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Infected with Trojan.Vundo


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#1 stev987

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:23 PM

I have Norton AV and it realized my xp PC was infected with trojan.vundo. Of course, as I have learned in the past week, it does not remove it.
I have followed the 3-step process 'How to remove Trojan.vundo' in this forum. Antimalware fixed 15 items, Vundofix found nothing, as did Virtumundobegone. I also ran SuperAntiSpyware and it also found nothing.
I think that I have the virus under control but not eliminated. At least a few times a day NAV blocks exlorer.exe from closing the Norton windows ccSvcHst and MCUI32.exe. Also, I am getting a small blue plain window 'Resolution notice For best picture quality use 1280 x 1024' The window has options 1 and 2 but they do not seem to respond.

Here are my logs. I would appreciate your advice as to whether the PC is clear yet, and if not, further suggestions on what to try.

Thx

Steve

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steve at 20:01:24.21 on Wed 01/14/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.510.224 [GMT -5:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A960\dlbfbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Servicepoint\VerizonServicepoint.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A960\dlbfbmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://cm.my.yahoo.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/verizon/*http://www.yahoo.com
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.dell4me.com/myway
uSearch Bar = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/verizon/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://search.yahoo.com/search?p={searchTerms}&ei=utf-8&fr=b1ie7
mSearch Bar = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/verizon/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://www.dell4me.com/myway
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/verizon/*http://www.yahoo.com
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button: {5bab4b5b-68bc-4b02-94d6-2fc0de4a7897} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\common\yiesrvc.dll
BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6d53ec84-6aae-4787-aeee-f4628f01010c} - c:\program files\norton antivirus\engine\16.2.0.7\IPSBHO.DLL
BHO: SidebarAutoLaunch Class: {f2aa9440-6328-4933-b7c9-a6ccdf9cbf6d} - c:\program files\yahoo!\browser\YSidebarIEBHO.dll
BHO: {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - No File
TB: {0B53EAC3-8D69-4B9E-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - No File
TB: {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - No File
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
EB: Verizon Yahoo! Sidebar: {51085e3d-a958-42a2-a6be-a6a9b0baf276} - c:\program files\yahoo!\browser\ysidebarIE.dll
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Yahoo! Pager] "c:\progra~1\yahoo!\messen~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE" -quiet
uRun: [DellSupportCenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
uRun: [SUPERAntiSpyware] c:\program files\superantispyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
mRun: [IntelMeM] c:\program files\intel\modem event monitor\IntelMEM.exe
mRun: [DVDSentry] c:\windows\system32\DSentry.exe
mRun: [PCMService] "c:\program files\dell\media experience\PCMService.exe"
mRun: [Dell AIO Printer A960] "c:\program files\dell aio printer a960\dlbfbmgr.exe"
mRun: [VerizonServicepoint.exe] c:\program files\verizon\servicepoint\VerizonServicepoint.exe
mRun: [YBrowser] c:\progra~1\yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
mRun: [igfxtray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [igfxhkcmd] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [igfxpers] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "c:\program files\adobe\photoshop album starter edition\3.2\apps\apdproxy.exe"
mRun: [dscactivate] "c:\program files\dell support center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
mRun: [DellSupportCenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\pif\{b8e1dd85-8582-4c61-b58f-2f227fca9a08}\pifsvc.exe" /a /m "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\pif\{b8e1dd85-8582-4c61-b58f-2f227fca9a08}\AlertEng.dll"
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE}
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - c:\windows\system32\msjava.dll
IE: {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\common\yiesrvc.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
Trusted Zone: dailygraphs.com
Trusted Zone: investors.com\www
Trusted Zone: ppg.com\ra
Trusted Zone: turbotax.com
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
AppInit_DLLs: qrfxtx.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R0 SymEFA;Symantec Extended File Attributes;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nav\1002000.007\SymEFA.sys [2009-1-9 309296]
R1 BHDrvx86;Symantec Heuristics Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nav\1002000.007\BHDrvx86.sys [2009-1-9 255536]
R1 ccHP;Symantec Hash Provider;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nav\1002000.007\cchpx86.sys [2009-1-9 362544]
R1 IDSxpx86;IDSxpx86;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\ipsdefs\20090113.003\IDSxpx86.sys [2009-1-14 274808]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2008-12-22 8944]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2008-12-22 55024]
R3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\eengine\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2009-1-9 99376]
R3 NAVENG;NAVENG;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\virusdefs\20090114.017\naveng.sys [2009-1-14 89104]
R3 NAVEX15;NAVEX15;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\virusdefs\20090114.017\navex15.sys [2009-1-14 876112]
R3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASENUM.SYS [2008-12-22 7408]
R4 Norton AntiVirus;Norton AntiVirus;c:\program files\norton antivirus\engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe [2009-1-9 115560]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-01-14 08:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-01-14 08:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-01-14 08:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\steve\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-01-14 08:29 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-01-12 19:40 <DIR> --d----- C:\VundoFix Backups
2009-01-12 12:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\steve\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-01-12 12:42 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-01-12 12:42 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-12 12:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-01-12 12:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-01-09 12:59 36,272 a----r-- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SymIM.sys
2009-01-09 12:59 124,464 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.SYS
2009-01-09 12:59 60,808 a------- c:\windows\system32\S32EVNT1.DLL
2009-01-09 12:59 10,635 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.CAT
2009-01-09 12:59 806 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.INF
2009-01-09 12:59 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Symantec
2009-01-09 12:58 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Norton AntiVirus
2009-01-06 23:25 1,320,830 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\cgwuluot.ini
2009-01-06 10:51 1,320,830 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\ggjkxebx.ini
2009-01-05 23:20 2,030 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\aHiSvyay.ini2
2009-01-05 23:20 2,030 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\aHiSvyay.ini

