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Some sort of worm, 7 instances of svchost.exe running.


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#1 Ugoff

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:09 AM

Noticed my browser doing some odd things a couple days ago so I downloaded AVG and got a couple warnings. I also noticed that I had 7 instances of svchost.exe running instead of what I believe to be the usual 5. Triesd a system restore to no avail. Something I read said to disable system restore, so that is currently not enabled, if that makes a difference.


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Nick S at 3:59:18.76 on Thu 04/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_03
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1535.401 [GMT -5:00]

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LogWatNT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\razerhid.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Stickies\Stickies.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\program files\steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\SanDisk\SanDisk TransferMate\SD Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WPN111\wpn111.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\razerofa.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\BackgroundDownloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick S\Desktop\stinger10000482.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick S\Desktop\dds.scr
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick S\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com
mSearch Page =
mStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
mSearch Bar = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1;*.local
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/keyword/%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uURLSearchHooks: AOLSearchHook Class: {54eb34ea-e6be-4cfd-9f4f-c4a0c2eafa22} - c:\program files\aim search\AOLSearch.dll
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: : {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: AOLSearchHook Class: {54eb34ea-e6be-4cfd-9f4f-c4a0c2eafa22} - c:\program files\aim search\AOLSearch.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
TB: {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - No File
TB: {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No File
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
TB: {724D43A0-0D85-11D4-9908-00400523E39A} - No File
TB: {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-CCB0-B130EEDBE97C} - No File
EB: {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - No File
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [PhotoShow Deluxe Media Manager] c:\progra~1\walgre~1\walgre~1\data\xtras\mssysmgr.exe
uRun: [Stickies] c:\program files\stickies\Stickies.exe
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Yahoo! Pager] "c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
uRun: [Steam] "c:\program files\steam\steam.exe" -silent
uRun: [Aim6] "c:\program files\aim6\aim6.exe" /d locale=en-US ee://aol/imApp
mRun: [Motive SmartBridge] c:\progra~1\sbcsel~1\smartb~1\MotiveSB.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "c:\program files\d-tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [P17Helper] Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper
mRun: [NoteBurner] c:\program files\noteburner\VTBurnerGUI.exe /silence
mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
mRun: [WinampAgent] "c:\program files\winamp\winampa.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [Launch LCDMon] "c:\program files\logitech\gamepanel software\lcd manager\LCDMon.exe"
mRun: [Launch LGDCore] "c:\program files\logitech\gamepanel software\g-series software\LGDCore.exe" /SHOWHIDE
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [Copperhead] c:\program files\razer\copperhead\razerhid.exe
mRun: [Lachesis] c:\program files\razer\lachesis\razerhid.exe
mRun: [UpdReg] c:\windows\UpdReg.EXE
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [Windows Defender] "c:\program files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\adober~1.lnk - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\reader_sl.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\monitor.lnk - c:\program files\sandisk\sandisk transfermate\SD Monitor.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\netgea~1.lnk - c:\program files\netgear\wpn111\wpn111.exe
IE: Download All by FlashGet - c:\program files\flashget\jc_all.htm
IE: Download using FlashGet - c:\program files\flashget\jc_link.htm
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - c:\progra~1\flashget\flashget.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll
DPF: {37A273C2-5129-11D5-BF37-00A0CCE8754B} - hxxp://asp.mathxl.com/wizmodules/testgen/installers/TestGenXInstall.cab
DPF: {42D06124-98A2-47EC-8098-3778B58CE7D5} - hxxp://connect.comcast.com/dl/Comcast%20Activation%20Controls.cab
DPF: {4FE89055-5300-469E-AFAD-DEB3181EDE76} - hxxp://asp.mathxl.com/applets/PearsonInstallAsst.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} - hxxp://zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab34246.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_04-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} - hxxp://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
DPF: {E6D23284-0E9B-417D-A782-03E4487FC947} - hxxp://asp.mathxl.com/books/_Players/MathPlayer.cab
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
SEH: Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook: {091eb208-39dd-417d-a5dd-7e2c2d8fb9cb} - c:\progra~1\window~4\MpShHook.dll
SecurityProviders: msapsspc.dll, schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll, zwebauth.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\nicks~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\if5qypbc.ugoff\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Wikipedia (en)
FF - component: c:\program files\avg\avg8\firefox\components\avgssff.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npmozax.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npunagi2.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint media player\npViewpoint.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
FF - user.js: network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server - 4
FF - user.js: content.max.tokenizing.time - 200000
FF - user.js: content.notify.interval - 100000
FF - user.js: content.switch.threshold - 650000
FF - user.js: nglayout.initialpaint.delay - 300

