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:tazz:

Most of my time i live in the relatively secure world of my Mac... however, i work in a Windows world and at present an trying to help a work mate out by cleaning up his home system but have encountered a stuborn case of CoolWebSearch!!!

Ran through the recommended fixes... AdAware, Spy-Bot, CWShredder, Ewido, updated all to latest along with Windows update etc ... but still CWS still shows up when i rerun AdAw and SBS&D...

Here's my latest hjt log after which running AdAw and SBS&D CoolWebSearch still show up!?!?!? Any help greatly appriciated...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:30:00 PM, on 10/8/2005
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\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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\The Hales Family\Desktop\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Telstra Big Pond Home Internet Explorer
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msntb.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{F7D90BD2-14A9-11d3-AD9E-00AA0064EC94}] C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Doctor] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe" /Q
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
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
O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.bigpond.com/
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.admin2cash.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.finefind.nettraffic2cash.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.private-dialer.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.private-iframe.biz
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {26D73573-F1B3-48C9-A989-E6CE071957A1} - http://akamai.downlo...ESS_1057_XP.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1128740775843
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {E3943A24-2F83-4505-9AE5-F705E81B50CB} - http://akamai.downlo...ESS_1055_XP.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.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
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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Hi ,

Please print out these instructions or copy them into a text file on your Desktop for easy access.

During the fix, u will be asked to fix some entries, delete some files or uninstall some programs. If in case, you do not see those entries / files / programs, please make a note of it. Continue with the fix and in your next post please inform me of all deviations from the fix prescribed.

1. Download Programs

Please download these programs and save them in a new folder on your desktop -

CleanUp

CWShredder

Update CWShredder

* Open CWShredder and click I AGREE
* Click Check For Update
* Close CWShredder

DelDomains.inf.


2. Remove Infections

Restart the PC in Safe Mode (repeatedly tap the F8 key when the PC is starting up).

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

Right click on Deldomains.inf and then click on Install.

3. Run Hijack This

Run Hijack This and click on scan. The following items need to be fixed -

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=


Close all windows other than Hijack This. Check the boxes next to above items and click on Fix checked.

Run CleanUp and delete all temp files including temporary internet files

Reboot the PC in Normal Mode.

Please visit Panda and do an online scan. Save the scan report.

Run Hijack This and post a fresh HJT log along with Panda scan report.
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Hi Tampabelle,

First off, many thanks for taking on the case... I've spent hours already trying to get rid of this thing!!! Finally had to call in the pro's... :tazz:

Any way, followed instructions, here are the reports...

btw, CWShredder didn't find anything present!?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:10:37 AM, on 10/9/2005
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\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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Telstra Big Pond Home Internet Explorer
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msntb.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{F7D90BD2-14A9-11d3-AD9E-00AA0064EC94}] C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
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
O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.bigpond.com/
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.admin2cash.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.finefind.nettraffic2cash.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.private-dialer.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.private-iframe.biz
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {26D73573-F1B3-48C9-A989-E6CE071957A1} - http://akamai.downlo...ESS_1057_XP.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1128740775843
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {E3943A24-2F83-4505-9AE5-F705E81B50CB} - http://akamai.downlo...ESS_1055_XP.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe

Panda Scan
Incident - Status - Location

Adware:adware/securityerror - No disinfected - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Security Troubleshoting.url

Adware:adware/cws.searchmeup - No disinfected - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\commands.ini

Adware:adware/securityerror - No disinfected - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ot.ico

Adware:adware/isearch - No disinfected - C:\WINDOWS\deskbar.ini

Adware:adware/dluxde - No disinfected - C:\PROGRAM FILES\linksw

Adware:adware/transponder - No disinfected - C:\WINDOWS\inst

Adware:adware/exact.searchbar - No disinfected - Windows Registry
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Please download WebRoot SpySweeper from here:
http://www.webroot.c...6d6f87b866d2848
(It's a 2 week trial)

