Homepage Virus?

Pip January 30, 2009 at 14:56:32
Specs: Windows XP

Every time i load my internet it loads a different page than what i have set as my homepage. Even if i go into the options to select a new one - it reverts back to another one. How can I stop this happening?



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January 30, 2009 at 18:33:51
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.

If Malwarebytes installed but will not run navigate to this folder:

C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware

Rename all the .exe files in the MAlwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.

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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February 1, 2009 at 10:48:17

I downloaded the Malwarebytes program and did the scan as req. It found 3 items which i removed. I reset my homepage but it has again reverted back to the rather embarrassing one it chooses! The log reported as follows:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1712
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

31/01/2009 10:52:38
mbam-log-2009-01-31 (10-52-38).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 114755
Time elapsed: 34 minute(s), 14 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\regcom32 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page\Start Page (Hijack.Homepage) -> Bad: (http://lookanddiscover.com/) Good: (http://www.google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (Hijack.Homepage) -> Bad: (http://lookanddiscover.com/) Good: (http://www.google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Hope you can help further!

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February 1, 2009 at 16:47:15
We need the requested Hijack This log.

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February 2, 2009 at 10:27:51

Here is the log you requested...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:26:40, on 02/02/2009
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\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\tools.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://format.packardbell.com/cgi-b...
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://lookanddiscover.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Lin...
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.tiscali.co.uk/broadband
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Packard Bell
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_219B3E1547538286.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] HDAudPropShortcut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "c:\Apps\Powercinema\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ACTIVBOARD] c:\apps\ABoard\ABoard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IndxStoreSvr_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe" ASO-616B5711-6DAE-4795-A05F-39A1E5104020
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: winsched.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.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
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=file://C:\APPS\IE\offline\uk.htm
O16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls...
O16 - DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} (Snapfish Activia) - http://www3.snapfish.co.uk/Snapfish...
O16 - DPF: {CF40ACC5-E1BB-4AFF-AC72-04C2F616BCA7} (get_atlcom Class) - http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adob...
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{B45BB59E-D6D8-4021-97E6-6FA85EB4315F}: NameServer =
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) (CLCapSvc) - Unknown owner - c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
O23 - Service: CyberLink Task Scheduler (CTS) (CLSched) - Unknown owner - c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
O23 - Service: CyberLink Media Library Service - Cyberlink - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
O23 - Service: Generic Service for HID Keyboard Input Collections (GenericHidService) - Unknown owner - c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
O23 - Service: getPlus(R) Helper - NOS Microsystems Ltd. - C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\Services\ServiceLayer.exe
O23 - Service: SmartLinkService (SLService) - - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\slserv.exe
O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe

End of file - 11017 bytes

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February 2, 2009 at 18:25:14
Please download ComboFix to the desktop from one of the following links:


Link 2

Link 3

Rename the setup file, combofix.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 combofix.exe to toolb.exe> click save.

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 AVG antivirus, and any 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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February 3, 2009 at 10:56:17

The log as requested...

ComboFix 09-02-02.04 - Owner 2009-02-03 18:45:14.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.516 [GMT 0:00]
Running from: d:\documents and settings\Owner\Desktop\toolb.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
* Created a new restore point

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

d:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winsched.exe
d:\documents and settings\LocalService\Application Data\twain_32
d:\documents and settings\LocalService\Application Data\twain_32\user.ds
d:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Application Data\twain_32
d:\documents and settings\NetworkService\Application Data\twain_32\user.ds

((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-01-03 to 2009-02-03 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2009-01-31 10:15 . 2009-01-31 10:15 <DIR> d-------- d:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2009-01-31 10:15 . 2009-01-31 10:15 <DIR> d-------- d:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2009-01-31 10:15 . 2009-01-31 10:15 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-01-31 10:15 . 2009-01-14 16:11 38,496 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-31 10:15 . 2009-01-14 16:11 15,504 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-01-27 18:38 . 2009-01-27 18:38 940,794 --a------ c:\windows\system32\LoopyMusic.wav
2009-01-27 18:38 . 2009-01-27 18:38 146,650 --a------ c:\windows\system32\BuzzingBee.wav
2009-01-27 18:38 . 2009-01-27 18:38 73,728 --a------ c:\windows\ALCFDRTM.VER
2009-01-27 18:38 . 2009-01-27 18:38 73,728 --a------ c:\windows\ALCFDRTM.EXE

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2009-02-03 10:05 --------- d-----w d:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\BitTyrant
2009-02-03 10:05 --------- d-----w c:\program files\PeerGuardian2
2009-01-25 14:57 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Google
2009-01-21 14:59 --------- d-----w d:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\DVD Shrink
2009-01-16 09:45 325,128 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-01-15 11:45 --------- d-----w d:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help
2009-01-08 18:50 12,552 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgrkx86.sys
2009-01-08 18:50 10,520 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-01-08 18:50 --------- d-----w d:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\avg8
2009-01-08 18:49 107,272 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2008-12-24 18:56 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Windows Media Connect 2
2008-12-24 13:16 --------- d-----w d:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Downloaded Installations
2008-12-24 13:16 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\PCSuite
2008-12-24 12:55 --------- d-----w d:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\PC Suite
2008-12-24 12:54 --------- d-----w c:\program files\DIFX
2008-12-24 12:53 --------- d-----w d:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\PC Suite
2008-12-13 06:40 3,593,216 ------w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2008-12-11 10:57 333,952 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys
2008-12-11 10:57 333,952 ------w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\srv.sys
2008-12-04 19:27 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Java
2008-12-04 08:29 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe
2008-11-18 11:56 0 ----a-w d:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\wklnhst.dat
2008-11-10 05:43 410,984 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2007-04-22 18:25 0 ----a-w d:\documents and settings\Phil Young\Application Data\wklnhst.dat
2007-04-18 13:43 78,128 ----a-w d:\documents and settings\Phil Young\Application Data\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT

