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XP Antispyware 2009


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#1 pitiman

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:33 PM

Hello,

I would appreciate any help with the following:

The system I'm trying to clean is running XP Sp2 with avast 4.8 home edition. It was infected by the XP Antispyware 2009 recently, and it's still having problems after having tried to fix it. I had already installed Malwarebytes and HJT previously, due to another infection some time ago, of XP Antivirus 2008.

In chronological order, this is what has happened so far: I updated and ran Malwarebytes yesterday, having found and deleted certain files. After doing this, the system was still infected, since every few minutes a IE pop-up appeared, being subsequently blocked by avast, stating it was trying to access a malicious/harmful website. At the same time, there are also pop-ups stating: "Alert! You have a security problem! Do you want to scan your computer for viruses?", which I keep closing.

Anyhow, I then ran a full-system scan of avast, which found 4 infections which are related to an outlook backup of a deleted message from a long time ago (I can provide further details if necessary about this). After the scan, the pop-ups kept appearing, so avast did not resolve the problem either.

I then resorted to Combofix. I followed the guide on this site, but the system remained infected, and was actually worse. Once restarted, windows would not load explorer.exe (which I had to do manually through the task manager), it only showed the desktop background. While in the task manager, I saw a process named "8QpaX0P3.exe", which looked suspicious, so I terminated the process and deleted the file found in "c:\windows\system32\8QpaX0P3.exe". In any case, seeing as the computer would not load explorer by itself, I then decided to use the recovery console to back it up to its previous state. I used the commands "cd ERDNT\hiv-backup" followed by "batch erdnt.con" to do this. It did not work, so I had to manually start explorer.exe again.

I then resorted to the forum guide, and downloaded DDS, so here is the resulting log:
(I am not posting the ComboFix.txt log, since it is mentioned in the guide to post it only if requested)

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Username at 17:53:21,05 on 06/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.446.118 [GMT 1:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090305-1] *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:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind): {22bf413b-c6d2-4d91-82a9-a0f997ba588c} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
TB: {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [MsnMsgr] "c:\program files\windows live\messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
uRun: [Skype] "c:\program files\skype\phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
uRun: [swg] c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
mRun: [ATIPTA] c:\program files\ati technologies\ati control panel\atiptaxx.exe
mRun: [avast!] c:\progra~1\alwils~1\avast4\ashDisp.exe
mRun: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
dRun: [Cognac] c:\windows\temp\4.tmp.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {FE0BD779-44EE-4A4B-AA2E-743C63F2E5E6} - hxxp://pdl.stream.aol.com/downloads/aol/unagi/ampx_en_dl.cab
TCP: {3AEDBBE2-2DB6-4982-B90E-ECE33D6AEF91} = 62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
TCP: {D109A444-BD9D-43A5-873F-98A82B946432} = 62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
SecurityProviders: msapsspc.dll, schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll,

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

R1 aswSP;avast! Self Protection;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [2008-7-6 114768]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [2008-7-6 20560]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashServ.exe [2008-7-6 138680]
R3 avast! Mail Scanner;avast! Mail Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashMaiSv.exe [2008-7-6 254040]
R3 avast! Web Scanner;avast! Web Scanner;c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\ashWebSv.exe [2008-7-6 352920]
S2 gupdate1c98eb0a4b9f770;Servicio Google Update (gupdate1c98eb0a4b9f770);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2009-2-14 133104]

============== File Associations ===============

regfile=regedit.exe "%1" %*

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

2009-03-06 16:23 <DIR> a-dshr-- C:\cmdcons
2009-03-06 16:21 161,792 a------- c:\windows\SWREG.exe
2009-03-06 16:21 98,816 a------- c:\windows\sed.exe
2009-02-19 19:38 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\VideoLAN
2009-02-08 00:49 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\NSV
2009-02-08 00:47 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Nullsoft

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

2009-03-05 22:07 25,088 a------- c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
2009-02-11 10:19 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-02-11 10:19 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2008-12-21 00:15 826,368 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll

============= FINISH: 17:53:54,81 ===============

As I said above, I would appreciate any help with this, since it would be great if I can avoid formatting the hard drive.

Thanks!

