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Popups, and Dialler installers popups..

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Recently, a relative asked me to sort out their computer - as they had been getting lots & lots of popups. She got 7 when she just turned it on!



I used Spybot Search and Destroy to remove some of it, one couldnt be deleted "VX2" i think, Spybot asked if it could run on startup - i said yes, and restarted - but it didnt come up ....


Then i tryed Ad-Aware - same thing, i think VX2 again couldnt be deleted - so ad-aware asked if it could run on startup, i said yes - and restarted - same problem , it didnt run.


Then i tryed loading windows (XP) in safe mode - and ran Spybot & Adaware then, it got rid of everything - it said. So i though it would be fine, but nope - popups still happen, and there IE security warnings asking me if i want to install dialers now...


Help please?




Also there is a "GreatEggs" toolbar in IE.... with search buttons, etc - looks ominous



HJT Log:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0

Scan saved at 21:42:37, on 09/07/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:












C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe



C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe



C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmon.exe

C:\Program Files\CConnect\CConnect.exe

C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe

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

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


R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.club-vaio.sony-europe.com

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

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: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Greateggs - {DF43D254-162C-4058-6C6D-4DB65036D3BD} - C:\PROGRA~1\SETUPS~1\help about.dll (file missing)

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] Atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark X74-X75] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe"

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: CorrectConnect.lnk = C:\Program Files\CConnect\CConnect.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search the Web - C:\WINDOWS\Web\Ers_src.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html

O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll

O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.club-vaio.sony-europe.com

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.Sony-europe.com

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.Sonystyle-europe.com

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/cha...t/c381/chat.cab

O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/cha...v45/yacscom.cab

O16 - DPF: {31B7EB4E-8B4B-11D1-A789-00A0CC6651A8} (Cult3D ActiveX Player) - http://www.cult3d.com/download/cult.cab




Spybot Log:





--- Search result list ---

DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3


DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2731309904-2106517767-3757435101-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3


DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3


DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3


DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3



--- Spybot - Search && Destroy version: 1.3 ---

2004-06-16 Includes\Cookies.sbi

2004-06-16 Includes\Dialer.sbi

2004-06-17 Includes\Hijackers.sbi

2004-06-16 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi

2004-06-16 Includes\Malware.sbi

2004-06-16 Includes\Revision.sbi

2004-06-16 Includes\Security.sbi

2004-06-16 Includes\Spybots.sbi

2004-06-16 Includes\Trojans.sbi

2004-05-12 Includes\LSP.sbi

2004-06-16 Includes\Tracks.uti



--- System information ---

Windows XP (Build: 2600) Service Pack 1

/ DataAccess: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components

/ Windows Media Player: Windows Media Player Hotfix [see Q828026 for more information]

/ Windows Media Player / SP0: Windows Media Player Hotfix [see Q828026 for more information]

/ Windows Media Player: Windows Media Update 817787

/ Windows XP / SP1: Windows XP Service Pack 1a

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB821557

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB823182

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB823559

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB824105

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB824141

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB825119

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB828035

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB828741

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB835732

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB837001

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB839643

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix - KB840374

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [see Q323255 for more information]

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [see Q329048 for more information]

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [see Q329115 for more information]

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q329170

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [see Q329390 for more information]

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q329441

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) [see Q329834 for more information]

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q810565

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q810577

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q810833

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q811493

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q811630

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q814033

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q815021

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q817287

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q817606

/ Windows XP / SP2: Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q819696



--- Startup entries list ---

Located: HK_LM:Run, Apoint

command: C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe

file: C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe

size: 114688

MD5: bdf718b5d64210a9fb54b4fb58931124


Located: HK_LM:Run, AtiPTA

command: Atiptaxx.exe

file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Atiptaxx.exe

size: 217088

MD5: 97e4aac2061f0f03e8e850a004be211f


Located: HK_LM:Run, Lexmark X74-X75

command: "C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe"

file: C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe

size: 57344

MD5: a77b760979886af0be13d2ef5dc404bf


Located: HK_LM:Run, NAV Agent

command: C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe

file: C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe

size: 75384

MD5: 89edb06c1ea1a7f4a513ff1dbecbf73b


Located: HK_CU:Run, MSMSGS

command: "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background

file: C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

size: 1511453

MD5: c7c3bb611f4c7db5d732edd6aaf684bd


Located: HK_CU:Run, Symantec NetDriver Monitor

command: C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe

file: C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe

size: 95344

MD5: 4d8b98507c15c217d749c8405ba39bd4


Located: Startup (common), CorrectConnect.lnk

command: C:\Program Files\CConnect\CConnect.exe

file: C:\Program Files\CConnect\CConnect.exe

size: 114814

MD5: 85e890498e0e5167861066ae3f5d84df




--- Browser helper object list ---



--- ActiveX list ---

Yahoo! Chat (Yahoo! Chat)

DPF name: Yahoo! Chat

CLSID name:


{31B7EB4E-8B4B-11D1-A789-00A0CC6651A8} (Cult3D ActiveX Player)

DPF name:

CLSID name: Cult3D ActiveX Player

Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Cult3D\

Long name: IECult.dll

Short name: IECULT.DLL

Date (created): 07/01/2004 16:00:06

Date (last access): 09/07/2004

Date (last write): 07/01/2004 16:00:06

Filesize: 1888256

Attributes: archive

MD5: 422FE2685963C2A83A8FF2139124FF9B

CRC32: 25DD48C0





--- Process list ---

Spybot - Search && Destroy process list report, 09/07/2004 21:51:18


PID: 0 ( 0) [system]

PID: 4 ( 0) System

PID: 476 (1480) C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe

PID: 484 (1480) C:\WINDOWS\System32\Atiptaxx.exe

PID: 492 (1480) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe

PID: 500 (1480) C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe

PID: 528 (1480) C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

PID: 536 ( 500) C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmon.exe

PID: 560 (1480) C:\Program Files\CConnect\CConnect.exe

PID: 584 ( 4) \SystemRoot\System32\smss.exe

PID: 648 ( 584) CSRSS.EXE

PID: 672 ( 584) \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

PID: 716 ( 672) C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

PID: 728 ( 672) C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

PID: 888 ( 716) C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

PID: 932 ( 716) C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

PID: 1016 ( 716) C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

PID: 1048 ( 716) SVCHOST.EXE

PID: 1072 ( 716) SVCHOST.EXE

PID: 1348 ( 716) C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE

PID: 1480 (1372) C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

PID: 1500 ( 716) C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

PID: 1536 ( 716) C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

PID: 1540 (1348) C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE

PID: 1672 ( 716) C:\WINDOWS\System32\ati2evxx.exe

PID: 1688 (1356) C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe

PID: 1952 ( 672) C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe

PID: 2660 (1480) C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe

PID: 3284 (1480) C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe



--- Browser start & search pages list ---

Spybot - Search && Destroy browser pages report, 09/07/2004 21:51:18


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Local Page


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\@


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Local Page


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Search_URL


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch




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Any help would be appreaciated , thanks

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I know all of the volunteers here are probably very busy - but please! Plase could someone take a look at this, on all the forums ive posted on, noone has responded at all :( - please help :!:

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