Unwanted Favorites Sites

From: Mr Man Person (username_at_website.com)
Date: 12/19/03


Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 17:08:30 -0800

A persistent program (which neither AdAware nor SpyBot has been able to
detect or remove) keeps adding the same few sites to my Favorites every once
in a while. Shortcuts matching these sites also sometimes turn up in c: (no
directory) or in C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Favorites I've
run HijackThis,
but I'm not enough of an expert to tell what is or isn't spyware. Any
tips?

Here's the HijackThis log (all the Trusted Zones are mine):

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:07:08 PM, on 12/18/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\EAB\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSEC.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Craig T\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
http://login.mail.lycos.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/yessentials_cq/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft
Internet Explorer provided by Compaq
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext =
http://store.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/storeredir2.dll?s=consumerfav&c=1c02&lc=0409
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {6CC1C918-AE8B-4373-A5B4-28BA1851E39A} - (no
file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program
Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} -
C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SafeGuard Popup Blocker - {B824E7B0-E8E3-4D75-895E-2C309EA4CC5D} -
C:\Program Files\SafeGuard Popup Blocker Pro\SGPopupBlocker.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - c:\Program
Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} -
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} -
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eabconfg.cpl] C:\Program Files\Compaq\EAB\EabServr.exe
/Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] c:\compaq\cpqsetup\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client
Foundation\CFD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program
Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe"
/checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online]
"c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client]
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft
Money\System\Money Express.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cnet] "C:\Program Files\Kontiki\bin\kontiki.exe" -s
cnet -q
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpyKiller] C:\Program Files\SpyKiller\spykiller.exe
/startup
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Popup Blocker Options (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Advisor (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet
Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF:
START_PAGE_URL=http://store.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/storer
edir2.dll?s=consumerfav&c=1c02&lc=0409
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://polls.cnn.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.cnn.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.cruisecritic.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://espn.go.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://sports.espn.go.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://lw9fd.law9.hotmail.msn.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://loginnet.passport.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://login.passport.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.telus.com
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} (McAfee.com Operating
System Class) -
http://bin.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/en-us/4,0,0,76/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield
International Setup Player) - http://www.installengine.com/engine/isetup.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) -
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) -
http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/vso/en-us/tools/mcfscan/1,5,0,4307/mcfscan.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) -
http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab