Unusual Behavior

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  1. JElmWin

    JElmWin Registered Member

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    o_OToday while doing a MSN search my screen froze. I then got a Spybot message asking if I wanted to "Download Avenue A, a known threat". I checked no and things returned to normal. Curious, I ran Ad-Aware, nothing. Then ran Spybot, nothing. I then ran Hijack This, nothing new. I always update first and run these programs alone. I then went into SBot to see it's report and it is as follows:


    --- Browser start & search pages list ---
    Spybot-S&D browser pages report, 1/30/2004 1:27:49 PM

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL
    http://www.google.com
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Local Page
    C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\blank.htm
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar
    http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\@
    http://www.google.com/keyword/%s
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Local Page
    %SystemRoot%\system32\blank.htm
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    http://www.gateway.net
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Search_URL
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant
    http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchasst.htm
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch
    http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchcust.htm

    Looks creepy to me!
    Hijack this report is as follows:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 1:31:58 PM, on 1/30/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.net
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: Bugnosis - {3A6514CD-A457-11D4-8AF3-000102686B79} - C:\Program Files\Bugnosis\WebBug.dll
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    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:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Bugnosis - {930E4DE1-973D-42D6-BF6E-6788E06BD003} - C:\Program Files\Bugnosis\WebBug.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Keyboard Preload Check] C:\OEMDRVRS\KEYB\Preload.exe /DEVID: /CLASS:Keyboard /RunValue:"Keyboard Preload Check"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] c:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - Startup: MRU-Blaster Silent Clean.lnk = ?
    O4 - Startup: Update TUT.lnk = C:\Program Files\AnswersThatWork\Troubleshooter\WiseUpdt.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .mpg: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {11260943-421B-11D0-8EAC-0000C07D88CF} (iPIX ActiveX Control) - http://www.ipix.com/viewers/ipixx.cab
    O16 - DPF: {19E28AFC-EAE3-4CE5-AC83-2407B42F57C9} (MSSecurityAdvisor Class) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/c/05c905f4-dd30-427d-a3de-373c3e5552fc/msSecAdv.cab?1073270327093
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {739E8D90-2F4C-43AD-A1B8-66C356FCEA35} (RunExeActiveX.RunExe) - hcp://system/RunExeActiveX.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.installengine.com/engine/isetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {99CDFD87-F97A-42E1-9C13-D18220D90AD1} (StartFirstControl.CheckFirst) - hcp://system/StartFirstControl.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/SymAData.dll
    O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/ActiveData.cab

    Nothing new or suspicious here!?!
    What might I be doing wrong?
    Thanking you in advance.....John
     
  2. subratam

    subratam Registered Member

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    hey John,

    just check these two in Hijackthis and do post ur fresh log after that

    O16 - DPF: {739E8D90-2F4C-43AD-A1B8-66C356FCEA35} (RunExeActiveX.RunExe) - hcp://system/RunExeActiveX.CAB

    O16 - DPF: {99CDFD87-F97A-42E1-9C13-D18220D90AD1} (StartFirstControl.CheckFirst) - hcp://system/StartFirstControl.CAB

    thx
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    You're not doing anything wrong. Launch SpyBot S&D, press "Immunize", go to the "Permanently running Bad Download Blocker" section, and choose "Block all pages silently".

    The AvenueA cookie will now be blocked "silently".
     
  4. JElmWin

    JElmWin Registered Member

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    Done and Done!

    Here are my SB and HT reports:


    --- Browser start & search pages list ---
    Spybot-S&D browser pages report, 1/30/2004 2:11:48 PM

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL
    http://www.google.com
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Local Page
    C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\blank.htm
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar
    http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\@
    http://www.google.com/keyword/%s
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Local Page
    %SystemRoot%\system32\blank.htm
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    http://www.gateway.net
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Search_URL
    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant
    http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchasst.htm
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch
    http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchcust.htm

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 2:05:16 PM, on 1/30/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.net
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: Bugnosis - {3A6514CD-A457-11D4-8AF3-000102686B79} - C:\Program Files\Bugnosis\WebBug.dll
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    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:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Bugnosis - {930E4DE1-973D-42D6-BF6E-6788E06BD003} - C:\Program Files\Bugnosis\WebBug.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Keyboard Preload Check] C:\OEMDRVRS\KEYB\Preload.exe /DEVID: /CLASS:Keyboard /RunValue:"Keyboard Preload Check"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] c:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - Startup: MRU-Blaster Silent Clean.lnk = ?
    O4 - Startup: Update TUT.lnk = C:\Program Files\AnswersThatWork\Troubleshooter\WiseUpdt.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .mpg: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {11260943-421B-11D0-8EAC-0000C07D88CF} (iPIX ActiveX Control) - http://www.ipix.com/viewers/ipixx.cab
    O16 - DPF: {19E28AFC-EAE3-4CE5-AC83-2407B42F57C9} (MSSecurityAdvisor Class) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/c/05c905f4-dd30-427d-a3de-373c3e5552fc/msSecAdv.cab?1073270327093
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.installengine.com/engine/isetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/SymAData.dll
    O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/ActiveData.cab

    According to my SB report I'm using Google. However I'm not and currently am set to MSN. Also are those last two entries on SB legit?

    Thanks again, John
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    Those are totally clean logs. It's just one of your browser pages that has been set to use Google.com.

    Here's a regfile that will restore the Windows defaults for practically everything Search-related.

    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/downloads/tools/IEFIX.reg

    Save to disk, close all browser windows, double click the file and answer 'yes' when asked to merge.
    Restart your computer, and you should be fine.
     
  6. JElmWin

    JElmWin Registered Member

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    Done.
    Thanks for easing my mind.
    John ;)
     
  7. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    No prob; it's a pleasure. :)
     
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