Can't stop IE from running in background

By rologuth
Mar 1, 2009
  1. Ok, I am really stuck with this. I have something running on my computer that is causing a delay in opening programs (CPU usage jumps from 7% to about 40% for about 10 seconds). Task manager shows 2 copies of IE running in the background (I don't use IE) and every now and then an internet explorer page will open for no reason, usually to some ad.yieldmanager website. I have running a complete virus scan (including in safe mode), ccleaner, spybot, adaware and Super Anti-Spyware. Not one of those things has found anything. Here is the logfile for hijack this if anyone could help. Thanks in advance

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 7:38:40 PM, on 3/1/2009
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Moderator Edit:
    All logs must be attached using the Paperclip button -> [​IMG]
    Pasted logs removed. Have a look at:
    UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Post 8 Step logs and we will try to help!

  3. rologuth

    rologuth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    attachments of logs

    Ok, sorry about that, here are the 3 logs. All scans appear to show nothing on my system. This is driving me nuts, thanks in advance
  4. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Ok do the below and if clean we will directly address your problem.

    Download ComboFix

    NOTE: If you have had ComboFix more than a few days old delete and re-download.

    Get it here:
    Or here:

    Double click combofix.exe follow the prompts.

    Install Recovery Console if connected to the Internet!

    When finished, it will open a log.
    Attach the log and a new HJT log in your next reply.

    Note: Do not click combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall.

    Download SDFix to Desktop.

    On Desktop run SDdFix It will run (install) then close.

    Then reboot into Safe Mode

    As the computer starts up, tap the F8 key several times.

    On the Boot menu Choose Safe Mode.

    Click thu all the prompts to get to desktop.

    At Desktop
    My Computer C: drive. Double-click to open.

    Look for a folder called SD Fix. Double-click to enter SD Fix.

    Double-click to RunThis.bat. Type Y to begin.

    SD Fix does its job.

    When prompted hit the enter key to restart the computer

    Your computer will reboot.

    On normal restart the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then say Finished,
    Hit the Enter key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

    Once the desktop is up, the SDFix report will open on screen and also be saved to the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
    Attach the Report.txt file to your next post.

  5. rologuth

    rologuth TS Rookie Topic Starter


    both those files contained virus, thanks.
  6. Taff

    Taff TS Rookie Posts: 38


    Could you please explain what you mean by that?

    If you are referring to the files you were asked to download in the previous post by Mike (mflynn), I'll download and test them while I await your reply.


  7. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    No these are false positives by your Virus scanner.

    ComboFix and SDFix by their nature look like bad guys to other tools.

    Turn off your Virus scanners and other protections while using these tools,

    SEE: Disable protections for malware scans
    For AVG Network Scanner service: Start-Run
    MSCONFIG. Hit OK and select the SERVICES tab and un-check AVG Free8 WatchDog.
    Click APPLY, then OK.
    When you restart your computer AVG won't be running.

    Simply undo this procedure when finished Malware scans.

    From the 8 Steps #3

  8. rologuth

    rologuth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    scan results

    OK, followed the instructions, ran both scans, although I let sdfix run after safe mode because it was so late. When i woke my computer was at the desktop and there was no report.txt waiting for me. But I found one in the SDFix folder. Here they are. Thanks in advance.
  9. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Well SDFix needs to be run from Safe mode. ComboFix found issues....

    So boot to Safe Mode Networking

    Do the below

    Left Drag mouse and Copy for Pasting all text in the box below. Make sure the slider bar goes to bottom from the @ to the end of the second exit.

    Then paste to the black screen of an open command prompt. All may not apply so ignore errors.