Click the "Free Trial" link on the right - next to "SpySweeper for Home Computers".
On the next page, click the "Free Trial" button.
Download it and install it.
When you open the program, it will prompt you to update to the latest definitions.
Please do so, then click "Sweep Now"
Then click the "Start" button.
When it's done scanning, click the "Next" button.
Remove everything it finds, then save the log - copy the log and paste it here for me.
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Hi Tampabelle,

As requested, here's the SpySweeper report... it seemed to remove everything on the list OK... :tazz:


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7:18 AM: |··· Start of Session, Monday, October 10, 2005 ···|
7:18 AM: Spy Sweeper started
7:18 AM: Sweep initiated using definitions version 551
7:18 AM: Starting Memory Sweep
7:21 AM: Memory Sweep Complete, Elapsed Time: 00:03:05
7:21 AM: Starting Registry Sweep
7:21 AM: Found Adware: dluca
7:21 AM: HKU\S-1-5-21-3937924714-1621694151-1641993356-1006\software\vinfo\ (ID = 125225)
7:21 AM: Registry Sweep Complete, Elapsed Time:00:00:18
7:21 AM: Starting Cookie Sweep
7:21 AM: Cookie Sweep Complete, Elapsed Time: 00:00:00
7:21 AM: Starting File Sweep
7:22 AM: Found Adware: abetterinternet
7:22 AM: c:\windows\inst (ID = -2147480086)
7:22 AM: Found Adware: cws_ns3
7:22 AM: vmmreg32.dll:vrdxlr (ID = 56287)
7:22 AM: Found Trojan Horse: trojan-downloader-admincash
7:22 AM: 00016963 (ID = 80080)
7:22 AM: Found Adware: mindset interactive - favoriteman
7:22 AM: 00016961 (ID = 69825)
7:22 AM: Found Adware: smart-browser
7:22 AM: 00018225.exe (ID = 76155)
7:22 AM: 00016984 (ID = 76157)
7:22 AM: 00016951 (ID = 80085)
7:22 AM: Found Trojan Horse: topconverting downloader
7:22 AM: 00016939 (ID = 79628)
7:23 AM: 00016982 (ID = 76157)
7:23 AM: Found Adware: ist istbar
7:23 AM: 00018427.exe (ID = 64706)
7:23 AM: Found Adware: coolwebsearch (cws)
7:23 AM: 00016964:wljgtq (ID = 54051)
7:24 AM: 00016940 (ID = 79628)
7:24 AM: zapotec.bmp:zznquk (ID = 54051)
7:24 AM: Found Adware: instant access
7:24 AM: 00016973 (ID = 63741)
7:24 AM: 00016937 (ID = 79628)
7:24 AM: 00016962 (ID = 80080)
7:24 AM: 00018425.exe (ID = 64706)
7:24 AM: 00018428.exe (ID = 64706)
7:24 AM: 00016952 (ID = 80085)
7:24 AM: 00016983 (ID = 76157)
7:25 AM: 00016938 (ID = 79628)
7:25 AM: 00016964 (ID = 80080)
7:25 AM: 00016950 (ID = 80085)
7:25 AM: Found Adware: isearch desktop search
7:25 AM: deskbar.ini (ID = 64321)
7:25 AM: Found Adware: elitebar
7:25 AM: osdeb.osd (ID = 60007)
7:25 AM: File Sweep Complete, Elapsed Time: 00:03:47
7:25 AM: Full Sweep has completed. Elapsed time 00:07:17
7:25 AM: Traces Found: 26
7:27 AM: Removal process initiated
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: dluca
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: abetterinternet
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: cws_ns3
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: trojan-downloader-admincash
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: mindset interactive - favoriteman
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: smart-browser
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: topconverting downloader
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: ist istbar
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: coolwebsearch (cws)
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: instant access
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: isearch desktop search
7:27 AM: Quarantining All Traces: elitebar
7:27 AM: Removal process completed. Elapsed time 00:00:41
********
7:17 AM: |··· Start of Session, Monday, October 10, 2005 ···|
7:17 AM: Spy Sweeper started
7:18 AM: |··· End of Session, Monday, October 10, 2005 ···|

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Delete the following files and folders, if found -


C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Security Troubleshoting.url
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\commands.ini
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ot.ico
C:\WINDOWS\deskbar.ini

folders
C:\PROGRAM FILES\linksw
C:\WINDOWS\inst



Uninstall Spy Sweeper. It is a trial product and if the trial period expires, then you wont be able to use it in future without purchasing it.

