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I quotted this because i'm having the same problem:

Hi,

I hope someone out there can help me?

Norton flashed up a virus warning 2 days ago and put the file sysinit32z.exe into quarantine.

Now my computer takes longer to boot up after the password stage. When the desktop appears there is a warning message saying something like ...the search did not find the file sysinit32z.exe try searching again...

What do I do?

Thanks for your help

I already read and ran HJT, but it didnt work at all. So i'm quotting the HJT log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:20:40, on 11/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\palmOne\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPDataServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPLicenseManager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = &http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = &http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = &http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :8080
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe sysinit32z.exe
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: G-Buster Browser Defense ABN AMRO - {C41A1C0E-EA6C-11D4-B1B8-444553540007} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\gbiehabn.dll
O2 - BHO: G-Buster Browser Defense Unibanco - {C41A1C0E-EA6C-11D4-B1B8-444553540008} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\gbiehuni.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 7.0] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HCEmployee] C:\Arquivos de programas\Oleansoft\Hc\Hce.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Arquivos de programas\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Begone] c:\freescan\freescan.exe -FastScan
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - Startup: Gerenciador do HotSync.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\palmOne\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Post-it® Software Notes.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\3M\PSNotes2\psn.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to existing PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xportar para o Microsoft Excel - res://C:\ARQUIV~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: SEARCH_PAGE_URL=&http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\ARQUIV~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Spector CNE Console Server (SPCEAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\SpectorSoft\SpectorCNE\SPCEAdminSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Spector CNE Data Server (SPDataServer) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPDataServer.exe
O23 - Service: Spector CNE Primary Server (SPLicenseManager) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPLicenseManager.exe

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simple enough fix - I'm not 100% sure what HJT fix will do, but my guess it restore the registry entry to the origional setting. So go head and run HJT again, and tick this:


F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe sysinit32z.exe

Shell is the registry key that calls the resource file to make windows work how you set it to work, and look how you set it to look.

The Registry entry is supposed to JUST have explorer.exe - this shows it is still calling sysinit32z.exe...

BUT I see a few more problems...

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :8080

I'm not 100% sure, but it seems like it is openening your computer's built in firewalls to inherently allow someone to connect THROUGH you(and therefore TO you) via port 8080

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Begone] c:\freescan\freescan.exe -FastScan

This isn't really spyware protection, but more spyware in itself..


Good luck to ya - hope that helps

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uninstall spyware begone, then run HJT - if you see anything about that program, tick it, along with the other 2, and hit fixed selected

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Here's the full fix:

Begin by uninstalling the following program via the Add/Remove Programs list:

Spyware Begone

Now, open HJT and fix the following entries:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :8080
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe sysinit32z.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Begone] c:\freescan\freescan.exe -FastScan

Now, restart the computer and run Ewido:

Begin by downloading Ewido Security Suite.

  • Install ewido security suite
  • When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..
    • Install background guard
    • Install scan via context menu
  • Launch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double-click it.
  • The program will now open to the main screen.
  • When you run ewido for the first time, you will get a warning "Database could not be found!". Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
  • You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.
    • On the left hand side of the main screen click Update.
    • Then click on Start Update.
  • The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed. The status bar at the bottom will display "Update successful"
  • Click on Scanner
  • Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
  • You will be prompted to clean the first infection.
  • Select "Perform action on all infections", then proceed.
  • Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report
  • Click Save report.
  • Save the report .txt file to your desktop or a location where you can find it easily.

Now, post back here with a new HJT log, and the Ewido scan log.

Thanks.

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There is no Spyware Begone on the add/remove programs, the only file that i could find with that name was c:\freescan\spywarebegone.ini.

Should I fix it or delete it?

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Let's do both: Fix it using HJT, and then after, reboot into Safe mode and manually delete it. If it wont let ya delete it, report back here and we'll issue Killbox.

Thanks.

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Done! Deleted the whole diretory! Here is the new HJT file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:24:17, on 12/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPDataServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPLicenseManager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\imapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = &http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = &http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = &http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: G-Buster Browser Defense ABN AMRO - {C41A1C0E-EA6C-11D4-B1B8-444553540007} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\gbiehabn.dll
O2 - BHO: G-Buster Browser Defense Unibanco - {C41A1C0E-EA6C-11D4-B1B8-444553540008} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\gbiehuni.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 7.0] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HCEmployee] C:\Arquivos de programas\Oleansoft\Hc\Hce.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Arquivos de programas\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - Startup: Gerenciador do HotSync.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\palmOne\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Post-it® Software Notes.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\3M\PSNotes2\psn.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to existing PDF - res://C:\Arquivos de programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xportar para o Microsoft Excel - res://C:\ARQUIV~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Arquivos de programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: SEARCH_PAGE_URL=&http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\ARQUIV~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Arquivos de programas\Arquivos comuns\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\ARQUIV~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Spector CNE Console Server (SPCEAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\SpectorSoft\SpectorCNE\SPCEAdminSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Spector CNE Data Server (SPDataServer) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPDataServer.exe
O23 - Service: Spector CNE Primary Server (SPLicenseManager) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPLicenseManager.exe

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Finally the sysinit32z.exe is gone! But now I've got a new problem that I havent had, when I try to send emails though Outlook Express, it returns an error message like "Some errors occurred while processing the requested tasks. Please review the list of errors below for more details.". But it doesnt show any list.

What now??

Thanks again!

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Hmm, that sounds like a program problem, not a spyware problem to me, BUT, let's wait for a second opinion...

Thanks.

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Hmm, that sounds like a program problem, not a spyware problem to me, BUT, let's wait for a second opinion...

Thanks.

Agreed. Perhaps some configuration errors?

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