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Please help with CWSwirl.dll among other things [RESOLVED]


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Sorry to bother you. I have suddenly received the "Warning! You're in danger!" message on my desktop and can't make it go away. I also occasionally get a MS Explorer Pop-Up. I also have a warning sign in my toolbar for this.

I am not very computer savy. In fact, I didn't even download anything that I know of, I just got it.

Can you help me? I have Windows 2k.

I would really appreciate any assistance.

My HijackThis log looks like this:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:06:35 PM, on 7/10/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Browser Mouse\Browser Mouse\1.1\MOUSE32A.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP CD-DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2P1.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\navapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lexpps.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\RemoteCenter\Rc\Rcman.exe
C:\Program Files\Muiltmedia keyboard utility\1.3\KbdAp32A.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON CardMonitor\EPSON CardMonitor1.1.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
F:\Program Files\America Online 9.0e\waol.exe
F:\Program Files\America Online 9.0e\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Aol\aoltpspd.exe
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://in.webcounter.cc/-/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://in.webcounter.cc/---/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://in.webcounter.cc/-/?ydtfs about:blank (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\se.dll/spage.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://in.webcounter.cc/-/?ydtfs about:blank (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://in.webcounter.cc/---/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://in.webcounter.cc/---/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://in.webcounter.cc/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\welcome.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
F1 - win.ini: run=fntldr.exe
O1 - Hosts: 1089288654 auto.search.msn.com
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3811CC71-99AE-4A91-8B0D-36267CC2AA37} - C:\WINNT\system32\hgog.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINNT\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disc Detector] C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINDVDPatch] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINNT\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTStartup] C:\Program Files\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FLMK08KB] C:\Program Files\Muiltmedia keyboard utility\1.3\MMKEYBD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LWBMOUSE] C:\Program Files\Browser Mouse\Browser Mouse\1.1\MOUSE32A.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Soundmx] C:\WINNT\System32\soundmx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINNT\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDBitSet] "C:\Program Files\HP CD-DVD\Umbrella\DVDBitSet.exe" /NOUI
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDTray] "C:\Program Files\HP CD-DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PinnacleDriverCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\PSDrvCheck.exe -CheckReg
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON PictureMate] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2P1.EXE /P17 "EPSON PictureMate" /O6 "USB001" /M "PictureMate"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [navapp] C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\navapp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sp] rundll32 C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\se.dll,DllInstall
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Srv32 spool service] C:\WINNT\System32\spoolsrv32.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\RemoteCenter\Rc\Rcman.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Srv32 spool service] C:\WINNT\System32\spoolsrv32.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = F:\Program Files\America Online 9.0e\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Global Startup: dlbcserv.lnk = C:\Program Files\Dell Photo Printer 720\dlbcserv.exe
O4 - Global Startup: EPSON CardMonitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON CardMonitor\EPSON CardMonitor1.1.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak software updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
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: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINNT\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{89295C80-EFC5-4C70-A081-A5241D28EFD0}: NameServer = 205.188.146.145
O18 - Filter: text/html - {83B7C612-B42B-4ABC-A0CF-5BA21EFDA335} - C:\WINNT\system32\hgog.dll
O18 - Filter: text/plain - {83B7C612-B42B-4ABC-A0CF-5BA21EFDA335} - C:\WINNT\system32\hgog.dll
O19 - User stylesheet: C:\WINNT\Web\tips.ini
O19 - User stylesheet: C:\WINNT\hh.htt (HKLM)
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
O23 - Service: AOL Spyware Protection Service (AOLService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\AOL Spyware Protection\\aolserv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\system32\ati2sgag.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: GEARSecurity - GEAR Software - C:\WINNT\system32\gearsec.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: ptssvc - KODAK - C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
O23 - Service: WAN Miniport (ATW) Service (WANMiniportService) - America Online, Inc. - C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe

Please help! I would really appreciate any assistance.

Thanks in advance for the assistance.
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go! :tazz: I'm kool808 and I will be helping you today.

