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#1 rgosse



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Posted 27 June 2004 - 04:51 PM

I wrote the following a few days ago in a windows newsgroup. I still need help with the last few problems (found in the "UPDATE" section), and I was referred here. BTW, I have already read the FAQ you have provided, and I have already run up to date versions of Spybot S&D and Ad-aware.

> A few days ago I picked up some adware/spyware/malware while surfing the
net. Whenever I go into IE, my start-up page has the address "about:blank",
and a variable (and sometimes lewd) pop-up appears saying that my computer
is infected with spyware. I have both Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy
software. Ad-aware picks up infected registry values in the following
places:(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE:software\microsoft\internet explorer\main\ and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER:software\microsoft\internet explorer\main\ ). Spyware
picks up numerous "DSO Exploits". Though both programs pick up malware,
neither one fixes the problem (though both give the option of erasing the
files post scan, subsequent scans after visiting the internet again or
restarting the computer show the same problems). I've also attempted to go
into the registry editor and delete suspicious values (regarding my home
page, start page, search page, etc.) under the aforementioned keys, but to
no avail. I've tried resetting my homepage - no luck. I've also tried to
go under Start-Control Panel-Add and Remove Programs. Here I found a
program called Spyware/Adware. When I try to remove/uninstall this program,
it doesn't give me the option, instead I am automatically put onto the
internet and a web page appears for "Adware Remover Gold". Nothing I've
tried is working. Norton Antivirus doesn't pick up anything at all. Please
help! Just wanted to add that all my Norton/Ad-aware/SpyBot Seek&Destroy is
up to date. I also wanted to mention that the firewall suggested by
microsoft's "Three steps to protecting your PC" is up and has been up for
many moons. And all of my attempts to fix my adware/spyware/malware
problems have been with the system restore off.
> UPDATE: I used the CWSShredder. At this point, I no longer have a hijacked search page - the CWSShredder helped. I was able to download the google toolbar, and I don't have the annoying pop-ups. I still have a program under Control Panel- Add or Remove Programs called "AdWare and SpyWare" that seems to be permanently affixed - I can't delete it from my "Add and Remove Programs" (it just refers me to a website for "Adware Remover Gold"). What do I do about this? ALSO, I tried using "Hijack This", the following is a logfile.
What, if anything on the logfile should I get rid of? >
> Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:29:59 PM, on 6/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\RCScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cinnamonr...am/wallcam.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshiba.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.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
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CeEPOWER] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CeEKEY] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.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: [LtMoh] C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ezShieldProtector for Px] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPNF] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pinger] c:\toshiba\ivp\ism\pinger.exe /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TSysSMon] c:\toshiba\sysstability\tsyssmon.exe /detect
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Registry Cleaner Scheduler] "C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\RCScheduler.exe" /startup
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.toshiba.com
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {19E28AFC-EAE3-4CE5-AC83-2407B42F57C9} (MSSecurityAdvisor Class) - http://protect.micro...b?1065404055000
O16 - DPF: {1C78AB3F-A857-482E-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - file://C:\install.cab
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.r...ip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...7874.6496180556
O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78E} (SassCln Object) - http://www.microsoft.../20/SassCln.CAB

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 12:22 PM

Update - I have created a new post "Headway....." with a new log, please disregard this one, and reply to the newest one. Thanks.


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