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#1 MikeyBlues


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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:11 AM

Hey guys,

For the last few days my computers been playing up in quite an annoying way.
Whenever I perform a search on google and click on any of the results, firefox automatically opens a new tab and takes me to some irrelevant advert or website.
Its not great.
I searched on this website and found i should probably run a 'ComboFix' scan.
I did this and got these results

ComboFix 10-03-25.08 - Mikey 26/03/2010 12:58:51.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2406 [GMT 0:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Desktop\downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Application Data\EurekaLog

((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-02-26 to 2010-03-26 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2010-02-24 19:36 . 2010-02-24 19:36 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\Cache
2010-02-24 19:35 . 2010-02-24 19:35 31 ---ha-w- c:\windows\UKCpInfo.sys
2010-02-24 19:35 . 2010-02-24 19:35 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Coupon Printer

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2010-03-26 11:29 . 2009-10-27 19:36 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Application Data\HPAppData
2010-03-26 00:10 . 2009-09-04 11:38 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Application Data\vlc
2010-03-21 20:17 . 2009-09-03 17:55 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Application Data\Spotify
2010-03-20 20:07 . 2009-10-27 17:30 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\HPAppData
2010-03-15 17:47 . 2010-02-20 21:41 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\vlc
2010-02-20 21:34 . 2010-02-20 21:34 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\DivX
2010-02-20 21:34 . 2010-02-20 21:34 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\Media Player Classic
2010-02-20 20:57 . 2010-02-20 20:57 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\BitZipper
2010-02-20 20:34 . 2009-09-02 18:21 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\User\Application Data\Apple Computer
2010-02-20 20:34 . 2009-12-28 15:45 86384 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2010-02-20 20:10 . 2009-09-03 16:55 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Application Data\Azureus
2010-02-04 19:10 . 2009-09-03 16:55 86384 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Local Settings\Application Data\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2010-01-29 17:50 . 2010-01-29 17:50 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Sibelius Software
2010-01-26 22:40 . 2009-11-11 14:55 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Application Data\dvdcss
2009-12-31 16:50 . 2006-02-28 12:00 353792 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys
2009-11-24 13:14 . 2009-11-24 13:14 10437264 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\PDFNetC.dll
2009-11-28 12:10 . 2009-11-28 12:10 107760 ----a-w- c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\ScorchPDFWrapper.dll

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks]
"{A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C}"= "c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll" [2009-11-25 1230080]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{201f27d4-3704-41d6-89c1-aa35e39143ed}]
2009-04-02 11:47 333192 ----a-w- c:\program files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C}]
2009-11-25 13:01 1230080 ----a-w- c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
"{CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829}"= "c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll" [2009-11-25 1230080]
"{3041d03e-fd4b-44e0-b742-2d9b88305f98}"= "c:\program files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dll" [2009-04-02 333192]



[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\Webbrowser]
"{CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829}"= "c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll" [2009-11-25 1230080]
"{3041D03E-FD4B-44E0-B742-2D9B88305F98}"= "c:\program files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dll" [2009-04-02 333192]



"HDAudDeck"="c:\program files\VIA\VIAudioi\HDADeck\HDeck.exe" [2008-09-25 33517568]
"NvCplDaemon"="c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll" [2009-03-08 13680640]
"nwiz"="nwiz.exe" [2009-03-08 1657376]
"NvMediaCenter"="c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll" [2009-03-08 86016]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2009-09-01 149280]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2008-06-12 34672]
"AVG8_TRAY"="c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe" [2010-03-19 2046816]
"WorksFUD"="c:\program files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe" [2000-06-29 24576]
"Microsoft Works Portfolio"="c:\program files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe" [2000-07-02 311350]
"Microsoft Works Update Detection"="c:\program files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe" [2000-06-29 28739]
"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2009-07-13 292128]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2009-09-05 417792]
"HP Software Update"="c:\program files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe" [2007-05-08 54840]

