I am new to Forum. This is my first post. I tried to make sure I was following protocol. If my post is unacceptable...please advise how to / where to post my message and files.
I had an event with Scareware. As a result of that event I ran HijackThis. (first time using HijackThis) I've known of HijackThis for along time but, was concerned it would be too technical for me.
I would like to submit files for Analysis to BC. If I can successfully attach files.
The Hijack Log looks normal but, I am not qualified to make that call. I do not understand the Action Taken: info for each entry. I have disable some programs at startup and I have changed some Local Services from default. So Action Taken may be normal or malicious? My system appears OK. All malware scans with resident and on-demand scanners are clean except for one Scareware event reported with A2free ~ Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\Image File Execution Options\taskmgr.exe Trace.Registry.SmartVirusEliminator!A2 As SmartVirusEliminator is known malware. I followed BC removal Tutorial for Smart Virus Eliminator and that is how I have come to run my first HijackThis Log.
I also ran the Hijack Startup list which annotates Registry Check failed. I am curious/concerned about this failed event.
I was going to run TrendMicro Rootkit Buster and RU Botted but, was unable to confirm apps are Vista SP2 supported. Are the apps compatible with VistaSP2 ?
I was going to run TrendMicro House Call but, the System Requirements do not list Vista ?
I am uncertain if I should run House Call beta because it's beta ?
I will attempt to attach Hijack Log and Startup list
Respectfully request my message is accepted, submitted files are analyzed, questions answered and BP Forum offer comments/advise.
VistaSP2 32bit / IE8 / FF3.5.3 / NIS09 / Sandboxie / SecuniaPSI / Prevxfree / MBAMfree / A2free / A2Hijackfree / SASfree / GlaryUtilities / CCleaner / Defraggler / Update Notifier