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#1 alligator1

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 12:37 PM

I wonder if anyone can help, I'm having real trouble with updatesearches.com it keeps on hijacking my home page. I have already run ad-aware and spybot but these do not seem to have made any difference.

Below is my most recent hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:24:52, on 21/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3tray2.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Pass\MediaPass.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Pass\MediaPassK.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FCH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FAMEH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FIH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsav32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\zipitpro\ZipItFast.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\ztv7F1\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.updatesearches.com/bar.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.empireonline.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.updatesearches.com/
O2 - BHO: VMHomepage Class - {FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFA} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\hp6A04.tmp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KYE_Showicon] "C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe" -t"KYE\USB Storage RW"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WCOLOREAL] "C:\Program Files\Coloreal\coloreal.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Manager] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE" /splash
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure TNB] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\TNB\TNBUtil.exe" /CHECKALL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Media Pass] C:\Program Files\Media Pass\MediaPass.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d.../ITDetector.cab
O23 - Service: F-Secure Automatic Update (BackWeb Client - 7681197) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
O23 - Service: F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler Starter - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Network Request Broker - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
O23 - Service: fsbwsys - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon (FSDFWD) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Management Agent (FSMA) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

I would be extremely grateful if someone could lend me a hand with this.

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#2 Jaspossum

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:05 PM

Hi alligator1,
Please read these instructions carefully and print them out! Be sure to follow ALL instructions!

First,
You are running HijackThis from a temp folder, please make sure that you save HijackThis in a permanent folder (i.e. C:\HJT). This ensures backups are saved and accessible.

Second,
While TeaTimer is an excellent tool for the prevention of spyware, it can sometimes prevent HijackThis from fixing certain things.
Please disable TeaTimer for now until you are clean. TeaTimer can be re-activated once your HijackThis log is clean.
  • Open Spybot Search & Destroy.
  • In the Mode menu click "Advanced mode" if not already selected.
  • Choose "Yes" at the Warning prompt.
  • Expand the "Tools" menu.
  • Click "Resident".
  • Uncheck the "Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of overall system settings) active." box.
  • In the File menu click "Exit" to exit Spybot Search & Destroy.
Now,
Download SmitFraud Reg to your desktop.

Locate "smitfraud.reg" on your desktop and double-click it. When asked if you want to merge with the registry, click YES. Wait for the "merged successfully" prompt then follow the rest of the instructions below.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and remove the following programs, if found:

Security IGuard
Virtual Maid
Search Maid
Media Pass


Exit Add/Remove Programs.

*IMPORTANT*CLICK THIS LINK TO LEARN HOW TO VIEW HIDDEN FILES

I need you to copy all of the Killbox file paths below and paste them into Notepad.

* Please download the Killbox by Option^Explicit. *In the event you already have Killbox, this is a new version that I need you to download.

* Save it to your desktop.

* Please double-click Killbox.exe to run it.

* Select "Delete on Reboot".

* Open the Notepad file where you saved the file paths earlier and copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C

C:\wp.exe
C:\wp.bmp
C:\bsw.exe
C:\Windows\sites.ini
C:\Windows\popuper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\wldr.dll
C:\Windows\System32\helper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\intmon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\shnlog.exe
C:\Windows\System32\intmonp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\msmsgs.exe
C:\Windows\system32\msole32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ole32vbs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hp6A04.tmp


* Return to Killbox, go to the File menu, and choose "Paste from Clipboard".

* Click the red-and-white "Delete File" button. Click "Yes" at the Delete on Reboot prompt. Click "No" at the Pending Operations prompt.

If your computer does not restart automatically, please restart it manually.

While your computer is restarting, tap the F8 key continually until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, then hit enter.

Make sure you can view hidden files.

Using Windows Explorer, delete the following, if found, (please do NOT try to find them by "search" because they will not show up that way)

FOLDERS to delete (in bold) if found:

C:\Program Files\Search Maid
C:\Program Files\Virtual Maid
C:\Windows\System32\Log Files
C:\Program Files\Security IGuard
C:\Program Files\Media Pass
While still in Safe Mode, do the following:

Make sure all programs and windows are closed. Run HiJackThis and place a check next to the following items, if found, then click FIX CHECKED

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.updatesearches.com/bar.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.updatesearches.com/search.php?qq=%1
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.updatesearches.com/
O2 - BHO: VMHomepage Class - {FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFA} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\hp6A04.tmp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Media Pass] C:\Program Files\Media Pass\MediaPass.exe


Close HiJackThis.

