Window Session Overload

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Karen Schaefer, Jul 31, 2003.

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  1. Recently I installed Spybot and Emerald PopStop and today Spyware Blaster.

    I was sitting at the computer this morning and suddenly, in less than 30 seconds, my screen was innundated with Windows Explorer Sessions. I was logged onto my bank's secure connection and had just ended my session. I disconnected from the internet but the windows kept popping up. I assume that they must be from some program in my computer and not from any site I was on at the time. Everytime I deleted one, another two or three would pop up. I could not run Task Manager or exit from my ID using the start button as the system was all tied up trying to load these windows sessions. You know how when there are so many they get put in a group? Well I could see the "group" total was over 80 but when I tried to right click and delete the group, that option would not come up. I had to just turn the computer off as the system was hung.

    Have you ever heard of this happening? I'm not even sure what questions to ask!

    Karen
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Karen,

    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. Re:Window Session Overload = Hijack Log File

    Thanks for the quick reply - here are the results....Karen

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.1
    Scan saved at 8:16:59 AM, on 7/31/2003
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
    C:\Program Files\Emerald PopStop\ETIPopStop.exe
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~2\GHOSTS~2.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe
    C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {29A38549-AF6F-11D4-89D6-BC1DFD912B00} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\bho1.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    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 - HKLM\..\Run: [GhostStartTrayApp] C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [stcloader] C:\WINDOWS\System32\stcloader.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Terminate Popup] C:\Program Files\Free-Popup-Killer\fpuk.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
    O4 - Startup: Emerald PopStop.lnk = ?
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: morfit3dWorld - http://www.3dstate.com/download/plugin3258/morfit3dWorld.CAB
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potb_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0335A685-ED24-4F7B-A08E-3BD15D84E668} - http://www.photoparade.com/autoinstall/phpsetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {13197ACE-6851-45C3-A7FF-C281324D5489} - http://www.2nd-thought.com/files/install.exe
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {28F00B0F-DC4E-11D3-ABEC-005004A44EEB} (Register Class) - http://content.hiwirenetworks.net/inbrowser/cabfiles/2.5.30/Hiwire.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/v43/yacscom.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2B96D5CC-C5B5-49A5-A69D-CC0A30F9028C} (MiniBugTransporterX Class) - http://download.weatherbug.com/minibug/tricklers/AWS/MiniBugTransporter.cab?RND=
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20021205/qtinstall.info.apple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {4440B802-F415-492C-8A50-B46298C36E6B} - http://www.gator.com/download/2500/iegator_3124_gatorsetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {5242A5A1-EF1E-11D5-B3EE-0050DAC5EBD0} (printQuick Browser Add In (Ver4)) - http://www.ibmezprint.com/plugin/axversion/1410/printQuick1410.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/20011202/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} (Yahoo! Audio UI1) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E28B3A9-FE83-45D1-B657-D5426B81A121} (CustomerCtrl Class) - http://cs5b.instantservice.com/jars/customerxsigned33.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9A57B18E-2F5D-11D5-8997-00104BD12D94} (compid Class) - http://www.gateway.com/support/contact/serial/gwCID.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37615.8358796296
    O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/essentials/ymmapi_0410.dll
    O16 - DPF: {A7E092C3-692A-11D0-A7E5-08002B322F3B} (WebResponseAttachments Control) - https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/FileXfer.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B91AEDBE-93DF-4017-8BB3-F1C300C0EC51} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://www.crazymates.com/ege/download/trial/setup.exe
    O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security2.norton.com/SSC/SharedContent/sc/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {C3DFA998-A486-11D4-AA25-00C04F72DAEB} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://sc.groups.msn.com/controls/PhotoUC/MsnPUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/ActiveData.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E87A6788-1D0F-4444-8898-1D25829B6755} - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat4.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FEC3E5A3-50F7-4B0C-97D8-01CF69DFBFC7} (Measurement Service Client) - http://ccon.madonion.com/global/msc.cab
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Karen,

    First off, you have a BHO I have never seen before, leave it for the time being and mail
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\bho1.dll
    to me by clicking this link.
    I'll have it analyzed and will let you know what to do with it asap.

    Check the items listed below in HijackThis, close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [stcloader] C:\WINDOWS\System32\stcloader.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Terminate Popup] C:\Program Files\Free-Popup-Killer\fpuk.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O16 - DPF: {13197ACE-6851-45C3-A7FF-C281324D5489} - http://www.2nd-thought.com/files/install.exe
    O16 - DPF: {28F00B0F-DC4E-11D3-ABEC-005004A44EEB} (Register Class) - http://content.hiwirenetworks.net/inbrowser/cabfiles/2.5.30/Hiwire.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/v43/yacscom.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2B96D5CC-C5B5-49A5-A69D-CC0A30F9028C} (MiniBugTransporterX Class) - http://download.weatherbug.com/minibug/tricklers/AWS/MiniBugTransporter.cab?RND=
    O16 - DPF: {4440B802-F415-492C-8A50-B46298C36E6B} - http://www.gator.com/download/2500/iegator_3124_gatorsetup.cab

    You can add:
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
    to that list if you didn't install that yourself.

    Reboot after doing so, preferably into safe mode
    and delete:

    C:\WINDOWS\System32\stcloader.exe
    C:\Program Files\Free-Popup-Killer <= entire folder

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. Painter

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    I am now a registered user, Painter.

    I did everything you said except delete the free-pop up folder. I could not find it.

    Karen
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Painter,

    Nice to see you registered. :)

    As an addition to the reply I mailed you. The folder could very well be missing since fpuk.exe is nowhere to be seen in your running processes.
    So the startup entry was probably orphaned.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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