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Re:Wierd Stuff

Unread postby jush » July 13th, 2006, 4:25 am

Hiya Taff

PC still switching itself off unfortunately...had simply assumed it was malware due to the fact every virus checker etc I ran froze. Anyway, here's the silent runners log:

"Silent Runners.vbs", revision 46, http://www.silentrunners.org/
Operating System: Windows XP SP2
Output limited to non-default values, except where indicated by "{++}"


Startup items buried in registry:
---------------------------------

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"Microsoft Works Update Detection" = "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe" ["Microsoft® Corporation"]
"MsnMsgr" = ""C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background" [file not found]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"NvCplDaemon" = "RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup" [MS]
"nwiz" = "nwiz.exe /install" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"CHotkey" = "zHotkey.exe" ["Chicony"]
"AdaptecDirectCD" = ""C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"" ["Roxio"]
"InstantAccess" = "C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\INSTAN~1.EXE /h" [null data]
"RegisterDropHandler" = "C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\REGIST~1.EXE" [empty string]
"SM1BG" = "C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE" ["Cypress Semiconductor"]
"QuickTime Task" = ""C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
"iTunesHelper" = "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
"CaISSDT" = ""C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\caissdt.exe"" ["Computer Associates International, Inc."]
"CaAvTray" = ""C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe"" ["Computer Associates International, Inc."]
"CAVRID" = ""C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe"" ["Computer Associates International, Inc."]
"THGuard" = ""C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 4.5\THGuard.exe"" ["Mischel Internet Security"]
"SunJavaUpdateSched" = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\jusched.exe" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]
"!ewido" = ""C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe" /minimized" ["Anti-Malware Development a.s."]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\ {++}
"DELDIR0.EXE" = ""C:\DOCUME~1\Jus\LOCALS~1\Temp\DELDIR0.EXE" "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\"" [file not found]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
{02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Yahoo! Companion BHO"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]
{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll" ["Adobe Systems Incorporated"]
{243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = (no title provided)
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll" [MS]
{761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "SSVHelper Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\ssv.dll" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]
{9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "ST"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\ST\01.03.0000.1005\en-xu\stmain.dll" [MS]
{AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Google Toolbar Helper"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]
{BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "MSNToolBandBHO"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\MSN Toolbar\01.02.5000.1021\en-gb\msntb.dll" [MS]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\
"{42071714-76d4-11d1-8b24-00a0c9068ff3}" = "Display Panning CPL Extension"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Display Panning CPL Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "deskpan.dll" [file not found]
"{88895560-9AA2-1069-930E-00AA0030EBC8}" = "HyperTerminal Icon Ext"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "HyperTerminal Icon Ext"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\hticons.dll" ["Hilgraeve, Inc."]
"{1CDB2949-8F65-4355-8456-263E7C208A5D}" = "Desktop Explorer"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Desktop Explorer"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A47}" = "Desktop Explorer Menu"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = (no title provided)
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{5E44E225-A408-11CF-B581-008029601108}" = "Adaptec DirectCD Shell Extension"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Adaptec DirectCD Shell Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\Roxio\EASYCD~1\DirectCD\Shellex.dll" ["Roxio"]
"{BB7DF450-F119-11CD-8465-00AA00425D90}" = "Microsoft Access Custom Icon Handler"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = (no title provided)
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\soa800.dll" [MS]
"{59850401-6664-101B-B21C-00AA004BA90B}" = "Microsoft Office Binder Explode"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Microsoft Office Binder Explode"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\UNBIND.DLL" [MS]
"{F0CB00CD-5A07-4D91-97F5-A8C92CDA93E4}" = "Shell Extensions for RealOne Player"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "RealOne Player Context Menu Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpshell.dll" ["RealNetworks, Inc."]
"{5464D816-CF16-4784-B9F3-75C0DB52B499}" = "Yahoo! Mail"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "YMailShellExt Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Common\ymmapi.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]
"{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}" = "Portable Media Devices"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Portable Media Devices"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{cc86590a-b60a-48e6-996b-41d25ed39a1e}" = "Portable Media Devices Menu"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Portable Media Devices Menu"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{B9E1D2CB-CCFF-4AA6-9579-D7A4754030EF}" = "iTunes"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "iTunes"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesMiniPlayer.dll" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
"{21569614-B795-46b1-85F4-E737A8DC09AD}" = "Shell Search Band"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Shell Search Band"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll" [MS]
"{1CE2AA40-1317-11D3-9922-00104B0AD431}" = "CA_AntiVirus"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CA_AntiVirus"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\avshlext.dll" ["Computer Associates International, Inc."]
"{AB77609F-2178-4E6F-9C4B-44AC179D937A}" = "a-squared Context Menu Shell Extension"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "a-squared context menu"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\A-SQUA~1\A2CONT~1.DLL" ["Emsi Software GmbH"]
"{EBDF1F20-C829-11D1-8233-FF20AF3E97A9}" = "TrojanHunter Menu Shell Extension"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "TrojanHunter Menu Shell Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\TROJAN~1.5\contmenu.dll" [null data]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks\
INFECTION WARNING! "{57B86673-276A-48B2-BAE7-C6DBB3020EB8}" = "ewido anti-spyware 4.0"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CShellExecuteHookImpl Object"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\shellexecutehook.dll" ["Anti-Malware Development a.s."]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\
INFECTION WARNING! WgaLogon\DLLName = "WgaLogon.dll" [MS]

