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Infected with CWS.Searchx and others

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Ive tried Adaware, Spybot S&d, CWShredder, and have AVG antivirus. All of them detect and say they remove. But They don't, it just comes back. I dont even need to restart my computor, it comes back even if i close my eplorer and open it again. I tried running all my spywares at the same time. I added all the variants manually to the restricted websights in security, only to find it deleted itself from it. Im not 100% sure but adaware finds something called homeoldsp and registry errors and cwshredder finds CWS.Searchx, it found a few more but i cant remember the names. My AVG found a trogen downloader once.....said it healed it ......but now it wont find anything and neither will spybot. The virus was in system volume information. I forgot to write the name down ACK. The websight it keeps setting my homepage is "About:blank" I'm not 100% positive but i think i got it from a tripod sight. Im not that good with computors......all this talk about registry values and dll's makes me look like a deer in headlights. So treat me like an 80 year old - because 5 year olds know more about computors. Sorry about the punctuation. I'll post my hijak log file in the next post to keep it seperate.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 8:27:08 PM, on 15/06/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:












E:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe


C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe






R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\MEAB3B~1.PLU\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\MEAB3B~1.PLU\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\MEAB3B~1.PLU\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\MEAB3B~1.PLU\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\MEAB3B~1.PLU\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\MEAB3B~1.PLU\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {04C4B9F0-433B-4DF3-9AE8-38F8BA0C2B15} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nfhkko.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - E:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

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 /install

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] E:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] E:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-aware] "E:\PROGRA~1\Lavasoft\AD-AWA~1\Ad-aware.exe" +c

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] E:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background

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

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present

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

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

O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: ICQ 4.0 (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)

O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...bin/AvSniff.cab

O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...n/bin/cabsa.cab

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

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shameless bump. and possible update. I think I found part of the problem in system info. i checked all the changes and one called CFTMON.exe is one of the modified programs....grasping at straws here.its C;/windows/system32/cftmon.exe not sure if it helps but whatever

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another shameless bump. And found these in my antivirus logs if theyhelp


trojan horse backdoor.agent.ba comg.dll


trojan horse backdoor.agent.wintrim.2.J


trojan horse startpage.4.ap


Windows system32/wmscrop.exe




comg.dll in System Volume info/restore { IEF6SD33-0EB4-4F33-B265-7003EID75265} RP1041A0015540.dll




it also killed Zonealarm while i ran CWShredder and killed the shredder whil i was running it


ANd it prevented me from getting to this sight Im only on these forums because i imediatly went here after updated adaware removed it (for the 100th time) My msn messanger hotmail address is littered with hundreds of popups my popup blocker has killed 40 popups during this session but it cant kill the popups on my messanger. Interestingly the popups are linking to bogus spyware removal sights. Man the writer of this code is a genius ill give him/her that much. But they are the apitomy af all evil......the devils got nothing on the writer of this code

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