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Re: Firefox popups & Unknown downloads

Unread postby csmvrck » December 21st, 2008, 4:16 am

Adam, here is the new ComboFix report..

ComboFix 08-12-15.01 - Charlie 2008-12-21 3:08:00.4 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.510.227 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Charlie\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
Command switches used :: c:\documents and settings\Charlie\Desktop\CFScript.txt
* Created a new restore point

FILE ::
c:\documents and settings\Charlie\My Documents\filelib\xtrememath359\03 Track 3(1).wma
c:\documents and settings\Charlie\My Documents\filelib\xtrememath359\03 Track 3.wma
c:\documents and settings\Charlie\My Documents\sdsetup.exe
c:\program files\HijackThis\backups\backup-20061222-173701-382.dll
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\documents and settings\Charlie\My Documents\filelib\xtrememath359\03 Track 3(1).wma
c:\documents and settings\Charlie\My Documents\filelib\xtrememath359\03 Track 3.wma
c:\documents and settings\Charlie\My Documents\sdsetup.exe
c:\program files\HijackThis\backups\backup-20061222-173701-382.dll

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-11-21 to 2008-12-21 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2008-12-21 03:03 . 2008-12-21 03:03 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe AIR
2008-12-21 02:55 . 2008-12-21 03:06 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\NOS
2008-12-21 02:55 . 2008-12-21 03:06 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\NOS
2008-12-21 02:50 . 2008-12-21 02:49 410,984 --a------ c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2008-12-21 02:50 . 2008-12-21 02:49 73,728 --a------ c:\windows\system32\javacpl.cpl
2008-12-18 16:29 . 2008-12-18 16:29 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Alwil Software
2008-12-18 14:30 . 2008-12-18 14:30 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Pando Networks
2008-12-18 14:30 . 2008-12-18 14:30 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\PMB Files
2008-12-13 02:18 . 2008-12-13 02:18 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2008-11-22 17:49 . 2008-11-22 17:49 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Oxigen
2008-11-22 17:45 . 2008-11-22 17:45 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\OxigenInstall

