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IE Critical Update Needed

Unread postby stakar » August 10th, 2008, 5:11 am

I am trying to assist my niece on a problem she is experiencing with her PC. Every time she opens up any program the message IE Critical Update Needed keeps reappearing. Looking at posts on the internet and here there could be several causes. I have attached the log file from her computer that was generated with Hijackthis.

Hope you can help.

Log File contents.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:25:34 PM, on 9/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\program files\umsd 2.3\umsd.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\F?nts\??oolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bigpond.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R3 - URLSearchHook: &Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {5ADD10D3-FB1A-8DEC-678C-84AD087BEF92} - (no file)
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntos.exe,
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Need2Find Bar BHO - {4D1C4E81-A32A-416b-BCDB-33B3EF3617D3} - C:\Program Files\Need2Find\bar\1.bin\ND2FNBAR.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {540659F9-A508-C0AF-678A-9092EAB9ADA5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\tdy.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {61236240-91E5-FF10-DD51-AD31C0AB99FB} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vrxahdzn.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A1757D63-D9C0-E937-F80B-B860C4C353AA} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ovgp.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA4587F8-290F-47FD-39C4-44CFAF415CA7} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\iprzw.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.301.7164\swg.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Megaupload Toolbar - {EEE17712-987E-4424-A00C-9DA0BC4E2078} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\MEGAUP~1.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F77B8755-6B99-473F-B9A1-1684FBE54E90} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\cjjloxe.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PLoader] c:\program files\umsd 2.3\umsd.exe sys_auto_run C:\Program Files\UMSD 2.3
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPort9reminder] "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\WebEreg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ScanSoft\PaperPort\9\Config\ereg.ini"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SNM] C:\Documents and Settings\Kaylene.KITCHEN\Desktop\DVD\here\SpyNoMore\SNM.exe /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MallTycoon2DeluxeSetup.exe] C:\DOWNLO~1\MALLTY~2.EXE /r
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yvlw] C:\Program Files\Common Files\F?nts\??oolsv.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
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')
O4 - Startup: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Registration.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\Kaylene.KITCHEN\Local Settings\Temp\{F6498C76-0DAE-44DC-921F-EF8DA442E02F}\{907B4640-266B-4A21-92FB-CD1A86CD0F63}\ATR1.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://kl.bar.need2find.com/KL/menusearch.html?p=KL
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Windows &Live Favorites - http://favorites.live.com/quickadd.aspx
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Run IMVU - {d9288080-1baa-4bc4-9cf8-a92d743db949} - C:\Documents and Settings\Jeremy\Start Menu\Programs\EA GAMES\IMVU\Run IMVU.lnk (file missing)
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
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/ms ... b31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {149E45D8-163E-4189-86FC-45022AB2B6C9} - file://C:\Program Files\Family Feud\Images\stg_drm.ocx
O16 - DPF: {14B87622-7E19-4EA8-93B3-97215F77A6BC} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Me ... b31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache/fu ... 0.0.15.cab
O16 - DPF: {20A60F0D-9AFA-4515-A0FD-83BD84642501} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/ms ... b56986.cab
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://spaces.msn.com//PhotoUpload/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {639658F3-B141-4D6B-B936-226F75A5EAC3} (CPlayFirstDinerDash2Control Object) - http://aolsvc.aol.com/onlinegames/trydi ... 0.0.48.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windows ... 3512938682
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Me ... b31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {9122D757-5A4F-4768-82C5-B4171D8556A7} (PhotoPickConvert Class) - http://appdirectory.messenger.msn.com/A ... tPkMSN.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/ZI ... b32846.cab
O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Me ... b56907.cab
O16 - DPF: {CC450D71-CC90-424C-8638-1F2DBAC87A54} (ArmHelper Control) - file://C:\Program Files\Family Feud\Images\armhelper.ocx
O16 - DPF: {E85362EF-40D4-4E5D-BE07-D6B036CCA277} (GoPets Control) - https://secure.gopetslive.com/dev/gopets.cab
O16 - DPF: {F8C5C0F1-D884-43EB-A5A0-9E1C4A102FA8} (GoPetsWeb Control) - https://secure.gopetslive.com/dev/GoPetsWeb.cab
O18 - Filter hijack: text/html - (no CLSID) - (no file)
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: ??? C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~3\GOEC62~1.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\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: BrSplService (Brother XP spl Service) - brother Industries Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTSvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: GoogleDesktopManager - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopManager.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.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: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - NetGroup - Politecnico di Torino - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
O23 - Service: ScsiAccess - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ScsiAccess.EXE
O23 - Service: Tardis time service (Tardis) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\tardisnt.exe
O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - C:\Documents and Settings\Kaylene.KITCHEN\My Documents\Alicia's work!!\Prison break\p\michael&sara\MiSaKiss-1.gif
O24 - Desktop Component 1: (no name) - C:\Documents and Settings\Kaylene.KITCHEN\My Documents\Alicia's work!!\Prison break\p\michael&sara\InfirmaryKiss.gif
O24 - Desktop Component 2: (no name) - C:\Documents and Settings\Kaylene.KITCHEN\My Documents\Alicia's work!!\Prison break\p\michael&sara\www.gif
O24 - Desktop Component 3: (no name) - C:\Documents and Settings\Kaylene.KITCHEN\My Documents\Alicia's work!!\Prison break\p\michael&sara\MiSaHug.gif