"CTFMON.EXE"="c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE" [2008-04-14 15360]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk - c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe [2009-5-21 275768]
Microsoft Office.lnk - c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE [2000-1-20 65588]
Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk - c:\program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe [2000-6-29 24633]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\avgrsstarter]
2009-09-02 16:34 11952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll

"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgemc.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgnsx.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Vuze\\Azureus.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Spotify\\spotify.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpqtra08.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpqste08.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hposid01.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpqkygrp.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpqcopy2.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpfcCopy.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpoews01.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpiscnapp.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\Bin\\hpqPhotoCrm.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpqgplgtupl.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpqgpc01.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpqusgm.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\bin\\hpqusgh.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\HP Software Update\\HPWUCli.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\HP\\Digital Imaging\\smart web printing\\SmartWebPrintExe.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre6\\bin\\java.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"=

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [01/09/2009 12:58 335240]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [01/09/2009 12:58 108552]
R2 ASKService;ASKService;c:\program files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe [03/09/2009 16:54 464264]
R2 ASKUpgrade;ASKUpgrade;c:\program files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\ASKUpgrade.exe [03/09/2009 16:55 234888]
R2 avg8emc;AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe [01/09/2009 12:58 908056]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe [01/09/2009 12:58 297752]
R3 VIAHdAudAddService;VIA High Definition Audio Driver Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\viahduaa.sys [01/09/2009 12:39 874880]
S3 ASPI;Advanced SCSI Programming Interface Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ASPI32.SYS [13/01/2010 13:55 16512]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost]
HPZ12 REG_MULTI_SZ Pml Driver HPZ12 Net Driver HPZ12
hpdevmgmt REG_MULTI_SZ hpqcxs08 hpqddsvc
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2010-02-17 c:\windows\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job
- c:\program files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe [2008-07-30 11:34]
------- Supplementary Scan -------
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = "c:\program files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" //mailurl:mailto:hrhelpdesk@stylo.co.uk?subject=Head%20Office%20CV%20Submission
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\fn5sslip.default\
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\Mikey\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\fn5sslip.default\extensions\{3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}\components\frozen.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Firefox\components\avgssff.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\Firefox\avg@igeared\components\IGeared_tavgp_xputils2.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\Firefox\avg@igeared\components\IGeared_tavgp_xputils3.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\Firefox\avg@igeared\components\IGeared_tavgp_xputils35.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\Firefox\avg@igeared\components\xpavgtbapi.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpClipBook.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpClipBookDB.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpNeoLogger.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpSaturn.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpSeymour.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpSmartSelect.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpSmartWebPrinting.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpSWPOperation.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpXPLogging.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpXPMTC.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpXPMTL.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\components\hpXREStub.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\npdivx32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\MozillaAddOn3\plugins\nphpclipbook.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\K-Lite Codec Pack\Real\browser\plugins\nppl3260.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\K-Lite Codec Pack\Real\browser\plugins\nprpjplug.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npCouponPrinter.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Windows Presentation Foundation\DotNetAssistantExtension\


catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2010-03-26 13:01
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

HDAudDeck = c:\program files\VIA\VIAudioi\HDADeck\HDeck.exe 1????????????????????????????????????????????????

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1409082233-2052111302-682003330-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\{395F025E-757C-915A-6688-CA34999C468F}*]
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1409082233-2052111302-682003330-1004\Software\SecuROM\!CAUTION! NEVER A OR CHANGE ANY KEY*]
Completion time: 2010-03-26 13:02:48
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2010-03-26 13:02

Pre-Run: 199,689,654,272 bytes free
Post-Run: 200,308,686,848 bytes free

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
c:\cmdcons\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

- - End Of File - - 52EA53C88ECF00496BD2638E3AE16B8F

It'd be really really really great if someone could help me out in understanding what to do to sort this problem
Thanks alot for any help guys I really appreciate it!


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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:56 PM

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