Unwanted search bar at bottom of screen

 
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A big Hideeho from the Tipperary,Ireland.

A search bar just appeared after my wife was online. Also having problems with some programs not ending processes, that is: Firefox and win media player, so I have to right click and end process which is becoming more than annoying. I use spybot, malwarebytes and kapersky - not the free one. I have used Hijack this in the past but was unable to determine what was good and bad.

I am running Vista Home Premium sp1.

Please advise!

Thank You

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Hi and welcome to Daniweb!
Uninstall HiJackThis if it is an old version and download a new one from here if needed. Do the full system scan and save the log and copy/paste it back here and I will be happy to take a look.
Judy

 
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Thank You very much!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:28:40, on 08/09/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Windows\PixArt\PAC207\Monitor.exe
C:\Windows\vsnp2uvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\lxdxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Users\Padraig\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.aldi.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.aldi.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: IEVkbdBHO - {59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\ievkbd.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IAAnotif] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Skytel] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\Skytel.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PAC207_Monitor] C:\Windows\PixArt\PAC207\Monitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [snp2uvc] C:\Windows\vsnp2uvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lxdxmon.exe] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\lxdxmon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EzPrint] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\ezprint.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent DNA] "C:\Users\Padraig\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [VoipStunt] "C:\Program Files\VoipStunt.com\VoipStunt\voipstunt.exe" -nosplash -minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ISUSPM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Banner Ad Blocker - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\ie_banner_deny.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
O9 - Extra button: Web traffic protection statistics - {1F460357-8A94-4D71-9CA3-AA4ACF32ED8E} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\SCIEPlgn.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {2019DC25-D1C0-11D6-97B3-0008A124F542} (StreamPlug Class) - http://www.streamplug.com/StreamPlug/beta/SP.cab
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\mzvkbd.dll,C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\adialhk.dll,C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\kloehk.dll
O23 - Service: Kaspersky Internet Security (AVP) - Kaspersky Lab - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate1c9bcf1c42a0858) (gupdate1c9bcf1c42a0858) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: lxdxCATSCustConnectService - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\\lxdxserv.exe
O23 - Service: lxdx_device - - C:\Windows\system32\lxdxcoms.exe
O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
O23 - Service: ProtexisLicensing - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PSIService.exe
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe

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End of file - 7919 bytes

 
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I really don't see anything in the log indicating an "unusual" Search bar.
Is there a way for you to get us a Print Screen of it? Maybe that would give more of a clue. If you can do the Print Screen and then Crop everything out except the area where the search bar is located, then upload it here. Maybe it will give us a better idea.
Judy

 
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Don't know how to upload it. have it in a word doc. ...

 
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Can you save it as just a .jpg and then attach it?
There is a button down below this text box named Manage Attachments.
Click that.
Then when the Manage Attachments box opens click the Browse button to find the file on your computer.
Once you click on that and put what you want to upload into the little window then you click the Upload button. It will then attach whatever it is you wish to upload to your post.
Check my attachments and you will see what I mean.

Attachments Manage_Attachments.jpg 36.42 KB Upload.jpg 68.02 KB
 
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Ok thanks again. I'm sure it's related to the programs not closing as it started to happen around the same time.

Attachments new-1.jpg 37.8 KB
 
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What exactly happens when you type something in that bar?

I assume it opens a browser and searches the internet; if so, which site does it use?

 
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Just used it for the first time, it went to yeah.com looks nasty, firefox warned me.

 
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Just used it for the first time, it went to yeah.com looks nasty, firefox warned me.

Yes it gets a very bad rating via WOT. You obviously have some malware on there.
Update MBA-M and run the Full System Scan again. Let it remove whatever is found. Do the same with Spybot.
Look in Add/Remove and see if there is an unknown toolbar listed there, if so, remove it.. Look for yeah and see if anything like that is listed.
Can you right click the taskbar, away from that search bar, and see if there is a notation there for toolbars. If so see if you can stop this.
Update MBA-M again and run a Full System scan with it. Have it remove anything found and save the log.
Reboot. Do a new HJT scan and save the log
Post back here with the two logs

 
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Ok here you are! By the way not even once did malwarebytes find something.

Attachments mbam-log-2009-09-09_(18-09-13).txt (0.83 KB)
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.40
Database version: 2765
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

09/09/2009 18:09:13
mbam-log-2009-09-09 (18-09-13).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|I:\|J:\|)
Objects scanned: 210189
Time elapsed: 35 minute(s), 22 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
 
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And the HJT. Where are you from incidentally?