End of file - 11913 bytes
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Re: IE Critical Update Needed

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » August 10th, 2008, 10:10 am

Hello, and Image to the Malware Removal forums.
My name is Michael I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.

HijackThis logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need
your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen.

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  • The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
  • Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
  • It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
  • If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
  • Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.

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Re: IE Critical Update Needed

Unread postby stakar » August 11th, 2008, 3:11 am

Hi Michael,

The output from the uninstall list is as follows:

Ad-Aware SE Personal
Adobe Acrobat 4.0
Adobe Anchor Service CS3
Adobe Asset Services CS3
Adobe Bridge CS3
Adobe Bridge Start Meeting
Adobe Camera Raw 4.0
Adobe CMaps
Adobe Color Common Settings
Adobe Common File Installer
Adobe Default Language CS3
Adobe Device Central CS3
Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2
Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Adobe Fonts All
Adobe Help Center 1.0
Adobe Help Viewer CS3
Adobe Linguistics CS3
Adobe PDF Library Files
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 Functional Content
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 Preview
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 Preview
Adobe Reader 7.0.9
Adobe Setup
Adobe Shockwave Player
Adobe Stock Photos 1.0
Adobe Type Support
Adobe Update Manager CS3
Adobe Version Cue CS3 Client
Adobe XMP DVA Panels CS3
Adobe XMP Panels CS3
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
AVG Free Edition
AVI Codec Pack
CaptureWizPro 3.40
CEP - Color Enable Package
CoffeeCup Free FTP
CuteFTP 8 Home
DivX Codec
DivX Converter
DivX Player
DivX Web Player
D-Link VGA Webcam
DVD Decrypter (Remove Only)
DVD Rip and Burn
DVD Shrink 3.2
Easy Thumbnails (Remove only)
eGames GameButler
FLV Player
Game Maker 7.0
Google Desktop
Google Earth
Google SketchUp 6
Google SketchUp 6
Google Toolbar for Firefox
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB926239)
IcoFX 1.5.01
Install Creator
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_10
Javascript Menu Master 2.3
Kodak EasyShare software
LiveUpdate 2.0 (Symantec Corporation)
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
Macromedia Extension Manager
Marble Blast Gold
Messenger Plus! Live & Sponsor
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Miuchiz 2.0 - Planet Mion
Mozilla Firefox (
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
Need2Find Bar
Nero 6 Ultra Edition
Nero Digital
NetTools 4.0
ninemsn Internet Software
PhoTags Express
Photo Story 3 for Windows
Photo Viewer 2.23
Power Tab Editor 1.7
Real Alternative 1.60
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950759)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950760)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376-v2)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
The Sims 2
The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
The Sims 2 Open For Business
The Sims 2 Pets
The Sims 2 University
The Sims™ 2 Bon Voyage
The Sims™ Pet Stories
Uninstall Dual Mode Camera
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
Update for Windows XP (KB942763)
Ventrilo Client
Windows Driver Package - 2Wire (2WIREPCP) Net (09/18/2002
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live OneCare safety scanner
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 11
WinRAR archiver


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Re: IE Critical Update Needed

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » August 11th, 2008, 3:46 pm

One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and Download and Execute files

I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the Trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of Trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall

We can attempt to clean this machine but i can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Please let us know what you have decided to do in your next post.
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Re: IE Critical Update Needed

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » August 13th, 2008, 8:16 am

Do you still need help?
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Re: IE Critical Update Needed

Unread postby Simon V. » August 16th, 2008, 1:46 pm

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