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Fake Anti-spyware Pop-ups Trojan.w32.looksky

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#1 Dragonz


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:01 PM

I have some sort of a virus on my computer, a million "Spyware Alert" messages continuously pop up trying to get you to download and buy some antivirus program, when it's obvious that the virus is causing the popups to appear. They appear as folders and sometimes a couple balloons coming from the taskbar. It also was having dozens of Internet Explorer windows coming up telling me to buy the programs, however I solved that by booting into safe mode and deleting internet explorer from my program files as I only use Firefox anyways. Nothing in add or remove programs looks suspicious, and the virus is greatly slowing down my pc, even causing it to freeze on occasion. Sometimes only one alert comes up every five minutes and at other times it's one every five seconds. Also my background keeps changing to a virus protection one and some antivirus icons keep being put on the desktop. I have tried several malware removal programs and ran my spyware doctor program several times and they can not get rid of it, mostly they aren't detecting anything. My hijack this logfile is below, please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:57:39 PM, on 9/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Rio\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://softwarereferral.com/jump.php?wmid=...6Ojg5&lid=2
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.1.3.19.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: MSVPS System - {88418AA3-16F5-4FC2-A9D8-90B1266DF841} - C:\WINDOWS.0\nsduo.dll
O2 - BHO: PCTools Browser Monitor - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CursorXP] C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [StartCCC] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [nlpo_01] cmd.exe /c md "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp" (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [nlpo_02] rundll32 advpack.dll,DelNodeRunDLL32 "%SystemRoot%\System32\dllcache" (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [nlpo_03] cmd.exe /c md "%SystemRoot%\System32\dllcache" (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [nlpo_04] cmd.exe /C move /Y "%SystemRoot%\System32\syssetub.dll" "%SystemRoot%\System32\syssetup.dll" (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [nlpo_05] rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection nlite.inf,nLiteReg (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [nlpo_06] rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection nlite.inf,S (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [nlpo_01] cmd.exe /c md "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp" (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload &with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddLink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all video with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddVideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &D&ownload all with BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddAllLink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows.0\system32\nwprovau.dll
O16 - DPF: {20A60F0D-9AFA-4515-A0FD-83BD84642501} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab56986.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (MSN Games - Installer) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/ZIntro.cab56649.cab
O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Messe...nt.cab56907.cab
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
O21 - SSODL: msmhost - {AF9970E5-2634-4CC9-9CD6-744B35CFE6B5} - C:\WINDOWS.0\msmhost.dll
O21 - SSODL: msmdev - {251B3697-37A9-4F41-90EC-ECEFAA64E1C7} - C:\WINDOWS.0\msmdev.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind iSCSI Service (StarWindService) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
O24 - Desktop Component 0: Privacy Protection - file:///C:\WINDOWS.0\privacy_danger\index.htm

End of file - 6723 bytes

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#2 RichieUK


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:13 PM

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum Dragonz :thumbsup:
My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.

Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad".
This will change from what we know in 2006 read this article:

You are well advised to remove the program now.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present,then restart your pc:
Viewpoint Manager
Viewpoint Media Player

Download SDFix.exe and save it to your desktop:

* Double click on SDFix on your desktop,and install the fix to C:\

Please then reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:

* Restart your computer
* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
* Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
* Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
* Choose your usual account.

* In Safe Mode,go to and open the C:\SDFix folder,then double click on RunThis.bat to start the script.
* Type Y to begin the script.
* It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
* Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
* Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
* When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
* Finally open the SDFix folder on your desktop and copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt into your next reply.

Download\install one of the following freeware antivirus programs from the choice below.
Once installed update its definitions and then run a full system virus scan.

AVG7 Free Edition Antivirus:

Avast! 4 Home Edition:

Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic

Download Combofix and save to your desktop:
It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop

Close any open browsers.
Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts.
When it's finished it will produce a log.
Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply.
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running.
That may cause the program to freeze/hang.

Do NOT post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt unless I ask.

Also post a new Hijackthis log please.
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