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

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  1. Xanatos

    Xanatos Thread Starter

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    I've looked everywhere on the web for this and I still can't get this off my computer. I've used Spyware, ADware, Hijackthis etc.. and I've noticed someone else had the same kind of problem but I wasn't able to fix it that way. Also it's a different sequence so I don't know which to get rid of. Also I have window XP and i don't know how to start it up on safe mode.

    The problem basicly is that this website called payfortraffic keeps poping up as my homepage. Everytime I try to get rid of it, it keeps on coming back.

    Here's the logfile of the Hijack this.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 9:20:04 PM, on 4/21/2004
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\NISUM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\ccPxySvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
    C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\sysupd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/mainsearch.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://opti.riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.payfortraffic.net/mainsearch.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.blizzard.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = http://riviera.cc (obfuscated)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{0FA33B6C-71BC-69D3-DB7A-472A4D6F3452} - (no file)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {98DBBF16-CA43-4c33-BE80-99E6694468A4} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msole.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] c:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sys] regedit -s sysdll.reg
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SysUpd] C:\WINDOWS\sysupd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [SpyBotSnD] "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe" /autocheck
    O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    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://super-gals.com/scj/rotation/templates/um2/x.chm::/ad.exe
    O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_1_0_0_41.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38064.485150463
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  2. Flrman1

    Flrman1

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    Hi Xanatos

    Welcome to TSG! :)

    Click here to download CWShredder. Close all browser windows,UnZip the file, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "Fix" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.

    When it is finished restart your computer.

    IMPORTANT!: To help prevent this from happening again, I strongly recommend you install the patches for the vulnerabilities that this hijacker exploits.

    The simplest way to make sure you have all the security patches is to go to Windows update and install all "Critical Updates and Service Packs"

    Come back here and post another Hijack This log and we'll get rid of what's left.
     
  3. Xanatos

    Xanatos Thread Starter

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    Ok I've done the CWShredder and did the Windows update. Here's what's left.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 10:11:26 PM, on 4/21/2004
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\NISUM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security Professional\ccPxySvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
    C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\sysupd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 4 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/mainsearch.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.payfortraffic.net/mainsearch.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.blizzard.com/
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{0FA33B6C-71BC-69D3-DB7A-472A4D6F3452} - (no file)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {98DBBF16-CA43-4c33-BE80-99E6694468A4} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msole.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] c:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SysUpd] C:\WINDOWS\sysupd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111157} - ms-its:mhtml:file://c:\nosuch.mht!http://super-gals.com/scj/rotation/templates/um2/x.chm::/ad.exe
    O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_1_0_0_41.cab
    O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38064.485150463
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  4. Flrman1

    Flrman1

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    Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close all windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/mainsearch.htm

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.payfortraffic.net/mainsearch.htm

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.payfortraffic.net/search.htm

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{0FA33B6C-71BC-69D3-DB7A-472A4D6F3452} - (no file)

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - (no file)

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {98DBBF16-CA43-4c33-BE80-99E6694468A4} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msole.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SysUpd] C:\WINDOWS\sysupd.exe

    O16 - DPF: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111157} - ms-its:mhtml:file://c:\nosuch.mht!http://super-gals.com/scj/rotation/.../x.chm::/ad.exe


    Restart to safe mode.

    How to start your computer in safe mode

    First in safe mode 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"

    Now find and delete:

    The C:\WINDOWS\sysupd.exe file
     
  5. Xanatos

    Xanatos Thread Starter

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    Thank you so much. That fixed it right up. I really appreciate it flrman1.
     
  6. Flrman1

    Flrman1

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    My pleasure! :)

    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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