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I'm not very good dealing with computers and i have been infected by this hot offers crap. I have run hijackthis and got the following log file. can someone please help me with what i have to remove in order to have my computer like it used to be i.e. hot offers free.

thanks heaps,
lizzie.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:03:14 PM, on 3/13/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
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\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TELSTRA\SIGNUP\TBPT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSMON45.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SVSHOST.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\UPDATER\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNAPPAU.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.google.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotoffers.info/230/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://uqconnect.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.google.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by UQconnect
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: CEmail Object - {72557F9F-13AE-44C9-B3D7-5091B599027C} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SMAIL11.DLL
O2 - BHO: CDomain Object - {43FA5935-E36E-4937-8127-A90191B2EC68} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DOMAIN11.DLL
O2 - BHO: CTypo Object - {DCE80CA4-B555-44D8-B423-A75D6C345EE1} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STYPE10.DLL
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNTB.DLL
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\ST\01.02.3000.1002\EN-XU\STMAIN.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: ninemsn - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNTB.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{F7D90BD2-14A9-11d3-AD9E-00AA0064EC94}] C:\PROGRAM FILES\TELSTRA\SIGNUP\TBPT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Auto-Protect] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sysmon] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\sysmon45.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Svshost] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\svshost.exe 443
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-au\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SPYSWEEPER.EXE" /0
O4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SPYSWEEPER.EXE" /0
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
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
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://uqconnect.net/

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Last Post by crunchie
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Hi lizzief.

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Download, unzip to your desktop CWShredder and run it, then:

1. Click "Check For Update"

(If an update isn't available, skip to step #4.)

2. Click "Click here to Download the upate".
3. When the new version has been downloaded, click "Save".
4. Click "Fix ->"


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Now, let's open a command prompt and unregister the dll(s) we're going to remove, by entering the following:

regsvr32 /u SMAIL11.DLL
regsvr32 /u DOMAIN11.DLL
regsvr32 /u STYPE10.DLL

It's ok, if these aren't found or 'error' out. If you want, just copy and paste the individual lines to the command prompt to save on the typing.

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Before we begin, let's move HiJackThis to it's own folder; like c:\HJT. When we're done 'cleaning' off your system, we're going to 'flush' the temporary folders which, with HiJackThis in it's current location, we'll lose both the program and the backups it creates. These backups are important in case we need to restore any 'fixed' entry(s) later.

Also move the "Backups" folder, for HiJackThis, if present.

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Run HiJackThis then:

1. Click "Config..."
2. Click "Misc Tools"
3. Click "Open Process manager"

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Next, while holding down the CTRL key, locate (if present) and click on (highlight) each of the following:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSMON45.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SVSHOST.EXE

Now double-check and make sure that only those item(s) above are highlighted, then click "Kill process". Now, click "Refresh", check again, and repeat this step if any remain.
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Run HiJackThis and click "Scan", then check(tick) the following, if present:


R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotoffers.info/230/

O2 - BHO: CEmail Object - {72557F9F-13AE-44C9-B3D7-5091B599027C} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SMAIL11.DLL
O2 - BHO: CDomain Object - {43FA5935-E36E-4937-8127-A90191B2EC68} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DOMAIN11.DLL
O2 - BHO: CTypo Object - {DCE80CA4-B555-44D8-B423-A75D6C345EE1} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STYPE10.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - (no file)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sysmon] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\sysmon45.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Svshost] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\svshost.exe 443

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


Now, with all windows closed except HiJackThis, click "Fix checked".

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Locate and delete the following item(s), if present. Make sure your able to view system and hidden files/ folders:

files...

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSMON45.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SVSHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SMAIL11.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DOMAIN11.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STYPE10.DLL

C:\WINDOWS\System32\systr.dll

C:\WINDOWS\System\systr.dll

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Note that some of these file(s) may or may not be present. If present, and cannot be deleted because they're 'in use', try deleting them from "Safe Mode".

===============

Post back a new log after rebooting and let me know how everything goes.

