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IE Browser has slowed down horribly

Unread postby BayBee » March 5th, 2007, 8:23 pm

Along with opening of e-mail programs. I use Firefox as well and that is a tad bit quicker than IE, but not by much. I have been quite careful about downloads and strange e-mails and I keep many of the spyware progams on my machine, updated and ran regularly, yet, here I sit with a slow running newer machine. I have tried running and re-running many of the programs, to no avail. I do this type of thing for a living, I am embarrassed to say that I may have become a victim to what I tell folks to watch out for! I just can seem to figure out what I have going on? I am hoping someone can see what my old eyes can't. I hate seeing and hearing my HD grinding away so hard each time I try and open something!

Here is my HJT log - Any insite would be greatly appreciated...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:04:19 PM, on 3/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ACNielsen\Homescan Internet Transporter\HSTrans.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbtcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\IncrediMail\bin\IncMail.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell Photo AIO Printer 922] "C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLBTCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLBTtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MegaPanel] C:\Program Files\ACNielsen\Homescan Internet Transporter\HSTrans.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QOELOADER] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust Anti-Spam\QSP-2.1.215.5\QOELoader.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ICQ Lite] "C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe" -minimize
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NoAds] "C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [ICQ Lite] C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe -trayboot
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &eBay Search - res://C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTb.dll/RCSearch.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
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
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O16 - DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} (Snapfish Activia) - http://www1.snapfish.com/SnapfishActivia.cab
O16 - DPF: {7F8C8173-AD80-4807-AA75-5672F22B4582} (ICSScanner Class) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promot ... r37380.cab
O16 - DPF: {A364AF35-0CDF-41E8-8F3B-E0E55E15EBA1} (Zenturi Active Programs Control) - http://www.programchecker.com/dll/nixon.cab
O16 - DPF: {B991DA79-51F7-4011-98D2-1F2592E82A56} (ACNPlayer2 Class) - http://drm1.reelsurvey.com/ePlayer/V3_2 ... Player.cab
O16 - DPF: {D4323BF2-006A-4440-A2F5-27E3E7AB25F8} (Virtools WebPlayer Class) - http://a532.g.akamai.net/f/532/6712/5m/ ... taller.exe
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ddabx - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ddabx.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\system32\NavLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: dlbt_device - Dell - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbtcoms.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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Unread postby silver » March 5th, 2007, 9:40 pm

Hi BayBee,

My name is silver and I'm currently looking over your log.

As I am an Undergraduate, everything that I post to you must be checked by an Admin or Moderator so there could be a small delay between posts, we appreciate your patience. I'll be back with some instructions shortly.
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Thanks

Unread postby BayBee » March 5th, 2007, 9:49 pm

Thanks - I'll keep an eye out
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Unread postby silver » March 5th, 2007, 11:42 pm

Hi BayBee,

As I'm sure you know, malware infection is just one of many reasons for a slow computer, and if it turns out you are infected I wouldn't be embarrassed, the bad guys are very smart so unfortunately anyone can be infected.

First please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.
  • Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.
  • Click the Scan for Vundo button.
  • Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.
  • You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YES
  • Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.
  • When completed, it will prompt that it will reboot your computer, click OK.
Note: It is possible that VundoFix encountered a file it could not remove.
In this case, VundoFix will run on reboot, simply follow the above instructions starting from "Click the Scan for Vundo button." when VundoFix appears at reboot.

Next please do an online scan with Kaspersky:

Click on Kaspersky Online Scanner

You will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky,
Click Yes.
  • The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
  • Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
  • Now click on Scan Settings
  • In the scan settings make that the following are selected:
    • Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:
      Extended (if available otherwise Standard)
    • Scan Options:
      Scan Archives Scan Mail Bases
  • Click OK
  • Now under select a target to scan:
      Select My Computer
  • This will program will start and scan your system.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
  • Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.
    • Now click on the Save as Text button:
  • Save the file to your desktop.

Once complete, please post the contents of C:\vundofix.txt, the Kaspersky report and a new HijackThis log.
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Here are the reports you asked for

Unread postby BayBee » March 6th, 2007, 1:36 am

Vundo did not ask for a reboot and it said there were no files to fix.

VundoFix V6.3.12

Checking Java version...

Java version is 1.5.0.6
Old versions of java are exploitable and should be removed.

