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Jumping/redirecting virus

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#1 expandingminds


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Posted 28 June 2009 - 06:29 PM

Malwarebytes anti malware found a trojan and fixed it, adaware also found 5 items that it said were a trojan and supposedly fixed them.
However when i click on google links I still get it redirected and it says jumping in the window name. through some site like 28find.org.. I dont let it load the site it jumps to. When I look at the bottom of my hijack this log I can guess which ones the virus, but I'll leave you guys to it.
Please help because I need to use my computer for something I cant do until its fixed. Thanks for reading. My computer is win xp.

(instead of bumping)
UPDATE:Today random ads were playing in audio, and I couldn't figure out what was going on, I found Iexplorer.exe was running in processes so there is something opening ads. Also spybot wont open anymore, it just crashes.

Finally I read of someone with similar redirecting error and they said to delete java, and reinstall the latest java, I did that and fixed it. My computer still has some serious problems, one being if you look at the bottom of my hijack this log it has this one thing named eswjkefowjwoowfjfjnefssaghdj.exe which im guessing is not a safe process!!
UPDATE2: The redirect virus is back, it now does it when I click google links. Really hoping I can have some help soon. I will upload a new hijack this log because I believe whatever problems I have have advanced or morphed into more so the hijack this log i have is now fresh from today.

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Edited by expandingminds, 29 June 2009 - 05:02 PM.

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#2 aommaster


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Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:20 AM

Hello, expandingminds.
My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.

I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.
If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.


Please note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.

We need to run RSIT
  • Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on RSIT.exe.
  • Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
  • Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)
In your next reply, please include the following:
  • Log.txt
  • info.txt

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#3 expandingminds

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:53 PM

Ok here, I know for sure what I have is a trojan, as adaware finds it, malware finds it, superantispyware finds it, but none can remove it. It also doesn't allow superantispyware to run, but i got it to work by goin through safe mode. Thanks for the reply, heres my logs..

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:06 AM

Thanks for posting your log. Logs take a while to process due to intensive research that must be done. Please give me some time to look over your logs and I will post back soon :thumbup2:

In the meanwhile, please note the following:
  • Please track this topic by either adding it to your favourites or clicking the Options button at the top of this thread and then Track this topic.
  • The logs that you post should be copied and pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.
  • If you do not reply within 5 days, I will have to close your topic. Should you not be able to meet this, please notify me so that I will leave the topic open.
  • Please do not install, update, or run any programs for the duration of the fix.
  • If you do not understand the instructions I provide, please don't hesitate to ask. That's what I'm here for :)
  • Please continue to reply to this topic until I give you the all clean. Just because there are no symptoms of infection doesn't mean that the computer is clean.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:02 AM

Hello, expandingminds.
Viewpoint Warning!

The logs also show Viewpoint Manager installed, 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 changed from what we know in 2006 read this article:

Viewpoint to Plunge Into Adware

I suggest you remove the program now. Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. From within Add or Remove Programs uninstall the following if they exist:
  • Viewpoint
  • Viewpoint Manager
  • Viewpoint Media Player

Please answer the following questions

I see that HijackThis had been used to fix a number of lines. This could indicate that you're being helped by someone else. If this is the case, please let me know, as it could cause confusion between us.


We need to download a renamed copy of Combofix
  • Download Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it before saving it. Save it to your desktop as Combo-Fix.exe
    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
  • Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • When finished, it will produce a report for you.
  • Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt so we can continue cleaning the system.
In your next reply, please include the following:
  • Answers to my questions above
  • ComboFix.txt
  • Fresh HijackThis Log

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#6 expandingminds

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 06:01 PM

Hello again, I ran the thing. First no one else is helping me, after not receiving a reply here for a couple days I tried to take matters into my own hands best I could, and did the hijack this things you mentioned. Maybe they were a mistake but my computer seems to be a bit better. (oh and i removed viewpoint the other day after looking into it)

Anyway the combofix said that symantec antivirus was running but it isnt even on the bottom right near the clock so I can't close it, or at least I don't know how. Thats been on my computer i guess since it was built. So it might have interfered a bit, thats what combofix warned anyway.
Finally here are my attached log, and fresh hijack this log from 2 minutes ago.