 
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Strange the log didn't upload last time. Now it's saying the file is invalid

 
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:27:34, on 08/09/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Windows\PixArt\PAC207\Monitor.exe
C:\Windows\vsnp2uvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\lxdxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Users\Padraig\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.aldi.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.aldi.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: IEVkbdBHO - {59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\ievkbd.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IAAnotif] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Skytel] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\Skytel.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PAC207_Monitor] C:\Windows\PixArt\PAC207\Monitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [snp2uvc] C:\Windows\vsnp2uvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lxdxmon.exe] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\lxdxmon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EzPrint] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3600-4600 Series\ezprint.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent DNA] "C:\Users\Padraig\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [VoipStunt] "C:\Program Files\VoipStunt.com\VoipStunt\voipstunt.exe" -nosplash -minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ISUSPM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Banner Ad Blocker - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\ie_banner_deny.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
O9 - Extra button: Web traffic protection statistics - {1F460357-8A94-4D71-9CA3-AA4ACF32ED8E} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\SCIEPlgn.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {2019DC25-D1C0-11D6-97B3-0008A124F542} (StreamPlug Class) - http://www.streamplug.com/StreamPlug/beta/SP.cab
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\mzvkbd.dll,C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\adialhk.dll,C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\kloehk.dll
O23 - Service: Kaspersky Internet Security (AVP) - Kaspersky Lab - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate1c9bcf1c42a0858) (gupdate1c9bcf1c42a0858) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: lxdxCATSCustConnectService - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\\lxdxserv.exe
O23 - Service: lxdx_device - - C:\Windows\system32\lxdxcoms.exe
O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
O23 - Service: ProtexisLicensing - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PSIService.exe
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe

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End of file - 7895 bytes

 
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Still honestly see NOTHING in that HJT log. Very strange. Did you try my other suggestions?

Look in Add/Remove and see if there is an unknown toolbar listed there, if so, remove it.. Look for yeah and see if anything like that is listed.
Can you right click the taskbar, away from that search bar, and see if there is a notation there for toolbars. If so see if you can stop this.

Only thing I see as "risky" in the HJT log is this entry;
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent DNA] "C:\Users\Padraig\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe"
Not really a wise idea to have this running automatically at start up, meaning then it is running all the time usually.
I'm not going to get into a big lecture on P2P here, forum policy on P2P is NO to that entirely and must say I agree. It can and often does lead to major infections, some of which the only way to recover is wiping the drive. But don't feel this is that type of case really...though cannot say for sure. Whatever and whereever this searchbar came from it obviously isn't a good place, we both found that when checking out their web page.

 
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Ok, but I have been using p2p for many a year now and am not about to stop.

So looks like I'm stuck with this search bar for another while.

Thanks for your time.

 
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This search bar IS malware. There has to be a way to get rid of it.

Comments
Tried hard
 
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So looks like I'm stuck with this search bar for another while.

We really need a more thorough look at what is going on before we can say that :)
HijackThis is often insufficient when it comes to today's malware - Let's try this:

-- Download DDS by sUBs and save it to your Desktop
-- If your AV has a script blocker, please disable it
-- DoubleClick on dds.scr to run the tool

* A command box will open, displaying added information for your reading pleasure while DDS completes its scan.
* Upon completion, a Dialog Box should open instructing you to save and post the TWO resulting logs (DDS.txt & Attach.txt).
Please post Attach.txt as an attachment to your post - there is no need to Zip it. If you don't know how to post an attachment, please Copy&Paste it along with the DDS.txt scanlog.

Judy, I, or one of the other volunteers will have a look as time permits.

Cheers :)
PP

 
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Thanks a lot. This this is really starting to ......

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DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01)

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 26/03/2009 16:34:20
System Uptime: 09/09/2009 17:27:10 (17 hours ago)

Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD |  | MS-7502
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7400  @ 2.80GHz | Socket 775 | 2800/266mhz

==== Disk Partitions =========================

C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 689 GiB total, 404.39 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (FAT32) - 20 GiB total, 5.365 GiB free.
F: is Removable
G: is Removable
H: is CDROM ()
I: is FIXED (NTFS) - 11 GiB total, 10.768 GiB free.
J: is FIXED (NTFS) - 107 GiB total, 32.595 GiB free.
K: is Removable

==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============

==== System Restore Points ===================

RP226: 10/08/2009 16:24:34 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP227: 11/08/2009 09:51:23 - Windows Update
RP229: 11/08/2009 16:44:10 - TrueCrypt installation
RP231: 11/08/2009 17:02:26 - TrueCrypt uninstallation
RP232: 14/08/2009 16:15:56 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP233: 14/08/2009 17:14:10 - Windows Update
RP234: 17/08/2009 10:59:42 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP235: 17/08/2009 13:33:13 - Device Driver Package Install: Lexmark Imaging devices
RP236: 17/08/2009 13:34:38 - Device Driver Package Install: Lexmark Inkjet Drivers Printers
RP237: 18/08/2009 09:38:18 - Windows Update
RP238: 18/08/2009 17:17:20 - Device Driver Package Install: Jungo
RP239: 19/08/2009 11:38:29 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP240: 20/08/2009 12:55:39 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP241: 20/08/2009 19:47:54 - Windows Update
RP242: 21/08/2009 12:25:48 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP243: 23/08/2009 13:59:12 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP244: 24/08/2009 16:48:32 - Windows Update
RP246: 26/08/2009 12:09:17 - Removed World of Battles
RP247: 26/08/2009 12:13:08 - Removed ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint
RP248: 26/08/2009 16:20:37 - Windows Update
RP249: 27/08/2009 18:56:47 - Windows Update
RP250: 28/08/2009 13:45:18 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP251: 28/08/2009 13:52:56 - Windows Update
RP252: 28/08/2009 17:14:37 - Installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.
RP253: 30/08/2009 03:39:44 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP254: 31/08/2009 15:38:53 - Windows Update
RP255: 02/09/2009 17:18:50 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP256: 03/09/2009 00:32:41 - Windows Update
RP257: 03/09/2009 14:42:57 - Windows Update
RP259: 03/09/2009 16:28:25 - Installed QuickTime
RP261: 03/09/2009 16:37:25 - Configured QuickTime
RP262: 05/09/2009 09:56:33 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP263: 06/09/2009 02:38:18 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP264: 07/09/2009 09:24:24 - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP265: 08/09/2009 08:40:21 - Windows Update
RP266: 09/09/2009 16:03:49 - Windows Update

