Been trying for months..please help!!

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  1. meglaser

    meglaser Registered Member

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    My computer has definitely been hijacked- the most common thing that appears is "allaboutsearching.com"....it takes over my home page. Also, every time that I reboot, a folder appears in my program files that is named "hold long jugs", and contains Cash Each.exe o_O Also, my favorites list continually changes, and adds hundreds of new bookmarks: gambling, Adult Entertainment, etc.

    I've run adaware and Spybot continually- several times a day. Both have the latest updates. Just to taunt me, pop-ups will even come up while I'm running them. The latest thing has been the installation of "Ad-watch"...no idea where that came from. Anyway- help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!!

    Here is my log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 8:39:17 AM, on 6/7/2004
    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:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\HOLDLO~1\Cash Each.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.com/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.spotresults.com/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\toolbar.dll/sa
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.google.com/keyword/%s
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=runonce&pver=6.0&plcid=0x0409
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\toolbar.dll/sa
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {339BB23F-A864-48C0-A59F-29EA915965EC} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: bibprogramone - {91B0D6D0-E010-C079-28E5-C511D63BDCBF} - C:\PROGRA~1\WAVEGP~1\BLAH REGS.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] "C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [extra close] C:\PROGRA~1\HOLDLO~1\Cash Each.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    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~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    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 button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug (HKCU)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {4E330863-6A11-11D0-BFD8-006097237877} (InstallFromTheWeb ActiveX Control) - http://iuware.indiana.edu/Client/iftwclix.cab
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/148f9b981d8e142bf306/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37875.4439351852
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/autocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B91AEDBE-93DF-4017-8BB3-F1C300C0EC51} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://iuware-web001.uits.indiana.edu/software/setup.exe
    O16 - DPF: {BA94245D-2AA0-4953-9D9F-B0EE4CC02C43} (Tilecity Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/tilecity/tilecity.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CA797B15-445F-4AA9-9828-8A88502F560F} (Uninstall Control) - http://www.worldwinner.com/games/shared/uninstall.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726} - http://www.bundleware.com/activeX/DS3/DS3.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ads.iu.edu
    O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = ads.iu.edu
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ads.iu.edu
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi meglaser,

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

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.spotresults.com/

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\toolbar.dll/sa

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\toolbar.dll/sa
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {339BB23F-A864-48C0-A59F-29EA915965EC} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: bibprogramone - {91B0D6D0-E010-C079-28E5-C511D63BDCBF} - C:\PROGRA~1\WAVEGP~1\BLAH REGS.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [extra close] C:\PROGRA~1\HOLDLO~1\Cash Each.exe

    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/148f9b981d8e142bf306/netzip/RdxIE601.cab

    O16 - DPF: {DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726} - http://www.bundleware.com/activeX/DS3/DS3.cab

    Then reboot into safe mode and delete:
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WAVEGP~1 <= entire folder that holds BLAH REGS.dll
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HOLDLO~1 <= entire folder that holds Cash Each.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\Toolbar <= entire folder

    Post a new log when you are done, so we can see if everything worked out as planned.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. meglaser

    meglaser Registered Member

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    Pieter-

    Thank you so much for your help. I did what you said, but it seems the the stuff keeps coming back. The computer "looks" like its running better- but now it seems to be lagging somewhat. Also, I wrote down a few things that happened before, and continued to happen while I was doing what you said, including:

    Frequent pop-ups of a Security Warning- Do you want to install and run....and it is GAIN Publishing.

    Also, my taskbar keeps showing an Internet Explorer browser window, which won't Restore, but it says on the bar.... http://69.20.62.53/yyy3.html

    I ran adaware again, after doing what you said, and 44 new things were found!!! Spybot found 2...

    Anyway- here is my new log. Please help!!

