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#1 NotATechy

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 04:29 PM

Have read through some of the threads concerning the About:Blank issue and unwanted pop-ups. Have ran SpyBot, CWShredder and HJT. Removed Winad Client through Add/Remove. Downloaded Reglite and ran, but no listing for APPInitDLL's under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\\APPInit_DLLs. Tried running hiving bat file, but confirmed no APPInitDLL's. Tried deleting the R0's. R1's and BHO (not associated w/ Adobe)thru HJT, and rebooting, but About:Blank still comes back. Not sure what else to try to get my highjacked IE back. Below is a printout from HJT and below that is the printout from GetService batch file. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

HJT

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:01:46 PM, on 9/7/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Alert Manager\amgrsrvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\sdksh32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\EMPIRUM\Setupsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Empirum\PBackup.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\EMPIRUM\xftpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\atlxb.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3086A6FD-849C-F546-AA1C-CFF0DA518FF5} - C:\WINNT\atles32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [_UserEnv] C:\WINNT\system32\EMPIRUM\env.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunSWDepot1] C:\WINNT\system32\EMPIRUM\SWDEPOT.EXE \\Hou-Apps03\Configurator$\User\SwDepot.dds /I /S /F
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [atlxb.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\atlxb.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Symantec Fax Starter Edition Port.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.05p.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.blazefind.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.clickspring.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.flingstone.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.mt-download.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.my-internet.info
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.scoobidoo.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchbarcash.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchmiracle.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.slotch.com
O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-downlo...tsInstaller.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

GetService


PsService v1.1 - local and remote services viewer/controller
Copyright © 2001-2003 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