Scan started at 9:59:35 PM 3/5/2007

Listing files found while scanning....

No infected files were found.


Beginning removal...








KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT
Monday, March 05, 2007 11:20:48 PM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 5.0.83.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 6/03/2007
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 276312


Scan Settings
Scan using the following antivirus database extended
Scan Archives true
Scan Mail Bases true

Scan Target My Computer
C:\
D:\
E:\

Scan Statistics
Total number of scanned objects 81909
Number of viruses found 1
Number of infected objects 2 / 0
Number of suspicious objects 0
Duration of the scan process 01:02:44

Infected Object Name Virus Name Last Action
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Support\MPLog-12062006-081437.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Common Client\settings.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\Application Data\IM\Identities\{4CA9B440-645B-11D6-A2E4-0050BF1908CA}\Message Store\JunkMail.imm/[From "Dyk.Dewitt" ][Date Wed, 29 Dec 2004 06:49:04 -0800]/html Infected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Paylap.bj skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\Application Data\IM\Identities\{4CA9B440-645B-11D6-A2E4-0050BF1908CA}\Message Store\JunkMail.imm Mail: infected - 1 skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Feeds Cache\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Defender\FileTracker\{69353E70-726C-4B38-A521-BF4172CC5C8D} Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist012007030520070306\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\AntiPhishing\B3BB5BBA-E7D5-40AB-A041-A5B1C0B26C8F.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\ntuser.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\NTUSER.DAT Object is locked skipped

C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\EPERSIST.DAT Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBConfig.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBDebug.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBDetect.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBNotify.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBRefr.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBSetCfg.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBSetDev.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBSetLoc.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBSetUsr.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBStHash.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBStMSI.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\BBValid.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\SPPolicy.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\SPStart.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\LOGS\SPStop.log Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SAVRT\0109NAV~.TMP Object is locked skipped

C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SAVRT\0706NAV~.TMP Object is locked skipped

C:\System Volume Information\MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase Object is locked skipped

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{202550A8-7A33-4BCA-9586-051D24DDBF8F}\RP731\change.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Debug\PASSWD.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\fwdbglog.txt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\fwpktlog.txt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\IAMDB.RDB Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\STIBOR.ldb Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\tvDebug.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\EventCache\{1D7D2262-3FE3-405F-A9FB-78AB0B7BAB71}.bin Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Sti_Trace.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\edb.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\tmp.edb Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\AppEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\DEFAULT Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\default.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\Internet.evt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SecEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SOFTWARE Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SysEvent.Evt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system.LOG Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\h323log.txt Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\INDEX.BTR Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\INDEX.MAP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING.VER Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING1.MAP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\MAPPING2.MAP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\OBJECTS.DATA Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository\FS\OBJECTS.MAP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Temp\ZLT04ae4.TMP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\Temp\ZLT04b04.TMP Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\wiadebug.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\wiaservc.log Object is locked skipped

C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log Object is locked skipped

Scan process completed.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:21:32 PM, on 3/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ACNielsen\Homescan Internet Transporter\HSTrans.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust Anti-Spam\QSP-2.1.215.5\QOELoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\IncrediMail\bin\IncMail.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell Photo AIO Printer 922] "C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLBTCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLBTtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MegaPanel] C:\Program Files\ACNielsen\Homescan Internet Transporter\HSTrans.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QOELOADER] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust Anti-Spam\QSP-2.1.215.5\QOELoader.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NoAds] "C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &eBay Search - res://C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTb.dll/RCSearch.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
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
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/partne ... nicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} (Snapfish Activia) - http://www1.snapfish.com/SnapfishActivia.cab
O16 - DPF: {7F8C8173-AD80-4807-AA75-5672F22B4582} (ICSScanner Class) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promot ... r37380.cab
O16 - DPF: {A364AF35-0CDF-41E8-8F3B-E0E55E15EBA1} (Zenturi Active Programs Control) - http://www.programchecker.com/dll/nixon.cab
O16 - DPF: {B991DA79-51F7-4011-98D2-1F2592E82A56} (ACNPlayer2 Class) - http://drm1.reelsurvey.com/ePlayer/V3_2 ... Player.cab
O16 - DPF: {D4323BF2-006A-4440-A2F5-27E3E7AB25F8} (Virtools WebPlayer Class) - http://a532.g.akamai.net/f/532/6712/5m/ ... taller.exe
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ddabx - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ddabx.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\system32\NavLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: dlbt_device - Dell - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbtcoms.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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Unread postby silver » March 6th, 2007, 10:05 am

Hi BayBee,

You probably noticed that you have malware in your Incredimail junk mailbox, I can see no sign of it having been executed/installed so I'd simply suggest you empty your junk and trash email folders.