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 11:23:04 AM, on 6/7/2004
    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:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WSup.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\OUTLOOK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe
    C:\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50032
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\toolbar.dll/sa
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {339BB23F-A864-48C0-A59F-29EA915965EC} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] "C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    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~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    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 button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug (HKCU)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {4E330863-6A11-11D0-BFD8-006097237877} (InstallFromTheWeb ActiveX Control) - http://iuware.indiana.edu/Client/iftwclix.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37875.4439351852
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/autocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B91AEDBE-93DF-4017-8BB3-F1C300C0EC51} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://iuware-web001.uits.indiana.edu/software/setup.exe
    O16 - DPF: {BA94245D-2AA0-4953-9D9F-B0EE4CC02C43} (Tilecity Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/tilecity/tilecity.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CA797B15-445F-4AA9-9828-8A88502F560F} (Uninstall Control) - http://www.worldwinner.com/games/shared/uninstall.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ads.iu.edu
    O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = ads.iu.edu
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ads.iu.edu
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi meglaser,

    Check the following items in HijackThis.
    Close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50032
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\toolbar.dll/sa
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)

    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {339BB23F-A864-48C0-A59F-29EA915965EC} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe

    Then download VX2Finder from this link:
    http://tools.zerosrealm.com/VX2Finder.exe

    Run Vx2Finder click on the *click to find VX2.BetterInternet* button. Then click *make log*.

    Copy and paste the contents of the log into your next reply here.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. meglaser

    meglaser Registered Member

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    Pieter-

    Log for VX2.BetterInternet File Finder

    Files Found---
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\aptxprxy.dll


    Guardian Key--- is called: GuardianEVOGV
    Asynchronous 000
    DllName C:\WINDOWS\system32\aptxprxy.dll
    Impersonate 000
    Logon WinLogon
    Logoff WinLogoff
    Version 124
    ID {29C805E1-9953-40FF-93C0-15B8CDFF4CA1}
    IDex L2Ma

    User Agent String---
    {29C805E1-9953-40FF-93C0-15B8CDFF4CA1}


    ....................

    Let me know what to do from here.
    Thank you SOOOO MUCH

    meglaser
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Looks easy enough.

    Stay off the net until all files are deleted (second reboot)

    Open VX2Finder it and click on the *click to find VX2.BetterInternet* button.

    Then select the *Delete these files* button.
    You will be left with notice about one to be deleted on reboot.
    It will ask to reboot on deletion of the last file (do that)

    After that last file is gone go to
    Start > run > type regedit enter and Navigate to :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\GuardianEVOGV

    (Note : the five letters in caps at the end may have changed [EVOGV] but it will still start with Guardian)

    Right click on the Guardiano_O?? key and select delete.
    Close Regedit.
    Reboot.

    Open VX2Finder again and select:
    User Agent$ > yes to confirm delete.
    and then
    Restore Policy

    Exit and reboot.

    Run Vx2Finder once more and click on the *click to find VX2.BetterInternet* button. Then click *make log*.
    Post it here with a fresh HijackThis log please.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. meglaser

    meglaser Registered Member

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    Log for VX2.BetterInternet File Finder

    Files Found---
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\acsldpc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\aptxprxy.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\avaamon.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\awctres.dll


    Guardian Key--- is called: GuardianTOVJN
    Asynchronous 000
    DllName C:\WINDOWS\system32\aptxprxy.dll
    Impersonate 000
    Logon WinLogon
    Logoff WinLogoff
    Version 124
    ID {29C805E1-9953-40FF-93C0-15B8CDFF4CA1}
    IDex L2Ma

    User Agent String---
    {29C805E1-9953-40FF-93C0-15B8CDFF4CA1}


    Thank you!!!
    Mary
     
  8. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Not good. The part about not being online is important.

    Stay off the net until all files are deleted (second reboot)

    Open VX2Finder it and click on the *click to find VX2.BetterInternet* button.

    Then select the *Delete these files* button.
    You will be left with notice about one to be deleted on reboot.
    It will ask to reboot on deletion of the last file (do that)

    After that last file is gone go to
    Start > run > type regedit enter and Navigate to :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\GuardianTOVJN

    (Note : the five letters in caps at the end may have changed [TOVJN] but it will still start with Guardian)

    Right click on the Guardiano_O?? key and select delete.
    Close Regedit.
    Reboot.

    Open VX2Finder again and select:
    User Agent$ > yes to confirm delete.
    and then
    Restore Policy

    Exit and reboot.

    Run Vx2Finder once more and click on the *click to find VX2.BetterInternet* button. Then click *make log*.
    Post it here with a fresh HijackThis log please.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  9. meglaser

    meglaser Registered Member

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    I promise, I'm wasn't online. I have an ethernet connection, and I unplugged the cable both times....and everytime that I ran VX2Finder, it seems that it found more.....here is the log: Also, while I was typing this, I got about 5 pop-ups.....

