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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby Carolyn » February 27th, 2009, 12:25 pm

miguelvillafana wrote:Hi Carolyn,

Should I include the digital camera (w/the suspect sd card) as well?

Miguel V.

Yes please
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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby miguelvillafana » February 27th, 2009, 3:33 pm

I have 4 items; an ipod, a 4 gb jump drive, a digital camera w/a 1 gb, and my brand-spanking' new crackberry (hee hee) w/a 4 gb drive... The problem is this laptop only has 3 usb ports... Anyway, do you have any suggestions as to how I should go about this? I mean, I know for a fact (avg told me again a little while ago) that the E: drive (the one w/the digital camera) is infected w/some sort of .sob drive. That one'll be plugged in. I want to make sure my crackberry's good to go, so that one'll be plugged in. Now as to the ipod and the jump drive, which do you think I should probably plug in? The jump drive I obviously would love to plug in (just in case), but I want to make sure my beloved ipod is clean (again, just in case). I seem to recall you saying that the possibility of an infected ipod/crackberry is relatively low, but just in case...


Is it possible to do some sort of split combofix.exe scan and hjt report, or should I decide which three live and which one suffers?

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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby Carolyn » February 27th, 2009, 3:42 pm

Run ComboFix with the ipod, jump drive and the camera plugged into the USB ports. Afterwards, delete Flash_Disinfector from your computer and download a new copy. Try to use the newly downloaded Flash_Disinfector with the Blackberry. ;)
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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby miguelvillafana » February 28th, 2009, 12:27 am

Do you need a hjt/combofix report for the blackberry? If so, let me know--

I'll post the new logs shortly!

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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby miguelvillafana » February 28th, 2009, 1:18 am

Ok, here are the reports, one at a time, as always.

Btw, combofix apparently has an updated version. Because I didn't want to screw anything up I decided not to the update... In any case, as the system rebooted, some programs ran, like itunes, a media manager for the blackberry and that windows search thingy. Anyway, as soon as they came up I closed them. Do you think their brief running might've impacted combofix?

I hope and pray that the ipod, digital camera and the jump drive are now good, as it were. Can you tell by the reports how they're doing?

Good night,

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ComboFix 09-02-27.01 - Customer 2009-02-27 23:52:46.3 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.509 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Customer\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
Command switches used :: c:\documents and settings\Customer\Desktop\CFScript..txt
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
* Created a new restore point

