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:tazz: My PC has it's I.E. start page hijacked by www.Hotoffers.info/278. No matter what I do, I am not able to get rid of this hijacker. Everytime I start Internet Explorer, www.hotoffers.info/278 is the default URL/start page. Pop ups keep on popping every few second. It's unbearable. I run anti-spyware software to detect/remove this problem, to no avail. I run Hijackthis few times (in Normal mode), still to no avail. Below is the log. I am running out of solutions and need this PC back to normal. Any help is greatly appreciated. Help !!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:24:10 AM, on 4/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\Program Files\CxtPls\CxtPls.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {016235BE-59D4-4CEB-ADD5-E2378282A1D9} - C:\Program Files\CxtPls\cxtpls.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {DC3BE0B9-725D-44FD-2E52-0FC2B75641E0} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\dexsh.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DwlClient] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ntddetect] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntddetect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bgmsn] C:\WINDOWS\System32\tuyuxwb\bgmsn.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [oroxuxj] c:\windows\system32\oroxuxj.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [p33V3sX] sndign32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [abasa5jrp] C:\WINDOWS\System32\abasa5jrp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoUpdater] "C:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disk Keeper] C:\WINDOWS\sys758.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ntddetect] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntddetect.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /0
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ntddetect] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntddetect.exe
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {946B3E9E-E21A-49c8-9F63-900533FAFE14} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: ShopperReports - Compare product prices - {E77EDA01-3C56-4a96-8D08-02B42891C169} - (no file)
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
O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {06165541-CE4E-4686-8B5F-B9BAC2D6EED9} - (no file) (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {06165541-CE4E-4686-8B5F-B9BAC2D6EED9} - (no file) (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: WMP10ctrl - http://www.cinemanow.com/WMP10ctrl.CAB
O16 - DPF: {CE74A05D-ED12-473A-97F8-85FB0E2F479F} (dlControl.UserControl1) - http://www.cinemanow...Control_3_0.CAB
O16 - DPF: {E6AAD7A3-468F-11D3-A6F7-0020FE000743} (MailingList Control) - http://www.jokes.co.il/MailingList.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{AAE1DB6D-D5BA-4B5B-A1D8-9FC75CB84E55}: NameServer =,

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Edited by gems1215, 28 April 2005 - 04:03 PM.

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Download and run Silent Runners.vbs from HERE

It generates a log, please post the information back in this thread
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Hello Daemon,

Thanks for your help and reply. I downloaded and run Silent Runner and here is the log:

"Silent Runners.vbs", revision 36, http://www.silentrunners.org/
Operating System: Windows XP SP2
Output limited to non-default values, except where indicated by "{++}"

Startup items buried in registry:

"khrtdwer.exe" = "C:\WINDOWS\system\khrtdwer.exe" [null data]

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"SpySweeper" = ""C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /0" ["Webroot Software, Inc."]
"Y0s9Rib3X" = "jgdpress.exe" [null data]
"ntddetect" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntddetect.exe" [null data]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"DwlClient" = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe" ["Dell"]
"ntddetect" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntddetect.exe" [null data]
"bgmsn" = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\tuyuxwb\bgmsn.exe" [null data]
"oroxuxj" = "c:\windows\system32\oroxuxj.exe" [file not found]
"abasa5jrp" = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\abasa5jrp.exe" [file not found]
"AutoUpdater" = ""C:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe"" [null data]
"MCUpdateExe" = "C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McUpdate.exe" ["McAfee, Inc"]
"MCAgentExe" = "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McAgent.exe" ["McAfee, Inc"]
"p33V3sX" = "jgssrv.exe" [null data]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
{016235BE-59D4-4CEB-ADD5-E2378282A1D9}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\CxtPls\cxtpls.dll" [null data]
{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll" ["Safer Networking Limited"]
{DC3BE0B9-725D-44FD-2E52-0FC2B75641E0}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\dexsh.dll" [file not found]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\
"{42071714-76d4-11d1-8b24-00a0c9068ff3}" = "Display Panning CPL Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "deskpan.dll" [file not found]
"{88895560-9AA2-1069-930E-00AA0030EBC8}" = "HyperTerminal Icon Ext"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\hticons.dll" ["Hilgraeve, Inc."]
"{955B7B84-5308-419c-8ED8-0B9CA3C56985}" = "America Online"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\aolshare\shell\us\shellext.dll" ["America Online, Inc."]
"{A4DF5659-0801-4A60-9607-1C48695EFDA9}" = "Share-to-Web Upload Folder"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\HPGS2WNS.DLL" ["Hewlett-Packard"]
"{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" = "Microsoft Office Outlook Desktop Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\MLSHEXT.DLL" [MS]
"{0006F045-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" = "Microsoft Office Outlook Custom Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\OLKFSTUB.DLL" [MS]
"{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}" = "Microsoft Office HTML Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\msohev.dll" [MS]
"{F0CB00CD-5A07-4D91-97F5-A8C92CDA93E4}" = "Shell Extensions for RealOne Player"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpshell.dll" ["RealNetworks, Inc."]
"{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}" = "Portable Media Devices"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{cc86590a-b60a-48e6-996b-41d25ed39a1e}" = "Portable Media Devices Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{7D5C4BDD-B015-4401-8731-1507B87DE297}" = "QBVersionTool"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBVersionTool.dll" ["TODO: <Company name>"]
"{6ec2e0e3-1116-4d47-b0c2-5bdaf4e4c308}" = "eFax Messenger Plus - Shell Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger Plus 3.3\J2GShell.dll" ["j2 Global Communications, Inc."]
"{7C9D5882-CB4A-4090-96C8-430BFE8B795B}" = "Webroot Spy Sweeper Context Menu Integration"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\Webroot\SPYSWE~1\SSCtxMnu.dll" ["Webroot Software, Inc."]

