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#1 chooken

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 02:57 AM

hi,

My broswer is being hijacked by various browser hijackers which usually end in search. i have seen my browser hijacked to hot-searches.com, home-search.cc and get-search.cc. i have tried to get rid of it by using ad-aware and sbybot. when i run ad-aware it will find a couple of traces of spyware and remove it but not the browser hijacker. when i run sbybot it doesn't find the hijacker or it won't find any traces of spyware even though i know there is. can someone please help me get rid of my spyware and hijackers?

thanks.

this is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:28:31 PM, on 3/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPDBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\FlashGet\flashget.exe
C:\Program Files\QCD 3\QCDPlayer.exe
C:\Program Files\iMesh\Client\iMeshClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\PopUpBlockerPro\popblock.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://hot-searches....v=6&aff=3474983
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://hot-searches....v=6&aff=3474983
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://hot-searches....v=6&aff=3474983
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
O1 - Hosts file is located at: C:\WINDOWS\nsdb\hosts
O1 - Hosts: 81.211.105.69 lender-search.com
O1 - Hosts: 81.211.105.68 hot-searches.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Systran40premi.IEPlugIn - {CFB25594-4D5F-11D6-AB7B-00B0D094B576} - C:\Program Files\Systran\4_0\Premium\IEPlugIn.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Openwares LiveUpdate] C:\Program Files\LiveUpdate\LiveUpdate.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Norton System Doctor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Pop Up Blocker Pro 2004.lnk = C:\Program Files\PopUpBlockerPro\popblock.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O7 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: FlashGet (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O13 - DefaultPrefix:
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...7974.6616666667
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{F8A94CAA-8ED2-42D4-BB7A-6FEE52EECF36}: NameServer = 203.12.160.35 203.12.160.36

#2 Daemon

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 03:27 AM

Create a new folder called C:\HijackThis, move the HijackThis.exe file into the new folder and run it from there. This is necessary to ensure you have backups should anything go wrong.

Make sure that you have no browser windows open as this could prevent the fix from working properly. Open HijackThis, scan and when complete, remove the following entries by checking the box to the left and clicking 'fixed checked':

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://hot-searches....v=6&aff=3474983
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://hot-searches....v=6&aff=3474983
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://hot-searches....v=6&aff=3474983
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
O1 - Hosts file is located at: C:\WINDOWS\nsdb\hosts
O1 - Hosts: 81.211.105.69 lender-search.com
O1 - Hosts: 81.211.105.68 hot-searches.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Openwares LiveUpdate] C:\Program Files\LiveUpdate\LiveUpdate.exe
O13 - DefaultPrefix:
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:

Reboot when done, rescan with HJT and post a new log here for a final check over.
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#3 chooken

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 03:53 AM

thanks a lot for the quick response. i really appreciate it. i did what you told me to do and i restarted my computer and ran a new hijakcthis log file. except there's a problem. when i open an internet browser, it opens to an about:blank page. i went to internet options to change my default home page but i can't change it. the address section in internet options is not highlighted so i can not type anything in the box. what's happened?

you told me to fix R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank and i did. could that be the cause of my problem. what should i do now? hope you can help. thanks.

this is my new log file after i restarted:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:44:54 PM, on 3/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\Program Files\PopUpBlockerPro\popblock.exe
C:\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Systran40premi.IEPlugIn - {CFB25594-4D5F-11D6-AB7B-00B0D094B576} - C:\Program Files\Systran\4_0\Premium\IEPlugIn.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Norton System Doctor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Pop Up Blocker Pro 2004.lnk = C:\Program Files\PopUpBlockerPro\popblock.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O7 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: FlashGet (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O13 - DefaultPrefix:
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...7974.6616666667
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{F8A94CAA-8ED2-42D4-BB7A-6FEE52EECF36}: NameServer = 203.12.160.35 203.12.160.36

#4 Daemon

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 04:22 AM

Have HJT fix this entry:

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

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 05:22 AM

thanks. i tried it and so far everything seems to be back to normal. i was able to go to internet options and change the default home page.

i ran a basic google search for dvds just then, and when i clicked on a link my browser took me to another site http://lender-search.com/. but then i tried another 3 web sites and it took me to the right pages. i clicked on the first web site i tried and it worked. it didn't take me to http://lender-search.com/. this is what was happening before. i am not sure what triggers the hijacker because if i click on a link sometimes it will take me to the right page or sometimes to a completely different page. i think i still have a hijacker. i ran hijackthis again and i found that some of the files that i fixed before have returned. once i fix files am i suppose to delete the back up files?

this is now the new log file:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:17:49 PM, on 3/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
C:\Program Files\PopUpBlockerPro\popblock.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\iMesh\Client\iMeshClient.exe
C:\Program Files\FlashGet\flashget.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Notepad.exe
C:\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Systran40premi.IEPlugIn - {CFB25594-4D5F-11D6-AB7B-00B0D094B576} - C:\Program Files\Systran\4_0\Premium\IEPlugIn.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Norton System Doctor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\SYSDOC32.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Pop Up Blocker Pro 2004.lnk = C:\Program Files\PopUpBlockerPro\popblock.exe
O7 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: FlashGet (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O13 - DefaultPrefix:
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...7974.6616666667
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{F8A94CAA-8ED2-42D4-BB7A-6FEE52EECF36}: NameServer = 203.12.160.35 203.12.160.36

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 05:55 AM

Did you try to fix these earlier?

O13 - DefaultPrefix:
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
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Posted 03 June 2004 - 06:01 AM

yeh i did fix those when you told me to. then i restarted my pc and ran hijackthis again and those files came back up again.

the first time i ran hijackthis and fixed what you told me to fix, i didn't delete the back up copies that hijackthis made. was i suppose to?

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 06:20 AM

You don't need to delete the backups, but you can if you prefer. I wonder if it's FlashGet that's affecting the O13's? The malware has gone from your log now - I'll leave this topic open for now so that you can post back if the hijacking re-occurs.
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Posted 03 June 2004 - 06:26 AM

well no matter how many times i delete those files they keep coming back. so it could be flashget that's causing it. but so far those files dont seem to be causing any problem. i've been clicking on various links and so far i havn't been hijacked. so the malware does seem to be gone.

thanks a lot for all your help. i really do appreciate it. i've been trying to get rid of them for weeks.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 06:31 AM

You're welcome - glad to help :D They won't affect anything - I was just tidying up your log :p

As this problem has been resolved the topic will be closed. If you need this topic reopened, please click here to email the moderating team - be sure to include the address of the thread and the name you posted under.
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