c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\27\4e1c045b-6e36d320

((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-01-28 to 2009-02-28 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2009-02-27 11:38 . 2009-02-27 11:38 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Microsoft
2009-02-26 14:45 . 2009-02-26 14:45 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Bonjour
2009-02-25 19:13 . 2009-01-09 14:19 1,089,593 -----c--- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ntprint.cat
2009-02-25 17:02 . 2009-02-25 17:02 <DIR> d----c--- C:\136752e7e7a87e4548f338e8
2009-02-15 14:47 . 2009-02-15 14:46 410,984 --a--c--- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-02-12 00:35 . 2009-02-12 00:35 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Application Data\DivX
2009-02-11 21:56 . 2009-02-11 21:56 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Application Data\Roxio
2009-02-11 21:56 . 2009-02-27 23:43 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Roxio
2009-02-10 20:57 . 2009-02-10 20:57 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Blackberry Desktop
2009-02-10 20:52 . 2009-02-12 20:10 256 --a--c--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\pool.bin
2009-02-10 00:10 . 2009-02-10 00:10 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Sprint
2009-02-09 23:32 . 2008-10-15 11:58 27,072 --a--c--- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PCASp50.sys
2009-02-09 23:32 . 2005-03-15 11:11 17,920 --a--c--- c:\windows\system32\apintfnt.dll
2009-02-09 23:29 . 2009-02-09 23:32 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Sierra Wireless
2009-02-09 23:28 . 2009-02-09 23:28 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Sprint
2009-02-09 23:28 . 2009-02-09 23:28 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Novatel Wireless
2009-02-09 23:28 . 2009-02-09 23:31 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Common Files\Motorola Shared
2009-02-09 23:28 . 2009-02-09 23:28 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Sprint
2009-02-09 23:24 . 2009-02-09 23:24 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Research In Motion
2009-02-09 23:24 . 2009-02-27 11:41 256 --a--c--- c:\windows\system32\pool.bin
2009-02-09 22:54 . 2009-02-09 22:54 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Sonic
2009-02-09 22:49 . 2009-02-09 22:52 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Roxio
2009-02-09 22:49 . 2009-02-09 22:53 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Common Files\Sonic Shared
2009-02-09 22:49 . 2009-02-09 22:51 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Common Files\Roxio Shared
2009-02-09 22:49 . 2009-02-09 23:00 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Roxio
2009-02-09 22:43 . 2007-01-18 10:24 26,496 -ra--c--- c:\windows\system32\drivers\RimSerial.sys
2009-02-09 22:41 . 2009-02-09 22:41 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Research In Motion
2009-02-09 22:41 . 2009-02-10 21:52 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Common Files\Research In Motion
2009-02-09 22:30 . 2009-02-09 22:30 <DIR> d--hsc--- c:\windows\ftpcache
2009-02-02 23:03 . 2008-12-17 00:55 195,096 --a--c--- c:\windows\system32\lvci11901262.dll
2009-02-01 03:00 . 2009-02-01 03:00 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Microsoft CAPICOM
2009-01-30 18:31 . 2009-02-22 16:02 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\skypePM
2009-01-30 18:31 . 2009-01-30 18:31 56 --ah-c--- c:\windows\system32\ezsidmv.dat
2009-01-30 18:29 . 2009-02-22 16:52 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Skype
2009-01-30 18:28 . 2009-01-30 18:29 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Skype
2009-01-30 18:28 . 2009-01-30 18:28 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Common Files\Skype
2009-01-30 18:28 . 2009-01-30 18:28 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Skype
2009-01-30 18:16 . 2009-01-30 18:16 10,520 --a--c--- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll.prepare
2009-01-30 18:09 . 2009-01-30 18:09 127,034 -r---c--- c:\windows\bwUnin-
2009-01-30 18:05 . 2009-02-02 23:04 <DIR> d----c--- c:\program files\Common Files\LogiShrd
2009-01-30 18:05 . 2009-02-02 23:01 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Logishrd
2009-01-30 18:04 . 2009-01-30 18:04 <DIR> d----c--- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Logitech
2009-01-30 09:04 . 2009-01-30 09:04 <DIR> d--hsc--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\IECompatCache
2009-01-30 09:01 . 2009-01-30 09:01 <DIR> d--hsc--- c:\documents and settings\Customer\IETldCache
2009-01-30 08:53 . 2009-01-30 08:54 <DIR> d--h-c--- c:\windows\ie8
2009-01-30 08:49 . 2009-01-11 00:00 79,360 -----c--- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iecompat.dll

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2009-02-27 17:42 --------- dc----w c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\StarOffice8
2009-02-27 05:10 --------- dc----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Google Updater
2009-02-26 19:52 --------- dc----w c:\program files\Safari
2009-02-26 10:27 --------- dc----w c:\program files\Microsoft Silverlight
2009-02-25 21:24 --------- dc-h--w c:\program files\InstallShield Installation Information
2009-02-25 21:21 --------- dc----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\BiblePro
2009-02-23 20:40 --------- dc----w c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\U3
2009-02-15 19:46 --------- dc----w c:\program files\Java
2009-02-11 08:02 --------- dc----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Help
2009-02-11 01:51 --------- dc----w c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\InstallShield
2009-02-10 07:04 0 -c--a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\lvuvc.hs
2009-02-10 05:05 0 -c--a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\logiflt.iad
2009-02-03 04:01 --------- dc----w c:\program files\Logitech
2009-01-30 23:16 325,128 -c--a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-01-30 23:12 --------- dc----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\avg8
2009-01-03 21:42 --------- dc----w c:\program files\Notebook Maximizer
2008-12-28 00:16 --------- dc----w c:\program files\Opera
2008-10-22 03:17 122,880 -c--a-w c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
2008-05-09 04:58 32,768 -csha-w c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist012008050920080510\index.dat

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( SnapShot_2009-02-27_13.32.29.22 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
+ 2009-02-28 04:58:29 16,384 -c--atw c:\windows\temp\Perflib_Perfdata_798.dat
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\~\Browser Helper Objects\{CF070CB8-F02F-4af4-A7B7-8D45CAD4BB54}]
2008-12-22 13:07 451928 --a--c--- c:\program files\Nitro PDF\PDF Download\NitroPDF.dll

"ctfmon.exe"="c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2008-04-13 15360]
"Google Update"="c:\documents and settings\Customer\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" [2008-10-05 133104]
"ISUSPM"="c:\program files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" [2006-09-11 218032]

