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Reoccurring clickker.cn browser hijacking

Q: Reoccurring clickker.cn browser hijacking

Hi all,

I noticed a couple days ago that clickker.cn was hijacking my google queries, so I formatted my system partition and started fresh. (Formatting seemed less of a hassle than the scanning/disinfecting/combofix solutions I saw here.)

Unfortunately, it appears that the malware stuck around despite the format, or else was unleashed again within the first few apps I reinstalled after the format. I suspect it may be the latter.

I'm hoping that you guys might be able to answer a couple general questions:

1. Will this clickker.cn malware stick around despite formatting, or is it probably the case that I foolishly reinstalled it myself? Could it have attached itself to executables on other partitions?

2. Does this malware have a keylogger component? Should I be worried about the fidelity of any logins/passwords I used on the infected machine? (e.g. gmail accounts, online banking, etc.)

EDIT: WinXP pro, service pack 3.

Thanks in advice for your help and expert advice!

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
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A: Reoccurring clickker.cn browser hijacking

Hello andypants,

is it probably the case that I foolishly reinstalled it myself?Click to expand...

If you carried out a reformat (and sometimes people do a re-install thinking they have carried out a reformat) then you would have reintroduced the virus yourself.

If you want me to look at it for you do this:

You may have used Malwarebytes before. If you have, and still have it on your machine, please update and run. Post the scan report back here.

If you do not have Malwarebytes please download from Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.

Next

Download OTL to your desktop.
Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.
Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

So when you return please post
MBAM log
the two OTL logs - OTL.txt and Extras.txt

Note: Unless otherwise instructed always post the logs in the forum. If reports don't fit on one post. It might be necessary to break the logs up to get them on the forum. Just use as many posts as you need, that's fine.

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Hi all,

I noticed a couple days ago that clickker.cn was hijacking my google queries, so I formatted my system partition and started fresh. (Formatting seemed less of a hassle than the HJT/combofix solutions I saw here.)

Unfortunately, it appears that the malware stuck around despite the format, or else was unleashed again within the first few apps I reinstalled after the format. I suspect it may be the latter.

I'm hoping that you guys might be able to answer a couple general questions:

1. Will this clickker.cn malware stick around despite formatting, or is it probably the case that I foolishly reinstalled it myself? Could it have attached itself to executables on other partitions?

2. Does this malware have a keylogger component? Should I be worried about the fidelity of any logins/passwords I used on the infected machine? (e.g. gmail accounts, online banking, etc.)

(specs: WinXP pro, service pack 3)

Thanks in advice for your help and expert advice!

A:Reoccurring clickker.cn browser hijacking

Will this clickker.cn malware stick around despite formatting, or is it probably the case that I foolishly reinstalled it myself? Could it have attached itself to executables on other partitions?YesDid you try backing up documents and such to an external hard drive? That would be infected alsoDoes this malware have a keylogger component? Should I be worried about the fidelity of any logins/passwords I used on the infected machine? (e.g. gmail accounts, online banking, etc.)It's possibleThe new viruses are morphing every day

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Sysinfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6006 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (35 GB Free); D: 221 GB (31 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 4740
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

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Once every month or so, my browser(s) (Chrome and IE) would open up an ad-filled page called "th.hao123.com". The default start page for both of them are set to "new tabs page" on launch.

I searched for "hao" in the registry and found suspicious entries in the following folders: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Interent Explorer\EUPP Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy\DHP" under the "DoNotAskAgain" key's value as saying: "th.hao123.com". And also in the folder: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN" under the "Start Page" key's value as saying: "http://th.hao123.com/?tn=sdks_inner_hp_09_hao123_th&guid=bfc7f3cf757f1eea017a41a569e2d927". And once again, in the folder: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN" under t... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Recently installed the latest version of Avant browser. I have set it not to be my default browser or to check if it is default on start up. I have Firefox set as my default browser and to check if it is on start up. The problem is every time I launch Avant and use it it makes itself the default browser. I know this because when I launch Firefox it says it's not the default and also if I wan to set it as the default. I do and when I use Avant again it steals the default browser setting again. I asked about this on the Avant forum and nobody has a solution. Most people on the Avant forum use that browser as their default so they don't care if it makes itself default. Any suggestions on how to stop this? I find this behaviour from a browser to be malware like.

