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#1 Captain Katiakicz

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:49 AM

When searching on google, websites such as toseeka, shopica, going.com, greatjoytoday.com, lz-eye.com, similarfind.com... show up. Can't get any real results until the second page. I know there's a few topics on this, but of course I figure it's mostly logs rather than information so...


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dan Dailey at 1:31:35.31 on Wed 07/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.msn.com
mSearch Page = hxxp://www.msn.com
mSearch Bar = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: StumbleUpon Launcher: {145b29f4-a56b-4b90-bbac-45784ebebbb7} - c:\program files\stumbleupon\StumbleUponIEBar.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - No File
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
TB: StumbleUpon Toolbar: {5093eb4c-3e93-40ab-9266-b607ba87bdc8} - c:\program files\stumbleupon\StumbleUponIEBar.dll
TB: {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - No File
TB: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - No File
TB: {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} - No File
EB: {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - No File
uRun: [MsnMsgr] "c:\program files\windows live\messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
uRun: [Aim6]
uRun: [Sticky Pad] c:\program files\stickypad\StickyPad.exe
mRun: [LXCFCATS] rundll32 c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\LXCFtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [Ad-Watch] c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\AAWTray.exe
mRun: [SNM] c:\program files\spynomore\SNM.exe /startup
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Save to AnyNotes - c:\program files\anynotes 5.0\an_menu1.htm
IE: StumbleUpon PhotoBlog It! - StumbleUponIEBar.dll/blogimage
IE: {0CEC0F8D-EA18-4559-9FF9-4BF679CA3740} - c:\program files\anynotes 5.0\an_menu1.htm
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
LSP: c:\windows\system32\lsp.dll
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\Yinsthelper.dll
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_08-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0008-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_08-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxsrvc.dll
Notify: NavLogon - c:\windows\system32\NavLogon.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\dandai~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ts6pabsx.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.dogforums.com/5-dog-food-forum/36476-dog-food-vs-home.html
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=
FF - component: c:\program files\avg\avg8\firefox\components\avgssff.dll

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


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

2009-06-30 18:54 1,152 a------- c:\windows\system32\windrv.sys
2009-06-30 18:53 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SpyNoMore
2009-06-29 11:32 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\ESET
2009-06-17 20:25 64,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys
2009-06-17 20:12 <DIR> -cd-h--- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{7972B2E5-3E09-4E5E-81B7-FE5819D6772F}
2009-06-17 20:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Lavasoft
2009-06-15 20:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-06-15 20:06 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-06-15 20:06 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\dandai~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-06-14 02:44 183,296 -------- c:\windows\system32\lsp.dll
2009-06-09 20:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2009-06-08 14:14 <DIR> --d----- C:\$AVG8.VAULT$

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

2009-06-22 13:52 11,952 a------- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-06-22 13:52 327,688 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-06-14 10:29 108,552 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2009-05-07 10:44 344,064 a------- c:\windows\system32\localspl.dll
2009-04-28 23:52 659,456 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-04-28 23:52 81,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2009-04-17 04:58 1,846,656 a------- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2009-04-15 10:11 584,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll
2007-05-10 01:44 40 ac------ c:\documents and settings\dan dailey\language.dat

============= FINISH: 1:45:14.48 ===============

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 08:30 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

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Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

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Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.
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Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:20 AM

The delay is alright. I understand. I'm just happy you eventually were able to come to me. ;)


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dan Dailey at 9:08:58.06 on Sun 07/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180

