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#1 Ian

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 07:52 AM

Hello, can anyone help.
I get 3 browser pages open in addition to the 'home page' browser every time I go on line, this is regardless whether I use Internet Explorer, it happens as soon as I connect.
I have done all the usual virus scans and the Spybot programs etc and stuff I can't even remember I've been at this so long (4 days now).
I think I stopped 2 pages based on a suggestion I stop 3rd party browser extentions(?). The 3rd keeps coming back.
I am fumberling around here so please excuse me if this is a little confused!
I have run hijackthis and have a log file but am way too lacking to know what to do with it, any help would be so acceptable at this stage. Thanks in anticipation of any help available.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 13:18:50, on 25/09/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ntlogon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\svohost.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
c:\program files\bt yahoo! internet\DialBTYahoo.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ian Luggar\My Documents\VIRUS CHECKERS\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.stampingonlundy.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.stampingonlundy.co.uk
F3 - REG:win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\ntlogon.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ashMaiSv] C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BTopenworld] "c:\program files\bt yahoo! internet\DialBTYahoo.exe" /ReInstallAutoDial
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [xor] C:\WINDOWS\system32\xor\svchost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [User Services] C:\WINDOWS\system32\usersvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [System Rustare] C:\WINDOWS\svohost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinInit] Win86.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinLogin] win32x.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServicesOnce: [washindex] C:\Program Files\Washer\washidx.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: SEARCH - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B1} - http://www.zapros.com/find.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: ENTERTAINMENT - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B2} - http://www.zapros.com/av.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: PILLS - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B3} - http://www.zapros.com/med.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: SECURITY - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B4} - http://www.zapros.com/check.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: SEARCH - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B5} - http://www.zapros.com (file missing)
O13 - DefaultPrefix:
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {26CBF141-7D0F-46E1-AA06-718958B6E4D2} - http://download.ebay.com/turbo_lister/UK/install.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5co...b?1095793121656
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{9A1D5ED4-B3BA-4977-8A8D-0C58FAF26C93}: NameServer = 213.1.119.99 213.1.119.100

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#2 Daisuke

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 10:24 AM

Hi Ian

Print this instructions because you are not able to access the Internet in SafeMode.

1. Make sure you are set to show hidden files and folders:
A. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.
B. Click the View tab.
C. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
D. Uncheck Hide extensions for known filetypes and Hide protected operating system files.
How to see hidden files in Windows

2. REBOOT into SafeMode: Starting your computer in Safe mode, use the F8 method.

3. Run HijackThis!, press "Scan" and tick the boxes next to all these, close all other windows and browsers, then press "Fix Checked" button.

F3 - REG:win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\ntlogon.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [xor] C:\WINDOWS\system32\xor\svchost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [User Services] C:\WINDOWS\system32\usersvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [System Rustare] C:\WINDOWS\svohost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinInit] Win86.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinLogin] win32x.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: SECURITY - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B4} - http://www.zapros.com/check.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: SEARCH - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B5} - http://www.zapros.com (file missing)
O13 - DefaultPrefix:
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:


4. Search for these files and delete them if found:
C:\WINDOWS\ntlogon.exe <-- this file
C:\WINDOWS\system32\xor\svchost.exe <-- this file
C:\WINDOWS\system32\usersvc.exe <-- this file
C:\WINDOWS\svohost.exe <-- this file

A. Click Start > Search.
B. Click "All files and folders."
C. In the "All or part of the file name" box, type, or copy and paste, the file name:
D. Verify that "Look in" is set to "Local Hard Drives" or to (C:).
E. Click "More advanced options."
F. Check "Search system folders."
G. Check "Search subfolders."
H. Click Search.
I. Delete the file.

Win86.exe <-- this file
win32x.exe <-- this file

5. Delete these folders:
xor in C:\WINDOWS\system32\

6. Empty the Recycle Bin.

7. REBOOT normally.

8. Perform a full scan here: Trendmicro, tick AutoClean and let him remove anything he finds.

9. Run HijackThis! again and post a new log.

svchost.exe in C:\WINDOWS\system32\ is a legit Windows file. Don't delete it !!

