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I have a spyware / hijack problem that is proving difficult to remove. See history below for more details.


I have run HijackThis and compared BHOs with the list on this website and found one that is not listed. {84850937-9A02-7E55-8FA6-C522AD1E86A5}. Is this malicious?. See Log below for more details.


Kind regards



PS I have a process running ipsw.exe, for which I can find no information. Is this a legitimate process or malign?


HijackThis log


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 12:53:12, on 28/06/2004

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\Executive Software\DiskeeperWorkstation\DKService.exe

C:\Program Files\BT Digital Access USB\vstartx.exe

C:\Program Files\BT Digital Access USB\gisdnlog.exe

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

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE




C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

C:\Program Files\BT Digital Access USB\gsyno.exe



C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe



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


C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE


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


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

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\WIPINFSE.EXE

C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe



O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {84850937-9A02-7E55-8FA6-C522AD1E86A5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntmi32.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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GazelDisplay] "C:\Program Files\BT Digital Access USB\gsyno.exe" -h

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [3DMouse] C:\PROGRA~1\3DMouse\3DMouse.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD05] c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\{45B6180B-DCAB-4093-8EE8-6164457517F0}\hphupd05.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon05] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ipsw.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipsw.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: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Windows Registers] winservicess.exe

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spySweeper] C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe /0

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [atlgv32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\atlgv32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [addwe32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\addwe32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [apisa32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\apisa32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [netox.exe] C:\WINDOWS\netox.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [atlww32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\atlww32.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe

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

O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)

O12 - Plugin for .bcf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPBelv32.dll

O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.4thenet.co.uk

O16 - DPF: {01FE8D0A-51AD-459B-B62B-85E135128B32} (DD_v4.DDv4) - http://www.drivershq.com/DD_v4.CAB

O16 - DPF: {02BCC737-B171-4746-94C9-0D8A0B2C0089} (Microsoft Office Template and Media Control) - http://office.microsoft.com/templates/ieawsdc.cab

O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...director/sw.cab

O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab

O16 - DPF: {597C45C2-2D39-11D5-8D53-0050048383FE} (OPUCatalog Class) - http://office.microsoft.com/productupdates/content/opuc.cab

O16 - DPF: {5B27C20D-FFB6-4054-BA78-DE4A059BC75A} (Microsoft Office Template Downloader) - http://office.microsoft.com/uk/TemplateGallery/msotd.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7405.4906134259

O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78E} (SassCln Object) - http://www.microsoft.com/security/controls.../20/SassCln.CAB

O16 - DPF: {C606BA60-AB76-48B6-96A7-2C4D5C386F70} (PreQualifier Class) - http://www.telewest.co.uk/motive/files/MotivePreQual.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-32.cab


Some history


I have run Spybot Search and Destroy. This has cleaned up a lot, but is unsussessful in removing 5 occurences of DSO exploit. I have followed advice elsewhere and modified the value of 1004 to 3 in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0. However this modification resets to blank. I also note that the type of 1004 is REG_SZ and not REG_DWORD as expected.


I have run Spy Sweeper which identifies CWS_NS3 and CWS_NS3 Hijack. Neither Spy Sweeper nor CWShredder have been able to remove these. I have manually ended the process altgv.exe which appears to be connected with CoolWebSearch hijacker. I had to do this numerous times - it kept restarting - but now appears to have been ended.


A few days ago - at the beginning of my recent troubles - I noticed that in 30 minutes of light browsing the Internet I had SENT a phenomenal 16 MB of data. I realised that a process called winservicess.exe was responsible and maunally ended this process and removed it from the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. This particular problem has not reappeared.


Norton AntiVirus shows up clean.


Windows XP, Norton AntiVirus, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spy Sweeper and HijackThis are all up-to-date.


I have wipped clean c:\windows\temp.


I have looked at all *.hta files on my hard drive - nothing suspicious. I have 100s of *.js files, so can not be sure that there are no malignant files amongst these.


Using HijackThis, I have already fixed the 5 hijacked references to homepages and search pages.


I have read the FAQs on this forum.

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More details on the three suspicious files mentioned before:


c:\windows\system32\ipsw.exe is 26KB is running (Windows task manager), but not in Registry. Also c:\windows\Prefetch\ipsw.exe-128EE657.pf (18 KB)


c:\windows\atlgv32.exe is 9KB is running (Windows task manager), and is in the Registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). Also c:\windows\Prefetch\atlgv32.exe-073E4558.pf (15KB)


c:\windows\system32\ntmi32.dll is 89 KB - Refered to in HijackThis (see Log in above post), is in the Registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{84850937-9A02-7E55-8FA6-C522AD1E86A5}\InprocServer32)

but is not running (Windows task manager).

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Tick the entries in HijackThis scan, close all browser and Explorer windows, click Fix checked. HijackThis will make backups.


Reboot, see if everything is normal.

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No no! Just the entries for the 2 files you were asking about.



I have a spyware / hijack problem that is proving difficult to remove. See history below for more details.


I have run HijackThis and compared BHOs with the list on this website and found one that is not listed. {84850937-9A02-7E55-8FA6-C522AD1E86A5}. Is this malicious?. See Log below for more details.


Kind regards



PS I have a process running ipsw.exe, for which I can find no information. Is this a legitimate process or malign?


And the DSO exploit is a known bug in Spybot SD 1.3. They will be fixing it soon - probably in next update.

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