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#1 jwf_1977


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Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:15 PM

Security warning dialog box opens warning that a third party might be able to view my content over this connection, followed by the opening of a new blank tab that remains blank....however at the bottom of the screen, it constantly says transferring data.
I have the option to continue or cancel, and when I do either the same happens....nothing.
Really is a bother, happens mostly when I'm in the MSN network, checking my email and such.
I'm running Firefox on Windows XP pro.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 03:19 PM

please perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and follow these instructions for doing a Quick Scan in normal mode.
•When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
•The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
•Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

-- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, please refer to the suggestions provided in For those having trouble running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as you may need to rename it or use
RKill by Grinler.

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
•Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
•An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
•If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)
•In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.
•Click the Scanning Control tab.
•Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
◦Close browsers before scanning.◦Scan for tracking cookies.◦Terminate memory threats before quarantining.•Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.
•Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
•On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
•On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
•Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
•After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
•Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
•A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
•If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
•To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
◦Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.◦Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.◦If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.◦Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.•Click Close to exit the program.

Please download
tfc (Temp File Cleaner) by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link•Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
•Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
•Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
•TFC will clear out all temp folders (temp, IE temp, Java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari) for all user accounts including:
—All Users.
—and any other accounts in the user folder.
•Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
Note: It is normal for the computer to be slow to boot after running TFC cleaner the first time.

Please perform a scan with
•This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. If using a different browser, you will be given the option to download and use the ESET Smart Installer.
•Vista/Windows 7 users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator. To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run As Administrator from the context menu.•Click the green button.
•Read the End User License Agreement and check the box:
•Check .
•Click the button.
•Accept any security warnings from your browser.
•Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications. (If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)•Click the Start button.
•ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.
•If offered the option to get information or buy software at any point, just close the window.•The scan will take a while so be patient and do NOT use the computer while the scan is running. Keep all other programs and windows closed.•When the scan completes, push
•Push , and save the file to your desktop as ESETScan.txt.
•Push the button, then Finish.
•Copy and paste the contents of ESETScan.txt in your next reply.
Note: A log.txt file will also be created and automatically saved in the C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\ folder.

Edited by rockmilk, 18 September 2010 - 03:28 PM.

#3 jwf_1977

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:03 AM

Here you go as instructed, both found nothing.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4650

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

9/19/2010 12:09:11 AM
mbam-log-2010-09-19 (00-09-11).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 167444
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 59 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


ESETSmartInstaller@High as downloader log:
all ok
# version=7
# OnlineScannerApp.exe=
# OnlineScanner.ocx=
# api_version=3.0.2
# EOSSerial=453868e3a5c115488c90d5610cdc2095
# end=finished
# remove_checked=true
# archives_checked=true
# unwanted_checked=true
# unsafe_checked=false
# antistealth_checked=true
# utc_time=2010-09-19 04:55:40
# local_time=2010-09-19 12:55:40 (-0500, Eastern Daylight Time)
# country="United States"
# lang=1033
# osver=5.1.2600 NT Service Pack 3
# compatibility_mode=8192 67108863 100 0 0 0 0 0
# scanned=43910
# found=0
# cleaned=0
# scan_time=1888

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:20 AM

AHA!!! Here is the exact message I get when it begins doing it's thing.

"Although this page is encrypted, the information you have entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection and could easily be read by a third party.

Are you sure you want to continue sending this information?"

Continue Cancel

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