Getting pounded by malformed DNS requests

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by zmaint, May 8, 2004.

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  1. zmaint

    zmaint Registered Member

    May 8, 2004
    As of 4/23/04 my firewall (Black Ice Defender) started getting a ton of malformed DNS requests from the following IP address: I can use the computer all day with no trouble, but as soon as I open an IE window the pounding begins. I have ran Adaware, Xcleaner, Panda Platinum, AVG, Trend Housecall, Trend Damage Control, Hijack This, Cool Web Shredder, TDS-3m, and I also run SpywareBlaster. I can find nothing wrong with my machine. The last virus I had arrived via pop-up and AVG cleaned it fine on 4/20/03. That was the StartPage.4.AB, and StartPage.3.BC. I don't think that these caused the problem, since it didn't start until 3 days later and AVG caught them immediately. I am running WinXP Home, always kept updated, behind a Netgear firewalled router (also updated).

    I would be happy to post my Hijack This log if needed, but it's pretty darn bare. I've been a system admin for the better part of 10 years and was pretty confident I could fix anything up until now. This is extremely frustrating. It has slowed IE down to a crawl on this machine only, the other 3 machines on my network are fine.

    I tried contacting the Sam Spade listed system administrator with no response. I have also contacted my ISP and they told me it is on the list as a known trojan address, but they are unable to blacklist it at this time for reasons they chose not to share with me.

    Help would be most appreciated, I am ready to pull my hair out.

  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
  3. zmaint

    zmaint Registered Member

    May 8, 2004
    I went ahead and followed your instructions even though I had already done all of it. Ran Adaware and Spybot, both came up empty. Here is my Hijack log. Nothing in there that I can see. I was hoping someone here might know which Trojan or Malware that IP address belonged to so I could do a more specific search. The help is appreciated, like I said I am at the end of all of my ideas.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:03:46 PM, on 5/8/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\Network ICE\BlackICE\blackd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Turtle Beach\AudioStation\tbaspi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\KeirNet\K9\K9.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network ICE\BlackICE\blackice.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak =
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2F2FBF0D-254F-11D5-B1E5-0050DAD7AF62} - C:\Program Files\ANONYMIZER\CORE\Anonymizer.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Anonymizer Toolbar - {C14DC52F-B4D9-11D5-B1E6-0050DAD7AF62} - C:\Program Files\ANONYMIZER\TOOLBAR\AnonymizerBar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TraySantaCruz] C:\WINDOWS\System32\tbctray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: BlackICE PC Protection.lnk = C:\Program Files\Network ICE\BlackICE\blackice.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .mov: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
    O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {0246ECA8-996F-11D1-BE2F-00A0C9037DFE} (TDServer Control) -
    O16 - DPF: {2A32B14F-4D29-4EA3-AC54-E9B19F436CE7} (Scanner Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} -
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} -
    O16 - DPF: {49A3DCEE-FC3C-11D4-83E5-0050DA33C619} (BVXPlayer Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) -
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) -
    O16 - DPF: {DF6A0F17-0B1E-11D4-829D-00C04F6843FE} (Microsoft Office Tools on the Web Control) -
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Apr 27, 2002
    Hi zmaint,

    All unrelated but, check the following items in HijackThis.
    Close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak =

    O16 - DPF: {0246ECA8-996F-11D1-BE2F-00A0C9037DFE} (TDServer Control) -

    O16 - DPF: {49A3DCEE-FC3C-11D4-83E5-0050DA33C619} (BVXPlayer Class) -

    Then reboot. is a known CWS domain. Not sure if they are related, but that looks like a mighty coincidence.


  5. zmaint

    zmaint Registered Member

    May 8, 2004

    Thanks for the reply. I use Iwon as my home page. Not the fastest or best, but I really want that money...... The file is part of Ultima Online which I still play regularly. Biovirtual is legit also, its a 3d facial mapping program.

