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Malware keeps coming back

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#1 Hoose-mon


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:34 PM

Working on a friend's laptop, running Win XP - and it seems to be really infecfted.


I ran MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware, and they found and removed multiple items (PUP Desktop, Yontoo, etc).  


They don't seem to stay gone.  I briefly connected the laptop to the net and it seemed to self re-infect pretty quickly.


He was only running an outdated Mcafee and his kid had previously done some file sharing.


I'm leaving the laptop disconnected from the net and working through a desktop for this.



I ran through all the prep steps in this forum and should be ready to go.


Here's my DDS scan, and I've attached the zip file.





DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Owner at 21:41:16 on 2013-10-29
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1557 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\SearchProtect\bin\CltMngSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\tvt_reg_monitor_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrpservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\tvtsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\UpdateMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Logger\logmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPOSDSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPFNF6R.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Zoom\TpScrex.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://my.yahoo.com/
uWindow Title = Road Runner High Speed Online
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [uTorrent] "c:\program files\utorrent\uTorrent.exe"  /MINIMIZED
uRun: [SearchProtect] c:\documents and settings\owner\application data\searchprotect\bin\cltmng.exe
uRun: [SUPERAntiSpyware] c:\program files\superantispyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
uRun: [McAfee Update] c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp\mcupdate_1382737165.exe /insfin c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp\mcupdate_1382737165.ini /syncfin 
mRun: [SynTPEnh] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPEnh.exe
mRun: [ATIPTA] c:\program files\ati technologies\ati control panel\atiptaxx.exe
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\soundmax\SMax4PNP.exe
mRun: [SoundMAX] c:\program files\analog devices\soundmax\Smax4.exe /tray
mRun: [BMMGAG] RunDll32 c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\pwrmonit.dll,StartPwrMonitor
mRun: [BMMLREF] c:\program files\thinkpad\utilities\BMMLREF.EXE
mRun: [BMMMONWND] rundll32.exe c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\BatInfEx.dll,BMMAutonomicMonitor
mRun: [BLOG] rundll32.exe c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\BatLogEx.DLL,StartBattLog
mRun: [TpShocks] TpShocks.exe
mRun: [TPHOTKEY] c:\program files\lenovo\hotkey\TPOSDSVC.exe
mRun: [LENOVO.TPFNF6R] c:\program files\lenovo\hotkey\TPFNF6R.exe
mRun: [TPKMAPHELPER] c:\program files\thinkpad\utilities\TpKmapAp.exe -helper
mRun: [EZEJMNAP] c:\progra~1\thinkpad\utilit~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [TVT Scheduler Proxy] c:\program files\common files\lenovo\scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe
mRun: [APSDaemon] "c:\program files\common files\apple\apple application support\APSDaemon.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [SearchProtectAll] c:\program files\searchprotect\bin\cltmng.exe
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
dRunOnce: [FlashPlayerUpdate] c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash\FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_ActiveX.exe -update activex
