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Smitfraud Is my nemesis! [RESOLVED]

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Howdy GeeksToGo people. You all rock.

That said, here's my issue:
I picked up a "searchupdate" variant of the smithfraud trojan a couple weeks ago. Since then, I've been watching your site and trying to clean it up. I think I've gotten most of it, but I still have a flashing white/gray wallpaper, I'm unable to right-click and create "new" anything, and I don't have the ability to set wallpaper in my Display controls.

Thanks to the other posts on this topic, here's what I've done so far:

Ran ewido security scan
RanTrend Micro Housecall
Deleted all found references to updatesearches from HijackThis
deleted file desktop.html (this was the background directing me to Active Gold Antivirus(?))
Ran spybot S&d
Ran adaware
Ran McAfee VirusScan
Ran Hoster - Restored original Hosts
Ran DelDomains.inf
Ran CWS Shredder - Nothing found
Downloaded and installed MS updates
Everything else in the "Do this before" post

Deleted: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

Searched for and deleted:
Security IGuard <--- Not Found
Virtual Maid
Search Maid <---- Not Found

+++Ran SpSeHjfix112 +++++


(6/6/05 9:54:39 PM) SPSeHjFix started v1.1.2
(6/6/05 9:54:39 PM) OS: Win2000 Service Pack 4 (5.0.2195)
(6/6/05 9:54:39 PM) Language: english
(6/6/05 9:54:39 PM) Win-Path: C:\WINNT
(6/6/05 9:54:39 PM) System-Path: C:\WINNT\system32
(6/6/05 9:54:39 PM) Temp-Path: C:\DOCUME~1\ME7CBB~1.SMI\LOCALS~1\Temp\

(6/6/05 9:54:51 PM) SPSeHjFix started v1.1.2
(6/6/05 9:54:51 PM) OS: Win2000 Service Pack 4 (5.0.2195)
(6/6/05 9:54:51 PM) Language: english
(6/6/05 9:54:51 PM) Win-Path: C:\WINNT
(6/6/05 9:54:51 PM) System-Path: C:\WINNT\system32
(6/6/05 9:54:51 PM) Temp-Path: C:\DOCUME~1\ME7CBB~1.SMI\LOCALS~1\Temp\
(6/6/05 9:54:53 PM) Disinfection started
(6/6/05 9:54:53 PM) Bad-Dll(IEP): (not found)
(6/6/05 9:54:53 PM) Bad-Dll(IEP) in BHO: (not found)
(6/6/05 9:54:53 PM) UBF: 8 - UBB: 0 - UBR: 21
(6/6/05 9:54:53 PM) UBF: 8 - UBB: 0 - UBR: 21
(6/6/05 9:54:53 PM) Bad IE-pages:
deleted: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main, Start Page: about:blank
(6/6/05 9:54:53 PM) Stealth-String not found
(6/6/05 9:54:53 PM) Not infected->END

+++Ran Silent runners +++++++++++++

"Silent Runners.vbs", revision 38.1, http://www.silentrunners.org/
Operating System: Windows 2000
Output limited to non-default values, except where indicated by "{++}"

Startup items buried in registry:

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"TaskTray" = "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Taskbar\CTLTray.exe" ["Creative Technology Ltd."]
"Taskbar" = "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Taskbar\CTLTask.exe" ["Creative Technology Ltd"]
"Steam" = "C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe -silent" ["Valve Corporation"]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"Synchronization Manager" = "mobsync.exe /logon" [MS]
"ASUS Probe" = "C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe" [null data]
"NeroCheck" = "C:\WINNT\System32\NeroCheck.exe" ["Ahead Software Gmbh"]
"Disc Detector" = "C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe" ["Creative Technology Ltd."]
"UpdReg" = "C:\WINNT\Updreg.exe" ["Creative Technology Ltd."]
"CTStartup" = "C:\Program Files\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE /run" ["Creative Technology Ltd."]
"Jet Detection" = "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe" [empty string]
"NvCplDaemon" = "RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup" [MS]
"nwiz" = "nwiz.exe /install" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"NvMediaCenter" = "RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit" [MS]
"HPDJ Taskbar Utility" = "C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe" ["HP"]
"HPHUPD05" = "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\\{5372B9A6-6E51-4f90-9B40-E0A3B8475C4E}\hphupd05.exe" ["Hewlett-Packard"]
"HP Component Manager" = ""C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"" ["Hewlett-Packard Company"]
"HPHmon05" = "C:\WINNT\system32\hphmon05.exe" ["Hewlett-Packard"]
"HP Software Update" = ""C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"" ["Hewlett-Packard Company"]
"SunJavaUpdateSched" = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]
"VSOCheckTask" = ""c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask" ["McAfee, Inc."]
"VirusScan Online" = ""c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe"" ["McAfee, Inc."]
"MCAgentExe" = "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe" ["McAfee, Inc"]
"MCUpdateExe" = "C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McUpdate.exe" ["McAfee, Inc"]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx\CTStartup {++}
"CTStartup" = ""C:\Program Files\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE" /play" ["Creative Technology Ltd."]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll" ["Safer Networking Limited"]

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:\WINNT\System32\hticons.dll" ["Hilgraeve, Inc."]
"{0006F045-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" = "Microsoft Outlook Custom Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office\OLKFSTUB.DLL" [MS]
"{1CDB2949-8F65-4355-8456-263E7C208A5D}" = "Desktop Explorer"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINNT\system32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A47}" = "Desktop Explorer Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINNT\system32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}" = "Microsoft Office HTML Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\msohev.dll" [MS]
"{506F4668-F13E-4AA1-BB04-B43203AB3CC0}" = "{506F4668-F13E-4AA1-BB04-B43203AB3CC0}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Visio11\VISSHE.DLL" [null data]
"{D66DC78C-4F61-447F-942B-3FB6980118CF}" = "{D66DC78C-4F61-447F-942B-3FB6980118CF}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Visio11\VISSHE.DLL" [null data]
"{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}" = "nView Desktop Context Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINNT\system32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}" = "WinRAR shell extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll" [null data]
"{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}" = "WinZip"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]
"{E0D79305-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}" = "WinZip"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]
"{E0D79306-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}" = "WinZip"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]
"{E0D79307-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}" = "WinZip"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]

