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« on: February 03, 2005, 03:00:19 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Windows XP SP1
Problem Application Name & Version: ??
Problem Hardware Make & Model: NA
Error Messages: NA



Any time I'm connected to the Internet, IE opens up and goes to a "loadingwebsite.com" or something similar about every 5 minutes. I only use firefox, and while I'm browsing new Firefox windows also open up to said sites. Below is my HJT log. Thanks very much.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:44:32 AM, on 2/3/2005
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\hijackthis-1\HijackThis.exe

O1 - Hosts: 69.20.16.183 auto.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 69.20.16.183 search.netscape.com
O1 - Hosts: 69.20.16.183 ieautosearch
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{73434D46-670A-434F-8C0C-BA85782E51F4}: NameServer = 64.185.34.250 63.87.216.251


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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2005, 03:25:53 PM »

Hi richorosai

Follow these instructions

Scan your pc with Housecall. Its a free online scanner. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean

Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
 To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.


Also for some reason your log isn't all there Shocked
 
Download and install:  HiJackThis 1.99 .

(Always create a Folder for HiJackThis anywhere but your Temp/Temporary Internet Folders or Desktop. A good place to make a folder would be in My Documents,as this is where it will save the backup files needed if there's a problem.)

Then doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Do A System Scan And Save Log". Make sure all Windows and Browsers are closed.
When the scan is finished, best to save your text file in the same folder as where you put HiJackthis. Post a fresh log in this thread.


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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2005, 06:01:59 PM »

Thanks for responding. I followed your instructions, except for the last one. I have Highjack This 1.99 and that really is the entire contents of  the highjackthis.log that it gives me. What next?
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2005, 08:10:46 PM »

Lets try something ..delete the version of HJT you have and install the older version. HiJackThis 1.98.2

Also download CWShredder to your Desktop.
To use CWShredder,simply start the program, use the "Check for updates" to make sure you have the latest version, then hit "fix".

Reboot and then Post a fresh HJT log.
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