Can't get Rid of about:blank without your Help

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  1. Zonnie

    Zonnie Registered Member

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    First time using this feature, although I've been here many times.

    My client has a Win-ME PC with a cable connection. I ran Spybot-S&D and identified 265 spyware components including: Cydor, Fastclick, Gator, MySearch, nCase, Port Tracker and about:blank ...hijack log.

    I assume that the "innoculation" feature disables most of them, but you can advise me otherwise.

    Of course, about:blank is still a problem, so here is my Hijackthis log:

    Thanks in advance.

    Zonny
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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 6:16:46 PM, on 5/28/04
    Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MYWEBSEARCH\BAR\2.BIN\MWSOEMON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\DART CHIC SIXTH\DRVPLANLOCKS.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MESSENGER\MSMSGS.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBROOT\SPY SWEEPER\SPYSWEEPER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\WINLOGON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http://proxy:80
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 6.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BF2C7DA0-20D2-4FD4-CC7E-1B9CBE53D9EC} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\LITEFRAG\SKIP PILE.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0AF964C1-A994-11D8-ADED-00D0C3CC8B06} - C:\WINDOWS\M.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Hope grid - {A7319870-AB34-A421-1AAA-57A6621F4627} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\LITEFRAG\SKIP PILE.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] c:\windows\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PTSNOOP] ptsnoop.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CriticalUpdate] c:\windows\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\BAR\2.BIN\MWSOEMON.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ProxyLive] C:\PROGRA~1\DARTCH~1\drvplanlocks.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [rtvscn95] c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\rtvscn95.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [defwatch] c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\defwatch.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\BAR\2.BIN\MWSOEMON.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe /0
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [winlogon] c:\windows\winlogon.exe
    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusearch.html?p=ZSzeb005
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmsearch.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: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37888.5506944444
    O16 - DPF: {6B4788E2-BAE8-11D2-A1B4-00400512739B} (PWMediaSendControl Class) - http://216.249.24.140/code/PWActiveXImgCtl.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwebproducts/ei/SmileyCentralInitialSetup1.0.0.8.cab
    O16 - DPF: {7584C670-2274-4EFB-B00B-D6AABA6D3850} (Microsoft RDP Client Control (redist)) - http://168.215.135.55/tsweb/msrdp.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chess - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ct1_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {556DDE35-E955-11D0-A707-000000521957} - http://www.xblock.com/download/xclean_micro.exe
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: NameServer = 137.118.1.33,137.118.1.32,137.118.204.9
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Zonnie,


    Before you start please unzip hijackthis.exe to a folder of it´s own. The program creates backups in the folder it is in. In a Temp folder they easily disappear.

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

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://prosearching.com/searchbar.html

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BF2C7DA0-20D2-4FD4-CC7E-1B9CBE53D9EC} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\LITEFRAG\SKIP PILE.DLL

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0AF964C1-A994-11D8-ADED-00D0C3CC8B06} - C:\WINDOWS\M.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} - (no file)

    O3 - Toolbar: Hope grid - {A7319870-AB34-A421-1AAA-57A6621F4627} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\LITEFRAG\SKIP PILE.DLL

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\BAR\2.BIN\MWSOEMON.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ProxyLive] C:\PROGRA~1\DARTCH~1\drvplanlocks.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\BAR\2.BIN\MWSOEMON.EXE

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [winlogon] c:\windows\winlogon.exe

    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusearch.html?p=ZSzeb005

    O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwebproducts/ei/SmileyCentralInitialSetup1.0.0.8.cab
    O16 - DPF: {7584C670-2274-4EFB-B00B-D6AABA6D3850} (Microsoft RDP Client Control (redist)) - http://168.215.135.55/tsweb/msrdp.cab

    Please download and run CWShredder
    Use the Fix button and follow the instructions provided by the program.

    Then reboot into safe mode and delete:
    c:\windows\winlogon.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\LITEFRAG <= entire folder
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MYWEBSEARCH <= entire folder
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\DART CHIC SIXTH <= entire folder

    Please post a new log when you are done, because I'm afraid that we will only have made room for the next hijacker.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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