My Log, and My Search Problems

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  1. edais22

    edais22 Guest

    Hey all,

    Many (most) of the popular search engines do not work for
    me. I have tried searching for a Qhosts virus (to no
    avail), fixing my HOSTS file, resetting the IE options,
    and deleting registry components, and nothing has
    helped. Certain search engines like dogpile.com work,
    but that is it. Every other engine (Yahoo, google,
    lycos, etc...) gives a 404 error when I try to search for
    anything. I'm running IE 6.0.

    I ran Adaware and that didn't help, so I ran Hijack this and found that all the sites that don't work are in the log! Oh happy day! Now I just need to know what to delete and/or fix. Your help would be greatly appreciated! :) Thanks, and here's the log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 1:53:49 AM, on 3/4/2004
    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\spoolsv.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
    C:\Program Files\Jason Mraz Pager\HyfnCast.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Betsy\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = 144.89.174.83
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1;http://localhost
    O1 - Hosts file is located at: C:\WINDOWS\help\hosts
    O1 - Hosts: 88.88.88.88 elite
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.akadns.net
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.altavista.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 altavista.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.yahoo.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 uk.search.yahoo.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 ca.search.yahoo.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 jp.search.yahoo.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 au.search.yahoo.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 de.search.yahoo.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.yahoo.co.jp
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.de
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.ca
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.jp
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.co.jp
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 alltheweb.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 web.ask.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 ask.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.ask.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.teoma.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.aol.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.looksmart.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 auto.search.msn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 ca.search.msn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 fr.ca.search.msn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.fr.msn.be
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.fr.msn.ch
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.latam.yupimsn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.at
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.be
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.ch
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.co.in
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.co.jp
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.co.kr
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.br
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.hk
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.my
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.sg
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.tw
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.co.za
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.de
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.dk
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.es
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.fi
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.fr
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.it
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.nl
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.no
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.se
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.ninemsn.com.au
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.t1msn.com.mx
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.xtramsn.co.nz
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.yupimsn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 uk.search.msn.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.lycos.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.ca
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.ca
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.uk
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.uk
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.au
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.jp
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.jp
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.at
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.be
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.ch
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.de
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.se
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.dk
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.fi
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.fr
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.gr
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.hk
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.ie
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.il
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.it
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.kr
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.mx
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.nl
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.nz
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.pl
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.pt
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.ru
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.sg
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.th
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.tr
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.tw
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 go.google.com
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.at
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.be
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.de
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.dk
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.fi
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.fr
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.com.hk
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.ie
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.co.il
    O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.it
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FD60B590A87D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Real\Toolbar\realbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: REALBAR - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FD60B590A87D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Real\Toolbar\realbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wcmdmgr] C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - Startup: Jason Mraz Pager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Jason Mraz Pager\HyfnCast.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: America Online 8.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 8.0\aoltray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.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: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1408.g.akamai.net/7/1408/9955/20031016/akamai.info.apple.com/iTunes4/WW/win/061-0848.20031022.TtzS4/iTunesSetup.exe
    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\..\{7F7CFFC8-792F-4A00-B9B8-7DA45E73F24F}: NameServer = 149.89.40.1,144.89.40.6
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hi edais22,

    It is QHosts nevertheless.

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

    O1 - Hosts file is located at: C:\WINDOWS\help\hosts

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wcmdmgr] C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch

    Then reboot and delete:
    C:\WINDOWS\help\hosts

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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