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#1 wvuball11

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:49 PM

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jeff at 20:40:14.10 on Sat 02/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2037.978 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Jeff\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Users\Jeff\Downloads\dds.scr
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.mix.wvu.edu/
uWindow Title = Internet Explorer provided by Dell
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049c3e9-b461-4bc5-8870-4c09146192ca} - c:\program files\real\realplayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
BHO: CBrowserHelperObject Object: {ca6319c0-31b7-401e-a518-a07c3db8f777} - c:\program files\bae\BAE.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
uRun: [Aim6]
uRun: [Steam]
uRun: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "c:\program files\daemon tools lite\daemon.exe" -autorun
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\users\jeff\appdata\local\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
uRun: [WMPNSCFG] c:\program files\windows media player\WMPNSCFG.exe
uRun: [AlcoholAutomount] "c:\program files\alcohol soft\alcohol 120\axcmd.exe" /automount
mRun: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
mRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -start
mRun: [PDVDDXSrv] "c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd dx\PDVDDXSrv.exe"
mRun: [ECenter] c:\dell\e-center\EULALauncher.exe
mRun: [Google Desktop Search] "c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
mRun: [ccApp] "c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\ccApp.exe"
mRun: [vptray] c:\progra~1\symantec\symant~1\VPTray.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [StartCCC] "c:\program files\ati technologies\ati.ace\core-static\CLIStart.exe"
mRun: [ATITool] "c:\program files\atitool\ATITool.exe" -s
mRun: [IntelliPoint] "c:\program files\microsoft intellipoint\ipoint.exe"
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\core\smax4pnp.exe
mRun: [AppleSyncNotifier] c:\program files\common files\apple\mobile device support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exe
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {0DB074F0-617E-4EE9-912C-2965CF2AA5A4} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/f/0/2/f02b515c-7076-4cee-bc08-fd6fea594578/VirtualEarth3D.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/9/b/d/9bdc68ef-6a9f-4505-8fb8-d0d2d160e512/LegitCheckControl.cab
DPF: {3BA3B159-7533-4F96-A2CE-EE5894BBD3D5} - hxxp://i.dell.com/images/global/js/scanner/SYSSCANNER.cab
DPF: {49232000-16E4-426C-A231-62846947304B} - hxxp://ipgweb.cce.hp.com/rdqna/downloads/sysinfo.cab
DPF: {80AEEC0E-A2BE-4B8D-985F-350FE869DC40} - hxxp://h30155.www3.hp.com/ediags/dd/install/HPDriverDiagnosticsVista.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {A8F2B9BD-A6A0-486A-9744-18920D898429} - hxxp://www.sibelius.com/download/software/win/ActiveXPlugin.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_02-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_05-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_11-windows-i586.cab
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
AppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~1\google\google~2\GOEC62~1.DLL

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\jeff\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\jb1s6383.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxps://gold.wvu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin|http://www.msnbc.msn.com/
FF - component: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\google updater\2.4.1487.6512\npCIDetect13.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.2.133.37\npGoogleOneClick7.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\microsoft research\hdview for firefox\nphdview.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npGoogleGadgetPluginFirefoxWin.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\NPTURNMED.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint experience technology\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\virtual earth 3d\npVE3D.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\jeff\appdata\local\google\update\1.2.141.5\npGoogleOneClick7.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\jeff\program files\dna\plugins\npbtdna.dll

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

R2 ASFIPmon;Broadcom ASF IP and SMBIOS Mailbox Monitor;c:\program files\broadcom\asfipmon\AsfIpMon.exe [2006-12-12 79432]
R3 b57nd60x;%SvcDispName%;c:\windows\system32\drivers\b57nd60x.sys [2008-5-30 179712]
R3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\eengine\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2008-9-2 99376]
S2 gupdate1c9866e28202690;Google Update Service (gupdate1c9866e28202690);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2009-2-3 133104]
S3 GoogleDesktopManager-061008-081103;Google Desktop Manager 5.7.806.10245;c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2007-7-22 29744]
S3 SavRoam;SAVRoam;c:\program files\symantec\symantec antivirus\SavRoam.exe [2006-11-28 122008]

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

2009-02-05 10:07 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Virtual Earth 3D
2009-01-14 11:56 288,768 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys

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

2008-12-04 20:32 410,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2008-10-08 19:47 86,016 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstor.dat
2008-10-08 19:47 51,200 a------- c:\windows\inf\infpub.dat
2008-10-08 19:47 143,360 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstrng.dat
2008-06-11 04:02 665,600 a------- c:\windows\inf\drvindex.dat
2008-06-07 13:17 174 a--sh--- c:\program files\desktop.ini
2006-11-02 07:42 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 07:42 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 07:42 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 07:42 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfc.dat
2006-11-02 04:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfi.dat
2006-11-02 04:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfh.dat
2006-11-02 04:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfd.dat
2006-11-02 04:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfc.dat
2007-12-10 12:24 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\history\history.ie5\index.dat
2007-12-10 12:24 32,768 a--sh--- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\index.dat
2007-12-10 12:24 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\cookies\index.dat

============= FINISH: 20:40:37.80 ===============

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#2 extremeboy

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:49 PM

Hi

My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.

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.

If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.

You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the Posted Image button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
  • Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
  • If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
  • Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself.
  • Please reply using the Posted Image button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply.
  • Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just post back here so that we know you're still here.


Download and Run ATFCleaner

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. This program will clear out temporary files and settings. You will likely be logged out of the forum where you are recieving help.

