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Hello. First, thank you for this site!

I have read the FAQ section, and have followed procedure.


My browser keeps getting jacked to:


Also, since my PopupStopper Pro seems to have disappeared,

I'm getting popups, pop-unders also.




So I used the most current Adaware6, and I'm getting

CoolWebSearch entries in Adaware. I clean it, and re-run

Adaware, and at least one entry of CoolWebSearch is back on there.




So then I tried Spybot. It said it couldn't delete everything, because

something was in use or in memory, so I rebooted in SafeMode, ran

it (same problem), then ran in normal WinXP, and the same problem.




I was not able to find comparable BHO's and 04 startup items in HijackThis.

I had a bunch of .tmp files in my search, but I could not delete all of them.



Hijack Log (the crdi32 and ieij.exe both sound unfamiliar to me)



Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 9:33:20 PM, on 6/24/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


Running processes:














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

C:\Documents and Settings\Scott J. Breaud\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Xtra\HijackThis.exe


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\whtdm.dll/sp.html#27859

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://whtdm.dll/index.html#27859

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = res://whtdm.dll/index.html#27859

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\whtdm.dll/sp.html#27859

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = res://whtdm.dll/index.html#27859

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\whtdm.dll/sp.html#27859


O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9B52DB7D-8D7B-4564-958F-49D99A6430FB} - C:\WINDOWS\appux32.dll

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - (no file)


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeltTray] DeltTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [crdi32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\crdi32.exe

O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

O16 - DPF: {0006F063-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} (Microsoft Outlook View Control) - http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/contr...ce/outlctlx.CAB

O16 - DPF: {02BCC737-B171-4746-94C9-0D8A0B2C0089} (Microsoft Office Template and Media Control) - http://office.microsoft.com/templates/ieawsdc.cab

O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

O16 - DPF: {10000000-1000-0000-1000-000000000000} - file://C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\wodurhsy.exe

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

O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200212...meInstaller.exe

O16 - DPF: {62CEC9E0-3811-4C36-A94E-4F7565DCD23F} (DDSC Class) - http://ash/alc/Portal/resources/msddsc.cab

O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004033...all/xscan53.cab

O16 - DPF: {7823A620-9DD9-11CF-A662-00AA00C066D2} (PopupMenu Object) - https://athenanet.athenahealth.com/static_2...audm/iemenu.cab

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

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Well, I used my AVG virus program to scan the system, and it found some kind of trojan. With that fixed, I used Adaware6 again, as well as Spybot and HijackThis!.


Now my browser's back, and everything seems to behave appropriately (I had to reinstall a few programs, like my cd drivers, windows media player, etc.).


However, when I run Spybot, it states I have 3 things:

1) c2.lop

2) Cydoor

3) an IE exploit


It fixes the IE exploit, and says it can't fix the other 2 cause they're in use.

If I re-run Spybot, the IE exploit pops up again.


I updated WinXP and IE from Microsoft's website (in hopes to update the security stuff), and that didn't help.


I read up on c2.lop, and the only thing I read was that Spybot hangs up on this one, but that's not my problem. It's still in memory.


I don't see any "LOP" program in ADD/REMOVE programs, which I read sometimes works.


Any ideas?

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I don't kow much about this, I'm having real problems just trying to get rid of a redirection of my homepage but I found CWShredder got rid of the trojan that was adding new adware. Maybe this would help.. :(

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Thank you for your response. I didn't think that CoolWebSearch was

my issue, but I downloaded CWShredder & tried it out anyway.

It found nothing on my system. Oh well, it was worth a try.


thanks anyway...





Your system was completely clean.


Windows XP (5.01.2600 SP1)

CWShredder v1.59.1


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Cannot remove c2lop, and something that says Alexa.

Tried out SpySweeper, and it does the same thing as Spybot.

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When I do a "CTR-ALT-DEL", this is what's listed....


1) SpoolSV.exe

2) taskmgr.exe


4) SVCHOST.exe (Local Service)

5) SVCHOST.exe (Network Service)

6) SVCHOST.exe (Service)

7) SVCHOST.exe

8) iexplore.exe

9) LSASS.exe

10) SERVICES.exe

11) WINLOGON.exe

12) CRSS.exe

13) SMSS.exe

14) System

15) System Idle Process


I turned off the stuff that was not required to keep Windows running,

re-ran Spybot & SpySweeper, but I ran across the same problem. Darn.

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I downloaded a trial of SpySweeper, and it basically worked just like

Spybot. It couldn't delete lop because it was "in use." I emailed the

SpySweeper guys, and they recommended

1) update SpySweeper

2) update windows

3) re-run program in Safe Mode


I did that, and when I was in Safe Mode, the program would freeze

when it got to the point of deleting LOP.


By the way, during the SpySweeper scan, it detected Cydoor and Alexa

as well.



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