Reboot into normal mode.

1.) Download The Hoster Press "Restore Original Hosts" and press "OK". Exit Program.

2.) Download: DelDomains.inf
To use: RIGHT-CLICK DelDomains.inf on your desktop and select: Install (no need to restart)
Note: This will remove all entries in the "Trusted Zone" and "Ranges" also.

3.) Download, install, and run CleanUp!

4.) Run this online virus scan: ActiveScan - Save the results from the scan!

Post a new HiJackThis log along with the results from ActiveScan.
JASPOSSUM

#3 alligator1

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:40 PM

Thanks very much, that advice seems to have made some difference, sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

Below are the Hijack This and Activescan logs that you requested

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:34:53, on 23/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3tray2.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FCH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FAMEH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FIH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsav32.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KYE_Showicon] "C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe" -t"KYE\USB Storage RW"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WCOLOREAL] "C:\Program Files\Coloreal\coloreal.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Manager] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE" /splash
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure TNB] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\TNB\TNBUtil.exe" /CHECKALL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d.../ITDetector.cab
O23 - Service: F-Secure Automatic Update (BackWeb Client - 7681197) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
O23 - Service: F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler Starter - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Network Request Broker - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
O23 - Service: fsbwsys - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon (FSDFWD) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Management Agent (FSMA) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe


ncident Status Location

Spyware:Spyware/BargainBuddy No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/SAHAgent No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\System32\SahImages
Adware:Adware/WUpd No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\System32\ide21201.vxd
Adware:Adware/Fastvideoplayer No disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:Adware/BrilliantDigitalNo disinfected C:\Program Files\Kazaa\bdcore.dll
Virus:Trj/WmvDownloader.A Disinfected C:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\Usher Burn.wma
Virus:Trj/Multidropper.MP Disinfected C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPLAYER.0XE
Adware:Adware/Startpage.AAO No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\exe
Possible Virus. No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\PWJRHEUH.0XE
Adware:Adware/Fastvideoplayer No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\inf\fastvideoplayer.inf
Adware:Adware/Popuper No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\POPUPER.0XE
Adware:Adware/CWS.Aboutblank No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\AJEKD.0LL
Adware:Adware/SearchExe No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDDI.0LL
Adware:Adware/SearchExe No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\DMFP.0LL
Adware:Adware/Fastvideoplayer No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\fastvideoplayer.dll
Adware:Adware/Startpage.YN No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\HHK.0LL
Adware:Adware/Startpage.YN No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\HHK.1LL
Adware:Adware/Popuper No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp6CA4.0mp
Adware:Adware/Popuper No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp8E55.0mp
Adware:Adware/WUpd No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\ide21201.vxd
Adware:Adware/SearchExe No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\IEMNDA.0LL
Adware:Adware/Popuper No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\INTMON.0XE
Adware:Adware/CWS No disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\OLE32VBS.0XE
Virus:Trj/Agent.CH Disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\TASKMGN.0XE
Adware:Adware/BlueScreenWarningNo disinfected C:\WINDOWS\wldr.dll
Adware:Adware/ShowBehind No disinfected C:\zipitpro\gate.exe
Virus:Trojan Horse Disinfected C:\zipitpro\Thank.exe
Thanks again.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 07:46 PM

Hi alligator1,

Please follow the instructions provided, you may want to print out these instructions and use them as a reference.
First,
You have a CoolWebSearch infection. First we will need to download a few tools that will help us in the removal of your problem.

Download about:buster by RubbeRDuckY Here.
Download CWShredder Here.

Save all of these files somewhere you will remember like to the Desktop.