    @echo off
    :: Fix associations
    ftype exefile="%1" %*
    ftype batfile="%1" %*
    ftype cmdfile="%1" %*
    ftype comfile="%1" %*
    ftype scrfile="%1" /S
    ftype regfile="regedit.exe" "%1"
    ftype piffile="%1" %*
    ftype inffile=%SystemRoot%\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE "%1"
    ftype vbsfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
    ftype jsfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
    assoc .exe=exefile
    assoc .bat=batfile
    assoc .cmd=cmdfile
    assoc .com=comfile
    assoc .scr=scrfile
    assoc .reg=regfile
    assoc .pif=piffile
    assoc .lnk=lnkfile
    assoc .inf=inffile
    assoc .vbs=VBSFile
    assoc .js=JSFile
    sc stop TDSSserv.sys
    sc delete TDSSserv.sys
    :: Above sc commands first stops then deletes service if it exists
    reg unload "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\tdssdata"
    reg unload "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\tdss"
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\tdssdata" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\tdss" /f
    ::The above reg commands first unloads the reg keys then deletes these keys.
    Attrib -h -s -r tdss*.* /s
    del /f /q /s tdss*.*
    :: The above two lines first clears protective attributes then 
    :: deletes all files on Drive beginning with the name tdss
    :: Remove AntiVirus2009
    attrib -h -s -r "%UserProfile%\Desktop\Antivirus 2009.lnk"
    attrib -h -s -r "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus 2009.lnk"
    attrib -h -s -r "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\S96PZM7V\winsrc[1].dll"
    attrib -h -s -r "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus 2009\*.*"
    del /f /q "%UserProfile%\Desktop\Antivirus 2009.lnk"
    del /f /q  "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus 2009.lnk"
    del /f /q "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\S96PZM7V\winsrc[1].dll"
    del /f /q "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus 2009\*.*"
    rd /s /q "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus 2009"
    attrib -h -s -r "c:\Program Files\Antivirus 2009\*.*"
    rd /s/q "c:\Program Files\Antivirus 2009"
    attrib -h -s -r c:\WINDOWS\system32\ieupdates.exe
    attrib -h -s -r c:\WINDOWS\system32\scui.cpl
    attrib -h -s -r c:\WINDOWS\system32\winsrc.dll
    del /f /q c:\WINDOWS\system32\ieupdates.exe
    del /f /q c:\WINDOWS\system32\scui.cpl
    del /f /q c:\WINDOWS\system32\winsrc.dll
    attrib -h -s -r c:\program files\xwdxqu.txt
    attrib -h -s -r c:\windows\x
    attrib -h -s -r c:\windows\SxsCaPendDel
    del /f /q c:\program files\xwdxqu.txt
    del /f /q c:\windows\x
    del /f /q c:\windows\SxsCaPendDel
    attrib -h -s -r c:\windows\system32\drivers\qh3s.sys
    attrib -h -s -r c:\windows\system32\drivers\jsdpp32.sys
    attrib -h -s -r c:\windows\system32\drivers\oxauau96.sys
    del /f /q c:\windows\system32\drivers\qh3s.sys 
    del /f /q c:\windows\system32\drivers\jsdpp32.sys
    del /f /q c:\windows\system32\drivers\oxauau96.sys
    reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\swearware /f
    reg delete HKCU\Software\Wget /f
    reg delete HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{CD363BEC-7150-B887-530D-F3E2E0424EA} /f
    :: rootkit gaopdxserv
    attrib -h -s -r "c:\windows\system32\drivers\gaopdxqfotrruc.sys"
    attrib -h -s -r "c:\windows\system32\gaopdxqpqjwmyc.dll"
    attrib -h -s -r "\c:\windows\system32\drivers\gaopdxuigiphwm.sys"
    sc stop gaopdxserv.sys.sys
    sc delete gaopdxserv.sys.sys
    del /f /q "c:\windows\system32\drivers\gaopdxqfotrruc.sys"
    del /f /q  "c:\windows\system32\gaopdxqpqjwmyc.dll"
    del /f /q  "\c:\windows\system32\drivers\gaopdxuigiphwm.sys"
    sc stop WinSvchostManager
    sc delete WinSvchostManager
    sc stop ntndis
    sc delete ntndis
    attrib -h -s -r "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ntndis.exe"
    attrib -h -s -r "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ntndis.sys"
    del /f /q "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ntndis.exe"
    del /f /q "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ntndis.sys"
    sc stop u_lehj
    sc delete u_lehj
    attrib -h -s -r "c:\program files\Common Files\System\u_lehj32.dll"
    del /f /q "c:\program files\Common Files\System\u_lehj32.dll"
    attrib -h -s -r "C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcprs32.exe"
    attrib -h -s -r "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\dllhost.exe"
    attrib -h -s -r "C:\WINDOWS\system32\mdmcls32.exe"
    del /f /q "C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcprs32.exe"
    del /f /q "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\dllhost.exe"
    del /f /q "C:\WINDOWS\system32\mdmcls32.exe"
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\gaopdxserv.sys" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\gaopdxserv.sys" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\gaopdxvx" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\75319611769193918898704537500611" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{037C7B8A-151A-49E6-BAED-CC05FCB50328}" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{037C7B8A-151A-49E6-BAED-CC05FCB50328}" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "75319611769193918898704537500611" /f
    reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "ieupdate" /f
    echo Finshed ripping out Antivirus 2008-9
    :: Fix associations
    ftype exefile="%1" %*
    ftype batfile="%1" %*
    ftype cmdfile="%1" %*
    ftype comfile="%1" %*
    ftype scrfile="%1" /S
    ftype regfile="regedit.exe" "%1"
    ftype piffile="%1" %*
    ftype inffile=%SystemRoot%\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE "%1"
    ftype vbsfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
    ftype jsfile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*
    assoc .exe=exefile
    assoc .bat=batfile
    assoc .cmd=cmdfile
    assoc .com=comfile
    assoc .scr=scrfile
    assoc .reg=regfile
    assoc .pif=piffile
    assoc .lnk=lnkfile
    assoc .inf=inffile
    assoc .vbs=VBSFile
    assoc .js=JSFile
    This should run and exit!

    It is a coverall and you may see a few errors related to it addressing something you do not need. This is normal ignore.

    Then while still in Safe mode do the SDFix.

    Then another ComboFix to confirm that it is clean this time.

    Post all logs!

  10. rologuth

    rologuth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    copy paste code

    Ok, sorry about this but I am stuck at the copy/paste code step. I go Start/Run, type in command, get the black box but cannot paste the code in. (i know, right-click command toolbar for paste options) but nothing gets pasted. After I try, it is like command freezing up on me.
  11. Taff

    Taff TS Rookie Posts: 38

    Try Ctr+V to paste.
  12. rologuth

    rologuth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    new virus

    Ok, ran everything as recommended. Booted up and immediately McAffee found stealthmbr!mbr. Attach are latest logs.
  13. gomez123098

    gomez123098 TS Rookie

    I had the same thing along time ago.
    Apparently one of them was a virus.
    I forgot if it wat the one in all capt. Letters or lowercase.
  14. derekbutch

    derekbutch TS Rookie

    I have the same problem too and ran some programs. Does that mean that my computer has to be reformaated?
  15. pasegui

    pasegui TS Rookie

    hi!, try with Combofix it works for me everytime!
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