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Thanks crunchie for your help - pardon my ignorance but how do i open a command prompt? i tried cmd in the command line but got an error saying windows couldn't find it.

thanks,
lizzie

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I am not 100% sure with ME, but in W2K (which I am running) you go to Start\Programs\Accessories and you will find it there.

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Crunchie - some joy. However i still have the wretched hot offers on my system. When i typed the stuff in the ms-dos prompt it said bad command or file name. Would this have caused problems.

I went through all of the other steps and rebooted and ran hijackthis again. Here is the log i got. Thanks again for your help.

lizzie

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:44:25 PM, on 3/13/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
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\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TELSTRA\SIGNUP\TBPT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\UPDATER\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNAPPAU.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\HJT\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.google.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotoffers.info/230/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://uqconnect.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.google.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by UQconnect
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNTB.DLL
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\ST\01.02.3000.1002\EN-XU\STMAIN.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: ninemsn - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNTB.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{F7D90BD2-14A9-11d3-AD9E-00AA0064EC94}] C:\PROGRAM FILES\TELSTRA\SIGNUP\TBPT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Auto-Protect] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-au\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SPYSWEEPER.EXE" /0
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://uqconnect.net/

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Can you do the following as there may be something there that hijackthis cannot see.
Go here and download FindIt.zip to your Desktop, unzip it and open the FindIt folder and doubleclick on find.bat. Let it run (please be patient, it will take a few minutes) and when it has finished gathering info, it will generate a file called Output.txt. Please copy it and paste it back in this thread.

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Hope it makes sense to you :)

Warning! This utility will find legitimate files in addition to malware.
Do not remove anything unless you are sure you know what you're doing.


------- System Files in System Directory -------



Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial Number is 1B2F-14E7
Directory of C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM


3,952.78 MB free


------- Hidden Files in System Directory -------



Volume in drive C has no label
Volume Serial Number is 1B2F-14E7
Directory of C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM


CMMGR32  GID         8,628  03-03-03 11:20a CMMGR32.GID
FOLDER   HTT        23,155  08-30-01  2:30p folder.htt
DESKTOP  INI           271  08-30-01  2:30p desktop.ini
3 file(s)         32,054 bytes
0 dir(s)        3,952.78 MB free


---------------- User Agent ------------


REGEDIT4


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]
"UQconnect"="IEAK"


------------------ Locate.com Results ------------------


No matches found.


------------ Strings.exe Qoologic Results ------------



-------------- Strings.exe Aspack Results -------------



----------------- HKLM Run Key ------------------


-------------- Strings.exe Umonitor Results -------------


REGEDIT4


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ScanRegistry"="C:\\WINDOWS\\scanregw.exe /autorun"
"TaskMonitor"="C:\\WINDOWS\\taskmon.exe"
"PCHealth"="C:\\WINDOWS\\PCHealth\\Support\\PCHSchd.exe -s"
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"
"LoadPowerProfile"="Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme"
"{F7D90BD2-14A9-11d3-AD9E-00AA0064EC94}"="C:\\PROGRAM FILES\\TELSTRA\\SIGNUP\\TBPT.EXE"
"Norton Auto-Protect"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\NORTON~1\\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET"
"LoadQM"="loadqm.exe"
"QuickTime Task"="\"C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\QTTASK.EXE\" -atboottime"
"msnappau"="\"C:\\Program Files\\MSN Apps\\Updater\\01.02.3000.1001\\en-au\\msnappau.exe\""


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
"Installed"="1"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
"NoChange"="1"
"Installed"="1"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
"Installed"="1"

Edited by happygeek: fixed formatting

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It was all that was in the txt file called output that came when find it was finished

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This isn't a good result is it?

* DLLCompare Log version(1.0.0.127)
Files Found that Windows does not See or cannot Access
*Not everything listed here means you are infected!
________________________________________________

O^E says: "There were no files found :)"
________________________________________________

694 items found: 694 files, 0 directories.
Total of file sizes: 124,199,167 bytes 118.45 M

--------------------End log---------------------

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Reboot into safe mode following the instructions here and rescan with hijackthis. Scan with hijackthis and tick the boxes next to all the following entries, then close all browser and explorer windows, and hit the "Fix checked" button.