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

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-4-3 325640]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2009-4-3 27656]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-4-3 108552]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-4-3 298264]
R2 LogWatch;Event Log Watch;c:\windows\LogWatNT.exe [2000-6-8 50176]
R2 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;c:\program files\viewpoint\common\ViewpointService.exe [2008-7-21 24652]
R2 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\windows defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-3 13592]
R3 LachesisFltr;Lachesis Mouse Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lachesis.sys [2009-2-17 12032]
R3 yukonx86;NDIS5.1 Miniport Driver for Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\yukonx86.sys [2005-6-23 176256]
S0 ntcdrdrv;ntcdrdrv;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ntcdrdrv.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\ntcdrdrv.sys [?]
S3 DNINDIS5;DNINDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver;c:\windows\system32\DNINDIS5.sys [2007-12-12 17149]
S3 JL2005;JL2005A Camera;c:\windows\system32\drivers\toywdm.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\toywdm.sys [?]
S3 LtcyCfgWDM;PCI Latency Tool Driver Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\LtcyCfgWDM.sys [2005-12-25 6656]
S3 nenum13E;nenum13E;\??\c:\docume~1\nicks~1\locals~1\temp\nenum13e.sys --> c:\docume~1\nicks~1\locals~1\temp\nenum13E.sys [?]
S3 Razerlow;Razer Copperhead Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Razerlow.sys [2007-7-29 19020]
S3 UnlockerDriver4;UnlockerDriver4 Driver;c:\program files\unlocker\UnlockerDriver4.sys [2005-8-21 3584]
S3 WPN111;Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter with RangeMax Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\WPN111.sys [2007-12-12 362944]

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

2009-04-02 03:50 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-03-25 14:23 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\AutoHotkey
2009-03-25 14:17 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\vTask Studio
2009-03-25 14:05 67,376 a------- c:\windows\system32\SYSINFO.OCX
2009-03-25 14:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\nicks~1\applic~1\Easy Macro Recorder
2009-03-25 14:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Easy Macro Recorder
2009-03-24 20:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Ventrilo
2009-03-24 20:03 262 a------- c:\windows\{789289CA-F73A-4A16-A331-54D498CE069F}_WiseFW.ini
2009-03-24 20:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-03-24 00:23 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\2DBoy
2009-03-24 00:16 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\WorldOfGoo
2009-03-03 23:01 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\mIRC
2009-03-03 23:01 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\nicks~1\applic~1\mIRC
2009-03-03 22:10 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\uTorrent
2009-03-03 22:10 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\nicks~1\applic~1\uTorrent
2009-03-03 15:31 7,062 a------- c:\windows\system32\audiopid.vxd
2009-03-03 15:30 53,248 -------- c:\windows\Ctregrun.exe
2009-03-03 15:29 44,032 -------- c:\windows\system32\CTSVCCDA.EXE
2009-03-03 15:29 25,088 -------- c:\windows\system32\CTSVCCTL.EXE
2009-03-03 15:28 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Creative
2009-03-03 15:28 <DIR> --d-h--- c:\program files\Creative Installation Information
2009-03-03 15:28 90,112 -------- c:\windows\Updreg.EXE

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

2009-03-02 23:43 409,600 a------- c:\windows\system32\wrap_oal.dll
2009-03-02 23:43 114,688 a------- c:\windows\system32\OpenAL32.dll
2006-08-27 21:27 23,696 a------- c:\docume~1\nicks~1\applic~1\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2005-07-10 00:06 20,538 ac------ c:\program files\log.txt

