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Pressing Enter creates more Iexplores...

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Every time I press the Enter key while online an extra Iexplore task appears on my running programs, this doesn't, however, open a new window. And then everything sloooows down, the active title bar is grey, etc.

 

As well, my mouse has began to just freeze for a few seconds (even when not online), and sometimes enlarges and/or reduces the text size when using the scroll button while online.

 

I can't seem to figure out if this is a hardware problem or, more likely, a spyware type issue. I've done a Spybot, Adaware, and Cool Web Shredder test, as well as checking for viruses via Norten and nothing came up.

 

The only programs running right now are Explorer, Navapw32, Loadqm, Stimon, Ptsnoop, Systray, Hidserv, and, of course, all those damn Iexplores that popped up while pressing Enter while I typed this post. Help?

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Could you please download Hijack This. Make a new folder on your C: drive called HJT and move the uncompressed file to it. Double click the exe and run it. The Scan button will turn into a Save button. Save the resulting log somewhere safe then copy and paste it into this thread.

Short tutorial on how to use it can be found Here

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 8:11:56 PM, on 22/05/04

Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

 

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\ptsnoop.exe

C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\THEWEATHERNETWORK\WEATHEREYE\WEATHEREYE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTEMIE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTEMP.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HJT\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

 

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = c:\windows\system32\blank.htm

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

N1 - Netscape 4: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.altavista.com"); (C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\janelle\prefs.js)

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.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:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [scanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [systemTray] SysTray.Exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PTSNOOP] ptsnoop.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [stillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANTEC\LIVEUP~1\SNDMON.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CountrySelection] pctptt.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [scriptBlocking] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Hidserv] Hidserv.exe run

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WeatherEye] C:\program files\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye

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

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Search - C:\WINDOWS\ex.htm

O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll

O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200312...meInstaller.exe

O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab

O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...director/sw.cab

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Have Hijack This fix all of the following by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and hitting fix checked. Make sure all browser and all Windows Explorer windows are closed before fixing.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = c:\windows\system32\blank.htm

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = C:\WINDOWS\system32\searchbar.html

 

O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Search - C:\WINDOWS\ex.htm

Reboot after fixing.

 

Please post a followup Hijack this log, and say if your problems persist.

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