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Re: Please Help - How To Remove Core.Cache.dsk ??

Unread postby Nanomachine » January 29th, 2008, 6:29 am

YES!!!!!! :D :bounce: :albino: :cheers: :flower: :king: :)

It created a log!!!!

ComboFix 08-01-29.2 - Daniel 2008-01-29 4:50:13.11 - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel\Desktop\Combo-Fix.exe

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-12-28 to 2008-01-29 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2008-01-26 14:28 . 2008-01-26 14:28 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Program Files\CCleaner
2008-01-26 01:41 . 2008-01-28 08:00 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Beth\Application Data\AVG7
2008-01-25 20:37 . 2008-01-25 20:37 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2008-01-25 20:33 . 2008-01-28 08:00 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel\Application Data\AVG7
2008-01-25 20:31 . 2008-01-25 20:31 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\AVG7
2008-01-25 20:28 . 2008-01-25 20:28 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Grisoft
2008-01-25 19:33 . 2008-01-26 08:00 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avg7
2008-01-25 11:00 . 2007-07-29 17:04 211 --a--c--- C:\Boot.bak
2008-01-25 10:59 . 2004-08-03 23:00 260,272 --a--c--- C:\cmldr
2008-01-23 16:23 . 2008-01-24 02:23 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Beth\Application Data\Spyware Terminator
2008-01-22 22:15 . 2008-01-22 22:15 138,624 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sp_rsdrv2.sys
2008-01-22 22:10 . 2008-01-26 18:34 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel\Application Data\Spyware Terminator
2008-01-22 22:10 . 2008-01-24 18:25 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spyware Terminator
2008-01-22 22:09 . 2008-01-26 18:34 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator
2008-01-22 21:49 . 2008-01-22 22:02 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Program Files\Shareaza
2008-01-20 17:25 . 2008-01-24 18:32 165 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\wininit.ini
2008-01-20 12:26 . 2008-01-20 17:44 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2008-01-19 18:50 . 2008-01-22 22:55 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft
2008-01-19 17:31 . 2008-01-19 17:31 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\PC Tools
2008-01-19 12:30 . 2008-01-19 12:30 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Beth\Program Files
2008-01-19 12:30 . 2008-01-19 12:43 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Beth\Application Data\uTorrent
2008-01-18 23:00 . 2008-01-22 22:58 <DIR> d-a--c--- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP
2008-01-18 22:55 . 2005-09-23 07:29 626,688 --a--c--- C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcr80.dll
2008-01-18 18:14 . 2008-01-26 19:01 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Program Files\uTorrent
2008-01-18 18:14 . 2008-01-19 14:23 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel\Application Data\uTorrent
2008-01-18 17:52 . 2008-01-18 17:52 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec
2008-01-18 17:34 . 2008-01-18 17:34 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Beth\Application Data\mIRC
2008-01-18 16:41 . 2008-01-18 18:07 <DIR> d----c--- C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel\Application Data\mIRC

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2012-08-06 12:44 --------- dc----w C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe
2012-08-06 12:43 --------- dc----w C:\Program Files\Bonjour
2008-01-29 11:12 --------- dc----w C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Google Updater
2008-01-28 01:38 --------- dc----w C:\Program Files\Java
2008-01-23 05:49 --------- dc----w C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel\Application Data\Shareaza
2007-11-28 23:49 --------- dc-h--w C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
2007-11-28 23:49 --------- dc----w C:\Program Files\Creative
2007-11-28 23:48 --------- dc----w C:\Program Files\Audible
2007-11-28 23:40 --------- dc----w C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel\Application Data\Creative
2007-11-28 23:38 --------- dc----w C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Creative
2007-06-14 07:12 76,619 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\hibiscus.zip
2007-06-14 07:08 76,619 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\NEWNEWNEW..zip
2007-06-04 06:15 270,336 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\NTUSER(4).DAT
2007-06-02 05:11 266,240 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\NTUSER(2).DAT
2007-06-01 06:16 266,240 -c--a-w C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\NTUSER(3).DAT

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

"swg"="C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2007-06-11 07:56 68856]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-12 05:56 15360]
"SpybotSD TeaTimer"="C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe" [2007-08-31 16:46 1460560]

"SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe" [2007-09-25 01:11 132496]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2007-05-11 02:06 40048]
"LogonStudio"="D:\Program Files\LogonStudio\logonstudio.exe" [2002-09-03 17:38 987187]
"AVG7_CC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe" [2008-01-25 20:29 579072]

"Adobe Acrobat Updater"="buophsfjbb.exe" []

"AVG7_Run"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe" [2008-01-25 20:30 219136]

"RunNarrator"="Narrator.exe" [2004-08-12 06:01 53760 C:\WINDOWS\system32\narrator.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\WB]
E:\PROGRA~1\STARDO~1\STARDO~1\WINDOW~1.1(S\WINDOW~1\fastload.dll 2001-12-20 23:34 24576 E:\PROGRA~1\STARDO~1\STARDO~1\WINDOW~1.1(S\WINDOW~1\fastload.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\windows]


[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Google Updater.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Google Updater.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\Google Updater.lnkCommon Startup