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

"ctfmon.exe"="c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2008-04-14 15360]
"swg"="c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2008-11-16 68856]
"IndxStoreSvr_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}"="c:\program files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe" [2008-02-28 1828136]

"PHIME2002ASync"="c:\windows\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2004-08-04 455168]
"PHIME2002A"="c:\windows\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE" [2004-08-04 455168]
"ATIPTA"="c:\ati technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe" [2005-08-05 344064]
"PCMService"="c:\apps\Powercinema\PCMService.exe" [2005-05-11 127118]
"IMJPMIG8.1"="c:\windows\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" [2004-08-04 208952]
"ACTIVBOARD"="c:\apps\ABoard\ABoard.exe" [2003-05-02 24576]
"SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics"="c:\program files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" [2004-01-26 866816]
"AVG8_TRAY"="c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe" [2009-01-08 1601304]
"NeroFilterCheck"="c:\program files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NeroCheck.exe" [2008-04-28 570664]
"NBKeyScan"="c:\program files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe" [2008-02-18 2221352]
"GrooveMonitor"="c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [2007-08-24 33648]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2008-06-12 34672]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2005-10-05 98304]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2008-11-10 136600]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2005-10-05 180269]
"High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut"="HDAudPropShortcut.exe" [2004-03-17 c:\windows\system32\Hdaudpropshortcut.exe]
"SoundMan"="SOUNDMAN.EXE" [2004-09-10 c:\windows\SoundMan.exe]
"AlcWzrd"="ALCWZRD.EXE" [2004-09-15 c:\windows\ALCWZRD.EXE]

"CTFMON.EXE"="c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE" [2008-04-14 15360]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\avgrsstarter]
2009-01-08 18:50 10520 c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\drivers32]
"msacm.dvacm"= c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\ULEADS~1\Vio\Dvacm.acm
"msacm.ulmp3acm"= c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\ULEADS~1\MPEG\ulmp3acm.acm
"msacm.mpegacm "= c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\ULEADS~1\MPEG\mpegacm.acm

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]

"%ProgramFiles%\\AOL 9.0\\aol.exe"=
"%ProgramFiles%\\UBISOFT\\Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow\\logo_ubi.exe"=
"%ProgramFiles%\\UBISOFT\\Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow\\pandora.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgemc.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgnsx.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\BitTyrant\\Azureus.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.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"=

"2943:UDP"= 2943:UDP:Windows Media Format SDK (iexplore.exe)
"2942:UDP"= 2942:UDP:Windows Media Format SDK (iexplore.exe)
"2945:UDP"= 2945:UDP:Windows Media Format SDK (iexplore.exe)

R0 AvgRkx86;avgrkx86.sys;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgrkx86.sys [2008-11-14 12552]
R1 AvgLdx86;AVG AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2008-11-14 325128]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2008-11-14 107272]
R2 avg8emc;AVG8 E-mail Scanner;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe [2009-01-08 903960]
R2 avg8wd;AVG8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-01-08 298264]
S3 getPlus(R) Helper;getPlus(R) Helper;c:\program files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe [2008-11-29 33752]

\Shell\AutoRun\command - G:\DPFMate.exe
------- Supplementary Scan -------
uStart Page = hxxp://lookanddiscover.com/
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://www.tiscali.co.uk/broadband
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000


catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-02-03 18:51:00
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(576)
Completion time: 2009-02-03 18:52:09
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2009-02-03 18:52:06

Pre-Run: 18,600,022,016 bytes free
Post-Run: 18,584,883,200 bytes free

149 --- E O F --- 2009-01-14 22:30:20

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February 3, 2009 at 14:30:03
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.

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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February 4, 2009 at 10:41:38

Kaspersky report...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version:
Program database last update: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 15:47:30
Records in database: 1745013

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

Scan area - My Computer:

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 99773
Threat name: 2
Infected objects: 3
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 01:55:54

File name / Threat name / Threats count
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\D\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winsched.exe.vir Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.AutoIt.hs 1
D:\TV Shows\Nero Ultra Edition\Nero- Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.AutoIt.hs 1
D:\TV Shows\Nero Ultra Edition\Nero- Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.AutoIt.is 1

The selected area was scanned.

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February 4, 2009 at 19:11:09
Navigate to and delete this file:

D:\TV Shows\Nero Ultra Edition\Nero-

Your computer appears to be clean other than the above exception.

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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February 7, 2009 at 00:52:45

All seems to be fine now. The homepage has not changed itself for a couple of days now.

Hopefully all is sorted.

Many Thanks for your help.


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February 7, 2009 at 07:09:12
Glad we could help.

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