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotoffers.info/230/

Reboot normally.

Go here http://www.billsway.com/vbspage/ and download, unzip and run the Registry Search Tool. Type hotoffers in the dialog box. Let it run and after a few minutes, a prompt will appear. Click OK to write the results to Notepad and post them here.

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Here it is:

REGEDIT4
; RegSrch.vbs © Bill James

; Registry search results for string "hotoffers" 3/13/2005 8:39:11 PM

; NOTE: This file will be deleted when you close WordPad.
; You must manually save this file to a new location if you want to refer to it again later.
; (If you save the file with a .reg extension, you can use it to restore any Registry changes you make to these values.)


[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.hotoffers.info/230/"

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Looks like that is the only entry so hijackthis should clear it.

Reboot into safe mode following the instructions here and rescan with hijackthis. Scan with hijackthis and tick the boxes next to all the following entries, then close all browser and explorer windows, and hit the "Fix checked" button.

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotoffers.info/230/

Reboot normally after doing the above, rescan with hijackthis, then post that log here please.

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It still seems to be around - i'm going crazy. Thanks for all your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:18:29 PM, on 3/13/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
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\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TELSTRA\SIGNUP\TBPT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\UPDATER\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNAPPAU.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\HJT\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.google.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotoffers.info/230/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://uqconnect.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = www.google.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by UQconnect
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNTB.DLL
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\ST\01.02.3000.1002\EN-XU\STMAIN.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: ninemsn - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.3000.1001\EN-AU\MSNTB.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{F7D90BD2-14A9-11d3-AD9E-00AA0064EC94}] C:\PROGRAM FILES\TELSTRA\SIGNUP\TBPT.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Auto-Protect] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-au\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SPYSWEEPER.EXE" /0
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://uqconnect.net/

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Have all files and folders unhidden and do a system wide search for the following files;

systr.dll

Let me know if it is found.

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I found the systr.dll in windows/system32 - tried to delete it and was told it was in use by windows. went into safe mode and couldn't delete it there either for the same reason.

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This is what trendmicro came up with:

Virus Scan 0 virus cleaned, 5 viruses deleted


Results:
We have detected 5 infected file(s) with 5 virus(es) on your computer: - 0 virus(es) passed, 0 virus(es) no action available
- 0 virus(es) cleaned, 0 virus(es) uncleanable
- 5 virus(es) deleted, 0 virus(es) undeletable
- 0 virus(es) not found, 0 virus(es) unaccessible
Detected File Associated Virus Name Action taken
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\Install.EXE WORM_FRIENDGRT.B Deletion successful
C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\S9YZCLQV\your_details.zip
- details.pif WORM_SOBIG.E Deletion successful
C:\WINDOWS\iruninst.exe TROJ_SMALL.HM Deletion successful
C:\Recycled\Dc149.exe TROJ_AGENT.GEN Deletion successful
C:\Recycled\Dc150.exe BKDR_KETCH.H Deletion successful


Trojan/Worm Check 0 worm/Trojan horse deleted

What we checked:
Malicious activity by a Trojan horse program. Although a Trojan seems like a harmless program, it contains malicious code and once installed can cause damage to your computer.
Results:
We have detected 0 Trojan horse program(s) and worm(s) on your computer: - 0 worm(s)/Trojan(s) passed, 0 worm(s)/Trojan(s) no action available
- 0 Worm(s)/Trojan(s) deleted, 0 worm(s)/Trojan(s) undeletable
Trojan/Worm Name Trojan/Worm Type Action taken