SERVICE_NAME: Alerter
Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Alerter
DEPENDENCIES : LanmanWorkstation
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: AlertManager
(null)
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Alert Manager\amgrsrvc.exe"
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : McAfee Alert Manager
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: AppMgmt
Provides software installation services such as Assign, Publish, and Remove.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Application Management
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: BITS
Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. If the service is stopped, features such as Windows Update, and MSN Explorer will be unable to automatically download programs and other information. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it may fail to transfer files if they do not have a fail safe mechanism to transfer files directly through IE in case BITS has been disabled.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k BITSgroup
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Background Intelligent Transfer Service
DEPENDENCIES : LanmanWorkstation
: Rpcss
: SENS
: Wmi
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Browser
Maintains an up-to-date list of computers on your network and supplies the list to programs that request it.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Computer Browser
DEPENDENCIES : LanmanWorkstation
: LanmanServer
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: cisvc
(null)
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\cisvc.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Indexing Service
DEPENDENCIES : RPCSS
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: ClipSrv
Supports ClipBook Viewer, which allows pages to be seen by remote ClipBooks.
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\clipsrv.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : ClipBook
DEPENDENCIES : NetDDE
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Dhcp
Manages network configuration by registering and updating IP addresses and DNS names.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : TDI
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : DHCP Client
DEPENDENCIES : Tcpip
: Afd
: NetBT
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: dmadmin
Administrative service for disk management requests
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\dmadmin.exe /com
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: dmserver
Logical Disk Manager Watchdog Service
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Logical Disk Manager
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Dnscache
Resolves and caches Domain Name System (DNS) names.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : TDI
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : DNS Client
DEPENDENCIES : Tcpip
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Eventlog
Logs event messages issued by programs and Windows. Event Log reports contain information that can be useful in diagnosing problems. Reports are viewed in Event Viewer.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : Event log
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Event Log
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: EventSystem
Provides automatic distribution of events to subscribing COM components.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : Network
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : COM+ Event System
DEPENDENCIES : RPCSS
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Fax
Helps you send and receive faxes
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\faxsvc.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Fax Service
DEPENDENCIES : TapiSrv
: RpcSs
: PlugPlay
: Spooler
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: lanmanserver
Provides RPC support and file, print, and named pipe sharing.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Server
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: lanmanworkstation
Provides network connections and communications.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : NetworkProvider
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Workstation
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: LmHosts
Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : TDI
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service
DEPENDENCIES : NetBT
: Afd
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Lotus Notes Single Logon
(null)
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 4 DISABLED
ERROR_CONTROL : 0 IGNORE
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\nslsvice.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : Base
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Lotus Notes Single Logon
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: McAfeeFramework
Shared component framework for McAfee products
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe /ServiceStart
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : McAfee Framework Service
DEPENDENCIES : RPCSS
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: McShield
(null)
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe"
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Network Associates McShield
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: McTaskManager
(null)
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe"
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Network Associates Task Manager
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Messenger
Sends and receives messages transmitted by administrators or by the Alerter service.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Messenger
DEPENDENCIES : LanmanWorkstation
: NetBIOS
: RpcSS
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: mnmsrvc
Allows authorized people to remotely access your Windows desktop using NetMeeting.
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: MSDTC
Coordinates transactions that are distributed across two or more databases, message queues, file systems, or other transaction protected resource managers.
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\msdtc.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : MS Transactions
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Distributed Transaction Coordinator
DEPENDENCIES : RPCSS
: SamSS
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: MSIServer
Installs, repairs and removes software according to instructions contained in .MSI files.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\MsiExec.exe /V
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Installer
DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: NetDDE
Provides network transport and security for dynamic data exchange (DDE).
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\netdde.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : NetDDEGroup
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Network DDE
DEPENDENCIES : NetDDEDSDM
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: NetDDEdsdm
Manages shared dynamic data exchange and is used by Network DDE
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\netdde.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Network DDE DSDM
DEPENDENCIES :
: EGrLocalSystem
: Network DDE DSDM
: etwork DDE
: ted Transaction Coordinator
: Manager
: ee Framework Service
: y
: `
: 
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Netlogon
Supports pass-through authentication of account logon events for computers in a domain.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\lsass.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : RemoteValidation
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Net Logon
DEPENDENCIES : LanmanWorkstation
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Netman
Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Network Connections
DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: NtLmSsp
Provides security to remote procedure call (RPC) programs that use transports other than named pipes.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\lsass.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : NT LM Security Support Provider
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: NtmsSvc
Manages removable media, drives, and libraries.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Removable Storage
DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: O?rtȲ$
(null)
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 0 IGNORE
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\sdksh32.exe /s
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Network Security Service (NSS)
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: PlugPlay
Manages device installation and configuration and notifies programs of device changes.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : PlugPlay
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Plug and Play
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: PolicyAgent
Manages IP security policy and starts the ISAKMP/Oakley (IKE) and the IP security driver.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\lsass.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : IPSEC Policy Agent
DEPENDENCIES : RPCSS
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: ProtectedStorage
Provides protected storage for sensitive data, such as private keys, to prevent access by unauthorized services, processes, or users.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Protected Storage
DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: PSEXESVC
(null)
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\PSEXESVC.EXE
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : PSEXESVC
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: RasAuto
Creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
DEPENDENCIES : RasMan
: Tapisrv
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: RasMan
Creates a network connection.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Remote Access Connection Manager
DEPENDENCIES : Tapisrv
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: RemoteAccess
Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 4 DISABLED
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Routing and Remote Access
DEPENDENCIES : RpcSS
: +NetBIOSGroup
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: RemoteRegistry
Allows remote registry manipulation.
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Remote Registry Service
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem
FAIL_RESET_PERIOD : 0 seconds
FAILURE_ACTIONS : Restart DELAY: 1000 seconds

