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Hello, this is my first post and I have been trying to get this !$#@ hijack off my computer with NO luck. It seems others have been hijacked by the same program. I've read those logs and none of the remedies are relevant to my problem, maybe becuase I'm running Windows98? The only thing that has changed during this whole experince has been the web page that keeps popping up, it was hotoffers.com. Now it is something like "http:kon4ay.biz/k/"

Anyway, could you please see my hijackthis log, I don't know what else to do I've used HIJACK THIS, SPYBOT, AD-AWARE, KILLBOX, & SILENTRUNNERS. None of the fixes I found on the previous threads involve Windows98 (no C:\WINDOWS\System32\systr.dll to delete, etc...) Can you PLEASE HELP? Thanks!!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:43:47 PM, on 2/6/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSRTE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\PERSONAL FIREWALL\MPFTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHLD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\MSXMIDI.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSESCN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\PERSONAL FIREWALL\MPFAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWARE\HIJACK THIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://kon4ay.biz/k/
R3 - URLSearchHook: transURL Class - {C7EDAB2E-D7F9-11D8-BA48-C79B0C409D70} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SEARCH~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: BL Class - {28F65FCB-D130-11D8-BA48-8BE0C49AF370} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\POPUP_BL.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHL.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TIPS] C:\MSINPUT\tips\mouse\tips.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:\MSINPUT\point32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPFExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFTRAY.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCUPDATE.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCMNHDLR.EXE" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsshld.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McVsRte] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsrte.exe /embedding
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Autoupdate Service] C:\WINDOWS\msxmidi.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-us/4,0,0,84/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-us/1,0,0,21/mcgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/vso/en-us/tools/mcfscan/2,0,0,4426/mcfscan.cab

AND MY SILENTRUNNERS LOG:

"Silent Runners.vbs", revision 30
Operating System: Windows 98
Output limited to non-default values, except where indicated by "{++}"


Startup items buried in registry:
---------------------------------

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"Autoupdate Service" = "C:\WINDOWS\msxmidi.exe" [null data]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"ScanRegistry" = "C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun" [MS]
"TaskMonitor" = "C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe" [MS]
"SystemTray" = "SysTray.Exe" [MS]
"LoadPowerProfile" = "Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme" [MS]
"CARPService" = "carpserv.exe" [file not found]
"TIPS" = "C:\MSINPUT\tips\mouse\tips.exe" [MS]
"POINTER" = "C:\MSINPUT\point32.exe" [MS]
"OmgStartup" = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe" ["Sony Corporation"]
"StillImageMonitor" = "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE" [MS]
"TkBellExe" = ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot" ["RealNetworks, Inc."]
"MPFExe" = "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFTRAY.EXE" ["McAfee Security"]
"MCAgentExe" = "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\mcagent.exe" ["McAfee, Inc"]
"MCUpdateExe" = "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCUPDATE.EXE" ["McAfee, Inc"]
"VSOCheckTask" = ""C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCMNHDLR.EXE" /checktask" ["Networks Associates Technology, Inc"]
"VirusScan Online" = ""C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsshld.exe"" ["Networks Associates Technology, Inc"]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\ {++}
"LoadPowerProfile" = "Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme" [MS]
"SchedulingAgent" = "mstask.exe" [MS]
"McVsRte" = "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsrte.exe /embedding" ["Networks Associates Technology, Inc"]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}\(Default) = "AcroIEHlprObj Class" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX" ["("]
{28F65FCB-D130-11D8-BA48-8BE0C49AF370}\(Default) = "BL Class" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\POPUP_BL.DLL" ["$"]
{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL" ["Safer Networking Limited"]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\
"{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}" = "Dial-Up Networking"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "rnaui.dll" [MS]
"{2E9D3540-211C-11d0-A5F2-00A0248C37BE}" = "Nero Shell Extension Property Sheet"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ahead\Nero\neroshx.dll" ["ahead software gmbh im stoeckmaedle 6 76307 karlsbad, germany Fax: ++49-7248-911-888 e-mail: [email]info@ahead.de[/email]"]
"{F0CB00CD-5A07-4D91-97F5-A8C92CDA93E4}" = "Shell Extensions for RealOne Player"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\RPSHELL.DLL" ["RealNetworks, Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler\
INFECTION WARNING! "{12345678-0000-0010-8000-00AAFF6D2EA4}" = "Sysctl Desktop Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\systr.dll" [file not found]


Startup items in "Startup" & "All Users...Startup" folders:
-----------------------------------------------------------

C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
"Microsoft Office" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE -b -l" [MS]


Enabled Scheduled Tasks:
------------------------

"Tune-up Application Start" -> launches: "walign" [MS]
"McAfee.com Update Check 01062005134715" -> launches: "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\mcupdate.exe /Schedule" ["McAfee, Inc"]


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This report excludes default entries except where indicated.
To see *everywhere* the script checks and *everything* it finds,
launch it from a command prompt or a shortcut with the -all parameter.

