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  1. Podge4

    Podge4 Registered Member

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    The dialler, XXXSERVER, pops up everytime I connect to the Internet. I have tried deleting stuff and uninstalling it but it returns everytime. I am also having my IE taken over by 777SEARCH occasionally. I have followed your instructions and run Spybot S&D followed by HijackThis. Here is my HijackThis log, please help:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 14:38:17, on 04/05/04
    Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\PCI AUDIO APPLICATIONS\MIXER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\INTERNAT.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\XEROX\PAGIS\EREG\REMIND32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NIKON\NKVIEW5\NKVMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\CSRSS.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ULEAD SYSTEMS\ULEAD PHOTO EXPRESS 4.0 SE\CALCHECK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\DOWNLOADS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/h.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 6.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.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\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PTSNOOP] ptsnoop.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] C:\Program Files\PCI Audio Applications\Mixer.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [internat.exe] internat.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [System Process] C:\WINDOWS\csrss.exe /i
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE"
    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Startup: Drempels Desktop.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\drempels.exe
    O4 - Startup: reminder-ScanSoft Product Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Xerox\Pagis\Ereg\REMIND32.EXE
    O4 - Startup: NkvMon.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView5\NkvMon.exe
    O4 - Startup: Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE Calendar Checker .lnk = C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE\CalCheck.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  2. dvk01

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    to see if we can prevent the cws hijackers reinfecting you try this
    a workaround seems to be install a good firewall, lists here http://www.wilders.org/firewalls.htm if you haven't already got one and block these ranges of ports, both incoming and outgoing 209.66.114.0-209.66.115.255 and 81.211.105.0-81.211.105.255 and 213.159.117.0-213.159.118.255
    that stops the known cws servers responding or the hidden files on your computer updating. This works sometimes but not always, but it's a help. The problem with this approach is that some good sites might also be blocked

    First download CWshredder from http://www.thespykiller.co.uk

    boot into safe mode by following instructions here: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406
    then as some of the files or folders you need to delete may be hidden do this:
    Open Windows Explorer & Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and untick "hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders"
    Click "Apply" then "OK"

    Run hijackthis, tick these entries listed below and ONLY these entries, double check to make sure, then make sure all browser & email windows are closed and press fix checked

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/h.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://lajpgu.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=581 (obfuscated)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [System Process] C:\WINDOWS\csrss.exe /i

    Delete these files

    C:\WINDOWS\csrss.exe

    Now Run Cwshreddder
    Close all browser windows, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.


    Reboot After running cwshredder and as soon as possible follow this advice:
    Now as CWS Hijacks are normally installed 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 normally & post a new hijackthis log where the O4 entry for jushed32.exe will appear so we can remove it



    Download and unzip or install these programs/applications if you haven't already got them. If you have them, then make sure they are updated and configured as described

    Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de
    AdAware 6 from http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download


    Run Sybot S&D

    After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

    Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

    then reboot &

    Run ADAWARE

    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
    the current ref file should read at least 01R302 03.05.2004 or a higher number/later date

    Then ........

    Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
    From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"

    then......

    click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within archives" ,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for banned URL" and "Scan my host-files"

    then.........

    go to settings(the gear on top of AdAware)>Tweak>Scanning engine and tick "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then........"Cleaning engine" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot"

    then...... click "proceed" to save your settings.

    Now to scan it´s just to click the "Scan" button.

    When scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose"select all" from the drop down menu) then press next and then say yes to the prompt, do you want to remove all these entries.

    reboot again

    then post a new hijackthis log to check what is left
     
  3. Podge4

    Podge4 Registered Member

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    Derek,

    Thanks for your help. Followed instructions so far and at least the Kerio firewall I installed is stopping the XXXSERVER dialler.

    I have followed step by step until getting to the installing Windows Updates, don't know if there is a problem with Microsoft's Website or not but everytime I click the install button nothing happens. Even clicking the 'read more' links on the page has no effect. I'll keep trying.

    Cheers,

    Podge.
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    if you are using kerio 4 untick the privacy settings when trying to use M$ update

    the privacy setttings break update
     
  5. Podge4

    Podge4 Registered Member

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    Got the Windows Update done thanks, installed everything and below is my new hijackthis log, although I can't see jushed.exe.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 11:52:32, on 05/05/04
    Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\KERIO\PERSONAL FIREWALL 4\KPF4SS.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\KERIO\PERSONAL FIREWALL 4\KPF4GUI.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\PCI AUDIO APPLICATIONS\MIXER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\INTERNAT.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\XEROX\PAGIS\EREG\REMIND32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NIKON\NKVIEW5\NKVMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ULEAD SYSTEMS\ULEAD PHOTO EXPRESS 4.0 SE\CALCHECK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\DOWNLOADS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 6.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.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\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PTSNOOP] ptsnoop.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] C:\Program Files\PCI Audio Applications\Mixer.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [internat.exe] internat.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [KPF4] C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE"
    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O4 - Startup: Drempels Desktop.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\drempels.exe
    O4 - Startup: reminder-ScanSoft Product Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Xerox\Pagis\Ereg\REMIND32.EXE
    O4 - Startup: NkvMon.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView5\NkvMon.exe
    O4 - Startup: Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE Calendar Checker .lnk = C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE\CalCheck.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Podge4,

    That looks clean to me. I hope that resulted in solving your problems as well.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. Podge4

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    Derek/Pieter,

    PC is back to normal, fantastic! Thanks for all your help, and I think I've learned a bit more in the process.

    Cheers,

    Podge.
     
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