A:Avant Browser Hijacking Default Browser Setting.

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Anthony A This is a good article on how to set Firefox as your Default Browser: Default Browser.If all else fails, the third-party utilities offered should work for you.

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Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hello greyknight17

thanks in advance for your help. Please find below the logfile I created with HijackThis.exe.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.1
Scan saved at 19:34:50, on 04.08.2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Programme\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Programme\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Programme\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Programme\Browser Mouse\Browser Mouse\1.0\lwbwheel.exe
C:\Programme\T-Online\T-Online_Software_5\Basis-Software\Basis1\ToADiMon.exe
C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
C:\Programme\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Programme\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
C:\Programme\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\Programme\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:Browser Hijacking

Did you post a previous log file? If you did you should have added a reply to that one (not create a new thread). It's ok if this is the first one.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it’s clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also.

Make sure to close any open browsers you have. Check and fix the following in HijackThis (make sure not to miss any):

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://apzkhd.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=11156 (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://apzkhd.t.muxa.cc/s.php?aid=11156 (obfuscated)
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://apzkhd.t.muxa.cc/h.php?aid=11156 (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

I have been hacked. The malware now always lands on Yahoo be it IE or Google.

Re setting browsers does not work.
It's now starting to hijack Windows 7 by not allowing me to delete or uninstall Windows files that could be used to assists in tracking the problems.

Windows 7 PRO
 

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For a month or so now I have had this problem.
The symptoms are:
Google search results - when I click on a result I am taken to a completely unrelated page - often something along the lines of smart.seekers appears in the address bar. If I click on the search same result 3 times however, the third time the problem does not occur.
I cannot download anything from Microsoft - all of the download pages slow down then lock up, so I cannot download updates to fix the problem.
We cannot access our hotmail accounts from the PC in question.
I was hit with a trojan about the same time, and I enlisted the help of a reputable techo who removed numerous trojans/viruses, but he didn't resolve the hijacking problem.
I have had to remove widows defender as I could not use it and it would bomb out when I tried updating definitions. It appeared to be some of the reason behind my PC running slow.
I have also tried NoAdware, however it also will not work properly, it stops after about 150000 files - it produces an error report which mentions active-x.
I am running xp professional with IE7. I have unstalled and reinstalled IE - it did make my PC work a lot faster, but I still have the same problems as mentioned above.
I use nod32 protection along with a couple of anti-spyware programs - I have changed them several times trying to find one that works. (I am using my work PC at present, so I haven't got the other programs in front of me to say what they are)
Would systems restore help?
I t... Read more

A:Web Browser Hijacking

Do your Nod32 and Anti-Spyware scans come up clean?

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Hi,
My browser seems to be being redirected. When on google, search results always redirect to random websites and occasionally ads popup. I have run AVG, Adaware, Malwarebyte's Annti-Malware, etc, and nothing has helped. I have attached my hijackthis log file. Thanks for any help!

A:Browser Hijacking

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follo... Read more

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I'm running win XP and my browser will not go to Google and other sites on searches.

Hijackthis log follows and thanks for any help.
Doug

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:31:03 AM, on 3/8/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 SP3 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WALGRE~1\WALGRE~1\data\xtras\mssysmgr.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Yesterday AVG detected a virus, generic15.bpbt. I immediately got rid of it, and scanned again, and AVG came up clear. But my browser is still getting hijacked and sent to random sites. Everything I've checked has come up clean, AVG, Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, cwshredder, etc. So I have no idea what to do now, or which things to get rid of in Hijackthis. Oh, I'm running XP and I don't have access to a Windows CD, this in on a Toughbook laptop with no cd drive.

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DDS (Ver_09-11-24.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Katrina at 20:07:40.14 on Wed 11/25/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1275 [GMT -10:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\EtmService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Panasonic\pcinfo\PCInfoPi.exe
C:\Program Files\Panasonic\pcinfo\PCInfoSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
c:\Pr... Read more

A:browser hijacking

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

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I am running Win XP with service pack 3. AMD Athlon XP2100MHz 2600+ Memory 2048Mb Running on a wireless home network using Linksys router. Other computers on the network are unaffected by this problem.I use Firefox as my browser but the same effects occur with IE. Using Google I am redirected to unwanted sites and assume this is what is known as hijacking. I notice that the name Google-analytics often appears in the URL address box but then the address can change rapidly many times before I am logged on to an unrequested site. The problem seems common but each occurenceseems to have its own differences so I have no idea where to start to try and cure the problem. Can you help?Edit: Moved topic from Bleeping Computer Announcements, Comments, & Suggestions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Browser hijacking

