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pkie and iehr.dll

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Hi. I'm new but I've been reading this forum for a few days. I had this problem where the about:blank startup page was hijacked by a search page with an antispyware pop-up. The second problem was that everytime I used Yahoo! search I'd get this "sexocean" pop-up :gasp: (on my dad's comp). No other fixes seemed to work. Then I ran msinfo32 and found pkie and iehr which didn't belong to anything. I removed them with Hijackthis and it seems to have solved my problems. I suspect pkie.dll (fixed the about:blank) came with a pop-up killer that my bro installed to deal with "sexocean". If anyone knows anything thing about these two .dll files please let me know.

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Mods, please move this thread to Malware Removal.


Click the link in my signature marked "Ad-Aware" and download the program. Install it, run it, and click the globe icon in the top-right corner of the program's window. Click "Connect," then "OK." Once that's done, click "Finish."


Once that's done, click "Start," then start the scan.


Once that's done, right-click on the first thing in the list, then click "Select All Products" and click the "Quarantine" button.


It'll ask to run on reboot; say "Yes" and exit Ad-Aware, then reboot your machine. Let it scan and remove what it wishes, then scan with HJT and post the new log.

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thanks for your reply. I didn't put it in the removal forum because I wasn't really asking how to remove it since it seems to be gone. Just wanted to know if anyone else had come across the two files. Anyways I ran Ad-Aware and it found nothing. Here's my HJT log.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 9:19:44 AM, on 7/1/04

Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:


















R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.yahoo.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.yahoo.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.yahoo.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://yahoo.com

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://yahoo.com

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.yahoo.com

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.yahoo.com

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = www.yahoo.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://yahoo.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchAssistant = http://www.yahoo.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,CustomizeSearch = http://www.yahoo.com

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7EB5E461-C89D-11D8-BBCE-0000E74671DB} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PKIE.DLL (file missing)

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: [irMon] IrMon.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexStart] Lexstart.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexmarkPrinTray] PrinTray.exe


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [schedulingAgent] mstask.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Machine Debug Manager] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Avgserv9.exe] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\Avgserv9.exe

O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)

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

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Hearts - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ht1_x.cab

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