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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.msn.com
mSearch Page = hxxp://www.msn.com
mSearch Bar = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: StumbleUpon Launcher: {145b29f4-a56b-4b90-bbac-45784ebebbb7} - c:\program files\stumbleupon\StumbleUponIEBar.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - No File
BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
TB: StumbleUpon Toolbar: {5093eb4c-3e93-40ab-9266-b607ba87bdc8} - c:\program files\stumbleupon\StumbleUponIEBar.dll
TB: {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - No File
TB: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - No File
TB: {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} - No File
EB: {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - No File
uRun: [MsnMsgr] "c:\program files\windows live\messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
uRun: [Aim6]
uRun: [Sticky Pad] c:\program files\stickypad\StickyPad.exe
mRun: [LXCFCATS] rundll32 c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\LXCFtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 8.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [Ad-Watch] c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\AAWTray.exe
mRun: [SNM] c:\program files\spynomore\SNM.exe /startup
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Save to AnyNotes - c:\program files\anynotes 5.0\an_menu1.htm
IE: StumbleUpon PhotoBlog It! - StumbleUponIEBar.dll/blogimage
IE: {0CEC0F8D-EA18-4559-9FF9-4BF679CA3740} - c:\program files\anynotes 5.0\an_menu1.htm
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLL
LSP: c:\windows\system32\lsp.dll
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\java\classes\xmldso.cab
DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} - hxxp://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\Yinsthelper.dll
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_08-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/polarbear/ultrashim.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0008-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_08-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxsrvc.dll
Notify: NavLogon - c:\windows\system32\NavLogon.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\dandai~1\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ts6pabsx.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.dogforums.com/5-dog-food-forum/36476-dog-food-vs-home.html
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=
FF - component: c:\program files\avg\avg8\firefox\components\avgssff.dll

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


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

2009-06-30 18:54 1,152 a------- c:\windows\system32\windrv.sys
2009-06-29 11:32 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\ESET
2009-06-17 20:25 64,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys
2009-06-17 20:12 <DIR> -cd-h--- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\{7972B2E5-3E09-4E5E-81B7-FE5819D6772F}
2009-06-17 20:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Lavasoft
2009-06-15 20:08 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-06-15 20:06 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-06-15 20:06 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\dandai~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-06-14 02:44 183,296 -------- c:\windows\system32\lsp.dll
2009-06-09 20:02 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository
2009-06-08 14:14 <DIR> --d----- C:\$AVG8.VAULT$

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

2009-06-22 13:52 11,952 a------- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-06-22 13:52 327,688 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-06-14 10:29 108,552 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2009-05-07 10:44 344,064 a------- c:\windows\system32\localspl.dll
2009-04-28 23:52 659,456 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-04-28 23:52 81,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2009-04-17 04:58 1,846,656 a------- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2009-04-15 10:11 584,192 a------- c:\windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll
2007-05-10 01:44 40 ac------ c:\documents and settings\dan dailey\language.dat

============= FINISH: 9:12:49.50 ===============

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#4 Hoov

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:35 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now onto trying to fix your computer.

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

Does this only happen in Firefox, or does it also happen in IE?

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

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:53 PM

I have used
SpyNoMore (the free scanonly version - I deleted the entries that it revealed myself)
Ad-aware
Eset
AVG
SUPERantispyware
Spyware Doctor
Malwarebytes Anti-malware
in no order

It was happening for a while on both Firefox and IE. Recently, it has... stopped. I posted this topic even after I stopped seeing redirects because on google, there was some sort of padding on the left and I thought I still had some problems, so I posted this topic. After looking around I found this http://blogoscoped.com/forum/156711.html#split so the different look on google isn't a virus. I think after using spynomore and eset I may have gotten rid of it. However... if it's okay with you, I'd like to make sure I have this hijack completely gone. Is that okay?

I have run MBAM before, but I will run it again and show you the log.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38
Database version: 2388
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

7/7/2009 8:20:46 PM
mbam-log-2009-07-07 (20-20-46).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 108372
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 0 minute(s), 36 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Illysoft (Rogue.SpyNoMore) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Illysoft (Rogue.SpyNoMore) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
c:\documents and settings\dan dailey\Desktop\spynomore.exe (Rogue.SpyNoMore) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\Dan Dailey\Application Data\wiaserva.log (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

#6 Hoov

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:22 PM

There is one more scan you can run to make sure.

* Anyone other than the originator of this thread, you would be best advised to not run combofix without guidance from someone trained in its use. It is a very powerful tool that can cause damage to your computer if used wrong.

Run comboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Also make sure you close all your browsers just before the instructions tell you to start the scanner.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
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#7 Captain Katiakicz

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:57 PM

It seems I have a problem here...

So I disabled Ad-Aware and AVG. I run Combofix - and it tells me that AVG is running. There's no processes running in task manager, and I already disabled the program... I downloaded AVG remover (http://www.avg.com/download-tools) thinking that I could get rid of the problem. I run Combofix again, and it still says AVG is running. What do I do?

