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I've tried everything! MySearch bar, it won't go!

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  1. Disfcuktion

    Disfcuktion Thread Starter

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    :mad: Hi y'all

    Rite, i'll get to the point, I updated my msn plus today and It automatically installed that MySearch toolbar etc, it replaced my home page and all my favourites etc...

    This has happned before and i've just simply gone to application data under documents and settings and deleted the appropriate files, then reset my internet settings and run Spybot to scan for any more lop parasites.

    Well this time that hasn't worked, i've tried deleting the appropriate files from RegEdit, well to tell you the truth they didn't exist. I've got rid of everything now, my homepage comes as normal and i don't get any new favourites or shortcuts on my desktop. it's just the dam toolbar at the top of this screen, it won't go, it gets rid of my google and realone toolbar.

    I've tried running Spybot, its deleted lop parasites and various other adware stuff, also tried SpySweeper, but the toolbar is still there. Could someone please recommend another program that will completely get rid of it and if possible block it from coming up again? :(

    Thanks, I appreciate your time taken in reading this :)

    Ciao
    xxx
     
  2. slyaccord

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    try looking under add/remove progs in settings, i know yahoo search bar goes under there...if i'm not mistaken, when you install msn it has the option to install the search bar or not... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Disfcuktion

    Disfcuktion Thread Starter

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    no i updated msnPlus, an add on, it didn't have the option and i've already looked in add/remove programs, its not there :confused:
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    You should install, update and run Ad-Aware and then download Hijack This and post a scan log.

    AD-AWARE

    Go here: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
    and download Ad-Aware 6 Build 181

    Install the program and launch it.

    First in the main window look in the bottom right-hand corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.

    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

    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.

    Cookie
     
  5. Disfcuktion

    Disfcuktion Thread Starter

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    Thanks loads I'll try that now and will be back to post a scan log....
     
  6. LooneyTunes

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    If that fails, go to

    Start>Run>msconfig

    See if the search bar appears there.
     
  7. Disfcuktion

    Disfcuktion Thread Starter

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    I've dun the Adware scan but when I go to quarantine it says quarantining selection and then just freezes and doesn't delete the stuff. I've done it three times now, And I can't get onto the HijackThis download page :(
     
  8. Disfcuktion

    Disfcuktion Thread Starter

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    Heres my scan log for Hijack this, managed to get on

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 14:50:19, on 17/04/2004
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    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\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\Apps\ActivBoard\nhksrv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
    C:\Apps\ActivBoard\MMKeybd.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVSCHED32.EXE
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmgr.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\TimeEncWave\borestoremfcd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\NCLAUNCH.EXe
    C:\Program Files\CConnect\CConnect.exe
    C:\Program Files\WordWeb\wweb32.exe
    C:\Apps\ActivBoard\TrayMon.exe
    C:\Apps\ActivBoard\OSD.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S10IC2.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Aasiya\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\J2K7FXWP\HijackThis[1].exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.msn.co.uk
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.freeserve.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Freeserve
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=www-cache.freeserve.net:8080;ftp=www-cache.freeserve.net:8080
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.yahoo.co.uk/
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\apps\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {42F0DFD1-6B30-999A-6557-756C018136A9} - C:\PROGRA~1\OkayMpeg\Frag Road.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FD60B590A87D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Real\Toolbar\realbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: REALBAR - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FD60B590A87D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Real\Toolbar\realbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: DELETE FUNK BEND - {17A16E09-3CF8-E8A9-04D7-D991A270F2D9} - C:\PROGRA~1\OkayMpeg\Frag Road.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINPROC AUDIT] C:\Windows\System32\Wscript.exe C:\OEMCUST\TOOLS\WIN32\WINPROC.VBS C:\CABS\SCRIPTS\PROCESS\AUDIT.SCR C:\DRIVERS\PROCESS.TXT /TRACE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ACTIVBOARD] C:\Apps\ActivBoard\MMKeybd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVSCHED32] C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVSCHED32.EXE /min
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus2] "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AKV] C:\WINDOWS\AKV.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [JTEO] C:\WINDOWS\JTEO.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BLWDRJTBO] C:\WINDOWS\BLWDRJTBO.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark X5100 Series] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmgr.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [defyflag] C:\PROGRA~1\TimeEncWave\borestoremfcd.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Update Service] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\TEKNUM~1\update.exe /startup
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MessengerPlus2] "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe" /WinStart
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NCLaunch] C:\WINDOWS\NCLAUNCH.EXe
    O4 - Startup: WordWeb.lnk = C:\Program Files\WordWeb\wweb32.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: CorrectConnect.lnk = C:\Program Files\CConnect\CConnect.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check 2.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_SRCV02.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &WordWeb... - res://C:\WINDOWS\wweb32.dll/lookup.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.freeserve.com
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Graffiti - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/grt5_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Literati - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/tt1_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! MahJong Solitaire - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/mjst3_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potc_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {03C543A1-C090-418F-A1D0-FB96380D601D} (preload control) - http://www.thepaymentcentre.com/build/preload.cab
    O16 - DPF: {19E28AFC-EAE3-4CE5-AC83-2407B42F57C9} (MSSecurityAdvisor Class) - http://download.microsoft.com/downl...-a3de-373c3e5552fc/msSecAdv.cab?1068164708171
    O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/vc/bin/AvSniff.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
    O16 - DPF: {31B7EB4E-8B4B-11D1-A789-00A0CC6651A8} (Cult3D ActiveX Player) - http://www.cult3d.com/download/cult.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4B55FE21-325E-48D5-9B39-9B430D639EE8} (ScanFile.FileScan) - http://www.contentpurity.com/ScanFile.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/76808a0e7ae82f/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
    O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.installengine.com/engine/isetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9A54032D-31F7-400D-B184-83B33BDE65FA} (MSN File Upload Control) - http://sc.groups.msn.com/controls/FileUC/MsnUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {AD7FAFB0-16D6-40C3-AF27-585D6E6453FD} - http://dload.ipbill.com/del/loader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {C3DFA998-A486-11D4-AA25-00C04F72DAEB} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://sc.groups.msn.com/controls/PhotoUC/MsnPUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EF8EF534-08B9-589E-DDF6-9BE2E52522DC} - http://public.searchbarcash.com/cab/011/lpalwmdg.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.companion.yahoo.com/dl/toolbar/yiebio5_2_3_0.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F04A8AE2-A59D-11D2-8792-00C04F8EF29D} (Hotmail Attachments Control) - http://lw11fd.law11.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/SolitaireShowdown.cab

    What should I fix??
     
  9. LooneyTunes

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    Read further up and try the MSconfig option.

    Also, try your adware under the following conditions:

    Start your PC up. During mid bootup (when the Win XP logo shows) pull the power plug. Restart and go into safe mode when presented with the option.
    If you know how to enter safemode without pulling power, do that. Power plug is just the fastest way to explain if you dont know how.

    In safe mode try running your adware and qurantining the affected items.
     
  10. Disfcuktion

    Disfcuktion Thread Starter

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    thanks, I'm not very good with computers and don't understand all htis stuff so I don't think i'll be able to do the safemode stuff... Rite, i'll try the Msconfig thing, don't think i'll understand that either, i need step by step help, lol.
     
  11. Rollin' Rog

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    This is a bit unusual, but since the Scanlog is so badly compromised I am going to close this older thread and move the new, duplicate, to Security. That is where these should go in the first place:

    http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=221221
     
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