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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My friend's father seems to be the victim of a browser hijacking, and possibly other malignant software. The computer is too bogged down to properly run Ad-Aware or a virus scanner. I ran HijackThis and got the following log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:48:50 PM, on 7/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\cox\applications\app\CurtainsSysSvcNt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\DAD\Application Data\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Cox\Applications\app\Prism.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Winferno\Secure IE\SIEPulse.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
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A:possible browser hijacking

You have 2 AV's running, remove one - you only want one active AV on a system

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Download http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
· Restart your computer
· After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
· Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
· Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
· Choose your usual account.
· Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
· Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
· It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
· Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
· When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
· Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
· Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log
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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

i started getting random pop ups from CiD.com ive read through some of the other forums on this topic and ive downloaded and run hijackthis. my computer is running Win XP. heres the hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:56:45 PM, on 8/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\IMSafer\bin\imsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
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A:CID browser Hijacking need help

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hey guys, here is one that I have not run across before. I can get online, and go to any page that I want if I type the address in the address bar, but if I click on a link it takes me to this page:

http://adservices10.marchex.com/

Any ideas??
 

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I am running windows xp media center on my computer. Recently I tried doing a good search for a topic at school and every website that Google brings up looks legit but when i click on it I get redirected every SINGLE time! It usually takes me to websites pertaining to apartment searching or just general shopping websites. I am getting really frustrated and have no clue what is going on. This is also a computer my brother uses for his school work but logs onto my name, if this is something that he has caused im not going to be very happy! I feel that i am fairly competent when it comes to computers are searching for or deleting files or making changes. I just really am at a loss at the moment! any help would be great!

A:Browser Hijacking?

So here's the deal I am currently trying to research a paper and whenever I type a topic into Google, it brings up links that look legitimate even down to the addresses that are below the results. But when I click on the results I get redirected to websites that have nothing to do with what I am searching for. When the web pages load it brings up what looks like a the number 2 to the left of the address bar. Like on here to the left of the bar i see a small computer screen. I am currently using the newest versoin of Firefox. I have windows xp media center edition. I have currently ran SpyBot S&D, SUPER AnitSpyware Free Edtion, and Malwarebytes' Anti Malware. They find a few things here and there and i tell it to fix the problems but when I do another search I still get redirected. This is getting very frustration since I am trying to work on this paper! If ANYONE can help that would be great!

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This problem started yesterday,

I was browsing around on the net, and the site I was looking at changed into something called www.whazit.com, and it gave me some databse and password not recognised error.

I thought this might have something to do with myswl which i installed recently, so I uninstalled it....

since then, i keep getting randomly forwarded to this whazit.com website, and my homepage keeps getting change to this site. When it gets to whazit.com, I get some sort of directory search.

sometimes the url i get forwarded to is dsn.whazit.com, sometimes its www.whazit.com

It is VERY annoying, I have run Spybot and Lavasofts Ad-Ware, but the problem isnt getting fixed. I have changed the homepage in the reg directory to www.yahoo.com, yet it keeps changing!

Can anyone help!
 

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Hi,I've been dealing with browser hijacking now for over a month. First it hit my IE and I've tried every spy ware tool and virus tool commonly known but it hasn't stopped the random pages opening or all the redirects. I even went as far as to shut down Internet Explorer and use Mozilla Firefox. This worked for a little while but then recently something got to Mozilla and it is everywhere.I am so frustrated. Should I just go ahead and download all the programs stated in all the other forum exchanges and see if they work?Here are the scans from HijackThis.This is the first Scan:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:24:17 AM, on 8/2/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\BellSouth\Application Center\BsnAppCenter.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1 ... Read more

A:browser hijacking-

Hello LLS and welcome to the BC malware forum. Let's start out with this.Download WinPFind.zip and unzip the contents to the C:\ folder.Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.Press the Enter key.Locate the c:\winpfind\winpfind.exe file and double-click it to run it. Now click the Start Scan button to begin the scan.When the scan is complete reboot normally and post the WinPFind.txt file (located in the WinPFind folder) back here so I can review it.OT

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Hi there,My browser has been hijacked and is periodically redirected to a casino website. My homepage is still fine though and has not been changed. I have 3 or 4 new items added to my Favourites list.I have run Spybot and Adware, but they seem to indicate that nothing is wrong. I have checked for updates and then re-run these tools to no avail. Below is my HijackThis logfile. Any comments would be much appreciated. Have a good weekend.regards,Arif Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7Scan saved at 12:42:46, on 03/07/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exeC:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exeC:\WIN... Read more

A:Browser Hijacking- Please Help!