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:42 AM

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Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:35 AM

Hi Sue,

Thanks for your message. Please find below the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:25:08, on 19/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Cognac] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\4.tmp.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Cognac] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\4.tmp.exe (User 'Default user')
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shoc...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {FE0BD779-44EE-4A4B-AA2E-743C63F2E5E6} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://pdl.stream.aol.com/downloads/aol/unagi/ampx_en_dl.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3AEDBBE2-2DB6-4982-B90E-ECE33D6AEF91}: NameServer = 62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D109A444-BD9D-43A5-873F-98A82B946432}: NameServer = 62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: Servicio Google Update (gupdate1c98eb0a4b9f770) (gupdate1c98eb0a4b9f770) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe

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End of file - 6441 bytes

Please note that the computer has been turned off and not been used since the original post. Additionally, when I restarted the computer a few minutes ago, explorer.exe was not being loaded, and I could only see the desktop background on the sceen, so I had to load it through the task manager (I mentioned this on my original post, but seemed worth mentioning again).

I appreciate your time and efforts to help me solve this, so thank you once again.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:41 AM

  • Please download the latest version of Siri's Smitfraud Fix here or from this Alternate official download location to your desktop. **If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move SmitfraudFix.exe directly to the root of the system drive (usually C:), and launch from there.
  • Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe.
  • Select option 1 and hit Enter to create a report of the infected files. The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt.
  • Reboot your computer in Safe Mode (before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually).
  • Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe.
  • Select 2 and hit Enter to delete infect files.
  • You will be prompted: Do you want to clean the registry ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.
  • The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found): Replace infected file ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to restore a clean file.
  • A reboot may be needed to finish the cleaning process.
  • Optional:
    • To restore Trusted and Restricted site zone, select 3 and hit Enter.
    • You will be prompted: Restore Trusted Zone ? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to delete trusted zone.
  • Note: process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool". It is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
Please post:
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:17 PM

Hi Sue,

Thanks again for your help. Please find the logs you requested below:

HijackThis Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:12:44, on 20/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [FlashPlayerUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9f.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Cognac] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\4.tmp.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Cognac] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\4.tmp.exe (User 'Default user')
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shoc...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {FE0BD779-44EE-4A4B-AA2E-743C63F2E5E6} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://pdl.stream.aol.com/downloads/aol/unagi/ampx_en_dl.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3AEDBBE2-2DB6-4982-B90E-ECE33D6AEF91}: NameServer = 62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D109A444-BD9D-43A5-873F-98A82B946432}: NameServer = 62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: Servicio Google Update (gupdate1c98eb0a4b9f770) (gupdate1c98eb0a4b9f770) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe

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Smitfraud Fix report

SmitFraudFix v2.405

Scan done at 17:47:34,21, 20/03/2009
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in safe mode

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» SharedTaskScheduler Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Killing process


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» VACFix

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Winsock2 Fix

S!Ri's WS2Fix: LSP not Found.


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Generic Renos Fix

GenericRenosFix by S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting infected files

C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At?.job Deleted
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At??.job Deleted
C:\Program Files\Google\googletoolbar1.dll Deleted

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» IEDFix

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri



»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Agent.OMZ.Fix

Agent.OMZ.Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» 404Fix

404Fix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» RK


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» DNS

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3AEDBBE2-2DB6-4982-B90E-ECE33D6AEF91}: NameServer=62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D109A444-BD9D-43A5-873F-98A82B946432}: NameServer=62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{3AEDBBE2-2DB6-4982-B90E-ECE33D6AEF91}: NameServer=62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{D109A444-BD9D-43A5-873F-98A82B946432}: NameServer=62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{3AEDBBE2-2DB6-4982-B90E-ECE33D6AEF91}: NameServer=62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{D109A444-BD9D-43A5-873F-98A82B946432}: NameServer=62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting Temp Files


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Winlogon.System
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"System"=""


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Registry Cleaning

Registry Cleaning done.

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» SharedTaskScheduler After SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» End

Please note everthing seems unchanged, except for the desktop background, which is gone. I still had to use the task manager both in normal and safe modes to run explorer.exe.

Thanks once again.

#6 suebaby41

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:03 PM

Step 1

You may want to print this page. Make sure to work through the fixes in the order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.

Step 2

Ensure that you have the latest version of Java Runtime Environment which is currently Java Runtime Environment Version 6 Update 12 (jre-6u12. If you do not have the latest version, follow the instructions below.