SERVICE_NAME: RpcLocator
Manages the RPC name service database.
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\locator.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
DEPENDENCIES : LanmanWorkstation
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: RpcSs
Provides the endpoint mapper and other miscellaneous RPC services.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\svchost -k rpcss
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: RSVP
Provides network signaling and local traffic control setup functionality for QoS-aware programs and control applets.
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\rsvp.exe -s
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : QoS RSVP
DEPENDENCIES : TcpIp
: Afd
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: SamSs
Stores security information for local user accounts.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Security Accounts Manager
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: SCardDrv
Provides support for legacy smart card readers attached to the computer.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 0 IGNORE
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\SCardSvr.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Smart Card Helper
DEPENDENCIES : +Smart Card Reader
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: SCardSvr
Manages and controls access to a smart card inserted into a smart card reader attached to the computer.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 0 IGNORE
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\SCardSvr.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Smart Card
DEPENDENCIES : PlugPlay
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Schedule
Enables a program to run at a designated time.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Task Scheduler
DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: seclogon
Enables starting processes under alternate credentials
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 0 IGNORE
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : RunAs Service
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: SENS
Tracks system events such as Windows logon, network, and power events. Notifies COM+ Event System subscribers of these events.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : Network
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : System Event Notification
DEPENDENCIES : EventSystem
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: SetupService
(null)
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\EMPIRUM\Setupsvc.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Empirum-Agent
DEPENDENCIES : EventLog
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: SharedAccess
Provides network address translation, addressing, and name resolution services for all computers on your home network through a dial-up connection.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Internet Connection Sharing
DEPENDENCIES : RasMan
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Spooler
Loads files to memory for later printing.
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP : SpoolerGroup
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Print Spooler
DEPENDENCIES : RPCSS
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: SysmonLog
Configures performance logs and alerts.
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\smlogsvc.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Performance Logs and Alerts
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: TapiSrv
Provides Telephony API (TAPI) support for programs that control telephony devices and IP based voice connections on the local computer and, through the LAN, on servers that are also running the service.
TYPE : 120 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Telephony
DEPENDENCIES : PlugPlay
: RpcSs
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: TlntSvr
Allows a remote user to log on to the system and run console programs using the command line.
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\tlntsvr.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Telnet
DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
: TcpIp
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: TrkWks
Sends notifications of files moving between NTFS volumes in a network domain.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Distributed Link Tracking Client
DEPENDENCIES : RpcSs
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: UPS
Manages an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to the computer.
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\ups.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Uninterruptible Power Supply
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: UtilMan
Starts and configures accessibility tools from one window
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\UtilMan.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Utility Manager
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: W32Time
Sets the computer clock.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Time
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: WinMgmt
Provides system management information.
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 0 IGNORE
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Management Instrumentation
DEPENDENCIES : RPCSS
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem
FAIL_RESET_PERIOD : 86400 seconds
FAILURE_ACTIONS : Restart DELAY: 60000 seconds
: Restart DELAY: 60000 seconds

SERVICE_NAME: WMDM PMSP Service
(null)
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : WMDM PMSP Service
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: Wmi
Provides systems management information to and from drivers.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 3 DEMAND_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\Services.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: wuauserv
Enables the download and installation of critical Windows updates. If the service is disabled, the operating system can be manually updated at the Windows Update Web site.
TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe -k wugroup
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Automatic Updates
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

SERVICE_NAME: MATRIXFTPD
(null)
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS INTERACTIVE_PROCESS
START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
ERROR_CONTROL : 1 NORMAL
BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\EMPIRUM\xftpd.exe
LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
TAG : 0
DISPLAY_NAME : Empirum-FTP Server
DEPENDENCIES :
SERVICE_START_NAME: LocalSystem

#2 mmxx66

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 04:48 PM

Print out these instructions so you have them handy as some of the steps need to be done in safe mode and you may not be able to go online. We need IE to remain closed throughout the process. With that in mind, read through the instructions and download all necessary files ahead of time. Opening IE may cause the fix to fail

1. Download AboutBuster. Unzip it to c:\aboutbuster but don't run it yet we'll do that later on down in this list in SAFE MODE.
2. Reboot to Safe Mode => How do I boot into safe mode?
3. 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"