You also have a CoolWebSearch hijacker. There is a special tool to remove it called CWShredder.http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zipPlease download and then unzip the program. Close all open browser windows and run the program. Click the "Fix" button and let it fix everything it finds.Reboot, run HijackThis again and post a fresh log please

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Hi all, as with many computer users my IE6 browser has been hijacked and wont relinquish its grip. The following comes up in the address bar -

res://ufjhn.dll/index.html#96676

I have Adaware6.0, SpywareBlaster and HiJackThis installed.
I regularily run Adaware and find the same 31 malware files day after day.

Day after day I quarantine and delete them only to have them reappear.
Heres what I do-
 Scan with Adaware6.0
 Quarantine and delete offending items
 Rescan with Adaware6.0
 All will be OK, nothing found.

However if I now launch IE6 (without even being connected to the internet) and rescan with Adaware6.0 I will find the same browser hijackers reinstalled ............. why ??

Not only this but my internet security settings keep changing to enable all ActiveX controls and plug-ins ........ not good.

Can anyone suggest what is going on and what I need to post here to rid myself of this evil ??

Thanks in adavnce ............ SP
 

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I have tried many attempts at removing this browser hijack problem. I have been loading this laptop with many VST plugins and hard disk recording applications. I installed a Team H20 version of Cubase and some other software released by other a few teams. Guitar Pro 6 seemed to be one of the last ones i installed and then i started seeing some issues when browsing.

I have scanned with MAMB SAS various online scanners and ATF cleaner CCleaner and many others recommended on here. I was able to remove other viruses such as wildtangent and several trojans and worms, but still i can not get the hijacking to stop. All i am now getting on my scans are adware cookies located in networkservices folder and administrator folders, i clean them out and they are gone, but of course when i browse again they reappear.

I am also getting an error after start up please see ERROR image attached.

Microsoft updates webpage is blocked as well. I have experimented with removing adobe products and java. I had went in and tried to kill as many folders with force to try and stop any attempts of hijacking.

I have also used defogger to disable alcohol 52% and i have used an app to remove avast and MBAM and a pandasoft antivrus program.

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

Vikkie


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by user at 7:10:02.12 on Tue 01/25/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1421 [GMT -8:00]

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A:BROWSER HIJACKING

Hello vikkiewiid, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.1.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change ... Read more

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I am using IE7 on a Windows XP operating system. When I click the search results of search engines I am being redirected. I have downloaded and run Hijack This (scan log attached). Can someone please help me?
 

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I have gotten a browser hijacker loaded on my computer. I tried Spyware Doctor but it has not helped. Also tried Cloud Prevx 3.0 but it cannot get past the Master Boot scan. Hijack This came back with this log. Can you help?

Thanks,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:44:13 AM, on 1/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx\prevx.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Having a problem with something that has gotten into my browser and at random times will take over my browser and start popping windows everywhere. It will continue to do it even if I disconnect my ethernet connection, so I know it is somewhere on my pc, I just can't locate all of it. I can find some of it and delete it.
When it happens, I have to stop everything and use the task manager to close IE, but it closes all browsers and is a HUGE annoyance, because I have to start up a new one and it makes surfing virtually impossible.
Does anyone know of a program that searches for these pirates of my web browser??? Please let me know.

Brewha
 

A:Browser Hijacking

Hi brewha88,

Please go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet.