"Tvs"="c:\program files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe" [2005-04-05 73728]
"THotkey"="c:\program files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exe" [2005-08-10 356352]
"SynTPLpr"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe" [2004-10-14 98394]
"SynTPEnh"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2004-10-14 688218]
"PadTouch"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe" [2004-09-07 1077301]
"SmoothView"="c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe" [2005-04-26 122880]
"Pinger"="c:\toshiba\ivp\ism\pinger.exe" [2005-03-17 151552]
"IntelWireless"="c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe" [2004-10-15 385024]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2009-02-15 136600]
"GrooveMonitor"="c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [2007-08-24 33648]
"Notebook Maximizer"="c:\program files\Notebook Maximizer\maximizer_startup.exe" [2004-05-25 28672]
"AVG8_TRAY"="c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe" [2009-01-30 1601304]
"IgfxTray"="c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe" [2007-01-13 131072]
"HotKeysCmds"="c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe" [2007-01-13 163840]
"Persistence"="c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe" [2007-01-13 135168]
"AppleSyncNotifier"="c:\program files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe" [2009-02-06 177472]
"Google Desktop Search"="c:\program files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" [2008-10-21 29744]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" [2008-11-04 413696]
"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2008-11-20 290088]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2008-10-15 39792]
"LogitechQuickCamRibbon"="c:\program files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe" [2008-12-20 2656528]
"RoxWatchTray"="c:\program files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe" [2007-08-16 236016]
"Sprint SmartView"="c:\program files\Sprint\Sprint SmartView\SprintSV.exe" [2008-10-15 17664]
"AGRSMMSG"="AGRSMMSG.exe" [2005-04-12 c:\windows\agrsmmsg.exe]
"TFncKy"="TFncKy.exe" [BU]
"TPSMain"="TPSMain.exe" [2005-05-31 c:\windows\system32\TPSMain.exe]

"MySpaceIM"="c:\program files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe" [2008-04-17 9117696]

c:\documents and settings\Customer\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Logitech . Product Registration.lnk - c:\program files\Logitech\QuickCam\eReg.exe [2008-11-07 517384]
OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk - c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE [2007-12-07 101440]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk - c:\program files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe [2009-01-30 66864]
RAMASST.lnk - c:\windows\system32\RAMASST.exe [2005-07-28 155648]
Windows Search.lnk - c:\program files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe [2008-05-26 123904]

"{56F9679E-7826-4C84-81F3-532071A8BCC5}"= "c:\program files\Windows Desktop Search\MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll" [2008-05-26 304128]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\IntelWireless]
2004-10-15 13:27 110592 c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\LgNotify.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\avgrsstarter]
2009-01-30 18:11 10520 c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\drivers32]
"vidc.wmv3"= c:\progra~1\COMBIN~1\Filters\wmv9vcm.dll

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^ WinCinema Manager.lnk]
path=c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ WinCinema Manager.lnk
backup=c:\windows\pss\ WinCinema Manager.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\MSMSGS]
-----c--- 2008-04-13 19:12 1695232 c:\program files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\QuickTime Task]
--a--c--- 2008-11-04 10:30 413696 c:\program files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Yahoo! Pager]
--a--c--- 2007-06-11 19:16 4670968 c:\program files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]

"c:\\TOSHIBA\\Ivp\\ISM\\pinger.exe"= c:\\TOSHIBA\\IVP\\ISM\\pinger.exe
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YahooMessenger.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Yahoo!\\Messenger\\YServer.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\GROOVE.EXE"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\ONENOTE.EXE"=
"c:\\Program Files\\VideoLAN\\VLC\\vlc.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\AVG\\AVG8\\avgupd.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunes.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Logitech\\Desktop Messenger\\8876480\\Program\\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Roxio\\Media Manager 9\\MediaManager9.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Phone\\Skype.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Bonjour\\mDNSResponder.exe"=

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2008-05-24 325128]
R2 avg8wd;AVG8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-01-30 298264]
S3 GoogleDesktopManager-061008-081103;Google Desktop Manager 5.7.806.10245;c:\program files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2008-10-21 29744]
S3 samhid;samhid;c:\windows\system32\drivers\samhid.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\samhid.sys [?]

