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trojan horse clicker.aapc put "google redirecting" malware on my computer

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:10 PM

Last night I was on SurftheChannel.com watching television shows for free when a new tab came up and I attempted to x-out some pop up messages. When I felt it seemed suspicious, I cancelled the Firefox process completely but it did no good. I tried to run an AVG scan but everything ran so slow I couldn't get to it. I also got a small pop-up that said something about "Banner-Bot" disallowing a 'restart'.

I put the computer in safe mode and did the AVG scan. It came up with a Trojan horse Clicker.AAPC and (I believe), system32/net.net. The scan said it removed them, but when I went back to regular Windows, I would get occasional Internet Explorer casino ads and I was redirected on google while trying to find solutions for this problem. My computer also froze. Before it froze, I'd tried to download problems like Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, but neither would run. I also tried Spybot, which also wouldn't load. Lastly, I downloaded a set-up for Combo-Fix, which I read was a powerful program and I should be careful.

At this point, I thought I should stop trying to fix the problem myself for fear I could harm my computer and get help from someone that knows what they're doing.

So, I followed the steps before making this post. I put up my Internet firewall, I tried to backup my files, but the Windows XP backup program, after setting up everything I wanted saved, had an error. Finally I downloaded Cobian Backup, which worked after LOTS of time and fear of my normal Windows freezing, but it saved the zip folder on my desktop (what good would that be if I lost my stuff, it'd just go with it), and the file is TOO LARGE for my D Drive! So I'm hoping whatever solution to this problem isn't going to involve losing my things.

Right now I'm scared but able to use regular Windows. It freezes with enough activity, but I can access it if necessary. Safe mode works fine (how grateful am I for that).

I hope this boat-load was good enough information about what's infecting my computer and that someone can help me. I'd really appreciate it, so much.

Here's my DDS.txt log. I ran this program in safe mode. I hope that didn't give me an inadequate log.

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Run by Jennifer at 19:19:30.39 on Sat 08/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.315 [GMT -7:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Cobian Backup 8\cbInterface.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe

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

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/sidepanel.html?Ch=Consumer&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6937M
uStart Page = hxxp://us.f507.mail.yahoo.com/ym/login?.rand=ec9of7p5u69a0
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Consumer&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6937M
mStart Page = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Consumer&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6937M
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Consumer&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6937M
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/sidepanel.html?Ch=Consumer&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6937M
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049c3e9-b461-4bc5-8870-4c09146192ca} - c:\program files\real\realplayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: XML Class: {500bca15-57a7-4eaf-8143-8c619470b13d} - c:\windows\system32\msxml71.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.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: Easy Gif Animator Toolbar Helper: {96372ab6-15eb-4316-b497-71c741bc548c} - c:\program files\easy gif animator extension\v3.3.0.1\EasyGifAnimator_Toolbar.dll
TB: Easy Gif Animator Toolbar: {35065594-9169-4a34-b167-fc4865038e53} - c:\program files\easy gif animator extension\v3.3.0.1\EasyGifAnimator_Toolbar.dll
EB: Real.com: {fe54fa40-d68c-11d2-98fa-00c0f0318afe} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [LogitechSoftwareUpdate] "c:\program files\logitech\video\ManifestEngine.exe" boot
uRun: [Aim6]
uRun: [Monopod] c:\docume~1\jennifer\locals~1\temp\b.exe
mRun: [SynTPLpr] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPLpr.exe
mRun: [SynTPEnh] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPEnh.exe
mRun: [SoundVolumeHotkeys.{9547D1C7-4F18-4104-8674-046DCD12BDF9}] c:\program files\sound volume hotkeys\SoundVolumeHotkeys.exe -a
mRun: [CanonSolutionMenu] c:\program files\canon\solutionmenu\CNSLMAIN.exe /logon
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [LVCOMSX] c:\windows\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
mRun: [LogitechVideoRepair] c:\program files\logitech\video\ISStart.exe
mRun: [LogitechVideoTray] c:\program files\logitech\video\LogiTray.exe
mRun: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
mRun: [Cobian Backup 8 interface] "c:\program files\cobian backup 8\cbInterface.exe" -service
mRun: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\jennifer\startm~1\programs\startup\openof~1.lnk - c:\program files\openoffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
IE: Send to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\program files\widcomm\bluetooth software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
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-0016-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
DPF: {03A99563-4F42-4DCF-A069-C728A71164A3} - hxxp://apps.vivaty.com/downloads/player/install.cab
DPF: {3DCEC959-378A-4922-AD7E-FD5C925D927F} - hxxp://disney.go.com/pirates/online/testActiveX/built/signed/DisneyOnlineGames.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_04-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-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\jennifer\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\pdws9mes.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://us.mc507.mail.yahoo.com/mc/welcome?.gx=1&.tm=1247979953&.rand=7a0132vkkkial
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint media player\npViewpoint.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

