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  1. jsi2k3

    jsi2k3 Guest

    I downloaded spyware blaster to remove spyware called coolwebsearch.com and to stop those annoying active x downloads. neither has worked, i still get the coolwebsearch.com pop-up and the active X downloads. can someone help me rid my computer of these bastards
     
  2. Dan Perez

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  3. javacool

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    The CWShredder mentioned above should do the job nicely. :)

    Just FYI, SpywareBlaster doesn't scan for and clean existing spyware off of your system (use Spybot S & D or Ad-Aware for that). Instead, SpywareBlaster can actually help prevent spyware from being installed on your PC. Think of it as a line of defense. :cool:

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  4. jsi2k3

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    here is the log per dan perez, please advise

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.1
    Scan saved at 1:08:49 AM, on 7/26/03
    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\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CMMPU.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\KMAESTRO\KMAESTRO.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\EVNTSVC.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ONTRACK\FIX-IT\MXTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREBLASTER\SPYWAREBLASTER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\HH.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETZIP CLASSIC\NETZIP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\ZIP7066\0\0\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Roadrunner
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.runsearch.com
    F1 - win.ini: run=c:\windows\SYSTEM\cmmpu.exe
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {66993893-61B8-47DC-B10D-21E0C86DD9C8} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IEHELPER.DLL__SpybotSDDisabled (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B8C0220D-763D-49A4-95F4-61DFDEC66EE6} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MEDUP012.DLL__SpybotSDDisabled (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFA2} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.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: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NetZIPFolders] C:\Program Files\Netzip Classic\nzfprop.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Fix-It AV] C:\PROGRA~1\ONTRACK\FIX-IT\MEMCHECK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeyMaestro] C:\KMaestro\KMaestro.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] c:\windows\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
    O4 - Startup: RealDownload.lnk = C:\Program Files\Real\RealDownload\REALDOWNLOAD.EXE
    O4 - Startup: Fix-It.lnk = C:\Program Files\Ontrack\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send Image to Photo Library - file://C:\Program Files\Intel\Createshare\program\MGI\Temp\MGI00000.html
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Net2Phone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Net2Phone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: X-Zone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &X-Zone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .1: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    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?37821.6932638889
     
  5. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    Okay, please close out of all other programs/windows and select and fix the following

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.runsearch.com
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {66993893-61B8-47DC-B10D-21E0C86DD9C8} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IEHELPER.DLL__SpybotSDDisabled (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B8C0220D-763D-49A4-95F4-61DFDEC66EE6} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MEDUP012.DLL__SpybotSDDisabled (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFA2} - (no file)

    These next four I do not recognize, if you recognize what they are and want to keep them leave them alone, otherwise select/fix these as well;

    O9 - Extra button: X-Zone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &X-Zone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)


    If you did *not* set Spybot S&D to protect your homepage fix the following;

    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

    Once you are done, reboot and rescan with HijackThis and post a fresh log so we can be sure we got everything.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  6. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

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    Pieter and Dan (and anyone else that I've missed here - and of course all the people that do the same thing on a regular basis over at SpywareInfo).

    I'd like to totally thank you for both your ability and your willingness to read through those HijackThis logs and give specific advice on what to remove.

    Many thanks! Pete
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Pete,

    Don't forget Merijn who provided HijackThis and StartUpList and is always willing to change them if a new threat requires it.

    He also came up with CWShredder, just like Javacool produced RapidBlasterKiller.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  8. jsi2k3

    jsi2k3 Guest

    Dan and the gang

    Here is the updated hijackthis log after fixing the items you listed.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.1
    Scan saved at 2:27:43 PM, on 7/26/03
    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\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CMMPU.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\KMAESTRO\KMAESTRO.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\EVNTSVC.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ONTRACK\FIX-IT\MXTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\ZIP82A0\0\0\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Roadrunner
    F1 - win.ini: run=c:\windows\SYSTEM\cmmpu.exe
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.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: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NetZIPFolders] C:\Program Files\Netzip Classic\nzfprop.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Fix-It AV] C:\PROGRA~1\ONTRACK\FIX-IT\MEMCHECK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeyMaestro] C:\KMaestro\KMaestro.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] c:\windows\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
    O4 - Startup: RealDownload.lnk = C:\Program Files\Real\RealDownload\REALDOWNLOAD.EXE
    O4 - Startup: Fix-It.lnk = C:\Program Files\Ontrack\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send Image to Photo Library - file://C:\Program Files\Intel\Createshare\program\MGI\Temp\MGI00000.html
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Net2Phone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Net2Phone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .1: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    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?37821.6932638889

    Sorry about double posting my initial message, I first posted in a general area then realized there was a spywareblaster specific area, my bad. Anyway thanks for all of your help. A donation will be forthcoming, hopefully others who use this service also send donations. It would really suck for those of use who are technologically challenged to not have help from people like you.
     
  9. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi jsi2k3,

    Good job at cleaning up. :)
    You could get rid of these:
    O9 - Extra button: Net2Phone (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Net2Phone (HKLM)
    if you are (hopefully) not using that anymore.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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