============= FINISH: 3:59:56.62 ===============

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:20 AM

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Nick S at 3:07:15.12 on Wed 04/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_03
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1535.614 [GMT -4:00]

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

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LogWatNT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\razerhid.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\Stickies\Stickies.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files\SanDisk\SanDisk TransferMate\SD Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WPN111\wpn111.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Lachesis\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Last.fm\LastFM.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Ventrilo\Ventrilo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Wizards of the Coast\Magic Online III\MTGO_NET.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick S\Desktop\dds.scr

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com
mSearch Page =
mStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
mSearch Bar = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1;*.local
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/keyword/%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uURLSearchHooks: AOLSearchHook Class: {54eb34ea-e6be-4cfd-9f4f-c4a0c2eafa22} - c:\program files\aim search\AOLSearch.dll
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: : {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: AOLSearchHook Class: {54eb34ea-e6be-4cfd-9f4f-c4a0c2eafa22} - c:\program files\aim search\AOLSearch.dll
BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper: {72853161-30c5-4d22-b7f9-0bbc1d38a37e} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
TB: {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - No File
TB: {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No File
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
TB: {724D43A0-0D85-11D4-9908-00400523E39A} - No File
TB: {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-CCB0-B130EEDBE97C} - No File
EB: {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - No File
uRun: [MSMSGS] "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
uRun: [PhotoShow Deluxe Media Manager] c:\progra~1\walgre~1\walgre~1\data\xtras\mssysmgr.exe
uRun: [Stickies] c:\program files\stickies\Stickies.exe
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Yahoo! Pager] "c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
uRun: [Steam] "c:\program files\steam\steam.exe" -silent
uRun: [Aim6] "c:\program files\aim6\aim6.exe" /d locale=en-US ee://aol/imApp
mRun: [Motive SmartBridge] c:\progra~1\sbcsel~1\smartb~1\MotiveSB.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "c:\program files\d-tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [P17Helper] Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper
mRun: [NoteBurner] c:\program files\noteburner\VTBurnerGUI.exe /silence
mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
mRun: [WinampAgent] "c:\program files\winamp\winampa.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [Launch LCDMon] "c:\program files\logitech\gamepanel software\lcd manager\LCDMon.exe"
mRun: [Launch LGDCore] "c:\program files\logitech\gamepanel software\g-series software\LGDCore.exe" /SHOWHIDE
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [Copperhead] c:\program files\razer\copperhead\razerhid.exe
mRun: [Lachesis] c:\program files\razer\lachesis\razerhid.exe
mRun: [UpdReg] c:\windows\UpdReg.EXE
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [Windows Defender] "c:\program files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
mRun: [ProgramChecker] c:\program files\zenturi\programchecker\pcheckp.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\adober~1.lnk - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\reader_sl.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\monitor.lnk - c:\program files\sandisk\sandisk transfermate\SD Monitor.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\netgea~1.lnk - c:\program files\netgear\wpn111\wpn111.exe
IE: Download All by FlashGet - c:\program files\flashget\jc_all.htm
IE: Download using FlashGet - c:\program files\flashget\jc_link.htm
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - c:\progra~1\flashget\flashget.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll
DPF: {37A273C2-5129-11D5-BF37-00A0CCE8754B} - hxxp://asp.mathxl.com/wizmodules/testgen/installers/TestGenXInstall.cab
DPF: {42D06124-98A2-47EC-8098-3778B58CE7D5} - hxxp://connect.comcast.com/dl/Comcast%20Activation%20Controls.cab
DPF: {4FE89055-5300-469E-AFAD-DEB3181EDE76} - hxxp://asp.mathxl.com/applets/PearsonInstallAsst.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} - hxxp://zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab34246.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_04-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} - hxxp://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
DPF: {E6D23284-0E9B-417D-A782-03E4487FC947} - hxxp://asp.mathxl.com/books/_Players/MathPlayer.cab
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GR99D3~1.DLL
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL
SEH: Microsoft AntiMalware ShellExecuteHook: {091eb208-39dd-417d-a5dd-7e2c2d8fb9cb} - c:\progra~1\window~4\MpShHook.dll
SecurityProviders: msapsspc.dll, schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll, zwebauth.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\nicks~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\if5qypbc.ugoff\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Wikipedia (en)
FF - component: c:\program files\avg\avg8\firefox\components\avgssff.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npmozax.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npunagi2.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint media player\npViewpoint.dll