Update About:Buster
  • Unzip the contents of AboutBuster.zip and an AboutBuster directory will be created.
  • Navigate to the AboutBuster directory and double-click on AboutBuster.exe.
  • Click "OK" at the prompt with instructions.
  • Click "Update" and then "Check For Update" to begin the update process.
  • If any updates exist please download them by clicking "Download Update" then click the X to close that window.
  • Now close About:Buster
Update CWShredder
  • Open CWShredder and click I AGREE
  • Click Check For Update
  • Close CWShredder
Boot into Safe Mode:
Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

Please run about:buster by RubbeRDuckY:
  • Click Start and then OK to allow AboutBuster to scan for Alternate Data Streams.
  • Click Yes to allow it to shutdown explorer.exe.
  • It will begin to check your computer for malicious files. If it asks if you would like to do a second pass, allow it to do so.
  • When it has finished, click Save Log. Make sure you save it as I may need a copy of it later.
  • Reboot your computer into safe mode again
Run about:buster again following the same instructions as above, this time without the restart at the end

Now run CWShredder. Click I Agree, then Fix and then Next, let it fix everything it asks about.

Reboot your computer into normal windows.

Second,
Please download ewido security suite it is a trial version of the program.
  • Install ewido security suite
  • Launch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop double-click it.
  • The program will prompt you to update click the OK button
  • The program will now go to the main screen
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.
  • On the left hand side of the main screen click update
  • Click on Start
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
Once the updates are installed do the following:
  • Click on scanner
  • Make sure the following boxes are checked before scanning:
    • Binder
    • Crypter
    • Archives
  • Click on Start Scan
  • Let the program scan the machine
While the scan is in progress you will be prompted to clean files, click OK

Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save report
  • Click Save report
  • Save the report to your desktop
Third,
Reboot your machine and post back a new HJT log and the ewido .txt log file you saved by using Add Reply, and let me know how your computer is running. :thumbsup:
JASPOSSUM

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 05:01 PM

Thanks again the scans have made a difference the computer is running at a notably higher speed and there seem to be less viruses. The CPU usage is still a concern as when I go online or change webpage it is committing 90% of the memory to the task - is this normal?

Please find below the scans that you requested and thanks for your continued assistance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:44:48, on 23/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3tray2.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FCH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FAMEH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FIH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsav32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KYE_Showicon] "C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe" -t"KYE\USB Storage RW"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WCOLOREAL] "C:\Program Files\Coloreal\coloreal.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Manager] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE" /splash
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure TNB] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\TNB\TNBUtil.exe" /CHECKALL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d.../ITDetector.cab
O23 - Service: F-Secure Automatic Update (BackWeb Client - 7681197) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler Starter - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Network Request Broker - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
O23 - Service: fsbwsys - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon (FSDFWD) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Management Agent (FSMA) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe


ewido security suite - Scan report
---------------------------------------------------------

+ Created on: 22:40:03, 23/06/2005
+ Report-Checksum: 36FC831E

+ Date of database: 23/06/2005
+ Version of scan engine: v3.0

+ Duration: 99 min
+ Scanned Files: 55966
+ Speed: 9.33 Files/Second
+ Infected files: 25
+ Removed files: 25
+ Files put in quarantine: 25
+ Files that could not be opened: 0
+ Files that could not be cleaned: 0

+ Binder: Yes
+ Crypter: Yes
+ Archives: Yes

+ Scanned items:
C:\
D:\

+ Scan result:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\owner@com[2].txt -> Spyware.Tracking-Cookie -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Program Files\BTopenworld ReInstall\btwebcontrol.dll -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPLAYER.EXE.0MP -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.1\dba1305.exe -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.1\GB175_100.0xe -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.2\dba1305.exe -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\CONFLICT.3\dba1305.exe -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\d_sext.0xe -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\GB175_100.0xe -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\gbn283.exe -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\on-line.0xe -> Dialer.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\PWJRHEUH.0XE -> TrojanDownloader.Agent.ck -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\POPUPER.0XE -> Trojan.Puper.l -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\AJEKD.0LL -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDDI.0LL -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DMFP.0LL -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HHK.0LL -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HHK.1LL -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp6CA4.0mp -> Trojan.Puper.m -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp8E55.0mp -> Trojan.Puper.m -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ide21201.vxd -> Spyware.MediaPass -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\INTMON.0XE -> Trojan.Puper.m -> Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\OLE32VBS.0XE -> Trojan.Favadd.ab -> Cleaned with backup
C:\zipit3.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic -> Cleaned with backup
C:\zipitpro\gate.exe -> Spyware.Hijacker.Generic -> Cleaned with backup


::Report End

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 10:24 PM

Hi alligator1,
You may wish to print out a copy of these instructions to follow while you complete this procedure.

