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#1 chrillan_SE

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 11:05 AM

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 17:57:07, on 2004-09-19
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\sv\msnappau.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe
C:\Program\StarOffice7\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\CHRIST~1\LOKALA~1\Temp\Temporär katalog 1 för HijackThis.zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://login1.comhem.se/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.hp.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = "C:\Program\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Länkar
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,
O1 - Hosts file is located at: C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: URLLink Class - {4A2AACF3-ADF6-11D5-98A9-00E018981B9E} - C:\Program\NewDotNet\newdotnet6_38.dll
O2 - BHO: QuickSearch Search Bar - {82315A18-6CFB-44a7-BDFD-90E36537C252} - C:\Program\QuickSearch\QuickSearchBar1_27.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {83DE62E0-5805-11D8-9B25-00E04C60FAF2} - C:\WINDOWS\2_0_1browserhelper2.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\Program\MSN Apps\ST\01.02.3000.1001\en-xu\stmain.dll
O2 - BHO: brdg Class - {9C691A33-7DDA-4C2F-BE4C-C176083F35CF} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\bridge.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\sv\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {71ED4FBA-4024-4bbe-91DC-9704C93F453E} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\sv\msntb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: QuickSearch Search Bar - {82315A18-6CFB-44a7-BDFD-90E36537C252} - C:\Program\QuickSearch\QuickSearchBar1_27.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD05] c:\Program\Hewlett-Packard\{45B6180B-DCAB-4093-8EE8-6164457517F0}\hphupd05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon05] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program\Delade filer\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program\Delade filer\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "C:\Program\D-Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [systray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\a.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CJQXE] C:\WINDOWS\CJQXE.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KRYF] C:\WINDOWS\KRYF.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zsnqjsh] C:\WINDOWS\zsnqjsh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kdx] C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows SA] C:\Program Files\WindowsSA\omniscient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "C:\Program\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\sv\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [New.net Startup] rundll32 C:\Program\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL,NewDotNetStartup -s
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O4 - Startup: StarOffice 7.lnk = C:\Program\StarOffice7\program\quickstart.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program\Delade filer\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java-konsol - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O10 - Hijacked Internet access by New.Net
O10 - Hijacked Internet access by New.Net
O10 - Hijacked Internet access by New.Net
O10 - Hijacked Internet access by New.Net
O10 - Hijacked Internet access by New.Net
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.hp.com
O16 - DPF: {230C3D02-DA27-11D2-8612-00A0C93EEA3C} (SAXFile FileUpload ActiveX Control) - http://195.43.195.153/SAXFile/saxfile.cab
O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot.com/KDX22/download/kdx.cab

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 11:23 AM

That link was no good, try this;


You are running NewDotNet. If you installed it on purpose, I strongly recommend that you get rid of it. If you didn't, then definitely get rid of it.... To do so, go here and follow the directions: http://www.newdotnet.com/#remove


Reboot, then post a fresh HJT log.

Edited by 12g, 19 September 2004 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 19 September 2004 - 11:54 AM

Well there was no luck with that link either, so I have anticipated your return with this manual fix.

Please do this;

Go, Control Panel > Add Remove Programs, uninstall;

NewDotNet
QuickSearch
WindowsSA


Next;

Make sure all browsers and windows are closed except for hijackthis and put a check against the following and click 'fix checked';


F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,

O2 - BHO: URLLink Class - {4A2AACF3-ADF6-11D5-98A9-00E018981B9E} - C:\Program\NewDotNet\newdotnet6_38.dll

O2 - BHO: QuickSearch Search Bar - {82315A18-6CFB-44a7-BDFD-90E36537C252} - C:\Program\QuickSearch\QuickSearchBar1_27.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {83DE62E0-5805-11D8-9B25-00E04C60FAF2} - C:\WINDOWS\2_0_1browserhelper2.dll (file missing)

O2 - BHO: brdg Class - {9C691A33-7DDA-4C2F-BE4C-C176083F35CF} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\bridge.dll (file missing)

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {71ED4FBA-4024-4bbe-91DC-9704C93F453E} - (no file)

O3 - Toolbar: QuickSearch Search Bar - {82315A18-6CFB-44a7-BDFD-90E36537C252} - C:\Program\QuickSearch\QuickSearchBar1_27.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [systray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\a.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CJQXE] C:\WINDOWS\CJQXE.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KRYF] C:\WINDOWS\KRYF.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zsnqjsh] C:\WINDOWS\zsnqjsh.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows SA] C:\Program Files\WindowsSA\omniscient.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [New.net Startup] rundll32 C:\Program\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL,NewDotNetStartup -s

O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe <<You have PowerReg Scheduler in your log. This is a registration reminder that is used by a number of different companies. It is not needed and some people think that it reports back to the company about your computer, so I suggest fixing it...

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java-konsol - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - (no file)

Restart your computer in
Safe Mode Also make sure you show hidden and system files Then delete the following files or folders as indicated below if they still show:

Not all or any of these may still show,

C:\Windows\System32\wsaupdater.exe,
C:\Program\NewDotNet<<Folder, there may be more than 1
C:\Program\QuickSearch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CJQXE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\KRYF.exe
C:\WINDOWS\zsnqjsh.exe
C:\Program Files\WindowsSA<<Folder

Reboot in Normal Mode, then post a fresh logfile so that I can check to see if it is clean.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:09 PM

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 20:05:16, on 2004-09-21
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
C:\Program\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\sv\msnappau.exe
C:\Program\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Real\Update_OB\realevent.exe
C:\Program\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program\StarOffice7\program\soffice.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\CHRIST~1\LOKALA~1\Temp\Temporär katalog 3 för HijackThis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://login1.comhem.se/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.hp.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = "C:\Program\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Länkar
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\Program\MSN Apps\ST\01.02.3000.1001\en-xu\stmain.dll
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\sv\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\sv\msntb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program\HPQ\Default Settings\cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD05] c:\Program\Hewlett-Packard\{45B6180B-DCAB-4093-8EE8-6164457517F0}\hphupd05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon05] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program\Delade filer\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program\Delade filer\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "C:\Program\D-Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kdx] C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] C:\Program\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msnappau] "C:\Program\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\sv\msnappau.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
O4 - Startup: StarOffice 7.lnk = C:\Program\StarOffice7\program\quickstart.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program\Delade filer\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.hp.com
O16 - DPF: {230C3D02-DA27-11D2-8612-00A0C93EEA3C} (SAXFile FileUpload ActiveX Control) - http://195.43.195.153/SAXFile/saxfile.cab
O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot.com/KDX22/download/kdx.cab

Thanks for all the help! Much appriciated!

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:38 PM

You are very welcome :thumbsup:

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 21 September 2004 - 04:08 PM

Once again....many thanks!!
I have just completed the 10 step program you offered as advice,
to be honest only 9!! Will attack the issue of a firewall
tomorrow, need to read up on the firewall function within my wireless router
along with the information supplied by you and bleepingcomputer.

Take care!

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 04:16 PM

I am glad to hear that :thumbsup: Stay clean!!

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Edited by 12g, 14 October 2004 - 09:03 PM.





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