How is your PC behaving now??????
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:tazz:

Hi again... did all you said... Ran AdAware after restart and...~@:) CoolWebSearch still showed up!?!? Here's the AdAwr log...


Ad-Aware SE Build 1.06r1
Logfile Created on:Monday, October 10, 2005 1:04:35 PM
Created with Ad-Aware SE Personal, free for private use.
Using definitions file:SE1R69 05.10.2005
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References detected during the scan:
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CoolWebSearch(TAC index:10):5 total references
MRU List(TAC index:0):8 total references
»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

Definition File:
=========================
Definitions File Loaded:
Reference Number : SE1R69 05.10.2005
Internal build : 81
File location : C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\defs.ref
File size : 530649 Bytes
Total size : 1592247 Bytes
Signature data size : 1558894 Bytes
Reference data size : 32841 Bytes
Signatures total : 44240
CSI Fingerprints total : 1051
CSI data size : 37487 Bytes
Target categories : 15
Target families : 757


Memory + processor status:
==========================
Number of processors : 1
Processor architecture : Intel Pentium IV
Memory available:28 %
Total physical memory:260592 kb
Available physical memory:71656 kb
Total page file size:640692 kb
Available on page file:446084 kb
Total virtual memory:2097024 kb
Available virtual memory:2048412 kb
OS:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

Ad-Aware SE Settings
===========================
Set : Search for negligible risk entries
Set : Search for low-risk threats
Set : Safe mode (always request confirmation)
Set : Scan active processes
Set : Scan registry
Set : Deep-scan registry
Set : Scan my IE Favorites for banned URLs
Set : Scan within archives
Set : Scan my Hosts file

Extended Ad-Aware SE Settings
===========================
Set : Unload recognized processes & modules during scan
Set : Obtain command line of scanned processes
Set : Scan registry for all users instead of current user only
Set : Always try to unload modules before deletion
Set : During removal, unload Explorer and IE if necessary
Set : Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot
Set : Delete quarantined objects after restoring
Set : Write-protect system files after repair (Hosts file, etc.)
Set : Include basic Ad-Aware settings in log file
Set : Include additional Ad-Aware settings in log file
Set : Include reference summary in log file
Set : Include alternate data stream details in log file
Set : Play sound at scan completion if scan locates critical objects


10-10-2005 1:04:35 PM - Scan started. (Custom mode)

Listing running processes
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#:1 [smss.exe]
ModuleName : \SystemRoot\System32\smss.exe
Command Line : n/a
ProcessID : 356
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:15 AM
BasePriority : Normal


#:2 [csrss.exe]
ModuleName : \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=\Windows SharedSection=1024,3072,512 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll=basesrv,1 ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllInitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ProfileControl=Off MaxRequestTh
ProcessID : 576
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:16 AM
BasePriority : Normal


#:3 [winlogon.exe]
ModuleName : \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
Command Line : winlogon.exe
ProcessID : 600
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:17 AM
BasePriority : High


#:4 [services.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
ProcessID : 644
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:17 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Services and Controller app
InternalName : services.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : services.exe

#:5 [lsass.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
ProcessID : 656
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:17 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : LSA Shell (Export Version)
InternalName : lsass.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : lsass.exe

#:6 [svchost.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
ProcessID : 796
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:18 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
InternalName : svchost.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : svchost.exe