==== Installed Programs ======================

A1 HangWord
Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites
Adobe AIR
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Reader 9.1.3
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5
Torrent
CleanUp!
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
Corel MediaOne
CorelDRAW Essential Edition 3
DivX Web Player
DNA
EN
Eraser
Farm Frenzy 2
FileZilla Client 3.2.6.1
Fishing Craze
Google Earth
Google Update Helper
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
HouseCall 6.6
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5
Java(TM) 6 Update 12
Jumpstart Preschool v2.4
K-Lite Codec Pack 4.7.5 (Full)
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
Lexmark 3600-4600 Series
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft Application Error Reporting
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English)
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Mozilla Firefox (3.0.13)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB941833)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
Mystery Legends Sleepy Hollow
Nero 8 Essentials
neroxml
NVIDIA Drivers
NVIDIA PhysX v8.10.13
PC Camer@ 
Picasa 3
Poker Superstars II
RealPlayer
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB969559)
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB969679)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB969682)
Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB957789)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB969613)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB969604)
Skype web features
Skype 4.1
Spelling Dictionaries Support For Adobe Reader 9
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Standard ISL Dictionary
Texas Hold'em Poker 3D - Deluxe Edition 1.0
Tradewinds Odyssey 1.00
Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Help for Common Features (KB963673)
Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help (KB963678)
Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help (KB963670)
Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 Help (KB963669)
Update for Microsoft Office Script Editor Help (KB963671)
Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help (KB963665)
Update Manager
VCRedistSetup
VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6d
Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime - (v9.0.30729)
Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime - v9.0.30729.01
VoipStunt
Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
WinRAR archiver
Wonderburg

==== Event Viewer Messages From Past Week ========

09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7026]  - The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:  AFD DfsC kl1 klbg KLIF KLIM6 Lbd NetBIOS netbt nsiproxy PSched RasAcd rdbss Smb spldr tdx Wanarpv6
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The Workstation service depends on the Network Store Interface Service service which failed to start because of the following error:  The dependency service or group failed to start.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The WebDav Client Redirector Driver service depends on the Redirected Buffering Sub Sysytem service which failed to start because of the following error:  A device attached to the system is not functioning.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The WebClient service depends on the WebDav Client Redirector Driver service which failed to start because of the following error:  The dependency service or group failed to start.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service depends on the Ancilliary Function Driver for Winsock service which failed to start because of the following error:  A device attached to the system is not functioning.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine service depends on the Redirected Buffering Sub Sysytem service which failed to start because of the following error:  A device attached to the system is not functioning.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The SMB 2.0 MiniRedirector service depends on the SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine service which failed to start because of the following error:  The dependency service or group failed to start.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The SMB 1.x MiniRedirector service depends on the SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine service which failed to start because of the following error:  The dependency service or group failed to start.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The Network Store Interface Service service depends on the NSI proxy service service which failed to start because of the following error:  A device attached to the system is not functioning.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The Network Location Awareness service depends on the Network Store Interface Service service which failed to start because of the following error:  The dependency service or group failed to start.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The Network List Service service depends on the Network Location Awareness service which failed to start because of the following error:  The dependency service or group failed to start.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The IP Helper service depends on the Network Store Interface Service service which failed to start because of the following error:  The dependency service or group failed to start.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The DHCP Client service depends on the Ancilliary Function Driver for Winsock service which failed to start because of the following error:  A device attached to the system is not functioning.
09/09/2009 16:13:00, Error: Service Control Manager [7001]  - The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:  The dependency service or group failed to start.
09/09/2009 16:12:50, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10005]  - DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-505054503030}
09/09/2009 16:12:50, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10005]  - DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {7D096C5F-AC08-4F1F-BEB7-5C22C517CE39}
09/09/2009 16:12:16, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10005]  - DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service EventSystem with argumen
 
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Thanks a lot. This this is really starting to ......

I'm sorry - I should have written that more clearly.
I need you to copy and paste the main DDS.txt for me. That's the one I really want to see.
If you didn't save that log, just run DDS again.

As for the toolbar, I have a feeling that it might be one of those "quasi-legit" items that comes bundled in the installation package with another program you might have installed.
I know you said it "just appeared," but maybe she didn't notice it before? Do you remember installing any new software around the time the nuisance bar appeared?

Let's see what we find in the DDS.txt - Just copy and paste that one.

I'll be back tonight.

PP :)

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