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Darklighter72



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:52 am    Post subject:



Hello!

I’ve got this suspected virus problem with my friend’s PC (Windows XP SP2) and am wondering if anyone can help me out. Let me tell you what I have already done and what I assume to be the cause of the problem.

The symptoms are that I cannot access lots of important websites, such as windows update, anti-virus sites, opera homepage, but even apparently unrelated ones like the German news magazine Der Spiegel, etc. This website-blocking thing appears to be a frequent feature of more recent viruses.

A quick look at the virus vault of AVG Free Edition tells me that over the course of the last few months, a number of viruses have been found, deleted and a copy kept in the vault. These were the following:
Trojan horse: StartPage.16.BD (se.dll)
Trojan horse: Dropper.ExeBundle.AH (crack22.exe)
Trojan horse: Dropper.Small.22.AV (Ati2mdxx.exe)
Java/ByteVerify (opr001PD.class, opr001PF.class)

Currently, neither AVG nor Sysclean (by Trend Micro) can find any more viruses. Nor do Trojan Hunter, CWShredder, Ad-Aware SE or Spybot find anything.
I did find two suspicious entries with HijackThis. Please let me post the log file below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:41:26 PM, on 8/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
D:\User\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://global.acer.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = proxy.dhivehinet.net.mv:8080
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchApp] Alaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe" -quiet
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\npjpi150_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\npjpi150_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\YAHOO!\MESSEN~1\YPAGER.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\YAHOO!\MESSEN~1\YPAGER.EXE
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: {1230CB21-C88D-11CF-0000-000000000000} - http://www.browserupdate.co.uk/cabs/ukca0001/ukca0001.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMesse...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {E7D2588A-7FB5-47DC-8830-832605661009} (Live Collaboration) - http://livenj01.rightnowtech.com/5561-b282...l/java/RntX.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{CA079C42-27E4-4D68-B3AB-F2C29A648F0F}: NameServer = 202.1.192.196,202.1.192.211
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: C-DillaCdaC11BA - Macrovision - C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
O23 - Service: C-DillaSrv - C-Dilla Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe


It seems to me that two processes
O16 - DPF: {1230CB21-C88D-11CF-0000-000000000000} - http://www.browserupdate.co.uk/cabs/ukca0001/ukca0001.cab
O16 - DPF: {E7D2588A-7FB5-47DC-8830-832605661009} (Live Collaboration) - http://livenj01.rightnowtech.com/5561-b282...l/java/RntX.cab

should be terminated and I did just that. I also deleted all temporary internet files and the whole content of the TEMP folder. Moreover, I flushed the DNS cache.
But all that doesn’t seem to have helped and I have sort of run out of ideas, to be honest.

I read somewhere that such viruses often proceed by a procedure called DLL injection and store their firewall-like instructions somewhere in the Windows folder. The only hint I could see about this is that the AVG scan log gives me lots of entries that appear to have been changed. In detail, it reports the result ‘change’ and the status ‘changed’ for the following entries, while usually it just indicates with an ‘ok’ that a file is allright:
Boot sector of disk C:
C:\Windows\System32\kernel32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wsock32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\user32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll
C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.dll

Could it be that these files have been changed by the virus? Or maybe the problem lies in a completely different place…. In any case, I’m utterly clueless and would appreciate any suggestions from you guys.

Cheers,

Darklighter
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greyknight17



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject:

Welcome to Lockergnome.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Please download Ewido Security Suite at http://www.ewido.net/en/download/.

1. Install Ewido Security Suite.
2. When installing, under 'Additional Options' uncheck:
* Install background guard
* Install scan via context menu
3. Launch Ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double click it.
4. The program will now open to the main screen.
5. When you run Ewido for the first time, you will get a warning 'Database could not be found!'. Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
6. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.
* On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
* Then click on Start Update.
7. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed. The status bar at the bottom will display 'Update successful'.
8. Exit Ewido. DO NOT scan yet.

