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IE6 has been hijacked

spybot version 1.3 was ran but it has not fixed the problem ;

every time I run IE start page switches to :

http://%68%6F%6D%65%70%61%67%65%2E%63%6F%6D%00
@%77%77%77%2E%65%2D%66%69%6E%64%65%72%2E%63%63/%68%70/

is there any other program I can install to scan to clear the register / system ?

going mad with that

RW

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Download the latest version of Ad-Aware at ADAWARE

How to setup Ad-Aware and Spy-Bot S&D
http://www.zerosrealm.com/scanning.php

And after that, please do the following:


Download 'Hijack This!'.HERE

Unzip (extract) it to a folder of its own.Like c:\HJT\hijackthis.exe , Then Doubleclick HijackThis.exe (in the new folder), and hit "Scan".
When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, then Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents here. for hijackthis,most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.

reboot computer and post a new hijackthis log

Hello Caperjack
Thank you very much for your answer !
Exactly as per your instructions bellow is the log of Hijackthis (I prefer to wait and not to take a chance and delete by myself ) :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 00:21:52, on 09/06/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\ADMUNCHER\ADMUNCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\FPPDIS2A.EXE
C:\SPYBOT\TEATIMER.EXE
C:\VITALAGENT8\VITALAGENT\PROGRAM\VTLAGENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\ARQUIVOS DE PROGRAMAS\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\CHATBROWSER4\CB_4001.EXE
C:\ARQUIVOS DE PROGRAMAS\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\!_DOWNLOAD\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/hp/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/hp/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,(Default) = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {834261E1-DD97-4177-853B-C907E5D5BD6E} - C:\DPE.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\spybot\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Rádio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
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: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad Muncher] C:\ADMUNCHER\ADMUNCH.EXE /bt
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pdfFactory Pro Dispatcher v2] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\fppdis2a.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AddClass] C:\WINDOWS\MSXMIDI.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\spybot\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: MyVitalAgent.lnk = C:\vitalagent8\VitalAgent\Program\VtlAgent.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with GetRight - C:\getright502\GRdownload.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with GetRight Browser - C:\getright502\GRbrowse.htm
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\ARQUIV~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://%65%68%74%74%70%2E%63%63/?
O13 - WWW Prefix: http://%65%68%74%74%70%2E%63%63/?
O14 - IERESET.INF: SEARCH_PAGE_URL=&http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
O16 - DPF: {D9CE2963-8547-4C18-A4CE-DA27278310D8} (Instalador Remoto UOL) - http://download.uol.com.br/discadorUOL/light/UOLActiveInstall.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?38112.9729513889
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

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.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/hp/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/hp/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,(Default) = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {834261E1-DD97-4177-853B-C907E5D5BD6E} - C:\DPE.DLL

This is a suggested fix because it a rescorce hog and not needed in startup.
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE


O13 - DefaultPrefix: http://%65%68%74%74%70%2E%63%63/?

O13 - WWW Prefix: http://%65%68%74%74%70%2E%63%63/?


Now reboot into safe mode and delete the following files and folders if found .

C:\DPE.DLL...delete file if found


to delete the above files and folder you will need to do the following
go to
Show hidden files & folders

"Fix Checked"...Reboot to SAFE mode to delete files
How to start computer in safe mode

reboot computer and post a new log

In addition to what caperjack has instructed, please do the following:
Close all (browser) windows & rescan with hijackthis. When the scan is finished place a check in the box to the left of the following entries & click 'fix checked' :

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AddClass] C:\WINDOWS\MSXMIDI.EXE

Reboot into safe mode following the instructions here & navigate to & delete the following if found:

C:\WINDOWS\MSXMIDI.EXE<<<<

Reboot normally.

Did you install Winamp directly to your C:\ folder? It normally self installs into program files. I ask this because there is a same named file that is actually a virus. If your not sure then go to C:\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe & right click on the WINAMPa file, then properties & post all the info you can find there to your next post.

.........OOPS!.....missed that.:)

22:52 11/06/04

Hi Caperjack

1-) No , no , it hasn´t worked ;

I did exactly as you told me : I checked each one of the entries following your instructions ,
Hijackthis was ran and supposedly fixed that mess , the BHO C:\DPE.DLL was found & deleted
on the "DOS" safety mode ( out of the Windows 98) ;

as soon as I rebooted the system the infection remains the same please take a look at the log
below ;

OBS: once back to the Windows I had a hunch and tried to "dir" for C:\DPE.DLL on
PROMPT DOS , and found the d am n e d file there ;

Which is the file responsible for the " re-infection" ???
So what to do next to get rid of www.e-finder.cc/..........????


2-) Hello Crunchie , as a matter of fact I installed the player Winamp (it is not the virus you
mention on your post )
in the root as I usually do , because I don´t like to have all the programs centralized in
program files folder ;

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 23:29:14, on 11/06/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\ADMUNCHER\ADMUNCH.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\FPPDIS2A.EXE
C:\VITALAGENT8\VITALAGENT\PROGRAM\VTLAGENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\!_DOWNLOAD\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/hp/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/hp/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,(Default) = http://homepage.com%00@www.e-finder.cc/search/ (obfuscated)


O2 - BHO: (no name) - {834261E1-DD97-4177-853B-C907E5D5BD6E} - C:\DPE.DLL

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\spybot\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Rádio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
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: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad Muncher] C:\ADMUNCHER\ADMUNCH.EXE /bt
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pdfFactory Pro Dispatcher v2] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\fppdis2a.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AddClass] C:\WINDOWS\MSXMIDI.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\spybot\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: MyVitalAgent.lnk = C:\vitalagent8\VitalAgent\Program\VtlAgent.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with GetRight - C:\getright502\GRdownload.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with GetRight Browser - C:\getright502\GRbrowse.htm
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\ARQUIV~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: SEARCH_PAGE_URL=&http://home.microsoft.com/intl/br/access/allinone.asp
O16 - DPF: {D9CE2963-8547-4C18-A4CE-DA27278310D8} (Instalador Remoto UOL) - http://download.uol.com.br/discadorUOL/light/UOLActiveInstall.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?38112.9729513889
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

Don't know what to tell you ,
Delete the temp internet files ,in IE tools and then run hijack and fix all the bad ones that returned ,as per the instructions in my other post ..

Also you can try running CWShredder in safe mode & have it *fix* what it finds, making sure you have ALL other windows closed.