I am working on your log. As soon as I made a good fix for this, I will post a reply. Thank you for your patience.
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Please read this post completely, it may make it easier for you if you copy and paste this post to a new text document or print it for reference later.

This will likely be a few step process in removing the malware that has infected your system. I encourage you to stick with it and follow my directions as closely as possible so as to avoid complicating the problem further.

You have a nasty CoolWebSearch infection. First we will need to download a few tools that will help us in the removal of your problem.

Please read the instructions for About:Buster then download it to a safe location where you can easily remember it.
Please Download the stand-alone version of CoolWebShredder
Download Cleanup.

Save all of these files somewhere you will remember like to the Desktop.

Run the CleanUp! installer. You dont need to do anything with it right now.

Update About:Buster
  • Unzip the contents of AboutBuster.zip and an AboutBuster directory will be created.
  • Navigate to the AboutBuster directory and double-click on AboutBuster.exe.
  • Click "OK" at the prompt with instructions.
  • Click "Update" and then "Check For Update" to begin the update process.
  • If any updates exist please download them by clicking "Download Update" then click the X to close that window.
  • Now close About:Buster
Update CWShredder
  • Open CWShredder and click I AGREE
  • Click Check For Update
  • Close CWShredder
Reboot in SAFE MODE. (How to boot in Safe Mode...)

Please run about:buster by RubbeRDuckY:
  • Click Start and then OK to allow AboutBuster to scan for Alternate Data Streams.
  • Click Yes to allow it to shutdown explorer.exe.
  • It will begin to check your computer for malicious files. If it asks if you would like to do a second pass, allow it to do so.
  • When it has finished, click Save Log. Make sure you save it as I may need a copy of it later.
  • Reboot your computer into safe mode again
Run about:buster again following the same instructions as above, this time without the restart at the end

Now run CWShredder. Click I Agree, then Fix and then Next, let it fix everything it asks about.

Now run CleanUp!. Click CleanUp and allow it to delete all the temporary files. Reboot your computer into normal windows.

Please run an on-line virus scan at Kaspersky Online Scan or if that doesnt work, you can have an On-line scan at this sites:
Trend Micro or Panda Scan or BitDefender.
(Please post the results of the scan(s) in your next reply)

After all that, please post back with how things went as well as the logs requested and a new HiJackThis log.

Good Luck!
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:tazz:

First, thanks for the reply! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the help.

Now, I tried installing AboutBuster and had an issue when I ran it. I updated it. Then I rebooted in Safe mode and hit my other option, "Begin Removal."

It said, "No Ads Found" and "Scan was Successfully Completed on..."

But when I hit OK, it gave me an error.

"Run-time error '339'

"Component 'comctl32.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered. A file is missing or invalid."

Before I proceed, what should I do about this?

Thanks again,
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We must do this again, in the event you cannot perform one of the fixes then proceed with the next steps.
click here to download and run missingfilesetup.exe.  This will get rid of the runtime error.


Please read this post completely, it may make it easier for you if you copy and paste this post to a new text document or print it for reference later.

This will likely be a few step process in removing the malware that has infected your system. I encourage you to stick with it and follow my directions as closely as possible so as to avoid complicating the problem further.

You have a nasty CoolWebSearch infection. First we will need to download a few tools that will help us in the removal of your problem.

Please read the instructions for About:Buster then download it to a safe location where you can easily remember it.
Please Download the stand-alone version of CoolWebShredder
Download Cleanup.

Save all of these files somewhere you will remember like to the Desktop.

Run the CleanUp! installer. You dont need to do anything with it right now. Do NOT run it yet.

