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floating blue search Bar

Posted on 2004-09-24
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I have had "a floating blue search Bar" appear on my desktop recently, also lots of popups and really slow performance. I ran "spy-bot SD",Ad Aware, and a few others. I found lots of things but couldn't get rid of that stupid bar! I also got to the point where the computer would logoff immedietly after logon and I had to re-install windows -w- the repair option at which point I lost my DSL connection, I'll fix that tomorrow but that search bar is still there.

I saw on DSL Reports where somebody got rid of the following for that problem:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wdskctl] C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe

There is also {C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe} does it get removed to?

What about stuff like the following:
{O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ivopkck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\xhapfz.exe}
and {C:\WINDOWS\System32\xhapfz.exe}
I can't find anything for those anywhere!

Here is the HijackThis Log which is full of who knows what, help please/THX.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:07:27 PM, on 09/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP  (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\DAMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb06.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\xhapfz.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Christine L. Schmidt\Desktop\stinger.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navw32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\QServer.exe
C:\Virus Removal\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://smbusiness.dellnet.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://smbusiness.dellnet.com/
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TCASUTIEXE] TCAUDIAG -off
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell|Alert] C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\DAMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb06.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wdskctl] C:\WINDOWS\wdskctl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ivopkck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\xhapfz.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Innovations.lnk = C:\Program Files\Innovations\machineinterface.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {CC05BC12-2AA2-4AC7-AC81-0E40F83B1ADF} (Live365Player Class) - http://www.live365.com/players/play365.cab
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by:Shattuc
ID: 12149389
Please Update your Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ Ad-Aware
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html Spybot S&D

download and run AVG anti-virus found here, http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

configure Ad-Aware and Spybot according to the instructions found here
http://www.cjwd.demon.co.uk/spybot-adaware.html

also, you may try rebooting in Safe mode and running Ad-Aware, and Spybot. be sure to reboot between scans.

also, make sure you have the HJT program in it's own folder, so it can save backups.
when the above is done please rescan with HJT, and post a new log.





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by:jvuz
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Put your log here and it will be analyzed for you.

http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
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by:Shattuc
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Jvuz, there is a problem with that auto scanner. there is a new Variant of CWS, if you delete the parts in HJT that that program tells you to, this Variant, Replicates, mutates, and basically is a pain to remove to begin with.

deleting entries prematurely will not accomplish anything.
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by:TRUSPRO
ID: 12152719
I found a program called Spy Sweeper by Webroot that fixed the search bar and other junk.
Also found a link on Microsoft that said to re-install Service pack 1, I did and the internet was back.

Case Closed, Thanks
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by:blue_zee
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Quick footnote:

Update your Internet Explorer!!

Zee
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