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Google Hijack


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#1 ch51

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:23 PM

Google searches return "real descriptions" with false internet addresses.

I was helped by Superbird in the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum,
including a Kaspersky Scan,

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/194162/google-hijack/

but have now been redirested here because "it's a deeper infection."


DDS (Ver_09-01-18.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Rob Cream at 16:07:54.90 on 18/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.111 [GMT -7:00]

AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Utilities\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Utilities\HP DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
C:\Utilities\HighCriteria\TotalRecorder\TotRecSched.exe
C:\Utilities\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Utilities\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Utilities\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Utilities\MailWasher 2.0.21\MailWasher.exe
C:\Utilities\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Utilities\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Utilities\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Rob Cream\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.pretendersarchives.com/MainMenu.html
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uURLSearchHooks: H - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: CPub Object: {c86ae9c0-0909-4ddc-b661-c1afb9f5ae53} - c:\program files\firetrust\sitehound\SiteHound.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: SiteHound: {73f7f495-a325-4c52-be48-5f97fa511e89} - c:\program files\firetrust\sitehound\SiteHound.dll
TB: {F79AD27F-8140-4E33-8B1D-C4FC6B663CCA} - No File
TB: {F2E259E8-0FC8-438C-A6E0-342DD80FA53E} - No File
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [updateMgr] c:\utilities\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe AcRdB7_0_9
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [WeatherEye] c:\utilities\theweathernetwork\weathereye\WeatherEye.exe
uRun: [WMPNSCFG] c:\program files\windows media player\WMPNSCFG.exe
mRun: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
mRun: [Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon] c:\utilities\hewlett-packard\hp share-to-web\hpgs2wnd.exe
mRun: [DVDTray] c:\utilities\hp dvd\umbrella\DVDTray.exe
mRun: [DVDBitSet] c:\utilities\hp dvd\umbrella\DVDBitSet.exe /NOUI
mRun: [CamMonitor] c:\utilities\hewlett-packard\digital imaging\\unload\hpqcmon.exe
mRun: [TotalRecorderScheduler] "c:\utilities\highcriteria\totalrecorder\TotRecSched.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\utilities\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [ATICCC] "c:\program files\ati technologies\ati.ace\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [cctray] "c:\program files\ca\ca internet security suite\cctray\cctray.exe"
mRun: [CAVRID] "c:\program files\ca\ca internet security suite\ca anti-virus\CAVRID.exe"
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [hpqSRMon] c:\utilities\hewlett-packard\digital imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
dRun: [CTFMON.EXE] c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\hpdigi~1.lnk - c:\utilities\hewlett-packard\digital imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {11316B13-33F0-4C9F-BD55-09994CCFA8EB} - {73F7F495-A325-4C52-BE48-5F97FA511E89} - c:\program files\firetrust\sitehound\SiteHound.dll
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
LSP: c:\windows\system32\VetRedir.dll
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

R1 oreans32;oreans32;c:\windows\system32\drivers\oreans32.sys [2006-2-5 33920]
R1 VET-FILT;VET File System Filter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vet-filt.sys [2007-9-16 26352]
R1 VET-REC;VET File System Recognizer;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vet-rec.sys [2007-9-16 21104]
R1 VETEFILE;VET File Scan Engine;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vetefile.sys [2007-9-16 880560]
R1 VETFDDNT;VET Floppy Boot Sector Monitor;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vetfddnt.sys [2007-9-16 21488]
R1 VETMONNT;VET File Monitor;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vetmonnt.sys [2007-9-16 32240]
R3 VETEBOOT;VET Boot Scan Engine;c:\windows\system32\drivers\veteboot.sys [2007-9-16 108368]
R4 aawservice;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\aawservice.exe [2008-7-7 611664]
R4 CAISafe;CAISafe;c:\program files\ca\ca internet security suite\ca anti-virus\isafe.exe [2007-9-16 144696]
R4 GLOGODrv;GLOGODrv;c:\windows\system32\drivers\GLOGODrv.sys [2004-12-11 13332]
R4 VETMSGNT;VET Message Service;c:\program files\ca\ca internet security suite\ca anti-virus\vetmsg.exe [2007-9-16 255216]
S3 WMIBIOS;%WMIBIOS.ServiceName%;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wmibios.sys [2004-11-7 18272]
S3 WMIINFO;WMIINFO Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wmiinfo.sys [2004-11-7 21184]

