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[Resolved]Another Aurora problem - help!


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sparklesgirl2

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[Simultaneously posted at SpywareWarrior.com]

I am yet another person with the Aurora problem. It's not too troublesome yet, and it's only been going on since about Sunday night or Monday noonish, but I have had a few virus warnings (about poller.exe, jimacv.exe or a similar name, etc.), and I am getting the pop-ups with the little Aurora icon. (Most of the pop-ups contain no page, however, but they load whenever I start Firefox or IE.)

I have continuously updated Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot S&D, McAfee VirusScan, and just recently, Microsoft AntiSpyware, and they are catching some of the damage, but it always seems to come back, probably because the root .exe of the whole thing is still lurking out there. I noticed in my Ad-Aware log that Ad-Aware recognizes the running ABI processes as valid and legitimate (instead of noting them as "critical objects").

I have downloaded HijackThis and run a scan, and I've attached the log below. Please help! (I will post this at some other forums in case you guys are super busy.) You guys rock over here -- thanks in advance for the help!

~Molly


EDIT: I noticed that a couple of processes running according to Task Manager are not listed in the Hijack scan. Those would be
naPrdMgr.exe and alg.exe. Yesterday, aurareco.exe was running all day. I also have a file on my computer called thnall1ac.exe that is related to the ABI problem. And svchost.exe is listed in Task Manager multiple times.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:18:36 PM, on 6/21/2005
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:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAN~1\INSTAN~1\IWCTRL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\3M\PSNLite\PsnLite.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\3M\PSNLite\PSNGive.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Molly\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.iwu.edu/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.iwu.edu/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = about:blank
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IW Controlcenter] C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAN~1\INSTAN~1\IWCTRL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hplampc] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hplampc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus CX5400] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXE /P19 "EPSON Stylus CX5400" /O5 "LPT1:" /M "Stylus CX5400"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus CX5400 (Copy 1)] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXE /P28 "EPSON Stylus CX5400 (Copy 1)" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus CX5400"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebCam Go Plus Sti Service Application] Wcgopsvc
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiSPower] Rundll32.exe SiSPower.dll,ModeAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Network Associates Error Reporting Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Post-it® Software Notes Lite.lnk = C:\Program Files\3M\PSNLite\PsnLite.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Blog this! (Anything) - http://www.blogger.c...?blogID=3703248
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
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: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe (file missing) (HKCU)
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.windowsupdate.com
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} - http://207.188.7.150...tzip/RdxIE2.cab
O21 - SSODL: Ad-Aware SE Personal - {EC7003D0-0A9F-E51C-2F95-877B2463D0A0} - (no file)
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service (McAfeeFramework) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates McShield (McShield) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates Task Manager (McTaskManager) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
O23 - Service: System Startup Service (SvcProc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\svcproc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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Hi sparklesgirl2,

You may want to print out these instructions or save them to your desktop as a text file with Notepad because we will be restarting into Safe Mode later on in the fix and you might not be able to access the Internet.
  • Prepare Ewido Security Suite for use:
    • Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite.
    • Install the Program.
    • Click on the "update" button on the left hand side of the window.
    • Click on "Start Update".
    • You should not run the program yet so Exit the program.
  • Prepare Nailfix for use:
    • Download Nailfix.
    • Unzip the contents of the zip file to your Desktop.
    • Do not run it yet.
  • Reboot into Safe mode. To reboot in Safe mode:
    • Restart your computer and immediately begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
    • If done right a Windows Advanced Options menu will appear. Select the Safe Mode option and press Enter.
  • Run Nailfix:
    • Double-click on Nailfix.cmd.
    • Your desktop and icons will disappear and reappear, and a window should open and close very quickly. Don't be alarmed, this is normal.
  • Run Ewido Security Suite:
    • Open Ewido Security Suite.
    • Click on the "scanner" button on the left hand side of the window.
    • Click on "Start".
    • After the scan is completed, save the logfile from the scan.
  • Run HijackThis:
    • Open HijackThis, run a scan and check this item:
      • F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
    • Close all windows and browsers, except HijackThis, and have HijackThis fix them by clicking on Fix Checked.
  • Restart your computer normally to return to normal mode.
  • Prepare in your reply:
    • Please post a fresh HijackThis log.
    • Please post the Ewido Security Suite log.

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thank you for your help! i actually got a response from someone at the spyware beware forum a few days earlier, and my problem is solved. thanks for your help though -- you gave about the same advice. :)
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Sorry I couldn't help.

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

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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