Update About:Buster
  • Unzip the contents of AboutBuster.zip and an AboutBuster directory will be created.
  • Navigate to the AboutBuster directory and double-click on AboutBuster.exe.
  • Click "OK" at the prompt with instructions.
  • Click "Update" and then "Check For Update" to begin the update process.
  • If any updates exist please download them by clicking "Download Update" then click the X to close that window.
  • Now close About:Buster
Update CWShredder
  • Open CWShredder and click I AGREE
  • Click Check For Update
  • Close CWShredder
Reboot in SAFE MODE. (How to boot in Safe Mode...)
================================================
Please run about:buster by RubbeRDuckY:
  • Click Start and then OK to allow AboutBuster to scan for Alternate Data Streams.
  • Click Yes to allow it to shutdown explorer.exe.
  • It will begin to check your computer for malicious files. If it asks if you would like to do a second pass, allow it to do so.
  • When it has finished, click Save Log. Make sure you save it as I may need a copy of it later.
  • Reboot your computer into safe mode again
Run about:buster again following the same instructions as above, this time without the restart at the end

Now run CWShredder. Click I Agree, then Fix and then Next, let it fix everything it asks about.

Now run CleanUp!. Click CleanUp and allow it to delete all the temporary files. Reboot your computer into normal windows.

Please run an on-line virus scan at Kaspersky Online Scan or if that doesnt work, you can have an On-line scan at this sites:
Trend Micro or Panda Scan or BitDefender.
(Please post the results of the scan(s) in your next reply)

After all that, please post back with how things went as well as the logs requested and a new HiJackThis log.

Good Luck!
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I am still receiving the comctl32.ocx or one of its related components error even after installing "missingfilessetup.exe." Any further thoughts?

Thanks again,
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[ README ]and  [ PRODUCT UPDATE ]

Service Pack 1 addresses problems in dbgrid32.ocx, msrdc20.ocx, and msrdo20.dll related to data-binding and other issues. Also included are fixes for the incompatibility problems with comctl32.ocx. There is also an update to the VB5 Setup Kit and some of the .cab files for the ActiveX component download. These .cab files are not installed by the Visual Studio Service Pack, but are included on the Service Pack compact disc.


If the above fix didn't solve it then:

Please proceed with this fix first, http://www.ascentive.com/support/new/suppo...me=COMCTL32.OCX. After the suggested procedures, tell me how your system is working, then we will proceed with the next steps of the fixes.


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Okay, I was able to follow your instructions and run About:Buster, CWShredder and CleanUp!

Unfortunately it does not seem to have made a difference. I still have the issue and actually one more "fake" blue screen warning that pops up before the black destop warning pops up.

Below is my About:Buster log when I ran it in safe mode:

AboutBuster 5.0 reference file 31
Scan started on [7/19/2005] at [9:45:58 PM]
------------------------------------------------
No Ads Found!
------------------------------------------------
No Files Found!
------------------------------------------------
Scan was COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY at 9:46:15 PM


AboutBuster 5.0 reference file 31
Scan started on [7/19/2005] at [9:50:51 PM]
------------------------------------------------
No Ads Found!
------------------------------------------------
No Files Found!
------------------------------------------------
Scan was COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY at 9:51:08 PM


My new Hijackthis log is as follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:57 PM, on 7/19/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Browser Mouse\Browser Mouse\1.1\MOUSE32A.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.exe
C:\Program Files\Muiltmedia keyboard utility\1.3\KbdAp32A.exe
C:\Program Files\HP CD-DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2P1.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\navapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\RemoteCenter\Rc\Rcman.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON CardMonitor\EPSON CardMonitor1.1.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
F:\Program Files\America Online 9.0e\waol.exe
F:\Program Files\America Online 9.0e\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Aol\aoltpspd.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\se.dll/spage.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\welcome.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINNT\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disc Detector] C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINDVDPatch] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINNT\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTStartup] C:\Program Files\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FLMK08KB] C:\Program Files\Muiltmedia keyboard utility\1.3\MMKEYBD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LWBMOUSE] C:\Program Files\Browser Mouse\Browser Mouse\1.1\MOUSE32A.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINNT\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDBitSet] "C:\Program Files\HP CD-DVD\Umbrella\DVDBitSet.exe" /NOUI
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDTray] "C:\Program Files\HP CD-DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PinnacleDriverCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\PSDrvCheck.exe -CheckReg
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON PictureMate] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2P1.EXE /P17 "EPSON PictureMate" /O6 "USB001" /M "PictureMate"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [navapp] C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\navapp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PSGuard spyware remover] C:\Program Files\PSGuard\PSGuard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Srv32 spool service] C:\WINNT\System32\spoolsrv32.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\RemoteCenter\Rc\Rcman.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [Srv32 spool service] C:\WINNT\System32\spoolsrv32.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = F:\Program Files\America Online 9.0e\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O4 - Global Startup: dlbcserv.lnk = C:\Program Files\Dell Photo Printer 720\dlbcserv.exe
O4 - Global Startup: EPSON CardMonitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON CardMonitor\EPSON CardMonitor1.1.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak software updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
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: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINNT\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{89295C80-EFC5-4C70-A081-A5241D28EFD0}: NameServer = 205.188.146.145
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
O23 - Service: AOL Spyware Protection Service (AOLService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\AOL Spyware Protection\\aolserv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\system32\ati2sgag.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: GEARSecurity - GEAR Software - C:\WINNT\system32\gearsec.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: ptssvc - KODAK - C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
O23 - Service: WAN Miniport (ATW) Service (WANMiniportService) - America Online, Inc. - C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
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I also ran a Panda Scan and got the following report:

