Re:My computer is under attack

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  1. IManovice

    IManovice Registered Member

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    Here's a link that will provide the background on this issue. There was a firewall event and a large number of virus files found:

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=23789 [hr]

    Hi beetlejuice,

    Here is the HijackThis report you suggested:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 12:21:31 PM, on 3/7/2004
    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:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LMPDPSRV.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lexmark X125\LEX125SU.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMENCAGT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\ClipTrakker\ClipTrakker.exe
    C:\Program Files\Nova Development\Photo Explosion Deluxe\CalCheck.exe
    C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
    C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger Plus\Dllcmd32.exe
    C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger Plus\HotTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\MemTurbo\MemTurbo.exe
    C:\Program Files\MRU-Blaster\scheduler.exe
    C:\Program Files\Screenshot Utility\ScreenshotUtility.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exe
    C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\shellmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aolwbspd.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Judy Lew\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis1977[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.aarp.org/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://start.earthlink.net
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie/button/search.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\System32\Userinit.exe
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_10_0.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7D9E713D-0388-4384-BDD8-2A42EB1C4F04} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\PROXYCONN\PRXCNBRSRCTRL.DLL (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0AAF602E-72A1-45FE-BAB1-06971E07EAA2} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_10_0.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechImageStudioTray] C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechGalleryRepair] C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\ISStart.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus2] "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LMPDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LMPDPSRV.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MessengerPlus2] "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe" /WinStart
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [MRUBlaster] C:\Program Files\MRU-Blaster\indexcleaner.exe -CC
    O4 - Startup: MemTurbo.lnk = C:\Program Files\MemTurbo\MemTurbo.exe
    O4 - Startup: ClipTrakker.lnk = C:\Program Files\ClipTrakker\ClipTrakker.exe
    O4 - Startup: MRU-Blaster Scheduler.lnk = C:\Program Files\MRU-Blaster\scheduler.exe
    O4 - Startup: MRU-Blaster Silent Clean.lnk = C:\Program Files\MRU-Blaster\mrublaster.exe
    O4 - Startup: Screenshot Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\Screenshot Utility\ScreenshotUtility.exe
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: NetTurbo.lnk = C:\Program Files\SharewareOnline.com\NetTurbo\NetTurbo.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Lexmark X125 Settings Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\Lexmark X125\LEX125SU.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Encoder Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\WMENCAGT.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: ClipTrakker.lnk = C:\Program Files\ClipTrakker\ClipTrakker.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Photo Explosion Calendar Checker.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nova Development\Photo Explosion Deluxe\CalCheck.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Live Menu.lnk = C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger Plus\Dllcmd32.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: eFax Tray Menu.lnk = C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger Plus\HotTray.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send Image to Photo Library - file://C:\Documents and Settings\Judy Lew\Application Data\MGI\PhotoSuite4\Temp\MGI00000.html
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Support (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: Help (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: ComcastHSI (HKCU)
    O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mpeg: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://my.netzero.net/s/sp
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Canasta - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/yt1_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dominoes - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/dot2_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Euchre - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/et0_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Fleet - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/fltt2_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pinochle - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ut2_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Spades - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/st2_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0335A685-ED24-4F7B-A08E-3BD15D84E668} - http://dl.filekicker.com/send/file/128985-NZIL/PhPSetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwebproducts/PopSwatterInitialSetup1.0.0.5.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinstc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {40289096-9F72-4A04-BCB3-E434ECDCEE33} (AppDLCtrl Class) - http://download.howudodat.com/chatterbox/download/appdl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com/computercheckup/qdiagcc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {5D9E4B6D-CD17-4D85-99D4-6A52B394EC3B} (WSDownloader Control) - http://www.webshots.com/samplers/WSDownloader.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {79B96C72-C0D0-4DC8-BC7E-9F314A918228} - http://imgfarm.com/images/nocache/myspeedbar/myinitialsetup1.0.0.3.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37587.1853472222
    O16 - DPF: {A031D222-B496-11D2-9CC8-00105A10AAF6} (WONWebLauncher Class) - http://www.flipside.com/cab/WONWebLauncherControl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yse/ymmapi_416.dll
    O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78D} (DoomCln Object) - http://www.microsoft.com/security/controls/DoomCln.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://meetingcenter1.webex.com/client/latest/webex/ieatgpc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F5D98C43-DB16-11CF-8ECA-0000C0FD59C7} (ActiveCGM Control) - file://C:\Program Files\InterCAP\ActiveCGM\ActiveX\Acgm.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{2C7E1A83-33F5-47C1-BDA0-C5A0628057C4}: NameServer = 205.188.146.146
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Imanovice,

    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\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com

    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7D9E713D-0388-4384-BDD8-2A42EB1C4F04} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\PROXYCONN\PRXCNBRSRCTRL.DLL (file missing)

    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0AAF602E-72A1-45FE-BAB1-06971E07EAA2} - (no file)

    O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwebproducts/PopSwatterInitialSetup1.0.0.5.cab

    O16 - DPF: {79B96C72-C0D0-4DC8-BC7E-9F314A918228} - http://imgfarm.com/images/nocache/myspeedbar/myinitialsetup1.0.0.3.cab

    O16 - DPF: {A031D222-B496-11D2-9CC8-00105A10AAF6} (WONWebLauncher Class) - http://www.flipside.com/cab/WONWebLauncherControl.cab

    Then reboot. Just some loose ends and potential threads. No real worries.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. IManovice

    IManovice Registered Member

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    Hi Pieter,

    I am happy to report that 2 times in a row now my AVG did NOT detect any viruses. Looks like Spybot S&D did it.

    I did what you said and have a couple questions.

    1. R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank

    I did get an ad that came from www.sharewareonline.com (that is where I got the NetTurbo from) that showed "about:blank" at the bottom of my screen. Should I let HiJackThis dispose of this?

    2. NetZero, Earthlink and Comcast: I don't use them anymore. Should I let HiJackThis dispose of these, also?

    3. NetTurbo: I think this is a bad nasty. Would it be ok to just let HiJackThis terminate it, too?

    Thanks so much for your help. Really, really appreciate it.
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi IManovice,

    Everything listed under O8, O9 and O16 that you don't use anymore can be fixed without problems.

    Fixing O4 - Global Startup: NetTurbo.lnk = C:\Program Files\SharewareOnline.com\NetTurbo\NetTurbo.exe
    will prevent it from starting at boot. Nothing more.

    about: blank should be a empty screen. If it isn't it has been hijacked and should be fixed.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. IManovice

    IManovice Registered Member

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    Hi Pieter:

    I just want to be sure that I understand you correctly. If about:blank is not empty then I can fix it with HiJackThis? Or do you mean it has to be fixed another way?
     
  6. justaguest

    justaguest Guest

    Hi Imanovice, The about:blank entry could be that the default start page in Hijakthis is set to about:blank. To change:

    Open Hijackthis and select config.

    Change the default start page to a homepage you want to use if Hijackthis finds a rougue one.

    You can "fix" the about:blank entry with hijackthis quite safely.

    Cheers.
     
  7. IManovice

    IManovice Registered Member

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    Hi justaguest,

    Thank you. A default start page for HiJackThis is what it was.

    Now all I have to do is work on getting NetTurbo off of my computer.

    ShotgunGirl suggested the instructions for using spysweeper or manual removal at: http://www.spysweeper.com/betterinternet-uninstall.html

    She said she was a guest so do you agree that this is an alright tool to use?
     
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