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  1. prAwn

    prAwn Registered Member

    Apr 29, 2004
    [Spyware] malware

    Hii, can any tell me if there is anything that could use fixed? My pc has been running a little slow off and on with random bloops, like on the screen will flash when I open some pages and sometimes the startpage yahoo, took a long time to open.
    I have scaned with PestPatrol, and it shows some kind of malware, but cant find where to remove it from pc. thx

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 11:40:32 AM, on 5/1/2004
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall\persfw.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Documents and Settings\Prawn\My Documents\Temp\New Folder\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    N2 - Netscape 6: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", ""); (C:\Documents and Settings\Prawn\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\k974e7fw.slt\prefs.js)
    N2 - Netscape 6: user_pref("", ""); (C:\Documents and Settings\Prawn\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\k974e7fw.slt\prefs.js)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PestPatrol Control Center] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPControl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPMemCheck] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CookiePatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: BigFix.lnk = C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O9 - Extra button: (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .png: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .tiff: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Backgammon -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Bingo -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Blackjack -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Canasta -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Checkers -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chess -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chinese Checkers -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Cribbage -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dominoes -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dots -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Euchre -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Gin -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Go -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! GoStop -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Graffiti -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Hearts -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Literati -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! MahJong Solitaire -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pyramids -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Reversi -
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Spades -
    O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) -
    O16 - DPF: {4E888414-DB8F-11D1-9CD9-00C04F98436A} (Microsoft.WinRep) -
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) -
    O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} (Yahoo! Audio UI1) -
    O16 - DPF: {A7E092C3-692A-11D0-A7E5-08002B322F3B} (WebResponseAttachments Control) -
    O16 - DPF: {AE1C01E3-0283-11D3-9B3F-00C04F8EF466} (HeartbeatCtl Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) -
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) -
    Last edited: May 2, 2004
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
    Re: [Spyware] malware

    First download CWshredder from 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
    AdAware 6 from

    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 &


    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
    the current ref file should read at least 01R300 28.04.2004 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"


    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"


    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
  3. prAwn

    prAwn Registered Member

    Apr 29, 2004
    Im having problems installing the windows updates. Got a popup saying,

    "The following error occurred while service pack 1 Setup attempted to download the the service pack 1 files from the internet:

    A connection with the server could not be established.

    If this error persists after you have clicked retry several times, go to the Windows XP service pack website and select "Problems downloading the service pack".

    Having a problem finding where the Service pack is located on the pge that was suggested.
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
    check your firewall isn't blocking windows update or that it doesn't block browser reeferral headers

    I think you ar using kerio and zone alarm by the looks of the entries and you might have to turn of it's privacy settings to do windows updates

    it isn't a good idea to run 2 firewalls they clash and cause all sorts of problems
  5. prAwn

    prAwn Registered Member

    Apr 29, 2004

    Thanks again.

    Last edited: May 9, 2004
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