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Vimax ads and Google search item redirects...

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#1 Pingas


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Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:47 AM


I got this virus a couple days ago as a download for a flash player update.

It puts up vimax ads where other flash advertisements would normally go, and even where they shouldn't go, on websites.

Also, if I were to search something on google and try to click the links, they would redirect me to some random site and I would have to go back and click the link again real quickly before it would try and redirect me again.

I don't know if those are the only problems I have on my computer, but those two are definitely the most obvious.

Any help is greatly appreciated; thanks.

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Eric at 12:04:11.62 on Fri 07/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.539 [GMT -4:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\tbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Launchy\Launchy.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Eric\Desktop\Downloads\HighJaque.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Eric\Desktop\Downloads\dds.scr

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

uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
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\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
TB: {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - No File
uRun: [Aim6]
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] c:\program files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [ShStatEXE] "c:\program files\network associates\virusscan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
mRun: [removecpl] RemoveCpl.exe
mRun: [RegistryMechanic]
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [Network Associates Error Reporting Service] "c:\program files\common files\network associates\talkback\tbmon.exe"
mRun: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "c:\program files\network associates\common framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
dRun: [Picasa Media Detector] c:\program files\picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\startm~1\programs\startup\launchy.lnk - c:\program files\launchy\Launchy.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office10\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-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
DPF: ActiveGS.cab - hxxp://www.virtualapple.org/activegs.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/3/9/8/398422c0-8d3e-40e1-a617-af65a72a0465/LegitCheckControl.cab
DPF: {233C1507-6A77-46A4-9443-F871F945D258} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
DPF: {48DD0448-9209-4F81-9F6D-D83562940134} - hxxp://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader1005.cab
DPF: {5F8469B4-B055-49DD-83F7-62B522420ECC} - hxxp://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_05-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_10-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_02-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_05-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_05-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab
TCP: {1A0DA02C-C2C2-445F-B34A-E982235B7ADE} =,
TCP: {FFA2D1AA-2125-4079-8098-97D7ABEE825C} =
Handler: cdo - {CD00020A-8B95-11D1-82DB-00C04FB1625D} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web folders\PKMCDO.DLL
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\eric\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\fy7xpczh.default\
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint media player\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\vistacodecpack\rm\browser\plugins\nppl3260.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\vistacodecpack\rm\browser\plugins\nprpjplug.dll

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

R1 NaiAvTdi1;NaiAvTdi1;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mvstdi5x.sys [2006-12-22 58464]
R2 ccSetMgr;Symantec Settings Manager;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\CCSETMGR.EXE [2005-9-17 169576]
R2 McAfeeFramework;McAfee Framework Service;c:\program files\network associates\common framework\FrameworkService.exe [2006-12-22 102463]
R2 McShield;Network Associates McShield;c:\program files\network associates\virusscan\mcshield.exe [2004-9-22 221191]
R2 McTaskManager;Network Associates Task Manager;c:\program files\network associates\virusscan\vstskmgr.exe [2004-9-22 28672]
R2 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;c:\program files\viewpoint\common\ViewpointService.exe [2009-7-30 24652]
R3 NaiAvFilter1;NaiAvFilter1;c:\windows\system32\drivers\naiavf5x.sys [2006-12-22 108256]
S3 ASPI;Advanced SCSI Programming Interface Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ASPI32.SYS [2006-9-9 16877]
S3 bkn50USB;Belkin 54Mbps Wireless USB Network Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\rt2500usb.sys [2006-7-11 140416]
S3 DNINDIS5;DNINDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver;\??\c:\progra~1\belkin\belkin~1.11g\dnindis5.sys --> c:\progra~1\belkin\belkin~1.11g\DNINDIS5.SYS [?]

