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This is logfile after running ad-aware.

1) ad-aware removes the cws items temporarily.

2) cwshredder removes the cws items (cws searchx) temporarily.

3) symantec locates a trojan virus (windows/system32/come.dll) but is unable to quarantine or modify the file.

4) home page is redirected

5) note pad will not open. (but will open HJT log when log saved)


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0

Scan saved at 6:56:19 PM, on 7/24/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:














C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe



C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe

C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe



C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe

C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe




R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://everquest.allakhazam.com/

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

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

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} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTStartup] C:\Program Files\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE /run

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 3.9\THGuard.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll

O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE

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

O16 - DPF: Video Poker - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/vpt0_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Bingo - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/xt0_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Blackjack - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/jt0_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Checkers - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/kt3_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chess - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ct1_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chinese Checkers - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/cct0_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dominoes - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/dot7_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Euchre - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/et1_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! MahJong - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ot0_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Poker - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/pt1_x.cab

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potd_x.cab

O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200312...meInstaller.exe

O16 - DPF: {B3872502-F9FD-4E96-93FF-0D37298F0689} (SOESysInfo Control) - http://eq2beta.station.sony.com/beta_reg/soesysinfo.cab

O18 - Filter: text/html - {E5537CB8-706A-4084-AA9B-122B0F9F1DC5} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\fpcaoe.dll

O18 - Filter: text/plain - {E5537CB8-706A-4084-AA9B-122B0F9F1DC5} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\fpcaoe.dll

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\WINDOWS\System32\come.dll

Edited by Psycho

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Yes Yes My notepad.exe file started to ask for internet access though my fire wall

(free zone alert) It had been modified. I deleted all copies of it. When i clicked on the notepad.exe shortcut windows XP searched and replaced notepad.exe with a valid copy.

But every 24 hours or so my home page was still being reset to the searchx search

page. After running CWshreddder, Highjackthis, apm and killbox several times and reading several forums still no luck. Then finally i tried a program FindNFix, it did not

find the file that a forum told me to but it Idenified MSM.DLL as a bogus file. I removed

it and now every thing seems fine. Aparantly this modifies windows commonly used files and turns them into searchx searvers. Why in the hell else would notepad.exe access the internet. :bounce:

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