stubborn search.x variant ? can't kill..

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  1. metafizx

    metafizx Registered Member

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    aggressive popups "spy deleter" and various search pages "searchspotter" is one of them. i noticed mystery .dll's showing up in system32 similar to the search.x variant i had earlier on a different machine.

    ran current versions of cwshredder and spybot S&D. cwshredder removed all but keeps having to take out "search.x" infection. i checked for the problems associated with "AppInit_DLLS" using reglite, but this is different, since there is no value (No rogue dll this time!!)

    here are my HJT log and PV logs....
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 8:02:47 PM, on 5/4/2004
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\r_server.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\fppdis1.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\dhbrwsr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\TimeSynchronize.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.5.2.32\InstallStub.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\dhsvr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\downloads\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}_ - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_16_0.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_16_0.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pdfFactory Dispatcher v1] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\fppdis1.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wdskctl] C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ityx] C:\WINDOWS\ityx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DealHelperBrwsr] C:\WINDOWS\dhbrwsr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TimeSyncApp] C:\WINDOWS\TimeSynchronize.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TV Media] C:\Program Files\TV Media\Tvm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zSearch] C:\Program Files\zSearch\Zstb.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vinan] C:\WINDOWS\vinan.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PlaxoUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.5.2.32\InstallStub.exe -a
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msmc] C:\WINDOWS\System32\msgked.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TV Media] C:\Program Files\TV Media\Tvm.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E} (MetaStreamCtl Class) - https://components.viewpoint.com/MTSInstallers/MetaStream3.cab?url=http://www.viewpoint.com/cgi-bin/beta/vet_install_popup.pl?1&4&04.00.07.02&http://www.scion.com/scionConfigApp/scion/viewsection.jsp?forceLoad=1
    O16 - DPF: {08BEF711-06DA-48B2-9534-802ECAA2E4F9} (PlxInstall Class) - http://www.plaxo.com/activex/PlaxoInstall.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20031216/qtinstall.info.apple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/252d3153ea1bdbad2519/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38104.9609490741
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/detection/ITDetector.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E7DBFB6C-113A-47CF-B278-F5C6AF4DE1BD} - http://download.abacast.com/download/files/abasetup145.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{2C7C0FD8-5CA1-428C-BE4D-C0732D6570E7}: NameServer = 66.135.224.90,4.2.2.1

