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  1. elmira

    elmira Thread Starter

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    This is strange. For the last two days I am getting a different home page to come up when I log on to the internet. The page it is going to is luckysearch.net. I have never visited this website and surely don't want it for my home page. Iwent into tools, internet options and home page, and there it was, luckysearch set as my home page. I went to my correct home page yesterday and reset it as my home page in internet options and that worked until this morning when I logged on for the first time and came back to luckysearch. What would cause this all of a sudden to happen and how do I get rid of this annoying problem. I am running Windows XP Pro and Internet Explorer 6. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or

    even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
  3. Flrman1

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    elmira

    Please do this. Go here http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ and download Hijack This. Un Zip it and click on the Hijackthis.exe.

    Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

    Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

    Do NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless. Someone here will be glad to advise you on what to fix.
     
  4. elmira

    elmira Thread Starter

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    I did as you said and here are the results:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 9:39:47 AM, on 10/9/2003
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\NMSSvc.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
    C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\msagent\AgentSvr.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://acc.count-all.com/---/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.msn.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://acc.count-all.com/-/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://acc.count-all.com/---/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://acc.count-all.com/-/?pgdoc about:blank (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://go.compaq.com/1Q00CDT/0409/bl8.asp
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://acc.count-all.com/---/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?pgdoc (obfuscated)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    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: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Smapp] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DrvLsnr] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pop-Up Stopper] "C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper\dpps2.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.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: [Internat Conf] C:\Windows\System32\bootconf.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tapicfg.exe] C:\Windows\System32\tapicfg.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O12 - Plugin for .bcf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPBelv32.dll
    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: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37868.262662037
    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\..\{44EE2087-3AA4-4CD3-9D66-9C7B7CB7420E}: NameServer = 209.23.180.2 209.23.180.4
    O19 - User stylesheet: C:\Windows\Web\win.def

    I will not do anything more until I hear back from the forum. Thanks!
     
  5. Flrman1

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    Click on the link below and it will download CWShredder. Close all browser windows. UnZip it and click on the cwshredder.exe and let it do it's thing.

    http://www.spychecker.com/download/download_cwshredder.html

    When it is finished restart your computer.

    Come back here and post another HT log and we'll see if there's anything left.
     
  6. elmira

    elmira Thread Starter

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    I downloaded CWShredded. I ran another HT log. Here are the results:
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
    Scan saved at 10:34:42 AM, on 10/9/2003
    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\NMSSvc.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
    C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.msn.com/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://go.compaq.com/1Q00CDT/0409/bl8.asp
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    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: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Smapp] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DrvLsnr] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pop-Up Stopper] "C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper\dpps2.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.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 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O12 - Plugin for .bcf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPBelv32.dll
    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: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37868.262662037
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    I hope this helps. Please let me know. Thanks so far for all the help!
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"

    You don't need that starting up every time Windows loads, unless you do a lot of saving to cd.

    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

    and that one is a big resource hog.
     
  8. elmira

    elmira Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice on those two entries. After running these programs do you suppose I've solved the problem of my incorrect home page? Let me know.
     
  9. Flrman1

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    Yes you're problem should be solved now.

    I will recommend that you do the following to clean up anything else that you may have lurking on your PC and to help prevent future invasions.

    Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ and download Adaware 6

    Install the program and launch it.

    I strongly recommend that you read the help file to familiarize yourself with the program.

    Before running the scan look at the top of the main window and you will see a Gear Icon. This is where you configure the settings. Click on that and then in the next window that pops up click on the "Scanning" tab on the left side. Under "Drives and Folders" put a check by "Scan within archives" and below that under "Memory and Registry" put a check by all the options there.
    The click on the "Tweak" tab and under "Scanning engine" put a check by "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then......under "Cleaning engine" put a ckeck by "Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion" and "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot" then click "Proceed"

    Next in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on "Check for updates now" and get the latest referencefiles.
    After getting the latest referencefiles you are ready to scan.

    Click "Start" and in the next window make sure "Active in depth scanning" is checked then click "Next" and the scan will begin.

    When it is finished let it fix everything it finds.

    Restart your computer.

    Then go here http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download and download Spybot.

    Install the program and launch it.

    Before scanning press "Online" and "Search for Updates" .

    Put a check mark at and install all updates.

    Click "Check for Problems" and when the scan is finished let Spybot fix/remove all it finds.

    Restart your computer.

    Be sure and take advantage of the "Immunize" feature in Spybot.

    Finally go here http://www.net-integration.net/cgi-bin/forum/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=38;t=3051 for info on how this happens and how to help prevent future attacks.
    On this page you will find links to Javacool's SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard. Get them both and check for updates frequently.
    The Immunize feature in Spybot used in conjunction with SpywareBlaster , SpywareGuard and weekly scans with Spybot and Adaware will go a long way toward keeping you spyware free.

    Important!: ALWAYS check for updated detections and referencefiles before scanning with Spybot and Adaware. And be sure to check for updates to SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard on a weekly basis.
     
  10. ~Candy~

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    Looks like MSN is your home page now....if that is what makes you happy, if not, go to whatever page you want, then go to tools, internet options and choose to make this page my home page ;)
     
  11. elmira

    elmira Thread Starter

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    Thanks to all that helped, if I have any further problems tomorrow morning when logging on for the first time I'll get back to the forum!
     
  12. elmira

    elmira Thread Starter

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    flrman1
    I am already using AdAware and Spybot but will set up the programs to scan as you suggested. I am not using the other programs but will give them a try. Thanks for your extensive reply!
     
  13. Flrman1

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    Glad to help! (y)
     
  14. ~Candy~

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    Happy Birthday, by the way ;)
     
  15. elmira

    elmira Thread Starter

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    Hey, thanks for the birthday wishes! You guys just made the day even better!
     
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