Otherwise your system doesn't look too bad, so next we'll clean with HijackThis and do another couple of scans to see if anything turns up.

Open HijackThis, choose Do a system scan only and place a check-mark next to the following lines:
O16 - DPF: {B991DA79-51F7-4011-98D2-1F2592E82A56} (ACNPlayer2 Class) - http://drm1.reelsurvey.com/ePlayer/V3_2 ... Player.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ddabx - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ddabx.dll (file missing)

Now close all windows apart from HijackThis, press Fix checked and close HijackThis

Make your hidden/system files visible as follows:
Click Start -> My Computer
Select the Tools menu, click Folder Options and select the View tab
Under the Hidden files and folders heading SELECT Show hidden files and folders
UNCHECK the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option
Click Yes to confirm and press OK

Now use Windows Explorer to navigate to and delete (if present) the following file:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ddabx.dll
If the file isn't present or you cannot delete it, please let me know in your next response.

Download Silentrunners from here:
http://www.silentrunners.org/Silent%20Runners.zip

Unzip it to the desktop then double-click on Silent Runners.vbs to start the program. If you get any kind of warning message about scripts, please choose to allow the script to run.
Say Yes to skip the supplementary scan.
A logfile called Startup Programs... will appear on your desktop, wait for the message box telling you the scan is complete before opening it, and post a copy with your next reply.

Next, please download F-Secure Blacklight (blbeta.exe):
https://europe.f-secure.com/blacklight/try.shtml
- Click I ACCEPT and download the graphical user interface version to your Desktop
- Double click the file to run it, choose I accept the agreement then press Scan
- It will create the "fsbl-xxxxxxx.log" on your desktop.
- The log will have a list of all items found.
- Do not choose to rename any yet! I want to see the log first because legitimate items can also be present.
- Exit Blacklight and post the contents of the log in your next reply.

Once complete please post the Silent Runners and Blacklight logs along with a new HijackThis log.
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Good Afternoon silver

Unread postby BayBee » March 6th, 2007, 3:53 pm

Here are the next set of reports you wanted. The C:\WINDOWS\system32\ddabx.dll was not present when I wne to look for it.