Although I realized I downloaded a program even though you said not to... I hope you won't get too mad.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:02 PM

No worries, I just don't like it when people go off on Thier own. You were trying to fix a problem. Go ahead and run the scan. This problem crops up from time to time.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:30 PM

ComboFix 09-07-09.02 - Dan Dailey 07/09/2009 15:44.1.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.247.129 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Dan Dailey\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
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c:\windows\Installer\2211a.msi
c:\windows\Installer\224c48f.msp
c:\windows\Installer\224c4a1.msp
c:\windows\Installer\224c4b3.msp
c:\windows\Installer\224c4c4.msp
c:\windows\Installer\302f15.msp
c:\windows\Installer\302f27.msp
c:\windows\Installer\302f39.msp
c:\windows\Installer\655c96e.msp
c:\windows\Installer\cb5bb72.msp
c:\windows\Installer\cb5bb84.msp
c:\windows\Installer\cb5bb96.msp
c:\windows\patch.exe
c:\windows\system32\_000006_.tmp.dll
c:\windows\system32\_000008_.tmp.dll
c:\windows\system32\_000009_.tmp.dll
c:\windows\system32\_000013_.tmp.dll
c:\windows\system32\AutoRun.inf
c:\windows\system32\lsp.dll

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-------\Legacy_TDSSSERV.SYS


((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-06-09 to 2009-07-09 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2009-07-07 23:20 . 2009-06-17 16:27 38160 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-07-07 23:19 . 2009-06-17 16:27 19096 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-07-07 23:19 . 2009-07-07 23:20 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-06-30 23:54 . 2009-06-30 23:54 1152 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\windrv.sys
2009-06-29 16:32 . 2009-06-29 16:32 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\ESET
2009-06-18 01:25 . 2009-06-18 01:23 64160 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys
2009-06-18 01:24 . 2009-06-30 01:41 314712 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\threatwork.exe
2009-06-18 01:24 . 2009-07-07 01:28 25440 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\savapibridge.dll
2009-06-18 01:24 . 2009-06-18 01:24 15688 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\lsdelete.exe
2009-06-18 01:24 . 2009-06-30 01:40 169312 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\lavamessage.dll
2009-06-18 01:24 . 2009-06-30 01:40 348496 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\lavalicense.dll
2009-06-18 01:24 . 2009-06-30 01:40 298336 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\UpdateManager.dll
2009-06-18 01:24 . 2009-06-30 01:40 84832 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\ShellExt.dll
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-07-07 01:27 1630560 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\Resources.dll
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-30 01:38 246128 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\RPAPI.dll
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-30 01:38 40288 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\PrivacyClean.dll
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-18 01:23 64160 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\Drivers\32\lbd.sys
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-30 01:38 85352 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\Drivers\32\AAWDriverTool.exe
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-30 01:38 664424 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\CEAPI.dll
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-30 01:37 563064 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\Ad-AwareCommand.exe
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-07-07 01:27 566632 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\Ad-AwareAdmin.exe
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-07-07 01:27 2353480 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\Ad-Aware.exe
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-30 01:36 629072 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\AAWWSC.exe
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-30 01:35 520024 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\AAWTray.exe
2009-06-18 01:23 . 2009-06-30 01:35 1029456 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Update\AAWService.exe
2009-06-18 01:12 . 2009-03-12 08:17 2902048 -c--a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\{7972B2E5-3E09-4E5E-81B7-FE5819D6772F}\Ad-AwareAE.exe
2009-06-18 01:12 . 2009-06-18 01:12 -------- dc-h--w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\{7972B2E5-3E09-4E5E-81B7-FE5819D6772F}
2009-06-18 01:08 . 2009-06-18 01:08 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Lavasoft
2009-06-16 01:08 . 2009-06-16 01:08 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-06-16 01:06 . 2009-06-29 02:53 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2009-06-16 01:06 . 2009-06-29 03:00 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Dan Dailey\Application Data\SUPERAntiSpyware.com
2009-06-10 01:02 . 2009-06-10 01:02 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2009-07-09 17:37 . 2008-11-28 05:20 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\avg8
2009-07-09 08:41 . 2009-03-24 20:51 0 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\Dan Dailey\Local Settings\Application Data\prvlcl.dat
2009-07-08 01:14 . 2008-03-08 10:16 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Dan Dailey\Application Data\StumbleUpon
2009-06-26 02:47 . 2006-09-22 03:36 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Symantec
2009-06-26 02:46 . 2006-09-22 03:35 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
2009-06-18 01:08 . 2007-08-21 08:03 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft
2009-06-17 22:43 . 2007-08-21 21:50 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2009-06-17 22:43 . 2007-08-21 21:51 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2009-06-16 00:19 . 2009-03-12 16:05 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Messenger Plus! Live
2009-06-11 01:17 . 2008-03-08 10:16 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\StumbleUpon
2009-05-07 15:44 . 2004-08-04 12:00 344064 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\localspl.dll
2009-04-29 04:52 . 2004-08-04 12:00 659456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-04-29 04:52 . 2004-08-04 12:00 81920 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2009-04-17 09:58 . 2006-09-22 04:47 1846656 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2009-04-15 15:11 . 2004-08-04 12:00 584192 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\rpcrt4.dll
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"MsnMsgr"="c:\program files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" [2007-10-18 5724184]
"Sticky Pad"="c:\program files\StickyPad\StickyPad.exe" [2007-04-24 528441]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"LXCFCATS"="c:\windows\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LXCFtime.dll" [2005-09-14 73728]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="c:\program files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [2007-10-11 39792]
"QuickTime Task"="c:\program files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" [2008-03-29 413696]
"IgfxTray"="c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe" [2004-11-02 155648]
"HotKeysCmds"="c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe" [2004-11-02 126976]
"Ad-Watch"="c:\program files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe" [2009-06-18 518488]

