Google redirect problems

Dell / GX270
January 11, 2009 at 23:31:55
Specs: Windows XP, 512
Same as many people here, I have problems with Google and Yahoo redirecting and giving false addresses with results.

I see solutions in other threads, but I don't want to follow those instructions since my computer is likely different from theirs.

Please advise and keep in mind that I will need exact instructions, as I am not used to going into deeply-embedded files and changing things around...I don't want to destroy my own computer!

Thanks very much in advance!

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January 12, 2009 at 03:42:38
Please run the following scans and post their logs.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these sites:



Rename the setup file, mbam-setup.exe, before you download it. To do that once the "enter name of file to save to" box appears as the download begins in the filename box rename mbam-setup.exe to tool.exe> click save.

1. Double Click tool.exe to install the application.
2. Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
3. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
4. Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
5. When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
6. Make sure that everything found is checked, and click Remove Selected.
7. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.
8. The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
9. Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

Please download and install the latest version of HijackThis v2.0.2:

Download the "HijackThis" Installer from this link:
Hijack This

Rename the setup file, HJTInstall.exe, before you download it. To do that once the "enter name of file to save to" box appears as the download begins in the filename box rename HJTInstall.exe to tools.exe> click save.
1. Save " tools.exe" to your desktop.
2. Double click on tools.exe to run the program.
3. By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis.
4. Accept the license agreement by clicking the "I Accept" button.
5.Click on the "Do a system scan and save a log file" button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
6. Click "Save log" to save the log file and then the log will open in Notepad.
7. Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
8. Paste the log in your next reply.
9. Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet! Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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January 12, 2009 at 11:58:41
Here is the log from the MALWAREBYTE'S ANTI-MALWARE disinfection session:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.32
Database version: 1646
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/12/2009 2:49:58 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-12 (14-49-58).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 64102
Time elapsed: 29 minute(s), 6 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 5
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 24

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{7231aceb-4ee0-45a2-913d-7c5988710dbb} (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\ssqpn (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7231aceb-4ee0-45a2-913d-7c5988710dbb} (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4d1c4e81-a32a-416b-bcdb-33b3ef3617d3} (Adware.Need2Find) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2d2bee6e-3c9a-4d58-b9ec-458edb28d0f6} (Rogue.DriveCleaner) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\HTML (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssqpn.dll (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\rx.xml (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\rxtoolbar.cfg (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\rxwebsearches.xsl (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\sfcont.bin (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics\additional.gif (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics\additional_active.gif (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics\background.jpg (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics\blue_hr_horz.GIF (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics\gray_hr_horz.GIF (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics\thumbtack.gif (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics\thumbtack_active.gif (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\graphics\thumbtack_click.gif (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\HTML\content.htm (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\RXToolBar\HTML\main.htm (Adware.RXToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mcrh.tmp (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\acrsecB.fon (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\acrsecI.fon (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\npqss.bak1 (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\npqss.bak2 (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\npqss.ini (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\npqss.ini2 (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\npqss.tmp (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\smdat32m.sys (Rootkit.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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January 12, 2009 at 12:02:13
And here is the log from the HIJACKTHIS session:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:00:16 PM, on 1/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\MediaServer\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$PINNACLESYS\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic Shared\CineTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Dod\Desktop\tools.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Yahoo!
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USB2Check] RUNDLL32.EXE "C:\WINDOWS\system32\PCLECoInst.dll",CheckUSBController
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USBToolTip] "C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files\\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcRdB7_0_9 -reboot 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Nikon Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
O4 - Global Startup: NkbMonitor.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Sonic CinePlayer Quick Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic Shared\CineTray.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
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
O16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) -
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) -
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) -
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) -
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) -
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Scheduler (AntiVirScheduler) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
O23 - Service: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

End of file - 9152 bytes

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Related Solutions

January 12, 2009 at 14:35:13
Please download ComboFix to the desktop from one of the following links:


Link 2

Link 3

Combofix is a powerful tool so follow the instructions exactly or you could damage your computer.

Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with Combofix and remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on This Link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.

In your case to run Combofix do the following:
1. Go offline turn off your AntiVir antivirus, Windows Defender, Spybot and any other antispyware that you may have.
2. Run Combofix and save its log.
3. Restart the computer to get the antivirus running again but leave the antispyware programs off until we get the computer cleaned.
4. Post the Combofix log.

Remember to re-enable the protection again afterwards before connecting to the Internet.

Double-click combofix.exe
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running or move the mouse, it will cause your system to hang.)
Please post the log it produces.