"Silent Runners.vbs", revision R50, 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\ {++}
"NoAds" = ""C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe"" ["South Bay Software"]
"Weather" = "C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1" ["AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc."]
"ctfmon.exe" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [MS]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"SigmatelSysTrayApp" = "stsystra.exe" ["SigmaTel, Inc."]
"DVDLauncher" = ""C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"" ["CyberLink Corp."]
"ISUSPM Startup" = "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup" ["InstallShield Software Corporation"]
"ISUSScheduler" = ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start" ["InstallShield Software Corporation"]
"Dell Photo AIO Printer 922" = ""C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe"" [empty string]
"DLBTCATS" = "rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLBTtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16" [MS]
"MegaPanel" = "C:\Program Files\ACNielsen\Homescan Internet Transporter\HSTrans.exe" ["ACNielsen"]
"ccApp" = ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
"vptray" = "C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe" ["Symantec Corporation"]
"Zone Labs Client" = ""C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"" ["Zone Labs, LLC"]
"Windows Defender" = ""C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide" [MS]
"QOELOADER" = ""C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust Anti-Spam\QSP-2.1.215.5\QOELoader.exe"" ["Qurb, Inc."]
"MSConfig" = "C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto" [MS]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx\ {++}
"(Default)" = "(empty string)" [file not found]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "AcroIEHlprObj Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll" ["Adobe Systems Incorporated"]
{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = (no title provided)
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll" ["Safer Networking Limited"]
{761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "SSVHelper Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]
{9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Windows Live Sign-in Helper"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.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."]
"{cc86590a-b60a-48e6-996b-41d25ed39a1e}" = "Portable Media Devices Menu"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Portable Media Devices Menu"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{7D5C4BDD-B015-4401-8731-1507B87DE297}" = "QBVersionTool"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "VersionShellExt Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBVersionTool.dll" ["Intuit, Inc."]
"{0006F045-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" = "Microsoft Outlook Custom Icon Handler"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Outlook File Icon Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office\OLKFSTUB.DLL" [MS]
"{73B24247-042E-4EF5-ADC2-42F62E6FD654}" = "ICQ Lite Shell Extension"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "MCLiteShellExt Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLiteShell.dll" [empty string]
"{acb4a560-3606-11d3-aef4-00104bd0f92d}" = "KodakShellExtension"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "KodakShellExtension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Kodak\ifscore\KodakShX.dll" ["Eastman Kodak Company"]
"{BDA77241-42F6-11d0-85E2-00AA001FE28C}" = "LDVP Shell Extensions"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "VpshellEx Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SSC\vpshell2.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]
"{FC9FB64A-1EB2-4CCF-AF5E-1A497A9B5C2D}" = "Messenger Sharing Folders"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "My Sharing Folders"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\fsshext.8.0.0792.00.dll" [MS]
"{FA010552-4A27-4cb1-A1BB-3E2D697F1639}" = "SpySubtract Shell Extension"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "SpySubtract Shell Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\sshook.dll" ["InterMute, Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks\
<<!>> "{FA010552-4A27-4cb1-A1BB-3E2D697F1639}" = "SpySubtract Shell Extension"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "SpySubtract Shell Extension"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\sshook.dll" ["InterMute, Inc."]
<<!>> "{091EB208-39DD-417D-A5DD-7E2C2D8FB9CB}" = "Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINDOW~4\MpShHook.dll" [MS]
<<!>> "{57B86673-276A-48B2-BAE7-C6DBB3020EB8}" = "AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CShellExecuteHookImpl Object"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\shellexecutehook.dll" ["Anti-Malware Development a.s."]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\
<<!>> NavLogon\DLLName = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\NavLogon.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]

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\
AVG Anti-Spyware\(Default) = "{8934FCEF-F5B8-468f-951F-78A921CD3920}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CContextScan Object"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\context.dll" ["Anti-Malware Development a.s."]
ICQLiteMenu\(Default) = "{73B24247-042E-4EF5-ADC2-42F62E6FD654}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "MCLiteShellExt Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLiteShell.dll" [empty string]
IMMenuShellExt\(Default) = "{F8984111-38B6-11D5-8725-0050DA2761C4}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "IMMenuShellExt Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\ImShExt.dll" ["IncrediMail, Ltd."]
LDVPMenu\(Default) = "{BDA77241-42F6-11d0-85E2-00AA001FE28C}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "VpshellEx Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SSC\vpshell2.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]

HKLM\Software\Classes\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
AVG Anti-Spyware\(Default) = "{8934FCEF-F5B8-468f-951F-78A921CD3920}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "CContextScan Object"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\context.dll" ["Anti-Malware Development a.s."]
ICQLiteMenu\(Default) = "{73B24247-042E-4EF5-ADC2-42F62E6FD654}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "MCLiteShellExt Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLiteShell.dll" [empty string]

HKLM\Software\Classes\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
LDVPMenu\(Default) = "{BDA77241-42F6-11d0-85E2-00AA001FE28C}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "VpshellEx Class"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SSC\vpshell2.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]


Group Policies {policy setting}:
--------------------------------

Note: detected settings may not have any effect.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\

"NoBandCustomize" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{Disable customizing browser toolbars}

"NoMovingBands" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{unrecognized setting}

"NoCloseDragDropBands" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{unrecognized setting}

"NoSetTaskbar" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{Prevent changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings}

"NoToolbarsOnTaskbar" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{unrecognized setting}

"NoSaveSettings" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{Don't save settings at exit}

"ClassicShell" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{Enable Classic Shell / Turn on Classic Shell}

"LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{unrecognized setting}

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\

"LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{unrecognized setting}

"NoResolveSearch" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000001
{unrecognized setting}

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\

"DisableRegistryTools" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000000
{Prevent access to registry editing tools}

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions\

"NoUpdateCheck" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000001
{unrecognized setting}

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\

"shutdownwithoutlogon" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000001
{Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on}

"undockwithoutlogon" = (REG_DWORD) hex:0x00000001
{Devices: Allow undock without having to log on}


