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I am going to take up knitting [RESOLVED]

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Hello, sinisfun. :tazz:

I'm going to need a log from you please.

Also, is this a business pc?

Please RIGHT-CLICK HERE to download Silent Runner's.
  • Save it to the desktop.
  • Run Silent Runner's by doubleclicking the "Silent Runners" icon on your desktop.
  • You will receive a prompt:
    • Do you want to skip supplementary searches?
      click NO
  • If you receive an error just click OK and double-click it to run it again - sometimes it won't run as it's supposed to the first time but will in subsequent runs.
  • You will see a text file appear on the desktop - it's not done, let it run (it won't appear to be doing anything!)
  • Once you receive the prompt All Done!, open the text file on the desktop, copy that entire log, and paste it here.
*NOTE* If you receive any warning message about scripts, please choose to allow the script to run.

Edited by OwNt, 24 November 2005 - 07:12 PM.

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Sorry about the delay I didnt notice the email, to answer your question this is not a work PC. Here is the log you requested...

"Silent Runners.vbs", revision 41, http://www.silentrunners.org/
Operating System: Windows XP SP2
Output limited to non-default values, except where indicated by "{++}"

Startup items buried in registry:

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"MSMSGS" = ""C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background" [MS]
"ctfmon.exe" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [MS]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"ehTray" = "C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe" [MS]
"NvCplDaemon" = "RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup" [MS]
"NvMediaCenter" = "RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit" [MS]
"High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut" = "HDAShCut.exe" ["Windows ® Server 2003 DDK provider"]
"SoundMan" = "SOUNDMAN.EXE" ["Realtek Semiconductor Corp."]
"AlcWzrd" = "ALCWZRD.EXE" ["RealTek Semicoductor Corp."]
"WinampAgent" = "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe" [null data]
"HP Software Update" = ""C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe"" ["Hewlett-Packard"]
"iTunesHelper" = ""C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
"QuickTime Task" = ""C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
"NeroFilterCheck" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe" [file not found]
"Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer" = "KHALMNPR.EXE" ["Logitech Inc."]
"nwiz" = "nwiz.exe /install" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\
"{41E300E0-78B6-11ce-849B-444553540000}" = "PlusPack CPL Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "%" [file not found]
"{42071714-76d4-11d1-8b24-00a0c9068ff3}" = "Display Panning CPL Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "deskpan.dll" [file not found]
"{88895560-9AA2-1069-930E-00AA0030EBC8}" = "HyperTerminal Icon Ext"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\hticons.dll" ["Hilgraeve, Inc."]
"{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}" = "Portable Media Devices"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{cc86590a-b60a-48e6-996b-41d25ed39a1e}" = "Portable Media Devices Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{A70C977A-BF00-412C-90B7-034C51DA2439}" = "NvCpl DesktopContext Class"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcpl.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{FFB699E0-306A-11d3-8BD1-00104B6F7516}" = "Play on my TV helper"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvcpl.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{1CDB2949-8F65-4355-8456-263E7C208A5D}" = "Desktop Explorer"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A47}" = "Desktop Explorer Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}" = "nView Desktop Context Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}" = "WinRAR shell extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll" [null data]
"{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" = "Microsoft Office Outlook Desktop Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\MLSHEXT.DLL" [MS]
"{0006F045-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" = "Microsoft Office Outlook Custom Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\OLKFSTUB.DLL" [MS]
"{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}" = "Microsoft Office HTML Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\msohev.dll" [MS]
"{B9E1D2CB-CCFF-4AA6-9579-D7A4754030EF}" = "iTunes"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesMiniPlayer.dll" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
"{6af09ec9-b429-11d4-a1fb-0090960218cb}" = "My Bluetooth Places"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\btneighborhood.dll" ["Broadcom Corporation"]
"{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}" = "st"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\winacpi.dll" [file not found]

INFECTION WARNING! "{54D9498B-CF93-414F-8984-8CE7FDE0D391}" = "ewido shell guard"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\shellhook.dll" ["TODO: <Firmenname>"]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\
INFECTION WARNING! LBTServ\DLLName = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\lbtserv.dll" ["Logitech Inc."]

