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#1 Zomalaja


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:20 AM

Windows XP Pro - all updates/service packs in place

As of a few days ago, every time I shut down, I get a dialog box telling me that a program named FAide is not responding, and I can end it now or wait. I have no idea what this program is, a full search of the computer does not show it, HijackThis log does not show it, registry search does not show it, Google showed a reference to FAida(diff spelling) and "SexyBabes Screensaver" which is not present here. Both AVG and MalwareBytes scans are clean. Any ideas would sure be appreciated.


Edited by garmanma, 05 June 2009 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 04:02 PM

Hello and welcome,

Just to be 100% sure I would run some free online virus scanners.


Let us know what you find.


#3 Zomalaja

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 11:23 AM

Thanks for the advice, here are the results of what I could run.

Also FYI - I installed and ran AVAST Free last night. Here are it's results:
Sign of "Win32:Agent-RIL [Trj]" has been found in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard\WIS8AB48CDF24D3467E843E226A7F3973A4_1_0_0_5.MSI\Cabs.w1.cab\RetinaNetApiScanner.exe" file.

I deleted it as well as all .msi files found in that folder, which were:
WIS9B2B0EAD2CC74589B3AAD23BAB724065_0.MSI - CDRWin 5
WIS5E2B1ED07B714015929EE3651CF3F5EF_2_3_0.MSI - Original CD Emulator Personal Edition
WIS0674B216AB4642EBBEA960702316154E_6_0_2005_0420.MSI - GFI LANGuard Network Security Scanner

As far as the online scans:

ESET Online:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\INetControl2\INetCtrl.exe probably unknown NewHeur_PE virus
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\INetControl3\AdaptecInit.exe probably unknown NewHeur_PE virus
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\INetControl4\AdaptecInit.exe probably unknown NewHeur_PE virus
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\INetControl5\AdaptecInit.exe probably unknown NewHeur_PE virus
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\INetControl\INetCtrl.exe probably unknown NewHeur_PE virus
NOTE: All the above are home-made Visual Basic projects

Took way too long, aborted after 1 hr loading ~50% of database (33 of 58 MB) on a 1MB/sec line

Bit Defender:
C:\mirc2\backup\mirc32.exe Infected with: Trojan.Generic.1695360 Deleted
C:\Mirc-Other\backup\mirc32.exe Infected with: Trojan.Generic.1695360 Deleted
C:\Mirc-Other\backup\mirc.exe Infected with: IRC-Worm.Generic.4520 Deleted
C:\cup_holder.txt Infected with: Trojan.Ejectcd.A Deleted
NOTE: CupHolder I am aware of, just opens CD Tray, Old mirc backups are never run, they are from upgrading

An error occurred while processing your request. Reference #97.9e18d03e.1244217978.891ab6d
An error occurred while processing your request. Reference #97.9e18d03e.1244218060.893847b

Your current browser is not supported.
To download and install McAfee software, your computer must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later.
To upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer, visit the Microsoft Web site at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads.
NOTE: My IE is Version 7.0.5730.11CO

Thanks again, if you think anything in there needs further investigation, please let me know

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 01:56 PM

FAide also known as SEXY GIRLS.SCR

The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.

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.
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.
-- 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.

Note 2:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes. To disable these programs, please view this topic: How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs
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#5 Zomalaja

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 04:45 PM

garmanma - Sorry about the wrong area, I didn't think it was a virus issue at first, but anyway - I have run Malwarebytes several times, it finds nothing - the prevx URL you posted refers to "ADEL+FAIDA.EXE" as a possible filename but my message is about "FAide".

I was able to run Panda online using Firefox and here are it's results:

