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#1 pgbigg

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 11:13 AM

Hi,

Looking for some help with a hijacked Internet Explorer: I am experiencing pop-up adware, a toolbar that appears at the bottom of IE and another toolbar that appears at the top.

I have used Spy bot anb Adware to correct any problems they have found, though the problems recur when I reboot.

If anyone would be kind enough to take a look at my Hijackthis output I would be very grateful.

Kind Regards

P

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 17:12:43, on 06/09/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\msdtc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
e:\chimera\nn4b\system\NTResourceKit\srvany.exe
e:\chimera\nn4b\system\NTResourceKit\srvany.exe
e:\chimera\nn4b\system\NTResourceKit\srvany.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Dfssvc.exe
E:\CHimera\NN4B\System\CTLManager.exe
E:\CHimera\NN4B\System\CTLProcessor.exe
E:\CHimera\NN4B\System\CTLTransporter.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DIRECT~1\DUService.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ismserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\llssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Analysis Services\Bin\msmdsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ntfrs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\locator.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\dns.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSSearch\Bin\mssearch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate\DUControl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\backWeb-7288971.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\wfxmsrvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office\1033\OLFMOD32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NORTH1.000\Desktop\HijacjThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://www.yahoo.co.uk
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.co.uk
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Biggsy
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: PopThis BHO - {0549E6CB-9985-42F6-8FD6-4EC017E6AAE1} - C:\Program Files\Surfapps.com\PopThis! Free Version\PopThis.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AD3A1DE4-AA8F-C12F-3712-3E2988752B1F} - C:\PROGRA~1\STYLEE~1\greatmix.exe
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\system32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINNT\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DUControl] C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate\DUControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GreyWipe] C:\PROGRA~1\THATPI~1\slow proxy.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BIND 2 TWO PROC] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINNT\Application Data\1 boob bind 2\hide dent.exe
O4 - Global Startup: GapSRR.lnk = C:\GAP Kids\GAP School Rules!\GapSRR.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
O4 - Global Startup: KODAK Software Updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\backWeb-7288971.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Service Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Symantec Fax Starter Edition Port.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {91663649-416A-42A5-8E54-B63C1ECA0548} - C:\Program Files\Surfapps.com\PopThis! Free Version\PopThis.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PopThis! Options... - {91663649-416A-42A5-8E54-B63C1ECA0548} - C:\Program Files\Surfapps.com\PopThis! Free Version\PopThis.dll
O16 - DPF: {2B96D5CC-C5B5-49A5-A69D-CC0A30F9028C} (MiniBugTransporterX Class) - http://download.weatherbug.com/minibug/tri...Transporter.cab?
O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200312...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/bcd48c1...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://intelligentapps.webex.com/client/la...bex/ieatgpc.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = NORTH.LOCAL
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{28595B53-FA31-4B4B-8096-A0B54817442B}: NameServer = 213.120.62.103,213.120.62.101,213.120.62.104,192.168.1.1,195.40.0.250,195.40.1.250,192.168.2.1,127.0.0.1
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = NORTH.LOCAL
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = NORTH.LOCAL
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:16 PM

I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:

Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:

How to see hidden files in Windows

Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AD3A1DE4-AA8F-C12F-3712-3E2988752B1F} - C:\PROGRA~1\STYLEE~1\greatmix.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DUControl] C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate\DUControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GreyWipe] C:\PROGRA~1\THATPI~1\slow proxy.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BIND 2 TWO PROC] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINNT\Application Data\1 boob bind 2\hide dent.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present


Reboot your computer into Safe Mode

Then delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)

C:\PROGRAM FILES\STYLEE~1\greatmix.exe <-- Delete file and directory it is in
C:\PROGRAM FILES\THATPI~1\slow proxy.exe <-- Delete file and directory it is in
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINNT\Application Data\1 boob bind 2\

Reboot your computer to go back to normal mode and Download VX2Finder from this link:

http://tools.zerosrealm.com/VX2Finder(126).exe

or

http://www.downloads.subratam.org/VX2Finder(126).exe

Run Vx2Finder and click on the *click to find VX2.BetterInternet* button. Then click *make log*.

Copy and paste the contents of the log into your next reply here along with a new hijackthis log

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 02:49 AM

Grinler,

Thanks for the reply. :thumbsup:

Here are the logs you requested:

Log for VX2.BetterInternet File Finder (msg126)

Files Found---

Additional Files---

Keys Under Notify---crypt32chain
Keys Under Notify---cryptnet
Keys Under Notify---cscdll
Keys Under Notify---igfxcui
Keys Under Notify---sclgntfy
Keys Under Notify---SensLogn
Keys Under Notify---termsrv
Keys Under Notify---wzcnotif


Guardian Key--- is called:

User Agent String---
BTopenworld IEAKBTopenworld



PS You asked me to delete the following, which is a piece of software that I know about, so have left.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DUControl] C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate\DUControl.exe

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 08:47:48, on 07/09/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\msdtc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
e:\chimera\nn4b\system\NTResourceKit\srvany.exe
e:\chimera\nn4b\system\NTResourceKit\srvany.exe
e:\chimera\nn4b\system\NTResourceKit\srvany.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Dfssvc.exe
E:\CHimera\NN4B\System\CTLManager.exe
E:\CHimera\NN4B\System\CTLProcessor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DIRECT~1\DUService.exe
E:\CHimera\NN4B\System\CTLTransporter.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ismserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\llssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Analysis Services\Bin\msmdsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\ntfrs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\locator.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\dns.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSSearch\Bin\mssearch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate\DUControl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\backWeb-7288971.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NORTH1.000\Desktop\HijacjThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://www.yahoo.co.uk
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.co.uk
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Biggsy
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: PopThis BHO - {0549E6CB-9985-42F6-8FD6-4EC017E6AAE1} - C:\Program Files\Surfapps.com\PopThis! Free Version\PopThis.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\system32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINNT\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DUControl] C:\Program Files\DirectUpdate\DUControl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - Global Startup: GapSRR.lnk = C:\GAP Kids\GAP School Rules!\GapSRR.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
O4 - Global Startup: KODAK Software Updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\backWeb-7288971.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Service Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Symantec Fax Starter Edition Port.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {91663649-416A-42A5-8E54-B63C1ECA0548} - C:\Program Files\Surfapps.com\PopThis! Free Version\PopThis.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PopThis! Options... - {91663649-416A-42A5-8E54-B63C1ECA0548} - C:\Program Files\Surfapps.com\PopThis! Free Version\PopThis.dll
O16 - DPF: {2B96D5CC-C5B5-49A5-A69D-CC0A30F9028C} (MiniBugTransporterX Class) - http://download.weatherbug.com/minibug/tri...Transporter.cab?
O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200312...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/bcd48c1...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://intelligentapps.webex.com/client/la...bex/ieatgpc.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = NORTH.LOCAL
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{28595B53-FA31-4B4B-8096-A0B54817442B}: NameServer = 213.120.62.103,213.120.62.101,213.120.62.104,192.168.1.1,195.40.0.250,195.40.1.250,192.168.2.1,127.0.0.1
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = NORTH.LOCAL
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = NORTH.LOCAL
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll


Kind Regards

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 11:28 AM

Log looks clean...great job!

Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • 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.
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive 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.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. 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

  • 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.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

Glad I was able to help.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 04:54 PM

All problems sorted :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:



Many thanks for the help.




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