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Seemingly irremovable Browser Hijacker

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Ok. I will begin by thanking in advance anyone that takes the time to read this, because i am in desperate need of help. I have already read the article Hijacked and gone through the new user FAQ. I have completely run ad-aware and spybot search and destroy. Neither are capable of detecting this browser hijacker.

 

I searched around and downloaded the latest HijackThis. This program can detect the browser Hijacker, and it says it can remove it. However, within 30 seconds of the removal, the hijacker is back.

 

Now onto the actual hijacker. Whenever i start internet explorer, it takes me to C://WINDOWS/security.html this is a blue background page telling me my computer contains spyware and that i should click here for help. Now here is the real kicker. If i try to close the window, or go anywhere other than the site they want me too, it is written in the source code to fill my screen with a popup for child pornography. Can anyone say illegal?

 

I went into my computer, then WINDOWS, then i opened the security.html file. I have tried editing it into nothingness, deleting it directly, and renaming it. Nothing works, it is undetectable by adaware and spybot, and every time HijackThis removes it, it comes back in under 30 seconds.

 

Please! if anyone can help me, i really need to get rid of this bugger.

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Please post you Hijack this log. Please ensure that the complete log is posted, including the header.

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Ok this is the HijackThis log file. notice the C:WINDOWS/secure.html . that is the problem file that keeps coming back even after hijack this removes it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 7:16:06 PM, on 6/22/2004

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\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

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

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE

C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper Home Edition\DKService.exe

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

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

C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

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

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

D:\Java\J2RE14~1.2\bin\jusched.exe

C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe

C:\WINDOWS\services.exe

C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe

C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\system32\netui2.exe

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

 

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.penny-arcade.com

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = localhost:8000

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.com

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.com

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.de

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.de

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.co.in

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.co.in

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.ca

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.ca

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.fr

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.fr

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.it

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.it

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.com.au

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.com.au

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.co.uk

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.co.uk

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 google.be

O1 - Hosts: 66.250.130.133 www.google.be

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

O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar2.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:\windows\googletoolbar2.dll

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: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] D:\Java\J2RE14~1.2\bin\jusched.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ffpkcmk] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hxqnlv.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [sTYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [shareaza] "C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Shareaza.exe" -tray

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [netui2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\netui2.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [services.exe] "C:\WINDOWS\services.exe"

O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.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:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)

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

O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/12119/CTSUEng.cab

O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110081294316} - mhtml:file://C:NO_SUCH_MHT.MHT!http://www.008k.com/partner/inst/f10213.exe

O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110631125624} - mhtml:file://C:NO_SUCH_MHT.MHT!http://www.008k.com/partner/inst/f10213.exe

O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-112379412542} - mhtml:file://C:NO_SUCH_MHT.MHT!http://www.008k.com/partner/inst/f22776.exe

O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_1_0_0_41.cab

O16 - DPF: {6EB5B540-1E74-4D91-A7F0-5B758D333702} - http://infinity.n-case.com/newgrounds/reso...seInstaller.cab

O16 - DPF: {8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D} - http://toolbar.google.com/data/GoogleActivate.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7966.3562268519

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

O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/12119/CTPID.cab

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There are other freeware malware removers out there m8.You can try A2 a freeware program which detects malware and trojans.it has a large database and is regularily updated.You have to register for this product but it does its job well and who knows it may be able to help you. http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

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Ok i downloaded and ran a2, but it didn't see the security.html file as harmfull. So far the only program that has been able to detect this thing has been HijackThis, but HijackThis is incapable of permanently removing it.

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Hijack this can fix it, if you tell it right!

 

Have Hijack This 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 = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

 

All the O1 - Hosts: entries.

 

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ffpkcmk] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hxqnlv.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [netui2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\netui2.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [services.exe] "C:\WINDOWS\services.exe"

 

O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110081294316} - mhtml:file://C:NO_SUCH_MHT.MHT!http://www.008k.com/partner/inst/f10213.exe

O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110631125624} - mhtml:file://C:NO_SUCH_MHT.MHT!http://www.008k.com/partner/inst/f10213.exe

O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-112379412542} - mhtml:file://C:NO_SUCH_MHT.MHT!http://www.008k.com/partner/inst/f22776.exe

O16 - DPF: {6EB5B540-1E74-4D91-A7F0-5B758D333702} - http://infinity.n-case.com/newgrounds/reso...seInstaller.cab

Reboot and delete

 

files

C:\WINDOWS\System32\hxqnlv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\netui2.exe

C:\WINDOWS\services.exe

 

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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ok i told hijackthis to fix what you said. then i rebooted and my spywareguard alerted me to a change in my homepage to C:/WINDOWS/secure.html meaning that hijackthis was not able to fix the secure.html browser hijacker. I then proceeded to try and delete the 3 files you listed. I was able to delete the C:/WINDOWS/services.exe but the other two files you told me to delete, which were both in the system32 folder are inaccessable. Much to be surprise, when i try to open the System32 folder in WINDOWS, the My Computer window freezes, and i have to close it via the task manager. now i will post the new log file as requested. Everything i was told to delete was deleted except for the first 4 entries i was told to delete, those that included security.html in there name.

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 12:17:57 AM, on 6/28/2004

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\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

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

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE

C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper Home Edition\DKService.exe

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

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

C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

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

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

D:\Java\J2RE14~1.2\bin\jusched.exe

C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe

C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe

C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe

C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

C:\Documents and Settings\Kyle\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

 

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.penny-arcade.com

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = localhost:8000

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\secure.html

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

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

O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\googletoolbar2.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:\windows\googletoolbar2.dll

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: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] D:\Java\J2RE14~1.2\bin\jusched.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kdx] C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [sTYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [shareaza] "C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Shareaza.exe" -tray

O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.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:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\windows\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)

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

O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/12119/CTSUEng.cab

O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_1_0_0_41.cab

O16 - DPF: {48884C41-EFAC-433D-958A-9FADAC41408E} (EGamesPlugin Class) - https://www.e-games.com.my/com/EGamesPlugin.cab

O16 - DPF: {8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D} - http://toolbar.google.com/data/GoogleActivate.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7966.3562268519

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

O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot.com/KDX/kdx.cab

O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/12119/CTPID.cab

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