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Can't Track This Down - Ie6 Popup's

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#1 wafox


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:23 PM


I'm at my wits end and I'm hoping someone here can help. I have a client that has several machines that are all having the same problems but I can't for the life of me track down what's causing it. When the machine is first started and the user opens IE 6 they get their default startup page (google) and from then on they will randomly get new browser windows opened up going to various websites - all advertistment type stuff.

These are older windows 2000 machines running an old lotus app and all have McAfee Security Center loaded and updated to the latest version as of the date of this post. All the scan's don't find anything and I don't see anything crazy with highjack this scan's.

I've posted my log here in hopes that someone can help.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:55 AM

Hi wafox. Try this. Follow the steps below in order:

Step #1

Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 to your Desktop.
  • Click on Avenger.zip to open the file
  • Extract avenger.exe to your desktop
Copy all the text contained in the code box below to your Clipboard by highlighting it and pressing (Ctrl+C):

Drivers to delete:
Office Source Engine Help
Files to delete:
c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\microsoft\network\downloader\qmgr0.dat
c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\microsoft\network\downloader\qmgr1.dat

Note: the above code was created specifically for this user. If you are not this user, do NOT follow these directions as they could damage the workings of your system.

Now, start The Avenger program by clicking on its icon on your desktop.
  • Click in the window labeled Input Scrupt Here and paste the text copied to the clipboard into it by pressing (Ctrl+V).
  • Click the Execute button
  • Answer "Yes" twice when prompted.
The Avenger will automatically do the following:
  • It will Restart your computer. ( In cases where the code to execute contains "Drivers to Unload", The Avenger will actually restart your system twice.)
  • On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
  • After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avengerís actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
  • The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\backup.zip.
Step #2

Start OTScanIt. Copy/Paste the information in the codebox below into the pane where it says "Paste fix here" and then click the Run Fix button.

[Kill Explorer]
[Unregister Dlls]
[Win32 Services - Non-Microsoft Only]
YY -> (cmdService) Command Service [Win32_Own | Auto | Stopped] -> %SystemRoot%\c2FsZXM1\command.exe
YY -> (Indexingbox) Indexing Helps [Win32_Own | Auto | Stopped] -> %SystemRoot%\system\svchest.exe
YY -> (Office Source Engine Help) OESH [Win32_Own | Auto | Stopped] -> %ProgramFiles%\NetMeeting\
[Driver Services - Non-Microsoft Only]
YY -> (core) core [Kernel | System | Running] -> %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\core.sys
[Registry - Non-Microsoft Only]
< ShellExecuteHooks [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] > -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks
YN -> {820A2C8D-DFC0-4A9F-B3CA-4410CA4F7C04} [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] -> Reg Error: Key does not exist or could not be opened. []
< Drives - Autoruns > -> 
NY -> autorun.inf [[AutoRun] | OPEN=MicroSofts.pif | shellexecute=MicroSofts.pif | shellAutocommand=MicroSofts.pif | ] -> %SystemDrive%\autorun.inf [ NTFS ]
< Internet Explorer ToolBars [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\] > -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\
YN -> WebBrowser\\{11A69AE4-FBED-4832-A2BF-45AF82825583} [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] -> %SystemRoot%\system32\kbuzyptd.dll [Security Toolbar]
< Internet Explorer Extensions [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\] > -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
YN -> CmdMapping\\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] -> [Reg Error: Key does not exist or could not be opened.]
YN -> CmdMapping\\{CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] -> [Reg Error: Key does not exist or could not be opened.]
YN -> CmdMapping\\{DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] -> [Reg Error: Key does not exist or could not be opened.]
[Registry - Additional Scans - Non-Microsoft Only]
< BotCheck > -> 
*Authentication Packages* -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\\Authentication Packages
YY -> C:\WINNT\system32\xxwxv.dll -> %SystemRoot%\system32\xxwxv.dll
< BotCheck > -> 
[Files/Folders - Created Within 30 days]
NY -> ? -> %SystemRoot%\䇿
[Files/Folders - Modified Within 30 days]
NY -> 3 C:\WINNT\System32\*.tmp files -> C:\WINNT\System32\*.tmp
NY -> 4 C:\WINNT\*.tmp files -> C:\WINNT\*.tmp
NY -> ? -> %SystemRoot%\䇿
NY -> At1.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At1.job
NY -> At10.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At10.job
NY -> At11.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At11.job
NY -> At12.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At12.job
NY -> At13.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At13.job
NY -> At14.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At14.job
NY -> At15.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At15.job
NY -> At16.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At16.job
NY -> At17.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At17.job
NY -> At18.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At18.job
NY -> At19.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At19.job
NY -> At2.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At2.job
NY -> At20.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At20.job
NY -> At21.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At21.job
NY -> At22.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At22.job
NY -> At23.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At23.job
NY -> At24.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At24.job
NY -> At3.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At3.job
NY -> At4.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At4.job
NY -> At5.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At5.job
NY -> At6.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At6.job
NY -> At7.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At7.job
NY -> At8.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At8.job
NY -> At9.job -> %SystemRoot%\tasks\At9.job
NY -> qmgr0.dat -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr0.dat
NY -> qmgr1.dat -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr1.dat
[Files Modified - Additional Folder Scans - Non-Microsoft Only]
NY -> 2 r:\sales\*.tmp files -> r:\sales\*.tmp
[Extra Files]
[Empty Temp Folders]
[Start Explorer]