HKLM\Software\Classes\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\
{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627}\(Default) = "PDF Column Info"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "PDF Shell Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\PDFShell.dll" ["Adobe Systems, Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Classes\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
CA_AntiVirus\(Default) = "{1CE2AA40-1317-11D3-9922-00104B0AD431}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CA_AntiVirus"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\avshlext.dll" ["Computer Associates International, Inc."]
ewido anti-spyware\(Default) = "{8934FCEF-F5B8-468f-951F-78A921CD3920}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CContextScan Object"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\context.dll" ["Anti-Malware Development a.s."]
TrojanHunter\(Default) = "{EBDF1F20-C829-11D1-8233-FF20AF3E97A9}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "TrojanHunter Menu Shell Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\TROJAN~1.5\contmenu.dll" [null data]
Yahoo! Mail\(Default) = "{5464D816-CF16-4784-B9F3-75C0DB52B499}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "YMailShellExt Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Common\ymmapi.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Classes\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
ewido anti-spyware\(Default) = "{8934FCEF-F5B8-468f-951F-78A921CD3920}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CContextScan Object"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\context.dll" ["Anti-Malware Development a.s."]
TrojanHunter\(Default) = "{EBDF1F20-C829-11D1-8233-FF20AF3E97A9}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "TrojanHunter Menu Shell Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\TROJAN~1.5\contmenu.dll" [null data]

HKLM\Software\Classes\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
a2ContMenu\(Default) = "{AB77609F-2178-4E6F-9C4B-44AC179D937A}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "a-squared context menu"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\A-SQUA~1\A2CONT~1.DLL" ["Emsi Software GmbH"]
CA_AntiVirus\(Default) = "{1CE2AA40-1317-11D3-9922-00104B0AD431}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CA_AntiVirus"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\avshlext.dll" ["Computer Associates International, Inc."]
TrojanHunter\(Default) = "{EBDF1F20-C829-11D1-8233-FF20AF3E97A9}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "TrojanHunter Menu Shell Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\TROJAN~1.5\contmenu.dll" [null data]


Active Desktop and Wallpaper:
-----------------------------

Active Desktop is disabled at this entry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellState

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\
"Wallpaper" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Jus\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp"


Startup items in "Jus" & "All Users" startup folders:
-----------------------------------------------------

C:\Documents and Settings\Jus\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
"Microsoft Find Fast" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE" [MS]
"Office Startup" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE -b" [MS]

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
"Adobe Reader Speed Launch" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe" ["Adobe Systems Incorporated"]
"BigFix" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe /atstartup" ["BigFix Inc."]
"blueyonder Instant Support Tool" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\blueyonder IST\bin\matcli.exe -boot" ["Motive Communications, Inc."]
"NkbMonitor.exe" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe" ["Nikon Corporation"]
"U.S.Robotics WLAN Adapter Configuration Utility" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\USR WLAN\USR 22Mbps WLAN Adapter\USRWLAN.exe" ["U.S. Robotics"]


Winsock2 Service Provider DLLs:
-------------------------------

Namespace Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
000000000001\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]
000000000002\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\winrnr.dll" [MS]
000000000003\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]

