Problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

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  1. subterry

    subterry Registered Member

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    Hi,

    IE has been acting very strangely since earlier this evening. It seems like I have some kind of spyware that directs some of my searches away from Yahoo. I ran Ad Aware a couple of times already, I also did a system restore back to 3 days ago when I didn't have this problem, but it's still here. I'm attaching a file (actually just the first part of it because I found out earlier that I couldn't post a file of 200Kb - and regardless, I don't think anyone will want to read through this) that I found to have been created tonight, just before I started having problems. It was named t1.txt and was in the Windows folder. I thought it was strange because it seems like it's some kind of program or command file with stuff about Yahoo and rightfinder.net appears a lot in there... So I guess it might be related. I deleted this file but the problem is still there.

    Following is a copy of the HijackThis log I just ran.

    Thanks in advance for your help!! I really need it right now!!

    Terry o_O

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
    Scan saved at 2:51:44 AM, on 11/1/2003
    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:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPConfig.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\Bin\iPodSrv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\RadioSvr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\HpRfDev.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\essspk.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3tray2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Display Settings\hpdisply.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\HPONE-~1\OneTouch.EXE
    C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\Bin\iPodWatcher.exe
    C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
    C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView5\NkvMon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-aware.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\hh.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://approvedlinks.com/sp2.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/hp/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.hp.com/notebooks/pavilion/e-center
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    O1 - Hosts: 66.118.163.109 xuto.search.msn.com
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {13F537F0-AF09-11d6-9029-0002B31F9E59} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\ycomp5_0_2_4.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\ycomp5_0_2_4.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EssSpkPhone] essspk.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Display Settings] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Display Settings\hpdisply.exe /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CP4HPOT] C:\PROGRA~1\HPONE-~1\OneTouch.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Presentation Ready] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Presentation Ready\PresRdy.exe -r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MoneyStartUp10.0] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Activation.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wcmdmgr] C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPLaptopGamesActiveMenu] C:\Program Files\WildTangent\ActiveMenu\HPLaptop\Games\ActiveMenu.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPInSightMonitor 01] "C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\IP InSight\IPMon32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tgcmdprovidersbc] "C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server /startmonitor /deaf /nosystray
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iPodWatcher] C:\Program Files\iPod\Bin\iPodWatcher.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] 1
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - Startup: Connection Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\SBC\Connection Manager\CManager.exe
    O4 - Startup: Trillian.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: NkvMon.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView5\NkvMon.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Login (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Login (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.hp.com/notebooks/pavilion/e-center
    O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) -
    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 = it.northwestern.edu,northwestern.edu
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = it.northwestern.edu,northwestern.edu
     

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  2. subterry

    subterry Registered Member

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    Actually, I forgot to add another thing... I downloaded SpyWareBlaster tonight and in the Browser Pages it shows rightfinder.net many times, when I don't want it there !!! What exactly does that mean?

    Thanks again,

    Terry
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi subterry,

    Welcome at Wilders. :)

    Check the following items in HijackThis.
    Close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://approvedlinks.com/sp2.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/hp/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    O1 - Hosts: 66.118.163.109 xuto.search.msn.com

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

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] 1

    Then reboot, and download, unzip and run CWShredder written by Merijn (creator of HijackThis)

    The Yahoo! Pager confuses me a little.
    It should look like this:
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet

    I wonder if this was changed by the spyware infection on purpose. o_O

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  4. subterry

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    Hi Pieter,
    Thanks a lot for your help !!
    It seems like there are no more problems. CWShredder removed CWS.madfinder I think.
    It even looks like IE is running faster now!!! :D

    Thanks again,

    Terry
     
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    Hi subterry,

    Glad we could help. Ah well, Merijn did most of it. :)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  6. Joel-Guest

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    You guys are great. I downloaded both programs, and cleaned my system up great. Now I just gotta work on gettings everything else working. Thanks again.
     
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    I had the same problem, followed all the instructions and voila!
    You are great! Thanxx a lot!
    cybernuth
     
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    I split off several separate threads from this one, that are not mentioned above.
    If you are looking for one of them, follow the links below.

    Roger Bromley: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=16229

    Pre: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=16225

    Valerio: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=16226

    heiderle: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=16230

    vik: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=16227

    Jim: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=16228
     
  17. vj

    vj Guest

    hi i am having similar problems with rightfinder...i attempted to do use hijackthis as well as cwshredder, and the problem still came back...is there a step that i am missing?

    vj
     
  18. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi vj,

    Did you donwload the latest version of CWShredder?

    If so could you please go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

    Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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