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Hijacked!. can't stop the pop-ups. Here is the HJT file

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Re: Hijacked!. can't stop the pop-ups. Here is the HJT file

Unread postby Odd dude » January 6th, 2009, 10:05 am

The log looks clean to me :)

Unless you have any more issues, you can perform the following steps:

Uninstall ComboFix
  • Disable all your antimalware programs like you did previously
  • Click Start > Run and enter:
    Code: Select all
    ComboFix /u
  • Click OK
  • ComboFix will now uninstall itself

Install a firewall
There is no firewall installed on your computer!
Either that, or you're using Windows Firewall, which is not a good idea.

Firewalls are programs that monitor incoming and outcoming connections to your computer. Did you know that, just by connecting to the internet, you are being exposed to hundreds of treats immediately? The way to solve this, is to use a firewall, and up-to-date antivirus software.

Windows Firewall only monitors incoming connections. This means that, once you are infected, the malware is free to ask for new instructions, send private data to its creator, or invite its malware buddies to come over. In other words: it's almost as good as no firewall at all.

Download a free for personal use firewall NOW from one of these sources:
COMODO Personal Firewall
Online Armor Free

(COMODO also bundles antivirus - if you already have antivirus software make sure you don't install COMODO's antivirus as well).

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As far as I can tell, you are CLEAN!


Have a big cup of Image, sit back & relax, and now please follow a few of the following tips; they will dramatically reduce your chance of getting infected again.

  • Turn on Automatic Updates if you have not done so. It is MANDATORY to keep your Windows updated, otherwise you are vulnerable to exploits! To turn on Automatic Updates: click Start > Control Panel > Security Centre > Automatic Updates.

Below are optional items. It's highly recommended to read them through, but decide for yourself how many of these recommendations (if any) you follow.

  • Install WinPatrol from here. Instructions for use are here.

  • Install SpywareBlaster to protect you from bad sites. Download - How to use it

  • Install a custom hosts file. Let's say I have a directory of 640kb's worth of bad sites. Let's say I can make sure you will never be able to access those sites, so you will never get any infection from those sites. It's like blocking a site - without site blocking tools. How would you like to never be able to visit (a lot, but not all of the) malware-infected sites again? Well, now you can!
    First, we must disable a service, as Windows cannot work with a very large hosts file while that service is active. This will not affect anything else.
    The disabling routine:
    1. Click Start, then Run
    2. Copy and paste the following:
      Code: Select all
      sc config dnscache start= disabled
    3. Click OK.
    Next, you can download the custom hosts file from here. Installation instructions can be found there as well.

  • Install Sandboxie. Sandboxie isolates programs into a sandbox. When you get infected, and the program that caused this (i.e. Internet Explorer) is inside the sandbox, the infection will remain trapped inside the sandbox. Then it only takes a few clicks to empty the sandbox and thus kill the virus. Sandboxie is completely free! Download it here.
Note that using Sandboxie does not guarantee that you will never get infected. Some malware can bypass Sandboxie, so don't let your guard down!

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Happy surfing!! :)
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Re: Hijacked!. can't stop the pop-ups. Here is the HJT file

Unread postby slw » January 6th, 2009, 8:03 pm

Dude, again thanbks a lot and good luck in your travels through the bytes adn pieces....

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Re: Hijacked!. can't stop the pop-ups. Here is the HJT file

Unread postby askey127 » January 8th, 2009, 1:54 pm

slw, this topic is now closed.

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