If you are having problems with the updater, you can go to http://www.ewido.net/en/download/updates/ to update manually.

Download CleanUp! http://cleanup.stevengould.org/ (Alternate Link if main link don't work - http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CleanUp.exe ) and install it. Don't run it yet.

Download Hoster http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/Hoster.exe and run it. Choose the 'Restore Original Hosts' button and press OK.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work.

CleanUp! deletes EVERYTHING out of your temp/temporary folders, it does not make backups. If you have any documents or programs that are saved in any Temporary Folders, please make a backup of these before running CleanUp!. Run CleanUp! and click on the Options button. Uncheck 'Scan local drives for temporary files'. Also uncheck those two Newsgroup entries if you don't want to delete them. Click OK and then click on the CleanUp! button. Let it run. After it's done, choose Yes to logoff.

Now open Ewido and do a scan on your system.

* Click on scanner
* Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
* NOTE: During some scans with Ewido it is finding cases of false positives.
o You will need to step through the process of cleaning files one-by-one.
o If Ewido detects a file you KNOW to be legitimate, select none as the action.
o Do NOT select 'Perform action on all infections'
o If you are unsure of any entry found, select none for now as the action.
* Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report
* Click Save report.
* Save the report .txt file to your desktop or a location where you can find it easily.

Restart your computer and post the Ewido log and a new HijackThis log.
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Darklighter72



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:04 am    Post subject:


Hi there,

Thanks for the reply. I followed all the instructions very carefully. The problem, however, persists. Please have a look at the ewido and the HJT log files:

Oh, maybe I should add that CleanUp! reported that it had been unable to delete one or two files, even though I was operating in safe mode.

---------------------------------------------------------
ewido security suite - Scan report
---------------------------------------------------------

+ Created on: 10:42:24 AM, 8/31/2005
+ Report-Checksum: 39C1932F

+ Scan result:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\ins -> Spyware.WebRebates : Cleaned with backup


::Report End



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:46:27 AM, on 8/31/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\User\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://global.acer.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = proxy.dhivehinet.net.mv:8080
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\CPLBCL53.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchApp] Alaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe" -quiet
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\npjpi150_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\npjpi150_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\YAHOO!\MESSEN~1\YPAGER.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\YAHOO!\MESSEN~1\YPAGER.EXE
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: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMesse...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {BB21F850-63F4-4EC9-BF9D-565BD30C9AE9} (ASquaredScanForm Element) - http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/axscan.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{CA079C42-27E4-4D68-B3AB-F2C29A648F0F}: NameServer = 202.1.192.196,202.1.192.211
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: C-DillaCdaC11BA - Macrovision - C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
O23 - Service: C-DillaSrv - C-Dilla Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe


Maybe you know something else I might try. I’ve done a bit more research and found that some people recommend resetting winsock. See below:


“Under your TCP/IP settings, your DNS servers may be set (static) to
malicious servers.

Your hosts file may be corrupted.

Or the most likely cause.. Winsock is corrupted. In Windows ME and
earlier Winsock was seperate from the operating system. It was easily
uninstalled and reinstalled. In Windows XP (and 2000 I believe)
Winsock and the TCP/IP stack are built into the operating system. They
cannot be uninstalled. BUT there are a number of ways to fix a corrupt
Winsock without reinstalling Windows. (reinstalling Windows should be
a LAST CASE scenario)

I suggest you first open a command prompt and type "netsh int ip reset
resetlog.txt". This will reset Winsock. If that doesn't work, download
LSPfix from http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm. This repair software fits
on a floppy and can fix most all Winsock2 problems.”


Others have recommended resetting the TCP stack or using the system restore utility to revert the system to an earlier date. The viruses would all be back as well, of course.

Do you think it’s worth trying any of these or maybe something else?

Cheers,

Darklighter
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greyknight17



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:18 pm    Post subject:

CleanUp probably asked you to logoff/restart so it can delete those one or two files it said it can't delete.

Yes, we just tried the hosts file (using Hoster) and that didn't seem to work.

