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#1 bfudeld

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 08:38 PM

Hi There,
I to, like many others have been infected with CWS_NS3. I have read through many of your forum posts to get a feel for your instructions on getting rid of this persistant malware. I currently have Spy Sweeper 3.0, the newest version which recognizes CWS, quarantines and cleanes up the registery. My system stabalizes and is fine until I envoke IE again and once that happens.... everything is back and the problem persists. So Spy Sweeper is still missing something.
I have also tried some of the suggestions that you discussed on other postings with no luck. Cleaning up temp files etc. etc. So I am now forced to do my own post to get help
I have downloaded current versions of all the programs you have suggested and now have Spybot, Ad-aware, AboutBuster and HighjackThis available to me.
Here is my current HighjackThis log after running Ad-Aware and Spybot. Please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 7:19:29 PM, on 7/29/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\DIRECWAY\BIN\dpcstart.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner\ESPMAIN.EXE
C:\Clie\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView4\NkVwMon.exe
C:\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\DIRECWAY\bin\dpcnav.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\PackethSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DIRECWAY\bin\dpcproxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINNT\netit32.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Utilities\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\iepgy.dll/sp.html#96676
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://iepgy.dll/index.html#96676
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = res://iepgy.dll/index.html#96676
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINNT\iepgy.dll/sp.html#96676
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\iepgy.dll/sp.html#96676
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://iepgy.dll/index.html#96676
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.gateway.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:83
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {844B3206-C870-233B-78ED-338A80F0EE15} - C:\WINNT\system32\netku32.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
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] c:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RegisterDropHandler] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\REGIST~1.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Keyboard Preload Check] C:\OEMDRVRS\KEYB\Preload.exe /DEVID: /CLASS:Keyboard /RunValue:"Keyboard Preload Check"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InstantAccess] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE /h
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hot Key Kbd 9910 Daemon] SK9910DM.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GWMDMMSG] GWMDMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [d3gc.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\d3gc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [crno32.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\crno32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sysox.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\sysox.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [crpz.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\crpz.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mshn.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\mshn.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [windq.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\windq.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winvk32.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\winvk32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [RegisterDropHandler] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\REGIST~1.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\SNDMon.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /0
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Billminder.lnk = C:\QUICKENW\BILLMIND.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: CompuServe 2000 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\CompuServe 2000\cstray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Dpcstart.lnk = C:\Program Files\DIRECWAY\BIN\dpcstart.exe
O4 - Global Startup: EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner.lnk = C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON SMART PANEL for Scanner\ESPMAIN.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Clie\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: NkVwMon.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView4\NkVwMon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Startup.lnk = C:\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINNT\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {739E8D90-2F4C-43AD-A1B8-66C356FCEA35} (RunExeActiveX.RunExe) - hcp://system/RunExeActiveX.CAB
O16 - DPF: {9059F30F-4EB1-4BD2-9FDC-36F43A218F4A} (Microsoft RDP Client Control (redist)) - http://demo.spabiz.com/msrdp.cab
O16 - DPF: {99CDFD87-F97A-42E1-9C13-D18220D90AD1} (StartFirstControl.CheckFirst) - hcp://system/StartFirstControl.CAB
O16 - DPF: {9A57B18E-2F5D-11D5-8997-00104BD12D94} (compid Class) - http://www.gateway.c...rvest/gwCID.CAB
O16 - DPF: {CE37E095-ACFF-4380-A856-A560D389E5E1} (XPLControlProject.XPLControl) - hcp://system/XPLControl.CAB
O16 - DPF: {EB387D2F-E27B-4D36-979E-847D1036C65D} (QDiagHUpdateObj Class) - http://h30043.www3.h.../qdiagh.cab?312
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{4046EC4A-7624-40CD-90C6-8D369DDD7D9C}: Domain = direcway.com
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{4046EC4A-7624-40CD-90C6-8D369DDD7D9C}: NameServer = 198.77.116.8
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{4046EC4A-7624-40CD-90C6-8D369DDD7D9C}: Domain = direcway.com
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{4046EC4A-7624-40CD-90C6-8D369DDD7D9C}: NameServer = 198.77.116.8


Thanks in advance.