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2008-12-21 08:02 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe
2008-12-21 07:49 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Java
2008-12-21 07:17 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Google Updater
2008-12-20 04:51 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Spyware Doctor
2008-12-20 04:50 --------- d---a-w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP
2008-12-17 23:56 --------- d-----w c:\program files\BitLord
2008-12-05 06:27 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Tennis Elbow 2009
2008-11-16 22:52 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
2008-11-14 05:06 --------- d-----w c:\program files\AIM6
2008-11-14 05:06 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL Downloads
2008-11-14 05:04 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint
2008-11-14 05:04 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\acccore
2008-11-05 02:44 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Norton PC Checkup
2008-11-05 02:25 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\Charlie\Application Data\InstallShield
2008-11-05 02:14 --------- d--h--w c:\program files\InstallShield Installation Information
2008-10-31 05:12 --------- d-----w c:\program files\CONEXANT
2008-10-25 19:38 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Perfect World Entertainment
2008-10-24 13:40 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\Charlie\Application Data\GetRightToGo
2008-10-24 06:12 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Sonic Shared
2008-10-24 06:11 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Sonic
2008-10-24 06:00 --------- d-----w c:\program files\My Faster PC
2008-10-24 05:59 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Google
2008-10-24 05:57 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Avg7
2008-10-24 05:54 --------- d--h--w c:\documents and settings\Charlie\Application Data\ijjigame
2008-10-24 05:50 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Shockwave.com
2008-10-16 19:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 19:13 202,776 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wuweb.dll
2008-10-16 19:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 19:13 1,809,944 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wuaueng.dll
2008-10-16 19:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 19:12 561,688 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wuapi.dll
2008-10-16 19:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 19:12 323,608 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wucltui.dll
2008-10-16 19:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 19:09 92,696 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\cdm.dll
2008-10-16 19:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 19:09 51,224 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wuauclt.exe
2008-10-16 19:09 43,544 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wups2.dll
2008-10-16 19:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\wups.dll
2008-10-16 19:08 34,328 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\wups.dll
2008-10-16 19:06 268,648 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\mucltui.dll
2008-10-16 19:06 208,744 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\muweb.dll
2005-12-28 07:07 670 ----a-w c:\documents and settings\Charlie\Application Data\wklnhst.dat
2007-04-05 19:38 32,768 -csha-w c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( snapshot@2008-12-15_20.40.31.77 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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+ 2007-12-12 20:06:42 295,606 ----a-r c:\windows\Installer\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A90000000001}\SC_Reader.exe
+ 2008-11-26 17:21:30 1,236,208 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\aswBoot.exe
+ 2008-11-26 17:15:10 97,480 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\AvastSS.scr
+ 2008-11-26 17:15:35 26,944 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\aavmker4.sys
+ 2008-11-26 17:17:25 20,560 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys
+ 2008-11-26 17:18:25 93,296 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswmon.sys
+ 2008-11-26 17:18:18 94,032 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswmon2.sys
+ 2008-11-26 17:16:29 23,152 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswRdr.sys
+ 2008-11-26 17:17:36 111,184 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys
+ 2008-11-26 17:16:38 50,864 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswTdi.sys
- 2007-07-12 05:22:00 135,168 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\java.exe
+ 2008-12-21 07:49:45 144,792 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\java.exe
- 2007-07-12 05:22:04 135,168 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\javaw.exe
+ 2008-12-21 07:49:45 144,792 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\javaw.exe
- 2007-07-12 06:22:38 139,264 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\javaws.exe
+ 2008-12-21 07:49:45 148,888 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\javaws.exe
+ 2008-12-21 07:50:23 16,384 ----atw c:\windows\temp\Perflib_Perfdata_3d8.dat
+ 2008-12-20 04:35:14 16,384 ----atw c:\windows\temp\Perflib_Perfdata_76c.dat
+ 2006-12-02 03:54:32 479,232 ----a-w c:\windows\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_6b128700\msvcm80.dll
+ 2006-12-02 03:54:34 548,864 ----a-w c:\windows\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_6b128700\msvcp80.dll
+ 2006-12-02 03:54:32 626,688 ----a-w c:\windows\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.VC80.CRT_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_6b128700\msvcr80.dll
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"MSMSGS"="c:\program files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" [2004-10-13 1694208]
"swg"="c:\program files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2007-07-30 68856]
"ctfmon.exe"="c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-04 15360]
"DAEMON Tools Lite"="c:\program files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe" [2008-04-01 486856]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"hpWirelessAssistant"="c:\program files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe" [2005-04-11 794624]
"HP Software Update"="c:\program files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe" [2005-02-17 49152]
"SynTPLpr"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe" [2005-02-02 102492]
"SynTPEnh"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2005-02-02 692316]
"eabconfg.cpl"="c:\program files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe" [2004-12-03 290816]
"LSBWatcher"="c:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe" [2004-10-14 253952]
"Cpqset"="c:\program files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe" [2005-02-17 233534]
"Home Theater SchSvr"="c:\program files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe" [2005-06-14 106496]
"WINREMOTE"="c:\program files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinRemote.exe" [2005-06-14 233472]
"ISUSPM Startup"="c:\progra~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe" [2004-07-27 221184]
"ISUSScheduler"="c:\program files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" [2004-07-27 81920]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2006-05-30 180269]
"IPHSend"="c:\program files\Common Files\AOL\IPHSend\IPHSend.exe" [2006-02-17 124520]
"BigDog303"="c:\windows\VM303_STI.EXE" [2005-06-23 61440]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2007-02-16 282624]
"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2007-03-02 257088]
"OxigenClientAdmin"="c:\program files\Oxigen\bin\Oxigen.exe" [2007-06-23 887264]
"OxigenTrayIcon"="c:\program files\Oxigen\bin\OxiTray.exe" [2007-06-23 557536]
"avast!"="c:\progra~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe" [2008-11-26 81000]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2008-12-21 136600]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2008-06-12 34672]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"MSMSGS"="c:\program files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" [2004-10-13 1694208]

c:\documents and settings\Administrator.SHEN\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
AutoTBar.exe [2003-09-30 57344]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk - c:\program files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe [2004-11-04 258048]
HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk - c:\program files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe [2004-11-04 53248]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]
"AntiVirusDisableNotify"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecAntiVirus]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\AOL\\Loader\\aolload.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\AOL\\1133663716\\ee\\aolsoftware.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\AOL\\1133663716\\ee\\aim6.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AIM95\\aim.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\NetMeeting\\conf.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AIM6\\aim6.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\MSN Messenger\\livecall.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe"=
"c:\\Nexon\\MapleStory\\MapleStory.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Tennis Elbow 2009\\TennisElbow.exe"=
"c:\\Gamigo Games\\Smash Online\\SmashOnline.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Pando Networks\\Media Booster\\PMB.exe"=

