'searchpage' bug

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by JRattenberry, May 5, 2004.

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  1. JRattenberry

    JRattenberry Guest

    Hi,

    I've been infected by some variant of the Coolwebsearch virus - every time I type in a URL without http://, type in an incomplete URL, download something etc I get a 'mysearch' page instead, with 'mysearch' stuck as my homepage. I've run Ad-aware, which seems to have got rid of most of it - but incomplete or unrecognised URLs still bring up the page. Here is my most recent HiJackthis report:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 13:21:12, on 05/05/2004
    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\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
    C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\James Rattenberry\My Documents\Leisure\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.freeserve.co.uk
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://www.york.ac.uk/proxy.config
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    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
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kdx] C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 1000 series.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Money Viewer (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.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.freeserve.co.uk
    O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {18871EA7-1B30-46DE-9283-E96E707492BA} (Playcom_ATL_Object Class) - http://www.netbabyworld.com/media/playcom/Playcom.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4B6015E7-3ABB-45DC-96B7-55A843751F28} (IntRuboskizo2 Class) - http://www.contenidospc.com/ruboskizo2.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://anu.popcap.com/games/popcaploader_v5.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot.com/KDX22/download/kdx.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/SolitaireShowdown.cab

    Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

    - James
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi JRattenberry,

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

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

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html#1507

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = c:\searchpage.html#1507

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = c:\searchpage.html#1507

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html#1507
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html#1507

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kdx] C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe

    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=

    O16 - DPF: {4B6015E7-3ABB-45DC-96B7-55A843751F28} (IntRuboskizo2 Class) - http://www.contenidospc.com/ruboskizo2.cab

    O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot.com/KDX22/download/kdx.cab

    Download and run: http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe
    Use the Fix button and follow the instructions you will receive.

    Then reboot.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. JRattenberry

    JRattenberry Guest

    Looks like its gone! Thanks Pieter!
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Glad we could help. :)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. JRattenberry

    JRattenberry Guest

    Hi again,

    I ran Ad-aware again this morning just to check if the bug had gone - but it came up with another 12 'new objects.' I've quaranteened those too, but does this mean the bugs still there, or is it a false alarm? I haven't noticed any new symptoms, but I thought I'd best be sure.

    Sorry if I'm wasting peoples time here :S Here's my latest HijackThis log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 19:42:49, on 06/05/2004
    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\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
    C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\James Rattenberry\My Documents\Leisure\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.freeserve.co.uk
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://www.york.ac.uk/proxy.config
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    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
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 1000 series.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Money Viewer (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.freeserve.co.uk
    O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {18871EA7-1B30-46DE-9283-E96E707492BA} (Playcom_ATL_Object Class) - http://www.netbabyworld.com/media/playcom/Playcom.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://anu.popcap.com/games/popcaploader_v5.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/SolitaireShowdown.cab
     
  6. JRattenberry

    JRattenberry Guest

    *bump* *g*
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I don't see anything malicious in the log.
    If it happens again could you save the AdAware scanlog and post it please?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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