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

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

Displayed if Active Desktop enabled and wallpaper not set by Group Policy:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\
"Wallpaper" = "%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Desktop Background.bmp"

Displayed if Active Desktop disabled and wallpaper not set by Group Policy:
HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\
"Wallpaper" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Gail Knitter-Stibor\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Desktop Background.bmp"


Enabled Screen Saver:
---------------------

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\
"SCRNSAVE.EXE" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssmypics.scr" [MS]


Enabled Scheduled Tasks:
------------------------

"Advanced WindowsCare" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\AutoCare.exe /care" ["IObit"]
"AwcUpdate" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\AutoUpdate.exe /schedule" ["IObit"]
"MP Scheduled Scan" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe Scan -RestrictPrivileges" [MS]
"PPv5Scan_Daily as Gail Knitter-Stibor at 4 09 AM" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust PestPatrol\ppv5consumercl.exe /ignore" ["Computer Associates"]


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:
%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll [MS], 01 - 03, 06 - 13
%SystemRoot%\system32\rsvpsp.dll [MS], 04 - 05


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

Toolbars

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\
"{F2CF5485-4E02-4F68-819C-B92DE9277049}"
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "&Links"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ieframe.dll" [MS]

Explorer Bars

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\
{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-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBC}"
-> {HKCU...CLSID} = "Java Plug-in"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]
-> {HKLM...CLSID} = "Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06"
\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\npjpi150_06.dll" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]

{AC9E2541-2814-11D5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45}\
"ButtonText" = "AIM"
"Exec" = "C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe" ["America Online, Inc."]

{B863453A-26C3-4E1F-A54D-A2CD196348E9}\
"ButtonText" = "ICQ Lite"
"MenuText" = "ICQ Lite"
"Exec" = "C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe" ["ICQ Ltd."]

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

{E2E2DD38-D088-4134-82B7-F2BA38496583}\
"MenuText" = "@xpsp3res.dll,-20001"
"Exec" = "%windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe" [MS]

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


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

Symantec AntiVirus, Symantec AntiVirus, ""C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher, DefWatch, ""C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Symantec Event Manager, ccEvtMgr, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Symantec Settings Manager, ccSetMgr, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
TrueVector Internet Monitor, vsmon, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe -service" ["Zone Labs, LLC"]
Windows Defender, WinDefend, ""C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe"" [MS]
Windows User Mode Driver Framework, UMWdf, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe" [MS]


Print Monitors:
---------------

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors\
Dell 922 Port\Driver = "dlbtlmpm.DLL" ["Dell"]
Microsoft Shared Fax Monitor\Driver = "FXSMON.DLL" [MS]


----------
<<!>>: Suspicious data at a malware launch point.

+ 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, use the -supp parameter or answer "No" at the
first message box and "Yes" at the second message box.
---------- (total run time: 41 seconds, including 6 seconds for message boxes)


03/06/07 13:39:28 [Info]: BlackLight Engine 1.0.55 initialized
03/06/07 13:39:28 [Info]: OS: 5.1 build 2600 (Service Pack 2)
03/06/07 13:39:28 [Note]: 7019 4
03/06/07 13:39:28 [Note]: 7005 0
03/06/07 13:39:33 [Note]: 7006 0
03/06/07 13:39:33 [Note]: 7011 172
03/06/07 13:39:33 [Note]: 7026 0
03/06/07 13:39:33 [Note]: 7026 0
03/06/07 13:39:50 [Note]: FSRAW library version 1.7.1021
03/06/07 13:48:07 [Note]: 7007 0

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:53:30 PM, on 3/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ACNielsen\Homescan Internet Transporter\HSTrans.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust Anti-Spam\QSP-2.1.215.5\QOELoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IncMail.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell Photo AIO Printer 922] "C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLBTCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLBTtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MegaPanel] C:\Program Files\ACNielsen\Homescan Internet Transporter\HSTrans.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QOELOADER] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust Anti-Spam\QSP-2.1.215.5\QOELoader.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NoAds] "C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &eBay Search - res://C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTb.dll/RCSearch.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ Lite - {B863453A-26C3-4e1f-A54D-A2CD196348E9} - C:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
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
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/partne ... nicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} (Snapfish Activia) - http://www1.snapfish.com/SnapfishActivia.cab
O16 - DPF: {7F8C8173-AD80-4807-AA75-5672F22B4582} (ICSScanner Class) - http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/promot ... r37380.cab
O16 - DPF: {A364AF35-0CDF-41E8-8F3B-E0E55E15EBA1} (Zenturi Active Programs Control) - http://www.programchecker.com/dll/nixon.cab
O16 - DPF: {D4323BF2-006A-4440-A2F5-27E3E7AB25F8} (Virtools WebPlayer Class) - http://a532.g.akamai.net/f/532/6712/5m/ ... taller.exe
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: NavLogon - C:\WINDOWS\system32\NavLogon.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: dlbt_device - Dell - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbtcoms.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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Unread postby silver » March 6th, 2007, 10:38 pm

