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IE-Homepage changed into http://search-links.net


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#1 filfil

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 09:06 AM

Hi,

I didn't really get if I'm allowed posting here or not, since I don't know if I'm a member or an other member

other members should refrain from posting to these logs


Well at least I did register.

Now, my IE-Homepage got changed into "http://search-links.net".
I did run AVG and Spybot Search & Destroy as well as Ad-Aware.
All of them found some registry changes and deleted the bad entries but still my IE-homepage is changed.
As before in situations like this I went to "cexx.org Message boards" to seek for help. "YoKenny" did help me but after his advices didn't work he told me to go to the "bleepingcomputer.com" and post my message there which I do now herewith.
Below I enclose my current HJT-Log.
Please could someone tell me what to do to get rid of this "http://search-links.net"-thing?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:01:02, on 15.04.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Programme\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
C:\Programme\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Programme\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Programme\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Programme\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Programme\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Programme\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Programme\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search-links.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Programme\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchApp] Alaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LtMoh] C:\Programme\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] C:\Programme\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O9 - Extra button: Recherchieren - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O13 - WWW Prefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O16 - DPF: {9B03C5F1-F5AB-47EE-937D-A8EDA626F876} (Anonymizer Anti-Spyware Scanner) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotion...ctor/WebAAS.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3495CE0C-9B34-46D4-8FCB-8667B8368500}: NameServer = 213.191.74.18 213.191.92.87
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus 2005 (BackWeb Plug-in - 4476822) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-SECU~1\backweb\4476822\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 08:26 PM

Hello filfil and welcome to the BC forums. Yes this is the correct place to post HijackThis logs. The warning you mention is so that those who do not have the training to interpret HijackThis logs do not post responses that could damage your computer.

After reviewing your log I see a few items that require our attention. Please proceed with the following steps in order.

Step #1

Before starting the fix we need to turn off WinPatrol so it does not interfere with our fixes. Right-click on the WinPatrol icon in the task try and click on Exit Program.

Step #2

Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search-links.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O13 - WWW Prefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=

Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.

Step #3

OK. Reboot your computer normally, start HijackThis and perform a new scan. Post your new log file back here along with details of any problems you encountered performing the above steps using the Add Reply button and I will review it when it comes in.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 07:03 AM

Hi OldTimer,

thanks a lot for the welcome and for helping me!

Unfortunately I already got a problem at step #1 when trying to follow your instructions:


Before starting the fix we need to turn off WinPatrol so it does not interfere with our fixes. Right-click on the WinPatrol icon in the task try and click on Exit Program.


Well, I did find Winpatrol in a folder named "BillP Studios" but when right-clicking on it I didn't find the option "Exit Program".

What do you mean by "in the task try"? Is this the task manager? I opened the task manager but there where no tasks on schedule.

Please tell me how to proceed.

Thanks,

filfil

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 01:28 PM

Hi filfil. The Task Tray is the area in the lower right-hand corner of your desktop which shows a number of icons. the Winpatrol icon is a little black dog (I think it's a Scotty). Right-click on that icon and a popup menu should give you the option for Exit Program. That will shut down Winpatrol during the other fixes.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 01:38 PM

Hi OldTimer,

thanks for your reply and your patience.
I checked the task tray for that little dog but there isn't one. Does that mean that winpatrol is already turned off? If yes, can I then just proceed at step #2?

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:16 PM

Hi filfil. It shows that it is in the startup but if you don't see it running then go ahead with teh rest of the steps. If Winpatrol does pop up a message that the registry is being changed then just anser to allow the changes to proceed since that is what we are meaning to do.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 06:29 AM

Hi OldTimer.

I did all that you suggested - below you find my new HJT-Log which looks pretty much the same as before. The 5 entries which I have deleted seem to have reproduced themselves. By the way, I had HJT also deleting the 5 entries when I was in Save Mode with the same unsatisfying result as now.
I'm afraid there will be something more complicated to do in order to really get rid of "http://search-links.net". I would be very grateful if you'd have some new suggestions.