Incident Status Location

Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\navapp.exe
Adware:Adware/TopSpyware No disinfected C:\WINNT\System32\spoolsrv32.exe
Virus:W32/Smitfraud.B Disinfected Operating system
Adware:Adware/TopSpyware No disinfected C:\WINNT\System32\srpcsrv32.dll
Adware:adware/favoriteman No disinfected C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ATPartners.dll
Adware:adware/topspyware No disinfected C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\spoolsrv32.exe
Adware:adware/navhelper No disinfected C:\PROGRAM FILES\NavExcel
Adware:adware/psguard No disinfected C:\PROGRAM FILES\PSGuard
Adware:adware/searchexe No disinfected HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SEARCHASSISTANT UNINSTALL
Adware:adware/cws.aboutblank No disinfected HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN\HOMEOLDSP
Adware:adware/activesearch No disinfected HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{cabbb49a-4d7b-415b-8250-15c3b854e9ff}
Adware:adware/brilliantdigitalNo disinfected HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{48E59292-9880-11CF-9754-00AA00C00908}
Virus:Exploit/ByteVerify Disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\arr3.jar-493bec48-60dcacf1.zip[Gummy.class]
Virus:Exploit/ByteVerify Disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\arr3.jar-493bec48-60dcacf1.zip[Counter.class]
Virus:Exploit/ByteVerify Disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\arr3.jar-493bec48-60dcacf1.zip[VerifierBug.class]
Spyware:Spyware/Smitfraud No disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\BKR7MGIL\file[1].exe
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\navapp.exe
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\NHelper.dll
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\NHUninstaller.exe
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\NHUpdater.exe
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\v2.0.4d.cab
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\v2.0.4d.cab[NHelper.dll]
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\v2.0.4d.cab[NHUninstaller.exe]
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\v2.0.4d.cab[NHUpdater.exe]
Adware:Adware/NavHelper No disinfected C:\Program Files\NavExcel\NavHelper\v2.0.4d\v2.0.4d.cab[navapp.exe]
Spyware:Spyware/Smitfraud No disinfected C:\r.exe
Adware:Adware/StartPage.F No disinfected C:\WINNT\fntldr.exe
Adware:Adware/NetPals No disinfected C:\WINNT\system32\ATPartners.dll
Virus:Trj/Downloader.CJX Disinfected C:\WINNT\system32\a_i_037.dlltmp
Adware:Adware/TopSpyware No disinfected C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsrv32.exe
Adware:Adware/TopSpyware No disinfected C:\WINNT\system32\srpcsrv32.dll
Adware:Adware/TopSpyware No disinfected C:\WINNT\system32\txfdb32.dll
Virus:W32/Smitfraud.B Disinfected C:\WINNT\system32\wininet.dll
Spyware:Spyware/Smitfraud No disinfected C:\WINNT\uninstIU.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMEUpd.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\GIocl.dll
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\GIoclClient.dll
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\GStore.dll
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\GStoreServer.dll
Adware:Adware/eZula No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\eAcceleration\TTstub.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GatorStubSetup.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GUninstaller.exe
Spyware:Spyware/New.net No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\iMesh\Client\imesh_336.exe
Spyware:Spyware/New.net No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\NewDotNet\uninstall4_88.exe
Adware:Adware/SaveNow No disinfected F:\My Documents\Program Files\Save\Save.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMEUpd.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\GIocl.dll
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\GIoclClient.dll
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\GStore.dll
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\GStoreServer.dll
Adware:Adware/eZula No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\eAcceleration\TTstub.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GatorStubSetup.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
Adware:Adware/Gator No disinfected F:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GUninstaller.exe
Spyware:Spyware/New.net No disinfected F:\Program Files\NewDotNet\uninstall4_88.exe
Adware:Adware/SaveNow No disinfected F:\Program Files\Save\Save.exe
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Please SAVE THIS PAGE or secure a PRINT COPY of the instructions for reference.
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++++++++ N O T I C E ++++++++

