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#1 cassini_mtn


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Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:54 AM

The problem began about 3 weeks ago. At shutdown, sometimes, "Layered Hidden Window" error warning appears. IF that can be closed [ sometimes the only way to shutdown is to pull the power ], MCI Command handling window warning appears. Both warnings appear to be standard Windows XP error screens. Nothing in event viewer.

NO popups appear, using IE 6.0, SP1 or FF 1.5.

Norton AV finds nothing.

I searched the internet, for "MCI .. . " and "Layered Hidden Window" and found entries from 2004.

I have tried to download find-all.zip, but I am unable. Using IE 6 SP1 & FF 1.5, when I click on a link in the message cited above, or a link in other messages with "MCI command handling Window", I am taken to http://www10.brinkst....ast/pvtool.htm, where find-all.zip is displayed as a link. When I click on the link, I am taken to http://www10.brinkst...freeatlast/FNF/ . There, I am notified that: Directory Listing Denied
This Virtual Directory does not allow contents to be listed. Same download problem from a computer with no problems

I have also been unable to download dllfix.exe, which is mentioned in some of the posts. The link at http://downloads.subratam.org ... is dead the link at www.zerosrealm.com takes me to a vacant web site.

Ad-Aware SE, Spybot & Microsoft AntiSpyware have found nothing. After running HJT, I ran Panda's Activescan, which found nothing.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:10:06 PM, on 1/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\StompSoft\PC BackUp\NbkCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Chameleon Clock\ChamClock.exe
C:\Program Files\StompSoft\PC BackUp\NMSAccess.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\StompSoft\PC BackUp\NSENGINE.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Cloudmark\SpamNet\OE\snoe.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.azstarnet.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboForm.dll
O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &RoboForm - {724d43a0-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboForm.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ProTaskScheduler] C:\ProWin04\32bit\TaskSch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NovaBackup 7 Tray Control] "C:\Program Files\StompSoft\PC BackUp\NbkCtrl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [HomeAlarm] C:\Program Files\Chameleon Clock\ChamClock.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe AcRdB7_0_5 -reboot 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\SNDMon.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RoboForm] "C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Cloudmark Desktop for Outlook Express.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: Customize Menu - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: RoboForm Toolbar - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program

O9 - Extra button: RoboForm - {724d43aa-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: RoboForm Toolbar - {724d43aa-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber

Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComShowToolbar.html
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O16 - DPF: {1F2F4C9E-6F09-47BC-970D-3C54734667FE} (LSSupCtl Class) - https://www-secure.s....l/LSSupCtl.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) -

O16 - DPF: {9522B3FB-7A2B-4646-8AF6-36E7F593073C} (cpbrkpie Control) - http://a19.g.akamai.....2/cpbrkpie.cab
O16 - DPF: {963BE66B-121D-4E6C-BF9F-1A774D9A2E41} - http://moneycentral....s/pmupdate2.exe
O16 - DPF: {9B17FE0E-51F2-4692-8B32-8EFB805FC0E7} (HPObjectInstaller Class) -

O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) -

O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O23 - Service: CA ISafe (CAISafe) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec

O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec

O23 - Service: Creative Solutions Accounting Print Service (CSAPrintService) - Creative Solutions - C:\WINDOWS\csasvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common

Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: InCD File System Service (InCDsrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Intuit Fuse Service - Intuit - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Fuse\Service\Intuit Fuse Service.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton

O23 - Service: NMSAccess - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\StompSoft\PC BackUp\NMSAccess.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Unerase Protection (NProtectService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton

O23 - Service: NsEngine - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\StompSoft\PC BackUp\NSENGINE.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec

O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog

O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security

O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - bC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

Your advice is awaited.


#2 LoPhatPhuud


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 03:52 AM

The Layered Window mesage does not necesarily mean that you are infected. Most likely the error is cauaed by a program you installed.

A quick Google got this:
In case anyone else turns up here looking for information on "Layered Hidden Windows" I thought that I would just point out that these are not necessarily sinister or evidence of a malicious infection. If an application generates a secondary window (as many will do) and the application itself is then minimized by the user to the task bar, the secondary window is hidden by the OS (i.e., it is not closed, but it is invisible on the desktop). If the hidden secondary window is busy performing some function or waiting for some user input and the computer is shut down then it can be difficult or impossible for the OS to close it automatically (it shouldn't be, of course, but in this world, and at Redmond in particular, who expects perfect programming?). Hence the "This program is not responding ..." message. (Incidentally, "Layered" usually means that the window is dressed up with some fancy graphics.)

When you search for Hidden Layered Window, enclose it in double quotes. You will get more than enough returns to keep you busy for a while and probably a solution.

The only item in your log that needs attention is this one:
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)

Use HiJackThis to remove it