CWS.GoogleMS.3 won't go away

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  1. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

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    I found this with Pest Patrol 4.4.2.7 and deleted it. However upon reboot, here it comes again. Ran hijack this and here is the log. Can you please tell me what to wipe outta here please? *puppy*

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 7:22:32 PM, on 5/25/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

    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\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    P:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
    P:\Program Files\BADMFR\NOD32\nod32krn.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    P:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe
    P:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
    P:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exe
    P:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
    P:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
    P:\Program Files\Ad Muncher\AdMunch.exe
    P:\Program Files\BADMFR\NOD32\nod32kui.exe
    D:\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - P:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\COMPAN~1\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_12_0.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - P:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: Idea2 SidebarBrowserMonitor Class - {45AD732C-2CE2-4666-B366-B2214AD57A49} - P:\Program Files\Desktop Sidebar\sbhelp.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - P:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Ipswitch.WsftpBrowserHelper - {601ED020-FB6C-11D3-87D8-0050DA59922B} - P:\Program Files\WS_FTP Pro\wsbho2K0.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - P:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\COMPAN~1\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_12_0.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] P:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acronis*True*Image Monitor] P:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acronis Scheduler2 Service] P:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "P:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBAutoUpdate] "P:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\sbautoupdate.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad Muncher] P:\Program Files\Ad Muncher\AdMunch.exe /bt
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nod32kui] "P:\Program Files\BADMFR\NOD32\nod32kui.exe" /WAITSERVICE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "P:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe" /WinStart
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] P:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///P:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://P:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Subscribe in Desktop Sidebar - res://P:\Program Files\Desktop Sidebar\sbhelp.dll/menuhandler.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///P:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///P:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Subscribe in Desktop Sidebar (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Subscribe in Desktop Sidebar (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O10 - Broken Internet access because of LSP provider 'imon.dll' missing
    O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/12119/CTSUEng.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/7d90ae05585062/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38130.6622569444
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} (YAddBook Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/autocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/12119/CTPID.cab
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Eliot,

    That is because you don't have it. It is a known false positive that is caused by PestPatrol not reading registry values and thus reporting something unsafe when in fact you are probably using IE-SPyad or SpywareBlaster to protect yourself.

    But, to not make you post in vain, check the items listed below in HijackThis, close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com

    Then reboot.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

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    Thanks Pieter. I am gonna submit that to Pest Patrol later today if I have time and tell them about it.
     
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