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I'm also having CWS searchx problems

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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.

 

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=17183

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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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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.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

C:\HJT\HijackThis.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: [KBD] C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.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.speedera.net/qtinstall.info.a...meInstaller.exe

O16 - DPF: {4E888414-DB8F-11D1-9CD9-00C04F98436A} (Microsoft.WinRep) - https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/winrep.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: {A7E092C3-692A-11D0-A7E5-08002B322F3B} (WebResponseAttachments Control) - https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/A...eX/FileXfer.cab

O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/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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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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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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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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