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Spyware Stormer + Errorguard Problem

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Ivwri, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. Ivwri

    Ivwri Thread Starter

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    Hi all. I was asked to help a friend get rid of spyware on her PC and have at least discovered that it has at least spyware stormer and errorguard on her system.

    At the moment, the computer only stays on in safe mode and if we try to boot it up normally it restarts itself. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

    Here is the hijackthis log we got:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 6:18:42 PM, on 1/27/2006
    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:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Hijack This!\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/stp/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr6/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.compaq.com/1Q00CDT/0409/bl7.asp
    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_1.dll
    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
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_1.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: [PDF Complete] "C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SetRefresh] C:\Program Files\Compaq\SetRefresh\SetRefresh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BI1HelperStartUp] C:\PROGRA~1\BEACHI~1\BI1HEL~1.EXE /partner BI1
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SS1HelperStartUp] C:\PROGRA~1\SEASID~1\SS1HEL~1.EXE /partner SS1
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Spyware Stormer] C:\Program Files\Spyware Stormer\SpywareStormer.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
    O4 - Global Startup: GStartup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: Symantec Fax Starter Edition Port.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
    O4 - Global Startup: ZIM SMS Mail.lnk = C:\Program Files\ZIM\SMS Mail\ZIMSMSMail.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} (Web P2P Installer) -
    O16 - DPF: {205FF73B-CA67-11D5-99DD-444553540006} (CInstall Class) - http://www.errorguard.com/installation/Install.cab
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
    O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
     
  2. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    You will need to troubleshoot Windows XP thru a Clean Boot.

    Clean boot is the process of disabling and removing some programs and drivers from the Windows startup process. This is done to identify and troubleshoot issues occurring with Windows XP.

    NOTE: Following these steps may result in loss of some functionality temporarily. Restoring the settings may return the original error message or problem.

    To perform a clean boot in Windows XP, follow these steps:

    1. Log in as an Administrator or a member of the Administrators group.
    2. Click Start, select Run, and type MSConfig.exe in the command line.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Select the General tab and click Selective Startup.
    5. Deselect all the checkboxes except Use Original Boot.ini.
    6. Click OK and restart the computer.

    Hopefully, when you restart the system the error should be gone. If the error reoccurs, there must be something wrong with the Windows Installation, and you may need to run the Quick Restore CD as to restore the computer to factory settings, or if a clean install, you will need to reformat and reinstal Windows XP.

    If the error does not appear, then perform the following steps:

    1. Click Start, select Run, and type MSConfig.exe in the command line.
    2. On the General tab, select the Process SYSTEM.INI File checkbox.
    3. Click OK and restart the computer. If the error reappears, then the issue is with an entry in the System.ini file.
    4. If the error message does not reappears, then run MSconfig again and select the Process WIN.INI file. Continue with this process until the error message reapears, selecting one of each item such as, Load Startup Items, Load System Services checkboxes.
    5. When the issue reappears for any of the selected entries, you will need to edit that particular item.

    For example, if the problem reappears after selecting the Win.ini file,click the Win.ini tab in System Configuration Utility as to edit that configuration file. Clear half of the check boxes, ( except for those clearly marked as required) click OK, and then restart your computer. Continue this process until you locate the setting or settings causing the issue.

    Post back the results .
     
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