Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This will change from what we know in 2006 read this article: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546
I suggest you remove the program now. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present.Viewpoint Manager
Viewpoint Media Player
I also notice there are some unwanted programs installed in your system. Those unwanted programs are sometimes malware related or potential hazard to your security. You're well advised to remove them.
> Control Panel.
In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs
In Add or Remove Programs, highlight Ask.com Toolbar
and click on Change/Remove to remove it.Step1
If you already have Combofix, please delete that copy and download it again as it's being updated regularly.
Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
Note: CombFix has recently been updated to include the option for installing the Recovery Console automatically. You will see the below prompt when you first run ComboFix:
The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time. Once Recovery Console is installed, you should see a blue screen prompt like the one below:
1.Close/disable all antivirus and antimalware programs
so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
2.Click Yes to allow Combofix to continue scanning for malware.
When done, a log will be produced (or locate it in C:\ComboFix.txt
). Please post that log in your next reply.
Do not mouse click on Combofix while it is running. That may cause it to stall.Step2We need to create an OTListIt2 Report
- Please download OTListIt2 from one of the following mirrors:
- Save it to your desktop.
- Double click on the icon on your desktop.
- Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
- Push the button.
- Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
- OTListIt.txt <-- Will be opened
- Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized
by Bobbi Flekman.
- Create a folder in your C: drive C:\Regsearch, and extract all the files from the zip archive into that folder.
- Double click regsearch.exe to launch the programme.
- Copy/Paste the following red into the Search Box
- Click OK.
Regsearch will now search your Registry for the required strings, when it is finished it will open a Notepad
, saved to the Regsearch folder. Copy/Paste that file into your next post.
In your next reply, please post back:
Tell me how your pc is behaving now.
Edited by sundavis, 27 May 2009 - 07:37 PM.