If you want, run LSPFix then, but do NOT fix anything. Tell me what files you see on the left and also if any are on the right. Post the filenames here.
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Darklighter72



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:28 am    Post subject:

Hi,

I went through all the steps once more to be sure I did everything correctly. I did log off when asked by CleanUp! but every time I start it, it reports being unable to delete 1 or 2 files. Maybe it deletes them during the logging off procedure. Would rebooting in safe mode be the better option?

I ran the LSP-Fix programme and here is what it says:
Under ‘Keep’ on the left it lists:
Mswsock.dll Tcpip
Winrnr.dll NTDS
Rsvpsp.dll (Protocol handler)

The ‘Remove’ section on the right is empty. Of course, I can’t make much sense of that, but the readme file also says that… “Since some errors result from misnumbered LSP entries rather than missing modules, the "Remove" list may be empty. Don't worry if this is the case; the misnumbered entries will be corrected when you press "Finish".”

Maybe, the file list gives you some idea of what may be wrong here. Or maybe there is something else I could investigate or try out. I am grateful for your help so far remain hopeful that we can fix this in the end.

Cheers,

Darklighter
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Darklighter72



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:56 am    Post subject:

Hi,

just wanted to add that I came across a programme (WinSockFix) that promises to fix the TXP stack and winsock. It is available here:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=257

Could it be worth trying this one out?

Cheers,

Darklighter
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:01 pm    Post subject:

Yes, I was going to go for WinsocKFix next. I just wanted to make sure that you have no Valid/Good LSPs listed there since WinsockFix might annihilate that also if that's the case.

It looks good, so run WinsockFix now and see if it fixes the connection problems to those websites.
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Darklighter72



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:35 am    Post subject:

Hello,

Thanks for all the help so far. I was away for two days, but I have now downloaded and run the WinsockFix software and then reconfigured the TCP/IP settings by looking up the IP address etc. on the other computer in the house that is connected to the same router.

Unfortunately, the problem with the websites is still there. This is really proving to be intractable. Would you know anything else I could try?
For instance, is the LSPfix software equivalent to the WinsockFix software or may I try the former one as well?

Or, WinSockfix seemed to suggest that some things may be done manually rather than automatically, though it all sounded pretty confusing to me.

In any case, the symptoms still point to some sort of malware or virus I would think. As far as I can see the computer is clean now, but the effects may be lasting ones, i.e. it does not stop with the removal of the virus.
Or are there other possible causes that block only certain websites – and especially the usual suspects like Hotmail, anti-virus sites, windows update, etc.

Cheers,

Darklighter
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:56 pm    Post subject:

No, they are different programs. LSPFix will be able to repair a specific winsock layer if it's broken or if it's malware. WinsockFix will go the whole nine yards and wipe out all the chains (even good ones) and also do a lot of other things behind the scenes (like resetting the hosts file, etc.).

Nope, it's the opposite. LSPFix does it manually.

I think it's something else blocking it. Let's try this.

Go to Start->Run and type in each of the following (just repeat Start->Run for each line) and hit OK. See if they register correctly:

regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
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Darklighter72



Joined: Aug 30, 2005
Posts: 6



PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:20 am    Post subject:

Hi,

ok, so we have tried the winsock thing then. Good to know that Winsockfix is the most powerful tool around...

I just typed in all the dlls you suggested and they all registered successfully.

Only for initpki.dll it took about 20 seconds or so but ended with a success as well.

Are there any further options?

I'm wondering if there is a point of deleting the whole network connection thing and set up a fresh one. Or is that more or less what winsockfix did anyway by altering the registry?

Cheers,

Darklighter
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greyknight17



Joined: Feb 03, 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:22 am    Post subject:

You may try removing those network protocols if you wish and installing them back. It's worth a shot, but I don't think they might be the problem since you can still get online, just not certain ones.

At this rate, I suggest posting in the Windows forum since it might be a Windows problem and not spyware or virus related.

I will close this topic for now (unless it needs to be reopened again).
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