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#1 jpbc9999

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 07:23 PM

Okay. I got spysweeper on my computer. I done a buncha different scanning...etc. So far its work in that IE works. Spysweeper keeps finding these though:

Detected running threat: IEPlugin - systb.dll
Detected running threat: vx2 [Transponder] - zserv.dll
Adware found: IEPlugin
Adware found: vx2 [transponder]

I remove them and rescan and there usually gone. But...they never fail to reappear within a day or two. Anyway to :flowers: and :thumbsup: ? Thanks. -joe

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:49 AM

Download and install Ad-aware SE Personal from here:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Once its downloaded, make sure you update the definitions and then do a deep scan of your computer and fix what it finds. See if that helps

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:02 AM

You need to disable System Restore and then do your scan and then reenable it. Those viruses are likely hiding in there which is why they keep returning.

How to use System Restore

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:25 PM

Been there done that. What next?

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:53 PM

Try Also using Spybot S&D. You can get it here.
Spybot S&D

Then make sure all your apps. (ad-aware, spybot, spysweeper) are all updated. Turn off system restore, then reboot your PC into Safe Mode.

First do a Disk Cleanup.
Then clear out your browser caches.
Now run ad-aware first, then spybot, then run spysweeper.

NOTE!!! If you have never used Spybot S&D before. When you scan for and find problems. Only fix the ones marked in Red.

Afterwards, reboot into normal mode, re-enable System Restore. Then reboot your PC one more time.

Let us know if it shows back up. Also Found this for removing the vx2
Automatic Detection & Removal of VX2.Transponder

Edited by JSKY, 31 January 2005 - 12:59 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 01:01 PM

Windows Disk Cleanup is way too basic. Try Ccleaner.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 02:17 PM

You prob have the latest VX2 variant. Do the following and let us know when you post the log:

Create a directory on your hardrive, to save HijackThis.exe, called c:\hijackthis. This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Download the latest version, from here.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum. Do not fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 12:22 PM

So far I followed what JSKY said. seems to have gotten rid of it...but I've already done much of that...other than the safe mode deal. I didn't try the other cleanup mentioned...but will prolly later tonight. I got hijack this in the right spot and if I see it again i'll post it...should I post it anyway? Those bugs didn't appear to do anything...but I kept finding them. Anyway...thanks. -joe

Edited by jpbc9999, 01 February 2005 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2005 - 01:49 PM

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