#2 mmxx66

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 06:25 PM

Hello please download About:Buster and unzip it to your desktop. Donīt run it yet.

How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= Please check this link for instructions on how to download, install and then use adaware. Donīt use it yet.
1 You already have Adaware installed. Make sure it's up to date. Just open Adaware and click on *Check for Updates Now* and then *Connect*. It will find a new reference-file. Click *ok* and let it download and install the updates by clicking on *Finish* .This will return you to the main screen. You should now see Reference File # : 01R333 18.07.2004 or higher listed.

2 Print out these instructions so you have them handy as most of the steps need to be done in safe mode and you may not be able to go online.

3. Next, go to Start->Run and type "Services.msc" (without quotes) then hit Ok
Scroll down and find the service called "Network Security Service". When you find it, double-click on it. In the next window that opens, click the Stop button, then click on properties and under the General Tab, change the Startup Type to Disabled. Now hit Apply and then Ok and close any open windows. This service is installed by the malware. If this service is not listed go ahead with the next step.

4. Reboot to Safe Mode
How to start the computer in
Safe mode

5. Make sure your PC is configured to show hidden files

Open Windows Explorer & Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked.
Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and untick "hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders"
Click "Apply" then "OK"

6.CLOSE ALL WINDOWS AND BROWSERS Scan with Hijack This and put checks next to all the following, then click "Fix Checked"

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\iepgy.dll/sp.html#96676
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://iepgy.dll/index.html#96676
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = res://iepgy.dll/index.html#96676
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINNT\iepgy.dll/sp.html#96676
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\iepgy.dll/sp.html#96676
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://iepgy.dll/index.html#96676
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {844B3206-C870-233B-78ED-338A80F0EE15} - C:\WINNT\system32\netku32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [d3gc.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\d3gc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [crno32.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\crno32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sysox.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\sysox.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [crpz.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\crpz.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mshn.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\mshn.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [windq.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\windq.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winvk32.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\winvk32.exe


7. Delete the following files if present.
C:\WINNT\iepgy.dll
C:\WINNT\netit32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\netku32.dll
C:\WINNT\system32\d3gc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\crno32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\sysox.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\crpz.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mshn.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\windq.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winvk32.exe

8. Double click AboutBuster.exe that you downloaded earlier. Click OK, click Start, then click OK. This will scan your computer for the bad files and delete them. Save the report(copy and paste into notepad or wordpad and save as a .txt file) and post a copy back here when you are done with all the steps.

9. Scan with Adaware and let it remove any bad files found.

10. Clean out temporary and TIF files. Go to Start > Run and type in the box: cleanmgr. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure these 3 are checked and then press *ok* to remove:

Temporary Files
Temporary Internet Files
Recycle Bin


11. Reboot to normal mode, scan again with Hijack This and post a new log here.

12. Finally, do an online scan HERE. Let it remove any infected files found.

Replace Deleted Files
It is also possible that the infection may have deleted up to three files from your system. If these files are present, to be safe I suggest you overwrite them with a new copy.

Go here and download the version of control.exe for your operating system. If you are running Windows 2000, copy it to c:\winnt\system32\. For Windows XP, copy it to c:\windows\system32\.

Download the Hoster from here Press 'Restore Original Hosts' and press 'OK'
Exit Program.

If you have Spybot S&D installed you may also need to replace one file.
Go here and download SDHelper.dll. Copy the file to the folder containing you Spybot S&D program (normally C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy)

Additionally, Please check your ActiveX security settings. They may have been changed by this CWS variant to allow ALL ActiveX!! If they have been changed, reset your active x security settings in IE as recommended.
Go to Internet Options/Security/Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
Now press "Custom Level."
In the ActiveX section, set the first option, 'Download signed controls', to 'Prompt; set the
second option, 'Download unsigned controls', to 'Disable'; and finally, set 'Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" to 'Disable'.




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