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about: blank hijack - help request

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Harley Quin, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. Harley Quin

    Harley Quin Thread Starter

    Apr 25, 2004
    First time posting - I've managed to fix things before by lurking & learning, but this one's got me beat!

    I have been getting the about:blank hijack all day. I get rid of it, it comes back. You know the deal.

    cwsshredder (v1.57.0.0) doesn't see it. I have enclosed a HijackThis log - I don't have an up to date HijackThis (I have v1.97.0.7). When I try to download the latest, from any site, my explorer crashes (is this linked, or am I paranoid?)

    I have no dodgy dlls of around 36kb in system32. I installed the latest realplayer this morning, so I have a lot of new dlls, but they all claim to be from real networks.

    This is my log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 20:13:02, on 25/04/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Drew\my software\proxomitron\ProxN45j\Proxomitron.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Drew\my software\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.timecomputers.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:8080
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SUPASTATUS] C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\status.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.timecomputers.com
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/25f6d07633b111f26305/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37977.4404398148
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{708F5C7C-53A7-4C6C-B22B-96C3649B7A0C}: NameServer =

    I'll be grateful for any help/advice anyone can offer.

  2. khazars


    Feb 15, 2004
    your log looks clean. about blank is just setting your web-page to blank. It is not spyware , a virus or a hijacker!

  3. Fidelista


    Jan 17, 2004
    Have you ran Adaware & Spybot SD??. If not download --update and run them. It would also help if it was known how you "get rid of it"?. Also remember system restore.
  4. Harley Quin

    Harley Quin Thread Starter

    Apr 25, 2004
    My ad-aware & spybot were a bit out of date (not a lot, but enough). I downloaded them at work today & brought them home on a disk. The ad-aware seems to have got the varmint - it cleared 9 different cws files. Three hours later, and it hasn't come back yet!

    From now on, at least once a week, I'll check for microsoft, spybot, hijack this & ad-aware updates. That's the best advice I can give!

    Thanks for the replies,
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