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browser hijacked & certain programs fail to load

Unread postby boristheblade » September 26th, 2010, 1:23 am

Hi,
So I have been having a problem with my computer for the past few weeks but have failed in any of my attempts to solve it using spyware/malware/virus scanners, deleting suspicious files, and uninstalling foreign programs that were possibly spyware.

Initially my Mozilla was being hijacked but now it doesn't even load anymore. Several other programs fail to load and so far I have only tried re-installing one of them (Adobe Reader) because I needed it for a school assignment. It did work immediately after the reinstall, but after a reboot (or even idle time), Adobe reader doesn't load again with the following error [Acrobat failed to load it's core DLL]. Over the last week, anytime I have needed to run Reader, I have had to do a quick reinstall but even then the program is unstable and crashes spontaneously. Even my last install of HiJackThis failed to load when I wanted to do a scan for this post here, but a repair of the installation has solved that temporarily.

My Google Chrome browser still loads but my Google searches are re-directed to advertisements ~70% of the time. My internet browser also functions significantly slower than normal. My computer has frozen up a few times during this period requiring a manual reboot-- mostly when I try running numerous programs at once or try running a malware/virus scanner of some sort.

Any help would be truly appreciated,
Thanks for your time.

As requested, here is the HiJackThis log:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:07:16 PM, on 25/09/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\NPDIRECT\tpfnf7sp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh .exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Users\Arash\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Arash\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Users\Arash\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Arash\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HiJackThis.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\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,,c:\program files\microsoft\desktoplayer.exe,c:\program files\roxio\digital home 9\roxioupnpservice9srv.exe,c:\program files\roxio\digital home 9\roxioupnpservice9srvsrv.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.8.7.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
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: ThinkVantage Password Manager - {F040E541-A427-4CF7-85D8-75E3E0F476C5} - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvtpwm_ie_com.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPFNF7] C:\Program Files\Lenovo\NPDIRECT\TPFNF7SP.exe /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PWMTRV] rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWMTR32V.DLL,PwrMgrBkGndMonitor
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BLOG] rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\BTVLogEx.DLL,StartBattLog
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPHOTKEY] C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPOSDSVC.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TpShocks] TpShocks.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EZEJMNAP] C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LenovoOobeOffers] c:\SWTOOLS\LenovoWelcome\LenovoOobeOffers.exe /filePath="c:\swshare\firstrun.txt"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TVT Scheduler Proxy] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DiskeeperSystray] "C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AwaySch] C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AwayTask\AwaySch.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LPManager] C:\PROGRA~1\THINKV~1\PrdCtr\LPMGR.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AMSG] C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cssauth] "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DigidesignMMERefresh] C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QT Lite\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nonep] C:\Program Files\temp\kill.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\Arash\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [{F7EEB2A0-425C-82F5-036D-DD17E355AC5B}] C:\Users\Arash\AppData\Roaming\Izuwiw\saez.exe
O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: anyr.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: yhvo.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {0045D4BC-5189-4b67-969C-83BB1906C421} - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvtpwm_ie_com.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ThinkVantage Password Manager... - {0045D4BC-5189-4b67-969C-83BB1906C421} - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvtpwm_ie_com.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: BitComet - {D18A0B52-D63C-4ed0-AFC6-C1E3DC1AF43A} - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO_1.2.8.7.dll/206 (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {67DABFBF-D0AB-41FA-9C46-CC0F21721616} (DivXBrowserPlugin Object) - http://download.divx.com/player/DivXBrowserPlugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {E0FEE963-BB53-4215-81AD-B28C77384644} (WebBrowserType Class) - https://merlin.telus.net/wizlet/Merlin1 ... Wizard.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Andrea ADI Filters Service (AEADIFilters) - Andrea Electronics Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\AEADISRV.EXE
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Digidesign MME Refresh Service (DigiRefresh) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
O23 - Service: digiSPTIService - Digidesign, A Division of Avid Technology, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Pro Tools\digiSPTIService.exe
O23 - Service: ThinkPad PM Service (IBMPMSVC) - Lenovo - C:\Windows\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: IPS Core Service (IPSSVC) - Lenovo Group Limited - C:\Windows\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
O23 - Service: IviRegMgr - InterVideo - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
O23 - Service: McciCMService - Alcatel-Lucent - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
O23 - Service: NMSAccess - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio UPnP Renderer 9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 9\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Upnp Server 9 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 9\RoxioUpnpService9.exe
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe
O23 - Service: stllssvr - MicroVision Development, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe
O23 - Service: System Update (SUService) - Lenovo Group Limited - c:\program files\lenovo\system update\suservice.exe
O23 - Service: ThinkVantage Registry Monitor Service - Lenovo Group Limited - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\tvt_reg_monitor_svc.exe
O23 - Service: ThinkPad HDD APS Logging Service (TPHDEXLGSVC) - Lenovo. - C:\Windows\System32\TPHDEXLG.exe
O23 - Service: On Screen Display (TPHKSVC) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\LENOVO\HOTKEY\TPHKSVC.exe
O23 - Service: TSS Core Service (TSSCoreService) - IBM - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvttcsd.exe
O23 - Service: TVT Backup Protection Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrpservice.exe
O23 - Service: TVT Backup Service - Lenovo Group Limited - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exe
O23 - Service: TVT Scheduler - Lenovo Group Limited - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\tvtsched.exe
O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

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End of file - 10491 bytes


And here is the Uninstall log:

