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about:blank, CWS.Searchx, pop ups,general slowdown

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Okay, I've got more problems than I can count. Serious slowdown (Sometimes. Random as far as I can tell) using IE. Usually ends with me hitting the End Now button. Pop ups, when surfing specific sites. Usually well known. For instance, google, hotmail, etc. The pop ups inform me I may have spyware (No duh) and ask me if I'd like to fix it. They also list my OS, IP address, and a few other tricks like that. There's also a lovely pop up involving green cartoon bugs engaging in sexual activity. Home page is reset to about:blank. If I fix the R1 entries in HJT, it comes back after sometime (Usually after I experiance slowdown, as described above, or after restart). CWShredder removes CWS.Searchx, but it always manages to come back (I've removed it countless times using CWShredder).


I've been using Ad-Aware, Spybot, CWShredder, and HJT (All updated, of course). No luck so far. I've managed to remove many problems on my own (I'm not a complete idiot when it comes to computers), but this is beyond me.


On another note, I get this odd error message when starting up, shutting down, restarting, going in to stand by, or the screen saver turning on. The message has a header of "OPXPApp.exe - Application error" the details are "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142) Click OK to terminate the application." That error has been around for a *long* time. I believe it started around the same time my problems did.


I've tried one thing after another, fixed various other problems, but now I'm stumped. Here's my HJT log:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0

Scan saved at 6:17:32 AM, on 7/2/2004

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\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe


C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe




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

C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe


C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe


C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\65M8m.exe



C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe


C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\1940576\Program\BackWeb-1940576.exe

C:\Program Files\interMute\SpamSubtract\SpamSubtract.exe


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

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

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5,1,1,0.dll

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll

O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C178D715-B882-41EE-8886-7DD135EDB803} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\hcpjhhk.dll

O2 - BHO: Band Class - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - C:\Program Files\SEP\sep.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)

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: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5,1,1,0.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - C:\Program Files\SEP\sep.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe


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


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /keeploaded /nodetect

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: [Reminder] "C:\Windows\Creator\Remind_XP.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kdx] C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vryjtu] C:\WINDOWS\System32\prcube.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [65M8m.exe] C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp\65M8m.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dsi] C:\WINDOWS\System32\dp-him.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIEW] rundll32.exe nview.dll,nViewLoadHook

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WCPS] C:\WINDOWS\System32\wintit.exe

O4 - Startup: Compaq Organize.lnk = ?

O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Handheld\HOTSYNC.EXE

O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe

O4 - Startup: spamsubtract.lnk = C:\Program Files\interMute\SpamSubtract\SpamSubtract.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Compaq Connections.lnk = C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\1940576\Program\BackWeb-1940576.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Scheduled Updates.lnk = C:\Program Files\Quicken\bagent.exe

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {120E090D-9136-4b78-8258-F0B44B4BD2AC} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ms.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MaxSpeed - {120E090D-9136-4b78-8258-F0B44B4BD2AC} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ms.exe

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {869EE607-5376-486d-8DAC-EDC8E239AD5F} - (no file)

O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe

O9 - Extra button: MoneySide - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {E9173ECA-1F4F-41ed-AF1F-8F723DFE3458} - (no file)

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {869EE607-5376-486d-8DAC-EDC8E239AD5F} - (no file) (HKCU)

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {E9173ECA-1F4F-41ed-AF1F-8F723DFE3458} - (no file) (HKCU)

O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cab

O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot.com/KDX/kdx.cab

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{E9FBFE7C-0FDB-4D78-8143-4019B01872AC}: Domain = attbi.com

O18 - Filter: text/html - {B159A7AB-6900-4D23-82F5-48544E77BC42} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\hcpjhhk.dll

O18 - Filter: text/plain - {B159A7AB-6900-4D23-82F5-48544E77BC42} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\hcpjhhk.dll



Thanks for reading this, I hope someone can help ^^

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Okay, I got FindnFix, ran said file, and I'm not exactly sure if it worked. It gave me no signs of being complete, even after running for several hours. I eventually closed the program. I found three txt files. 'win.txt' 'list.txt' and 'file.txt' I've never used this program before, so I don't know which one to post, or if I was supposed to let the program continue (I just presumed it was done, it had been 4 hours or so...)


So, which file should I post? Or should I try running the program again?


Forgive my ignorance, I just don't want to post the wrong thing.

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If you run the LOG!.bat file (NOTHING ELSE), when it is done, a file will open in notepad, it is that file that I need.

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well, I ran !LOG!.BAT... for six hours. Nothing happens. It's a blue screen, with "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ (Some space) COLBACT.DLL" at the bottom.


It just sits there, using 100% of my resources. I've reinstalled it, restarted, tried downloading the extractor again, and reinstalling, but nothing seems to get it past that screen... I have no idea what I'm doing wrong :(

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