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CWShredder not working, log file attached.

Posted on 2004-04-07
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Dear experts,

I have a problem with the  home page setting of IE6.
Instead of www.google.de, some Coolwebsearch (CWS) page is my home page now.

tried a lot with
Spybot
ad aware 6

and at the end with the latest version of CWShredder.

nothing seems to working. everytime I set the home page as www.google.de , it chaged to about:blank with some spam search site,

tried to run the OS (Win XP) in safe mode and do the above methods, but fails

log file generated with hijack this is given below,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:56:27 AM, on 4/8/2004
Platform: Windows XP  (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WIN98\System32\smss.exe
C:\WIN98\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WIN98\system32\services.exe
C:\WIN98\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WIN98\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WIN98\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WIN98\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WIN98\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WIN98\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
E:\Internet download\Softwares and patches\log-generator.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/ymsgr/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = proxy.olydorf.swh.mhn.de
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = proxy.olydorf.swh.mhn.de:8080
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = ,
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - C:\WIN98\twaintec.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B5366465-D066-4C74-A4D9-36FCB4BA5FEC} - C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WIN98\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1408.g.akamai.net/7/1408/9955/20031016/akamai.info.apple.com/iTunes4/WW/win/061-0848.20031022.TtzS4/iTunesSetup.exe
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2003120501/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {7B297BFD-85E4-4092-B2AF-16A91B2EA103} (WScanCtl Class) - http://www3.ca.com/threatinfo/virusinfo/webscan.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{F6F7BFC2-B6C4-4DB7-843C-0859E6056639}: Domain = stusta.swh.mhn.de
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{F6F7BFC2-B6C4-4DB7-843C-0859E6056639}: NameServer = 10.150.128.2,10.150.127.2
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = stusta.swh.mhn.de
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = stusta.swh.mhn.de
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = stusta.swh.mhn.de


Please give your  suggestions to coup with this problem,

regards,
Afzal
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Question by:maaziz7
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by:d_may
ID: 10780001
Cool Web Search is a very tenacious hijack program that has gone through alot of changes since it was first released.  Each change is designed to make it harder to detect and remove.CWShredder is your fix to this problem.
The advice I was going to give is as follows:  You need to get rid of the Microsoft java Vitural Machine, which is being exploted by the CWS program.
Microsoft has dropped support for MSJVM as of January 1st, so it is a security risk just waiting for an exploit to hit it.  You can uninstall MSJVM .  You will need to install the Sun Java software to replace MSJVM
d_may
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rossfingal earned 100 total points
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Make sure you have the latest version of CWShedder, at least ver. 1.55.
They have apparently addressed this, I tried to run it and Cool Web Search was blocking it (somebodies sneaky).
However, when I restarted, it came up with a dialogue telling me what was happening, then it ran only it had renamed
itself to random name - success.
Also, what d_may said above - Microsoft is dropping support for it's Java Virtual Machine.

Good luck!
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by:rossfingal
ID: 10828933
Hi!

Yes, you have some things that should be removed.

Start your computer in Safe Mode, press F8 at startup repeatedly.
Close all browser windows and run Hijack This.
Check the following and only the following:
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
 
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - C:\WIN98\twaintec.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B5366465-D066-4C74-A4D9-36FCB4BA5FEC} - C:\WIN98\System32\pfh.dll

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = ,

Search in the C:\WIN98\System32\folder and delete pfh.dll.
Empty the recycle bin.
That should do it (keep your fingers crossed)!

Good luck!
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