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[Solved] CoolWebSearch Infection, please help!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ChibiFireFox, Sep 6, 2004.

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  1. ChibiFireFox

    ChibiFireFox Thread Starter

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    Hi all, I'm new, and in desperate need of help...
    My OS is Windows 2000 Proffessional, and from what I can determine, I have a nasty CoolWebSearch Infection...my browser is hijacked by one of the about:blank pages, and I am receiving numerous popups, even from behind my firewall...I have a recent HJT log, if that would help...

    Any help is appreciated! :p

    ~Chibi
     
  2. Nok1

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    Download HijackThis from here. Make a new folder for the program and then open it, click Scan. When it finishes scanning, do no remove anything but instead save the log and copy and paste it here. Someone will then come along and further help you.
     
  3. ChibiFireFox

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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 4:17:41 PM, on 9/6/2004
    Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINNT\sysoq32.exe:qzykq
    C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\WINNT\loadqm.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\bfbyari.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winad Client\Winad.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winad Client\WinClt.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\Hbinst.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\irhkkjk.exe
    C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates1.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\taskmgr.exe
    C:\WINNT\explorer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINNT\mskd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\katie1\Desktop\katie\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\mcefv.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\mcefv.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINNT\mcefv.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\mcefv.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\mcefv.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\mcefv.dll/sp.html#29126
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\mcefv.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.yahoo.com/
    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) - {19A73AE3-63AF-07EF-A9B5-9A6B353A1456} - C:\WINNT\system32\winlz.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9C691A33-7DDA-4C2F-BE4C-C176083F35CF} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {ACB1E670-3217-45C4-A021-6B829A8A27CB} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WildTangent CDA] RUNDLL32.exe "C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400.dll",cdaEngineMain
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CreateCD50] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe" -r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mgeetdsvni] C:\WINNT\System32\bfbyari.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Winad Client] C:\Program Files\Winad Client\Winad.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mskd.exe] C:\WINNT\mskd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hotbar] C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\Hbinst.exe /Upgrade
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe 1
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Vyf] C:\WINNT\System32\irhkkjk.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\Sy1150\Tp1150\scri1150a.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe (HKCU)
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
    O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windupdates.com/get_f...b73a46c15f47:acdb9165c9e5bbd3a3dfe2ba6d2474e0
    O16 - DPF: {2B96D5CC-C5B5-49A5-A69D-CC0A30F9028C} (MiniBugTransporterX Class) - http://wdownload.weatherbug.com/minibug/tricklers/AWS/MiniBugTransporter.cab?
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/yautocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E504EE6E-47C6-11D5-B8AB-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! Webcam Viewer Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yvwrctl.cab
     
  4. Flrman1

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    Hi ChibiFireFox

    Welcome to TSG! :)

    Click here to download getservice.zip and unzip it to your desktop. Open the Getservice folder and click on the getservices.bat file. A notepad will open up with a long list of Services. Please save that notepad file and attach it to your next reply to this thread. It will be easier to attach it rather than copy and paste because it will be too long to paste in one post.

    After you post the getservice list, it is very important that you not restart your computer or attempt to do anything to remove this until I have posted the removal directions because the files and the entries in HJT will change and we will have to start all over again. It would be best that you do nothing at all with the computer until you get the directions.
     
  5. Flrman1

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    Also go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall the following programs if they are there:

    Winad Client
    Web_Rebates
    Hotbar


    Restart your computer, rescan with Hijack This and post another log.
     
  6. ChibiFireFox

    ChibiFireFox Thread Starter

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    here's the list you asked for...
     

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  7. ChibiFireFox

    ChibiFireFox Thread Starter

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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 5:30:27 PM, on 9/6/2004
    Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINNT\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\WINNT\loadqm.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\bfbyari.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\Hbinst.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winsb32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\irhkkjk.exe
    C:\WINNT\sysoq32.exe:qzykq
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\katie1\Desktop\katie\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.yahoo.com/
    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) - {19A73AE3-63AF-07EF-A9B5-9A6B353A1456} - C:\WINNT\system32\winlz.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9C691A33-7DDA-4C2F-BE4C-C176083F35CF} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {ACB1E670-3217-45C4-A021-6B829A8A27CB} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WildTangent CDA] RUNDLL32.exe "C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400.dll",cdaEngineMain
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CreateCD50] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe" -r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mgeetdsvni] C:\WINNT\System32\bfbyari.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winsb32.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\winsb32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hotbar] C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\Hbinst.exe /Upgrade
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe 1
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Vyf] C:\WINNT\System32\irhkkjk.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe (HKCU)
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab
    O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windupdates.com/get_f...b73a46c15f47:acdb9165c9e5bbd3a3dfe2ba6d2474e0
    O16 - DPF: {2B96D5CC-C5B5-49A5-A69D-CC0A30F9028C} (MiniBugTransporterX Class) - http://wdownload.weatherbug.com/minibug/tricklers/AWS/MiniBugTransporter.cab?
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/yautocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E504EE6E-47C6-11D5-B8AB-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! Webcam Viewer Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yvwrctl.cab
     
  8. Flrman1

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    Please also do this:
    After you have done that and posted the new log I will post the removal directions for the hijacker.
     
