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shirak23

Newbie Hijacked (homepage is about:blank) - HELP!!

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I'm pulling my hair out over this. I've tried everything! Spybot, various virus checkers, trojan removers. I've got to a point where nothing is detected on my system, but this homepage thing is still happening. There was one virus checker that said my svchost.exe file was infected in my Windows/Downloaded Programs Folder, but I can't find it. Anyway, here's my "Hijack This" report, can anyone help me?!?!?!

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 7:03:01 PM, on 6/3/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

 

Running processes:

D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe

D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchosd.exe

D:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

D:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe

D:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DesktopX\DesktopX.exe

D:\Program Files\Adaptec\Wireless Utility\ADUSBCFG.exe

D:\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

F0 - system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe svchosd.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe svchosd.exe

O1 - Hosts: 213.159.117.235 auto.search.msn.com

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

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - d:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PMXInit] D:\WINDOWS\System32\pmxinit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] D:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "D:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] D:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /startup

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DesktopX] "D:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DesktopX\DesktopX.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Q814995] rundll32.exe apphelp.dll,ShimFlushCache

O4 - Global Startup: Adaptec Wireless USB Adapter v2.5 Utility.lnk = D:\Program Files\Adaptec\Wireless Utility\ADUSBCFG.exe

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html

O9 - Extra button: TREND MICRO HouseCall (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)

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

O18 - Protocol hijack: about - {53B95211-7D77-11D2-9F81-00104B107C96}

 

I've tried deleting the registry parts I know are problematic AND the O1 - Hosts: 213.159.117.235 auto.search.msn.com part, but it keeps coming back.

 

Thanks!

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Hi shirak23

Close all browsers and rerun HJT. Check and click fix checked for the following-

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

F0 - system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe svchosd.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe svchosd.exe

O1 - Hosts: 213.159.117.235 auto.search.msn.com

O18 - Protocol hijack: about - {53B95211-7D77-11D2-9F81-00104B107C96}

 

Reboot a couple of times, play around for a bit and then post another log.

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Hey there OlTramp,

THANKS! :D That worked!!! Here's my new hijackthis log (I changed my internet startpage to news.bbc.co.uk, that's what that listing is). I was going out of my mind, so once again thank you!!!

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 12:22:13 PM, on 6/5/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

 

Running processes:

D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe

D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe

D:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

D:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

D:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe

D:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DesktopX\DesktopX.exe

D:\Program Files\Adaptec\Wireless Utility\ADUSBCFG.exe

D:\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://news.bbc.co.uk/

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

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - d:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PMXInit] D:\WINDOWS\System32\pmxinit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] D:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "D:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] D:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /startup

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DesktopX] "D:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DesktopX\DesktopX.exe"

O4 - Global Startup: Adaptec Wireless USB Adapter v2.5 Utility.lnk = D:\Program Files\Adaptec\Wireless Utility\ADUSBCFG.exe

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://D:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html

O9 - Extra button: TREND MICRO HouseCall (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)

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

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