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:145
mPolicies-Windows\System: Allow-LogonScript-NetbiosDisabled = dword:1
mPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:145
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
DPF: Cab1 - hxxps://registration.rr.com/RegHelper.cab
DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1350489049579
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_39-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0039-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_39-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_39-windows-i586.cab
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxsrvc.dll
Notify: tpfnf2 - c:\program files\lenovo\hotkey\notifyf2.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class - {5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 TPDIGIMN;TPDIGIMN;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ApsHM86.sys [2009-10-9 20520]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2011-7-22 12880]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2011-7-12 67664]
R1 TPPWR;TPPWR;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TPPWR.SYS [2010-2-11 16384]
R1 tvtumon;tvtumon;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tvtumon.sys [2007-12-5 46656]
R2 CltMngSvc;Search Protect by Conduit Updater;c:\program files\searchprotect\bin\CltMngSvc.exe [2013-5-8 97056]
R2 TPHKSVC;On Screen Display;c:\program files\lenovo\hotkey\TPHKSVC.exe [2010-2-11 62320]
R2 TVT Backup Protection Service;TVT Backup Protection Service;c:\program files\lenovo\rescue and recovery\rrpservice.exe [2007-12-5 520192]
R2 TVT_UpdateMonitor;TVT Windows Update Monitor;c:\program files\lenovo\rescue and recovery\UpdateMonitor.exe [2007-12-5 249856]
R3 TVTI2C;Lenovo SM bus driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tvti2c.sys [2007-5-22 30336]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S2 LENOVO.MICMUTE;Lenovo Microphone Mute;c:\program files\lenovo\hotkey\micmute.exe [2010-2-11 45424]
S3 el575nd5;3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\el575ND5.sys [2011-11-7 69692]
S3 KLSIENET;Driver for USB Ethernet Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\usb101et.sys [2010-2-11 32384]
S3 WPFFontCache_v0400;Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\wpf\WPFFontCache_v0400.exe [2013-4-18 754856]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2013-10-25 21:53:24 -------- d--h--w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Common Files
2013-10-25 21:53:24 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\application data\MFAData
2013-10-25 21:53:24 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\application data\Avg2014
2013-10-25 21:53:24 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\MFAData
2013-10-25 04:31:08 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\stinger
2013-10-25 04:27:06 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2013-10-25 04:26:55 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2
2013-10-25 01:23:38 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\owner\application data\Malwarebytes
2013-10-25 01:23:10 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\Malwarebytes
2013-10-25 01:23:07 22856 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2013-10-25 01:23:07 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2013-10-25 01:18:25 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\pss
2013-10-24 22:58:45 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\owner\application data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2013-10-24 22:57:22 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2013-10-24 22:57:22 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
==================== Find3M  ====================
============= FINISH: 21:42:08.68 ===============
Awaiting further instructions...

