I think I've been highjacked...

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by dserlin, May 25, 2004.

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  1. dserlin

    dserlin Registered Member

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    I've been consistently getting the search-town homepage despite my best efforts to change it. Every time I reboot, it resets to the search-town page. I also get a ton of adult pop-ups. Ad-Aware has not solved the problem, but I have scanned several times and just did it again in accordance with step 1 of your recommendations.

    Here is my Hijack Log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:50:44 PM, on 5/25/2004
    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\ibmpmsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2003\Tmntsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2003\tmproxy.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\tp4serv.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wfxsnt40.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2003\pccguide.exe
    C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2003\PCCClient.exe
    C:\windows\tlocmgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
    C:\windows\winlogon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
    C:\Program Files\LINKSYS\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\U0027161\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://approvedlinks.com/sp.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = http://riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {80230FFE-53DD-11D2-AE5F-0000832F3A64} - C:\Program Files\West Group\CiteLink\clie\clie.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrackPointSrv] tp4serv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPHOTKEY] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MsmqIntCert] regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinFaxAppPortStarter] wfxsnt40.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2003\pccguide.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCCClient.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2003\PCCClient.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tlocmgr] c:\windows\tlocmgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BMMGAG] RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\pwrmonit.dll,StartPwrMonitor
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRISMSTA.EXE] PRISMSTA.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sys] regedit -s sysdll.reg
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [winlogon] c:\windows\winlogon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 1000 series.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Instant Wireless Configuration Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\LINKSYS\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .mpg: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O16 - DPF: Extensity Client - https://thomsonexp.tfn.com/ext_Thomson/ext40.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {82971BF0-5756-11D1-96F6-0004AC774A81} (mskEditX.mskEditX1) - http://wams.int.westgroup.com/mskEditX.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37651.6896412037
    O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78D} (DoomCln Object) - http://www.microsoft.com/security/controls/DoomCln.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78E} (SassCln Object) - http://www.microsoft.com/security/controls/Sasser/20/SassCln.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = int.westgroup.com,tlr.thomson.com,thomson.com,westgroup.com
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = int.westgroup.com,tlr.thomson.com,thomson.com,westgroup.com
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi dserlin,

    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:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://approvedlinks.com/sp.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = http://riviera.cc (obfuscated)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sys] regedit -s sysdll.reg

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [winlogon] c:\windows\winlogon.exe

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

    Then reboot into safe mode and delete:
    sysdll.reg
    c:\windows\winlogon.exe <= NOTE: Only that one, do NOT try to delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe (the real Windows file)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. dserlin

    dserlin Registered Member

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    Pieter, everything has worked to perfection so far. My only problem is that I cannot reboot in Safe Mode. When I boot up it doesn't offer me an option for safe mode. Do I need to hit a key to get this option?
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    dserlin Registered Member

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    Got it. Everything is now working perfectly. Thank you so much for your help!!!

    Dan :D :D :D
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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