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Problem with desktophijack and Ewido

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Hi there.

Glad to find this forum. Found it while searching for some kind of cure/tool/fix for this nasty desktophijacker thing: W32.Desktophijack and/or trojan.desktophijack.c.

At first my desktop was altered to something else, a small red icon was placed next to my MSN-icon and the Norton-icon in the righthand bottom of the screen, my IEstartpage was changed and a program called PSguard (or something like that) was installed.

With HijackThis I found some strange lines/items witch I removed. I un-installed the PSGuard-thing and the little red icon disappeared, the desktop returned to normal, my startpage was back to normal and every thing seems to OK.
-But the problem is that Norton2003 still pops up all the time with a warning about the W32.Desktophijack and/or trojan.desktophijack.c.

I have download'et the Ewido-program but I guess that something is wrong. It seems that the program is working fine but after 6 seconds Ewido finds something and closes without any warning. What do I do wrong? Should i re-install Ewido?

Any tips on removing the last part off the desktophijacking?

Hope to hear from some of you.

EDIT1: This is the a description of my original problem from symantec: http://securityrespo...ophijack.c.html

EDIT2: It now seems that the problem is "only" the W32. Desktophijack. It dos not seem to do cause any trouble but Norton keeps warning me about it. It has apparently infected the windows/system32/wininet.dll. Could i download a "fresh" wininet.dll from the web?

TroelsM, Denmark

Edited by TroelsM, 17 August 2005 - 05:54 PM.

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Hi TroelsM – Welcome to Geeks To Go!

Please run a new scan with HijackThis and post the log in this same topic (by hitting Add Reply). After reviewing your HijackThis log, we’ll instruct you how to replace the infected wininet.dll file and remove any other malware.

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Thanks for the fast reply! Here's my HJ-log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:07:04, on 20-08-2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\da\msnappau.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
c:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.google.com
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\da\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intell32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\intell32.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: SpySubtract.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.syma...bin/AvSniff.cab
O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Control) - http://www.bitdefend...can8/oscan8.cab
O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.syma...n/bin/cabsa.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {BB21F850-63F4-4EC9-BF9D-565BD30C9AE9} (ASquaredScanForm Element) - http://www.windowsec...scan/axscan.cab
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe

Hope this helps. Ewido still dosnt work probably. I can start it, but after few seconds it shuts down. I try'ed to re-install it, but the problem remains.

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A couple things before we start:

We can definitely help you, but first you need to help us. The first step in this process is to apply Service Pack 1a for Windows XP. Without this update, you're wide open to re-infection, and we're both just wasting our time.
Click here: http://www.microsoft...p1/default.mspx
Apply the update, reboot, and post a fresh Hijack This log.

Also - Looking at your HijackThis log, I don’t see an Anti-virus Program running besides ewido (and I assume ewido is the trial version)
An AntiVirus program is a must! Whether it is a free version like AVG or Anti-Vir, or paid version like Norton, MacAfee, etc. – You need something!

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