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Discussion in 'Networking' started by tgrover54, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. tgrover54

    tgrover54 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I am really hoping you can help me, because I have tried everything. A friend asked me to help him with his computer, as I am pretty techie. He has a Toshiba L355D-S7901 with an Atheros AR5007EG wireless adaptor. He didn't renew the Trend Micro that came with his computer :( and has been running for six months with no protection! I couldn't believe it. All kinds of windows were popping up, it was a real mess. The computer is running Vista SP1. I have cleaned it up, and connection is there, but I still cannot get online. Here is what I did:

    • I ran Malwarebytes and got rid of over 600 infected files and programs. I uninstalled Trend Micro and installed free Avira Anti-virus, which scanned and found 12 more viruses. I quarantined and removed all files. But one file cannot be deleted: Windows\System32\drivers\zaljvnzmw.sys. I even located it myself and it WILL NOT delete.
    • No more windows popping up, but occasionally I get a message, like Host Process for Windows Services not found.
    • I still cannot get internet.
    • I went to Device manager, and noticed the 4to6 adaptors had no drivers. These shouldn't be necessary. Uninstalled them, and they did not reinstall on startup. But I'm not too worried about this.
    • Went to Toshiba's website on another computer and downloaded the latest driver for the wireless adaptor. Uninstalled the adaptor (including software) and installed the new driver. Disabled Windows Firewall and Avira--still no getting online
    • ran ipconfig, got ip addresses. pinged the router, got back replies
    • Re-enabled Firewall and Avira--I sure don't want any more viruses!--but I am stuck.
    I had one situation where I was told to re-name the Host in the System Root drivers/etc area. I even tried this, though I'm not sure what it is all about. No luck. So, I changed it back to "Hosts". Can you help me with this situation? My friend is about to throw away a $500 computer. Incidentally, I went into the LAN properties, and did not see a TC/ICP (sp) listed there. Help!(n)
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Does it get internet access with an ethernet connection?

    Does it get internet access with an unsecured wireless network?
     
  3. tgrover54

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    Thanks for answering, TerryNet. No, it does not get online with an ethernet or an unsecured network. It does say it has a connection, as I said. In Network and Sharing Center, it shows as connected to a network, but IE cannot show web pages. Incidentally, I have forgotten how to change the host name in the System32 driver/etc files, which did work in another situation for me. Can you help me try that? Or, any other solution would be most welcome.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    Have you tried connecting to the Internet in Safe Mode with Networking?

    If no luck, use a USB flash drive and,

    Please click HERE to download and install HijackThis.

    Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

    The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

    IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything
     
  5. tgrover54

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    Thanks, Phantom. Here is the log--I did this with the wireless connected to the network "successfully":

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 9:54:31 AM, on 1/13/2011
    Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
    Boot mode: Normal
    Running processes:
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://toolbar.inbox.com/search/dispatcher.aspx?tp=aus&qkw=%s&tbid=%tb_id&%language
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://toolbar.inbox.com/search/ie.aspx?tbid=80109
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = http://toolbar.inbox.com/help/sa_customize.aspx?tbid=80109
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://toolbar.inbox.com/search/ie.aspx?tbid=80109
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://toolbar.inbox.com/help/sa_customize.aspx?tbid=80109
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:8074
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {472734EA-242A-422b-ADF8-83D1E48CC825} - (no file)
    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
    O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - MRI_DISABLED - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: SkypeIEPluginBHO - {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.6.5612.1312\swg.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\YTSingleInstance.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CSmileys] "C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Smileys\CSmileysIM.exe" (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CSmileys] "C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Smileys\CSmileysIM.exe" (User 'Default user')
    O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: iget.exe (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Global Startup: MRI_DISABLED
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_89D8574934B26AC4.dll/cmsidewiki.html
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Skype Plug-In - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Skype Plug-In - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: HP Smart Select - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O13 - Gopher Prefix:
    O16 - DPF: {C345E174-3E87-4F41-A01C-B066A90A49B4} (WRC Class) - http://trial.trymicrosoftoffice.com/trialoaa/buymsoffice_assets/framework//microsoft/wrc32.ocx
    O18 - Protocol: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
    O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
    O23 - Service: Agere Modem Call Progress Audio (AgereModemAudio) - Agere Systems - C:\Windows\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Scheduler (AntiVirSchedulerService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
    O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
    O23 - Service: Ati External Event Utility - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
    O23 - Service: GameConsoleService - WildTangent, Inc. - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Games\TOSHIBA Game Console\GameConsoleService.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: Jumpstart Wifi Protected Setup (jswpsapi) - Atheros Communications, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Jumpstart\jswpsapi.exe
    O23 - Service: pinger - Unknown owner - C:\TOSHIBA\IVP\ISM\pinger.exe
    O23 - Service: SmartFaceVWatchSrv - Toshiba - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatchSrv.exe
    O23 - Service: Swupdtmr - Unknown owner - c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
    O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Navi Support Service (TNaviSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER\TNaviSrv.exe
    O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service (TODDSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\TODDSrv.exe
    O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Power Saver (TosCoSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TosCoSrv.exe
    O23 - Service: TOSHIBA SMART Log Service - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SMARTLogService\TosIPCSrv.exe
    --
    End of file - 7253 bytes
     
  6. Phantom010

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    Run HijackThis again.

    Select Do a system scan only.

    Put a check mark on:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:8074


    Click Fix checked.


    Try browsing again.
     
  7. tgrover54

    tgrover54 Thread Starter

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    Wow! That worked. You are a genius. Can you please explain to me what this is all about so I will be able to do it again if/when I confront this issue? Was it the IP address for the host? What would I look for on another computer if I had the issue (I seem to have seen this happen on several--yes connection, no internet). Thanks so much, I can sleep again now.
     
  8. Phantom010

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    Malware will often change Lan settings and configure proxy settings by "tunneling" traffic through a certain port (e.g. Local address: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8074).

    Next time:

    Open Internet Explorer. Click Tools > Internet Options > Connections > Lan settings > Proxy server > Advanced > delete proxy server settings > click OK > uncheck all boxes > click OK.

    In Firefox, click Tools > Options... > General > Advanced > Network > Settings > delete proxy settings > select No proxy > click OK.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. TerryNet

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    When you have internet access but browser(s) don't work the most common causes are a proxy, mis-configured or corrupted non-Windows firewall and corrupted stack/WINSOCK.
     
  10. tgrover54

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    Thanks for the education, guys. I will definitely add this to my "fixing computers" folder.
     
  11. Phantom010

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    You're welcome!
     
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