Regards,

Pieter
 

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If i run a search in Yahoo or Google I am sometimes redirected to another site that has nothing to do with what i clicked on. I have tried so many things to fix this. I tried some manual instructions, it said to search for ALCMTR.EXE and delete the file. There is also another file with this name, just not in all caps, should I delete this one as well?I tried AVG, Malwarebytes, I am running the microsoft windows malicious software removal tool (for about a half an hour) and these have found nothing. AVG came up with a crypto virus and seemed to take care of it, from what I have read it doesn't seem to be linked to the browser issues, but i could be wrong. I have been trying to fix this all day and I have no idea what my next step should be. At one point I tried running the computer in safe mode but it didn't seem to let me... Here is the HijackThis info if its helpful at allRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZA... Read more

A:Browser hijacking?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand cor... Read more

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Hi Bleepingcomputer teamFor the past few days I've had search redirects. My first real issue was a window that popped up today in the background that I could not maximize or find under processes. When I tried to search the window title in google my keyboard went nuts and my computer crashed and gave me a BSOD error. I booted into safe mode and did an MBAM scan and found and "removed" 10 results. Among them were:Trojan Hiloti with key XtedituRootkit.AgentSpyware.passwords.xgenTrojan.FakeAlertI'm still getting re-directs and I'm terrified this is going to happen again. I start finals in a week.. I promise my neverending love in return for any assistance!!Below is a fresh hijackthis logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:25:34 PM, on 05/12/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\DLBTmon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exeC:\Users\Omar\Program Files (x86)\DNA\btdna.exeC:\Program Files\Conexant\SAII\SmartAudio.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.ex... Read more

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Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch this topic. Click on this then choose Immediate E-Mail notification and then Proceed then you will be advised by email when I respond to your topic.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. Your computer fix will be based on the current condition of your computer! Any changes ... Read more

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i have a browser thats being highjacked. When i perform a search, the results show up, but if i choose when i get redirected. I am unable to run my malwarebytes-antimalware program, it will install fine but will not run. I tried to run the DDS program like instructed but never received a log. I have attached one from highjack this. I also get music and what sounds like commercials coming through my speakers? Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:37:21, on 4/2/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

A:browser hijacking

Hello.Please run Combofix.Download and Run ComboFix (Rename Before Saving)Download Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it before saving it. Save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2 Link 3Refer to the page below for further instructions on running ComboFix. This includes installing the Recovery Console. Note that you do not need your Windows XP disk to install it. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a open a report for you. Post back with it. It is at C:\ComboFix.txt.Do not mouseclick the ComboFix window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.With Regards,Extremeboy

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Hi,I have Norton Personal Firewall. I've tried running Norton Antivirus, AdAware SE, Spybot S&D, Spysubtract and CWShredder. I also have Spyware Guard and Spyware Blaster. All of these (fully updated) have failed to prevent what looks like a hijacker from creeping in.Any chance of some help with this?Hopefully,HeraLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 21:37:19, on 30/06/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\PackethSvc.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\... Read more

A:HJT log [hijacking web browser]

If you still need help, could you post a fresh log please?

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I have read numerous posts and I am almost certain my browser has been hi jacked...ran anti-spyware,did a virus check, but can not run malware software nor open any other .exe files. I am in safemode now because my computer freezes up in normal mode and internet will open sometimes and or if it does when clicking a link from google search it redirects to another page that has nothing to do with the search?? Also I am getting a 'svchost.exe application error' all the time now. WTH? is going on here?? I have spent almost 4 days trying to figure this out before finding this forum to no avail...any help would be appreciated thankx.DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Foster at 16:17:24.95 on Thu 03/26/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.721 [GMT -6:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Foster\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\AIPFHANX\dds[1].scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ==... Read more

A:Browser Hijacking Going On?

No help i guess??

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I have a HP Envy laptop and I am running Windows 8.1.  I use Mozilla Firefox for a browser.  When I click to open a new tab, it goes to AVG Secure Search page.  Also having some other small browser issues.  I have gone through some of the forums and tried a bunch of different adware, malware programs with no success.  I am using AVG free antivirus.  I have run Maleware Bytes, TDDS killer, ccleaner, and a few others.  I also ran the AVG remover tool.  If you need anymore info from me, please let me know.  Thanks for you help!!!!

