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Locked Host file after winodws security center

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#1 Duckels


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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:33 AM


I had the windows security center virus after cleaning it to the best of my abilities i have a locked host file and can not remove any of the entries, could you please take a look at my Hijackthis log and offer some tips?

With SpyBot i have the lock host file option unchecked in IE tweaks, but it prompty rechecks itself. I can not manually uncheck read-only on the host file, it says access denied. HostsXpert is not able to unlock it, and FileAssassin can not force a delete on the host file, all say access denied.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:32:33 AM, on 9/24/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IDU\awServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\PFU\ScanSnap\PDF Thumbnail View\pdfquickview.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IDU\iptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money Plus\MNYCoreFiles\mnyinsit.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox\jre\bin\javaw.exe
C:\Program Files\PFU\ScanSnap\CardMinder V2.0\CardLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\PFU\ScanSnap\Driver\PfuSsMon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\UltraMon\UltraMon.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraMon\UltraMonTaskbar.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\ACT\ACT for Windows\Act8.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hortworld.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local;<local>
O1 - Hosts: 4-open-davinci.com
O1 - Hosts: securitysoftwarepayments.com
O1 - Hosts: privatesecuredpayments.com
O1 - Hosts: secure.privatesecuredpayments.com
O1 - Hosts: getantivirusplusnow.com
O1 - Hosts: secure-plus-payments.com
O1 - Hosts: www.getantivirusplusnow.com
O1 - Hosts: www.secure-plus-payments.com
O1 - Hosts: www.getavplusnow.com
O1 - Hosts: www.securesoftwarebill.com
O1 - Hosts: secure.paysecuresystem.com
O1 - Hosts: paysoftbillsolution.com
O1 - Hosts: google.ae
O1 - Hosts: google.as
O1 - Hosts: google.at
O1 - Hosts: google.az
O1 - Hosts: google.ba
O1 - Hosts: google.be
O1 - Hosts: google.bg
O1 - Hosts: google.bs
O1 - Hosts: google.ca
O1 - Hosts: google.cd
O1 - Hosts: google.com.gh
O1 - Hosts: google.com.hk
O1 - Hosts: google.com.jm
O1 - Hosts: google.com.mx
O1 - Hosts: google.com.my
O1 - Hosts: google.com.na
O1 - Hosts: google.com.nf
O1 - Hosts: google.com.ng
O1 - Hosts: google.ch
O1 - Hosts: google.com.np
O1 - Hosts: google.com.pr
O1 - Hosts: google.com.qa
O1 - Hosts: google.com.sg
O1 - Hosts: google.com.tj
O1 - Hosts: google.com.tw
O1 - Hosts: google.dj
O1 - Hosts: google.de
O1 - Hosts: google.dk
O1 - Hosts: google.dm
O1 - Hosts: google.ee
O1 - Hosts: google.fi
O1 - Hosts: google.fm
O1 - Hosts: google.fr
O1 - Hosts: google.ge
O1 - Hosts: google.gg
O1 - Hosts: google.gm
O1 - Hosts: google.gr
O1 - Hosts: google.ht
O1 - Hosts: google.ie
O1 - Hosts: google.im
O1 - Hosts: google.in
O1 - Hosts: google.it
O1 - Hosts: google.ki
O1 - Hosts: google.la
O1 - Hosts: google.li
O1 - Hosts: google.lv
O1 - Hosts: google.ma
O1 - Hosts: google.ms
O1 - Hosts: google.mu
O1 - Hosts: google.mw
O1 - Hosts: google.nl
O1 - Hosts: google.no
O1 - Hosts: google.nr
O1 - Hosts: google.nu
O1 - Hosts: google.pl
O1 - Hosts: google.pn
O1 - Hosts: google.pt
O1 - Hosts: google.ro
O1 - Hosts: google.ru
O1 - Hosts: google.rw
O1 - Hosts: google.sc
O1 - Hosts: google.se
O1 - Hosts: google.sh
O1 - Hosts: google.si
O1 - Hosts: google.sm
O1 - Hosts: google.sn
O1 - Hosts: google.st
O1 - Hosts: google.tl
O1 - Hosts: google.tm
O1 - Hosts: google.tt
O1 - Hosts: google.us
O1 - Hosts: google.vu
O1 - Hosts: google.ws
O1 - Hosts: google.co.ck
O1 - Hosts: google.co.id
O1 - Hosts: google.co.il
O1 - Hosts: google.co.in
O1 - Hosts: google.co.jp
O1 - Hosts: google.co.kr
O1 - Hosts: google.co.ls
O1 - Hosts: google.co.ma
O1 - Hosts: google.co.nz
O1 - Hosts: google.co.tz
O1 - Hosts: google.co.ug
O1 - Hosts: google.co.uk
O1 - Hosts: google.co.za
O1 - Hosts: google.co.zm
O1 - Hosts: google.com
O1 - Hosts: google.com.af