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

2009-07-31 01:16 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\eric\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-07-30 22:48 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Viewpoint
2009-07-30 21:29 <DIR> --d----- c:\documents and settings\eric\.housecall6.6
2009-07-30 20:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\MagicISO
2009-07-30 11:20 1,986,560 a------- c:\windows\system32\AudFile.dll
2009-07-30 11:20 1,212,416 a------- c:\windows\system32\AudioInfos.dll
2009-07-30 11:20 348,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\WMAFile.dll
2009-07-30 11:20 116,296 a------- c:\windows\system32\NCTWMAProfiles.prx
2009-07-30 11:20 115,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\msinet.OCX
2009-07-30 11:20 101,888 a------- c:\windows\system32\VB6STKIT.DLL
2009-07-30 11:20 40,960 a------- c:\windows\system32\SSubTmr6.dll
2009-07-30 11:20 15,360 a------- c:\windows\system32\inetfr.DLL
2009-07-30 11:20 141,312 a------- c:\windows\system32\MSCMCFR.DLL
2009-07-30 11:20 119,568 a------- c:\windows\system32\VB6FR.DLL
2009-07-30 11:20 32,768 a------- c:\windows\system32\CMDLGFR.DLL
2009-07-30 11:20 44,544 a------- c:\windows\system32\msxml4a.dll
2009-07-30 11:00 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\syncdb
2009-07-30 00:17 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\pss
2009-07-29 18:54 2,428 a------- c:\windows\diagwrn.xml
2009-07-29 18:54 1,908 a------- c:\windows\diagerr.xml
2009-07-29 18:02 38,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-07-29 18:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-07-29 18:02 19,096 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-07-29 18:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\ericko
2009-07-27 20:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\DirectVobSub
2009-07-24 16:06 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\K-Lite Codec Pack
2009-07-07 17:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Kreatives.org
2009-07-07 16:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\documents and settings\eric\New Folder
2009-07-07 16:04 <DIR> --d----- c:\documents and settings\eric\.traverso
2009-07-07 16:04 16,512 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\ASPI2K.BAK
2009-07-07 16:04 5,600 a------- c:\windows\system\WINASPI.DLL
2009-07-07 16:04 4,672 a------- c:\windows\system\WOWPOST.EXE
2009-07-07 16:04 <DIR> --d----- C:\adaptec
2009-07-07 16:04 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Traverso
2009-07-07 15:49 <DIR> --d----- c:\documents and settings\eric\New Project
2009-07-07 15:49 <DIR> --d----- c:\documents and settings\eric\.gstreamer-0.10
2009-07-07 15:49 <DIR> --d----- C:\.local
2009-07-07 15:49 <DIR> --d----- C:\.config
2009-07-07 14:59 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\ASIO4ALL v2
2009-07-02 11:47 1,702,860 a------- C:\001.jpg
2009-07-01 18:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\eric\applic~1\Printer Info Cache
2009-07-01 18:35 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\HP
2009-07-01 18:32 438,272 a----r-- c:\windows\system32\hp8200co.dll
2009-07-01 18:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Hewlett-Packard
2009-07-01 18:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\HP
2009-07-01 18:27 127,749 a------- c:\windows\hpgins23.dat
2009-07-01 18:27 280 -------- c:\windows\hpgmdl23.dat
2009-07-01 17:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\eric\applic~1\Xerox
2009-07-01 17:36 27,648 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xrxftplt.exe
2009-07-01 17:36 23,040 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xrxwbtmp.dll
2009-07-01 17:36 23,040 a------- c:\windows\system32\xrxwbtmp.dll
2009-07-01 17:36 4,608 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xrxflnch.exe
2009-07-01 17:36 6,784 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\serscan.sys
2009-07-01 17:36 6,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\serscan.sys
2009-07-01 17:36 116,224 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xrxwiadr.dll
2009-07-01 17:36 116,224 a------- c:\windows\system32\xrxwiadr.dll
2009-07-01 17:36 18,944 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xrxscnui.dll
2009-07-01 17:36 18,944 a------- c:\windows\system32\xrxscnui.dll
2009-07-01 17:33 63 a------- c:\windows\brmx2001.ini
2009-07-01 17:33 40 a------- c:\windows\opt_2460.ini
2009-07-01 17:06 30 a------- c:\windows\system32\brss01a.ini
2009-07-01 17:06 184 a------- c:\windows\system32\brsvc01a.bsi
2009-07-01 17:04 419 a------- c:\windows\brwmark.ini
2009-07-01 17:04 236 a------- c:\windows\Brpfx04a.ini
2009-07-01 17:04 92 a------- c:\windows\brpcfx.ini
2009-07-01 17:04 79 a------- c:\windows\BRPP2KA.INI
2009-07-01 17:04 50 a------- c:\windows\system32\BRIDF04A.dat
2009-07-01 17:04 51,200 -------- c:\windows\system32\brinsstr.dll
2009-07-01 17:04 147,456 a------- c:\windows\brunin03.dll
2009-07-01 17:00 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\applic~1\Brother
2009-07-01 16:59 258,048 a------- c:\windows\system32\bsplmf01.dll
2009-07-01 16:59 131,072 a------- c:\windows\system32\bsplmf01.exe
2009-07-01 16:59 57,344 a------- c:\windows\system32\brsvc01a.exe
2009-07-01 16:59 45,056 a------- c:\windows\system32\brss01a.exe

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

2009-07-29 18:02 4,348 a------- c:\windows\system32\d3d9caps.dat
2009-06-29 12:12 827,392 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-06-29 12:12 78,336 a------- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2009-06-29 12:12 17,408 a------- c:\windows\system32\corpol.dll
2009-06-16 10:36 119,808 a------- c:\windows\system32\t2embed.dll
2009-06-16 10:36 81,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\fontsub.dll
2009-06-10 21:26 32,552 a------- c:\docume~1\eric\applic~1\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2009-06-03 15:09 1,291,264 a------- c:\windows\system32\quartz.dll
2009-06-01 18:00 139,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PnkBstrK.sys
2009-06-01 18:00 189,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
2009-06-01 17:16 75,064 a------- c:\windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
2009-05-07 11:32 345,600 a------- c:\windows\system32\localspl.dll
2008-03-23 16:31 32 a------- c:\docume~1\alluse~1.win\applic~1\ezsid.dat

============= FINISH: 12:05:00.54 ===============

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#2 Pingas

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:48 AM

I've also a HijackThis log if that might be of any help.



While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.

Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.

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That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.

Thank you for understanding.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 31 July 2009 - 11:59 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 01:56 PM

Hello Pingas and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

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Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 10:21 AM

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