SecThought.E is a problem

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  1. VegaMoon

    VegaMoon Registered Member

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    Heya all - I need some HELP!

    I have been having a problem with Trojan Downloader SecThought.E on my system for the past couple months. I believe it is adware as i get pop up browsers even if i am not using a browser. AVG has spotted this one and a few others (such as downloader stubby.a, stubby.b, and proxy something)frequently and recently.

    I am using XP home and have tried the system restore process to alleviate and dump the files, yet it doesnt seem to be working, and i am pretty sure i did it right. I came here from a referral: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/archive/index.php/t-30203


    Following is my log and i have a feeling i got alot of crap kicking around my system. ANY help would be appreicated.
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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 1:40:10 AM, on 6/29/2004
    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\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Documents and Settings\(omitted for privacy)\Desktop\NetDownloads\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchwww.com/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://qus8l.hpwis.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.searchwww.com/bar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://qus8l.hpwis.com/
    O1 - Hosts: comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000006B1-19B5-414A-849F-2A3C64AE6939} - C:\WINDOWS\bi.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PreloadApp] c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\hphprld.exe c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\setup.exe -d
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Display Settings] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\hptasks.exe /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QT4HPOT] C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Search.vbs
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Shorten URL - http://www.cjb.net/menuext.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .UVR: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPUPano.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://qus8l.hpwis.com
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potc_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8714912E-380D-11D5-B8AA-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! Webcam Upload Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yuplapp.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FF65677A-8977-48CA-916A-DFF81B037DF3} (WMService Class) - http://download.overpro.com/WildApp.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{A625F9A5-13CC-466C-89C1-D26ABC334D72}: NameServer = 209.206.160.253 209.206.184.249
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi VegaMoon,

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

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchwww.com/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://qus8l.hpwis.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.searchwww.com/bar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://qus8l.hpwis.com/
    O1 - Hosts: comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000006B1-19B5-414A-849F-2A3C64AE6939} - C:\WINDOWS\bi.dll (file missing)

    O4 - Global Startup: Search.vbs

    Download and run: CWShredder
    Use the Fix button and follow the instructions you will receive.

    Then reboot, run HijackThis again and post a new log.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. VegaMoon

    VegaMoon Registered Member

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    Ok Pieter, this is what came about --

    Here is the log from CWShredder...
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    CWShredder v1.59.1 scan only report
    Please understand that a CWShredder 'Scan only' report
    might not be sufficient to troubleshoot an infected system.
    You can use HijackThis for that:
    http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip
    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip

    Windows XP (5.01.2600 SP1)
    Windows dir: C:\WINDOWS
    Windows system dir: C:\WINDOWS\System32
    AppData folder: C:\Documents and Settings\Elizabeth Kuhn\Application Data
    Username: Elizabeth Kuhn

    Found Hosts file: C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts (802 bytes, R)
    Shell Registry value: HKLM\..\WinLogon [Shell] Explorer.exe
    UserInit Registry value: HKLM\..\WinLogon [UserInit] C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
    Found Win.ini file: C:\WINDOWS\win.ini (568 bytes, A)
    Found System.ini file: C:\WINDOWS\system.ini (227 bytes, A)

    - END OF REPORT -


    ANd here is the Log from Hijack This -
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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 2:19:51 PM, on 7/8/2004
    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\System32\carpserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Elizabeth Kuhn\Desktop\NetDownloads\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=38700
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PreloadApp] c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\hphprld.exe c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\setup.exe -d
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Display Settings] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\hptasks.exe /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QT4HPOT] C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Shorten URL - http://www.cjb.net/menuext.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .UVR: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPUPano.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://qus8l.hpwis.com
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potc_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8714912E-380D-11D5-B8AA-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! Webcam Upload Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yuplapp.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FF65677A-8977-48CA-916A-DFF81B037DF3} (WMService Class) - http://download.overpro.com/WildApp.cab

    I havent had AVG pop up saying that it found SecThought but sometimes it will go a couple months without detecting it....perhapse this is better ? :) thanks for your help, and now that i know where to find my post in the forum, my response will be faster!

    Also, i need to change my user name from my real name because i am afriad that people will hack my computer and get my real name, if you could direct me to do this also, it would be greatly appreciated!
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2004
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