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Search box results are redirected to random sites

By rkiley
May 11, 2010
  1. Using both IE8 and Firefox 3.6 I am experiencing problems inasmuch as the links from an Internet search are re-directed to random web sites. Testing has shown that this happens across multiple search engines -- but only when using the search box in the browser toolbar.

    The problem also manifests in that Google Chrome fails to load any pages, including the About: pages.

    I have downloaded and run Malware Bytes which identified (and claimed to have successfully removed) a number of corruptions. I attach the report FYI. [I aslo manully checked many of the files and registry vales, and can confirm that they appear to have been dealt with.]

    Despite this, both the randon redirect and Google Chrome problems persist. I have reinstalled Chrome and Firefox to no effect.

    I have read about ComboFix -- but also heeded the warning that I shouldn't use this without some expert guidance (which I hope you can provide)

    Many thanks
    Robert
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

  3. rkiley

    rkiley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Results redirected -- logs now attached

    Thanks for the guidance. I have now followed the 8 (or 7) steps and now paste the files below as specified.

    Malware Bytes [Note this is the most recent log. When I first ran this it found various Malware, which I then quartintied and deleted. If you need this file, I have a copy.

    Code:
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
    www.malwarebytes.org
    
    Database version: 4090
    
    Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
    Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
    
    12/05/2010 20:27:23
    mbam-log-2010-05-12 (20-27-23).txt
    
    Scan type: Quick scan
    Objects scanned: 152766
    Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 25 minute(s), 9 second(s)
    
    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    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:
    (No malicious items detected)
    
    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)
    
    Folders Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)
    
    Files Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)
    File 2: GMER Log

    Code:
    MER 1.0.15.15281 - [url]http://www.gmer.net[/url]
    Rootkit scan 2010-05-13 09:35:49
    Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
    Running: uvgp0260.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Dad\LOCALS~1\Temp\pxdoypod.sys
    
    
    ---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----
    
    .rsrc   C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ABP480N5.SYS                                                          entry point in ".rsrc" section [0xF7754594]
    
    ---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----
    
    .text   C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe[580] ntdll.dll!NtProtectVirtualMemory                             7C90D6EE 5 Bytes  JMP 0099000A 
    .text   C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe[580] ntdll.dll!NtWriteVirtualMemory                               7C90DFAE 5 Bytes  JMP 009A000A 
    .text   C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe[580] ntdll.dll!KiUserExceptionDispatcher                          7C90E47C 5 Bytes  JMP 0098000C 
    .text   C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE[912] ntdll.dll!NtProtectVirtualMemory                                     7C90D6EE 5 Bytes  JMP 00B6000A 
    .text   C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE[912] ntdll.dll!NtWriteVirtualMemory                                       7C90DFAE 5 Bytes  JMP 00C0000A 
    .text   C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE[912] ntdll.dll!KiUserExceptionDispatcher                                  7C90E47C 5 Bytes  JMP 00B5000C 
    
    ---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----
    
    Device   -> \Driver\atapi \Device\Harddisk0\DR0                                                           8A8A9EE4
    
    ---- Registry - GMER 1.0.15 ----
    
    Reg     HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{254CCE58-C94E-22D6-6CB9-D3AE9DAF86F2}\InprocServer32@                C:\WINDOWS\system32\quartz.dll
    Reg     HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{254CCE58-C94E-22D6-6CB9-D3AE9DAF86F2}\InprocServer32@ThreadingModel  Both
    
    ---- Files - GMER 1.0.15 ----
    
    File    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ABP480N5.SYS                                                          suspicious modification
    File    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\atapi.sys                                                             suspicious modification
    
    ---- EOF - GMER 1.0.15 ----
    File 3 DDS is attached (too big to paste here)

    File 4 - attach.txt -- is attached

    Hope this can you you diagnose my problem.

    Thanks for all your help thus far.

    Robert
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Please, don't wrap your logs in code tags. They're harder to read :)

    Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.

    **Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**
    1. Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.
    2. Close any open browsers.
    3. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
      • 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 or 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.
      NOTE1. If Combofix asks you to install Recovery Console, please allow it.
      NOTE 2. If Combofix asks you to update the program, always do so.
      • Close any open browsers.
      • WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts
      • Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.
      • If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.
    4. Please open Notepad
      • Click Start , then Run
      • Type notepad .exe in the Run Box.
    5. Now copy/paste the entire content of the codebox below into the Notepad window:

      Code:
      TDL::
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ABP480N5.SYS 
      
    6. Save the above as CFScript.txt
    7. Then drag the CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe as depicted in the animation below. This will start ComboFix again.

      [​IMG]
    8. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), please post the following logs into your next reply:
      • Combofix.txt

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

    Make sure, you re-enable your security programs, when you're done with Combofix.

    DO NOT make any other changes to your computer (like installing programs, using other cleaning tools, etc.), until it's officially declared clean!!!
     
  5. rkiley

    rkiley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Broni

    Many thanks for your continued support.