==================== Find3M ====================

2008-12-13 01:40 3,593,216 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2008-10-24 06:10 453,632 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mrxsmb.sys
2008-10-23 08:01 283,648 a------- c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll
2008-10-23 08:01 283,648 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\gdi32.dll
2006-04-06 12:00 630,784 a------- c:\documents and settings\steve\chatlnk.exe

============= FINISH: 20:01:44.28 ===============

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#2 Hoov

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:25 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.
Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.
Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:

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 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. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
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 using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.



* Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
DDS.com
DDS.scr
DDS.pif

* Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
* A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.
* Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Scan
* Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.
* Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.

Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

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#3 stev987

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:26 AM

The problem, if it is a problem, remains as stated on my original post. Explorer.exe tries to close NAV. In the process of running the dds script just now it tried again 3 or 4 times. Although that doesn't seem normal, I'm just a novice, so I'm hoping you can tell whether I still have a problem.

Thanks


DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steve at 11:16:31.92 on Sat 01/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.510.190 [GMT -5:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A960\dlbfbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Servicepoint\VerizonServicepoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A960\dlbfbmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\dds.com

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://cm.my.yahoo.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/verizon/*http://www.yahoo.com
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.dell4me.com/myway
uSearch Bar = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/verizon/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://search.yahoo.com/search?p={searchTerms}&ei=utf-8&fr=b1ie7
mSearch Bar = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/verizon/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://www.dell4me.com/myway
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/verizon/*http://www.yahoo.com
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button: {5bab4b5b-68bc-4b02-94d6-2fc0de4a7897} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\common\yiesrvc.dll
BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6d53ec84-6aae-4787-aeee-f4628f01010c} - c:\program files\norton antivirus\engine\16.2.0.7\IPSBHO.DLL
BHO: SidebarAutoLaunch Class: {f2aa9440-6328-4933-b7c9-a6ccdf9cbf6d} - c:\program files\yahoo!\browser\YSidebarIEBHO.dll
BHO: {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - No File
TB: {0B53EAC3-8D69-4B9E-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - No File
TB: {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - No File
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
EB: Verizon Yahoo! Sidebar: {51085e3d-a958-42a2-a6be-a6a9b0baf276} - c:\program files\yahoo!\browser\ysidebarIE.dll
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Yahoo! Pager] "c:\progra~1\yahoo!\messen~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE" -quiet
uRun: [DellSupportCenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
mRun: [IntelMeM] c:\program files\intel\modem event monitor\IntelMEM.exe
mRun: [DVDSentry] c:\windows\system32\DSentry.exe
mRun: [PCMService] "c:\program files\dell\media experience\PCMService.exe"
mRun: [Dell AIO Printer A960] "c:\program files\dell aio printer a960\dlbfbmgr.exe"
mRun: [VerizonServicepoint.exe] c:\program files\verizon\servicepoint\VerizonServicepoint.exe
mRun: [YBrowser] c:\progra~1\yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
mRun: [igfxtray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [igfxhkcmd] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [igfxpers] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "c:\program files\adobe\photoshop album starter edition\3.2\apps\apdproxy.exe"
mRun: [dscactivate] "c:\program files\dell support center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
mRun: [DellSupportCenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\pif\{b8e1dd85-8582-4c61-b58f-2f227fca9a08}\pifsvc.exe" /a /m "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\pif\{b8e1dd85-8582-4c61-b58f-2f227fca9a08}\AlertEng.dll"
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE}
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - c:\windows\system32\msjava.dll
IE: {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\common\yiesrvc.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
Trusted Zone: dailygraphs.com
Trusted Zone: investors.com\www
Trusted Zone: ppg.com\ra
Trusted Zone: turbotax.com
DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} - hxxps://activatemyfios.verizon.net/sdcCommon/download/tgctlcm.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\Yinsthelper20073151.dll
DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} - hxxp://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/eBay_Enhanced_Picture_Control_v1-0-3-48.cab
DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} - hxxp://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcinsctl/4,0,0,96/mcinsctl.cab
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1120046567333
DPF: {6A344D34-5231-452A-8A57-D064AC9B7862} - hxxps://webdl.symantec.com/activex/symdlmgr.cab
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1218149711498
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} - hxxp://download.mcafee.com/molbin/shared/mcgdmgr/1,0,0,26/mcgdmgr.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
AppInit_DLLs: qrfxtx.dll

