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searchexe.com -- hijackthis log

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  1. rothko

    rothko Thread Starter

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    I've been having trouble with searchexe.com for a couple of weeks. Using Adaware and other programs helps but never gets rid of the whole problem. I just downloaded hijackthis and ran a scan. Here is the logfile. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dan

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 4:50:56 PM, on 4/14/2004
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    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\Motherboard Monitor 5\MBM5.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
    C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPClient.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\MAILBA~1\rectspam.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\SupportCenter\bin\mpbtn.exe
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\WinPoET\WrOS.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsgSys.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe
    D:\Program Files\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe
    C:\Program Files\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://searchexe.com/passthrough/index.html?http://www.quicken.com/myfinances/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.netscape.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer customized for Verizon Online
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://keyword.netscape.com/keyword/%s
    N1 - Netscape 4: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "https://webmail.aecom.yu.edu/"); (C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\default\prefs.js)
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "searchexe.com");\nuser_pref("browser.startup.page", 1); (C:\Documents and Settings\Grant\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\1aecd54g.slt\prefs.js)
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CPROGRA%7E1%5CNETSCAPE%5CNETSCAPE%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Grant\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\1aecd54g.slt\prefs.js)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\spywareguard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B5993828-84D7-2EF4-1028-584B1C1A7942} - C:\PROGRA~1\DOWNLO~1\64 BURN.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Junk Proc Coal - {E52CED67-988C-801D-B279-C0051B9A8A66} - C:\PROGRA~1\DOWNLO~1\64 BURN.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MBM 5] C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\MBM5.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SMSERIAL] sm56hlpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPInSightLAN 01] "C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPClient.exe" -l
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPInSightMonitor 01] "C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPMon32.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [JugsCity] C:\PROGRA~1\MAILBA~1\rectspam.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Sony Handheld\HOTSYNC.EXE
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\spywareguard\sgmain.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Verizon Online Support Center.lnk = C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\SupportCenter\bin\matcli.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: hp instant support.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Instant Support DI\bin\matcli.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 2000 Series.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = ?
    O9 - Extra button: Control Pad (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...apple.com/qt505/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37875.4505902778
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{5296CC97-64C5-42E7-9D23-27C8F2AB36FB}: NameServer = 156.111.60.150,156.111.70.150
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{6552C82A-A36A-4894-8187-6A829B4F9DB1}: NameServer = 151.202.0.84 151.203.0.84
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Run hijackthis, tick these entries listed below and ONLY these entries, double check to make sure, then make sure all browser & email windows are closed and press fix checked

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://searchexe.com/passthrough/in...com/myfinances/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://searchexe.com/searchbar.html

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B5993828-84D7-2EF4-1028-584B1C1A7942} - C:\PROGRA~1\DOWNLO~1\64 BURN.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Junk Proc Coal - {E52CED67-988C-801D-B279-C0051B9A8A66} - C:\PROGRA~1\DOWNLO~1\64 BURN.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [JugsCity] C:\PROGRA~1\MAILBA~1\rectspam.exe

    Reboot into safe mode by following instructions here: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406
    then as some of the files or folders you need to delete may be hidden do this:
    Open Windows Explorer & 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 untick "hide extensions for known file types" . Now click "Apply to all folders"
    Click "Apply" then "OK"

    Delete these files



    and Delete these folders
    C:\PROGRA~1\MAILBA~1\
    C:\PROGRA~1\DOWNLO~1\
    then
    Reboot normally &

    Download and unzip or install these programs/applications if you haven't already got them. If you have them, then make sure they are updated and configured as described

    Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de
    AdAware 6 from http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download


    Run Sybot S&D

    After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

    Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

    then reboot &

    Run ADAWARE

    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
    the current ref file should read at least 01R292 14.04.2004 or a higher number/later date

    Then ........

    Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
    From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"

    then......

    click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within archives" ,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for banned URL" and "Scan my host-files"

    then.........

    go to settings(the gear on top of AdAware)>Tweak>Scanning engine and tick "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then........"Cleaning engine" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot"

    then...... click "proceed" to save your settings.

    Now to scan it´s just to click the "Scan" button.

    When scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose"select all" from the drop down menu) then press next and then say yes to the prompt, do you want to remove all these entries.

    reboot again

    then post a new hijackthis log to check what is left
     
  3. rothko

    rothko Thread Starter

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    I did everything you said, except I wasn't able to access the folders:
    C:\PROGRA~1\MAILBA~1\
    C:\PROGRA~1\DOWNLO~1\
    I followed the instructions on the link provided but still could not access the PROGRA~1 folder. I went ahead and ran spybot and Ad Aware and then Hijack This again.

    Here's the new file log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 9:11:28 PM, on 4/14/2004
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    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\Motherboard Monitor 5\MBM5.EXE
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
    C:\Program Files\spywareguard\sgmain.exe
    C:\Program Files\spywareguard\sgbhp.exe
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\WinPoET\WrOS.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsgSys.EXE
    C:\Program Files\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.quicken.com/myfinances/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.netscape.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer customized for Verizon Online
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://keyword.netscape.com/keyword/%s
    N1 - Netscape 4: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "https://webmail.aecom.yu.edu/"); (C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\default\prefs.js)
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "searchexe.com");\nuser_pref("browser.startup.page", 1); (C:\Documents and Settings\Grant\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\1aecd54g.slt\prefs.js)
    N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CPROGRA%7E1%5CNETSCAPE%5CNETSCAPE%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Grant\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\1aecd54g.slt\prefs.js)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\spywareguard\dlprotect.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MBM 5] C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\MBM5.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SMSERIAL] sm56hlpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
    O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\spywareguard\sgmain.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Control Pad (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...apple.com/qt505/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37875.4505902778
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{5296CC97-64C5-42E7-9D23-27C8F2AB36FB}: NameServer = 156.111.60.150,156.111.70.150
     
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