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#1 oneoclockbird



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Posted 24 June 2004 - 11:03 PM

I am having a problem wherein any search with any search engine is overrode by another search. It has no name that I can tell and masquerades as the individual search engine, but only comes up with advertising sites. There is a small popup that comes with it.

I have ran spybot and adaware, and it cleaned out a LOT of stuff. I was continuing to get the cleverIEhooker.jeired, until I ran the computer in safe mode and cleared that out. BUT I am still getting this search engine hijack. Spybot and Adaware are both clean. Here is the hijackthis log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:35:44 PM, on 6/24/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\pcsws.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WSup.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\PCSCM.EXE
C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\pcsws.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\pcsws.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://sbi.jus.state...top/default.htm
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5886A6DC-AAF4-45E9-979A-8E5E6DEE30E7} - C:\Program Files\zSearch\zSearch.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Client Access Service] "C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbsvstr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Client Access Help Update] "C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbinhlp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Client Access Check Version] "C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbckver.exe" LOGIN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Client Access Express Welcome] "C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbwlwiz.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zSearch] C:\Program Files\zSearch\Zstb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HydraVisionDesktopManager] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TB_setup] C:\DOCUME~1\apex911\LOCALS~1\Temp\tb_setup.exe /dcheck
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [zSearch] C:\Program Files\zSearch\Zstb.exe
O4 - Startup: prtpd01.lnk = C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\pcsws.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Blackjack - http://download.game...nts/y/jt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Literati - http://download.game...nts/y/tt2_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! MahJong Solitaire - http://download.game...s/y/mjst3_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Poker - http://download.game...nts/y/pt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macr...ector/swdir.cab
O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.micr...922/wmv9VCM.CAB
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.r...ip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {58FC4C77-71C2-4972-A8CD-78691AD85158} (BJA Control) - http://mirror.worldw...ck/bjattack.cab
O16 - DPF: {62969CF2-0F7A-433B-A221-FD8818C06C2F} (Blockwerx Control) - http://mirror.worldw...x/blockwerx.cab
O16 - DPF: {94299420-321F-4FF9-A247-62A23EBB640B} (WordMojo Control) - http://mirror.worldw...jo/wordmojo.cab
O16 - DPF: {9522B3FB-7A2B-4646-8AF6-36E7F593073C} (cpbrkpie Control) - http://a19.g.akamai....23/cpbrkpie.cab
O16 - DPF: {9903F4ED-B673-456A-A15F-ED90C7DE9EF5} (Sol Control) - http://mirror.worldw...v44/sol/sol.cab
O16 - DPF: {CC05BC12-2AA2-4AC7-AC81-0E40F83B1ADF} (Live365Player Class) - http://www.live365.c...ers/play365.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://anu.popcap.co...aploader_v5.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ci.apex.nc.us
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{1F614FDF-21A7-467D-9CA5-2C388D8E2F98}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ci.apex.nc.us
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{1F614FDF-21A7-467D-9CA5-2C388D8E2F98}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = ci.apex.nc.us
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{1F614FDF-21A7-467D-9CA5-2C388D8E2F98}: NameServer =,

Thanks very much for any help.

#2 dave38


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Posted 25 June 2004 - 04:34 PM

First, open Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) . End task on any and all wintools processes.

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.

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5886A6DC-AAF4-45E9-979A-8E5E6DEE30E7} - C:\Program Files\zSearch\zSearch.dll (file missing)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zSearch] C:\Program Files\zSearch\Zstb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinTools] C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TB_setup] C:\DOCUME~1\apex911\LOCALS~1\Temp\tb_setup.exe /dcheck
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [zSearch] C:\Program Files\zSearch\Zstb.exe

O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.r...ip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {9522B3FB-7A2B-4646-8AF6-36E7F593073C} (cpbrkpie Control) - http://a19.g.akamai....23/cpbrkpie.cab

Reboot and delete


C:\Program Files\zSearch
C:\Program Files\Common files\WinTools

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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