\Shell\AutoRun\command - G:\LaunchU3.exe -a

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\active setup\installed components\>{60B49E34-C7CC-11D0-8953-00A0C90347FF}]
"c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe" "c:\windows\system32\iedkcs32.dll",BrandIEActiveSetup SIGNUP
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2009-02-26 c:\windows\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job
- c:\program files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe [2008-07-30 11:34]

2009-02-28 c:\windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1751850180-2582646365-3272313239-1006.job
- c:\documents and settings\Customer\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2008-10-05 21:44]

2009-02-28 c:\windows\Tasks\User_Feed_Synchronization-{6AFD7730-34C2-457B-96E8-B56EDACA0C02}.job
- c:\windows\system32\msfeedssync.exe [2009-01-15 02:01]
------- Supplementary Scan -------
uStart Page = hxxp://www.uta.edu/
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
IE: Add to EverNote - c:\program files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll/2000
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Lookup on CD - c:\ahd4withthesaurus\ahd.htm
IE: Save Page As PDF ... - file://c:\program files\Nitro PDF\PDF Download\nitroweb.htm
IE: {{AD9E6088-E00B-42f9-9F0C-8480525D234E} - {FF5073C0-28A0-4223-9BDF-59FF020FE77C} - c:\program files\Nitro PDF\PDF Download\NitroPDF.dll
Handler: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - c:\program files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\riwov295.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 1
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\riwov295.default\extensions\{463F6CA5-EE3C-4be1-B7E6-7FEE11953374}\platform\WINNT\components\FoxyTunes.dll
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\Customer\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\riwov295.default\extensions\piclens@cooliris.com\components\coolirisstub.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\Firefox\components\avgssff.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\components\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\{B13721C7-F507-4982-B2E5-502A71474FED}\components\NPComponent.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\Customer\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\\npGoogleOneClick7.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Google\Google Updater\2.4.1368.5602\npCIDetect13.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Microsoft\Office Live\npOLW.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Opera\program\plugins\npdivx32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Picasa2\npPicasa2.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology\npViewpoint.dll


catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-02-27 23:58:57
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

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

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(1056)
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\LgNotify.dll
------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
c:\program files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\program files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
c:\program files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
c:\program files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
c:\program files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
c:\program files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
c:\program files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
c:\program files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
Completion time: 2009-02-28 0:07:02 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2009-02-28 05:05:43
ComboFix2.txt 2009-02-27 18:35:09
ComboFix3.txt 2009-02-25 20:31:05

Pre-Run: 33,554,341,888 bytes free
Post-Run: 33,565,401,088 bytes free

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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby miguelvillafana » February 28th, 2009, 1:19 am

and # 2--


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:10:18 AM, on 2/28/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Customer\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Customer\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.uta.edu/
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
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Suggest - {5A263CF7-56A6-4D68-A8CF-345BE45BC911} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search\YSearchSuggest.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
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: NitroPDFBHO Class - {CF070CB8-F02F-4af4-A7B7-8D45CAD4BB54} - C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\PDF Download\NitroPDF.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: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tvs] C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THotkey] C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.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: [TFncKy] TFncKy.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPSMain] TPSMain.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PadTouch] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pinger] C:\toshiba\ivp\ism\pinger.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelWireless] C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe /tf Intel PROSet/Wireless
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Notebook Maximizer] C:\Program Files\Notebook Maximizer\maximizer_startup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
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: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechQuickCamRibbon] "C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe" /hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxWatchTray] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Sprint SmartView] "C:\Program Files\Sprint\Sprint SmartView\SprintSV.exe" -a
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Documents and Settings\Customer\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ISUSPM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Logitech . Product Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\eReg.exe
O4 - Startup: OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
O4 - Global Startup: RAMASST.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\RAMASST.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to EverNote - res://C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll/2000
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Lookup on CD - c:\AHD4withThesaurus\ahd.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Save Page As PDF ... - file://C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\PDF Download\nitroweb.htm
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Add to EverNote - {A5ABA0BB-F195-40d8-A5E9-0801153E6597} - C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Add to EverNote - {A5ABA0BB-F195-40d8-A5E9-0801153E6597} - C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {AD9E6088-E00B-42f9-9F0C-8480525D234E} - C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\PDF Download\NitroPDF.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PDF Download - Options - {AD9E6088-E00B-42f9-9F0C-8480525D234E} - C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\PDF Download\NitroPDF.dll
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.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: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra button: Lookup on CD - {CB9CDC2D-0AB4-4031-A1F7-E9B4070CE521} - c:\AHD4withThesaurus\ahd.htm (HKCU)
O9 - Extra button: PDF Download - {F1C0FD6C-A6A0-49a7-A932-71A56461867F} - C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\PDF Download\NitroPDF.dll (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} (Snapfish Activia) - http://www2.snapfish.com/SnapfishActivia.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftup ... 7130874483
O16 - DPF: {CD995117-98E5-4169-9920-6C12D4C0B548} (HGPlugin9USA Class) - http://gamedownload.ijjimax.com/gamedow ... in9USA.cab
O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service (CFSvcs) - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
O23 - Service: DVD-RAM_Service - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
O23 - Service: EvtEng - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.7.806.10245 (GoogleDesktopManager-061008-081103) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.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: Process Monitor (LVPrcSrv) - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
O23 - Service: RegSrvc - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio UPnP Renderer 9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 9\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Upnp Server 9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 9\RoxioUpnpService9.exe
O23 - Service: LiveShare P2P Server 9 (RoxLiveShare9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exe
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 (RoxWatch9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
O23 - Service: Spectrum24 Event Monitor (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
O23 - Service: Sprint RcAppSvc (SprintRcAppSvc) - PCTEL - C:\Program Files\Sprint\Sprint SmartView\RcAppSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Swupdtmr - Unknown owner - c:\Toshiba\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Application Service (TAPPSRV) - TOSHIBA Corp. - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe

