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carbonterry2
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March 18, 2012 - 11:25 pm
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I'm looking at the ToolWiz software. One option is "Super Explorer"

The screen shot says it can analyze the file system.........blah... & You can find all the hijacked/hidden files with this explorer.........OK... so what ????? I cannot see any way to do any "fixing"

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s anyone else use this software?

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March 21, 2012 - 3:45 am
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Any reason you need to see the super hidden files?

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March 21, 2012 - 8:10 am
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What is the actual name of the Toolwiz freeware you are looking at Terry? I thought I knew all Toolwiz products but I don't recognize the one you are talking about.

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Dave,

No special reason to see the hidden files. but I was concerned about the other files if they were hijacked.

 

Jim,

Toolwiz FreeCare/Tools/Super Explorer

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Toolwiz Care, okay mate. I had another look at Toolwiz Care and the 'Super Explorer' tool - as far as I can see it is merely a file explorer. I can understand the "hidden" files part but the "hi-jacked" bit has got me stumped. I wouldn't worry about it Terry.

If you suspect problems with hijacked files I suggest you run a scan with HijackThis: http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

Post the logfile here and we'll have a look at it for you.

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here ya' go Jim,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:53:26 PM, on 3/21/2012
Platform: Windows 7  (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\zatray.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\BlueVoda Website Builder\BlueVoda.exe
C:\Windows\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Photoshop.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS5ServiceManager\CS5ServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\BlueVoda Website Builder\BlueFTP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\Program files\ToolwizCareFree\ToolwizCares.exe
C:\Program files\ToolwizCareFree\ToolwizTools.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\BlueVoda Website Builder\BlueFTP.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Users\trw\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
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\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer, optimized for Bing and MSN
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {124d001a-bdcb-472f-aa59-bbe7e4bc3204} - (no file)
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: ZoneAlarm Security Engine Registrar - {8A4A36C2-0535-4D2C-BD3D-496CB7EED6E3} - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\TrustChecker\bin\TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISW] "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe" /icon="hidden"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm] "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\zatray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_TRAY] "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cdloader] "C:\Users\trw\AppData\Roaming\mjusbsp\cdloader2.exe" MAGICJACK
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ToolwizCareFree] "C:\Program files\ToolwizCareFree\ToolwizCares.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [chromium] C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --no-startup-window
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-3725247802-1922370255-1803777513-1002\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'UpdatusUser')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-3725247802-1922370255-1803777513-1002\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'UpdatusUser')
O4 - S-1-5-21-3725247802-1922370255-1803777513-1002 User Startup: Install LastPass FF RunOnce.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\lpuninstall.exe (User 'UpdatusUser')
O4 - S-1-5-21-3725247802-1922370255-1803777513-1002 User Startup: Install LastPass IE RunOnce.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\lpuninstall.exe (User 'UpdatusUser')
O4 - Startup: Yahoo! Widgets.lnk = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: LastPass - file://C:\Program Files\LastPass\context.html?cmd=lastpass
O8 - Extra context menu item: LastPass Fill Forms - file://C:\Program Files\LastPass\context.html?cmd=fillforms
O9 - Extra button: LastPass - {43699cd0-e34f-11de-8a39-0800200c9a66} - C:\Program Files\LastPass\LPBar.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: LastPass - {43699cd0-e34f-11de-8a39-0800200c9a66} - C:\Program Files\LastPass\LPBar.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
O16 - DPF: {1E54D648-B804-468d-BC78-4AFFED8E262F} (System Requirements Lab) - http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload/srl/3.0.0.4/srl_bin/sysreqlab_nvd.cab
O16 - DPF: {74DBCB52-F298-4110-951D-AD2FF67BC8AB} (NVIDIA Smart Scan) - http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload/nforce/NvidiaSmartScan.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D8EE396F-4A37-46A7-A83E-0F6F33062C57}: NameServer = 208.67.220.220,208.67.222.222
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs:   
O23 - Service: AVG WatchDog (avgwd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdatem) (gupdatem) - 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: ZoneAlarm Toolbar IswSvc (IswSvc) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft Limited - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Update Service Daemon (nvUpdatusService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
O23 - Service: SwitchBoard - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Check Point Software Technologies LTD - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
O23 - Service: Winstep Xtreme Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program.exe (file missing)

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March 22, 2012 - 6:38 am
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I see nothing out of the ordinary in your hijack this report.

A tool like Super Explorer is a good way to spot rootkits, which is why I asked to begin with, for those who know what they are looking at.

The files preceded with a $ are basically super hidden and unavailable to a user through Explorer. This are important files and removing/changing the wrong one will leave you with an unbootable, maybe even unrecoverable, mess.

Rootkits basically create files with the $ prefix, which is why they are more difficult to detect (remember the Sony DRM fiasco?). The best way to handle this (if you think you are infected) is to look for a dedicated rootkit scanner.

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit.aspx

http://www.gmer.net/

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445

I'd use the Sophos first as it is more consumer based and should be easier to deal with.

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March 22, 2012 - 6:59 pm
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Thank you Dave !!!

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March 22, 2012 - 7:52 pm
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I cannot see any way to do any "fixing"

The 'hi-jack' part of the Super Explorer tool simply lists the hidden files without offering any form of analysis or possible remedy. So, for all but the most savvy users, it is practically useless.

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March 22, 2012 - 9:07 pm
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Checked with Sophos and all is well

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March 22, 2012 - 9:16 pm
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Good to hear!

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I get into the Da**dest issues messing aroun.....er...make that trying to learn more about my machine...yes, that's it.

OK here's a partial screenshot of my machine.

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March 24, 2012 - 7:26 am
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You've lost the shortcut icon. What were you doing before this happened?

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Hey Terry - Are we talking about those black squares over the icons? Looks like something or someone tried to change or get rid of the little shortcut arrows. Have you used any tweaking software of late - something with an option to change the shortcut arrows perhaps? If so, use that same software to undo the tweak.

If that's not it, try this:

Navigate to C:/Users/"Your Username"/AppData/Local
Locate and delete the file named IconCache.db
Restart the machine.

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You got it Jim. I made this change a couple of weeks ago and the problem started yesterday.

Thanks again...

Dave,

As far as I know I was transplanting some flowers :>})

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