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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by purplekitten, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. purplekitten

    purplekitten Thread Starter

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    I keep getting Spy Guard coming up saying that an attempt to change the Homepage is being made. I keep telling it to keep the old homepage, which has worked up until now.

    I told it to keep the old homepage, then the computer threw a fit and stopped working properly! It crashed two of my browsers that I had opened, then when I opened another browser it took ages to open. Then I noticed the homepage had been changed!!!! Also there are some dodgy porn links turned up suddenly in my Favourites!!! :mad:

    Now the PC is being deadly slow to do *anything* and keeps freezing up. If you put in an address in the URL, you won't get to it and will return to the homepage which is now http://nkvd.us/... It will come up http://nkvd.us/www.ebay.co.uk :eek: I ran ADAWARE, but it found nothing.

    I did a Hijack This scan and I am hoping that someone will be able to take a look at it and see if there is anything dodgy on it :) Here is the log that I just did:



    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 23:03:25, on 21/04/2004
    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\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Clare and Chris\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://nkvd.us/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://nkvd.us/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://nkvd.us/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://nkvd.us/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://nkvd.us/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://nkvd.us/
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Gtwatch] C:\WINDOWS\gtwatch.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SUPASTATUS] C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\STATUS.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AKiller] "C:\Program Files\BuyPin Software\Advertising Killer\akiller.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [McAfee.InstantUpdate.Monitor] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe" /startmonitor
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check 2.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_SRCV02.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: Watch.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\twain_32\S6U12BX\WATCH.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: blueyonder Instant Support Tool.lnk = C:\Program Files\blueyonder IST\bin\matcli.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
    O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://www.nkvd.us/
    O13 - WWW Prefix: http://www.nkvd.us/
    O13 - Home Prefix: http://www.nkvd.us/
    O13 - Mosaic Prefix: http://www.nkvd.us/
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Towers 2.0 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ywt0_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {02BCC737-B171-4746-94C9-0D8A0B2C0089} (Microsoft Office Template and Media Control) - http://office.microsoft.com/templates/ieawsdc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (sys Class) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {10000000-1000-0000-1000-000000000000} - file://C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\lrleknix.exe
    O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111123} - ms-its:mhtml:file://C:\ss.MHT!http://little-flowers-*****.com/ebook.chm::/loader.exe
    O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111157} - ms-its:mhtml:file://c:\nosuch.mht!http://hard-virgins.com/dkvaget/x.chm::/load.exe
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2359626E-7524-4F87-B04E-22CD38A0C88C} (ICSScannerLight Class) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/cm/ICSCM.cab
    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: {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: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {4E888414-DB8F-11D1-9CD9-00C04F98436A} (Microsoft.WinRep) - https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/winrep.cab
    O16 - DPF: {5B27C20D-FFB6-4054-BA78-DE4A059BC75A} (Microsoft Office Template Downloader) - http://office.microsoft.com/uk/TemplateGallery/msotd.cab
    O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6D5FCFCB-FA6C-4CFB-9918-5F0A9F7365F2} (GigexCtrl ActiveX) - http://www.gigex.com/tv/igor/gigexagent.dll
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2003120501/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {7DBFDA8E-D33B-11D4-9269-00600868E56E} (WWWInstall Class) - http://www.edipole.fr/kits/WebInstall.dll
    O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.installengine.com/engine/isetup.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37864.6316550926
    O16 - DPF: {A0F0D762-D1DE-43AF-B70E-D87864743EB3} (NSLiteUpdateCtrl Class) - http://217.145.76.16/nslite/nslite.cab
    O16 - DPF: {AE9DCB17-F804-11D2-A44A-0020182C1446} (IntraLaunch.MainControl) - file://D:\system\intralaunch.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-32.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab



    Thank you for any help you can give :D
     
  2. raybro

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    Look Here for fix from flrman1 on the same situation.
     
  3. purplekitten

    purplekitten Thread Starter

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    Thanks :) That seemed to have done the trick...

    However, we started to clean out all our temporary internet folders and IE history and came across a file with a notepad and a cog on it and its called "desktop.ini".

    This wasnt here earlier this evening and we havent been moving any files around. It is in every users settings and there is one in every users "My Documents", "History", "History.IE5", "Content.IE5", "Temporary Internet Files" and "Local Settings". I have no idea what this is or does... Does anyone else know what this is and what I should do with it. If it is important, I don't want my Dad to be an idiot and stumble across it and then delete it. He is the one that is always getting the Computer in these problems and leaving me to fix it as it is because he visits all the Adult sites (and doesnt think I know!)

    Thanks guys (y)
     
  4. raybro

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    Don't know what that is, but you should not have any problem by cleaning out the TIF or History. I'd go ahead and do it. As far as your Dad visiting porn sites. Welcome to the club of dirty old men. As long as he goes to those site, you can be pretty sure his computer will pick up some malware in one form or another.

    You can do some good by installing a couple of programs that may stop some of the nasties out there.

    Doing the following may help:

    Download Spybot S&D. Install Spybot, open it and click the Search for Updates button. When updates are found, put a check mark next to all and click the Download Updates button. Now click the Search & Destroy icon in the left pane, then the Check for problems button at the bottom of the window. When the scan completes, check all the items in RED, then click the Fix Selected Problems button. Spybot has an Immunize feature which will stop a lot of nasties from being installed on your computer. To activate it, open Spybot and click the Immunize icon in the left pane. Now click the Immunize button in the right pane.

    Next, download SpyWareBlaster Here. Install it and open the program. Click the Updates button and download the latest updates. While on the "Status" page, Now click the "Enable All Protection" link near the bottom of the window. This program will now be running in the background and adding to the protection provided by Spybot's Immunize feature for ActiveX nasties.

    Next, download IE-SPYAD Here. Follow the installation instructions on the site. This little item will install a TON of URL's in IE's Restricted sites list, thereby preventing your computer from accessing known bad sites from which nasties can be installed.

    *Note... If you install IESPYAD, it MAY prevent your Dad from accessing some of the porn sites.... Your decision. ;)

    Also, be very sure you have installed all the latest Critical Updates from the Windows Update site.

    You may also want to take a look at This thread.
     
  5. purplekitten

    purplekitten Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help :)

    I have managed to delete the desktop.ini icon from all the places it was in. It appeared in almost every folder that was associated with any user and it certainly WASNT there before the PC went loco last night.

    There is another file that has turned up since last night that appears in the My Pictures, My Documents and My Music files aswell called "Thumbs.db". I tried deleteing it or moving it and it goes away, but when you go back into the folder you have deleted it from, its back again :confused:

    Any ideas?

    *sorry to be a pain in the bum* :p
     
  6. Flrman1

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    desktop.ini and thumbs.db are hidden system files. They are showing because you have set your Folder Options View to show hidden files and folders and protected operating system files. They do not need to be deleted. If you don't want them to show click on My Computer. Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is unchecked. Also put a check by "Hide protected operating system files" . Now click "Apply to all folders"
    Click "Apply" then "OK"
     
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