pc running slow, possible spyware/adware

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  1. Hi,
    my internet is running really slow + stops working after about 30 minutes. I've contacted my ISP + they say that there is nothing wrong with the service at the moment. I've had problems with spyware + adware slowing my pc down before. Adaware + spybot have shown nothing so far. Just wondering if you guys could check my hijack this log + see if there's anything wrong there:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 19:48:01, on 27/04/2004
    Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    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\SSDPSRV.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\POP3TRAP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 2000\WEBTRAP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\GEARBOX CONNECTION KIT\BIN\CONFSVR.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPA.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\GEARBOX CONNECTION KIT\BIN\GBTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\MY DOCUMENTS\JOHN'S FOLDER\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ntlworld.com/
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCCIOMON.EXE] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pop3trap.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\pop3trap.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebTrap.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\WebTrap.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Gearbox] "C:\Program Files\Gearbox Connection Kit\bin\confsvr.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiSAudio] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MP_S3.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PCCIOMON.EXE] "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIEW] rundll32.exe nview.dll,nViewLoadHook
    O4 - Startup: MICROSOFT OFFICE.LNK = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .MTD: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\npmusicn.dll
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F04A8AE2-A59D-11D2-8792-00C04F8EF29D} (Hotmail Attachments Control) - http://by10fd.bay10.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
    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/swdir.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-0-3-0.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37971.4581018519
    O16 - DPF: {7B297BFD-85E4-4092-B2AF-16A91B2EA103} (WScanCtl Class) - http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/webscan.cab

    Thanks!
    John
     
  2. dave38

    dave38 Spyware Expert

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    Nothing obvious in your log.
    Please try this:-

    Type this into the Address Bar of IE; 'javascript:navigator.userAgent'. Press enter and copy the results here.
     
  3. hello,
    the following results came up:

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; SEARCHALOT IE6)

    Thanks
    John
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Please surf to http://www.billsway.com/vbspage/ and scroll down to
    Registry Search Tool
    Download, unzip and run RegSrch.vbs
    Copy and paste this in the dialog box: searchalot

    After a while a prompt will come up. Click OK to write the results to wordpad and post them.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. Hi again,
    Thanks for all your help so far, you guys are the best!

    Results are shown below:

    REGEDIT4
    ; RegSrch.vbs © Bill James

    ; Registry search results for string "searchalot" 01/05/2004 12:47:11

    ; NOTE: This file will be deleted when you close WordPad.
    ; You must manually save this file to a new location if you want to refer to it again later.
    ; (If you save the file with a .reg extension, you can use it to restore any Registry changes you make to these values.)


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]
    "SEARCHALOT IE6"="IEAK"

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Help_Menu_URLs]
    "Online_Support"="http://www.searchalot.com/?IE6"

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant]
    "DefaultSearchURL"="http://www.searchalot.com/cgi-bin/search/search.cgi?location=1&search="

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator\Main]
    "Home Page"="http://www.searchalot.com"

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator\Home]
    "Home Page"="http://www.searchalot.com"

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Netscape Navigator\Home]
    "Home Page"="http://www.searchalot.com"

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Identities\{A83C70D9-054E-4EED-A1EA-1532AFE1FD53}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0]
    "HelpUrl"="http://www.searchalot.com/?IE6"

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Identities\{A83C70D9-054E-4EED-A1EA-1532AFE1FD53}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0]
    "BodyBarPath"="http://www.searchalot.com/ie6advert.htm"
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi sandanistarebel,

    Save the file I attached as searchalotgo.reg, doubleclick it and confirm you want to merge it with the registry.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     

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