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

2009-01-17 23:06 95,232 a----r-- c:\windows\system32\HPcam_01.dll
2009-01-12 20:10 54,156 a---h--- c:\windows\QTFont.qfn
2009-01-12 20:10 1,409 a------- c:\windows\QTFont.for
2009-01-10 19:26 --d----- c:\docume~1\robcre~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-01-10 19:26 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-01-10 19:26 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-10 19:26 --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-01-10 19:26 --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes

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

2008-12-11 03:57 333,952 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys
2008-12-07 20:58 102,400 a------- c:\windows\hpqins13.dat
2008-11-10 05:43 410,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2008-10-23 05:36 286,720 a------- c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll
2008-02-23 18:30 0 a---h--- c:\documents and settings\rob cream\hpothb07.dat
2008-02-23 18:24 164 a---h--- c:\documents and settings\all users\hpothb07.dat
2004-08-04 00:56 73,728 a--sh--- c:\windows\registeredpackages\{dd90d410-1823-43eb-9a16-a2331bf08799}$backup$\system\wmplayer.exe
2001-08-23 17:00 212 ---shr-- c:\windows\system32\jdsdkdldmd~40.sys
2008-08-29 06:56 32,768 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\local settings\history\history.ie5\mshist012008082920080830\index.dat

============= FINISH: 16:09:48.87 ===============

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#2 Hoov

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:38 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 Full 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.


If you have a router, then when the computer is restarting, unhook the router from the internet, then do a reset of the router, and then when the computer and router are back up, make sure you change the default password with a strong password. If you have just an external modem, just unplug the power from it, wait 2 minutes, then plug it back in.


* 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.

Information on A/V control HERE
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#3 ch51

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:22 PM

Thanks for responding.

The problem still exists.

I will follow the required steps and post results tonight.

Thanks!

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

Sorry for the delay at my end ...

Malwarebytes' log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1712
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

31/01/2009 6:30:48 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-31 (18-30-48).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 138055
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 12 minute(s), 19 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: 2

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:
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B616ED43-7EE0-4B01-B3C0-EBF06753B39F}\RP779\A0086215.pmt (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{B616ED43-7EE0-4B01-B3C0-EBF06753B39F}\RP780\A0086235.sys (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

DDS log:


DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Rob Cream at 18:38:42.10 on 31/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.15 [GMT -7:00]

AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Utilities\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Utilities\HP DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe
C:\Utilities\HighCriteria\TotalRecorder\TotRecSched.exe
C:\Utilities\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe
C:\Utilities\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Utilities\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
C:\Utilities\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Utilities\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Utilities\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Rob Cream\Desktop\dds.com

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.pretendersarchives.com/MainMenu.html
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uURLSearchHooks: H - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: CPub Object: {c86ae9c0-0909-4ddc-b661-c1afb9f5ae53} - c:\program files\firetrust\sitehound\SiteHound.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: SiteHound: {73f7f495-a325-4c52-be48-5f97fa511e89} - c:\program files\firetrust\sitehound\SiteHound.dll
TB: {F79AD27F-8140-4E33-8B1D-C4FC6B663CCA} - No File
TB: {F2E259E8-0FC8-438C-A6E0-342DD80FA53E} - No File
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [updateMgr] c:\utilities\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe AcRdB7_0_9
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [WeatherEye] c:\utilities\theweathernetwork\weathereye\WeatherEye.exe
uRun: [WMPNSCFG] c:\program files\windows media player\WMPNSCFG.exe
mRun: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
mRun: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
mRun: [Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon] c:\utilities\hewlett-packard\hp share-to-web\hpgs2wnd.exe
mRun: [DVDTray] c:\utilities\hp dvd\umbrella\DVDTray.exe
mRun: [DVDBitSet] c:\utilities\hp dvd\umbrella\DVDBitSet.exe /NOUI
mRun: [CamMonitor] c:\utilities\hewlett-packard\digital imaging\\unload\hpqcmon.exe
mRun: [TotalRecorderScheduler] "c:\utilities\highcriteria\totalrecorder\TotRecSched.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\utilities\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [ATICCC] "c:\program files\ati technologies\ati.ace\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [cctray] "c:\program files\ca\ca internet security suite\cctray\cctray.exe"
mRun: [CAVRID] "c:\program files\ca\ca internet security suite\ca anti-virus\CAVRID.exe"
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [hpqSRMon] c:\utilities\hewlett-packard\digital imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
dRun: [CTFMON.EXE] c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXE
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\hpdigi~1.lnk - c:\utilities\hewlett-packard\digital imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {11316B13-33F0-4C9F-BD55-09994CCFA8EB} - {73F7F495-A325-4C52-BE48-5F97FA511E89} - c:\program files\firetrust\sitehound\SiteHound.dll
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
LSP: c:\windows\system32\VetRedir.dll
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

