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Explorer.exe Hijack?


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#1 biketourer

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:21 PM

Hi folks. I have an HP Pavilion 6208nr running XP Pro SP3. A couple days ago, I went to watch a movie with Windows Media Player and received a Microsoft Visual C++ error that crashed WMP. I figured it was just a fluke and tried again, but I got the same error that said the application had requested termination unusually.

Not to be deterred, I tried opening My Documents and browsing to My Videos to open the movie that way. As soon as I opened My Videos, however, I received another Microsoft Visual C++ Error, this time saying that:

"C:\WINDOWS.2\explorer.EXE has requested termination unusually"

This is when alarm bells started ringing, I know that there is no legitimate folder called WINDOWS.2. I immediately ran a full scan of my hard drive with Avast, which found nothing. I ran a full scan with Spybot, which found nothing. I ran CCleaner which found quite a few registry entries but fixing them did not fix the problem. I have run "sfc /scannow" three times, twice with all programs running and once at boot. None of these have fixed the error or removed the strange WINDOWS.2 folder which I cannot delete either. Here is my DDS log:


DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 15:16:48.71 on Tue 05/26/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1919.790 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090525-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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

C:\WINDOWS.2\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.2\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS.2\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS.2\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS.2\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
svchost.exe
C:\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
C:\WINDOWS.2\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe
C:\WINDOWS.2\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS.2\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS.2\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe
C:\Program Files\TweetDeck\TweetDeck.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\swriter.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr

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

BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [DAEMON Tools Pro Agent] "c:\program files\daemon tools pro\DTProAgent.exe"
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows.2\system32\ctfmon.exe
mRun: [avast!] c:\progra~1\alwils~1\avast4\ashDisp.exe
mRun: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] CHDAudPropShortcut.exe
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows.2\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/C/C0CBBA88-A6F2-48D9-9B0E-1719D1177202/LegitCheckControl.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0013-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_13-windows-i586.cab
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows.2\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\admini~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\wtuwdxr9.default\
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\administrator\application

data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\wtuwdxr9.default\extensions\{6ac85730-7d0f-4de0-b3fa-21142dd85326}\platform\winnt\components\ColorZilla.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.145.5\npGoogleOneClick8.dll

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

R1 aswSP;avast! Self Protection;c:\windows.2\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2009-3-25 114768]
R1 VBoxDrv;VirtualBox Service;c:\windows.2\system32\drivers\VBoxDrv.sys [2009-3-25 100560]
R1 VBoxUSBMon;VirtualBox USB Monitor Driver;c:\windows.2\system32\drivers\VBoxUSBMon.sys [2009-3-25 41744]
R2 {B154377D-700F-42cc-9474-23858FBDF4BD};Power Control [2009/03/26 17:32:11];c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd9\000.fcl [2009-2-28 87536]
R2 Apache2.2;Apache2.2;c:\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe [2008-12-9 24636]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows.2\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [2009-3-25 20560]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashServ.exe [2009-3-25 138680]
R2 NwSapAgent;SAP Agent;c:\windows.2\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs [2004-8-4 14336]
R3 avast! Web Scanner;avast! Web Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashWebSv.exe [2009-3-25 352920]
R3 RTL8187B;NETGEAR WG111v3 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter Vista Driver;c:\windows.2\system32\drivers\wg111v3.sys [2007-12-28 287232]
R3 VBoxNetFlt;VBoxNetFlt Service;c:\windows.2\system32\drivers\VBoxNetFlt.sys [2009-3-25 87568]
S2 DirMngr;DirMngr;c:\program files\gnu\gnupg\dirmngr.exe [2009-2-17 231936]
S2 gupdate1c9adbe61d180e2;Google Update Service (gupdate1c9adbe61d180e2);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2009-3-25 133104]

============== File Associations ===============

regfile="regedit.exe" "%1"