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Edited by expandingminds, 06 July 2009 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 06:33 PM


Thanks for posting your log. In the future, please copy and paste your logs into your reply, rather than attaching them. It makes it easier for me to read :thumbup2:

Please give me a while to take a look through your logs and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:49 AM

Hello, expandingminds.
Looks like Viewpoint didn't get deleted. We'll get rid of it now. Also, are you having any problems with your computer?

We need to run a batch file
  • Copy the following into a notepad (Start>Run>"notepad"). Do not copy the word "code".
    @Echo off
    sc stop "Viewpoint Manager Service"
    sc delete "Viewpoint Manager Service"
    rd /q /s "c:\program files\Viewpoint"
  • Click File, then Save As... .
  • Click Desktop on the left.
  • Under the Save as type dropdown, select All Files.
  • In the box File Name, input fix.bat
  • Hit OK.
  • Double click fix.bat. You will see a black command prompt window open then close. It might seem like nothing is happening, but the script is running.
Please post a new RSIT log when done.

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#9 expandingminds

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:28 PM

Ok I ran it, heres my new RSIT log. I'll post them in here from now on. I only attached as I thought it was more convenient. To your question about problems, Originally I was getting trojans showing up in my antispyware but I am thinking maybe after constantly running restarting, going to safe mode, running antispyware, etc I might have removed them. Iexplore.exe used to open as a process(I use firefox) and would play audio advertisments, now that doesn't happen. So i might have removed them, not sure.

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.06 (written by random/random)
Run by shane at 2009-07-07 15:24:57
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
System drive C: has 137 GB (48%) free of 286 GB
Total RAM: 1791 MB (72% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:12 PM, on 7/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\802.11 Wireless LAN\802.11g Pen Size Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter HW.32 V1.10\SiSWLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AGEIA Technologies\TrayIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\802.11 Wireless LAN\802.11g Pen Size Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter HW.32 V1.10\WlanCU.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Desktop\RSIT.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\shane.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0 CE\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGEIA PhysX SysTray] C:\Program Files\AGEIA Technologies\TrayIcon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVMixerTray] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Wireless Configuration Utility HW.32.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Run IMVU - {d9288080-1baa-4bc4-9cf8-a92d743db949} - C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Start Menu\Programs\IMVU\Run IMVU.lnk (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter (Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
O23 - Service: SiS WirelessLan Service (SiSWLSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\802.11 Wireless LAN\802.11g Pen Size Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter HW.32 V1.10\SiSWLSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe

End of file - 5653 bytes

======Scheduled tasks folder======


======Registry dump======

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}]
AcroIEHlprObj Class - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0 CE\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll [2003-05-12 50376]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}]
Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll [2009-06-28 41368]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C}]
JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll [2009-06-28 73728]

"AGEIA PhysX SysTray"=C:\Program Files\AGEIA Technologies\TrayIcon.exe [2006-03-20 331776]
"NVMixerTray"=C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe [2004-06-03 131072]
"StartCCC"=C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe [2009-02-25 61440]

"BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}"=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe [2006-08-22 94208]
"SUPERAntiSpyware"=C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe [2009-06-23 1830128]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Ad-Watch]
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe [2009-06-29 520024]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Aim6]
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe [2006-11-07 50736]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ccApp]
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe [2004-06-09 66680]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ISUSPM Startup]
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\isuspm.exe [2004-06-16 221184]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\ISUSScheduler]
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe [2004-06-16 81920]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\NeroFilterCheck]
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe [2006-01-12 155648]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\QuickTime Task]
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe [2006-09-01 282624]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SunJavaUpdateSched]
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe [2009-06-28 148888]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\TkBellExe]
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe [2009-06-21 198160]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk]
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Adobe\CALIBR~1\ADOBEG~1.EXE [2003-12-03 113664]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Microsoft Office.lnk]
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\OSA.EXE [2001-02-13 83360]

