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Progressive Hijack Problems...

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Serious infestation of my machine by these criminals. It started (I think) with lop.com. Reidrection of browser, resetting of start page etc. Then a new (blue) toolbar appeared. Now it's much worse - where sometimes I can't navigate at all and dreadful pop up ads appear all the time. Icons are even appearing on my desk top... I always know when they are altering my system because a tiny smiley appears at the end of my curser when navigating in explorer as the page is being re-set at their pleasure.


I've tried everything - Ad Aware, Spybot, Spyferret, Aluria and Hijackthis. Some items come up and are deleted, but they come straight back - even without re-boot because I'm on a broadband connection. I have tried to follow all your instructions but to no avail.


I enclose a logfile from HJT. But deleting things using that is (so far) a waste of time. Thus the first (RO) item in the log is obviously a redirection but it will reappear (or one similar) immediately when deleted by HJT.


Interestingly - I couldn't find any of the offending entries named in doxdesk... either files OR registry entries.


I need - and would much appreciate the help of an expert.


Thank you very much.


Guy Siner




Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 20:40:09, on 30/07/2004

Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)


Running processes:















F:\Program Files\Philips ToUcam Camera\VProperty.exe


F:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe


F:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE\CalCheck.exe

F:\Program Files\Adsubtract\AdSub.exe



F:\Program Files\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe

F:\Program Files\Avast4\ashServ.exe


F:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe



F:\Program Files\Tiny Personal Firewall\PERSFW.EXE





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

F:\Program Files\QuoteTracker\stocks.exe

F:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Security\HijackThis.exe


R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.wmkqtwbebpiodtnt.com/LDUNH6YZUs...GId/KRpqClV.php

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:3005

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - F:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - F:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - f:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Copernic Agent - {F2E259E8-0FC8-438C-A6E0-342DD80FA53E} - F:\Program Files\Copernic Agent\CopernicAgentExt.dll

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

O3 - Toolbar: AdSubtract Toolbar - {F14AABDD-0232-4e5a-9B52-4178AC0A62B5} - F:\WINDOWS\System32\adsubtb.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Fix-It AV] F:\PROGRA~1\Ontrack\Fix-It\MemCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] F:\PROGRA~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ashMaiSv] F:\PROGRA~1\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ToUcamVProperty] F:\Program Files\Philips ToUcam Camera\VProperty.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] F:\PROGRA~1\ntl\BROADB~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [amen bits] F:\PROGRA~1\HELPDE~1\warn multi mode.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "F:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] F:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spySweeper] "F:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /0

O4 - Startup: AdSubtract.lnk = F:\Program Files\Adsubtract\AdSub.exe

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

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = F:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE Calendar Checker .lnk = F:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE\CalCheck.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: AdSubtract: Bypass Site - res://F:\Program Files\Adsubtract\AdSub.exe/360

O8 - Extra context menu item: AdSubtract: Cloak Image - res://F:\Program Files\Adsubtract\AdSub.exe/361

O8 - Extra context menu item: AdSubtract: Report Site - res://F:\Program Files\Adsubtract\AdSub.exe/359

O16 - DPF: ppctlcab - http://www.pestscan.com/scanner/ppctlcab.cab

O16 - DPF: {2FC9A21E-2069-4E47-8235-36318989DB13} (PPSDKActiveXScanner.MainScreen) - http://www.pestscan.com/scanner/axscanner.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

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I know you guys are really busy...


Just thought I'd report that I've fixed several problems and may be on the way to a clean machine!


I'm sure you already know this - but Messenger Plus 3 was the main culprit in my case. This person - a woman I think - spyware/adware with her program. She hijacks your machine for her own use and earns a fortune for doing it. She's made my life hell for weeks.


My advice - consign the bitch to the recycle bin where she belongs.


Thanks for your time.



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