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nyli

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Hi. I tried everything you said to but I know my registry needs repairing. Here it is. Could you let me know what I need to do. Thank you Thank you Thank you

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:21:56 PM, on 6/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
F:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
F:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
f:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\ALLTEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
F:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
F:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
F:\Program Files\ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center\bin\mpbtn.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
F:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
F:\HiJackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = F:\WINDOWS\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O1 - Hosts: 64.91.255.87 www.dcsresearch.com
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - F:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - F:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - F:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B73F75B8-93F3-429D-FF34-660B206D897A} - F:\WINDOWS\system32\pifn.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - f:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - F:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] "f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] F:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] F:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] F:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Systemos Restart] Rundll32.exe pifn.dll, DllRegisterServer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] F:\PROGRA~1\ALLTEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] F:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [xservice] F:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\temp25.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = F:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center.lnk = F:\Program Files\ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center\bin\matcli.exe
O4 - Global Startup: NkbMonitor.exe.lnk = F:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - F:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - F:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...nst20040510.cab
O16 - DPF: {321FB770-1FBE-4BFE-BDC1-6F622D4FA499} - https://activation.a...aller_2-0-0.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcaf...84/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1104906102546
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {AB86CE53-AC9F-449F-9399-D8ABCA09EC09} (Get_ActiveX Control) - https://h17000.www1....loadManager.ocx
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcaf...,21/mcgdmgr.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - F:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O21 - SSODL: NTDBGTOOL - {920C2DA7-868B-49A1-B597-C2C81746BF4C} - F:\WINDOWS\System32\wmidsext.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - F:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - F:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com McShield (McShield) - Unknown owner - f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager (mcupdmgr.exe) - McAfee, Inc - F:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com VirusScan Online Realtime Engine (MCVSRte) - McAfee, Inc - f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe



Thank you again :) :) :) :) :) :)
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greyknight17

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Welcome to GTG.

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.

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. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

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. Don't run it yet.

Download CWShredder at http://www.greyknigh...hredder.sfx.exe and run it. Uncompress the file and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree with it. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

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. Make sure to close any open browsers. 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):

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = F:\WINDOWS\blank.htm
O1 - Hosts: 64.91.255.87 www.dcsresearch.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B73F75B8-93F3-429D-FF34-660B206D897A} - F:\WINDOWS\system32\pifn.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Systemos Restart] Rundll32.exe pifn.dll, DllRegisterServer
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [xservice] F:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\temp25.exe
O21 - SSODL: NTDBGTOOL - {920C2DA7-868B-49A1-B597-C2C81746BF4C} - F:\WINDOWS\System32\wmidsext.dll (file missing)


Delete the following Files/Folders (delete folders if no filename is specified) according to their directory (if none, just do a search for them) and delete them if they exist:

F:\WINDOWS\system32\pifn.dll

Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. Once it's done, you may click the Close button. When asked if you want to logoff, choose Yes.

Restart and run a new HijackThis scan. Save the log file and post it here.
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nyli

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Hi GreyKnight17: Thank you for responding so quickly. It's too early to tell if all is fixed. I will let you know. I followed your instructions and here is my HiJackThis log file....

Thank You again,
Nyli


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:44:38 PM, on 6/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
F:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
F:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
f:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\ALLTEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
F:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
F:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
F:\Program Files\ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center\bin\mpbtn.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\imapi.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
F:\HiJackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - F:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - F:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - F:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - f:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - F:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] "f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] F:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] F:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] F:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] F:\PROGRA~1\ALLTEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] F:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = F:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center.lnk = F:\Program Files\ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center\bin\matcli.exe
O4 - Global Startup: NkbMonitor.exe.lnk = F:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - F:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - F:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...nst20040510.cab
O16 - DPF: {321FB770-1FBE-4BFE-BDC1-6F622D4FA499} - https://activation.a...aller_2-0-0.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcaf...84/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1104906102546
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {AB86CE53-AC9F-449F-9399-D8ABCA09EC09} (Get_ActiveX Control) - https://h17000.www1....loadManager.ocx
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcaf...,21/mcgdmgr.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - F:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - F:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - F:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com McShield (McShield) - Unknown owner - f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager (mcupdmgr.exe) - McAfee, Inc - F:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com VirusScan Online Realtime Engine (MCVSRte) - McAfee, Inc - f:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
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Good job :tazz:

Your log is clean.

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer and uncheck the same box to enable System Restore.

Make sure to get the latest updates for Windows and Internet Explorer at http://v5.windowsupd...t.aspx?ln=en-us.

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided.

Are there any problems now? If not, you should be set to go.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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