Adawre/Spyware/Trojans, help before I burn my PC!

  Tom Steele 10:32 15 Jan 2005

I am running 'Giant Antispyware' and 'Spybot S&D', but am still plagued with adware spyware etc.

Giant AS finds several instances and removes them, but they return. Spybot finds several instances of 'coolWWWsearch' ( Giant AS does not find these) but Spybot cannot remove these. and so the cycle continues. I am using Win XP firewall, but nothing seems to help.

Has anybody out there got the answer please.

  VoG II 10:37 15 Jan 2005

Try CWShredder click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:58 15 Jan 2005

Turn off system restore and run the progs.


  Tom Steele 11:56 15 Jan 2005

I downloaded and tried CWShredder, but after running it, Spybot still found instances of CoolWWsearch.

I disabled system restore and ran the programmes, but no succes I,m afarid.

I'm back at square one despite your help. Many thanks for your replies.

  VoG II 12:02 15 Jan 2005

click here may help you but please read carefully.

  Nellie2 13:39 15 Jan 2005

I can have a look if you like, but I will need to see a hijack log which will tell me which infection you have.

Do not fix anything displayed in the hijackthis window until you are advised to, much of what it shows isn't malware and may even be necessary for proper functioning of your computer.

Download Hijackthis: click here

Unzip to a convenient folder (not to a temp folder), doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan and save logfile".

This will take a little while so be patient

Save the log then copy and paste the complete contents of it as a reply to this thread. You may have to do it in more than one reply as there is an 800 word limit here.

Please don't try to 'fix' anything youself as hijackthis does not differentiate between good and bad and a lot of what it lists is useful and even essential to the running of your PC

  Nellie2 13:40 15 Jan 2005

Oops, sorry, I just noticed that I repeated myself on one point there!! :)

  Tom Steele 14:00 15 Jan 2005

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 13:43:48, on 15/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\RemCtrl\ATIRW.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\MAIN\ATISched.EXE
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ntl\broadband medic\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE

  Tom Steele 14:02 15 Jan 2005

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = click here
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = click here
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O1 - Hosts: ieautosearch
O1 - Hosts: ieautosearch
O1 - Hosts: ieautosearch
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts: ieautosearch
O1 - Hosts: ieautosearch
O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PinnacleDriverCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\PSDrvCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IncrediMail] C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IncMail.exe /c
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AnyDVD] C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe" /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HydraVisionDesktopManager] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\GIANT Company Software\GIANT AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Easy-PrintToolBox] C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-PrintToolBox\BJPSMAIN.EXE /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] C:\PROGRA~1\ntl\BROADB~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasDtServ] gcasDtServ.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ATI Launchpad] "C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\launchpd.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ATI Remote Control] C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\RemCtrl\ATIRW.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background

  Tom Steele 14:03 15 Jan 2005

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ATI Scheduler] C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\MAIN\ATISched.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: DriveSelect.lnk = C:\Program Files\321Studios\Xpress\DriveSelect.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: broadband medic.lnk = C:\Program Files\ntl\broadband medic\bin\matcli.exe
O4 - Global Startup: SpySubtract.lnk = C:\Program Files\interMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
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: Easy-WebPrint Add To Print List - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_AddToList.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint High Speed Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_HSPrint.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Preview - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Preview.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Print.html
O9 - Extra button: ATI TV - {44226DFF-747E-4edc-B30C-78752E50CD0C} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {4E62C4DE-627D-4604-B157-4B7D6B09F02E} (AccountTracking Profile Manager Class) - click here
O16 - DPF: {B942A249-D1E7-4C11-98AE-FCB76B08747F} (RealArcadeRdxIE Class) - click here
O16 - DPF: {EB387D2F-E27B-4D36-979E-847D1036C65D} (QDiagHUpdateObj Class) - click here
O16 - DPF: {F00F4763-7355-4725-82F7-0DA94A256D46} (IMDownloader Class) - click here
O16 - DPF: {FFFF0003-0001-101A-A3C9-08002B23E0CC} - click here
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: CA ISafe - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
O23 - Service: Diskeeper - Executive Software International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
O23 - Service: X10 Device Network Service - Unknown - C:\PROGRA~1\ATIMUL~1\RemCtrl\x10nets.exe (file missing)

  dogbreath1 14:19 15 Jan 2005

Although it's always wise to seek advice on using this utility, you can do some initial clearing out yourself click here
and the following diagnostic tool which analyses you HJT log on line I find very useful click here
By doing an initial cleanup, this reduces the size of the log for posting and makes it more likely to get a speedy response.

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