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begin2search toolbar removal

By ebbs40
Nov 2, 2004
  1. Please help...computer novice who apparently has the begin2search toolbar problem. i have ran adaware and hijack this. the hijack this log is shown below. please let me know what/how to fix/delete the problem files. any help is greatly appreciated.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 9:05:00 AM, on 11/2/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\Quickset.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ronjjf.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe
    C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.begin2search.com/sidesearch.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.begin2search.com/sidesearch.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.begin2search.com/sidesearch.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotmail.com/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.begin2search.com/sidesearch.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = websearch.drsnsrch.com/q.cgi?q=
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 129.93.1.53:8080
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.0 localhost
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.2 auditmypc.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.3 boards.cexx.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.4 bulletproofsoft.net
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.5 camtech2000.net
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.6 cexx.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.7 computercops.us
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.8 ct7support.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.9 doxdesk.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.20 kellys-korner-xp.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.21 kephyr.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.22 lavasoft.de
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.23 lavasoftusa.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.24 lurkhere.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.25 majorgeeks.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.26 merijn.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.27 mjc1.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.28 moosoft.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.29 mvps.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.30 net-integration.net
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.31 noadware.net
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.32 no-spybot.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.33 onlinepcfix.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.34 pchell.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.35 pestpatrol.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.36 safer-networking.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.37 secure.spykiller.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.38 secureie.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.39 security.kolla.de
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.40 spybot.info
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.41 spychecker.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.42 spychecker.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.43 spycop.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.44 spyguard.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.45 spykiller.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.46 spyware.co.uk
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.47 spyware-cop.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.48 spywareinfo.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.49 spywarenuker.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.50 spywareremove.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.51 spywareremove.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.52 stopzillapro.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.53 sunbelt-software.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.54 thiefware.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.55 tomcoyote.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.56 unwantedlinks.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.57 webattack.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.58 wilders.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.59 www.auditmypc.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.60 www.bulletproofsoft.net
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.61 www.cexx.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.62 www.computercops.us
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.63 www.ct7support.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.64 www.doxdesk.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.65 www.eblocs.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.66 www.enigmasoftwaregroup.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.67 www.free-spyware-scan.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.68 www.free-web-browsers.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.69 www.grc.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.70 www.grisoft.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.71 www.hackfaq.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.72 www.hazeleger.net
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.73 www.javacoolsoftware.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.74 www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.75 www.kephyr.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.76 www.lavasoft.de
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.77 www.lavasoftusa.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.78 www.lurkhere.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.79 www.majorgeeks.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.80 www.merijn.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.81 www.mjc1.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.82 www.moosoft.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.83 www.mvps.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.84 www.net-integration.net
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.85 www.noadware.net
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.86 www.no-spybot.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.87 www.onlinepcfix.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.88 www.pchell.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.89 www.pestpatrol.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.90 www.safer-networking.org
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.91 www.secureie.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.92 www.security.kolla.de
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.93 www.spybot.info
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.94 www.spychecker.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.95 www.spychecker.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.96 www.spycop.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.97 www.spyguard.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.98 www.spykiller.com
    O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.99 www.spyware.co.uk
    O2 - BHO: LocalNRDObj Class - {00320615-B6C2-40A6-8F99-F1C52D674FAD} - C:\WINDOWS\localNRD.dll
    O2 - BHO: Band Class - {01F44A8A-8C97-4325-A378-76E68DC4AB2E} - C:\WINDOWS\systb.dll
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: ohb - {4D568F0F-8AC9-40AB-88B7-415134C78777} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\winb2s32.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Begin2Search.com Bar - {52FE5233-367C-4EFB-BDD7-0BE4D212C107} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\winb2s32.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\Quickset.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DwlClient] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [urmznkcjrfxv] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ronjjf.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [conscorr] C:\WINDOWS\conscorr.exe
    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
    O16 - DPF: {1C78AB3F-A857-482E-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - ms-its:mhtml:file://C:\ss.MHT!http://toolbar.isearch.com/install/00001/chm.chm::/files/initial.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1094945148871

    thanks,
    ebbs40
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Tchspot.

    First of all down load Spybot search and destroy from www.downloads.com

    Once you have downloaded this update it and then immunize your system.

    Also update your adaware as well.

    Then restart your computer in safe mode I.E keep tapping the f8 key before the windows splash screen appears.

    Then run Adaware and then Spybot delete whatever they find.

    Then reboot your computer and run Adaware and spybot again when you have done this run Hijackthis again and see what`s there.

    Hope this helps Regards Howard [​IMG]
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Have you taken the time to do a Search ? There are quite a few existing threads on the subject & quite a few solutions have been posted already.
     
  4. ebbs40

    ebbs40 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the quick reply! i did the steps you said and fixed some things in the hijack this report that i knew where corrupt. is there anything i missed listed in this report? thanks a lot for the help!!!

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 12:02:19 PM, on 11/2/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\Quickset.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spyware Programs\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotmail.com/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 129.93.1.53:8080
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\HIJACK~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\Quickset.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDSentry] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DwlClient] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler V3.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1094945148871
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As far as I can see it looks fine to me.

    After a couple of days or so go into spybot recovery and delete any entries same with adaware quarantine.

    Regards Howard :hotbounce
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Clean up these entries using HJT in safe mode, being the only program running:
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\HIJACK~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll (file missing)
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

    Then re-install Spybot S&D, including its immunisation.

    The rest should be fine.
    Unless you are still on dial-up using a modem, you should uninstall the modem-software from your Control Panel (most likely a HSP-modem) and Device Manager.
    I am referring to the 2 pctspk.exe entries.
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19



    Sorry RBS is correct as usual! (I missed those two entries)

    Regards Howard [​IMG]
     
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