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Possible Browser Hijack (IE) and Popups[CLOSED]

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Hi All,

A couple of things going on with my system. While I use FireFox mainly as my browser (and it has no probs ;)), my issues seem related to IE :tazz:, which I still need to use every now and then.

1. IE's home page gets changed to www.yahoo.com, despite what I do to set a different home page.

2. IE is getting popups and some of the relevant info is "popupsearches.com" and "begin2search".

3. I have something that keeps starting as a process that continually changes it's name to something random. I can end the processes, but they come back on reboot and/or any use of IE. Some of the names are VMOMNWG.EXE, LITMHY.EXE, WUAUCLT.EXE, FSGTZD.EXE, SFHBWB.EXE, ZUBMGBQ.EXE, BBGAIX.EXE... None of these comes up in any search from google, so I reckon they're just using random names... These processes routinely try to connect to the internet, but I "block always" for each of them.

4. Followed all instructions in your "ReadMe 1st" sticky. I have run full scans with AdAware, Spybot and NAV. All fully updated. AdAware found entries for VX2 and BEGIN2SEARCH and these removed. SpyBot found Haxdoor/DRAW32.DLL issue and I renamed DRAW32.DLL to DRAW32.OLDDLL.

5. As a result of all of this, my EXPLORER.EXE (not IEXPLORE) has stopped responding and routinely freezes and crashes. It takes about 10 minutes after startup to settle down and become usable, and even then is very unstable, and during that time takes up a a fair bit of CPU. I have installed Universal Explorer and this helps quite a bit as a File Manager, but doesn't completely replace Win Explorer in that all folder shortcuts still revert back to Win Explorer, and you still need to set all Folder Options type of stuff in Windows as well. Perhaps a recommend of a better File Manager to replace Windows could be made?

6. I removed several desktop icons that appeared and these were for Casinos, Movie and Music Downloads, Online Games etc...

7. Another symptom is that something is randomly bolding, underlining and creating web links from random words in IE pages. If you hit these words, you are sent to "popupsearches.com".

In any case, thanks for your patience, here's the HJT Log:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:35:47 AM, on 14/04/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
E:\Norton Personal Firewall 2003\NISUM.EXE
E:\Norton Personal Firewall 2003\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
E:\GoBack v 4.0\GBPoll.exe
E:\Nero Burning ROM\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
E:\Norton Systemworks 2003\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
E:\Nero Burning ROM\InCD\InCD.exe
E:\ChoiceMail Spam filter\ChoiceMail\ChoiceMail.exe
E:\ChoiceMail Spam filter\ChoiceMail\ChoiceMail.exe
C:\Program Files\DesktopPlus\DP.EXE
E:\GoBack v 4.0\GBTray.exe
E:\Memturbo 2.2\MemTurbo v2.2\MemTurbo\MemTurbo.exe
E:\HIJACKTHIS Shitware Detector & Cleaner\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\QUICKENW\INET\blank.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Matty & his JudyBug
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINNT\Nail.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - E:\Acrobat Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: BolgerObj Class - {302A3240-4805-4a34-97D7-1645A0B08410} - C:\WINNT\Bolger.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - E:\SPYBOT~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: ohb - {999A06FF-10EF-4A29-8640-69E99882C26B} - C:\WINNT\system32\nsq43.dll
O2 - BHO: IeCatch2 Class - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - E:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - E:\Norton Systemworks 2003\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - E:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - E:\Norton Systemworks 2003\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\system32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SymTray - Norton SystemWorks] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe SetReg
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Service Host Process] C:\WINNT\svchost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] E:\Nero Burning ROM\InCD\InCD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DiskeeperSystray] "C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [apeusub] c:\winnt\system32\fjnmdy.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [SymTray - Norton SystemWorks] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Symtrdr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Service Host Process] C:\WINNT\svchost.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ChoiceMail] "E:\ChoiceMail Spam filter\ChoiceMail\ChoiceMail.exe"
O4 - Startup: MemTurbo.lnk = E:\Memturbo 2.2\MemTurbo v2.2\MemTurbo\MemTurbo.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk.disabled
O4 - Global Startup: DesktopPlus.lnk = C:\Program Files\DesktopPlus\DP.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = E:\Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk.disabled
O4 - Global Startup: Norton GoBack.lnk = E:\GoBack v 4.0\GBTray.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - E:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - E:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\npjpi150_01.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\npjpi150_01.dll
O9 - Extra button: FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - E:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\flashget.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - E:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\flashget.exe
O16 - DPF: {3EB4F9EA-51A6-48DA-846A-0D69DCBA39EF} (DownloadManager Control) - http://download.akam...loadManager.ocx
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg...l_v1-0-3-17.cab
O16 - DPF: {F5192746-22D6-41BD-9D2D-1E75D14FBD3C} -


Edited by ToeCutter, 13 April 2005 - 08:07 PM.

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Hi and welcome to GTG :tazz:

Sorry for the late reply,
If you’re still looking to resolve this issue,
Please run through the steps outlined in this Topic
Post back a fresh log when done please

If you have resolved this issue please let us know,
Thanks and again sorry for the late reply,

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