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Hello folks, Im new to this forum, I joined hoping that some of you may be able to help me fix this problem with my pc. When I left for work the other night everything was running fine, and when I got home I found that some sort of spyware had been installed on the computer, (Im assuming my younger brother is at fault for this as he`s the only one who would have touched the pc during that time)


Everytime i open IE. my start page is changed to some stupid search engine. with various search criteria and links on it, I have tried adaware, Spyybot S&D, Norton, eSystem Restore, and several other programs to try and clean the problem up...but no such luck thus far. It also changed the search engine that is part of IE itself. I believe this spyware is somehow tied in with notepad, and ive noticed that somehow, it creates a randomly named file in C:\WINDOWS\System 32 folder which is connected to the problem in some manner.


Ive read tons and tons of posts on this board dealing with the about:blank spyware and what not, and have tried several things to stop this problem


I have a log from HJT:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 5:28:47 PM, on 6/23/2004

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\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

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

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


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

C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe

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

C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe


C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Desktop\Tools\HijackThis.exe


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A17D1681-F09F-4B5C-B366-9621062F1BB5} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\gne.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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe

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

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

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background

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

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Ad-aware] "C:\PROGRA~1\Lavasoft\AD-AWA~1\Ad-aware.exe" "+b1"

O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe

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

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

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

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

O13 - FTP Prefix:

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6...922/wmv9VCM.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: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200312...meInstaller.exe

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...38066.903587963

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



Im running Windows XP Home, and am up to date on the updates and what not else.


I would appreciate any help I can get here, as Im running low on patience with this pain in the a$$ bug. Pleeese. Thanks in advance for taking the time to at least read my problem. Take care all, im crossing my fingers..... :wtf::wtf::wtf: :weep:

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"Freeatlast" if you happen to read this post, i used the scanning program you recommended to someone else in a previous post and this is what it reported:


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

The type of the file system is NTFS.

C: is not dirty.


Wed 06/23/2004

5:38pm up 0 days, 14:42


Files listed in this section (in System32) are not always definitive!

Always Double Check and be sure the file pointed doesn't exist!


»»Locked or 'Suspect' file(s) found...



C:\WINDOWS\System32\KBDK.DLL +++ File read error

\\?\C:\WINDOWS\System32\KBDK.DLL +++ File read error


»»»Special 'locked' files scan in 'System32'........

**File C:\Beta-Fix\LIST.TXT

KBDK.DLL Can't Open!


****Filtering files in System32... (-h -s -r...) ***




kbdk.dll Fri Jun 18 2004 4:06:50p A...R 57,344 56.00 K


1 item found: 1 file, 0 directories.

Total of file sizes: 57,344 bytes 56.00 K


No matches found.



Power SNiF 1.34 - The Ultimate File Snifferdog. Created Mar 16 1992, 21:09:15.




»»Size of Windows key:

(*Default-450 *No AppInit-398 *fake(infected)-448,504,512...)


Size of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: 448


»»Security settings for 'Windows' key:



RegDACL 5.1 - Permissions Manager for Registry keys for Windows NT 4 and above

Copyright © 1999-2001 Frank Heyne Software (http://www.heysoft.de)

This program is Freeware, use it on your own risk!


Access Control List for Registry key hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows:



(ID-NI) ALLOW Full access BUILTIN\Administrators

(ID-IO) ALLOW Full access BUILTIN\Administrators





Effective permissions for Registry key hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows:

Read BUILTIN\Users

Full access BUILTIN\Administrators




»»Member of...: (Admin logon required!)

User is a member of group BARBER\None.

User is a member of group \Everyone.

User is a member of group BUILTIN\Administrators.

User is a member of group BUILTIN\Users.

User is a member of group \LOCAL.

User is a member of group NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE.

User is a member of group NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users.


»»Dir 'junkxxx' was created with the following permissions...


Directory "C:\junkxxx"


Type Flags Inh. Mask Gen. Std. File Group or User

======= ======== ==== ======== ==== ==== ==== ================

Allow 00000003 tco- 001F01FF ---- DSPO rw+x BUILTIN\Administrators

Allow 00000003 tco- 001F01FF ---- DSPO rw+x NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM

Allow 00000000 t--- 001F01FF ---- DSPO rw+x BARBER\Matt

Allow 0000000B -co- 10000000 ---A ---- ---- \CREATOR OWNER

Allow 00000003 tco- 001200A9 ---- -S-- r--x BUILTIN\Users

Allow 00000002 tc-- 00000004 ---- ---- --+- BUILTIN\Users

Allow 00000002 tc-- 00000002 ---- ---- -w-- BUILTIN\Users


Owner: BARBER\Matt


Primary Group: BARBER\None




»»»»»»Backups created...»»»»»»

5:39pm up 0 days, 14:43

Wed 06/23/2004


A C:\Beta-Fix\winBackup.hiv

--a-- - - - - - 8,192 06-23-2004 winbackup.hiv

A C:\Beta-Fix\keys1\winkey.reg

--a-- - - - - - 287 06-23-2004 winkey.reg


»»Performing 16bit string scan....


---------- WIN.TXT




[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]


















**File C:\Beta-Fix\WIN.TXT




Thanks for any help folks.

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Well done! :D

Your bad file is positively identified on all counts!


Follow the next set of steps carefully:



-Open the Beta-Fix\Keys1 Subfolder!

-Right-Click on the "MOVEit.bat" file, select->edit:

That will open the file as empty text file.

-Copy and paste the entire hilited line in the quote box

(all one line) into that blank file:

move %WinDir%\System32\KBDK.DLL %SystemDrive%\junkxxx\KBDK.DLL


-Save the file and close.


--Get ready to restart your computer:

-In the same folder, DoubleClick on the "FIX.bat" file.

You will be prompted by popup -Alert with 15 seconds

to restart.

-Allow it to restart!


-On restart, Navigate to:

C:\Beta-Fix\ main folder:

-DoubleClick on the "RESTORE.bat" file.


It'll run and produce new log. (log1.txt) post it here!

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freeatlast, when i right click on the moveit file. windows gives me an error that it cannot find moveit file and i am unable to proceed.......i have tried some other ideas of my own and as of right now (Wednesday June 23rd @ 11:40pm) everything is clear and running fine. Im going to give it till morning and see if the little pain has re appeared. I will post again tomorrow after I find out if i have this thing fixed, in the mean time why cant I edit the moveit file? That really threw me for a loop.... :wtf:

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also, after I tried a few of my own ideas, I did a search for the KBDK.DLL file that was sniffed in the scan u gave me and it is no longer on my machine. The search for that file ended up complete with no matches listed....could I have maybe killed this bug? I surely hope so....lets see what happens in the morning

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well, I was wrong, as of this morning its back. The randomly named dll file in C:\WINDOWS\system32 was created June 24 8:38am. Any input would be helpful at this point. Thanks!

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I'm not sure what you did at this point.

If RightClicking on the 'Moveit'.bat' was not

possible, you can proceed with the rest

of the steps, regardless.

That is--if you didn't yet.


Here are those steps without the Moveit:


-DoubleClick on the 'FIX.bat'.

-Wait for the prompt to restart your computer.

-On restart, manually search for the KBDK.DLL in System32

as it will be visible, and use the folder's menu>edit>

Move to folder... Select the 'KBDK.DLL' and move it to->C:\junkxxx

folder that was created.

-Go to C:\Beta-Fix\ and run the RESTORE.bat, post the output!


*Note: If you did this in any

other way/order/sequence of events, it may not work!

(You will not be able to find any of those files by running windows search.

They are hidden in a different way...)

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