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R0 SymEFA;Symantec Extended File Attributes;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nav\1002000.007\SymEFA.sys [2009-1-9 309296]
R1 BHDrvx86;Symantec Heuristics Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nav\1002000.007\BHDrvx86.sys [2009-1-9 255536]
R1 ccHP;Symantec Hash Provider;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nav\1002000.007\cchpx86.sys [2009-1-9 362544]
R1 IDSxpx86;IDSxpx86;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\ipsdefs\20090129.001\IDSxpx86.sys [2009-1-29 274808]
R3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\eengine\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2009-1-9 99376]
R3 NAVENG;NAVENG;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\virusdefs\20090130.041\naveng.sys [2009-1-31 89104]
R3 NAVEX15;NAVEX15;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\virusdefs\20090130.041\navex15.sys [2009-1-31 876112]
R4 Norton AntiVirus;Norton AntiVirus;c:\program files\norton antivirus\engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe [2009-1-9 115560]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-01-29 20:47 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Windows Installer Clean Up
2009-01-14 08:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-01-14 08:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-01-14 08:31 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\steve\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-01-12 19:40 <DIR> --d----- C:\VundoFix Backups
2009-01-12 12:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\steve\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-01-12 12:42 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-01-12 12:42 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-12 12:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-01-12 12:42 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-01-09 12:59 36,272 a----r-- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SymIM.sys
2009-01-09 12:59 124,464 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.SYS
2009-01-09 12:59 60,808 a------- c:\windows\system32\S32EVNT1.DLL
2009-01-09 12:59 10,635 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.CAT
2009-01-09 12:59 806 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\SYMEVENT.INF
2009-01-09 12:59 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Symantec
2009-01-09 12:58 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Norton AntiVirus
2009-01-06 23:25 1,320,830 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\cgwuluot.ini
2009-01-06 10:51 1,320,830 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\ggjkxebx.ini
2009-01-05 23:20 2,030 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\aHiSvyay.ini2
2009-01-05 23:20 2,030 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\aHiSvyay.ini

==================== Find3M ====================

2008-12-13 01:40 3,593,216 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2006-04-06 12:00 630,784 a------- c:\documents and settings\steve\chatlnk.exe

============= FINISH: 11:16:43.67 ===============

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 12:45 PM

NORTON ANTIVIRUS
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a sign.

* right-click it -> chose "Disable Auto-Protect."
* select a duration of 5 hours (this assures no interference with the cleanup of your pc)
* click "Ok."
* a popup will warn that protection will now be disabled and the sign will now look like this:

You successfully disabled the Norton Antivirus Guard.

Did you run a scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware? If not please run it now, but run a full scan not a quick scan.
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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:25 PM

thanks for your reply.

I disabled NAV, ran the antimalware scan ( I ran the quickscan last night). Both came up negative.

The only evidence I find of a problem is explorer.exe trying to shut down NAV ccsvchost at least once/day, sometimes more often, and the other process I mentioned in my first post.

