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Firefox search toolbar hijacked

Unread postby nob » September 19th, 2008, 8:51 pm

Hi all.

I am running a German version of Firefox 3 on Win XP. The search toolbar for google.com got hijacked and now points to the home page of my mail provider. Interestingly, the URL in the address bar of the browser still displays a google.com address. However, the HTTP request is sent to my mail provider and returns their error page.

I've used both Spybot and Hijack This but could not detect any significant problems. Any hints or suggestions are appreciated.

The Hijack log reads:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 02:49:55, on 20.09.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\data\database\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Programme\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Programme\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTHOSTTR.EXE
C:\Programme\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Programme\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Programme\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exe
C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Programme\GMX SMS-Manager\SMSMngr.exe
C:\Programme\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Programme\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Programme\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE= ... &pf=laptop
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Programme\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: AOL Toolbar Launcher - {7C554162-8CB7-45A4-B8F4-8EA1C75885F9} - C:\Programme\AOL\AOL Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Programme\AOL\AOL Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MsmqIntCert] regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Programme\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] C:\Programme\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PTHOSTTR] C:\Programme\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTHOSTTR.EXE /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Programme\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Programme\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl] %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\Sminst\Recguard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Reminder] C:\WINDOWS\Creator\Remind_XP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Scheduler] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\Scheduler.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] c:\Programme\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Programme\Hewlett-Packard\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WatchDog] C:\Programme\InterVideo\DVD Check\DVDCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe" /a /m "C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\AlertEng.dll"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Version Cue CS2] "C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 7.0] "C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Easy-PrintToolBox] C:\Programme\Canon\Easy-PrintToolBox\BJPSMAIN.EXE /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Programme\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LightScribe Control Panel] C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [GMX SMS-Manager] C:\Programme\GMX SMS-Manager\SMSMngr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTSyncU.exe] "C:\Programme\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOKALER DIENST')
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 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat - Schnellstart.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: BTTray.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: GhostTyperXML.lnk = C:\Programme\GhostTyperXML\GhostTyp.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Programme\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Programme\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar-Suche - c:\programme\aol\aol toolbar 5.0\resources\de-de\local\search.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Ausgewählte Verknüpfungen in Adobe PDF konvertieren - res://C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Ausgewählte Verknüpfungen in vorhandene PDF-Datei konvertieren - res://C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Auswahl in Adobe PDF konvertieren - res://C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Auswahl in vorhandene PDF-Datei konvertieren - res://C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: In Adobe PDF konvertieren - res://C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: In vorhandene PDF-Datei konvertieren - res://C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Nach Microsoft E&xel exportieren - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Senden an &Bluetooth-Gerät... - C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Verknüpfungsziel in Adobe PDF konvertieren - res://C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Verknüpfungsziel in vorhandene PDF-Datei konvertieren - res://C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Programme\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Konsole - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Programme\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: An OneNote senden - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: An OneNote s&enden - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\Programme\AOL\AOL Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programme\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=DE_DE&c=74&bd=smb&pf=laptop
O20 - Winlogon Notify: DeviceNP - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DeviceNP.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe Version Cue CS2 - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Programme\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exe
O23 - Service: Agere Modem Call Progress Audio (AgereModemAudio) - Agere Systems - C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Automatisches LiveUpdate - Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programme\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
O23 - Service: HP ProtectTools Gerätesperre/Überwachung (FLCDLOCK) - Hewlett-Packard Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\flcdlock.exe
O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Programme\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqWmiEx.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service Ex (LiveUpdate Notice Ex) - Unknown owner - C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
O23 - Service: PC Angel (PCA) - SoftThinks - C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\PCAngel.exe
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB - Sonic Solutions - C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxMediaDB.exe
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Unknown owner - c:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe (file missing)

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Re: Firefox search toolbar hijacked

Unread postby NonSuch » September 28th, 2008, 12:31 pm

Your log shows no signs of malware, but this is no guarantee that none is present. However, as your problem appears to be confined to an issue with the search toolbar in Firefox, this may very likely be a problem that is related to Firefox itself. Therefore, I would suggest you first seek help in the Mozilla Firefox forums where you will find those with the expertise necessary to troubleshoot this problem.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php ... 89e8e96496

As this issue appears to fall outside the scope of this forum, this topic is now closed.
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