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#2 nasdaq


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:47 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.
  • If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.
If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
  • Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.
  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).

thisisujrt.gif Please download
Junkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.
  • Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your Desktop and will automatically open.
  • Please post the contents of JRT.txt into your reply.

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:
Link 1
Link 2
IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
  • Disable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.
  • Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
  • Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
  • Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.
Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

Note: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protection programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html

Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

Note: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.

Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause of infiltration an infection.

Please restart the computer before running this security check..

Download Security Check by screen317 from here.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
If the SecurityCheck program fails to run for any reason, run it as an Administrator.

Please paste the logs in your next reply, DO NOT ATTACH THEM
Let me know what problem persists.

#3 Hoose-mon

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Hi nasdaq,


Thanks for taking my case.




Ok, I ran AdwCleaner - here's the log:




# AdwCleaner v3.010 - Report created 01/11/2013 at 19:59:11
# Updated 20/10/2013 by Xplode
# Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# Username : Owner - THINKPAD
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option : Clean
***** [ Services ] *****
Service Deleted : CltMngSvc
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Ask
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Babylon
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Tarma Installer
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\LyricsFinder
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\MyPC Backup 
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Searchprotect
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\24x7 help
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Application Data\internethelper3.1
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Babylon
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\DSite
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Searchprotect
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\strongvault
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Adalik\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Adalik\Application Data\Delta
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Adalik\Application Data\PCFixSpeed
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Adalik\Application Data\PriceGong
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Adalik\Application Data\Searchprotect
File Deleted : C:\END
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
***** [ Registry ] *****
Value Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [SearchProtect]
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{C26644C4-2A12-4CA6-8F2E-0EDE6CF018F3}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Prod.cap
Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs [bProtectTabs]
Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [SearchProtectAll]
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\e6dedfb06abd12
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\e6dedfb06abd12
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2786678
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3289663
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3289847
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{72D89EBF-0C5D-4190-91FD-398E45F1D007}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{D616A4A2-7B38-4DBC-9093-6FE7A4A21B17}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3C471948-F874-49F5-B338-4F214A2EE0B1}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{80922EE0-8A76-46AE-95D5-BD3C3FE0708D}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{398C01F1-E584-46AD-A649-4F78B435DCFE}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{7F6AFBF1-E065-4627-A2FD-810366367D01}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{82E1477C-B154-48D3-9891-33D83C26BCD3}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{A7A6995D-6EE1-4FD1-A258-49395D5BF99C}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{C1AF5FA5-852C-4C90-812E-A7F75E011D87}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{FD6D90C0-E6EE-4BC6-B9F7-9ED319698007}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{398C01F1-E584-46AD-A649-4F78B435DCFE}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{7F6AFBF1-E065-4627-A2FD-810366367D01}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{82E1477C-B154-48D3-9891-33D83C26BCD3}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{A7A6995D-6EE1-4FD1-A258-49395D5BF99C}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{C1AF5FA5-852C-4C90-812E-A7F75E011D87}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{FD6D90C0-E6EE-4BC6-B9F7-9ED319698007}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{FD72061E-9FDE-484D-A58A-0BAB4151CAD8}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0ECDF796-C2DC-4D79-A620-CCE0C0A66CC9}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFDBDDAA-5D3F-42EE-B79C-185A7020515B}
Value Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser [{D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}]
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\BabylonToolbar
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\ConduitSearchScopes
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Crossrider
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\DataMngr
[#] Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\DataMngr_Toolbar
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\dsiteproducts
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\InstallCore
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\PriceGong
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\SearchProtect
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\smartbar
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Babylon
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\DataMngr
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\DomaIQ
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\SearchProtect
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Tarma Installer
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Zip Opener Packages
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SearchProtect
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\{79A765E1-C399-405B-85AF-466F52E918B0}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\Zip Opener Packages
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\{15D2D75C-9CB2-4EFD-BAD7-B9B4CB4BC693}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\{99C91FC5-DB5B-4AA0-BB70-5D89C5A4DF96}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\SearchProtect
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\0E12F736682067FDE4D1158D5940A82E
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\1A24B5BB8521B03E0C8D908F5ABC0AE6
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\2B0D56C4F4C46D844A57FFED6F0D2852
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\49D4375FE41653242AEA4C969E4E65E0
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\6AA0923513360135B272E8289C5F13FA
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\6F7467AF8F29C134CBBAB394ECCFDE96
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\922525DCC5199162F8935747CA3D8E59
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\BCDA179D619B91648538E3394CAC94CC
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\D677B1A9671D4D4004F6F2A4469E86EA
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\DD1402A9DD4215A43ABDE169A41AFA0E
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\E36E114A0EAD2AD46B381D23AD69CDDF
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\EF8E618DB3AEDFBB384561B5C548F65E
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\A28B4D68DEBAA244EB686953B7074FEF
***** [ Browsers ] *****
-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702
Setting Restored : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURls [bProtectTabs]
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [8536 octets] - [01/11/2013 18:57:08]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [8476 octets] - [01/11/2013 19:59:11]
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [8536 octets] ##########
Here's the JRT Log:

