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#1 Jaybird

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:17 AM

My search engine in Yahoo.com appears to be redirected and a pop-up is generated after I hit a search. When I use another search engine such as Google I do not seem to get a problem with the pop up or when I use a web site listed in my favorites.

In the second pop-up I did a check on the properties and found the following link


link?link=P_MzMzMzMzMAAAABAAAWYQAAAAAAAAAAAA4yMDIwc2VhcmNoLmNvbQEt-wy4MCWnAAV5YWhvbwAAAAk_hHrhR64UewAAAAD8m5icsz-http://cassandra.searchassistant.net/servlet/link?

Protocol: HyperText Transfer Protocol

Type: File

Address: http://cassandra.sea...AAAAP_MzMzMzMzM.

I ran the most recent versions of AdAdware and Spybot Search and Destroy

Listed bleow is my HijackLog

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:22:14 AM, on 5/20/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.51 SP2 (5.51.4807.2300)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\VIRUSSCAN\AVSYNMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\VIRUSSCAN\VSSTAT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\VIRUSSCAN\AVCONSOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\VIRUSSCAN\WEBSCANX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\GAME CONTROLLERS\COMMON\SWTRAYV4.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMKEYBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\TRAYMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONSCREEN DISPLAY\OSD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\OSA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
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:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&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: [EnsoniqMixer] starter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexStart] Lexstart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\LOGITECH\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SideWinderTrayV4] C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\GAMECO~1\COMMON\SWTRAYV4.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD] C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McAfeeVirusScanService] C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .MTD: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\npmusicn.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O12 - Plugin for .pdf%20: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
O16 - DPF: {597C45C2-2D39-11D5-8D53-0050048383FE} (OPUCatalog Class) - http://office.micros...ontent/opuc.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macr...director/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {E09F6B38-3A0D-11D3-B5E7-0008C7BF61F2} (DetectMN) - http://www.musicnote...ad/npmusicn.cab
O16 - DPF: {DBB2DE32-61F1-4F7F-BEB8-A37F5BC24EE2} (MozillaPluginHostCtrl Class) - http://www.musicnote...oad/adaptor.cab
O16 - DPF: {1FB464C8-09BB-4017-A2F5-EB742F04392F} (Microsoft Terminal Services Control (redist)) - http://www.scs.sk.ca/tsweb/mstscax.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...7905.9294444444
O16 - DPF: {9059F30F-4EB1-4BD2-9FDC-36F43A218F4A} (Microsoft RDP Client Control (redist)) - http://www.scs.sk.ca/tsweb1/msrdp.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...StatsClient.cab
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...MineSweeper.cab
O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zon...ireShowdown.cab
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zon...ry/msgrchkr.cab
O16 - DPF: {1239CC52-59EF-4DFA-8C61-90FFA846DF7E} (Musicnotes Viewer) - http://www.musicnote...ad/mnview95.cab
O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.co...etup1.0.0.8.exe
O16 - DPF: {6A060448-60F9-11D5-A6CD-0002B31F7455} (ExentInf Class) - http://us.games2.yim...ctl_0_0_0_1.ocx

I think the last two items are the ones that should be removed. Can someone please reveiw my list and confirm what I should do.

Thank you in advance.

#2 Tuxedo Jack

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 12:26 PM

Close all programs, tick the following for removal in HJT, and click "Fix Checked:"

O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.co...etup1.0.0.8.exe

That's all I see, though. Nothing in your log would generate search popups.
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#3 Jaybird

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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:01 PM

I removed the line suggested and still get the pop up with the Yahoo search.

I reran Ad aware and Spybot and also HJT and nothing new was found.

Any other suggestions.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:19 AM

Additional Information:

I thought I would try upgrading my browser to 6.0 and I also did the MS critical updates with it. The pop-up is still there. To be more specific the pop up seems to run only when I am in www.yahoo.com and use the search engine.

The HJT log still remains the same after I upgraded the browser. Should I consider deleting the last line in the log which states:

O16 - DPF: {6A060448-60F9-11D5-A6CD-0002B31F7455} (ExentInf Class) - http://us.games2.yim...ctl_0_0_0_1.ocx

I do not know what the above log would be for.

Edited by Jaybird, 21 May 2004 - 10:23 AM.


#5 Jaybird

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 10:26 PM

Eureka,

I ran the program CW Shredder 1.57.0 and it removed the pop up. With the assistance of my internet support company we found the variation of the Cassandra problem.

It appears that problem is relatively new and is just beginning to propagate. Apparently, SpyBot and Ad-Aware missed one thing. I downloaded a product called CW Shredder found on

http://www.softpedia...10-17-150.shtml


and it did the trick. It found "cws.searchx" and removed it.

Problem solved

#6 Tuxedo Jack

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 10:54 PM

Yeah, CWShredder's the product of Merijn Bellekrom, a regular here. He's in the Developer group.

He's of the five big anti-spyware developers whom I really respect.
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