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another allaboutsearching infection [CLOSED]


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came home and found kids had downloaded allaboutsearching along with internet games

found this site and read related posts. especially helpful was

http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=731

so I:

disabled system restore (win ME - http://service1.syma...src=sec_doc_nam

downloaded, installed, then updated versions of

cw shredder, hijack this, spybot S&D, zone alarm, spyware blaster

restarted in safe mode, ran cw shredder. after cleanup, here's the report:

CWShredder v1.56.0 scan only report
Please understand that a CWShredder 'Scan only' report
might not be sufficient to troubleshoot an infected system.
You can use HijackThis for that:
http://www.merijn.or.../hijackthis.zip
http://www.spywarein.../hijackthis.zip

Windows ME (4.90.3000 )
Windows dir: C:\WINDOWS
Windows system dir: C:\WINDOWS\system
AppData folder: C:\WINDOWS\Application Data
Username:

Found Hosts file: C:\WINDOWS\hosts (460 bytes, RA)
Found CWS.Control (if filesize is over 50k) file: C:\WINDOWS\control.exe (2144 bytes, A)
CWS.Oslogo (if value is 2) Registry value: Domains: *.coolwebsearch.com [*] dword:4
CWS.Oslogo (if value is 2) Registry value: Domains: *.coolwwwsearch.com [*] dword:4
CWS.Googlems.2 (if value is 2) Registry value: Domains: *.xxxtoolbar.com [*] dword:4
CWS.Googlems.4 (if value is 2) Registry value: Domains: *.teensguru.com [*] dword:4
Registry value: DefaultPrefix (should be http://) [] http://
Registry value: WWW Prefix (should be http://) [www] http://
Registry value: Mosaic Prefix (should be http://) [mosaic] http://
Registry value: Home Prefix (should be http://) [home] http://
Found Win.ini file: C:\WINDOWS\win.ini (9007 bytes, A)
Found line in Win.ini: load=
Found line in Win.ini: run=
Found System.ini file: C:\WINDOWS\system.ini (2140 bytes, A)
Found line in System.ini: shell=Explorer.exe

- END OF REPORT -


ran hjt: heres the most recent log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:28:54 PM, on 4/8/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Keyboard Manager] C:\Program Files\Netropa\One-touch Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DJRegFix] regedit /s c:\hp\djregfix.reg
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPLogiFinder] \WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\LOGITECH\HP_FINDER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adaptec DirectCD] C:\Program Files\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QAGENT] C:\PROGRAM FILES\QUICKENW\QAGENT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WLAN_Cfg.exe] C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WLAN_Cfg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kmw_run.exe] kmw_run.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [rtvscn95] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\rtvscn95.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [defwatch] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\defwatch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [TrueVector] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\E_SRCV03.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Quicken Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
O4 - Startup: Billminder.lnk = C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\BILLMIND.EXE
O4 - Startup: Personal Coach.lnk = C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 15\minimavis.exe
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MaxSpeed (HKLM)
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system\inetadpt.dll
O12 - Plugin for .mov: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {869F3BBC-A812-4D13-A93B-7B3FC816DCD5} (McAfee.com Updater) - http://download.mcaf...can/mcasupd.cab
O16 - DPF: {03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E} (MetaStreamCtl Class) - https://components.v...MetaStream3.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...7919.8392824074
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macr...director/sw.cab


i'm not sure if I am done or not--do i need to worry about any of this remaining goblygook?

ps. now that zone alarm is working on this computer, note 2 things that happen when open internet:

ivsetup.cpy.dll attempt to run using rundll32

sucatreg.exe attempt to contact 68.80.0.12:dns

full norton virus scan with updated software is negative

for what its worth, haven't seen the strange spontaneous opening of the browser or drug adds appearing out of nowhere the last few times I started up.

thanks Ed <_<

Edited by edinpa, 10 April 2004 - 10:13 AM.

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Good work <_<

Just a little cleaning up. Please Download LSPFix from http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm and Run the Program. Disconnect from the Internet and close all Internet Explorer Windows. Check the "I know what I'm doing" Button and remove all traces of inetadpt.dll Reboot.

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thank you very much, heres an update.


