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Spyware / Browser Hijack?

by khorn1 / October 10, 2005 1:28 PM PDT

Whenever I do a search, like on google, or msn and I get a list of web pages that match my keywords...I go to click on the link, and it takes me to another search engine. Search engines I have never heard of, for that matter. I have done 2 spyware scans (pc-cillin and spybot s&d) and neither of them locate any spyware whatsoever. I also did a virus scan, and nothing comes up. I also went to my "add/remove programs" in the control panel to see if there were any programs installed that could be the culprit, but only normal programs are there. And, for some reason, when I clear my cookies and offline files in "internet options" it stops for a little bit, but give it 15 minutes and it starts doing it again.

Anyone know anything about this? I am running windowsXP on an e-machines T2892.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Hi khorn1
by roddy32 / October 10, 2005 9:54 PM PDT

Try ewido and see if it finds anything. Also, try Ad-Aware SE. Let us know what they find please.

Ad-Aware SE (a scanner, download, check for updates, read the directions and scan).
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

ewido
Dowload link http://www.ewido.net/en/


* Install ewido security suite
* When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "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.
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/updates/

Once the updates are installed do the following:
* Click on scanner
* Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
* While the scan is in progress you will be prompted to clean files, click OK
* When it asks if you want to clean the first file, put a check in the lower left corner of the box that says "Perform action on all infections" then choose clean and click OK.
* 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.

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Thank you!
by khorn1 / October 11, 2005 12:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Hi khorn1

I'm not sure if the ewido cleared things up or not, but I will keep you updated. You asked to post what all the scan found (that spybot s&d and pc-cillin didn't) so here goes:

+ Created on: 9:44:22 PM, 10/11/2005
+ Report-Checksum: CD3C866

+ Scan result:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MSEvents.MSEvents -> Spyware.VirtuMonde : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MSEvents.MSEvents\CLSID -> Spyware.VirtuMonde : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MSEvents.MSEvents\CurVer -> Spyware.VirtuMonde : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MSEvents.MSEvents.1 -> Spyware.VirtuMonde : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} -> Spyware.Alexa : Cleaned with backup
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\CmdMapping\\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} -> Spyware.Alexa : Cleaned with backup
HKU\S-1-5-21-3079149379-497108839-1365999799-1005\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\CmdMapping\\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} -> Spyware.Alexa : Cleaned with backup
HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\CmdMapping\\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} -> Spyware.Alexa : Error during cleaning
C:\Documents and Settings\Kelli and Nate\Cookies\kelli and nate@2o7[2].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.2o7 : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Kelli and Nate\Cookies\kelli and nate@bfast[2].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Bfast : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Kelli and Nate\Cookies\kelli and nate@com[1].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Com : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Kelli and Nate\Cookies\kelli and nate@doubleclick[1].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Doubleclick : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Kelli and Nate\Cookies\kelli and nate@microsofteup.112.2o7[2].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.2o7 : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\Kelli and Nate\Cookies\kelli and nate@questionmarket[1].txt -> Spyware.Cookie.Questionmarket : Cleaned with backup

Thank you so much for your help!
Kelli

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Hi Kelli,
by roddy32 / October 11, 2005 8:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!

So far, so good. Did you also try Ad-Aware?

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