Hijacked IE Browser Start Page

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by ekelly, Dec 9, 2003.

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  1. ekelly
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    ekelly Guest

    Ran Spybot S&D as instructed.

    The problem I have is that my IE browser start page gets repeatedly changed even though
    I keep changing it back to what I want.
    Tried Spyware Blaster.
    No matter what I do, it keeps changing to 1 of 2 URLs.
    The Start Pages that keep showing up are:
    http://t.rack.cc/hp.php
    or
    http://t.rack.cc/sp.php

    I see both of those in the log below
    Please help me prevent these from taking over my start page.
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    Here is my HijackThis log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 12:00:46 PM, on 12/9/2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\SymProxySvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISSERV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEADM.EXE
    C:\COMPAQ\CPQINET\CPQInet.exe
    C:\Compaq\EAKDRV\EAUSBKBD.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\EASYAC~1\BttnServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ATRACK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Kelly's\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://t.rack.cc/hp.php
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://t.rack.cc/hp.php
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Compaq
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = http://t.rack.cc/hp.php
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://store.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/storeredir2.dll?s=dticon005&c=3c01&lc=0409
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFB2} - C:\WINDOWS\mscfhf.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53E10C2C-43B2-4657-BA29-AAE179E7D35C} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: SearchIt&! - {21301D69-B8F1-46AA-B0B5-09EE2285914C} - C:\WINDOWS\ctb\CustomToolbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {23DDAE8C-6A79-4d62-80AA-E95D89CB9811} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WCOLOREAL] "C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Coloreal\coloreal.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPQEASYACC] C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iamapp] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Print Spool] PrnSpool.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ovxpkxpi] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ovxpkxpi.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sys] regedit -s sys.reg
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Print Spool] PrnSpool.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: -
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Support (HKCU)
    O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://store.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/storeredir2.dll?s=consumerfav&c=3c01&lc=0409
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.cash2nv.com
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.symantec.com/SSC/SharedContent/vc/bin/AvSniff.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinstc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/0fb5e03023def1/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/SSC/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/toolbar/yiebio5_1_2_0.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{93855FEF-8F76-4AB4-88B4-E491029CED7F}: NameServer = 64.105.97.90 64.105.113.138

    **********************
    Thanks for any help :)
  2. Unzy
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    Unzy Registered Member

    Hi ekelly,

    Have only HijackThis running and fix :

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://t.rack.cc/hp.php
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://t.rack.cc/hp.php
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://t.rack.cc/sp.php
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = http://t.rack.cc/hp.php
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://store.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/storeredir2.dll?s=dticon005&c=3c01&lc=0409

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFB2} - C:\WINDOWS\mscfhf.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53E10C2C-43B2-4657-BA29-AAE179E7D35C} - (no file)

    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {23DDAE8C-6A79-4d62-80AA-E95D89CB9811} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ovxpkxpi] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ovxpkxpi.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sys] regedit -s sys.reg

    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://store.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/storeredir2.dll?s=consumerfav&c=3c01&lc=0409

    Did you add this yourself into the trusted zone? :

    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.cash2nv.com

    If you did and you plan on keeping it there, you can add it to the ignore list with HijackThis, if you didnt, you can fix that one also.

    Reboot after doing all this and remove :

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ovxpkxpi.exe <- this file (make sure hifdden files are set to show : here's how)
    sys.reg <- this file (if still present) You can search via start -> search -> files/folders

    Hope this helps,

    Keep us posted

    Cheers,
  3. ekelly
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    ekelly Guest

    OK, did all as instructed.
    When I connected to internet after rebooting, the home page was set to about.blank
    PERFECT! Ready to start fresh. :)

    I have one question though (actually two)

    You said to remove:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ovxpkxpi.exe
    (It was non-existant when I checked after rebooting)

    and to remove:
    sys.reg (if still present)

    I did a search and found this:

    sys (not sys.reg just plain sys)
    Type of file: Registration Entries
    Opens With: Registry Editor
    Location: C:\WINDOWS
    Created: Sunday, December 07, 2003 (that makes sense)
    Modified: Today, December 09, 2003
    Accessed: Today, December 09, 2003

    When I double clicked on it, I got this message:
    Are you sure you want to add the information in C:\WINDOWS\sys.reg to the registry?

    Is this the file you meant for me to delete?
    Again, it is not showing in the search results as sys.reg......just sys

    Thanks:)
  4. Pieter_Arntz
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    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Hi ekelly,

    I hope you clicked no at that prompt, about merging it with the registry, or else the hijack will be back.
    That is the file you should delete.

    Read this on how to make your computer show the extra info that may come in very handy sooner or later:
    http://www.granneman.com/techinfo/windows/showexte/index

    Regards,

    Pieter
  5. ekelly
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    ekelly Guest

    I clicked "no".
    I did delete that file and all is well :)

    I am so glad I found this forum.

    Thank you Unzy and Pieter! :D
  6. Pieter_Arntz
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    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Glad we could help, ekelly. :)

    Pieter
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