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Re: Desktop takeover, multiple popups, many other issues.

Unread postby kevinthedevist » June 27th, 2008, 11:24 pm

Reslts from Virus Total:

0 bytes size received / Se ha recibido un archivo vacio

I didn't see that file on my computer in that location.

So far the computer seems to be acting normally. Maybe it's fixed??!!!
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Re: Desktop takeover, multiple popups, many other issues.

Unread postby mjq424 » June 28th, 2008, 6:05 am

Please open HijackThis
Click Scan Only
Place a checkmark against the following:
  • O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Vcsron] C:\Program Files\Vcsron\Vcsron.exe
Close ALL open programs except HijackThis
Click Fix checked
Locate the folder C:\Program Files\Vcsron by double-clicking on My Computer > C:\ > Program Files
If the folder exists, please delete it

Let's clear out the programs we've been using to clean up your computer, they are not suitable for general malware removal and could cause damage if used inappropriately.

  • Double click OTMoveIt2.exe to launch it.
  • Click on the CleanUp! button.
  • OTMoveIt will download a list from the Internet, if your firewall or other defensive programs alerts you, allow it access.
  • You will be prompted to allow the clean up procedure, click Yes
  • When finished exit out of OTMoveIt2
  • Now delete OTMoveIt2.exe (if still present)

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

  1. Create a new, clean System Restore point which you can use in case of future system problems:
    Press Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore
    Select Create a restore point, then Next, type a name like All Clean then press the Create button and once it's done press Close

    Now remove old, infected System Restore points:
    Next click Start->Run and type cleanmgr in the box and press OK
    Ensure the boxes for Recycle Bin, Temporary Files and Temporary Internet Files are checked, you can choose to check other boxes if you wish but they are not required.
    Select the More Options tab, under System Restore press Clean up... and say Yes to the prompt
    Press OK and Yes to confirm
  2. Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    1. From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    2. Click once on the Security tab
    3. Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    4. Click once on the Custom Level button.
      1. Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      2. Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      3. Change the Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      4. Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      5. Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      6. Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      7. When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      8. If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    5. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  3. Update your Anti Virus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Anti virus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your anti virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.
  4. 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.
  5. Download and Install a HOSTS File
    A HOSTS file is a big list of bad web sites. The list has a specific format, a specific name, (name is just HOSTS with no file extension), and a specific location. Your machine always looks at that file in that location before connecting to a web site to verify the address. So the HOSTS listing can be used to "short circuit" a request to a bad website by giving it the address of your own machine.

    Download BlueTack's HOSTS Manager here, using Internet Explorer (Firefox won't work):
    A short distance down the page in the center, click on the Download button.
    Agree to the license.
    On the next page, to the right side of where it says Download Estimates, right click on the underlined word "Hosts Manager" choose "Save Target As" and download the installer Hosts20setup.exe to your desktop.
    Double click the Installer on your desktop and let it Install the Hosts Manager

    After the installation is complete, click on the Hosts Manager icon on your desktop. (You can delete the other Hosts Switch icon from your desktop).
    When the Hosts Manager comes up, click the small down arrows on the Right side of the bar labeled "Options and Tools",
    Click Disable DNS Service. This is important
    In the Left Pane, click Download.
    It will load 70,000 lines or more. When it finishes, also in the left pane, click Replace, and then click Save.
    You can use this manager to handle your HOSTS file download, edits, and most any other HOSTS issue.

    If you have a separate third party Firewall or Winpatrol, you may have to give permissions at various times to Unlock the present default HOSTS file and install the new one.
  6. Install WinPatrol - Download and install Winpatrol by BillP Studios.
    This program can monitor what software start with Windows. You can delay startup for some programs and stop malicious programs from starting up. It can also view some hidden files.
    Download it from here
  7. 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 an article on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:
    Computer Safety On line - Software Firewalls
  8. Install ThreatFire - Download and install ThreatFire. This program defends against malware by detecting certain malicious behaviours. It is configured "out-of-the-box" and acts as a complement to your Antivirus software. It can be downloaded here:
    PC Tools ThreatFire
  9. Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.
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Re: Desktop takeover, multiple popups, many other issues.

Unread postby Shaba » June 29th, 2008, 7:27 am

kevinthedevist this topic is now closed.

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