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seeker1234

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I am having problems with about:blank resetting itself and adding garbage to my favorites folder. Homepage is always 'about:blank' and so on. Have tried to remove with Spybot in safe mode, but just keeps coming back. I've also tried running CS Shredder but without success.
I've run HijackThis, but can't see where the problem is. Could someone
kindly take a look at my logfile and advise on what to do?
Many thanks.
here is my HijackThis scan info

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:53:01 PM, on 2/8/2005
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:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\RDS\RsiSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\RDS\srscandr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\syssw32.exe
C:\Program Files\RDS\ddsschednt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\mfcds.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEAKSYSTEMTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEADM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Palo Alto Software\8.0\PAS8_Update.exe
C:\Compaq\EAKDRV\EAUSBKBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\Components\QBAgent\QBDAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\EASYAC~1\BttnServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mrtMngr.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\zstatus.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\RealOneMessageCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro1\qbw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\axlBridge.exe
C:\HiJackthis\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
http://go.compaq.com/1Q00CDT/0409/bl7.asp
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} -
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EF05AF9B-0060-DE51-E620-6EB553C45657} -
C:\WINDOWS\sysug32.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} -
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program
Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DrvLsnr] C:\Program Files\Analog
Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SetRefresh] C:\Program
Files\Compaq\SetRefresh\SetRefresh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPQEASYACC] C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button
Support\StartEAK.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hp 1000 firmware] C:\Program Files\hp LaserJet
1000\fwdl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe"
-atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio
Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator
6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioAudioCentral] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD
Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mfcds.exe] C:\WINDOWS\mfcds.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe"
/background
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program
Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Palo Alto Software Update Manager 8.0.lnk = C:\Program
Files\Common Files\Palo Alto Software\8.0\PAS8_Update.exe
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Delivery Agent.lnk = C:\Program
Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\Components\QBAgent\QBDAgent.exe
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Start Delivery Services.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel -
res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} -
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} -
C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links -
{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.frame.crazywinnings.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.static.topconverting.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.frame.crazywinnings.com (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.static.topconverting.com (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} -
http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) -
http://software-dl.real.com/1295b413a78c3d190206/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) -
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1094740298798
O16 - DPF: {771A1334-6B08-4A6B-AEDC-CF994BA2CEBE} -
http://www.ysbweb.com/ist/softwares/v4.0/ysb_regular.cab
O17 -
HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{AEC5D3E9-08C2-4433-8CD7-7E7871B01822}:
NameServer = 199.224.86.15,199.224.86.16,199.224.86.17
O23 - Service: Dds Scheduler Deamon - RICOH Company Ltd. - C:\Program
Files\RDS\ddsschednt.exe
O23 - Service: DefWatch - Symantec Corporation -
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Client - Symantec Corporation -
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: Ridoc Server Information Service - RICOH Company Ltd. -
C:\Program Files\RDS\RsiSvc.exe
O23 - Service: ScanRouterDriverV2 - Ricoh Co.,Ltd. - C:\Program
Files\RDS\srscandr.exe
O23 - Service: SOption - RICOH Company Ltd. - C:\Program
Files\RDS\SOption.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program
Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Network Security Service (NSS) - Unknown -
C:\WINDOWS\system32\syssw32.exe
 

cybertech

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Hi seeker1234, Welcome to TSG!! :)

Download this tool
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/DelDomains.inf

Right click on the file and choose install.

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Click here to download CWShredder. Do Not run it yet. Download it to the desktop and have it ready to run later.

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Click here to download AboutBuster created by Rubber Ducky.

Unzip AboutBuster to the Desktop then click the "Update Button" then click "Check for Update" and download the updates and then click "Exit" because I don't want you to run it yet. Just get the updates so it is ready to run later in safe mode.
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Now go ahead and set your computer to show hidden files like so:

Because XP will not always show you hidden files and folders by default, Go to Start > Search and under "More advanced search options".
Make sure there is a check by "Search System Folders" and "Search hidden files and folders" and "Search system subfolders"

Next click on My Computer. Go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab and make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and "Hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders" Click "Apply" then "OK"

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Print out these instructions or save them to your desktop as a text file with Notepad.
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Sign off the internet and remain offline until this procedure is complete. Unplug your modem or disconnect the cable or phone line. You must follow these directions exactly and you cannot skip any part of it.

If you have any questions ask them before you begin if you don't have another computer to access the internet.
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Restart to safe mode.
How to start your computer in safe mode


Perform the following steps in safe mode:


Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
res://C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll/sp.html#14044
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EF05AF9B-0060-DE51-E620-6EB553C45657} -
C:\WINDOWS\sysug32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mfcds.exe] C:\WINDOWS\mfcds.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.frame.crazywinnings.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.static.topconverting.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.frame.crazywinnings.com (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.static.topconverting.com (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} -
http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) -
http://software-dl.real.com/1295b41...ip/RdxIE601.cab


Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".

Delete these files:
C:\WINDOWS\vndsm.dll
C:\WINDOWS\sysug32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\mfcds.exe


Navigate to the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Next navigate to the C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator (Repeat for all user names)\Local Settings\Temp folder.
Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files". Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK. Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Click Apply then OK.

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Next run aboutbuster. Double click aboutbuster.exe, click OK, click Start, then click OK. This will scan your computer for the bad files and delete them.
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Finally, run CWShredder. Just click on the cwshredder.exe then click "Fix" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.
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Boot back into Windows now.

Turn off System Restore:

On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
Restart your computer.



Go here and do an online virus scan.

Be sure and put a check in the box by "Auto Clean" before you do the scan. If it finds anything that it

cannot clean have it delete it or make a note of the file location so you can delete it yourself. Housecall will detect the leftover files from this hijacker.



This hijacker is known to alter or delete certain files so check this out please:

Download the Hoster from here . UnZip the file and press "Restore Original Hosts" and press "OK". Exit Program.

If you have Spybot S&D installed you will also need to replace one file.
Go here and download SDHelper.dll. Copy the file to the folder containing your Spybot S&D program (normally C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy)

Check in the C:\Windows\system32 folder to be sure you have a file named Shell.dll. If you do not have one, go to the C:\Windows\system32\dllcache folder.
Find shell.dll and right click on it. Choose Copy from the menu.
Open the System32 folder and right click on an empty space in the window. Choose Paste from the menu.


control.exe may have been deleted.
See if control.exe is present in C:\windows\system32

If control.exe isn't there, go here, and download control.exe per the instructions at the site.

IMPORTANT!: Please check your ActiveX security settings. They may have been changed by this CWS variant to allow ALL ActiveX!! If they have been changed, reset your active x security settings in IE as recommended here.



When you are sure you are clean turn System Restore back on and create a restore point.

To create a restore point:

Single-click Start and point to All Programs.
Mouse over Accessories, then System Tools, and select System Restore.
In the System Restore wizard, select the box next the text labeled "Create a restore point" and click the Next button.
Type a description for your new restore point. Something like "After trojan/spyware cleanup". Click Create and you're done.


Post another HJT log.
 
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