StartNow navigation helper is a hinderance

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by Daltana, Jul 16, 2004.

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  1. Daltana

    Daltana Registered Member

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    It's been driving me to distraction. It was irritating just redirecting me to random sites. Now it's redirected me to porn a couple of times, I'm ridding myself of it. I've checked previous threads about it and have installed and run HijackThis. Thank you for looking at it. :)

    Here's my HijackThis log:


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 16:40:46, on 16/07/2004
    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\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\gsicon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\dslagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    D:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    D:\PROGRA~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
    D:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    D:\Program Files\FlashGet\flashget.exe
    D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\BEN\Desktop\hijackthis1977\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.starwars.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R3 - URLSearchHook: HyperSearchHook - {CE152807-4FB7-408E-AA02-DA3FFE0EA70B} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\HyperbarSS3.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} - D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: HyperBHO - {4B2F5308-2CB0-40E2-8030-59936ED5D22C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\Hyperbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - D:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.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: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - D:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GSICONEXE] gsicon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] dslagent.exe USB
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avserve2.exe] C:\WINDOWS\avserve2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "D:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\SNDMon.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "D:\PROGRA~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe"
    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: AOL 8.0 Tray Icon.lnk = D:\Program Files\AOL 8.0\aoltray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm.lnk = D:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - D:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - D:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: FlashGet (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52....apple.com/saba/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38173.6024189815
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab






    Thank you very much for looking all through that.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    With all browser windows closed, check, and have Hijack This fix these items:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com

    O2 - BHO: HyperBHO - {4B2F5308-2CB0-40E2-8030-59936ED5D22C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\Hyperbar.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avserve2.exe] C:\WINDOWS\avserve2.exe


    Restart your computer, and post a fresh log.

    Cheers,
     
  3. Daltana

    Daltana Registered Member

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    Excellent. Thank you. :) I've just typed a random string of characters in the address bar and it didn't forward me.

    My new log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 20:30:55, on 16/07/2004
    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\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\gsicon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\dslagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    D:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    D:\PROGRA~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
    D:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
    D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\BEN\Desktop\hijackthis1977\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.starwars.com/
    R3 - URLSearchHook: HyperSearchHook - {CE152807-4FB7-408E-AA02-DA3FFE0EA70B} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\HyperbarSS3.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} - D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - D:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.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: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - D:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GSICONEXE] gsicon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] dslagent.exe USB
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "D:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\SNDMon.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "D:\PROGRA~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LDM] \Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: AOL 8.0 Tray Icon.lnk = D:\Program Files\AOL 8.0\aoltray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm.lnk = D:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - D:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - D:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: FlashGet (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52....apple.com/saba/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38173.6024189815
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    Here's one I overlooked:

    R3 - URLSearchHook: HyperSearchHook - {CE152807-4FB7-408E-AA02-DA3FFE0EA70B} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\HyperbarSS3.dll


    Fix that one, restart your computer, delete the Hyperbar folder in C:\Program Files\Common Files, and you should be good to go.
     
  5. Daltana

    Daltana Registered Member

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    Excellent. Thank you very much. All is good and my system is now chock a block with anti-spyware and hijack software, so it shouldn't happen again. At least, not for a while... ;)
     
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