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A Trojan has taken over!

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I opened an odd email without thinking. Soon after I Internet Explorer went berserk and was opening a nasty website about every five minutes. Hotoffer.info has taken over my default webpage and will not be removed. Also the following error pops up often:

Error #317 – Microsoft Windows Security Warning X

X Your Windows is corrupted with spyware virus.
You must patch your PC urgently to protect your system.
Private info is accessed by ports:


You can patch your PC for free now and delete all spyware viruses.

Click OK to chose and download free spyware removal using AntiSPY

OK Cancel

I have downloaded and run all the programs as instructed before this post. They did get rid of a lot of stuff but the plague persists. Here is my log. Please help me!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:31:29 AM, on 3/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Office Tracker\alarmer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberPower\PowerPanel\PowPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winupdate14983478[1].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winupdate30543618[1].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winupdate34369672[1].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winupdate63498341[1].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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://www.hotoffers.info/192/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = sas.r2.attbi.com:8000
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.r2.attbi.com;<local>
F0 - system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\netdc.exe
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\netdc.exe
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: lycos.com www.lycos.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: MSN Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\01.01.1601.0\en-us\msntb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tgcmd] "C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Smapp] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Omnipage] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.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: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.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 - HKCU\..\Run: [HELPEXP.EXE] C:\Program Files\BestBuy\HelpExpress\Client\HELPEXP.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - Startup: netdb.exe
O4 - Startup: winupdate14983478[1].exe
O4 - Startup: winupdate30543618[1].exe
O4 - Startup: winupdate34369672[1].exe
O4 - Startup: winupdate49698123[1].exe
O4 - Startup: winupdate63498341[1].exe
O4 - Startup: winupdate74365674[1].exe
O4 - Startup: winupdate76341896[1].exe
O4 - Startup: winupdate98523694[1].exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Office Tracker Alarmer.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: PowerPanel.lnk = C:\Program Files\CyberPower\PowerPanel\PowPanel.exe
O4 - Global Startup: SpySubtract.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper (HKCU)
O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {19E28AFC-EAE3-4CE5-AC83-2407B42F57C9} (MSSecurityAdvisor Class) - http://protect.micro...b?1111279364984
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} - http://v4.windowsupd...8012.7933449074
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.app.../ITDetector.cab

Thank you!
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Hi Drewski

Sorry for the delay in response. The forum has been very busy lately.

You are using an old version of HijackThis. Please download the most recent version of HijackThis from here http://www.geekstogo...action=cat&id=3 and post a new log.

If you have already fixed your machine or received help elsewhere please post back and let us know.

Thank you
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