µTorrent
5 Clicks
7-Zip 4.65
AC3Filter (remove only)
Access Help
Ad-Aware
Ad-Aware
Ad-Aware Email Scanner for Outlook
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Photoshop CS
Adobe Reader 9.3.4
AmpliTube 1.1 LE
Analog Factory SE 1.2
Apple Application Support
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
Audacity 1.2.6
AVG Free 8.5
BitComet 1.04
Bonjour
Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007
Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2007
CDBurnerXP
Client Security Solution
CUE Splitter
Digidesign Dynamics III 6.9
Digidesign Free Bomb Factory Plug-Ins 7.4
Digidesign Pro Tools LE 7.4
Digidesign Shared Plug-Ins 7.4
Digidesign Structure Free 1.0.5316
Diskeeper Home
DivX Codec
DivX Converter
DivX Plus DirectShow Filters
DivX Web Player
Drag-to-Disc
EPSON Scan
Exact Audio Copy 0.99pb5
HammerHead Rhythm Station
Help Center
Help Explorer 3.0
HiJackThis
HijackThis 2.0.2
InfraRecorder
INSPECTOR
Integrated Camera
Intel(R) PRO Network Connections Drivers
Interlok driver setup x32
InterVideo WinDVD
iTunes
Java(TM) 6 Update 2
KONICA MINOLTA PagePro 1350W
Lenovo Registration
Lenovo System Interface Driver
Live 8.0.1
Maintenance Manager
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Message Center
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft Choice Guard
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
Microsoft Office 2007 Primary Interop Assemblies
Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Groove Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Small Business Connectivity Components
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (MSSMLBIZ)
Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English)
Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
mIRC
Mozilla Firefox (3.5.13)
Mp3 Tag Tools v1.2
MSVCRT
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
Multimedia Center For Think Offerings
Native.Instruments Battery v3.0.1.005 VSTi DXi RTAS
NVIDIA Drivers
On Screen Display
PFPortChecker 1.0.31
Presentation Director
Productivity Center Supplement for ThinkPad
QT Lite 2.8.0
QuickTime
Real Alternative 1.9.0
Reason 3.0
Reason Adapted for Digidesign 3.0.4
Registry patch for Windows Vista USB S3 PM Enablement
Registry patch of Changing Timing of IDLE IRP by Finger Print Driver for Windows Vista
Registry Patch of Enabling Device Initiated Power Management(DIPM) on SATA for Windows Vista
Registry patch to improve USB device detection on resume from sleep for Windows Vista
Remington v4.6.7
Rescue and Recovery
RICOH R5C83x/84x Flash Media Controller Driver Ver.3.52.02
Skype™ 4.2
Sonic Icons for Lenovo
Sony ACID Pro 6.0
Sony Media Manager 2.2
Sony Noise Reduction Plug-In 2.0e
Sony Sound Forge 9.0
Sony Vegas Pro 8.0
SoundMAX
Steinberg Cubase Studio 4
System Migration Assistant
System Update
ThinkPad EasyEject Utility
ThinkPad FullScreen Magnifier
ThinkPad Mobility Center Customization
ThinkPad Modem
ThinkPad Power Management Driver
ThinkPad Power Manager
ThinkPad UltraNav Driver
ThinkPad UltraNav Utility
Thinkpad Wireless LAN Adapters Software (11a/b/g/n)
ThinkVantage Active Protection System
ThinkVantage Productivity Center
ThinkVantage Technologies Welcome Message
VC80CRTRedist - 8.0.50727.762
Virtual Audio Cable 4.10
Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime - (v9.0.30729)
Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime - v9.0.30729.01
VLC media player 1.0.5
Wallpapers
Winamp
Windows Driver Package - Intel (e1express) Net (04/26/2007 9.7.240.0)
Windows Driver Package - Intel (iaStor) hdc (02/12/2007 7.0.0.1020)
Windows Driver Package - Intel hdc (11/15/2006 8.2.0.1011)
Windows Driver Package - Intel hdc (11/15/2006 8.2.0.1011)
Windows Driver Package - Intel hdc (12/06/2006 6.8.0.3002)
Windows Driver Package - Intel System (09/15/2006 7.0.0.1011)
Windows Driver Package - Intel System (09/15/2006 8.0.0.1008)
Windows Driver Package - Intel System (09/15/2006 8.0.0.1010)
Windows Driver Package - Intel System (09/15/2006 8.2.0.1000)
Windows Driver Package - Intel USB (09/15/2006 8.0.0.1008)
Windows Driver Package - Lenovo (IBMPMDRV) System (05/31/2007 1.43)
Windows Driver Package - Ricoh Company MMC Host Controller (08/08/2007 6.00.03.02)
Windows Driver Package - Ricoh Company MS Host Controller (07/30/2007 6.00.01.11)
Windows Driver Package - Ricoh Company xD Host Controller (07/30/2007 6.00.01.13)
Windows Live Call
Windows Live Communications Platform
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
Windows Live Upload Tool
Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
WinRAR archiver
Xpand!
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Re: browser hijacked & certain programs fail to load

Unread postby boristheblade » September 26th, 2010, 1:34 am

Sorry, I see I did a double post when I clicked submit. I'm not sure how to delete a thread, but could an Admin delete one of the threads.
Thanks & sorry.

EDIT: spelling
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Re: browser hijacked & certain programs fail to load

Unread postby NonSuch » September 26th, 2010, 3:19 am

No problem, we'll archive this one and leave the other one open. :)

Please do not post any replies to the other topic until you have received a response from a helper.

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