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\GloballyOpenPorts\List]
"56242:TCP"= 56242:TCP:Pando Media Booster
"56242:UDP"= 56242:UDP:Pando Media Booster

R1 aswSP;avast! Self Protection;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2008-12-18 111184]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\aswFsBlk.sys [2008-12-18 20560]
R2 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;"c:\program files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe" [2007-10-24 24652]
R3 HSFHWATI;HSFHWATI;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\HSFHWATI.sys [2005-03-22 200192]
R3 vcddev;VCD VNC Virtual Network Adapter;c:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\vcdvnic.sys [2006-03-09 13312]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\mountpoints2\{5c94e5b1-122a-11db-a0f4-0014a51d6749}]
\Shell\AutoRun\command - E:\setupSNK.exe

*Newly Created Service* - JAVAQUICKSTARTERSERVICE
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------- Supplementary Scan -------
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uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
IE: &Windows Live Search - c:\program files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htm
IE: Add to Windows &Live Favorites - http://favorites.live.com/quickadd.aspx
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {{C5428486-50A0-4a02-9D20-520B59A9F9B3} - {A16AD1E9-F69A-45af-9462-B1C286708842} -

O16 -: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\Java\classes\xmldso.cab
c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\Microsoft XML Parser for Java.osd
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Charlie\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\526uknh5.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Google
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\Charlie\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\526uknh5.default\extensions\{CF40ACC5-E1BB-4aff-AC72-04C2F616BCA7}\plugins\np_gp.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Google\Google Updater\2.4.1368.5602\npCIDetect13.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Microsoft Silverlight\2.0.30523.8\npctrl.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npPandoWebInst.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPTURNMED.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npunagi2.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology\npViewpoint.dll
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catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-12-21 03:12:06
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Cpqset = c:\program files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe??????????f????|?????? ???B?????????????hLC? ??????
BigDog303 = c:\windows\VM303_STI.EXE VIMICRO USB PC Camera (ZC0301PLH)????????????????0?????????@??????????????

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

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--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(872)
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.dll
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Completion time: 2008-12-21 3:14:20
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-12-21 08:13:04
ComboFix2.txt 2008-12-19 01:04:16
ComboFix3.txt 2008-12-16 01:46:34
ComboFix4.txt 2007-07-17 23:07:25

Pre-Run: 5,275,443,200 bytes free
Post-Run: 5,323,366,400 bytes free

226 --- E O F --- 2008-10-28 17:52:21


And here is a new HijackThis log..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:16:23 AM, on 12/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Nexon\MapleStory\npkcmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=677
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\4.1.805.4472\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: HP view - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HPDTLK02.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eabconfg.cpl] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LSBWatcher] c:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Home Theater SchSvr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINREMOTE] "C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinRemote.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPHSend] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\IPHSend\IPHSend.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigDog303] C:\WINDOWS\VM303_STI.EXE VIMICRO USB PC Camera (ZC0301PLH)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OxigenClientAdmin] "C:\Program Files\Oxigen\bin\Oxigen.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OxigenTrayIcon] C:\Program Files\Oxigen\bin\OxiTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background (User 'Default user')
O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: AutoTBar.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Windows Live Search - res://C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Windows &Live Favorites - http://favorites.live.com/quickadd.aspx
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: ShopperReports - Compare travel rates - {C5428486-50A0-4a02-9D20-520B59A9F9B3} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=Q305&bd=pavilion&pf=laptop
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 6863785656
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/s ... wflash.cab
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: HP WMI Interface (hpqwmi) - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\HPQ\SHARED\HPQWMI.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: npkcmsvc - INCA Internet Co., Ltd. - C:\Nexon\MapleStory\npkcmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

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Re: Firefox popups & Unknown downloads

Unread postby Axephilic » December 21st, 2008, 2:03 pm

Hello,

Delete bad files

To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:

  • Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  • Double-click on the My Computer icon.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • After the new window appears select the View tab.
  • Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
  • Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.
  • Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files.

