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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:59 PM

Hey,

I opened up Internet Explorer 7 and there was an extra toolbar called 'The jokwmp'.
When I right click on it and click on 'The jokwmp' it goes away then comes back again.
It wasn't there yesterday!

What is it and how can I get rid of it?

Thanks
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 02:41 PM

Internet Explorer Add-ons (VISTA): FAQs
The "Manage Add-ons" feature cannot be used to delete them.

Many toolbar programs and add-ons can easily be removed from Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel so always check there first.

If not listed there, an easy utility to remove unwanted add-ons is ToolbarCop.
  • After download, extract (unzip) the file, and save the executable to a permanent folder, not a Temp directory. This is because ToolbarCop creates the Undo (.reg) files in the same directory from where it's launched.
  • Double-click on ToolbarCop.exe to launch.
  • Scroll through the list and highlight the add on you want to remove.
  • Write down the file name and full path to that file. It should be related to jokwmp.dll located in your C:\WINDOWS\ folder.
  • Right-click on it and choose Delete the selected item.
  • Navigate to the location of the file, and if it still exists, right-click on it and choose delete.
ToolbarCop Usage Instructions if needed.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:11 PM

That toolbar is being reported as a Zlob variant (SAS) and Virtumond variant (Prevx)

Suggest you also run a scan with Super Antispyware Free.
Install Super Antispyware free. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

That toolbar is being discussed and several Hijack This logs have been posted. It seems this has just started
appearing in the last week.

Copied from SAS:
Summary : Adware.ZLob-Variant.Process

Description : Adware.ZLob-Variant.Process

Adware applications, toolbars and browser extensions may serve advertisements even while you are not surfing the Internet.

This application may serve various types of advertising, not limited to pop-up ads.

Company : Unknown

Category : ADWARE

Processes : JOKWMP.DLL

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:32 PM

I saw the info from SAS and Prevx earlier but didn't find any info from the major AV vendors yet. ZLob-Variant is probably more accurate as it doesn't appear to be showing with other vundo files. However, the file has not been added to SmitFraudFix.
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 02:10 PM

Thanks

I scanned mi PC with Spybot Search & Destroy and it found 10 things. A few of them were 'Zlob'.

I have installed SUPERAntiSpyware and will scan soon.

Thanks

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:27 PM

SDFix was just updated to detect/remove this toolbar.

Please download SDFix by AndyManchesta and save it to your desktop.
alternate download
When using this tool, you must use the use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
  • (this is the drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix).
  • DO NOT use it just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Open the SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
  • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
  • It will remove any Trojan Services or Registry Entries found then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
  • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
  • When the PC restarts, the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
  • Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • Copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt in your next reply.
Note: If this error message is displayed when running SDFix:
  • The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator.
    Press any key to continue...
Please go to Start Menu > Run > and type (copy/paste) the following line:
%systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\swreg IMPORT %systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\Enable_Command_Prompt.reg
Press OK and then run SDFix again.

If the Command Prompt window flashes on then off again on XP or Win 2000, please go to Start Menu > Run > then copy and paste the following line:
%systemdrive%\SDFix\apps\FixPath.exe /Q
Reboot and then run SDFix again.

If SDFix still does not run check the %comspec% variable. Right click My Computer > click Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables and check that the ComSpec variable points to cmd.exe.
%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 06:26 AM

Hi again,

I ran both SUPERAntiSpyware and SDFix and I have got rid of this toolbar.

I would like to thank all of you for helping!

:flowers: Thanks :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 08:23 AM

Good job.

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 12:16 PM

Hi everyone,

I would like to personally thank everyone in this forum who contributed posts in this topic to remove 'The jokwmp' toolbar.
I got infected last night and purchased a program called NoAdware 5.0 which identified the problem and confirmed that it removed the infecting items but they were still there when I opened IE 7
Now I will try and get my money back from NoAdware and give it as a donation to SUPERAntiSpyware.

Please find hereunder the report from SDFix for information purposes.

I also would like to know how this infection by 'The jokwmp' toolbar happened in the first place and how to avoid something like that happening again.