Any ideas?

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

I don't know about the shutdown, but this might tell us,
I need you to go to the administration tools in XP. They are in the Control Panel. Open the Admin tools, then open the event viewer. Over on the left hand side and click on System. Then up at the top click on Action and then click on Save Events As, type in system as the file name, make sure file type EVT is selected, and then navigate so it will save the file to your desktop, then click save. Over on the left hand side and click on Application. Then up at the top click on Action and then click on Save Events As, type in application as the file name, make sure file type EVT is selected, and then navigate so it will save the file to your desktop, then click save. Zip them both up into a single zip file, post them back here in your next reply as attachments.


And then run ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Also make sure you close all your browsers just before the instructions tell you to start the scanner.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:16 AM

Here's everything you requested. Wasn't sure how you wanted the combofix log, so I attached it.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:54 AM

Your Norton installation is corrupted. Go to the add / remove control panel and uninstall all Norton entries, then reinstall the software and update it. Run a complete scan with it, and post the log up. This should get rid of the problem with it trying to get shutdown.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:30 PM

Uninstalled and reinstalled NAV. Seemed to go OK. The subsequent full scan found a tracking cookie and combofix. Unfortunately, 3 minutes or so after the scan, explorer.exe was trying to close NAV again.

I couldn't find a scan log from NAV. This is an export from the security history. It has a scan summary. I notice it did say it skipped 1 file. You can also see the attempts to close NAV in the Product Tamper section.

I hate to be such a pain, but I can't imagine these attempts to NAV are benign, especially when I read that Vundo uses explorer.exe.

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Category: Intrusion Prevention
Date & Time,Risk Level,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,Category
2/1/2009 2:33 PM,Low,Intrusion Prevention Engine version: 4.1.0.61 Definitions Set version: 20090129.001,Detected,No Action Required,Intrusion Prevention
2/1/2009 2:33 PM,Low,Intrusion Prevention has been enabled,Detected,No Action Required,Intrusion Prevention
2/1/2009 2:33 PM,Low,Intrusion Prevention is monitoring 1312 signatures. Driver version: 9.0.0.172,Detected,No Action Required,Intrusion Prevention
2/1/2009 2:28 PM,Low,Intrusion Prevention has been enabled,Detected,No Action Required,Intrusion Prevention
2/1/2009 2:28 PM,Low,Intrusion Prevention Engine version: 4.1.0.61 Definitions Set version: 20080826.006,Detected,No Action Required,Intrusion Prevention
2/1/2009 2:28 PM,Low,Intrusion Prevention is monitoring 1178 signatures. Driver version: 9.0.0.172,Detected,No Action Required,Intrusion Prevention


Category: Resolved Security Risks
Date & Time,Risk Level,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,Component,Definitions Version,Risk Name,Risk Category,Risk Type,Risk State,ERASER Version
2/1/2009 4:00 PM,High,"Risks in compressed file \"combofix.exe\" detected by Virus scanner",Removed,Resolved - No Action,Virus scanner,2009.02.01.003,"Risks in compressed file \"combofix.exe\"",Heuristic Virus,Compressed risks,Fully removed,
2/1/2009 4:00 PM,Low,Tracking Cookie detected by Virus scanner,Removed,Resolved - No Action,Virus scanner,2009.02.01.003,Tracking Cookie,Cookie,File Based,Fully removed,108.2.4.3


Category: Scan Results
Date & Time,Risk Level,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,Task Name,Scan Time,Total items scanned,Files & Directories,Registry Entries,Processes & Start-Up Items,Network & Browser Items,Other,Trusted Files,Skipped Files,Total Security Risks Detected,Heuristic Virus,Cookie,Total Security Risks Resolved,Heuristic Virus Resolved,Cookie Resolved,Total Security Risks Requiring Attention
2/1/2009 4:00 PM,Low,Full System Scan results,Completed,Resolved - No Action,Full System Scan,0:01:16:16 (d:h:m:s),"472,337","467,405",244,"2,398","2,285",4,0,1,2,1,1,2,1,1,0
2/1/2009 3:28 PM,Low,Idle Quick Scan results,Completed,Resolved - No Action,Idle Quick Scan,0:00:02:31 (d:h:m:s),"3,520",803,244,"2,362",16,4,0,533,0,,,0,,,0


