Hi everyone; I'm new here so I will try to describe my problem as well as I can.
everytime I open my internet explorer, I always got an about:blank page which provide a kind of search engine. I tried several time to delete the file on my computer (which is searchpage.html) and change my home page, nothing's work. So I scanned my computer with hijackthis but I really don't know what to check and fix. Is someone could help me?

This is the log file that I got by scanning with hijackthis:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 22:09:06, on 2004-05-03
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\updater\wupdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\documents and settings\raymond jodoin\local settings\temp\JDb0Y.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = c:\searchpage.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\kkfcb.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\kkfcb.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = c:\searchpage.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\kkfcb.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\kkfcb.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\kkfcb.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = c:\searchpage.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = c:\searchpage.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\System32\kkfcb.dll/sp.html (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://cf.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Liens
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = c:\searchpage.html
N1 - Netscape 4: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.xupiter.com/toolbar2"); (C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\jodoinr\prefs.js)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000006B1-19B5-414A-849F-2A3C64AE6939} - C:\WINDOWS\bi.dll
O2 - BHO: Popup Manager - {08E74C67-99A6-45C7-94DA-A397A8FD8082} - C:\Program Files\Popup Manager\PopupMgr_1.0.1.8P.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {098FC8D7-6AF5-4310-A767-AD102D3E1D81} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\kkfcb.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4B021269-DD24-48B2-96B4-DA121E9C0502} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctpp7_1.dll
O2 - BHO: NavErrRedir Class - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\BHO\INCFIN~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {702AD576-FDDB-4d0f-9811-A43252064684} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {858126B0-3708-4051-AE8E-B48521401CA2} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctsr3.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AEFCDEC8-EB7D-429F-BC73-4F30D07BFE41} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctadl2.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {B6598677-4B54-42A9-BA67-8B64E3FCD92D} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\psic1.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CE7EF827-47CC-48EB-B570-C367F1E1277E} - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\x1ff\x1ff.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D319662B-D5BF-4538-ADF3-8D3E36362608} - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\X0ff\X0ff.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D48F2E28-68E2-4920-9848-D6E6C7AB3EB7} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {DB0018A2-F7D9-4B71-9651-640143DF23F9} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctap7.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Copernic Agent - {F2E259E8-0FC8-438C-A6E0-342DD80FA53E} - C:\PROGRA~1\COPERN~2\COPERN~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {702AD576-FDDB-4d0f-9811-A43252064684} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {D848A3CA-0BFB-4DE0-BA9E-A57F0CCA1C13} - C:\WINDOWS\dealhlpr.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SysUpd] C:\WINDOWS\SysUpd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updater] C:\Program Files\Common files\updater\wupdater.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Shell] C:\WINDOWS/DOWNLO~1/tray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OrbitUpdate] C:\Program Files\Orbit\update.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DM_Server] C:\PROGRA~1\COMETS~1\DM\bin\dmserver.exe /onreboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Belt] C:\WINDOWS\Belt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OrbitView] C:\Program Files\Orbit\view.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DealHelperUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\DHUpdt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DealHelperBrwsr] C:\WINDOWS\dhbrwsr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Power Scan] C:\Program Files\Power Scan\powerscan.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [JDb0Y] C:\documents and settings\raymond jodoin\local settings\temp\JDb0Y.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [System Update] C:\WINDOWS\System\taskmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: Chercher avec Copernic - C:\Program Files\Copernic 2001 Basic\Search Extension.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Chercher avec Copernic Agent - C:\Program Files\Copernic Agent\Web\SearchExt.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xporter vers Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Démarrer Copernic Agent (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Copernic Agent (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O13 - Home Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
O13 - Mosaic Prefix: c:\searchpage.html?page=
O16 - DPF: {00000000-CDDC-0704-0B53-2C8830E9FAEC} (IELoaderCtl Class) - http://install.global-netcom.de/ieloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {00000EF1-0786-4633-87C6-1AA7A44296DA} - http://www.netpaloffers.net/NetpalOffers/DMO1/w3th3rb.cab
O16 - DPF: {03C543A1-C090-418F-A1D0-FB96380D601D} (preload control) - http://www.thepaymentcentre.com/build/preload.cab
O16 - DPF: {10000273-8230-4DD4-BE4F-6889D1E74167} - http://download.abetterinternet.com/download/cabs/TURB8106/turbo.cab
O16 - DPF: {11260943-421B-11D0-8EAC-0000C07D88CF} (iPIX ActiveX Control) - http://www.ipix.com/viewers/ipixx.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {197AB1D7-A7DD-4C86-A938-1FCC0DB21B85} (DMProxyCtl Class) - http://dm.cometsystems.com/dm/dm_286.cab
O16 - DPF: {20000273-8230-4DD4-BE4F-6889D1E74167} - http://download.abetterinternet.com/download/cabs/TURB8106/payload2.cab
O16 - DPF: {2ABE804B-4D3A-41BF-A172-304627874B45} - http://akamai.downloadv3.com/binaries/DialHTML/EGDHTML_XP.cab
O16 - DPF: {30000273-8230-4DD4-BE4F-6889D1E74167} - http://download.abetterinternet.com/download/cabs/KMG14165/thin.cab
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20020124/qtinstall.info.apple.com/qt505/fr/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {486E48B5-ABF2-42BB-A327-2679DF3FB822} - http://akamai.downloadv3.com/binaries/IA/ia_XP.cab
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) -
O16 - DPF: {5DF6FB84-749D-4AAE-AE37-708DE09B0588} (IntSfTx Class) -
O16 - DPF: {86EEF11E-FF16-48CE-B1A2-474B663041A9} - http://17067.dialer.lincassa.com/ParisVoyeur.exe
O16 - DPF: {94742E3F-D9A1-4780-9A87-2FFA43655DA2} - http://akamai.downloadv3.com/binaries/DialHTML/EGDHTML_pack_XP.cab
O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/detection/ITDetector.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2F2B9D0-96B9-4B25-B90C-636ECB207D18} - http://www.getweathercast.com/WUInstCAST.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF86873F-04C2-4A95-A373-5703C08EFC7B} (Installer Class) - http://www.xxxtoolbar.com/ist/softwares/v3.0/0006.cab
O16 - DPF: {F57D17AE-CE37-4BC8-B232-EA57747BE5E7} -
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{08BB6875-F348-448C-94B0-87E35A426216}: NameServer =,,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{08BB6875-F348-448C-94B0-87E35A426216}: NameServer =,,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{08BB6875-F348-448C-94B0-87E35A426216}: NameServer =,,

