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Random browser popups persist after much cleaning

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#1 recycle


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:59 AM

Hi there

I have been cleaning a friend's computer, infected with a variety of viruses and trojans, using AVG free, Spybot and Hijack This.

I am concerned that I have not managed to get rid of all infections, because I am still getting random browser popups, to sites such as:




Also, Spybot 'recommends restarting and scanning again' which suggests that it has encountered something it cannot clean.

Here is my DDS logfile:

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by maint at 11:14:58.92 on 14/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.991.506 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\maint\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: &Research: {0b014b81-4e12-46f9-806f-55867af8fd3c} - c:\windows\system32\winsystems.dll
BHO: {e65dd391-11e1-d5fa-5a74-cf610dd59491}: {19495dd0-16fc-47a5-af5d-1e11193dd56e} - c:\windows\system32\fqblls.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
TB: {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - No File
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
mRun: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
mRun: [EPSON Stylus C86 Series] c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_S4I2R1.EXE /P23 "EPSON Stylus C86 Series" /O5 "LPT1:" /M "Stylus C86"
mRun: [Sony Ericsson PC Suite] "c:\program files\sony ericsson\mobile2\application launcher\Application Launcher.exe" /startoptions
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
dRun: [CTFMON.EXE] c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\maint\startm~1\programs\startup\openof~1.lnk - c:\program files\openoffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
LSA: Authentication Packages = msv1_0 c:\windows\system32\geBuTjKa
LSA: Notification Packages = scecli c:\windows\system32\fuledipu.dll

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\maint\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\vi1exm8j.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Yahoo
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.google.co.uk/

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-1-13 97928]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2009-1-13 26824]
R4 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgemc.exe [2009-1-13 875288]
R4 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-1-13 231704]
R4 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-1-13 76040]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-01-14 11:02 136,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\tgthgz.dll
2009-01-14 11:01 136,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\apqsdhxr.dll
2009-01-14 10:58 88,576 a------- c:\windows\system32\vpipgblh.dll
2009-01-13 23:56 1,266,209 ---sh--- c:\windows\system32\etenivaj.ini
2009-01-13 18:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2009-01-13 18:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2009-01-13 18:01 25,992 a------- c:\windows\system32\pgdfgsvc.exe
2009-01-13 15:11 <DIR> --d-h--- C:\$AVG8.VAULT$
2009-01-13 14:53 10,520 a------- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-01-13 14:53 76,040 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2009-01-13 14:53 97,928 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-01-13 14:52 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Avg
2009-01-13 11:56 1,266,209 ---sh--- c:\windows\system32\amuhudel.ini
2009-01-13 10:58 139,776 a------- c:\windows\system32\qzbvnl.dll
2009-01-13 10:58 139,776 a------- c:\windows\system32\iytavmco.dll
2009-01-13 00:59 135,680 a------- c:\windows\system32\dpkfpl.dll
2009-01-13 00:59 135,680 a------- c:\windows\system32\tgerblks.dll
2009-01-12 18:52 1,266,209 ---sh--- c:\windows\system32\ewulanev.ini
2009-01-12 18:24 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\Mozilla
2009-01-12 00:58 136,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\jhmjuc.dll
2009-01-12 00:58 136,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\acmqymjo.dll
2009-01-11 21:58 136,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\ovrbaj.dll
2009-01-11 21:58 136,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\qctkiddw.dll
2009-01-10 21:55 139,776 a------- c:\windows\system32\lypkjsoy.dll
2009-01-10 21:55 139,776 a------- c:\windows\system32\jwjapp.dll
2009-01-10 21:52 58,554 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\aKjTuBeg.ini
2009-01-09 17:17 87,040 a------- c:\windows\system32\jpyelook.dll
2009-01-06 16:18 137,216 a------- c:\windows\system32\neyxaq.dll
2009-01-06 16:18 137,216 a------- c:\windows\system32\jvdbepta.dll
2009-01-05 14:44 135,168 a------- c:\windows\system32\iuqckt.dll
2009-01-05 14:44 135,168 a------- c:\windows\system32\ndcavcfd.dll
2009-01-04 12:08 136,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\ukapqr.dll
2009-01-04 12:08 136,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\tuubsqmu.dll
2008-12-29 09:39 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\maint\applic~1\OpenOffice.org
2008-12-29 01:58 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\JRE
2008-12-29 01:58 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\OpenOffice.org 3
2008-12-28 22:45 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\AVG

==================== Find3M ====================

2008-10-23 12:36 286,720 a------- c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll
2008-10-16 20:38 826,368 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2008-10-16 14:06 268,648 a------- c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll
2008-10-16 14:06 208,744 a------- c:\windows\system32\muweb.dll
2009-01-24 12:49 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\cookies\index.dat
2009-01-24 12:49 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\history\history.ie5\index.dat
2009-01-24 12:49 32,768 a--sh--- c:\windows\temp\temporary internet files\content.ie5\index.dat

============= FINISH: 11:15:47.59 ===============

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 14 January 2009 - 03:56 PM.
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#2 fenzodahl512


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:04 PM

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HERE or HERE

Note: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just run and update it.. Then do a "Perform Full Scan"

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.


Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT
  • Before you click "Continue", make sure you change the List files/folders created or modified in the last 3 months
  • Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
  • Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt and info.txt in your next reply.


Please download GMER and unzip it to your Desktop.
  • Open the program and click on the Rootkit tab.
  • Make sure all the boxes on the right of the screen are checked, EXCEPT for ‘Show All’.
  • Click on Scan.
  • When the scan has run click Copy and paste the results into a Notepad >> save it and attach in this thread.

Post me these logs in your next reply.. Post each log in separate post..

1. Malwarebytes'
2. RSIT log.txt
3. RSIT info.txt
4. Attach GMER result..

Keep calm, make it simple, use your brain, don't freak out, and you'll be just fine..
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#3 recycle

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:44 AM

Hi fenzodahl512

thanks for your prompt reply.

while waiting, I did run MBAM, which seems to have done the trick.

My friend has taken their computer back, so I don't have the option of running RSIT and GMER, but you do have my heartfelt thanks for the time you have given me.

Kind Regards


#4 fenzodahl512


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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:12 AM

Thank you for notify us.. I will now close this topic.. Please pm any Moderator or HJT Team should you need to re-open this topic..


Keep calm, make it simple, use your brain, don't freak out, and you'll be just fine..
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