Remove the older versions of Java Runtime Environment. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
  • Close any programs you may have running, ESPECIALLY your web browser
  • Click Start > Control Panel.
  • Click Add/Remove Programs.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove all versions of Java.
  • Reboot your computer after all Java components are removed.
Download the latest version.
  • Click java.com download page.
  • Under

    Java Downloads for All Operating Systems
    Recommended Version 6 Update 12

    scroll down to Windows and click on Windows XP/Vista/2000/2003 Offline.
  • NOTE: This page offers files for different platforms - please be sure to download the proper file(s) for your platform.
  • The File Download dialog box appears. Choose the folder location. (Save the file to a known location on your computer, for example, to your desktop).
  • Click Save.
  • If you have previously downloaded this version of JRE, you may be prompted:

    File jre-6ux-windows-i586.exe already exists. Do you want to replace it?

  • Click Yes to replace.
  • Verify that the:

    Name of the file is jre-6u12-windows-i586.exe
    Size is approximately 13.8 MB

  • Close all applications including the browser.
  • Double-click on the saved file icon to start the installation process.
    The installer unpacks the files needed for the installation, which takes less than a minute. After unpacking the installation files, a welcome screen is displayed, the installer presents an option to view the license agreement. Choose Accept the license agreement to continue the installation process
  • Note: Sun Microsystems has partnered with companies that offer various products. The installer may present you with option to install these programs when you install JRE. Make your selections by clicking on the check box next to programs that interest you.
  • Click on Next to continue the installation.
  • The installer displays a Custom Setup screen that allows you to choose program features to set up. We recommend that you keep the default settings unless you are an advanced user who wants more precise control over the components that will be installed.
  • After ensuring that the desired program features are selected, click the Next button to continue with the installation.
  • To test that the JRE is installed, enabled and working properly on your computer, run this test applet from our web site: verify Java has been installed correctly..
Step 3

Let’s run ATF-Cleaner to ensure no malware is hiding in temporary folders and for general computer cleanup to free space on your computer.
  • Please download the ATF-Cleaner by Atribune.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Check the boxes to the left of:
    • Windows Temp
    • Current User Temp
    • All Users Temp
    • Temporary Internet Files
    • Prefetch (Windows XP) only
    • Java Cache
  • The rest are optional - if you want to remove them all, check Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • When you get the Done Cleaning message, click OK.
  • Follow the same steps for Firefox or Opera. You have the option of checking No if you want to save your passwords.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Step 4

In Normal Mode, run an online malware check from at least two and preferably three (one may catch something that another one may not) of the following sites
BitDefender
Computer Associates Online Virus Scan
Kaspersky Online Virus Scanner
McAfee FreeScan
Panda's ActiveScan
Trend Micro™ HouseCall
Windows Live Safety Center Free Online Scan
WindowSecurity.com TrojanScan
When you have completed the scans, if you get a report of files that cannot be cleaned / deleted, make a note of the file location of anything that cannot be cleaned / deleted. Please edit the log(s) and remove:
  • items listed as "Object is locked skipped"
  • items reported that are in a quarantine folder
Please post the edited list in your next reply.

Step 5

Please download Spybot-S&D©® and install Spybot-S&D©® .
  • Be sure to UNCHECK TeaTimer when presented with the option to install. You can enable it after you are clean.
  • Run Spybot-S&D©® , go to the Menu Bar at the top choose Mode and make certain that "Default mode" has a check mark beside it.
  • Click the button "Search for Updates".
  • If any updates are found, install them by placing a check mark next to each one and clicking "Download Updates".
  • If you encounter any error messages while downloading the updates, manually download them from here.
  • Click on "Immunize". When it detects what has or has not been blocked, block all remaining items by clicking the green plus sign next to immunize at the top.
  • Click the button "Check for Problems".
  • When Spybot-S&D©® is complete, it will be showing RED entries, bold BLACK entries and GREEN entries in the window.
  • Make certain there is a check mark beside all of the RED entries ONLY.
  • Choose "Fix Selected Problems" and allow Spybot-S&D©® to fix the RED entries.
  • REBOOT to complete the scan and clear memory.
Note: After Windows loads, Spybot-S&D©® may run again to clean some files that it could not clean during the prior session. Follow the same procedure.