    I have run ComboFix as described and attach the log result from the second time ComboFix ran. [If you need the first log I can supply this.]

    I just tried to run Google Chrome and it now happily connects to the Internet again. [Google Chrome being unable to load any pages was the first hint I had that there was a problem. Firefox and IE still worked -- through with the redirect problem, which hopefully is now solved.]

    Please let me know if I need to run any more tools...or is my PC clean again?

    Thanks
    Robert

    [combofixlog attached]
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    I'm glad to hear good news :)

    Please, uninstall AskBarDis through Add\Remove.

    Unless you willingly installed Kontiki Player....
    Go Start>Control Panel>Add\Remove ("Programs and Features" in Vista), and uninstall Sky Anytime (if present).
    Download, and run KClean.exe: http://static.sky.com/kclean/KClean.exe to remove Kontiki from your computer.
    NOTE: Kontiki is a known resource hog.


    1. Please open Notepad
    • Click Start , then Run
    • Type notepad .exe in the Run Box.

    2. Now copy/paste the entire content of the codebox below into the Notepad window:

    Code:
    File::
    c:\docume~1\Dad\LOCALS~1\Temp\cdiskdun.sys
    
    
    Folder::
    
    Driver::
    cdiskdun
    
    Registry::
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\McAfeeAntiVirus]
    "DisableMonitoring"=-
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\McAfeeFirewall]
    "DisableMonitoring"=-
    
    
    RegLockDel::
    
    

    3. Save the above as CFScript.txt

    4. Then drag the CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe as depicted in the animation below. This will start ComboFix again.

    [​IMG]


    5. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), please post the following reports/logs into your next reply:
    • Combofix.txt
    • A new HijackThis log.
     
  7. rkiley

    rkiley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Broni

    Thanks for your continuing support.

    I have removed the Ask toolbar. [ I'm not sure if this was AskBarDis you referred to, but removed it anyway.]

    I couldn't see the Kontiki player -- so did NOT run the KClean program. Please let me know if I still need to do this.

    I then run the Combofix program as instructed and attach the latest log.

    I note that you also ask for the HijiackThis log. How do I generate this?

    Many thanks
    Robert
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Yes, please. Kontiki service is still running.

    Uninstall Combofix:
    Go Start > Run [Vista users, go Start>"Start search"]
    Type in:
    Combofix /Uninstall
    Note the space between the "Combofix" and the "/Uninstall"
    Click OK (Vista users - press Enter).
    Restart computer.

    ========================================================================

    1. Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
    Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
    Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
    TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.


    2. Go to Kaspersky website and perform an online antivirus scan.

    1. Disable your active antivirus program.
    2. Read through the requirements and privacy statement and click on Accept button.
    3. It will start downloading and installing the scanner and virus definitions. You will be prompted to install an application from Kaspersky. Click Run.
    4. When the downloads have finished, click on Settings.
    5. Make sure these boxes are checked (ticked). If they are not, please tick them and click on the Save button:

    • Spyware, Adware, Dialers, and other potentially dangerous programs
      [*] Archives
      [*] Mail databases
    6. Click on My Computer under Scan.
    7. Once the scan is complete, it will display the results. Click on View Scan Report.
    8. You will see a list of infected items there. Click on Save Report As....
    9. Save this report to a convenient place. Change the Files of type to Text file (.txt) before clicking on the Save button. Then post it here.


    Download HijackThis:
    http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/
    by clicking on Installer under Version 2.0.4
    Install, and run it.
    Post HijackTHis log.
    Do NOT attempt to fix anything!

    NOTE. If you're using Vista, or 7, right click on HijackThis, and click Run as Administrator
     
  9. rkiley

    rkiley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Broni

    Thanks again.

    I have now carried out all the further steps you suggested and paste the relevant logs below.

    Kaspersky log

    KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7.0: scan report
    Sunday, May 16, 2010
    Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
    Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 7.0.26.13
    Last database update: Saturday, May 15, 2010 16:36:13
    Records in database: 4115671
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

    Scan area - My Computer:
    A:\
    C:\
    D:\
    E:\

    Scan statistics:
    Objects scanned: 148959
    Threats found: 0
    Infected objects found: 0
    Suspicious objects found: 0
    Scan duration: 04:12:14

    No threats found. Scanned area is clean.

    Selected area has been scanned.

