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Firefox Hijack/Royal Search Engine


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#1 bbwatershiip

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:46 PM

Hello. This is my first post, so forgive me if I miss a detail.

Vista Home Premium, 32 bit
Firefox 3.6.8

I got hit with a messy rogue antivirus infection. I shut down and rebooted in safe mode with networking. Updated Malware Bytes and scanned. Removed 16 items (I failed to generate a log, but I have attached a screen cap of the quarantine list).

I was back in business until google search results got hijacked. Every link goes to royalsearchengine.com. Internet Explorer 8 was not affected.

I closed Firefox and went to the Profiles folder. Deselected "read only" for the folder and all subfolders/files. Deleted prefs file and localstore. Opened Firefox and fixed my settings. Tried a google search and ... royalsearchengine.

I have uploaded the attach.txt file to this message. I have also attached the screen cap of the MB quarantine from today. I was unable to generate a gmer log. Gmer scan runs and then encounters a problem and needs to close. Tried it with no other programs open, and still no go. I did use the defogger before the scan.

Here is the HJT log. Thank you so much for having a look at this. It is most appreciated.
Ian


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Watership at 21:30:52.02 on Sat 08/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18928 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3069.2064 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Reader Suite\upeksvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atashost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\dlcicoms.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k wcssvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apntex.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 2\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 2\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Users\Watership\Desktop\Computer Health\Bleeping Computer\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.weightwatchers.com/index.aspx
uWindow Title = Internet Explorer provided by Dell
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us&ibd=2080418
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:50425
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
BHO: HP Print Enhancer: {0347c33e-8762-4905-bf09-768834316c61} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049c3e9-b461-4bc5-8870-4c09146192ca} - c:\program files\real\realplayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
EB: HP Smart Web Printing: {555d4d79-4bd2-4094-a395-cfc534424a05} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_bho.dll
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\delltpad\Apoint.exe
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe c:\windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start
mPolicies-system: DisableCAD = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Notify: psfus - c:\windows\system32\psqlpwd.dll
LSA: Notification Packages = scecli psqlpwd

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\waters~1\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\6tmwitgb.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - aol.com
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 0
FF - component: c:\program files\real\realplayer\browserrecord\firefox\ext\components\nprpffbrowserrecordext.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\common files\research in motion\bbwebsllauncher\NPWebSLLauncher.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\watership\appdata\roaming\move networks\plugins\npqmp071503000010.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\watership\appdata\roaming\move networks\plugins\npqmp071505000010.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_popup_windows", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.enable_click_image_resizing", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.high_water_mark", 32);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.gc_frequency", 1600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.lu", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.nu", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.nz", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgbaam7a8h", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgberp4a5d4ar", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--p1ai", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.xn--mgbayh7gpa", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.IDN.whitelist.tel", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.proxy.type", 5);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.buffer.cache.count", 24);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.buffer.cache.size", 4096);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.timeoutSecs", 45);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.debug", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.agedWeight", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.bucketSize", 1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.maxTimeGroupings", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.timeGroupingSize", 604800);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.boundaryWeight", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.prefixWeight", 5);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("accelerometer.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\all.js - pref("html5.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts", "");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.treat_unsafe_negotiation_as_broken", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl.require_safe_negotiation", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.download.backgroundInterval", 600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.url.manual", "http://www.firefox.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-ja", "mozff");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add", "addons.mozilla.org");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add.36", "getpersonas.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("lightweightThemes.update.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.allTabs.previews", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("toolbar.customization.usesheet", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.nptest.dll", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npswf32.dll", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npctrl.dll", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npqtplugin.dll", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("dom.ipc.plugins.enabled", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.max", 20);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox 4.0 beta 2\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.cachetime", 20);

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

R2 atashost;WebEx Service Host for Support Center;c:\windows\system32\atashost.exe [2010-2-12 20376]
R2 dlci_device;dlci_device;c:\windows\system32\dlcicoms.exe -service --> c:\windows\system32\dlcicoms.exe -service [?]
R3 NETw5v32;Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter Driver for Windows Vista 32 Bit;c:\windows\system32\drivers\NETw5v32.sys [2008-9-25 3666432]
S4 AESTFilters;Andrea ST Filters Service;c:\windows\system32\AEstSrv.exe [2008-4-18 73728]
S4 iaNvStor;Intel® Turbo Memory Controller;c:\windows\system32\drivers\iaNvStor.sys [2008-4-18 209408]

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

2010-08-15 04:17:07 20 ----a-w- c:\users\watership\defogger_reenable
2010-08-14 23:28:06 132 ----a-w- c:\windows\wininit.ini
2010-08-14 23:28:06 0 d-----w- C:\Documents and Settings
2010-08-14 23:27:49 0 d-----w- c:\users\waters~1\appdata\roaming\8AB30B3F243C766A07A6B4E14F7AAD53
2010-08-08 16:19:46 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 2

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

2010-08-12 09:11:00 28219 ----a-w- c:\programdata\nvModes.dat
2010-06-29 17:12:13 51200 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\infpub.dat
2010-06-29 17:12:13 143360 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\infstrng.dat
2010-05-26 16:16:50 34304 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmlib.dll
2010-05-26 14:25:15 289792 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmfd.dll
2010-05-23 17:21:33 86016 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\infstor.dat
2008-06-12 03:58:24 174 --sha-w- c:\program files\desktop.ini
2008-06-12 03:52:10 665600 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\drvindex.dat
2006-11-02 12:42:02 30674 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 12:42:02 30674 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfc.dat
2006-11-02 12:42:02 287440 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 12:42:02 287440 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 09:20:21 287440 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 09:20:21 287440 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 09:20:19 30674 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 09:20:19 30674 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfc.dat
2008-11-15 22:35:42 16384 --sha-w- c:\windows\temp\cookies\index.dat
2008-11-15 22:35:42 16384 --sha-w- c:\windows\temp\history\history.ie5\index.dat
2008-11-15 22:35:42 32768 --sha-w- c:\windows\temp\temporary internet files\content.ie5\index.dat
2008-04-18 22:00:36 8192 --sha-w- c:\windows\users\default\NTUSER.DAT

============= FINISH: 21:31:18.29 ===============


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#2 Blind Faith

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:27 PM

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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.
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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
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  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
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  • 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.

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