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kmbja711

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Well I need help again, but this time I didn't do it. Just inherited a older gateway from my father in law. Thought I'd fire it up for the kids to use as a school computer. Notice right away with the pop ups ,home page change, different search engines. Had this problem long time ago, which I'll admit was my fault, and you guys helped out. Please help me out again! I promise not to tie up another thread on this same subject.
Ran spybot with no luck.
Ran hijack this

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:57:13 PM, on 9/2/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PRECISIONSCAN\PRECISIONSCAN\HPLAMP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PRECISIONSCAN\PRECISIONSCAN\HPPPT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPSJVXD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSNIA\TRAYCLNT.EXE
C:\SIERRA\CARDSTUDIO\PLNRNOTE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: Class - {B36BF8D0-78A6-6627-C70B-89B4CE7916F8} - C:\WINDOWS\IEHJ.DLL
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SourcePath] c:\cabs\gwreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Lamp] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\HPLamp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpppt] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\hpppt.exe /ICON
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPSCANMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpsjvxd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [MFCDS32.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
O4 - Startup: MSN Internet Access.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSNIA\TRAYCLNT.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Event Planner Reminders Tray Icon.lnk = C:\SIERRA\CardStudio\PLNRnote.exe
O4 - Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://msnmember.msn.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.slotch.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.xxxtoolbar.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.blazefind.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.05p.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchmiracle.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.clickspring.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.mt-download.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.flingstone.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.my-internet.info
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.scoobidoo.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchbarcash.com

Thanks
Kurt
 
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Remove these entries from HJT (make that all other windows are closed)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\system\mhgcn.dll/sp.html#29126
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: Class - {B36BF8D0-78A6-6627-C70B-89B4CE7916F8} - C:\WINDOWS\IEHJ.DLL
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.slotch.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.xxxtoolbar.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.blazefind.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.05p.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchmiracle.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.clickspring.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.mt-download.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.flingstone.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.my-internet.info
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.scoobidoo.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchbarcash.com


Next, go to the below website and click the submit button on the top of the page. Copy and paste this in there: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE. Paste the results back onto this page.

http://virusscan.jotti.dhs.org/

Next, download this file and save it. Unzip it, and open runme.bat. Type in 2 and press enter. a notepad file will come up - copy and paste that that log here. Also, please post an updated hijackthis log.
 

kmbja711

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Joined
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Messages
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I remove the enteries and ran virrus scan, here is the log of that scan. Having trouble with pv.zip. I un-zip it , the msdos window opens, but it will not allow me to enter anything. It windows up a finished-runme window that says "this MS-DOS program has terminated"

Should I run another HJT now and post it before I resolve pv.zip problem?

thanks for the quick replie
kurt

Service load: 0% 100%

File: MFCDS32.EXE.
Status: INFECTED/MALWARE (Note: this file has been scanned before. Therefore, this file's scan results will not be stored in the database)
Packers detected: None

AntiVir TR/Spy.Tofger.BI.2 (1.40 seconds taken)
Avast Win32:Trojano-302 (4.79 seconds taken)
BitDefender Trojan.Downloader.Agent.BQ (4.11 seconds taken)
ClamAV Trojan.Spy.Tofger.BI.2 (8.22 seconds taken)
F-Prot Antivirus W32/Agent.AS (0.39 seconds taken)
F-Secure Anti-Virus TrojanDownloader.Win32.Agent.bq (5.39 seconds taken)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus TrojanDownloader.Win32.Agent.bq (4.93 seconds taken)
Norman Virus Control W32/DLoader.BV (1.75 seconds taken)

Statistics
Last piece of malware found was Invol.1401 in 455 Viren (virus virii collection).rar, detected by:

Scanner Malware name Time taken
AntiVir X 5.90 seconds
Avast X 17.00 seconds
BitDefender Virtool.Sdne7.A 3.28 seconds
ClamAV X 7.07 seconds
F-Prot Antivirus X 0.42 seconds
F-Secure Anti-Virus Invol.1401 4.41 seconds
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Invol.1401 4.62 seconds
Norman Virus Control X 1.68 seconds



Before scanning this file, the scanners used had achieved the following results:

Scanner Malware Detected Missed Detection ratio Average scan time
AntiVir 839 298 541 35.52% 1.85 seconds
Avast 69 22 47 31.88% 5.65 seconds
BitDefender 839 430 409 51.25% 6.75 seconds
ClamAV 839 255 584 30.39% 8.70 seconds
Dr.Web 779 422 357 54.17% 8.77 seconds
F-Prot Antivirus 837 268 569 32.02% 1.02 seconds
F-Secure Anti-Virus 837 704 133 84.11% 7.32 seconds
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 837 717 120 85.66% 6.58 seconds
Norman Virus Control 837 129 / 256* 708 / 581* 15.41% / 30.59%* 18.35 seconds

Jotti's malware scan 839 789 50 94.04% 64.99 seconds

* = with Sandbox

Service statistics:

