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about:blank & PSGuard trouble

Unread postby moncul » September 14th, 2005, 8:42 am

Hi there,
My browser always gets set to about:blank, my internet connection seems to be constantly busy and eventually downloads psquard which automatically starts running. I can't get rid of it. Have tried ad-aware & cwshredder so far - no luck. Hope you can help - here's the log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:14:09, on 13/09/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Tmntsrv.exe
c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCPFW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATK0100\Hcontrol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Progra~1\ASUS\Power4 Gear\BatteryLife.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Pop3trap.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive 24-Bit External\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RcMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\WebTrap.EXE
C:\Program Files\Asus\Asus ChkMail\ChkMail.exe
C:\Program Files\Asus\ASUS Hotkey\Hotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ATK0100\ATKOSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\OSDMenu.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sysuu32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ieib32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Phil\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwysp.dll/sp.html#58582
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwysp.dll/sp.html#58582
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwysp.dll/sp.html#58582
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwysp.dll/sp.html#58582
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwysp.dll/sp.html#58582
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwysp.dll/sp.html#58582
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwysp.dll/sp.html#58582
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Progra~1\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: Class - {54170649-AB46-47DD-70A8-B29E0DE0B66E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntzo32.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hcontrol] C:\WINDOWS\ATK0100\Hcontrol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Power_Gear] C:\Progra~1\ASUS\Power4 Gear\BatteryLife.exe 1
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Tray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\pccguide.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCCClient.exe] "c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCClient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pop3trap.exe] "c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Pop3trap.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTSysVol] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive 24-Bit External\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SbUsb AudCtrl] RunDll32 sbusbdll.dll,RCMonitor
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTRegRun] C:\WINDOWS\CTRegRun.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [appoq.exe] C:\WINDOWS\appoq.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAVNet] "C:\DOCUME~1\Phil\LOCALS~1\Temp\E.tmp" /m
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ipmn32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\ipmn32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ntqi.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntqi.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ieib32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ieib32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PSGuard] C:\Program Files\PSGuard\PSGuard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [sysuu32.exe] C:\WINDOWS\sysuu32.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\RemoteControl\RcMan.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ASUS ChkMail.lnk = C:\Program Files\Asus\Asus ChkMail\ChkMail.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Hotkey.lnk = C:\Program Files\Asus\ASUS Hotkey\Hotkey.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.asus.com.tw
O16 - DPF: {0E8D0700-75DF-11D3-8B4A-0008C7450C4A} (DjVuCtl Class) - http://www.lizardtech.com/download/file ... _en_US.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupda ... 2824754031
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{72D57B25-20A8-414B-BF17-B70230AB3BBF}: NameServer = 213.130.128.32 213.130.128.33
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: PC-cillin PersonalFirewall (PCCPFW) - Trend Micro Inc. - c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCPFW.exe
O23 - Service: Trend NT Realtime Service (Tmntsrv) - Trend Micro Inc. - c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Tmntsrv.exe
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Re: about:blank & PSGuard trouble

Unread postby Perculator » September 14th, 2005, 5:44 pm

Please save these instructions to a text file in Wordpad or print them out because we will be restarting in Safe Mode and you will have no Internet Connection


Please place hijack this in an own folder to ensure the backups it makes are being saved

***
Download CleanUp! here or here, and save it on your desktop
Don’t use it yet we’ll do that later on.

***
Download Ewido Security Suite
  • Install ewido security suite
  • Launch ewido, there should be a big E icon on your desktop, double-click it.
  • The program will prompt you to update click the OK button
  • The program will now go to the main screen
  • You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.
  • On the left hand side of the main screen click update
  • Click on Start
  • The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed
  • After the updates are installed exit Ewido.



***
Download smitRem.exe and save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the file to extract it to it's own folder on the desktop.


***
Please download and unzip
About:Buster to a folder. Inside the folder is a readme file that has instructions on the use of the program.
AboutBuster MUST be updated before you use it.
Start AboutBuster, click the update button, check for update, drag the box to the side and hit download updates, close the box . Don't run it yet.


***

Please download the Killbox. *In the event you already have Killbox, this is a new version that I need you to download.

* Save it to your desktop.
But don’t run it yet

***
Download CleanUp
Install the program, dont run it yet, we will later.


***
Download CWShredder save it on your desktop and start the program
Click “check for updatesâ€
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Unread postby NonSuch » September 27th, 2005, 8:20 pm

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