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Help Begin2Search spyware is on my computer

By ericdabbs
Sep 22, 2004
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  1. Hello. The begin2search spyware is annoying me. I have managed to get rid of the toolbar but the secondary files are there after I checked my hijackthis log. Ill attach the hijackthis log file so you may take a look at it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

    BTW, I zipped up the file since it says it has to take an appropriate extension.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Welcome to TechSpot

    Uninstall DAP, this is adware-riddled. After you have cleaned up, surf to www.stardownloader.com and
    D/L and install the free, ad-free, fast and easy StarDownloader, the downloader of choice in this Forum. (what else).


    Running processes:
    C:\PROGRA~1\Lycos\IEagent\Loader.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\hdnxdld.exe
    D:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE

    Not sure about war3.exe, if it is the original, leave it be, if it is a "cracked" version, replace it with the original!
    d:\program files\warcraft iii\war3.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.begin2search.com/googlesidesearch.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
    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\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = websearch.drsnsrch.com/q.cgi?q=
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - SOFTWARE - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000221} - C:\PROGRA~1\Lycos\IEagent\CSIE.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0000CC75-ACF3-4cac-A0A9-DD3868E06852} - D:\Program Files\DAP\DAPBHO.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00320615-B6C2-40A6-8F99-F1C52D674FAD} - C:\WINNT\localNRD.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {01F44A8A-8C97-4325-A378-76E68DC4AB2E} - C:\WINNT\systb.dll
    O2 - BHO: ohb - {4D568F0F-8AC9-40AB-88B7-415134C78777} - C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winb2s32.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {2CDE1A7D-A478-4291-BF31-E1B4C16F92EB} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WildTangent CDA] RUNDLL32.exe "C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400.dll",cdaEngineMain
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeadAIM] rundll32.exe "D:\PROGRA~1\AIM\\DeadAIM.ocm",ExportedCheckODLs
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ClrSchLoader] C:\PROGRA~1\Lycos\IEagent\Loader.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [qmhpcfioq] C:\WINNT\System32\hdnxdld.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [conscorr] C:\WINNT\conscorr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win Server Updt] C:\WINNT\wupdt.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download with &DAP - D:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download &all with DAP - D:\PROGRA~1\DAP\dapextie2.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Run DAP (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1095595548845
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    Close all Internet programs.
    Run HJT, mark the above items (what is left after uninstalling DAP) end tell HJT to "Fix" them.
    Reboot, then run Adaware and Spybot S&D (do a webupdate first).
    Good luck
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