2742 files (2285 of those unique) have been uploaded & scanned since 13/08/2004.
839 of those 2285 files contained a virus or any other form of malware.
This page has been visited 7730 times in this time period.
This service managed to spot 12 pieces of malware no vendor used knew about at the time of uploading.
The service also warned against 261 suspicious files without any help from scanner results.
However, 50 files reported to be OK were found out to be malware later (this is checked daily).
As far as can be told, all this together makes this service 97.81% accurate.
Most popular malware:

Rank Malware name Uploaded Last known filename
1 backdoor.sdbot.gen 52 times xvshost.exe.zip
2 win32.hllw.mybot 22 times servpack2.exe
3 backdoor.rbot.gen 20 times rBot.exe
4 virtool.win32.evader.02 16 times protected.exe
5 tr/dldr.inservice.c 14 times LOMALKA.RU-OO_Defrag_Professional_Edition_v4.0.472_by_Damn.zip
6 bds/beastdoor.205.a 14 times server.exe
7 backdoor.beast.2.0.7 13 times Kopie (6) van serverhexblat.exe
8 exploit.iframe.vulnerability 8 times riNO5.rar
9 eicar-test-signatur 8 times e.com
10 bds/beastdoor.205.d 8 times worm_c.exe
11 backdoor.agobot.3.gen 7 times agobot3.exe
12 trojan.downloader.istbar.w 7 times 0006_regular.cab
13 bds/mosucker.06 7 times fardig.exe
14 win32.junkcomp.a 7 times file177.exe
15 win32.p2p-worm 7 times message.pif

Thanks again!!
 
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Hi kmbja711

You have a variant of CWS that cannot be removed by simply fixing the entries with Hijack This and deleteing the files.

Please do the following:

Rescan with Hijack This and post a fresh HJT log.

Also Click here to download getservice.zip and unzip it to your desktop. Open the Getservice folder and click on the getservices.bat file. A notepad will open up with a long list of Services. Please save that notepad file and attach it to your next reply to this thread. It will be easier to attach it rather than copy and paste because it will be too long to paste in one post.

After you post the next Hijack This log and the getservice list, it is very important that you not restart your computer or attempt to do anything to remove this until I have posted the removal directions because the files and the entries in HJT will change and we will have to start all over again. It would be best that you do nothing at all with the computer until you get the directions.
 

kmbja711

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Messages
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Ran getservice.zip and dos window said bad command file error and the notepad remained blank. Here is my latest HJT log, what next?

Thanks,
Kurt

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:23:07 PM, on 9/4/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PRECISIONSCAN\PRECISIONSCAN\HPLAMP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPSJVXD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSNIA\TRAYCLNT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://msnmember.msn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://msnmember.msn.com
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: Class - {8D2AADC8-5DBE-E870-1462-5E5624EFD2B6} - C:\WINDOWS\MFCNA32.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SourcePath] c:\cabs\gwreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Lamp] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\HPLamp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpppt] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\hpppt.exe /ICON
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPSCANMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpsjvxd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [MFCDS32.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
O4 - Startup: MSN Internet Access.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSNIA\TRAYCLNT.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Event Planner Reminders Tray Icon.lnk = C:\SIERRA\CardStudio\PLNRnote.exe
O4 - Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://msnmember.msn.com
 
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I'm sorry that was my mistake. The getservice.bat file only works on 2k/xp.

Now please rescan with Hijack This and post a fresh log. I need to be sure nothing has changed before I post the removal directions. I will be on most of the day today so as soon as I get the fresh HJT log I'll post the removal directions.
 
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Flrman1:
So... what exactly happends on a 95/98 which doesn't have services?
 

kmbja711

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Messages
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Flrman1, Here's my latest HJT log.
Thanks for your quick responses..

Kurt

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:36:36 PM, on 9/5/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PRECISIONSCAN\PRECISIONSCAN\HPLAMP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPSJVXD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSNIA\TRAYCLNT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://msnmember.msn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://msnmember.msn.com
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: Class - {8D2AADC8-5DBE-E870-1462-5E5624EFD2B6} - C:\WINDOWS\MFCNA32.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SourcePath] c:\cabs\gwreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Lamp] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\HPLamp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpppt] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\hpppt.exe /ICON
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPSCANMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpsjvxd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [MFCDS32.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
O4 - Startup: MSN Internet Access.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSNIA\TRAYCLNT.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Event Planner Reminders Tray Icon.lnk = C:\SIERRA\CardStudio\PLNRnote.exe
O4 - Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://msnmember.msn.com
 
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First copy the contents of the quotebox to notepad. Go to File > Save As and name it Fix.reg (save as type: 'all files' )

REGEDIT4


[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HSA]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SE]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SW]
___________________________________________________________________________

Click here to download CWShredder. Do Not run it yet. Download it to the desktop and have it ready to run later.

____________________________________________________________________

Click here to download AboutBuster created by Rubber Ducky.

