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Ctrl+alt+del Doesn't Work + Worm Gaobot.df + Other Ad Warez

By huslar ยท 5 replies
Jun 11, 2006
  1. Hi,
    My problem started when the Ctrl+Alt+Del stopped working a few days ago. I tried restoring the file from the windows CD, but even when trying to execute right form its location it doesn't start. Then I updated my TM Pc-Cilin IS 2006 and ran a virus scan. My computer is completely infected with a worm or trojan called GAOBOT.DF. Additionally, Pc CIlin real tiem protection window pops up every 2 minutes telling me that these two spywares, ADW_NDOTNET.O and ADW_SHORTY.E are also acting in my computer.

    I am attaching the Hijackthis Log file for my computer so you can check it out too.

    Thanks in advance for your time and help!

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Click Start/Control Panel/Add/Remove Programs and uninstall: New.net Application or New.net Domains
    If neither is listed, download and run this: www.new.net/support/uninstall6_38.exe

    Post a fresh HJT log when done.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. huslar

    huslar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All right Howard, I removed New.Net, restarted and ran hijackthis again. Here are the results,

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Boot into safe mode. See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    Turn off system restore.(XP/ME only) See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial56.html

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial62.html

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).


    Close control panel.

    Click start/run and type regsvr32 /u C:\Program Files\DNS\Catcher.dll into the run box and press the enter key. Note the space between the 2 and the forward slash and again between the u and c. Don`t worry If the file isn`t there.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).


    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O2 - BHO: Internet Explorer Web Content Catcher - {FFF4E223-7019-4ce7-BE03-D7D3C8CCE884} - C:\Program Files\DNS\Catcher.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IpWins] C:\Program Files\ipwins\ipwins.exe

    O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - https://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=48835
    O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://spaces.msn.com//PhotoUpload/MsnPUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.cab

    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\Program Files\ipwins\ipwins.exe
    C:\Program Files\DNS\Catcher.dll

    Reboot into normal mode and turn system restore back on.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. huslar

    huslar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The problem seemed to be solved! Ctrl-Alt-Del works now and on my last virusscan there were no infections or malwarez detected.

    Thank you very very much Howard!

    The question now is, which are your suggestions to keep my computer healthy?

  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Glad your problem is solved.

    For tips and tricks to help keep your computer virus/spyware free, take a look at this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
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