Using Windows Explore by right-clicking the Start button and left clicking Explore navigate to and find the following files: if found, delete the following (some may not be present after previous steps):
C:\Documents and Settings\Charlie\My Documents\filelib\xtrememath359\你最近还好吗.mp3
C:\Documents and Settings\Charlie\My Documents\filelib\xtrememath359\你最近还好吗 she.mp3
C:\Documents and Settings\Charlie\My Documents\filelib\xtrememath359\你最近还好吗 she .wma


In your next reply, please include:
  1. How is your computer running now?
  2. A new HijackThis log

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Re: Firefox popups & Unknown downloads

Unread postby csmvrck » December 21st, 2008, 8:23 pm

Adam, my computer seems virus-free. Thank you. It still seems slow, however. Starting up Firefox or Internet Explorer still yields some lag time. Also, when I start up my computer, many programs automatically start, causing me to stop the processes with "Ctrl+Alt+Dlt". Is there a way to stop these programs from running? Are there programs that I should delete?

And here is a new HijackThis report..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:20:38 PM, on 12/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Nexon\MapleStory\npkcmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=677
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\4.1.805.4472\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: HP view - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HPDTLK02.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eabconfg.cpl] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LSBWatcher] c:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Home Theater SchSvr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINREMOTE] "C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinRemote.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPHSend] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\IPHSend\IPHSend.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigDog303] C:\WINDOWS\VM303_STI.EXE VIMICRO USB PC Camera (ZC0301PLH)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OxigenClientAdmin] "C:\Program Files\Oxigen\bin\Oxigen.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OxigenTrayIcon] C:\Program Files\Oxigen\bin\OxiTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background (User 'Default user')
O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: AutoTBar.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Windows Live Search - res://C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Windows &Live Favorites - http://favorites.live.com/quickadd.aspx
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: ShopperReports - Compare travel rates - {C5428486-50A0-4a02-9D20-520B59A9F9B3} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=Q305&bd=pavilion&pf=laptop
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 6863785656
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/s ... wflash.cab
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: HP WMI Interface (hpqwmi) - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\HPQ\SHARED\HPQWMI.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: npkcmsvc - INCA Internet Co., Ltd. - C:\Nexon\MapleStory\npkcmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

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Re: Firefox popups & Unknown downloads

Unread postby Axephilic » December 21st, 2008, 9:59 pm

Adam, my computer seems virus-free. Thank you.

You're welcome. :)

It still seems slow, however. Starting up Firefox or Internet Explorer still yields some lag time.

http://www.malwareremoval.com/tutorials ... slowly.php

Also, when I start up my computer, many programs automatically start, causing me to stop the processes with "Ctrl+Alt+Dlt". Is there a way to stop these programs from running? Are there programs that I should delete?

What programs are you ending? There are ways to disable them, just let me know which ones you are trying to disable.
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Re: Firefox popups & Unknown downloads

Unread postby csmvrck » December 23rd, 2008, 2:08 am

Adam, it's kinda hard to list all the programs that run during start-up..so many .exe files. Is there a program where it can track the programs that start when I turn on my computer?

Also, should I delete HijackThis and ComboFix?
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Re: Firefox popups & Unknown downloads

Unread postby Axephilic » December 23rd, 2008, 12:54 pm

HijackThis lists the programs that startup. The lines that start with O4 are things that run on startup. For disabling startup programs, I recommend using WinPatrol which I have more info on and a download link towards the bottom of this post.

Congratulations! You are now all clean! To help to prevent from becoming reinfected, please follow the instructions below in order. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. If you need any help with disabling them, please let me know and I can give you further instructions.

Now lets uninstall ComboFix:

  • Click START then RUN
  • Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK

Hide system files

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Go to Tools > Folder Options.
  3. Select the View tab.
  4. Scroll down to Hidden files and folders.
  5. Select Do not show hidden files and folders.
  6. Check (tick) Hide extensions of known file types.
  7. Check (tick) Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  8. Click OK.
  9. Close My Computer.

Flush the system restore points

  1. Right click on My Computer and select Properties.
  2. Select the System Restore tab.
  3. Check (tick) Turn off system restore on all drives box.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Uncheck (untick) Turn off system restore on all drives box.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Restart your computer.
Note: Do this only ONCE, don't flush it regularly.

Keep your system updated

Microsoft releases patches for Windows and Office products regularly to patch up Windows and Office products loopholes and fix any bugs found. Please ensure that you visit the following websites regularly or do update your system regularly.

Install the updates immediately if they are found. Reboot your computer if necessary, revisit Windows Update and Office update sites until there are no more updates to be installed.

To update Windows and office

Go to Start > All Programs > Microsoft Update


Alternatively, you can visit the link below to update Windows and Office products.

