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CWS Serchx @#&%*@#

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I have read and followed your FAQ section, but I cannot find the embedded file that keeps reloadind CWS Searchx. CWShredder will find and remove Searchx. AdAware and Spybot will remove any files and registry entries, but within one or two accesses to the internet it will once again set my homepage to About Blank.

Please help when you get a chance.


Here are my dllfix & hijackthis logs:


--==***@@@ FIND-ALL' VERSION MODIFIED -5/27 @@@***==--

--==***@@@ ORIGINAL BY FREEATLAST @@@***==--


Fri 06/04/2004

08:42 AM


System Info:


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

C: "" (3C21:53F0) - FS:NTFS clusters:4k

Total: 19 962 753 024 [19G] - Free: 15 259 414 528 [14G]



*IE version and Service packs:

6.0.2800.1106 C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe

*Notepad version :

5.1.2600.0 C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe




HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

MinorVersion REG_SZ ;SP1;Q330994;Q824145;Q832894;Q837009;




Locked or 'Suspect' file(s) found...

\\?\C:\WINDOWS\System32\KBDLKKD.DLL +++ File read error

\\?\C:\WINDOWS\System32\KBDLKKD.DLL +++ File read error





[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]











[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects]






[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PROTOCOLS\Filter\Class Install Handler]

@="AP Class Install Handler filter"




@="AP Deflate Encoding/Decoding Filter "




@="AP GZIP Encoding/Decoding Filter "




@="AP lzdhtml encoding/decoding Filter"




@="WebView MIME Filter"






HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

AppInit_Dlls REG_SZ


*Security settings for 'Windows' key:



RegDACL 5.1 - Permissions Manager for Registry keys for Windows NT 4 and above

Copyright © 1999-2001 Frank Heyne Software (http://www.heysoft.de)

This program is Freeware, use it on your own risk!


Access Control List for Registry key hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows:



(NI) ALLOW Read BUILTIN\Power Users

(IO) ALLOW Read BUILTIN\Power Users

(NI) ALLOW Full access BUILTIN\Administrators

(IO) ALLOW Full access BUILTIN\Administrators



(NI) ALLOW Full access BUILTIN\Administrators



Effective permissions for Registry key hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows:

Read BUILTIN\Users

Read BUILTIN\Power Users

Full access BUILTIN\Administrators





Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 8:44:14 AM, on 6/4/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:









C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe




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

C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe


C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe



C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADUserMon.exe

C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe




C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE




O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ADUserMon] C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADUserMon.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iomega Drive Icons] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Deskup] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\deskup.exe /IMGSTART

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

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

O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.LNK = C:\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)

O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_02) -

O16 - DPF: {91876926-89DC-11D7-B590-00500467786D} (DnldCtrl Control) - http://dfwstore.cnsx.com/download/DnldCtrl.cab

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

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = electric.local

O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = electric.local

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = electric.local

O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = electric.local

Edited by rematt77

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Have I done something wrong. I am new at posting in a forum and am not up on proper protocal. I thought I would at least get some kind of response. Please let me know if I need to do something different.



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Hi rematt77

With that many views I'm sure someone thought you were being helped.

I see you have already run part one of the fix-

Now run start.bat again and this time choose #2.At the next menu choose #2 again.

You will receive a message that your computer will reboot in 15 seconds. After your computer reboots you will get a screen and Notepad will open with a report in it. Reboot your computer again and download CWShredder by Merijn Bellekom

Check for an update just to make sure you have the latest version. Click fix and let it delete whatever it finds. Be sure you click fix and not scan only.

Post another log.

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:wave: Thanks, OlTramp. I think I finally cleaned the pest late Friday. If this will help anybody, here's what I did:


Run Spybot, Adaware, CWShredder and your antivirus program first.

Go to START and select SEARCH.

Search all Files and folders.

Enter the word HOSTS and press enter

When the list is brought up, right click and open each entry with Notepad

Delete all entries except localhost

Close and save when prompted. (You might have to right click and select properties and then uncheck Read Only before it will save the file)


This may not work for everyone, but it seems to have fixed my problem.


Again thanks OlTramp. If I have any future reinfection I will post a new thread.

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