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#1 gregsolartan

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:03 PM

Hello everyone,
I've never used this forum but it looks to have a lot of knowledgable folks here.
I have been having problems since the 15th of this month and have bought Spyhunter, ran Spybot S&D with new updates, ran Corp. version of Norton Antivirus, and downloaded Hijack this. All of these programs have found infected files and removed most of them but everyday it keeps coming back and I have no clue what to do. From reading it seems like I should post a Hijackthis log and maybe somebody can help me remove the culprit.

Any help is much appreciated cuz Im about to pull my freaking hair out by now!!!!

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:53 PM

What program is advising you of the spyware? Could you describe the spyware...name, location...are you getting any pop up alerts? That would help give us a clue as to what your dealing with.

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? Have you tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"? Are you doing scans while logged into the Administrator's account or an account with administrator privileges?

If not, do so and then download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Reboot in "SAFE MODE using the F8 method and launch SUPERAntispyware.
  • In the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • Select close to exit the program and reboot normally.
Then perform this online Virus scan: BitDefender Online Scanner. <- Add a check by "Autoclean".
(Requires Internet Explorer to work. Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.)
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 04:44 PM

I have downloaded it after reading more posts but no, I haven't tried it in safe mode when I run ot again I'll post the viruses it found....Thanks for reponding! Much appreciated!!

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:24 PM

Don't forget to answer the questions I asked about the spyware that is giving you problems.
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:51 AM

You should not trust Spyhunter's scan reports. See reviews below.
http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/sp...nter_review.php
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1524261,00.asp

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 10:49 AM

And when you find out what is your computer infected with,search for solution on http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/
It helped me last time,because many spyware progs change registry so they startup again...

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 01:26 PM

Tried it in safe-mode and it didn't make any difference but the last scan I ran the only things that came up were 2 entries Trojan.Winfixer and some cookies from adware... But I keep getting the WinantiSpyware pop-up and other pop-ups as well like a hijcker.

Edited by gregsolartan, 22 September 2007 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2007 - 02:46 PM

After reading more I am convinced that it's the Vundo virus...I tried downloading Vundofix from the links on this site and everytime I click the download button it just refreshes the page and no download...Anyone know why?

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:08 PM

Are you using the links in BC's self-help tutorial "How To Remove Vundo/Winfixer Infection"?

If so and you cannot download for some reason, try the one here.
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:36 PM

Yes!! Thank you that one let me download and after running 3 times it seems to have removed it!! Is there any preventative measures I should take other than good anti-v software and firewall?

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:42 PM

S***!!!!, I still have a hi-jacker or browser helper, got rid of the winantispyware pop-ups but still get redirected while surfing!! Any ideas?

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:44 PM

Glad to hear that worked.

Now, download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (This program is for Win XP, 2000, NT only)
  • Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover.
  • During the installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.
  • Double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch the program and select Check for Updates.
  • If prompted, click Download to receive the latest updates.
  • When completed, close the update window.
  • Select "Scan" and the program will walk you through the remaining steps.
Then make sure you perform a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free to get any leftovers.

We will give up preventive instructions when done.
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 05:01 PM

Well Vundofix apparently DID NOT WORK and RR finds nothing in safemode....should I post a hijack this log in the other forum! I can't believe nothing can fix this and I am frusterated beyond belief Iv'e been working on this since the 15th :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 05:26 PM

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.)

If HijackThis will not run, try renaming it. Open the HijackThis Folder, right-click on the HijackThis.exe file and rename it Scanner.exe. Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) and then run your scan. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Scanner.bat or Scanner.com

When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix. After doing this, we would appreciate if you post a link to your log back here so we know that your getting help from the HJT Team.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".
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