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What In The World Is Seekmo!?!?!?!?!?!?


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#1 stupidblonde

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:45 PM

Sifu:

are you there sifu it's me stupid blonde.....

what in the world is seekmo? by any chance is this a (blushing) porn related bug? (remember those teenagers i wanted to trade...well there even cheaper now)

i ran all the regular anti stuff and something called ZANGO and SEEKMO came up...i deleted and deleted...would you mind taking a look and seeing if i got everything?!?!?!?!?!

i could very well be in love with you btw. :thumbsup:

will run and post a HJT log when your ready....

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:10 PM

Hello stupidblonde,

Is Seekmo the actual file name or is it the name the security program gives it? Can you provide the complete file path please?

What programs did you run that alerted you to Zango and Seekmo?

What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:10 PM

i will get that info for you tomorrow and post asap. ty ob! stupidblonde

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 10:47 PM

i mean on monday....ty!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:51 PM

ok hi there orange blossom.

i ran my spybot s&d and it came up with those file names. How do i find the path name?

when i run spybot again there are gone???

i have windows xp system.

did that answer all the questions?
i will run spybot again right now and see what comes up. if i can i will post the results.
thank you for your time!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 02:36 PM

ok so i cant seem to copy or save this spybot stuff, it found....so here is the list


adrevolver
bluestreak
burstmedia
casalemedia
coremetrics
doubleclick
mediaplex
microsoft.windowssecuritycenter_disabled
right media
zedo

this is excatly how they are listed on the spybot report....

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 06:56 AM

Seekmo is an adware program from Zango/180solutions which is responsible for unwanted pop-up advertisements and altering your HOSTS file.

Please uninstall any of the following program(s) using Add/Remove Programs if they are present. To do this, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel and double-click on Add/Remove Programs. From within Add/Remove Programs highlight each one and select Remove.
180Solutions
180Solutions.Seekmo
180Solutions.Zango
180SearchAssistant
Hotbar
MediaGateway
NCase
Zango Search Assistant
Zango Astrology
Zango Walls of Jericho
Zango Toolbar
Zango TV Times


Please download HostsXpert - Hosts File Manager
  • Extract (unzip) HostsXpert.zip to a a permanent folder on your hard drive such as C:\HostsXpert
  • Double-click HostsXpert.exe to start the program.
  • When the program opens, click the "Restore MS Hosts File" button in the left pane.
  • Click "Make Hosts Writable?" (if available).
  • Click "Restore Microsoft's Hosts file" when prompted and then click "Ok".
  • Exit Hoster when done.
-- If the Hosts file does not exist, you will be prompted to create a new one. Just press "Ok".
-- If you were using a custom Hosts file you will need to replace any of those entries yourself.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Instructions with screenshots if needed.

Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. alternate download link DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.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.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", 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 everything has a checkmark next to it 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.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:50 PM

quietman7:

sorry for the delay....

i did NOT have any of those programs in my add/remove area...am working on next steps...thanks for your patience!

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:10 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.15
Database version: 839

5:09:22 PM 7/7/2008
mbam-log-7-7-2008 (17-09-22).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 53969
Time elapsed: 11 minute(s), 17 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:26 AM

Did you complete the rest of the instructions? If so post the scan results from Superantispyware.
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