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Unread postby askey127 » July 28th, 2007, 12:08 pm

sscultho,
Your log looks clean.

The problem, in all likelihood, came from file-sharing with Limewire. See my first post.
The main infection you had is called C2.LOP
See here : http://research.sunbelt-software.com/th ... eatid=8144

There is an additional protection you can install called a HOSTS file. It is a list of thousands of disreputable websites that is configured so your machine will block access to them all.
You can read about it using my instructions here and decide if you want to use it.
Download and Install a HOSTS File
A Hosts file is a plain text file which prevents your computer from inadvertently connecting to malware, spyware and adware sites by redirecting the connection request back to your own machine address (127.0.0.1). It is a very effective defense system.
If you use a proxy server, or if you are on AOL, or if you use Norton to scan e-mail, be sure to read the special instructions in the tutorial below..

Be sure to disable the service "DNS Client" FIRST to allow the use of large HOSTS files without slowdowns.
If this isn't done first, the next reboot may take a VERY LONG TIME.
This is how to do it. First be sure you are signed in as a user with administrative privileges:
Stop and Disable the DNS Client Service
Go to Start, Run and type Services.msc and click OK.
Under the Extended Tab, Scroll down and find this service.
DNS Client
Right-Click on the DNS Client Service. Choose Properties
Select the General tab. Click on the Stop button.
Click the Arrow-down tab on the right-hand side at the Start-up Type box.
From the drop-down menu, click on Manual
Click the Apply tab, then click OK


Download BlueTack's HOSTS Manager here:
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?act=dscript&CODE=showdetails&f_id=5
Download and install the Hosts Manager first, then run it and click Download.
When it finishes, click Replace, and then Save.
You can use this manager to handle your HOSTS file download, edits, and most any other HOSTS issue.

If you have a firewall, you may have to give permission to Unlock the present default HOSTS file before you copy / install the new one.
You may also have to give additional permission during installation of the new one.

Read an excellent instruction about HOSTS files (the Bluetack version) here:
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=8406

There is a very detailed resource for those wanting to spend more time reading up, or to have as a reference:
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=8337
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You can see another HOSTS file tutorial here : http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
and choose to download the MVPS HOSTS File instead of using the BlueTack HOSTS.
The BlueTack version (70k+ entries) is more aggressive than the mvps (11k + entries), and targets adware sites as well as more dangerous ones.


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Unread postby sscultho » July 28th, 2007, 1:02 pm

Your a GENIUS! Thanks!

If I have any problems in the future do you mind if I look you up?
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Unread postby askey127 » July 28th, 2007, 4:00 pm

sscultho,
Our entire staff is here if you need help in the future.
We train helpers here at this forum, so you can be sure that any of the staff will be able to give you very effective advice.

Glad we could be of assistance.
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