I have the lastest definitions from Norton360 always installed on my Windows XP 2 but Norton did not pick it up. Why not?

:inlove: :huh: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :trumpet: :thumbsup: :flowers:

Bernard
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Report by SDFix:


START OF REPORT

SDFix: Version 1.115

Run by Bernard on 2007/11/25 at 05:44 PM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Running From: C:\SDFix

Safe Mode:
Checking Services:


Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File
Restoring Default HomePage Value
Restoring Default Desktop Components Value

Rebooting...


Normal Mode:
Checking Files:

Trojan Files Found:

C:\WINDOWS\dat.txt - Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\jokwmp.dll - Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\nethop.exe - Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\popnetxog.dll - Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\rmvgor.dll - Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\rs.txt - Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\sapnet.dll - Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\search_res.txt - Deleted




Removing Temp Files...

ADS Check:

C:\WINDOWS
No streams found.

C:\WINDOWS\system32
No streams found.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
No streams found.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
No streams found.



Final Check:

catchme 0.3.1262.1 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2007-11-25 18:14:17
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0


Remaining Services:
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Authorized Application Key Export:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Messenger"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe:*:Enabled:iTunes"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1"
"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (Phone)"

Remaining Files:
---------------

File Backups: - C:\SDFix\backups\backups.zip

Files with Hidden Attributes:

Sun 10 Nov 2002 102,400 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\MoxieProxy\Prospector\ActiproSoftware.Wizard.dll"
Sun 11 Jul 2004 24,576 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\MoxieProxy\Prospector\AutoComplete.dll"
Mon 14 Jun 2004 1,187,840 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\MoxieProxy\Prospector\DevComponents.DotNetBar.dll"
Sun 11 Jul 2004 42,496 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\MoxieProxy\Prospector\TravelLogMgr.dll"
Sun 11 Jul 2004 8,704 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\MoxieProxy\Prospector\VS.dll"
Sun 26 Oct 2003 360,448 A..H. --- "C:\Program Files\MoxieProxy\Prospector\WebArchiveX.dll"
Sun 24 Dec 2006 0 A.SH. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp"
Sun 18 Mar 2007 0 ...H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\~WRL1511.tmp"
Thu 28 Jul 2005 41 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\My Labels\Customer Prices\ZDP16898.TMP"
Fri 8 Oct 2004 41 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\My Labels\Customer Prices\ZDP29218.TMP"
Wed 17 Mar 2004 65 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\My Studio\Artists\ZDP28040.TMP"
Wed 17 Mar 2004 65 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\My Studio\Artists\ZDP28703.TMP"
Wed 19 Nov 2003 19,456 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\Word Processing\Freighting Labels\~WRL0005.tmp"
Tue 18 Mar 2003 35,328 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\Word Processing\My Faxes\~WRL0003.tmp"
Thu 19 Oct 2006 275,456 ...H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\Word Processing\My Faxes\~WRL4008.tmp"
Thu 23 Aug 2001 19,456 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\Word Processing\My Recipes\~WRL0005.tmp"
Sun 25 Nov 2007 9,718 A..H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Shortcut Bar\Off5.tmp"
Fri 24 Jun 2005 19,968 ...H. --- "C:\Documents and Settings\Bernard\My Documents\Worksheets\Crating & Freighting\eBay\May 2005\~WRL1206.tmp"

Finished!



END OF REPORT

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:31 PM

NoAdaware is a program that was previously listed as a rogue product on the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products List because of concerns with False positives and the use of aggressive, deceptive advertising including exploitation of the name "Ad-Aware". It has since been delisted but in my opinion it is not a very effective program compared to others with a proven track those mentioned in BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources or one of the other Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products.

To protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
"Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
"How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
"The 10 Biggest Security Risks".
"Hardening Windows Security - Part 1" and "Hardening Windows Security - Part 2".

Edited by quietman7, 25 November 2007 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 02:04 PM

I have removed the program from my computer and also written to them to ask for a refund as I thought their software did not do what it claimed it could do :thumbsup:

Thank you for posting the info on security risks!

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 02:18 PM

Your welcome. :thumbsup:
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