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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by shard`, Sep 29, 2003.

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  1. shard`

    shard` Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2003
    when i was browsing some 'lewd' sites something installed itself on my computer that fills my favourites tray up with obscene URL's. also, it automatically inserts a home page of its choice every time. no matter how mant times i delete these they always come back. also, when i close down there is some program called 'win min' always open, though i can't detect where it is. does anyone know how to get rid of this annoying installler'?

    thanks heaps,

  2. BlueSpruce


    Jul 24, 2003
    Start with the following ,

    Have your computer scanned at one of the following free online Virus Scanners ,

    Also , download and run one of the Anti-Trojan applications found here http://www.wilders.org/anti_trojans.htm

    If you happen to have Kazaa , Remove it in Add/Remove Programs in the control panel , then reboot your computer
    Follow-up with KazaaBegonev1.01 http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/kazaabegone.zip
    Unzip KazaaBegone to a temp Folder , Close all browser windows and run KazaaBegone , Again reboot your computer

    If you're not running Kazaa skip the 2 Kazaa steps and continue with the following ,

    Download CWShredder , Unzip to the Desktop www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip
    Close all browser windows , check the Taskbar for minimized windows as well , Run CWShredder. Reboot again

    Next , download and install Spybot search & destroy www.security.kolla.de Open Spybot search & destroy , Click Online , Search for updates , Download all available updates , log offline , Close all browser windows , check your taskbar for minimized windows as well , Run Spybot search & destroy , put a check in every entry Spybot search & destroy returns , Click fix problems. Shutdown & Reboot your computer

    Consider installing SpywareBlaster v2.6.1 and SpywareGuard v2.2 for the prevention of both Spyware Active X installation and running , and Browser Hijacking protection in real-time http://www.wilderssecurity.net/index.html

    Finally , download Hijack This v1.97 www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ Unzip Hijack This to your Desktop , Press Scan , Scan button becomes Save log button (Do not fix anything yet) , Save the log to the Desktop , Return to this thread , copy and Paste the log to the forum. We would certainly like to know if any malware survived.

    Good luck
  3. shard`

    shard` Thread Starter

    Sep 29, 2003
    hey blue spruce,

    thanks man!

    although there was no viruses or trojans, spybot and hijack detected some nasty business, i deleted all the rubbish and everything seems to be ok... i couldn't believe the **** that they put on there as i have never owned a computer or browsed from home.... but gawd they are unscrupulous....

    anyway thanks heaps for your help, i have attached the log that was recorded by highjack.



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  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
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    run hijackthis, tick all below, doublecheck to make sure you haven't missed any, close all browser windows & press fix checked

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.find-itnow.com/panel_search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://find-itnow.com/search.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.find-itnow.com/panel_search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.find-itnow.com/panel_search.html
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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTRegRun] C:\WINDOWS\CTRegRun.EXE

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 3.7\THGuard.exe"

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