Exe Files Error at Startup (morze1 and others)

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kbandrb

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I'm new at this tech stuff and need HELP. When I start my computer it searches for files with crazy names. I have had my computer for sometime and all of a sudden this has started going on. I'm running Windows 98. I have seen many links from my google search including yours that references fixes and such. I still have no idea though where to start. Can you help please? I look forward to your reply.
Thanks - Robin.

Here a some of the file names that are searched for that error -
morze1.exe
xz4hffiz.exe
2goywj4h.exe
1b326cij.exe
x2wotuvz.exe
yi03mj2x.exe
on6a8rr3.exe
0t7udijb.exe
and more and more - let me know if you need them all.
Thanks.
 

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Hi Robin and welcome to TSG,

Those files were created by the Adtomi parasite. You will have to run a script to get rid of it that you can get at this link.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/atta...omi_Cleanup.zip

I'm copying dvk01's instructions here to run the script.

First If you have a Script Blocking Program enabled, disable it first so the scripts may run.

Unzip it to C:\Windows

See if there is an Adtomi or yahoo stocks icon in your system tray , it might be a red ?? and if so right click and select remove , you must be online for this part

--A web page from Adtomi would appear "-uninstall was succesful!"
then go off line (note not all infections have this icon, so if it isn't there then don't worry)

next press ctrl+ ALT+DEL once to bring up task manager & stop the running process on the funny named file with 8 assorted letters & numbers, that will be listed towards the bottom of the running process list in your hijackthis log,
and there might also be morze1 running, if so end that process as well.

If you can't stop it running, then DO NOT CONTINUE, please ask for more help first.

Now locate and Double Click Cleanup.bat that is in the folder you unzipped (C:\Windows\Adtomi Cleanup )

***Do not Touch the VBS files. The bat file will run the scripts.

It will remove the Adtomi Spyware files from the Windows Folder
Clean the Startup Folders
Create Backups of the Adtomi exe files it deletes and save them in this folder
Create a list of all oddly named files deleted from the Windows Folder
Uninstall the BHO
Start HijackThis and give you directions on what to remove.

When you have finished please restart the computer.

Then download Hijack This and post a scan log for the experts to look at and post the contents of Adtomi.txt in your next here.

Please do this. Click here: http://www.sherrylynn.us/HijackThis.exe to download Hijack This. Save it to it’s own folder (not temporary files or the desktop).

Close all open windows and open HIJACK THIS. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and save it to NotePad. Copy the entire log and paste it here.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed. Wait for someone to analyze the scan and advise.

There will be more to do but we will start with this for now. In the meantime, I will request that this thread be moved over to the Security forum for assistance.

Cookie
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kbandrb

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Thanks for your reply. I tried the first posting and am still experiencing problems. I was beginning your posting recommendations and experiecing the following.
I am having a hard time getting to this link -
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/atta...omi_Cleanup.zip
It acts as if it is going to the page but shows "done" with nothing on the page.
What should I do now?
Thanks - Robin.
 

kbandrb

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OK - Thanks I got there from the link you posted.

