Hijack this log

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  1. kurt

    kurt Registered Member

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    My IE browser has apparently been hijacked.....again. It now opens to this:
    C:\searchpage.html
    Here is the log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 3:30:51 PM, on 4/21/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    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\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb01.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Starfish\TrueSync\tstool.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office10\OUTLOOK.EXE
    C:\unzipped\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb01.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - Global Startup: TrueSync Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Starfish\TrueSync\tstool.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks 2001 Delivery Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\Components\QBAgent\qbdagent2001.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O13 - DefaultPrefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - WWW Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Home Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chess - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ct1_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {11260943-421B-11D0-8EAC-0000C07D88CF} (iPIX ActiveX Control) - http://www.ipix.com/download/ipixx.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38037.7237731482
    O16 - DPF: {B91AEDBE-93DF-4017-8BB3-F1C300C0EC51} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://futuredial.com/registration/installers/snapcombo/setup.exe
    O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/SymAData.dll
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {ED4E6F97-FA1A-4634-B550-AABFEB8DA009} (TulipPlayer Class) - http://www.exstream.to/tulip/cab/3,0,5,19/TulipPlayer2.cab
     
  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hi kurt,

    Welcome to Wilders.

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

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html

    O13 - DefaultPrefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - WWW Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Home Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=

    There also may be hidden files. See HERE for how to show hidden files.

    Then reboot into safe mode and delete:

    c:\searchpage.html

    Reboot and then post a fresh HijackThis log.

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  3. kurt

    kurt Registered Member

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    Hi Kent,
    Thanks so much for your help. I followed your directions and this is what the second pass of hijackthis found:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:34:15 PM, on 4/21/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    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\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb01.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Starfish\TrueSync\tstool.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\unzipped\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb01.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - Global Startup: TrueSync Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Starfish\TrueSync\tstool.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks 2001 Delivery Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\Components\QBAgent\qbdagent2001.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O13 - DefaultPrefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - WWW Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Home Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chess - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ct1_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {11260943-421B-11D0-8EAC-0000C07D88CF} (iPIX ActiveX Control) - http://www.ipix.com/download/ipixx.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38037.7237731482
    O16 - DPF: {B91AEDBE-93DF-4017-8BB3-F1C300C0EC51} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://futuredial.com/registration/installers/snapcombo/setup.exe
    O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/SymAData.dll
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {ED4E6F97-FA1A-4634-B550-AABFEB8DA009} (TulipPlayer Class) - http://www.exstream.to/tulip/cab/3,0,5,19/TulipPlayer2.cab
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi kurt,

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

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html

    O13 - DefaultPrefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - WWW Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Home Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=

    Download and run: http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe
    Use the Fix button and follow the instructions you will receive.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. kurt

    kurt Registered Member

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    Peter,
    CW Shredder did not find anything so I think it's gone. Thanks very much for your help.

    Kurt

     
  6. kurt

    kurt Registered Member

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    Pieter,
    I spoke too soon. Now when I start Internet Explorer I get this error message:
    "Cannot find 'file:///c:/searchpage.html'
    If I close the message the browser will launch and then I have to manually enter a web address or click a favorite. So the browser still works but their appears to be remnants of the virus.
    Kent told me to search and erase this file "c:\searchpage.html"
    What I found was a file called that with the Internet Explorer icon next to it. When I erased that I started getting the above error message.

    Thanks,

    Kurt
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Kurt,

    Well it shouldn't be asking for that file. The removal was justified.

    Please surf to http://www.billsway.com/vbspage/ and scroll down to
    Registry Search Tool
    Download, unzip and run RegSrch.vbs
    Copy and paste this in the dialog box: searchpage

    After a while a prompt will come up. Click OK to write the results to wordpad and post them.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  8. kurt

    kurt Registered Member

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    Pieter,
    I followed your directions and came up with this. I also noticed that the IE browser changed my cookie handling preferences to accept all of them. Not sure if that is part of the same problem.

    Thanks,

    Kurt

    REGEDIT4
    ; RegSrch.vbs © Bill James

    ; Registry search results for string "searchpage" 4/22/2004 7:51:47 AM

    ; NOTE: This file will be deleted when you close WordPad.
    ; You must manually save this file to a new location if you want to refer to it again later.
    ; (If you save the file with a .reg extension, you can use it to restore any Registry changes you make to these values.)


    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-823518204-2025429265-725345543-1004\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603]
    "001"="searchpage.html"
     
  9. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    That does not help much. Did you try and change the cookies settings back and see if it stayed that way.
    And did you change your Startpage?
    I am trying to find out if part opf it is still active.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  10. kurt

    kurt Registered Member

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    Pieter,
    I rebooted and opened the browser to find it remembered the correct home page and cookie settings. I guess you can notch your belt with another success story!

    Thanks,

    Kurt
     
  11. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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