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
FF - user.js: network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server - 4
FF - user.js: content.max.tokenizing.time - 200000
FF - user.js: content.notify.interval - 100000
FF - user.js: content.switch.threshold - 650000
FF - user.js: nglayout.initialpaint.delay - 300

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

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-4-3 325640]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2009-4-3 27656]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-4-3 108552]
R2 avg8wd;AVG Free8 WatchDog;c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe [2009-4-3 298264]
R2 LogWatch;Event Log Watch;c:\windows\LogWatNT.exe [2000-6-8 50176]
R2 Viewpoint Manager Service;Viewpoint Manager Service;c:\program files\viewpoint\common\ViewpointService.exe [2008-7-21 24652]
R2 WinDefend;Windows Defender;c:\program files\windows defender\MsMpEng.exe [2006-11-3 13592]
R3 LachesisFltr;Lachesis Mouse Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lachesis.sys [2009-2-17 12032]
R3 yukonx86;NDIS5.1 Miniport Driver for Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Adapter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\yukonx86.sys [2005-6-23 176256]
S0 ntcdrdrv;ntcdrdrv;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ntcdrdrv.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\ntcdrdrv.sys [?]
S3 DNINDIS5;DNINDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver;c:\windows\system32\DNINDIS5.sys [2007-12-12 17149]
S3 JL2005;JL2005A Camera;c:\windows\system32\drivers\toywdm.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\toywdm.sys [?]
S3 LtcyCfgWDM;PCI Latency Tool Driver Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\LtcyCfgWDM.sys [2005-12-26 6656]
S3 nenum13E;nenum13E;\??\c:\docume~1\nicks~1\locals~1\temp\nenum13e.sys --> c:\docume~1\nicks~1\locals~1\temp\nenum13E.sys [?]
S3 Razerlow;Razer Copperhead Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Razerlow.sys [2007-7-30 19020]
S3 sassvc;ProgramCheckerPro;c:\program files\zenturi\programchecker\sassvc.exe [2006-2-15 122880]
S3 UnlockerDriver4;UnlockerDriver4 Driver;c:\program files\unlocker\UnlockerDriver4.sys [2005-8-21 3584]
S3 WPN111;Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter with RangeMax Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\WPN111.sys [2007-12-12 362944]

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

2009-04-06 05:47 26,000 a------- c:\windows\system32\E3TL.DLL
2009-04-06 05:47 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Zenturi
2009-04-06 05:47 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Zenturi
2009-04-03 03:56 <DIR> --d-h--- C:\$AVG8.VAULT$
2009-04-03 01:54 108,552 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2009-04-03 01:54 10,520 a------- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-04-03 01:54 325,640 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-04-03 01:54 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Avg
2009-04-03 01:54 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\AVG
2009-04-03 01:54 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\avg8
2009-04-02 04:50 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-03-25 15:23 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\AutoHotkey
2009-03-25 15:17 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\vTask Studio
2009-03-25 15:05 67,376 a------- c:\windows\system32\SYSINFO.OCX
2009-03-25 15:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\nicks~1\applic~1\Easy Macro Recorder
2009-03-25 15:05 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Easy Macro Recorder
2009-03-24 21:03 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Ventrilo
2009-03-24 21:03 262 a------- c:\windows\{789289CA-F73A-4A16-A331-54D498CE069F}_WiseFW.ini
2009-03-24 21:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-03-24 01:23 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\2DBoy
2009-03-24 01:16 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\WorldOfGoo

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

2009-03-03 00:43 409,600 a------- c:\windows\system32\wrap_oal.dll
2009-03-03 00:43 114,688 a------- c:\windows\system32\OpenAL32.dll
2006-08-27 22:27 23,696 a------- c:\docume~1\nicks~1\applic~1\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2005-07-10 01:06 20,538 ac------ c:\program files\log.txt

============= FINISH: 3:07:59.53 ===============

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:14 AM

Howdy, my name is Hoov, and I will be helping you with your dilemma.