  9. ChibiFireFox

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    I did that before restarting...I didn't have the hotbar though....
     
  10. Flrman1

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    First Click here to download cwsserviceremove.zip and unzip it to your desktop and have it ready to run later.
    ___________________________________________________________________________

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

    ____________________________________________________________________

    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.
    _____________________________________________________________________

    Now go ahead and set your computer to show hidden files like so:

    click on My Computer then click Tools > Folder Options. In Folder options click on the View tab. Under Files and Folders tick "Show hidden files and folders" then uncheck "Hide file extensions for known file types" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)". Now click "Like current folder" then "Apply" and "OK"
    ______________________________________________________________________

    Sign off the internet and remain offline until this procedure is complete. Unplug your modem or disconnect the cable or phone line. Copy these instructions to notepad and save them on your desktop for easy access. You must follow these directions exactly and you cannot skip any part of it.
    ______________________________________________________________________


    Click Start > Run > and type in:

    services.msc

    Click OK.

    In the services window look for any of the following services:

    Network Security Service

    Network Security Service (NSS)

    Workstation Netlogon Service

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Helper
    .

    I don't know which one you will have, but you will have one of these services that was installed by the hijacker.

    Rightclick the service that you have from that list and choose "Properties". On the "General" tab under "Service Status" click the "Stop" button to stop the service. Beside "Startup Type" in the dropdown menu select "Disabled". Click Apply then OK. Exit the Services utility.

    CAUTION: There is also a service named Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator and one called Remote Procedure Call (RPC) . These are the legitimate services. Do not stop those two.
    ______________________________________________________________________

    Restart to safe mode.

    How to start your computer in safe mode


    Perform the following steps in safe mode:

    ____________________________________________________________________


    Double click on the cwsserviceemove.reg file you downloaded at the beginning to enter into the registry. Answer yes when asked to have it's contents added to the registry.
    ____________________________________________________________________

    Go to Start > Run and type Hijackthis. Press enter to start HijackThis. DO NOT OPEN ANYTHING ELSE!

    Put a check by these entries in Hijack This and click the "Fix Checked" button:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\awkvh.dll/sp.html#29126

    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {19A73AE3-63AF-07EF-A9B5-9A6B353A1456} - C:\WINNT\system32\winlz.dll

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {9C691A33-7DDA-4C2F-BE4C-C176083F35CF} - (no file)

    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {ACB1E670-3217-45C4-A021-6B829A8A27CB} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mgeetdsvni] C:\WINNT\System32\bfbyari.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winsb32.exe] C:\WINNT\system32\winsb32.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hotbar] C:\Program Files\Hotbar\bin\Hbinst.exe /Upgrade

    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] wininimil.exe

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Vyf] C:\WINNT\System32\irhkkjk.exe

    O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windupdates.com/get_f...3dfe2ba6d2474e0

    Find and delete these files:

    C:\WINNT\sysoq32.exe:qzykq
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlz.dll
    C:\WINNT\System32\irhkkjk.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\bfbyari.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winsb32.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\wininimil.exe

    Navigate to the C:\WINNT\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.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    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.
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Finally, run CWShredder. Just click on the cwshredder.exe then click "Fix" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Boot back into Windows now.

    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:\WINNT\system32 folder to be sure you have a file named Shell.dll. If you do not have one, go to the C:\WINNT\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:\WINNT\system32

    If control.exe isn't there, Click here to download control_2000.zip.

    Unzip the file and copy the new control.exe file to the C:\WINNT\System32 folder.


    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.
     
  11. Flrman1

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    Also delete the C:\Program Files\Hotbar folder.
     
  12. ChibiFireFox

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    Thank you for all of your help!
    IF any future problems occur, I will certainly be using this forum again, and recomending it to my freinds!

    ~Chibi :D
     
  13. Flrman1

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    You're Welcome! :)

    I assume this means I can mark this thread solved and close it. Right?
     
  14. Flrman1

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    Glad we could help! :)

    Check this out for info on how to tighten your security settings and some good free tools to help prevent this from happening again.

    I'm closing this thread. If you need it reopened please PM me or one of the other mods.

    Anyone else with a similar problem please start a "New Thread".
     
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