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batemanhawk

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Hi there.

I recently managed to install AZE Search Bar on my computer. It hijacked my IE and everytime I tried to search something in Google, it would change the results. I have followed your advice and have downloaded and removed as much stuff, both with computer programs and manually, using the "hijack this" program, but would just like to make sure that I have got everyting.

I have pasted a list of the files from a "hijack this" as well as a list of programs from a "start-up" program informing me of the programs that start when my computer starts. I would be very appreciative of somebody looking at this information to see whether there are any nasties left on my computer that I need to remove.

HIJACK THIS

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:20:00, on 14/04/2005
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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Lithic\HalfMoon\halfmoon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter\TheApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\MemOptimizer.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexico\CleverKeys\ClvrKeys.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Mike\LOCALS~1\Temp\ycomp_5.6.0.0_ypsr_01.13.00_us_setup_.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\ABC\abc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\My Documents\Bateman's Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.google.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.google.co.uk/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn4\ycomp5_6_0_0.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuardDLBLOCK.CBrowserHelper - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn4\ycomp5_6_0_0.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliType] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PinnacleDriverCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\PSDrvCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HalfMoonAutoStart] C:\Program Files\Lithic\HalfMoon\halfmoon.exe -minimized
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ICF] "C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter\TheApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TuneUp MemOptimizer] "C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\MemOptimizer.exe" autostart
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Global Startup: CleverKeys.lnk = C:\Program Files\Lexico\CleverKeys\ClvrKeys.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download using ReGet - C:\Program Files\ReGet\RG_Link.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Dictionary - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\dictionary.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Search &Thesaurus - C:\Program files\Lexico\Toolbar\thesaurus.htm
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: ppctlcab - http://www.pestscan....er/ppctlcab.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {2A32B14F-4D29-4EA3-AC54-E9B19F436CE7} (Scanner Class) - http://www.windowsec...an/TDECntrl.CAB
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1093340651875
O16 - DPF: {E87F6C8E-16C0-11D3-BEF7-009027438003} (Persits Software XUpload) - https://infoserv2.wi...nts/XUpload.ocx
O16 - DPF: {F0E2D69A-DC2F-4E9B-A993-684FB1C21DBC} - http://dictionary.re...lbar/lexico.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8C54C542-68A6-4429-96AF-148F245580F2}: NameServer = 80.225.252.50 80.225.252.58
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.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: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
O23 - Service: TuneUp WinStyler Theme Service (TUWinStylerThemeSvc) - TuneUp Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe


START-UP LIST

StartupList report, 14/04/2005, 12:20:43
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\DOCUME~1\Mike\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX04.q10\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
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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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Lithic\HalfMoon\halfmoon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter\TheApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\MemOptimizer.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexico\CleverKeys\ClvrKeys.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Mike\LOCALS~1\Temp\ycomp_5.6.0.0_ypsr_01.13.00_us_setup_.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\ABC\abc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\My Documents\Bateman's Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Mike\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX04.q10\StartupList.exe

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Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
CleverKeys.lnk = C:\Program Files\Lexico\CleverKeys\ClvrKeys.exe

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Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

IntelliType = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe"
PinnacleDriverCheck = C:\WINDOWS\System32\PSDrvCheck.exe
ATIModeChange = Ati2mdxx.exe
ATIPTA = C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
zBrowser Launcher = C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
HalfMoonAutoStart = C:\Program Files\Lithic\HalfMoon\halfmoon.exe -minimized
ICF = "C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter\TheApp.exe"
AVG7_CC = C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
AVG7_EMC = C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
Zone Labs Client = "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
iTunesHelper = C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
Logitech Utility = Logi_MwX.Exe
WinPatrol = C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
gcasServ = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

TuneUp MemOptimizer = "C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\MemOptimizer.exe" autostart

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Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell=*INI section not found*
SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
drivers=*INI section not found*

Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

Shell=explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\System32\sstext3d.scr
drivers=*Registry value not found*

Policies Shell key:

HKCU\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry key not found*
HKLM\..\Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*

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Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn4\ycomp5_6_0_0.dll - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670}
(no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
(no name) - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2}

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Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

1-Click Maintenance.job

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Enumerating Download Program Files:

[ppctlcab]
CODEBASE = http://www.pestscan....er/ppctlcab.cab
OSD = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\OSD406.OSD

[Shockwave ActiveX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Director\SwDir.dll
CODEBASE = http://download.macr...director/sw.cab

[Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\LegitCheckControl.DLL
CODEBASE = http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409

[MSSecurityAdvisor Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\mssecadv.dll
CODEBASE = http://download.micr...b?1093728906640

[Scanner Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\temp\TDECntrl\TDECntrl.dll
CODEBASE = http://www.windowsec...an/TDECntrl.CAB

[{33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}]
CODEBASE = http://download.micr...922/wmv9VCM.CAB

[Office Update Installation Engine]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\opuc.dll
CODEBASE = http://office.micros...ontent/opuc.cab

[WUWebControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuweb.dll
CODEBASE = http://v5.windowsupd...b?1093340651875

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx
CODEBASE = http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

[Persits Software XUpload]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\XUpload.ocx
CODEBASE = https://infoserv2.wi...nts/XUpload.ocx

[{F0E2D69A-DC2F-4E9B-A993-684FB1C21DBC}]
CODEBASE = http://dictionary.re...lbar/lexico.cab

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Enumerating ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad items:

PostBootReminder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
CDBurn: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll
SysTray: C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll

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End of report, 7,935 bytes
Report generated in 0.141 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only

Yours sincerely,

Batemanhawk
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Hi Batemanhawk

From your log, I see nothing in the ways of trojans, nor any evil entities attempting to possess your computer, except for Windows but it's too late for that one. :tazz:

Congratulations your log now appears to be clean. ;)

Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:

Detect and Remove Programs:
  • How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
  • How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
Prevention Programs:
  • Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
  • Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
  • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
  • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
Other necessary Programs:
  • AntiVirus Program<= An AntiVirus program is a must! Whether it is a free version like AVG or Anti-Vir, or a shareware version like Norton or Kapersky, this is a must have.
  • Firewall<= A firewall is definatley a must have. Two good free versions are Sygate and ZoneLabs.
  • More Secure Browser<= Internet Explorer is not the most secure and best browser. There are safer and better alternatives available. I recommend Firefox, however Opera and SlimBrowsers are good as well.
And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place? and AntiSpyware Net's spyware article: Spyware, Adware, Malware: What it is, how it got on my computer, how to get rid of it, and how to prevent it.
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batemanhawk

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Dear Usetobe,

Thank you for your help. It is very much appreciated and a welcome relief to know that there are no evils controlling my computer.

Thanks again,

Batemanhawk.
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