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Hyjack by mysearchnow (I think!) help!!

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I'm sorry to sound so completely useless and dimwitted. I'm just too chicken to do this on my own.

 

I have been running up to date Adware on almost a daily basis and deleting the 'possible browser hyjack' things but they just pop on up again and again. The thing that is really getting to me is the mysearch toolbar which appears and boots the very helpful google toolbar off the desktop everytime. It often comes up with 'adult' listings - so is definitely not something I want to be only a click away for the children! I've tried changing the address bar on internet options Homepage and it just keeps on coming up again as mysearchnow.com/passthrough/index.html?http://www.bbc.co.uk

 

I have now (very bravely for a wimp like me!) downloaded Hijack this and run it.. but seeing all those very sciency lines just put me into a state of complete panic and I sit here looking like a startled rabbit in the headlamps! (no appropriate smiley to accompany that image)

 

This is the log I got. The first listing seems to be the mysearch but what else is lurking there that I don't want? 'dart jugs' sounds dodgy too???? Step by step instructions please - assume I know nothing and I'm in with a fighting chance (assuming you've got the patience). Thanks a million.

 

PS I have read all the information etc. as instructed.

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 22:17:05, on 18/06/2004

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:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE

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

C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe

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

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\axis upload\BibDraw.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exe

C:\ScanPanel\ScnPanel.exe

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Louise\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mysearchnow.com/passthrough/index.h...tp://bbc.co.uk/

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

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4475F807-AA77-6C98-8724-76335496CB71} - C:\PROGRA~1\ScrGlue\dart jugs.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.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

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

O3 - Toolbar: remote ace - {4990C824-0C5F-B923-DC72-A26F5E3A97DE} - C:\PROGRA~1\ScrGlue\dart jugs.dll

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [instantAccess] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE /h

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RegisterDropHandler] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\REGIST~1.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: [speedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pingbold] C:\PROGRA~1\axis upload\BibDraw.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [RegisterDropHandler] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\REGIST~1.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?

O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe

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

O4 - Global Startup: NkvMon.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: ScanPanel.lnk = C:\ScanPanel\ScnPanel.exe

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

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

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

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

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: Write a Review... - http://client.alexa.com/holiday/script/actions/review.htm

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

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

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

O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab

O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

O16 - DPF: {1230CB21-C88D-11CF-B347-000000000000} - http://www.browserplugin.com/eroticAccess/cabs/1764050.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwe...etup1.0.0.8.cab

O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {31B7EB4E-8B4B-11D1-A789-00A0CC6651A8} (Cult3D ActiveX Player) - http://www.cult3d.com/download/cult.cab

O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/01eb99abf857f1b7a221/...ip/RdxIE601.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Messe...StatsClient.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7817.1855092593

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

O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/region/reg_.../ActiveData.cab

O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-0-3-0.cab

O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/...351/mcfscan.cab

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{BE156635-A89D-4C93-A7DE-86A4743AD346}: NameServer = 62.241.160.200 158.43.240.3

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Run Hijack this again, and click on "scan" When the scan is complete, 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.

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mysearchnow.com/passthrough/index.h...tp://bbc.co.uk/

 

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4475F807-AA77-6C98-8724-76335496CB71} - C:\PROGRA~1\ScrGlue\dart jugs.dll

 

O3 - Toolbar: remote ace - {4990C824-0C5F-B923-DC72-A26F5E3A97DE} - C:\PROGRA~1\ScrGlue\dart jugs.dll

 

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pingbold] C:\PROGRA~1\axis upload\BibDraw.exe

 

O8 - Extra context menu item: Write a Review... - http://client.alexa.com/holiday/script/actions/review.htm

 

O16 - DPF: {1230CB21-C88D-11CF-B347-000000000000} - http://www.browserplugin.com/eroticAccess/cabs/1764050.cab

O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwe...etup1.0.0.8.cab

O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.188.7.150/01eb99abf857f1b7a221/...ip/RdxIE601.cab

Reboot and delete

 

folders

C:\PROGRA~1\ScrGlue

C:\PROGRA~1\axis upload

 

These may be hidden files. See HERE for how to show hidden files.

 

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

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Thank you so much for helping.

I have done everything you said. With one exception. The RO Line was not the same in the scan I just did so I thought it best not to touch it. Otherwise I checked everything else. I deleted the two folders you siad to do. BTW I also noticed a folder in the C:\programs called MyWebSearch. Would that be anything sinister?

I notice there are lots of new desktop icons called back-up. I should leave those just where they are for now?

This is so scary.. thanks for your patience.

PS When I went on IE just now there was no horrible toolbar! Yea!

Here is the new log since I did what you told me to do.

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 12:30:10, on 20/06/2004

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:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE

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

C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe

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

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exe

C:\ScanPanel\ScnPanel.exe

C:\Documents and Settings\Louise\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

 

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

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

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.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

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [instantAccess] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE /h

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RegisterDropHandler] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\REGIST~1.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: [speedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [RegisterDropHandler] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\REGIST~1.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?

O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe

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

O4 - Global Startup: NkvMon.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: ScanPanel.lnk = C:\ScanPanel\ScnPanel.exe

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

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

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

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

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: Write a Review... - http://client.alexa.com/holiday/script/actions/review.htm

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

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

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

O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab

O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {31B7EB4E-8B4B-11D1-A789-00A0CC6651A8} (Cult3D ActiveX Player) - http://www.cult3d.com/download/cult.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Messe...StatsClient.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7817.1855092593

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

O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/region/reg_.../ActiveData.cab

O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-0-3-0.cab

O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/...351/mcfscan.cab

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{BE156635-A89D-4C93-A7DE-86A4743AD346}: NameServer = 62.241.160.200 158.43.240.3

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Will my children have downloaded these nasties unwittingly via MSN Messenger, by any chance?

 

What software should I run to prevent this ever happening again? Adaware doesn't seem to have helped.

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The main parasite removed was LOP. This is installed as the "additional software" with Messenger plus.

 

 

Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:

  • Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
  • How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.

To protect yourself further:

  • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
  • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.

I also suggest that you delete any files from "temp", "tmp" folders. In Internet Explorer, click on "Tools" => "Internet Options" => "Delete Files" and select the box that says "Delete All Offline Content" and click on "OK" twice. Also, empty the recycle bin by right clicking on it and selecting "Empty Recycle Bin". These steps should be done on a regular basis.

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Thank you again.

I have downloaded Spywareblaster. It doesn't seem to come with any instructions, so to speak, but I have checked all the boxes and hope this is OK?

You say that the LOP came in through MSN Messenger. Should I uninstall it and be the most unpopular parent on the planet.. or will Spywarebaster, Adaware etc. put an end to it?

I shall now go and show my appreciation via. the donation button. You have been great.

Lulabelle

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