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#1 kimmysue76


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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:08 PM

I've been trying to fix this on my own since last night and I have given up. I have read many of the boards on here and tried many of the suggestions, but none have worked. When I search for something, the results pop up like normal, but when I click on one of the links, it takes me somewhere else. I know Im being redirected by something, but I cant make it go away. It then will freeze up and I have to manually shut down the pc to get it back. Its getting annoying.
Here are my logs. Thanks in advance for any help!!!

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kim at 12:47:26.92 on Tue 03/24/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.5.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.172 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Anti-Virus - SBC Yahoo! Online Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.0426.0\msntask.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Kim\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://search.yahoo.com/search?p={searchTerms}&ei=utf-8&fr=b1ie7
mSearch Bar = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
mWindow Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride =
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478d38-c3f9-4efb-9b51-7695eca05670} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_12\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: scriptproxy: {7db2d5a0-7241-4e79-b68d-6309f01c5231} - c:\program files\mcafee\virusscan\scriptsn.dll
BHO: {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - No File
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: MSN Toolbar Helper: {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - c:\program files\msn\toolbar\3.0.0426.0\msneshellx.dll
TB: MSN Toolbar: {1e61ed7c-7cb8-49d6-b9e9-ab4c880c8414} - c:\program files\msn\toolbar\3.0.0426.0\msneshellx.dll
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
TB: {A8FB8EB3-183B-4598-924D-86F0E5E37085} - No File
TB: {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - No File
TB: {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No File
TB: {604BC32A-9680-40D1-9AC6-E06B23A1BA4C} - No File
EB: {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - No File
EB: Real.com: {fe54fa40-d68c-11d2-98fa-00c0f0318afe} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [H/PC Connection Agent] "c:\program files\microsoft activesync\wcescomm.exe"
mRun: [MBkLogOnHook] c:\program files\mcafee\mbk\LogOnHook.exe
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
dRun: [MySpaceIM] c:\program files\myspace\im\MySpaceIM.exe
IE: &Search
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
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-0015-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_12\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - c:\progra~1\mi3aa1~1\INetRepl.dll
IE: {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - c:\progra~1\mi3aa1~1\INetRepl.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
LSP: c:\windows\system32\VetRedir.dll
Trusted Zone: internet
Trusted Zone: ivytech.edu\dl
Trusted Zone: mcafee.com
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {F04A8AE2-A59D-11D2-8792-00C04F8EF29D} - hxxp://by105fd.bay105.hotmail.msn.com/activex/HMAtchmt.ocx
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.dll
Notify: WRNotifier - WRLogonNTF.dll
SSODL: coursings - {f8d02387-789a-4c0f-a1d8-8a93f33ee4df} - No File
SSODL: hydrodictyon - - No File
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
STS: coursings - No File
SEH: Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook: {091eb208-39dd-417d-a5dd-7e2c2d8fb9cb} - c:\progra~1\wifd1f~1\MpShHook.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL

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

R1 mfehidk;McAfee Inc. mfehidk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys [2007-10-20 201320]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2009-2-17 8944]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2009-2-17 55024]
R1 VET-FILT;VET File System Filter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Vet-Filt.sys [2006-11-26 21031]
R1 VET-REC;VET File System Recognizer;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Vet-Rec.sys [2006-11-26 15478]
R1 VETEFILE;VET File Scan Engine;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VetEFile.sys [2006-11-26 879832]
R1 VETFDDNT;VET Floppy Boot Sector Monitor;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VetFDDNT.sys [2006-11-26 15735]
R1 VETMONNT;VET File Monitor;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vetmonnt.sys [2006-11-26 26787]
R2 McProxy;McAfee Proxy Service;c:\progra~1\common~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe [2007-10-20 359248]
R2 McShield;McAfee Real-time Scanner;c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\mcshield.exe [2007-10-20 144704]
R2 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\windows defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-3 13592]
R3 McSysmon;McAfee SystemGuards;c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\mcsysmon.exe [2007-10-20 695624]
R3 mfeavfk;McAfee Inc. mfeavfk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfeavfk.sys [2007-10-20 79304]
R3 mfebopk;McAfee Inc. mfebopk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfebopk.sys [2007-10-20 35240]
R3 mfesmfk;McAfee Inc. mfesmfk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfesmfk.sys [2007-10-20 40488]
R3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASENUM.SYS [2009-2-17 7408]
R3 VETEBOOT;VET Boot Scan Engine;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VetEBoot.sys [2006-11-26 108360]
R4 MBAMSwissArmy;MBAMSwissArmy;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys [2009-3-23 38496]
S2 CAISafe;CAISafe;c:\program files\yahoo!\antivirus\isafe.exe --> c:\program files\yahoo!\antivirus\ISafe.exe [?]
S2 VETMSGNT;VET Message Service;c:\program files\yahoo!\antivirus\vetmsg.exe --> c:\program files\yahoo!\antivirus\VetMsg.exe [?]
S3 mferkdk;McAfee Inc. mferkdk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mferkdk.sys [2007-10-20 33832]

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

2009-03-23 22:53 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-03-23 22:51 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-03-23 22:51 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\kim\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-03-23 22:50 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-03-23 21:19 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\kim\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-03-23 21:16 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-03-23 21:16 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-03-23 21:16 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-03-23 21:16 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-03-22 18:19 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-03-11 00:24 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Ilium Software
2009-02-23 22:53 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
2009-02-23 22:52 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\MSECache
2009-02-22 17:56 244 a---h--- C:\sqmnoopt19.sqm
2009-02-22 17:56 232 a---h--- C:\sqmdata19.sqm
2009-02-22 17:52 244 a---h--- C:\sqmnoopt18.sqm
2009-02-22 17:52 232 a---h--- C:\sqmdata18.sqm

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

2009-02-09 07:13 1,846,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2008-08-08 03:17 32,768 ac-sh--- c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\local settings\history\history.ie5\mshist012008080820080809\index.dat

============= FINISH: 12:48:12.57 ===============

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1892
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

3/24/2009 1:06:03 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-24 (13-05-57).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 108318
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 53 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gaopdxcounter (Trojan.Agent) -> No action taken.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version:
Program database last update: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 15:47:32
Records in database: 1962060

Scan settings
Scan using the following databaseextended
Scan archivesyes
Scan mail databasesyes

Scan areaCritical Areas
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
C:\Documents and Settings\Kim\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
C:\Program Files

Scan statistics
Files scanned56002
Threat name0
Infected objects0
Suspicious objects0
Duration of the scan01:18:08

No malware has been detected. The scan area is clean.
The selected area was scanned.

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#2 extremeboy


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Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:33 PM


gaopdxcounter is one of the newer TDSSserv rootkit infection.

Posted ImageRootkit Threat

Unfortunatly One or more of the identified infections is a Rootkit/backdoor trojan.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rootkits and backdoor Trojans are very dangerous because they use advanced techniques (backdoors) as a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information which they send back to the hacker. Many rootkits can hook into the Windows 32-bit kernel, and patch several APIs to hide new registry keys and files they install. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans and rootkits as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge.

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. You should change each password by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

Although the rootkit has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume that because this malware has been removed the computer is now secure. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Please read:Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful. Tell me what you want to do.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:32 PM


Are you still there?

If you are please follow the instructions in my previous post.

If you still need help, follow the instructions I have given in my response. If you have since had your problem solved, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can close the topic.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:36 AM


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