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Wireless Configuration Utility HW.32.lnk - C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{BDC88E5A-F47B-4314-AB38-994592E32C95}\NewShortcut1.exe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\!SASWinLogon]
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll [2008-12-22 356352]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent]
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.dll [2009-02-25 155648]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\NavLogon]
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NavLogon.dll [2004-08-02 83272]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\WgaLogon]
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaLogon.dll [2009-03-10 239496]

"{5AE067D3-9AFB-48E0-853A-EBB7F4A000DA}"=C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASSEH.DLL [2008-05-13 77824]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\network\Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service]




"C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter\GRAW.exe"="C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter\GRAW.exe:*:Enabled:GRAW"
"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 2142\BF2142.exe"="C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 2142\BF2142.exe:*:Enabled:Battlefield 2"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Dungeon Siege 2\DungeonSiege2.exe"="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Dungeon Siege 2\DungeonSiege2.exe:*:Enabled:Dungeon Siege 2 Game Executable"
"C:\Program Files\SecondLife\SecondLife.exe"="C:\Program Files\SecondLife\SecondLife.exe:*:Enabled:Second Life"
"C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe"="C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe:*:Enabled:mIRC"
"C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe"="C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe:*:Enabled:AIM"
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Loader\aolload.exe"="C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Loader\aolload.exe:*:Disabled:AOL Loader"
"C:\Program Files\Codemasters\Rise of the Argonauts\Binaries\RiseOfTheArgonauts.exe"="C:\Program Files\Codemasters\Rise of the Argonauts\Binaries\RiseOfTheArgonauts.exe:*:Enabled:RiseOfTheArgonauts"
"%windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\Program Files\SecondLife\SLVoice.exe"="C:\Program Files\SecondLife\SLVoice.exe:*:Enabled:SLVoice"
"C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe"="C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\realplay.exe:*:Enabled:RealPlayer"

"%windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"

