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Unread postby vaupel » December 19th, 2005, 6:03 pm

My Dad's computer is infected. Removed spyaxe.exe and other spyware files, but IE still goes to needupdate.com when started. Ran Hijack this, and here is the log. I appreciate any help you can give me. I'm beyond my experience now.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:58:56 PM, on 12/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\MPS\mscifapp.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1129236941\ee\AOLHostManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1129236941\ee\AOLServiceHost.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.altavista.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.altavista.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.altavista.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = William Vaupel
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll (file missing)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: HomepageBHO - {1ca480cd-c0e5-4548-874e-b85b17905b3a} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp4BCE.tmp
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelMeM] C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McUpdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPFExe] C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HostManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1129236941\ee\AOLHostManager.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPSExe] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\MPS\mscifapp.exe /embedding
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OASClnt] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar Search - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 2.0\resources\en-US\local\search.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: MUSICMATCH MX Web Player - {d81ca86b-ef63-42af-bee3-4502d9a03c2d} - http://wwws.musicmatch.com/mmz/openWebRadio.html (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
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.musicmatch.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.musicmatch.com (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/share ... insctl.cab
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: McAfee WSC Integration (McDetect.exe) - McAfee, Inc - c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee.com McShield (McShield) - McAfee Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Scheduler (McTskshd.exe) - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager (mcupdmgr.exe) - McAfee, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - McAfee Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
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Unread postby Linkmaster » December 19th, 2005, 8:32 pm

Hi vaupel, Welcome to MalWare Removal !!

I am working on your log. As soon as a MR Staff Member reviews my fix, I will post it for you.
Thank you for being patient
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Unread postby Linkmaster » December 19th, 2005, 8:54 pm

You may wish to print out a copy of these instructions to follow while you complete this procedure

I need you to download some programs to aide in our fix :Do Not Run Them Yet

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

Download and Install Ad-aware SE© by Lavasoft
NOTE: If you have a previous version of Ad-Aware installed, during the installation of the new version (1.06) you will be prompted to uninstall or keep the older version - be sure to uninstall the previous version.
Close ALL windows except Ad-Aware SE.

Click on the world icon at the top right of the Ad-Aware SE window and let AdAware SE update the reference list for the adware and malware.
Close Adaware SE

Place a shortcut to Panda ActiveScan on your desktop

Download and Install Ewido Security Suite© by Ewido Networks
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck :

"Install background guard"
"Install scan via context menu"

Launch Ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop double-click it.
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
Then click on Start Update
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.
Ewido Manual Updates

Reboot to Safe mode
Restart your computer and immediately begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
If done right a Windows Advanced Options menu will appear.
Select the Safe Mode option and press Enter.

Please go offline, close all browsers and any open Windows, making sure that only HijackThis is open. Scan and when it finishes, put a check mark in the boxes, only next to these following items : (if present)

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\1.bin\deSrcAs.dll (file missing)

O2 - BHO: HomepageBHO - {1ca480cd-c0e5-4548-874e-b85b17905b3a} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp4BCE.tmp

Click Fix Checked.

Run smitRem.exe
Open the smitRem folder, then double click the RunThis.bat file to start the tool. Follow the prompts on screen.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.
The tool will create a log named smitfiles.txt in the root of your drive, (usually Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed)

Run Ad-aware SE
Click on the Gear icon (second from the left at the top of the window) to access the preferences/settings window:

In the General window make sure the following are selected in green:

Under Safety:
Automatically save log-file
Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal
Safe Mode (always request confirmation)

Under Definitions:
Prompt to update outdated definitions - set the number of days
Click on the Scanning button on the left and select in green:

Under Driver, Folders & Files:
Scan Within Archives

Under Select drives & folders to scan:
Choose all hard drives

Under Memory & Registry:all green
Scan Active Processes
Scan Registry
Deep Scan Registry
Scan my IE favorites for banned URLs
Scan my Hosts file

Click on the Advanced button on the left and select in green:

Under Shell Integration:
Move deleted files to recycle bin

Under Logfile Detail Level:all green
include addtional object information
DESELECT - include negligible objects information
include environment information

Under Alternate Data Streams:
Don't log streams smaller than 0 bytes
Don't log ADS with the following names: CA_INOCULATEIT

Click the Tweak button and select in green:

Under Scanning Engine:
Unload recognized processes during scanning
Scan registry for all users instead of current user only

Under Cleaning Engine:
Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot

Under Log Files:
Include basic Ad-aware SE settings in logfile
Include additional Ad-aware SE settings in logfile
Please do not check: Include Module list in logfile

Click on Proceed to save the settings.

Click Start

Choose Perform Full System Scan

DESELECT "Search for negligible risk entries", as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat.

Click Next and Ad-Aware SE will scan your hard drive(s) with the options you have selected and clean automatically.

If Ad-Aware SE finds bad entries, you will receive a list of what it found in the window

Click on Next and check all the boxes in the window

Click next and OK to remove

Close AdawareSE

Run Ewido Security Suite
Click on scanner
Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
NOTE:During some scans with ewido it is finding cases of false positives.
**See Below**

**(Ewido for example has been flagging parts of AVG Anti-Virus, pcAnywhere and the game "Risk")

You will need to step through the process of cleaning files one-by-one.
If Ewido detects a file you KNOW to be legitimate, select none as the action.
DO NOT select "Perform action on all infections"
If you are unsure of any entry found select none for now.
Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report
Click Save report.
Save the report .txt file to your desktop.
Now close Ewido Security Suite.

Next go to Control Panel, Display, Desktop, Customize Desktop, Web, Uncheck Security Info (if present)

Open Windows Explorer, locate and Delete the following files in BOLD : (if present)


Reboot into Normal Mode

Run Panda's ActiveScan and perform a full system scan.
Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button
A new window will open...click the big Check Now button
Enter your Country
Enter your State/Province
Enter your e-mail address and click send
Select either Home User or Company
Click the big Scan Now button
If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it
It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It will take a couple minutes)
Click on Local Disks to start the scan
Save the results

Reboot , run HijackThis and post a fresh HijackThis log, Ewido log,smitfiles.txt file and the Panda Active Scan results here

Thank you !! 8)
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Unread postby NonSuch » January 1st, 2006, 5:05 am

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