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.0.7 (10.15.2013:3)
OS: Microsoft Windows XP x86
Ran by Owner on Fri 11/01/2013 at 20:09:40.49
~~~ Services
~~~ Registry Values
Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}\\DisplayName
Successfully repaired: [Registry Value] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}\\URL
Successfully deleted [Registry Value] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs\\bProtectTabs
~~~ Registry Keys
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{80922EE0-8A76-46AE-95D5-BD3C3FE0708D}
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1BB8B3AE-757D-443F-B3A4-0629E709B0D9}
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-1844237615-1060284298-839522115-1003\Software\SweetIM
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311151154}
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311331132}
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311151154}
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311331132}
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3A14A29F-320C-4595-8E3F-74667B38ABD6}
Successfully deleted: [Registry Key] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{7539E36A-A3F9-4B16-8689-F05C07A38D2A}
~~~ Files
~~~ Folders
Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\application data\strongvault online backup"
Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\zip opener packages"
Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ai_recyclebin"
Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\ai_recyclebin"
Scan was completed on Fri 11/01/2013 at 20:13:12.40
End of JRT log
I ran Combo fix but wasn't able to install the recovery console, because I'm not connected to the internet.  When I plug in the ethernet cable, it still tells me it's unplugged, and it will see my wireless network, but won't connect to it.
Here's the ComboFix log:

ComboFix 13-11-01.03 - Owner 11/01/2013  20:21:13.1.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1620 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
 * Created a new restore point
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Other Deletions   )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP
c:\documents and settings\Owner\Desktop\Setup.exe
(((((((((((((((((((((((((   Files Created from 2013-10-02 to 2013-11-02  )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2013-11-02 00:09 . 2013-11-02 00:09 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\ERUNT
2013-11-01 22:56 . 2013-11-01 23:59 -------- d-----w- C:\AdwCleaner
2013-10-25 21:53 . 2013-10-25 21:53 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\MFAData
2013-10-25 21:53 . 2013-10-25 21:53 -------- d--h--w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Common Files
2013-10-25 21:53 . 2013-10-25 21:53 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\MFAData
2013-10-25 21:53 . 2013-10-25 21:53 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Avg2014
2013-10-25 04:31 . 2013-10-25 12:02 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\stinger
2013-10-25 04:27 . 2013-10-25 21:47 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2013-10-25 04:26 . 2013-10-25 21:48 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2
2013-10-25 01:23 . 2013-10-25 01:23 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2013-10-25 01:23 . 2013-10-25 01:23 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2013-10-25 01:23 . 2013-10-25 01:23 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2013-10-25 01:23 . 2013-04-04 18:50 22856 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2013-10-24 22:58 . 2013-10-24 22:58 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2013-10-24 22:57 . 2013-10-24 22:58 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2013-10-24 22:57 . 2013-10-24 22:57 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Find3M Report   ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Reg Loading Points   ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown 
"SUPERAntiSpyware"="c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe" [2013-10-10 5707544]
"SynTPEnh"="c:\program files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe" [2010-04-23 1725736]
"ATIPTA"="c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe" [2007-02-07 344064]
"SoundMAXPnP"="c:\program files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe" [2004-10-14 1388544]
"BMMGAG"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\pwrmonit.dll" [2005-04-20 110592]
"BMMLREF"="c:\program files\ThinkPad\Utilities\BMMLREF.EXE" [2005-04-20 20480]
"BMMMONWND"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\BatInfEx.dll" [2005-04-20 396288]
"BLOG"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\BatLogEx.DLL" [2005-04-20 208896]
"TpShocks"="TpShocks.exe" [2009-12-11 337256]
"TPHOTKEY"="c:\program files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPOSDSVC.exe" [2009-03-13 68976]
"LENOVO.TPFNF6R"="c:\program files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPFNF6R.exe" [2009-08-20 62752]
"TPKMAPHELPER"="c:\program files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapAp.exe" [2007-01-09 868352]
"EZEJMNAP"="c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe" [2008-10-08 256576]
"IgfxTray"="c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe" [2004-11-02 155648]
"HotKeysCmds"="c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe" [2004-11-02 126976]
"TVT Scheduler Proxy"="c:\program files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe" [2007-12-05 487424]
"APSDaemon"="c:\program files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" [2013-04-22 59720]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe" [2012-09-17 254896]
"Adobe ARM"="c:\program files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [2013-04-04 958576]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" [2013-05-01 421888]
"iTunesHelper"="c:\program files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" [2013-05-31 152392]
"FlashPlayerUpdate"="c:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_7_700_224_ActiveX.exe" [2013-06-13 814472]