Spyware Check 1 spyware program removed

What we checked:
Whether personal information was tracked and reported by spyware. Spyware is often installed secretly with legitimate programs downloaded from the Internet.
Results:
We have detected 3 spyware(s) on your computer: - 1 spyware(s) passed, 0 spyware(s) no action available
- 1 spyware(s) removed, 1 spyware(s) unremovable
Spyware Name Spyware Type Action taken
COOKIE_1887 Cookie Pass
SPYW_INVKEY12.A Spyware Removal successful
ADW_GLOBOSRCH.C Adware Unremovable


Microsoft Vulnerability Check 12 vulnerabilities detected

What we checked:
Microsoft known security vulnerabilities. These are issues Microsoft has identified and released Critical Updates to fix.
Results:
We have detected 12 vulnerability/vulnerabilities on your computer.
Risk Level Issue How to Fix
Highly Critical This vulnerability enables a remote attacker to execute any file that can be rendered as text, and be opened as part of a page in Internet Explorer. MS03-014
Critical The MHTML URL Processing Vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass domain restrictions and execute arbitrary code via script in a compiled help (CHM) file that references the InfoTech Storage (ITS) protocol handlers.This could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. MS04-013
Moderate A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in Outlook Express that could cause the said program to fail. The malformed email should be removed before restarting Outlook Express in order to regain its normal operation. MS04-018
Critical An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could gain the same privileges as that of the currently logged on user. If the user is logged in with administrative privileges, the attacker could take complete control of the system. User accounts with fewer privileges are at less risk than users with administrative privileges. MS04-023
Critical The Navigation Method Cross-Domain Vulnerability is a remote execution vulnerability that exists in Internet Explorer because of the way that it handles navigation methods. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by constructing a malicious Web page that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visits a malicious Web site.;The Malformed BMP File Buffer Overrun Vulnerability exists in the processing of BMP image file formats that could allow remote code execution on an affected system.;The Malformed GIF File Double Free Vulnerability is a buffer overrun vulnerability that exists in the processing of GIF image file formats that could allow remote code execution on an affected system. MS04-025
Critical This vulnerability lies in the way the affected components process JPEG image files. An unchecked buffer within this process is the cause of the vulnerability.;This remote code execution vulnerability could allow a malicious user or a malware to take complete control of the affected system if the affected user is currently logged on with administrative privileges. The malicious user or malware can execute arbitrary code on the system giving them the ability to install or run programs and view or edit data with full privileges. Thus, this vulnerability can conceivably be used by a malware for replication purposes. MS04-028
Critical This is a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in the Internet Explorer. It allows remote code execution on an affected system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by constructing a malicious Web Page. The said routine could allow remote code execution if a user visited a malicious Web site. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. However, significant user interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability. MS04-038
Critical This security update addresses and resolves a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution. A Web page can be crafted to exploit this vulnerability such that an arbitrary application can be executed on visiting systems with the same priviledge as the currently logged on user. MS04-040
Critical This update resolves a newly-discovered, publicly reported vulnerability. A vulnerability exists in the HTML Help ActiveX control in Windows that could allow information disclosure or remote code execution on an affected system. MS05-001
Critical This remote code execution vulnerability exists in the processing of PNG image formats. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. MS05-009
Critical This vulnerability exists in the DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control. This vulnerability could allow information disclosure or remote code execution on an affected system. MS05-013
Critical This update resolves known vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. MS05-014

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Looks like you should get those updates first. You can also try move on boot if you wish, to see if it can move that file.

Download moveonboot from here & the file(s) you choose will be deleted on reboot.

MoveOnBoot allows you to copy, move or delete files on the next system boot. This comes in very handy, if you need to replace or delete files which are locked by other applications, loaded into memory or cannot be changed until next system boot. You could manually enter a line to the wininit files, but using MoveOnBoot is much simpler, since the program can be integrated into shell - it creates the "Copy/Move/Delete on boot" context menu item.

Just find the file, right click on it and select *delete on reboot.*

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Crunchie - that worked. Finally my computer is back to how it was without hotoffers. Thankyou so much for all your effort and time in helping me. Hopefully the Weagles can put in a good year and reward your generosity.

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