I have completed the steps and here is the log -

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:16:32 PM, on 5/7/04
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:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SA3DSRV.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\CPQINET\CPQINET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\CPQDIAG\CPQDFWAG.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\INTERNET\ISDBDC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\BTTNSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\CPQS\BWTOOLS\SCCENTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\CPQEADM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOTIVE\MOTIVEASSISTANT\MOTMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALCATEL\SPEEDTOUCH USB\DRAGDIAG.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\CMEII\CMESYS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DOWNLOADWARE\DW.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSESCN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VIEWPOINT\VIEWPOINT MANAGER\VIEWMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT MONEY\SYSTEM\REMINDER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\ON-SCREEN DISPLAY\OSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\GMT\GMT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSFTSN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\ON-SCREEN DISPLAY\OSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\WT\UPDATER\WCMDMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCAGENT.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchenhancement.com/searchbar/iev1.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.searchenhancement.com/nph-enhanced.cgi?affid=sesm&sstring=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search.searchenhancement.com/nph-enhanced.cgi?affid=sesm&sstring=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchenhancement.com/searchbar/iev1.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.searchenhancement.com/nph-enhanced.cgi?affid=sesm&sstring=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchenhancement.com/nph-enhanced.cgi?affid=sesm&sstring=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search.searchenhancement.com/nph-enhanced.cgi?affid=sesm&sstring=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.searchenhancement.com/nph-enhanced.cgi?affid=sesm&sstring=
R3 - URLSearchHook: WebSearch Class - {9368D063-44BE-49B9-BD14-BB9663FD38FC} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SCBAR\V2\SCBAR.DLL
O1 - Hosts: 12.21.168.135 saturn
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.2.248 saturn
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.2.249 jupiter
O1 - Hosts: 207.212.16.132 socal-orasun1
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.2.245 mars
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.2.1 triton
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.2.251 pluto
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.2.252 mercury
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.2.246 venus
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.4.247 ganymede
O1 - Hosts: 150.150.2.215 oryan
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\YCOMP5_1_6_0.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: myBar BHO - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MYWAY\MYBAR\1.BIN\MYBAR.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000EF1-0786-4633-87C6-1AA7A44296DA} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CALSDR.DLL (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - C:\WINDOWS\TWAINTEC.DLL
O2 - BHO: IE Agent - {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000221} - C:\PROGRA~1\LYCOS\IEAGENT\CSIE.DLL (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00041A26-7033-432C-94C7-6371DE343822} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SCBAR\V2\SCBAR.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0019C3E2-DD48-4A6D-ABCD-8D32436323D9} - C:\WINDOWS\BXXS5.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\YCOMP5_1_6_0.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &SearchBar - {0494D0D9-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MYWAY\MYBAR\1.BIN\MYBAR.DLL
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: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] c:\mouse\system\em_exec.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Aureal A3D Interactive Audio Init] A3dInit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Service Connection] c:\cpqs\bwtools\sccenter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPQEASYACC] C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\cpqeadm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EACLEAN] C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\eaclean.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MotiveMonitor] C:\Program Files\Motive\MotiveAssistant\motmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CompaqPrinTray] PrinTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IJ75P2PSERVER] IJ75P2PS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CriticalUpdate] c:\windows\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CMESys] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\CMEII\CMESYS.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ClrSchLoader] \Progra~1\Lycos\IEagent\Loader.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bxxs5] RunDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\BXXS5.DLL,DllRun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msbb] c:\program files\n-case\msbb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pydwh] C:\WINDOWS\pydwh.exe
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: [DownloadWare] "C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe" /H
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SearchEnhancement] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\SCBAR\V2\SCBAR.EXE" /U
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [O7T80RWK.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\O7T80RWK.EXE /dk
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CleanUp] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\SHARED\MCAPPINS.EXE /v=3 /cleanup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wcmdmgr] C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgrl.exe -launch
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Aureal A3D Interactive Audio] sa3dsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [CPQInet Runtime Service] c:\compaq\CPQInet\CpqInet.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [CPQDFWAG] C:\WINDOWS\cpqdiag\CpqDfwAg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [isdbdc] c:\compaq\internet\isdbdc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [HC Reminder] hc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McVsRte] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsrte.exe /embedding
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Reminder] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\reminder.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [O7T80RWK.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\O7T80RWK.EXE /dk
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.EXE 1
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [MCAGNTPS.DLL] rundll32.exe advpack.dll,RegisterOCX c:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCAGNTPS.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [MCUPDMGR.EXE] c:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCUPDMGR.EXE -regserver
O4 - Startup: GStartup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
O4 - Startup: Gator eWallet.lnk = C:\Program Files\gator.com\gator\Gator.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: AltaVista Home - http://jump.altavista.com/avie5/home
O8 - Extra context menu item: AV Search This Term - http://jump.altavista.com/avie5/search
O8 - Extra context menu item: AV Translate this Web Page - http://jump.altavista.com/avie5/babelfish
O8 - Extra context menu item: AV Translate Selection - http://jump.altavista.com/avie5/babelfish
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &AltaVista Home (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Translate (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AV &Translate (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Find Pages Linking to this URL (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Find Other Pages on this &Host (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {093501ce-d290-11d3-a3d6-00c04fa32518} -
O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} (Yahoo! Companion) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.companion.yahoo.com/dl/toolbar/yiebio5_1_6_0.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://bin.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-us/4,0,0,76/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://bin.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-us/1,0,0,16/mcgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab

Let me know if there is more information you need. I look forward to your reply and getting this cleared up. It is such a pain to turn the computer on. UGH!!
Thanks - Robin
 
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Go here and download Adaware 6 Build 181

Install the program and launch it.

First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest referencefiles.

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------ON=GREEN

From main window :Click Start then Activate in-depth scan (recommended)

Click Use custom scanning options then click Customize and have these options selected: 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.

Now click on the Tweak button in that same window. Under Scanning engine select Unload recognized processes during scanning and under Cleaning Engine select Let windows remove files in use at next reboot

Click proceed to save your settings.

Now to scan just click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

Restart your computer.


Then go here and download Spybot Search & Destroy.

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 marked in RED.

Restart your computer.

Come back here and post another Hijack This log and we'll get rid of what's left.
 

kbandrb

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I sent my log file - did it post?
I'm testing to see if this reply makes it.
Thanks - Robin
NEVERMIND - I found your reply thread. Thanks!
Working on it now.
Thanks - Robin
 
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