First,
Please scan your system with Ad-aware:
Ad-aware SE - Download - Home Page
  • If you have a previous version of Ad-Aware installed, during the installation of the new version you will be prompted to uninstall or keep the older version - be sure to uninstall the previous version.
  • After installing Ad-aware, you will be prompted to update the program and run a full scan. De-select all boxes so that it does not run.
  • Manually run "Ad-Aware SE Personal" and from the main screen Click on "Check for Updates Now".
  • Once the definitions have been updated:
  • Reconfigure Ad-Aware for Full Scan as per the following instructions:
    • Launch the program, and click on the Gear at the top of the start screen.
    • Under General Settings the following boxes should all be checked off: (Checked will be indicated by a green circle with a check mark in it, Un-Checked is a red circle with an X in it. If it is greyed out, those features are only available in the retail version.)
      • "Automatically save logfile"
      • Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal"
      • Safe Mode (always request confirmation)
      • Prompt to update outdated confirmation) - Change to 7 days.
    • Click the "Scanning" button (On the left side).
    • Under Drives & Folders, select "Scan within Archives"
    • Click "Click here to select Drives + folders" and select your installed hard drives.
    • Under Memory & Registry, select all options.
    • Click the "Advanced" button (On the left hand side).
    • Under "Shell Integration", select "Move deleted files to Recycle Bin".
    • Under "Log-file detail", select all options.
    • Click on the "Defaults" button on the left.
    • Type in the full url of what you want as your default homepage and searchpage e.g. http://www.google.com.
    • Click the "Tweak" button (Again, on the left hand side).
    • Expand "Scanning Engine" by clicking on the "+" (Plus) symbol and select the following:
      • "Unload recognized processes during scanning."
      • "Obtain command line of scanned processes"
      • "Scan registry for all users instead of current user only"
    • Under "Cleaning Engine", select the following:
      • "Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion."
      • "During removal, unload explorer and IE if necessary"
      • "Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot."
      • "Delete quarrantined objects after restoring"
    • Click on "Safety Settings" and select "Write-protect system files after repair (Hosts file, etc)"
    • Click on "Proceed" to save these Preferences.
    • Click on the "Scan Now" button on the left.
    • Under "Select Scan Mode, be sure to select "Use Custom Scanning Options".
  • Close all programs except ad-aware.
  • Click on "Next" in the bottom right corner to start the scan.
  • Run the Ad-Aware scan and allow it to remove everything it finds and then REBOOT - Even if not prompted to.
  • After you log back in, Ad-Aware may run to finalize the scan and remove any locked files that it may of found. Allow it to finish.
Second,
Please go to Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the following (if present):

Bargain Buddy
SAH (Shop at Home)
Kazaa <---- It is strongly recommend you uninstall/remove the P2P program you currently have installed. It leaves you open to a huge threat of being infected/hijacked again. Please go HERE for P2P programs that do not contain spyware/adware.


Third,
Please reboot your computer into safe mode (continually tap the F8 key while your system is starting, select Safe Mode from the menu). and delete the following files and folders (if found):

C:\Program Files\Kazaa<---- Entire folder, if you choose to remove Kazaa as recommended above.

C:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\Usher Burn.wma
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPLAYER.0XE
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\PWJRHEUH.0XE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TASKMGN.0XE
C:\zipitpro\Thank.exe



Finally,
Please reboot your computer into normal mode, scan with HijackThis and post a new log. :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 12:31 PM

Thanks again here is my latest log. Only other problem is that I keep getting a runner error message stating invalid backweb application id

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:25:24, on 24/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3tray2.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FCH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FAMEH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsav32.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FIH32.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KYE_Showicon] "C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe" -t"KYE\USB Storage RW"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WCOLOREAL] "C:\Program Files\Coloreal\coloreal.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Manager] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE" /splash
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure TNB] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\TNB\TNBUtil.exe" /CHECKALL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d.../ITDetector.cab
O23 - Service: F-Secure Automatic Update (BackWeb Client - 7681197) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler Starter - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Network Request Broker - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
O23 - Service: fsbwsys - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\program\fsbwsys.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon (FSDFWD) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Management Agent (FSMA) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:15 PM

Hi alligator1,

Your antivirus, F-Secure, uses backweb for its automatic updates. Backweb is a background downloader program... HP, Compaq, IBM, Logitec, Kodak, F-Secure, among others, use the program.

