avira AntiVir Free made the #2 product of 2009. Avast is also high on the list, ranking at #6.
You can find more malware-removal tools here.

If you don't have a resident (e.g. permanently-installed) virus scanner, you may wish to get one. Here's a list of some of the best free antivirus apps.

You may also wish to look into getting more security software; here's a list of some of the best security software, sorted by category.

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Re: This might be what actually happened (RSnake blog)

Postby Tom T. » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:03 am

computerfreaker wrote:EDIT: by a peculiar coincidence, I ran into Gizmo's Freeware Product of the Year 2009: Users' Choice shortly after posting; Avira AntiVir Free made the #2 product of 2009.

Then why didn't Avira detect the overlay.xul malware described in this lengthy thread? :evil:

(Yes, I realize none of them detect 100%, and none ever will. Just strange coincidence that your edit reflected Avira, which I've been using for a good while, and which didn't find the JS/Gord.A variant that we found there. Overall, I do like the program. Just mentioning ... ;) )
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Re: This might be what actually happened (RSnake blog)

Postby computerfreaker » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:08 am

computerfreaker wrote:EDIT: by a peculiar coincidence, I ran into Gizmo's Freeware Product of the Year 2009: Users' Choice shortly after posting; Avira AntiVir Free made the #2 product of 2009.

Tom T. wrote:Then why didn't Avira detect the overlay.xul malware described in this lengthy thread? :evil:

(Yes, I realize none of them detect 100%, and none ever will. Just strange coincidence that your edit reflected Avira, which I've been using for a good while, and which didn't find the JS/Gord.A variant that we found there. Overall, I do like the program. Just mentioning ... ;) )

I don't know why Avira didn't pick up that Goored variant... it does seem to be a pretty potent AV, though, or people wouldn't have voted for it.
Kind of ironic that it's had a lot of false positives recently, though, while Goored walks right by... :roll:

Anyway, stavstav, you might get results with it (as well as some of the other apps I listed). Good luck!
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