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Greggis

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I am having a difficult time dealing with passthisson.com. It seems that my girlfriend somehow got routed to the page and of course clicked 'YES' to run the script and now every time I restart my computer my homepage in IE is always reset to www.passthison.com (DON'T GO HERE BY THE WAY FOR THOSE READING THIS). Not to mention the 100's of popups I'm getting. The only way I can get work done on my computer is to disconnect my comptuer from the cable modem. If anyone can give me some insight as to how I can fix this problem I would be very greatfull because I'm considering formating my hard drive and reloading. Thanks for listening and I'm anxiously awaiting any good advice.

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Welcome to TSG!

Please do this. Go here http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ and download Hijack This. Un Zip it and click on the Hijackthis.exe.

Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

Do NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless. Someone here will be glad to advise you on what to fix.
 

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Ok, here is the log. And thank you for your quick response as well.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 2:09:43 PM, on 1/12/2002
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winservn.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Application Data\DownloadPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.couldnotfind.com/search_page.html?&account_id=132986
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.couldnotfind.com/search_page.html?&account_id=132986
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.couldnotfind.com/search_page.html?&account_id=132986
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd={SUB_PRD}&clcid={SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://dev.ntcor.com/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: BabeIE - {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} - C:\Program Files\CommonName\Toolbar\CNBabe.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC31337F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Mslink32.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC43337F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ztgbsijs.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC87872F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msudp32.dll


Thanks Again,

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Greggis

That is only a partial log. We really need to see the whole thing. However I can see enough to advise you as to what to do before posting another log.

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 "Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion" and "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 a link to Javacool's SpywareBlaster and Spyware Guard. Get them both and check for updates frequently.
The Immunize feature in Spybot used in conjunction with SpywareBlaster and 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. Be sure you get it all this time. To ensure that you get it all to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the entire log back here in a reply. There will be items left that require manual removal.
 

Greggis

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Ok, All is done, and I believe to the T. Here is the current scan.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 1:02:13 AM, on 9/21/2003
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.yahoo.com/
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC31337F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Mslink32.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC43337F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ztgbsijs.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC87872F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msudp32.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeadAIM] rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\AIM95\\DeadAIM.ocm",ExportedCheckODLs
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hplampc] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hplampc.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ANR] C:\PROGRA~1\XEMICO~1\AUDION~1\ANR.exe
O4 - Startup: Download Plus.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Application Data\DownloadPlus.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
O16 - DPF: {7B297BFD-85E4-4092-B2AF-16A91B2EA103} (WScanCtl Class) - http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/webscan.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab



I hope that's everything. Once again, thanks for all of your help.

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Are you using Kazaa to share files? If so, then you need to remove it since it's packed with spyware/adware baddies.
 
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Greggis

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,SearchAssistant = about :blank

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC31337F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Mslink32.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC43337F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ztgbsijs.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E1B2879-88FF-11D2-8D96-D7ACAC87872F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msudp32.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART

O4 - Startup: Download Plus.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Application Data\DownloadPlus.exe

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

In Safe Mode delete:

The C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking folder
The C:\Documents and Settings\Greg\Application Data\DownloadPlus.exe file
 

Greggis

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(y) Ok, all is done and it seems to be working great now. I don't have any more pop ups from what I can see and everything thing else is working smoothly. Thank you so much for you help. I am very very very thrilled with the quick and amazingly helpful responses.

As to the other question, yes I do have Kazaa installed. I will uninstall it, however I need a file sharing program. Can anyone tell me of a good file sharing program that isn't loaded that stuff? Thanks again for the help, I am truly grateful.

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You should probably use KazaaBegone to remove Kazaa. If you completed everything I suggested and let Spybot and adaware remove everything they found Kazaa will no longer work any way as they remove the spyware components without which Kazaa will not work. Also it may not uninstall from Add/Remove either.

Get KazaaBegone here.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3446

After that get Kazaalite here: (This is a direct dowload link. The download will begin when you click on the link)

http://fe1.edskes.com/k/klitekpp242e.exe

Kazaalite is the same as Kazaa without the spyware.
 
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