    Module information for 'Explorer.EXE'
    MODULE BASE SIZE PATH
    Explorer.EXE 1000000 1015808 C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows Explorer
    ntdll.dll 77f50000 684032 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntdll.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) NT Layer DLL
    kernel32.dll 77e60000 942080 C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernel32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    msvcrt.dll 77c10000 339968 C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcrt.dll 7.0.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows NT CRT DLL
    ADVAPI32.dll 77dd0000 577536 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ADVAPI32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    RPCRT4.dll 78000000 548864 C:\WINDOWS\system32\RPCRT4.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Remote Procedure Call Runtime
    GDI32.dll 77c70000 262144 C:\WINDOWS\system32\GDI32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) GDI Client DLL
    USER32.dll 77d40000 573440 C:\WINDOWS\system32\USER32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows XP USER API Client DLL
    SHLWAPI.dll 70a70000 409600 C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHLWAPI.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    SHELL32.dll 773d0000 8351744 C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows Shell Common Dll
    ole32.dll 771b0000 1183744 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ole32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft OLE for Windows
    OLEAUT32.dll 77120000 569344 C:\WINDOWS\system32\OLEAUT32.dll 3.50.5016.0 Microsoft OLE 3.50 for Windows NT(TM) and Windows 95(TM) Operating Systems
    BROWSEUI.dll 75f80000 1032192 C:\WINDOWS\System32\BROWSEUI.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Shell Browser UI Library
    SHDOCVW.dll 769c0000 1351680 C:\WINDOWS\System32\SHDOCVW.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Shell Doc Object and Control Library
    UxTheme.dll 5ad70000 212992 C:\WINDOWS\System32\UxTheme.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft UxTheme Library
    comctl32.dll 71950000 933888 C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.10.0_x-ww_f7fb5805\comctl32.dll 6.0 (xpsp1.020828-1920) User Experience Controls Library
    comctl32.dll 77340000 569344 C:\WINDOWS\system32\comctl32.dll 5.82 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Common Controls Library
    appHelp.dll 75f40000 126976 C:\WINDOWS\system32\appHelp.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Application Compatibility Client Library
    CLBCATQ.DLL 76fd0000 491520 C:\WINDOWS\System32\CLBCATQ.DLL 2001.12.4414.42
    COMRes.dll 77050000 806912 C:\WINDOWS\System32\COMRes.dll 2001.12.4414.42
    VERSION.dll 77c00000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\system32\VERSION.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Version Checking and File Installation Libraries
    cscui.dll 76620000 319488 C:\WINDOWS\System32\cscui.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Client Side Caching UI
    CSCDLL.dll 76600000 110592 C:\WINDOWS\System32\CSCDLL.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Offline Network Agent
    themeui.dll 559e0000 462848 C:\WINDOWS\System32\themeui.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows Theme API
    Secur32.dll 76f90000 65536 C:\WINDOWS\System32\Secur32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Security Support Provider Interface
    MSIMG32.dll 76380000 20480 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSIMG32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) GDIEXT Client DLL
    USERENV.dll 75a70000 675840 C:\WINDOWS\system32\USERENV.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Userenv
    netapi32.dll 71c20000 319488 C:\WINDOWS\System32\netapi32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Net Win32 API DLL
    SAMLIB.dll 71bf0000 69632 C:\WINDOWS\System32\SAMLIB.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) SAM Library DLL
    ntshrui.dll 76990000 147456 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntshrui.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Shell extensions for sharing
    ATL.DLL 76b20000 86016 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ATL.DLL 3.00.9435 ATL Module for Windows NT (Unicode)
    SETUPAPI.dll 76670000 946176 C:\WINDOWS\System32\SETUPAPI.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows Setup API
    LINKINFO.dll 76980000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\LINKINFO.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Windows Volume Tracking
    WININET.dll 76200000 622592 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WININET.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Internet Extensions for Win32
    CRYPT32.dll 762c0000 569344 C:\WINDOWS\system32\CRYPT32.dll 5.131.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Crypto API32
    MSASN1.dll 762a0000 61440 C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSASN1.dll 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-114:cool: ASN.1 Runtime APIs
    urlmon.dll 760f0000 499712 C:\WINDOWS\system32\urlmon.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) OLE32 Extensions for Win32
    msi.dll 17f0000 2101248 C:\WINDOWS\System32\msi.dll 2.0.2600.1106 Windows Installer
    SXS.DLL 75e90000 684032 C:\WINDOWS\System32\SXS.DLL 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Fusion 2.5
    NETSHELL.dll 75cf0000 1642496 C:\WINDOWS\system32\NETSHELL.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Network Connections Shell
    credui.dll 76c00000 184320 C:\WINDOWS\system32\credui.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Credential Manager User Interface
    WS2_32.dll 71ab0000 86016 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WS2_32.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Windows Socket 2.0 32-Bit DLL
    WS2HELP.dll 71aa0000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WS2HELP.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Windows Socket 2.0 Helper for Windows NT
    iphlpapi.dll 76d60000 94208 C:\WINDOWS\system32\iphlpapi.dll 5.1.2600.2 (xpsp1.020828-1920) IP Helper API
    WINSTA.dll 76360000 61440 C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINSTA.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Winstation Library
    webcheck.dll 74b30000 266240 C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Web Site Monitor
    stobject.dll 74b00000 131072 C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Systray shell service object
    BatMeter.dll 74af0000 36864 C:\WINDOWS\System32\BatMeter.dll 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Battery Meter Helper DLL
    POWRPROF.dll 74ad0000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\POWRPROF.dll 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Power Profile Helper DLL
    WTSAPI32.dll 76f50000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\System32\WTSAPI32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows Terminal Server SDK APIs
    plx_hook.dll 10000000 20480 C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.5.2.32\plx_hook.dll 1.5.2.32 plx_hook
