cws variant that will not shred - help please

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  1. mastj

    mastj Registered Member

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    I have been reading your forum. I too am surreing from a variant of the Coolwebsearch Trojan. Before I copied this I ran Cool wb shed (recently updated) . My Hijack This program is in its own folder as recommended.

    Could you please analyze this log and help me to figure out what steps to take?

    Thank you in advance.


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 7:58:05 AM, on 4/22/04
    Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGSERV9.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS.000\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\AUDIOHQ\AHQTB.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SURROUNDMIXER\CTSYSVOL.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPA.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WASHER\WASHER.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETSCAPE\NETSCAPE\NETSCP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\RunDLL.exe
    C:\WINDOWS.000\WININET32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\RUNWIN32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK TOTALACCESS\TASKPANL.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SONY HANDHELD\HOTSYNC.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by EarthLink, Inc.
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 127.0.0.1:8080
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = local
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CPROGRAM%20FILES%5CNETSCAPE%5CNETSCAPE%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\WINDOWS.000\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\gzd4xh5g.slt\prefs.js)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFA4} - C:\WINDOWS.000\TEMP\DIFD.DLL (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - C:\WINDOWS.000\TWAINTEC.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {83DE62E0-5805-11D8-9B25-00E04C60FAF2} - C:\WINDOWS.000\2_0_1browserhelper2.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O3 - Toolbar: Pop-Up Blocker - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\PnEL.dll (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS.000\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS.000\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudioHQ] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTSysVol] C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SURROUNDMIXER\CTSYSVOL.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CriticalUpdate] C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ELNKProxy] C:\WINDOWS.000\surfmonkey\smproxy.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RegistryMechanic] C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RegMech.exe /QS
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Avgserv9.exe] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\Avgserv9.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IM] C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINKIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Washer] C:\Program Files\Washer\washer.exe /1
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Mozilla Quick Launch] "C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe" -turbo
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [wininet32] C:\WINDOWS.000\wininet32.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [runwin32] C:\WINDOWS.000\runwin32.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [E6TaskPanel] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\EARTHLINK TOTALACCESS\TASKPANL.EXE" -winstart
    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Handheld\HOTSYNC.EXE
    O4 - User Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - User Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Handheld\HOTSYNC.EXE
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mpga: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mpg: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mov: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37875.3370138889
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O19 - User stylesheet: (file missing)
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi mastj,

    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://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.searchmeup.com/search.php?aid=1057

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFA4} - C:\WINDOWS.000\TEMP\DIFD.DLL (file missing)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - C:\WINDOWS.000\TWAINTEC.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {83DE62E0-5805-11D8-9B25-00E04C60FAF2} - C:\WINDOWS.000\2_0_1browserhelper2.dll

    O3 - Toolbar: Pop-Up Blocker - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\PnEL.dll (file missing)

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [wininet32] C:\WINDOWS.000\wininet32.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [runwin32] C:\WINDOWS.000\runwin32.exe
    ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/...director/sw.cab
    O19 - User stylesheet: (file missing)

    Then reboot and find these files:
    C:\WINDOWS.000\wininet32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS.000\runwin32.exe

    Zip them up and mail them to me please.
    I will PM you the address.

    Then run HijackThis again and post a new log.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    New information, fix this one as well:
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 127.0.0.1:8080
    and then open IE/tools/options/connections/ click on your connection, untick use a proxy server
    This beastie is using a local proxy to divert you and once you have deleted the files it won't let you connect.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  4. mastj

    mastj Registered Member

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    Hi Pieter,

    Thank you for taking the time to help me.

    I was curious, is there something or a portion missing between 04 - HKCU\..\Run [runwin32] and 019 - User stylesheet:(file Missing)?

    Lastly, you asked for me to extract the wininet32.exe and runwin32.exe files and send them to you. Can I ask why you want them. I am having a hard time zipping them. Where do you want them sent?

    Jeff

     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Jeff,

    This part should not have been in my response:
    ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/...director/sw.cab

    Don't worry about sending me the files. We aleready have copies from other victims. You can simply delete them.

    Regards,

    Pietyre
     
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