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hijackthis BSAC - July 27


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#1 BSAC

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:34 PM

My IE has done some strange things in recent history. Most recently, when I went to the Favorites menu, IE closes with and error. I found the home page was not set to msn.com but instead http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?p...pver6.0&ar=home I changed it back to www.msn.com and the problem seems to have slipped away.

Prior to hearing about bleeping computers, I purchased XoftSpy and Adware Spy. I currently cannot seem to download the latest versions of XoftSpy and Adware Spy will not "repair" the ~400 problems it finds (most are active X).

I am running Spyblaster and that seems to help tremendously. Also, Ad-aware 6 does a fine job, but it does not find things that the other two do.

Since running Spyblaster I have not noticed the "about blank" home page problem.

One more problem that seemed to start this whole thing was the loss of Secure Remote. I used to run VPN and PCAnywhere to connect to my work computer. One file I noticed that appeared along about that time (which I haven't seen in a while, but haven't been running Secure Remote) was ERASE_SR.EXE

Here is my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 2:20:08 PM, on 7/27/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\My Documents\Kevin\Conversion\Hijack\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_GUI.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpfsched] C:\WINNT\hpfsched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Internet Explorer] C:\WINNT\system32\IEXPLORE.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Desktop Application Director 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Plus.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe

Help!

Thanks in advance,
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 03:38 PM

One more problem:

In the internet explorer a new page pops open when trying to link to another location within the same site. The new page pops open several other pages stemming from www.devilsf#$k.com and variants.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:22 PM

Is that a complete log? Post a new log please.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 05:52 AM

Here is the new log. And, yes, it is small. Why would that be?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 6:51:05 AM, on 7/28/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\Local Settings\Temp\IeF.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\My Documents\Kevin\Conversion\Hijack\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpfsched] C:\WINNT\hpfsched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Internet Explorer] C:\WINNT\system32\IEXPLORE.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IeF.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\Local Settings\Temp\IeF.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Desktop Application Director 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Plus.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:02 AM

Nice tight log :thumbsup:

I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:

Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:

How to see hidden files in Windows

Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IeF.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\Local Settings\Temp\IeF.exe


Reboot your computer into Safe Mode and delete the following files:

Then delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)
C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\Local Settings\Temp\IeF.exe

Disable System Restore. You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

Managing Windows Millenium System Restore
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Windows XP System Restore Guide

Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

Reboot your computer to go back to normal mode and post a new log.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 11:50 AM

Grinler,

Thanks for the rapid response. The log may be tight because this is a "take home" computer from work. I don't have a lot of extras on it.

I did as you said with the exception of the system restore disabling and re-enabling. I run W2K. I could not find anything that remotely resembled system restore options.

Here is the new log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 12:48:49 PM, on 7/28/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\My Documents\Kevin\Conversion\Hijack\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpfsched] C:\WINNT\hpfsched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Desktop Application Director 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Plus.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:00 PM

Just fix these last two . OTherwise looks great.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:11 PM

Grinler,

Thanks for the review. What are "these last two"?

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:33 PM

Ack my bad:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 03:09 PM

Grinler,

Sorry to be a pest, but fixing those last two items didn't work. They reappeared instantly as soon as I scanned again.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 3:46:37 PM, on 7/28/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\uplyr\My Documents\Kevin\Conversion\Hijack\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpfsched] C:\WINNT\hpfsched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Desktop Application Director 9.LNK = C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Plus.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zaplus.exe


I keep getting asked by ZA if I want to allow "desktop" to act as a server and if I want to allow it permission to access the internet. Secure Client still fails, but I haven't reloaded it.

I didn't mention before... when I run Xoftspy it occassionally finds two threats (coolwebsearch and CWS). If I run spyblaster after Xoftspy fixes those, two items are disabled in spyblaster. I am beginning to regret that I purchased xoft.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:36 PM

I agree, there are much better products than Xoftspy. Your log is clean. Xoftspy is seeing the entry in the restricted sites that spywareblaster is placing and creating a false positive. Fix them with spywareblaster. I would uninstallt Xoftspy and use spybot instead.




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