    I was reasonably certain I had seen that IP address listed in a forum somewhere as a known Trojan address, I just couldn't remember where. If it is CWS how do I get rid of it? I have already tried version 1.57 of CWS, Adaware, and SpyBot, and they all came up with a big fat 0. Any ideas what the reg keys, .dll's, or exe's I am looking for are? I could remove them manually.

    Thank you though, now I can narrow my search in for CWS cleaners. I finally have a place to start. Its much easier to hit the target when you know where it's at :)

  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
  7. zmaint

    zmaint Registered Member

    May 8, 2004
    Well it sounded good. I went and checked every registry entry that symantec listed there. I had none of them. I also checked to see if I could find anything else in the IE registry keys while I was in there, but also came up empty. I didn't have the ctrlpan.dll, either. The IP was in the right range for it tho. Thank you.

    I also want to apologize for emailing you as well yesterday.... I was reading up on your website, and several others including Merijn's while I was posting here. I didn't realize that you were the same guy that had replied to me here. Whoops :)

    Here is a log of all the processes I currently have running. I do know that sometimes CWS won't show up in Hijack.

    Module information for 'iexplore.exe'
    iexplore.exe 400000 102400 C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    ntdll.dll 77f50000 684032 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntdll.dll
    kernel32.dll 77e60000 942080 C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernel32.dll
    msvcrt.dll 77c10000 339968 C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcrt.dll
    USER32.dll 77d40000 573440 C:\WINDOWS\system32\USER32.dll
    GDI32.dll 7e090000 266240 C:\WINDOWS\system32\GDI32.dll
    ADVAPI32.dll 77dd0000 577536 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
    RPCRT4.dll 78000000 552960 C:\WINDOWS\system32\RPCRT4.dll
    SHLWAPI.dll 70a70000 413696 C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHLWAPI.dll
    SHDOCVW.dll 71700000 1347584 C:\WINDOWS\System32\SHDOCVW.dll
    msvsres.dll 10000000 61440 C:\WINDOWS\System32\msvsres.dll
    WS2_32.dll 71ab0000 86016 C:\WINDOWS\System32\WS2_32.dll
    WS2HELP.dll 71aa0000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\System32\WS2HELP.dll
    comctl32.dll 71950000 933888 C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.10.0_x-ww_f7fb5805\comctl32.dll
    SHELL32.dll 773d0000 8331264 C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
    comctl32.dll 77340000 569344 C:\WINDOWS\system32\comctl32.dll
    ole32.dll 771b0000 1196032 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ole32.dll
    BROWSEUI.dll 71500000 1036288 C:\WINDOWS\System32\BROWSEUI.dll
    browselc.dll 72430000 73728 C:\WINDOWS\System32\browselc.dll
    appHelp.dll 75f40000 126976 C:\WINDOWS\system32\appHelp.dll
    CLBCATQ.DLL 7c890000 528384 C:\WINDOWS\System32\CLBCATQ.DLL
    OLEAUT32.dll 77120000 569344 C:\WINDOWS\system32\OLEAUT32.dll
    COMRes.dll 77050000 806912 C:\WINDOWS\System32\COMRes.dll
    VERSION.dll 77c00000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\system32\VERSION.dll
    UxTheme.dll 5ad70000 212992 C:\WINDOWS\System32\UxTheme.dll
    AnonymizerBar.dll 930000 114688 C:\Program Files\ANONYMIZER\TOOLBAR\AnonymizerBar.dll
    WININET.dll 63000000 614400 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WININET.dll
    CRYPT32.dll 762c0000 557056 C:\WINDOWS\system32\CRYPT32.dll
    MSASN1.dll 762a0000 65536 C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSASN1.dll
    MSVCP60.dll 55900000 397312 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSVCP60.dll
    cscui.dll 76620000 319488 C:\WINDOWS\System32\cscui.dll
    CSCDLL.dll 76600000 110592 C:\WINDOWS\System32\CSCDLL.dll
    SETUPAPI.dll 76670000 946176 C:\WINDOWS\System32\SETUPAPI.dll
