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Spy Ware Or What?

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#1 L_user


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 02:53 PM


I had this bug one of the files was awtuttqj.dll and IE was hijacked by softwarereferal.com/jump and there was Mal_Vundo-4...all of this friendly stuff that just makes you crazy. Most of it is gone and I have instituted all this protection now. I still have one... or maybe it is two issues. When the system boots and windows loads there is this error that is from quickset.exe. It says that the program falied to initialize. Press ok to continue. So I do and the system finishes and it doesn't seem to be a problem. Then after sometime and not all of the time I will get a rectangle in the task bar that has an exclamation mark. When I roll over it the caption says click to fix. So then I right click and it opens IE and has a picture of PC Spyware products in the display. I can close it and the exclamation goes away. I don't really like this and it is worrisome that something else might be looming. Can you tell me how to get rid of this. Thank you.

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#2 ruby1


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:07 PM

not sure who decided you should run the combofix tool ??unsupervised? but as you have posted a combofix log

in the HJT section


we ought NOT to go any further on THIS thread until the thread in the HJT section is responded to

one also presumes you did NOT read the combofix disclaimer?

#3 boopme


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:09 PM

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

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 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?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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