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tafffalvey

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I have been nailed with a bunch of crap......virtual maid, searchchem and popuper etc. also cannot access all the desktop functions(hide icons etc.)
I have posted logs to webroot, my anti-spyware program but tthe problem persists.


I have followed other threads and tried to clean up myself, but to no avail.

Could anyone help?

Many thanks Michael.
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Hi Michael, and welcome to GTG.

Got your PM. Do you mind posting your HijackThis log so that I can verify that's it's clean now?
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Thank you Kevin,
Here is the log..............hope its the right thing I'm doing, posting it here.

Ta.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:18:26 AM, on 5/25/2005
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\~~PDTEMP\HijackThis.exe

O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\INSTALLS\CPN0\YCOMP5_5_7_0.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe" /0
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Search with Freeserve - res://C:\PROGRA~1\FREESE~1\FSBAR\FSBAR.DLL/VSearch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0521.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0521.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SHDOCVW.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
O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {8884FE41-2EFC-457A-B10A-EBFD9626CC10} - (no file) (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {8884FE41-2EFC-457A-B10A-EBFD9626CC10} - (no file) (HKCU)
O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {88DF062D-34F8-492A-B5A6-59C8CEDDB402} - (no file) (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {88DF062D-34F8-492A-B5A6-59C8CEDDB402} - (no file) (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {0B6CBB71-D95D-306F-5FAA-244941D23927} - http://216.118.71.185/1/rdgFR1865.exe
O16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cab
O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F98} - http://www.miniclip....pGameLoader.dll
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1114436425127
O16 - DPF: {6BD8D16C-5431-626F-348C-1F3E489F6BDE} - http://216.118.71.185/1/rdgFR1865.exe
O16 - DPF: {77AE2112-33A9-21E5-2299-092E656DDA41} - http://216.118.71.185/1/rdgFR1865.exe
O16 - DPF: {7D92C5E9-F3C4-57C3-1AE4-03895FFD1D8E} - http://216.118.71.185/1/rdgFR1865.exe
O16 - DPF: {8714912E-380D-11D5-B8AA-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! Webcam Upload Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yuplapp.cab
O16 - DPF: {9B17FE0E-51F2-4692-8B32-8EFB805FC0E7} (HPObjectInstaller Class) - http://h30155.www3.h...edsolutions.cab
O16 - DPF: {F5078F32-C551-11D3-89B9-0000F81FE221} (XML DOM Document 3.0) - http://h30155.www3.h...stall/hpxml.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{713E5DBC-BE2D-48DE-ADA7-0245471D7B29}: NameServer = 69.50.184.84,195.225.176.37
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: WinFax PRO (wfxsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WFXSVC.EXE (file missing)
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OK, I'm not sure how you removed it, so I will provide the full instructions for this. Do you have a wallpaper problem also? We will fix that up also if you do.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Right click on this link -> http://www.bleepingc...g/smitfraud.reg and save that file. Double click on it and click on Yes when it asks you if you want to merge it into the registry. Once that's done, right click on your Desktop and go to Properties. Next go to Desktop tab->Customize Desktop button->Web tab. Uncheck everything listed there. Then delete all the entries listed except for 'My Current Home Page'. Click OK and OK.

Go to Start->-Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs and remove/uninstall the following programs, if found:

Security iGuard
Virtual Maid
Search Maid


Exit Add/Remove Programs.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked.

Download KillBox http://www.greyknigh...spy/KillBox.exe. Run KillBox and check the box that says 'End Explorer Shell While Killing File'. Next click on 'Delete on Reboot'. For each of the following files below, check the box that says 'Unregister .dll Before Deleting' if it's not grayed out. Copy the below files and go back to KillBox. Go to File->Paste from Clipboard and then hit the button with red circle with a white X. Confirm to delete and when asked if you want to reboot now, say no:

C:\wp.exe
C:\wp.bmp
C:\bsw.exe
C:\Windows\sites.ini
C:\Windows\popuper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\hhk.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wldr.dll
C:\Windows\System32\helper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\intmon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\shnlog.exe
C:\Windows\System32\intmonp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\msmsgs.exe
C:\Windows\system32\msole32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ole32vbs.exe


Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work.

Delete these folders if they exist:

C:\Program Files\Search Maid\
C:\Program Files\Virtual Maid\
C:\Windows\System32\Log Files\
C:\Program Files\Security iGuard\


Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {8884FE41-2EFC-457A-B10A-EBFD9626CC10} - (no file) (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {8884FE41-2EFC-457A-B10A-EBFD9626CC10} - (no file) (HKCU)
O9 - Extra button: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {88DF062D-34F8-492A-B5A6-59C8CEDDB402} - (no file) (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Microsoft AntiSpyware helper - {88DF062D-34F8-492A-B5A6-59C8CEDDB402} - (no file) (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {0B6CBB71-D95D-306F-5FAA-244941D23927} - http://216.118.71.185/1/rdgFR1865.exe
O16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cab
O16 - DPF: {6BD8D16C-5431-626F-348C-1F3E489F6BDE} - http://216.118.71.185/1/rdgFR1865.exe
O16 - DPF: {77AE2112-33A9-21E5-2299-092E656DDA41} - http://216.118.71.185/1/rdgFR1865.exe
O16 - DPF: {7D92C5E9-F3C4-57C3-1AE4-03895FFD1D8E} - http://216.118.71.185/1/rdgFR1865.exe
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{713E5DBC-BE2D-48DE-ADA7-0245471D7B29}: NameServer = 69.50.184.84,195.225.176.37


Close HijackThis.

Restart your computer.

1. Download Hoster http://www.greyknigh.../spy/Hoster.exe and run it. Choose the 'Restore Original Hosts' button and press OK. Close the program.

2. Right click on this link -> http://mvps.org/winh.../DelDomains.inf and select Save As to download WinHelp2002's DelDomains.inf. Save the file to the Desktop. To run the inf file, right click on it and select Install. Note: This will remove all entries in the 'Trusted Zone' and 'Ranges' also.

3. The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! http://cleanup.stevengould.org/ (Alternate Link if main link don't work - http://www.greyknigh...spy/Cleanup.exe ) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

4. Run an online scan at http://www.pandasoft...com/activescan/ and save the results from the scan!

Restart and post a new HijackThis log along with the results from ActiveScan.
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