Thank you in advance,

filfil



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:18:57, on 17.04.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Programme\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
C:\Programme\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search-links.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Programme\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchApp] Alaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LtMoh] C:\Programme\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] C:\Programme\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background
O9 - Extra button: Recherchieren - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O13 - WWW Prefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O16 - DPF: {9B03C5F1-F5AB-47EE-937D-A8EDA626F876} (Anonymizer Anti-Spyware Scanner) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotion...ctor/WebAAS.cab
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus 2005 (BackWeb Plug-in - 4476822) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-SECU~1\backweb\4476822\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 12:24 PM

Hi filfil. Yes, sometimes that happens but it is better to try the straight-foward approach first. Please proceed with the following steps in order.

Step #1

Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into the new document:

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\DefaultPrefix]
@="http://"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\Prefixes]
"ftp"="ftp://"
"gopher"="gopher://"
"home"="http://"
"mosaic"="http://"
"www"="http://"


Save the dovument to your desktop as fixprfx.reg and then close Notepad.

Locate the fixprefx.reg file on your desktop and right-click on it. Choose the Merge option and answer Yes or Ok to any prompts.

Step #2

Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search-links.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O13 - WWW Prefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=

Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.

Step #3

Download CleanUp! and install it. Start CleanUp! and click on the CleanUp! button. Let it run to completion. It may take a few minutes depending on the size of your hard drive so be patient.

Step #4

OK. Reboot your computer normally, start HijackThis and perform a new scan. Post your new log file back here along with details of any problems you encountered performing the above steps using the Add Reply button and I will review it when it comes in.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 12:45 PM

Hi OldTimer,

I followed all the steps you suggested. I didn't encounter any problems while doing that - only the log still looks the same and my IE-startpage still is "http://search-links.net".
Hope you are not running out of ideas which help to delete that "thing" from my computer.

Thanks a lot for helping me,

filfil




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:38:19, on 17.04.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Programme\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
C:\Programme\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search-links.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Programme\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchApp] Alaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LtMoh] C:\Programme\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] C:\Programme\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background
O9 - Extra button: Recherchieren - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O13 - WWW Prefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O16 - DPF: {9B03C5F1-F5AB-47EE-937D-A8EDA626F876} (Anonymizer Anti-Spyware Scanner) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotion...ctor/WebAAS.cab
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus 2005 (BackWeb Plug-in - 4476822) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-SECU~1\backweb\4476822\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 04:01 PM

Hi filfil. Oh no, we still have a few tricks left in the old bag of tricks. Let's do this:

Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into the new document:

@echo off
regedit /e C:\cp.reg "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe"
more C:\cp.reg >> C:\Display.txt
notepad C:\Display.txt
del /q c:\cp.reg
del /q C:\Display.txt


Save the file to your desktop as findexc.bat and close Notepad. Locate findexc.bat on your desktop and double-click it to run it. Notepad will open up with some information in it. Copy/paste all of the information back into this topic so I can review it.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 04:14 PM

Hi OldTimer,

here you go:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\kb32.exe"



The "kb32.exe" looks pretty familiar to me since Zone Alarm frequently tells me that "kb32.exe" is trying to connect to the internet which I always refused 'cause I didn't know what it was. I forgot to tell you that before.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 07:37 PM

Hi filfil. Ok, now we know what the problem is. Please print these directions and then proceed with the following steps in order.

Step #1

Open Notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into the new document:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe]


Save the document to your desktop as remove.reg and close Notepad. Locate the remove.reg file on your desktop and right-click on it. Choose Merge from the popup menu and answer Yes or Ok to any further prompts.

Reboot your computer.

Step #2

Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://search-links.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://search-links.net/?my= (obfuscated)
O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=
O13 - WWW Prefix: http://%73%65%61%72%63%68%2D%6C%69%6E%6B%73%2E%6E%65%74/?my=

Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.

Step #3

We need to make sure all hidden files are showing so please:
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.
Find the following files and delete it:c:\windows\system32\kb32.exe
Step #4

OK. Reboot your computer normally, start HijackThis and perform a new scan. Post your new log file back here along with details of any problems you encountered performing the above steps using the Add Reply button and I will review it when it comes in.

