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Unread postby LeeB » December 4th, 2006, 1:39 pm

Looking good, it came back with 0 items found.

I couldn't see a log on the desktop (because nothing found?)
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Unread postby LeeB » December 4th, 2006, 1:40 pm

no wait sorry, here's the log.

12/04/06 17:36:08 [Info]: BlackLight Engine 1.0.47 initialized
12/04/06 17:36:08 [Info]: OS: 5.1 build 2600 (Service Pack 2)
12/04/06 17:36:08 [Note]: 7019 4
12/04/06 17:36:08 [Note]: 7005 0
12/04/06 17:36:14 [Note]: 7006 0
12/04/06 17:36:14 [Note]: 7011 2316
12/04/06 17:36:14 [Note]: 7026 0
12/04/06 17:36:14 [Note]: 7026 0
12/04/06 17:36:19 [Note]: FSRAW library version 1.7.1020
12/04/06 17:39:23 [Note]: 7007 0
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Unread postby Linkmaster » December 4th, 2006, 3:02 pm

Well looks good !

Your log seems to be OK now !!

Just one more thing :
**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, then click OK and Reboot

**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, then click OK and Reboot

How is your system running now ??

Here are a few tools that I recommend for protecting your system and reduce the risk of infection again !!

Real Time Prevention
SpywareBlaster© by Javacool Software :
*Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests
*Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
*Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
*Consumes no system resources

*Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done
*Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page
IESpyad© by EHowes : This will add several hundred Restricted Sites to the Restricted Site Zone in IE.

File Cleaners (temp, prefetch, cookie, etc)
2000/XP Only
ATF (Atribune Temp File) Cleaner© by Atribune
All Windows
CCleaner© by CCleaner.com

Spyware Scanners:
Ad-aware SE© by Lavasoft : Provides protection and removal of trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components
Spybot - Search & Destroy© by Safer Networking : Detects and removes spyware of different kinds from your computer

Good Free Antivirus Programs:
AVG© by Grisoft
AntiVir© by H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH
Avast© by ALWIL Software
NOTE:Remember always have just 1 antivirus program running at a time. Having more than one running causes a conflict between the programs !! You can use one as a backup to run manually

Windows Update:
It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risks
Windows Update

Firewalls:
If you have an "always on" internet connection, such as DSL or Cable, I recommend a Firewall.
A firewall will make your pc invisible to the outside world and will filter the outgoing and incoming traffic on your pc.
For a good idea of how vulnerable your system(s) are go to GRC
Scroll down to "Shields Up" Click on "Proceed" Then click on "Common Ports"to scan your ports.
Free Personal Firewalls :
ZoneAlarm Firewall© by Zone Labs
Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall© by Sunbelt
Outpost Firewall Free© by Agnitum Ltd
Jetico Personal Firewall© by Jetico, Inc.

Alternative Browsers :
Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness
FireFox© by Mozilla
Opera© by Opera Software ASA

Install Java :
Java Runtime Environment© Sun Microsystems. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine

Always keep your Antivirus & Spyware Removal Tools current with the latest definitions and updates !!

Using these tools and keeping them updated will reduce the risk of future infections!!

Do you have any questions??
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Unread postby LeeB » December 4th, 2006, 4:26 pm

My system is running much better now thanks although I still have the same problem with firefox, it will not load. I uninstalled it and downloaded again from the link you provided but I can't get it to load. I don't want to use IE, any idea whats wrong?

Just after this infection I purchased pest patrol from etrust on the recommendation of a friend, is it any good do you know? and is it wise to download and use spyware blaster as well or will I get a conflict.

If I download JAVA Runtime Environment from sun microsytems is it possible to uninstall Microsofts Java virtual machine first?

For my peace of mind do you know what the BAD_POOL_CALLER error message was?

Lastly, thanks very much for all this help, I appreciate it very much!
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Unread postby Linkmaster » December 4th, 2006, 8:17 pm

You are very Welcome !!

My system is running much better now thanks although I still have the same problem with firefox, it will not load. I uninstalled it and downloaded again from the link you provided but I can't get it to load. I don't want to use IE, any idea whats wrong?

Do you get an error message??
Try looking here and see if it helps:
Firefox will not start

Just after this infection I purchased pest patrol from etrust on the recommendation of a friend, is it any good do you know? and is it wise to download and use spyware blaster as well or will I get a conflict

Running both of those will be fine. You just don't want to run Too many at one time.

If I download JAVA Runtime Environment from sun microsytems is it possible to uninstall Microsofts Java virtual machine first?

Check if Microsoft VM is installed
Go to Start, Control Panel, Internet Options
Click on the Advanced tab
Check if Microsoft VM is listed.
If Microsoft VM is not listed, you do not have Microsoft VM on your system.
If Microsoft VM is installed, you can go here :
Uninstall MS VM
or you can check Sun Java and uncheck MS VM

For my peace of mind do you know what the BAD_POOL_CALLER error message was?

It could be a Device Driver conflict. I suspect it may have been caused by the fix.
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Unread postby LeeB » December 5th, 2006, 7:22 am

Hi

OK that worked well, I had a bad theme on firefox which once I deleted now loads fine. I run 3 user accounts and firefox looks slightly different on my two limited user accounts compared to my administrator account (all 3 accounts are using the basic default theme). I'm looking on mozillazine for why that might be, any ideas?

I will add Spyware blaster to my ever growing list of security programs! By the way I've noticed that on my other non-administrator user accounts etrust pest patrol generates an error message " The user account that you are logged into with does not have the required settings to enable etrust pest patrol to change files on your computer. This means etrust pestpatrol is unable to to create logs, change registry settings or quarantine pests. You must consult the computer administrator to enable etrust pest patrol to run with user accounts" I'm not sure how to do this?

I don't have MS VM installed after all (already using Sun) so all good there.

Thanks again.
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Unread postby Linkmaster » December 5th, 2006, 9:31 am

You again are very Welcome ! Just glad to help !

OK that worked well, I had a bad theme on firefox which once I deleted now loads fine. I run 3 user accounts and firefox looks slightly different on my two limited user accounts compared to my administrator account (all 3 accounts are using the basic default theme). I'm looking on mozillazine for why that might be, any ideas?

The support site should help!

By the way I've noticed that on my other non-administrator user accounts etrust pest patrol generates an error message " The user account that you are logged into with does not have the required settings to enable etrust pest patrol to change files on your computer. This means etrust pestpatrol is unable to to create logs, change registry settings or quarantine pests. You must consult the computer administrator to enable etrust pest patrol to run with user accounts" I'm not sure how to do this?

I have never used ETrust but in the settings should be something to enable that !
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