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gbv750

Anti-Spyware programs can't track down my problem

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Okay, here's the story. A few weeks ago, I was downloading a program and got one of those tricky pop-ups boxes asking if I wanted to install another program from the same site. The timing of it was perfect, and since the program didn't have a suspicious name, I thought it was the one I had clicked on. Turned out it was spyware.

 

In the last few weeks, after repeated usages of AdAware 6 (both in custom scan mode and smart scan mode) and Spy Bot Search and Destroy, I had finally seemed to have cleaned out the spyware. But the pop ups keep coming. My programs do not detect anything suspicious, yet I'm getting the same pop ups I had first started to get from the original spyware.

 

The main pop up I get is the blue "System Update/ Privacy Protection Needed" pop up. I also get a few others, but it seems to be a very small cycle of two or three different pop ups. They don't come up on every page, but they do come up during every online session at least once or twice, and often on pages that I know don't allow pop ups (like this site, my university's homepage, and Google).

 

I downloaded the VX2 cleaner as well, again with no findings. I also downloaded HiJack This and got the following log:

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 11:42:00 PM, on 7/13/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

 

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\udwxqib.exe

C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe

C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\ccwin9.exe

C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\alarm.exe

C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe

C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe

C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar\4.3.0.8\eBayTBar.exe

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

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

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

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

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

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

C:\Documents and Settings\ahl1\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.psu.edu/

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://home.arl.psu.edu

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Csd

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:1032

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.psu.edu/

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {001F2570-5DF5-11d3-B991-00A0C9BB0874} - C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar\4.3.0.8\eBayBand.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) - {11359F4A-B191-42d7-905A-594F8CF0387B} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.4\lexbar.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {34FB1223-EB35-7D98-8525-6D5508AC7A41} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\gmupetg.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

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

O3 - Toolbar: Dictionary.com - {11359F4A-B191-42D7-905A-594F8CF0387B} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.4\lexbar.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

O3 - Toolbar: eBay Toolbar - {46AE04C0-BCFA-4728-90E7-00EB4A8B3863} - C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar\4.3.0.8\eBayBand.dll

O3 - Toolbar: AdSubtract Toolbar - {F14AABDD-0232-4e5a-9B52-4178AC0A62B5} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\adsubtb.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] atiptaxx.exe

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Eventlog] C:\WINDOWS\Winupdate.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Ofqptle] C:\WINDOWS\System32\udwxqib.exe

O4 - Startup: AdSubtract.lnk = C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe

O4 - Startup: drivez.bat

O4 - Startup: snipemon.LNK = C:\Program Files\BidSage\snipemon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Corel Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\Register\Remind32.exe

O4 - Global Startup: CorelCENTRAL 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\ccwin9.exe

O4 - Global Startup: CorelCENTRAL Alarms.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\alarm.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Desktop Application Director 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe

O4 - Global Startup: eBay Toolbar.LNK = C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar\4.3.0.8\ebaytbar.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: AdSubtract: Bypass Site - res://C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe/360

O8 - Extra context menu item: AdSubtract: Cloak Image - res://C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe/361

O8 - Extra context menu item: AdSubtract: Report Site - res://C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe/359

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Add To Print List - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_AddToList.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint High Speed Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_HSPrint.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Preview - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Preview.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Print.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Dictionary - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\dictionary.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Thesaurus - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\thesaurus.htm

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 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: eBay Toolbar (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: eBay Toolbar (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)

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

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

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

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

O12 - Plugin for .zip: C:\PROGRA~1\PKWARE\PKZIPP\nppkzip.dll

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://home.arl.psu.edu

O16 - DPF: {0000000A-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/4...0367/wmavax.CAB

O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6...922/wmv9VCM.CAB

O16 - DPF: {9A54032D-31F7-400D-B184-83B33BDE65FA} (MSN File Upload Control) - http://sc.groups.msn.com/controls/FileUC/MsnUpld.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7875.3562615741

O16 - DPF: {C3DFA998-A486-11D4-AA25-00C04F72DAEB} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://sc.groups.msn.com/controls/PhotoUC/MsnPUpld.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {F0E2D69A-DC2F-4E9B-A993-684FB1C21DBC} - http://dictionary.reference.com/tools/toolbar/lexico.cab

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{FCDD9BCC-87B0-46AE-8158-D79F2F0D0806}: Domain = arl.psu.edu

 

Thanks in advance!

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