This will likely be a few step process in removing the malware that has infected your system.  I encourage you to stick with it and follow my directions as closely as possible so as to avoid complicating the problem further. You have lots of complex infections but we can take them one at a time. Trust me!


++++++++ STEP 1 ++++++++
Download smitRem.zip and save the file to your desktop.
Right click on the file and extract it to it's own folder on the desktop.
Do NOT run it yet.

Place a shortcut to Panda ActiveScan on your desktop.

Please download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite 3.5 here:
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

Please read Ewido Setup Instructions
Install it, and update the definitions to the newest files. Do NOT run a scan yet.

If you have not already installed Ad-Aware SE 1.06, follow these download and setup instructions, otherwise, check for updates:
Ad-Aware SE Setup
Do NOT run the scan yet!

Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:
  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.
(How to boot in Safe Mode...)

++++++++ STEP 2 ++++++++
We will now fix the remaining problems with HijackThis. Please close all remaining windows, disconnect from the internet, open HijackThis then click SCAN. Please put a check on the following items listed below:

O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm

Make sure to double check the items you have selected,then click Fix Checked.

++++++++ STEP 3 ++++++++
Open the smitRem folder, then double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool. Follow the prompts on screen.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.

The tool will create a log named smitfiles.txt in the root of your drive, eg; Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please post that log along with all others requested in your next reply.


Open Ad-aware and do a full scan. Remove all it finds.


Run Ewido:
  • Click on scanner
  • Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
  • During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK
  • When it asks if you want to clean the first file, put a check in the lower left corner of the box that says "Perform action on all infections" then choose clean and click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save report button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Save the report to your desktop
Close Ewido

Next go to Control Panel click Display > Desktop > Customize Desktop > Website > Uncheck "Security Info" if present.

++++++++ STEP 4 ++++++++
Be sure to View Hidden and System Files.

Through Windows Explorer, delete the following folder(s) or files(s) if they exist (in bold):
  • C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
Finally, Empty Recycle Bin

++++++++ STEP 5 ++++++++
Reboot back into Windows and click the Panda ActiveScan shortcut, then do a full system scan. Make sure the autoclean box is checked!

Save the scan log and post it along with a new HijackThis Log, the contents of the smitfiles.txt log and the Ewido Log by using Add Reply.
Let us know if any problems persist.
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Very Bad News!

I got home from work yesterday with your instructions and booted up my computer to begin working. The desktop was now a gray color that kept changing from dark to light. None of my applications worked. The most painful part is that my 2nd drive F:/ will not read and asks me if I want to format it every time I try to use it. I pulled it from the box and put it in another computer and it gives me the same message. I have a spare hard drive so I installed it and put my infected master as a slave and reformatted it to start over. Unfortunately, the F:/ drive that is not readable had a ton of family photos and such on it.

I don't suppose that there is a way to recover this data?
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Calm down, take a deep breathe...

Let us check where we went wrong. The fixes should smoothly repair and disinfect the infections and not to cause any troubles. Haven't seen such results after using the tools, have been using that to many users and everything went fine.

Had you applied the fix at post#10 before this occured? Or after you applied the fix at post#7 then these had occured?

