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I can't get rid of http://thenewsearch.com/thenews

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Hi there.

 

I've spent the last 5+ hours trying to get rid of a spyware that keeps on changing my home page. I've read the FAQ, ran AdAware, SpyBot, CWShredder, HiJackIt and Buster's software, all to no avail. It keeps coming back. Aargh!

 

I even tried doing it manually by following this website's instruction:

http://www.securiteam.com/securityreviews/5RP0L0UD5U.html

 

Unfortunately I have Windows 98 and couldn't find the AppInit_DLLs in the registry.

 

Here is my HiackIt file, please help!

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0

Scan saved at 4:43:22 AM, on 10/07/04

Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

 

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE

C:\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMKEYBD.EXE

C:\Program Files\Netropa\Onscreen Display\OSD.exe

C:\PROGRAM FILES\ACD SYSTEMS\DEVDETECT\DEVDETECT.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMUSBKB2.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

 

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://thenewsearch.com/thenewsearch.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://thenewsearch.com/thenewsearch.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

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

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://thenewsearch.com/search.html

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: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] c:\mouse\system\em_exec.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Multimedia Keyboard] C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Onscreen Display] C:\Program Files\Netropa\Onscreen Display\OSD.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Detector] C:\PROGRA~1\ACDSYS~1\DEVDET~1\DEVDET~1.EXE -autorun

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupd] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\winupd.exe

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 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"

O9 - Extra button: RealGuide - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll

O12 - Plugin for .au: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll

O16 - DPF: {11010101-1001-1111-1000-110112345678} - ms-its:mhtml:file://c:\nosuch.mht!http://69.50.173.250/howtosearch.chm::/searchinfoxyz.exe

O18 - Protocol: icoo - {4A8DADD4-5A25-4D41-8599-CB7458766220} - C:\WINDOWS\MSOPT.DLL

 

Thank you!

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Thanks to the wonderful folks here at the Forum, I found several previoiusly posted msgs asking about a similar problem I have been experiencing.

 

The problem was this line that I thought was benign in HijackThis:

 

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

 

THANK YOU!

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