Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:54 AM
My PC is an AMD Athlon XP2400+, with 1GB of RAM. I use Comodo CIS, Comodo BoClean and SpyWareBlaster as real time protection. I also have SAS, MBAM and A2 installed as on demand antimalware scanners. I usually run a couple of scans weekly with them on a rota basis updating them manually as I use them. I use Firefox as my default browser and only use IE7 for MSN updates which are set to notify but do not install. I use AutoRuns to keep a check on my Start up entries and use Secunia and FileHippo for latest updates etc. All of my programs are kept up to date.
A couple of times in the last month or so I noticed when I went to manually update Spywareblaster that some of the IE7 and Restricted sites protection had been removed. I re-applied the protection and did a scan with SAS which found nothing and then A2 which only found two tracking cookies in Firefox profiles. As I check updates for Spywareblaster almost daily I knew the above mentioned hadn't been unprotected long. I did wonder though what could do this. Yesterday I did a full scan with MBAM which found a trojan in the Veoh Web Player. I deleted it and immediately uninstalled Veoh from my PC. I thought that would be the end of it but last night when I signed in I found that although CIS had started, Comodo BoClean had not and I started it manually, I then opened Spywareblaster to find that again some of the IE7 and Restricted entries had there protection removed. i again re-applied them and then did a search of my PC for any remaining Veoh entries. Although I thought I had removed them all from my Program Files and hidden files on the initial uninstallation the search none the less turned up about 14 entries. Before removing them I looked to see where they were and found that three of them were in IE7, two as active X controls and one on the toolbar. I then went to IE7 and disabled them there in tools. I next ran a scan with HiJack This and deleted the Veoh entry there as well and then rebooted my PC. On signing into my PC this morning everything so far seems to be working well but later this afternoon I will do a repeat scan with MBAM.
My question is this. when I was reading my HiJack This log last night the only other entry that I couldn't explain was one which was written as the following,
024-desktop component 0:(no name)-(no file)
I am assuming that this is a left over from some program or other on my PC and is now gone but would like a confirmation to be sure before I delete it. Thanks to anyone taking the time to read this and offer any advice.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.