CSW ARGGGG won't go away...

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  1. fla_tom

    fla_tom Registered Member

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    Here's the situation: I have run CWShredder, AdAware (at least 3 times to clean all "infections), and spybot S&D. Alll indicate a clean system, but I still end up getting a Cool Web Search web page after a short period of time. I'm wondering if I'm not getting the file that is putting it back on my system. Could you pleeeeze help? Current log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 9:23:50 AM, on 6/23/04
    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\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KHOOKER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\AHEAD\INCD\INCD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\POP3TRAP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\WEBTRAP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\KODAK\MULTI-CARD READER\SHWICON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CPQPSCP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\UNLOAD\HPQCMON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPRINT VIRTUAL ASSISTANT\SMARTBRIDGE\MOTIVESB.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\BROADJUMP\CLIENT FOUNDATION\CFD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    O2 - BHO: EarthLink Popup Blocker - {4B5F2E08-6F39-479a-B547-B2026E4C7EDF} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK POP-UP BLOCKER\PNEL.DLL (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: Pop-Up Blocker - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK POP-UP BLOCKER\PNEL.DLL (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&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: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\khooker.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PTSNOOP] ptsnoop.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebCam Go ES Sti Service Application] wgoltsvc
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCCIOMON.EXE] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pop3trap.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\pop3trap.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebTrap.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\WebTrap.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShowIcon_KODAK_KODAK Multi-Card Reader_Ver 1.13e006] "C:\Program Files\KODAK\Multi-Card Reader\shwicon.exe" -t"KODAK\KODAK Multi-Card Reader"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CompaqSysTray] cpqpscp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CamMonitor] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] C:\PROGRA~1\SPRINT~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PCCIOMON.EXE] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE"
    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - Startup: Sprint FastConnect virtual assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sprint Virtual Assistant\bin\matcli.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.instanetforms.com
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8714912E-380D-11D5-B8AA-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! WebCam Upload Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yuplapp.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/essentials/ymmapi_0727.dll
    O16 - DPF: {6FD482A3-7B57-438B-B040-52CAA30147EE} (MLXchange Client Utils) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/MLXClientUtils.cab
    O16 - DPF: {83AB6E4D-CDD7-11D3-B5E7-00104B9AFF6E} (GeacRevw Control) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/IRCSharc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4989312D-58CF-11D5-A7D7-00E02911103E} (Interealty MultiSelect) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/MultiSelectComboBox.cab
    O16 - DPF: {78523E50-56EB-11D3-B739-CAA1986A452F} (LiteGridCtl Class) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/LiteGrid.cab
    O16 - DPF: {16FD824B-8E7B-11D2-9855-00802962956C} (Specfile Control) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/Specfile.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F060A272-A18A-11D3-B75B-00E0B81077E8} (DropList Class) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/AspCustomCtrls.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F7A05BAC-9778-410A-9CDE-BFBD4D5D2B7F} (iPIX Media Send Class) - http://216.249.24.60/code/iPIX-ImageWell-ipix.cab
    O16 - DPF: {284DAE3C-A691-11D3-AD58-00E0B8107A24} (SISCtrl Class) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/SISC.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FAE74270-E5EE-49C3-B816-EA8B4D55F38F} (H2hPool Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v51/h2hpool/h2hpool.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potd_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?38149.7570138889

    In advance, thanks so much for your help.
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Since your log looks clean that looks very likely.
    Unfortunately those files are often dll that are hiding in running processes like explorer.exe

    Although the names can be random there are some very popular ones.
    See if you can find any of these files and let us know where:
    MSXSLAB.DLL
    HPCMDTY.DLL
    c_10230.dll
    system32.dll

    Please don't do anything yet. Just check if they are present.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. fla_tom

    fla_tom Registered Member

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    Pieter - I did a file search and did not find any of these files.
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Download Beta-Fix.exe from here: http://freeatlast.100free.com/Beta-Fix.exe

    Double Click on the Beta-Fix.exe and it will install the batch file in its own folder in the same location as the file you downloaded.

    Open the Beta-Fix folder and double click on !LOG!.bat
    [IMPORTANT! Before you run this tool please close ALL running programs and ALL open windows except for the Beta-Fix folder.

    Relax, sit back and wait a few minutes while the program collects the necessary information.

