www.startnow.com ....Hijackthis log attached please help

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  1. MK1

    MK1 Registered Member

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    My Web Browser has been hijacked by www.startnow.com. I have run spybot search & destroy. It didnt find any meaningful spyware..except download accelerator and Windows media player cookies.

    I have run the Hijackthis utility and here is the log file...I dont know all the registry keys i need to select and repair. Please help.

    Thanks,
    MK


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
    Scan saved at 8:26:25 PM, on 02/07/2004
    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\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GEARSEC.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Fast.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    E:\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.msn.ca/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = dynhost.inetcam.com;register.inetcam.com;
    R3 - URLSearchHook: HyperSearchHook - {BE16521D-8EA3-440D-862A-419F18E60F42} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\HyperbarSS3.dll
    O2 - BHO: MyWay Search Assistant BHO - {04079851-5845-4dea-848C-3ECD647AA554} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: HyperBHO - {4B2F5308-2CB0-40E2-8030-59936ED5D22C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\Hyperbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {62999427-33FC-4baf-9C9C-BCE6BD127F08} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: MSN Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\01.01.1721.0\en-us\msntb.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliType] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CoolSwitch] C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FastUser] C:\WINDOWS\System32\fast.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DownloadAccelerator] C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [SpyBotSnD] "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe" /autocheck
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ATI Launchpad] "C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\launchpd.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [GTRipple] C:\Program Files\GTDesktop\Plugins\GTRipple.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [seticlient] C:\Program Files\SETI@home\SETI@home.exe -min
    O4 - Startup: DVDXTREME.lnk = C:\Program Files\321Studios\DVDXTREME\DVDXTREME.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Personal Coach.lnk = ?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download with &DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download &all with DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie2.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O16 - DPF: {54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2} (EARTPatchX Class) - http://files.ea.com/downloads/rtpatch/v2/EARTPX.cab
    O16 - DPF: {5A66E13A-311D-488B-828D-DDDF52EFB636} (strprint.trprints) - https://partnering.one.microsoft.com/mcp/tools/MCPTranscriptPrint.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {7F37AB1B-35C1-4F6A-ADFF-D75F38B3D1AA} (SpecialQuestionTypes.SQTypes) - http://online.selftestsoftware.com/SpecialQuestionTypes.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {B8DBE293-99DB-4B20-8B57-1D210C9E1C26} (InlineQDMECtrl.InlineQDMECtl) - http://online.selftestsoftware.com/InlineQDMECtrl.CAB
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    With all browser windows closed, check, and have Hijack This fix the following items:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://minisearch.startnow.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://minisearch.startnow.com

    R3 - URLSearchHook: HyperSearchHook - {BE16521D-8EA3-440D-862A-419F18E60F42} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\HyperbarSS3.dll

    O2 - BHO: MyWay Search Assistant BHO - {04079851-5845-4dea-848C-3ECD647AA554} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: HyperBHO - {4B2F5308-2CB0-40E2-8030-59936ED5D22C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hyperbar\Hyperbar.dll

    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {62999427-33FC-4baf-9C9C-BCE6BD127F08} - (no file)


    Reboot, delete the Hyperbar folder in C:\Program Files\Common Files, then post a fresh log.

    Cheers,
     
  3. MK1

    MK1 Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the help...very much appreciated. I have fixed..restarted the pc and deleted the said folder. Here is the new log after fixing..




    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
    Scan saved at 10:43:25 AM, on 03/07/2004
    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\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GEARSEC.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Fast.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    E:\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.msn.ca/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = dynhost.inetcam.com;register.inetcam.com;
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {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
    O3 - Toolbar: MSN Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\01.01.1721.0\en-us\msntb.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliType] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CoolSwitch] C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FastUser] C:\WINDOWS\System32\fast.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DownloadAccelerator] C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ATI Launchpad] "C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\launchpd.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [GTRipple] C:\Program Files\GTDesktop\Plugins\GTRipple.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [seticlient] C:\Program Files\SETI@home\SETI@home.exe -min
    O4 - Startup: DVDXTREME.lnk = C:\Program Files\321Studios\DVDXTREME\DVDXTREME.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Personal Coach.lnk = ?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download with &DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download &all with DAP - C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie2.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O16 - DPF: {54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2} (EARTPatchX Class) - http://files.ea.com/downloads/rtpatch/v2/EARTPX.cab
    O16 - DPF: {5A66E13A-311D-488B-828D-DDDF52EFB636} (strprint.trprints) - https://partnering.one.microsoft.com/mcp/tools/MCPTranscriptPrint.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {7F37AB1B-35C1-4F6A-ADFF-D75F38B3D1AA} (SpecialQuestionTypes.SQTypes) - http://online.selftestsoftware.com/SpecialQuestionTypes.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {B8DBE293-99DB-4B20-8B57-1D210C9E1C26} (InlineQDMECtrl.InlineQDMECtl) - http://online.selftestsoftware.com/InlineQDMECtrl.CAB
     
  4. TonyKlein

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    That looks like a clean log; you should be good to go now. :)
     
  5. MK1

    MK1 Registered Member

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    Thanks Tony....you're the greatest......Glad to know there are people like you out there ready to help
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    You're welcome; glad to help. :)
     
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