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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by crossal, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. crossal

    crossal Thread Starter

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    What a first post. I have seen in others posts that I am not the only one who has been hit with this thing. The following is my hijackthis log. Thanks in advance for everthing!

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
    Scan saved at 5:58:37 PM, on 10/13/2003
    Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\SCardSvr.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\HPHipm09.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\hphmon03.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winampa.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Desktop\New Folder\killad.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.google.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    O1 - Hosts: 209.66.114.130 sitefinder.verisign.com
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\winnt\googletoolbar1.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\system32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\winnt\googletoolbar1.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe -startgui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon03] C:\WINNT\system32\hphmon03.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winampa.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sys] regedit /s C:\WINNT\sys.reg
    O4 - Startup: killad.exe.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\Desktop\New Folder\killad.exe
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {597C45C2-2D39-11D5-8D53-0050048383FE} (OPUCatalog Class) - http://office.microsoft.com/productupdates/content/opuc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37867.7589236111
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  2. Flrman1

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    crossal

    Welcome to TSG!

    Click on the link below and it will download CWShredder. Close all browser windows. UnZip it and click on the cwshredder.exe and let it do it's thing.

    http://www.spychecker.com/download/download_cwshredder.html

    When it is finished restart your computer.

    Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ and download Adaware 6

    Install the program and launch it.

    I strongly recommend that you read the help file to familiarize yourself with the program.

    Before running the scan look at the top of the main window and you will see a Gear Icon. This is where you configure the settings. Click on that and then in the next window that pops up click on the "Scanning" tab on the left side. Under "Drives and Folders" put a check by "Scan within archives" and below that under "Memory and Registry" put a check by all the options there.
    The click on the "Tweak" tab and under "Scanning engine" put a check by "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then......under "Cleaning engine" put a ckeck by "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot" then click "Proceed"

    Next in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on "Check for updates now" and get the latest referencefiles.
    After getting the latest referencefiles you are ready to scan.

    Click "Start" and in the next window make sure "Active in depth scanning" is checked then click "Next" and the scan will begin.

    When it is finished let it fix everything it finds.

    Restart your computer.

    Then go here http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download and download Spybot.

    Install the program and launch it.

    Before scanning press "Online" and "Search for Updates" .

    Put a check mark at and install all updates.

    Click "Check for Problems" and when the scan is finished let Spybot fix/remove all it finds.

    Restart your computer.

    Be sure and take advantage of the "Immunize" feature in Spybot.

    Finally go here http://www.net-integration.net/cgi-bin/forum/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=38;t=3051 for info on how this happens and how to help prevent future attacks.
    On this page you will find links to Javacool's SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard. Get them both and check for updates frequently.
    The Immunize feature in Spybot used in conjunction with SpywareBlaster , SpywareGuard and weekly scans with Spybot and Adaware will go a long way toward keeping you spyware free.

    Important!: ALWAYS check for updated detections and referencefiles before scanning with Spybot and Adaware. And be sure to check for updates to SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard on a weekly basis.

    After all that come back here and post another log and we'll see if there is anything left to remove.
     
  3. crossal

    crossal Thread Starter

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    Hey, Thanks for the quick reply. For your list of instructions:
    I was actully using cwshredder when your reply was posted.
    I have AdAware6 and SpyBotS&D. They both are current.
    I have done eveything suggested so far but no changes. Everytime I restart, www.searchTV.com is back as my homepage and there are coolwwwsearch entries in the reg. What am I missing.
     
  4. Flrman1

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    I that case run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close all browser windows and "Fix checked"

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about :blank

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

    O1 - Hosts: 209.66.114.130 sitefinder.verisign.com

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sys] regedit /s C:\WINNT\sys.reg

    Restart to Safe Mode: press f8 on startup and select Safe Mode from the boot menu.

    In Safe Mode delete:

    The C:\WINNT\sys.reg file

    The sys.reg file is what keeps bringing it back.

    I would recommend you get SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard as I suggested above if you do not already have them.
     
  5. crossal

    crossal Thread Starter

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    flrman... you rock. I never even thought to look in there for a reg file. Everything looks good. Please accept this as a much deserved thank you.
     
  6. Flrman1

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    My Pleasure! (y) :)
     
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