======List of files/folders created in the last 1 months======

2009-07-07 01:25:11 ----SHD---- C:\RECYCLER
2009-07-06 15:55:38 ----A---- C:\ComboFix.txt
2009-07-06 15:40:16 ----A---- C:\Boot.bak
2009-07-06 15:40:09 ----D---- C:\cmdcons
2009-07-06 15:38:18 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\NIRCMD.exe
2009-07-06 15:38:17 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\zip.exe
2009-07-06 15:38:17 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\SWXCACLS.exe
2009-07-06 15:38:17 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\SWSC.exe
2009-07-06 15:38:17 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\SWREG.exe
2009-07-06 15:38:17 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\sed.exe
2009-07-06 15:38:17 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\PEV.exe
2009-07-06 15:38:17 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\grep.exe
2009-07-06 15:38:11 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT
2009-07-06 15:37:48 ----D---- C:\Qoobox
2009-07-03 17:51:38 ----D---- C:\rsit
2009-06-29 20:30:59 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\wininit.ini
2009-06-29 20:16:38 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-06-29 20:16:24 ----D---- C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-06-29 20:16:24 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-06-29 20:16:16 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard
2009-06-29 15:08:23 ----SHD---- C:\WINDOWS\CSC
2009-06-28 16:47:39 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\javaws.exe
2009-06-28 16:47:39 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\javaw.exe
2009-06-28 16:47:39 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe
2009-06-28 16:47:20 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Java
2009-06-28 01:15:45 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2009-06-27 18:23:45 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsdelete.exe
2009-06-27 18:07:30 ----HDC---- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{7972B2E5-3E09-4E5E-81B7-FE5819D6772F}
2009-06-23 18:49:06 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Application Data\SPORE
2009-06-23 18:48:48 ----RHD---- C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Application Data\SecuROM
2009-06-21 19:53:44 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Common Files\xing shared
2009-06-21 19:53:41 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\rmoc3260.dll
2009-06-21 19:53:39 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\pndx5032.dll
2009-06-21 19:53:39 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\pndx5016.dll
2009-06-21 19:53:38 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Real
2009-06-21 19:53:38 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\pncrt.dll
2009-06-21 19:53:37 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real
2009-06-21 19:53:37 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Application Data\Real
2009-06-21 01:33:31 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\xactengine2_9.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:31 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx10_35.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:31 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\D3DCompiler_35.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:30 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\xactengine2_8.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:30 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\x3daudio1_2.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:30 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx9_35.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:30 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx9_34.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:30 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx10_34.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:30 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\D3DCompiler_34.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:28 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\xactengine2_7.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:27 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx10_33.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:27 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\D3DCompiler_33.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:25 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\xactengine2_6.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:25 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\xactengine2_5.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:25 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx9_33.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:25 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx9_32.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:24 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\xactengine2_4.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:24 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\x3daudio1_1.dll
2009-06-21 00:21:01 ----D---- C:\Program Files\EA Games
2009-06-20 21:52:03 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx10_38.dll
2009-06-20 21:52:03 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\D3DCompiler_38.dll
2009-06-20 21:52:01 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\D3DX9_38.dll
2009-06-20 21:51:59 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\xinput1_3.dll
2009-06-17 01:57:38 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Application Data\Apple Computer
2009-06-13 22:40:41 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ATI
2009-06-13 15:21:18 ----RA---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\vp6vfw.dll
2009-06-13 15:21:16 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Microsoft WSE
2009-06-13 15:20:46 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3dx9_31.dll
2009-06-13 15:20:42 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\Logs
2009-06-13 03:01:20 ----HDC---- C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB961501$
2009-06-13 03:01:09 ----HDC---- C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB969897$
2009-06-13 03:01:01 ----HDC---- C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB969898$
2009-06-13 03:00:53 ----HDC---- C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB970238$
2009-06-13 03:00:36 ----HDC---- C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB968537$
2009-06-12 19:51:13 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Application Data\SystemRequirementsLab

======List of files/folders modified in the last 1 months======

2009-07-07 15:25:08 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch
2009-07-07 15:24:00 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\Temp
2009-07-07 15:22:33 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt
2009-07-07 15:22:05 ----RD---- C:\Program Files
2009-07-07 15:18:22 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\NeroDigital.ini
2009-07-07 15:18:06 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
2009-07-06 15:55:41 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers
2009-07-06 15:55:41 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\system32
2009-07-06 15:53:14 ----RSHDC---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
2009-07-06 15:53:06 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2
2009-07-06 15:48:30 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS
2009-07-06 15:48:30 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system.ini
2009-07-06 15:46:23 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\config
2009-07-06 15:45:12 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\AppPatch
2009-07-06 15:45:11 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Common Files
2009-07-06 15:40:16 ----RASH---- C:\boot.ini
2009-07-06 15:38:16 ----SHD---- C:\System Volume Information
2009-07-06 15:38:16 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore
2009-06-29 21:38:11 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\ntbtlog.txt
2009-06-29 20:16:27 ----SHD---- C:\WINDOWS\Installer
2009-06-29 00:34:01 ----SD---- C:\WINDOWS\Tasks
2009-06-29 00:31:03 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\win.ini
2009-06-29 00:10:33 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings
2009-06-28 17:05:34 ----SD---- C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Application Data\Microsoft
2009-06-28 16:47:24 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-06-28 16:43:09 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint
2009-06-28 01:24:33 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-06-28 01:08:07 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2009-06-27 18:16:08 ----DC---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRVSTORE
2009-06-27 18:07:26 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Lavasoft
2009-06-27 18:07:26 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft
2009-06-27 17:42:55 ----AD---- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP
2009-06-27 17:42:33 ----D---- C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster
2009-06-23 18:35:17 ----HD---- C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
2009-06-23 00:05:47 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Storage
2009-06-21 19:53:38 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcr71.dll
2009-06-21 19:53:38 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\msvcp71.dll
2009-06-21 01:33:31 ----HD---- C:\WINDOWS\inf
2009-06-21 01:33:31 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\system32\DirectX
2009-06-21 01:33:23 ----RSD---- C:\WINDOWS\assembly
2009-06-21 00:19:53 ----D---- C:\Program Files\The Witcher Enhanced Edition
2009-06-20 23:38:10 ----D---- C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts
2009-06-20 17:18:28 ----D---- C:\Program Files\mIRC
2009-06-14 02:36:01 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\Help
2009-06-13 22:40:41 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\shane\Application Data\ATI
2009-06-13 22:37:59 ----D---- C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS
2009-06-13 22:37:46 ----D---- C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies
2009-06-13 15:21:18 ----SD---- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft
2009-06-13 03:01:16 ----A---- C:\WINDOWS\imsins.BAK
2009-06-13 03:01:01 ----HD---- C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$
2009-06-13 00:48:26 ----D---- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy

