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#1 theJazzman

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:45 PM

Hello, My Wife seems to have encountered a nasty little virus associated with istsvc trojan.
I managed to remove this with symantec's tool.
however, it has other problems.
It originally came with McAfee's onlline virus program but she never registered or updated it.
Since we have SBC/Yahoo, I've been trying to install and use their virus software.
The problem is I can't remove the McAfee program It won't auto-uninstall and this virus prevents access to the taskmanager (among numerous other things)
I've tried booting to safe mode changing file attributes to unhide everything and running a third party virus
program to uninstall it but it reports it can't find anything.
it won't run regedit.exe or anything allowing me access to the registry.
some of the things I've seen include Pokapoka79.exe, ypager.exe.dll, eetu.exe.dll, campanion.exe.dll, folders include surfaccuracy, Igetnet, 180 searchassistant programs on the C: drive
When I tried to get updates from Microsoft I got messages saying the ActiveX control was off, instructions to turn them on don't work or are disabled for sbc/yahoo browser I use.

What to do?

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:05 PM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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#3 theJazzman

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for the response.
I've been busy in the meantime by running ewido which deleted some 670 Virul & spyware items.
This has been a great improvement in itself and I am now continueing the battle by rescanning with ewido
which I plan to follow with your suggestion of a hijack this log.
There is still a lot to do here.
Pokapoka79, numerous instances of prosite finder, among others are still running.
I'm not using this machine to access the web right now and it is constantly reporting the lack of access.
I may try microsoft update since I know this machine hasn't been updated since purchased about 2 years ago.

wish me luck!

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 01:26 AM

I've removed your HJT log post from this thread since you have posted properly in the HJT Log Forum.

Please be patient and wait for a response to that post from an HJT Tech and only post replies there for such.

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