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A few days ago I got the adware Aurora on my computer, after scanning with a bunch of softwares, I seem to have gotten rid of it. However, I'm still getting popups from this site: www(#).hoowa.com The online scan from Symantec showed this begin2search adware. I did a search on google, found the symptoms of this adware, and I don't have the begin2search toolbar in my internet explorer. Although I did have 3 or 4 desktop icons that I removed a long time ago, the exact same time my antivirus detected Aurora. Now I don't even know what adware I have, or how many?!

I have all of the ewido logs, but I'll only post the Symantec and HijackThis logs, since they seem more important.

Here's my Symantec scan result:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nsj30.dll is infected with Adware.Begin2search
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nsq36.dll is infected with Adware.Begin2search
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nsx3C.dll is infected with Adware.Begin2search
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nsv42.dll is infected with Adware.Begin2search
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nsa48.dll is infected with Adware.Begin2search
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nsg4E.dll is infected with Adware.Begin2search
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wirelanb.dll is infected with Spyware.SafeSurfing
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\aamrgpps.dll is infected with Spyware.SafeSurfing
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\lanbrup.exe is infected with Spyware.SafeSurfing




Here's my HijackThis log:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:43:50 PM, on 8/4/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\Freedom.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = dynhost.inetcam.com;register.inetcam.com;
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Pop-Up Blocker BHO - {3C060EA2-E6A9-4E49-A530-D4657B8C449A} - C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\pkR.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Form Filler BHO - {56071E0D-C61B-11D3-B41C-00E02927A304} - C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\FreeBHOR.dll
O2 - BHO: LANBridge Class - {71D1708F-973D-4600-AF01-AD86688403AE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\aamrgpps.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KazaaBooster] aaDisabled
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TELUS Security service] C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\Freedom.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O16 - DPF: {0CA54D3F-CEAE-48AF-9A2B-31909CB9515D} (Edit Class) - https://www.sz1.cmbc...oad/CMBEdit.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....k/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {17D72920-7A15-11D4-921E-0080C8DA7A5E} (AimSp32 Class) - http://www.makeovers...ve/makeover.cab
O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F99} (CR64Loader Object) - http://www.miniclip....pGameLoader.dll
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...er.cab28578.cab
O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} - http://us.chat1.yimg...v45/yacscom.cab
O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.syma...bin/AvSniff.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1122924237437
O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.syma...n/bin/cabsa.cab
O16 - DPF: {86BC8440-8693-4076-A144-6BAF942B40B0} - http://mysearch.8848...ch/MySearch.CAB
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab28578.cab
O16 - DPF: {9AA73F41-EC64-489E-9A73-9CD52E528BC4} (ZoneAxRcMgr Class) - http://zone.msn.com/...me/ZAxRcMgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {9FC5238F-12C4-454F-B1B5-74599A21DE47} - http://community.web...otoUploader.CAB
O16 - DPF: {A8F2B9BD-A6A0-486A-9744-18920D898429} (ScorchPlugin Class) - http://www.sibelius....tiveXPlugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://zone.msn.com/...ro.cab33902.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} - https://download.mac...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {D54160C3-DB7B-4534-9B65-190EE4A9C7F7} - http://download.game...outLauncher.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://www.popcap.co...aploader_v6.cab
O16 - DPF: {EDFCDAF5-95D9-40E9-BBE6-10C33190C3EF} (cGameControl Class) - http://zone.msn.com/.../RumbleCube.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcaf...549/mcfscan.cab
O23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (dmadmin) - VERITAS Software Corp. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exe
O23 - Service: DvpApi (dvpapi) - Command Software Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe

Anyhelp is greatly apprecitaed. Thanks in advance :tazz:
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Hi lil_cat_luver and welcome to GeeksToGo! My name is Excal and I will be helping you.

I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.
If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijack log, in this thread, so I can help you with your Malware Problems.

