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#1 GRY2

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:27 PM

Winxp/have Windows Live onecare where trial is about
to expire and I prefer not to pay to re-up, so I'm
looking for a suggestion on a good free Antivirus.
Once I get one, can I just uninstall WL/care?

Unless you feel something like Avast free is better,
I've downloaded Zonealarm, but I get messages that
it won't setup without first shutting down the Google
Desktop Search..which is my next question...

Can I (should I) uninstall all the google stuff,
including the notifiers in my HJT?

(I'm not having any problems with Google, except
for the "refusal" to allow Z/A to setup) Maybe
I should use Avast free instead of Z/A?

Assuming you require references, here's my HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:06:43 PM, on 12/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\GARY\Desktop\humor-clips\programs\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
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\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.301.7164\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} - C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OneCareUI] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.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: Upload - {FD4E2FF8-973C-4A19-89BD-8E86B3CFCFE1} - C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\FUM\fumiebtn.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxdev.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe


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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:46 PM

Do you mean Z/A Antivirus or Firewall?

Avast is a very good antivirus anyway. I had Z/A but got rid of it.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:11 PM

Actually, I was thinking of doing just that..dumping Z/A.
Avast sounds good...assuming that google desktop search
doesnt block it too.
thanks.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:51 PM

Well the general rule of thumb is
1 Antivirus
Several Antispyware
1 Software Firewall

We have a list here Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

I run four from the Spyware removal in conjuction to my AV and firewall
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:32 AM

OK...I have Avast Free in cue to d/load....I should d/load Zonealarm too,yes?

Going back to my other questions....

Google desktop seach wont let me set up Z/A...keep getting messages to discontinue it.
How? Or can/should I just uninstall all google stuff?

And what of Windows Liveone care? Just uninstall it before setting up
Z/A and Avast?

Thanks

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:07 AM

I'm not a fan of the Google desktop,but if you want it I suggest you uninstall it and One care. Now install the firewall (this is the ZA firewall only) and the A/V . Now installing the others should go smoother.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:20 PM

Have uninstalled Google and Windows liveone and installed the
suggested new firewall and AV...all seems to be working well at this time.
I'll update/finalize comments after I work the net a few days.
Thanks again...........

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:10 PM

This Jetico firewall is driving me nuts!! No matter where I go or what I use
(Msgr,etc), I get popups and more popups, asking if I want to allow the
site....and it says (if I ok it), allow only once. if I go back to that site 5 minutes
later, I get the same 5 or 6 popup messages, asking authorization all over
again.

Just using yahoo messenger at first logon, I got 5 different popups, which
I ok'd, then another 5 or 6 asking authorization for Explorer and this
happens constantly.

How the heck do I authorize once, without having to ok every single
click 4 or 5 times???

Also, some of these messages only show numbers, so I don't
know if I'm authorizing or denying a good site or a virus!!

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:23 PM

Changed my mind about any jetico solutions...popups are too excessive and apparent
fixit is way beyond my realm of understanding how....I'm going to ZA where I should have to begin with.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 07:00 PM

Jetico is intended for advanced users. You might want to try Comodo.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:28 PM

Thanks..I'll check it out(Comodo)....I uninstalled Jetico....wish they would have said Jetico is for advanced users...would have saved me hours of headaches tring to figure it out. I checked a jetico forum and read all the complaints about the constant pops.

I'm trying Z/A for now.

Thanks Frank.

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 06:18 PM

To moderator:

You can close this subject if you want...I've done what you suggested, got rid of google desktop and windows livecare,
installed Avast Free and Zonealarm...everything is working fine.
Thank for the assistance.

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 10:11 PM

Your Welcome,Merry Christmas and will close.
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