Step 6
  • Please download Ad-Aware 2008 Free to your desktop. The Ad-Aware 2008 Free installation file will be aaw2008.msi or aaw2008.exe.
  • Double-click the file and follow the on-screen instructions in the Installation Wizard to install.
  • When the Please Enter Your License Information screen appears, click Cancel and Ad-Aware 2008 Free will be installed.
  • When the Ad-Aware 2008 Has Been Successfully Installed Screen appears, click Finish to complete the installation and to launch Ad-Aware 2008 Free.
  • The Status screen will appear. You will see four sections.
    • System Protection Status section where you will see Real Time Protection with a check in the Off dialog box and Automatic Updates with a check in the On dialog box.
    • Update Status section
    • System Scan section
    • License Status section where you will see that the Type: will be Free Edition and License Expires in: Never.
  • In the list on the left of the screen, click Scan. You will be given a choice of Smart Scan, Full Scan, and Custom Scan. (Scheduler on the right of the screen is only available in Ad-Aware 2008 Plus and Ad-Aware Pro.)
  • In the list on the left of the screen, click Settings > Scanning tab. Use the default settings unless you see some changes that you want to make.
  • In the list on the left of the screen, click Status. In the System Scan section, click Scan Now.
  • When the scan finishes, the Critical Objects tab window appears.
  • Under Scan Results, you will see the list of Critical Objects that Ad-Aware 2008 Free found. You are given three choices, Add to ignore, Quarantine, Remove, and System Restore. You may choose to create a System Restore Point prior to removing any objects that you are unsure of removing or after a scan when you know the system is clean. If Critical Objects are found, select all objects found (right click anywhere in the list of found objects and click "Select All Objects").
  • Click Remove.
  • If no Critical Objects are found, click the Privacy Objects tab.
  • If there are Privacy Objects listed, select all objects found (right click anywhere in the list of found objects and click "Select All Objects"). Select Add to ignore or Remove..
  • Click Remove.
  • If no Privacy Objects are found, click the Log File tab to see the statistics of the Ad-Aware 2008 Free scan.
  • Click Finish.
  • The next screen shows you the Scan Summary in the left panel and System Restore in the right panel.
    • You may choose to create a System Restore Point prior to removing any objects that you are unsure of removing or after a scan when you know the system is clean. If you choose to create a System Restore Point, click Set.
    • You may want to export the results Click Export and save the log on your computer .
    • Click Scan Again to repeat the scan.
  • You will be returned to the Status screen. Click on the X in the upper right corner to exit Ad-Aware 2008 Free.
Step 7

I recommend using Spyware Blaster.
  • Please download SpywareBlaster and save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on it to install the program.
  • Follow the prompts and choose the default locations when installing the program.
  • When the program is installed, it will place an icon on your desktop.
  • Double click on the SpywareBlaster icon and you will be presented with a brief tutorial. On the first page of this tutorial, you will see some of the SpywareBlaster features
  • Click on the Next button to proceed to the second page of the tutorial.
  • If you want to purchase the software, then you should select Automatic Updating. If you do not plan on purchasing the software, then you should select the option for Manual Updating. Press the Next button.
  • At the next screen, click Finish.
  • At the next screen, Protection Status, click Enable All Protection.
  • Click Download Latest Protection Updates. This will ensure that SpywareBlaster has the latest definitions so that it can protect your browser more efficiently. You should update SpywareBlaster regularly, as much as every few days, in order to provide the best protection. Each time you update, be sure to click Enable All Protection.
Step 8

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is FREEWARE, however you may upgrade to the PRO version which contains realtime protection, scheduled scanning and updating.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). Alternate download link
  • Double-click on Download_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
  • Click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing 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 the Malware Bytes Web site. Scroll down the page until you see Latest Database; click Download from GT500.org
  • Double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab, make sure the Perform Quick Scan option is selected.
  • 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; please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully.
  • 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 and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • 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 will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
Step 9
  • Please download SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS) - SUPERAntiSpyware Free Version For Home Users
  • Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.
  • It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.
  • Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • Under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked:
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
    • Please leave the others unchecked.
  • Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
  • On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software, click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.
  • Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
  • After the scan is complete, a summary box will appear. Click OK.
  • Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.
  • It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.
  • To retrieve the removal information, please do the following:
    • After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.
    • Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordpad).
    • Please highlight everything in the notepad, then right-click and choose Copy.
    • Click Close and Close again to exit the program.
  • Please post that information with a new HijackThis log.
Step 10

Check your computer with anti-rootkit applications. I recommend avast! antirootkit or Trend Micro RootkitBuster.