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Digital Line Detect.lnk - c:\program files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe [2010-2-11 24576]
"{5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA}"= "c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASSEH.DLL" [2013-05-07 115440]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\notify\tpfnf2]
2006-09-06 21:37 34344 ------w- c:\program files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\notifyf2.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\session manager]
BootExecute REG_MULTI_SZ   autocheck autochk /r \??\c:\0autocheck autochk *\0\0sdnclean.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center]
R0 TPDIGIMN;TPDIGIMN;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ApsHM86.sys [10/9/2009 1:10 PM 20520]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\sasdifsv.sys [7/22/2011 12:27 PM 12880]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [7/12/2011 5:55 PM 67664]
R1 TPPWR;TPPWR;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TPPWR.SYS [2/11/2010 5:25 PM 16384]
R1 tvtumon;tvtumon;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tvtumon.sys [12/5/2007 4:42 PM 46656]
R2 TPHKSVC;On Screen Display;c:\program files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPHKSVC.exe [2/11/2010 6:20 PM 62320]
R2 TVT Backup Protection Service;TVT Backup Protection Service;c:\program files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrpservice.exe [12/5/2007 5:17 PM 520192]
R2 TVT_UpdateMonitor;TVT Windows Update Monitor;c:\program files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\UpdateMonitor.exe [12/5/2007 4:42 PM 249856]
R3 TVTI2C;Lenovo SM bus driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tvti2c.sys [5/22/2007 2:59 PM 30336]
S2 LENOVO.MICMUTE;Lenovo Microphone Mute;c:\program files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\micmute.exe [2/11/2010 6:20 PM 45424]
S3 el575nd5;3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\el575ND5.sys [11/7/2011 10:27 AM 69692]
S3 KLSIENET;Driver for USB Ethernet Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\usb101et.sys [2/11/2010 2:11 PM 32384]
Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder
2013-11-01 c:\windows\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job
- c:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [2012-09-04 18:41]
2013-10-31 c:\windows\Tasks\AppleSoftwareUpdate.job
- c:\program files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe [2011-06-01 22:57]
2010-02-11 c:\windows\Tasks\BMMTask.job
- c:\progra~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\BMMTASK.EXE [2010-02-11 06:38]
2013-11-02 c:\windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job
- c:\program files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2012-02-12 16:42]
2013-11-01 c:\windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA.job
- c:\program files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2012-02-12 16:42]
------- Supplementary Scan -------
uStart Page = hxxp://my.yahoo.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
DPF: Cab1 - hxxps://registration.rr.com/RegHelper.cab
- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -
HKCU-Run-uTorrent - c:\program files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
AddRemove-DSite - c:\docume~1\Owner\APPLIC~1\DSite\UpdateProc\UpdateTask.exe
AddRemove-Zip Opener Packages 3 - c:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\Zip Opener Packages\uninstaller.exe
catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2013-11-01 20:27
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS
scanning hidden processes ...  
scanning hidden autostart entries ... 
scanning hidden files ...  
scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0
--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\User Preferences]
@Denied: (2) (LocalSystem)
@Denied: (A 2) (Everyone)
@Denied: (A 2) (Everyone)
--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------
- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(904)
Completion time: 2013-11-01  20:29:13
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt  2013-11-02 00:29
Pre-Run: 60,433,813,504 bytes free
Post-Run: 60,694,499,328 bytes free
- - End Of File - - 4091FAC3256617AA6F8028A9678BE2F8
Here's the log from Security check:

 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.76  
 Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86   
 Internet Explorer 8  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version  
 Java™ 6 Update 39  
 Java version out of Date!
 Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94  
 Adobe Reader XI  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C:: 11% Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
What's next?

Edited by Hoose-mon, 01 November 2013 - 07:51 PM.




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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:17 AM

Your version of Java is outdated and needs to be updated to take advantage of fixes that have eliminated security vulnerabilities.
Latest version is Java JRE 7u45 was released on Oct. 15. 2013.

Be careful not to install malware posing as Java update!
Important read this blog.

Quoted from the page.
"In light of the recent events surrounding Java, users must seriously consider their use of Java. Do they really need it? If yes, make sure that users follow the steps we recommended and get the security update directly from the official oracle website." at:

How to disable Java in your browsers

You can manually check your present version and update as recommended.

If present remove the old version(s) of Java using the Add/Remove Programs applet.

Java™ 6 Update 39

Java security update installs Ask Toolbar by default -- a single click in a multi-step installer.
I suggest that your un-check the box "Install the Ask Toolbar" before proceeding.

Any other remaining issues with this computer?

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

