Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:14 AM
Dear Hijack this people. Could you help me please ?
I have a PC and am running windows XP System 32 bit. This has recently become infected with 5 different strains of the very aggressive Pop up ZLOB Trojans which of course includes the wish for them to force you to download and purchase crap such as Antivirus 2008 which I didn’t do because it was an obvious con and I am IT savvy (to a point), But because they did not knock me off the net connection I was able to educate myself on what to do about this and have successfully downloaded, Free AVG 8.0, Spybot search and destroy, Ad- aware and Micro Windows Defender, and Norton . These have all loaded ok and I ran the full scans on all of them starting with Defender, then AD –Aware twice, and then Spybot, all were of great use, and I have cleared all Trojans and other virus from my PC.
However at an earlier date I had downloaded the toolbar MY WEB SEARCH. Upon more research on the web I have found this is Malware too. I had long since deleted this and took it out of the “Add or remove programs area”.
Obviously this has not been enough and since running the scans, although my PC is running at optimum performance, now, everytime I boot up I get the message box Programs could not find or missing file. C\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\M3PLUGIN.DLL
I know that this is not running anything and that this , I think, is not such an interfering problem such as Trojans are, however I would like to rid myself of all path traces and everything associated with it. After further research on the net (looking in the right places) I have realised that action on this could really screw up my PC. So far , all in normal mode only, I have found the areas needed to be looked at by putting / Services.msc / Regedit / cmd.exe / MSCONFIG / and system into “Run” and unchecked boxes only pertaining to My web search files,(which I found) I have not found any .Win files or deleted anything I don’t know , yet, and these operations have had no positive effect. I have done this in Full selective mode but don’t have the original XP front end driver files CD or floppy.
The reason I mention this is because I have read your article about (tutorial 61) rebooting in safe mode making the work and then possible problems rebooting to normal or full selective mode again. I am not clear whether this work MUST be undertaken to have any effect only in safe mode, Should I take the chance. And if this would solve the problem without using your Hijack this software (of which I have, thank you, but have not used yet as per your page instructions) and if I use it should it or can it be opened and used in “safe mode” or normal mode to have any effect.
I really hope I haven’t confused you, but this seems to be a global software problem for a lot of people, I you require any more info from me, please feel free to ask via my Email address. At this time I’m eager to solve the problem but think it best to wait for you professional advice.
Thank you again
Fighting my PC in Oldham Uk