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#1 paqrat

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:17 PM

the first symptom I noticed was that my computer was slow as hell, then I tried to open a memory stick to view files, windows asked what program I wanted to use to open it. then the same thing happened when trying to view my hard drive. When I set tools/folder options/view/show hidden files and folders it automatically resets to do not show hidden files and folders.
I have WinPatrol and it has asked if I would allow a new startup program cvko.exe which I denied. Stopzilla identified 4 items that it has removed including Zotob.C and wstdmode. I have deleted the cvko.exe file and the dll files with it. and they have not yet reappeared since last reboot, but opening C drive in explorer requires that I navigate to explorer.exe. any help for such a non specific kind of issue. This is a field laptop and failure in some remote place is a distinct possibility and would be a total nightmare. Can do a hijack this log or post the WinPatrol hijack log
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:32 PM

Try this:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.

  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on 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.
  • 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.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.


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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:09 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.29
Database version: 1303
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10/21/2008 1:37:42 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-21 (13-37-42).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 80564
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 12 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowControlPanel (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Not selected for removal.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL\CheckedValue (Hijack.System.Hidden) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Not selected for removal.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ckvo0.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Local Settings\Temp\bngB.tmp (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Local Settings\Temp\bngD.tmp (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.29
Database version: 1303
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10/21/2008 1:49:00 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-21 (13-49-00).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 80649
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 5 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowControlPanel (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL\CheckedValue (Hijack.System.Hidden) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.29
Database version: 1303
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10/21/2008 1:58:41 PM
mbam-log-2008-10-21 (13-58-41).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 80255
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 44 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)
AAfter reboot I am still prompted to choose which program I want to use to view the C: directory
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:42 PM

Just to clarify, when I doubleclick on c: in 'my computer' windows asks me what program I would like to use to open this file. if I right click and choose explore the same thing happens. I can browse to windows explorer and it works, the check box to 'always use this option' is greyed out
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:45 PM

IMPORTANT NOTE: One or more of the identified infections (cvko.exe) is related to a Password-stealing Trojan with rootkit characteristics. Password Stealing Trojans and Rootkits are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which they send back to the hacker. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. Read Danger: Remote Access Trojans.

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control again. and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

Although the infection was identified and removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no way to be sure the computer can ever be trusted again. It is dangerous and incorrect to assume that because this malware has been removed the computer is now secure. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. The malware may leave so many remnants behind that security tools cannot find them. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS. Please read:

• "When should I re-format? How should I reinstall?"
• "Help: I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do?"
• "Where to draw the line? When to recommend a format and reinstall?"

Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will do our best to help clean the computer of any infections but we cannot guarantee it to be trustworthy or that the removal will be successful. Let us know how you wish to proceed.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:00 PM

as I said this computer is used as a data downloader for equipment used inthe field. I also check email when traveling. I transfer data via memory sticks or external hard drive with other computers so I presume I put them at risk as well? (It was a collegue's antivirus softweare that identified that it was gamima.) I don't do banking or any other secure stuff, though I have made credit card purchases.
under these circumstances would you still recommend wipe and re-load? What about my external hard drive. It contains data only, no programs run from it, is that also a dangerous thing? I have a lot of software loaded that will of course take time and energy to reload and this is something I would like to avoid if possible,
I will read your links from above , thanks for your reply
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:17 PM

alright bleeping janitor, given that this computer is only connected to the internet sporatically and for short periods and further that no bank account passwords or access to high finance is made from here. I suspect that filling out an online purchase form with credit card information is vulnerable at many steps along its journey and does not warrant any greater consideration fomr this threat. Therefore I am inclined to choose to disinfect rather than wipe and reload.
My main concern then is if for some reason a fragment of this trojan is left on my computer, can I give it to someone elses computer by way of file sharing? I would hate to be responsible for someone elses loss.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:26 PM

This infection usually downloads many more malicious files than I have seen in your scans so far, so lets continue to investigate.

Download FixDrive.zip and save it to your Desktop.
  • Create a new folder on your hard drive called FixDrive (C:\FixDrive) and extract (unzip) the file there.
    (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)
    Open the folder, double-click on FixDrive.exe to run the utility.
  • Select the drive-letter from the list that's exhibiting the problem.
  • Click Fix.

    Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
    • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
    • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well. Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
    • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
    • Reboot your computer when done.
    Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that is plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.

    Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.
    alternate download link

    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.)
    • In the Main Menu, 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):[list]
    • 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 21 October 2008 - 04:08 PM

here's the log


SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 10/21/2008 at 04:27 PM

Application Version : 4.21.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3603
Trace Rules Database Version: 1589

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:35:35

Memory items scanned : 202
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 446
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 51172
File threats detected : 53

Adware.Tracking Cookie
.atdmt.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.tribalfusion.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.indextools.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.indextools.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.stopzilla.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
www.stopzilla.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
www.stopzilla.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
www.stopzilla.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.stopzilla.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.stopzilla.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
www.stopzilla.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ads.pointroll.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.advertising.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.doubleclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.mediaplex.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.mediaplex.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.questionmarket.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.questionmarket.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
media.adrevolver.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.adrevolver.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.adrevolver.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.media.adrevolver.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
media.adrevolver.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
media.adrevolver.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.adrevolver.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.earthlink.122.2o7.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.2o7.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.revsci.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.zedo.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.tremor.adbureau.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.ad.yieldmanager.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.uk.sitestat.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.realmedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.realmedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.realmedia.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.adopt.specificclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.fastclick.net [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
.statcounter.com [ C:\Documents and Settings\Ann Donkin\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\vau5is6b.default\cookies.txt ]
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 04:23 PM

Did that resolve the "open with" issue?
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:39 AM

sorry for the delay in my response, I couldn't get back to it as I had planned.
So yes this process did clear the "open with" issue. hopefullt that will be the end of it. now between superantispyware, malwarebyte, Stopzilla, WinPatrol, CLamWin antivirus, Google toolbar, Windows firewall and only occasional connection to the internet, I should be good!!!
thanks so much for your time and attention, not to mention the actual help. this is always the first site I go to when I have trouble and you guys are always here for me.
thanks
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:08 AM

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If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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