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLASHX_W.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.2.4204.1700\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_B7C5AC242193BB3E.dll
O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - c:\Program Files\BAE\BAE.dll
O2 - BHO: Act.UI.InternetExplorer.Plugins.AttachFile.CAttachFile - {D5233FCD-D258-4903-89B8-FB1568E7413D} - mscoree.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IAAnotif] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\isuspm.exe" -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Act! Preloader] "C:\Program Files\ACT\ACT for Windows\Act8.exe" -stayrunning
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 7.0] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UltraMon] "C:\Program Files\UltraMon\UltraMon.exe" /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pdfquickview] C:\Program Files\PFU\ScanSnap\PDF Thumbnail View\pdfquickview.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] sttray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Ghost 10.0] "C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PfuSsSct.exe] C:\Program Files\PFU\ScanSnap\PfuSsSct.exe /Station
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ipTray.exe] "C:\Program Files\Intel\IDU\iptray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TomcatStartup 2.5] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox\hpbpsttp.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSGTAG] "C:\Program Files\MSGTAG\MSGTAG.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [QuickenScheduledUpdates] \bagent.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyInsights] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money Plus\MNYCoreFiles\mnyinsit.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcStd7_0_9 -reboot 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: CardMinder Viewer.lnk = C:\Program Files\PFU\ScanSnap\CardMinder V2.0\CardLauncher.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Conversion to PDF with ScanSnap Organizer.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ScanSnap Manager.lnk = ?
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: Attach Web page to ACT! contact - {6F431AC3-364A-478b-BBDB-89C7CE1B18F6} - mscoree.dll (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Attach Web page to ACT! contact... - {6F431AC3-364A-478b-BBDB-89C7CE1B18F6} - mscoree.dll (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {7584C670-2274-4EFB-B00B-D6AABA6D3850} (Microsoft RDP Client Control (redist)) -
O16 - DPF: {7D238D05-8CAB-4C2C-9C07-717FA529DDFF} (BatchDownloader Class) - http://photos.msn.com/resources/neutral/co....cab?10,0,910,0
O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Admin Works Agent X8 (AWService) - OSA Technologies Inc., An Avocent Company - C:\Program Files\Intel\IDU\awServ.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Diskeeper - DiskeeperŪ Corporation - C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
O23 - Service: GEARSecurity - GEAR Software - C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: IntelŪ Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMon) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Ghost - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: SigmaTel Audio Service (STacSV) - SigmaTel, Inc. - C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\STacSV.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

End of file - 17294 bytes


Just finished Malware Bytes scan.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2854
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

9/24/2009 7:53:45 AM
mbam-log-2009-09-24 (07-53-45).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 144911
Time elapsed: 18 minute(s), 45 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: 0

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:
(No malicious items detected)

Edited by Duckels, 24 September 2009 - 06:55 AM.

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#2 Duckels

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:29 PM

Found a solution.

Recovery Console

attrib -r hosts
del hosts

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:04 PM

Thanks for letting us know Duckels. :(

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