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#1 umbreen

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 03:26 AM

Hi Guys,
Please help me. My computer has been hijacked. My default web page keeps on getting changed to about :blank and I keep on getting popups from odeyssuss marketing.
I have downloaded and run Hijack this and am posting the log on this website ,hopefully some Computer Guru can point me in the right direction on how to remove all these spyware programs that have infested my PC.
Please help.
Umbreen

Here is the log file:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 09:16:23, on 16/07/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\FUNNY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\AUDIOHQ\AHQTB.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\ADAPTEC SHARED\CREATECD\CREATECD50.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MCC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DSB\DSB.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YPAGER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NDRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CLOCKSYNC\SYNC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\EARCHPOPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\MY DOCUMENTS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.co.uk/0SEENGB/SAOS01
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://server224.sma...earch/?new-hklm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.msn.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.seekseek.....asp?keyphrase=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{965A592F-8EFA-4250-8630-7960230792F1} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: URLSearch Class - {965A592F-8EFA-4250-8630-7960230792F1} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CDSM32.DLL
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497 - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{965A592F-8EFA-4250-8630-7960230792F1 - (no file)
F1 - win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IEXPLORE.EXE
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 6.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FCADDC14-BD46-408A-9842-CDBE1C6D37EB} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSNKMI.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00A0A40C-F432-4C59-BA11-B25D142C7AB7} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSKCEO.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CC916B4B-BE44-4026-A19D-8C74BBD23361} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSFAOL.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0982868C-47F0-4EFB-A664-C7B0B1015808} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSKHHE.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {25F7FA20-3FC3-11D7-B487-00D05990014C} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSEGGO.GIF
O2 - BHO: Popup Manager - {08E74C67-99A6-45C7-94DA-A397A8FD8082} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\POPUP MANAGER\POPUPMGR_1.0.2.1P.DLL
O2 - BHO: CUrlCliObj Object - {94927A13-4AAA-476A-989D-392456427688} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJFBL.DLL
O2 - BHO: CDnsRepObj Object - {0BA1C6EB-D062-4E37-9DB5-B07743276324} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGLJI.GIF
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: MSN Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN TOOLBAR\01.01.1629.0\EN-GB\MSNTB.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: zSearch Bar - {5886A6DC-AAF4-45E9-979A-8E5E6DEE30E7} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZSEARCH\zSearch.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudioHQ] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [websx] C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBSX\INT113777.EXE -auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CreateCD50] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe" -r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zzzHPSETUP] D:\Setup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSZTCE] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSZTCE.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [fash] C:\WINDOWS\fash.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zSearch] C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZSEARCH\ZSTB.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adstartup] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\automove.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dffstlmgh] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\pfrwmssx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RegistryMechanic] C:\PROGRAM FILES\REGISTRY MECHANIC\REGMECH.exe /QS
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [stcinstaller] c:\installer\id53.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WhenUSave] "C:\Program Files\Save\Save.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Multimedia Codecs] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mcc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSB] C:\Program Files\DSB\DSB.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyBlocs] C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYBLOCS\SpyBlocs.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nstat] C:\WINDOWS\NETSTAT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [earchpops] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\earchpops.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Funny] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Funny.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msmc] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msgked.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [zSearch] C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZSEARCH\ZSTB.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NDrv] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NDrv.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [\IEService.exe] C:\WINDOWS\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\IESERV~1\IEService.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ClockSync] "C:\Program Files\ClockSync\Sync.exe" /q
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER FREE EDITION\PSFREE.EXE"
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [msmc] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msgked.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [zSearch] C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZSEARCH\ZSTB.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [NDrv] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NDrv.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [\IEService.exe] C:\WINDOWS\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\IESERV~1\IEService.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [ClockSync] "C:\Program Files\ClockSync\Sync.exe" /q
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER FREE EDITION\PSFREE.EXE"
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
O4 - Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Researcher - {9455301C-CF6B-11D3-A266-00C04F689C50} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\EROProj.dll
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab27571.cab
O16 - DPF: {C3DFA998-A486-11D4-AA25-00C04F72DAEB} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://sc.groups.msn...UC/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...er.cab28578.cab
O16 - DPF: {11120607-1001-1111-1000-110199901123} - ms-its:mhtml:file://c:\nosuch.mht!http://clubonly18.co...m::/on-line.exe
O18 - Protocol: msero - {B0D92A71-886B-453B-A649-1B91F93801E7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\msero.dll
O18 - Protocol: msencarta - {74D92DF3-6D9D-11D1-8B38-006097DBED7A} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\MSREF.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msref - {74D92DF3-6D9D-11D1-8B38-006097DBED7A} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\MSREF.DLL
O18 - Filter: text/html - {CC905FF6-B553-496C-9DFA-CFF65ADCD0FC} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDHMD.DLL
O21 - SSODL: AUHook - {BCBCD383-3E06-11D3-91A9-00C04F68105C} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\AUHOOK.DLL

Any help will be GREATLY APPRECIATED :wave: .
Thanks

Edited by umbreen, 16 July 2004 - 03:27 AM.


#2 pfofit

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 12:35 PM

Hello
Can you please download the latest version 1.59.1 of the CWShredder. Alternative link
Close all browsers and all other open windows, then run the CWShredder. Select 'FIX' . When it has finished reboot.

Then, you have some bits of spyware that is best removed by Ad-aware 6 Free.
Can you please download the Ad-aware 6 Free program from here Ad-aware 6 Free and install it.

Before scanning with Ad-aware 6 Free:
Run a FULL adaware scan using the following configuration below
  • Update
  • Select Check for updates.
  • Then Connect and download 01R324 22.06.2004 or latest.
Select the gear icon at the top and tick the following to get a green circle.
  • Select General
    • Automatically save log-file.
    • Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal.
    • Safe mode.
  • Select Scanning
    • In Drives & Folders,
      • Scan within Archives.
      • Select- Click here to select Drives + folders, select all hard drives.
    • In Memory & Registry, select all available options.
  • Select Tweaks > Scanning Engine
    • Unload recognized processes during scanning.
    • Include basic ad-aware settings.
    • Include additional ad-aware settings.
  • Select Tweaks > Cleaning Engine:
    • Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot.
  • Click Proceed, then Start and make sure Activate in-depth scan is selected.
  • Select Use custom scan and hit Next to let Ad-Aware scan your drives.
  • It will list malware files and registry keys. Click Next.
  • Rightclick in the list and choose Select All and click Next.
  • It will ask for verification of checked items. Choose OK.
Finally, close Ad-Aware, Shut down and reboot your unit

Next, can you please download the Spybot S&D program from here Spybot S&D 1.3 and install it.
  • Select Search for updates.
  • Then select all available updates that are displayed in the white box.
  • Select a download mirror nearest your location.
  • Then select Download updates .
  • Shut down and restart Spybot.
  • Select the Search and destroy icon and click on Check for Problems.
  • Delete/fix anything that spybot shows in RED.
reboot once again.

Since there is no Antivirus running on your system, do a free online virus scan and delete anything it finds from:To complete your clean up, do a free online trojan scan as well and delete anything it finds from:Repost a fresh hijack log.

Edited by pfofit, 16 July 2004 - 12:37 PM.





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