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another "about:blank" hijacking

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This appeared a few days ago .....same as others i've read on here, IE home page keeps resetting to about:blank (search for ....) accompanied by pop-ups. Seems to have slowed comp down too.

Have already tried adaware & spybot to no avail


I've read (I think!) all the FAQs and help stuff here .... but am still struggling to know what to do to get rid :blush:


Here's my HijackThis log (hope you can help!).......


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 17:39:31, on 21/06/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:








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

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



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


C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe



C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE


C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe



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


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

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe


C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

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

C:\program files\money99\System\reminder.exe

C:\Program Files\WinTV\Ir.exe


C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE

C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE\CalCheck.exe

C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe



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

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

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

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

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

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.freeserve.com/

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaul...//www.yahoo.com

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Freeserve

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/ymsgr/defaul...//www.yahoo.com

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = ftp=http://www-cache.freeserve.com:8080;http=http://www-cache.freeserve.com:8080

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

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D28-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5_0_2_6.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) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll

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

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EB63E919-DB40-4A9D-BF9D-37287E8BFC7F} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\dglhde.dll

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

O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\ycomp5_0_2_6.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Betfair Bar - {1D62BD48-16F6-4004-A54A-3C41E4955A87} - C:\Program Files\Betfair\BFTool_4.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Web assistant - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [] C:\WINDOWS\Options\OEMReset.exe /Audit


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers


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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TIxDSL] C:\PROGRA~1\FREESE~1\BIN\WIN2K\tidslmon.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sNPT513] C:\WINDOWS\vsnpt513.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: [urlLSTCK.exe] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\UrlLstCk.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Reminder] C:\program files\money99\System\reminder.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [iedll] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\iedll.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [loader] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\SNDMon.EXE

O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe

O4 - Global Startup: AutoStart IR.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinTV\Ir.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Freeserve Connection Kit.lnk = C:\Freeserve\freeserveconnectionkit\atdialler1.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?

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

O4 - Global Startup: Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE Calendar Checker .lnk = C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE\CalCheck.exe

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

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\WebMenuImg.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: &NeoTrace It! - C:\PROGRA~1\NEOTRA~1\NTXcontext.htm

O9 - Extra button: PD (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

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

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

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

O9 - Extra button: NeoTrace It! (HKCU)

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

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.freeserve.com/

O16 - DPF: ChatSpace Full Java Client -

O16 - DPF: ChatSpace Full Java Client -

O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://cs7.chat.sc5.yahoo.com/c381/chat.cab

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: {04063354-A10E-4427-A1EC-F3CC81587BC6} (Mines Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/mines/mines.cab

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

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

O16 - DPF: {2C153C75-8476-434B-B3C3-57B63A3D1939} (Brickout Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v42/br...ut/brickout.cab

O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {33E54F7F-561C-49E6-929B-D7E76D3AFEB1} (Pool Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v45/pool/pool.cab

O16 - DPF: {4E6F9E15-C8E3-4E19-B987-04EF390E9824} - http://www.betfair.com/install/setup.cab

O16 - DPF: {5EE92643-21CE-4949-903F-39439DCC3944} (Shapetris Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v42/shape/shape.cab

O16 - DPF: {62969CF2-0F7A-433B-A221-FD8818C06C2F} (Blockwerx Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v46/bl...x/blockwerx.cab

O16 - DPF: {665585FD-2068-4C5E-A6D3-53AC3270ECD4} (FileSharingCtrl Class) - http://appdirectory.messenger.msn.com/AppD...sharingctrl.cab

O16 - DPF: {6B4788E2-BAE8-11D2-A1B4-00400512739B} (PWMediaSendControl Class) -

O16 - DPF: {6BB594E2-6E4D-4CC9-98B0-931C323F9165} (DepHlp Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/shared/dephlp.cab

O16 - DPF: {6C6FE41A-0DA6-42A1-9AD8-792026B2B2A7} (FreeCell Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/fr...ll/freecell.cab

O16 - DPF: {785EA525-5066-495F-ADF6-3B8316515DEF} (Collapse Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v47/co...se/collapse.cab

O16 - DPF: {7A32634B-029C-4836-A023-528983982A49} - http://sc.communities.msn.com/controls/chat/msnchat42.cab

O16 - DPF: {84818113-96C5-11D2-BE39-006008BF4DD5} (ViewDirector Object) - http://subscribers.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/...ex/viewdw32.ocx

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

O16 - DPF: {94299420-321F-4FF9-A247-62A23EBB640B} (WordMojo Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v45/wo...jo/wordmojo.cab

O16 - DPF: {97438FE9-D361-4279-BA82-98CC0877A717} (Cubis Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v55/cubis/cubis.cab

O16 - DPF: {9903F4ED-B673-456A-A15F-ED90C7DE9EF5} (Sol Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v44/sol/sol.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7427.7619907407

O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/...ymmapi_0727.dll

O16 - DPF: {A7EA8AD2-287F-11D3-B120-006008C39542} (CBSTIEPrint Class) - http://offers.brightstreet.com/cif/download/bin/actxcab.cab

O16 - DPF: {AC2881FD-5760-46DB-83AE-20A5C6432A7E} (SwapIt Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v59/swapit/swapit.cab

O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...n/bin/cabsa.cab

O16 - DPF: {C3DFA998-A486-11D4-AA25-00C04F72DAEB} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://sc.groups.msn.com/controls/PhotoUC/MsnPUpld.cab

O16 - DPF: {C9DB5AF8-4C14-4A3E-90F8-DB49D6B4866D} (YBUICtrl.FloatWnd.1) - http://racing.youbet.com/wr_3_2/controls/YBUICtrl.cab

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

O16 - DPF: {D670D0B3-05AB-4115-9F87-D983EF1AC747} (AOL Downloader Plugin) - http://pictures01.aol.co.uk/ygp/aol/plugin...UK.

O16 - DPF: {E7D2588A-7FB5-47DC-8830-832605661009} (Live Collaboration) - http://livenj01.rightnowtech.com/williamhi...l/java/RntX.cab

O16 - DPF: {E7DBFB6C-113A-47CF-B278-F5C6AF4DE1BD} - http://download.abacast.com/download/files/abasetup145.cab

O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://sc.communities.msn.com/controls/chat/msnchat45.cab

O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/SolitaireShowdown.cab

O16 - DPF: {FAE74270-E5EE-49C3-B816-EA8B4D55F38F} (H2hPool Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v49/h2hpool/h2hpool.cab

O16 - DPF: {FE67C682-F5EA-11CF-9C2F-0000C0C83ADC} (Jamba Class Library) - http://www.kidscarnival.com/Jambalib.cab



Hope i've done that right :unsure:


Thanks in advance for any help :kiss:

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Been a steep learning curve this last 9 days .... but I think (HOPE!) I've got rid of the problem :D


I read all the guides here and on another similar site (can I mention? Computer Cops) and managed to get rid of all the obvious bad ones, but the flamin thing kept coming back until I found details of the hidden file .... removed that about 36 hours ago, and no more hijacks since! The speed of the computer is astounding too, compared with how sluggish it had got with this malware lurking.


Keep up the good work here, and for anyone still waiting for help (9 days and not a single reply for me :weep: ) .....use the time to do a bit of research and hopefully you'll find some answers too. If I managed it anyone can lol :p

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