    WINTRUST.dll 76c30000 176128 C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINTRUST.dll 5.131.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Microsoft Trust Verification APIs
    IMAGEHLP.dll 76c90000 139264 C:\WINDOWS\system32\IMAGEHLP.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows NT Image Helper
    rsaenh.dll ffd0000 143360 C:\WINDOWS\System32\rsaenh.dll 5.1.2600.1029 (xpsp1.020426-1800) Microsoft Base Cryptographic Provider
    ~8368887976.tmp 1e20000 438272 C:\DOCUME~1\lisa\LOCALS~1\Temp\~8368887976.tmp
    MSCTF.dll 74720000 278528 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSCTF.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) MSCTF Server DLL
    mslbui.dll 605d0000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\System32\mslbui.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) LangageBar Add In
    WINMM.dll 76b40000 180224 C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINMM.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) MCI API DLL
    wdmaud.drv 72d20000 36864 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdmaud.drv 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-114:cool: WDM Audio driver mapper
    msacm32.drv 72d10000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\System32\msacm32.drv 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Microsoft Sound Mapper
    MSACM32.dll 77be0000 81920 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSACM32.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Microsoft ACM Audio Filter
    mshlol.dll 1a90000 225280 C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshlol.dll
    mskplb.dll 2210000 311296 C:\WINDOWS\System32\mskplb.dll
    wsock32.dll 71ad0000 32768 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsock32.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Windows Socket 32-Bit DLL
    msiaih.dll 24a0000 450560 C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiaih.dll
    midimap.dll 77bd0000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\midimap.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Microsoft MIDI Mapper
    printui.dll 74b80000 532480 C:\WINDOWS\System32\printui.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Print UI DLL
    WINSPOOL.DRV 73000000 143360 C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINSPOOL.DRV 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows Spooler Driver
    ACTIVEDS.dll 76e40000 192512 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ACTIVEDS.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: ADs Router Layer DLL
    adsldpc.dll 76e10000 151552 C:\WINDOWS\System32\adsldpc.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) ADs LDAP Provider C DLL
    WLDAP32.dll 76f60000 180224 C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLDAP32.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Win32 LDAP API DLL
    CFGMGR32.dll 74ae0000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\CFGMGR32.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Configuration Manager Forwarder DLL
    MPR.dll 71b20000 69632 C:\WINDOWS\system32\MPR.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Multiple Provider Router DLL
    drprov.dll 75f60000 24576 C:\WINDOWS\System32\drprov.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Microsoft Terminal Server Network Provider
    ntlanman.dll 71c10000 53248 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntlanman.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft® Lan Manager
    NETUI0.dll 71cd0000 90112 C:\WINDOWS\System32\NETUI0.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: NT LM UI Common Code - GUI Classes
    NETUI1.dll 71c90000 245760 C:\WINDOWS\System32\NETUI1.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: NT LM UI Common Code - Networking classes
    NETRAP.dll 71c80000 24576 C:\WINDOWS\System32\NETRAP.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Net Remote Admin Protocol DLL
    davclnt.dll 75f70000 36864 C:\WINDOWS\System32\davclnt.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Web DAV Client DLL
    browselc.dll 72430000 73728 C:\WINDOWS\System32\browselc.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Shell Browser UI Library
    DUSER.dll 6c1b0000 278528 C:\WINDOWS\System32\DUSER.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows DirectUser Engine
    MSGINA.dll 75970000 987136 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSGINA.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows NT Logon GINA DLL
    ODBC32.dll 1f7b0000 200704 C:\WINDOWS\System32\ODBC32.dll 3.520.9030.0 Microsoft Data Access - ODBC Driver Manager
    comdlg32.dll 763b0000 282624 C:\WINDOWS\system32\comdlg32.dll 6.00.2800.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Common Dialogs DLL
    odbcint.dll 1f850000 90112 C:\WINDOWS\System32\odbcint.dll 3.520.7713.0 Microsoft Data Access - ODBC Resources
    sti.dll 73ba0000 73728 C:\WINDOWS\System32\sti.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Still Image Devices client DLL
    shdoclc.dll 76170000 557056 C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdoclc.dll 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Shell Doc Object and Control Library
    ycomp5_3_16_0.dll 68000000 315392 C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_16_0.dll 2004, 2, 9, 1 Yahoo! Companion 5.3 for Internet Explorer
    AcroIEHelper.dll 1180000 45056 C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll 6.0.0.2003051500 Adobe Acrobat IE Helper Version 6.0 for ActivieX
    SDHelper.dll 2790000 765952 C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll 1, 3, 0, 10 Bad download blocker
    olepro32.dll 5edd0000 106496 C:\WINDOWS\System32\olepro32.dll 5.0.5014 Microsoft (R) OLE Property Support DLL
    msohev.dll 32520000 73728 C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msohev.dll 10.0.2609 Microsoft Office XP component
    rarext.dll 980000 167936 C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll
    syncui.dll 71db0000 196608 C:\WINDOWS\System32\syncui.dll 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: Windows Briefcase
    sfc_os.dll 76c60000 167936 C:\WINDOWS\System32\sfc_os.dll 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Windows File Protection
    actxprxy.dll 71d40000 110592 C:\WINDOWS\System32\actxprxy.dll 6.00.2600.0000 (XPClient.010817-114:cool: ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library
    mydocs.dll 72410000 102400 C:\WINDOWS\System32\mydocs.dll 6.00.2600.0000 (xpclient.010817-114:cool: My Documents Folder UI
    asfsipc.dll 70eb0000 28672 C:\WINDOWS\System32\asfsipc.dll 1.1.00.3917 ASFSipc Object
    MSISIP.DLL 605f0000 53248 C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSISIP.DLL 2.0.2600.0 MSI Signature SIP Provider
    wshext.dll 74ea0000 65536 C:\WINDOWS\System32\wshext.dll 5.6.0.6626 Microsoft (r) Shell Extension for Windows Script Host
    MCPS.DLL 365a0000 86016 C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\MCPS.DLL 10.0.2625 Media Catalog Proxy/Stub
    MSVCP60.DLL 780c0000 397312 C:\WINDOWS\MSVCP60.DLL 6.00.8972.0 Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library
     