:rolleyes:

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This on checks out as a coolweb vairant so please do the following then post a new log .
Download then unzip and run CWShredder to clean up clicking "FIX" to have it remove all it finds.

CWShredder available from these places :-


http://www.aluriasoftware.com/tools/cwshredder.zip
Or this as a full download without any unzipping required
http://www.downloads.subratam.org/CWShredder.exe
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.exe

We have found that some of the CWS infections can be removed better from safe mode, rather than normal mode.
To get to safe mode use the F8 key while booting the machine. Detailed instructions from HERE

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This on checks out as a coolweb vairant so please do the following then post a new log .
Download then unzip and run CWShredder to clean up clicking "FIX" to have it remove all it finds.

CWShredder available from these places :-


http://www.aluriasoftware.com/tools/cwshredder.zip
Or this as a full download without any unzipping required
http://www.downloads.subratam.org/CWShredder.exe
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.exe

We have found that some of the CWS infections can be removed better from safe mode, rather than normal mode.
To get to safe mode use the F8 key while booting the machine. Detailed instructions from HERE

Thanks for the reply! Yeah I forgot CWShreader, I tried that also. I took you advice and ran the process in safe mode with the same result - no luck. I still get the website "http://kon4ay.biz/k/" website and the search engine goes everywhere I do. At least I don't get the pop up every 5 minutes. Any more ideas? I re-ran HijackThis in safe mode:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:12:08 PM, on 2/6/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWARE\HIJACK THIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://kon4ay.biz/k/
R3 - URLSearchHook: transURL Class - {C7EDAB2E-D7F9-11D8-BA48-C79B0C409D70} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SEARCH~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: BL Class - {28F65FCB-D130-11D8-BA48-8BE0C49AF370} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\POPUP_BL.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHL.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TIPS] C:\MSINPUT\tips\mouse\tips.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:\MSINPUT\point32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OmgStartup] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\OpenMG\OmgStartup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPFExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFTRAY.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCUPDATE.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCMNHDLR.EXE" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] "C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsshld.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McVsRte] C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\mcvsrte.exe /embedding
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Autoupdate Service] C:\WINDOWS\msxmidi.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR.DLL/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating System Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-us/4,0,0,84/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/en-us/1,0,0,21/mcgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/vso/en-us/tools/mcfscan/2,0,0,4426/mcfscan.cab

Thanks for any help you could provide! The only processes I see in the log that looks suspicious is the SEARCH~1.DLL? Question, where did you find it was a cool web variant?

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I think i could be wrong this exe on its own is CSWsearch ,but i after looking for info on it with autoupdate maybe it isn't sorry will keep checking
.O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Autoupdate Service] C:\WINDOWS\msxmidi.exe

EDIT: did some more searching of that and no one is fixing it when its with the autoupdate service .

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Have Hijack This fix the following by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting fix checked. Make sure all browser and all Windows Explorer windows are closed before fixing.
You might want to print out or copy & paste to notePad , these instructions as you will need to close this browser window to fix with hijackthis !


unless this is you start page fix it
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://kon4ay.biz/k/

Search results of this one > http://sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/pf/adware.cwsconyc.html
R3 - URLSearchHook: transURL Class - {C7EDAB2E-D7F9-11D8-BA48-C79B0C409D70} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SEARCH~1.DLL

Info on this one > http://castlecops.com/clsid-1393.html
O2 - BHO: BL Class - {28F65FCB-D130-11D8-BA48-8BE0C49AF370} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\POPUP_BL.DLL

Search for and delete those two DLLs if found
All else looks ok
reboot computer and post a new log

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Have Hijack This fix the following by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting fix checked. Make sure all browser and all Windows Explorer windows are closed before fixing.
You might want to print out or copy & paste to notePad , these instructions as you will need to close this browser window to fix with hijackthis !


unless this is you start page fix it
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://kon4ay.biz/k/

Search results of this one > http://sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/pf/adware.cwsconyc.html
R3 - URLSearchHook: transURL Class - {C7EDAB2E-D7F9-11D8-BA48-C79B0C409D70} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SEARCH~1.DLL

Info on this one > http://castlecops.com/clsid-1393.html
O2 - BHO: BL Class - {28F65FCB-D130-11D8-BA48-8BE0C49AF370} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\POPUP_BL.DLL

Search for and delete those two DLLs if found
All else looks ok
reboot computer and post a new log

After going back and physically deleting the (2) .dll and 'fixing' the .exe mentioned above with HijackThis, I AM FREE!!! Thank you, thank you.

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hotoffers.info is a super nasty spyware. I believe your problem stems from the file systr.dll. you will have to boot up in DOS (reboot press F8 until you get the startup menu and select DOS mode.)

Change to the folder C:\winnt\system32 and either rename or delete the file systr.dll. You may have to change the attributes on the file (attrib systr.dll -h -r -s) in order to delete the file.

After you get that file gone, you might want to run your HijackThis, ad-aware, etc for final cleanups.

Hope this helps.

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