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about_:blank variant of Cool Web Search - ARGGGGHH

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Gang,

 

My home page defaults to:

 

res://wufha.dll/index.html#96676

 

This is a search page that meets ALL of my search needs from Viagra to penis enlargement.

 

Spybot D&D, Spywareblaster, Adaware, Aluria and Norton Professional gallantly tried and failed.

 

According to a very quick response from the SDMB"

 

"What you have, alas, is what's called the about_:blank variant of CoolWebSearch.

 

It is a b*tch and a half to remove, since it uses a very obscure registry key to run (and it can't be found in MSCONFIG), as well as using a randomly generated hidden file that can't be found easily.

 

Your best bet is to get hijackthis (You should be able to reach this site if you can't get to others) and go to http://www.spywareinfo.com and post your hijackthis log. Someone will guide you through the cleaning process.

 

If you can't reach spywareinfo, look for all the entries in hijackthis beginning with O1 (they should give an IP address number and a site) and fix them all. Then try again.

 

CWShredder does not clean this variant; it's too difficult."

 

So I turn to you. Here is the HijackThis log:

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 7:25:40 PM, on 6/17/2004

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\drivers\KodakCCS.exe

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

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe

C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe

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

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\appvl32.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe

C:\WINDOWS\apiuk.exe

C:\WINDOWS\apiuk.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

c:\hijackthis\hijackthis.exe

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\2KIGXK0W\hjtlog[1].exe

c:\hijackthis\hijackthis.exe

 

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\wufha.dll/sp.html#96676

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://wufha.dll/index.html#96676

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://wufha.dll/index.html#96676

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://srch-us6.hpwis.com/

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\wufha.dll/sp.html#96676

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = res://wufha.dll/index.html#96676

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\wufha.dll/sp.html#96676

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost

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

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A770CCE7-7208-DBB0-07E4-49DEFD3F792D} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3bf.dll

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

O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CamMonitor] c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KBD] C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DDCM] "C:\Program Files\WildTangent\DDC\DDCManager\DDCMan.exe" -Background

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.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: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [checktime] c:\program files\HPSelect\Frontend\ct.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MediaFace Integration] C:\Program Files\Fellowes\MediaFACE 4.0\SetHook.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zsysdll32.dll] C:\WINDOWS\system\sysdll32.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [appvl32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\appvl32.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [apiuk.exe] C:\WINDOWS\apiuk.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [msfx.exe] C:\WINDOWS\msfx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [mfchd32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\mfchd32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [neteh.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\neteh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [crnu.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\crnu.exe

O4 - Startup: ASE Scheduler.lnk = C:\Program Files\Aluria Software\ASE\ASE Scheduler.exe

O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe

O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe

O4 - Global Startup: hp center UI.lnk = C:\Program Files\hp center\137903\Shadow\ShadowBar.exe

O4 - Global Startup: hp center.lnk = C:\Program Files\hp center\137903\Program\BackWeb-137903.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Kodak software updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\backWeb-7288971.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: &iSearch The Web - res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

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

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

O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...director/sw.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/034699f46c23a6bf9a02/...ip/RdxIE601.cab

O16 - DPF: {A8F2B9BD-A6A0-486A-9744-18920D898429} (ScorchPlugin Class) - http://www.sibelius.com/download/software/...tiveXPlugin.cab

O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/SSC/SharedCon...n/bin/cabsa.cab

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

 

Any help (other than throwing my CPU into the Hooch) would be appreciated.

 

Thanks so much.

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Desperation has set in.

 

I have tried it all. Thus far, I have yet to screw up my PC, but if it will help.....

 

PLEASE give this log a look-see for me.

 

Thanks

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Okay, I quit.

 

I assume that after 50+ views, no one can help.

 

Should I reformat and reinstall XP?

 

Someone PLEASE help.

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Can someone please just give me a quick review / reply?

 

I've decided to reformat this weekend if no one can figure this out.

 

Thanks so much.

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