look2me virus

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Thread Starter
Apr 22, 2004
:confused: Look2me has taken over my computer. I have tried to automatically, as well as manually remove it icw various recommendations. I do not see any of the files they tell me to look for in the registry. I am running xp home. It has attached itself to one of my windows\system32 files. The infected file is aud.cpy.dll. I can delete it if I "end process" (rundll32) in the task manager. I do a scan and it is clean. As soon as I re-boot windows it is back in the system32 folder. It will lock up the pc after about 10 mainutes. Is there any ideas short of an entire hard drive reformat?
Oct 9, 2001
Have you tried this:http://www.pchell.com/support/look2me.shtml

Or you could........
Do this:
go to http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/ , and download 'Hijack This!'.....
Unzip it to its own folder, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

If you have anything disabled by MSConfig or any other startup manager, please re-enable it before scanning to post.



Thread Starter
Apr 22, 2004
I went again to the Look2me E-mail for help and they gave me the manual unistall directions (the auto unistall did not work). This is the problem, it has attached itself to this windows\system32 file: aud.dll. The Look2me infected file is: aud.cpy.dll. I can delete the aud.cpy file, but even using a command prompt with explorer process shut down it will not let me delete the aud.dll file. Being it is a system32 file I am sure it is a critical file for windows to work. Look2me said the cpy and the original must be deleted to totally make it gone. Anyone have any ideas short of a total reformat?
Here is the log from the hijack this scan:

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Stephanie\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.searchgateway.net/search/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rr.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.searchgateway.net/search/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr*http://my.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
O1 - Hosts: â
O1 - Hosts: auto.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: search.netscape.com
O1 - Hosts: ieautosearch
O1 - Hosts: me.com/cgi-bin/SelectorV2?ID={4671DFC7-04E7-4D30-81DE-7609576563F4}&mSkip=1&rnd=31584", 180000, "FALSE");
O1 - Hosts: myRepeatArray[3] = "10";
O1 - Hosts: myRepeatArray[2] = "3";
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
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