======List of drivers (R=Running, S=Stopped, 0=Boot, 1=System, 2=Auto, 3=Demand, 4=Disabled)======

R1 AmdK7;AMD K7 Processor Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\amdk7.sys [2008-04-13 37760]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL; \??\C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASKUTIL.sys []
R1 SAVRT;SAVRT; \??\C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\savrt.sys []
R1 SYMTDI;SYMTDI; C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SYMTDI.SYS [2004-06-11 263736]
R2 AegisP;AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x) v3.0.0.5; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\AegisP.sys [2006-11-19 15939]
R2 atksgt;atksgt; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atksgt.sys [2006-12-06 271360]
R2 lirsgt;lirsgt; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\lirsgt.sys [2006-12-06 18048]
R2 SAVRTPEL;SAVRTPEL; \??\C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Savrtpel.sys []
R3 Arp1394;1394 ARP Client Protocol; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\arp1394.sys [2008-04-13 60800]
R3 ati2mtag;ati2mtag; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ati2mtag.sys [2009-02-25 3565568]
R3 EL90Xbc;3Com 3C90X-BC Family PCI EtherLink Adapter; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\el90Xbc5.SYS [2002-08-13 74338]
R3 GTNDIS5;GTNDIS5 NDIS Protocol Driver; \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\GTNDIS5.SYS []
R3 hidusb;Microsoft HID Class Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys [2008-04-13 10368]
R3 mouhid;Mouse HID Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys [2001-08-23 12160]
R3 ms_mpu401;Microsoft MPU-401 MIDI UART Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\msmpu401.sys [2001-08-17 2944]
R3 NAVENG;NAVENG; \??\C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\VIRUSD~1\20090220.004\naveng.sys []
R3 NAVEX15;NAVEX15; \??\C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\VIRUSD~1\20090220.004\navex15.sys []
R3 NIC1394;1394 Net Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nic1394.sys [2008-04-13 61824]
R3 nvax;Service for NVIDIA® nForce™ Audio Enumerator; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvax.sys [2004-05-25 48640]
R3 NVENET;NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\NVENET.sys [2004-01-29 93764]
R3 nvnforce;Service for NVIDIA® nForce™ Audio; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvapu.sys [2004-05-25 396032]
R3 SASENUM;SASENUM; \??\C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASENUM.SYS []
R3 SIS163u;SiS 163 usb Wireless LAN Adapter Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\sis163u.sys [2004-12-29 167424]
R3 SISNPF;SIS Netgroup Packet Filter; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SISNPF.sys [2004-12-31 74240]
R3 SymEvent;SymEvent; \??\C:\Program Files\Symantec\SYMEVENT.SYS []
R3 usbehci;Microsoft USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Miniport Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys [2008-04-13 30208]
R3 usbhub;USB2 Enabled Hub; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys [2008-04-13 59520]
R3 usbohci;Microsoft USB Open Host Controller Miniport Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\usbohci.sys [2008-04-13 17152]
S3 bkn50USB;Belkin 54Mbps Wireless USB Network Adapter; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\rt2500usb.sys [2004-07-16 140416]
S3 catchme;catchme; \??\C:\DOCUME~1\shane\LOCALS~1\Temp\catchme.sys []
S3 cpuz130;cpuz130; \??\C:\DOCUME~1\shane\LOCALS~1\Temp\cpuz130\cpuz_x32.sys []
S3 ltmodem5;LT Modem Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ltmdmnt.sys [2004-08-03 606684]
S3 MODEMCSA;Unimodem Streaming Filter Device; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\MODEMCSA.sys [2001-08-17 16128]
S3 SYMREDRV;SYMREDRV; C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SYMREDRV.SYS [2004-06-11 16280]
S3 USBSTOR;USB Mass Storage Driver; C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\USBSTOR.SYS [2008-04-13 26368]
S4 IntelIde;IntelIde; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\IntelIde.sys []