Step 11

Check to see if you have insecure applications with
Secunia Software Inspector.

Step 12
  • According to your Internet connection, please disconnect from the Internet. Close ALL browser windows (including this one).
    • Physically remove the cable for your broadband Internet service “Always On” Connection from your computer.
    • Turn your modem off.
    • Disconnect your modem cable from your computer.
  • Turn the device off for Hand-held wireless connections.
  • Exit all processes and items in your System tray.
Step 13

During the process of removing malware from your computer, there are times you may need to use specialized fix tools. Certain embedded files that are part of these specialized fix tools may be detected by your antivirus or anti-malware scanner as a RiskTool, Hacking tool, Potentially unwanted tool, a virus or a Trojan when that is not the case.
These tools have been carefully created and tested by security experts so if your antivirus or anti-malware program flags them as malware, then it is a False Positive. Antivirus scanners cannot distinguish between good and malicious use of such programs; therefore, they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases, the removal of these files can have unpredictable results and unintentional results.
To avoid any problems while using a specialized fix tool, it is very important that you temporarily disable your antivirus and/or anti-malware programs before using the specialized fix tool.
When your system has been cleaned, it is important that you enable your security programs to avoid reinfection.
Please disable the following program(s):

SUPERAntiSpyware

We need to disable SUPERAntiSpyware as it may interfere with the fixes that we need to make.
  • Right click on the icon in your System Tray.
  • Click Exit
  • Make sure that the program, SUPERAntiSpyware itself, is also closed/not running.
Now we will address the HijackThis fixes.

Step 14

Is this your Internet Service Provider (ISP)? If this is not your ISP, you need to use HijackThis to fix item(s).

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3AEDBBE2-2DB6-4982-B90E-ECE33D6AEF91}: NameServer = 62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D109A444-BD9D-43A5-873F-98A82B946432}: NameServer = 62.42.230.24,62.42.63.52


Please run HijackThis and click Scan. Place checks next to the following entries (make sure not to miss any):

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Cognac] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\4.tmp.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Cognac] C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\4.tmp.exe (User 'Default user')


Close all browsers and other windows except for HijackThis, and click Fix Checked to have HijackThis fix the entries you checked.

Step 15

Optional Fixes is the name that we use for fixes for unnecessary programs that load during startup and run in the background. These programs are not required to start automatically as you can start them manually if you need them. You would be removing the program from your startup but you would not be removing the program itself.

Your computer may be sluggish due to the many programs loading during startup and running in the background that are not necessary. Windows has a facility for starting programs at startup time. Some of these programs are required for your computer and the applications installed on it to run correctly. A good example of such a program is a virus-checking application that must always run, constantly checking for and isolating or removing files with viruses. Other such programs are not strictly required, or are optional. In some cases, you can gain significant performance enhancements by disabling the automatic startup of these programs. In many cases, the functionality offered by the programs is still available by starting the programs manually by, for example, starting the program from the Windows Start->Programs menu. Media players and instant messaging programs often fall into this category. In fact, it is common for many modern software applications, when installed, to add programs at startup that add items to the system tray or shortcut (context) menus in Windows Explorer to provide quick access to the features and functions of these applications. While they may be useful, they do increase boot time and consume system resources. It is advised that you disable these programs so that they do not take up necessary resources or slow the boot time.

Other than ScanRegistry, SystemTray, StateMgr, antivirus program entries, and firewall program entries, very few others need to load and run.

Read the articles below to see if it applies to your computer problem with being slow to respond.
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Help! My computer is slow!
50 Tips for a Super Fast PC
4 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer's Performance
It's not always malware: How to fix the top 10 Internet Explorer issues

If you decide that you want to stop the Optional Fixes in your startup, let me know and I will give you a list with instructions. You would be removing the program from your startup but you would not be removing the program itself.

Step 16

Please run HijackThis in Normal Mode and post:
  • the list of file names and locations for any files that cannot be cleaned / deleted that were reported after you completed the online scans.
  • the log from MalwareBytes
  • the log from SUPERAntiSpyware
  • a new HijackThis log
Please advise me of any problems you still have.
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