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#1 mankiscrazy

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 09:56 AM

i think i may have malware on my computer because i keep getting pop ups that freeze whatever page i'm on..the site is usually ad.yieldmanager.com or winfixer...i could really use some help to get it off my comp

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#2 SifuMike

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:28 PM

Hello mankiscrazy,

Please confirm that you have run the following scans or run them now.
Save any logs that you generate - we may need them later.
Do not post any logs unless I ask you.

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Please download, update and run (one at a time of course!)
Spybot 1.4 and Adaware SE 1.06.r1

Fix whatever they suggest.

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If you need help running these tools, here are some helpful tutorials.
Spybot Tutorial
Adaware SE Tutorial


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Be sure to run Adaware SE with a Full Scan in the Safe Mode.

How to Reboot into Safe Mode
tap F8 key during reboot, until the boot menu appears...use the arrow keys to choose "Safe Mode" from the menu......,then press the "Enter" key.



The following explains how to set Ad-aware's settings to perform a "Full Scan."

In Ad-aware click the Gear to go to the Settings area.

The following items should be on a green check, not on a red X.

Under the Scanning button:
Scan within archives
Under Memory & Registry, Check EVERYTHING
In Check Drives & Folders, make sure all of your hard drives are selected

Under the Advanced button, check ALL under Log detail level.

Under the Tweak button...

Some of these may not be an available option, depending on your version of Ad-aware and your version of Windows. Do not be concerned if you cannot select a certain item.

In Scanning Engine:
Unload recognized processes during scanning
Include info about ignored objects in logfile, if detected in scan
Include basic Ad-aware settings in logfile
Include additional Ad-aware settings in logfile
Include used command line parameters in logfile

In Cleaning Engine:
XP/2000: Allow unloading explorer to unload shell extensions prior to deletion
Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot
UNCHECK: Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion

Click Proceed to save these settings. When you would like to perform a "Full Scan," switch the scan mode from SmartScan to Custom.



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Please download, update and run the free A2 (A squared) anti-trojan

Let it fix whatever it wants to. Save the log file by clicking on "Save HTML-Report".

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I know you may have anti-virus software, but sometimes its definitions are corrupted due to malware. Online scans are the best resort in this case.
Run this pc through the
Trend Micro Housecall Online virus scanner
or
Panda Scan Online virus scanner

Let it delete whatever it finds. If it cannot delete it, then let me know the names and locations and we will delete it manually.

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Download the latest version of Hijackthis

Be sure to Hijackthis in its own folder, not in a temp folder. Here is how you make a Hijackthis folder:

Click My Computer, then
In the menu bar, File->New->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis". Now you have C:\HJT\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Next, reboot and post a fresh HijackThis log to this thread.
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:02 PM

Due to inactivity, this thread will now be closed. If you need this topic reopened, please contact a member of the HJT Team and we will reopen it for you. Include the address of this thread in your request. If you should have a new issue, please start a new topic. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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