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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by bthomas, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. bthomas

    bthomas Thread Starter

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    Hello, I am trying to open up my notepad text(.txt) documents and for some reason they don't seem to want to open. I can get them to open up in wordpad, but this does not give me any insight as to why notpad does not seem to want to display my .txt documents. Any help will be appreciated

    Here is my log if it will help.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:33:21 PM, on 4/25/2004
    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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\hijackthis.exe\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.altavista.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 90.0.0.1
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchAssistant = ,
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,CustomizeSearch = ,
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,(Default) = ,
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.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: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LXSUPMON] C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE RUN
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [svchost] C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://active.macromedia.com/director/cabs/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38015.414837963
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DE22A7AB-A739-4C58-AD52-21F9CD6306B7} (CTAdjust Class) - http://www.microsoft.com/typography/clearadj.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F04A8AE2-A59D-11D2-8792-00C04F8EF29D} (Hotmail Attachments Control) - http://sea1fd.sea1.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    Moved to Windows forum.
     
  3. rude

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    This has been linked to a virus (not exactly sure which one) but you can reinstall Notepad,one of our very own members has the answer for you here:
    http://forums.techguy.org/showthrea...goto=nextoldest

    It might be an idea to do a few system scans for virii,worms,trojans,etc.

    Unfortunately,some things occasionally sneak in to your computer even through your firewall.

    The first thing you should do is update with the latest updates and service packs from Microsoft.

    Next go here and run the online virus scan:
    http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

    Then download and run Adaware from here:
    http://download.com.com/3000-2094-1...tml?legacy=cnet

    Then download and run Spybot search and destroy from here:
    http://download.com.com/3000-8022-1...tml?tag=lst-0-2

    Before running these programs make sure to update them.

    Once you have run the above, Please Download hijackthis from

    http://computercops.biz/zx/phoenix22/hijackthis.zip
    Create a folder on your c: drive and save hijackthis in it.

    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    After the scan has finished the "scan" button will turn into a "save log" button

    save the log file and paste it here

    Do not delete anything yet, as most things hijackthis finds are harmless and needed.

    Someone will help with the log and you will be as good as new.
     
  4. bthomas

    bthomas Thread Starter

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    Here is my new log that I have after running the hijack program. I have also run Spybot, Ad-Ware, and Norton Anti-virus. I was unsure about running an online scan of my computer, so I did not run the online virus scan from the "house call site". If you feel that my really help out, then I will. And after all of this scanning, I still can't get "microsoft notepad" to open up on my computer.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:50:31 PM, on 4/27/2004
    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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\hijackthis.exe\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.altavista.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 90.0.0.1
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchAssistant = ,
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,CustomizeSearch = ,
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,(Default) = ,
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.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: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LXSUPMON] C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE RUN
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [svchost] C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [SpyBotSnD] "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe" /autocheck
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://active.macromedia.com/director/cabs/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004033001/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38015.414837963
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DE22A7AB-A739-4C58-AD52-21F9CD6306B7} (CTAdjust Class) - http://www.microsoft.com/typography/clearadj.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F04A8AE2-A59D-11D2-8792-00C04F8EF29D} (Hotmail Attachments Control) - http://sea1fd.sea1.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    This is a viral entry:

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [svchost] C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe

    Perhaps the file in c:\windows has been removed by an antivirus program, but check and fix that entry in HijackThis. Then run cmd to open the command shell. At the command prompt enter:

    del c:\windows\svchost.exe

    Note: svchost.exe in the system32 folder is a required file, but it does not load from this portion of the registry.

    I would also check and fix these entries in the Scanlog:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchAssistant = ,
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,CustomizeSearch = ,
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,(Default) = ,

    The problem with notepad has been associated with the CoolWebSearch hijack. Run the CoolWebShredder from this site and have it fix problems and reboot:

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

    See this link concerning notepad:

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/winfiles.html#notepad
     
  6. bthomas

    bthomas Thread Starter

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    I was able to re-install Notepad, thanks. I am not sure about the svchost.exe virus that you have mentioned. I couldn't operate my comand prompt properly to delete svchost.exe, I am fairly ignorant when it comes to using the command prompt. Would I be able to delete the svchost.exe when I start up in SAFE mode and located the file myself???

    If so, then do I just locate my "system 32" folder and delete svchost.exe inside? Another question, if this svchost.exe is a required file, then why would it be alright to delete it?

    Here is my log sofar.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 7:21:40 PM, on 4/29/2004
    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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\hijackthis.exe\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.altavista.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 90.0.0.1
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.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: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LXSUPMON] C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE RUN
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://active.macromedia.com/director/cabs/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004033001/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38015.414837963
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {DE22A7AB-A739-4C58-AD52-21F9CD6306B7} (CTAdjust Class) - http://www.microsoft.com/typography/clearadj.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F04A8AE2-A59D-11D2-8792-00C04F8EF29D} (Hotmail Attachments Control) - http://sea1fd.sea1.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    I see the file is still running even though the startup has been removed:

    C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe

    This means it is probably starting as a service and the service will have to be disabled or deleted.

    Since you probably cannot tell from the task manager which are the "good" svchost.exe's and which is the imposter, you will have to disable the service and reboot to delete it. (Although it might have a user name associated with it. If it does, you can terminate that process and then delete the file using the command line I gave)

    To show the services profile follow these directions. Run Hijackthis and select:

    Config > Misc Tools; put a check in "also list minor sections" then click "Generate Startuplist". Copy/paste that here and I should be able to tell you what to look for in services.

    >> Do NOT try to delete the copy of svchost.exe in the System32 folder. That one is the legitimate one.
     
