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I got my browser hijacked (iSearch and the like...) and I spent the last couple of days cleaning up all I could with Ad-Aware, Spybot, HijackThis etc.


Everything seems to work fine now, but I am still left with to minor issues: one is the DSO Exploit recurrence problem after removal with Spybot that I've found already documented elsewhere.


The second one is the following warning that I get from CWShredder:


"The following file could be part of CWS.Control.3 which uses random filenames. If the file displayed below has a filename that looks like a random string of characters it should be deleted...If you're not sure ...ask someone for help...




Now, I clearly understand that this is not a random string of characters, but, for my peace of mind, can somebody tell me what this file is and if keepong it it's ok ?


Many thanks!

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PS: just to complete the job, could you have a look at my hjt log and let me know if there is anything else suspicious I should get rid of?

Here it is. Many thanks


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 14.23.40, on 23/05/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:










C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe



C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe


C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe

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

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



C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\QCWLICON.EXE


C:\Program Files\Norton Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe

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

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe

C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\Integrity Client\iclient.exe

C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Mobile\audevicemgr.exe



C:\Program Files\IBM\Personal Communications\PCS_AGNT.EXE



C:\Program Files\IBM\Mobility Client\artdhcp.exe


C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe



C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE


C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe



C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe








C:\Program Files\c4ebreg\isamsmt.exe


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\isearch\HijackThis.exe


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

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://w3.ibm.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = https=proxy.it.ibm.com:8080;http=proxy.it.ibm.com:8080;ftp=proxy.it.ibm.com:8080


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = w3-501.ibm.com; w3;<local>

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://w3.ibm.com/download/standardsoftware/

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\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: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bMMGAG] RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\pwrmonit.dll,StartPwrMonitor

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bMMLREF] C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\BMMLREF.EXE

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: [C4EBReg] "C:\progra~1\c4ebreg\c4ebreg.exe" /q

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iSSI EZUpdate Service] "c:\sdwork\issimsvc.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iSAM SMT Service] "C:\Program Files\c4ebreg\isamsmt.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GC75-Manager-Class] "C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Wireless Manager\GC75 Manager.exe" -startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NPDTRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\NPDTray.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QCWLICON] C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\QCWLICON.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QCTray] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\CONNEC~1\QCTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AcctMgr] C:\Program Files\Norton Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe /startup

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [stgclean] c:\sdwork\w32main2.exe /cleanup

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

O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Integrity Client.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\Integrity Client\iclient.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Phone Connection Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Mobile\audevicemgr.exe

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

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

O12 - Plugin for .wav: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://w3.ibm.com

O16 - DPF: IBMWW - https://w3-1.ibm.com/tools/emea/expenses/exc.cab

O16 - DPF: LotusMenu - http://www.computergross.it/wps/menu/menudisp.cab

O16 - DPF: Sametime Meeting Room Client ST20 - https://d02db540.southbury.ibm.com/sametime...gRoomClient.cab

O16 - DPF: Sametime Meeting Room Client ST20H3 - https://d02db541.southbury.ibm.com/sametime...gRoomClient.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {7142BA01-8BDF-11CF-9E23-0000E8A37440} (Surround Video Control Object) - http://www.villaserbelloni.it/800600j/sdvideo/svideo.cab

O16 - DPF: {9519B2A2-6592-4E41-8290-D0298459270C} (LNWebAssist Class) - http://w3.ibm.com/bluepages/scripts/lnwebassist.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7728.4312152778

O16 - DPF: {A4B28810-11A2-4956-82D1-B2DCBA4B2AFD} (gpwsx.plugin) - http://w3-3.ibm.com/tools/print/plugin/gpwsx.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\Parameters: Domain = italy.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = italy.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{44E1F50D-C88C-4917-B781-D16F8EC9C074}: Domain = italy.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{4969B692-D249-4704-B7BD-BBC8C4B6AEF9}: Domain = italy.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{4AE7205E-EADB-4E3A-B834-FDD5EF92199D}: Domain = italy.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{7B660C95-6E7A-495E-B371-EA797ABA104C}: Domain = italy.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9E823E02-6411-4EC8-9345-648405427C9D}: Domain = ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9E823E02-6411-4EC8-9345-648405427C9D}: NameServer =,

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = italy.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = italy.ibm.com,ibm.com,raleigh.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = italy.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = italy.ibm.com,ibm.com,raleigh.ibm.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = italy.ibm.com,ibm.com,raleigh.ibm.com

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