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Yeah I know there's another thread about this, but I'm a complete n00b when it comes to this stuff.

The Amazing Auto Search homepage likes to pop up on internet explorer as well as some kind of search bar. My task bar has also been freezing a lot lately and I wonder if it's related to this.

I've run Ad Aware, Spybot S&D, and CWShredder.

Here's my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:51:22 PM, on 4/12/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SHAREDLL\CTNOTIFY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\GAME CONTROLLERS\COMMON\SWTRAYV4.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SLMSS\SLMSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\A7N.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\EQTCX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\MWSVM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\UPDATER\WUPDATER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PCS\PCSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\DPI.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\64LIVEBORE\HELP DUMB BIAS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\WDSKCTL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\GWJGKWJN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DIAMOND\INCONTROL TOOLS 99\DMHKEY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\EXIF LAUNCHER\QUICKDCF.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SHAREDLL\MEDIADET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADDESTROYER\ADDESTROYER.EXE
D:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://amazingautoss...//netscape.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: DefaultSearch.SeekSeek - {5074851C-F67A-488E-A9C9-C244573F4068} - C:\WINDOWS\IEASST.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8834A4F3-33B2-9966-CF2F-B5230B2705CB} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\BEEPFIVE\LICENSE GREAT.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disc Detector] C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SideWinderTrayV4] C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\GAMECO~1\COMMON\SWTRAYV4.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [slmss] C:\Program Files\Common Files\slmss\slmss.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [A7n.exe] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\A7N.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Eqtcx.exe] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\EQTCX.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mwsvm] C:\WINDOWS\mwsvm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updater] C:\Program Files\Common files\updater\wupdater.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pcsv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcs\pcsvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dpi] C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\DPI.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [fash] C:\WINDOWS\fash.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [16 Time] C:\PROGRA~1\64LIVE~1\HELP DUMB BIAS.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wdskctl] C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gwjgkwjn] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\gwjgkwjn.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DVDXGhost] C:\PROGRAM FILES\DVD X GHOST\DVDXGHOST.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] D:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [DVDXGhost] C:\PROGRAM FILES\DVD X GHOST\DVDXGHOST.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [AIM] D:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - Startup: InControl Desktop Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Diamond\InControl Tools 99\DMHKEY.EXE
O4 - Startup: Exif Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Exif Launcher\QuickDCF.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O4 - Startup: Virtual Bouncer.lnk = C:\PROGRA~1\VBOUNCER\VirtualBouncer.exe
O4 - Startup: AdDestroyer.lnk = C:\PROGRA~1\ADDEST~1\AdDestroyer.exe
O9 - Extra button: Coches (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MaxSpeed (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {5F426A93-0821-47D2-A126-5A48A874B289} (DialerWeb Class) - http://212.145.159.1...Recomendada.cab
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.r...ip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {F2A84794-EE6D-447B-8C21-3BA1DC77C5B4} (SDKInstall Class) - http://activex.micro...ate/sdkinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...8082.6477546296
O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78D} (DoomCln Object) - http://www.microsoft...ols/DoomCln.CAB
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Restart your computer in Safe Mode (by tapping F8 at startup and selecting Safe Mode from the menu).

Please go offline, close all browsers and any open Windows, making sure that only HijackThis is open. Scan and when it finishes, put an X in the boxes, only next to these following items, then click fix checked.

C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\A7N.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\EQTCX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\MWSVM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\UPDATER\WUPDATER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PCS\PCSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\DPI.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\64LIVEBORE\HELP DUMB BIAS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\WDSKCTL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\GWJGKWJN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADDESTROYER\ADDESTROYER.EXE
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://amazingautoss...//netscape.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: DefaultSearch.SeekSeek - {5074851C-F67A-488E-A9C9-C244573F4068} - C:\WINDOWS\IEASST.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8834A4F3-33B2-9966-CF2F-B5230B2705CB} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\BEEPFIVE\LICENSE GREAT.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [A7n.exe] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\A7N.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Eqtcx.exe] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\EQTCX.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mwsvm] C:\WINDOWS\mwsvm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updater] C:\Program Files\Common files\updater\wupdater.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pcsv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcs\pcsvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dpi] C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\DPI.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [fash] C:\WINDOWS\fash.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [16 Time] C:\PROGRA~1\64LIVE~1\HELP DUMB BIAS.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wdskctl] C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gwjgkwjn] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\gwjgkwjn.exe
O4 - Startup: Virtual Bouncer.lnk = C:\PROGRA~1\VBOUNCER\VirtualBouncer.exe
O4 - Startup: AdDestroyer.lnk = C:\PROGRA~1\ADDEST~1\AdDestroyer.exe
O16 - DPF: {5F426A93-0821-47D2-A126-5A48A874B289} (DialerWeb Class) - http://212.145.159.1...Recomendada.cab
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.r...ip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {F2A84794-EE6D-447B-8C21-3BA1DC77C5B4} (SDKInstall Class) - http://activex.micro...ate/sdkinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78D} (DoomCln Object) - http://www.microsoft...ols/DoomCln.CAB

Delete the following items in bold:
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\A7N.EXE <- this file
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\EQTCX.EXE <- this file
C:\WINDOWS\MWSVM.EXE <- this file
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\UPDATER\ <- this folder
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PCS\ <- this folder
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\DPI\ <- this folder
C:\PROGRAM FILES\64LIVEBORE\ <- this folder
C:\WINDOWS\WDSKCTL.EXE <- this file
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\GWJGKWJN.EXE <- this file
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADDESTROYER <- this folder
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VBOUNCER <- this folder

Note: You can delete all the files from your C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\ directory.

Reboot your PC.

If you would please, rescan with HijackThis and post a fresh log.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:10:31 PM, on 4/13/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2614.3500)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SHAREDLL\CTNOTIFY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\GAME CONTROLLERS\COMMON\SWTRAYV4.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SLMSS\SLMSS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
D:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DIAMOND\INCONTROL TOOLS 99\DMHKEY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\EXIF LAUNCHER\QUICKDCF.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SHAREDLL\MEDIADET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
D:\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Disc Detector] C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SideWinderTrayV4] C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\GAMECO~1\COMMON\SWTRAYV4.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [slmss] C:\Program Files\Common Files\slmss\slmss.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DVDXGhost] C:\PROGRAM FILES\DVD X GHOST\DVDXGHOST.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] D:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - Startup: InControl Desktop Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Diamond\InControl Tools 99\DMHKEY.EXE
O4 - Startup: Exif Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Exif Launcher\QuickDCF.exe
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O9 - Extra button: Coches (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MaxSpeed (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com...ex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...8082.6477546296
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Just a little cleaning up to do. Please go offline, close all browsers and any open Windows, making sure that only HijackThis is open. Scan and when it finishes, put an X in the boxes, only next to these following items, then click fix checked.

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

If everything seems to be working okay you can delete the Hijack This folder in a couple weeks.

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Thanks!!
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You're welcome <_<
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