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January 12, 2009 at 15:10:16
Here is the COMBOFIX log:

ComboFix 09-01-11.04 - Dod 2009-01-12 17:55:06.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.269 [GMT -8:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Dod\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
* Created a new restore point


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPNd2fn.dll
c:\program files\Need2Find
c:\program files\Need2Find\bar\History\search
c:\windows\IE4 Error Log.txt

((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-12-13 to 2009-01-13 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2009-01-12 13:39 . 2009-01-12 13:39 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Dod\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2009-01-12 13:39 . 2009-01-04 18:39 15,504 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-01-12 13:38 . 2009-01-12 13:39 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-01-12 13:38 . 2009-01-12 13:38 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2009-01-12 13:38 . 2009-01-04 18:39 38,496 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-12 13:34 . 2009-01-12 13:34 2,697,344 --a------ C:\tool.exe

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2009-01-12 05:23 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
2009-01-07 07:39 20 ---h--w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\PKP_DLec.DAT
2009-01-07 07:39 20 ---h--w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\PKP_DLds.DAT
2009-01-07 04:38 20 ---h--w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\PKP_DLdu.DAT
2008-12-14 11:13 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\AOL
2008-12-14 11:13 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL
2008-12-11 11:09 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help
2008-11-06 04:13 21,840 ----atw c:\windows\system32\SIntfNT.dll
2008-11-06 04:13 17,212 ----atw c:\windows\system32\SIntf32.dll
2008-11-06 04:13 12,067 ----atw c:\windows\system32\SIntf16.dll
2008-10-23 12:36 286,720 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll
2008-10-16 22:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 22:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 22:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 22:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 22:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 22:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 22:09 43,544 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wups2.dll
2008-10-16 22:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wups.dll
2008-10-16 22:06 268,648 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll
2008-10-16 22:06 208,744 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\muweb.dll
2008-10-16 20:38 826,368 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2007-04-10 10:27 6,718,976 ----a-w c:\program files\winamp533_full_emusic-7plus.exe
2007-03-01 11:25 5,186,048 -c--a-w c:\program files\WindowsDefender.msi
2006-10-29 10:14 17,533,000 ----a-w c:\program files\ie7setup_mail.exe
2006-10-26 10:15 5,900,416 ----a-w c:\program files\Firefox Setup 2.0.exe
2006-10-24 19:18 3,976,120 ----a-w c:\program files\pci_filerecovery.exe
2006-10-24 00:57 1,300,201 ----a-w c:\program files\dataretriever.exe
2004-06-28 11:21 1,760,378 ----a-w c:\program files\adaware6.exe
2002-07-27 02:02 153,088 ----a-w c:\program files\UNWISE.EXE
2008-09-03 14:09 32,768 -csha-w c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist012008090320080904\index.dat

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

"updateMgr"="c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" [2006-03-30 313472]

"IgfxTray"="c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe" [2004-02-10 155648]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe" [2005-04-13 36975]
"USB2Check"="c:\windows\system32\PCLECoInst.dll" [2004-09-21 73728]
"USBToolTip"="c:\program files\Pinnacle\Shared Files\\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exe" [2006-06-01 196608]
"avgnt"="c:\program files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" [2008-07-18 266497]
"WinampAgent"="c:\program files\Winamp\winampa.exe" [2008-09-12 36352]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2007-12-17 185896]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" [2008-09-06 413696]

c:\documents and settings\Dod\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk - c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE [2007-12-07 101440]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk - c:\program files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe [2005-09-23 29696]
HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk - c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe [2004-11-04 258048]
HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk - c:\program files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe [2004-11-04 53248]
Nikon Monitor.lnk - c:\program files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe [2007-10-18 479232]
NkbMonitor.exe.lnk - c:\program files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe [2007-07-27 118784]
Sonic CinePlayer Quick Launch.lnk - c:\program files\Common Files\Sonic Shared\CineTray.exe [2006-07-25 114688]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\drivers32]
"aux"= wdmaud.sys

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\GrooveMonitor]
--a------ 2007-08-24 06:00 33648 c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\HotKeysCmds]
--a------ 2004-02-10 11:51 118784 c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\HP Software Update]
--a------ 2004-09-13 14:49 49152 c:\program files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\iTunesHelper]
--a------ 2008-10-01 17:57 289576 c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\MSMSGS]
--a------ 2008-04-13 16:12 1695232 c:\program files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

"SpybotSD TeaTimer"=c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

"c:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YahooMessenger.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YServer.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Ruckus Player\\Ruckus.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\GROOVE.EXE"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\ONENOTE.EXE"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"=

R4 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;c:\program files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe [2008-04-22 24652]
R4 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-03 13592]
S3 atidgllk;atidgllk;c:\dell\drivers\R105090\atidgllk.sys [2006-03-29 5120]
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2008-12-16 c:\windows\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job
- c:\program files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe [2008-07-30 11:34]