A:Possible Browser Hijacking

Hello,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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This is my first time using this site or posting to these boards. After struggling to resolve these issues on my own, I couldn't take it anymore. I needed to seek help. I thankful that a place like this exists to lend support to the afflicted.I'm dealing with a couple of things. Not every time, but many times, when I open a browser window in internet explorer, my homepage opens, but then is IMMEDIATELY overlayed by two or three other windows. The taskbar shows "clickbank" loading, which then displays ads for "carb burning", body by jake ads, or loan ads. I can't close any of the windows until they open completely, which is a time consuming/ wasting process, plus just annoying as all hell.Secondly, and more recently, "about:blank-microsoft internet explorer" has begun running underneath my browser page. So, consequently, whenever I go to another web page, etc., there is a delay, I would assume, from the "about:blank" page loading beneath what I am looking at. Also, when I close my browser, there is a delay of several seconds as my browser window closes, and then reveals the "about:blank" window beneath (a blank, white screen), which takes a couple of second to close. Overall, it slows down the internet process considerably as I try to click from one page to the next.I am running Norton Anti-virus. The definitions are up to date. I have also run Ad-Aware SE, Spyware Blaster, and CW Shredder, which has not detected coolweb search... Read more

A:Browser Hijacking

Welcome indyfan05 to Bleeping Computer.Obi-wan Kenobi seems to be busy, hope I'll do Please disable Spyware Doctor, as it may interfere with the fix. To disable Spyware Doctor:Click the Spyware Doctor icon in the System Tray.Click Settings.Click Startup Settings under Pick a Category.Uncheck Run at Windows startup.Click Apply and Exit Spyware DoctorOnce your log is clean you can re-enable Spyware Doctor. ***Please disable SpybotSD?s protection, as it may hinder the removal of the infection. You can enable it after you're clean.Open Spybot and click on Mode and check Advanced ModeCheck yes to next window.Click on Tools in bottom left hand corner.Click on Resident icon.Uncheck Teatimer box and/or Uncheck Resident.Close Spybot.***To disable SpySweeper ShieldsClick Shields on the left.Click Internet Explorer and uncheck all items.Click Windows System and uncheck all items.Click Startup Programs and uncheck all items.Exit Spysweeper.***Download CleanUp!.If that doesn?t work, use this link.Here is a tutorial which describes its usage:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-cleanup/Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:*Click "Options"*Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"*Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle BinsDelete CookiesDelete Prefetch filesScan local drives for temporary filesCleanup! All UsersClick OKPress the CleanUp&... Read more

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Can someone help???After removing trojans with Malwarebytes I installed Norton 360. I used Norton 360 to finish the clean up. I tried to do Microsoft updated and could not get to the site (browser error,(could not be displayed). I could not bring up any page that started with Microsoft or Support. I tried Microsoft Onecare saftey scanner and it would not load. Many times while trying to go to a web page, my search would be changed to a shopping page or some other page.Can someone help??? I load my Hijack this page. Thanks, BillLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 1:06:42 PM, on 3/1/2011Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Acer\Empowering Tech... Read more

A:Browser hijacking

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!These instru... Read more

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Hello all,

Thanks you all for your time. I would greatly appreciate any help in regards to the HJT scan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:20:19 PM, on 7/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxctcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\TmPfw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\PccGuide.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
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A:Please Help! Browser Hijacking???

Welcome to TSG
Download Combofix from this webpage: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
 

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I've a serious problem with IE browser being hijacked with numerous pop-ups and redirecting to other websites. I ran all the spyware help, (Adaware,Spybot,Windows defender), and they find stuff and remove them but they come right back. I dowmloaded Hijackthis and install it. I just don't know what to fixand repair without messing something else up. I'm including the log below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:49:09 PM, on 1/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
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A:Need help with browser hijacking !

Hi, juxie123.

Welcome to TSG.

Download the HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager.

Unzip HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager to a convenient folder such as C:\HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager
Run HostsXpert 4.2 - Hosts File Manager from its new home
Click on "File Handling".
Click on "Restore MS Hosts File".
Click OK on the Confirmation box.
Click on "Make Read Only?"
Click the X to exit the program.
Note: If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.
Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
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Recently while updating a UTube program I have used for years with no problem, this time it gave me a browser hijacking malware now that seems to come back no matter what I do to eliminate it. I use Firefox startpage mainly and can correct it temporarily by using Firefox help but the hijacker"hxxp:// proxy.allsearchapp.com/app/start/" is persistant and keeps returning. Is there any Anti-Malware program that can get rid of this?? Not being a pc expert I don't want to do it manually for fear of messing up the registry.Thank you for any suggestions.Bill S.