======List of services (R=Running, S=Stopped, 0=Boot, 1=System, 2=Auto, 3=Demand, 4=Disabled)======

R2 Ati HotKey Poller;Ati HotKey Poller; C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe [2009-02-25 602112]
R2 Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter Service;Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter; C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe [2004-03-29 49152]
R2 ccSetMgr;Symantec Settings Manager; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe [2004-06-09 242808]
R2 DefWatch;Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher; C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe [2004-08-02 30024]
R2 JavaQuickStarterService;Java Quick Starter; C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe [2009-06-28 152984]
R2 MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS;SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS); c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe [2005-10-14 28768528]
R2 SiSWLSvc;SiS WirelessLan Service; C:\Program Files\802.11 Wireless LAN\802.11g Pen Size Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter HW.32 V1.10\SiSWLSvc.exe [2004-12-31 45056]
S2 ATI Smart;ATI Smart; C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe [2009-02-25 593920]
S2 Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service; C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe [2009-06-29 1029456]
S3 aspnet_state;ASP.NET State Service; C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_state.exe [2007-04-13 33632]
S3 ccEvtMgr;Symantec Event Manager; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe [2004-06-09 255096]
S3 ccPwdSvc;Symantec Password Validation; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe [2004-06-09 87160]
S3 clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_32;.NET Runtime Optimization Service v2.0.50727_X86; C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe [2007-04-13 68952]
S3 NBService;NBService; C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe [2006-08-08 208896]
S3 ose;Office Source Engine; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE [2003-07-28 89136]
S3 SavRoam;SAVRoam; C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe [2004-08-02 173392]
S3 SNDSrvc;Symantec Network Drivers Service; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe [2004-06-11 201944]
S3 SQLWriter;SQL Server VSS Writer; c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe [2005-10-14 87768]
S3 Symantec AntiVirus;Symantec AntiVirus; C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe [2004-08-02 1267024]
S4 MSSQLServerADHelper;SQL Server Active Directory Helper; c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqladhlp90.exe [2005-10-14 45272]
S4 SQLBrowser;SQL Server Browser; c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe [2005-10-14 239320]


#10 aommaster


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:01 AM

Hello, expandingminds.
Looks like combofix did its thing! :thumbup2:

Please navigate and delete this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint


We need to uninstall Combofix
  • Click on your Start Menu, then Run....
  • Now type combofix /u in the runbox and click OK. Notice the space between the "x" and "/".

Your Log looks Clean please take the time to read below to secure your machine and take the necessary steps to keep it Clean :)

Hiding Hidden Files
Please set your system to hide all hidden files.
Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, uncheck Show hidden files and folders.
Check: Hide file extensions for known file types
Check the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
Click Yes to confirm.
Purging System Restore Points
Now you should Set 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 System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. 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 go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
One of the most common questions found when cleaning Spyware or other Malware is "how did my machine get infected?". There are a variety of reasons, but the most common ones are that you are going to sites that you are not practicing Safe Internet, you are not running the proper security software, and that your computer's security settings are set too low.

