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#1 lifeindeadtime



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Posted 26 July 2004 - 10:15 AM

Should I follow the same recommendations given to another user in the thread below? I didn't want to give anyone the same problem that is simultaneously being addressed in another thread, but I want to make sure because I've read some of these things are different on a case-by-case basis. Like the user below, I've also run CWShredder, HijackThis, Adaware, and every other program I have and it always comes back. CWShredder always identifies it as Searchx.

It's a sneaky little bastard.


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Posted 26 July 2004 - 08:44 PM

They are diferent on a case by case basis. Handy isn't it.
Post your hijackthis log for us to have a look.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 10:05 AM

Alrighty. For the past few weeks, I've been removing Searchx through CWS shredder, removing all those R1s and R0s, the extra BHO in O2, and the dll files in O18. Spybot helps me protect my homepage by allowing me to confirm/block unwanted changes in the registry, but that just controls the symptoms and keeps me a little sane. This bugger keeps coming back.

Does this also piggyback on IE? I've been having IE slowdown as of late, and whenever I check my resources it shows that that the svchost is using a huge chunk of memory as well. I don't know what svchost is, nor do I know if that's normal.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 11:00:36 AM, on 7/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
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) - {21D3BB36-B3D7-4F69-B298-B60202B8E940} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\flcac.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] c:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\SNDMon.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [X-Cleaner Freeware] "C:\PROGRA~1\X-CLEA~1\XCleaner_free.exe" -turbo -autostart -NOREBOOT
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: SpywareBlaster.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0819.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0819.dll
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - C:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - C:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
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 .avi: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://apple.speeder...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {4E888414-DB8F-11D1-9CD9-00C04F98436A} (Microsoft.WinRep) - https://webresponse....iveX/winrep.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {A7E092C3-692A-11D0-A7E5-08002B322F3B} (WebResponseAttachments Control) - https://webresponse....eX/FileXfer.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/p...t/msnchat45.cab
O18 - Filter: text/html - {9F7F6AD3-0E4A-4ABC-9074-3845FAA883F5} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\flcac.dll
O18 - Filter: text/plain - {9F7F6AD3-0E4A-4ABC-9074-3845FAA883F5} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\flcac.dll

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:33 PM

Copy the following bold text into Notepad.
Name the file Appinit.bat
Save as type All Files
Save on the Desktop.

Reg save "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows" windows1.hiv
ren windows1.hiv windows.txt

Double click on Appinit.bat
This will create a file on the desktop named windows.txt
Upload windows.txt in your next reply. To do that click the add reply button then click the browse button bellow the reply box. Locate and attach windows.txt with your reply.

This is also very important.
I need to know if you are useing XP home or XP pro.
And if it has ntfs or fat32 filesystem.
To find this out click "my computer" and then right click on your C drive and select properties. It will say ntfs or fat32 next to filesystem.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:56 PM

Hi RackTracker - Don't mean to step in on a log you are helping with but I noticed the sp.html infection - One of the only cleans is FINDnFix - Would you like some help with it or are you okay?

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:55 PM

I created Appinit.bat on the desktop and double-clicked it, it opened a DOS window but it disappeared immediately. There was no windows.txt on the desktop, and I did a search of all files and folders (including hidden) and it did not turn up.

Also, I don't see a browse button below the reply box. And yes, I'm in the add reply form and not the quick reply form at the bottom of the thread. *n00b*

As for my OS, I'm on XP Home and the filesystem is ntfs.

1 outta 3 ain't bad, right?

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