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#1 codajohn

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:30 AM

Hi everyone,
Due to a system crasch(not because of this problem) and a complete operating system reinstall, I have been reinstalling all or most of all my disked applications. As the days have gone by I have been remembering some, hopefully all, the applications I have downloaded from the Web over the years. Well, I was downloading what I thought was a Winmx 2.6 setup. NOT! I ended up downloading Netwebsearch. Knowing that I had not installed Winmx, I deleted it from my ADD/Remove Programs as well as anything in the File Find under the name it was hidden in(winmx....). After doing this, I noticed I was getting a blank window who's name is netwebsearch. Well I was able to set my pop-up blocker to handle it's constant intrusion. I also noticed at times I was not able to close or open IE without using Control/Alt./DEl first. When I did this there was 2-3 IE's open at one time. I believe I've been hijacked! This is a first for me. I'd like to get my hands on this person. Anyway, I ran Spybot, Ad-aware, Norton Virus Scan, Micro Trend's House Call(from their website. There were a few things but everytime I opened IE it would still have a flash of this netwebsearch window before my pop-up blocker would close the window. My pop-up blocker which came with HISTORY KILL2003 has now been disabled. Probably due to netwebsearch. I'm going to have to reinstall History Kill after I can hopefully remove netwebsearch. It also wouldn't let me seasrch for any info on how to remove this piece of s--t!

After what happened with my hard drive crash a week ago, I'm pretty mad.
Please, Please help!
I need some help figuring out what to do.
Thanks for this great site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:08:02 PM, on 1/6/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON UTILITIES\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\TOPSPEED\2.0\AOLTSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\TOPSPEED\2.0\AOLTPSPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HISTORYKILL\HISTKILL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\WAOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\1033\MSOFFICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HISTORYKILL\HKPOPUPKILLER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\SHELLMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - c:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\ACROBAT\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: ngsw31.clsIS - {E9147A0A-A866-4214-B47C-DA821891240F} - C:\WINDOWS\NGSW31.DLL
O2 - BHO: ngpw34.clsIS - {2D7CB618-CC1C-4126-A7E3-F5B12D3BCF71} - C:\WINDOWS\NGPW34.DLL
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\DLPROTECT.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - c:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\CANON\EASY-WEBPRINT\TOOLBAND.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ALiUSBfix] c:\windows\SYSTEM\GREENMK.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NPROTECT] c:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPP Auto Loader] C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGCC.EXE /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGEMC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_AMSVR] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGAMSVR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccEvtMgr] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ScriptBlocking] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [NPROTECT] c:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SymTray - Norton SystemWorks] c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe "Norton SystemWorks"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AOL TopSpeedMonitor] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpyKiller] C:\Program Files\SpyKiller\spykiller.exe /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BestPopUpKiller] C:\Program Files\BestPopUpKiller\BestPopupKiller.exe /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AOL Fast Start] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\AOL.EXE" -b
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [HistoryKill] C:\Program Files\HistoryKill\histkill.exe /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGW.EXE /RUNONCE
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL/SEARCH.HTML
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {25365FF3-2746-4230-9DA7-163CCA318309} (GTDownloaderCtrl Class) - http://inst.c-wss.com/82/html/gtdownlr.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061...all/xscan53.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: Domain = aoldsl.net
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:54 AM

Hi :thumbsup:

Please uninstall from Add\Remove Programs, if present:
SpyKiller
BestPopUpKiller


Download System Security Suite here:
System Security Suite Download & Tutorial. Unzip it to your desktop.
Install the program. Don't use it yet.

Please print or copy these instructions because you are not able to access the Internet in SafeMode.

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

REBOOT into SafeMode by tapping F8 key repeatedly at bootup: Starting your computer in Safe mode

Run HijackThis!, press Scan, and put a check mark next to all these:

O2 - BHO: ngsw31.clsIS - {E9147A0A-A866-4214-B47C-DA821891240F} - C:\WINDOWS\NGSW31.DLL
O2 - BHO: ngpw34.clsIS - {2D7CB618-CC1C-4126-A7E3-F5B12D3BCF71} - C:\WINDOWS\NGPW34.DLL

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpyKiller] C:\Program Files\SpyKiller\spykiller.exe /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BestPopUpKiller] C:\Program Files\BestPopUpKiller\BestPopupKiller.exe /startup

O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm

O16 - DPF: {25365FF3-2746-4230-9DA7-163CCA318309} (GTDownloaderCtrl Class) - http://inst.c-wss.com/82/html/gtdownlr.cab


Close all other windows and browsers, and press the Fix Checked button.

Search for these files and delete them if present:
C:\WINDOWS\NGSW31.DLL <-- this file
C:\WINDOWS\NGPW34.DLL <-- this file

Delete these folders, if present:
C:\Program Files\SpyKiller\ <-- this folder
C:\Program Files\BestPopUpKiller\ <-- this folder

With all windows and browsers closed.
Clean out temporary and Temporary Internet Files.
A. Open System Security Suite.
B. In the Items to Clear tab thick:
- Internet Explorer (left pane): Cookies & Temporary files
- My Computer (right pane): Temporary files & Recycle Bin
Press the Clear Selected Items button.
Close the program.

REBOOT normally.

Run HijackThis! again and post a new log please.
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#3 codajohn

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 06:55 AM

Thanks Cryo,
I had done about 90% of this from Grinler's suggestions. The only thing left over was the best popup blocker, the 2 (09)'s and the 1 (016) removal. Everything is working without removing these. Should I still do this removal?
Thanks. You are the best.
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 11:51 AM

The only thing left over was the best popup blocker, the 2 (09)'s and the 1 (016) removal.


I told you to remove the O16 because the site is suspect. You can keep it or you can fix it. If you visit the website again it will return :thumbsup:.

The 2 O9's are Alexa related links. Spyware, but not very dangerous. You can keep them if you are using Alexa related links. If you run Ad-Aware or Spybot Search & Destroy you will have an option to remove them.

BestPopUpKiller, is a popup killer of dubious repute by SwankSoft.com. There are much better popupkillers: MSN or Google toolbar. I would advise that you remove this program from your computer.
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 02:53 PM

Cryo,
Thanks for all your information. I have told all my students about the Hijackthis software and the people that give of their time and energy to read the postings. I have gone on other sites and this one is the best.
Thanks again,
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:51 PM

You're Welcome ! Happy surfing :thumbsup:


Since your problem appears to be resolved, 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.

Edited by Daisuke, 29 January 2005 - 08:05 AM.

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