Below I have outlined a series of categories that outline how you can increase the security of your computer so that you will not be infected again in the future.

Practice Safe Internet

One of the main reasons people get infected in the first place is that they are not practicing Safe Internet. You practice Safe Internet when you educate yourself on how to properly use the Internet through the use of security tools and good practice. Knowing how you can get infected and what types of files and sites to avoid will be the most crucial step in keeping your computer malware free. The reality is that the majority of people who are infected with malware are ones who click on things they shouldn't be clicking on. Whether these things are files or sites it doesn't really matter. If something is out to get you, and you click on it, it most likely will. Below are a list of simple precautions to take to keep your computer clean and running securely:
  • If you receive an attachment from someone you do not know, DO NOT OPEN IT! Simple as that. Opening attachments from people you do not know is a very common method for viruses or worms to infect your computer.
  • If you receive an attachment and it ends with a .exe, .com, .bat, or .pif do not open the attachment unless you know for a fact that it is clean. For the casual computer user, you will almost never receive a valid attachment of this type.
  • If you receive an attachment from someone you know, and it looks suspicious, then it probably is. The email could be from someone you know infected with a malware that is trying to infect everyone in their address book.
  • If you are browsing the Internet and a popup appears saying that you are infected, ignore it!. These are, as far as I am concerned, scams that are being used to scare you into purchasing a piece of software. For an example of these types of popups, or Foistware, you should read this article: Foistware, And how to avoid it.
    There are also programs that disguise themselves as Anti-Spyware or security products but are instead scams. For a list of these types of programs we recommend you visit this link: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
  • Another tactic to fool you on the web is when a site displays a popup that looks like a normal Windows message or alert. When you click on them, though, they instead bring you to another site that is trying to push a product on you. We suggest that you close these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button. Alternatively, you can check to see if it's a real alert by right-clicking on the window. If there is a menu that comes up saying Add to Favorites... you know it's a fake.
  • Do not go to adult sites. I know this may bother some of you, but the fact is that a large amount of malware is pushed through these types of sites. I am not saying all adult sites do this, but a lot do.
  • When using an Instant Messaging program be cautious about clicking on links people send to you. It is not uncommon for infections to send a message to everyone in the infected person's contact list that contains a link to an infection. Instead when you receive a message that contains a link, message back to the person asking if it is legit before you click on it.
  • Stay away from Warez and Crack sites! In addition to the obvious copyright issues, the downloads from these sites are typically overrun with infections.
  • Be careful of what you download off of web sites and Peer-2-Peer networks. Some sites disguise malware as legitimate software to trick you into installing them and Peer-2-Peer networks are crawling with it. If you want to download a piece of software a from a site, and are not sure if they are legitimate, you can use McAfee Siteadvisor to look up info on the site.
  • DO NOT INSTALL any software without first reading the End User License Agreement, otherwise known as the EULA. A tactic that some developers use is to offer their software for free, but have spyware and other programs you do not want bundled with it. This is where they make their money. By reading the agreement there is a good chance you can spot this and not install the software.
Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently
It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

Make Internet Explorer 6 and below more secure
  • 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.
Update your AntiVirus Software

It is imperative that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out. If you use a commercial antivirus program you must make sure you keep renewing your subscription. Otherwise, once your subscription runs out, you may not be able to update the programs virus definitions.

Make sure your applications have all of their updates

It is also possible for other programs on your computer to have security vulnerability that can allow malware to infect you. Therefore, it is also a good idea to check for the latest versions of commonly installed applications that are regularly patched to fix vulnerabilities. You can check these by visiting Secunia Software Inspector and Calendar of Updates.

Use a Firewall

Without a firewall your computer is susceptible to being hacked and taken over. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

Understanding and Using Firewalls

Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:42 AM

Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :thumbup2:

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