I believe I'm good to go.


Thanks for your help nasdaq - have a great weekend!




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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

If all is well:

Time for some housekeeping
  • The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:
  • Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bold text into the Run box and click OK:
  • ComboFix /Uninstall

Please consider using these ideas to help secure your computer. While there is no way to guarantee safety when you use a computer, these steps will make it much less likely that you will need to endure another infection. While we really like to help people, we would rather help you protect yourself so that you won't need that help in the future.

Please either enable Automatic Updates under Start -> Control Panel -> Automatic Updates or get into the habit of checking Windows Update regularly. They usually have security updates every month. You can set Windows to notify you of Updates so that you can choose, but only do this if you believe you are able to understand which ones are needed. This is a crucial security measure.

Having an effective antivirus is a must for everyone.
In addition to many excellent commercial products there are plenty of good free antivirus programs available. I can recommend:

If you are satisfied with your current protection programs you can ignore the instructions on Antivirus or Firewall listed below.In addition to an antivirus I recommend using a firewall. A software firewall is a software program that helps screen out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to reach your computer over the Internet. I can recommend one of the following free products:Please note: Many installer offer third-party downloads that are installed automatically when you do not uncheck certain checkboxes. While most of the time not being malicious you usually do not want these on your computer. Be careful during the installation process and you will avoid seeing tons of new unwanted toolbars in your favorite web browser.

Please consider installing and running some of the following programs; they are either free or have free versions of commercial programs:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
The free version of MBAM can be used to scan the system for traces of malware. Scanning your system regularly will make it harder for malware to reside on your system.
A tutorial on using MBAM can be found here.
Please Note: Only the paid for version has real time capabilities.

A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster to prevent malware from ever installing on your computer may be found here.

Please keep these programs up-to-date and run them whenever you suspect a problem to prevent malware problems. A number of programs have resident protection and it is a good idea to run the resident protection of one of each type of program to maintain protection. However, it is important to run only one resident program of each type since they can conflict and become less effective. That means only one antivirus, firewall and scanning anti-spyware program at a time. Passive protectors, like SpywareBlaster can be run with any of them.

Note that there are a lot of rogue programs out there that want to scare you into giving them your money and some malware actually claims to be security programs. If you get a popup for a security program that you did not install yourself, do NOT click on it and ask for help immediately. It is very important to run an antivirus and firewall, but you can't always rely on reviews and ads for information. Ask in a security forum that you trust if you are not sure. If you are unsure and looking for anti-spyware programs, you can find out if it is a rogue here:A similar category of programs is now called "scareware." Scareware programs are active infections that will pop-up on your computer and tell you that you are infected. If you look closely, it will usually have a name that looks like it might be legitimate, but it is NOT one of the programs you installed. It tells you to click and install it right away. If you click on any part of it, including the 'X' to close it, you may actually help it infect your computer further. Keeping protection updated and running resident protection can help prevent these infections. If it happens anyway, get offline as quickly as you can. Pull the internet connection cable or shut down the computer if you have to. Contact someone to help by using another computer if possible. These programs are also sometimes called 'rogues', but they are different than the older version of rogues mentioned above.

Please keep your programs up to date. This applies to Java, Adobe Flashplayer, Adobe Reader and your Internet Browsers in particular. Vulnerabilities in these programs are often exploited in order to install malware on your PC. Visiting a prepared web page suffices to infect your system.

In general Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome are considered to be more secure than Internet Explorer. In addition there are many useful addons that can protect you from possible risks:
  • WOT will warn you when you try to visit sites with poor reputation. The reputation is based on user ratings and is usually very accurate.
  • Script Blocker can help blocking many attempts to infect your system via malicious websites by only allowing scripts at sites you trust.
  • NoScript is a popular Firefox addon,
  • ScriptNo a popular Google Chrome addon.
For much more useful information, please also read Tony Klein's excellent article: How did I get infected in the first place

Hopefully these steps will help to keep you error free. If you run into more difficulty, we will certainly do what we can to help.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:31 AM

This topic has been re-opened at the request of the person who originally posted.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:32 AM

Please run this tool. Keep me posted.

Following steps involve registry editing. Please create new restore point before proceeding!!!