Category: Quarantine
Date & Time,Risk Level,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,Component,Definitions Version,Risk Name,Risk Category,Risk Type,Risk State
2/1/2009 4:00 PM,High,"Risks in compressed file \"combofix.exe\" detected by Virus scanner",Removed,Resolved - No Action,Virus scanner,2009.02.01.003,"Risks in compressed file \"combofix.exe\"",Heuristic Virus,Compressed risks,Fully removed


Category: Norton Product Tamper Protection
Date & Time,Risk Level,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,Date,Actor,Actor PID,Target,Target PID,Action,Reaction
2/1/2009 4:12 PM,Medium,Unauthorized access blocked (Send Terminate Message to Window),Blocked,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 4:12 PM",c:\windows\explorer.exe,1008,C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.1.0.33\MCUI32.exe,2140,Send Terminate Message to Window,Unauthorized access blocked
2/1/2009 4:03 PM,Medium,Unauthorized access blocked (Send Terminate Message to Window),Blocked,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 4:03 PM",c:\windows\explorer.exe,1008,C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.1.0.33\MCUI32.exe,2740,Send Terminate Message to Window,Unauthorized access blocked


Category: Norton Community Watch
Date & Time,Risk Level,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,Date Updated,Submitted By,Description,Submission Details
2/1/2009 2:47 PM,Low,Statistical Submission: Suspicious.MH690,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:47 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Statistical Submission: Suspicious.MH690,"32788R22FWJFW\Tail.com Detection Digest: 02 00 EA AF 06 01 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 E7 00 21 ...............! 2E CE 68 B5 B3 00 00 00 00 E9 1D B2 17 01 A3 00 ..h............. "
2/1/2009 2:47 PM,Low,Statistical Submission: Suspicious.MH690,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:47 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Statistical Submission: Suspicious.MH690,"32788R22FWJFW\Prep.com Detection Digest: 02 00 EA AF 06 01 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 E7 00 21 ...............! 2E 9C B3 8E 31 00 00 00 00 7E 12 4E 88 01 A3 00 ....1....~.N.... "
2/1/2009 2:30 PM,Low,Norton Community Watch Feedback,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:30 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Norton Community Watch Feedback,c:\program files\yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
2/1/2009 2:30 PM,Low,Norton Community Watch Feedback,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:30 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Norton Community Watch Feedback,c:\windows\system32\dsentry.exe
2/1/2009 2:30 PM,Low,Norton Community Watch Feedback,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:30 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Norton Community Watch Feedback,c:\program files\yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
2/1/2009 2:30 PM,Low,Norton Community Watch Feedback,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:30 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Norton Community Watch Feedback,c:\program files\verizon\servicepoint\verizonservicepoint.exe
2/1/2009 2:30 PM,Low,Norton Community Watch Feedback,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:30 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Norton Community Watch Feedback,c:\program files\intel\modem event monitor\intelmem.exe
2/1/2009 2:30 PM,Low,Norton Community Watch Feedback,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:30 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Norton Community Watch Feedback,c:\program files\bonjour\mdnsresponder.exe
2/1/2009 2:29 PM,Low,Norton Community Watch Feedback,Processing,No Action Required,"Sunday, February 01, 2009 2:29 PM",Norton AntiVirus,Norton Community Watch Feedback,"This submission indicates that you chose to participate in Norton Community Watch. It contains: Submission Type: 1 File System Type: NTFS "

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:22 PM

When explorer tries to close NAV do you get a warning? Could you post the warning, or a screenshot?
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

There's no warning. I see it in history. Attached is a screenshot of the latest attempt.

Thanks,

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:28 PM

Thanks for the pic, I was able to find out about this. It seems to be a known issue with Norton. Check out this

So that just leaves us with the 'Resolution notice For best picture quality use 1280 x 1024' problem, correct? How often does this happen? Do you seem to be anything in particular when it happens?
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for finding the Norton bug problem with explorer.exe. If it only happened after I viewed the history, then I feel really dumb not noticing.

The resolution notice occurs at start-up, before Windows opens. I had searched for the notice before, with no luck, but thinking that maybe my machine is clean, I searched 'Envision monitor resolution notice' and found a forum that mentioned the same problem among other Envision monitor resolution problems. I feel dumb again.

Thanks for your efforts and thanks to Bleepingcomputer. I've certainly learned quite a lot through this process.