2009-01-12 c:\windows\Tasks\MP Scheduled Scan.job
- c:\program files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe [2006-11-03 18:20]
------- Supplementary Scan -------
uStart Page = hxxp://
mStart Page = hxxp://
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
IE: &Yahoo! Search - file:///c:\program files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///c:\program files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
IE: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///c:\program files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
IE: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///c:\program files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Dod\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\wvqxl8p5.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\Dod\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\wvqxl8p5.default\extensions\\components\coolirisstub.dll
FF - plugin: c:\progra~1\Yahoo!\Common\npyaxmpb.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\NPJava11.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\NPJava12.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\NPJava13.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\NPJava14.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\NPJava32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\NPJPI150_03.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\NPOJI610.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPAdbESD.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npunagi2.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player\npViewpoint.dll


catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer,
Rootkit scan 2009-01-12 17:57:46
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

c:\windows\TEMP\TMP000000C70A709A64AA4A2F2B 524288 bytes executable

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 1

--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------












Completion time: 2009-01-12 18:01:30
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2009-01-13 02:00:30

Pre-Run: 21,318,885,376 bytes free
Post-Run: 21,317,578,752 bytes free

227 --- E O F --- 2009-01-08 17:55:27

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January 12, 2009 at 15:14:48
Open Notepad and copy/paste everything between the X's into it and make sure the first word (such as KILLALL, File, Folder, Registry etc.) is at the very top of the page.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\drivers32]

Go to File on the top bar and choose" Save As", Change the "Save As Type" to All Files, Name it CFScript.txt then save it to your desktop.
Then drag/drop the CFScript.txt onto ComboFix.exe (the red symbol on your desktop) if combofix does not auto start click "run".

Empty the restore folder. Go to start>control panel>system>system restore tab>check the box beside "turn off system restore>apply (takes a minute)>ok. Go back and uncheck the box to turn system restore back on>apply>ok.

Download ATF Cleaner from this link:
Run ATF-Cleaner
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Run an online scan with Kaspersky from the following link:
Kaspersky Online Scanner

Note: If you have used this particular scanner before, you MAY HAVE TO UNINSTALL the program through Add/Remove Programs before downloading the new ActiveX component

1. Click Accept, when prompted to download and install the program files and database of malware definitions.
2. Click Run at the Security prompt.
The program will then begin downloading and installing and will also update the database.
Please be patient as this can take several minutes.
3.Once the update is complete, click on My Computer under the green Scan bar to the left to start the scan.
4. Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
5. Do NOT be alarmed by what you see in the report. Many of the finds have likely been quarantined.
6. Click View scan report at the bottom.
7. Click the Save Report As... button.
8. Click the Save as Text button to save the file to your desktop so that you may post it in your next reply.

To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review:
Close any open programs.
Turn off the real-time scanner of all antivirus or antispyware programs while performing the online scan.
Note for Internet Explorer 7 users: If at any time you have trouble viewing the accept button of the license, click on the Zoom tool located at the bottom right of the IE window and set the zoom to 75%. Once the license is accepted, reset to 100%.

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January 13, 2009 at 14:59:50
Here is the KASPERSKY log:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version:
Program database last update: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 18:03:52
Records in database: 1615127

Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 113670
Threat name: 3
Infected objects: 4
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 04:08:50

File name / Threat name / Threats count
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPNd2fn.dll.vir Infected: not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.o 1
E:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_is82F3\LimeWire 2.4.4.msi Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Cydoor 2
E:\ht.hta Infected: Trojan-Clicker.JS.gen 1

The selected area was scanned.

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January 13, 2009 at 15:35:15
Navigate to and delete this file if found:


Run ATF Cleaner again.

Your computer appears to be clean other that the file you need to delete.

Go to start> run> type in combofix /u (note the space after combofix) then press enter> run. This will uninstall combofix so give the uninstaller a minute to run.

Go to start> control panel> add/remove programs and uninstall these programs:

Hijack This



You should keep AFT Cleaner and run it weekly.

You should consider adding "Spywareblaster" to your arsenol of antispyware tools, you can download it from this link Spywareblaster

Just download it,install it, and update it. Its free and runs in the background, so you don't actually run it, and re-writes malicious script before it can install on your computer. Look for updates weekly as there is no auto-update on the free version.

How is the computer operating?

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January 13, 2009 at 16:28:31
Thanks, I believe it is back to normal. I did some searches in Google, and it returns proper web addresses and not the false links as it did before.

I appreciate your help!

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January 13, 2009 at 16:53:56
Glad we could help.

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