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#1 doglover

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 11:52 PM

Hi,

I have an unwelcome visitor on my computer. Every time I boot up, my home page is reset as http://solongas.com/main/hp.htm, which is some sort of search engine, apparently.

My homepage address in Internet Explorer 5, options reads http://solongas.com/hp.htm?id=9,
but the address bar in my Internet explorer browser reads C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\hp.uti or sometimes it reads http://here4search.com/hp.htm?id=9

It's not a virus that's doing it, according to Norton (I have the 2000 updated edition).
I have deleted the temporary files and removed all the cookies.

I'm a computer idiot when it comes to these things.
Anyway, this seems harmless enough, but it's awfully annoying and I'm really starting to worry about it, I have noticed the number of unwanted links are being added to my favorites list (all phonographic).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have Windows 95 and could not install Ad-Aware but have run Spybot (they remove the coolwwwsearch problem but it just seems to come back), I have also installed and run SWShredder and Spywareblaster and they seem not to have done the trick.

Thanks in advance.

#2 Marikita

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 02:46 AM

Hello Doglover

Please do this for me first
Download 'Hijack This!'. http://www.spywarein.../HijackThis.exe
Save it in a convenient permanent folder such as C:\HJT\, double click HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.
Everything is inconsequential, from a cosmological perspective.

#3 doglover

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 11:27 AM

Hi,
I can't open http://www.spywarein.../HijackThis.exe.
Nor anything in www.spywareinfo.com for that matter.
Please remember I have Windows 95 as my operating platform.
Is there another website where I can download this program?
Is the coolwwwsearch problem preventing my opening this URL?
Thanks for your help

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 01:40 PM

The website was down temporarily yesterday. It is working now, you can try downloading it again.
Everything is inconsequential, from a cosmological perspective.

#5 doglover

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 02:59 PM

Hi,
Here is the log as requested.
Thank you for your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:55:20 PM, on 6/22/04
Platform: Windows 95 B (Win9x 4.00.1212)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2314.1000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TELEPATH.101\tpexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\DRIVEICONS\IMGICON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LOADWC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NSCHED32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\tapiexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETSCAPE\COMMUNICATOR\PROGRAM\NETSCAPE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=9
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=9
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=9
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://solongas.com/hp.htm?id=9
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=9
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.netscape.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://home.netscape...nsearch200.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://home.netscape.../winsearch.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://home.netscape.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://home.netscape.../winsearch.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://keyword.netscape.com/keyword/%s
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A9A674BF-771F-42E5-A440-D20DDA85A862} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\XX7UN0~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Auto-Protect] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EnsoniqMixer] starter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Startup Options] C:\Program Files\Iomega\Common\ImgStart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Drive Icons] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BrowserWebCheck] loadwc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [byeXe] c:\Winnt\project\By.eXe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [telepath] TELEPATH.101\tpexe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [winmodem] WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uninstal] regsvr32 /u /s image.dll
O4 - Startup: Norton Program Scheduler.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\nsched32.exe
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .DImg: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npzzatif.dll
O12 - Plugin for .qt: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
O13 - WWW. Prefix: http://
O14 - IERESET.INF: SEARCH_PAGE_URL=http://home.microsoft.com/access/allinone.asp
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {0D6451B3-FDDA-11D3-BFEC-00D0B725EB0B} (Yahoo! Vision) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/fv/yv.cab
O16 - DPF: {E87A6788-1D0F-4444-8898-1D25829B6755} (MSN Chat Control 4.0) - http://fdl.msn.com/p...at/msnchat4.cab
O16 - DPF: {34805D32-AD89-469E-8503-A5666AEE4333} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.82.221.10...etzip/RdxIE.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {6B4788E2-BAE8-11D2-A1B4-00400512739B} (PWMediaSendControl Class) - http://216.249.25.15...tiveXImgCtl.CAB
O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg...ol_v1-0-3-0.cab
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg...ol_v1-0-3-9.cab

#6 doglover

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 11:49 AM

Hi,
Here is the log as requested.
I am posting again as I am uncertain if it went
through the first time.
As I have not received a reply.
If it did I apologize for
wasting the bandwidth.
Thank you for your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:55:20 PM, on 6/22/04
Platform: Windows 95 B (Win9x 4.00.1212)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2314.1000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TELEPATH.101\tpexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\DRIVEICONS\IMGICON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LOADWC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NSCHED32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\tapiexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETSCAPE\COMMUNICATOR\PROGRAM\NETSCAPE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=9
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=9
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=9
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://solongas.com/hp.htm?id=9
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://solongas.com/sp.htm?id=9
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.netscape.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://home.netscape...nsearch200.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://home.netscape.../winsearch.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://home.netscape.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://home.netscape.../winsearch.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://keyword.netscape.com/keyword/%s
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A9A674BF-771F-42E5-A440-D20DDA85A862} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\XX7UN0~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Auto-Protect] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EnsoniqMixer] starter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Startup Options] C:\Program Files\Iomega\Common\ImgStart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Iomega Drive Icons] C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BrowserWebCheck] loadwc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [byeXe] c:\Winnt\project\By.eXe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [telepath] TELEPATH.101\tpexe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [winmodem] WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uninstal] regsvr32 /u /s image.dll
O4 - Startup: Norton Program Scheduler.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\nsched32.exe
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .DImg: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npzzatif.dll
O12 - Plugin for .qt: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
O13 - WWW. Prefix: http://
O14 - IERESET.INF: SEARCH_PAGE_URL=http://home.microsoft.com/access/allinone.asp
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {0D6451B3-FDDA-11D3-BFEC-00D0B725EB0B} (Yahoo! Vision) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/fv/yv.cab
O16 - DPF: {E87A6788-1D0F-4444-8898-1D25829B6755} (MSN Chat Control 4.0) - http://fdl.msn.com/p...at/msnchat4.cab
O16 - DPF: {34805D32-AD89-469E-8503-A5666AEE4333} (RdxIE Class) - http://207.82.221.10...etzip/RdxIE.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {6B4788E2-BAE8-11D2-A1B4-00400512739B} (PWMediaSendControl Class) - http://216.249.25.15...tiveXImgCtl.CAB
O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg...ol_v1-0-3-0.cab
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg...ol_v1-0-3-9.cab




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