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IE homepage hijacked/cookies installed


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#1 akhost

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 05:20 AM

Several days ago my IE homepage was hijacked in that, I cannot change the hompage to anything other than the value it was last set at (mail.yahoo.com). My antivirus was also picking up viruses in cookies set on FireFox's cookies text file. The antivirus would remove these cookies each time I ran a scan, but they would keep reappearing (sometimes with different values, but the same virus).

I have run spywareBlaster and Ad Aware both in safe mode, as well as two online anti virus applications (McAfee and Panda) and two downloaded anti virus applications (AVG Free and Panda). Ad Aware was the only one to detect anything, a registry value that was changed. But still the hijacking persists.

Below is my hijackThis log. The top two "RO" rows seem to be the issue, although fixing them does nothing, as they always come back. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:55:23 AM, on 10/7/2005
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PavProt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader 5\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe
C:\mysql\bin\winmysqladmin.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\Firewall\PavFires.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\Pavkre.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\pavsrv51.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\prevsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PsImSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\apvxdwin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\WebProxy.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe
C:\firefox\firefox.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mail.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Smapp] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMONTRAY] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imontray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PMXInit] C:\WINDOWS\System32\pmxinit.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-watch] "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-watch.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [B'sCLiP] C:\PROGRA~1\B'SCLI~1\Win2K\BSCLIP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iamapp] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV CfgWiz] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CfgWiz.exe /GUID NAV /CMDLINE "REBOOT"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AWMON] "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Mozilla Quick Launch] "C:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\Mozilla.exe" -turbo
O4 - Startup: WinMySQLadmin.lnk = C:\mysql\bin\winmysqladmin.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader 5\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Monitor Apache Servers.lnk = C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/pcpitstop.cab
O16 - DPF: {7584C670-2274-4EFB-B00B-D6AABA6D3850} (Microsoft RDP Client Control (redist)) - https://66.114.70.27/Remote/msrdp.cab
O16 - DPF: {9732FB42-C321-11D1-836F-00A0C993F125} (mhLabel Class) - http://www1.pcpitstop.com/mhLbl.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.0_03) -
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0001-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_02) -
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/...598/mcfscan.cab
O16 - DPF: {FD0B6769-6490-4A91-AA0A-B5AE0DC75AC9} (Performance Viewer Activex Control) - https://secure.logmein.com/activex/RACtrl.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: LMIinit - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\LMIinit.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: PCANotify - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PCANotify.dll
O23 - Service: Apache2 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe" -k runservice (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: pcAnywhere Host Service (awhost32) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® Active Monitor (imonNT) - Intel Corp. - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LogMeIn Maintenance Service (LMIMaint) - 3am Labs, Inc. - C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
O23 - Service: LogMeIn - 3am Labs, Inc. - C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
O23 - Service: MySql - Unknown owner - C:/mysql/bin/mysqld-nt.exe
O23 - Service: Panda Firewall Service (PAVFIRES) - Panda Software - C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\Firewall\PavFires.exe
O23 - Service: Panda Function Service (PAVFNSVR) - Panda Software - C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PavFnSvr.exe
O23 - Service: Panda Pavkre (Pavkre) - Panda Software - C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\Pavkre.exe
O23 - Service: Panda PavProt (PavProt) - Panda Software - C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PavProt.exe
O23 - Service: Panda Process Protection Service (PavPrSrv) - Panda Software - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Panda anti-virus service (PAVSRV) - Panda Software - C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\pavsrv51.exe
O23 - Service: pcAnywhere Install Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\pca_run.exe
O23 - Service: Panda Preventium+ Service (PREVSRV) - Panda Software - C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\prevsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Panda IManager Service (PSIMSVC) - Panda Software Internacional - C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\PsImSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Retrospect Launcher (RetroLauncher) - Dantz Development Corporation - C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe (file missing)


P.S. - I forgot to mention that Panda Anti Virus found and seemed to permanently remove the cookie viruses once I ran it in safe mode. Perhaps these were two seperate issues...? Thank you!

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#2 Bugbatter

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 02:44 PM

Hi, akhost,

Welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

One issue is that you are running two anti-virus programs, and the other is that you are using Ad-watch which is probably keeping you from making changes to the Registry because of its monitoring feature.
Decide which AV you want to use in realtime and keep it. Either remove the other or disable it for on-demand use only. Running two AV's can cause conflicts.

Please follow the instructions provided. You may want to print out these instructions and use them as a reference.

As far as Ad-watch, let's try disabling it before fixing anything with HJT:
1. Right click on the Ad-Watch icon in the system tray and select "Restore Ad-Watch".
2. At the bottom of the screen there will be two checkable items called "Active" and "Automatic".Active: Switches Monitoring On or Off without closing
Automatic: Switches Automatic Blocking On or Off
3. Uncheck (red X) both items.

Remember when we have completed cleaning your machine to turn them back on using the same steps but this time select ONLY Active. Ad-Watch will prompt you to accept those registry changes that were made in the cleanup. They must be accepted.

The blank.htm is just IE's default for when it cannot connect to a site.

Launch HijackThis and tick these:
If you do not want that Yahoo mail page:
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mail.yahoo.com/

and this one:
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm

Close all windows except HJT and click "Fix Checked".

Reboot and make sure Ad-watch is still disabled so you can go into IE Tools>Internet Options and change your homepage back.

Let's clear out the cookies and temps:
Download: CCleaner
From one of the following locations:
http://www.ccleaner.com/
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner.html
Once installed, launch CCleaner:
Do not change any settings, except to make sure on the Options tab>Advanced "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours" is NOT checked.
Click Run Cleaner (bottom right). When finished> Exit (top right) (reboot)

Now we will get a "second opinion" to make sure there are no infections lurking:

First:
Please download ewido security suite trial version.
  • Install ewido security suite
  • When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
  • Launch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop double-click it.
  • The program will now go to the main screen
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.
  • On the left hand side of the main screen click update
  • Then click on Start Update
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.
ewido manual updates

Once the updates are installed do the following:
Please reboot into Safemode:
Turn on the computer.
Immediately begin tapping the F8 key (or F5 on some computers)
Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode and press the Enter key.
*Click on ewido>scanner
Then select "Settings"
Under the bottom section "What to Scan?" make sure "Scan every file" is checked.
Select "OK" and you will return to scanning options.
*Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.

This scan can take quite a while to run, so please be patient .
While the scan is in progress, you will be prompted to clean the first infected file it finds. Choose Clean. Then put a check next to 'Perform action on all infections' . Doing this, enables the scan to proceed automatically until its completion. Click OK

When the scan finishes, click on "Save Report". This will create a text file. Make sure you know where to find this file again. The best place to save it would probably be your Desktop.
Now close ewido security suite.
Please copy and paste the results from that scan and a fresh HJT log back to this topic for review. Thanks!

Edited by Bugbatter, 10 October 2005 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:51 PM

Due to inactivity, this thread will now be closed.
If you need this topic reopened, please contact a member of the HJT Team and we will reopen it for you.
Include the address of this thread in your request.
If you should have a new issue, please start a new topic.
This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.

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