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

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk]
path=c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk
backup=c:\windows\pss\Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnkCommon Startup

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk]
path=c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk
backup=c:\windows\pss\Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnkCommon Startup

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^WinZip Quick Pick.lnk]
path=c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\WinZip Quick Pick.lnk
backup=c:\windows\pss\WinZip Quick Pick.lnkCommon Startup

[HKLM\~\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"=
"c:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\lxcfcoms.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Soulseek-Test\\slsk.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Winamp\\winamp.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Last.fm\\LastFM.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"=
"c:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe"=

R0 Lbd;Lbd;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Lbd.sys [6/17/2009 8:25 PM 64160]
R2 Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe [3/9/2009 2:06 PM 1003344]
S3 StumbleUponUpdateService;StumbleUponUpdateService;c:\program files\StumbleUpon\StumbleUponUpdateService.exe [6/3/2009 3:52 PM 120168]

--- Other Services/Drivers In Memory ---

*Deregistered* - IPVNMon

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost]
hpdevmgmt REG_MULTI_SZ hpqcxs08 hpqddsvc
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Contents of the 'Scheduled Tasks' folder

2009-07-09 c:\windows\Tasks\Ad-Aware Update (Weekly).job
- c:\program files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-AwareAdmin.exe [2009-03-09 01:23]

2009-07-09 c:\windows\Tasks\XoftSpySE 2.job
- c:\program files\XoftSpySE\XoftSpy.exe.exe [2008-11-26 20:11]
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- - - - ORPHANS REMOVED - - - -

ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers-{061BA7EF-A771-CAB1-92A0-3E440CA09488} - (no file)
HKCU-Run-Aim6 - (no file)
HKLM-Run-SNM - c:\program files\SpyNoMore\SNM.exe
Notify-avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll


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------- Supplementary Scan -------
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uStart Page = hxxp://www.msn.com
mSearch Bar = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Save to AnyNotes - c:\program files\AnyNotes 5.0\an_menu1.htm
IE: StumbleUpon PhotoBlog It! - StumbleUponIEBar.dll/blogimage
IE: {{0CEC0F8D-EA18-4559-9FF9-4BF679CA3740} - c:\program files\AnyNotes 5.0\an_menu1.htm
DPF: Microsoft XML Parser for Java - file://c:\windows\Java\classes\xmldso.cab
FF - ProfilePath - c:\documents and settings\Dan Dailey\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ts6pabsx.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.dogforums.com/5-dog-food-forum/36476-dog-food-vs-home.html
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\NPJava11.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\NPJava12.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\NPJava13.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\NPJava14.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\NPJava32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\NPJPI150_08.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\NPOJI610.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\Microsoft\Office Live\npOLW.dll
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catchme 0.3.1398 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-07-09 16:08
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
LXCFCATS = rundll32 c:\windows\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LXCFtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden files: 0

