www.motor-search keeps proliferating sites in "My Favorites"

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  1. I can't stop www.motorsearch.info from making itself my home page (although I've blocked it using PC-Cillen). I keep removing the icons and favorites from my desktop and from my favorites, but they continue to show up. I've installed and run SpyBlaster and ADAware, changed my home page and run internet cleanup. I've made sure I'm up to date with all my microsoft security updates, SP1, etc. I have three users on my PC and all of us continue to see these icons, favorites and home page that we don't want. What can I do?
     
  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    Hi Kathy Mazzotta,

    Welcome to Wilder's!!!!!

    It seems you have been Hijacked.... Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  3. kathymazzotta

    kathymazzotta Registered Member

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    Hijackthis log

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 12:20:05 PM, on 4/6/2004
    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:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\Tmntsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\pccguide.exe
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe
    C:\QUICKEN\QWDLLS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.motor-search.info/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;<local>;127.0.0.1
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1f0c8547-2639-4c91-b8aa-c7eca24c3163} - C:\Program Files\Aladdin Systems\Internet Cleanup\ic3hlpr.dll
    O2 - BHO: PopupFilter Class - {1F2E844B-8211-46ff-8262-772F03295CF4} - C:\Program Files\Aladdin Systems\Internet Cleanup\PopFiltr.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KBD] C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AHQInit] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive2k\Program\AHQInit.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CXMon] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPGamesActiveMenu] C:\Program Files\WildTangent\ActiveMenu\HP\Games\ActiveMenu.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\pccguide.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCClient.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TM Outbreak Agent] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe" /run
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [system32.dll] C:\WINDOWS\system\systeminit.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - Global Startup: Billminder.lnk = C:\QUICKEN\BILLMIND.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Event Reminder.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Startup.lnk = C:\QUICKEN\QWDLLS.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: IC 3.0 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .bcf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPBelv32.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mov: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O19 - User stylesheet: C:\WINDOWS\sstyle.css
    O19 - User stylesheet: C:\WINDOWS\sstyle.css (HKLM)
     
  4. kathymazzotta

    kathymazzotta Registered Member

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    Additional Info to hijackthis log file

    I forgot to tell you that I ran ADAWARE to clean my computer (quarantined) then deleted. The problem I'm experiencing is that the motor-search web site keeps showing up as my "home" when I connect to the internet. Icons show up in my window for sites related to motor-search.com/books and also show up as favorites. There are three users on this PC and the problem exists for all of us. Do I need to run ADAWARE from each user on this PC?
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    Re:Hijackthis log

    First download CWshredder from http://www.thespykiller.co.uk then Run it
    Close all browser windows, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.

    Now as CWS installs via the byte verifier exploit in M$ JavaVM, just surfing a page with an infected applet can install it with no user participation. So once you’ve run the above, it is vital that you go here, click Scan for updates in the main frame, and download and install all CRITICAL updates recommended.

    then reboot & post a new log
     
  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    And I've merged all 3 of your thread together so it's easier to keep track
     
  7. kathymazzotta

    kathymazzotta Registered Member

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    Are you awesome or what. I logged into all three users - the problem is fixed.. it's a miracle. Thank you so much.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 1:23:54 PM, on 4/6/2004
    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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\pccguide.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe
    C:\QUICKEN\QWDLLS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\Tmntsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OUTLOOK.EXE
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;<local>;127.0.0.1
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1f0c8547-2639-4c91-b8aa-c7eca24c3163} - C:\Program Files\Aladdin Systems\Internet Cleanup\ic3hlpr.dll
    O2 - BHO: PopupFilter Class - {1F2E844B-8211-46ff-8262-772F03295CF4} - C:\Program Files\Aladdin Systems\Internet Cleanup\PopFiltr.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KBD] C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AHQInit] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive2k\Program\AHQInit.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CXMon] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPGamesActiveMenu] C:\Program Files\WildTangent\ActiveMenu\HP\Games\ActiveMenu.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\pccguide.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCClient.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TM Outbreak Agent] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe" /run
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - Global Startup: Billminder.lnk = C:\QUICKEN\BILLMIND.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Event Reminder.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Startup.lnk = C:\QUICKEN\QWDLLS.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: IC 3.0 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\aladdin systems\internet cleanup\adlsp.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .bcf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPBelv32.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mov: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  8. kathymazzotta

    kathymazzotta Registered Member

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    Who are you people? Why are you so helpful? I think you're computer gods.
     
  9. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    It all looks clear now, we try our best to help
     
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