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Spigot (applicationupdater, search settings v1.2.3) malware

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Spigot (applicationupdater, search settings v1.2.3) malware

Unread postby Kiweed » February 13th, 2010, 1:03 pm

Hi, first of all my PC is just acting strange alot. It freezes sometimes, wont shut down when told to (sometimes), wont load zone alarm or avast at start up (sometimes), IE being very slow or wont open pages sometimes, and runs slower than it should. Plus I have found that I can not get rid of "application updater" or "search settings". They are both from Spigot as far as I can see from google. I suspect alot more malware than just these two on my PC, but they are the ones i can identify so far. I uninstalled search settings and now every time i open a program or link it continuously tries to install itself, but I of course cancel it and spyware terminater comes with a deny, accept install bubble and is also denied from running through that. This keeps up for about 3-5 install tries untill the next time i click a link or open IE for example. Also anything trying to open at the same time like IE is stopped while the installer is trying to install again and again. After the installer gives up, the program is allowed to continue opening.

Here are the HJT log file and uninstall list.
P.S. Sikkerhedsopdatering is danish for security update.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:46:27, on 13-02-2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programmer\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
C:\Programmer\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Programmer\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\Programmer\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Programmer\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programmer\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Toolbar\CToolbar.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exe
C:\Programmer\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Programmer\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Programmer\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Programmer\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exe

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
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Hyperlinks
R3 - URLSearchHook: SearchSettings Class - {E312764E-7706-43F1-8DAB-FCDD2B1E416D} - C:\Programmer\Search Settings\SearchSettings.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} - C:\Programmer\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Programmer\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: SearchSettings Class - {E312764E-7706-43F1-8DAB-FCDD2B1E416D} - C:\Programmer\Search Settings\SearchSettings.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Programmer\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: &Crawler Toolbar - {4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542} - C:\Programmer\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast5] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avastUI.exe /nogui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Programmer\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpywareTerminator] "C:\Programmer\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOKAL TJENESTE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETVÆRKSTJENESTE')
O8 - Extra context menu item: Crawler Search - tbr:iemenu
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki ... - res://C:\Programmer\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_60D6097707281E79.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programmer\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programmer\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O15 - Trusted IP range: http://81.161.186.1
O15 - ESC Trusted IP range: http://81.161.186.1
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 2258137140
O16 - DPF: {6C269571-C6D7-4818-BCA4-32A035E8C884} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://ccfiles.creative.com/Web/softwar ... TSUEng.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 2258130531
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://ccfiles.creative.com/Web/softwar ... /CTPID.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{05485A1C-55A5-4FA3-BFD4-D61141B2989E}: NameServer = 208.67.222.222,208.67.220.220
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{05485A1C-55A5-4FA3-BFD4-D61141B2989E}: NameServer = 208.67.222.222,208.67.220.220
O18 - Protocol: tbr - {4D25FB7A-8902-4291-960E-9ADA051CFBBF} - C:\Programmer\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dll
O23 - Service: Application Updater - Spigot, Inc. - C:\Programmer\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Programmer\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield Service (sp_rssrv) - Crawler.com - C:\Programmer\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Check Point Software Technologies LTD - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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End of file - 6041 bytes

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Battlefield 2(TM)
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Counter-Strike 1.6
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Creative Surround Mixer
FreeFixer
GTA San Andreas
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
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Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB915800-v4)
Hotfix til Windows XP (KB952287)
Hotfix til Windows XP (KB961118)
Hotfix til Windows XP (KB976098-v2)
Java(TM) 6 Update 17
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Danish Language Pack
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Language Pack - DAN
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto-udbyder
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
Opdatering til Microsoft Windows (KB971513)
Opdatering til Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB975364)
Opdatering til Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB978506)
Opdatering til Windows XP (KB951978)
Opdatering til Windows XP (KB955759)
Opdatering til Windows XP (KB967715)
Opdatering til Windows XP (KB968389)
Opdatering til Windows XP (KB971737)
Opdatering til Windows XP (KB973687)
Opdatering til Windows XP (KB973815)
Search Settings v1.2.3
Security Update for Windows Search 4 - KB963093
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB938127-v2)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB976325)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB971961)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB976325)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB978207)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Media Player (KB952069)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Media Player (KB954155)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Media Player (KB968816)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Media Player (KB973540)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Media Player (KB973540)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows Media Player 11 (KB954154)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB923561)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB923789)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB941569)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB946648)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB950762)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB950974)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB951066)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB951376-v2)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB951748)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB952004)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB952954)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB955069)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB956572)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB956744)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB956802)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB956803)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB956844)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB957097)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB958644)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB958687)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB958869)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB959426)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB960225)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB960803)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB960859)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB961371-v2)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB961501)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB969059)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB969947)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB970238)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB970430)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB971468)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB971486)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB971557)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB971633)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB971657)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB972270)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB973354)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB973507)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB973525)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB973869)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB973904)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB974112)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB974318)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB974392)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB974571)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB975025)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB975467)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB975560)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB975713)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB976325)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB977165)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB977914)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB978037)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB978251)
Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB978262)
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Re: Spigot (applicationupdater, search settings v1.2.3) malware

Unread postby Jack&Jill » February 21st, 2010, 12:32 am

Hello Kiweed,

Welcome to Malware Removal. I am Jack&Jill, and I will be helping you out.

Before we go further, there are a few things that I would like to make clear so that we are share the same understanding.
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  • Lack of malware symptoms does not mean your computer is clean. Stick to this topic until I give the All Clear.
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  • Refrain from installing any new programs except those that I request during the fix to prevent interference to my diagnosis of the problem.
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  • All the tools that I will ask you to download and use are safe. Please allow if prompted by any of your security softwares.
  • If you do not reply within 3 days, this topic will be closed.

If you are agreeable to the above, then everything should go smoothly :) . We may begin.

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  • IMPORTANT: I notice there are signs of one or more P2P (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Programs on your computer.

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  • Please read our P2P Policy where we explain why it's not a good idea to have them.
  • Even if you are using a "safe" P2P program, it is only the program that is safe. You will be sharing files from uncertified sources, and these are often infected. The bad guys use P2P filesharing as a major conduit to spread their wares.
  • Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the P2P program(s) listed above (in red).
  • Please remove them before we continue with fixing your computer.

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Re: Spigot (applicationupdater, search settings v1.2.3) malware

Unread postby Jack&Jill » February 23rd, 2010, 2:46 am

Hello Kiweed :),

It has been 2 days since my last post. Do you still need help? Any problems following my instructions? Need more time?

If I do not get any response within the next 24 hours, this topic will be closed.
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Re: Spigot (applicationupdater, search settings v1.2.3) malware

Unread postby Dakeyras » February 24th, 2010, 12:00 pm

Due to lack of activity, this topic is now closed.

If you still require help, please open a new thread in the Infected? Virus, malware, adware, ransomware, oh my! forum, include a fresh FRST log, and wait for a new helper.
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