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Whenever I open IE another browser opens in the background. When I put the
cursor over it says mx-targeting and sometimes it says offeroptimizer.

I have run Adaware and tries to remove but it always come back somehow.

Here is my Hijack log. Do you see anything out of the ordinary?

Thanks for your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.1
Scan saved at 10:05:27 AM, on 9/14/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Professional\PopUpStopperProfessional.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program\netscape.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\OPScan.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.directnic...arch=linguatron
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.directnic.com/
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{4FC95EDD-4796-4966-9049-29649C80111D} - (no file)
N1 - Netscape 4: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.directnic...hois/index.php"); (C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\default\prefs.js)
O1 - Hosts: localhost
O1 - Hosts: auditmypc.com
O1 - Hosts: boards.cexx.org
O1 - Hosts: bulletproofsoft.net
O1 - Hosts: camtech2000.net
O1 - Hosts: cexx.org
O1 - Hosts: computercops.us
O1 - Hosts: ct7support.com
O1 - Hosts: doxdesk.com
O1 - Hosts: kellys-korner-xp.com
O1 - Hosts: kephyr.com
O1 - Hosts: lurkhere.com
O1 - Hosts: majorgeeks.com
O1 - Hosts: merijn.org
O1 - Hosts: mjc1.com
O1 - Hosts: moosoft.com
O1 - Hosts: mvps.org
O1 - Hosts: net-integration.net
O1 - Hosts: noadware.net
O1 - Hosts: no-spybot.com
O1 - Hosts: onlinepcfix.com
O1 - Hosts: pchell.com
O1 - Hosts: pestpatrol.com
O1 - Hosts: safer-networking.org
O1 - Hosts: secure.spykiller.com
O1 - Hosts: secureie.com
O1 - Hosts: security.kolla.de
O1 - Hosts: spybot.info
O1 - Hosts: spychecker.com
O1 - Hosts: spychecker.com
O1 - Hosts: spycop.com
O1 - Hosts: spyguard.com
O1 - Hosts: spykiller.com
O1 - Hosts: spyware.co.uk
O1 - Hosts: spyware-cop.com
O1 - Hosts: spywareinfo.com
O1 - Hosts: spywarenuker.com
O1 - Hosts: spywareremove.com
O1 - Hosts: spywareremove.com
O1 - Hosts: stopzillapro.com
O1 - Hosts: sunbelt-software.com
O1 - Hosts: thiefware.com
O1 - Hosts: tomcoyote.org
O1 - Hosts: unwantedlinks.com
O1 - Hosts: webattack.com
O1 - Hosts: wilders.org
O1 - Hosts: www.auditmypc.com
O1 - Hosts: www.bulletproofsoft.net
O1 - Hosts: www.cexx.org
O1 - Hosts: www.computercops.us
O1 - Hosts: www.ct7support.com
O1 - Hosts: www.doxdesk.com
O1 - Hosts: www.eblocs.com
O1 - Hosts: www.enigmasoftwaregroup.com
O1 - Hosts: www.free-spyware-scan.com
O1 - Hosts: www.free-web-browsers.com
O1 - Hosts: www.grc.com
O1 - Hosts: www.grisoft.com
O1 - Hosts: www.hackfaq.org
O1 - Hosts: www.hazeleger.net
O1 - Hosts: www.javacoolsoftware.com
O1 - Hosts: www.kellys-korner-xp.com
O1 - Hosts: www.kephyr.com
O1 - Hosts: www.lurkhere.com
O1 - Hosts: www.majorgeeks.com
O1 - Hosts: www.merijn.org
O1 - Hosts: www.mjc1.com
O1 - Hosts: www.moosoft.com
O1 - Hosts: www.mvps.org
O1 - Hosts: www.net-integration.net
O1 - Hosts: www.noadware.net
O1 - Hosts: www.no-spybot.com
O1 - Hosts: www.onlinepcfix.com
O1 - Hosts: www.pchell.com
O1 - Hosts: www.pestpatrol.com
O1 - Hosts: www.safer-networking.org
O1 - Hosts: www.secureie.com
O1 - Hosts: www.security.kolla.de
O1 - Hosts: www.spybot.info
O1 - Hosts: www.spychecker.com
O1 - Hosts: www.spychecker.com
O1 - Hosts: www.spycop.com
O1 - Hosts: www.spyguard.com
O1 - Hosts: www.spykiller.com
O1 - Hosts: www.spyware.co.uk
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [diagent] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe" startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DwlClient] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV CfgWiz] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CfgWiz.exe /GUID NAV /CMDLINE "REBOOT"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [taocgrtd] C:\WINDOWS\System32\whqhsd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [SpyBotSnD] "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe" /autocheck
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperProfessional] "C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Professional\PopUpStopperProfessional.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ClockSync] C:\PROGRA~1\CLOCKS~1\Sync.exe /q
O4 - Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O16 - DPF: {16FD824B-8E7B-11D2-9855-00802962956C} (Specfile Control) - http://sef.mlxchange...ol/Specfile.cab
O16 - DPF: {4989312D-58CF-11D5-A7D7-00E02911103E} (Interealty MultiSelect) - http://sef.mlxchange...ectComboBox.cab
O16 - DPF: {6FD482A3-7B57-438B-B040-52CAA30147EE} (MLXchange Client Utils) - http://sef.mlxchange...ClientUtils.cab
O16 - DPF: {78523E50-56EB-11D3-B739-CAA1986A452F} (LiteGridCtl Class) - http://sef.mlxchange...ol/LiteGrid.cab
O16 - DPF: {83AB6E4D-CDD7-11D3-B5E7-00104B9AFF6E} (GeacRevw Control) - http://sef.mlxchange...ol/IRCSharc.cab
O16 - DPF: {B198A72B-B4C3-42B5-B8DA-B364E76429AA} (Cerebus Class) - http://sef.mlxchange...trol/WebDog.cab
O16 - DPF: {F060A272-A18A-11D3-B75B-00E0B81077E8} (DropList Class) - http://sef.mlxchange...CustomCtrls.cab
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Hi, and welcome to g2g. I see no reference to Ad Aware.