Now, if you're getting errors every bootup, the file is damaged, or has been removed by an over zealous spyware removal program. If you choose to do the following, you will have to update your antivirus manually.


Go to Start | Run

Then type services.msc

This will lauch a new window, scroll down on the list and search for (BackWeb Client - 7681197)

Right click on this entry and select stop

Now right click and select properties, you will get new box with tabs.
In the General Tab, look for Start Up Type: in the drop down box select Disabled

Click Apply then OK and close out of the console.

Reboot into SafeMode and do the following:

Open HJT and click the "Open misc tools" section. Then click "Delete an NT service". In the text box paste or type BackWeb Client - 7681197 and click OK. Then let the machine reboot!



Now, please reboot into safe mode (continually tap the F8 key while your system is starting, select Safe Mode from the menu) and delete the following:

C:\Program Files\F-Secure\BackWeb <---This Folder


Please reboot you computer into normal windows, and see if you still get the error. Also, please scan and post a new HijackThis log.
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Posted 26 June 2005 - 01:21 PM

Hi thanks for the advice, not sure if i have been able to solve the problem I'm also unable to update F-secure's virus definitions manually, any advice please?

Here is the log you requested

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:16:39, on 26/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FCH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FAMEH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3tray2.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FIH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsav32.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FSGUI\fsavgui.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KYE_Showicon] "C:\Program Files\USB Storage RW\shwicon.exe" -t"KYE\USB Storage RW"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WCOLOREAL] "C:\Program Files\Coloreal\coloreal.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3TRAY2] S3tray2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Manager] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSM32.EXE" /splash
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure TNB] "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\TNB\TNBUtil.exe" /CHECKALL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d.../ITDetector.cab
O23 - Service: F-Secure Automatic Update (BackWeb Client - 7681197) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\F-Secure\BackWeb\7681197\Program\SERVIC~1.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler Starter - F-Secure Corp. - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Network Request Broker - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FNRB32.EXE
O23 - Service: F-Secure Anti-Virus Firewall Daemon (FSDFWD) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\FWES\Program\fsdfwd.exe
O23 - Service: F-Secure Management Agent (FSMA) - F-Secure Corporation - C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Common\FSMA32.EXE
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 10:56 PM

Hi alligator1,

Do you still have the installer program for F-Secure antivirus, either on a disk or on your computer? If so, I recommend uninstalling it completely and then reinstalling it to fix the issues you're having.
Personally, I recommend uninstalling it completely and getting a free antivirus program, one that doesn't use backweb, which is spyware, to update. Below are some links to some good free ones:

Avast! (free)

AVG (free)

eTrust (one year free)


Congratulations! Your system is now CLEAN of malware :thumbsup:

The following is a list of tools and utilities that I like to suggest to people. This list is full of great tools and utilities to help you understand how you got infected and how to keep from getting infected again.
  • Spybot Search & Destroy - Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.
  • AdAware - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.
  • SpywareBlaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.
  • SpywareGuard - Works as a Spyware "Shield" to protect your computer from getting malware in the first place.
  • IE-SpyAd - puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
  • CleanUP! - Cleans temporary files from IE and Windows, empties the recycle bin and more. Great tool to help speed up your computer and knock out those nasties that like to reside in the temp folders.
  • Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
  • Google Toolbar - Free google toolbar that allows you to use the powerful Google search engine from the bar, but also blocks pop up windows.
  • Trillian or Miranda-IM - These are Malware free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program! (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN)
To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this article by Tony Klein

Edited by Jaspossum, 26 June 2005 - 10:57 PM.

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