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pmnkiif.dll removal

Unread postby cpulrich » December 7th, 2007, 3:02 pm

I've been trying to figure out what the problem is for a while and the scans are telling me it is a pmnkiif.dll, and geedc.dll that are in my system but I can't seem to get rid of them. Please help! Here is the HiJackThis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 1:55:09 PM, on 12/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
F:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\aDefragService.exe
F:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\defragActivityMonitor.exe
F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
F:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\defragTaskBar.exe
F:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
F:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
F:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TL-WN321G Wireless Utility\Installer\WINXP\TWCU.exe
F:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\MailFrontier\mantispm.exe
F:\Process Explorer (Vista)\procexp.exe
F:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
F:\Documents and Settings\Cameron Ulrich\Desktop\HiJackThis\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
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
O2 - BHO: (no name) - AutorunsDisabled - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - F:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A4AEBB84-457A-4765-9955-B4CD97A36C55} - F:\WINDOWS\system32\geedc.dll
O2 - BHO: {5676c174-6103-b918-aa94-07977142f69a} - {a96f2417-7970-49aa-819b-3016471c6765} - F:\WINDOWS\system32\bukdaona.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - f:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - F:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.301.7164\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {ED203331-9C33-49D8-8714-D24A366A04EC} - F:\WINDOWS\system32\pmnkiif.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - f:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE F:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus C62 Series] F:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S0BIC1.EXE /P23 "EPSON Stylus C62 Series" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus C62"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "F:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Host Process] F:\WINDOWS\Fonts\svchost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DefragTaskBar] "F:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\defragTaskBar.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "F:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [winlog] winlog.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] F:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] F:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus C62 Series] F:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S0BIC1.EXE /A "F:\WINDOWS\system32\E_S20C.tmp"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MRC] "F:\Program Files\PC Tune-Up\PCTuneUp.exe" /MBRSTART
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE F:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE F:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = F:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk = F:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: TL-WN321G Wireless Utility.lnk = F:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TL-WN321G Wireless Utility\Installer\WINXP\TWCU.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - F:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - F:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupda ... 6680817998
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 6682286748
O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} (Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0) - http://javadl-esd.sun.com/update/1.6.0/ ... 586-jc.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/s ... wflash.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: AutorunsDisabled - F:\WINDOWS\
O20 - Winlogon Notify: pmnkiif - F:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\pmnkiif.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - F:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - F:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: AshampooDefragService - - F:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\aDefragService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - F:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - F:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - F:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
O24 - Desktop Component AutorunsDisabled: (no name) - (no file)

End of file - 7120 bytes
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Re: pmnkiif.dll removal

Unread postby Scotty » December 7th, 2007, 4:34 pm

Hi! Welcome to the MWR forums.
My name is Scotty. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems. HijackThis logs can take a while to research.

Please be patient as my posts to you have to be checked before I reply, so they make take longer.

Please make a uninstall list using HijackThis
To access the Uninstall Manager you would do the following:

1. Start HijackThis
2. Click on the Config button
3. Click on the Misc Tools button
4. Click on the Open Uninstall Manager button.
5. Click on the Save list... button and specify where you would like to save this file. When you press Save button a notepad will open with the contents of that file. Simply copy and paste the contents of that notepad here in a reply.
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Re: pmnkiif.dll removal

Unread postby cpulrich » December 7th, 2007, 5:09 pm

Here is the saved list.

Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
Adobe Reader 8
Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2
BCM V.92 56K Modem
Dell ResourceCD
EPSON Printer Software
Google Earth
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
HijackThis 2.0.0
Intel(R) PRO Ethernet Adapter and Software
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1
LimeWire PRO 4.12.11
Microsoft Interactive Training
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Office XP Media Content
Mozilla Firefox (
NVIDIA Display Driver
PC Tune-Up
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB898458)
Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB923723)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890046)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB921883)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB922616)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB923789)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938127)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB939653)
TL-WN321G Wireless Utility
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Media Format Runtime
Windows Media Player 10
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873333
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836
Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302
Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781
Windows XP Service Pack 2
ZoneAlarm Security Suite
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Re: pmnkiif.dll removal

Unread postby Scotty » December 9th, 2007, 9:08 am


I'm afraid I have unpleasant news for you. You have a Dangerous infection on this machine.
The infection is delivered by a Backdoor Worm.
It allows outsiders COMPLETE access to every keystroke, account, and password you use while on this machine, and complete access to any other data present...
IF this computer has been used for any kind of important data, my best recommendation is to Disconnect from Internet, Re-Format the entire drive and re-install your Operating system and Applications.

We can likely clean the infected files off the computer, and if you wish we will attempt to do so, but we cannot be sure that the infection didn't do something to your system to reduce the system security. In that instance, even after removal of the infection, you could be subject to another attack or takeover as soon as you re-connect to the Internet.

The Decision Whether to ReFormat or Not should be based on:
  • The use of the computer - this is the primary factor in the decision whether to re-format and re-install, or just disinfect.
  • The variety of malware - this influences the decision on whether to re-format and re-install, or just disinfect.
If the Computer has been used for any important data, you are strongly advised to do the following, immediately:
  • Disconnect the infected computer from the internet and from any networked computers until the computer can be cleaned.
  • Back up all important data on the machine. Do not back up any Applications (programs). Those should be re-installed from the original source CDs or websites.
  • If you have ever used this computer for shopping, banking, or any transactions relating to your financial well being:
    Call all of your banks, credit card companies, and financial institutions, informing them that you may be a victim of identity theft, and to put a watch on your accounts or change all your account numbers.
  • From a clean computer, change ALL your online passwords -- for ISP login, email, banks, financial accounts, PayPal, eBay, online companies, and any online forums or groups you belong to.
  • DO NOT change passwords or do any transactions while using the infected computer because the attacker will get the new password and transaction information.
  • Take any other steps you think appropriate for an attempted identity theft.
While you are deciding whether to ReFormat and Re-Install, a useful link is here: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/10063
Please let me know what you decide.
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Re: pmnkiif.dll removal

Unread postby cpulrich » December 9th, 2007, 10:13 am

I thought that may be my only effective choice. Thank you for looking it over.

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Re: pmnkiif.dll removal

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