Hijacked by "CoolSearch"

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by leemyers, May 4, 2004.

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  1. leemyers

    leemyers Registered Member

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    I have been highjacked by "coolsearch" and I have used Ad-aware to remove some problems. I also have Spybot S&D, but used Ad-aware before using HijackThis. I am being continuously harassed about every 5 minutes to connect but I have disabled the autodial so it doesn't connect without my permission. My log is posted below.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:31:19 PM, on 5/3/2004
    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\Wintab32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\RadioSvr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\services\services.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\HpSrvUI.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Notebook Utilities\hptasks.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ccwtup32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~2\PSFree.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.coolsearch.biz/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = http://localhost
    F1 - win.ini: load=C:\OPLIMIT\ocraware.exe
    F1 - win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\System32\services\services.exe
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    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) - {5321E378-FFAD-4999-8C62-03CA8155F0B3} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {8333C319-0669-4893-A418-F56D9249FCA6} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QT4HPOT] C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\ONE-TO~1\OneTouch.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpScannerFirstBoot] c:\hp\drivers\scanners\scannerfb.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP TV Now] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP TV Now\HpTvNow.exe /RK
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hp Silent Service] C:\Windows\system32\HpSrvUI.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Presentation Ready] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Presentation Ready\PresRdy.exe -r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Display Settings] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Notebook Utilities\hptasks.exe /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CalCompUtil] ccwtup32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GTCO.wtxpload] C:\WINDOWS\GTCO\wtxpload.exe GTCO
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [xpsystem] C:\WINDOWS\System32\services\services.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [X-Cleaner Deluxe] "C:\PROGRA~1\X-CLEA~1\XCleaner_full.exe" -turbo -autostart -NOREBOOT
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~2\PSFree.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [xpsystem] C:\WINDOWS\System32\services\services.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Psoo] C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\taas.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WCPS] C:\WINDOWS\System32\wintsu.exe
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O12 - Plugin for .mpeg: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .tiff: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin5.dll
    O13 - Home Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O16 - DPF: {19E28AFC-EAE3-4CE5-AC83-2407B42F57C9} (MSSecurityAdvisor Class) - http://download.microsoft.com/downl...-a3de-373c3e5552fc/msSecAdv.cab?1066279903520
    O16 - DPF: {4169B5A0-9048-11D6-BDFF-00C0F024AF20} (ActiveXTester.TesterControl) - http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/BrowserSecurity/ActiveXTester/ActiveXTester.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {555500CD-CB54-11D6-8DB9-0000864598B3} (Diagmgr Class) - http://isupport4.hp.com/awebui/jsp/answerweb/applets/HPISDiagManager.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {861DB4B6-3838-11D2-8E50-002018200E57} (MrSIDI Control) - http://images.myfamily.net/isfiles/downloads/MrSIDI.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37764.3108680556
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{DEE644A6-0E62-49EF-9AFC-44DA61819A2B}: NameServer = 66.201.128.5 66.201.152.35
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi leemyers,

    Before you start, please unzip hijackthis to a separate folder. The program will make backups in the folder in the folder it's in.
    These easily get lost in a Temp folder.

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

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.coolsearch.biz/

    F1 - win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\System32\services\services.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5321E378-FFAD-4999-8C62-03CA8155F0B3} - (no file)

    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {8333C319-0669-4893-A418-F56D9249FCA6} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [xpsystem] C:\WINDOWS\System32\services\services.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [xpsystem] C:\WINDOWS\System32\services\services.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Psoo] C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\taas.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WCPS] C:\WINDOWS\System32\wintsu.exe

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

    O16 - DPF: {861DB4B6-3838-11D2-8E50-002018200E57} (MrSIDI Control) - http://images.myfamily.net/isfiles/downloads/MrSIDI.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cab

    Then reboot into safe mode and delete:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\services\services.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\taas.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wintsu.exe

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. leemyers

    leemyers Registered Member

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    :) THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU Peiter! Now I may be able to get some work done without interuption. If I could get my dial-up connection icon back on the Task Bar I would be back to where I want to be. Some where a switch has been changed, but I haven't found it yet. But I will!! Thanks again!

    Lee Myers
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    If you look at the properties of the connection there should be a option to show the icon in the systray or not.

    Maybe that one was changed?

    And please read https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971 for some pointers on how to keep those rodents at bay.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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