I have this problem with aurora popups and dont know how to get rid of it. i always see the program but it so smart once u end the process it comes back with a new name right away. i tried goin to the system32 folder to delete it but to no avail. i am pretty good at getting rid of these things myself but this one befuddles me. please help. I know it is the c:\windows\system32\uohwbc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dypsfex] c:\windows\system32\uohwbc.exe
Every time i click the boxes next to it ,it always comes back. There has to be another way of getting rid of it b/c hijack just can't by itself

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\UB-VPN\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM+\AIM+.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\WinMX\WinMX.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\hjt\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AUpdate.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
F0 - system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [aiepk] C:\Documents a
nd Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win Server Updt] C:\W
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dypsfex] c:\windows\system32\uohwbc.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] "C:\Program Files\AIM+\AIM+.exe" -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: University at Buffalo VPN Client.lnk = C:\Program Files\UB-VPN\vpngui.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Voiceglo directory (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
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: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {FE0BD779-44EE-4A4B-AA2E-743C63F2E5E6} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://pdl.stream.aol.com/downloads/aol/unagi/ampx_en_dl.cab

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Hi italianpest, welcome to DaniWeb :D

Start with this --

Download Ewido Security Suite from here:

Install it, and while installing, under Additional Options, uncheck Install background guard and Install scan via context menu.

From the main Ewido screen, click on Update in the left menu, and then click the Start update button. After the update finishes (the status bar at the bottom will display Update successful), close the program (don't scan yet). If you have problems updating see here:

Note -- When you run Ewido for the first time, you will get a warning Database could not be found!, click OK when you do.

Download Nailfix from here:
Unzip it to your desktop, but do not run it yet.

Reboot into Safe Mode

Double-click on the Nailfix.bat on your desktop. Your desktop and icons will disappear and reappear, and a window should open and close very quickly -- this is normal.

Then run a full system scan with run Ewido (you will be posting the log from this scan later when back in normal mode).

Reboot normally

Go to Add/Remove Programs in your Control Panel and remove (if found):


Scan with hijackthis and have it fix the following entries:

F0 - system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [aiepk] C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\43FZQOHT\aiepk2[1].exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win Server Updt] C:\WINDOWS\wupdt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dypsfex] c:\windows\system32\uohwbc.exe
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com (HKLM)

Be sure all windows are closed, other then hijackthis, before hitting Fix checked.

Go to the following locations and delete the highlighted files:


For every User listed under C:\Documents and Settings, delete the entire contents of these folders (not the folders themselves):

Local Settings\Temp
Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

Delete the entire contents of your C:\Windows\Temp folder.

Delete the entire contents of your C:\Temp folder (if you have one).

Do a search for *.tmp and delete all entries found.

(Note: if any of these temporary files cannot be deleted while in ‘normal mode,’ try Safe Mode.

Empty your Recycle Bin.

Reboot, close any open browser windows, scan with hijackthis, and post a new log along with the log from the Ewido scan.


Thank you very much with ur help and a lil bit of my brain we I was able to get rid of it.

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