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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 22nd, 2007, 9:47 am

Didn't want to hijack another members thread on this subject so, starting another. Hope that's ok.

I was blessed with this program on the 18th of this month (June).
It has dealt me fits. Add to this a TrojanHorse virus.

I downlaoded and used TrojanHunter. It removed most of the virus?
Now WinAntiSpyware 2007 keeps reinstalling itsefl to my computer even thought I have managed to delete it each time.............not an easy task. :roll: Program has been removed from the Add/Remove as well.

Yes, I read the other post on this subject. Sadly it confuses my tired old brain. :shock:

Havinf done all that I know how to do on this matter I am now at a stand still and need help.

I have found that if I use Netscape instead of IE I stand less of a chance of this program reloading itself.

So.....................HELP, HELP and HELP :lol:
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Unread postby Blade81 » June 22nd, 2007, 11:57 am

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
  • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
  • Doubleclick on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
  • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
  • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
  • Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
  • Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
  • At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
  • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
  • Click on
    Edit > Select All
    then click on
    Edit > Copy
    to copy the entire contents of the log.
  • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
  • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 22nd, 2007, 3:25 pm

Thanks for such a quick reply. WOW!

Like the person in the other thread on this subject I did a system restore to a date before this program was installed to my computer. To my shock and surprise it "seems" to have done the trick. I've checked the entire filing system, inclucding the reg, and can't fine a trace of the Win Anti Spywear 2007. Nor has any been added (reinstalled) back at this point.

All those hours I spent getting rid of files and so on. And, a simple restore fixed the problem?? Hmmmmmmmmmm

If you feel I should take additional steps please let me know what they are.

Thank so much.
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Unread postby Blade81 » June 22nd, 2007, 3:33 pm

Hi

Yes, in some cases system restore helps. Anyway, if you want to be sure the system is clean then post your hjt log. :)
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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 22nd, 2007, 4:30 pm

Awesome!

I'm going to see what happens. I've got fingers crossed this has done the job.

I'll post up the hjt files a little later.

Again........thank you! ;)
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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 22nd, 2007, 4:52 pm

Here are the san results


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:51:16 PM, on 6/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
D:\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
D:\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: BHOAd - {85589B5D-D53D-4237-A677-46B82EA275F3} - C:\WINDOWS\xmlhelper2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Windows KeyHook] C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HTpatch] C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Gadwin PrintScreen 3.5] "D:\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe" /nosplash
O4 - Startup: Stardock ObjectDock.lnk = D:\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
O4 - Global Startup: E-Color.lnk = C:\Program Files\E-Color\Common\IconMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Utility Tray.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Add To Print List - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_AddToList.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint High Speed Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_HSPrint.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Preview - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Preview.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Print.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/house ... hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
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: WBSrv - D:\STARDOCK\OBJECT~1\WINDOW~1\wbsrv.dll
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: TuneUp WinStyler Theme Service (TUWinStylerThemeSvc) - TuneUp Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
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Unread postby Blade81 » June 22nd, 2007, 5:02 pm

Well.. There isn't a sign of Winantispyware but still something that doesn't belong there.

Start hjt, click do a system scan only, check:
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: BHOAd - {85589B5D-D53D-4237-A677-46B82EA275F3} - C:\WINDOWS\xmlhelper2.dll

Close all browsers & other windows. Click fix checked.

Delete following file if found (in safe mode if needed):
C:\WINDOWS\xmlhelper2.dll


Download ATF (Atribune Temp File) Cleaner© by Atribune to your desktop.

Double-click ATF Cleaner.exe to open it

Under Main choose:
Windows Temp
Current User Temp
All Users Temp
Cookies
Temporary Internet Files
Prefetch
Java Cache

*The other boxes are optional*
Then click the Empty Selected button.

Firefox: (option will be available only if you have Firefox installed)
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

Opera: (option will be available only if you have Opera installed)
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.



Please do an online scan with
[url=http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner]Kaspersky
WebScanner
[/url] (use Internet Explorer)

Click on Kaspersky Online Scanner

You will be promted 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.
  • Copy and paste that information in your next post together with a fresh hjt log.
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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 22nd, 2007, 6:40 pm

Dang, a woman's work is never done. :lol:

WIll get it done and I'm more than just a little happy Winantispyware is gone! :lol:
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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 22nd, 2007, 7:19 pm

All done.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:17:03 PM, on 6/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
D:\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
D:\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Windows KeyHook] C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HTpatch] C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Gadwin PrintScreen 3.5] "D:\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe" /nosplash
O4 - Startup: Stardock ObjectDock.lnk = D:\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
O4 - Global Startup: E-Color.lnk = C:\Program Files\E-Color\Common\IconMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Utility Tray.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Add To Print List - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_AddToList.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint High Speed Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_HSPrint.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Preview - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Preview.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Print.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/partne ... nicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {215B8138-A3CF-44C5-803F-8226143CFC0A} (Trend Micro ActiveX Scan Agent 6.6) - http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/house ... hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
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: WBSrv - D:\STARDOCK\OBJECT~1\WINDOW~1\wbsrv.dll
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: TuneUp WinStyler Theme Service (TUWinStylerThemeSvc) - TuneUp Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe

Kaspersky Results

KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT
Friday, June 22, 2007 7:15:14 PM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 5.0.83.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 23/06/2007
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 351188
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Scan Target - My Computer:
A:\
C:\
D:\
F:\
G:\

Scan Statistics:
Total number of scanned objects: 36601
Number of viruses found: 16
Number of infected objects: 95 / 0
Number of suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan process: 00:20:25

