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OMG, annoying spyware on my PC!


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#1 Anonymous Loser

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 09:01 AM

Basically, there's some stuff that got on to my computer that i need to get rid of, because it's causing annoying pup-ups. Here is my HJT log so you can help me quickly:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:59:25 AM, on 5/1/2005
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\popuper.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\msole32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\intmonp.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\tbmon.exe
C:\progra~1\valve\steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
c:\program files\valve\steam\steamapps\lotr4evar\counter-strike source\hl2.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\john\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.qfind.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.qfind.net/search.php?qq=%s
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://qfind.net/bar/index.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.qfind.net/search.php?qq=%s
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.qfind.net/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.qfind.net/search.php?qq=%s
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.qfind.net/search.php?qq=%s
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.qfind.net/
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe, msmsgs.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Virtual Maid - {77B2F8DE-CB3F-4b6b-839B-807DD1ADBA1C} - C:\PROGRA~1\VIRTUA~2\VIRTUA~1.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McUpdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Network Associates Error Reporting Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\tbmon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSN Messenger] C:\WINNT\system32\msmsgs.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "c:\progra~1\valve\steam\steam.exe" -silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [McAfee.InstantUpdate.Monitor] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe" /startmonitor
O16 - DPF: {11212111-2121-1311-1141-115611111222} - ms-its:mhtml:file://d: oo.mht!http://195.95.218.82/users/zoom/web/axe/x.chm::/update.exe
O16 - DPF: {14A3221B-1678-1982-A355-7263B1281987} - ms-its:mhtml:file://C:tsk.mht!http://69.50.171.149/5/s1//q.chm::/file.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates McShield - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates Task Manager - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager - Networks Associates Technology, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe





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#2 Grinler

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 05:54 PM

Print out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.

Then 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:

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.qfind.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.qfind.net/search.php?qq=%s
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://qfind.net/bar/index.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.qfind.net/search.php?qq=%s
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.qfind.net/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.qfind.net/search.php?qq=%s
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.qfind.net/search.php?qq=%s
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.qfind.net/
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe, msmsgs.exe
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Virtual Maid - {77B2F8DE-CB3F-4b6b-839B-807DD1ADBA1C} - C:\PROGRA~1\VIRTUA~2\VIRTUA~1.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSN Messenger] C:\WINNT\system32\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {11212111-2121-1311-1141-115611111222} - ms-its:mhtml:file://d: oo.mht!http://195.95.218.82/users/zoom/web/axe/x.chm::/update.exe
O16 - DPF: {14A3221B-1678-1982-A355-7263B1281987} - ms-its:mhtml:file://C:tsk.mht!http://69.50.171.149/5/s1//q.chm::/file.exe

Reboot your computer into Safe Mode

Then delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)

C:\PROGRAM FILES\VIRTUAL MAID\
C:\WINNT\system32\msmsgs.exe

Reboot your computer to go back to normal mode.

Download http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/pfind.php

Extract pfind.zip to your c:\ folder.

Reboot your computer into Safe Mode

Then open c:\pfind and double-click on pfind.bat. When it is done, reboot and post the contents of c:\pfind.txt as a reply to this topic along with a hijackthis log

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 06:48 PM

So yea, i started following all your steps and all was going well--aside from my PC rebooting slowly--until i tried to run pfind.bat. It didn't seem to really run at all, a black DOS window popped up for a moment then disappeared again immediately...

After that, I did check C:/pfind.txt and found the following:

Files found with this application may be legitimate.
Only remove files that you know are malware related.
Checking the C:\WINNT folder

I don't know what this means...

So do I need to do anything else?

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 06:58 PM

Try this instead:

Download rkfiles.zip and unzip it to its own permanent folder.

Important! Reboot in SAFE MODE !!

Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:
  • Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
  • As soon as BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Options menu appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.
  • Press the Enter key.
Locate the rkfiles.bat file and double-click it to run it. It will start scanning your computer and could take a little while so be patient. When the DOS window closes, reboot back to normal mode.

Post the contents of C:\log.txt back here and I will review it when it comes in.

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 07:38 PM

Here is what i found in log.txt after runnning rkfiles.bat IN SAFE MODE:

C:\Documents and Settings\andrew\My Documents\rkfiles


thats it...

i'm so confused :thumbsup:

My hjt log is now:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:34:03 PM, on 5/2/2005
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\popuper.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\msole32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\intmonp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\tbmon.exe
C:\progra~1\valve\steam\steam.exe
c:\program files\valve\steam\steamapps\lotr4evar\counter-strike source\hl2.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\john\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Network Associates Error Reporting Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\tbmon.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "c:\progra~1\valve\steam\steam.exe" -silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [McAfee.InstantUpdate.Monitor] "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe" /startmonitor
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates McShield - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates Task Manager - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager - Networks Associates Technology, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe


I can tell that the problem is still unresolved, but i don't know where to go from here...

Edited by Anonymous Loser, 02 May 2005 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:55 PM

Grinler, I dont really know what you are currently doing to help with my problem, but if you don't know how to help me i would like you to tell me that at least so I am not waiting for a response...

Thanks

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 01:05 PM

Yes I know exactly what I am doing, i just missed your previous reply before.

Not sure why rkfiles is not working. Try this.

Download http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/pfind.php

Extract pfind.zip to your c:\ folder.

Reboot your computer into Safe Mode

Then open c:\pfind and double-click on pfind.bat. When it is done, reboot and post the contents of c:\pfind.txt as a reply to this topic.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 06:51 PM

pfind does not work for some reason, just as it did not earlier when i tried to use it...

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:20 PM

*Click Here to download Killbox by Option^Explicit.
*Extract the program to your desktop and double-click on its folder, then double-click on Killbox.exe to start the program.
*In the killbox program, select the Delete on Reboot option.
*In the field labeled Full Path of File to Delete enter the file paths listed below ONE AT A TIME (EXACTLY as it appears, please double check to make sure! I would just copy each file path and paste it in the field) MAKE SURE TO ENTER ALL FILE PATHS!:

C:\wp.exe
C:\wp.bmp
C:\Windows\sites.ini
C:\Windows\popuper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\helper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\intmonp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\msmsgs.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ole32vbs.exe
C:\Windows\system32\msole32.exe

Press the button that looks like a red circle with a white X in it after each one. When it asks if you would like to delete on reboot, press the YES button, when it asks if you want to reboot now, press the NO button. Do this after each one until you have entered the LAST file path I have listed above. After that LAST file path has been entered press the YES button at both prompts so that your computer restarts. If you recieve an error message "PendingRenameOperation...." and your computer doesn't restart, please restart it manually.


*Download and install Registrar Lite version 2.00
*Double click the purple Registrar Lite icon on your desktop.
*Copy the line below and paste it into the "Address" field (located at the top) of the program:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

*Click the "Go" button.
*It will take you into the "Policies" folder.
*Locate the "System" folder (in the right panel)
*If found, right-click on the System folder and go to Delete
*Be very careful that you only delete the System folder that is inside the Policies folder.

Reboot your computer again.

1.) Download the Hoster from HERE Press "Restore Original Hosts" and press "OK". Exit Program.

Now post a last log




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