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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby gingernick » April 10th, 2008, 12:04 pm

Only that it has something to do with my Windows XP Media centre. The PC I'm using is a Philips PC & Freevents is a media application for TV, photos & music.
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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby dan12 » April 11th, 2008, 5:39 am

UNINSTALL COMBOFIX

  • Click START then RUN
  • Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK.
  • Note the space between the X and the U, it needs to be there.
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You can also delete any logs we have produced, and empty your Recycle bin.


Close all windows and try typing this command directly in and see if ComboFix runs.

Remember to use the " marks and there is a space between exe" and /killall

Start > Run > type "%userprofile%\desktop\combofix.exe" /killall

If ComboFix runs, please post the log.

Let me know when done :)
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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby gingernick » April 11th, 2008, 9:56 am

Hi Dan, sorry to be a pain but how do I uninstall Combofix? It's not on the Start/all programs list nor is it in the Control panel add/remove programs list. I don't want to delete it without asking you first!
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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby gingernick » April 11th, 2008, 9:58 am

Please ignore last post!
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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby gingernick » April 11th, 2008, 10:11 am

Hi Dan, did what you asked and ComboFix didn't run, but I have on C:/ drive a folder called ComboFix containing an application named CF19593 and a CFEXE file called nircmd.cfexe should I delete the ComboFix folder containing these items?
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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby dan12 » April 11th, 2008, 10:22 am

Yes, you can delete that folder.
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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby dan12 » April 11th, 2008, 1:05 pm

Congratulations you are clean! :)
Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:

Create a new System Restore Point
This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
  • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
  • Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
  • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
  • Select the More options tab
  • Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.

Spybot Search and Destroy 1.5.2
Download it from here. Just choose a mirror and off you go.
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spybot properly here
Find here changes from older version 1.4 here

Install Spyware Guard
Download it from here
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spyware Guard here

Install SpyWare Blaster
Download it from here
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spyware Blaster here

Install WinPatrol
Download it from here
Here you can find information about how WinPatrol works here

Install FireTrust SiteHound
You can find information and download it from here

Install MVPS Hosts File from here
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
Find Tutorial here : http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly to avoid new threats that could infect your system.
You can use one of these sites to check if any updates are needed for your pc.
Secunia Software Inspector
F-secure Health Check

Visit Microsoft often to get the latest updates for your computer.
http://www.update.microsoft.com

Please check out Tony Klein's article "How did I get infected in the first place?"

Read some information here how to prevent Malware.

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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 called Malware Complaints. Please register there first! Then follow the instructions.

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Happy safe surfing!

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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby gingernick » April 11th, 2008, 1:55 pm

Hi Dan, many thanks for your help & patience, Nick.
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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby dan12 » April 11th, 2008, 5:29 pm

Your welcome :)
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Re: Hi, have been infected.

Unread postby Gary R » April 12th, 2008, 3:47 am

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