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

2009-05-26 10:48 57,398 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\imjpdadm.exe
2009-05-26 10:46 10,129,408 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\hwxkor.dll
2009-05-26 10:45 10,096,640 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\hwxcht.dll
2009-05-26 10:37 838,144 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\chtbrkr.dll
2009-05-26 10:36 1,677,824 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\chsbrkr.dll
2009-05-26 07:20 <DIR> --d----- C:\WINDOWS.0
2009-05-25 20:27 116,224 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\xrxwiadr.dll
2009-05-25 20:27 23,040 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\xrxwbtmp.dll
2009-05-25 20:27 18,944 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\xrxscnui.dll
2009-05-25 20:27 27,648 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\xrxftplt.exe
2009-05-25 20:27 4,608 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\xrxflnch.exe
2009-05-25 20:27 99,865 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\xlog.exe
2009-05-25 20:27 16,970 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\xem336n5.sys
2009-05-25 20:27 19,455 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\wvchntxx.sys
2009-05-25 20:27 19,200 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\wstcodec.sys
2009-05-25 20:27 12,063 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\wsiintxx.sys
2009-05-25 20:27 8,192 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\wshirda.dll
2009-05-25 20:25 19,528 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\w840nd.sys
2009-05-25 20:24 794,654 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\usr1801.sys
2009-05-25 20:23 166,784 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\tridxpm.sys
2009-05-25 20:22 81,408 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\tgiul50.dll
2009-05-25 20:21 53,760 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\sw_wheel.dll
2009-05-25 20:20 20,752 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\sonync.sys
2009-05-25 20:19 11,136 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\slip.sys
2009-05-25 20:18 6,784 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\serscan.sys
2009-05-25 20:17 62,496 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\s3mtrio.dll
2009-05-25 20:16 714,762 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\r2mdmkxx.sys
2009-05-25 20:15 17,792 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\ppa.sys
2009-05-25 20:14 26,153 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\pcmlm56.sys
2009-05-25 20:13 198,144 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\nv3.sys
2009-05-25 20:12 33,088 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\n9i128v2.sys
2009-05-25 20:11 35,200 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\msgame.sys
2009-05-25 20:10 48,768 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\maestro.sys
2009-05-25 20:09 253,952 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\kdsusd.dll
2009-05-25 20:08 16,000 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\ini910u.sys
2009-05-25 20:05 488,383 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\hsf_v124.sys
2009-05-25 20:04 25,952 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\hpn.sys
2009-05-25 20:03 36,864 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\hanjadic.dll
2009-05-25 20:02 11,850 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\f3ab18xj.sys
2009-05-25 20:01 70,174 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\el98xn5.sys
2009-05-25 20:00 41,046 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\digiisdn.dll
2009-05-25 19:59 39,936 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cnxt1803.sys
2009-05-25 19:59 44,032 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cnusd.dll
2009-05-25 19:59 6,656 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cmdide.sys
2009-05-25 19:59 20,736 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cmbp0wdm.sys
2009-05-25 19:59 248,064 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cl546xm.sys
2009-05-25 19:59 170,880 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cl546x.dll
2009-05-25 19:59 111,232 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cl5465.dll
2009-05-25 19:59 91,264 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cirrus.dll
2009-05-25 19:59 45,696 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cirrus.sys
2009-05-25 19:59 272,640 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cinemclc.sys
2009-05-25 19:59 980,034 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\cicap.sys
2009-05-25 19:55 13,824 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\bulltlp3.sys
2009-05-25 19:54 12,800 ac------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\aha154x.sys
2009-05-25 19:12 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows.2\pss
2009-05-25 18:14 <DIR> --dsh--- c:\documents and settings\administrator\IECompatCache
2009-05-25 18:10 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\CCleaner
2009-05-25 13:44 <DIR> --dsh--- c:\documents and settings\administrator\IETldCache
2009-05-25 13:39 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows.2\ie8updates
2009-05-25 13:38 102,400 -c------ c:\windows.2\system32\dllcache\iecompat.dll
2009-05-25 13:36 <DIR> -cd-h--- c:\windows.2\ie8
2009-05-25 12:52 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Trend Micro

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

2009-03-31 14:41 1,929 a------- c:\program files\unins000.dat
2009-03-31 14:41 685,338 a------- c:\program files\unins000.exe
2009-03-26 17:30 29,480 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\msxml3a.dll
2009-03-26 17:13 410,984 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-03-25 15:56 2,272 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\w95inf16.dll
2009-03-25 15:56 4,608 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\w95inf32.dll
2009-03-25 00:15 86,339 a------- c:\windows.2\pchealth\helpctr\offlinecache\index.dat
2009-03-24 23:13 21,640 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\emptyregdb.dat
2009-03-08 04:34 914,944 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\wininet.dll
2009-03-08 04:34 43,008 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\licmgr10.dll
2009-03-08 04:33 18,944 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\corpol.dll
2009-03-08 04:33 420,352 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\vbscript.dll
2009-03-08 04:32 72,704 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\admparse.dll
2009-03-08 04:32 71,680 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\iesetup.dll
2009-03-08 04:31 34,816 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\imgutil.dll
2009-03-08 04:31 48,128 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\mshtmler.dll
2009-03-08 04:31 45,568 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\mshta.exe
2009-03-08 04:22 156,160 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\msls31.dll
2009-03-06 10:22 284,160 a------- c:\windows.2\system32\pdh.dll

============= FINISH: 15:17:23.01 ===============

Lspfix.exe finds no problems, but there is still the strange entry about that in HT. There is also a strange startup entry under msconfig called NvCpl, that points to RUNDL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS.2\system32\NvCpl.ll,NvStartup. I have unchecked/removed this a few times and it keeps coming back. I'm pulling my hair out because I want to watch my movies, and I'm convinced I have some nasty virus or spyware that nothing can remove. Thanks for any help you guys can offer.

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#2 myrti

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:20 PM

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