#:7 [svchost.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
ProcessID : 880
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:18 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
InternalName : svchost.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : svchost.exe

#:8 [svchost.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
ProcessID : 920
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:18 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
InternalName : svchost.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : svchost.exe

#:9 [svchost.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
ProcessID : 968
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:19 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
InternalName : svchost.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : svchost.exe

#:10 [svchost.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
ProcessID : 1044
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:19 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Generic Host Process for Win32 Services
InternalName : svchost.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : svchost.exe

#:11 [spoolsv.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
ProcessID : 1192
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:20 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Spooler SubSystem App
InternalName : spoolsv.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : spoolsv.exe

#:12 [ccsetmgr.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe"
ProcessID : 1292
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:20 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 103.0.5.2
ProductVersion : 103.0.5.2
ProductName : Client and Host Security Platform
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec Settings Manager Service
InternalName : ccSetMgr
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2000-2004 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : ccSetMgr.exe

#:13 [navapsvc.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe"
ProcessID : 1336
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:20 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 10.00.2
ProductVersion : 10.00.2
ProductName : Norton AntiVirus
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service
InternalName : NAVAPSVC
LegalCopyright : Norton AntiVirus 2004 for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Copyright © 2003 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : NAVAPSVC.EXE

#:14 [nprotect.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE"
ProcessID : 1376
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:20 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 16.00.0.22
ProductVersion : 16.00.0.22
ProductName : Norton Utilities
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Norton Protection Status
InternalName : NPROTECT
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2003 Symantec Corporation
LegalTrademarks : Norton Utilities
OriginalFilename : NPROTECT.EXE

#:15 [symlcsvc.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe"
ProcessID : 1504
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:21 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 1, 8, 54, 478
ProductVersion : 1, 8, 54, 478
ProductName : Symantec Core Component
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec Core Component
InternalName : symlcsvc
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2003
OriginalFilename : symlcsvc.exe

#:16 [ccevtmgr.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"
ProcessID : 1560
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:22 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 103.0.5.2
ProductVersion : 103.0.5.2
ProductName : Client and Host Security Platform
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec Event Manager Service
InternalName : ccEvtMgr
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2000-2004 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : ccEvtMgr.exe

#:17 [symwsc.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe"
ProcessID : 1600
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:23 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 2005.1.2.20
ProductVersion : 2005.1
ProductName : Norton Security Center
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Norton Security Center Service
InternalName : SymWSC.exe
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 1997-2004 Symantec Corporation
OriginalFilename : SymWSC.exe

#:18 [savscan.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe"
ProcessID : 1912
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:24 AM
BasePriority : Normal

ProductVersion : 9.2
ProductName : Symantec AntiVirus AutoProtect
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec AntiVirus Scanner
InternalName : SAVSCAN
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2004 Symantec Corporation
OriginalFilename : SAVSCAN.EXE

#:19 [alg.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
ProcessID : 1928
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:00:25 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 5.1.2600.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Application Layer Gateway Service
InternalName : ALG.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : ALG.exe

#:20 [wuauclt.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
Command Line : "C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe" /RunStoreAsComServer Local\[398]SUSDSb2aeb235f9cbd9449caedc73fb069d61
ProcessID : 288
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:01:09 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 5.8.0.2469 built by: lab01_n(wmbla)
ProductVersion : 5.8.0.2469
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Automatic Updates
InternalName : wuauclt.exe
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : wuauclt.exe

#:21 [explorer.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
Command Line : C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
ProcessID : 1224
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:03:44 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
ProductVersion : 6.00.2900.2180
ProductName : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Windows Explorer
InternalName : explorer
LegalCopyright : © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : EXPLORER.EXE

#:22 [hkcmd.exe]
ModuleName : C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
Command Line : "C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe"
ProcessID : 2012
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:03:50 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 3,0,0,2023
ProductVersion : 7,0,0,2023
ProductName : Intel® Common User Interface
CompanyName : Intel Corporation
FileDescription : hkcmd Module
InternalName : HKCMD
LegalCopyright : Copyright 1999-2002, Intel Corporation
OriginalFilename : HKCMD.EXE