R1 oreans32;oreans32;c:\windows\system32\drivers\oreans32.sys [2006-2-5 33920]
R1 VET-FILT;VET File System Filter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vet-filt.sys [2007-9-16 26352]
R1 VET-REC;VET File System Recognizer;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vet-rec.sys [2007-9-16 21104]
R1 VETEFILE;VET File Scan Engine;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vetefile.sys [2007-9-16 880560]
R1 VETFDDNT;VET Floppy Boot Sector Monitor;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vetfddnt.sys [2007-9-16 21488]
R1 VETMONNT;VET File Monitor;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vetmonnt.sys [2007-9-16 32240]
R3 VETEBOOT;VET Boot Scan Engine;c:\windows\system32\drivers\veteboot.sys [2007-9-16 108368]
R4 aawservice;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\aawservice.exe [2008-7-7 611664]
R4 CAISafe;CAISafe;c:\program files\ca\ca internet security suite\ca anti-virus\isafe.exe [2007-9-16 144696]
R4 GLOGODrv;GLOGODrv;c:\windows\system32\drivers\GLOGODrv.sys [2004-12-11 13332]
R4 VETMSGNT;VET Message Service;c:\program files\ca\ca internet security suite\ca anti-virus\vetmsg.exe [2007-9-16 255216]
S3 WMIBIOS;%WMIBIOS.ServiceName%;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wmibios.sys [2004-11-7 18272]
S3 WMIINFO;WMIINFO Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wmiinfo.sys [2004-11-7 21184]

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

2009-01-27 22:54 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\robcre~1\applic~1\Sibelius Software
2009-01-27 22:43 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Musicnotes
2009-01-27 22:26 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Musicnotes
2009-01-17 23:06 95,232 a----r-- c:\windows\system32\HPcam_01.dll
2009-01-12 20:10 54,156 a---h--- c:\windows\QTFont.qfn
2009-01-12 20:10 1,409 a------- c:\windows\QTFont.for
2009-01-10 19:26 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\robcre~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-01-10 19:26 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-01-10 19:26 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-10 19:26 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-01-10 19:26 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes

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

2009-01-27 22:51 1,409 a------- c:\windows\fonts\RPRSSCRP.FOT
2008-12-11 03:57 333,952 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys
2008-12-07 20:58 102,400 a------- c:\windows\hpqins13.dat
2008-11-10 05:43 410,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2008-02-23 18:30 0 a---h--- c:\documents and settings\rob cream\hpothb07.dat
2008-02-23 18:24 164 a---h--- c:\documents and settings\all users\hpothb07.dat
2004-08-04 00:56 73,728 a--sh--- c:\windows\registeredpackages\{dd90d410-1823-43eb-9a16-a2331bf08799}$backup$\system\wmplayer.exe
2001-08-23 17:00 212 ---shr-- c:\windows\system32\jdsdkdldmd~40.sys
2008-08-29 06:56 32,768 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\local settings\history\history.ie5\mshist012008082920080830\index.dat

============= FINISH: 18:40:10.25 ===============

Google search returns "normal responses" but the actual web address (and link) is different.

For example:

Searching "bleeping computer" (withourt the quotes) returns:

Bleeping Computer - Computer Help and DiscussionA free web based community and discussion forum for answering Computer Help, Security, and Technical questions asked by the Novice Computer User.
industrial-computers.globalspec.com - 62k - Cached - Similar pages

as the first return.

Right site, wrong web address.

Mostly they are sites trying to "sell" you something.
Occasionally they seem to be sites designed to do worse.