Hi BayBee,

The good news is that all your scans are clean and there doesn't appear to be any malware on your system. Of course the bad news is that this hasn't helped you with the problems you are experiencing, but I have some important information and then some recommendations which may help:

First, reset your hidden/system files and folders. System files are hidden for a reason and we don't want to have them openly available and susceptible to accidental deletion:
Click Start -> My Computer
Select the Tools menu, click Folder Options and select the View tab
Under the Hidden files and folders heading SELECT Do not show hidden files and folders
CHECK the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option
Press OK

Your Java is outdated and is now a security risk
Go to Start » Control Panel » Add/Remove Programs
Search for all previous installed versions of Java. (J2SE Runtime Environment.... )
(It should have this icon next to it: Image)
Click that entry and then click on the Change/Remove button and follow the instructions to remove Java.
Repeat to remove all versions of Java.
Download and install the newest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE), from here:
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

WeatherBug is a system tray icon that offers weather information and includes built-in ads. WeatherBug is controlled by AWS Convergence Technologies (weatherbugmedia.com). There is some controversy over whether WeatherBug should be targeted by anti-parasite software. AWS strongly deny their software is ‘spyware’, and by the definition used here, it is not, as it does not leak information back to its controlling servers. However, WeatherBug has in the past been silently installed by the FavoriteMan parasite and Freeze.com screensavers, and more recently has been bundled by software such as AIM and Blubster. This makes it ‘unsolicited’, and since it is installed to raise money for its creators through the built-in ads it is certainly ‘commercial’. So it does meet the definition for ‘parasite’: unsolicited commercial software. It is nonetheless listed as a borderline case because it is not overtly harmful and many people do install it deliberately. WeatherBug bundles the MySearch parasite in its standalone distribution and has in the past, installed Gator and SVAPlayer.

I recommend that you uninstall WeatherBug and choose one of these free alternatives:
Weather Pulse
Weather Watcher
or use Mozilla Firefox and then get ForecastFox

To uninstall WeatherBug:
Navigate to Start->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs
Look down the list for Weatherbug and click Remove

You have plenty of protection software installed, however please keep in mind that too much real-time protection can cause conflicts and degrade system performance - such as two anti-virus programs with active protection enabled or two firewalls active at the same time.

I am not intimately familiar with SpySubtract, but I believe it covers some of the same ground as MS Windows Defender. I recommend you consider whether having both installed is required. Also, check that if your Symantec package has a firewall component, it is not active at the same time as Zone Alarm.

With regard to performance, a good place to start is by examining activity on the system and eliminating applications. I'd recommend using a monitoring tool like Process Explorer to keep an eye on activity, and then try temporarily uninstalling resource-hungry applications to check for improvement. Sometimes it isn't a bad application, it is conflict between two good applications which causes performance problems.

However, you sound like a fairly advanced user and this may not be news to you, if so then you could try somewhere like PC Pitstop which specializes in dealing with performance issues.

In any case, please read this article which contains excellent information on how to stay safe on the internet which I hope you'll find useful:
http://forum.malwareremoval.com/viewtopic.php?p=33687

Please post back to let me know how you got on and if there are any further issues.
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Unread postby BayBee » March 7th, 2007, 10:22 am

silver,

Thanks for the great assistance! I will give your suggestions a try as soon as I get home and have access to my system. I had considered Weather Bug being a nuisance, I have become quite dependant on it so I greatly appreciate the alternate options you provided. I will get things going and post back in a few days as to how things are working. Again, thanks for your patience and assistance with my problem.

Gail aka - BayBee
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