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Unread postby jimbojet » September 12th, 2007, 3:14 am

Hi

You asked:

Did you delete these files as I asked ?

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ihhkj.ini2
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ihhkj.bak1
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ihhkj.bak2


Yes, they've all gone, though there is still an ihhkj.tmp

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Unread postby Bob4 » September 12th, 2007, 6:31 am

Go ahead and delete

ihhkj.tmp It should go without a whimper.

Then :

Great news ! Image

Your log now appears to be clean.

Lets do a few things to tidy up.
Please do these in the order I suggest!

Delete the combofix.exe

Delete the rustockBFix


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If we have set your computer to see all files and folders we must reprotect them.

UNDO SHOW ALL FILES
click on the My Computer icon.
Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
After the new window appears select the View tab.
Deselect in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
Deselect the checkbox labeled Show hidden files and folders.
Select the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
Replace the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
Press the Apply button and then the OK .
Now many important files are safe.




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Please create a 'clean' System Restore Point:
The reason for doing this is in case you need system restore you don't put back all we just took out.
Right click My Computer
Then Propeties then system restore
Place a check mark by turn off system restore
Click APPLY
Windows will give you a warning click yes
REBOOT

Now go right back to the same place and unchecksystem restore
Click APPLYand OK




A few things to help with possible threats

These are optional . But will help protect you further.
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SpywareBlaster

Install SpywareBlaster

SpywareBlaster will add a large list of programs and sites to your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from accidentally running or downloading known malicious programs.
After the installation, click Download Latest Protection Updates. When it finishes, click Enable All Protection.


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SiteHound

http://www.firetrust.com/firetrustsitehound.html

This tool bar will help protect you from.

Over 4,000 fake bank and credit sites.
Tens of thousands of pornographic
and adult sites.
The never ending fake phishing sites.
Malicious sites, which can infect you
with spyware and adware if you visit
them.
Sites to download software which
may infect your computer with
spyware, a virus or adware


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Download and keep this updated and run weekly if you don't already have it.

spybot seach & destroy
Tutorial




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Download and Install a HOSTS File
A Hosts file is a plain text file which prevents your computer from connecting to malware and spyware sites by redirecting the connection request to 127.0.0.1, which is your local address. If you use a proxy server, or if you are on AOL, be sure to read the special instructions.
You can download the MVPS Hosts File and see a HOSTS file tutorial here :
This website also contains useful tips, and links to other resources and utilities.


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Make your Internet Explorer more secure
1. From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
2. Click on the Security tab
3. Click the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
4. Click on Default Level and click Ok
5. Click on the Custom Level button.

Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
Change the Initialise 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

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.

6. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.




Here's a site with great advise on how to AVOID malware. Much easier to do than removing it.









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Please take the time to tell us what you would like to be done about the people who are behind all the problems you have had. We can only get something done about this if the people that we help, like you, are prepared to complain. We have a dedicated forum for collecting these complaints Malware Complaints, you do not have to be registered to post.. just find your country room and register your complaint.
The infections you had was RustockB

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Unread postby jimbojet » September 13th, 2007, 3:48 pm

That's absolutely wonderful - I can't thank you enough. I have obviously been a little slack in my security, and have suffered the consequences, what with the identity theft for a bank account that I told you about, and a Paypal problem currently being investigated.

Would it be overstaying my welcome to have a scout around the desktop which is in the same network as the machine you have just cleaned for me?

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Unread postby Bob4 » September 13th, 2007, 4:01 pm

You wouldn't be Over staying your welcome Jim, NO.

Get a hijackthis log from that machine and post it Here using the new topic button..
I'll keep my eye out for it. Or if someone else grabs it rest assure your in good hands here.
But posting another HIjackthis log in this thread wouldn't be a good idea. ;)

I will have this thread closed now as this machine is clean.
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Unread postby Nellie2 » September 13th, 2007, 4:31 pm

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