4. 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.
5. Press control-alt-delete to get into the task manager and end the follow processes if they exist:
sdksh32.exe

6. Now close all open windows AND browsers, run HijackThis and put checks next to all the following, then click "Fix Checked":
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\khdis.dll/sp.html#29126
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3086A6FD-849C-F546-AA1C-CFF0DA518FF5} - C:\WINNT\atles32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [atlxb.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\atlxb.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.05p.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.blazefind.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.clickspring.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.flingstone.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.mt-download.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.my-internet.info
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.scoobidoo.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchbarcash.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchmiracle.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.slotch.com


7. Delete the following files if present (If you get an error when deleting a file. Right click on the file and check to see if the read only attribute is checked. if it is uncheck it and try again.):

C:\WINNT\khdis.dll
C:\WINNT\atles32.dll
C:\WINNT\system32\sdksh32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\atlxb.exe




8.Next, we will remove the offending service. Go to Start->Run and type Regedit then click Ok.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
and highlight Services in the left pane. In the right pane, look for any these entries named as:

O?rtȲ$

If any are listed, right-click that entry in the right pane and choose Delete.

Again in Regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root and highlight Root in the Left Pane. In the right pane, look for any entries like this:

LEGACY O?rtȲ$

If you find it, right-click it in the right-pane and choose delete.
If you have trouble deleting a key. Then click once on the key name to highlight it and click on the Permission menu option under Security or Edit. Then Uncheck "Allow inheritible permissions" and press copy. Then click on everyone and put a checkmark in "full control". Then press apply and ok and attempt to delete the key again.

9. Browse to c:\aboutbuster and double click on aboutbuster.exe. When the tool is open press the OK button, then the Start button, then the OK button, and then finally the Yes button. It will start scanning your computer for files. If it asks if you would like to do a second pass, allow it to do so.When finished, press the "Save log" button. I will want a copy of that log after all steps are completed here.
10. Copy the contents of the Quote Box to Notepad. Name the file as fix.reg. Change the Save as Type to All Files. Save this file on the desktop

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HSA]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SE]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SW]


Then double-click on the fix.reg file, and when it prompts to merge say yes, and this will clear some registry entries left behind by the process.

11. Run Ad-Aware with the latest update.
  • Download the latest version of Ad-Aware (Ad-Aware SE Build 1.03).
  • If you have a previous version of Ad-Aware installed, during the installation of the new version you will be prompted to uninstall or keep the older version - be sure to uninstall the previous version.
  • After installing Ad-aware, you will be prompted to update the program and run a full scan. De-select all boxes so that it does not run.
  • Manually run "Ad-Aware SE Personal" and from the main screen Click on "Check for Updates Now".
  • Once the definitions have been updated:
  • Reconfigure Ad-Aware for Full Scan as per the following instructions:
    • Launch the program, and click on the Gear at the top of the start screen.
    • Under General Settings the following boxes should all be checked off: (Checked will be indicated by a green circle with a check mark in it, Un-Checked is a red circle with an X in it. If it is greyed out, those features are only available in the retail version.)
      • "Automatically save logfile"
      • Automatically quarrantine objects prior to removal"
      • Safe Mode (always request confirmation)
      • Prompt to update outdated confirmation) - Change to 7 days.
    • Click the "Scanning" button (On the left side).
    • Under Drives & Folders, select "Scan within Archives"
    • Click "Click here to select Drives + folders" and select your installed hard drives.
    • Under Memory & Registry, select all options.
    • Click the "Advanced" button (On the left hand side).
    • Under "Shell Integration", select "Move deleted files to Recycle Bin".
    • Under "Log-file detail", select all options.
    • Click on the "Defaults" button on the left.
    • Type in the full url of what you want as your default homepage and searchpage e.g. http://www.google.com.
    • Click the "Tweak" button (Again, on the left hand side).
    • Expand "Scanning Engine" by clicking on the "+" (Plus) symbol) and select the following:
      • "Unload recognized processes during scanning."
      • "Obtain command line of scanned processes"
      • "Scan registry for all users instead of current user only"
    • Under "Cleaning Engine", select the following:
      • "Always try to unload modules before deletion."
      • "During removal, unload explorer and IE if necessary"
      • "Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot."
      • "Delete quarrantined objects after restoring"
    • Click on "Safety Settings" and select "Write-protect system files after repair (Hosts file, etc)"
    • Click on "Proceed" to save these Preferences.
    • Click on the "Scan Now" button on the left.
    • Under "Select Scan Mode, be sure to select "Use Custom Scanning Options".
  • Close all programs except ad-aware.
  • Click on "Next" in the bottom right corner to start the scan.
  • Run the Ad-Aware scan and allow it to remove everything it finds and then REBOOT - Even if not prompted to.
  • After you log back in, Ad-Aware may run to finalize the scan and remove any locked files that it may of found. Allow it to finish.
12. Clean out temporary and temporary Internet 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

