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Pop-ups, Freezing, Firefox Not Working.


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#1 Telekinetic

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:12 AM

Sigh. I use Firefox, but the pop-ups kept on coming up in Internet Explorer, and now it's gotten to the point where Firefox doesn't even connect anymore. Weird; I've done BitDefender scans, Spybot Search+Destroy and Ad-Aware scans, but it doesn't seem to marr the problem. Here is my HijackThis file -- and thank you SO MUCH in advanced!

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:46 AM

Hello Telekinetic,

Welcome back to Bleeping Computer :thumbsup:

1. Download this file - combofix.exe
2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
3. When finished, it will produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply please, along with a new HijackThis log.

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Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:07 PM

Merci bien, and here you are:

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:18 PM

Hello,

You're welcome. :blink:

please reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:
  • Reboot your computer.
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but just before the Windows icon appears, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, reboot the computer and try again.
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear.
  • Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the "Safe Mode" menu item, and then press "Enter".
Please run HijackThis! and click "Scan." Place checks next to the following entries, if present:

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Winsystem] C:\WINDOWS\system32\winsystem16.exe
O23 - Service: Mesppanger - Unknown owner - c:\Recyclers\svchost.exe (file missing)


Close all browsers and other windows except for HijackThis!, and click "Fix checked".

Please run a scan with AVG Anti-Spyware:

IMPORTANT: Do NOT open any other windows or programs while AVG Anti-Spyware is scanning, it may interfere with the scanning process.
  • Launch AVG Anti-Spyware by double-clicking the icon on your desktop.
  • Select the "Scanner" icon at the top and then the "Scan" tab. Click on "Complete System Scan".
  • AVG Anti-Spyware will now begin the scanning process, be patient this may take a little time.
  • Once the scan is complete do the following:
    • If you have any infections you will prompted, then select the "Apply all actions" button, AVG Anti-Spyware will then display "All actions have been applied" on the right hand side.
    • Next select the "Save Report" button at the bottom.
    • Then select the "Save report as" button in the lower left hand corner of the screen and save it as a text file on your system (make sure to remember where you saved that file, this is important!).
  • Close AVG Anti-Spyware and reboot your system normally into Windows. Please post the contents of the AVG Anti-Spyware report in your next reply, along with a new HijackThis log.
How is it running now? :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:23 PM

The "save report" button was whited out, so I couldn't save it. =[ Sorry. But I wrote down all (like 200+) of the things it found:

Backdoor.IRCBot.aaq
Backdoor.Pcclient.gv
TrackingCooking.Adtech
TrackingCooking.Yieldmanager
TrackingCooking.Atdmt
TrackingCooking.Adbrite
TrackingCooking.Specificclick
TrackingCooking.Doubleclick
TrackingCooking.Advertising
TrackingCooking.Tribalfusion
TrackingCooking.Fastclick
TrackingCooking.Adrevolver
TrackingCooking.1mrworldwide
TrackingCooking.Casalemedia
TrackingCooking.mMediaplex
TrackingCooking.Tacoda
TrackingCooking.Burstnet
TrackingCooking.Googleadservices
TrackingCooking.207
TrackingCooking.Euroclick
TrackingCooking.Clickhype
TrackingCooking.Skype
TrackingCooking.Serving-sys
TrackingCooking.Smartadserver
TrackingCooking.Statcounter
TrackingCooking.Hitbox
TrackingCooking.Live
TrackingCooking.Sitestat
TrackingCooking.Adengage
TrackingCooking.Web-stat
TrackingCooking.Realmedia
TrackingCooking.Liveperson
TrackingCooking.Zedo
TrackingCooking.Webtrends
TrackingCooking.Paypal
TrackingCooking.Pointroll
TrackingCooking.Bjast
Adaware.Newdotnet
TrackingCooking.247realmedia
TrackingCooking.Tradedoubler
TrackingCooking.Overture
TrackingCooking.Sextracker
TrackingCooking.Esommture
TrackingCooking.Sexlist
TrackingCooking.Webtrendslive

It seems to be running fine, I guess -- Firefox still isn't working, but I'm assuming now that that's another problem altogether.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:38 PM

Hello,

If there are no other problems, then perhaps uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox would be your best bet. If you'd like to keep looking, then we will. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:42 PM

I've tried reinstalling/downgrading, but I'll go try again. No, it's fine, thank you so much for your help, you've certainly cleaned my computer!!

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:04 AM

No....I want you to do a search with your Windows for NewDotNet, or New.Net. Let me know what you find, please. Can you open the browser and it won't connect? Or will it not open at all?

You're welcome but.....Heh, I'm stubborn. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:37 AM

Aww, thank you; haha, okay. Yeah, Firefox opens fine, but then it won't connect to any website, saying that "...the connection has timed out; the server at ----------- has taken too long to respond".


I searched for NewDotNet, and it came up with a zip file named that in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Recovery", and New.Net didn't recover anything.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:36 AM

I didn't want you to try and recover it.....just tell me if it was there. :thumbsup: New.Net is bad and messes up the LSP stack.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:06 PM

Sorry! Your instructions are usually so fastidious I tend to take things literally here; so I haven't posted in a while because it's spread to Internet Explorer. x__x It must be a virus, or something to do with the main computer, because every other computer on the same network is working fine with Firefox/IE.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 09:50 AM

Hello,

It's all right, and no need to be sorry. :thumbsup:

Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
  • Choose your usual account.
  • Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
  • Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
  • It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
  • Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
  • When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
  • Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
    (Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
  • Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log

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