How to:
XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948247
Vista and Seven - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/create-a-restore-point
Windows 8 - http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4690-restore-point-create-windows-8-a.html

Download this program to your desktop.
Tweaking.com - Windows Repair 1.9.16

Extract and launch the Repair_Windows.exe file

Click on Start repairs tab-click on Start

check mark following options alone

Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Register System Files
Repair WMI
Repair Windows Firewall
Repair Internet Explorer
Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
Remove Temp Files
Repair Proxy Settings
Repair Windows Updates
Repair CD/DVD Missing/Not Working
  • Checkmark Restart System When Finished option
  • click the Start button
  • System should restart after repair

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

Hi nasdaq - if you're monitoring the hardware thread I've been on for my non-working wireless, you may already know we determined the hardware is fine.


It works perfectly when running a live Linux CD.


So.... I was poking around the folders on my C drive, and noticed a folder I didn't recognize.


After doing some digging, it appears the folder (Qoobox) is a left-over from Combofix.


So, I went back to this thread to see what instructions you gave me for removing Combofix, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up.


These were your instructions:



If all is well:

Time for some housekeeping

  • The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset System Restore points:
  • Click Start > Run and copy/paste the following bold text into the Run box and click OK:
  • ComboFix /Uninstall



I'm fairly certain that I didn't read this clearly, and removed Combofix using the Add/Remove utility in Control Panel.


I'm wondering if the incomplete uninstall could be causing my wireless card to stop functioning?


I tried running the command line uninstall above, but it says Combofix is gone.


Is there a good way to correct my error?




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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:54 AM

The best way now is to re-install the application.
Restart the computer normally then execute the uninstall instructions.

Have you executed the Windows Repair post No. 9.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:16 PM

Combofix won't uninstall - keeps hanging and creating this bizarre subfolder that looks like a complete copy of "My Computer".



Anyway, I remembered running the tweaking.com repair utility, but I checked and it was in the hardware forum.


I'm going to run it again. 




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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

When I ran Windows repair earlier (in the hardware thread) I was instructed to start with step 4.


This time I did steps 2 & 3 and during check disk, it told me I have missing DLL files and need the original XP professional disk.


Of course my buddy doesn't have it.


The computer has the original sticker with the product key on it, but no disk.


Repair also doesn't say which DLL files are missing.



Ok, I'm doing step 4 as before


Does it matter that the number of files Modified and Failed are the same?


I remember it was the same last time.

Edited by Hoose-mon, 08 November 2013 - 10:12 PM.




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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:02 AM

At the end you may need to find A Windows XP CD or get in touch with Microsoft and see what they can provide one at a minimal cost.

For now run this tool I'll see what I do not next.

Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center/Action Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
  • Press "Scan".
  • It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
  • Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

#15 Hoose-mon

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:55 AM

I may buy an XP Pro disk on ebay - they're cheap.  


There are a number of OEM disks for sale that should work with the original key, which is still on this machine.


FYI - the wired connection works almost exactly the same as wireless.  It knows when I plug in a cable, but shows limited or no connectivity.



Here's the FSS log:




Farbar Service Scanner Version: 09-01-2013
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 09-11-2013 at 15:50:08
Running from "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
There is no connection to network.
Attempt to access Google IP returned error. Google IP is unreachable
Attempt to access Google.com returned error: Other errors
Attempt to access Yahoo.com returned error: Other errors
Windows Firewall:
Firewall Disabled Policy: 
System Restore:
System Restore Disabled Policy: 
Security Center:
Windows Update:
Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy: 
Other Services:
File Check:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\afd.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\netbt.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\tcpip.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\ipsec.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dnsrslvr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipnathlp.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netman.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\sr.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\WMIsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauserv.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\qmgr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\es.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe => MD5 is legit
Extra List:
AegisP(11) Avgtdix(10) cmdHlp(12) Gpc(4) IPSec(6) irda(3) NetBT(7) PSched(8) Tcpip(5) 
IpSec Tag value is correct.
**** End of log ****

Edited by Hoose-mon, 09 November 2013 - 11:23 AM.




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