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More begin2search.com problems

By frostillicus2k
Sep 15, 2004
  1. Hi, I already checked the "begin2search toolbar" thread, but i have a related question. not only have i picked up the extremely obnoxious toolbar but also, now certain keywords appearing anywhere on my IE screen have become little highlighted links ("Sponsored Link" they say when I hover my mouse over them) to begin2search sales websites. For instance, wherever the word "music" appears, it is now a link, same with "relationships," "sex," "pop-ups," and other keywords. how do i put an end to this? has anyone seen this before?

    I've already run hijack and deleted the obvious suspects (i.e. anything containing "begin2search"), but they all seem to have reappeared and the problem hasn't gone away. Some sage advice would be greatly appreciated.

    EDIT: also, i have already downloaded and used SpyBot and SpywareBlaster.

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\EBATES_MOEMONEYMAKER\EBATESMOEMONEYMAKER0.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM95\AIM.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER FREE EDITION\PSFREE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\EBATES_MOEMONEYMAKER\EBATESMOEMONEYMAKER1.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.begin2search.com/googlesidesearch.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.begin2search.com/googlesidesearch.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.begin2search.com/googlesidesearch.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://login.passport.net/uilogin.srf?id=2
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.begin2search.com/googlesidesearch.html
    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://www.begin2search.com/googlesidesearch.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = websearch.drsnsrch.com/q.cgi?q=
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - (no file)
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {20EC3D2D-33C1-4C9D-BC37-C2D500688DA2} - C:\TV MEDIA\TVMBHO.DLL (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: ohb - {4D568F0F-8AC9-40AB-88B7-415134C78777} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WINB2S32.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SEP\SEP.DLL (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F4E04583-354E-4076-BE7D-ED6A80FD66DA} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSBE.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AEECBFDA-12FA-4881-BDCE-8C3E1CE4B344} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NVMS.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CE188402-6EE7-4022-8868-AB25173A3E14} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSCB.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0CCE6EB8-CDCB-7E16-DF39-CEB3399243A0} - C:\WINDOWS\Qljqtnwp.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A3FDD654-A057-4971-9844-4ED8E67DBBB8} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIDEFIND\SFBHO.DLL (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {002EB272-2590-4693-B166-FBD5D9B6FEA6} - C:\WINDOWS\MULTIMPP.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0019C3E2-DD48-4A6D-ABCD-8D32436323D9} - C:\WINDOWS\BXXS5.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O3 - Toolbar: Begin2Search.com Bar - {52FE5233-367C-4EFB-BDD7-0BE4D212C107} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WINB2S32.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SEP\SEP.DLL (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: Search - {8ECAF552-9B45-B89B-7E25-5EAEF23C2A30} - C:\WINDOWS\Qljqtnwp.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] c:\windows\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Auto-Protect] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMSMDEXE] comsmd.exe -off
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bxxs5] RunDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\BXXS5.DLL,DllRun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CONSCORR] C:\WINDOWS\CONSCORR.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win Server Updt] C:\WINDOWS\wupdt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\EBATES_MOEMONEYMAKER\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER FREE EDITION\PSFREE.EXE"
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Ebates - file://C:\PROGRAM FILES\EBATES_MOEMONEYMAKER\Sy350\Tp350\scri350a.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: SideFind (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Dell Home (HKCU)
    O9 - Extra button: Ebates (HKCU)
    O12 - Plugin for .hpb: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\nphpipb.dll
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8FBFE5FF-5E98-11D3-80AF-00C04FCFBC72} (SurveyCtl35 Class) - http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/mtswizards/sw35.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F72A7B0E-0DD8-11D1-BD6E-00AA00B92AF1} (IE Active Setup Control) - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie40/download/cdf/setupctl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {226906C8-B910-11D3-82A3-0000F81A655B} (Mbayactx Control) - http://ez.messagebay.com/code1/mbayactx.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2FF18E20-DE11-11D1-8161-00A0C90DD90C} (MSNBC News Menu Control 3.01) - http://www.msnbc.com/download/nr1228.cab
    O16 - DPF: {94349FB6-37A0-4385-BADA-1B48DE3CA833} (ChrtCtl Class) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/investor/v9.5/investor.cab
    O16 - DPF: {351CF0CE-B05A-11D2-ABD9-00104B685417} (PWImageControl Class) - http://ebay.sj.ipixmedia.com/code//PWActiveXImgCtl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-32.cab
    O16 - DPF: {3C648A72-C49A-48EF-9F90-68EF13293F97} (Cacher Class) - http://www2.xmlsweb.socalmls.com/XMLSearch/XMLCache.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_1_0_0_42.cab
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52....apple.com/saba/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?1088358153020
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot
    Go and D/L the "hosts" file at:
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/

    instructions there. This will stop most, if not all of your "highlights"

    The following need to be "killed":

    C:\PROGRAM FILES\EBATES_MOEMONEYMAKER\EBATESMOEMONEYMAKER0.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\EBATES_MOEMONEYMAKER\EBATESMOEMONEYMAKER1.EXE

    All your R0, R1 and R3

    O2 - BHO: ohb - {4D568F0F-8AC9-40AB-88B7-415134C78777} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WINB2S32.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SEP\SEP.DLL (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F4E04583-354E-4076-BE7D-ED6A80FD66DA} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSBE.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AEECBFDA-12FA-4881-BDCE-8C3E1CE4B344} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NVMS.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CE188402-6EE7-4022-8868-AB25173A3E14} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSCB.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0CCE6EB8-CDCB-7E16-DF39-CEB3399243A0} - C:\WINDOWS\Qljqtnwp.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A3FDD654-A057-4971-9844-4ED8E67DBBB8} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIDEFIND\SFBHO.DLL (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {002EB272-2590-4693-B166-FBD5D9B6FEA6} - C:\WINDOWS\MULTIMPP.DLL
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0019C3E2-DD48-4A6D-ABCD-8D32436323D9} - C:\WINDOWS\BXXS5.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SEP\SEP.DLL (file missing)
    O3 - Toolbar: Search - {8ECAF552-9B45-B89B-7E25-5EAEF23C2A30} - C:\WINDOWS\Qljqtnwp.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bxxs5] RunDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\BXXS5.DLL,DllRun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CONSCORR] C:\WINDOWS\CONSCORR.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win Server Updt] C:\WINDOWS\wupdt.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\EBATES_MOEMONEYMAKER\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe"
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Ebates - file://C:\PROGRAM FILES\EBATES_MOEMONEYMAKER\Sy350\Tp350\scri350a.htm
    O9 - Extra button: SideFind (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Ebates (HKCU)

    and clean up all your O16

    Hope I did not miss one.
     
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