HijackThis Log: Please take a look!

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  1. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    This is my first time here! So here goes...

    I've been having an entirely foreign search page pop up everytime I open IE for the first time after I turn on my computer. Running Ad-aware didn't help delete it.

    And I'm not sure if this is caused by spywares or adwares but notepad is missing from my computer, I can't read email in outlook express because the message box is always blank, and windows media player can't play anything (though i got it fixed by downloading a player update).

    That happened a couple of days ago and now everytime I start up, an error message pops up saying something about 'WJView can't find Main : Error'. Could it have something to do with the fact I installed LimeWire and ran Ad-Aware to delete LimeShop?

    So this is my HijackThis log. I would be forever grateful if anyone can help me! Thank you! :)


    - Sandi


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:41:07 AM, on 29-Apr-2004
    Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IRMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\PCTVOICE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WUSB11 WLAN MONITOR\WUSB11B.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IrMon] irmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctvoice.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hidserv] Hidserv.exe run
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WUSB11B.exe] C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WUSB11B.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpztsb08.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemSearch] REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/sys.reg
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LimeShop] wjview /cp:p "C:\Program Files\LimeShop\System\Code" Main lp: "C:\Program Files\LimeShop"
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Ad-aware] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\AD-AWARE 6\AD-AWARE.EXE" "+b1"
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: LimeShop Preferences - file://C:\Program Files\LimeShop\System\Temp\limeshop_script0.htm
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.standingthere.org
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.hotmail.msn.com
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} (Web P2P Installer) -
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?38101.3265393519
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    First download CWshredder from https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=14086

    boot into safe mode by following instructions here: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406
    then as some of the files or folders you need to delete may be hidden do this:
    Open Windows Explorer & Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and untick "hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders"
    Click "Apply" then "OK"

    Run hijackthis, tick these entries listed below and ONLY these entries, double check to make sure, then make sure all browser & email windows are closed and press fix checked

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemSearch] REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/sys.reg
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LimeShop] wjview /cp:p "C:\Program Files\LimeShop\System\Code" Main lp: "C:\Program Files\LimeShop"

    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: LimeShop Preferences - file://C:\Program Files\LimeShop\System\Temp\limeshop_script0.htm

    O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} (Web P2P Installer) -

    Delete these files

    C:/WINDOWS/sys.reg

    and these folders

    C:\Program Files\LimeShop

    Now Run Cwshreddder
    Close all browser windows, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.


    Reboot After running cwshredder and as soon as possible follow this advice:
    Now as CWS Hijacks are normally installed via the byte verifier exploit in M$ JavaVM, just surfing a page with an infected applet can install it with no user participation. So once you’ve run the above, it is vital that you go here, click Scan for updates in the main frame, and download and install all CRITICAL updates recommended.

    then
    Reboot normally

    Download and unzip or install these programs/applications if you haven't already got them. If you have them, then make sure they are updated and configured as described

    Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de
    AdAware 6 from http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download


    Run Sybot S&D

    After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

    Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

    then reboot &

    Run ADAWARE

    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
    the current ref file should read at least 01R300 28.04.2004 or a higher number/later date

    Then ........

    Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
    From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"

    then......

    click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within archives" ,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for banned URL" and "Scan my host-files"

    then.........

    go to settings(the gear on top of AdAware)>Tweak>Scanning engine and tick "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then........"Cleaning engine" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot"

    then...... click "proceed" to save your settings.

    Now to scan it´s just to click the "Scan" button.

    When scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose"select all" from the drop down menu) then press next and then say yes to the prompt, do you want to remove all these entries.

    reboot again

    then post a new hijackthis log to check what is left
     
  3. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    You guys must be busy helping everyone here. I really appreciate it! :)

    Anyway here's the new log...


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:42:10 PM, on 29-Apr-2004
    Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IRMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\PCTVOICE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WUSB11 WLAN MONITOR\WUSB11B.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IrMon] irmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctvoice.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hidserv] Hidserv.exe run
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WUSB11B.exe] C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WUSB11B.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpztsb08.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.standingthere.org
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.hotmail.msn.com
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.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: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?38101.3265393519
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab


    Thank you so much once again!


    Sandi
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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  5. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    Hello Pieter,

    I've got bad news. I did what was instructed and the search bar did disappear after I reboot my computer. But after a while, it comes back and when I ran HijackThis, I see it there again! So I repeated everything, taking extra care to follow all the instructions carefully and its still here. o_O

    I also downloaded notepad but after extracting it into C:\WINDOWS\ it disappears. Search results turn out nothing.

    Have I done something wrong? I even ran Panda AntiVirus just to make sure its not a virus or something..

    Please help!!

    Thank you,

    Sandi
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Well actually. It's worse then a virus. :doubt:
    (At least, it is harder to remove then most viruses are )

    Could you run HijackThis again and post the new log?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    that sounds really scary. i hope i don't have to format my entire drive. does this have something to do with notepad being missing?

    here's the log :

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 7:41:00 PM, on 29-Apr-2004
    Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IRMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\PCTVOICE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WUSB11 WLAN MONITOR\WUSB11B.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IrMon] irmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctvoice.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hidserv] Hidserv.exe run
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WUSB11B.exe] C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WUSB11B.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpztsb08.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemSearch] REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/sys.reg
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.standingthere.org
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.hotmail.msn.com
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.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: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?38101.3265393519
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab

    thank you thank you thank you!

