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IE8 Hijacked running in background Firefox is also affected.


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#1 WafflesOMD

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:58 PM

Hello there, this is one of those times where I have to actually come to a forum for a solution which is pretty darn rare. Okay here is my situation, my friends PC has a browser hijacker that disables most anti-virus such as AVG and also anti-spyware such as spybot. housecall from trend micro didn't find anything. I used many scanners(most didn't even start but hung in mremory without displaying a window which is what internet explorer is doing in the background. I've tried deleting iexplore.exe and I am successful, but another copy is created instantly. Nothing(that has been able to run on my pc) including online scanners such as housecall has been able to pick this up. Nothing shows up on any log from any program including OTL HJT Kenco Gooredfix mbam(hangs) gmer(crashes) Spybot(hangs) "superantispyware" crashes before it has a chance to execute and show an installation window, most antivirus wont even install or install but wont run. Spyware doctor wont install and hangs...ComboFix hangs and doesn't show either. Help would be greatly appreciated.

Hijack This log:

Scan saved at 4:57:31 PM, on 1/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TEW-424UB\WlanCU.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\tim\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.063\procexp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Wireless Configuration Utility HW.14.lnk = C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TEW-424UB\WlanCU.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
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
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

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End of file - 2874 bytes


I'm really stumped...


I REALLY NEED HELP URGENTLY

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by WafflesOMD, 11 January 2010 - 10:54 PM.


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#2 WafflesOMD

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:52 AM

I take it you're all stumped too? no fellow technicians run into this one yet? I even used virscan.com to tediously scan one file at a time of anything I thought was suspicious including system files that could have been infected including iexplore.exe and you all know it uses EVERY scan engine, yet nothing came up. took me about a good 4 hours to scan each and every file.


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