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innerlight

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GREETINGS, HEROES OF THE INTERNET!!!

I'm brand new to this site, and I'm sure glad it's here! I have a problem in which certain porn pages load real fast then lock the screen up, when I surf the net. It's always the same pages, but they are beginning to take over many of my bookmarked favorites. I installed and ran both AdAware and SpyBot, and removed a lot of junk I didn't know was there, but those 2 programs did NOTHING to stop the porn problem.

I discovered your site and learned about the "Hijack This" software, and downloaded it. My first scan showed a lot of "01 Hosts", which I got rid of after reading your advice on other threads.....It seemed like at least THOSE kind of files were safe enough to remove without supervision......however, the problem still persists as before, with no noticeable difference! Here is my log. Can you help? Also, how can I prevent a recurrence of this problem....I'm willing to buy whatever will do the job!!

Thanks for being there for the rest of us!!

Innerlight




Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 3:59:10 AM, on 9/29/2003
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msrexe.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer Provided by Cox High Speed Internet
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BA25708B-154D-4D40-8607-67AA5190C395} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTELL~1\ISengine.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: & IntelliStopper - {21C32A07-0176-4FFE-BCDA-65D4A24F4303} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTELL~1\INTELL~1.DLL (file missing)
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.masspass.com
O16 - DPF: axscanner - http://www.pestscan.com/scanner/axscanner.cab
O16 - DPF: axscannerruntime - http://www.pestscan.com/scanner/axscannerruntime.cab
O16 - DPF: mscomctl - http://www.pestscan.com/scanner/mscomctl.cab
O16 - DPF: msvcp71 - http://download.pestpatrol.com/Downloads/Components/msvcp71.cab
O16 - DPF: msvcr71 - http://download.pestpatrol.com/Downloads/Components/msvcr71.cab
O16 - DPF: ppctlcab - http://www.pestscan.com/scanner/ppctlcab.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37866.774525463
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
 
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In Hijack This, check ALL of the following items.
Next, close all browser Windows, and have HT fix all checked.

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BA25708B-154D-4D40-8607-67AA5190C395} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTELL~1\ISengine.dll (file missing)

O3 - Toolbar: & IntelliStopper - {21C32A07-0176-4FFE-BCDA-65D4A24F4303} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTELL~1\INTELL~1.DLL (file missing)

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.masspass.com


I'm guessing that you have a LOT of items disabled in msconfig.

Also, I don't see an AV or firewall program. If you don't have them, you should get one of each. To run a PC without them is like wearing loose pants without a belt. You are asking for trouble.

Reboot


Now download Spybot - Search & Destroy (if you haven't got the program installed already)

After installing, first press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove/fix all it finds that are in RED

Reboot

Last, run HJT again and post your log again to see if anything was missed.

Thanks
 

innerlight

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TO METALLICA.... from innerlight

When I uploaded that msrexe file to the website link you posted, here's the message that resulted.............


Current object: msrexe.exe


msrexe.exe Infected: Backdoor.Jeemp.c

Statistics:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Known viruses: 74716 Updated: 29.09.2003
File size (Kb): 31 Scan time: 00:00:01
Speed (Kb/sec): 32 Virus bodies: 1
Archives: 0 Packed: 0
Folders: 0 Files: 1
Suspicious: 0 Warnings: 0


What should I do now?.......and......to answer the second part of your post....No, Metallica, I never consciously installed
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Reviews/r1045.html

Hope that helps!

Sincerely,
Innerlight
 

innerlight

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TO NIGHTHAWK & METALLICA

Thanks so much for your valuable input, which I am still in the process of trying to implement....all delayed by a family emergency that has come up and is taking all my free time. So I am not surfing with my computer till I get a Firewall, an AV and an AT.

I thought Windows XP had a firewall already, so I thought I was fairly-well protected, until this problem made me seek out you guys' help. If I get ZoneAlarm Pro along with PestPatrol and a decent AT, I should be pretty protected, right? But no matter WHAT I get, I can still be attacked by SOME malicious bugs, right? (That's the grim news I gather by reading some of the other posts on this site!)...............

Right now (10 PM San Diego time), I have to get in my car and drive 95 miles north to help out with our family mimi-crisis. God knows how long that will take, but I hope to be back tomorrow some time and get the abovementioned software. In the meantime, if you have any recommendations as to what would be effective as well as user-friendly (I'm a PC novice), I'd sure appreciate it!! Thanks so very much you guys!!!

Sincerely, Innerlight
 
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Yes, XP does have a built in "firewall". However, the reality is, it's just good enough to give you a false sense of security. Use it until you have a chance to install a real firewall.

There are many good firewalls out there both for free and the pay versions. AV programs and firewalls are personal choices. Chances are, if you ask 10 people you will ger 6 different answers. Personally, I use Zone Alarm Pro. The standard Zone alarm is free and the Pro version is the pay version.

See this link for a few ideas on free AV and firewall programs.

http://forums.techguy.org/t110854/s.html
 

Metallica

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Hi innerlight,

If you get a real AT like BoClean, TDS-3 or TrojanHunter and a antispyware program like Spybot S&D or AdAware, you can forget about PestPatrol IMHO.

The XP firewall is a port blocker. It will stop unsollicited traffic from the outside, but never warn you in case something is phoning home.

If you are unexperienced in the use of firewalls ZoneAlarm or Sygate should be a good choice to start with.


Regards,

Pieter
 
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