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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby Carolyn » February 28th, 2009, 10:57 am

Your logs look good. I don't think you will have any problems.

I recommend that you disable autoruns on your computer. That will help prevent malware from installing in your computer from removeable drives.

http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/11/ ... -asap.html

This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware ;)- Please let me know if you still are having problems with your computer and what these problems are

Your log now appears to be clean. Congratulations!

Please take the time to tell us what you would like to be done about the people who are behind all the problems you have had. We can only get something done about this if the people that we help, like you, are prepared to complain. We have a dedicated forum for collecting these complaints Malware Complaints. You need to be registered to post as, unfortunately, we were hit with too many spam posts to allow guest posting to continue. Just find your country room and register your complaint.

    Delete ComboFix and Clean Up
    Click Start > Run > type combofix /u > OK (Note the space between combofix and /u)
    Please advise if this step is missed for any reason as it performs some important actions.

    CleanUp! with OTViewIt
    • Double click OTViewIt.exe to launch the programme.
    • Click on the CleanUp! button.
    • OTViewIt will download a list from the Internet, if your firewall or other defensive programmes alerts you, allow it access.
    • Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.
    • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
    • When finished exit out of OTViewIt
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.

    Protection Programs
    Don't forget to re-enable any protection programs we disabled during your fix.

    General Security and Computer Health
    Below are some steps to follow in order to dramatically lower the chances of reinfection. You may have already implemented some of the steps below, however you should follow any steps that you have not already implemented.

    • Set correct settings for files
      • Click Start > My Computer > Tools menu (at top of page) > Folder Options > View tab.
      • Under Hidden files and folders if necessary select Do not show hidden files and folders.
      • If unchecked please check Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
      • If necessary check Display content of system folders
      • If necessary Uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
      • Click OK

    • Make sure that you keep your antivirus updated
      New viruses come out every minute, so it is essential that you have the latest signatures for your antivirus program to provide you with the best possible protection from malicious software.
      Note: You should only have one antivirus installed at a time. Having more than one antivirus program installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as impairing the performance of your PC.

    • Install and use a firewall with outbound protection
      The Windows firewall only monitors incoming traffic, NOT outgoing. Using a software firewall in its default configuration to replace the Windows firewall greatly reduces the risk of your computer being hacked. Make sure your firewall is always enabled while your computer is connected to the internet.
      Note: You should only have one firewall installed at a time. Having more than one firewall installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as seriously impairing the performance of your PC.

    • Security Updates for Windows, Internet Explorer & Microsoft Office
      Whenever a security problem in its software is found, Microsoft will usually create a patch so that after the patch is installed, attackers can't use the vulnerability to install malicious software on your PC. Keeping up with these patches will help to prevent malicious software being installed on your PC. Ensure you are registered for Windows updates via Start > right-click on My Computer > Properties > Automatic Updates tab or visit the Microsoft Update site on a regular basis.
      Note: The update process uses ActiveX, so you will need to use internet explorer for it and allow the ActiveX control to install.

