I used the Merijn HJT tutorial to identify many problems from start/search pages to auto loading programs, BHO's (R0s to 018s) to extra protocols.

I was able to eliminate many things going on, however there is something more evil lurking in the background and the Trojans are popping up all over. I cant get it under control fast enough to slow it down enough to see what's what.

I think there is a lot of crap happening in the section before the ROs in the section called "Running Process" which I suspect may be repopulating the viruses, causing a spiral of out of control.

AVG & Norton can't get it under control and CWShreader says its not a cool wave variant. Some of the stuff detected is: TH Downloader.Small.9x, Backdoor.SdBot.69.Ag (changes variations by the minute) Startpage.11.A, Proxy.7.F and the very persistent Backdoor.Flood.

Merijn, I think removed the articles regarding evaluating "Running Process". Probably everything after the "D:\Downloads F\Tech Support\HijackThis.exe" line is bad.

Even though I would like to be independent and solve this problem on my own I need help on this desperately, please.

updated Win 2000 Pro on a P3-450 & 256 MB ram

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:26:41 AM, on 31/10/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Downloads F\Tech Support\HijackThis.exe

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pop-Up Stopper] "D:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\dpps2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Openwares LiveUpdate] C:\Program Files\LiveUpdate\LiveUpdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LifeScape Media Detector] D:\Picasa\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Installs SP4] c:\winnt\system32\ekrlgc\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\ekrlgc\p0rd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PreInstall Windows] c:\winnt\system32\detr\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\detr\beird.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Installs SP2] c:\winnt\system32\qpalsp\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\qpalsp\palsp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Configuration Loader] svchostss.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ActiveX Streamer] msgfix.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Reek 32 Server] reek32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Installs SP4] c:\winnt\system32\ekrlgc\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\ekrlgc\p0rd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PreInstall Windows] c:\winnt\system32\detr\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\detr\beird.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Installs SP4] c:\winnt\system32\ekrlgc\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\ekrlgc\p0rd.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PreInstall Windows] c:\winnt\system32\detr\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\detr\beird.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Installs SP2] c:\winnt\system32\qpalsp\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\qpalsp\palsp.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [Installs SP4] c:\winnt\system32\ekrlgc\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\ekrlgc\p0rd.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [PreInstall Windows] c:\winnt\system32\detr\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\detr\beird.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [Installs SP2] c:\winnt\system32\qpalsp\repcale.exe c:\winnt\system32\qpalsp\palsp.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {01FE8D0A-51AD-459B-B62B-85E135128B32} (DD_v4.DDv4) - http://www.drivershq.com/DD_v4.CAB
O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {3E68E405-C6DE-49FF-83AE-41EE9F4C36CE} (Office Update Installation Engine) - http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/content/opuc.cab
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20021205/qtinstall.info.apple.com/borris/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {48F22476-0F08-43D8-BAA3-83AD77BD2582} (LLInstall Class) -
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/2376c1461c57069ef023/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {597C45C2-2D39-11D5-8D53-0050048383FE} (OPUCatalog Class) - http://office.microsoft.com/productupdates/content/opuc.cab
O16 - DPF: {70BA88C8-DAE8-4CE9-92BB-979C4A75F53B} (GSDACtl Class) - http://launch.gamespyarcade.com/software/launch/alaunch.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/148119a2571ca3/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {9D5B6642-8C3F-4504-B2FC-42779ABAE4B9} (Snapfish File Upload ActiveX Control) - http://www.snapfish.com/SnapfishUpload.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37591.9621527778
O16 - DPF: {A8658086-E6AC-4957-BC8E-7D54A7E8A78E} (SassCln Object) - http://www.microsoft.com/security/controls/SassCln.CAB
O16 - DPF: {C3DFA998-A486-11D4-AA25-00C04F72DAEB} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://sc.groups.msn.com/controls/PhotoUC/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553542500} - http://active.macromedia.com/flash2/cabs/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF6A0F17-0B1E-11D4-829D-00C04F6843FE} (Microsoft Office Tools on the Web Control) - http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/TemplateGallery/downloads/outc.cab
O16 - DPF: {E504EE6E-47C6-11D5-B8AB-00D0B78F3D48} (Yahoo! Webcam Viewer Wrapper) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yvwrctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {E87A6788-1D0F-4444-8898-1D25829B6755} - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat4.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab

Thank you inadvance

Reboot computer ,hitting the f8 key and ente safe mode ,and run all the scan program in safe mode .

Reboot computer ,hitting the f8 key and ente safe mode ,and run all the scan program in safe mode .

Sorry this did not solve the problem.

AVG did not find any virus while in safe mode but I know they are still there. Maybe a review of my HJT log will help.

Thank you in-advanced.

Try these 2 programs .
Ad-Aware and Spybot

Download the latest version of Ad-Aware at ADAWARE

Setup Ad-Aware .
After installing AAW, and before running the program, update reference files by using the bottom right button in the program, labeled "Check for Updates."

Launch the program, and click on the Gear at the top of the start screen.

Click the "Scanning" button.
Under Drives & Folders, select "Scan within Archives".
Click "Click here to select Drives + folders" and select your installed hard drives.

Under Memory & Registry, select all options.
Click the "Advanced" button.
Under "Log-file detail", select all options.
Click the "Tweaks" button.

Under "Scanning Engine", select the following:
"Include additional Ad-aware settings in logfile" and
"Unload recognized processes during scanning."
Under "Cleaning Engine", select the following:
"Let Windows remove files in use after reboot."
Click on 'Proceed' to save these Preferences.
Please make sure that you activate IN-DEPTH scanning before you proceed

Download SPYBOT

After installing Spybot S&D, update it by using the "Update" button on the left panel of the program. Search for updates and download anything it finds

How to setup Ad-Aware and Spy-Bot S&D\ link not working

And after that, please do the following:

reboot computer and post a new log
Also get the trojanRemover demo here ,fully working demo .

This is a sneaky bugger. I found the parent file in XP in Documents and Settings under the account name in an installer file called 6SPIRE.EXE. The registry actually had it listed, but it was so hard to find because it was at the end of a very long command line. Within the parent was emoti.bat and umnz.exe, which were installed elsewhere and easy to find in System32. Matching dates corresponded to h2m6w5s.exe and ttuh.exe which were hiding as system files and were indicated in msconfig but not obvious. Although I removed the problem manually by good observation, I used the latest version of AVG 7 Beta 2 to give me confirmation of my suspicions.

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