INFECTION WARNING! "{12345678-0000-0010-8000-00AAFF6D2EA4}" = "Sysctl Desktop Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\systr.dll" [null data]

INFECTION WARNING! "{9EF34FF2-3396-4527-9D27-04C8C1C67806}" = "Microsoft AntiSpyware Service Hook"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\shellextension.dll" [MS]

"WebCheck" = "{E6FB5E20-DE35-11CF-9C87-00AA005127ED}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = (value not set)

INFECTION WARNING! text/xml\CLSID = "{807553E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11\MSOXMLMF.DLL" [MS]

Enabled Wallpaper and Active Desktop:

Active Desktop is enabled.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\
"Wallpaper" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp"

Active Desktop web content:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\0\
"FriendlyName" = "Security"
"Source" = "C:\WINDOWS\Web\desktop.html"
"SubscribedURL" = "C:\WINDOWS\Web\desktop.html"

Enabled Scheduled Tasks:

"McAfee.com Update Check (CHARLES-Charles Ishay)" -> launches: "C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe /Schedule" ["McAfee, Inc"]
"McAfee.com Update Check (CHARLES-Guest)" -> launches: "C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe /Schedule" ["McAfee, Inc"]
"McAfee.com Update Check (D4F8DM21-Owner)" -> launches: "C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdate.exe /Schedule" ["McAfee, Inc"]

Winsock2 Service Provider DLLs:

Namespace Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
000000000001\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]
000000000002\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\winrnr.dll" [MS]
000000000003\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]

Transport Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
0000000000##\PackedCatalogItem (contains) DLL [Company Name], (at) ## range:
%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll [MS], 01 - 03, 06 - 15
%SystemRoot%\system32\rsvpsp.dll [MS], 04 - 05

Toolbars, Explorer Bars, Extensions:


HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "McAfee VirusScan"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll" ["Networks Associates Technology, Inc"]

Explorer Bars

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "Real.com"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll" [MS]

Dormant Explorer Bars in "View, Explorer Bar" menu

(Default) = "&Research"
Implemented Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ [vertical bar]
InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL" [MS]

Extensions (Tools menu items, main toolbar menu buttons)

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
"ButtonText" = "Microsoft AntiSpyware helper"
"MenuText" = "Microsoft AntiSpyware helper"

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
"ButtonText" = "Research"

"ButtonText" = "AIM"
"Exec" = "C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe" ["America Online, Inc."]

"ButtonText" = "Real.com"

"ButtonText" = "Messenger"
"MenuText" = "Windows Messenger"
"Exec" = "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" [MS]

Running Services (Display Name, Service Name, Path {Service DLL}):

AOL Connectivity Service, AOL ACS, "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\aol\ACS\acsd.exe" ["America Online, Inc."]
bgmsntuyuxwb, bgmsntuyuxwb, "C:\WINDOWS\System32\tuyuxwb\bgmsn.exe" [null data]
iprip, iprip, "C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" {"C:\WINDOWS\System32\bss.dll" [null data]}
McAfee.com McShield, McShield, "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe" ["Network Associates, Inc."]
McAfee.com VirusScan Online Realtime Engine, MCVSRte, "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe /Embedding" ["Networks Associates Technology, Inc"]
WAN Miniport (ATW) Service, WANMiniportService, ""C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe"" ["America Online, Inc."]
Windows User Mode Driver Framework, UMWdf, "C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdfmgr.exe" [MS]

This report excludes default entries except where indicated.
To see *everywhere* the script checks and *everything* it finds,
launch it from a command prompt or a shortcut with the -all parameter.

The good news (I hope!!!) is that I think I got rid of the Hijacker Hotoffers.info by deleting the following DLL: C:\windows\system32\systr.dll. However, now a new pop up is coming up, BannersToGo or something to that effect. Something that starts with Banners....They keep on poping and I have no idea how to eliminate them. Also, how do I get back my Desktop Background. No matter what I set in Control Panel, Display, Desktop, I always get a white background for my Desktop. It does not change. Any help on your part is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Note: When I run Spy Sweeper, it determined that the following Adware where present: Begin2Search and Cws_jimbutt. Any suggestion as how to get rid of these adwares? Thanks.
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Click here to download Pocket Killbox by Option^Explicit. Extract it from the zip file then double-click on Killbox.exe to run it.

Select the Delete on reboot option.

In the 'Full Path of File to Delete' box, copy and paste the following, clicking the 'Delete File' button (red circle with a white X) after pasting:


It will prompt you to reboot, press the NO button. Instead, copy and paste the following and click the 'Delete File' button again:


When it prompts you to reboot this time, press the YES button.

[/b]Rescan with HJT and post a new log here.
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