    *NOTE:If your AntiVirus is running a scriptblocker, when you run this tool, you will probably receive an alert warning you that the script is running. "Allow" the script to run.

    When the program is finished:

    Open the Beta-Fix folder.
    Post the contents of Log.txt in this thread.
    Do the same for the file Win.txt

    It will take a while before I can answer, so don't despair.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. fla_tom

    fla_tom Registered Member

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    before do this - the file you asked me to download says
    ">>Beta-Fix.exe (2K/XP only!)<<"
    - I'm running Windows 98. Should i do it anyway?
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    No. My mistake. I'll have to ask and get back to you.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. fla_tom

    fla_tom Registered Member

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    Thanks Pieter - I keep a watch on the thread. Tom
     
  8. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Check your PM please.

    Pieter
     
  9. fla_tom

    fla_tom Registered Member

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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 11:23:45 AM, on 6/23/04
    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\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KHOOKER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\AHEAD\INCD\INCD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\POP3TRAP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\WEBTRAP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\KODAK\MULTI-CARD READER\SHWICON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CPQPSCP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\UNLOAD\HPQCMON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPRINT VIRTUAL ASSISTANT\SMARTBRIDGE\MOTIVESB.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\BROADJUMP\CLIENT FOUNDATION\CFD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPRINT VIRTUAL ASSISTANT\BIN\MPBTN.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    O2 - BHO: EarthLink Popup Blocker - {4B5F2E08-6F39-479a-B547-B2026E4C7EDF} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK POP-UP BLOCKER\PNEL.DLL (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: Pop-Up Blocker - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK POP-UP BLOCKER\PNEL.DLL (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&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: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\khooker.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PTSNOOP] ptsnoop.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebCam Go ES Sti Service Application] wgoltsvc
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCCIOMON.EXE] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pop3trap.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\pop3trap.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebTrap.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\WebTrap.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShowIcon_KODAK_KODAK Multi-Card Reader_Ver 1.13e006] "C:\Program Files\KODAK\Multi-Card Reader\shwicon.exe" -t"KODAK\KODAK Multi-Card Reader"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CompaqSysTray] cpqpscp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CamMonitor] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] C:\PROGRA~1\SPRINT~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PCCIOMON.EXE] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE"
    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - Startup: Sprint FastConnect virtual assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sprint Virtual Assistant\bin\matcli.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.instanetforms.com
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8714912E-380D-11D5-B8AA-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! WebCam Upload Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yuplapp.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/essentials/ymmapi_0727.dll
    O16 - DPF: {6FD482A3-7B57-438B-B040-52CAA30147EE} (MLXchange Client Utils) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/MLXClientUtils.cab
    O16 - DPF: {83AB6E4D-CDD7-11D3-B5E7-00104B9AFF6E} (GeacRevw Control) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/IRCSharc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4989312D-58CF-11D5-A7D7-00E02911103E} (Interealty MultiSelect) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/MultiSelectComboBox.cab
    O16 - DPF: {78523E50-56EB-11D3-B739-CAA1986A452F} (LiteGridCtl Class) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/LiteGrid.cab
    O16 - DPF: {16FD824B-8E7B-11D2-9855-00802962956C} (Specfile Control) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/Specfile.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F060A272-A18A-11D3-B75B-00E0B81077E8} (DropList Class) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/AspCustomCtrls.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F7A05BAC-9778-410A-9CDE-BFBD4D5D2B7F} (iPIX Media Send Class) - http://216.249.24.60/code/iPIX-ImageWell-ipix.cab
    O16 - DPF: {284DAE3C-A691-11D3-AD58-00E0B8107A24} (SISCtrl Class) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Control/SISC.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FAE74270-E5EE-49C3-B816-EA8B4D55F38F} (H2hPool Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v51/h2hpool/h2hpool.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potd_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?38149.7570138889
     
  10. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Tom,

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

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    O2 - BHO: EarthLink Popup Blocker - {4B5F2E08-6F39-479a-B547-B2026E4C7EDF} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK POP-UP BLOCKER\PNEL.DLL (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: Pop-Up Blocker - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK POP-UP BLOCKER\PNEL.DLL (file missing)

    Then reboot.

    Let me know if the hijack returns.

    Please read How did this happen and can I prevent it?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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