Transport Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
0000000000##\PackedCatalogItem (contains) DLL [Company Name], (at) ## range:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VetRedir.dll ["Computer Associates International, Inc."], 01 - 03, 17
%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll [MS], 04 - 06, 09 - 16
%SystemRoot%\system32\rsvpsp.dll [MS], 07 - 08


Toolbars, Explorer Bars, Extensions:
------------------------------------

Toolbars

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\
"{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "&Google"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]
"{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Yahoo! Companion"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]
"{BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "MSN"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\MSN Toolbar\01.02.5000.1021\en-gb\msntb.dll" [MS]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\
"{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}" = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Yahoo! Companion"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]
"{BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0}" = "0"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "MSN"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\MSN Toolbar\01.02.5000.1021\en-gb\msntb.dll" [MS]
"{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}" = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "&Google"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]

Explorer Bars

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\
{83B28A74-640D-48F4-9F51-E80EED7CC7E0}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "SideStep"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\SbCIe02a.dll" [file not found]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\
{4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "&Yahoo! Messenger"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]
{83B28A74-640D-48F4-9F51-E80EED7CC7E0}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "SideStep"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\SbCIe02a.dll" [file not found]
{FE54FA40-D68C-11D2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Real.com"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll" [MS]

Extensions (Tools menu items, main toolbar menu buttons)

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
{08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}\
"MenuText" = "Sun Java Console"
"CLSIDExtension" = "{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBC}"
-> {HKCU...CLSID} = "Java Plug-in"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\ssv.dll" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Java Plug-in 1.5.0_07"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\npjpi150_07.dll" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]

{4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}\
"ButtonText" = "Messenger"
"MenuText" = "Yahoo! Messenger"
"CLSIDExtension" = "{4C171D40-8277-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = (no title provided)
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]

{CD67F990-D8E9-11D2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE}\
"ButtonText" = "Real.com"

{E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21}\
"ButtonText" = "Money Viewer"
"CLSIDExtension" = "{DD6687B5-CB43-4211-BFC9-2942CCBDCB3E}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = (no title provided)
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll" [MS]

{FB5F1910-F110-11D2-BB9E-00C04F795683}\
"ButtonText" = "Messenger"
"MenuText" = "Windows Messenger"
"Exec" = "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" [MS]


Miscellaneous IE Hijack Points
------------------------------

C:\WINDOWS\INF\IERESET.INF (used to "Reset Web Settings")

Added lines (compared with English-language version):
[Strings]: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.freeserve.co.uk

Missing lines (compared with English-language version):
[Strings]: 1 line


Running Services (Display Name, Service Name, Path {Service DLL}):
------------------------------------------------------------------

CAISafe, CAISafe, "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe" ["Computer Associates International, Inc."]
ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard, ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard, "C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe" ["Anti-Malware Development a.s."]
iPod Service, iPodService, ""C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe"" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, NVSvc, "C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
VET Message Service, VETMSGNT, "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe" ["Computer Associates International, Inc."]
Virtual NIC Service, PackethSvc, "C:\WINDOWS\System32\PackethSvc.exe" ["America Online, Inc."]
Windows User Mode Driver Framework, UMWdf, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe" [MS]


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+ This report excludes default entries except where indicated.
+ To see *everywhere* the script checks and *everything* it finds,
launch it from a command prompt or a shortcut with the -all parameter.
+ To search all directories of local fixed drives for DESKTOP.INI
DLL launch points and all Registry CLSIDs for dormant Explorer Bars,
use the -supp parameter or answer "No" at the first message box.
---------- (total run time: 61 seconds, including 18 seconds for message boxes)

Cheers

Justine
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Unread postby taffhelen » July 14th, 2006, 3:54 pm

hi jush
after looking at the latest silent runners log it looks like your machine is clear of any infections so it looks like a mechanical problem however you need a registry fix which is not a big job,

Please right click on an open spot on your desktop,
select New->
select Text Document

Open that document, and paste in the following:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars]
"{83B28A74-640D-48F4-9F51-E80EED7CC7E0}"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars]
"{83B28A74-640D-48F4-9F51-E80EED7CC7E0}"=-


Then, click
File
Save As…

For File name: type in fix.reg
For Save as type: choose All Files
and click Save

Now, click on the fix.reg file on your desktop,
and allow it to merge with your registry.

now reboot your computer

sorry we didn`t solve your problem but at least you now have a clean computer, please follow my recomendations to stay clean,

Well congrats, it appears your system is all clean Are you still noticing any problems? If not, it's time to secure your system to prevent against further intrusions.


