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#1 Madferret



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Posted 01 July 2004 - 06:57 PM

I have a couple of leftovers from Pre-CWS Shredder days that seem to have embedded themselves into my Program Files.

- My Web Search ( Smiley Central )
- MyWay

These two buggers don't seem to be doing any harm, but I can't for the life of me delete or remove them. CWS, SpyBot, and Hijack this have failed to remove them, anyone have any ideas?

They are both exe files, actually the whole file name is MWSOEMAN.EXE, and the error message says " Access Denied make sure it isn't Write Protected or in use ".

#2 ErikAlbert


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Posted 01 July 2004 - 09:01 PM

Normally you have to copy/paste your HijackThis log into your post.
If you are absolutely sure what you are doing I suggest that your run Windows in "safe mode" and you will most probably be able to delete these folders or files.
If not ask for HELP !!!

Edited by ErikAlbert, 01 July 2004 - 09:02 PM.

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#3 Madferret



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Posted 01 July 2004 - 09:51 PM

Sorry 'bout that, here's the log. I am not comfortable on Switching to Safe Mode and removing them so, um, er.......HELP! :ph34r:

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#4 Budfred


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Posted 02 July 2004 - 10:33 AM

As was said, you need to COPY/PASTE your log into a thread... Adding it as an attachment almost guarantees that you won't be helped by a qualified helper...

Helpful link: SpywareBlaster...

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Please read the Instructions for posting requested logs and the article "So how did I get infected in the first place?"

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 08:33 PM

I apologize for incorrectly posting my Log File. I misunderstood the guidelines. Here it is in Cut & Paste format...

Sorry and Thanks Again!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:49:12 PM, on 7/1/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Open Site\opnste.exe
F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
F:\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchwww.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hockeyforums.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.searchwww.com/bar.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - F:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: mwsBar BHO - {07B18EA1-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\bar\2.bin\MWSBAR.DLL (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - F:\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Ipswitch.WsftpBrowserHelper - {601ED020-FB6C-11D3-87D8-0050DA59922B} - f:\program files\wsbho2k0.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {ACB1E670-3217-45C4-A021-6B829A8A27CB} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus2] "F:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Open Site] C:\Program Files\Open Site\opnste.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] F:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_EMC] F:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MyWay\bar\2.bin\mwsoemon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = F:\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://F:\MICROS~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zon...ry/msgrchkr.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BCC737-B171-4746-94C9-0D8A0B2C0089} (Microsoft Office Template and Media Control) - http://office.micros...tes/ieawsdc.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://active.macrom...tor/cabs/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.co...etup1.0.0.6.cab
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...MineSweeper.cab
O16 - DPF: {35F49483-7BB9-46A0-90EB-9278FE8771F7} (Project1.AddChild) - http://www.rogershel...ld/addchild.cab
O16 - DPF: {407F5185-3B2E-4196-982B-1E258C46F8FD} - ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/easports/patches/nhl2003/en-us/nhl.cab
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {4D7F48C0-CB49-4EA6-97D4-04F4EACC2F3B} (InstallShield Setup Player 2K2) - http://www.napster.ca/client/setup.exe
O16 - DPF: {54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2} (EARTPatchX Class) - http://files.ea.com/...h/v2/EARTPX.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...StatsClient.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A54032D-31F7-400D-B184-83B33BDE65FA} (MSN File Upload Control) - http://sc.groups.msn...eUC/MsnUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...7910.5999884259
O16 - DPF: {C3DFA998-A486-11D4-AA25-00C04F72DAEB} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://sc.groups.msn...UC/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zon...ireShowdown.cab

#6 redgrape



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Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:01 PM

By the way, may I ask, what is safe mode and how do you get your computer to be put into safe mode? I've been running Hijackthis and deleting things from my computer not on safemode. Please answer! thanks.

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:54 PM

Hit the F8 key several times while booting, until you get a menu.

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