INFECTION WARNING! text/xml\CLSID = "{807553E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11\MSOXMLMF.DLL" [MS]

sysacpildap\(Default) = "{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\winacpi.dll" [file not found]
WinRAR\(Default) = "{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll" [null data]

WinRAR\(Default) = "{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll" [null data]

Group Policies [Description] {enabled Group Policy setting}:

HIJACK WARNING! "ForceActiveDesktopOn"=dword:00000001
[enables Active Desktop and prevents disabling it]
{User Configuration|Administrative Templates|Desktop|Active Desktop|
Enable Active Desktop}

Active Desktop and Wallpaper:

Active Desktop enabled via Group Policy.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\
"Wallpaper" = "C:\WINDOWS\web\wallpaper\Bliss.bmp"

Enabled Screen Saver:

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\0\
"SCRNSAVE.EXE" = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\logon.scr" [MS]

Startup items in "Sin" & "All Users" startup folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
"BTTray" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe" ["Broadcom Corporation"]
"Logitech SetPoint" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe" ["Logitech Inc."]

Enabled Scheduled Tasks:

"Symantec NetDetect" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\NDETECT.EXE" ["Symantec Corporation"]

Winsock2 Service Provider DLLs:

Namespace Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
000000000001\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]
000000000002\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\winrnr.dll" [MS]
000000000003\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]

Transport Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
0000000000##\PackedCatalogItem (contains) DLL [Company Name], (at) ## range:
%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll [MS], 01 - 03, 06 - 19
%SystemRoot%\system32\rsvpsp.dll [MS], 04 - 05

Toolbars, Explorer Bars, Extensions:

Extensions (Tools menu items, main toolbar menu buttons)

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
"ButtonText" = "Research"

Running Services (Display Name, Service Name, Path {Service DLL}):

Bluetooth Service, btwdins, "C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe" ["Broadcom Corporation"]
ewido security suite control, ewido security suite control, "C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe" ["ewido networks"]
ewido security suite guard, ewido security suite guard, "C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe" ["ewido networks"]
iPodService, iPodService, "C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
Machine Debug Manager, MDM, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE"" [MS]
Media Center Receiver Service, ehRecvr, "C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe" [MS]
Media Center Scheduler Service, ehSched, "C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe" [MS]
NVIDIA Display Driver Service, NVSvc, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
VMware Authorization Service, VMAuthdService, "E:\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-authd.exe" ["VMware, Inc."]
VMware DHCP Service, VMnetDHCP, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exe" ["VMware, Inc."]
VMware NAT Service, VMware NAT Service, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exe" ["VMware, Inc."]

Print Monitors:

Bluetooth Printer Port\Driver = "bthcrp.dll" ["Broadcom Corporation"]
HP Standard TCP/IP Port\Driver = "hptcpmon.dll" ["Hewlett Packard"]
hpzlnt09\Driver = "hpzlnt09.dll" ["HP"]
Microsoft Document Imaging Writer Monitor\Driver = "mdimon.dll" [MS]

+ This report excludes default entries except where indicated.
+ To see *everywhere* the script checks and *everything* it finds,
launch it from a command prompt or a shortcut with the -all parameter.
+ To search all directories of local fixed drives for DESKTOP.INI
DLL launch points and all Registry CLSIDs for dormant Explorer Bars,
use the -supp parameter or answer "No" at the first message box.
---------- (total run time: 64 seconds, including 50 seconds for message boxes)

BTW I found an entry in the reg dir that the fix.reg were writing to that said "Wallpaper" and had a value of c:/windows/wallpaper.htm" I deleted that entry and I can now change my desktop again. It has left my icons with a blue outline in all themes except classic, classic works fine. I posted that problem in the xp help area.

Thanks for your help!
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Hello, sinisfun.

I'm glad it's been fixed. :tazz:

I'll give you my prevention speach and then if it's ok I'll mark this thread as resolved.

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and re-enable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore


    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Reenable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety
  • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
  • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to which is your local computer
  • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.

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Thanks for your help! You were great to work with.... keep up the great work!
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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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