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Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by eterry, May 19, 2004.

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  1. eterry

    eterry Registered Member

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    Recently, my browser has started showing highlighted words which appear to be links to other sites. Here is a hijackthis log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 9:16:03 AM, on 5/19/2004
    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\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ezula\mmod.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\alarm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
    C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
    C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aoltray.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    O1 - Hosts: 207.36.196.189 auto.search.msn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.36.196.189 search.netscape.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.36.196.189 ieautosearch
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [eZmmod] C:\PROGRA~1\ezula\mmod.exe
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Startup.lnk = C:\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Scheduled Updates.lnk = C:\QUICKENW\bagent.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Billminder.lnk = C:\QUICKENW\billmind.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: CorelCENTRAL 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\ccwin9.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: CorelCENTRAL Alarms.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\alarm.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Desktop Application Director 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Corel Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aoltray.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\websearch\System\Temp\topr1150_script0.htm
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {24D1BDCE-D835-11D6-BF84-0050047EA0E7} (BlueStream_Flash Class) - http://www.rovion.com/Controls/Rovion.cab
    O16 - DPF: {917623D1-D8E5-11D2-BE8B-00104B06BDE3} (CamImage Class) - http://24.234.255.102/activex/AxisCamControl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37748.5075925926
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    thanks,

    Ed
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    Hi ED

    this should solve your problems
    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

    O1 - Hosts: 207.36.196.189 auto.search.msn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.36.196.189 search.netscape.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.36.196.189 ieautosearch
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [eZmmod] C:\PROGRA~1\ezula\mmod.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\websearch\System\Temp\topr1150_script0.htm
    O16 - DPF: {24D1BDCE-D835-11D6-BF84-0050047EA0E7} (BlueStream_Flash Class) - http://www.rovion.com/Controls/Rovion.cab


    Reboot 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"


    and Delete these folders

    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ezula
    C:\Program Files\websearch\

    then go to C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Temp and select everything in that folder and delete it

    as XP will not let you delete files less than 24 hours old as it thinks it might need them please also do this
    while in the temp folder, select view and select details.
    then right click a blank part and select arrange icons by, and select show in groups and modified, that will give a list of all files in date order with today at the top of the page.
    select all the files/folders except the today ones and delete them all.

    1) Open Control Panel
    2) Click on Internet Options
    3) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
    4) You may also want to check the box "Delete all offline content"
    5) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes the temporary internet files
    6) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies that websites have placed on your hard drive

    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 01R305 18.05.2004 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. eterry

    eterry Registered Member

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    Derek,

    Here is the latest HJ log:

    Thanks,

    Ed

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 1:56:03 PM, on 5/19/2004
    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\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\alarm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
    C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
    C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aoltray.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe

    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Startup.lnk = C:\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Scheduled Updates.lnk = C:\QUICKENW\bagent.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Billminder.lnk = C:\QUICKENW\billmind.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: CorelCENTRAL 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\ccwin9.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: CorelCENTRAL Alarms.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\alarm.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Desktop Application Director 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Corel Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aoltray.exe
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {917623D1-D8E5-11D2-BE8B-00104B06BDE3} (CamImage Class) - http://24.234.255.102/activex/AxisCamControl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37748.5075925926
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    Hi ED

    looks Ok, did it cure the problem

    Turn off system restore by following instructions here
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001111912274039
    That will purge the restore folder and clear any malware that has been put in there. Then reboot & then re-enable sytem restore & create a new restore point.

    Read here https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971 for info on how to tighten your security settings and how to help prevent future attacks.

    & go here, click Scan for updates in the main frame, and download and install all CRITICAL updates recommended.
     
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