#:23 [tbpt.exe]
ModuleName : C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe
Command Line : "C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe"
ProcessID : 2028
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:03:50 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 1, 0, 0, 1
ProductVersion : 1, 00, 6, 1
ProductName : Telstra Big Pond Launcher
CompanyName : Telstra Big Pond
FileDescription : Telstra Home Page Launcher
InternalName : Telstra Web Comp
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2000
LegalTrademarks : HyperDyne ®
OriginalFilename : tbpt.exe
Comments : hd@hyperdyne.com.au

#:24 [ccapp.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
ProcessID : 164
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:03:50 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 103.0.5.2
ProductVersion : 103.0.5.2
ProductName : Client and Host Security Platform
CompanyName : Symantec Corporation
FileDescription : Symantec User Session
InternalName : ccApp
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2000-2004 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.
OriginalFilename : ccApp.exe

#:25 [gcasserv.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
ProcessID : 1596
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:03:51 AM
BasePriority : Idle
FileVersion : 1.00.0615
ProductVersion : 1.00.0615
ProductName : Microsoft AntiSpyware (Beta 1)
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Microsoft AntiSpyware Service
InternalName : gcasServ
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2004-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
LegalTrademarks : Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. SpyNet™ is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
OriginalFilename : gcasServ.exe

#:26 [gcasdtserv.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe"
ProcessID : 1744
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:03:54 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 1.00.0615
ProductVersion : 1.00.0615
ProductName : Microsoft AntiSpyware (Beta 1)
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Microsoft AntiSpyware Data Service
InternalName : gcasDtServ
LegalCopyright : Copyright © 2004-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
LegalTrademarks : Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. SpyNet™ is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
OriginalFilename : gcasDtServ.exe

#:27 [msmsgs.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" -Embedding
ProcessID : 1088
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:04:15 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 4.7.3000
ProductVersion : Version 4.7.3000
ProductName : Messenger
CompanyName : Microsoft Corporation
FileDescription : Windows Messenger
InternalName : msmsgs
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Microsoft Corporation 2004
LegalTrademarks : Microsoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
OriginalFilename : msmsgs.exe

#:28 [ad-aware.exe]
ModuleName : C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
Command Line : "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe"
ProcessID : 2080
ThreadCreationTime : 10-10-2005 3:04:24 AM
BasePriority : Normal
FileVersion : 6.2.0.236
ProductVersion : SE 106
ProductName : Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE
CompanyName : Lavasoft Sweden
FileDescription : Ad-Aware SE Core application
InternalName : Ad-Aware.exe
LegalCopyright : Copyright © Lavasoft AB Sweden
OriginalFilename : Ad-Aware.exe
Comments : All Rights Reserved

Memory scan result:
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New critical objects: 0
Objects found so far: 0


Started registry scan
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CoolWebSearch Object Recognized!
Type : Regkey
Data :
TAC Rating : 10
Category : Malware
Comment :
Rootkey : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Object : system\currentcontrolset\enum\root\legacy_*008f__6q*00d4*00f5*0013'*00aa*00b4*00c6*00d08

Registry Scan result:
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New critical objects: 1
Objects found so far: 1


Started deep registry scan
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Deep registry scan result:
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New critical objects: 0
Objects found so far: 1

MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : C:\Documents and Settings\The Hales Family\Application Data\microsoft\office\recent
Description : list of recently opened documents using microsoft office


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : C:\Documents and Settings\The Hales Family\recent
Description : list of recently opened documents


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : software\microsoft\directdraw\mostrecentapplication
Description : most recent application to use microsoft directdraw


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : S-1-5-21-3937924714-1621694151-1641993356-1006\software\microsoft\internet explorer
Description : last download directory used in microsoft internet explorer


