Joffers wrote:Try Ewido, if the OS is XP, it will work. If 98 or other, I'm afraid it won't. Download AÂ² in that case, which works on all Windows OS's, then post the log to the other thread, you are recieving help at
AÂ² is free, if you click the link in my sig, and scroll down, it will say "AÂ² Free", good luck.
fleamailman wrote:First: Joffers, thanks for the advice, this is a selfsought infection to learn more on a dummy computer, I can actually remove the malware for myself and would do so, but then again I still would not know which malware I had actuallly got and its telltail symtons. Could someone have a look at that log and just name the malware for me.
I believe that it show signs of Smitfraud but since there were also lines of bargainbuddy together with the toolbar there is Coolwwwsearch too. My goal is to know what I am seeing both form being the victim here and from your reading the HJT log for me, if then I can put the two together I would feel more confident with cleaning other people's malware this way. In fact, I ask myself if this isn't their new approach of mixing malware together to confound the victims efforts to remove it.
Second: I repeat my thanks to everyone here for their pointing me to programs that I can offer victims to make their restore disks. It seems I am making a lot of homework for myself then.
btw The shop where I have been helping out these two years, together with most of the other computer repair shop here in Geneva, tend to go for save/reformat/reinstall/load, their reason has nothing to do with the pros and cons of HJT logs but more to do with convincing the victim that the malware they contracted today had nothing to do with the malware they had the shop remove before, the victim just says it is the same and get rid of it this time for free or else. However, and even if I will be unable to use HJT in the shop itself, the program still has a lot going for it since it gives one a picture of the state of ones Internet conection, and helps those victims who wish to clean their computer for themselves with the help of HJT teachers to do so, which brings me to the feeling that it is pity to clean someones log, offering means to safeguard against malware per say, and the not offer some sort of backup system too.
Sorry if these post are too long, I really am now interested in being able to repay you guys for the education I am seeking from you.
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