    Secur32.dll 76f90000 65536 C:\WINDOWS\System32\Secur32.dll
    MSH_ZWF.dll 61220000 73728 C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\MSH_ZWF.dll
    Anonymizer.dll e40000 434176 C:\Program Files\ANONYMIZER\CORE\Anonymizer.dll
    rsaenh.dll ffd0000 143360 C:\WINDOWS\System32\rsaenh.dll
    urlmon.dll 1a400000 499712 C:\WINDOWS\system32\urlmon.dll
    shdoclc.dll 76170000 557056 C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdoclc.dll
    mlang.dll 74770000 585728 C:\WINDOWS\System32\mlang.dll
    wsock32.dll 71ad0000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsock32.dll
    mswsock.dll 71a50000 241664 C:\WINDOWS\system32\mswsock.dll
    wshtcpip.dll 71a90000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wshtcpip.dll
    RASAPI32.DLL 76ee0000 225280 C:\WINDOWS\System32\RASAPI32.DLL
    rasman.dll 76e90000 69632 C:\WINDOWS\System32\rasman.dll
    NETAPI32.dll 71c20000 319488 C:\WINDOWS\System32\NETAPI32.dll
    TAPI32.dll 76eb0000 176128 C:\WINDOWS\System32\TAPI32.dll
    rtutils.dll 76e80000 53248 C:\WINDOWS\System32\rtutils.dll
    WINMM.dll 76b40000 180224 C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINMM.dll
    serwvdrv.dll 5cd70000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\serwvdrv.dll
    umdmxfrm.dll 5b0a0000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\umdmxfrm.dll
    POINT32.dll 61210000 61440 C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\POINT32.dll
    sensapi.dll 722b0000 20480 C:\WINDOWS\System32\sensapi.dll
    USERENV.dll 75a70000 675840 C:\WINDOWS\system32\USERENV.dll
    msi.dll 1650000 2101248 C:\WINDOWS\System32\msi.dll
    SXS.DLL 75e90000 684032 C:\WINDOWS\System32\SXS.DLL
    DNSAPI.dll 76f20000 151552 C:\WINDOWS\System32\DNSAPI.dll
    winrnr.dll 76fb0000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\winrnr.dll
    WLDAP32.dll 76f60000 180224 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLDAP32.dll
    rasadhlp.dll 76fc0000 20480 C:\WINDOWS\System32\rasadhlp.dll
    mshtml.dll 63580000 2818048 C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshtml.dll
    PDM.DLL 4a000000 180224 C:\WINDOWS\System32\PDM.DLL
    MSDBG.DLL 4aa00000 86016 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSDBG.DLL
    msimtf.dll 746f0000 155648 C:\WINDOWS\System32\msimtf.dll
    MSCTF.dll 74720000 278528 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSCTF.dll
    MSLS31.DLL 746c0000 159744 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSLS31.DLL
    IMM32.DLL 76390000 114688 C:\WINDOWS\System32\IMM32.DLL
    msohev.dll 32520000 73728 C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msohev.dll
    wdmaud.drv 72d20000 36864 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdmaud.drv
    msacm32.drv 72d10000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\System32\msacm32.drv
    MSACM32.dll 77be0000 81920 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSACM32.dll
    midimap.dll 77bd0000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\midimap.dll
    scrauth.dll 25a0000 110592 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\scrauth.dll
    ScrBlock.dll 26d0000 122880 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\ScrBlock.dll
    wintrust.dll 76c30000 176128 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wintrust.dll
    IMAGEHLP.dll 76c90000 139264 C:\WINDOWS\system32\IMAGEHLP.dll
    cryptnet.dll 73d50000 65536 C:\WINDOWS\System32\cryptnet.dll
    jscript.dll 6b700000 589824 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll
    mshtmled.dll 74cb0000 454656 C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshtmled.dll
  8. zmaint

    zmaint Registered Member

    May 8, 2004
    You know, I realize you guys are busy but I really need some help getting this fixed. It takes forever to load web pages, its actually worse than 14.4 dial-up.

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