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--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1757981266-1177238915-725345543-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\{AEF760E6-B06C-556E-32D7-6CA4178A15F2}*]
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)
@Allowed: (Read) (RestrictedCode)
"abepnmgnleloihookkcldaincpofkklihb"=hex:61,61,00,00
"bbepnmgnleloihookknkmccfjhgifcikcflg"=hex:61,61,00,00
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--------------------- DLLs Loaded Under Running Processes ---------------------

- - - - - - - > 'winlogon.exe'(512)
c:\windows\system32\NavLogon.dll

- - - - - - - > 'explorer.exe'(3388)
c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
c:\windows\system32\PortableDeviceTypes.dll
c:\windows\system32\PortableDeviceApi.dll
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------------------------ Other Running Processes ------------------------
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c:\windows\system32\lxcfcoms.exe
c:\program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
c:\windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
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Completion time: 2009-07-09 16:19 - machine was rebooted
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2009-07-09 21:19

Pre-Run: 842,534,912 bytes free
Post-Run: 1,950,298,112 bytes free

WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Home-BootDisk-ENU.exe
[boot loader]
timeout=2
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
c:\cmdcons\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 06:13 PM

Check out your search results and see if they have improved at all. Let me know.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:16 PM

Well, like I said the results have been gone since I ran one of those spyware programs sometime before posting this topic, and the look of the search engine appears to be some experimenting Google is trying out (but I did not know this before posting the topic, thinking it may have been more problems..haha).

Since you said combofix is the last thing I can do to make sure, assuming it has gotten rid of all the traces, am I done?

Also, I was wondering... what can I do to prevent further redirect hijacks? I've had go.google redirect before, and of course this toseeka one, they are so annoying, so I'm interested in how to lessen my chances with dealing with them again.

Thanks a lot. :thumbup2:

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:27 PM

Now there are something's you need to do to fully clean your system and keep it secure.
  • Please download OTCleanIt from one of the following mirrors and save it to your desktop:
  • Double click the Posted Image icon.
  • Click the large "Cleanup" button.
  • A list of tool components used in the Cleanup of malware will be downloaded.
  • Click Yes to begin the Cleanup process and remove these components, including this application.
  • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.
  • Make sure you have an Internet Connection.
  • If you have a firewall that throws out a message that OTMI3 is attempting to contact the Internet that it should be allowed.
  • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.
Cleaning out Temporary Files etc. There are several different products that you can use for this. You can go thru the Internet Options in the windows Control Panel. There are several programs that also do the job better than windows does it, in my opinion. There is System Security Suite, EasyCleaner, Ccleaner. Also sometimes other program sometimes do it as well as what you originally got it for like ZoneAlarm Security Suite. Just make sure to keep them updated and use them regularly.

Disable and Enable System Restore.
If you are using Windows Vista or XP, then I recommend you turn off System restore, and then turn it back on so that you will not be able to restore your problems to a clean computer.

Here are some good tutorials for that.
Windows Vista Restore Guide
or
Windows XP System Restore Guide
Reboot
Re-enable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

Create a System Restore Point
Go to all programs, then to accessories, then to system tools, then to system restore. Check the box for create restore point (not select a restore point), then click next and follow the instructions.

Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions: (unless you are using ZoneAlarm Security Suite or something similar, then you would secure the browser thru the firewall).

From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
Click once on the Security tab
Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
Click once on the Custom Level button.
Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
Also see the following: Securing Your Web Browser
Working with Internet Explorer 6 Security

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

We have a good guide here at Spyware Hammer on how to prevent Malware in the Future. You might want to peruse this and follow the recommendations in there.
PLEASE READ IT AND FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

Let us know if you have any more problems, either new or old.
Have a good time surfing the net, but stay safe.
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#13 Captain Katiakicz

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:09 PM

Thank you for all of that awesome information! Well I have another question: which firewall do you use? Which (free) firewall would you recommend?

I was also wondering - since the problem is resolved, would it be okay if I sent you PMs related to security and prevention questions, or is it more convenient to leave the topic open? I just thought it'd be more convenient to send PMs if I had anymore questions, so you could move on to the next person who does have actual problems with their computer.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:48 PM

First, I use ZoneAlarm internet Security Suite. Personally I recommend ZoneAlarm free for a free firewall. If you pay for one, I recommend either the ZoneAlarm line of the AVG firewall.
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