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Shedding About:blank attack

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I've been fighting About:Blank for about a week. Ran AdAware 6 with latest updates but keeps returning. Ran HijackThis and want to submit log for review. How do I do that?

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Here's my log file: (Sorry don't know another way to do this.)


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 7:33:39 PM, 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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE

C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe

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


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


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



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

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


C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe



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

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\download\HijackThis.exe


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = http://www.jetseeker.com/ie/

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://us8.hpwis.com/

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.comcast.net

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Comcast High-Speed Internet

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://us8.hpwis.com/

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

O1 - Hosts file is located at: C:\WINDOWS\help\hosts

O1 - Hosts: sitefinder.verisign.com

O1 - Hosts: elite

O1 - Hosts: www.google.akadns.net

O1 - Hosts: www.altavista.com

O1 - Hosts: altavista.com

O1 - Hosts: search.yahoo.co.jp

O1 - Hosts: www.lycos.de

O1 - Hosts: www.lycos.ca

O1 - Hosts: www.lycos.jp

O1 - Hosts: www.lycos.co.jp

O1 - Hosts: alltheweb.com

O1 - Hosts: web.ask.com

O1 - Hosts: ask.com

O1 - Hosts: www.ask.com

O1 - Hosts: www.teoma.com

O1 - Hosts: search.aol.com

O1 - Hosts: www.looksmart.com

O1 - Hosts: search.fr.msn.be

O1 - Hosts: search.fr.msn.ch

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.at

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.be

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.ch

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.co.in

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.co.jp

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.co.kr

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.co.za

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.de

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.dk

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.es

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.fi

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.fr

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.it

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.nl

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.no

O1 - Hosts: search.msn.se

O1 - Hosts: search.xtramsn.co.nz

O1 - Hosts: search.lycos.com

O1 - Hosts: www.lycos.com

O1 - Hosts: www.google.ca

O1 - Hosts: google.ca

O1 - Hosts: www.google.uk

O1 - Hosts: www.google.co.uk

O1 - Hosts: www.google.co.jp

O1 - Hosts: www.google.jp

O1 - Hosts: www.google.at

O1 - Hosts: www.google.be

O1 - Hosts: www.google.ch

O1 - Hosts: www.google.de

O1 - Hosts: www.google.se

O1 - Hosts: www.google.dk

O1 - Hosts: www.google.fi

O1 - Hosts: www.google.fr

O1 - Hosts: www.google.ie

O1 - Hosts: www.google.co.il

O1 - Hosts: www.google.it

O1 - Hosts: www.google.co.kr

O1 - Hosts: www.google.nl

O1 - Hosts: www.google.co.nz

O1 - Hosts: www.google.pl

O1 - Hosts: www.google.pt

O1 - Hosts: www.google.co.th

O1 - Hosts: google.at

O1 - Hosts: google.be

O1 - Hosts: google.de

O1 - Hosts: google.dk

O1 - Hosts: google.fi

O1 - Hosts: google.fr

O1 - Hosts: google.ie

O1 - Hosts: google.co.il

O1 - Hosts: google.it

O1 - Hosts: google.co.kr

O1 - Hosts: google.nl

O1 - Hosts: google.co.nz

O1 - Hosts: google.pl

O1 - Hosts: www.hotbot.com

O1 - Hosts: hotbot.com

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_11_0.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5DAFD089-24B1-4c5e-BD42-8CA72550717B} - C:\Program Files\SurfAssistant.com\saiemod.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx

O3 - Toolbar: hp toolkit - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - C:\HP\EXPLOREBAR\HPTOOLKT.DLL

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!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_11_0.dll

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



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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wcmdmgr] C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch

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

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

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

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

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)

O10 - Broken Internet access because of LSP provider 'spsublsp.dll' missing

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

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.comcast.net

O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...director/sw.cab

O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...n/bin/cabsa.cab

O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/.../ymmapi_416.dll

O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/ac...ta/SymAData.cab

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/ac.../ActiveData.cab

O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot.com/KDX22/download/kdx.cab

O16 - DPF: {F5D98C43-DB16-11CF-8ECA-0000C0FD59C7} (ActiveCGM Control) - http://www.webmap.niu.edu/campus/ACGM/Acgm.cab

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: Domain = mydomain.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{DBD744C1-9B51-4300-AB7D-70BB85AC9110}: NameServer =,

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\VxD\MSTCP: Domain = mydomain.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\VxD\MSTCP: NameServer =,

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: NameServer =,

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