  8. bthomas

    bthomas Thread Starter

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    Here is my generated startup list that I achieved using Hijackthis.exe.


    StartupList report, 4/30/2004, 9:49:03 PM
    StartupList version: 1.52
    Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\hijackthis.exe\HijackThis.EXE
    Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
    * Using default options
    * Showing rarely important sections
    ==================================================

    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\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Bonokoski\Desktop\hijackthis.exe\HijackThis.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking Windows NT UserInit:

    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    QuickTime Task = "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    LXSUPMON = C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE RUN

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    msnmsgr = "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components
    (* = disabled by HKCU twin)

    [>{22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95}]
    StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\INF\unregmp2.exe /ShowWMP

    [>{26923b43-4d38-484f-9b9e-de460746276c}]
    StubPath = %systemroot%\system32\shmgrate.exe OCInstallUserConfigIE

    [>{881dd1c5-3dcf-431b-b061-f3f88e8be88a}] *
    StubPath = %systemroot%\system32\shmgrate.exe OCInstallUserConfigOE

    [{2C7339CF-2B09-4501-B3F3-F3508C9228ED}] *
    StubPath = %SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:/UserInstall %SystemRoot%\system32\themeui.dll

    [{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] *
    StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:OE /CALLER:WINNT /user /install

    [{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}] *
    StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:WAB /CALLER:WINNT /user /install

    [{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4340}] *
    StubPath = regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:U shell32.dll

    [{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}] *
    StubPath = %SystemRoot%\system32\ie4uinit.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

    Shell=*INI section not found*
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
    drivers=*INI section not found*

    Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

    Shell=Explorer.exe
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=*Registry value not found*
    drivers=*Registry value not found*

    Policies Shell key:

    HKCU\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*
    HKLM\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

    C:\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\Explorer.exe: not present

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking for superhidden extensions:

    .lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .exe: not hidden
    .com: not hidden
    .bat: not hidden
    .hta: not hidden
    .scr: not hidden
    .shs: HIDDEN!
    .shb: HIDDEN!
    .vbs: not hidden
    .vbe: not hidden
    .wsh: not hidden
    .scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
    .url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .js: not hidden
    .jse: not hidden

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

    (no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
    NAV Helper - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

    Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer.job
    Symantec NetDetect.job

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Download Program Files:

    [QuickTime Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTPlugin.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

    [Shockwave ActiveX Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Director\SwDir.dll
    CODEBASE = http://active.macromedia.com/director/cabs/sw.cab

    [YInstStarter Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\yinsthelper.dll
    CODEBASE = http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab

    [{41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C}]
    CODEBASE = http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe

    [HouseCall Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\xscan53.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004033001/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab

    [Update Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\iuctl.dll
    CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38015.414837963

    [Shockwave Flash Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    [CTAdjust Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\clearadjust.dll
    CODEBASE = http://www.microsoft.com/typography/clearadj.cab

    [Hotmail Attachments Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\HMAtchmt.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://sea1fd.sea1.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx

    [MSN Chat Control 4.5]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\MSNChat45.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Windows NT/2000/XP services

    AFD Networking Support Environment: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\afd.sys (autostart)
    Windows Audio: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Computer Browser: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    C-DillaSrv: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE (autostart)
    Symantec Event Manager: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe" (autostart)
    Cryptographic Services: %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    DHCP Client: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    DNS Client: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService (autostart)
    Error Reporting Service: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Event Log: %SystemRoot%\system32\services.exe (autostart)
    Help and Support: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Microsoft HID Class Driver: System32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys (autostart)
    Server: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Workstation: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    LexBce Server: C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE (autostart)
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService (autostart)
    Messenger: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service: "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe" (autostart)
    Norton Unerase Protection: "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE" (autostart)
    Plug and Play: %SystemRoot%\system32\services.exe (autostart)
    IPSEC Services: %SystemRoot%\System32\lsass.exe (autostart)
    Protected Storage: %SystemRoot%\system32\lsass.exe (autostart)
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC): %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost -k rpcss (autostart)
    Security Accounts Manager: %SystemRoot%\system32\lsass.exe (autostart)
    SAVRTPEL: \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SAVRTPEL.SYS (autostart)
    ScriptBlocking Service: C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe (autostart)
    Task Scheduler: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Secondary Logon: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    System Event Notification: %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Sentinel: \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\SENTINEL.SYS (autostart)
    Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS): %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Shell Hardware Detection: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Print Spooler: %SystemRoot%\system32\spoolsv.exe (autostart)
    System Restore Service: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Windows Image Acquisition (WIA): %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc (autostart)
    SYMTDI: \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SYMTDI.SYS (autostart)
    Themes: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Distributed Link Tracking Client: %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Upload Manager: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Windows Time: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    WebClient: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService (autostart)
    Windows Management Instrumentation: %systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Portable Media Serial Number: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Automatic Updates: %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
    Wireless Zero Configuration: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)


    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

    PostBootReminder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
    CDBurn: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
    WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll
    SysTray: C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 11,153 bytes
    Report generated in 2.063 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /full - to include several rarely-important sections
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only
     
  9. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    45,855
    In the previous Scanlogs there was an instance of svchost.exe either in the 04 startups (loading from c:\windows) OR in the "running process" list. None of them showed it both at the same time. Strange.

    In this latest Scanlog there is NO evidence of it loading or running from c:\windows and no startup from that location in "services".

    Does the file exist in c:\windows? Can you delete it if it does?

    Remember this is NOT svchost.exe in the c:\windows\system32 folder.

    And are there any actual symptoms that need addressing?
     
  10. Mosaic1

    Mosaic1

    Joined:
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    Messages:
    7,486
    Did you restart? If not, do that.
     
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