A:Browser Hijacking

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Double-click on the renamed file to install, then follow these instructions for doing a Quick Scan in normal mode.Don't forget to check for database definition updates through the program's interface (preferable method) before scanning.If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A.4. Issues.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.After the scan, make sure that everything is checked and then click the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware.When done, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab .Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.Exit Malwarebytes when done.If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection... Read more

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One of those bundled program items found it way into my system. It is hijacking my browser and constantly trying to download programs to my system. I have manually removed obvious ones using uninstall programs. I have also downloaded and ran ADWCleaner and have ran it twice and cleaned after each one. Computer is running really slow and it is obviously still corrupted. Please help me find and remove these. I need my computer back asap. I did my best to read and follow the newbie instructions but is hard with all the pop ups and redirects. ADWCleaner reports are below. Thank you.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MT-30, x86 Family 15 Model 36 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1151 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 64122 MB;
Motherboard: To be filled by O.E.M., To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
# AdwCleaner v3.022 - Report created 02/01/2015 at 19:25:50
# Updated 13/03/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# Username : Robert - ROBERT-5591AD21
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Robert\My Documents\Downloads\AdwCleaner Setup [1].exe
# Option : Scan

***** [ Services ] *****

Service Found : CltMngSvc

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

File Found : C:\END
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Anyone had their browser hijacked? Any advice on best protection to prevent this from happening again and again. Someone suggest eblocs security toolbar on another forum - http://toolbar.eblocs.com - but I haven't seen much information on other forums on it and am reluctant to make a bad situation worse. My symptoms are I reset my start page in my browser (IE) but when I wake up in the morning it's been hijacked again. Is this an indication that something more serious going on?
 

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Welcome to TSG

We can recommend protection programs for you, but first I think we should check to see what's causing your browser to be hijacked.

Please do the following:

* Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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Any one know how browser hijacking works some said you get by clicking on an ActiveX or a ActiveX or Java script running is that true.

And what about clicking on a pop up or banner some was saying you get that way
Some also malwar comes this way you get virus or spywar by pop up or banner or ActiveX or Java script
 

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I can't find it in my computers books .I don't know if this is true
 

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Can someone look at this and tell me what you can see.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:31:35 PM, on 8/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2149 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2149)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\Speed Disk\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
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A:Browser Hijacking

Run HijackThis, click Scan, put check marks next to the following, click Fix Checked. Close all open programs and restart your computer:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.msn.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5892C486-087A-A33C-324E-10272DD49064} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\vayvymtw.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6FF9B061-8617-A920-973F-837F73E6DEF6} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\emvtyzux.dll
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\ST\01.02.0002.1001\en-xu\stmain.dll
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.2001.0001\en-us\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CBACB890-3791-4CE3-9A48-21249ED6EC99} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\qwsxmdbk.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FA43BF3C-CCAF-1815-0412-69E23044E051} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ilsmchjj.dll
O18 - Protocol: cetihpz - {CF184AD3-CDCB-4168-A3F7-8E447D129300} - C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hpuiprot.dll

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Click the colored link below to get, install, update, immunize for and scan with Spybot S&D. delete all found spyware by clicking fix Checked, then close all open programs and restart your computer.
 

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Hi Guys,

I'm having trouble with my browser getting hijacked when I click on a link in Google, Yahoo, etc. I have tried Spy-Bot, AdAware, Spy Dr (all free versions) but nothing found a problem. MS OneCare Safety Scanner identified the problem as a Trojan:W32/Alureon.gen!H.

I'm running Vista Home Premium on a Dell XPS M1210 Laptop

Here is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:17:53 AM, on 3/16/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
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Title says it all, whenever I open up a browser IE pops up with ads. Ive run Avira Antivirus and Ad-Aware 2007 both come up negative. Ill be bumping this thread in a few days if no one sees it.

