another zestyfind hijack victim

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  1. yangkimb

    yangkimb Registered Member

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    I read the "hijacked by zestyfind" postings but realized that the same recommendations that worked for the other zesty hijackee might not work for me, because the logs are different. I've followed the recommended procedures (downloaded, scanned and fixed thru Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, SpyWareGuard) and zesty's still there.

    Here's my log below. I will be so grateful to whoever helps me eradicate this pest!

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:17:32 PM, on 2/17/2004
    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\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
    c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
    c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\BELSTA.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\SPAMKI~1\spamkiller.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
    C:\Program Files\Handspring\HOTSYNC.EXE
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\MSWorks.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdtc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\HijackThis\hijackthis1977\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    O1 - Hosts: 64.60.19.146 REServerName
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DadApp] C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McUpdate.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DwlClient] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BELSTA.EXE] BELSTA.EXE START
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mskexe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\SPAMKI~1\spamkiller.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GhostStartTrayApp] C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WZDGJ] C:\WINDOWS\WZDGJ.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe"
    O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Handspring\HOTSYNC.EXE
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Belkin Wireless LAN Utility.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\belsta.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 1000 series.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: RemindU - file://C:\Program Files\UpromiseRemindU\System\Temp\upromise_script0.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: RemindU (HKCU)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {02BCC737-B171-4746-94C9-0D8A0B2C0089} (Microsoft Office Template and Media Control) - http://office.microsoft.com/templates/ieawsdc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0C568603-D79D-11D2-87A7-00C04FF158BB} (BrowseFolderPopup Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/Shared/MGBrwFld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2C52AF58-B9B1-11D5-9DF6-00508B755B44} (AXClientUtil2 Control) - http://www.smartforce.com/v2.1/applications/liveplay/Activex/AXClientUtil.cab
    O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20030530/qtinstall.info.apple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://bin.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-us/4,0,0,72/mcinsctl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/23423eec9c4c9ffa1c21/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6F750200-1362-4815-A476-88533DE61D0C} (Ofoto Upload Manager Class) - http://www.ofoto.com/downloads/BUM/BUM_WIN_IE_1/axofupld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://bin.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-us/1,0,0,16/mcgdmgr.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-32.cab

    Thanks for listening!
    Kim
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi yangkimb,

    Check the items listed below in HijackThis, close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WZDGJ] C:\WINDOWS\WZDGJ.exe

    O8 - Extra context menu item: RemindU - file://C:\Program Files\UpromiseRemindU\System\Temp\upromise_script0.htm

    O9 - Extra button: RemindU (HKCU)

    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/23423eec9c4c9ffa1c21/netzip/RdxIE601.cab

    Then reboot and delete:
    C:\Program Files\UpromiseRemindU <= entire folder

    Then copy&paste the bold into an Internet Explorer Address Bar.
    javascript:navigator.userAgent
    Post the result that appears in the IE screen please.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. yangkimb

    yangkimb Registered Member

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    Pieter,
    Thanks for replying! Here's the result from the IE screen:
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; {924F852B-E9DB-417B-9269-02997895B9F6}; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

    What now? Zesty is still out there....

    Thanks again,
    Kim
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    Other reports seem to suggest that zestyfid is linked with Look2ME parasite and the same solution kills zestyfind

    This is a copy and paste of a set of solutions that seem to have worked in other forums for this pest. I don't guarantee it and strongly warn to read the downloaded instructions with killbox before using it or attempting any steps to eradicate this pest

    also to download and have easily available lspfix in case you lose internet connection while fixing it.
    Download LSPfix here: http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

    search for a msg117.dll or msg118.dll or a msg119.dll in C:\windows\ or in c:\windows\system32\
    if there
    go to
    http://download.broadbandmedic.com/ and got the "darn thing" off (mild for what I REALLY want to call this pest). Anyhow, here's what I did and IT WORKED - hooray!
    1. Copy Kill Box and Fixmsg117 to the infected pc's desktop
    2. Run Killbox and look for all msgxxx.dll files.
    3. Delete all files found except for msgina.dll and msgsvc.dll
    4. Go to Run>msconfig and select /Safeboot minimal under Boot.ini and then reboot pc.
    5. Run fixmsg117 (this will find the msg118 also). Click on fix registry 1st and then click on fix (for added measure I even clicked on fix registry again).
    6. Cross your fingers and then reboot. Run Killbox and Fixmsg117 one more time to make sure it's off. But you should notice the fast startup right off the bat.

    but run fixmsg118 first before fixmsg117 with this pest http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/VB_Projects/Killmsg118.exe
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    as some of the files or folders you need to find or delete may be hidden do this:
    Open Windows Explorer & Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files". Now click "Apply to all folders"
    Click "Apply" then "OK"
     
  6. yangkimb

    yangkimb Registered Member

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    Derek and Pieter,

    :D THANK YOU SO MUCH! :D ZestyFind seems to be gone. Look2Me is also gone, so that seems to support your indications that eliminating Look2Me also gets rid of Zesty Find.

    I was a little freaked about losing my Internet connection, but once I got out of Safe Mode, the Internet connection resumed. In any event, the warning about the potential loss of Internet connection and downloading LSPFix was a good heads up.

    Thanks for being the guardians of safe computing,
    Kim
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Glad we could help Kim. :)

    Derek did all the hard work. I just put him on the right track.

    Thank the heavens for developers like Merijn and Option^Explicit for providing the tools to remove spyware with.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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