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This isn't the normal About:Blank malware, and aboutbuster picked nothing up, so I'm turning to you guys.

The situation is this. When clicking a link, the browser sometimes (not always) goes to a random site. Later I will compile a list, if I can get it to show me a few.

Keep in mind this happens only when links are clicked.

Here's the HJT Log:

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:















C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe

C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\backweb\4476822\program\fsbwsys.exe

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMB32.EXE

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\backweb\4476822\Program\fspex.exe



C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FCH32.EXE

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FAMEH32.EXE

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsqh.exe

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsrw.exe

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe


C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsav32.exe


C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe

C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\G001-\gnotify.exe

C:\Program Files\Netropa\OSD.exe


C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FSGUI\ispnews.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe




C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jucheck.exe

C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FSGUI\fsguidll.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe



C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe


C:\Documents and Settings\Ryan Killeen\Desktop\GameGear\mekaw071\mekaw.exe


C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

C:\Hi-jack Kit\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.deathbypapercut.com

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.deathbypapercut.com

O1 - Hosts: localhost

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: SearchToolbar - {08BEC6AA-49FC-4379-3587-4B21E286C19E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jtpoe.dll (file missing)

O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

O3 - Toolbar: SearchToolbar - {08BEC6AA-49FC-4379-3587-4B21E286C19E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jtpoe.dll (file missing)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DellTouch] C:\WINDOWS\MMKeybd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [diagent] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe" startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\G001-\gnotify.exe


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Manager] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSM32.EXE" /splash

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure TNB] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\TNB\TNBUtil.exe" /CHECKALL /WAITFORSW

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Startup Wizard] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FSGUI\FSSW.EXE" /reboot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [News Service] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FSGUI\ispnews.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CoolSwitch] C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskswitch.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe

O4 - Global Startup: ATI CATALYST System Tray.lnk = C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe

O4 - Global Startup: F-Secure 2006.lnk = C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\backweb\4476822\Program\fspex.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Block this popup - C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Spyware\blockpopups.htm

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmwordtrans.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html

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: IE Shield - {300DB664-75B5-47c0-8B45-A44ACCF73C00} - C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Spyware\ieshield.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: IE Shield... - {300DB664-75B5-47c0-8B45-A44ACCF73C00} - C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Spyware\ieshield.dll

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL

O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.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: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://games.pogo.com/online2/pogo/zuma/popcaploader_v5.cab

O16 - DPF: {FD0B6769-6490-4A91-AA0A-B5AE0DC75AC9} (Performance Viewer Activex Control) - https://secure.logmein.com/activex/RACtrl.cab

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{EF48425A-B70B-4AD5-8D62-97942AB0CC1A}: NameServer =,

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{FAB425BD-F741-49C0-8D87-6F47D5FF7717}: NameServer =,

O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{3125AC76-D5A7-4705-988A-048617D4E5EA}: NameServer =,

O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe

O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe

O23 - Service: F-Secure 2006 - F-Secure Internet Security 2005 - C:\PROGRA~1\F-SECU~1\backweb\4476822\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE

O23 - Service: Diskeeper - Executive Software International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe

O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe

O23 - Service: FSGKHS - Unknown - C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe

O23 - Service: fsbwsys - Unknown - C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\backweb\4476822\program\fsbwsys.exe

O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe

O23 - Service: F-Secure Management Agent - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSMA32.EXE

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

O23 - Service: Netropa NHK Server - Unknown - C:\WINDOWS\Nhksrv.exe

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First of all, you will need to print out this post and/or save a copy as a text file in Notepad so that you have a hard copy of these instructions; you can not have IE/Firefox/any browser open during the fix

I see Viewpoint is installed.

Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This had changed from what we knew ; read this article: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546

I suggest you remove the program now. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present.

* Viewpoint

* Viewpoint Manager

* Viewpoint Media Player

Reboot afterwards.

Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:



Save it on your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure Run fixit is checked and click Finish. After the fix begins just follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.

After your system reboots, follow the prompts. Afterwards, HijackThis will launch. Please run it by clicking Scan Only,

and check the following items:

  • O2 - BHO: SearchToolbar - {08BEC6AA-49FC-4379-3587-4B21E286C19E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jtpoe.dll (file missing)
  • O3 - Toolbar: SearchToolbar - {08BEC6AA-49FC-4379-3587-4B21E286C19E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jtpoe.dll (file missing)
  • O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{EF48425A-B70B-4AD5-8D62-97942AB0CC1A}: NameServer =,
  • O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{FAB425BD-F741-49C0-8D87-6F47D5FF7717}: NameServer =,
  • O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{3125AC76-D5A7-4705-988A-048617D4E5EA}: NameServer =,

Click Fix Checked. Close HijackThis, and click OK to proceed.

Download and run F-Secure Blacklight: http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/try.shtml

Run the program, accept statement>next>click> scan>next.

If any items are detected have blacklite rename them except for "wbemtest.exe".

Do not rename "wbemtest.exe" its a windows file. If there are any other files you THINK may be valid don't rename them. Help is available HERE

The tool will ask if you want to reboot (restart) choose yes.

Finally, please post

  • the contents of report.txt (it should open; If it does not open or you close it..find a copy in c:\fixwareout folder.)
  • a new HijackThis log
  • log from blacklight; log will be named fsbl-<date/time>.log eg. fsbl-20051213134642.log.

You should also update your Java by following the procedure HERE

Note: IF you are having connection problems follow the directions below

(These instruction's are basically for home users.)

Before doing this write down all the settings, Note that not all system/setups even have these settings, While some connection service's will require them.

In the windows control panel. If you are using Windows XP's Category View, select the Network and Internet Connections category otherwise double click on Network Connections. Then right click on your default connection, usually local area connection for cable and dsl, and left click on properties. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item and select the radio dial that says Obtain DNS servers automatically

Press OK twice to get out of the properties screen and reboot if it asks.

That option might not be available one some systems

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