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

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  1. xdanx

    xdanx Thread Starter

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    ive been havin touble with a thing called 'searchdot.net', well the only problem really is that this keep setting its self as my homepage... now i have changed my home page countless times to its old setting, and with in a few hours my homepage returns to http://www.searchdot.net/ ... i used HijackThis and found around 10 files with the 'http://www.searchdot.net' in the title name... and removed them... but its keeps comming back, i used Hijack this again last night and found two more files... delected (fixed) them and now they have returned and my homepage is once again "http://www.searchdot.net" hahah... this is more of a pain then anything? can anyone advice me on how to remove this once and for all??

    cheers for any help!!

    xdanx
     
  2. xdanx

    xdanx Thread Starter

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    THIS IS MY HIJACKTHIS RESULTS!!!

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
    Scan saved at 16:38:36, on 13/10/2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

    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\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dcfssvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S10IC2.EXE
    C:\Program Files\The Cleaner\tca.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\alogserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe
    C:\Program Files\KODAK\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
    C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\backWeb-7288971.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\daniel dixon\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 3 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchdot.net
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchdot.net
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus CX3200] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S10IC2.EXE /P19 "EPSON Stylus CX3200" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus CX3200"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tcactive] C:\Program Files\The Cleaner\tca.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alogserv] C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\alogserv.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Msoffice] C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\msoffice.hta
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [McAfee.InstantUpdate.Monitor] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe" /startmonitor
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Msoffice] C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\msoffice.hta
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\KODAK\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: KODAK Software Updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\backWeb-7288971.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O9 - Extra button: BNX3 (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Medion-UK (HKCU)
    O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mpga: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin4.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.freeserve.com/
    O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/v45/yacscom.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_01) -
    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0001-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_01) -
    O16 - DPF: {E0B795B4-FD95-4ABD-A375-27962EFCE8CF} (StarInstall Control) - http://install.serviceurl.de/StarInstall.ocx
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    run hijackthis, tick all below, doublecheck to make sure you haven't missed any, close all

    browser windows & press fix checked

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchdot.net
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchdot.net
    O16 - DPF: {E0B795B4-FD95-4ABD-A375-27962EFCE8CF} (StarInstall Control) - http://install.serviceurl.de/StarInstall.ocx


    I am also asking for this to be moved to the security forum where it will get more attention from the experts

    I don't like the msoffice.hta entries and suspect them to be a bad baddie
     
  4. xdanx

    xdanx Thread Starter

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  6. xdanx

    xdanx Thread Starter

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    ok mate, will do... :)

    what acually are these?

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Msoffice] C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\msoffice.hta
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Msoffice] C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\msoffice.hta

    ???
     
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