Allaboutsearching

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  1. Boston

    Boston Registered Member

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    I have I have been trying to rid my computer of "all about searching" site that keeps coming up as the "home" page in Internet Explorer. I followed the steps you folks outlined on "Wilder's Security Forums" and used Skybot S&D. Below is the hijack list you requested for review.

    Thanks for the help.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 3:40:26 PM, on 4/26/2004
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
    C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\eM\Bay Reader\Shwicon2k.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\else acid pop\INSIDEPROC.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpyBlocs\SpyBlocs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Application Data\rncr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wtssvit.exe
    C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
    C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\apcsystray.exe
    C:\Program Files\juno\bin\juno.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Palm\palm.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Netscape\NETSCA~1\Netscp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\EXCEL.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\My Documents\Jeff's Directory\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://allaboutsearching.com/searchbar.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = allaboutsearching.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://homepage.com@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://allaboutsearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://homepage.com@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://homepage.com@www.e-finder.cc/hp/ (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://allaboutsearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://allaboutsearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.emachines.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://homepage.com@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://homepage.com@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.emachines.com/
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage","http://www.middlesexbank.com/"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\apdf41vz.slt\prefs.js)
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CProgram%20Files%5CNetscape%5CNetscape%206%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_02.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\apdf41vz.slt\prefs.js)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] zHotkey.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioAudioCentral] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV CfgWiz] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CfgWiz.exe /GUID NAV /CMDLINE "REBOOT"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [showicon2k] C:\Program Files\\eM\Bay Reader\Shwicon2k.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Softrule] C:\PROGRA~1\else acid pop\INSIDEPROC.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyBlocs] C:\Program Files\SpyBlocs\SpyBlocs.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Mozilla Quick Launch] "C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape 6\Netscp.exe" -turbo
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Usrr] C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Application Data\rncr.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WAPI] C:\WINDOWS\System32\wtssvit.exe
    O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.LNK = Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: APC UPS Status.lnk = ?
    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
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\inetadpt.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\inetadpt.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\inetadpt.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\inetadpt.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .avi: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O12 - Plugin for øð: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.emachines.com
     
  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hi Boston,

    Welcome to Wilder's!!!!!

    First download Ad-Aware and double-click to install.
    Then follow the following steps:

    1.) Start Ad-Aware by double-clicking on its desktop icon.
    2.) Update Ad-aware by using its Globe icon.
    3.) After updating, close all IE windows, then close and restart Ad-aware.
    4.) Be sure the following items are checked under Ad-aware 6 > Settings (Gear at the top) > Tweaks > Scanning Engine:
    "Unload recognized processes during scanning".
    5.) Be sure the following items are checked under Ad-aware 6 > Settings (Gear at the top) > Tweaks > Cleaning Engine:
    "Automatically mark all objects in result list".
    "Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion".
    "XP/2000: Allow unloading explorer to unload shell extensions prior deletion" <-- Check only if you have Windows XP or 2000.
    "Let Windows remove files in use after reboot".
    6.) Press "Scan Now".
    7.) Check option "Use Custom scanning options".
    8.) Check option "Activate In-Depth Scan".
    9.) Press "Select drives\folders to scan".
    10.) Select the active partition which is usually C:
    11.) Press "Next" to let Ad-aware scan your drives...
    12.) If it finds "bad" files and registry keys, press "Next" again.
    13.) All items should be checked. if not right-click in that pane and choose "select all".
    14.) Press "next".
    15.) When it asks to remove all checked items, Press "OK".
    16.) You may now exit out of Ad-Aware and reboot your system. Then go to the next section for CWShredder.

    Please download the latest copy of CWShredder and run by double-clicking the icon of the file you just downloaded.
    Click FIX and follow the instructions given.

    Now reboot your system and post a new HJT log.

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  3. Boston

    Boston Registered Member

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    Dear Kent:

    Thank you for your help. I managed to rid myself of the allaboutsearches pest.

    Jeff (a.k.a. Boston)
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Did you also get rid of PurityScan and Zestyfind?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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