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I have the same problem as a whole lot of people I've seen online.

I have/had a virus on my computer called hidrag.A after searching the net for awhile i found out it was infecting my computer from %win dir%/svchost.exe. I know it doesn't belong there, it belongs in system32 so I located it no problem and deleted it without mercy.

Now according to avg nearly if not all of my executables are infected, but most of my computer runs fine anyway. I have encountered some problems though and I'd like to know how to clean fix or heal my stuff.

I just got hijack this so I could give you a log but i'm not sure how to use it. it seams simple enough though. so without further adue here is my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:41:49 PM, on 4/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Ben\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
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
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1112517038405
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Power Manager (PowerManager) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe (file missing)

edit: win32/hidrag.A has is nearly identical to W32/jeefo if you are familiar with that. some people have suggested getting a program specifically intended to remove jeefo from http://www.sophos.co...rs/jeefogui.com it seems to be very affective but it didn't work for this "strand" of the virus which people are saying is just an alias of jeefo.

Any thoughts?

Edited by Amaruve, 08 April 2005 - 03:20 PM.

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Howdy Amaruve,

Give this a try and see how it goes!

Update AVG with latest definitions!

Create a Restore Point,just in Case:
To create a new System Restore Point in Windows XP, click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore. When the System Restore Utility opens, click "Create a Restore Point" then click Next. Enter a name for this Restore Point (for instance, "Before Installing Office XP"), and click Create.

Download Pocket KillBox from here:
There is a Direct Download and a description of what the Program does inside this link.

Click Start>>Click Run>>Type in Services.msc and Click OK!

Scroll the list for "PowerManager",right-click and select properties!
Click the Stop Button and Change the StartUp Type to Disabled!
Click Apply and OK!

Next, go into "Add/Remove Hardware" in the Control Panel and click on view hidden devices, scroll down until you find "Power Manager" and uninstall it as a piece of hardware and thus a service.

Open Pocket KillBox,Copy&Paste the below Bold print in the Open Box Labeled "Full Path of File to Delete"


Select "Delete on Reboot" and Click the Red Circle with the White X to Delete!!

Select "Yes" to Confirm
Select "Yes" to Reboot now

Reboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)
Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode:

Once in Safe Mode,Open AVG,dont scan just yet!

Right Click the TaskBar>>Select Task Manager>>Select Processes

Under Processes,locate these 2:


If RunDll32 exist,Right Click and select End Process

Do the Same for Explorer.exe but when you kill this process,the Desktop and Taskbar will disappear,this is normal so dont panic!!!

Go back to AVG and let it Scan the System and Delete all it finds!

When finished,Close out AVG and go to the Task Manager and Select Shut Down!

Restart the PC in Normal Mode and Scan the System with AVG again and see if it detects any viruses!

Once Completed,Run MSCONFIG and enable everything in the startup area. To get to MSCONFIG, click on Start -> Run -> type in MSCONFIG -> click OK!
Make Sure Normal Startup is Checked!!

Select the tab labeled Startup and put a Check by every box there!!

Click Apply>>OK>>Follow the Prompts to Restart!!

Once Restarted in Normal Mode,Scan the System with HijackThis and Post those Results!
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