    Sandi
     
  8. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Let's do this step by step.

    Can you find C:/WINDOWS/sys.reg and open it in wordpad.
    To do so rightclick the file and choose "open with .. "
    Choose Wordpad from the list.
    Then copy and paste the content into your next post.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  9. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    Here is what's written in the file..


    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "SystemSearch"="REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/sys.reg"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PROTOCOLS\Handler\mhtml]
    @=" "
    "CLSID"=" "

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]
    "SearchURL"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "Use Search Asst"="no"
    "Use Custom Search URL"=dword:00000001
    "Default_Search_URL"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"
    "Search Page"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"
    "Search Bar"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"
    "SearchURL"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
    "SearchAssistant"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"
    "CustomizeSearch"="about:blank"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
    "SearchAssistant"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "Search Page"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"
    "Default_Search_URL"="http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser]
    "ITBarLayout"=hex:11,00,00,00,4c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,1b,00,00,00,\
    64,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,a0,06,00,00,e9,02,00,00,05,00,00,00,62,04,00,00,26,\
    00,00,00,02,00,00,00,a1,06,00,00,f7,02,00,00,04,00,00,00,a1,00,00,00,11,03,\
    00,00,03,00,00,00,a9,02,00,00,0b,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,24,d0,30,81,6a,d0,11,82,74,00,c0,4f,\
    d5,ae,38,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00


    I also noticed that everytime I open IE for the first time, the text size is switched to 'Smaller' instead of the 'Medium' which I usually select.

    Well... I hope its not too bad!


    Sandi
     
  10. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Sandi,

    I have attached a file to this post. Please save that file as sys.reg in the C:\Windows folder
    Confirm that you want to replace the file with the same name.

    Then reboot, open an IE window, run HijackTHis and post the new log.<

    Regards,

    Pieter
     

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  11. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    Hello Pieter!

    Here it is.. :)

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 5:03:32 AM, on 01-May-2004
    Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IRMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\PCTVOICE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WUSB11 WLAN MONITOR\WUSB11B.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IrMon] irmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctvoice.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hidserv] Hidserv.exe run
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WUSB11B.exe] C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WUSB11B.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpztsb08.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemSearch] REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/sys.reg
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.standingthere.org
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.hotmail.msn.com
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.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: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?38101.3265393519
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab


    Sandi
     
  12. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.gocybersearch.com/ie/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemSearch] REGEDIT.EXE -s C:/WINDOWS/sys.reg

    Then reboot. In case the problems return doubleclick sys.reg and confirm you want to merge it with the registry.
    If that does not help check if it still is the sys.reg I made and not the original by CWS.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  13. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    I just did what you said and so far the search page hasn't returned. If it doesn't, do I still leave the sys.reg in my C:/WINDOWS/?

    Or do we have to wait a while longer to see if it comes back again?

    Anyway, thank you very very much Derek and especially Pieter for your patience in explaining and walking me through all the steps that has to be done. I think many of us would be lost without this forum. I just can't thank you all enough! :D

    Sandi
     
  14. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi andii,

    If anything goes haywire, please report back.

    You can always download my sys.txt here if you need it.
    I saw it needed a little change anyway.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  15. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    Hello,

    It appears that the search page is back again. :( When I checked the sys.reg file, it was back to the original CWS file and not the one Pieter had wrote.

    What could be causing this? Is there anywhere I can read up about CWS?


    Sandi
     
  16. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi andii,

    Not sure if it will help you, but you asked for it:
    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html

    We need to find out what is causing this. Can you redownload my file and when it is in place rightclick it and under Properties make it Read-only
    Hopefully this will cause an error when it tries to replace/change it.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  17. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    uou can also try this

    it seems to have helped in several cases
    to see if we can prevent the cws hijackers reinfecting you try this
    a workaround seems to be install a good firewall, lists here http://www.wilders.org/firewalls.htm if you haven't already got one and block these ranges of ports, both incoming and outgoing 209.66.114.0-209.66.115.255 and 81.211.105.0-81.211.105.255 and 213.159.117.0-213.159.118.255
    that stops the known cws servers responding or the hidden files on your computer updating. This works sometimes but not always, but it's a help. The problem with this approach is that some ( but very few) good sites might also be blocked

    Also
    I don't see any running antivirus, that is a bit like standing in downtown Baghdad stark naked with a bulls eye on your chest waving an American Flag. Definitely not recommended

    Download and install & run an antivirus immediately

    lists here
    http://www.wilders.org/anti_viruses.htm

    one free one that many users of this forum use successfully is
    AVG from http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
     
  18. andii

    andii Registered Member

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    Thank you all for your kind help!

    It seems that changing the properties of the file to read-only helped. I no longer encounter the search engine popping up. so far. ;)

    As for anti-virus software I do have Panda Titanium but I run it about once every 2-3 days because the protection mode kinda bogs down my computer speed. I read in the page refered to me that its database is still not as broad as other older products. Is it still recommended then?

    Sandi
     
  19. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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