Infected Object Name / Virus Name / Last Action
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\Temp\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temp\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.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:\Documents and Settings\TWYLYGHT\Cookies\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\TWYLYGHT\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\TWYLYGHT\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\TWYLYGHT\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\TWYLYGHT\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\TWYLYGHT\ntuser.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Documents and Settings\TWYLYGHT\ntuser.dat.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\aswResp.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\Avast4.db Object is locked skipped
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log\AshWebSv.ws Object is locked skipped
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log\aswMaiSv.log Object is locked skipped
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log\nshield.log Object is locked skipped
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\report\Resident protection.txt Object is locked skipped
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\backups\backup-20070622-184305-398.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.db skipped
C:\System Volume Information\MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP36\A0010211.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP36\A0010243.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP36\A0010270.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP37\A0010298.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP38\A0010373.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP38\A0010395.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP38\A0010464.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP39\A0010471.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP39\A0010506.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP39\A0010567.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP39\A0010612.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP40\A0010616.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP40\A0010663.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP40\A0010716.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP40\A0010748.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP41\A0010782.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP41\A0010832.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP41\A0010846.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP42\A0010864.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP42\A0010895.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP42\A0010930.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP43\A0010955.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP43\A0011000.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP43\A0011037.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP43\A0011073.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP44\A0011093.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP44\A0011139.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0011626.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0012636.exe/Stream/data0002 Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.WinFixer.t skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0012636.exe/Stream Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.WinFixer.t skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0012636.exe Inno: infected - 2 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0012646.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.ki skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0014695.exe/data0002 Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.PurityScan.fk skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0014695.exe NSIS: infected - 1 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0016679.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.TTC.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0017735.exe/data0002 Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.PurityScan.fk skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0017735.exe NSIS: infected - 1 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0018750.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.ki skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP48\A0020046.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.ki skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020099.exe/data0002 Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.PurityScan.fk skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020099.exe NSIS: infected - 1 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020216.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/1/EnigmaUpdater.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020216.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/2/esgi_md5h.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020216.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/7/SpyHunter.exe Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020216.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/17/Esgiutl1.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020216.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/18/SHSched.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020216.exe/PRE Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020216.exe Ghost Installer: infected - 6 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020216.exe UPX: infected - 6 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020221.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.ZenoSearch.o skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020222.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.ZenoSearch.r skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020223.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.WinFixer.t skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020224.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.WinFixer.o skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020225.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020226.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020227.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020228.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020234.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.ki skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020264.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.ZenoSearch.r skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020481.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.TTC.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0020492.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.WinFixer.x skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0021635.exe Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.ZenoSearch.o skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP49\A0021641.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.ki skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022721.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.ki skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022722.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Agent.aoy skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022757.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.db skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022768.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022769.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022770.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.TTC.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022771.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022788.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/1/EnigmaUpdater.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022788.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/2/esgi_md5h.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022788.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/7/SpyHunter.exe Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022788.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/17/Esgiutl1.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022788.exe/PRE/data/{65145FC9-DEA0-4738-A4FE-376C2BA51806}/18/SHSched.dll Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022788.exe/PRE Infected: not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpyHunter.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022788.exe Ghost Installer: infected - 6 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022788.exe UPX: infected - 6 skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022789.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Agent.aoy skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022801.exe Infected: Trojan.Win32.Agent.aoy skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022806.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022807.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022808.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022809.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022812.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.TTC.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022815.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.TTC.b skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022818.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.kj skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022826.exe Infected: not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.WinFixer.x skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\A0022830.exe Infected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.VB.aya skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\change.log Object is locked skipped
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\snapshot\MFEX-1.DAT Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\WINDOWS\Debug\PASSWD.LOG Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.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\cbxyvwu.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.jp skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\Antivirus.Evt 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\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\GExjds6N.exe Infected: Backdoor.Win32.VB.kb skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\h323log.txt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pmnnm.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Virtumonde.fp 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\Perflib_Perfdata_49c.dat Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_\Webshlock.txt Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log Object is locked skipped
C:\WINDOWS\xmlhelper.dll Infected: not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.db skipped
D:\System Volume Information\_restore{53DFA49A-2DA9-43F0-AECD-A96FE435AAFF}\RP50\change.log Object is locked skipped

Scan process completed.
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Unread postby Blade81 » June 23rd, 2007, 11:47 am

Hi

Most Kaspersky's log findings are in system restore (we shall clean that soon).


Show hidden files
-----------------
* Click Start.
* Open My Computer.
* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* 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.
* Click OK.

Delete these files if found (in safe mode if needed):
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cbxyvwu.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\GExjds6N.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pmnnm.dll
C:\WINDOWS\xmlhelper.dll

Post back when this is done. :)
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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 23rd, 2007, 2:36 pm

Done. The only one that was there is C:\WINDOWS\system32\GExjds6N.exe
As sson as I clicked on it Avast took it out.
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Unread postby Blade81 » June 23rd, 2007, 3:05 pm

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

Let's 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.


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.
    The program is available for download here
  • 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
    SpywareBlaster tutorial
  • 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 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.

Have a great day,
Blade :)
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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 23rd, 2007, 3:57 pm

First of all a BIG Thank You for all your help! You Rock! ;)

Yes, my system appears to be running as it should and with no more problems.

Now, just a question ot two before cleaning the system restore.

How will doing this effect the programs I now have?
Will it save the current settings/programs, ect?
I do a lot of graphic's work and do not want to loose programs and graphics.
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Unread postby Blade81 » June 23rd, 2007, 4:11 pm

How will doing this effect the programs I now have?
Will it save the current settings/programs, ect?
I do a lot of graphic's work and do not want to loose programs and graphics.

Cleaning system restore cleans all restore points there are created in system. It won't delete any programs or settings that are currently present. So, no reason to worry :)
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Unread postby TWYLYGHT » June 23rd, 2007, 4:15 pm

Cool and tahnks again. :D
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