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OK, 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

After its done, reboot windows and try a search again.
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ComboFix 09-01-31.01 - Rob Cream 2009-01-31 21:53:51.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.118 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Rob Cream\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
* Created a new restore point
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

c:\windows\system32\ntnet.drv
c:\windows\system32\wdmaud.sys

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Services )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

-------\Legacy_OREANS32
-------\Service_oreans32


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-01-01 to 2009-02-01 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2009-01-27 22:54 . 2009-01-27 22:54 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Rob Cream\Application Data\Sibelius Software
2009-01-27 22:43 . 2009-01-27 22:43 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Musicnotes
2009-01-27 22:26 . 2009-01-27 22:51 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Musicnotes
2009-01-17 23:06 . 2006-10-09 21:29 95,232 -ra------ c:\windows\system32\HPcam_01.dll
2009-01-12 20:10 . 2009-01-31 19:13 54,156 --ah----- c:\windows\QTFont.qfn
2009-01-12 20:10 . 2009-01-12 20:10 1,409 --a------ c:\windows\QTFont.for
2009-01-10 19:26 . 2009-01-31 16:50 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-01-10 19:26 . 2009-01-10 19:26 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\Rob Cream\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2009-01-10 19:26 . 2009-01-10 19:26 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes
2009-01-10 19:26 . 2009-01-14 16:11 38,496 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-01-10 19:26 . 2009-01-14 16:11 15,504 --a------ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys

.
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
2009-02-01 04:09 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\Rob Cream\Application Data\MailWasher
2009-01-30 23:26 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\Rob Cream\Application Data\uTorrent
2009-01-28 05:51 1,409 ----a-w c:\windows\Fonts\RPRSSCRP.FOT
2009-01-20 08:43 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\pdf995
2009-01-20 07:48 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Microsoft Publisher
2008-12-15 07:11 --------- d---a-w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP
2008-12-15 07:10 --------- d-----w c:\program files\SpywareBlaster
2008-12-11 10:57 333,952 ----a-w c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys
2008-12-11 05:51 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Java
2008-12-10 07:35 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2008-12-10 07:28 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2008-12-10 02:27 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Lavasoft
2008-12-10 02:20 --------- d-----w c:\program files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard
2008-12-10 02:17 --------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft
2008-02-24 01:30 0 ---ha-w c:\documents and settings\Rob Cream\hpothb07.dat
2008-02-24 01:24 164 ---ha-w c:\documents and settings\All Users\hpothb07.dat
2008-02-24 01:24 0 ---ha-w c:\documents and settings\Default User\hpothb07.dat
2004-08-04 07:56 73,728 --sha-w c:\windows\RegisteredPackages\{DD90D410-1823-43EB-9A16-A2331BF08799}$BACKUP$\System\wmplayer.exe
2001-08-24 00:00 212 --sh--r c:\windows\system32\jdsdkdldmd~40.sys
2008-08-29 13:56 32,768 --sha-w c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist012008082920080830\index.dat
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"MSMSGS"="c:\program files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" [2008-04-13 1695232]
"ctfmon.exe"="c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2008-04-13 15360]
"SpybotSD TeaTimer"="c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe" [2008-09-16 1833296]
"WeatherEye"="c:\utilities\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe" [2009-01-16 4519832]
"WMPNSCFG"="c:\program files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe" [2006-10-18 204288]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"NeroFilterCheck"="c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe" [2001-07-09 155648]
"HPDJ Taskbar Utility"="c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe" [2004-03-04 172032]
"Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon"="c:\utilities\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe" [2002-04-17 69632]
"DVDTray"="c:\utilities\HP DVD\Umbrella\DVDTray.exe" [2003-07-23 65536]
"DVDBitSet"="c:\utilities\HP DVD\Umbrella\DVDBitSet.exe" [2003-12-18 184320]
"CamMonitor"="c:\utilities\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\\Unload\hpqcmon.exe" [2002-10-07 90112]
"TotalRecorderScheduler"="c:\utilities\HighCriteria\TotalRecorder\TotRecSched.exe" [2005-05-18 81920]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\utilities\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2005-11-27 155648]
"ATICCC"="c:\program files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" [2006-01-02 45056]
"HP Software Update"="c:\program files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe" [2007-05-08 54840]
"cctray"="c:\program files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe" [2009-01-23 181488]
"CAVRID"="c:\program files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\CAVRID.exe" [2008-09-10 234736]
"TkBellExe"="c:\program files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" [2008-05-21 185896]
"hpqSRMon"="c:\utilities\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe" [2007-08-22 80896]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe" [2008-11-10 136600]
"SoundMan"="SOUNDMAN.EXE" [2004-05-14 c:\windows\SOUNDMAN.EXE]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"CTFMON.EXE"="c:\windows\System32\CTFMON.EXE" [2008-04-13 15360]

c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk - c:\utilities\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe [2007-03-11 210520]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\drivers32]
"mixer"= DrvTrNTm.dll
"wave"= DrvTrNTm.dll
"aux"= wdmaud.sys