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Forgot to post the log file. Here it is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:08:58 PM, on 3/22/2008
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\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
C:\Program Files\Wallpaper Master\Wallpaper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\khalshared\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\lolifox\lolifox.exe
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Hi,I'm getting browser redirects again... I turned off my FW and AV to do some testing on DL speeds (another board, I know...) and I'm screwed again. Ran SB S&D, MAM, SAS and CCleaner. Attached is DDS log. GMER was weird- would scan for hours then crash. Disabled the cd emulation with defogger... Also ran GMR in safemode-nothing. idk what's up with that.thanks in advance!DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Matt Reddick at 21:10:22.84 on Mon 05/24/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1266 [GMT -4:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}AV: *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: *disabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}FW: COMODO Firewall *enabled* {043803A3-4F86-4ef6-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO livePCsupport\CLPSLS.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\AVG... Read more

A:browser hijacking, pls help again!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I posted this on another forum about a week ago without any luck, perhaps because of the holidays, perhaps because that is a smaller forum.Hey, I was hoping someone could help me out with my hijacked browser. This problem seems to have initially occured via IE, but is affecting Firefox as well. All search engine results are spam sites. It doesn't matter which engine. This happened a couple of weeks ago. I have tried restoring back to November first and I have run several antivirals etc., which you can tell from my hijack this logs.Here are the logs:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:50:05 PM, on 12/27/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC: ... Read more

A:Browser hijacking

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.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 description of your problem, 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.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

I have gotten rid of most of the spyware via Microsoft's Anti-Spyware and Adware's program but can't seem to clean up my browser (Can't get rid of the R1 dll's that keep re-installing. Also, I keep getting explorer.exe errors when I try to open navigate my hard drive via windows explorer. Here is my Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:49:13 AM, on 7/6/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\DeviceDetector\DM1Service.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
c:\mssql7\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\RioMSC.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
c:\mssql7\binn\sqlagent.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\Program Files\ORL\VNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\d3sa32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\Smtray.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Promon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Browser Hijacking won't go away.

Hi Brendan, and Welcome to TSF!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' is checked under the 'Hidden Files and Folders' section. Also make sure there is no checkmark beside 'Hide file extensions for known file types' or 'Hide protected operating system files'.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Please download Ad-aware at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. We will use this later.

Download CWShredder at http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CWShredder.sfx.exe We will use this later.

First Click here to download cwsserviceremove.zip and unzip it to your desktop. Do not run it now.

Download AboutBuster http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/AboutBuster.sfx.exe and uncompress the files to a folder on your the Desktop... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Two nights ago I stumbled across something annoying that has gotten into my system and is opening random browser windows to weird sites whenever I'm online. I ran Spybot yesterday, and it deleted a few things (although it wasn't able to delete all the temp files it wanted to...255 of them were in use). I tried again today, and it found MORE stuff to delete...I think this thing is multiplying. AVG keeps telling me program is detected on opening...I move it to the vault (healing doesn't work) again and again, but they keep popping up. Spybot kept popping up asking about changes in the registry, until I told it to keep saying no. I'm also getting "memory cannot be read" errors. No idea what it actually is, all the trojans AVG is finding are different. I think its one thing that got in and invited its friends, I haven't had a problem prior to this. Damn Chrono Trigger sites!

Hope I followed instructions right:

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 22:35:46.53 on Tue 12/23/2008
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1321 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hi & hope you can help.
My grandkids downloaded Kazaa and a few other programs during their visit . I have been busy trying to clean out all unwanted applications & all the ‘ScumWare’ that came along for the ride. Unfortunately, my Home Page setting (Use Blank) still gets hijacked periodically to MSN.com. Here is a recap of what I’ve done so far:
Downloaded & installed MS Service Pack 2, ran msconfig & selected Normal Startup. Rebooted & set Restore Point. Set Folder Options to show hidden files and folders. Ran CoolWebSearch Smartkiller (not found), CWShredder (cleaned infections found), Spybot S & D (fixed all), Ad-aware (quarantined all) and Bazooka Scanner (will follow advice later as to going into Registry Editor to correct). Prior to running the above, I checked for all available updates. I also downloaded, installed & ran Lavasoft’s VX2 Cleaner plug-in (system clean) as well as all other plug-ins. I’ve downloaded, installed & updated SpyBlaster. I’ve enabled IE & Restricted Sites protection and disabled the IE Home Page setting
I then went into the Add/Remove Programs function in Control Panel and removed PGate Basic & a few other unwanted applications but was unable to delete Kazaa v. 2.1.1 or IMBUM. Nothing happens when I click remove IMBUM and I get the following error message trying to delete Kazaa, ‘Error loading C:\WINNT\System32\cd_clint.dll. The specified module could not be found.’ IMBUM has me stumped as I can?... Read more

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