Let's start with a free program. Ad-aware.

Using Ad-aware: Open Ad-Aware and use the Check for updates now link. Download and accept the latest reference file. When finished click the Start button. When done scanning, the Abort button will change to Next. Click the Next button. Right-click in the Scanning Results window and click "Select all objects". Then click the "Next" button and confirm that you want to delete the selected entries.

When finished, Reboot your computer. Finally, reply to this post with a new HiJackThis log so we can look for any nasties that may have been missed. <_<

CLICK HERE to download Ad-aware
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Sorry missed the ive run adaware bit <_<
Working on your log now
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Ok.....Hi successwork.

Reset your host file. Click Here to download HostsFileReader. To reset the host file to default, simply open the program, click the "reset default" button, and confirm the changes.

Please go offline, close all browsers and any open Windows, making sure that only HijackThis is open. Scan and when it finishes, put an X in the boxes, only next to these following items, then click fix checked.

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.directnic...arch=linguatron
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.directnic.com/
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{4FC95EDD-4796-4966-9049-29649C80111D} - (no file)
N1 - Netscape 4: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.directnic...hois/index.php"); (C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\default\prefs.js)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [taocgrtd] C:\WINDOWS\System32\whqhsd.exe

Reboot in safe mode (by tapping F8 at startup and select safe mode from the menu).
Be sure you're able to view hidden files, and remove the following files in bold (if found):


Reboot your PC.

Now a free program:
Link to SpywareBlaster: http://www.geekstogo...tion=show&id=12

Once you've done this, if you would please, rescan with HijackThis and post a fresh log in this same topic, and let us know how your system's working. <_<

Edited by Yarnouth, 14 September 2004 - 09:38 AM.

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