    • Update Non-Microsoft Programs
      Microsoft isn't the only company whose products can contain security vulnerabilities. To check whether other programs running on your PC are in need of an update, you can use the Secunia Software Inspector - I suggest that you run it at least once a month.

    • Make Internet Explorer More Secure
      You are using Internet Explorer v. 7. Therefore please read and follow the recommendations at this SITE

    Recommended Programs

    I would recommend the download and installation of some or all of the following programs (if not already present), and the updating of them on a regular basis.

    • WinPatrol
      As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. For more information, please visit HERE.

    • SpywareBlaster
      SpywareBlaster sets killbits in the registry to prevent known malicious ActiveX controls from installing on your computer. If you don't know what ActiveX controls are, see HERE. You can download SpywareBlaster from HERE.

    • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or SuperAntiSpyware
      These are anti-malware applications that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware. They include a number of features, including a built in protection monitor that blocks malicious processes before they even start.
      You can download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HERE. You can find a tutorial HERE.
      You can download SuperAntiSpyware from HERE.

    • Hosts File
      For added protection you may also like to add a host file. A simple explanation of what a Hosts file does is HERE and for more information regarding host files read HERE.

      Be sure to disable the service "DNS Client" FIRST to allow the use of large HOSTS files without slowdowns.
      If this isn't done first, the next reboot may take a VERY LONG TIME.
      This is how to do it. First be sure you are signed in as a user with administrative privileges:
      Stop and Disable the DNS Client Service
      Go to Start, Run and type Services.msc and click OK.
      Under the Extended Tab, Scroll down and find this service.
      DNS Client
      Right-Click on the DNS Client Service. Choose Properties
      Select the General tab. Click on the Stop button.
      Click the Arrow-down tab on the right-hand side at the Start-up Type box.
      From the drop-down menu, click on Manual
      Click the Apply tab, then click OK

    • Use an alternative Internet Browser
      Many of the exploits are directed to users of Internet Explorer. Try using a different browser instead:

Finally I am trying to make one point very clear. It is absolutely essential to keep all of your security programs up to date.

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

I'd be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can be closed.
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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby miguelvillafana » February 28th, 2009, 1:12 pm

Hi Carolyn,

I have a few follow-up questions, but I'll send them later today. I'm off to take my grandmother shoppin'--

Thanks so much, I have a special "thanks" coming up...

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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby miguelvillafana » February 28th, 2009, 8:52 pm

Hello Carolyn,

Those follow up questions:

1. Based on the scan results, are the drives (blackberry, jump drive, memory card) now good to go?

2. Doing all these things: the DNS thingy, autorun thingy, spyware blaster, will they interfere w/each other and/or AVG? Will they interfere w/my parents' dsl net connection or w/services like iTunes?

Thanks again,

Miguel V.

ps--The first vid is a bit of a thank-you to Sony. It is a bit cursy (though nothing graphic) yet funny and thought provoking. The other simply rags on Apple!
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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby miguelvillafana » February 28th, 2009, 9:16 pm

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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby Carolyn » March 1st, 2009, 11:05 am

miguelvillafana wrote:Hello Carolyn,

Those follow up questions:

1. Based on the scan results, are the drives (blackberry, jump drive, memory card) now good to go?

2. Doing all these things: the DNS thingy, autorun thingy, spyware blaster, will they interfere w/each other and/or AVG? Will they interfere w/my parents' dsl net connection or w/services like iTunes?

Thanks again,

Miguel V.

ps--The first vid is a bit of a thank-you to Sony. It is a bit cursy (though nothing graphic) yet funny and thought provoking. The other simply rags on Apple!

Those drives are good to go.

Those security programs should not interfere with each other, AVG or your parents' dsl and programs like iTunes.
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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby miguelvillafana » March 1st, 2009, 11:23 am

Hello Carolyn!

Thanks for the help, and the 80+ posts we generated! :blackeye:

I especially appreciate your putting up w/my at times borderline paranoia. You and these folks are something else!

I guess it's time for this post to close; again


Miguel V.

ps--did you get a chance to look @ the clips?
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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby Carolyn » March 1st, 2009, 11:36 am

Yes, I enjoyed the clips... thank you ;)
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Re: windows explorer hijack?

Unread postby ndmmxiaomayi » March 1st, 2009, 11:49 am

As this issue appears to be resolved, this topic is now closed.

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