vik's problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

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  1. vik

    vik Guest

    i also have the rightfinder program on my computer, but i am not as computer literate as the other person who had it...could someone please explain to me how to get rid of this program? thank you
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Re:problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

    Hi vik,

    Please go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

    Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. vik

    vik Guest

    Re:problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

    Pieter,

    thank you very much for helping me. i greatly appreciate you taking your time to do this for me. i downloaded hijackthis and this is what the log file showed...i hope this is what you were telling me to do.

    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\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\cpqalert.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CPQWEB~1\WebDmi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\License Manager\Bin\lmgrd.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\Dmi\Win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
    C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\License Manager\Bin\nilm.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\cpqdmi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Compaq\EAB\EabServr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CHKADMIN.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    D:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msoffice.exe
    D:\Program Files\DataStudio\PASPortal.exe
    D:\Program Files\3M\PSN2Lite\Psn2Lite.exe
    D:\PROGRA~1\3M\PSN2Lite\PSNGive.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    D:\Documents and Settings\CLASS2006\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/hp/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/hp/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://www.stevens.edu/proxies.pac
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;127.0.0.1;<local>
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eabconfg.cpl] C:\Program Files\Compaq\EAB\EabServr.exe /Start
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ChkAdmin] C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CHKADMIN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] c:\compaq\cpqsetup\cpqset.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMAQBoot] C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI-IMAQ\bin\ImaqBoot.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.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\evntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeadAIM] rundll32.exe "D:\Program Files\AIM95\\DeadAIM.ocm",ExportedCheckODLs
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sureshotpopupkiller] "D:\Program Files\Stop-the-Pop-Up Demo\stopthepop.exe" -minimized
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "D:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AddClass] C:\WINDOWS\AddClass.exe
    O4 - Startup: Shortcut to Free Sticky Notes.LNK = D:\Program Files\Free Sticky Notes\freenote.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check 2.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_SRCV02.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: PASPortal.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Post-it® Software Notes Lite.lnk = D:\Program Files\3M\PSN2Lite\Psn2Lite.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://ehttp.cc/?
    O13 - WWW Prefix: http://ehttp.cc/?
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20020713/qtinstall.info.apple.com/samantha/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} - http://207.188.7.150/1772175bb1126cac8319/netzip/RdxIE2.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Re:problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

    Hi vik,

    No problem. That's why we're here. :)

    First: Download, unzip and run:
    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip

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

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/hp/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/hp/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.rightfinder.net/search/

    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

    O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://ehttp.cc/?
    O13 - WWW Prefix: http://ehttp.cc/?

    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} - http://207.188.7.150/1772175bb1126cac8319/netzip/RdxIE2.cab

    Then reboot and keep us posted,

    Pieter
     
  5. vik

    vik Guest

    Re:problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

    hi pieter,

    i believe i did everything you said to do. again thank you very much, and i'll let you know how it all turns out
     
  6. vik

    vik Guest

    Re:problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

    pieter,

    hi, its me again, i still got hte page again...i don't understand why, im really sure that i followed the directions to a t.
     
  7. vik

    vik Guest

    Re:problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

    hi, its me again...it doesn't seem like my last post actually posted, so im posting again just in case, i tried what you had said, and the page still came up again, im pretty sure i followed exactly what you had said to a t.

    regards,
    vik
     
  8. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    Re:problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

    Hi Vik!

    Was the program gone, then returned? If so, it is likely that you indeed cleaned it off but then were re-infected. Basically, I would recommend Javacool's Spywareblaster to block such nasties from installing. However, similar results could be achieved through tightening of browser security settings.
     
  9. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Re:problems with rightfinder.net... Spyware??

    Hi vik,

    Could you please post a new HijackThis log, so we can see how far we got?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  10. vik

    vik Guest

    hi,

    i will post my new log as soon as i can...again, thank you for helping me...

    vik
     
  11. vik

    vik Guest

    hi, i removed the items that i recognized from the last time you had said to remove the items, so here is what is left...maybe i forgot to remove a certain item

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
    Scan saved at 1:31:28 PM, on 11/13/2003
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    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\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\cpqalert.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CPQWEB~1\WebDmi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\License Manager\Bin\lmgrd.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\Dmi\Win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
    C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\License Manager\Bin\nilm.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\cpqdmi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Compaq\EAB\EabServr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CHKADMIN.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    D:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msoffice.exe
    D:\Program Files\DataStudio\PASPortal.exe
    D:\Program Files\3M\PSN2Lite\Psn2Lite.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rndal.exe
    D:\PROGRA~1\3M\PSN2Lite\PSNGive.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    D:\Documents and Settings\CLASS2006\Desktop\Desktop\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://www.stevens.edu/proxies.pac
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;127.0.0.1;<local>
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eabconfg.cpl] C:\Program Files\Compaq\EAB\EabServr.exe /Start
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ChkAdmin] C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CHKADMIN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] c:\compaq\cpqsetup\cpqset.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMAQBoot] C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI-IMAQ\bin\ImaqBoot.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.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\evntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeadAIM] rundll32.exe "D:\Program Files\AIM95\\DeadAIM.ocm",ExportedCheckODLs
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] D:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "D:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AddClass] C:\WINDOWS\AddClass.exe
    O4 - Startup: Shortcut to Free Sticky Notes.LNK = D:\Program Files\Free Sticky Notes\freenote.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check 2.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_SRCV02.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: PASPortal.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Post-it® Software Notes Lite.lnk = D:\Program Files\3M\PSN2Lite\Psn2Lite.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20020713/qtinstall.info.apple.com/samantha/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    are there any programs that are known to bring rightfinder to someone's computer?
     
  12. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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