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#1 hpycoconut



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Posted 12 July 2004 - 12:05 PM

Wifes PC has been infected with this insidious crap.

I have run adaware spybot etc etc none have killed it off

See below for the hijack this log

I can't regedit and can't ctrl-alt-delete except in safe mode.

Any help would be great.

Oh and when is the follishness going to be illegal.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:52:05 AM, on 7/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\spydoctor.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP OfficeJet Series 500\Bin\HPOstr05.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP OfficeJet Series 500\bin\HPOVDX05.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mom\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Comcast High-Speed Internet
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {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} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AIM Messenger] AIMMSNGR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Automatic Windows Updates] MSOFTUPDATES.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRA~1\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\WEATHER.EXE 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IncrediMail] C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IncMail.exe /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Doctor] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\spydoctor.exe" /Q
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [AIM Messenger] AIMMSNGR.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Automatic Windows Updates] MSOFTUPDATES.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: HP OfficeJet Series 500 Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP OfficeJet Series 500\Bin\HPOstr05.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.game...ts/y/potd_x.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://download.macr...director/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

#2 jkb2198



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Posted 18 July 2004 - 04:20 PM

I had the same thing. Download this utility. Do a google search on "xp_emergencyutil". Then install it. This will allow you to lauch msconfig, regedit and taskmanger. Whcih you cannot launch right now. Once installed run taskmanger and end the process called MSOFTUPDATES.exe. Then you will be able to normally run taskmanager and such. Then launch regedit and do a search ath the begining for "msoftupdates". Once you find the first instance delete that registry key and hit f3 to continue your search. You should find about 3-4 enteries in your registry. Then reboot your computer. Go into msconfig and make sure that under the tab startup there is nothing about "MSOFTUPDATES" and you will be fine. Also run hijack this again and make sure you see nothing about "MSoftupdates.exe" as that is your problem. I think it is fairly new as you do a search on it you will find nothing. I found this on my moms computer which she runs spybot, adaware and norton antivirus on a regular basis. Dont know how she got it but i think it is some form of adaware/spyware and not a virus as nothing could locate it but hijack this and even with hijack this you need to know what is supposed to be there and what is not. Hope this helps. Let me know as soon as you try.

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#3 dave38


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Posted 18 July 2004 - 04:32 PM

Have Hijack This fix all of the following by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and hitting fix checked. Make sure all browser and all Windows Explorer windows are closed before fixing.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AIM Messenger] AIMMSNGR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Automatic Windows Updates] MSOFTUPDATES.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [AIM Messenger] AIMMSNGR.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Automatic Windows Updates] MSOFTUPDATES.EXE

Reboot and delete


These may be hidden files. See HERE for how to show hidden files.

You do not seem to be running any anti virus program on your machine. Please get an on line scan at either Housecall or Panda A/V. Let it fix anything it find. Then install a resident anti virus program. AVG free edition from Grisoft.com is efficient, and well thought of by many of the regulars here.

Please post a followup Hijack this log, and say if your problems persist.
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#4 jkb2198



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Posted 18 July 2004 - 04:36 PM

Hey Dave38, when u run hijack this does it remove spyware form your registry?


Edited by jkb2198, 18 July 2004 - 04:37 PM.

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