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 05:08 AM

Thank you so much OldTimer!

It seems that the problem is solved now -->> Gandalf rules!

Below you find my new Log which looks clean to me.

Do you know how to get rid of the follwoing entry?

O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus 2005 (BackWeb Plug-in - 4476822) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-SECU~1\backweb\4476822\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE (file missing)

I tried many times to delete it with Fix Checked but it won't go.

And what am I to do with the three folders I saved to the desktop
(findexc.bat - fixprfx.reg - remove.reg)? May I delete them?

And, last question, I was told that I need Windows XP SP2 so I went to the microsoft-page but didn't find a download link for SP 2. Well, I did download many things like the latest windows updates and so on but the top of my logfile below still indicates:

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

How can I get SP2? Could you send me a link?

Thanks OldTimer for your time

filfil

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:38:40, on 18.04.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Programme\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
C:\Programme\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gmx.de/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Programme\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchApp] Alaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LtMoh] C:\Programme\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] C:\Programme\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Programme\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background
O9 - Extra button: Recherchieren - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O16 - DPF: {9B03C5F1-F5AB-47EE-937D-A8EDA626F876} (Anonymizer Anti-Spyware Scanner) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promotion...ctor/WebAAS.cab
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus 2005 (BackWeb Plug-in - 4476822) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-SECU~1\backweb\4476822\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 02:23 PM

Hi filfil. Your log is clean. Good job! We have a couple of steps to perform yet but I'll try and answer your questions first.

Question 1: To remove the F-Secure Backweb application you should go to the Control Panel and remove it from there. If you have done this already the uninstall might not have cleaned everything up that it was supposed to and left this entry. To remove the 023 line do this (I am assuming that you have uninstalled F-Secure):
  • Click Start>Run, type services into the Open editbox and click the Ok button. Locate the F-Secure Anti-Virus 2005 service and click on it to select it. Next, click on the Stop button. In the Startup type dropdown choose Disabled. Then, click on the Apply button and then the Ok button. Close the Services window.
  • Now click Start>Run, type cmd into the Open[/]b editbox and click the Ok button. Copy/paste the line below into the command prompt window:
    • sc delete BackWeb Plug-in - 4476822
    and then press the Enter key. You can now close the command prompt window.
  • To verify that the entry is gone do a new scan with HijackThis and verify that the 023 line is gone.
  • If you have uninstalled F-Secure then you might also want to check for the folder C:\PROGRAM FILES\F-SECURE\ and delete the folder if it is still present.
Question 2: Yes, you can delete the 3 files we created that are still on your desktop (unless you want to keep them as a memento :thumbsup: ).

Question 3: See the link in the instructions below for the Windows Update site. If you click on that link and go to the site it should verify that you are using SP1 and SP2 should be in the list of updates to perform automatically. If it is not then post a message back here and I'll look into it.

Ok, let's finish things up. We have a couple of last steps to perform and then you're all set.

First, let's reset your hidden/system files and folders. System files are hidden for a reason and we don't want to have them openly available and susceptible to accidental deletion.* Click Start.
* Open My Computer.
* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* Select the View tab.
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading UNSELECT Show hidden files and folders.
* CHECK the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm.
* Click OK.
Next, let's clean your restore points and set a new one:

Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove infected files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programs from changing those files. This is the only way to clean these files: (You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected)1. Turn off System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
2. Restart your computer.

3. Turn ON System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
[/list]System Restore will now be active again.

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programs:
  • SpywareBlaster to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place.
  • SpywareGuard to catch and block spyware before it can execute.
  • IESpy-Ad to block access to malicious websites so you cannot be redirected to them from an infected site or email.
You should also have a good firewall and antivirus program like the ones you are currently using. It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To keep your operating system up to date visit monthly. And to keep your system clean run these free malware scanners
weekly, and be aware of what emails you open and websites you visit.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klien: [b]So how did I get infected in the first place?


Have a safe and happy computing day!

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