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

S1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2008-10-20 335752]
S1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2008-10-20 27784]
S1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2008-10-20 108552]
S2 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgemc.exe [2008-10-20 907032]
S2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2008-10-20 298776]
S2 McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;McAfee SiteAdvisor Service; [x]
S2 McrdSvc;Media Center Extender Service;c:\windows\ehome\mcrdsvc.exe [2005-8-5 99328]
S2 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;c:\program files\viewpoint\common\ViewpointService.exe [2008-2-19 24652]
S3 getPlus® Helper;getPlus® Helper; [x]

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

2009-08-08 18:41 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Cobian Backup 8
2009-08-08 07:59 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\XPSViewer
2009-08-08 07:58 1,676,288 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpssvcs.dll
2009-08-08 07:58 597,504 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\printfilterpipelinesvc.exe
2009-08-08 07:58 575,488 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpsshhdr.dll
2009-08-08 07:58 89,088 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\filterpipelineprintproc.dll
2009-08-08 07:58 1,676,288 -------- c:\windows\system32\xpssvcs.dll
2009-08-08 07:58 575,488 -------- c:\windows\system32\xpsshhdr.dll
2009-08-08 07:58 117,760 -------- c:\windows\system32\prntvpt.dll
2009-08-08 07:58 <DIR> --d----- C:\157f0ab050f268c5d3d40b9b41a9
2009-08-08 07:57 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\SxsCaPendDel
2009-08-08 00:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-08-07 23:56 38,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-08-07 23:56 19,096 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-08-07 23:56 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-08-07 23:56 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-08-07 23:26 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\jennifer\applic~1\MalwareRemovalBot
2009-08-07 20:45 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\AV Care
2009-08-07 20:44 146,432 a------- c:\windows\msa.exe
2009-08-07 20:44 211,460 a------- c:\windows\system32\msxml71.dll
2009-08-05 10:01 1,244 a------- C:\net_save.dna
2009-08-05 10:01 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\support.com
2009-08-05 10:01 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\SupportSoft
2009-07-23 22:57 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Microsoft CAPICOM
2009-07-23 17:12 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\AIM6
2009-07-22 20:53 5,504 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mstee.sys
2009-07-22 20:53 5,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\MSTEE.sys
2009-07-22 20:53 10,880 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ndisip.sys
2009-07-22 20:53 10,880 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\NdisIP.sys
2009-07-22 20:53 16,384 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ipsink.ax
2009-07-22 20:53 15,232 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\streamip.sys
2009-07-22 20:53 16,384 a------- c:\windows\system32\ipsink.ax
2009-07-22 20:53 15,232 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\StreamIP.sys
2009-07-22 20:53 11,136 ac------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\slip.sys
2009-07-22 20:53 11,136 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SLIP.sys
2009-07-22 17:32 53,248 a----r-- c:\windows\system32\InstMed.exe
2009-07-22 17:30 65,536 a------- c:\windows\system32\MFC71DEU.DLL
2009-07-22 16:23 1,846,632 a------- c:\windows\system32\D3DCompiler_41.dll
2009-07-22 16:22 25,608 a------- c:\windows\system32\X3DAudio1_3.dll
2009-07-22 16:21 2,297,552 a------- c:\windows\system32\d3dx9_26.dll
2009-07-22 16:20 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\Logs

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

2009-07-05 14:13 335,752 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-06-26 09:50 666,624 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-06-26 09:50 81,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2009-06-23 10:17 11,952 a------- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-06-16 07:36 119,808 a------- c:\windows\system32\t2embed.dll
2009-06-16 07:36 81,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\fontsub.dll
2009-06-03 12:09 1,291,264 a------- c:\windows\system32\quartz.dll
2009-03-16 08:27 32 a----r-- c:\documents and settings\all users\hash.dat
2009-02-10 21:39 20 ----h--- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\PKP_DLec.DAT
2009-02-10 21:39 20 ----h--- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\PKP_DLds.DAT
2008-01-29 18:39 0 a------- c:\docume~1\jennifer\applic~1\wklnhst.dat
2007-12-16 22:10 32 a------- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\ezsid.dat
2004-12-01 18:34 716 a---h--- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\pb7msys.dat

============= FINISH: 19:20:51.73 ===============

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:04 AM

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:21 PM

Hi there, thank you for getting back to me.

I found out how to back up my stuff safely and reinstalled Windows. I would have waited for assistance here, but I was stressing about a lot of things and decided to eliminate the computer issue as soon as possible. However, I've witnessed friendly and extremely helpful service here in other posts, so I will definitely come back if I ever have problems again. Consider it bookmarked! <3


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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:32 PM


Thank you for posting back. Sometimes a reformat and reinstall is the best and quickest solution. I'm glad that your computer problems have been fixed. Since this issue seems to be resolved, this thread will now be closed.

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