I ran lspfix:

it saw 5 .dll, they were:


mr20.dll
mswsosp.dll
msafd.dll
rsvpsp.dll
INETADPT.DLL (their caps)


I placed the last one in the REMOVE column, and ran program, got a message that it had removed 6 files (not one)


then rebooted, ran hjt:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:03:26 PM, on 4/9/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMKEYBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPSYSDRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\KEYBDMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONSCREEN DISPLAY\OSD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\QUICKENW\QAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WUSB11 WLAN MONITOR\WLAN_CFG.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMUSBKB2.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MRTMNGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KMW_RUN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IGFXTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KMW_SHOW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BRODERBUND\MAVIS BEACON TEACHES TYPING 15\MINIMAVIS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\BRMFRSMG.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Keyboard Manager] C:\Program Files\Netropa\One-touch Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DJRegFix] regedit /s c:\hp\djregfix.reg
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPLogiFinder] \WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\LOGITECH\HP_FINDER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adaptec DirectCD] C:\Program Files\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QAGENT] C:\PROGRAM FILES\QUICKENW\QAGENT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WLAN_Cfg.exe] C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WLAN_Cfg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kmw_run.exe] kmw_run.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ssdpsrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [rtvscn95] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\rtvscn95.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [defwatch] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\defwatch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [TrueVector] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\E_SRCV03.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: Quicken Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
O4 - Startup: Billminder.lnk = C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\BILLMIND.EXE
O4 - Startup: Personal Coach.lnk = C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 15\minimavis.exe
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MaxSpeed (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .mov: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\npqtplugin.dll
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {869F3BBC-A812-4D13-A93B-7B3FC816DCD5} (McAfee.com Updater) - http://download.mcaf...can/mcasupd.cab
O16 - DPF: {03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E} (MetaStreamCtl Class) - https://components.v...MetaStream3.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...7919.8392824074
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macr...director/sw.cab




in spite of all this, when I start internet explorer, something is still attempting to load advertizing--this is detected by zone alarm, and I think I have already denied permission for one of them, giving the following message:


Rundll32 has caused an error in IVSETUP.CPY.DLL Rundll32 will now close.




another one is still operational:


zone alarm alert says


Destination IP: 68:80.0.12:DNS
application: rundll32.exe
version 4.90.3000


if I give permission, in some cases, i am taken to a series of ad sites. e.g.

http://registration....es.net/?ac=8790


this most recent time, nothing seemed to happen. Don't know why it loads sometimes, but not others.

Seems like we have made some progress, but not completely out of the mess. <_< What else do I need to remove? thank you again, I am extremely impressed with the help you have given through the other threads and hopeful my thread will be useful for doing the last disinfection steps! Ed

Edited by edinpa, 10 April 2004 - 07:45 AM.

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Hi again edinpa,

I'm pretty sure I've identified the problem, but it appears to be something very new. I'm consulting with some experts and will get back to you. <_<
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thanks. Ed

another update:

ran spybot again several times and it kept having one trouble spot--I would eliminate it, then reboot, and run again and it would return:

Look2Me...etc.

So I ran Kill2me.

http://www.spywarein.../downloads.html

I've rebooted 2 x and rerun--hasn't come back...also, no new attempts to access the internet by rogue programs when i open the browser for a couple of hours. Do we declare a victory? or is there more to it? thanks again, Ed

Edited by edinpa, 10 April 2004 - 04:00 PM.

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any idea if look2me and allaboutsearching are part of the same infection? what these guys are doing should be illegal. any idea how voters can get rid of this sort of commercial activity on the internet? nictech, author of look2me, apparently is also author of SpyBan, marketed as antispyware, that actually loads look2me!

http://quickstart.cl...h.RzY7_DSC.html

http://216.239.51.10...&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

http://216.239.51.10...&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

is anyone organizing political opposition to this sort of misuse of internet freedom?
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is anyone organizing political opposition to this sort of misuse of internet freedom?

The FTC is begining hearings on April 19th. You can email them comments. Here's a couple good links:
http://www.broadband.../shownews/41552
http://www.dslreport...87358~mode=flat
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Ad-aware has just been updated to remove this one (VX2.BetterInternet). Be sure you have the latest reference file: 01R285 11.04.2004

Using Ad-aware: Open Ad-Aware and use the Check for updates now link. Download and accept the latest reference file. When finished click the Start button. When done scanning, the Abort button will change to Next. Click the Next button. Right-click in the Scanning Results window and click "Select all objects". Then click the "Next" button and confirm that you want to delete the selected entries.

When finished, Reboot your computer.

CLICK HERE to download Ad-aware

Let us know if it works <_<
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