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OTTR & ?pPatch [RESOLVED]


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GiantWaffle

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Hi,

Please read all of what I write here. I will be detailed.

I have the following file on my PC...

C:\Program Files\npss\ottr.exe

This file loads at startup. I have deleted it from the registry
and it just keeps appearing. I use Teatimer (part of Spybot)
and if I block it, it just finds another way to load and doesn't
show up in the Run entry in the registry. Nowhere in there,
as a matter of fact. I have unblocked it, so at least I know
where it loads from and it reappeared in the registry.

This thing gives no description of itself in any of the process
viewers out there.

I have run just about everything out there and followed
instruction on web sites, for various spyware. I have
run AdAware, Spyware Doctor, Spybot, AVG AntiVirus,
Trend Micro, etc., etc.. All come up clean. I have run
them in Normal mode, Safe mode, etc.. I have run
CWSShredder, AboutBuster, hiJAck This!, etc..

There is zero entries on the web that I can find for this
file. Google comes up with zero hits.

And I am also curious about three other things.

1) What is that "??pPatch" file?

2) A folder gets created in my temp folder,
at bootup, called "Emsd", with a bunch of
temp files in it, which I can delete and they
stay deleted until I reboot.

3) A file called, "!Update.exe" appears in my
temp folder, after each reboot.

Here is my HiJack This! log...

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\PopUp Killer\PopUpKiller.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVGPRO~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVGPRO~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\??pPatch\csrss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVGPRO~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVGPRO~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CACHEM~1\CachemanXP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe
C:\Program Files\TaskInfo\TaskInfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\Program Files\Copernic Agent\CopernicAgentExt.dll/INTEGRATION_BAND_SEARCHBAR_HTML
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = c:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\System\panels\blank.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = c:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\System\panels\blank.htm
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {BE89472C-B803-4D1D-9A9A-0A63660E0FE3} - C:\PROGRA~1\COPERN~1\COPERN~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dll (disabled by BHODemon)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll (disabled by BHODemon)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CF7C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Copernic Agent - {F2E259E8-0FC8-438C-A6E0-342DD80FA53E} - C:\Program Files\Copernic Agent\CopernicAgentExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PopUpKiller] C:\Program Files\PopUp Killer\PopUpKiller.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PinnacleDriverCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSDrvCheck.exe -CheckReg
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\AVGPRO~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\AVGPRO~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Psrv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\??pPatch\csrss.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitComet] "C:\Program Files\BitLord\BitLord.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Dsrm] C:\Program Files\npss\ottr.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Search Using Copernic Agent - res://C:\Program Files\Copernic Agent\CopernicAgentExt.dll/INTEGRATION_MENU_SEARCHEXT
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Launch Copernic Agent (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Copernic Agent (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative....012/CTSUEng.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.micros...ntent/opuc2.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) -
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} -
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative....15012/CTPID.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3C702971-3BCE-48D7-A60E-BF0CF2B87927}: NameServer = 192.168.1.1

Thanks for any help you can give.

I followed the instructions (scroll down for the ten steps)
on the following web page...

http://www.geekstogo...ger-t12504.html

As well as doing stuff on this web page...

http://home.neo.rr.com/manna4u/

Thanks!
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Welcome to Geeks to Go!. Sorry about the delay in getting to your post, we have been very busy.

Do you still require help or are your problems resolved?

Please let me know and if you still require assistance, please post a fresh HJT log.

Regards,

Philip :tazz:
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Welcome to Geeks to Go!. Sorry about the delay in getting to your post, we have been very busy.

Do you still require help or are your problems resolved?

Please let me know and if you still require assistance, please post a fresh HJT log.

Regards,

Philip  :tazz:

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Thank you for your kind response. But formatting cured it. ;)

No one but you has responded and again, thank you. But it is all said and done now. Never did figure out what was going on. Zero hits on the Net for it. Weird.

Anyway, now I run NOD32, SpyGuard, Spyware Blaster, Teatimer, etc. and I should be pretty well protected. :)

Btw, I'm LOVING NOD32!!! No drag on my system and it truly does catch the viruses that others don't.

Dave
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:woot: :) :yeah: :spoton: :tazz: :tazz: :cool: :cheers: :happy: :prop: :rockon:


Congratulations! ;) your system is CLEAN!

WinXP Reset & All-Clean1

We have a couple of last steps to perform and then you're all set.

First, let's reset your hidden/system files and folders. System files are hidden for a reason and we don't want to have them openly available and susceptible to accidental deletion.* Click Start.
* Open My Computer.
* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* Select the View tab.
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading UNSELECT Show hidden files and folders.
* CHECK the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm.
* Click OK.
Next, let's clean your restore points and set a new one:

Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove infected files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programs from changing those files. This is the only way to clean these files: (You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected)1. Turn off System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
2. Restart your computer.

3. Turn ON System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
[/list]System Restore will now be active again.

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programs:
  • SpywareBlaster to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place.
  • SpywareGuard to catch and block spyware before it can execute.
  • IESpy-Ad to block access to malicious websites so you cannot be redirected to them from an infected site or email.
You should also have a good firewall. Here are 3 free ones available for personal use:and a good antivirus (these are also free for personal use):It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To keep your operating system up to date visitmonthly. And to keep your system clean run these free malware scannersweekly, and be aware of what emails you open and websites you visit.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klein: So how did I get infected in the first place?

Security Updates - Softwares:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Security-Updates-f69.html
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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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