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#1 CRUZTAKER

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 11:52 PM

First of all, HELLO!

I am not much of a computer genius, but I read the site faq, understood the better part of it, and learned how to make a log file. Nice faq, very straightforward.

What I do do, is belong to a similar forum, but specifically for cars. Actually one car, the MercuryMarauder.

It was this morning I was on the site, and clicked a link from another member, and before long I was off into the nether regions of adult stuff and couldn't get out!
I was inundated with popups to the point I just closed the Internet Explorer. It came back with some type of browser error....and that's when the computer was no longer itself!

This site called "TheSearchMall.com" took over my browser, and I couldn't get it off my homepage listing. It also added a tool bar to my browser called "TheSearchMall.com Bar"
The next new appearance was really distrbing. Aside from assorted popups coming up everynow and again, every vendor banner on our MM.NET site was now a porn!
Even the banners on THIS site are advertising filth.
Oh, and on any forum page, some of the word I type turn into url's....wiierd. Please dont click on any links in this post!!!

Over the last 17 hours, I have tried everything in my power with the help from microsoft tech support and some folks at my forum site to kill this thing. I managed to stop the homepage entry in my explorer from changing to that stupid searchmall.com page, but the rest remains the same.

I ran Adware, it found and deleted a ton of stuff.
I ran Spyware, it found and deleted a ton of stuff.
When neither cleared the issue, I ran Pestpatrol, and it said the Adware from lavasoft was bad and deleted it as well!

I am at a loss, and that how I found you folks...I need help :scratchhead:

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#2 CRUZTAKER

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 11:54 PM

BTW: I have since removed all the programs but Pestpatrol.

Here is my log.file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:15:05 AM, on 6/6/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPControl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Barry\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.mercurymarauder.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.sbc.com/dsl
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapp...//www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5_1_6_0.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: ohb - {0AEE4D0C-4B38-4196-AE32-70ACE5656647} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\winsrm32.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5_1_6_0.dll
O3 - Toolbar: TheSearchMall.com Bar - {4B8F38C7-62FC-4762-B9A0-27E63F768167} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\winsrm32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PreloadApp] c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\hphprld.exe c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\setup.exe -d
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [YBrowser] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPInSightMonitor 01] "C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\IP InSight\IPMon32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [2wSysTray] C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PestPatrol Control Center] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPMemCheck] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPMemCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CookiePatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\CookiePatrol.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Login (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Login (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://qus8l.hpwis.com
O16 - DPF: ppctlcab - http://www.pestscan....er/ppctlcab.cab
O16 - DPF: {2FC9A21E-2069-4E47-8235-36318989DB13} (PPSDKActiveXScanner.MainScreen) - http://www.pestscan....r/axscanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.micros...ontent/opuc.cab
O16 - DPF: {41D13E9A-BB94-402A-8502-AFA78526B63D} (iiittt Class) - file://C:\install.cab
O16 - DPF: {9CF28A69-7659-4C51-BFD5-9ADE19E19EC3} (RegConfig Class) - http://download.yaho...rod/yregcfg.cab
O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://download.yaho...mail/ymmapi.dll
O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} (YAddBook Class) - http://download.yaho...alls/yab_af.cab
O16 - DPF: {D18F962A-3722-4B59-B08D-28BB9EB2281E} (PhotosCtrl Class) - http://photos.yahoo....plorer1_9us.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.ma...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {FFFFFFFF-CACE-BABE-BABE-00AA0055595A} - http://www.trueswitc...eInstallSBC.exe
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#3 CRUZTAKER

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:06 AM

BUMP :whistle:
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#4 dave38

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:21 PM

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,SearchURL = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.mercurymarauder.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://thesearchmall.com/index.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapp...//www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = blank.htm

O2 - BHO: ohb - {0AEE4D0C-4B38-4196-AE32-70ACE5656647} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\winsrm32.dll

O3 - Toolbar: TheSearchMall.com Bar - {4B8F38C7-62FC-4762-B9A0-27E63F768167} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\winsrm32.dll

O16 - DPF: {41D13E9A-BB94-402A-8502-AFA78526B63D} (iiittt Class) - file://C:\install.cab

Reboot after fixing

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

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 05:31 PM

DAVE38, I cannot thank you and your associates enough!! ;)

This afternoon I purchased SpySweeper, and although it found more items, it still wouldn't remove this issue. And BTW: I recently learned what it's real name is. It's called "TOPLIST", and there isn't a program out there that will completely remove it. It took the talent of the folks here to kill this one....nice!

Last question, need I keep all of the backups in the HiJackThis folder?
All is working well, and here is my latest log since the above mentioned fix:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:22:18 PM, on 6/6/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Barrys stuff\HIJACKTHIS\HijackThis.exe
C:\Barrys stuff\HIJACKTHIS\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.mercurymarauder.net
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.mercurymarauder.net
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5_1_6_0.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) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PreloadApp] c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\hphprld.exe c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\setup.exe -d
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [YBrowser] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPInSightMonitor 01] "C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\IP InSight\IPMon32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [2wSysTray] C:\Program Files\2Wire\2PortalMon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /1
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Login (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Login (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://qus8l.hpwis.com
O16 - DPF: ppctlcab - http://www.pestscan....er/ppctlcab.cab
O16 - DPF: {2FC9A21E-2069-4E47-8235-36318989DB13} (PPSDKActiveXScanner.MainScreen) - http://www.pestscan....r/axscanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.micros...ontent/opuc.cab
O16 - DPF: {9CF28A69-7659-4C51-BFD5-9ADE19E19EC3} (RegConfig Class) - http://download.yaho...rod/yregcfg.cab
O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://download.yaho...mail/ymmapi.dll
O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} (YAddBook Class) - http://download.yaho...alls/yab_af.cab
O16 - DPF: {D18F962A-3722-4B59-B08D-28BB9EB2281E} (PhotosCtrl Class) - http://photos.yahoo....plorer1_9us.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.ma...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {FFFFFFFF-CACE-BABE-BABE-00AA0055595A} - http://www.trueswitc...eInstallSBC.exe
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#6 dave38

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 05:55 PM

Nice clean log! Well done.
The backups can be deleted when you are certain that the problem is gone, and that nothing else has been broken by the fix.

Glad we could help!

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