THESE STEPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT

Lets reset system restore
Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove infected files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programs changing those files. This is the only way to clean these files: You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected. Please note you need Administrator Access to do clean the restore points.

1. Turn off System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check Turn off System Restore.
Click Apply, and then click OK.

2. Reboot.

3. Turn ON System Restore.
On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
Click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
NOTE: only do this ONCE,NOT on a regular basis



We need to re hide system files. To do so, please follow the steps below:
  1. Double-click My Computer.
  2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. Put a check by "Hide file extensions for known file types."
  5. Under the "Hidden files" folder, select "Show hidden files and folders."
  6. Check "Hide protected operating system files."
  7. Click Apply, and then click OK.



UPDATING WINDOWS AND INTERNET EXPLORER

IMPORTANT: You Need to Update Windows and Internet Explorer to protect your computer from the malware that is around on the Internet. Please go to the windows update site to get the critical updates.

If you are running Microsoft Office, or any portion thereof, go to the Microsoft's Office Update site and make sure you have at least all the critical updates installed (Free) Microsoft Office Update.

If the service pack 2 download is too large, you can get a FREE copy on cd from microsoft here

Make your Internet Explorer more secure

This can be done by following these simple instructions:
From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
Click once on the Security tab
Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
Click once on the Custom Level button.
Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
Change the allow paste operations via script to Disable
When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.



The following are recommended third party programs that are designed to keep your computer clean. A link as well as a brief description is included with each item.

  • Download Adaware
    Adaware is a free program. It scans for known spyware on your computer. These scans should be run at least once every two weeks. For more information, see this tutorial
    The program is available for download here
  • Download Spybot
    Spybot is a scanner like adaware. It scans for spyware and other malicious programs. It is important to have both Adaware and Spybot on your computer because each program provides unique detection and pretection measures. Spybot has preventitive tools that stop programs from even installing on your computer.
    To see how to set this up as well as more spybot features, see here
    Spybot can be downloaded at this location
  • Download SpywareBlaster
    Spyware blaster is a program that stops known malicious activex controls from installing on your computer. It works by changing settings in your registry. It makes "kill bits" in the registry, so that certain activex controls can't install.
    If you don't know what activex controls are, see here
    You can download SpywareBlaster here here
  • Download iespyad
    It puts many bad webpages on your restricted zones list. This means that you can still view the "bad" webpages, but the webpages cannot do certain things (such as use javascripts and cookies).
    If you need help understanding how it works, there is a tutorial here
    Download it here
  • hosts file:
    • Every version of windows has a hosts file as part of them.
    • In a very basic sense, they are used to locate webpages.
    • We can customize a hosts file so that it blocks certain webpages.
    • However, it can slow down certain computers.
    • This is why using a hosts file is optional!!
    Download it here. Make sure you read the instructions on how to install the hosts file. There is a good tutorial here
    If you decide to download the hosts file, the slowdown problems can usually be avoided by following these steps:
    1. Click the start button (at the lower left hand corner of your screen)
    2. Click run
    3. In the dialog box, type services.msc
    4. hit enter, then locate dns client
    5. Highlight it, then double-click it.
    6. On the dropdown box, change the setting from automatic to manual.
    7. Click ok

  • Use an Anti Virus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future. See this link for a listing of some on line & their stand-alone anti virus programs:
    Computer Safety On line - List of free Anti virus programs
  • Update your Anti Virus Software - It is imperative that you update your Anti virus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your anti virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out. See here to choose one
  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is susceptible to being hacked and taken over. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly. For more info, check this webpage out.
    See here to choose one



Just a final reminder for you. I am trying to stress these two points.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!! Make sure you do this about every 1-2 weeks.
Make sure all of your security programs are up to date.
Run the spybot and adaware regularly. (Once or twice a week minimum.)
Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.




Once again, please post and tell me how things are going with your system... problems etc.
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Thanks

Unread postby jush » July 19th, 2006, 8:19 am

Hi Taff

Apologies for silence since your concluding e mail, been a hectic week...but just wanted to say many thanks for your patience and efforts to sort my machine out. I will definitely be recommending your web site to anyone with a suspected malware issue!

Thanks again

Justine
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Unread postby taffhelen » July 19th, 2006, 6:25 pm

your welcome :lol: :lol:

cheers
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