  2. metafizx

    metafizx Registered Member

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    oh, i noticed i had tvm and zsearch in the previous post, so i got rid of them

    actually i had renamed those .dlls to .dxx for tvm and zsearch to deactivate them.

    new HJT log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 8:08:56 PM, on 5/4/2004
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\r_server.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\fppdis1.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\dhbrwsr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\TimeSynchronize.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.5.2.32\InstallStub.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\dhsvr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\downloads\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}_ - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_16_0.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_16_0.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pdfFactory Dispatcher v1] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\fppdis1.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wdskctl] C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ityx] C:\WINDOWS\ityx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DealHelperBrwsr] C:\WINDOWS\dhbrwsr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TimeSyncApp] C:\WINDOWS\TimeSynchronize.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vinan] C:\WINDOWS\vinan.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PlaxoUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.5.2.32\InstallStub.exe -a
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msmc] C:\WINDOWS\System32\msgked.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E} (MetaStreamCtl Class) - https://components.viewpoint.com/MTSInstallers/MetaStream3.cab?url=http://www.viewpoint.com/cgi-bin/beta/vet_install_popup.pl?1&4&04.00.07.02&http://www.scion.com/scionConfigApp/scion/viewsection.jsp?forceLoad=1
    O16 - DPF: {08BEF711-06DA-48B2-9534-802ECAA2E4F9} (PlxInstall Class) - http://www.plaxo.com/activex/PlaxoInstall.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20031216/qtinstall.info.apple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/252d3153ea1bdbad2519/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38104.9609490741
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/detection/ITDetector.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E7DBFB6C-113A-47CF-B278-F5C6AF4DE1BD} - http://download.abacast.com/download/files/abasetup145.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{2C7C0FD8-5CA1-428C-BE4D-C0732D6570E7}: NameServer = 66.135.224.90,4.2.2.1
     
  3. metafizx

    metafizx Registered Member

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    wow this one is really a tough one!
    there must be a hidden dll doing this like the "logn.dll" problem i had with a different variant of search.x.
    using reglite, i did not find a value for AppInit_DLLS so i have no idea where this bugger is.

    but the symptoms are similar, mystery dlls are generated in windows\system32 all with the same creation date.

    i tried to rename as many suspicious ones as possible, but it keeps coming back after a reboot. again a similar situation with the other search.x variant.

    also here are some other observations:
    if i search on "spyware" with any search engine, it comes up with "spy deleter" popup, which apparently has scripts in it that infect the pc. also it bypasses my popup blocker.

    when i go to wilderssecurity.com, i get blasted with tons of popups:
    "the shield 2004" very aggressive !
    "pcsecurity shield"
    "next-a"
    "hacker smacker"
    "odysseusmarketing"

    anyway, that's all i have right now on my problem.

    dont know what to do next....
     
  4. metafizx

    metafizx Registered Member

    Joined:
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    Posts:
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    i noticed that spybots s&d immunity reported on xp login, that "msgked.exe" was trying to update...so i blocked it.
    also turned on the xp firewall, and then also renamed the following suspicious files.

