Searchmeup.com Browser HiJack Problem

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  1. Hootman68

    Hootman68 Registered Member

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    Ok, guys, I have the same problem. Although my hijacked search thing is known as Searchpage, no matter how many times I change my homepage or delete the html link from my drive c it keeps coming up and interefering. Her's my HiJackThis log.


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 3:20:21 PM, on 5/1/2004
    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\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
    C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\9jav.exe
    C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\rLvEWL.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winproc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\LVComS.exe
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LowLight.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
    C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    c:\TOSHIBA\Ivp\Swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
    C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\GhostSurf.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://4-counter.com/?a=2&b=hc
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://4-counter.com/?a=2&b=hc
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshiba.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 127.0.0.1:7212
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.toshiba.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_12_0.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9527D42F-D666-11D3-B8DD-00600838CD5F} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\IETie.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O2 - BHO: OsbornTech Popup Blocker - {FF1BF4C7-4E08-4A28-A43F-9D60A9F7A880} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_12_0.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechVideoRepair] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\ISStart.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechVideoTray] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [9jav] C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\9jav.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rLvEWL] C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\rLvEWL.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows Internet Protocol] C:\WINDOWS\system32\winproc32.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Ultimate Popup Blocker] C:\Program Files\Ultimate Software\Popup Blocker.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: GhostSurf.lnk = C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\GhostSurf.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Allow personal info to reach this site - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\info.allow.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Allow popups on this site - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\popup.allow.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Allow this advertisement - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\menu.allowimg.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Block personal info from this site - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\info.block.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Block popups on this site - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\popup.block.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Block this advertisement - file://C:\Program Files\GhostSurf\menu.blockimg.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: GhostSurf Privacy Center (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: GhostSurf Privacy Center (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
    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
    O12 - Plugin for .wav: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
    O13 - DefaultPrefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - WWW Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Home Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.toshiba.com
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    to see if we can prevent the cws hijackers reinfecting you try this
    a workaround seems to be install a good firewall, lists here http://www.wilders.org/firewalls.htm if you haven't already got one and block these ranges of ports, both incoming and outgoing 209.66.114.0-209.66.115.255 and 81.211.105.0-81.211.105.255 and 213.159.117.0-213.159.118.255
    that stops the known cws servers responding or the hidden files on your computer updating. This works sometimes but not always, but it's a help. The problem with this approach is that some good sites might also be blocked

    First download CWshredder from https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=14086

    boot 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"

    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

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://4-counter.com/?a=2&b=hc
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://4-counter.com/?a=2&b=hc
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 127.0.0.1:7212
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9527D42F-D666-11D3-B8DD-00600838CD5F} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\IETie.dll
    O2 - BHO: OsbornTech Popup Blocker - {FF1BF4C7-4E08-4A28-A43F-9D60A9F7A880} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshelper.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [9jav] C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\9jav.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rLvEWL] C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\rLvEWL.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows Internet Protocol] C:\WINDOWS\system32\winproc32.exe
    O13 - Home Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=


    Delete these files

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\IETie.dll
    c:\searchpage.html
    C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\9jav.exe <<<< delete everything in the temp folder
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winproc32.exe


    then untick use a proxy server in your connection settings

    Now Run Cwshreddder
    Close all browser windows, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.


    Reboot After running cwshredder and as soon as possible follow this advice:
    Now as CWS Hijacks are normally installed via the byte verifier exploit in M$ JavaVM, just surfing a page with an infected applet can install it with no user participation. So once you’ve run the above, it is vital that you go here, click Scan for updates in the main frame, and download and install all CRITICAL updates recommended.

    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 01R300 28.04.2004 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
     
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