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Photags AutoDetect.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Photags AutoDetect.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\Photags AutoDetect.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\swg]
--a--c--- 2007-06-11 07:56 68856 C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\WinampAgent]
--a------ 2007-05-14 15:22 35328 E:\Winamp\winampa.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Yahoo! Pager]
--a--c--- 2007-07-16 14:17 4670704 C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe

"BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}"="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
"CursorXP"=C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe

"NeroFilterCheck"=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
"SpywareTerminator"="C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.exe"

R1 sp_rsdrv2;Spyware Terminator Driver 2;C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sp_rsdrv2.sys [2008-01-22 22:15]
R3 ngrpci;NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver;C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ngrpci.sys [2001-08-17 11:12]


catchme 0.3.1344 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-01-29 05:00:59
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
Completion time: 2008-01-29 5:09:46 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-01-29 13:09:34
2008-01-19 03:34:24 --- E O F ---

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Re: Please Help - How To Remove Core.Cache.dsk ??

Unread postby Simon V. » January 29th, 2008, 12:06 pm

Hi :)

I'm glad to hear that it worked :D

I understand that downloading music and other files may be important to you; however, the Peer-to-Peer programs that you are using to do that, even if they are not infected with malware, will bring malware into your system. Therefore, the chances of you becoming infected again are very high. This obviously can result in disabling your computer and could even lead to someone stealing sensitive personal data from your computer. Beyond the inconvenience this causes you, these programs also tend to use your computer as a server to spread more infection all over the internet, so your computer becomes a part of the malware problem.

Remember that no matter how clean the program you're using for Peer-to-Peer filesharing may be, it offers no guarantees regarding the cleanliness of files you may choose to download. All files available via Peer-to-Peer filesharing carry a high risk, particularly those that offer you illegitimate methods of using legitimate software programs without paying for them. Any program or file that offers you the ability to access non-freeware programs at no cost, e.g., pirated software and/or cracks/key generators for gaining access to legitimate software, is 100% guaranteed to contain malware.

Here is some information that looks at the rates of infection:


With that being said, I recommend that you remove the following Peer-to-Peer program(s):

(Click on Start, then Control Panel. Double click on Add or Remove Programs)


Also remove the following programs:

J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11
Java(TM) 6 Update 2
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1
Viewpoint Media Player
<-- Only remove this program if you haven't installed it yourself.

Then download and install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4.

Step 1

Open HijackThis, perform a scan and put a check next to the following items (if present):

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Adobe Acrobat Updater] buophsfjbb.exe

Close all programs except HijackThis and click on Fix checked.

Step 2

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. The log can also be opened by going to Start > All Programs > Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware > Logs > log-date.txt

Step 3

In your next reply, please post:

  • the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware report
  • a new HijackThis log
  • a description of how your computer is currently running
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Re: Please Help - How To Remove Core.Cache.dsk ??

Unread postby Nanomachine » January 29th, 2008, 5:57 pm

Thank you so much for your help, and your time. The computer is working great, no popups, nothing.

Again, thank you so much for your help! :D

HijackThis log, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:40:50 PM, on 2008-01-29
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\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 Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.1.615.5858\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogonStudio] "D:\Program Files\LogonStudio\logonstudio.exe" /RANDOM
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-299502267-1563985344-842925246-1006\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background (User 'Beth')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-299502267-1563985344-842925246-1006\..\Run: [CursorXP] C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe (User 'Beth')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'Default user')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\npjpi160_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\npjpi160_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupda ... 0666629889
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microso ... 1517602207
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/s ... wflash.cab
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: ASP.NET State Service (aspnet_state) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\aspnet_state.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - CACE Technologies - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield Service (sp_rssrv) - Crawler.com - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\sp_rsser.exe

End of file - 7027 bytes

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.01
Database version: 295

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 22247
Time elapsed: 25 minute(s), 17 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
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Re: Please Help - How To Remove Core.Cache.dsk ??

Unread postby Simon V. » January 30th, 2008, 2:24 am

Thank you so much for your help, and your time. The computer is working great, no popups, nothing.

Again, thank you so much for your help! :D

You're very welcome :) I'm glad your computer is running OK again. Your logs are looking good, here are some tips to keep your computer clean in the future:

Click Start then Run....

  • Type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK. (Note: The space between the x and the /u needs to be there)


  • This will uninstall Combofix.

Make your Internet Explorer More Secure

  • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
  • Click once on the Security tab.
  • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
  • Click once on the Custom Level button.

    • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt.
    • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable.
    • Change the Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable.
    • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt.
    • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt.
    • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt.
    • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
    • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.

  • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.

Use a Firewall - Without a firewall your computer is susceptible to being hacked and taken over. The Windows firewall isn't sufficient as it only monitors incoming connections.

Here are a few (free) firewalls, please download and install one of them:

Visit Microsoft's Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://update.microsoft.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.

Install WinPatrol - An excellent startup manager, notifies you if programs are added to startup, allows delayed startup, ... A must have! An installation guide can be found here: http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will add a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs. A tutorial can be found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutoria ... ial49.html

Install IE-Spyad - IE-Spyad places more than 4000 dubious websites and domains in the IE Restricted list. This severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites. A tutorial on installing this product can be found here: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource.htm#IESPYAD

Update All Your Security Programs Regularly - Make sure you update all your security programs (Anti-Virus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware) regularly (once a weak, at least). Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.

You can also read this excellent article by TonyKlein: So how did I get infected in the first place?

Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.
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