Microsoft Update

If you are forgetful, you can change some settings so that you will be informed of updates. Here's how:

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Automatic Updates
  2. Select Automatic (recommended) radio button if you want the updates to be downloaded and installed without prompting you.
  3. Select Download updates for me, but let me chose when to install them radio button if you want the updates to be downloaded automatically but to be installed at another time.
  4. Select Notify me but don't automatically download or install them radio button if you want to be notified of the updates.

Besides Windows that needs regular updating, antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall programs update regularly too.

Please make sure that you update your antivirus, firewall and anti-spyware programs at least once a week.

Be careful when opening attachments and downloading files.

  1. Never open email attachments, not even if they are from someone you know. If you need to open them, scan them with your antivirus program before opening.
  2. Never open emails from unknown senders.
  3. Beware of emails that warn about viruses that are spreading, especially those from antivirus vendors. These email addresses can be easily spoofed. Check the antivirus vendor websites to be sure.
  4. Be careful of what you download. Only download files from known sources. Also, avoid cracked programs. If you need a particular program that costs too much for you, try finding free alternatives on Sourceforge or Pricelessware.

Surf safely

Many of the exploits are directed to users of Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Using Firefox with NoScript add-on helps to prevent most exploits from running as NoScript by default disables all scripts on all websites. If you trust the website, you can manually allow it.

If you prefer to use Internet Explorer, here are some settings to change to improve the security of Internet Explorer.

For Internet Explorer 7

Please read this article to configure Internet Explorer 7 properly.

Stop malicious scripts

Windows by default allow scripts (which is VBScript and JavaScript) to run and some of these scripts are malicious. Use Noscript by Symantec or Script Defender by AnalogX to handle these scripts.

Backup regularly

You never know when your PC will become unstable or become so infected that you can't recover it. Follow this Microsoft article to learn how to backup. Follow this article by Microsoft to restore your backups.

Alternatively, you can use 3rd-party programs to back up your data. One example can be found at Bleeping Computer.

Avoid P2P

P2P may be a great way to get lots of stuffs, but it is a great way to get infected as well. There's no way to tell if the file being shared is infected. Worse still, some worms spread via P2P networks, infecting you as well. If you do need to use them, use them sparingly. Check this list of clean and infected P2P programs if you need to use one.

Prevent a re-infection

  1. Winpatrol
    Winpatrol is heuristic protection program, meaning it looks for patterns in codes that work like malware. It also takes a snapshot of your system's critical resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without you knowing. You can read more about Winpatrol's features here.

    You can get a free copy of Winpatrol or use the Plus version for more features.

    You can read Winpatrol's FAQ if you run into problems.

  2. Hosts File
    A Hosts file is like a phone book. You look up someone's name in the phone book before calling him/her. Similarly, your PC will look up the website's IP address before you can view the website.

    Hosts file will replace your current Hosts file with another one containing well-known advertisement sites, spyware sites and other bad sites. This new Hosts file will protect you by re-directing these bad sites to 127.0.0.1.

    Here are some Hosts files:

    MVPS Hosts File
    Bluetack's Hosts File
    Bluetack's Host Manager
    hpHosts

    A tutorial about Hosts File can be found at Malware Removal.

  3. Spybot Search and Destroy
    Spybot Search & Destroy is another program for scanning spywares and adwares. Not only so, it has other preventive options as well. You are strongly encouraged to run a scan at least once per week.

    Spybot Search & Destroy can be downloaded from here.

    If you need help in using Spybot Search & Destroy, you can read Spybot Search and Destroy tutorial at Bleeping Computer.

    Before downloading any anti-spyware programs, always check the Rogue/Suspect list of anti-spyware programs and Malwarebytes RogueNET. This will save you from a lot of trouble. If in doubt, don't ever download it.

  4. SiteHound Toolbar
    SiteHound is a toolbar that warns you if you go to a site that is known to scam people, that has potentially lots of viruses or spywares or has questionable contents. If you know the site, you can enter it; if you don't, it will bring you back to the previous page. Currently, SiteHound works for Internet Explorer and Firefox only.


Stand Up and Be Counted ---> Malware Complaints <--- where you can make difference!

The site offers people who have been (or are) victims of malware the opportunity to document their story and, in that way, launch a complaint against the malware and the makers of the malware.

Also, please read this great article by Tony Klein So How Did I Get Infected In First Place

Happy surfing and stay clean!

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