If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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Hi Excal, the popups have stopped, but I'm not sure if the adware is still here. So, I'm posting a new hijack this log here.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:21:28 PM, on 8/9/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\Freedom.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = dynhost.inetcam.com;register.inetcam.com;
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Pop-Up Blocker BHO - {3C060EA2-E6A9-4E49-A530-D4657B8C449A} - C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\pkR.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Form Filler BHO - {56071E0D-C61B-11D3-B41C-00E02927A304} - C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\FreeBHOR.dll
O2 - BHO: LANBridge Class - {71D1708F-973D-4600-AF01-AD86688403AE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\aamrgpps.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KazaaBooster] aaDisabled
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TELUS Security service] C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\Freedom.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O16 - DPF: {0CA54D3F-CEAE-48AF-9A2B-31909CB9515D} (Edit Class) - https://www.sz1.cmbc...oad/CMBEdit.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....k/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {17D72920-7A15-11D4-921E-0080C8DA7A5E} (AimSp32 Class) - http://www.makeovers...ve/makeover.cab
O16 - DPF: {288C5F13-7E52-4ADA-A32E-F5BF9D125F99} (CR64Loader Object) - http://www.miniclip....pGameLoader.dll
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zon...er.cab28578.cab
O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} - http://us.chat1.yimg...v45/yacscom.cab
O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.syma...bin/AvSniff.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1122924237437
O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.syma...n/bin/cabsa.cab
O16 - DPF: {86BC8440-8693-4076-A144-6BAF942B40B0} - http://mysearch.8848...ch/MySearch.CAB
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab28578.cab
O16 - DPF: {9AA73F41-EC64-489E-9A73-9CD52E528BC4} (ZoneAxRcMgr Class) - http://zone.msn.com/...me/ZAxRcMgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {9FC5238F-12C4-454F-B1B5-74599A21DE47} - http://community.web...otoUploader.CAB
O16 - DPF: {A8F2B9BD-A6A0-486A-9744-18920D898429} (ScorchPlugin Class) - http://www.sibelius....tiveXPlugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://zone.msn.com/...ro.cab33902.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} - https://download.mac...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {D54160C3-DB7B-4534-9B65-190EE4A9C7F7} - http://download.game...outLauncher.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://www.popcap.co...aploader_v6.cab
O16 - DPF: {EDFCDAF5-95D9-40E9-BBE6-10C33190C3EF} (cGameControl Class) - http://zone.msn.com/.../RumbleCube.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcaf...549/mcfscan.cab
O23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (dmadmin) - VERITAS Software Corp. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exe
O23 - Service: DvpApi (dvpapi) - Command Software Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
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I did not see a Firewall installed on your computer. I recommend that you install one as soon as possible. Look below for recommondations.

Open HiJackThis and do a scan, check off the following items:

O2 - BHO: LANBridge Class - {71D1708F-973D-4600-AF01-AD86688403AE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\aamrgpps.dll (file missing)

Click FIX CHECKED and close HJT


Reboot.



Great job, it appears your computer is clean :tazz:

Ensure you rehide your “hidden files and folders” back to the way they were.


Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs, if you don't already have them, for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:

Ad-aware SE
Spybot S&D
Microsoft Anti-Spyware


If you are unhappy with your current antivirus and want to replace it or if you dont already have one, I suggest one of these free programs:
*Note - do not use more than one anti-virus program as it will more than likely cause conflict.

AVG
Avast
AntiVir


The following free programs are great for prevention:

SpywareBlaster 3.4
Spywareguard
IE/Spyad

A Firewall is a must! Here are 3 good free versions:
(do not have more than one firewall running on your system)

Sygate
Kerio
ZoneLabs

There are other options other than Internet Explorer for a browser, which some say have better security. Two of them are:

Firefox
Opera

If you decide to keep Internet Explorer, This site is a great source for tightening up security on It's settings.

Make sure that you keep your Operating System and IE updated with the latest Critical Security Updates from Microsoft...they usually come out once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Be sure and give the Temp folders a cleaning out now and then as well, Make sure after you clean your Temp files to empty out your Recycle bin as well.
For ease use the following program:

Cleanup
Run "Cleanup" and when it has finished, Reboot

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial and use the tools provided. Also read How I got Infected
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First of all, I'd like to say thank you for taking the time to help me :( I have reset my folder settings and deleted/fix the lanbridge class with HJT.

I have all of the anti-spyware programs you mentioned. About the antiviruses conflicting though, I have Ewido security suite trial installed right now, and I also have the antivirus that comes with my internet subscription (TELUS/Freedom antivirus) do you think these two are conflicting? My antivirus has been giving me a warning at startup with something like this written on it:

TELUS Sercurity Service did not start correctly. If you recently activated TELUS antivirus, please restart the computer. If this continues, please reinstall TELUS antivirus.

It's probably a false alarm since the antivirus actually does load correctly, which is why I think Ewido is conflicting with TELUS antivirus loading.

For the prevention tools, I only have SpywareBlaster, but I think I won't download the others since I don't have a lot of memory...this is an old computer :) And the firewall, I've only used a firewall for a very short period a while ago, and I don't find it that usefull (I used Norton and it prevented just about every single application that I actually wanted to access the internet ;) ) . But I'll check out the three you mentioned.

I think I'll keep using I.E. I've used it forever and dont have much problems with it. In fact, I.E. wasn't even open when the adware was installed :tazz: I'm still confused about how it even got on my computer! It doesn't explain in "how I got infected" I'll read the other one later also, of course. As for the temp folder cleaner software, I already have one called CCleaner that I think is similar to the one you recommended.

Thanks again for your help. It'll be great if you could answer these questions. Thank you thank you thank you :(
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I have Ewido security suite trial installed right now, and I also have the antivirus that comes with my internet subscription (TELUS/Freedom antivirus) do you think these two are conflicting?


Ewido is not really an Anti-virus, its more of a anti-spyware and it should conflict.

If you are having problems with your antivirus, contact the maker immediately.

You can get infected by Just visiting a website, opening a email, or downloading some software. So its hard to pin down exactly how, unless you really were consious of when you got infected.

I really suggest you use a firewall, it is very important for the safety of your computer. But it is your choice.

good luck and happy surfing.

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I understand what you're saying, but the thing is, I wasn't visiting a website, opening an attachment or downloading a software when I got it. I had nothing open (no internet explorer, no software, no other programs) when I got infected :tazz:

Anyways, I'll go and look at those firewall websites now. Thank you for your help ;)
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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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