Id Description Location
00000431 adware/ist.istbar HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4418DD4D-7265-4C32-BC0A-3FDB3C2DA938} - Deleted - was Inactive
00039204 adware/cws c:\documents and settings\mechanic\favorites\insurance - Links to Blue Shield and My Health Savings Account Bank
00041558 exploit/mhtredir.gen HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{527196A4-B1A3-4647-931D-37BA5AF23037} - Deleted - was Inactive
00134558 spyware/petro-line HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{22A88341-AFCB-45F0-A856-C2BAE74F878E} - Deleted - was Inactive
00139061 Cookie/Doubleclick C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@doubleclick[2].txt
00139064 Cookie/Atlas DMT C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@atdmt[1].txt
00145738 Cookie/Mediaplex C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@mediaplex[2].txt
00145807 Cookie/Linksynergy C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@linksynergy[1].txt
00145881 Cookie/NewMedia C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@anm.co[1].txt
00147824 Cookie/Clickbank C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@clickbank[2].txt
00167642 Cookie/Com.com C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@com[1].txt
00167704 Cookie/Xiti C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@xiti[1].txt
00167730 Cookie/Hitbox C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg.hitbox[1].txt
00167753 Cookie/Statcounter C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@statcounter[2].txt
00167795 Cookie/Cd Freaks C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@club.cdfreaks[4].txt
00168056 Cookie/YieldManager C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ad.yieldmanager[2].txt
00168061 Cookie/Apmebf C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@apmebf[2].txt
00168097 Cookie/BurstBeacon C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.burstbeacon[2].txt
00168105 Cookie/Cd Freaks C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@cdfreaks[2].txt
00168110 Cookie/Server.iad.Liveperson C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@server.iad.liveperson[2].txt
00169190 Cookie/Advertising C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@advertising[2].txt
00170304 Cookie/WebtrendsLive C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@statse.webtrendslive[2].txt
00170495 Cookie/PointRoll C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.pointroll[1].txt
00170556 Cookie/RealMedia C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@realmedia[2].txt
00171633 Cookie/Cgi-bin C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www5.addfreestats[1].txt
00172221 Cookie/Zedo C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@zedo[1].txt
00184846 Cookie/Adrevolver C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adrevolver[2].txt
00194327 Cookie/Go C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@go[1].txt
00205140 Cookie/Research-int C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@research-int[1].txt
00207338 Cookie/Target C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@target[2].txt
00207862 Cookie/did-it C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@did-it[1].txt

C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPLUN.DLL - Part of Jetico BestCrypt, which I do use

McAfee still will not run, in Firefox I get the same error, You need Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater.

Ran MalwareBytes again:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.37
Database version: 2234
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
06/05/2009 2:39:14 PM
mbam-log-2009-06-05 (14-39-14).txt
Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 94732
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 51 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Not sure what to think at this point........

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:09 PM

SAS,may take a long time to scan
Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
  • In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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#7 Zomalaja

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 06:19 PM

As you requested,,,

From SuperAntiSpyware:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 06/07/2009 at 01:22 PM

Application Version : 4.26.1004

Core Rules Database Version : 3928
Trace Rules Database Version: 1871

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:50:52

Memory items scanned : 207
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7125
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 45274
File threats detected : 189