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : S-1-5-21-3937924714-1621694151-1641993356-1006\software\microsoft\internet explorer\typedurls
Description : list of recently entered addresses in microsoft internet explorer


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : S-1-5-21-3937924714-1621694151-1641993356-1006\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\comdlg32\lastvisitedmru
Description : list of recent programs opened


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : S-1-5-21-3937924714-1621694151-1641993356-1006\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\comdlg32\opensavemru
Description : list of recently saved files, stored according to file extension


MRU List Object Recognized!
Location: : S-1-5-21-3937924714-1621694151-1641993356-1006\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\recentdocs
Description : list of recent documents opened



Started Tracking Cookie scan
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Tracking cookie scan result:
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New critical objects: 0
Objects found so far: 9



Deep scanning and examining files (C:)
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Disk Scan Result for C:\
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New critical objects: 0
Objects found so far: 9


Scanning Hosts file......
Hosts file location:"C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts".
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Hosts file scan result:
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0 entries scanned.
New critical objects:0
Objects found so far: 9




Performing conditional scans...
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CoolWebSearch Object Recognized!
Type : Regkey
Data :
TAC Rating : 10
Category : Malware
Comment :
Rootkey : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Object : software\microsoft\downloadmanager

CoolWebSearch Object Recognized!
Type : RegData
Data : about:blank
TAC Rating : 10
Category : Malware
Comment :
Rootkey : HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Object : software\microsoft\internet explorer\main
Value : Start Page
Data : about:blank

CoolWebSearch Object Recognized!
Type : RegData
Data : about:blank
TAC Rating : 10
Category : Malware
Comment :
Rootkey : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Object : software\microsoft\internet explorer\main
Value : Start Page
Data : about:blank

CoolWebSearch Object Recognized!
Type : File
Data : wbemess.log
TAC Rating : 10
Category : Malware
Comment :
Object : C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\logs\



Conditional scan result:
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New critical objects: 4
Objects found so far: 13

1:15:12 PM Scan Complete

Summary Of This Scan
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Total scanning time:00:10:36.438
Objects scanned:100997
Objects identified:5
Objects ignored:0
New critical objects:5

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we will need to download a few tools that will help us in the removal of your problem.

Download about:buster by RubbeRDuckY Here.
Download CWShredder Here.
Download and install CleanUp! Here

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

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
Boot into Safe Mode:
Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter 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!Reboot your computer into normal windows.

Please run an on-line virus scan at Kaspersky OnLine Scan or if that doesnt work, you can use TrendMicro 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.
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:)
Hi Tampabelle...
The saga continues!?... Firstly, the link to the About:Buster .ZIP file in the post didn't seem to work... after downloading the file and attempting to unzip it i got the following error:

Compress (zipped) folder is either invalid or corrupt

I 'Googled' about until i found another link to the About:Buster zip file and downloaded it again... this time it decompressed fine and i was able to run About:Buster.exe but when i went to update i got another error:

Run time error '5'
Invalid procedure call or argument


So, i'm stomped for the moment!? :tazz: Any idea?

Cheers,

John~0
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Can you try the fix with this earlier version of About Buster ???

Attached Files

  • Attached File  AB.ZIP   64.59KB   32 downloads

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Hi Again... ?:woot:

Well, i kept getting that Run time error message come up trying to run/update AboutBuster... Did get it to run once in Safe Mode but then obviously, couldn't perform the update so i'm not that hopeful that it has solved anything...

Followed the other steps any way and did a Kaspersky online scan...

Here's the reports but as i say, i'm not sure they're worth anything at this stage...

Any other options here?