Please make sure you watch this thread for responses. If you click the options tab at the top of your first post, you can select to track this thread.

Here is what I am asking you to do during the repair of your computer

*Tell me everything that you have done, if anything, to try and fix this problem.

*Please only use 1 forum to help clear up your problem. Posting on more than 1 and following instructions from more than 1 forum will cause those helping you to pull out thier hair.

*Follow my instructions - If you can't for some reason, or if you don't understand something, please tell me. If you deviate from my instructions, tell me, it may make a difference on where we go. Don't install anything, even other programs that have nothing to do with security or malware, it could cause things to change, and I would never know it.

*Have faith. I will do all I can to get your computer working, and if I can't - someone else here will know something else to try.

*Stick with me to the end. My aim is to fix your problems, and give you the tools and knowledge to keep this from happening again.

Now onto trying to fix your computer.

If I am helping you and you don't hear from me for 24Hrs, send me a PM Please!

Please reenable the system restore and create a restore point. It will give us a place to go back to in case we mess something up.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

Also can you describe the problems you were having with the browser?
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:13 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1992
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

4/17/2009 4:09:17 AM
mbam-log-2009-04-17 (04-09-17).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 85564
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 23 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2b96d5cc-c5b5-49a5-a69d-cc0a30f9028c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick S\Local Settings\Temp\wrdwn4 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Nick S\Local Settings\Temp\wrdwn5 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


Sorry for taking so long, I didn't see your post when I checked yesterday. I was browsing a card game decklist that when you click on the name of the card opens the image in a new window and it was not functioning. It works fine now. In terms of what I did to try and remedy the situation outside of disabling system restore, I downloaded AVG and Windows Defender and have both set up.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:24 AM

So do you have any other problems that I can help you with? It sounds as if the problem you were having is now fixed.
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:12 PM

The problem I was having is fixed ion terms of my browser, but isn't it unnatural to have 7 instances of svchost.exe running? I thought they were only supposed to be five.

I'm just curious. Thank you for your help thusfar.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:56 PM

There is no fixed number. It depends on what you have running. I have 11 copies running. 8 of them are running network type programs.

The only two other things I see that are a problem is Java and Adobe Acrobat. They are both outdated.

Uninstall Adobe Acrobat 7 and install Version 9

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop.
  • Look for "Java Runtime Environment (JRE)" JRE 6 Update 13.
  • Click the Download button to the right.
  • Select your Platform: "Windows".
  • Select your Language: "Multi-language".
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • Click Continue and the page will refresh.
  • Under Required Files, check the box for Windows Offline Installation, click the link below it and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button and follow the onscreen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.
-- If using Windows Vista and the installer refuses to launch due to insufficient user permissions, then Run As Administrator.
-- If you choose to update via the Java applet in Control Panel, uncheck the option to install the Toolbar unless you want it.
-- The uninstaller incorporated in this release removes previous Updates 10 and above, but does not remove older versions, so they still need to be removed manually.


Note: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications.
To disable the JQS service if you don't want to use it:
  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter.
  • Click Ok and reboot your computer.

Other than that, you seem to have a handle on everything, but I am going to give you the standard its fixed speech.

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: Securing Your Web Browser
Working with Internet Explorer 6 Security

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

We have a good guide here at Spyware Hammer on how to prevent Malware in the Future. You might want to peruse this and follow the recommendations in there.
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 17 April 2009 - 11:11 PM

Go ahead and mark it as resolved. Thank you.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:33 AM

You are welcome!
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