    Thank you ... meglaser

    Log for VX2.BetterInternet File Finder

    Files Found---
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\6do4svc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\6go4svc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\6ho4svc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\6jo4svc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\6no4svc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\6yo4svc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\aasldpc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\acsldpc.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\aptxprxy.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\avaamon.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\awctres.dll


    Guardian Key--- is called: GuardianBIOFJ
    Asynchronous 000
    DllName C:\WINDOWS\system32\aptxprxy.dll
    Impersonate 000
    Logon WinLogon
    Logoff WinLogoff
    Version 124
    ID {29C805E1-9953-40FF-93C0-15B8CDFF4CA1}
    IDex L2Ma

    User Agent String---
    {29C805E1-9953-40FF-93C0-15B8CDFF4CA1}
     
  10. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Try this please. Keep using the click to find and delete buttons untill nothing is found.

    Then continue with the rest.

    If that doesn't cut it I will have to ask you to register here: http://forums.broadbandmedic.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi and point them to this thread.

    The genius that wrote this program is active there and will probably need some more information.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  11. meglaser

    meglaser Registered Member

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    OK, here is what I tried.....
    Pieter:

    Here is what I did…. all offline

    VX2Finder Checked – removed 2, rebooted
    VX2Finder Checked – removed 3, rebooted

    Ran Adaware- found 8, deleted, rebooted

    VX2Finder Checked – removed 1, rebooted

    Ran Adaware again, found 1

    VX2Finder Checked - found 2 (one was the same that Adaware found)....


    Also, I noticed that every time I delete the Guardiano_O? , when I open it back up, it’s there again- it is not deleting it…..

    Here is my VX2Finder Log as of now:
    Log for VX2.BetterInternet File Finder

    Files Found---
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\apctres.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\aptxprxy.dll


    Guardian Key--- is called: GuardianNBBPL
    Asynchronous 000
    DllName C:\WINDOWS\system32\aptxprxy.dll
    Impersonate 000
    Logon WinLogon
    Logoff WinLogoff
    Version 124
    ID {29C805E1-9953-40FF-93C0-15B8CDFF4CA1}
    IDex L2Ma

    User Agent String---
    {29C805E1-9953-40FF-93C0-15B8CDFF4CA1}


    Let me know if I should go to the other forum, and thanks again for your patience and help!!
     
  12. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I think you should. Option^Explicit will be better able to help you with L2M then I am, and if there is a new version out, he will want to know.

    Keep us posted please.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  13. meglaser

    meglaser Registered Member

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    Pieter...

    Something very stupid. I was forgetting to checkmark the boxes before clicking to Delete the files.....wow. What an oversight

    One last thing......could you look through my HijackThis log one last time and let me know if you see anything suspicious??

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 1:45:06 PM, on 6/9/2004
    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:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WSup.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] "C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    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~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    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 button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug (HKCU)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {4E330863-6A11-11D0-BFD8-006097237877} (InstallFromTheWeb ActiveX Control) - http://iuware.indiana.edu/Client/iftwclix.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37875.4439351852
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/autocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B91AEDBE-93DF-4017-8BB3-F1C300C0EC51} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://iuware-web001.uits.indiana.edu/software/setup.exe
    O16 - DPF: {BA94245D-2AA0-4953-9D9F-B0EE4CC02C43} (Tilecity Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/tilecity/tilecity.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CA797B15-445F-4AA9-9828-8A88502F560F} (Uninstall Control) - http://www.worldwinner.com/games/shared/uninstall.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ads.iu.edu
    O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = ads.iu.edu
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ads.iu.edu

    Thank you SO MUCH for your help, and I'm sorry that it came down to something as simple as me forgetting a checkmark....but I really learned alot!! And I GREATLY appreciate all of your help!!!

    meglaser
     
  14. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi meglaser,

    I am soooo glad it is not a new variant of this cr@p. :D

    Reboot into safe mode and delete:
    C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools <= entire folder

    Then check the following items in HijackThis.
    Close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe

    Boot normally and read How did this happen and can I prevent it?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  15. meglaser

    meglaser Registered Member

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    Pieter:

    I did everything you said. Things seem to be fine now. Once again, THANK YOU SOO MUCH for your help!!!!

    meglaser
     
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