Is the F:\ Drive the infected or is it the other one? If it is not the infected we can still recover the data for all the photos.

Find a clean working computer to work on, make your F: Drive as slave on it. Try to access if you can copy then paste all the important files from the slave to the master drive.

Let me know how it goes. I will keep track of this.
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Thanks again for the help.

I don't know which drive (or both) was infected. I assumed it was my master with the Windows files (C:/). However, the C:/ still runs (okay as a slave, poorly as a master) and the F:/ does not.

I was unable to apply the fixes that you suggested last night as, when I booted the system, the programs on my F:/ drive (AOL, etc) would not run. When I accessed F:/ from My Computer it said that it prompted that it must be formatted. My Windows ran very sluggish and poorly, barely allowing any keystrokes.

When I removed the F:/ drive and put it in a clean machine as a slave, it also prompted me to format the F:/ drive. I tried to boot a system with just the F:/ drive as a Master and load Windows on it and Windows said that the drive was corrupted or needed to be formatted and asked if I wanted to format.

I have no issue either trying to repair the C:/ drive or even reformatting and starting over (as it's basically just applications that I can reload) but unfortunately all of my photos and such are on my F:/ drive that I have been unable to access.
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I am very intrigue with this occurence. The fixes were so designed to search for infections on the master and registry only and not to do any physical harm on other drives. When you mentioned that you transfered the drive to another system and it wont accept it, I am confused since if the fix did actually damage the infected master it would only deal it the master's registry and system.

When you transfered it on the other computer it should not bring with it the registry. This symptom is more likely to a physical damage rather that corruption.
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Please SAVE THIS PAGE or secure a PRINT COPY of the instructions for reference.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Do not worry I will still be here to help you, I will be along to assist you until we solve this problem. For now let us continue to fix the infections on the master drive. We will deal with the F: Drive later.

Meanwhile for the F: drive, try to access it using the Safe Mode and/or MS DOS Prompt.



Uninstall the recent installation we had for the Service pack, this should be available through Add/Remove Programs. This must be causing the slow system.
If you are not sure what to uninstall then follow this:
  • Open HijackThis
  • go to Config, then Misc Tools
  • Open Uninstall Manager, then click Save List...
  • Post the results here
  • close HJT
If you cannot uninstall it try to do System Restore/Recover to the date we had good status. We will take it down from there. Otherwise use the last known good configuration.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Once you had set back your infected drive to the status with normal speed startups follow these next steps:

Download smitRem.zip and save the file to your desktop.
Right click on the file and extract it to it's own folder on the desktop.
Do NOT run it yet.

Place a shortcut to Panda ActiveScan on your desktop.

Please download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite 3.5 here:
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

Please read Ewido Setup Instructions
Install it, and update the definitions to the newest files. Do NOT run a scan yet.

If you have not already installed Ad-Aware SE 1.06, follow these download and setup instructions, otherwise, check for updates:
Ad-Aware SE Setup
Do NOT run the scan yet!

Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:
  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.
(How to boot in Safe Mode...)
===================================================

Open the smitRem folder, then double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool. Follow the prompts on screen.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.

The tool will create a log named smitfiles.txt in the root of your drive, eg; Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please post that log along with all others requested in your next reply.


Open Ad-aware and do a full scan. Remove all it finds.


Run Ewido:
  • Click on scanner
  • Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
  • During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK
  • When it asks if you want to clean the first file, put a check in the lower left corner of the box that says "Perform action on all infections" then choose clean and click OK.
  • When the scan is finished, click the Save report button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Save the report to your desktop
Close Ewido

Next go to Control Panel click Display > Desktop > Customize Desktop > Website > Uncheck "Security Info" if present.

Reboot back into Windows and click the Panda ActiveScan shortcut, then do a full system scan. Make sure the autoclean box is checked!

Save the scan log and post it along with a new HijackThis Log, the contents of the smitfiles.txt log and the Ewido Log by using Add Reply.
Let us know if any problems persist.

Let me now how this goes. I will still keep track of this.
Good Luck!

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