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#1 cheese grater

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:17 PM

I have a problem here. I got CW.Searchx and I can't get rid of it. It keeps hijacking my homepage and search. I used the latest version of Ad-Aware and it finds nothing. Spybot Search and Destroy keeps finding "DSO Exploit" but it keeps coming back. CWShredder and HiJackThis find CW.Searchx and remove it, however they only remove the hijacked homepage, they don't remove the hijacked search page. Then the homepage gets magically hijacked again.

Also I can't go to windows update for some reason. It just stays there at 0%.

I also tried manual CW.Searchx removal instructions from this site with no long term result.

Here is the HiJackthis log after I think I fixed it.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:20:38 PM, on 21/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files\eMule\emule.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {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
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickFinder Scheduler] "C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 11\Programs\QFSCHD110.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ElbyCheckElbyCDFL] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyCDFL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
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 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\SNDMon.EXE
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O16 - DPF: JT's Blocks - http://download.game...ts/y/blt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Bingo - http://download.game...nts/y/xt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Bridge - http://download.game...nts/y/bt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Checkers - http://download.game...nts/y/kt3_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chess - http://download.game...nts/y/ct0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dots - http://download.game...ts/y/dtt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Exploder - http://download.game...nts/y/vtk_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Fleet - http://download.game...s/y/fltt2_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Graffiti - http://download.game...ts/y/grt5_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Literati - http://download.game...nts/y/tt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Poker - http://download.game...nts/y/pt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.game...ts/y/potc_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Spelldown - http://download.game...ts/y/sdt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Towers 2.0 - http://download.game...ts/y/ywt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Trivia - http://download.game...ts/y/tvt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Word Racer - http://download.game...nts/y/wt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macr...ector/swdir.cab
O16 - DPF: {AE1C01E3-0283-11D3-9B3F-00C04F8EF466} (HeartbeatCtl Class) - http://fdl.msn.com/z...s/heartbeat.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553542500} - http://active.macrom...abs/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/p...t/msnchat45.cab

Edited by cheese grater, 21 June 2004 - 08:25 PM.


#2 cheese grater

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:37 PM

please help me

#3 cheese grater

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:49 PM

Please say something, are you stumped?

#4 sights0d

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:55 PM

Trust me. Sometimes it takes them a really long time (several hours) before you get a reply. (I'm right below you on the list of threads right now.) I just hit Track this thread and I'm figuring I'll get an email eventually when someone responds. It's really worth it when they do reply.

Edited by sights0d, 21 June 2004 - 08:55 PM.


#5 The_Homie

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 09:43 PM

There have Been many, many, many Of us who got jacked By this S.O.B Hijacker.
I just got RID of CWS SEARCHX myself..Thx from some peeps here and a little messing with it my self.

First things first get a file called REGLITE @ www.resplendence.com/download/reglite...

and get a file called find all.Bat @ http://freeatlast.10....com/index.html

And if you dont have these 2 file's yet get them Ad-aware 6 build 181 & SpyBot Search And Destroy 1.3 both can be Downloaded from www.Download.com.

And CWS shredder...


Ok Time to find the random .dll that the Trojin/spyware use's
Open findall.bat and run it, it will tell you the culprete file .dll your looking for write it down, you can also find the file by doing a defrag & the file it cant move is the 1 you need to write down.

Ok once you have the .dll name as mine was d3dhii.dll open REGLITE and copy and paste this in the address bar:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs and hit GO.

In the left pane, highlight "Windows" then right-click it and choose Rename. Change the name to NotWindows it will ask you if you want to make the change, click Yes.

Now, in the right pane, double-click the AppInit_Dlls value and highlight and delete the C:\WINNT\System32\d3dhii.DLL value in the value box(remember that you wrote the name of the .dll down as mine was d3dhii.dll your's will be differnt.

then hit Apply and Ok. Right-click "NotWindows" in the left pane, choose rename, and change the name back to Windows, then ok that change, close Reglite and reboot.

After rebooting, open the C:\WINNT\System32 folder in Explorer and look for THE .DLL file you found with findall.bat, which should now be visible. If it is, cut and paste it into a different folder i move mine to a folder called JUNK @ C:/JUNK, then try to delete it (You may or may not be able at that point.

you will need to reboot into safe mode by rebooting your comp and pressing F8 when in safe mode find the folder you moved the .dll file to and you will have to fidle with the premission's of the file but once you are able to set premissions for it you will now be-able to delete it.

if you keep getting the premission's denied error or simlar error dont sweat it happen to me many time's just keep messing with the premission for that file and it will finaly take and you will beable to delete it.

Once you have it deleted, run Ad-aware 6 run the update wizard to get the latest refference file.and then scan & fix all that it finds.

then run spybot 1.3 make sure you run the update wizard for it to get the updates then Run the scan fix all it finds, after that run CWS shredder and it shouldnt find anything then..

Reboot after you have done all this, once rebooted open internet options in Control panel and set your Browser back to whatever home page you had now you are free and clear of this NASTY Thing Hope this helps .

Post a Hijackthis Log also after you have done all this so people can help you with anything that's left over:

#6 centrus88

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 01:51 PM

hours?? ive been waiting for weeks! :wtf: :(




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