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Search Assistant and Search Bar

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Every two minutes, Ad-watch detects attempts to change two Internet Explorer values in the registry to Search Bar and Search Assistant. This is particularly annoying since Ad-watch maximizes and brings itself to the front every time it detects something. I haven't found anything with Ad-aware since the initial scan. The following is a sample from my Ad-watch log and my HT log.

Thanks,

Chris

 

===============================================

5/15/2004 10:40:41 AM - Registry modification detected

Root:HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Key:Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Value:Search Bar

Data:

New Data:http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50038

 

Possible browser hijack attempt (Blocked)

 

===============================================

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 7:21:56 PM, on 5/15/2004

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RCMan.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE

C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WSup.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\OUTLOOK.EXE

C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE

C:\Documents and Settings\Chris Ward\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

 

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50038

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsB.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) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsB.dll

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)

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: [CTSysVol] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTDVDDET] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsioReg] REGSVR32.EXE /S CTASIO.DLL

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sBDrvDet] C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Drive Det\SBDrvDet.exe /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intelliType] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wcmdmgr] C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TB_setup] C:\DOCUME~1\CHRISW~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\tb_setup.exe /dcheck

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-watch] "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RCMan.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://c:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

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

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Poker - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/pt1_x.cab

O16 - DPF: {26E8361F-BCE7-4F75-A347-98C88B418322} - http://download.websearch.com/Dnl/T_50038/QDow.cab

O16 - DPF: {54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2} (EARTPatchX Class) - http://files.ea.com/downloads/rtpatch/v2/EARTPX.cab

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

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First, please create a new directory C:\HJT and move the HijackThis.exe file into that directory and only run it from there.

 

Close all programs / Windows.

 

Run HijackThis and delete:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50038

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsB.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TB_setup] C:\DOCUME~1\CHRISW~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\tb_setup.exe /dcheck

O16 - DPF: {26E8361F-BCE7-4F75-A347-98C88B418322} - http://download.websearch.com/Dnl/T_50038/QDow.cab

O16 - DPF: {54B52E52-8000-4413-BD67-FC7FE24B59F2} (EARTPatchX Class) - http://files.ea.com/downloads/rtpatch/v2/EARTPX.cab

 

The following is optional to delete as it is a resource hog:

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

 

Reboot into safe mode - How do I boot into "Safe" mode?

 

Please cleanup temporary files etc. Browse to and select all contents in the following folders (Windows may be WINNT or WIN98 etc.), and delete (Make sure to delete the sub-folders, but not the Temp folders themselves!):

  • C:\Windows\Temp (all contents)
  • C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Profile>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files (all contents) <=This will delete all your cached internet content including cookies. This is recommended and strongly suggested.
  • C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Profile>\Local Settings\Temp (all contents)
  • C:\Documents and Settings\<Any other users Profile>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files [/color](all contents)
  • C:\Documents and Settings\<Any other users Profile>\Local Settings\Temp (all contents)
  • Empty your "Recycle Bin".

Reboot and log on normally, then post a new HijackThis log into this message.

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Still getting the hi-jack attempts, along with a few more when I rebooted normaly trying to undo some of the changes I made with HJT. All this was done with my computer physically disconnected from the internet.

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 12:30:03 AM, on 5/16/2004

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe

C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RCMan.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe

C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WSup.exe

C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

 

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50038

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsB.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) - {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsB.dll

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {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: [CTSysVol] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTDVDDET] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsioReg] REGSVR32.EXE /S CTASIO.DLL

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sBDrvDet] C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Drive Det\SBDrvDet.exe /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intelliType] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wcmdmgr] C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-watch] "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe"

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TB_setup] C:\DOCUME~1\CHRISW~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\tb_setup.exe /dcheck

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RCMan.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://c:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

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

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Poker - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/pt1_x.cab

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

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Please close all programs / windows - Run HijackThis and delete:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50038

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsB.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsB.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TB_setup] C:\DOCUME~1\CHRISW~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\tb_setup.exe /dcheck

 

The following is optional to delete as it is a resource hog:

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

 

Reboot into safe mode: How do I boot into "Safe" mode?

 

Delete the following directory:

C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools

 

Reboot normally, post a new HijackThis log into this message for further review.

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Here's the new log. It looks like the problem's solved, but everytime I open Ad-watch up it undoes the fixes.

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 11:03:13 AM, on 5/16/2004

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RCMan.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

 

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {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: [CTSysVol] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTDVDDET] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsioReg] REGSVR32.EXE /S CTASIO.DLL

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sBDrvDet] C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Drive Det\SBDrvDet.exe /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intelliType] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wcmdmgr] C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RCMan.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://c:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

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

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Poker - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/pt1_x.cab

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

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Glad we could help!

 

If you need this topic reopened, please request this by sending the moderating team an email with the address of the thread. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.

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Due to the time passed without a response in this thread - I am closing it.

 

If you need this topic reopened, please request this by sending the moderating team an email with the address of the thread. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.

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