13. Reboot to normal mode.
14. 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'.

15.Do an online scan at TrendMicro's site. Let it remove any infected files found.
16. Finally, when you are all done, please post the new HJT log and the AboutBuster log here for review.

#3 NotATechy

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 11:35 AM

Attached are the logfiles from aboutbuster and HJT. Everything appears to be back to normal. Thank you very much for your assistance. Please confirm that all looks well from the below logs. Tried to download control.exe, but appears the site is down currently. I will try later. Once again, thanks.

AboutBuster

Scanned at: 10:43:19 AM on: 9/8/2004


-- Scan 1 ---------------------------
About:Buster Version 3.0
Reference List : 15

No ADS found on system
Deleted 1 Service Keys Successfully!
Attempted Clean Of Temp folder.
Removed Uninstall Key (HSA)
Removed Uninstall Key (SE)
Removed Uninstall Key (SW)
Pages Reset... Done!

-- Scan 2 ---------------------------
About:Buster Version 3.0
Reference List : 15

No ADS found on system
Attempted Clean Of Temp folder.
Pages Reset... Done!


HJT

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:30:55 AM, on 9/8/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Alert Manager\amgrsrvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\EMPIRUM\Setupsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\Empirum\PBackup.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\EMPIRUM\xftpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [_UserEnv] C:\WINNT\system32\EMPIRUM\env.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RunSWDepot1] C:\WINNT\system32\EMPIRUM\SWDEPOT.EXE \\Hou-Apps03\Configurator$\User\SwDepot.dds /I /S /F
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Symantec Fax Starter Edition Port.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-downlo...tsInstaller.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

#4 mmxx66

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 12:49 PM

close all open windows AND browsers, run HijackThis and put checks next to all the following, then click "Fix Checked":
O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-downlo...tsInstaller.cab
These items are considered to be resource hogs that are not needed and it may be worthwhile to fix them with HJT. You will still be able to start them manually if you need them:
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

What is this Empirum program?
Did you install it?

#5 NotATechy

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 02:37 PM

I went ahead and "fixed" the three listings you mentioned with HJT.

The Empirum program is a Global Desktop Management System. I did not install it, but was installed by someone else and it needs to stay in the listing, as it is a needed executable.

Appears everything is working properly now, so thanks again for your assistance.

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 03:17 PM

Your welcome
Glad we could help.

Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:
  • Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
  • How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
To protect yourself further:
  • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
  • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
I also suggest that you delete any files from "temp", "tmp" folders. In Internet Explorer, click on "Tools" => "Internet Options" => "Delete Files" and select the box that says "Delete All Offline Content" and click on "OK" twice. Also, empty the recycle bin by right clicking on it and selecting "Empty Recycle Bin". These steps should be done on a regular basis.

And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place?

Good luck :D




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