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Solved: XP Home - Notepad starting up when user logs in

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by pscott, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. pscott

    pscott Thread Starter

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    I hope someone can shed some light on this one for me!

    I've been helping out a friend whose PC was badly infected with viruses and trojans - they were connected to the 'net with no firewall or anti-virus running :(

    I've cleaned up most of the problems (I think) by loading, updating and running: AVG, Ad-Aware, FxIstBar and CWShredder.

    The only irritant now is that when any user logs on, Notepad opens a blank document, and the user needs to exit this window.

    The PC is running XP Home, SP1.

    I've installed and run HiJackTis 1.99.0 and the log is:

    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\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\HiJack This\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/ie/enu/gen/default.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/ie/enu/gen/default.htm
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/ie/enu/gen/default.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/ie/enu/gen/default.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = http://www.euro.dell.com/countries/ie/enu/gen/default.htm
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplScan] nvsc32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ServeAd] C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServAd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ControlAd] C:\Program Files\Windows ControlAd\WinCtlAd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nvsv32.exe] nvsv32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Admanager Controller] C:\Program Files\Admanager Controller\AdManCtl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [NvCplScan] nvsc32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [nvsv32.exe] nvsv32.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O12 - Plugin for .mov: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
    O23 - Service: LexBce Server - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    O23 - Service: ZESOFT - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\zeta.exe (file missing)

    Any help on this is greatfully accepted! TIA :)
     
  2. The_Egg

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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nvsv32.exe] nvsv32.exe

    Forbot / Wootbot worm
    http://computercops.biz/startuplist-6953.html
    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM_WOOTBOT.FP&VSect=T


    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ServeAd] C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServAd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ControlAd] C:\Program Files\Windows ControlAd\WinCtlAd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Admanager Controller] C:\Program Files\Admanager Controller\AdManCtl.exe

    trojan downloader (windupdates variant)
    http://castlecops.com/startuplist-5134.html
    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ_AGENT.BF


    Go to Add/Remove Programs Control Panel.
    Look for any of the following (or similarly named) and uninstall them:
    Windows ControlAd | Windows ServeAd | Admanager Controller

    Close all windows
    Fix the following entries with HJT:

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nvsv32.exe] nvsv32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ServeAd] C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServAd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows ControlAd] C:\Program Files\Windows ControlAd\WinCtlAd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Admanager Controller] C:\Program Files\Admanager Controller\AdManCtl.exe
    O23 - Service: ZESOFT - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\zeta.exe (file missing)


    Boot into Safe Mode
    Delete the following files/folders:

    c:\windows\system32\nvsv32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd (delete folder)
    C:\Program Files\Windows ControlAd (delete folder)
    C:\Program Files\Admanager Controller (delete folder)


    Reboot into normal mode
    Update and run AdawareSE scan
    Install Spybot Search & Destroy and run scan (see forum stickys for info/links)

    Go to windowsupdate (Start > All Programs > Windows Update) and install all Critical Updates
    (sp2 recommended but not necessary, but all critical updates are!)

    Post a new HJT log when done.
     
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