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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ross1420, Apr 9, 2004.

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  1. ross1420

    ross1420 Thread Starter

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    I have cable and I noticed a few days ago that my IE6.0 would pop-up junk ads for casinos and search engines and basically junk. Mind you, I had not opened IE myself - the computer did while I was using a different prog.

    I got HJT and after scanning found Xke3.exe in my Startup list. I unchecked it, restarted, and found a new executable listed in Startup - BpaEG.exe. I went to the System32 folder and deleted it. Back to the Startup list, I found Srohe2nf.exe listed. Deleted that - Xej7.exe replaced it. Deleted that and IkxNu62.exe replaced it.

    HJT did not solve this problem. Neither did CWShredder. On to Safe Mode in an attempt to get rid of whatever this thing is. After I entered Safe Mode, I deleted IkxNu62.exe from the System32 folder and went to the Startup List. I unchecked it and nothing replaced it.

    Reboot produced no new problems. Does anyone know what the heck this thing is/was? Also is there anything listed below that I should get rid of? Thanks!

    - ross1420

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    HJT log is as follows:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:23:54 AM, on 4/9/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\pc1\My Documents\PC PROTECT FILES\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Real Estate Investing Computer
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = ;127.0.0.1;<local>
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Define - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Look Up in &Encyclopedia - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
    O9 - Extra button: Encarta Encyclopedia (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Encarta Encyclopedia (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Define (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Define (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37934.3977662037
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/vso/en-us/tools/mcfscan/1,5,0,4321/mcfscan.cab
     
  2. Flrman1

    Flrman1

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    Hi ross1420

    Welcome to TSG! :)

    Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close all windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html


    Restart your computer.
     
  3. ross1420

    ross1420 Thread Starter

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    I did what you suggested but what did it accomplish for me? It deleted my Homepage (which is an HTML page on my PC that I created and use daily). I reset the homepage once again, therefore it's listed in the HJT log again. Here's the new log (below). Also, any word on what "nasty" my PC originally had?

    - ross1420

    _________________________________________________________________
    HJT LOG

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:39:36 AM, on 4/9/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\pc1\My Documents\PC PROTECT FILES\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = file:///C:/D_DRIVE_OLD/ROSS%20REI%20FILES%20PORTFOLIO%20SITE/index2.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Real Estate Investing Computer
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = ;127.0.0.1;<local>
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Define - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Look Up in &Encyclopedia - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
    O9 - Extra button: Encarta Encyclopedia (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Encarta Encyclopedia (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Define (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Define (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37934.3977662037
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/vso/en-us/tools/mcfscan/1,5,0,4321/mcfscan.cab
     
  4. Flrman1

    Flrman1

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    Sorry about that. It is rare to see an HTML page like that willingly created by the user.

    Your log is clean.

    It's hard to say exactly what hijacker you had without seeing it in the log. From the random files you said you deleted, it looks like you had the peper trojan.
     
  5. ross1420

    ross1420 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your assistance! Hopefully, McAfee will catch it next time.
     
  6. Flrman1

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    My pleasure! :)
     
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