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@stats.townnews[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.lucidmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@richmedia.yahoo[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@novell.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adrevolver[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.foodbuzz[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.gototrafficschool[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@service.liveperson[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@edge.ru4[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@myroitracking[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@xiti[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@gototrafficschool[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@msnbc.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@mediapst.adbureau[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@donerus.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@perf.overture[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@sales.liveperson[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@lawyers.findlaw[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@interclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg-reed.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@fr.sitestat[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@dmtracker[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.burstnet[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@tacoda[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@a1.interclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@smartadserver[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@overtons.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ad.flux[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@media.adrevolver[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.mediapost[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@casalemedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@atdmt[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.pgatour[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@apmebf[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@collective-media[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg-findlaw.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@advertising[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@content.yieldmanager[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@tradedoubler[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@server.iad.liveperson[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@marketlive.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@server.iad.liveperson[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg-space.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.thesmokinggun[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@chitika[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@specificmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@trafficdashboard[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ad.trebleserve[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@c7.zedo[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.cnn[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@trackalyzer[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@dealtime[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@data.coremetrics[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@sales.liveperson[4].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adbrite[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@doubleclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@at.atwola[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@server.iad.liveperson[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.telegraph.co[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@media6degrees[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@burstnet[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.pointroll[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@euroclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adinterax[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg-viacom.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@overture[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@findarticles[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.nba[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@kontera[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@statcounter[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@sonyelectronicssupportus.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@imrworldwide[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@specificclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@zedo[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@mediapost[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@track.cbs[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@tracking.keywordmax[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@findlaw[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@s.clickability[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@centralmediaserver[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@track.bestbuy[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@tribalfusion[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@rotator.adjuggler[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.googleadservices[6].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@serw.clicksor[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@invitemedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg-newscientist.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.venturacountystar[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@avgtechnologies.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@linksynergy[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@sales.liveperson[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@advertising.sheknows[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@networldmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@joeboxer.proelite[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@serving-sys[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg-cygnusbm.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.x10[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adv.dmv[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@insightexpressai[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adserver.adtechus[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@sales.liveperson[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg-eset.hitbox[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.hookedmediagroup[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@socialmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg-artnetworldwide.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.predictad[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.testeverde[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adserver.adreactor[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.tagtele[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@112.2o7[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adserve.mizzenmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@sethkleinbeck.proelite[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.bridgetrack[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@news.findlaw[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@fastclick[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@microsoftwindows.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.socialtrack[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@burstbeacon[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@yadro[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@foxinteractivemedia.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@longcountdown[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@usatoday1.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@hookedmediagroup[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@leeenterprises.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ext-us.bestofmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@cdn4.specificclick[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.clicksor[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@counter.surfcounters[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@highbeam.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@asktheexperts.venturacountystar[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.tracklead[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@proelite[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.burstbeacon[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@network.realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.pugetsoundsoftware[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.addesktop[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@roiservice[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@gateway.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@onrampadvertising[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@cbs.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@webstats.broadcom[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@warnerbros.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.bleepingcomputer[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@cracked[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@trafficmp[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.funadvice[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.googleadservices[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@mediaplex[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.mail[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www5.addfreestats[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@stat.onestat[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@pro-market[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ehg.hitbox[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@revenue[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@kaspersky.122.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@media.legacy[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@track.asus[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@oasn04.247realmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adknowledge[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@tracking.foundry42[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@tracking.foundry42[3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@microsoftwga.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@statse.webtrendslive[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@clickbank[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@iacas.adbureau[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@revsci[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@questionmarket[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@server.iad.liveperson[5].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@vitamine.networldmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adstats.cdfreaks[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@247realmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@tracking.foxnews[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@yieldmanager[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@videoegg.adbureau[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@vitamine.networldmedia[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@microsoftsto.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@v7.stats.load[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@fr.sitestat[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@rambler[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@adlegend[2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@ads.networldmedia[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@msnportal.112.2o7[1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@sales.liveperson[6].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Mechanic\Cookies\mechanic@www.googleadservices[3].txt


In C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 - there was also Msgpd.dll, same size, same date as MSGPHD.DLL, only 12 bytes difference
In examining both with Dependency Walker I get this - "Error: file is not a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module. It appears to be a 16-bit DOS Module"


From Dr.Web Cureit:
events.ini;C:\Program Files\Internet\Pirch;IRC.Generic.17;Incurable.Moved.;

Thanks again

#8 garmanma


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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:24 PM

Try SDFix

Full tutorial:

Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix".
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.
  • Please be patient as the scan may take up to 20 minutes to complete.
  • When the process is complete, the SDFix report log will open in Notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.
  • The SDFix report log (Report.txt) will open in Notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to re-enable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:30 PM

I have not run the SDFix you recommended as the original message I was getting at shutdown has completely dissappeared. If you think I should still run it please let me know. In any case I want to thank you for the help, much appreciated.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:56 PM

No need to run it if you do not have to. Keep an eye on it to make sure you're OK

If there are no longer signs of malware then please....

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

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


Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software, crack sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 12:20 PM

I had the exact same problem: fAide message preventing progress to shut down; an erratic-behaving computer (freezing sometimes, very slow, throwing me off the Internet suddenly). I communicated with AVG for several rounds. Eventually, they looked at diagnostic information from my computer and told me to remove another anti-virus program. Apparently, in responding to a Spyblaster update, I had inadvertently installed Spyware Doctor (thinking stupidly, upon invitation, that the name had just been changed/updated). In any case, after removing the second anti-virus program (Spyware Doctor), all returned to normal. I'm not sure if this was actually the cure, but for two days, there have been no problems at all.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:46 AM

I have never used Spyblaster or Spyware Doctor myself and I still have no idea where fAide came from or what got rid of it, but I can say that following the instructions given here by garmanma has gotten rid of whatever it was. I don't use System Restore, I make an image of my Hard Drive every week with Acronis, I keep the most recent 2 or 3 and delete anything older, I will delete all and start fresh now as I am very sure that all is well. I can't thank you all enough for the help.

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