IE home page hijack by greatsearch.biz

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  1. jfreijser
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    jfreijser Registered Member

    Hi,
    Do you have any specific advice about removing the greatsearch.biz home
    page hijacker?
    See below logfile from HijackThis.
    Tools I have used:
    SpywareBlaster, SpyBot S&D, AdAware, and HijackThis.
    None seem able to perform what they promise: to get rid of this
    aggresssive home page usurper.
    Before I downloaded and ran those tools, I upgraded WinXP and IE with 15 security patches from Microsoft, using MS' service for this.
    I have a log of these patches if you need it.
    cheers,
    Jan Freijser

    HijackThis logfile:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 00:55:38, on 25/05/2004
    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\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\STARTS~1\STARTS~1.EXE
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    C:\windows\system32\sncntr.exe
    C:\windows\system32\msdmxm.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
    C:\Program Files\Reality Fusion\Reality Fusion GameCam SE\Program\RFTRay.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\JanF\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C9UJCX2J\message[1].scr
    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    C:\Program Files\TextPad 4\TextPad.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\_XferInstall\Antivirus\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://greatsearch.biz/
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0AAF602E-72A1-45FE-BAB1-06971E07EAA2} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\windows\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Documents and Settings\Ellen\My Documents\Winamp3\winampa.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartSurfing] C:\PROGRA~1\STARTS~1\STARTS~1.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sncntr] c:\windows\system32\sncntr.exe /nocomm
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Msdmxm] c:\windows\system32\msdmxm.exe /noconnect
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CE41AC92] C:\WINDOWS\System32\zvvjcktimdwlp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Services Process] C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\services.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Antivirus AV] C:\WINDOWS\FVProtect.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Reality Fusion GameCam SE.lnk = ?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potc_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1EB17D1C-141D-4D9D-91CB-24D99215851D} - http://akamai.downloadv3.com/binaries/IA/netia32_EN_XP.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {42F2D240-B23C-11D6-8C73-70A05DC10000} - http://www.oyunfabrikasi.com/nl/2/060187nl.exe
    O16 - DPF: {841A9192-5690-11D4-A258-0040954A01BE} - http://dialxs.nl/install/dialxs.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {917623D1-D8E5-11D2-BE8B-00104B06BDE3} (CamImage Class) - http://195.18.69.102/activex/AxisCamControl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B0A2C7FC-8666-44D6-A990-2FCE3B933341} (ING Bank Autorisatiescherm) - http://secure.ingbank.nl/download/DigiSign.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DE591B16-A452-11D6-AED1-0001030A4E46} (PBGNX Control) - https://gto.postbank.nl/GTO/PBGNX.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FA3662C3-B8E8-11D6-A667-0010B556D978} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://cdn.digitalcity.com/_media/dalaillama/ampx.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{5FD96C70-CE95-425E-A00D-0B82C93B613F}: NameServer = 213.227.141.10 213.227.130.5
  2. Unzy
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    Unzy Registered Member

    Hi jfreijser,

    Have only HijackThis running and fix :

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://greatsearch.biz/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://greatsearch.biz/

    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0AAF602E-72A1-45FE-BAB1-06971E07EAA2} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sncntr] c:\windows\system32\sncntr.exe /nocomm
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Msdmxm] c:\windows\system32\msdmxm.exe /noconnect
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CE41AC92] C:\WINDOWS\System32\zvvjcktimdwlp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Services Process] C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\services.exe

    O16 - DPF: {42F2D240-B23C-11D6-8C73-70A05DC10000} - http://www.oyunfabrikasi.com/nl/2/060187nl.exe
    O16 - DPF: {841A9192-5690-11D4-A258-0040954A01BE} - http://dialxs.nl/install/dialxs.ocx

    Restart PC afterdoing so in Safe Mode : Here's How and remove :

    c:\windows\system32\sncntr.exe <- this file
    c:\windows\system32\msdmxm.exe <- this file
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\zvvjcktimdwlp.exe <- this file, if still present
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\ <- this folder

    Also saerch for this file : system32.dll, most likely here :

    c:\windows\system32\system32.dll

    rightclick + remove

    Clean temp internet files

    Restart again in normal mode

    Then copy the contents of the quote box to notepad:


    hit 'save as'
    give it the name 'clear.reg'
    under the filename set file types to all files.
    save it to the desktop.

    After done double click the clear.reg
    when asked to merge say yes

    Update XP and IE at windowsupdate.com

    Hope this helps

    Cheers,
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