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Hi, I'm usually DIY for most viruses/spywares/etc but this time i'm stumped.


I keep getting this popup message which has the header "Dangerous Error!"

Attention, kat! Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of important files in I:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now! Click OK to download the antispyware. (Recommended)


There're 2 buttons Yes & No. I've never tried clicking Yes, and clicking No will close the box.


I've also discovered 2 things: 1)how to recur the popup, and 2) the Search is not functioning

1) recurring the popup - i open windows explorer, with Folders view. all i need to do is alternate clicking at the left panel in windows explorer between 2 folders and the popup will appear (eg. click folder 1, click folder 2, click folder 1..) The number of clicks to trigger the popup seem to be random, but it's anything from 1 to 6 clicks.

2) the Search is not working, will hang and i need to open task manager to kill it. winkey+F will open the Search Results window but it will hang soon afterwards.


I've run these apps prior to running HJT:

CCleaner, Avast anti-virus, RegScrub, Adaware, Spybot S&D, Registry Mechanic, CWShredder, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.


the problem still persist. So i've run HJT and mbam logs here:


help appreciated.





Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 10:46:19 PM, on 01/Sep/08

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Boot mode: Normal


Running processes:







I:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\SCTSvc.exe

I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe

I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe

I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe


I:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

I:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\FolderSize\FolderSizeSvc.exe

I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe






I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe



I:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe

I:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\Bubble.exe



i:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe


I:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

I:\Program Files\Multimedia\Datacolor\ProfileChooser\ProfileChooser.exe



I:\Program Files\5. Internet Tools\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe




I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe


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://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

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 =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

O1 - Hosts: serial.alcohol-soft.com

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - I:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - I:\PROGRA~1\40511~1.CLE\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll

O2 - BHO: SysIETool - {D79DA7F1-9B93-45CC-9019-26BD0A086577} - I:\WINDOWS\system32\cfen32i.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] I:\PROGRA~1\40511~1.CLE\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pdfFactory Pro Dispatcher v2] "I:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fppdis2a.exe" /source=HKLM

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE I:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intelliPoint] "i:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogonStudio] "I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\WinCustomize\LogonStudio\logonstudio.exe" /RANDOM

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bubble] I:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\Bubble.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logoff] I:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\SCTUINotify.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] I:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE I:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] "I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Picasa Media Detector] I:\Program Files\Multimedia\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe (User 'SYSTEM')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Nokia.PCSync] I:\Program Files\Multimedia\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\PcSync2.exe /NoDialog (User 'SYSTEM')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'SYSTEM')

O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Picasa Media Detector] I:\Program Files\Multimedia\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe (User 'Default user')

O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'Default user')

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions present

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - I:\PROGRA~1\3351A~1.MSO\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - I:\PROGRA~1\40511~1.CLE\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - I:\PROGRA~1\40511~1.CLE\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - I:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - I:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftu...b?1213506297359

O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftu...b?1213506275531

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/flas...ent/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {FB5FBB7F-92B4-11D3-8332-00C04F8B209E} (Genesys Webtour Control) - https://content301.mc.iconf.net/gcc_install...rowserquery.cab

O20 - AppInit_DLLs: I:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL

O20 - Winlogon Notify: hgGvtQGa - hgGvtQGa.dll (file missing)

O23 - Service: a-squared Free Service (a2free) - Emsi Software GmbH - I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\a-squared Free\a2service.exe

O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe

O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - I:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe

O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe

O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe

O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - I:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

O23 - Service: Diskeeper - Diskeeper Corporation - I:\Program Files\4. CleanUp Tools\Diskeeper\DkService.exe

O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - I:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

O23 - Service: Folder Size (FolderSize) - Brio - I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\FolderSize\FolderSizeSvc.exe

O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.7.802.22438 (GoogleDesktopManager-022208-143751) - Google - I:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe

O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - I:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - I:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - I:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

O23 - Service: nTune Service (nTuneService) - NVIDIA - I:\Program Files\6. System Tools\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe

O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - I:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - I:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe

O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - I:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe



End of file - 9362 bytes





Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.25

Database version: 1103

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2


10:48:15 PM 01/Sep/08

mbam-log-09-01-2008 (22-48-15).txt


Scan type: Quick Scan

Objects scanned: 52840

Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 30 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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Welcome to PCPitStop, please be aware that All advice given is taken at your own risk.

Sorry for the wait, the logs are many, and the volunteers are few.

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A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix on your own. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.





Remove any old copies of combofix before you proceed.


Thanks to sUBs and anyone else who helped with this fix.


It is important that it is saved directly to your Desktop.


Download ComboFix from Here to your Desktop

  • Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.
  • When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log and a HiJackthis log in your next reply
Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall


Post the combofix log and a new HJT log.



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SOrry slowed response. I've discovered new development before i tried the suggested fix as above:


discovered that the problem is fixed. How it's fixed i'm not entirely sure. The only apps i installed last week (after i've run all the scans and posted the logs as in 1st post) was SuperantiSpyware. Unfortunately i didn't check immeidately after the scan (didn't expect it will fix the problem). So I'm not entirely sure if this SuperantiSpyware is the reason.


the Search function is also fixed, the window will no longer hang.


If mods would like me to post another HJT (for your research, etc) please let me know.



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Sounds like you are asking me to believe in miracles? If you no longer need help, I will close this topic in 24 hours. If you need help, please follow the directions I posted.



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Sounds like you are asking me to believe in miracles? If you no longer need help, I will close this topic in 24 hours. If you need help, please follow the directions I posted.





Since the anomalies no longer present, please close thread, thx.



Not sure how my post above is perceived to sound like i'm asking to believe in miracles. maybe i'm not being clear enough.

i'm just merely stating that i discovered the problem is gone, but i don't know the cause of it except to suspect that it happen after scan with superantispyware.

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