AboutBuster 5.0 reference file 28
Scan started on [10/13/2005] at [7:39:46 AM]
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No Ads Found!
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No Files Found!
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Scan was COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY at 7:40:07 AM


AboutBuster 5.0 reference file 28
Scan started on [10/13/2005] at [7:43:07 AM]
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No Ads Found!
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No Files Found!
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Scan was COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY at 7:43:29 AM

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KASPERSKY ON-LINE SCANNER REPORT
Friday, October 14, 2005 08:22:24
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky On-line Scanner version: 5.0.67.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 14/10/2005
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 144595
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Scan Settings:
Scan using the following antivirus database: standard
Scan Archives: true
Scan Mail Bases: true

Scan Target - My Computer:
A:\
C:\
D:\
E:\
F:\

Scan Statistics:
Total number of scanned objects: 32918
Number of viruses found: 0
Number of infected objects: 0
Number of suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan process: 1991 sec
No malware has been detected. The sections that have been scanned are CLEAN.

Scan process completed.
:tazz: :)
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For what it's worth... after running through the previous, i booted regular and ran AdAware and came up with CWS again!?!?! I then booted safe, ran MS AntiSpyware beta, plus SpyBot (both came up clean)... then ran AdAw and again CWS showed up... rebooted safe and ran AdAw again and again CWS showed up!?!? If i re-run AdAw without rebooting still CWS shows up!?!

I'm getting very close to a reformat and reinstall... ~:) Either that or maybe i should just not run AdAw again!!! :tazz:
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Hi,

I am giving you the fix again. Please note that About Buster has been revised to its latest version (different from the one you have).

Download about:buster by RubbeRDuckY Here.
Download CWShredder Here.
Download and install CleanUp! Here

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

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
Boot into Safe Mode:
Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter 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!Reboot your computer into normal windows.

Please run an on-line virus scan at Kaspersky OnLine Scan or if that doesnt work, you can use TrendMicro 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.
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Hey again,

Thanks for sticking at this... i hope my friend Dave appreciates the time and efforts that's going into this on an international level!?!?

btw AboutBuster ran fine this time around but didn't show anything in the report... i haven't ran AdAw again yet but i'm suspecting the the instance of CWS is still there...

Here are the reports/logs

Cheers,

John

AboutBuster 5.1, reference file 32
Scan started on [10/17/2005] at [1:19:13 PM]
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No Ads Found!
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No Files Found!
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Scan was COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY at 1:20:20 PM


AboutBuster 5.1, reference file 32
Scan started on [10/17/2005] at [1:25:05 PM]
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No Ads Found!
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No Files Found!
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Scan was COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY at 1:26:11 PM


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KASPERSKY ON-LINE SCANNER REPORT
Monday, October 17, 2005 17:22:36
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky On-line Scanner version: 5.0.67.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 17/10/2005
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 145205
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Scan Settings:
Scan using the following antivirus database: standard
Scan Archives: true
Scan Mail Bases: true

Scan Target - My Computer:
A:\
C:\
D:\
E:\

Scan Statistics:
Total number of scanned objects: 32924
Number of viruses found: 0
Number of infected objects: 0
Number of suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan process: 2020 sec
No malware has been detected. The sections that have been scanned are CLEAN.

Scan process completed.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:23:46 PM, on 10/17/2005
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Telstra Big Pond Home Internet Explorer
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msntb.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{F7D90BD2-14A9-11d3-AD9E-00AA0064EC94}] C:\program files\Telstra\Signup\tbpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
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
O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin3.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.bigpond.com/
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.admin2cash.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.finefind.nettraffic2cash.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.private-dialer.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.private-iframe.biz
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky...can_unicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1128740775843
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {E3943A24-2F83-4505-9AE5-F705E81B50CB} - http://akamai.downlo...ESS_1055_XP.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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Run Hijack This and click on scan. The following items need to be fixed -

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.admin2cash.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.finefind.nettraffic2cash.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.private-dialer.biz
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.private-iframe.biz


Close all windows other than Hijack This. Check the boxes next to above items and click on Fix checked.


Download DelDomains.inf.

Right click on it and then click on Install.


Reboot the PC.

Now run Ad Aware and check if it throws up anything. It it does, then post back the Ad Aware log.
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