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#1 Nenn

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:47 PM

Hi there..
Ive had some "changes" on my shell32.dll for sometime now, but ive read that its normal..
But now I have a change in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, and ive read that its a bad thing?

so, I have no idea whatsoever what to do. How do I get it back to normal?
I'm not that great with computers..



I would really appriciate some help :flowers:

Edit: Edited out the hijackthislog :thumbsup: didnt know that its not allowed to post it here

Edited by Nenn, 10 March 2008 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:36 PM

Are you using AVG anti-virus?

Reported changes in system files such as kernel32.dll, wsock32.dll, user32.dll, shell32.dll and ntosknrl.exe are normal for AVG.

There are many valid reasons for those files to show changed, a Windows update, file system check that replaced them if corrupted, and others. As long as AVG doesn't say they are infected it is ok. If it continues to show changed, delete the following file(s) in the C:\ directory and AVG will create a new one(s)...AVG7DB_F.DAT, AVG7QT.DAT

kernel32.dll, wsock32.dll, user32.dll, shell32.dll and ntosknrl.exe have "changed"

It is normal that AVG shows that files, the MBR or Boot record to have changed. These are done during normal maintainance, when you or windows updates files or have had to correct errors on the drive. The only time that you should worry is if they also show as infected.

To get AVG to quit showing them as changed, open the AVG Test Center, click the F3 key on your keyboard and tell it to accept the changes. If it still shows something as changed after this.. delete the file named AVG7QT.DAT in the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\avg7\ folder and AVG will rebuild it the next time it is run.

The %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is different for each version of Windows. The following are the typical locations for XP and Win9x

XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\avg7
Win9x -C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\avg7

Another method suggested by DEStucki to remove the MBR changed alert if the above method didn't help...
Go to the System Area Test settings
Select the "Remove MBR" button to remove the MBR from the list of items in the System Area test list
Click on OK so that the list has been up dated
Now go back into the System Area Test settings and push the "Default" button to put the MBR back in the list.

Changed File Alerts

AVG does not change your HOSTS file but it will alert you that the HOSTS file has changed since the last scan. What security programs are you using? Although malware can be responsible for altering the HOSTS file, some security programs like SpySweeper and Spybot S&D have features that can add entries to your HOSTS file and that action may be detected as a change. If you downloaded and used a custom HOSTS file or made edits that too would trigger a change detection. If you did not make any changes or do not have security programs with these features, then you need to investigate what the changes are.

The HOSTS file should not show as changed unless the user is aware of a program needing a change made to it and is aware that it is being altered. Protection softwares and also Malware's will often change this file so they can affect where a computer goes to on the internet.

This is one reason why the user on this system needs to look at the file to make certain that something didn't change it and if so determine if it is a good or bad change...

General system maintenance can change the file even when it isn't apparent by visual inspection. AVG uses a checksum to compare a file before and after and a minor change or correction to the file could have caused it to appear changed.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:45 PM

I use AVG, and sygate fire wall, and i have some spybot - search and destroy program aswell, and hijackthis, but i have no idea yet how to use it properly :flowers:

also , i checked the hosts file with notepad....
It has alot of odd stuff in it like these for example :