Unzip AboutBuster to the Desktop then click the "Update Button" then click "Check for Update" and download the updates and then click "Exit" because I don't want you to run it yet. Just get the updates so it is ready to run later in safe mode.
_____________________________________________________________________

Now go ahead and set your computer to show hidden files like so:

Click on My Computer then go to View > Folder Options. Click on the "View" tab and make sure "Show all files" is ticked and uncheck "Hide file extensions for known file types". Click "Like Current Folder" then click "Apply" then "OK"

______________________________________________________________________

Sign off the internet and remain offline until this procedure is complete. Unplug your modem or disconnect the cable or phone line. Copy these instructions to notepad and save them on your desktop for easy access. You must follow these directions exactly and you cannot skip any part of it.
______________________________________________________________________

Restart to safe mode.

How to start your computer in safe mode


Perform the following steps in safe mode:

____________________________________________________________________

Double click on the fix.reg file you saved at the beginning to enter into the registry. Answer yes when asked to have it's contents added to the registry.
____________________________________________________________________

Go to Start > Run and type Hijackthis. Press enter to start HijackThis. DO NOT OPEN ANYTHING ELSE!

Put a check by these entries in Hijack This and click the "Fix Checked" button:

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [MFCDS32.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE

Delete this file:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MFCDS32.EXE

Navigate to the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files". Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK. Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Click Apply then OK.

________________________________________________________________________

Next run aboutbuster. Double click aboutbuster.exe, click OK, click Start, then click OK. This will scan your computer for the bad files and delete them.
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Finally, run CWShredder. Just click on the cwshredder.exe then click "Fix" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.
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Boot back into Windows now.

Go here and do an online virus scan.

Be sure and put a check in the box by "Auto Clean" before you do the scan. If it finds anything that it cannot clean have it delete it or make a note of the file location so you can delete it yourself. Housecall will detect the leftover files from this hijacker.



This hijacker is known to alter or delete certain files so check this out please:

Download the Hoster from here . UnZip the file and press "Restore Original Hosts" and press "OK". Exit Program.

If you have Spybot S&D installed you will also need to replace one file.
Go here and download SDHelper.dll. Copy the file to the folder containing your Spybot S&D program (normally C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy)


control.exe may have been deleted.
See if control.exe is present in C:\windows\system

If control.exe isn't there, Click here to download control_98.zip.

Unzip the file and copy the new control.exe file to the C:\Windows\System folder.


IMPORTANT!: Please check your ActiveX security settings. They may have been changed by this CWS variant to allow ALL ActiveX!! If they have been changed, reset your active x security settings in IE as recommended here.
 
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Right click on my attachment, and click save as. unzip it and run the file. An antivirus prompt may come up, but allow the script to run. It will make a text file, copy and paste it here. The script checks for file integrities of files known to be replaced by the CWS trojan.
 

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kmbja711

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Flrman1 and Nok1,

Did all that I was advised to do. Ran S&D and 6 problems were detected. 4 cookie tracking (Value click, Avenue A inc, DoubleClick, and Mediaplex) and 1 Registry change (DSO Exploit). What to do ? Also below is last HJT log and the anti virus script Nok1 requested.

Thanks guys !
kurt

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:55:15 PM, on 9/5/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PRECISIONSCAN\PRECISIONSCAN\HPLAMP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP PRECISIONSCAN\PRECISIONSCAN\HPPPT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPSJVXD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSNIA\TRAYCLNT.EXE
C:\SIERRA\CARDSTUDIO\PLNRNOTE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYBOT - SEARCH & DESTROY\SPYBOTSD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: Class - {8D2AADC8-5DBE-E870-1462-5E5624EFD2B6} - C:\WINDOWS\MFCNA32.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SourcePath] c:\cabs\gwreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Lamp] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\HPLamp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpppt] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\hpppt.exe /ICON
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPSCANMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpsjvxd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
O4 - Startup: MSN Internet Access.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSNIA\TRAYCLNT.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Event Planner Reminders Tray Icon.lnk = C:\SIERRA\CardStudio\PLNRnote.exe
O4 - Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://msnmember.msn.com
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab

Anti virus Script

Starting Scan on 9/6/04 12:03:26 AM
CWSDetectorScript for Win98

Found msconfig.exe....with correct file size.

WARNING: CONTROL.EXE NOT FOUND

Found rundll32.exe....with correct file size.

Found notepad.exe....with correct file size.

Found wmplayer.exe....version 9 found.

End of scan
 
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Looks like you are missing control.exe.

Let me quote flrman1:

If control.exe isn't there, Click here to download control_98.zip.

Unzip the file and copy the new control.exe file to the C:\Windows folder.
For win98se, control.exe goes in C:\Windows as its default I believe...
 

kmbja711

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Not sure if I'm doing this correct. I un-zip file and control panel window opens up. Where do I get the control.exe file from this point.

Thanks
kurt
 

kmbja711

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I've also just noticed that I can't access My Messages on hotmail. I click on it and nothing. I can only get junk mail to work. Would this be realited to the ActiveX security settings I changed ?

Thanks for all your help,

Kurt
 
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kmbja711 said:
Not sure if I'm doing this correct. I un-zip file and control panel window opens up. Where do I get the control.exe file from this point.

Thanks
kurt

You might have it set to automatically open the file it unzips. When using winzip, change the unzip location to C:\Windows.
 
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