Edited by cryo, 25 September 2004 - 10:30 AM.

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 05:52 PM

Thankyou so much for your help CRYO!
I have read your instructions and I am fine up to #4 where I get confused.
Do I find the files you mention at #4 by following instructions A-I?
Or are instructions A-I used just to find the 2 Win files?

I have done a parliminary search for files at #4 to see if I could carry out the instructions by going to Start-Search-Files & Folders-All Files & Folders and pasting in the file name (i.e ntlogon.exe), I find this file only in c drive not 'local hard drives', is this correct?
Doing the same above I can find the Win files, again in 'c drive' only, is this correct?
I cannot find 'xor'. Did I miss something here?
Finally (thank goodness I hear you say!) I do not understand your instruction NOT to delete the file svohost.exe\system32 when you have instructed to delete this file at #4?

I can only find svohost.exe in a search, it does not give me any of the following path \system32\ so how do I know if this is the one to delete?

I have not yet actually done anything as yet as I thought it better to ask these questions first!

I am really sorry to ask again for help when you have gone to all this trouble already. But I am so worried I will mess up!
If you can help further I will be so grateful as I am determined to learn and not get someone else to fix this.
Thank you
Ian

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 06:34 PM

I have done a parliminary search for files at #4 to see if I could carry out the instructions by going to Start-Search-Files & Folders-All Files & Folders and pasting in the file name (i.e ntlogon.exe), I find this file only in c drive not 'local hard drives', is this correct ? Doing the same above I can find the Win files, again in 'c drive' only, is this correct ?


It's OK. Delete them ! ntlogon.exe and the two win files are bad.

I cannot find 'xor'. Did I miss something here?


If you don't find xor go to the next step.

Finally (thank goodness I hear you say!) I do not understand your instruction NOT to delete the file svohost.exe\system32 when you have instructed to delete this file at #4?
I can only find svohost.exe in a search, it does not give me any of the following path \system32\ so how do I know if this is the one to delete?
I have not yet actually done anything as yet as I thought it better to ask these questions first!


Please read carefully the files names:

SVCHOST.exe is a legit Windows file. This file is in the c:\windows\system32\ folder. Don't delete it !
SVOHOST.exe is bad.

SVCHOST.exe in any other folder is a bad file and you must delete it. (i.e. in the xor folder).

It's not a big problem if you delete by mistake the legit file :thumbsup:. There is a replacement on your HDD in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache folder.

I am really sorry to ask again for help when you have gone to all this trouble already. But I am so worried I will mess up!
If you can help further I will be so grateful as I am determined to learn and not get someone else to fix this.
Thank you
Ian


No problem Ian, if you have other questions just ask them :flowers:
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 07:43 AM

Hello cryo,
thanks again for your invaluable help and patience.

I have completed your instructions without any problems, it seems. The Trendmicro found more items and they have been deleted. I have done another HijackThis! scan and the log is as follows,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 13:30:49, on 26/09/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ian Luggar\My Documents\VIRUS CHECKERS\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.stampingonlundy.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.stampingonlundy.co.uk
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ashMaiSv] C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BTopenworld] "c:\program files\bt yahoo! internet\DialBTYahoo.exe" /ReInstallAutoDial
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServicesOnce: [washindex] C:\Program Files\Washer\washidx.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O9 - Extra button: SEARCH - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B1} - http://www.zapros.com/find.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: ENTERTAINMENT - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B2} - http://www.zapros.com/av.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: PILLS - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B3} - http://www.zapros.com/med.htm (file missing)
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {26CBF141-7D0F-46E1-AA06-718958B6E4D2} - http://download.ebay.com/turbo_lister/UK/install.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5co...b?1095793121656
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061...all/xscan53.cab

I am hoping this will be ok!!

Dare I ask you one more thing?
I am unsure if I should start a new message, but when I click on the log file it cannot find notepad although it is in the programs menu where it always was?
I open the log file by going to the notepad in the program file and then open the log file.
This is not the way it used to work?