    \windows\system32
    iezset.xx.exe
    msgked.xx.exe
    sset.xx.exe

    \windows
    bargain2.xx.exe
    clipg.xx.exe
    dealhlpr.dxx
    dhbrwsr.xx.exe
    DHP.dxx
    dhsvr.xx.exe
    DHUn.xx.exe
    DHUpdt.xx.exe
    extract.xx.exe
    lycos.xx.exe
    msbbi.xx.exe
    rgrt.xx.exe
    wdskctl.xx.exe

    now...when i run HJT i get new entries, but it looks like it is blocked partially...so I think i crippled the bugger. not gone, but boxed in...

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:06:51 PM, on 5/4/2004
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\r_server.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\fppdis1.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\TimeSynchronize.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.5.2.32\InstallStub.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\downloads\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}_ - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00A0A40C-F432-4C59-BA11-B25D142C7AB7} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_16_0.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0982868C-47F0-4EFB-A664-C7B0B1015808} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0BA1C6EB-D062-4E37-9DB5-B07743276324} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {25F7FA20-3FC3-11D7-B487-00D05990014C} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {447160CD-ECF5-4EA2-8A8A-1F70CA363F85} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {707E6F76-9FFB-4920-A976-EA101271BC25} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {94927A13-4AAA-476A-989D-392456427688} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CC916B4B-BE44-4026-A19D-8C74BBD23361} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FCADDC14-BD46-408A-9842-CDBE1C6D37EB} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_16_0.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pdfFactory Dispatcher v1] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\fppdis1.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TimeSyncApp] C:\WINDOWS\TimeSynchronize.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vinan] C:\WINDOWS\vinan.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PlaxoUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.5.2.32\InstallStub.exe -a
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msmc] C:\WINDOWS\System32\msmc.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E} (MetaStreamCtl Class) - https://components.viewpoint.com/MTSInstallers/MetaStream3.cab?url=http://www.viewpoint.com/cgi-bin/beta/vet_install_popup.pl?1&4&04.00.07.02&http://www.scion.com/scionConfigApp/scion/viewsection.jsp?forceLoad=1
    O16 - DPF: {08BEF711-06DA-48B2-9534-802ECAA2E4F9} (PlxInstall Class) - http://www.plaxo.com/activex/PlaxoInstall.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20031216/qtinstall.info.apple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/252d3153ea1bdbad2519/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38104.9609490741
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/detection/ITDetector.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E7DBFB6C-113A-47CF-B278-F5C6AF4DE1BD} - http://download.abacast.com/download/files/abasetup145.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{2C7C0FD8-5CA1-428C-BE4D-C0732D6570E7}: NameServer = 66.135.224.90,4.2.2.1
     
  5. metafizx

    metafizx Registered Member

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    can someone pls look at the above HJT log and tell me if they see anything suspicious...

    I dont know what these are:
    TimeSynchronize
    vinan

    and a few others...


    notice there are files missing, that's because I renamed them. the BHO's still get updated by the infection, it appears crippled, since there is no valid dll for it to link to. some stuff i just left, since it does nothing now.

    sorry if it's a bit unorthodox, but i have limited time to address the problem.
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi metafizx,

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

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}_ - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00A0A40C-F432-4C59-BA11-B25D142C7AB7} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0982868C-47F0-4EFB-A664-C7B0B1015808} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0BA1C6EB-D062-4E37-9DB5-B07743276324} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {25F7FA20-3FC3-11D7-B487-00D05990014C} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {447160CD-ECF5-4EA2-8A8A-1F70CA363F85} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {707E6F76-9FFB-4920-A976-EA101271BC25} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {94927A13-4AAA-476A-989D-392456427688} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CC916B4B-BE44-4026-A19D-8C74BBD23361} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FCADDC14-BD46-408A-9842-CDBE1C6D37EB} - (no file)

    O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll (file missing)


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

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msmc] C:\WINDOWS\System32\msmc.exe

    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/252d3153ea1bdbad2519/netzip/RdxIE601.cab

    Then reboot into safe mode and delete:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\msmc.exe
    and rename C:\WINDOWS\vinan.exe

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. metafizx

    metafizx Registered Member

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    Posts:
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    Pieter,

    thanks for your analysis...i will do that and post back. it might be awhile since it is on a friend's pc.

    this one is a baddie.
     
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