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Search Engine Results Hijacked

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#1 dbeer


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Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:26 PM

Hi guys,

In both firefox 3.5.7 and IE 8 on a PC when I do a Google search I get good looking results with good URLs but when I click them it often goes to wrong pages like strange search pages.


This is a link in a search for antivirus

This is the page clicking on it goes to - this link is actually broken

This is the link for another search result

This is the page it goes to


Here is my DDS file and attached is the attach.txt and ark.txt. Thanks in advance for the help.


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dan at 16:40:49.32 on Sat 02/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1265 [GMT -5:00]

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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\USB Headsets\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe
C:\Program Files\PIXELA\ImageMixer 3 SE Ver.5\Transfer Utility\CameraMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Picture Utility\VolumeWatcher\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Dan\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 5.0\reader\activex\AcroIEHelper.ocx
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgssie.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: Google Gears Helper: {e0fefe40-fbf9-42ae-ba58-794ca7e3fb53} - c:\program files\google\google gears\internet explorer\\gears.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
uRun: [CreativeTaskScheduler] "c:\program files\creative\shared files\CTSched.exe" /logon
uRun: [AdobeBridge]
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
mRun: [RemoteControl] "c:\program files\cyberlink dvd solution\powerdvd\PDVDServ.exe"
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\core\smax4pnp.exe
mRun: [JMB36X IDE Setup] c:\windows\raidtool\xInsIDE.exe
mRun: [36X Raid Configurer] c:\windows\system32\xRaidSetup.exe boot
mRun: [AVG9_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg9\avgtray.exe
mRun: [VolPanel] "c:\program files\creative\usb headsets\volume panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r
mRun: [AdobeCS4ServiceManager] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\cs4servicemanager\CS4ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [LVCOMSX] c:\windows\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
mRun: [Turbine Download Manager Tray Icon] "c:\program files\turbine\turbine download manager\TurbineDownloadManagerIcon.exe"
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\dan\startm~1\programs\startup\pictur~1.lnk - c:\program files\sony\sony picture utility\volumewatcher\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\imagem~1.lnk - c:\program files\pixela\imagemixer 3 se ver.5\transfer utility\CameraMonitor.exe
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\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: {09C04DA7-5B76-4EBC-BBEE-B25EAC5965F5} - {0B4350D1-055F-47A3-B112-5F2F2B0D6F08} - c:\program files\google\google gears\internet explorer\\gears.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_18-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0018-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_18-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_18-windows-i586.cab
TCP: NameServer =,
TCP: {2B1C6347-E164-40D7-AD1C-CB8405851121} =,
TCP: {A3A29281-8124-4143-A46E-342442F13808} =,
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
IFEO: Notepad.exe - "c:\program files\textpad 5\textpad.exe" -n

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\dan\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\pjvkbm4h.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.danzen.com
FF - component: c:\program files\google\google gears\firefox\lib\ff35\gears.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0018-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);

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

R0 Lbd;Lbd;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys [2010-1-30 64288]
R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-12-1 333192]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2009-12-1 28424]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-12-1 360584]
R2 713xTVCard;SAA7130 TV Card;c:\windows\system32\drivers\SAA713x.sys [2005-3-15 277504]
R2 avg9wd;AVG Free WatchDog;c:\program files\avg\avg9\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-12-1 285392]
R2 Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\AAWService.exe [2009-12-2 1181328]
R3 RTLWUSB;Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\RTL8187.sys [2009-11-30 180608]
R3 skfilt;skfilt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\skfilt.SYS [2009-12-1 1670016]
S2 gupdate;Google Update Service (gupdate);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2010-2-2 135664]
S3 Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service;Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service;c:\program files\common files\creative labs shared\service\CTAELicensing.exe [2009-12-1 79360]
S3 PhTVTune;Super PcTv(Philips) WDM TVTuner;c:\windows\system32\drivers\PhTVTune.sys [2009-11-30 24736]

