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Dealing with Malware from previous forum

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OK, this is what Dave wrote to me a few hours ago:




It sounds as if you have done all the right things so far! To complete the process, please do this


You have the Peper trojan, which requires special treatment to put it out of your misery!

Please download and run this uninstaller


Have Hijack This fix all 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,Search Bar = file://C:\WINNT\system32\SearchBar.htm


O2 - BHO: NavErrRedir Class - {4FC95EDD-4796-4966-9049-29649C80111D} - (no file)


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intdctrr] C:\WINNT\system32\idctup20.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [5l7RShBJ.exe] C:\winnt\temp\5l7RShBJ.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [36F4SAZ3QJAFKE] C:\WINNT\system32\NuaK63H.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bakra] C:\WINNT\system32\IEHost.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dsi] C:\WINNT\system32\dp-him.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [p4mW37O] C:\WINNT\system32\opetview.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WCPT] C:\WINNT\system32\wintsvtr.exe


O16 - DPF: {205FF73B-CA67-11D5-99DD-444553540002} (CInstall Class) - http://www.wildtangent.com/webdrivers/webi...ave/Install.cab

O16 - DPF: {AB29A544-D6B4-4E36-A1F8-D3E34FC7B00A} - http://install.wildtangent.com/bgn/partner...mix/install.cab


Reboot and delete











These may be hidden files. See HERE for how to show hidden files.


Please post a followup Hijack this log, and say if the problems continue.




Thank you SO MUCH for answering my plea!


I find it interesting that neither Macafee or Norton have the Peper trojan on their sites. Are those places totally worthless for dealing with this stuff or what?? ANYway, I did what you said, Dave, and again, appreciate your advice.


Bearing in mind that it has been 10 days since I posted my first Hijack log, and that I've gotten Spybot and done some work on my own since then, some of the files you mentioned didn't turn up in HijackThis this time, and others were gone from WINNT/system32 (and yes, I did set it to see the hidden files). But I deleted the ones I saw. Here is the latest log. I'm prepared to hear about a whole new raft of things that weren't there 10 days ago!:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 4:59:51 PM, on 5/15/2004

Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:







C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe








C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Picture Transfer Software\PTSsvc.exe









C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE

C:\Program Files\Dell\Solution Center\service.exe

C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\Sharedll\AHQ\CTMIX32.EXE

C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\mmusbkb2.exe


C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\TrayMon.exe

C:\Program Files\Netropa\Onscreen Display\OSD.exe

C:\Program Files\Navnt\POPROXY.EXE

C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe

C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe


C:\Program Files\Navnt\navapw32.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe

C:\Program Files\RSIGuard\RSIGuard.exe

C:\Program Files\CyberPower\PowerPanel\PowPanel.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe

C:\Program Files\Sierra Imaging\Image Expert 2000\IXApplet.exe

C:\Program Files\Greetings Workshop\GWREMIND.EXE

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe


C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe

C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\My Downloads\Hijack\HijackThis.exe


R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://members.cruzio.com/~dolson/personal.htm

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4FC95EDD-4796-4966-9049-29649C80111D} - (no file)

N2 - Netscape 6: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/TotalForecast/Monterey/CA074.html"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Laura Dolson\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\wnxn0ty7.slt\prefs.js)

N2 - Netscape 6: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CProgram%20Files%5CNetscape%5CNetscape%206%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Laura Dolson\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\wnxn0ty7.slt\prefs.js)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\winnt\googletoolbar2.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\winnt\googletoolbar2.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\system32\msdxm.ocx

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DellSC] C:\Program Files\Dell\Solution Center\service.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD] C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [speed racer] C:\Program Files\Creative\PlayCenter\CTSRReg.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudioHQ] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CreativeMixer] C:\Program Files\Creative\Sharedll\AHQ\CTMIX32.EXE /t

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updReg] C:\WINNT\Updreg.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV DefAlert] C:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\defalert.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NPS Event Checker] C:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\npscheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton eMail Protect] C:\Program Files\Navnt\POPROXY.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disc Detector] C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [share-to-Web Namespace Daemon] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit

O4 - Startup: Camio Viewer 3.2.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sierra Imaging\Image Expert 2000\IXApplet.exe

O4 - Startup: Greetings Workshop Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Greetings Workshop\GWREMIND.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: Norton AntiVirus AutoProtect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Navnt\navapw32.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe

O4 - Global Startup: RSIGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\RSIGuard\RSIGuard.exe

O4 - Global Startup: PowerPanel.lnk = C:\Program Files\CyberPower\PowerPanel\PowPanel.exe

O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 2000 Series.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe

O4 - Global Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\winnt\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\winnt\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\winnt\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\winnt\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\winnt\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MaxSpeed (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Encarta Encyclopedia (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Encarta Encyclopedia (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Define (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Define (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: TweakIE 3.0 (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: TweakIE 3.0 (HKLM)

O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

O16 - DPF: {1239CC52-59EF-4DFA-8C61-90FFA846DF7E} (Musicnotes Viewer) - http://www.musicnotes.com/download/mnviewer.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200212...meInstaller.exe

O16 - DPF: {556DDE35-E955-11D0-A707-000000521957} - http://www.xblock.com/download/xclean_micro.exe

O16 - DPF: {705141B7-83D2-436F-9D8E-66924E2C05B7} (ACNPlayer Class) - http://megaherc.reelresearch.com/MediaFiles/eplayer.cab

O16 - DPF: {70647AB5-18FD-4142-82B0-5852478DD0D4} (Vividence Connector Launcher) - http://task.vividence.com/download/ConnectorLauncher.cab

O16 - DPF: {8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D} - http://toolbar.google.com/data/GoogleActivate.cab

O16 - DPF: {AE1C01E3-0283-11D3-9B3F-00C04F8EF466} (HeartbeatCtl Class) - http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab

O16 - DPF: {B991DA79-51F7-4011-98D2-1F2592E82A56} (ACNPlayer2 Class) -

O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/ac...ta/SymAData.dll

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

O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/ac.../ActiveData.cab

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = cruzio.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = cruzio.com

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = cruzio.com


Again, thanks so much, there just seems to be noplace else to turn to for these problems. You all perform such a service!



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find it interesting that neither Macafee or Norton have the Peper trojan on their sites. Are those places totally worthless for dealing with this stuff or what??


There are two reasons for this . Each Antivirus company gives a worm/trojan their own name, so the Peper trojan is also known as sandboxer in some places.

Secondly, bear in mind that these are anti VIRUS programs. They are not designed to detect/remove the more sophisticated trojans/worms that proliferate now. Still a "must have" though! They do detect some, and the detection rate is increasiing, as trojans get more dangerous.


You seem to have done a good job on your log. It's now clean!! Well done.


Are you still having problems?

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I wanted to wait until I was sure there weren't problems. I was having one persistent issue, which was that I would disconnect from the net several times per day. This happened with both the initial infection and my "relapse". It could only be corrected by disconnecting the network cable from the router and reconnecting. Well, duh, I figured out the problem was on my daughter's machine. Once I got all the spyware out of there (nothing heroic, just Ad-aware and Spy Sweeper), the problem went away and I'm FREEEE!!!!


Thanks so much, Dave, you are really a life-saver. I am so impressed with this site and the good work you all do in the face of this spreading menace.


My very best wishes -



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Glad we could help!


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