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#1 Ruth P

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:22 PM

Hi everyone:

Yesterday, I innocently enough did an IE search for trumpet music when WHAM!! I got an alarm system telling me I had serious threats to my computer and to download some program that looked legit enough. I did not, instead I ran my avast program, defender and CC and did not find anything out of the ordinary. I rebooted and looked at CC registry where I found a "Smart Engine" program which I promptly deleted. The problem however lies in the fact that when I type a web adress on my browser using IE "Findgala" pops up.. ANY suggestions on how to remove said offending program?? Its not in my programs list BTW!



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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:25 PM

Try this: Findgala Redirector Removal Guide see if one those matches your current issue.

#3 Ruth P

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:22 PM

I've done all of the above except the HOTSPERM.Bat suggestions as comp wont let it run.. Here is my HIJACK LOG..



StartupList report, 11/3/2010, 3:11:05 PM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\Users\Ruth\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\1SK6OHG1\HijackThis[1].EXE
Detected: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
Detected: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
* Using default options

Running processes:

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Users\Ruth\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\1SK6OHG1\HijackThis[1].exe


Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,


Autorun entries from Registry:

avast5 = "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
PDVDDXSrv = "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe"
Adobe Reader Speed Launcher = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
Adobe ARM = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"


Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:



File association entry for .HTA:

(Default) = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshta.exe "%1" %*


Shell & screensaver key from C:\Windows\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell=*INI section not found*
SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
drivers=*INI section not found*

Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

SCRNSAVE.EXE=*Registry value not found*
drivers=*Registry value not found*

Policies Shell key:

HKCU\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*
HKLM\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*


Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\PROGRA~2\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670}
AcroIEHelperStub - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3}
(no name) - C:\PROGRA~2\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\YTSingleInstance.dll - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081}


Enumerating Download Program Files:

InProcServer32 = C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\DellSystemLite.ocx
CODEBASE = http://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/DellSystemLite.CAB

CODEBASE = http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab


Enumerating Winsock LSP files:

NameSpace #1: C:\Windows\system32\NLAapi.dll
NameSpace #4: C:\Windows\system32\napinsp.dll
NameSpace #5: C:\Windows\system32\pnrpnsp.dll
NameSpace #6: C:\Windows\system32\pnrpnsp.dll
NameSpace #7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll


Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

WebCheck: *Registry key not found*

End of report, 4,397 bytes
Report generated in 0.016 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only

Edited by Blade Zephon, 03 November 2010 - 05:32 PM.
Moved to log forum. ~BZ

#4 Ruth P

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:05 AM


Any more suggestions? I posted my hijacklog for your review. As I said in my previous post I have done all the article suggested except run the host cleanup tool which FINDGALA wont let me do..



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