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starman

Buffer Overflow www.updatenow.org

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Let me preface this by stating that I recently cleaned up an infestation of "#37049" CWS spyware. The computer appears to have been clean for 12 hours.

 

Today, a pop-up periodically opens with the message "Buffer Overflow, systems affected are Windows (in various versions)" and directing me to www.updatenow.org for a fix.

 

I ran Ad-Aware, Spybot and Spyware Doctor. Alexa was found and cleaned up. After a few hours, Alexa re-appeared on the machine.

 

Is www.updatenow.org a legitimate website? I didn't try to access it given my recent battle with #37049 or is this a legacy from Alexa or #37049?

 

My HJT log file looks clean:

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 2:28:02 PM, on 6/25/2004

Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (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:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

c:\jetsuite\jsdaemon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe

C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe

C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe

C:\jetsuite\JETSTAT.EXE

C:\Program Files\Panorama\Panorama.exe

C:\Program Files\Classic PhoneTools\Phontool.exe

C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper\dpps2.exe

c:\jetsuite\JSFMAN.EXE

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\EXCEL.EXE

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\HijackThis.exe

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cbs.marketwatch.com/news/default.asp?siteid=yhoo

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe

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: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mseq.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\mseq.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - Startup: Panorama 32.lnk = C:\Program Files\Panorama\Panorama.exe

O4 - Startup: Phone Tool.lnk = C:\Program Files\Classic PhoneTools\Phontool.exe

O4 - Startup: Pop Up Stopper.lnk = C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper\dpps2.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe

O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe

O4 - Global Startup: DllCmd32.lnk = C:\jetsuite\DLLCMD32.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: HP LaserJet 3100 Status.lnk = C:\jetsuite\JETSTAT.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

O9 - Extra button: Citi (HKLM)

O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com/computercheckup/qdiagcc.cab

O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.av.aol.com/molbin/shared/m...,18/mcgdmgr.cab

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

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Hi starman

First it is very important that you get and apply your security patches and updates-

 

Internet Explorer

Windows updates

 

As for www.updatenow.org I don't believe it is legit.Now close all browsers and rerun HJT. Check and click fix checked for the following-

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mseq.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\mseq.exe

I don't know what this is. Do you?

O4 - Startup: Phone Tool.lnk = C:\Program Files\Classic PhoneTools\Phontool.exe

Remove these if you did not place them-

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

 

Then find this one and post it's properties-

C:\WINDOWS\system32\mseq.exe - rename it C:\WINDOWS\system32\mseq.old

until we know what it is. You may need to show all hidden and system files and be in safe mode to rename it.

 

How To Show Hidden Files

How to Start In Safe Mode

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