can't get rid of winhost32.exe permanently

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ricarau

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I have Check 86 from Cox , Bazooka and McAfee but still get adware popups. I deleted a ton of stuff with Bazooka instructions and must have also deleted some appearantly needed files. I think I may have to re-setup windows but don't want to lose all the stuff on the drive. anyway, I saw a similar problem from a guy named GRIM and followed the directions given to him by firman1 and am hoping someone can tell me what I can have Hijack "fix" to permanently get rid of "winhost32.exe" and others.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:32:39 AM, on 4/13/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSRTE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHLD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSESCN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CHECKIT\86\CHECKIT86.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\KAZAA\KAZAA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 8.0\AOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 8.0\WAOL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://pop.popuptoast.com/9901/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: IncrediFindBHO Class - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\BHO\INCFIN~1.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: Searchit Toolbar - {0E1230F8-EA50-42A9-983C-D22ABC2E0099} - C:\PROGRA~1\SEARCHIT\SEARCHIT.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: SoapError - {E2B8CF86-D322-0C60-8166-DD32759D3F37} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\BLEH PROXY\WINDOW FIRST.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: 2020SEARCH2 - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-92C6-CE7EB590A94D} - C:\WINDOWS\2020SEARCH2.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHL.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Matrox Powerdesk] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PDesk.exe /Autolaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCMNHDLR.EXE" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsshld.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCUPDATE.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexStart] Lexstart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McVsRte] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsrte.exe /embedding
O4 - Startup: CheckIt 86.lnk = C:\Program Files\CheckIt\86\CheckIt86.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add To CheckIt &86 Trust List - C:\PROGRA~1\CHECKIT\86\AddToTrustList.js
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: CheckIt &86 (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.av.aol.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-us/4,0,0,77/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.av.aol.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-us/1,0,0,18/mcgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab

Thank you so much -ricarau
 

cybertech

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Run HJT again and check:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://pop.popuptoast.com/9901/search/search.html
R3 - URLSearchHook: IncrediFindBHO Class - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\BHO\INCFIN~1.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Searchit Toolbar - {0E1230F8-EA50-42A9-983C-D22ABC2E0099} - C:\PROGRA~1\SEARCHIT\SEARCHIT.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: SoapError - {E2B8CF86-D322-0C60-8166-DD32759D3F37} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\BLEH PROXY\WINDOW FIRST.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: 2020SEARCH2 - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-92C6-CE7EB590A94D} - C:\WINDOWS\2020SEARCH2.DLL (file missing)

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".
 
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When you run LSPFix you need to Launch the application, and click the "I know what I'm doing" checkbox.

Check all instances of inetadpt.dll (and nothing else) , and move them to the "Remove" pane.
Then click Finish.

Now start your computer in Safe Mode and delete:

The C:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll file
 

ricarau

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OK, I ran the LSP program, removed inetadpt, could not get to safemode (Help said to hold control key after clicking restart, this does not work and I don't remembe how I got to safe mode another time) so I just deleted the inetadpt.dll file from c:win/sys. I ran HJT again and fixed (deleted) the 5 items suggested. I also deleted the winhost32.exe AGAIN from the c:win/Temp and c:win/sys. I will now wait and pray to the digital goddess that this will take care of the problem. And I thank all of you very much for your input.
After previoulsy using Bazooka (keypher) to remove a TON of adware, when I restart windows it comes up in DOS that it is unable to find---------about 5 lines of blank space--------from----------about 10 lines of blank space and that windows may not work properly and if it does not I should run setup. press any key to continue and starts up OK I guess. But I feel I should fix this problem before it escalates.
I have only ran setup once before and lost all my files. I would not mind a clean version of Windows but wish to retain all updates, configurations etc. can Windows be just repaired without reinstalling? and how can I get the display to show me what file(s) are missing or damaged instead of the black empty spaces so I will know what files to replace/repair?
Thanks again, Candy
 
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