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Solved: "Search bar" keeps popping up

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by nrgnyc, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. nrgnyc

    nrgnyc Thread Starter

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    Thanks in advance to anybody who can help me.
    The computer on which I am having a problem is a communal workstation at work. Somebody seems to have gotten some adware or something on friday while I was out and isn't here to give me details today so I don't have the complete story as to where they got it etc. What I do know is:
    the computer runs on xp, the browser is internet explorer.
    The main problem is a "search bar" that appears where the search, history, favorites bars appear on the left of the browser. The search bar can be closed but reappears whenever you follow a link on a page. It say "Related Searches" and then lists a bunch of casino sites. When I look at my history it shows up as being associated with the internet address: http://yupsearch.com/sb.php?qq=bed
    It also might be related to the site:
    www.popupsearches.com/sidesearch.htm
    I performed the hijackthis thing and got the following log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
    Scan saved at 11:32:53 AM, on 2/7/2005
    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:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\VIRUSS~1\Avsynmgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\cusrvc.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ESRI\LICENSE\lmgrd.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ESRI\LICENSE\ESRI.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\VIRUSS~1\VsStat.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\VIRUSS~1\Vshwin32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\VIRUSS~1\Avconsol.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\NETWOR~1\McShield\Mcshield.exe
    \ARSENAL_N\sys\public\fixkorgo.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\NWTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\NALDESK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Image Transfer\SonyTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\AdDestroyer\AdDestroyer.exe
    \ARSENAL_N\SYS\PUBLIC\clntrust.exe
    C:\NOVELL\GroupWise\Notify.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Employee\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.popupsearches.com/sidesearch.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.popupsearches.com/sidesearch.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.popupsearches.com/sidesearch.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.nycgovparks.org/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gatewaybiz.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gatewaybiz.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.popupsearches.com/sidesearch.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 10.231.0.20:8080
    O2 - BHO: My Search BHO - {014DA6C1-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {016235BE-59D4-4CEB-ADD5-E2378282A1D9} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {12EE7A5E-0674-42f9-A76A-000000004D00} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4827B3AC-2E93-49F2-BA42-98193B237F32} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O2 - BHO: ohb - {CB5B2BC6-F957-4D8A-BE67-83F3EC58BA01} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\dsktrf.dll
    O2 - BHO: &EliteSideBar - {ED103D9F-3070-4580-AB1E-E5C179C1AE41} - C:\WINDOWS\EliteSideBar\EliteSideBar 08.dll
    O2 - BHO: SDWin32 Class - {F639DFDB-1A0A-45DE-851D-A2061CFF6474} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\unhyj.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {014DA6C9-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {12EE7A5E-0674-42f9-A76B-000000004D00} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NWTRAY] NWTRAY.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - Startup: AdDestroyer.lnk = C:\Program Files\AdDestroyer\AdDestroyer.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Image Transfer.lnk = ?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/302e6de2e228ab6e9205/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
    O16 - DPF: {78AF2F24-A9C3-11D3-BF8C-0060B0FCC122} (AcDcToday Control) - file://C:\Program Files\Land Desktop 3\AcDcToday.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {AE563720-B4F5-11D4-A415-00108302FDFD} (NOXLATE-BANR) - file://C:\Program Files\Land Desktop 3\InstBanr.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {C6637286-300D-11D4-AE0A-0010830243BD} (InstaFred) - file://C:\Program Files\Land Desktop 3\InstFred.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {E7DBFB6C-113A-47CF-B278-F5C6AF4DE1BD} - http://download.abacast.com/download/files/abasetup152.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F281A59C-7B65-11D3-8617-0010830243BD} (AcPreview Control) - file://C:\Program Files\Land Desktop 3\AcPreview.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {FA3662C3-B8E8-11D6-A667-0010B556D978} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://cdn.digitalcity.com/_media/dalaillama/ampx.cab
    O23 - Service: AVSync Manager - Unknown - C:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\VIRUSS~1\Avsynmgr.exe
    O23 - Service: Client Update Service for Novell - Novell, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\cusrvc.exe
    O23 - Service: ESRI License Manager - Unknown - C:\PROGRA~1\ESRI\LICENSE\lmgrd.exe
    O23 - Service: McShield - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\NETWOR~1\McShield\Mcshield.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

    Any help would be much appreciated. I would classify myself as somewhere between a beginner and intermediate in terms of this kind of stuff. Cheers
     
  2. WallyWorld

    WallyWorld

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    Try the program WinPatrol, it's freeware at www.winpatrol.com... you can pay extra for all the features if you'd like to. After installing and running the program, click the "IE Helpers" tab and I bet you can spot the offending "Helper". I haven't had any problem deleting any "IE Helper" yet, and doing so has fixed a lot of problems similar to yours.

    Let us/me know if this helps... it certainly can't hurt, and I find WinPatrol extremely handy in dealing with ad and spyware.
     
  3. nrgnyc

    nrgnyc Thread Starter

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    Thanks Wallyworld. Was able to solve the problem with your help, but ended up having to reinstall windows anyway as the person responsible for creating the problem had made the problem worse by trying to fix it himself and changing aspects of the registry in the process.
    cheers

     
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