Thank you in advance!! :)

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Last Post by crunchie

I'll give it a go, but it will require some patience & may not be fixable at the end. If you want to give it a go let me know. But for the rest of the crap you have there, do the following:

Download & instal Adaware from here
& update it B4 scanning.
In settings under 'scanning,' have it set to
'scan within archives,'
'scan active processes,'
'scan registry,'
'deepscan registry'
'scan my IE Favourites for banned URL's,'
'scan my host's file.'
In 'tweaks' under 'scanning engine' set it to 'unload recognised processes during scanning.'
Also in 'tweaks' under 'cleaning engine' set it to 'Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion' & 'let Windows remove files in use at next reboot.'
Select 'activate in-depth scan' before starting scan.
When the scan is finished select 'next.'
Remove what it finds by placing a check in the box to the left of the object. Reboot

Download & instal Spybot S&D from here Update it B4 scanning. Go into settings & have it check for Beta releases also & download if available.
After the scan is complete, have spybot fix everything marked RED.
On the page that first opens when you start Spybot there is an option to immunise, you should do this. In the immunise section there is also a link to download Spywareblaster. Download that & you can keep it updated by selecting the same link that you use to download it. Reboot

Download CWShredder from here & run it. Select the fix button & it will get rid of everything related to CoolWebSearch in it's database. Close ALL windows, including IE, before running CWShredder.

To help prevent this from happening again, install the patches for the vulnerabilities that this hijacker exploits by going here for your critical updates.

Reboot after doing this & post another log please.


I am doing quite good just relaxing about to give chacal the advice on how to reformat hehe.



I had the same problem...spend some time with HIjacking...SpyBotin' and Registryfreakin'...without success....

My solution was using "Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal"....


Update it!

Scan your Systemdrive....

There will be a mrhop.dll found (Kaspersky ask: This is a trojan that can't be deleted - should I delete it during the startup....)
And if you wan't to have a blank "about:blank" you should follow this suggestion!

reboot now....

That's it.. :cheesy:

Good luck...Nils


More info needed. When did you do it & how many reboots have you had without it coming back? The latest version has a hidden registry value that is difficult to weed out.

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