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some pesky slimeware

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I seem to have a rather obstinate strain of CWS. AdAware "removes" a long list of files, 3 of which still show up when a scan is done immediately, the others of which tend to show up again before long. SpyBot has "removed" TIBS41, BlazeFind, and some others several times, but they too crop up again.


CWShredder claims to remove CWS.Searchx and fix 6 IE pages, but is not actually doing so.


Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 2:52:33 PM, on 7/17/2004

Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)


Running processes:











C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Display Settings\hpdisply.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe



C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe

C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe

C:\Program Files\America Online 6.0\aoltray.exe






C:\Program Files\America Online 6.0\waol.exe

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~2\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~2\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~2\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~2\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~2\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~2\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

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

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {275636E4-A535-4668-9FF1-86DC0C62D446} - C:\WINDOWS\msopt.dll (disabled by BHODemon)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {283B1E1D-4460-4E3C-ACA3-D0F57EC0B9B5} - C:\WINDOWS\madopew.dll

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

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EssSpkPhone] essspk.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [s3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Display Settings] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Display Settings\hpdisply.exe /s

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CP4HPOT] C:\PROGRA~1\HPONE-~1\OneTouch.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Presentation Ready] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Presentation Ready\PresRdy.exe -r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MoneyStartUp10.0] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Activation.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

O4 - Global Startup: America Online 6.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 6.0\aoltray.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html

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

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)

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

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.hp.com/notebooks/pavilion/e-center

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

O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061...all/xscan53.cab

O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab

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

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9CBB6D49-2D85-41E7-8B6C-206422C66A64}: NameServer =





and my About:Buster log, run in safemode:

-- Scan 1 --------

About:Buster Version 1.30

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\ahddp.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\crzu.dll

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\euzny.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\fgohgj.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\hywmm.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\ipek32.dll

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\mriga.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\nntli.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\n_epgeyq.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\n_jzsuxx.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\n_msvjlk.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\n_rqodbg.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\sbqsq.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\sysvq.dll

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\zwtgc.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\ayuha.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\bswcu.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\dxqzf.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\jymxt.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\kctxq.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\khtws.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\kvkpd.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\molow.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\mtpza.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\ochxg.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\qdsbd.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\uvpoz.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\vpqow.dat

Removed! : C:\WINDOWS\System32\ynbkf.dat

Attempted Clean Of Temp folder.

Removed LEGACY___NS_Service_3 Key

Pages Reset... Done!


I am running WinXP WITHOUT Service Pack 1/1a.


Thank you so very much for the assistance!

Edited by lifeinhim86

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