This is not important really, I am just happy to have removed the initial problem and really can't thank you enough. You have restored my faith in people with your unselfish assistance and time you have spent helping me out.
I am more grateful than you can imagine..............
Very best wishes
Ian

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 08:35 AM

Hi Ian, good job :thumbsup:

Look here for notepad.exe here
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache or here
C:\WINDOWS

Copy notepad.exe to C:\WINDOWS\system32 if notepad is missing.

Right click the log (*.log) file, select "Open with" -> Choose program -> select Notepad -> tick "Always use the selected program ..." and press OK.

Fix these too please:

Run HijackThis!, press "Scan" and tick the boxes next to all these, close all other windows and browsers, then press "Fix Checked" button.

O9 - Extra button: SEARCH - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B1} - http://www.zapros.com/find.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: ENTERTAINMENT - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B2} - http://www.zapros.com/av.htm (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: PILLS - {FE5A1910-F121-11d2-BE9E-01C04A7936B3} - http://www.zapros.com/med.htm (file missing)
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:


and post a new HJT log.

This is not important really, I am just happy to have removed the initial problem and really can't thank you enough. You have restored my faith in people with your unselfish assistance and time you have spent helping me out.
I am more grateful than you can imagine..............
Very best wishes


You're welcome Ian :flowers:

Edited by cryo, 26 September 2004 - 08:36 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 09:09 AM

Good afternoon cryo

here is the latest log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 15:01:10, on 26/09/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ian Luggar\My Documents\VIRUS CHECKERS\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.stampingonlundy.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.stampingonlundy.co.uk
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ashMaiSv] C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BTopenworld] "c:\program files\bt yahoo! internet\DialBTYahoo.exe" /ReInstallAutoDial
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServicesOnce: [washindex] C:\Program Files\Washer\washidx.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O13 - WWW Prefix:
O13 - Home Prefix:
O13 - Mosaic Prefix:
O13 - FTP Prefix:
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {26CBF141-7D0F-46E1-AA06-718958B6E4D2} - http://download.ebay.com/turbo_lister/UK/install.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5co...b?1095793121656
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061...all/xscan53.cab

Notepad is back thank you very much, took me a while to work thru that one I have to say! Didn't know I knew so little......
Again, heartfelt thanks.
Is there some way I can use all this to assist others? I can't remember half of the stuff I did but I'm willing to help somewhere......................

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 11:38 AM

Copy the contents of the Quote Box below to Notepad.
Click File menu -> Save and name the file as repair.reg
Change the Save as Type to All Files
Save this file on the desktop.

Double-click on the repair.reg file you saved earlier on your desktop, and when it prompts to merge say Yes, and this will repair some registry entries.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\Prefixes]
"ftp"="ftp://"
"gopher"="gopher://"
"home"="http://"
"mosaic"="http://"
"www"="http://"


Reboot and post a new HJT log.
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 11:54 AM

Hello cryo
As per your instructions,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 17:48:04, on 26/09/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ian Luggar\My Documents\VIRUS CHECKERS\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.stampingonlundy.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.stampingonlundy.co.uk
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ashMaiSv] C:\PROGRA~1\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BTopenworld] "c:\program files\bt yahoo! internet\DialBTYahoo.exe" /ReInstallAutoDial
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)

I didn't have a 'repair.reg' on the desktop saved from earlier, that's a new one to me!
I do have 'backups in the HJT folder.
I did. however, make the notepad file as you suggested and it was added to the reg file when prompted. I imagine the log above has told you that?
Makes me wonder why I go on line with all this trouble.
Best regards
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 12:15 PM

I did. however, make the notepad file as you suggested and it was added to the reg file when prompted.

OK.

Log looks clean...great job ! :thumbsup:

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

Glad I was able to help.
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 01:56 PM

You're a saint!
Thanks very much for all your help.
I will do as you say, most I have been learning and implimenting over the last few days but it's good to have a check list!
I shall also make it a routine to update both the spybot stuff and microsoft.
A very steep learning curve indeed!
Thanks again for all your help and time, it's very much appreciated!
Best regards
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