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NewsPedia.com is always opening on my BRAND NEW Windows install


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#1 CapnNismo

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:44 AM

I honestly do not understand how this could be happening to my laptop. I have a fresh install of Windows on there and never went into the open Internet outside of MS's website. I only connected to download updates from MS and always had the Windows firewall turned on.

Automatically when I start Windows on my laptop (also happens on my EEE PC), then Firefox opens and goes straight to NewsPedia.com. I have no clue what the heck could be causing this problem. I HAD Opachki F on my EEE PC but removed it used eTrust Pest Patrol and it also seemed to remove the registry entries and the autochk.dll associated with it.

At the same time, I get Java errors with msvcrt.dll. I tried doing the Windows Recovery Console but I get an access denied every time I try the "expand" command there. I don't know if these two problems are interconnected, but I don't think so. Maybe I am wrong. But again, this is a fresh Windows install. Not sure what could be causing this problem.

I have the latest version of Firefox, 3.5.2. Please help, this is driving me crazy.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:39:47, on 08.09.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programme\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Programme\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Programme\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Programme\CA\eTrust PestPatrol\PPActiveDetection.exe
C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Programme\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Programme\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programme\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = www.google.at
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.tuwien.ac.at
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Programme\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Programme\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eTrustPPAP] "C:\Programme\CA\eTrust PestPatrol\PPActiveDetection.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Programme\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Programme\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOKALER DIENST')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETZWERKDIENST')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=www.tuwien.ac.at
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/...b?1252347095515
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programme\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Programme\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Programme\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programme\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:36 AM

Hello 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.

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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 23 September 2009 - 04:15 AM

I got the problem fixed over at the Malwarebytes forum since it took so long here. Thanks for the reply, though.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:13 PM

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