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

2010-02-04 01:45:23 1206272 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\lvsvf2.sys
2010-02-01 20:17:21 0 d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\dan\PrivacIE
2010-02-01 20:15:24 0 d-sh--w- c:\documents and settings\dan\IETldCache
2010-02-01 19:56:42 0 d-----w- c:\windows\ie8updates
2010-02-01 19:53:06 0 dc-h--w- c:\windows\ie8
2010-02-01 19:50:01 69120 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iecompat.dll
2010-02-01 19:49:52 246272 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieproxy.dll
2010-02-01 19:49:52 12800 -c----w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpshims.dll
2010-01-31 22:25:49 15880 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\lsdelete.exe
2010-01-31 19:21:13 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Turbine
2010-01-31 19:19:13 0 d-----w- c:\windows\system32\URTTEMP
2010-01-31 04:23:54 64288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys
2010-01-31 04:13:16 0 dc-h--w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{BC9FCCF7-E686-494B-8C9B-55C9A39A7CA9}
2010-01-31 04:13:00 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Lavasoft
2010-01-31 04:08:06 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2010-01-31 04:08:06 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2010-01-31 03:35:35 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Enigma Software Group
2010-01-25 17:30:49 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Pixela
2010-01-25 17:29:15 0 d-----w- c:\program files\PIXELA
2010-01-25 17:20:24 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\dan\applic~1\ZoomBrowser EX
2010-01-21 23:11:49 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\ZoomBrowser
2010-01-19 02:42:35 0 d-----w- C:\chrisbacon
2010-01-16 17:34:02 6097 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonyhcb.sys
2010-01-16 17:34:02 53248 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\SONYHCY.DLL
2010-01-16 17:34:02 38739 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonyhcc.sys
2010-01-16 17:34:02 3654 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Sonyhcp.dll
2010-01-16 17:34:02 299923 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonyhcs.sys
2010-01-16 17:34:02 102220 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\sonypvs1.sys
2010-01-16 17:34:02 0 d-----w- C:\Drivers
2010-01-16 17:32:06 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Sony
2010-01-16 17:31:44 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Sony Corporation
2010-01-16 17:26:14 49024 -c--a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mstape.sys
2010-01-16 17:26:14 49024 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mstape.sys
2010-01-16 17:26:13 13696 -c--a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\avcstrm.sys
2010-01-16 17:26:13 13696 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avcstrm.sys
2010-01-11 18:43:47 0 d-----w- c:\program files\NCH Software
2010-01-11 18:43:47 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\dan\applic~1\NCH Software
2010-01-09 19:45:10 87 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ssprs.tgz
2010-01-09 19:45:10 73 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ssprs.dll
2010-01-09 19:45:10 219 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\lsprst7.tgz
2010-01-09 19:45:10 21 ----a-w- c:\windows\SurCode.INI
2010-01-09 19:45:10 205 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\lsprst7.dll
2010-01-09 19:45:10 1025 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\sysprs7.tgz
2010-01-09 19:45:10 1025 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\sysprs7.dll
2010-01-09 19:45:10 1025 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\clauth2.dll
2010-01-09 19:45:10 1025 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\clauth1.dll
2010-01-09 19:45:10 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Minnetonka Audio Software
2010-01-09 19:43:28 51200 -c--a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msdv.sys
2010-01-09 19:43:28 51200 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\msdv.sys
2010-01-09 19:43:24 38912 -c--a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\avc.sys
2010-01-09 19:43:24 38912 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avc.sys
2010-01-09 19:43:20 48128 -c--a-w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\61883.sys
2010-01-09 19:43:20 48128 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\61883.sys
2010-01-09 19:36:38 45843 ----a-w- c:\windows\CSTBox.INI

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

2009-12-21 19:14:05 916480 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-12-17 22:14:00 411368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-12-01 23:11:20 413696 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wrap_oal.dll
2009-12-01 23:11:20 110592 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\OpenAL32.dll
2009-12-01 21:04:33 12464 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-12-01 20:52:55 1970176 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\xRaidSetup.exe
2009-12-01 20:52:55 151552 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\xRaidAPI.dll
2009-12-01 20:49:52 53248 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\CSVer.dll
2009-12-01 20:49:52 32768 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\UpdateUSB.exe
2009-12-01 04:30:03 21640 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\emptyregdb.dat
2009-11-09 18:00:00 85504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ff_vfw.dll
2004-10-01 20:00:16 40960 ----a-w- c:\program files\Uninstall_CDS.exe

============= FINISH: 16:41:16.15 ===============

Edited by Orange Blossom, 08 February 2010 - 09:44 PM.
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#2 schrauber



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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:52 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.

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.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
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:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
  • A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
  • Notepad will open with the results.
  • Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
  • Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.
Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HERE

Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:
  • Main Mirror
    This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
  • Zipped Mirror
    This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
  • Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
  • Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.

  • GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
  • If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.
  • Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
  • Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
  • Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.
-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.
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