This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main Select Files to Delete choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser also...
  • Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser also...
  • Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Download and Run OTScanIt

Download OTScanIt by OldTimer to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.
  • Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program. If you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator.
  • Check the Scan all users box at the top left.
  • Change the Rootkit Scan setting from "No" to Yes.
  • Click the Extras button under "Additional Scans".
  • Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
  • When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
  • Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.
  • Close Notepad (saving the change if necessary).
  • Use the Add Reply button in the forum and Attach the scan back here (do not copy/paste it as it will be too big to fit into the post). It will be located in the OTScanIt folder and named OTScanIt.txt.
Run Scan with Kaspersky

Please do a scan with Kaspersky Online Scanner.

If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select 'Run as administrator' to perform this scan.
  • Please disable your realtime protection software before proceeding. Refer to this page if you are unsure how.
  • Open the Kaspersky Scanner page.
  • Click on Accept and install any components it needs.
  • The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.
  • After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My Computer
  • This will start the program and scan your system.
  • The scan will take a while, so be patient and let it run.
  • Once the scan is complete, click on View scan report
  • Now, click on the Save Report as button.
  • Save the file to your desktop.
  • Copy and paste that information in your next post.
You can refer to this animation by sundavis.

Please post back with:
-OTScanIT log
-Kaspersky log
-What Problems do you still have?


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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:58 PM

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KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7 REPORT
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition, 32-bit Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version: 7.0.25.0
Program database last update: Sunday, February 15, 2009 17:51:50
Records in database: 1800056
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:
C:\
D:\
E:\
G:\
H:\
I:\

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 191592
Threat name: 0
Infected objects: 0
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 02:10:56

No malware has been detected. The scan area is clean.

The selected area was scanned.


----------------------------------------------------------------------------
It seems that nothing is wrong, but even when the scan was running, my antivirus informs me there is another trojan that they had to put into quarantine.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:51 PM

Hello.

Please tell me the file name a location of the trojan your AV is detecting.

The logs appear to be clean.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:34 PM

yoiiekry.dll
DWHBEA7.tmp
DWH4D9B.tmp
DWHCAB4.tmp
DWHFFB4.tmp

These files come up and at least once a day Symantec brings up a box seeing if new updates can fix these problems. But it never works

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 09:46 AM

Also, everything is in the C:/Users/Jeff/AppData/Local/Temp/ folder.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:03 PM

Hello.

You do not need to worry about those. Those are in the TEMP folder and their extensions cannot be executed and therefore cannot be doing anything bad.

I did see a few .tmp files in the OTScanIT2 log but they techically cannot do anything so I do not worry about those.

You could manually remove everything in your C:/Users/Jeff/AppData/Local/Temp folder or let your AV remove them.

This file: yoiiekry.dll is part of what OTscanit2 uses called another program "catchme.exe" you probably can see it when you open the OTScanIT2 folder. Do not worry about that because it gets removed after the scan is complete. That is why you should disable your real-time protection. When I run OTScanIT2 with the rootkit scan while my AVG is enabled I also get a warning from it too. Sometimes AV can not destingusih between "good" and "bad". It's a false-positive and you should not be alarmed.

Since everything looks fine we will wrap up. Run ATFCleaner again as it can remove most of the .tmp files in your machine in certain locations.


Download and Run OTCleanIt

We will now remove the tools we used during this fix.
  • Download OTCleanIt by OldTimer to your desktop.
  • Double click OTCleanIt.exe to start the program.
  • Click the big CleanUp! button.
  • When asked if you want to proceed witht the cleanup process, click Yes. Restart your computer when prompted.
You may delete the tool after use.

Create a New System Restore Point<- Very Important

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok"
  • Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista Users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point and Disk Cleanup.


Congratulations! You now appear clean! :step1: :) :thumbup2:

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:

Preventing Infections in the Future

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

When is AUTORUN.INF really an AUTORUN.INF?

USB worms work by creating a file called AUTORUN.INF on the root of USB drives. These INF files then use Autorun or Autoplay (not the same thing!) to execute themselves either when the stick is inserted, or more commonly, when the user double-clicks on the USB drive icon from My Computer (Windows Explorer)...


Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. Read USB-Based Malware Attacks and Please disable Autorun asap!.

If using Windows Vista, please refer to:
"Disable AutoPlay in Windows Vista"
"Preventing AutoPlay with Local Group Policy Editor or AutoPlay options panel"

Note: When Autorun is disabled, double-clicking a drive which has autorun.inf in its root directory may still activate Autorun so be careful.

Vist the WindowsUpdate Site Regularly

I recommend you regularly visit the Windows Update Site!
  • Lots of Hacking/Trojans use the methods found (plugged by the updates) that have not been stopped by people not updating.
  • By updating your machine, you have one less headache! Posted Image
  • Update ALL Critical updates and any other Windows updates for services/programs that you use.
  • If you wish, you can also use automatic updates. This is a good thing to have if you want to be up-to-date all the time, but can also be a bit of an annoyance due to its handling and the sizes of the updates. If you wish to turn on automatic updates then you will find here is a nice little article about turning on automatic updates.
  • Note that it will download them for you, but you still have to actually click install.
  • If you do not want to have automatic updates turned on, or are on dial-up, you can always download updates seperately at: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
Update Non-Microsoft Programs

It is also a good idea to check for the latest versions of commonly installed applications that are regularly patched to fix vulnerabilities. You can check these by visiting Secunia Software Inspector and Calendar of Updates.

Additional Security Programs

For a nice list of freeware programmes in all categories, please have a look at this thread with freeware products that are regarded as useful by the users of this forum: Commonly Used Freeware Replacements.

Update all programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs you have installed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.

Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.
Finally, and definitely the MOST IMPORTANT step, click on the following tutorial and follow each step listed there:

Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:39 PM

Thanks a lot for the checkup. Everything is good now.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:26 PM

Your welcome.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:30 PM

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