Steve

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:24 AM

Don't worry, I have banged my head for being stupid more than one. You are allowed the same.

Now there are something's you need to do to fully clean your system and keep it secure.

[*]Please download OTCleanIt from one of the following mirrors and save it to your desktop:[*]Double click the Posted Image icon.
[*] Click the large "Cleanup" button.
[*] A list of tool components used in the Cleanup of malware will be downloaded.
[*] Click Yes to begin the Cleanup process and remove these components, including this application.
[*] You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.
[*] Make sure you have an Internet Connection.
[*] If you have a firewall that throws out a message that OTMI3 is attempting to contact the Internet that it should be allowed.
[*]You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.
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Cleaning out Temporary Files etc. There are several different products that you can use for this. You can go thru the Internet Options in the windows Control Panel. There are several programs that also do the job better than windows does it, in my opinion. There is System Security Suite, EasyCleaner, Ccleaner. Also sometimes other program sometimes do it as well as what you originally got it for like ZoneAlarm Security Suite. Just make sure to keep them updated and use them regularly.

Disable and Enable System Restore.
If you are using Windows Vista or XP, then I recommend you turn off System restore, and then turn it back on so that you will not be able to restore your problems to a clean computer.

Here are some good tutorials for that.
Windows Vista Restore Guide
or
Windows XP System Restore Guide
Reboot
Re-enable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

Create a System Restore Point
Go to all programs, then to accessories, then to system tools, then to system restore. Check the box for create restore point (not select a restore point), then click next and follow the instructions.

Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions: (unless you are using ZoneAlarm Security Suite or something similar, then you would secure the browser thru the firewall).

From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
Click once on the Security tab
Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
Click once on the Custom Level button.
Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
Also see the following: Internet Explorer Privacy & Security Settings
Working with Internet Explorer 6 Security

Use a different browser other than IE (most exploits are pointed towards IE). One of them is
Firefox.
It is also worth trying Thunderbird for controlling spam in your e-mail.


Always use an UPDATED anti-virus program Make sure you update this at least weekly, if not more often. This is one thing that may Ave you more than anything else.

Run malware scanners. Three free ones are Spybot Search and Destroy, and AdAware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Always use a firewall.
Any firewall is better than none, and you should pick a firewall that you will use, as even the best firewall is worthless if you turn it off.

Learn how to use your firewall Only programs that need it should have access to the net. But these are specific to the firewall you use, so you will need to learn how. Several firewalls have support forums here. My page will help you with ZoneAlarm if that is what you choose.


Never run two Antivirus programs or two Firewalls at the same time. They can interfere with each other and cause problems. Some people swear that more protection is provided, but the reverse is true. They tend to argue amongst themselves and end up leaving holes. Now I have more than 1 AV installed on my computer, and I keep them up to date. I only run one at a time, but each program has weakness's, so I keep a backup in case my computer starts acting up.


MOST IMPORTANT : Windows and IE, and whatever other software that you have that connects to the net, needs to be kept updated. The reason is, these programs connect to the net, and if there is an internal security problem, you have already told your firewall to allow the communication, and thus you will have allowed a hole. UPDATES are important. I suggest that you make sure that Windows Updates and the updates for your antivirus and antimalware programs are set for automatic updates.

Don't ever use P2P or filesharing software Even the safest P2P file sharing programs that do not contain bundled spyware, still expose you to risks because of the very nature of the P2P file sharing process. By default, most P2P file sharing programs are configured to automatically launch at startup. They are also configured to allow other P2P users on the same network open access to a shared directory on your computer. The reason for this is simple. File sharing relies on its members giving and gaining unfettered access to computers across the P2P network. However, this practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft. Even if you change those risky default settings to a safer configuration, the act of downloading files from an anonymous source greatly increases your exposure to infection. That is because the files you are downloading may actually contain a disguised threat. Many very malicious worms and trojans, such as the Storm Worm, target and spread across P2P files sharing networks because of their known vulnerabilities.

Before using any malware detection / removal software Check with Rogue/Suspect Spyware List and Rogue Applications List That way you will know if the program you are looking at is on the up and up. If you want to know how it stacks up against other programs check out SpywareWarrior

We have a good guide here at Spyware Hammer on how to prevent Malware in the Future. You might want to peruse this and follow the recommendations in there.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:26 PM

Please mark as resolved. And thanks again.

Steve




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