nkvd.us spyware

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  1. jester00
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    nkvd.us spyware..... Please Help!!!!!!!!

    I have had this spyware on my machine for about 4 or 5 days now. I have run Spybot S&D with no luck in removing the spyware. The basic problems this spyware is creating on my system is things like new links being added to my favorites (typically un desirable sites), my hopmepage being changed, an inability to download the ad-aware program (everytime I try to download this program, I am sent back to a spyware homepage). That seems to be about it. Here is my hijackThis log:



    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:59:56 PM, on 16/04/2004
    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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsgSys.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://nkvd.us/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://nkvd.us/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://nkvd.us/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://nkvd.us/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://nkvd.us/
    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\System32\Userinit.exe
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000EF1-0786-4633-87C6-1AA7A44296DA} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000E7270-CC7A-0786-8E7A-DA09B51938A6} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\n3tpa1.dll
    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:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: OsbornTech Popup Blocker - {FF1BF4C7-4E08-4A28-A43F-9D60A9F7A880} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://www.nkvd.us/
    O13 - WWW Prefix: http://www.nkvd.us/
    O13 - Home Prefix: http://www.nkvd.us/
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: http://www.nkvd.us/
    O16 - DPF: {0335A685-ED24-4F7B-A08E-3BD15D84E668} - http://www.photoparade.com/autoinstall/phpsetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://active.macromedia.com/director/cabs/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2119776A-F1AD-4FCD-9548-F1E1C615350C} - http://www.stop-sign.com/pub/download/stop-sign_spy.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004033001/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

    Aaron B
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2004
  2. dvk01
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    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Re: nkvd.us spyware..... Please Help!!!!!!!!

    First download CWshredder from http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=14086 then Run it
    Close all browser windows, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.


    Reboot After running cwshredder and as soon as possible follow this advice:
    Now as CWS Hijacks are normally installed via the byte verifier exploit in M$ JavaVM, just surfing a page with an infected applet can install it with no user participation. So once you’ve run the above, it is vital that you go here, click Scan for updates in the main frame, and download and install all CRITICAL updates recommended.

    then reboot &
    Download and unzip or install these programs/applications if you haven't already got them. If you have them, then make sure they are updated and configured as described

    Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de
    AdAware 6 from http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download


    Run Sybot S&D

    After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

    Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

    then reboot &

    Run ADAWARE

    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
    the current ref file should read at least 01R296 16.04.2004 or a higher number/later date

    Then ........

    Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
    From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"

    then......

    click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within archives" ,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for banned URL" and "Scan my host-files"

    then.........

    go to settings(the gear on top of AdAware)>Tweak>Scanning engine and tick "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then........"Cleaning engine" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot"

    then...... click "proceed" to save your settings.

    Now to scan it´s just to click the "Scan" button.

    When scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose"select all" from the drop down menu) then press next and then say yes to the prompt, do you want to remove all these entries.

    reboot again

    then post a new hijackthis log to check what is left


    it does help with this hijacker to run cwshredder iwhile the computer is in safe mode

    to boot into safe mode by following instructions here: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406
  3. jester00
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    Re: nkvd.us spyware..... Please Help!!!!!!!!

    Derek,

    Here is my new log. Everything looks to be back in order. Can't thank you enough for all of your help. When I ran Ad-Aware after Spy-Bot, it found about 95 other items so I cleaned them. If you see anything else in the log that needs attention, please let me know. Otherwise, thanks again. The help was much appreciated.

    Aaron B



    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 9:58:09 AM, on 17/04/2004
    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\NavNT\defwatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsgSys.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Aaron\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\System32\Userinit.exe
    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:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {0335A685-ED24-4F7B-A08E-3BD15D84E668} - http://www.photoparade.com/autoinstall/phpsetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://active.macromedia.com/director/cabs/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004033001/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38094.3273611111
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
  4. dvk01
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    Re: nkvd.us spyware..... Please Help!!!!!!!!

    it looks clear but in one case it came back to check whether you might still have the problem hidden please do this
    Click Start > Run > copy& paste this line please
    regedit /e C:\prefixes.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\Prefixes"
    then press ok

    Find prefixes.txt which will be listed in the c: drive and post the content of that file please.
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