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Re: Browser hijacked yet again

Unread postby mom2990104 » February 17th, 2009, 8:12 am

peku006,

That did it!

========== FILES ==========
File/Folder C:\Windows\system32\wdmaud.sys file not found.
========== REGISTRY ==========
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\drivers32\\"aux2"|"wdmaud.drv" /E : value set successfully!

OTMoveIt3 by OldTimer - Version 1.0.8.0 log created on 02172009_070307

I suspect that I downloaded something goofy when I installed Outlook 2007. Is that possible? Any other ideas?

Searches are working correctly now. I'll wait for further direction. :)

Thanks, Cara
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Re: Browser hijacked yet again

Unread postby peku006 » February 17th, 2009, 8:59 am

Hi Cara
I suspect that I downloaded something goofy when I installed Outlook 2007. Is that possible?

I do not believe it....read this : Fake sysaudio.sys causes Searchengine Hijack

Congratulations, your log looks clean! :)

Next we remove all used tools.
Delete RSIT from your desktop, also delete this folder C:\rsit.

Uninstall GooredFix
Click Start >> Run and then copy/paste the following into the box and hit Enter:
"%userprofile%\Desktop\GooredFix.exe" /uninstall
If any of your security programs query a new Registry/AutoStart value being added please allow the changes.

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

Disable and Enable System Restore-WINDOWS XP
This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:

Turn off System Restore
  • On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the System Restore tab.
  • Check Turn off System Restore.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.
  • Reboot.
Turn ON System Restore
  • On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the System Restore tab.
  • UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.
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 1.6
Download it from here. Just choose a mirror and off you go.
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spybot properly here

Install SpyWare Blaster 4.0
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.

Is your pc running slow?
Read What to do if your Computer is running slowly


Happy surfing and stay clean! :thumbup:
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Re: Browser hijacked yet again

Unread postby mom2990104 » February 17th, 2009, 10:34 pm

peku006, thank you so much for your professionalism and your assistance!

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

Spybot Search and Destroy 1.6
Download it from here. Just choose a mirror and off you go.
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spybot properly here

Install SpyWare Blaster 4.0
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


I installed each of the above mentioned and even took the time to configure them properly :) I appreciate the suggestions and all of the help.

Hopefully I won't have to come back for the same problem again, but if I do, I'll no doubt get the level of commitment I received from you.

Thanks again!

Regards, Cara
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Re: Browser hijacked yet again

Unread postby NonSuch » February 18th, 2009, 1:36 pm

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