Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by diablo, May 23, 2004.

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  1. diablo

    diablo Registered Member

    May 23, 2004
    First i noticed when i downloaded a program i had to delete many BHO'S while the download was in progress being warned from spyware blaster.. then after i rebooted i could connect to the internet but could not bring up any web pages. so i deleted the IP addresses in my host files that were not i found two, the two were so i deleted those two IP's and saved the host file in its original folder. then rebooted and still couldnt bring up a web page, so then i installed lspfix.zip from www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm to fix my winsock2 and that worked and could connect to the internet.

    then when i rebooted i'd get the pop up from the browser hijack that told it was going to change my IE home page. spywareguard browser protection alert
    warning your IE search bar has been changes your inter explorer curent user search bar has been changed from http:?? to http://mysearchnow.searchbar.html so i hit restore old valve then a pop up spyware guard browser hijack protection and i hit ok and so on and on and on......
    . keep doing it again and again i had to hit restore then ok but still kept changing..

    scanned with lavasoft ad-aware 6.0 build 6.181 deleted 100 files then scanned with sybot search and destroy 1.3 got about the same and delted them and ran them again in that order found none..
    right now i am not getting any pop ups to change mt IE


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 8:03:15 PM, on 5/23/2004
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Write DVD!\saimon.exe
    C:\Program Files\AT&T Worldnet Accelerator\PropelAC.exe
    C:\Program Files\AnalogX\CookieWall\cookie.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
    C:\Program Files\ePrompter\ePrompter.exe
    C:\Program Files\MRU-Blaster\scheduler.exe
    C:\Program Files\P.T.F.B\PTFB.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\!\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.att.net/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Surf
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O1 - Hosts: collections.inhost.info
    O1 - Hosts: collections.inhost2.info
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: CCHelper - {0CF0B8EE-6596-11D5-A98E-0003470BB48E} - C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper\CCHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9527D42F-D666-11D3-B8DD-00600838CD5F} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\IETie.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C56CB6B0-0D96-11D6-8C65-B2868B609932} - C:\Program Files\Xi\NetTransport 2\NTIEHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Pa&nicware Pop-Up Stopper - {7E82235C-F31E-46CB-AF9F-1ADD94C585FF} - C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper\pstopper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: four build draw - {9D44D80F-7BE6-EF21-709F-B08FEE505F7E} - C:\PROGRA~1\32PROG~1\Owns city.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Write DVD-R!] C:\Program Files\Write DVD!\saimon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Propel Accelerator] "C:\Program Files\AT&T Worldnet Accelerator\trayctl.exe" /STARTUPLAUNCH
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RunDLL32.exe NvMCTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CookieWall] C:\Program Files\AnalogX\CookieWall\cookie.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BootSkin Startup Jobs] "C:\PROGRA~1\Stardock\WINCUS~1\BootSkin\BootSkin.exe" /StartupJobs
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HideOE] "C:\Program Files\r2 studios\HideOE\HideOE.exe"
    O4 - Startup: ePrompter.lnk = C:\Program Files\ePrompter\ePrompter.exe
    O4 - Startup: MRU-Blaster Scheduler.lnk = C:\Program Files\MRU-Blaster\scheduler.exe
    O4 - Startup: MRU-Blaster Silent Clean.lnk = C:\Program Files\MRU-Blaster\mrublaster.exe
    O4 - Startup: PTFB.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\P.T.F.B\PTFB.exe
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.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: Allow personal info to reach this site - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\info.allow.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Allow popups on this site - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\popup.allow.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Allow this advertisement - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\menu.allowimg.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Block personal info from this site - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\info.block.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Block popups on this site - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\popup.block.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Block this advertisement - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\menu.blockimg.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all by Net Transport - C:\Program Files\Xi\NetTransport 2\NTAddList.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download by Net Transport - C:\Program Files\Xi\NetTransport 2\NTAddLink.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Refresh Pa&ge with Full Quality - C:\Program Files\AT&T Worldnet Accelerator\pac-page.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Refresh Pi&cture with Full Quality - C:\Program Files\AT&T Worldnet Accelerator\pac-image.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: GhostSurf Privacy Center (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: GhostSurf Privacy Center (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.worldnet.att.net
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {72C23FEC-3AF9-48FC-9597-241A8EBDFE0A} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://ftp.hp.com/pub/automatic/player/isetupML.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004033001/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?38096.2199189815
    O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yse/ymmapi_416.dll
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Apr 27, 2002
    Hi diablo,

    Check the items listed below in HijackThis, close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com

    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O1 - Hosts: collections.inhost.info
    O1 - Hosts: collections.inhost2.info

    O3 - Toolbar: four build draw - {9D44D80F-7BE6-EF21-709F-B08FEE505F7E} - C:\PROGRA~1\32PROG~1\Owns city.dll

    Then reboot into safe mode and delete:
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\32PROG~1 <= entire folder that holds Owns city.dll


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