The fix should only take a very short time. When the fix is completed a message box will popup either telling you that it is finished, or that a reboot is needed to complete the fix. If the fix is complete, click the Ok button and Notepad will open with a log of actions taken during the fix. Post that log back here in your next reply.
If a reboot is required, click the "Yes" button to reboot the machine. After the reboot, OTScanIt will finish moving any files that could not be moved during the fix and NotePad will open with the final results at that time. Post that log back here in your next reply.

Step #3

Now let's run an online virus scan. Both of these require Internet Explorer. Try F-Secure first. Sometimes it doesn't play nice with other system components so if it cannot complete then try the Kaspersky scan. You only need to complete one of the two.

Run the F-Secure Online Scanner

Note: This Scanner is for Internet Explorer Only!
  • Click on Online Services and then Online Scanner
  • Accept the License Agreement.
  • Once the ActiveX installs,Click Full System Scan
  • Once the download completes,the scan will begin automatically.
  • The scan will take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan completes, click the Automatic cleaning (recommended) button.
  • Click the Show Report button and Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
If the F-Secure scan did not work then try an online scan with Kaspersky WebScanner

Click on Kaspersky Online Scanner

You will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, click Yes.
  • The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
  • Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
  • Now click on Scan Settings
  • In the scan settings make that the following are selected:
    • Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
      • Extended (if available otherwise Standard)
    • Scan Options:Scan Archives
      Scan Mail Bases
  • Click OK
  • Now under select a target to scan:Select My Computer
  • The program will start and scan your system.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
  • Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.
  • Click on the Save as Text button:
  • Save the file to your desktop.
  • Copy and paste that information in your next post.
Step #4

Run a new OTScanIt scan with the following options

Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.
  • Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program.
  • Just use the default settings.
  • Do not change any other settings.
  • Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
  • Let it run unhindered until it finishes.
  • When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
  • Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.
Step #5

Post the following back here by copy/pasting them into the reply:
  • The Avenger report (c:\Avenger.txt)
  • The latest OTScanIt fix log (look in the OTScanIt folder for the MovedFiles folder. In that folder will be a file with a name in the form of mmddyyyy_hhmmss.log for month, day, year, hours, minutes, and seconds that the scan was run. )
  • The online virus scan report (whichever one you ran)
Attach the following back here in the reply:
  • The new OTScanIt scan log
I will review the information when it comes back in.

Also let me know of any problems you encountered performing the steps above or any continuing problems you are still having with the computer.


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