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#1 SMR



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Posted 11 July 2004 - 02:36 AM

I am infected by some @!#$%& Cool Web Search variant that I have not been able to completely kill. I am not being hijacked to anymore stoooopid Calopozzo(sp?) Casino web page, nor are shortcuts to porn pages appearing on my desktop anymore. I was able to get rid of these problems myself by following the excellent advice given in this forum, and I thank each and everyone of you that takes time out to help all of these people. Anyway here is the problem I face now.

1. Upon startup, McAfee says that I am infected by the “QHosts-1!hosts virus”, and it says that the files C:\windows\hosts and C\:windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts files are infected and that “Access is denied” to these files. I then have to terminate McAfee using windows task manager or it will keep trying to delete these 2 files. Even if I have McAfee delete them, they immediately come back.
2. When I run CWShredder, it usually “locks up” when it scans CWS.bootconf. I have got it to run all the way through before and it has found and killed the CWS.svchost32 on a few occasions.
3. After finding and fixing 86 objects on my computer, Ad-Aware runs perfectly clean now.
4. Spybot runs clean, but has this error message: Common Hijacker (Datei C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Access is denied)
5. Hijackthis also has an error message when it trys to run. Here is the error message and here is my Hijackthis log. I must say that when I run Hijackthis, it usually does not include the R1 and R2 entries, but for some reason it did this last time.

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckOther1Item()
Error #75 - Path/File access error

Please email me at merijn@spywareinfo.com, reporting the following:
* What you were doing when the error occurred
* How you can reproduce the error
* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible

Windows version: Windows NT 5.01.2600
MSIE version: 6.0.2800.1106
HijackThis version: 1.98.0

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 9:03:19 AM, on 7/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
D:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
C:\Program Files\Labtec Wireless Desktop\MagicKey.exe
D:\Program Files\U.S. Robotics 802.11g WLAN\USRWLANG.exe
D:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
G:\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.google.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.google.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.google.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.google.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.microsoft...er=6&ar=msnhome
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {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} - D:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDElbyCDFL] "d:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "d:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Explorer] C:\WINDOWS\system32\explorer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneDVDElbyDelay] "D:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyDelay
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 1000 series.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Enable Labtec Wireless Desktop.lnk = C:\Program Files\Labtec Wireless Desktop\MagicKey.exe
O4 - Global Startup: U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Network Utility.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = D:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
O9 - Extra button: ICQ - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - D:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - D:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.syma...bin/AvSniff.cab
O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.syma...n/bin/cabsa.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-downlo...tsInstaller.cab
O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} (YAddBook Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...utocomplete.cab
O18 - Protocol: icoo - {4A8DADD4-5A25-4D41-8599-CB7458766220} - C:\WINDOWS\msopt.dll

Any help/suggestions you can give would be greatly appreciated!

#2 jwbirdsong


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Posted 11 July 2004 - 07:24 PM

As far as the error goes , Redownload (not update) HijackThis; there is a patched version out (will have same ver #); and install to a NEW location..Don't use existing one as there can be a conflict with the backups...

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and 'end task' on any of the follow that are present
Put a check next to these in hijackthis:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Explorer] C:\WINDOWS\system32\explorer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE <---Optional but Highly recommended to remove not needed at start and huge resource hog
O4 - Global Startup: hpoddt01.exe.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 1000 series.lnk = ?
O18 - Protocol: icoo - {4A8DADD4-5A25-4D41-8599-CB7458766220} - C:\WINDOWS\msopt.dll

Make sure you are set to Show Hidden Files and Folders reboot to safemode (instructions) and delete the following files/folders:-
C:\WINDOWS\system32\explorer.exe <------ Make certian you have the right explorer, there are others in different locations..Just delete THIS one!!!
Delete files/folder from the following directories (But not the directory itself, for example delete all files/folder IN temp; but not temp itself!)
[*]C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Profile>\Local Settings\Temp\
[*]C:\Documents and Settings\<All other users Profile>\Local Settings\Temp\
[*]C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Profile>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\ <---This will delete your internet cache--including cookies. This is recommended and strongly suggested.
[*]C:\Documents and Settings\<All other users Profile>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\
[*]Empty your "Recycle Bin"

Then Reboot and post a fresh log back to this thread.
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