    Hijackthislog
    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
    Scan saved at 06:16:46, on 16/05/2010
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
    Boot mode: Normal

    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\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
    C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\NCLAUNCH.EXe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfevtps.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mcshield.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfefire.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
    C:\Program Files\hijack\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=%s
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.hackerwatch.org/probe/?lips=52127bcb
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 212.105.224.11:8080
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R3 - URLSearchHook: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    O2 - BHO: Pluck Helper - {09AF76DD-6988-4664-97D0-362F1011E311} - C:\Program Files\Pluck Corporation\Pluck\PluckExplorerBar.dll
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
    O2 - BHO: Security Helper {77A0BB60-2708-429b-B955-8509EAC2708F} - {77A0BB60-2708-429b-B955-8509EAC2708F} - C:\Program Files\MiniclipTb\auxi\AuxBHO.DLL
    O2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\ScriptSn.20100513210904.dll
    O2 - BHO: McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO - {B164E929-A1B6-4A06-B104-2CD0E90A88FF} - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.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
    O2 - BHO: Miniclip Toolbar - {f55296c6-2e04-4fb2-9c6f-2ce07577f04e} - C:\Program Files\MiniclipTb\MiniclipDx.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Pluck Toolbar - {7385D9F8-418B-4e6a-938F-F7596857CB54} - C:\Program Files\Pluck Corporation\Pluck\PluckExplorerBar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Miniclip Toolbar - {f55296c6-2e04-4fb2-9c6f-2ce07577f04e} - C:\Program Files\MiniclipTb\MiniclipDx.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelMeM] C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mcui_exe] "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NCLaunch] C:\WINDOWS\NCLAUNCH.EXe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    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')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &eBay Search - res://C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTb.dll/RCSearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Pluck - {053017A8-53F7-4EA3-AA38-A4CCAAF1F9E7} - C:\Program Files\Pluck Corporation\Pluck\PluckExplorerBar.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Pluck - {053017A8-53F7-4EA3-AA38-A4CCAAF1F9E7} - C:\Program Files\Pluck Corporation\Pluck\PluckExplorerBar.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Pluck this page - {1FA9B650-D1BC-4E43-96B3-13A32FC39732} - C:\Program Files\Pluck Corporation\Pluck\PluckExplorerBar.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Pluck this page - {1FA9B650-D1BC-4E43-96B3-13A32FC39732} - C:\Program Files\Pluck Corporation\Pluck\PluckExplorerBar.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\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
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.mcafee.com
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/QuickTime/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-gb/4,0,0,84/mcinsctl.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1134423942367
    O16 - DPF: {FD0EBBED-0C42-4D0F-82DA-44399B5C420A} (VM_1.VM_Control) - http://downloads.virginmedia.com/CST/ver1/xp_mail.cab
    O18 - Protocol: biblioscape - (no CLSID) - (no file)
    O18 - Protocol: dssrequest - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    O18 - Protocol: pluck - {A5DD5FEC-8239-4A12-B791-4B6067F85CCC} - C:\Program Files\Pluck Corporation\Pluck\PluckExplorerBar.dll
    O18 - Protocol: sacore - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
    O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: BrSplService (Brother XP spl Service) - brother Industries Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee SiteAdvisor Service - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall (McMPFSvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Services (mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee VirusScan Announcer (McNaiAnn) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\mcods.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Proxy Service (McProxy) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McShield - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\\mcshield.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Firewall Core Service (mfefire) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\\mfefire.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service (mfevtp) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfevtps.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe (file missing)

    --
    End of file - 12066 bytes

    Thanks
    Robert
     
  10. rkiley

    rkiley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Many thanks

    Please find attacged the two logs as requested

    Robert
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Re-run HJT and checkmark following items:
    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')

    Click "Fix checked" button.

    When done...


    Your computer is clean [​IMG]

    1. We need to reset system restore to prevent your computer from being accidentally reinfected by using some old restore point(s). We'll create fresh, clean restore point.

    Turn off System Restore:

    - Windows XP:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the System Restore tab.
    4. Check "Turn off System Restore".
    5. Click Apply.
    6. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to do this.
    7. Click OK.
    - Windows Vista and 7:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Right-click the Computer icon, and then click Properties.
    3. Click on System Protection under the Tasks column on the left side
    4. Click on Continue on the "User Account Control" window that pops up
    5. Under the System Protection tab, find Available Disks
    6. Uncheck the box for any drive you wish to disable system restore on (in most cases, drive "C:")
    7. When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click "Turn System Restore Off" on the popup window to do this.
    8. Click OK

    2. Restart computer.

    3. Turn System Restore on.

    4. Make sure, Windows Updates are current.

    5. If any Trojan was listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    6. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    7. Run defrag at your convenience.

    8. Read How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html

    9. Please, let me know, how is your computer doing.
     
  12. rkiley

    rkiley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Broni

    Many thanks.

    I have re-run HJT and "fixed" the two lines you recommended, and have deleted the old system restore point -- and, after restarting, have re-enabled this feature.

    I have also downloaded WOT. [I already run McAfee Site Advisor -- but unless running two is going to cause a conflict, I'm happy with the belt and braces approach.]

    Chome, Firefox and IE are all behaving as they should do -- with no redirects to odd sites. [I never could fathom any logic of where I was routed to,]

    I will now go and reset all my passwords.

    Thanks you very much all your help over the past 5 days.

    Best regards
    Robert
     
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Way to go!! [​IMG]
    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
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