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Aurora, Nail.exe, windows explorer problems!


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chrisybaby50

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Hi there,

So I've got the really annoying Aurora pop-ups that everyone seems to be having problems with, but I also found Nail.exe in my windows folder. I've used Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, AVG Anti-Virus, TDS-3 and have now installed Spyware Blaster and Ad-Watch SE pro to try and fix things. So this removed lots of stuff but I still get those [bleep] Aurora pop-ups, still have the Nail.exe in the windows folder and on top of that I also have the Windows explorer window pop-up telling me that "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close". So I then click on 'don't send' a report and it just keeps on popping-up like there's no tomorrow! I'm so glad that I also have a Mac to fall back on.

If anyone out there can help me, I would be truly grateful!

Many thanks,

Here's my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:44:40, on 06/05/2005
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.40607\aspnet_admin.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dwwin.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive\MDDiskProtect.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mediafour\MACVNTFY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\NCLTools\NclTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
c:\windows\system32\ftgxkv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\Rcman.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\RK Launcher\RKLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRoll\winroll.exe
D:\PC Software\Mac Emulation\Avedesk 1.2\AveDesk.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\PC Suite for Nokia 6600\connmngmntbox.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\PC Suite for Nokia 6600\ectaskscheduler.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Nokia\PCSUIT~1\Elogerr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intuwave\Shared\mRouterRunTime\mRouterRuntime.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\OSDMenu.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\EAX.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Nokia\PCSUIT~1\BROADC~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\VRC.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\RemoteCenter\Center\RCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\Mediadet.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Nokia\PCSUIT~1\SCRFS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Chris Anderson\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
O1 - Hosts: 64.91.255.87 www.dcsresearch.com
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: ohb - {999A06FF-10EF-4A29-8640-69E99882C26B} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nso8C.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTStartup] C:\Program Files\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsioReg] REGSVR32.EXE /S CTASIO.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] __C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe__
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.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: [Openwares LiveUpdate] C:\Program Files\LiveUpdate\LiveUpdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MDDiskProtect.exe] C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive\MDDiskProtect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MediafourGettingStartedWithMacDrive6] "C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive\MacDrive.exe" /runonce
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mediafour Mac Volume Notifications] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mediafour\MACVNTFY.EXE" /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DiskeeperSystray] "C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Nokia Tray Application] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\NCLTools\NclTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eoasbdb] c:\windows\system32\ftgxkv.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\Rcman.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PcSync] C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\PcSync2.exe /NoDialog
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RK Launcher] C:\Program Files\RK Launcher\RKLauncher.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WinRoll] C:\Program Files\WinRoll\winroll.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AVEDESK] "D:\PC Software\Mac Emulation\Avedesk 1.2\AveDesk.exe"
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: Trillian.lnk = C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: PCSuiteForNokia6600 Detect.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: PCSuiteForNokia6600 TS.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
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: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1112913886109
O20 - Winlogon Notify: MacDrive-iTunes compatibility - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mediafour\MacDriveiTunesPatch.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - 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: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: Diskeeper - Executive Software International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
O23 - Service: EPSON Printer Status Agent2 (EPSONStatusAgent2) - SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\svcproc.exe
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Hello and welcome!! Please do the following:

Please download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite here:
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
Install it, and update the definitions to the newest files. Do NOT run a scan yet.

Please run Notepad and copy the following text into a new file:

@ECHO OFF
cd %windir%
Nail.exe /FULLREMOVE
sc config SvcProc start= disabled
sc stop SvcProc
sc delete SvcProc
attrib -s -r -h nail.exe
attrib -s -r -h svcproc.exe
del nail.exe
del svcproc.exe
cd %windir%\system32
attrib -s -r -h DrPMon.dll
del DrPMon.dll
exit

Save the file to the desktop as remove.bat and make sure the "Save as type" field says "All files".

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

For additional help in booting into Safe Mode, see the following site:
http://www.pchell.co.../safemode.shtml


Once in Safe Mode, please double-click on remove.bat. A window should open and close very quickly --- this is normal.

Then please run Ewido, and run a full scan. Post the log from the scan here for me.

Then please run HijackThis, click Scan, and check:

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe

Close all open windows except for HijackThis and click Fix Checked.

Restart your computer in normal mode and please post a new HijackThis log, as well as the log from the Ewido scan.
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Hi Pomp86,
Thanks for your help!
So first of all I'm using a 20" Apple Cinema Display on my PC and my Radeon 9600pro doesn't show the dos boot screen when I boot up, this is some kinda bug with the ATI cards. Anyhow, this meant that I couldn't boot into safe mode, so I had to go out today and buy a Geforce based card in order to boot into safe mode, so I'm sorry to reply so late!
I followed all of your instructions, I scanned my system with Ewido and did the Hi/jackThis Fix & restarted windows, but only to find that windows would not boot, so I'm having to repair my installation right now. However, I do still have the logs, shall I still post them or does the fact that I have had to repair the installation change everything?

regards

Edited by chrisybaby50, 07 May 2005 - 01:32 PM.

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Well are you formatting your hard drive now?? I'd say wait till after you're done repairing and stuff.
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