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\ComputerAssociatesAntiVirus]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"=
"c:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\mshta.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Hewlett-Packard\\HP Software Update\\HPWUCli.exe"=
"%windir%\\Network Diagnostic\\xpnetdiag.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe"=

R4 GLOGODrv;GLOGODrv;c:\windows\system32\drivers\GLOGODrv.sys [2004-12-11 13332]
S3 WMIBIOS;%WMIBIOS.ServiceName%;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wmibios.sys [2004-11-07 18272]
S3 WMIINFO;WMIINFO Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wmiinfo.sys [2004-11-07 21184]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost]
hpdevmgmt REG_MULTI_SZ hpqcxs08 hpqddsvc

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\mountpoints2\{8bdc34c9-8370-11dc-8589-000fea3f727a}]
\Shell\AutoRun\command - c:\windows\system32\RunDLL32.EXE Shell32.DLL,ShellExec_RunDLL Info.exe folder.htt 480 480
.
- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

HKCU-Run-updateMgr - c:\utilities\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe


.
------- Supplementary Scan -------
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uStart Page = hxxp://www.pretendersarchives.com/MainMenu.html
LSP: c:\windows\system32\VetRedir.dll
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**************************************************************************

catchme 0.3.1367 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-01-31 22:02:50
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

**************************************************************************
.
--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(1420)
c:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.dll

- - - - - - - > 'lsass.exe'(1660)
c:\windows\system32\VetRedir.dll
c:\windows\system32\ISafeIf.dll
.
------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
.
c:\windows\system32\ati2evxx.exe
c:\program files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
c:\program files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\isafe.exe
c:\program files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
c:\program files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\vetmsg.exe
c:\program files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
c:\windows\system32\ati2evxx.exe
c:\utilities\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
c:\program files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
.
**************************************************************************
.
Completion time: 2009-01-31 22:10:40 - machine was rebooted [Rob Cream]
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2009-02-01 05:10:36

Pre-Run: 44,771,143,680 bytes free
Post-Run: 45,741,850,624 bytes free

WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
c:\cmdcons\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

157 --- E O F --- 2009-01-14 02:03:22


I tried another "Google search" after running combofix and it "seems" to be working properly now.
I'll try it more tomorrow and report back.

Thanks!

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:32 AM

If it works, we have some cleanup to do, but the hard part will be done.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:27 PM

OK. The Google Search (Finally !) seems to be working.

What's next?

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:30 PM

Any more problems that we need to address? Even small ones?
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:43 PM

None that I'm aware of.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:17 PM

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.
[/list]
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 at Spyware Hammer on how to prevent Malware in the Future. You might want to peruse this and follow the recommendations in there.
PLEASE READ IT AND FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

Let us know if you have any more problems, either new or old.
Have a good time surfing the net, but stay safe.
If you have no more problems, let me know and I will mark this as resolved. Or if you have more questions, ask away, that is why I am here.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:30 PM

OK

Sorry for the delay.

I have followed the list of instructions.
Some were already done, etc.

Spybot / teatimer does SIGNIFICANTLY slow down my machine,
but I have been living with that for sometime. I don't know if that's
a RAM issue or something else.

Everything seems clean now - but my machine does run EXTREMELY slow at times,
to the point of hanging - or - almost hanging.

Any suggestions?

And - thanks!

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:06 PM

There is a way to test to see if it is a RAM issue or something else. First disconnect your internet connection physically. Now go to the run command and type in msconfig. Now check the selective startup box, and then uncheck everything below it that you can. Don't change the boot settings. You may get a warning about not being able to stop something, just click thru it. Once you have unchecked the boxes below selective startup, click apply then reboot. After the reboot, try running something that ran slow before, a graphic intensive game or something like that. Is the computer more responsive? If it is, then yes it is a memory problem. If not, then its just your entire computer is slow. You may want to look inside the case to see if it is all full of dust. If it is, then you need a can of canned air (don't use an air compressor) to dust it out with. Don't tip the can over, if you do liquefied propellant will come out and splash on whatever it is aimed at.

When you have done the above, you need to run msconfig and check the normal startup box, then apply button, then the reboot button.

Let me know what you found out.
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:26 PM

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