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#1 justice501


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 03:36 PM

Well here I go again I hope that it works this time. I have a Compaq Presario 5000 Series, Model 5008US,Amd K-6(ta)2/256,512 Mb of memory 2 slots Max,Ali chip set,Award Modular Bios V4.51G 1984-98 Award Software,Packard Bell FR510 Bios Ver.1.18, 6 Gb HD UMA. The operating system is Windows Millennium. Bought the computer used. Trying a different approach. I had this post type 9 days ago and had a glitch and lost the post 2 hours of work down the tubes. So from hard learn lessons and advice from bleeping computer members I am doing this offline. At this time I do not know what I got! I got some clues that it pointing to Malawi or a Trojan. The problem when running in normal mode the computer takes and start loading something until my memory is use up. It can happen anytime in normal mode. Sometimes siting it uses up the memory but I don't hear the HD accessing at that time. I tried to catch it by using register monitor but I don't quite have that figure out. I had to run two types of spy ware and a couple of registry cleaners to get it back and running. That is why I am running in diagnostic mode. I think I made all the prerequisites before posting. I ran the HJT in the normal Mode and I turn off the Tea Timer I think. I ran all the spy wares. The only thing that may be missing is the virus scan. At the moment I don't have a virus program working on that. Just bought the computer used. Ironing out problems. MacAfee had offer a older program that they would still support that would work with the older windows programs. But it was a bit pricey. Zone-Alarm when I contacted them they stated there will no support for the older win programs. I went to an free on line virus scan and that broke the camel back. While running the scan my problem pop up and cause the system to crash. Before it crash it show like 2600 infections in my system Even the backup me files it showed that the .cab were infected. I found this odd and I think there is a glitch in the their program. Any how when the system crash it destroy a lot of files. Totally toast about everything. I am back up and running barley. The company that I use Estes.co. I still have some of there files so at this time I still haven't ran a virus program a little gun shy of that till I figure out to back up this thing properly. To figure this problem I tried go at it selectively removing certain parts at no success. I will list what the spy ware said I had and other symptoms. Don't Know if any thing is tied in or not. First it said I had Alexa and some Virtumonde I had them fix it but Vitumonde sometimes it comes back. Earth link keeps popping up as a problem numerous entry's. It mention Win32 trojan. Spy Bot tries to remove it but it seems to come back. I was getting a lot of files that started with vrt. I found a large key using this type of wording in the registry, back up registry, wipe out the key and rebooted so for this has not came back. these following files keep coming up winjws32.dll as cant find when win desktop boots up, regewin32. causes an error when it shut down. The following files jobau, fh.exe, fbwvp.exe, tuxh.exe, qqbgkqkr.exe, cwfb.exe, rjxpcdv.exe has all cause problems in the system. I had lost winzip completely wipe out. My system restore, system help and system information no longer works. I try twice of reloading Win Millennium but that wouldn't take either. I,have notice the files are all there that relate to those various operations. When I click on help files that are applications I keep getting a gray help usage file saying I am using the wrong extension. I down loaded a info sheet from Microsoft but I haven't quite got a handle on that. I will post that at another time in a different forum. My monitor went out of sync, I found drivers on the INTERNET. Reloaded drivers but no luck. The vertical is correct but the horizontal it has about an 1/2 inch black on each side. The monitor is 14 Packard Bell. The CD ROM is constantly trying to access something and no CD is in player all this is in normal mode. Well that is the oddities that has occur. Finally I notice these odd quirks after visiting castle cops site. I will include the hijack file. Ran a new Hijack file could not get it out of selective mode.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:11:29 PM, on 12/30/2007
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 SP1 (5.50.4134.0100)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/def.../search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/def...//www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.piasanet.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/def...//www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:8080
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\INSTALLS\CPN2\YT.DLL
F1 - win.ini: run=hpfsched
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\ST\01.03.0000.1005\EN-XU\STMAIN.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CDEEC43D-3572-4E95-A2A5-F519D29F00C0} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\INSTALLS\CPN2\YT.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.5000.1021\EN-US\MSNTB.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\INSTALLS\CPN2\YT.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [3Cmlink] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\3cmlnkW.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINJWS32] rundll32 WINJWS32.DLL,run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.03.0000.1005\en-us\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Logon Application] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\logon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Smapp] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [KB918547] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB918547\KB918547.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [KB891711] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY (User 'Default user')
O4 - .DEFAULT Startup: MICROSOFT FIND FAST.LNK = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - .DEFAULT Startup: OFFICE STARTUP.LNK = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: MICROSOFT FIND FAST.LNK = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Startup: OFFICE STARTUP.LNK = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: Check &Spelling - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\IESPELL\IESPELL.DLL/SPELLCHECK.HTM
O8 - Extra context menu item: &ieSpell Options - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\IESPELL\IESPELL.DLL/SPELLOPTION.HTM
O8 - Extra context menu item: Lookup on Merriam Webster - file://C:\Program Files\ieSpell\Merriam Webster.HTM
O8 - Extra context menu item: Lookup on Wikipedia - file://C:\Program Files\ieSpell\wikipedia.HTM
O9 - Extra button: ieSpell - {0E17D5B7-9F5D-4fee-9DF6-CA6EE38B68A8} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\IESPELL\IESPELL.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ieSpell - {0E17D5B7-9F5D-4fee-9DF6-CA6EE38B68A8} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\IESPELL\IESPELL.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {1606D6F9-9D3B-4aea-A025-ED5B2FD488E7} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\IESPELL\IESPELL.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ieSpell Options - {1606D6F9-9D3B-4aea-A025-ED5B2FD488E7} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\IESPELL\IESPELL.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/...nst20040510.cab
O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...n/bin/cabsa.cab
O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {BB21F850-63F4-4EC9-BF9D-565BD30C9AE9} (a-squared Scanner) - http://ax.emsisoft.com/asquared.cab
O16 - DPF: {E8F628B5-259A-4734-97EE-BA914D7BE941} -
O16 - DPF: {EB387D2F-E27B-4D36-979E-847D1036C65D} (QDiagHUpdateObj Class) -

End of file - 6798 bytes

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:31 PM

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.

When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.

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