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pop ups and new icons on desktop

Discussion in 'Malware Help - MG (A Specialist Will Reply)' started by hawk07, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. hawk07

    hawk07 Private E-2

    my browser does not get redirected but pop ups are numerous and i get new icons on the desktop and in favorites. i have followed all the instructions for a hijacked browser, updated my norton and use yahoo pop up blocker. attached are my system stats and the hijack log.

    Thanks for your guidance (i'm a novice at this stuff)

    Attached Files:

  2. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    Please follow standard cleanup procedures as given below:

    - Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

    Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.

    - Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

    After doing ALL of the above and you still have a problem, make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps below:

    [​IMG] Download HijackThis 1.99.1

    [​IMG] Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

    [​IMG] Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the ZIP file as your backups will not be safely stored.

    [​IMG]Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

    [​IMG]Run HijackThis and save your log file.

    [​IMG] Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next post. (Do NOT copy/paste the log into your post as it will be removed).

    [​IMG]Need help with HJT? See this thread: NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting
  3. hawk07

    hawk07 Private E-2

    Thanks for the quick response. I did run all the suggested items thru "bitedefender" on the sticky thread which is why I posted the system stats and the hjt log on the first post. If you want me to run it again I will have to get back to you on Aug 19th as i am going out of town. Thanks
  4. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    Download this trial version of Ewido Security Suite

    • Install ewido security suite
    • Launch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop double-click it.
    • The program will have a window come up. One of the buttons on the left is to Update. Click the Update button.and then Start the Update. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
    • After it completes the update, click the Scanner button

    Now exit Ewido. Now print the below instructions or save them locally because I want you do have no browsers opened and also have no connection to the internet (unplug your cable) while doing the below.

    Okay, reboot into safe mode and follow the steps below. (If you have any problems at all trying to get into safe mode to complete these steps, just run them in normal boot mode and make sure you tell me when you come back.)

    Open up Ewido and do the following:

    • Click on Scanner
    • Then click Settings
    • Under What to Scan? Select Scan every file
    • Then click OK
    • Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will start.
    • Let the program scan the machine
    While the scan is in progress you will be prompted to clean files that are infected. Leave the defaults selections (to Remove and backup) and click OK. To save yourself some time, you can select Perform action with all infections and then click OK. With the option to scan every file, a lot of cookies will be removed.

    Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report

    • Click Save report
    • Save the report to your desktop or anyplace you will be able to find it to upload here.
    Reboot into normal mode and reconnect to the internet.

    Come back here and post the Ewido Scan Report along with a fresh HJT log.
  5. hawk07

    hawk07 Private E-2

    Hello again - attached are the two logs as requested after running ewido. I have noticed that the pop ups are still appearing but they are the same ones time after time. One is for a bud ad and the other is for greeting cards. I'll post the exact description after their next appearance. Thanks

    Attached Files:

  6. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    Please look in Add or Remove Programs for the following and Uninstall them if found:




    Now please boot into Safe Mode with the Viewing of Hidden Files & Folders Enabled

    Now scan with HijackThis and Check the Boxes for the following:

    Make sure All Browser Windows are Closed when you Click FIX.

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://hsremove.com/done.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vidctrl] C:\WINNT\System32\vidctrl\vidctrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PSof1] C:\WINNT\System32\PSof1.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C:\WINNT\VCMnet11.exe] C:\WINNT\VCMnet11.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [checkrun] C:\winnt\system32\elitergn32.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Wntkj] C:\Program Files\Fkdr\Kvcwoj.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tsvcin] C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\n20050308.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CAS Client] "C:\Program Files\Cas\Client\casclient.exe"

    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe (HKCU)

    O16 - DPF: {15AD6789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://static.windupdates.com/cab/MediaAccessVerisign/ie/bridge-c18.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1EEC3C99-7AA3-4F6E-B381-AF6942B51618} - http://www.lazychestnuts.net/0015/ph/pup.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {819EDD4C-7EB6-4D97-B831-D68B57E7D3ED} (Wyncs Control) - http://www1.vmi.edu/eventcalendar/wyncs/ActiveWyncs_3.4.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CE37E095-ACFF-4380-A856-A560D389E5E1} (XPLControlProject.XPLControl) - hcp://system/XPLControl.CAB

    O23 - Service: PictureTaker - Padus, Inc. - (no file)

    Again, make sure All Browser Windows are Closed when you Click FIX.

    Navigate to and DELETE the following if they should remain:

    C:\Program Files\AWS ←–– Delete this whole folder if it exist!

    C:\Program Files\Cas ←–– Delete this whole folder if it exist!

    C:\Program Files\Fkdr ←–– Delete this whole folder if it exist!

    C:\WINNT\System32\vidctrl ←–– Delete this whole folder if it exist!



    C:\WINNT\System32\elitergn32.exe ←–– Look for other files starting with ELITE and ending with EXE!

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\n20050308.exe

    Run CCleaner to clean up cookies and temp files.

    Run full scans with Ad-Aware SE & Spybot S&D and have both programs fix what they find.
    Note: Remember to get all updates before doing the scans.

    Then, as an added precaution, Go to Start > Run and type: cleanmgr and then click OK. Make sure the boxes for these are checked:
    Temporary Files
    Temporary Internet Files
    Recycle Bin

    And Click OK.

    Reboot to Normal Windows , Scan with HijackThis and attach the new log.
  7. hawk07

    hawk07 Private E-2

    Followed all of the instructions but could not download the latest update for ad-aware se, ran it with se1r61 which was valid as of Aug 8th.
    Thanks once again!!

    Attached Files:

  8. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    Your HJT log is clean, are you having any further problems?
  9. hawk07

    hawk07 Private E-2

    It has been almost 4 days and everything is still normal - no pop ups or icons on the desk top. I very much appreciate your help and expertise!
  10. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

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