Hello all
Well, its happened . After nearly eleven years without any problems my browser got highjacked.

I open IE and get Google , my home page ...all ok.
Soon after another additional " Windows Internet Explorer " window opens and tries to redirect my browsing.

The joys of having teenagers accessing your computer...but thats another story entirely...:'(

I really need help with this one , have tried all I know for the last two days!!!

Truely all help would be very much appreciated.

<a href="/images/attachments/1/Report-Scan-20080210-131337%20Avg.txt">Report-Scan-20080210-131337 Avg.txt</a>

<a href="/images/attachments/1/hijackthis..txt">hijackthis..txt</a>

Best regards to you all , and a big thank you in advance to all you helpful people here on this forum.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:19:35 PM, on 10/02/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 5.0\THGuard.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = 
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.1.615.5858\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O2 - BHO: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker BHO - {F0D4B231-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB\bar\1.bin\SPYBLOCK.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D279F-081B-4404-994D-C6B60AAEBA6D} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker - {F0D4B239-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB\bar\1.bin\SPYBLOCK.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTrayp] VTtrayp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTimer] VTTimer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OODefragTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 5.0\THGuard.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
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
O16 - DPF: {BDEE1959-AB6B-4745-A29B-F492861102CC} - 
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{A132A431-3BD9-4A41-A482-004EA2877EF4}: NameServer =, 
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\VxD\MSTCP: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =, 
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\VxD\MSTCP: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =, 
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: SearchList = vic.bigpond.net.au
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =, 
O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: O&O Defrag - O&O Software GmbH - C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
O23 - Service: SolidWorks Licensing Service - SolidWorks - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SolidWorks Shared\Service\SolidWorksLicensing.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

End of file - 9252 bytes

AVG Anti-Spyware - Scan Report


 + Created at:	1:13:37 PM 10/02/2008

 + Scan result:	

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy stein@112.2o7[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy_stein@rotator.adjuggler[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Adjuggler : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy_stein@advertising[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Advertising : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy stein@atdmt[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Atdmt : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy_stein@ssl-hints.netflame[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Netflame : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy_stein@overture[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Overture : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy_stein@revsci[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Revsci : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy stein@bs.serving-sys[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Serving-sys : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy stein@serving-sys[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Serving-sys : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy_stein@tacoda[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Tacoda : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy_stein@tribalfusion[1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Tribalfusion : Cleaned.

C:\Documents and Settings\Hardy Stein\Cookies\hardy_stein@m.webtrends[2].txt -> TrackingCookie.Webtrends : Cleaned.

::Report end
9 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by victor vector

Quick and simple answer without looking at your attachments: Use Mozilla Firefox for internet browsing instead of Microsoft Internet Explorer


Yes i`m doing that already ,
It`s not exactly an answer to removing the problem though , is it ?


No ,no real issues with Firefox , its a rather odd browser to use though , and I have real issues with the way the history items are handled in Firefox .
Because Explorer is part of the OS , its a real pain in the behind to see a lot of saved web pages and files that were saved in Explorer no longer accessible ( some are old and no longer online).
I dislike Windows all`round really , but to switch to linux or something similar , well, its a lot of hassle .
I`actually bought the discs to install it , but there are some real issues with help when you need it , at least windows has that.Also some software I need to run has no Linux equivalent.
Going dual boot , well , whats the point of that its just more complication for just a small handful of applications.May switch to a Mac though , I like playing with graphics.....

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