127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 bin.errorprotector.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 br.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 br.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 br.winfixer.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 cdn.drivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 cdn.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 cdn.winsoftware.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 de.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 de.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 download.cdn.drivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 download.cdn.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 download.cdn.winsoftware.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 download.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 download.systemdoctor.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 download.winantispyware.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 download.windrivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 download.winfixer.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 drivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 dynamique.drivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 errorprotector.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 es.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 fr.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 fr.winfixer.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 go.drivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 go.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 go.winantispyware.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 go.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 hk.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 instlog.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 instlog.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 instlog.winfixer.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 jsp.drivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 kb.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 kb.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 nl.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 se.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 secure.drivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 secure.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 secure.winantispam.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 secure.winantispy.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 secure.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 support.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 trial.updates.winsoftware.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 ulog.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 utils.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 utils.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 utils.winfixer.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 winantispyware.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 winfixer.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 winfixer2006.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 winsoftware.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.drivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.errorprotector.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.errorsafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.systemdoctor.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.utils.winfixer.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.win-anti-virus-pro.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.win-virus-pro.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.winantispam.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.winantispy.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.winantispyware.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.winantivirus.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.winantiviruspro.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.windrivecleaner.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.windrivesafe.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.winfixer.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.winfixer2006.com ## added by CiD
127.0.0.1 www.winsoftware.com ## added by CiD
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127.0.0.1 www.007guard.com
127.0.0.1 007guard.com
127.0.0.1 008i.com
127.0.0.1 www.008k.com
127.0.0.1 008k.com
127.0.0.1 www.00hq.com
127.0.0.1 00hq.com
127.0.0.1 010402.com
127.0.0.1 www.032439.com
127.0.0.1 032439.com
127.0.0.1 www.1001-search.info
127.0.0.1 1001-search.info
127.0.0.1 www.100888290cs.com
127.0.0.1 100888290cs.com
127.0.0.1 www.100sexlinks.com
127.0.0.1 100sexlinks.com
127.0.0.1 www.10sek.com
127.0.0.1 10sek.com
127.0.0.1 www.123topsearch.com
127.0.0.1 123topsearch.com
127.0.0.1 www.132.com
127.0.0.1 132.com
127.0.0.1 www.136136.net
127.0.0.1 136136.net
127.0.0.1 www.139mm.com
127.0.0.1 139mm.com
127.0.0.1 www.163ns.com
127.0.0.1 163ns.com
127.0.0.1 171203.com
127.0.0.1 17-plus.com
127.0.0.1 www.1800searchonline.com
127.0.0.1 1800searchonline.com
127.0.0.1 www.180searchassistant.com
127.0.0.1 180searchassistant.com
127.0.0.1 www.180solutions.com
127.0.0.1 180solutions.com
127.0.0.1 www.181.365soft.info
127.0.0.1 181.365soft.info
127.0.0.1 www.1987324.com
127.0.0.1 1987324.com
127.0.0.1 www.1-domains-registrations.com
127.0.0.1 1-domains-registrations.com
127.0.0.1 www.1-extreme.biz
127.0.0.1 1-extreme.biz
127.0.0.1 www.1sexparty.com
127.0.0.1 1sexparty.com
127.0.0.1 www.1stantivirus.com
127.0.0.1 1stantivirus.com
127.0.0.1 www.1stpagehere.com
127.0.0.1 1stpagehere.com
127.0.0.1 www.1stsearchportal.com
127.0.0.1 1stsearchportal.com
127.0.0.1 2.82211.net
127.0.0.1 www.2006ooo.com
127.0.0.1 www.2007-download.com
127.0.0.1 2007-download.com
127.0.0.1 www.2020search.com
127.0.0.1 2020search.com
127.0.0.1 20x2p.com
127.0.0.1 www.24.365soft.info
127.0.0.1 24.365soft.info
127.0.0.1 www.24-7pharmacy.info
127.0.0.1 24-7pharmacy.info
127.0.0.1 www.24-7searching-and-more.com
127.0.0.1 24-7searching-and-more.com
127.0.0.1 www.24teen.com
127.0.0.1 24teen.com
127.0.0.1 www.2every.net
127.0.0.1 2every.net
127.0.0.1 2ndpower.com
127.0.0.1 www.2search.com
127.0.0.1 2search.com
127.0.0.1 www.2search.org
127.0.0.1 2search.org
127.0.0.1 www.2squared.com
127.0.0.1 2squared.com
127.0.0.1 www.3322.org
127.0.0.1 3322.org
127.0.0.1 365soft.info
127.0.0.1 www.36site.com
127.0.0.1 36site.com
127.0.0.1 3721.com
127.0.0.1 39-93.com
127.0.0.1 www.3abetterinternet.com
127.0.0.1 3abetterinternet.com
127.0.0.1 www.3bay.it
127.0.0.1 3bay.it
127.0.0.1 www.3ebay.it
127.0.0.1 3ebay.it
127.0.0.1 www.3xclipsonline.com
127.0.0.1 3xclipsonline.com
127.0.0.1 www.3xcurves.com
127.0.0.1 3xcurves.com
127.0.0.1 www.3xfestival.com
127.0.0.1 3xfestival.com
127.0.0.1 www.3x-festival.com
127.0.0.1 3x-festival.com
127.0.0.1 www.3x-galls.com
127.0.0.1 3x-galls.com
127.0.0.1 www.3xmiracle.com
127.0.0.1 3xmiracle.com
127.0.0.1 www.3xmoviesblog.com
127.0.0.1 3xmoviesblog.com
127.0.0.1 www.404dns.com
127.0.0.1 404dns.com
127.0.0.1 www.4199.com
127.0.0.1 4199.com
127.0.0.1 www.4corn.net
127.0.0.1 4corn.net
127.0.0.1 www.4ebay.it
127.0.0.1 4ebay.it
127.0.0.1 4klm.com
127.0.0.1 www.4mpg.com
127.0.0.1 4mpg.com
127.0.0.1 www.4repubblica.it
127.0.0.1 4repubblica.it
127.0.0.1 www.4softget.com
127.0.0.1 4softget.com
127.0.0.1 www.5iscali.it
127.0.0.1 5iscali.it
127.0.0.1 www.5repubblica.it
127.0.0.1 5repubblica.it
127.0.0.1 www.5starvideos.com
127.0.0.1 5starvideos.com
127.0.0.1 www.5tiscali.it
127.0.0.1 5tiscali.it
127.0.0.1 www.5zgmu7o20kt5d8yq.com
127.0.0.1 5zgmu7o20kt5d8yq.com
127.0.0.1 www.680180.net
127.0.0.1 680180.net
127.0.0.1 www.6iscali.it
127.0.0.1 6iscali.it
127.0.0.1 www.6njaga.com
127.0.0.1 6njaga.com
127.0.0.1 www.6sek.com
127.0.0.1 6sek.com
127.0.0.1 www.6tiscali.it
127.0.0.1 www.zxlinks.com
127.0.0.1 zyban-zocor-levitra.com
# This list is Copyright 2000-2008 Safer Networking Limited
# End of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy

and it goes on ... HUGE list... so could someone tell me step by step instructions how to get my pc back to normal?
The men around here dont know anything about pcs and are no use! :thumbsup:

Edited by Nenn, 11 March 2008 - 06:47 PM.





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