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

Active Desktop and Wallpaper:

Active Desktop is enabled at this entry:

Active Desktop web content:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\2\
"FriendlyName" = "Security v2"
"Source" = "C:\WINNT\desktop.html"
"SubscribedURL" = ""

Enabled Screen Saver:

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\
"SCRNSAVE.EXE" = "C:\WINNT\system32\ssstars.scr" [MS]

Startup items in "M. E. Smith" & "All Users" startup folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
"Microsoft Office" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE -b -l" [MS]
"NetScreen-Remote" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\SafeCfg.exe" ["SafeNet"]
"InterVideo WinCinema Manager" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe" [empty string]

Enabled Scheduled Tasks:

"WebReg 20040311204025" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqwrg.exe /TaskName 20040311204025 /N "hp photosmart 7700 series" /M Q3015A /S MY386122XCK5 /AP 303 /F /T " ["Hewlett-Packard Co."]
"HP Usg Daily" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\{5372B9A6-6E51-4f90-9B40-E0A3B8475C4E}\pexpress\hphped05.exe" [empty string]
"McAfee.com Update Check (ERIKSBOX-M. E. Smith)" -> 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\rnr20.dll" [MS]
000000000002\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\winrnr.dll" [MS]
000000000003\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\nwprovau.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\msafd.dll [MS], 01 - 03, 06 - 32
%SystemRoot%\system32\rsvpsp.dll [MS], 04 - 05

Toolbars, Explorer Bars, Extensions:


HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\
"{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}" = "Yahoo! Companion" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll" [file not found]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\
"{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}" = "Yahoo! Companion" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll" [file not found]

"{BA52B914-B692-46C4-B683-905236F6F655}" = "McAfee VirusScan"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll" ["McAfee, Inc."]

Explorer Bars

Dormant Explorer Bars in "View, Explorer Bar" menu

HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}\ = "&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)

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
"MenuText" = "Sun Java Console"
"CLSIDExtension" = "{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBC}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]

"ButtonText" = "Research"

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

Miscellaneous IE Hijack Points

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs\

Missing lines (compared with English-language version):
HIJACK WARNING! "MGINavigationCanceled" = (empty string)
HIJACK WARNING! "MGIWelcome" = (empty string)
HIJACK WARNING! "MGIOfflineInformation" = (empty string)

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

asurscsi, asurscsi, "C:\Program Files\Voyetra\AudioSurgeon 5\asurscsi.exe" ["Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc."]
Creative Service for CDROM Access, Creative Service for CDROM Access, "C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE" ["Creative Technology Ltd"]
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" ["McAfee, Inc"]
NVIDIA Display Driver Service, NVSvc, "C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
Pml Driver HPZ12, Pml Driver HPZ12, "C:\WINNT\System32\HPZipm12.exe" ["HP"]
SafeNet IKE Service, IREIKE, ""C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\IreIKE.exe"" ["SafeNet"]
SafeNet Monitor Service, IPSECMON, ""C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\IPSecMon.exe"" ["SafeNet"]

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.

++++ Here are my HijackThis logs: ++++++++++

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:30:15 AM, on 6/20/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\IreIKE.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyetra\AudioSurgeon 5\asurscsi.exe
C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\IPSecMon.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Taskbar\CTLTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Taskbar\CTLTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\SafeCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS Probe] C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINNT\System32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disc Detector] C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINNT\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: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD05] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\\{5372B9A6-6E51-4f90-9B40-E0A3B8475C4E}\hphupd05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon05] C:\WINNT\system32\hphmon05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McUpdate.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TaskTray] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Taskbar\CTLTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Taskbar\CTLTask.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe -silent
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: NetScreen-Remote.lnk = C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\SafeCfg.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
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: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcaf...90/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcaf...,23/mcgdmgr.cab
O23 - Service: asurscsi - Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Voyetra\AudioSurgeon 5\asurscsi.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (dmadmin) - VERITAS Software Corp. - C:\WINNT\System32\dmadmin.exe
O23 - Service: SafeNet Monitor Service (IPSECMON) - SafeNet - C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\IPSecMon.exe
O23 - Service: SafeNet IKE Service (IREIKE) - SafeNet - C:\Program Files\NetScreen\NetScreen-Remote\IreIKE.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com McShield (McShield) - Unknown owner - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager (mcupdmgr.exe) - McAfee, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com VirusScan Online Realtime Engine (MCVSRte) - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINNT\System32\HPZipm12.exe

++++ I'm pretty sure this is part of my problem
Active Desktop and Wallpaper:

Active Desktop is enabled at this entry:

Active Desktop web content:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\2\
"FriendlyName" = "Security v2"
"Source" = "C:\WINNT\desktop.html"
"SubscribedURL" = ""

However, I'm unsure of how to fix it, as I'm hesitant to muck about in my registry unguided.

Thanks a ton!


Edited by MrSheep, 20 June 2005 - 01:22 AM.

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Download and doubleclick:

Confirm you want to merge it with the registry.

In the Control Panel click Display > Desktop > Customize desktop > Website > Uncheck Security v2

Or disable Active Desktop all together follwoing the instructions here:

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That took care of it. Like I said, you guys rock!

Thanks again! :tazz:
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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