So I'm trying to help my daughter's boyfriend whose new laptop (running Windows 7) apparently was abused by one of his roomies. Found that he couldn't access the internet because someone had set up some sort of proxy for the internet connection, but when I removed that, internet access was restored. Then found that he had let his free avast! AV program lapse without registering it so it was useless - ended up reinstalling same (and registering it). Then ran a full avast! System scan, finding the following two viruses:
C:\Users\sebastian\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\DB9HFKW1\play.exe
Both are identified by avast! 5.0.594 as this virus: Win32:FakeAlert-MZ [Trj]
Avast! has quarantined both in it's Virus Chest.
At this point, everything looks like it's working properly but I wanted to run the HiJackThis log (below) past someone more knowledgeable than me to make sure this system is clean. Thanks to anyone who has the time to review same - please let me know if you need further info.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:16:29 AM, on 7/14/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal
EDIT: Removed HJT log~~boopme
Edited by boopme, 15 July 2010 - 10:54 AM.